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Roberts girl (#47821780)
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Bio Photo I'm relatively new to Find A Grave, but I'm so happy to be able to take care of memorials for my family. I have been researching family history, which is what led me to this site.

Regretfully, I am no longer able to get out and walk around the cemeteries to take photographs, but would be willing to make inquiries in my area to help locate graves. My husband is very interested in family history as well. Researching our ancestors has been a fun journey, and there is still a long way to go.

About my photos... Please request permission before copying any of my family photos. I either took the photos, or own the originals, of any pictures I post. Most I am happy to share, for personal use only.

Gravestone photos are the exception, and are free for your personal use, without written permission!

Some of the family names I am researching are Roberts, Jahner, Greig, Evans, Michael, Summers, Smith, Wait, Murphy, Gano, Johnson, Higley, Weaver... to name a few. I would love to know if find you are a relation of mine. Part of the fun of my ancestry search has been finding distant relatives and sharing information.

Please send me a message if you have any questions, or if you have information on my family members.
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James Bianco
Nathaniel & Elizabeth Gaylord
Yes, by all means use the photo I have uploaded for whatever purpose you wish. I am happy to have been able to take a clear photo of the headstone, lighting can be tricky on the older headstones, but thankfully it was in my favor that day. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Jul 22, 2015 8:17 AM
Melody OC
RE: Amanda Roberts Riddlesperger #134336792
You are very welcome! If you have other family at Cherokee, send me an email.
Added by Melody OC on Jun 30, 2015 7:07 AM
Robertson Family
You sent me an email and a message on find a grave. Can you send me another email with your questions? I have had some serious problems in the past month so could not answer at the time and can't find the email in with all my other emails.
Added by Stella on Jun 16, 2015 5:32 AM
RE: Trevino, Leopold and Charlotte
Done! Sorry it took so long! RRD
Added by RRDillonJr on Jun 07, 2015 11:54 AM
Daniel Roberts
Geneology Project
Hi, I am a great-grandson of Arvad A. Roberts and the grandon of Bud Roberts, and I have a project focusing on family history. I have seen your "flowers" across the website and was wondering if you could send me information on the family tree to make the process a lot easier. If you could help in any way I would be grateful.
Added by Daniel Roberts on May 27, 2015 10:04 AM
Elyse Hardin
RE: Just a Hello!
Hello! Always so happy to hear from you! Bought a Jeep, moved to Cheyenne and have a trip planned to Ireland in that means all is going well. Hoping Spring will arrive soon!! Maybe you have a Laramie Co connection that you haven't discovered? :) I did enjoy our project and think of you often! Enjoy each day ~~
Added by Elyse Hardin on Apr 29, 2015 8:17 AM
Your request does not have to be within the guidelines. That line is from the contestants to family/friends of the person requesting Memorial.
If it is a friend or a loved one, that is reason enough for me to transfer.

Debbie #46911311
Added by Debbie on Apr 27, 2015 8:38 AM
RE: Riddlesperger Photos
You are most welcome. It was my pleasure.
Added by Joy on Apr 26, 2015 9:18 PM
Elizabeth Armitage Gano
Notes that I have on her father. I do not have a copy of her father's will -- only exerpts.


On April 21, 1723, James Armitage was baptized by the Rev. Malachi Jones at the Abington Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia Co., PA.


James Armitage followed his brother to Philadelphia, PA, where he probably met seamen at his brother's Inn establishment. James Armitage became a Mariner.


As a mariner, James Armitage, was caught up in the Revolutionary War. According to the PA Archives, he was the Master or Captain of at least three ships. In 1776, James Armitage was in command of the "Sloop Chance", which had 6 guns and 35 men. In conjunction with another vessel, the "Congress", James Armitage captured the English ship "Brittania Brig" from Jamaica to Liverpool, carrying a ton of ivory. The two ships also rescued 12 Privateers from her, and carried their prize and captives into the port of Philadelphia. These Privateers took great risks at sea in their relatively sailing craft, and brought home much needed supplies for the Army and country. His service has been entered in the "DAR Patriot Index".

(List of Armed Vessels from Port of Philadelphia, 1776-1777, with form of bond - Muster Rolls of the PA Navy 1776-1779)

James Armitage was the Master or Captain of the "Sloop Chance" , the owner was John Bayard, Jos. Dean & Co'y, Philadelphia

James Armitage was the Master or Captain of "Brigantine Sally" and the Owner was Thomas Leaming & Co'y, it had 14 carriage guns, 50 tons, and 30 men.

James Armitage was the Master or Captain of the "Brigantine James", the Owner was John Pringle & Company, it had 6 carriage guns and 30 men.


Ancestor #: A003060 Service: PENNSYLVANIA
Rank(s): N, CAPTAIN
Service Description: 1) ON SHIPS 'CHANCE' 'SALLY' & 'JAMES'
Residence: 1) PHILADELPHIA - PA
Dar applications:
426021 JOHN / [1] X X
728037 JOHN / [1] X X
728037 JOHN / [1] X X
774764 JOHN / [1] X
Note: Steve descends through son John > Wm > John > Elizabeth (ok)


James and Sarah Tobey Armitage lived in the Rock Ward, South in Philadelphia, PA. They had at least four children that lived to adulthood.


As mentioned in other accounts, James' brother Jacob Armitage had been buying up land in what was first Cumberland, then Bedford, and finally Huntingdon Co., PA. From family tradition we were told the brothers were motivated by the scare of yellow fever which was rampant in the Philadelphia area.
James Armitage took out a Warrant from the Land Office at Harrisburg on July 23, 1776, for a tract of 191 acres, called "Job's Comfort" on Warriors Mark Run, Frankstown Twp., Bedford Co., PA.
James Armitage resided in Philadelphia as shown by the PA Archives until 1783. In that year, he moved his family West to the land on which he had received a Patent. It was various times Barree Twp., Cumberland Co., Frankstown or Huntingdon Twp., Bedford Co. and became Tyrone, Warrior Mark or Franklin Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA.
In 1783, James Armitage was taxed in Bristol Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA for 26 acres which was inherited from his father's estate. By the division of his father's property, James Armitage received a messuage and two tracts; one of 31 acres, the other of 20 acres.
On June 1, 1785, James Armitage and his wife Elizabeth sold the two tracts of land to Anthony Nice and Benjamin Keyser. These were the same gentlemen who had purchased the land of Jacob and Joseph Armitage.
James Armitage continued to add to his holdings in Huntingdon Co., taking out two additional Warrants from Harrisburg; one in 1785 for 230 acres of land and another in 1788 for 100 acres.
On the Bill of Sale of his property made by his two sons after his death, it states that James Armitage owned several tracts of land situated in Franklin and Warriors Twp.'s containing about 800 acres.
From the Tax Records of Huntingdon Co., PA we learn that James Armitage had a Grist Mill and a Saw Mill on his vast estate. His four children lived near him, probably on some of his land.
James Armitage lived to the age of 84. He died possessing 800 acres of land, a saw mill and grist mill, he executed his Will on July 25, 1804. It was filed for probate on January 28, 1805. Named in his Will were his wife Elizabeth; sons John and Benjamin; daughters Mary and Elizabeth; grandsons John Kennedy and Jerry Sandler (Jeremiah Chandler) and William Armitage; and granddaughter Mairy Armitage.

James Armitage may have witnessed the following will:

Abstracts of Philadelphia Wills, 1748-1763, Will Abstracts
Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

THOMAS, SAMUEL. Bristol, Co. of Philadelphia. October 24, 1753. November 24, 1753. K.124.
Daughter: Ann. Brothers: Joshua, Simon and Timothy. Cousins: Joseph, Malachi, Samuel and Elizabeth Treat. Exec: Wife (name not given) and brothers, Simon and Timothy. Witnesses: Jane ARMITAGE (her mark), John Restence, James ARMITAGE. (No indication of who this Jane is or how she is related to James)

Abstracts of Philadelphia Wills, 1763-1784, Will Abstracts
Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

LAWRENCE, RACHEL. Phila. Widow. July 29, 1761. March 5, 1768. Children: Thomas (Exec.), John and Mary (Masters). Grandchildren: Catherine and Rachel (daughters of Thomas), Elizabeth (daughter of
John). Witnesses: James ARMITAGE, Richard Sewel and Volantine Standley. (O: 205)


1790 Huntingdon Co., PA Census


On his tombstone it says that he died in 1804, aged 84, so that puts his year of birth at 1720.
Added by Mindy on Apr 25, 2015 9:53 PM
Amanda Fox
RE: Flowers
You are very welcome. Thank you.

Amanda : )
Added by Amanda Fox on Apr 25, 2015 4:45 PM
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