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Chris (#47947508)
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I have only recently become enamored with researching the genealogy of my family (Guthrie/Elliott in Wicomico and Worcester Co. MD and in Delaware, and White/Horner from Mt Vernon and Nanticoke MD), my partner's family (Jackson on the upper Eastern Shore of MD, McDade in MD/DE/PA (he was a minister) and Anthony on the upper Eastern Shore of MD and in PA) and my father's biological ancestors (Harper originally from Dorchester Co. MD). The Findagrave website is not only interesting but also very helpful. I am more than happy to respond to requests for photos in my area and if I find additional family members nearby, I will post them if needed. Anyone I add to the website will be gladly transferred to family members upon request. Researchers are more than welcome to use any pictures I have posted.
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Patricia Brittingham Secrest
Memorial "117000572 again
Thank you for your courteous response to my messages. I now understand that it would have been more polite to post this information to you as an edit. I apologize. I know Terri Grimes. She is a very good researcher indeed. If you are O.K. about transferring the Causeys to me, I would love to have them.
Thanks again,
P.S. Did you know that Terri has been very sick with endocarditus? She and I are Facebook friends and I have been watching her situation. I think she is better now.
Added by Patricia Brittingham Secr... on May 27, 2015 9:26 PM
Patricia Brittingham Secrest
More about Memorial #117000572
She is named in the will of her grandfather Benjamin Johnson in 1828 and appears in the 1850 and 1870 censuses.
Added by Patricia Brittingham Secr... on May 19, 2015 1:45 PM
Patricia Brittingham Secrest
Memorial #117000572
Don't want to make anyone mad, but are you sure about her DOD? Here is her will:
Phillis Nutter
22 July 1873
To grandchildren Sanford A. Taylor, Willie A. Toadvine, John G. Taylor, Laura V. Taylor, William P
Causey, James B. Causy, Richard A. Causey, Sarah E. Causey, Louvenia Causey, and Martha Tilghman -
proceeds from the sale of my farm Golden Quarter containing 200 acres and on the road from Salisbury to
Snow Hill
To daughters Mary A. Pollett and Sallie Causey - personal estate
Executor: grandson William P Causey
Witness: I. S. Adams, James Causey, John W. Smith
3 December 1873 Then came
Source: Maryland Genealogy Trails Wicomico County, MD
Wicomico County Wills
December 1867-December 1879
Added by Patricia Brittingham Secr... on May 19, 2015 1:40 PM
Ron Vest
Parson's Photos
Thank you so much for your time and effort to obtain the pictures. Unfortunate Charles' stone does not show death date, which was I was most interested in.

If you would send me a phone number for the cemetery (Charity Methodist Church) to see if I can find an actual death date, I would be so grateful. Or if you wouldn't mind checking with them and sending me an email to advise what you find. Email addressis

Thanking you in advance for your assistance in this matter.
Added by Ron Vest on Jan 26, 2015 3:00 PM
RE: Lula Guthrie Elliott
Always glad to help. Best Wishes.
Added by GoneButNotForgotten on Dec 10, 2014 4:12 PM
Terri Johnson
I'm sorry for the misspelled name. It is a typo on the date. Would you like me to transfer her to you?
Added by Terri Johnson on Nov 29, 2014 5:59 AM
Paul R. Jenkins
Thank you very much for taking and posting the pictures of Merrill and Mae Toadvine. I live about 7 hours away and haven't had an opportunity to travel to that part of Maryland. Thanks again. Paul
Added by Paul R. Jenkins on Nov 10, 2014 7:31 PM
David P. Wilson
RE: Parsons Cem. Knowles-Parsons PS
That sounds terrific, Chris. I sure do appreciate your invaluable assistance! Parsons Cemetery sounds like it's a huge and really well-kept place. I never realized it's of any family relevance to me until earlier this year when searching Find A Grave for some long-lost siblings of my Knowles great-grandfather, and there found Francis "Frank" Knowles and wife (Viola), and Ola Knowles Parsons, also some Disharoon kin who were descendants of one of Frank and Ola's brothers (Jacob). Find A Grave sure is a wonderful site! Wishing you a great weekend! Dave
Added by David P. Wilson on Nov 08, 2014 4:45 PM
David P. Wilson
Parsons Cem. Knowles-Parsons PS
Hello, again, Chris. I failed to ask in my previous message if you happen to recall if there is/are any easy to spot landmark(s) you remember noticing in Parsons Cem. that is/are close to the Knowles and Parsons plots that you so kindly and invaluably located and photographed for me? By the way, you made my week with the info you provided the other day, and the great pictures that you snapped and posted! Job exceptionally well done! You're a true Find A Grave all-star! Best regards, Dave
Added by David P. Wilson on Nov 08, 2014 8:37 AM
David P. Wilson
Knowles, Parsons, Bowman, etc. graves, Parsons Cem., Salisbury, MD.
Hello, Chris! Thank you, so very, very much for determining the locations of, then photographing, the Knowles, Parsons, etc. graves in Parsons Cem., Salisbury. You're WONDERFUL, and I sure do IMMENSELY appreciate your exceptional efforts and the terrific pictures you snapped and posted! You indicated the plot numbers and the such, for which I additionally wish you profusely thank you. But, I'm wondering (since I'm not personally familiar with that cemetery, but will want to visit those family graves at some point) if you can give me a rough general idea of where in that cemetery each of those plots are located. In other words, like left side, middle, right side, also whether towards the front, middle, or back. Also, I was wondering whether the Knowles plot happens to be near the Parsons plot, or if they're in entirely different areas from one another? Yes: You were correct, that the Martha Bowman grave does go with the Knowles plot. She was Viola Knowles' mother. I had seen her (Mrs. Bowman's) Find A Grave memorial listed on the site, and was pretty certain that was the right woman who was Viola's mother, and knew that if she happened to be buried with Viola that it would confirm she was, indeed, the right person - which now you've indicated that her burial location is right consecutive with the other closely related Knowles-Disharoon graves, which assures me that was the right Mrs. Bowman. Thank you, again, Chris, for the TERRIFIC sleuthing and WONDERFUL pictures and details, not to mention, as well, how extremely quickly you fulfilled my photos requests! You definitely are a standout! Very best regards, Dave Wilson PS: I apologize for not responding sooner.
Added by David P. Wilson on Nov 08, 2014 1:42 AM
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