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Linda Rodolico (#48471331)
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Flababo
RE: Tilghman and Sarah Valentine
Hi Linda,

I'm afraid there aren't official burial records for either of the Valentines. The Pennsboro church did not leave any records of any sort behind whatsoever; few such small churches did. The obituary printed in the paper is the closest equivalent. The best bet to find anything would be in undertakers' records, but doing so would be a laborious and time consuming process.

As for St. Cecilia's, I do not know much about the school at all, but I will ask those who know more about such things than I do, and I will get back to you once I learn more. I will also check a source at the Historical Society to see if her name appears anywhere.

Kind regards,

Jonathan
Added by Flababo on Jul 13, 2014 6:25 PM
Flababo
RE: Tilghman and Sarah Valentine
Hello Linda,

I'm afraid that I don't know much about the Valentine family but I will be happy to assist however I am able. To answer your first question, I don't actually know if headstones still stand at the cemetery; it has been abandoned for decades, and is virtually inaccessible. However, I hope to talk with the property owner to get his permission to document what is left this autumn.

I have one book which mentions the Valentine Family--Tillghman in particular. In Marianne H. and Paul A. Russo's "Hinsonville, a Community at the Crossroads" (Selinsgrove: Susquehannah University Press, 2005) mentions that Tillghman and family lived in Lower Oxford Township, near what is now Lincoln University, until 1843, though someone named Livinia Valentine married into the Walls family there (p. 29).

As for locating records about your grandmother, I do offer freelance research services on the side (for a small fee), and I would be happy to take this on. If you live in or are near West Chester, I would visit the Chester County Historical Society's library. They have many types of records (newspaper clippings, photographs) and the librarians there are a big help. I would also suggest checking out, if you have not already, check out the Chester County Archives' website. They have many online guides that may have clues for you.

Let me know how I can help!

Jonathan
Added by Flababo on Jul 07, 2014 7:15 PM
 

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