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Bio Photo I'm interested in genealogy and found "Find a Grave" a useful tool in the construction of my genealogy projects. Whenever visiting a cemetery for my project I try to take a few request for photos from the list and also add any interesting markers I come across.


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Clarice Courneya
Pauline (Anastasopoulos) Courneya-162539217
Thank you for the transfer of Pauline Courneya-I had just talked to her in December, 2015. I am searching for her parents burials and will link them as soon as I get information.
Thanks for all your contributions to Find A Grave.
Clarice Courneya
Added by Clarice Courneya on Jun 18, 2016 10:14 AM
RE: Updegraff/Wilson
I'm still working on the Wilsons, thanks to your research and my curiosity. Found Melzena in Canada. I believe her spouse, Nicholas Walter died there. Melzena was listed in the 1921 Canadian Census in Sault Ste Marie, Algoma West, Ontario, widowed.

Elizabeth Culp Updegraff was Methodist. The Updegraff's came to this country as Quakers. It's possible that before getting involved with William Penn they could have been Catholic. When I originally began the Updegraff family tree, I did do some research in Armstrong County. Found their resting place. I also have a book written by Rev. Paul Ruff that list's the births of Daniel's children, John, James and Harriet. They were baptized in the German Reformed Religion. If you like, I can scan the pages and send to you via email.
Added by kavdesc on May 26, 2015 1:06 PM
RE: Updegraff/Wilson
Glad you have the info on the Ups. I was wondering about the 1768 date for the Ups. I have been unable to track the Ups past Daniel. I see several people have adopted James as Daniels father, but I have no definitive proof that it accurate. It's possible that James was Daniel's father, but there were Ups in Fayette County as well as Westmoreland County. Originally, I found Daniel in South Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co. in 1820. A few doors away was Phillip Culp, who I believe was Daniel's wife's father. That throws me off of James being his father. Daniel and Phillip Culp eventually moved to Franklin Twp., Westmoreland Co. Phillip Culp went on to Ohio and Daniel on to Armstrong Co.

Given that Mariah and my James found their way to Larimer, North Huntingdon Twp. around 1860, it's possible that Daniel was originally from Fairfield and is James son.
Your thoughts please.

Thanks, Karen
Added by kavdesc on May 24, 2015 2:22 PM
Cheryl Geeson
RE: Wilson/Updegraff
Hello, Deb. If we have the same GG grandparents, I think we are second cousins. I am so glad I have found Jennie's "home". Until becoming an amateur genealogist, I knew almost nothing about my American family. I see that you have found Jennie on Ancestry, please feel free to use the information. Please contact me any time at

Added by Cheryl Geeson on May 16, 2015 5:00 AM
Cheryl Geeson
Thank you so much for the information shared from the family bible. I am almost certain that "Laretta Jane" born in 1861 is my great-grandmother Loretta Jennie Wilson Bailey who died at the age of 24 and is buried in Wellsville, OH. Up until now I had very little to go on, so I am extremely grateful that you shared this.

Cheryl Geeson
Merrickville, Ontario, Canada
Added by Cheryl Geeson on May 12, 2015 11:55 AM
Joanne Graham Wazny
RE: John Walter
That is great, Deb. Please let me know what you find out. Thank you! Joanne
Added by Joanne Graham Wazny on May 06, 2015 12:10 PM

I believe we are cousins. If you would like info on the Up's side of the marriage, I think I can help. I want to thank you for the info on the Wilson's. I've been working on my geneology for about 14 years. If you are interested in corresponding, please contact me at
Added by kavdesc on Apr 07, 2015 5:45 PM

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