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barbara sterling (#47067092)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 22 days
Turner Photos
Hi Barbara!
I love your tributes to Noah and the family!
Your photos are awesome!
I am working on my tree at and would love to include some of the pictures if it's okay.
My Great Grandfather is George Washington Turner, Noah's brother.
Thank you,
Elizabeth Turner Bearman

Added by ElizaBear on Mar 16, 2017 9:40 PM

Diane Flanagan
Davis Cem
Hi, Was wondering where this Davis Cem is located at Peru? Is it in the same area as the Judy Cemetery, which is past the Country Store and Peru Community Center. I was told about a cemetery in that area that might have some of my ancestors in it. They person that told me didn't know who was buried in the cem. Thanks, Diane

Added by Diane Flanagan on Dec 31, 2016 6:09 PM

Donald Turner
Turner Family
Hi Barbara,

I've recently started back researching the Turner family after a short 15 year break. Back when I was first researching the Turner's I connected with a distant cousin researching the same line. She gave me much of the information that I have now from Cyrus U. Turner back to David Benjamin Turner from Maryland. I would love to help if there is anything I can do. I'm in SC so not able to visit the sites easily but am planning a trip to Ohio this summer to photograph as many gravesites as possible and look up records. Would love to share/exchange any information I have with all interested parties.

Don Turner

Added by Donald Turner on Dec 26, 2016 8:58 AM

RE: turner
Hi Barbara, sorry for the delayed response! Thanks for that information, I'm hoping to visit Rockingham County on my next visit to Virginia, but my husband's family lives in the Hampton Roads area. Thanks for letting me know about the book, I am going to look it up and see if it's available online at all. Did you say had a question for me?

Merry Christmas :)

Added by AmandaLasen on Dec 21, 2016 2:23 PM

James Turner I House
Hi Barbara,

It's Amanda again.

I saw the photo of the James Turner home that you uploaded onto his memorial page. It looks like that came from a Newspaper? Do you happen to know which one and roughly which date or year?

Thanks always, your memorials aid so much in my research.


Added by AmandaLasen on Dec 12, 2016 7:46 AM

Emmett Richard Nasalroad
He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute, Indiana according to his death certificate.


Added by K on Nov 29, 2016 2:28 AM

jonathon jennings26
did u know about MRS Blankenship i'll send you a transfer this evening

Added by jonathon jennings26 on Nov 10, 2016 6:44 AM

Lorenzo Dow Caldwell, Sr
Hello again, Barbara! Thanks for your bio of Lorenzo Dow Caldwell. Do you know for what type of church he was a minister of?

Added by AmandaLasen on Nov 05, 2016 10:30 AM

RE: nane request
Hi Barbara, I also have James Turner I (1732-1800), if my research is correct. My Turner line ends when Mary Turner (daughter of James Turner III and Margaret Fulk) married William Fitzwater.

Added by AmandaLasen on Oct 27, 2016 10:42 AM

RE: nesselrodt
Hi Barbara, thanks for responding! I also have Turners on my family tree! It seems a great deal of my ancestors are from that area. I will stay in touch with you if I learn anything new. I really appreciate all the information you've attached to the family memorials and you spending your time doing this. I love genealogy, it's a real hobby of mine. My maiden name is Caldwell, my grandfather was Paul Caldwell of Rockingham County. I don't know if you've came across any Caldwells there.

Added by AmandaLasen on Oct 25, 2016 7:37 PM

jonathon jennings26
if you have any requests send me a public messige or call me love u see you sat

Added by jonathon jennings26 on Oct 23, 2016 2:57 PM

Hannah Bessie Crider
Hi Barbara,

My name is Amanda Lasen, I am the great-great-great granddaughter of Hannah Bessie Crider, I cannot thank you enough for the picture on her memorial page, posted by you. She looks so much like my father (Christopher Caldwell). This photo really made my day. I would love to learn more about you, I am also an avid genealogist enthusiast. If you had any more photos to share of the Nesselrodt's I'd love to see them one day.

I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks again for your hard work.


Added by AmandaLasen on Oct 23, 2016 9:01 AM

Sam Andrusko
Photos at 28377106

The three photos there appear to belong to a Civil War-era person, not someone who died c1820 and appears to have been a Hessian perhaps (per the information provided there).

Seems to me the three photos you entered there (the tombstone, the photo and the biographical sketch) belong to 73480793 (Lorenzeo Frederick Leonard Smith, 1837-1880)--he died at abt age 42, had a wife named Mary Catherine and a son Benjamin--which agree with the information in the biographical sketch you provide an image of. So, if you agree, can you add them to the correct person and delete them from the incorrect one?



Added by Sam Andrusko on Oct 11, 2016 10:21 AM

Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
If you have a request for an edit, either send it from the edit tab, or send me a direct email. Rude posts will be deleted -- you should really think the better of people who put in hours of time to help folks find their families. Corey.

Added by Corey & Douglas Marshall-... on Jul 06, 2016 4:34 PM

Shawn McGreevy
RE: rquest
I am Shawn McGreevy from Allegany County, Maryland and I live in Wilmington, NC now. Her name is Pam Merritt. She was born in Cumberland, Maryland but also lives in Wilmington.

Added by Shawn McGreevy on Jun 13, 2016 4:57 PM

Shawn McGreevy
Your family history
I just wanted to say what an amazing job you have done documenting your family's history. I came upon your FindaGrave pages when I was doing research for a friend who id also descended from this family. As it turns out, she is your first cousin, once removed. She lives here in North Carolina now. I am compiling some information to give to her and I will give her your contact info if that is OK with you.

Added by Shawn McGreevy on Jun 12, 2016 10:09 AM

Shawn McGreevy
Your family history
I just wanted to say what an amazing job you have done documenting your family's history. I came upon your FindaGrave pages when I was doing research for a friend who id also descended from this family. As it turns out, she is your first cousin, once removed. She lives here in North Carolina now. I am compiling some information to give to her and I will give her your contact info if that is OK with you.

Added by Shawn McGreevy on Jun 12, 2016 10:06 AM

Geoff Oosterhoudt
re: Joseph West, et al
Barbara - I don't mean to be a pest, but I found some corroborating evidence of the West ancestry. John West owned a tavern in Chester County. Take a look at this URL:

John had TWO wives - the first, according to this site, was Elizabeth Beislay, and the second was Sarah Pearson. John and his two wives had a total of ten children, including Joseph, and his VERY famous brother, Benjamin West, the painter! I now realize that this will take a LOT more research, just to straighten out who belonged to which wife. John was born a "birthright Friend", a Quaker, in Long Crendon.

Long Crendon is a village and civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) west of Haddenham and 2 miles (3 km) north-west of Thame in neighbouring Oxfordshire. The village has been called Long Crendon only since the English Civil War.[2] The "Long" prefix refers to the length of the village at that time, and was added to differentiate it from nearby Grendon Underwood, which used to be known as "Crendon". This name is Old English and means Creoda's Hill (in 1086 it was listed in the Domesday Book as Crededone).
Wow! I believe that I learned a few things today, and found some new ancestors! Sorry to bother you...

Added by Geoff Oosterhoudt on Mar 15, 2016 12:17 AM

Geoff Oosterhoudt
re: Joseph West, Sr.
Barbara - after further research online, I found that there are both an Upper Merion Township and a Lower Merion Township, but they are both in Montgomery County, PA...Upper Merion is listed as being with King of Prussia. I am now wondering if parts of Montgomery County were later offshoots of either Chester or Delaware County. As you list the family as originating in Chester County rather than Montgomery County. Further, here is what I found, as well (from the LM Township webpage:
Lower Merion Township was first settled in 1682 by Welsh Quakers who were granted a tract of land (the Welsh Tract) by William Penn. In 1713, Lower Merion was established as an independent Township with about 52 landholders and tenants. In 1900, the Township was incorporated as a Township of the First Class. Lower Merion is home to the oldest continuously used place of worship in the United States, the Merion Friends Meeting House, used continuously since 1695.
Looking up "The Welsh Tract" online, there is a map of early Chester County. If you blow it up so you can read everything, in the top right hand corner there is a block with lists settlements and individual land plots in Bucks County and in Philadelphia, and among these is "Ino West"...I researched the first name online, and, since the settlement was mainly Welsh, I figured out the Ino Christian name that was listed (a LOT) probably stood for Ioan, Welsh for John (I also happened to catch the movie "The Fantastic Four", starring the famous Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd (which is pronounced "Yo-wan Griffith"as the character "Reed Richards", another very Welsh name!)

Added by Geoff Oosterhoudt on Mar 14, 2016 11:05 PM

Geoff Oosterhoudt
birthplace of Joseph West, Sr.
Barbara - I was on your page for one Joseph West, Sr., Find A Grave Memorial# 94863473. You list his birthplace as Merion Township, Chester/Delaware, PA. I have a great little software program that came with my Rootsmagic program, that lists all towns, cities, and villages, both extant and historical - there is no Merion Township in either Chester or Delaware fact the only Merion anything is only in Montgomery County - Merion Hills and Merion Park. However, there IS a Merlin in Chester County. Since there is no tombstone picture on the page, I an only assume that you got his birthplace from somewhere...I have often found misspellings and bad transcriptions in historical books as well as on official documents (fewer of the latter, because most clerks, I have found, were more careful when listing places in their state, which they would of course have a better knowledge of than laypeople). Please let me know if you find anything else on this - thanks!

Added by Geoff Oosterhoudt on Mar 14, 2016 10:16 PM

Dick Ash
Barbara - I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm James R.L. (Dick) Ash, the son of Alice Mae Hose Ash and K. Richard Ash. Alice is still living and will be 87 in May. I realize she's the only one of her brothers & sisters to make it past 75; she says she's trying to catch her father (your uncle) who lived to be 88. Mom was the only one to move away from the Moorefield area; I wonder if there's any connection?

Most summers, we usually spent a few weeks with my paternal grandparents in Elkins, then several days in Moorefield. We usually stayed with Aunt Nip (Odessa Hose Wilson). I remember all Mom's other siblings except Grover and James who died young. Jack (Calvin) was the only one who ever came to visit us in Huntington. Willard Earle (son of Octavia "Tavey") also came to visit a few times.

Added by Dick Ash on Feb 17, 2016 7:01 PM

Jay Wright
Your memorial 119919221
A friendly heads-up, Barbara: Your "burial unknown" memorial for Joseph F Gall, #119919221, is a duplicate of memorial #25102027, created 5 years earlier in the correct cemetery by Kim Graham.

Added by Jay Wright on Feb 02, 2016 8:42 PM

Jim Folz
Forrest Nesselrodt
Hi Barbara,

Forrest is a distant relative of my wife by marriage. He actually died in Harrisonburg, VA. His wife - Gladys Marie Dove. Ancestry records for Virginia documents provide support. Happy hunting!

Jim Folz

Added by Jim Folz on Jan 08, 2016 11:20 AM

Danielle Wright
RE: hose
Not yet but I plan on trying to research more and find out.. Have you tried ancestry world explorer for it? In a couple weeks I'm going to pay the extra and use it for a month to see what I can find out in that time.

Added by Danielle Wright on Dec 16, 2015 7:01 PM

Danielle Wright
RE: Hose
I'm not sure but that's very interesting, thanks for sharing, I love hearing personal stories about ancestors, I did recently come into contact with another distant relative, Our great grandparents are cousins, he said that he's working on something and he might know what it is and will let me know when he puts it all together so when he does I'll let you know.

Added by Danielle Wright on Dec 15, 2015 7:15 PM


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