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Jan (#47388195)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 29 days
Judy Robinson
G. Egnew, Memorial# 91852783
This individual is Conrad Egnew, who md. Edna Greenway in Spencer Co, Indiana on 10 Oct 1849. He is enumerated as Conrad Egnew in 1850 and daughter Phebe Egnew White's Death Certificate names her father Conrad Agnew {but this family used Egnew}& her mother Edna Greenway.

Thank you for the work you do for Find A Grave.

Judy Robinson

Added by Judy Robinson on Feb 15, 2015 8:12 AM

Ralph Newby - Dorothy Hinchley
Hi Jan,

I would love to learn more about the great information you have listed on their pages, source of info, etc

I look forward to hearing from you,

Added by Kourtney76 on Feb 08, 2015 1:00 PM

RE: Quakers
Hi Jan! I'm now on my third reading of that document link I sent you on Susan Phelps. Got to say........ wow! Its helping me narrow down the time when Isaac and Damaris left Salem for North Carolina. I'm going to have to read it a few more times to get everything out of it I need. I have received an image of his will from Guilford College and believe I have found his father's will in England. Hope the files I sent you came through okay!

Added by pjk999pjk on Feb 06, 2015 12:24 PM

RE: Quakers
In looking at Hinshaw's Quaker Records, Volume 1, the early meetings of Perquimans and Pasquotank Meetings were held in homes rather than in meeting houses. A lot of names carried from one meeting to another.

I looked at these two meetings and there were Hills listed in Pasquotank MM dating back to 1737. Perquimans list Phelps back around the same time.

There are a few Quaker cemeteries around here where the tombstones gone and the burial record is lost, and the only way to reconstruct a burial listing would be through the Meeting records. Hinshaw's records are such a valuable resource - not only for the birth, death and meeting records - but each meeting gives a historical account of its evolution to set down. I'd suggest if you don't have Hinshaw's abstracts (and Indiana abstracts by WIllard Heiss if you have Indiana connections) - then start monitoring Amazon to purchase them. Even though I have the CD - I'm an old school book researcher and prefer the book over the CD - but it took me several years to get all of Hinshaw's volumes (I still don't have all of Heiss abstracts).

Added by pjk999pjk on Jan 04, 2015 2:07 AM

RE: Demaris White
FYI - just ran across this on Damaris #1


Thomas Gardner, immigrant ancestor, was born about 1692 .........

He married (first) probably Margaret ____, who united with the First Church in Salem in 1639. He married (second) Damaris Shattuck, widow, who was admitted to the First Church in 1641. She had several children by her first husband. She was a Quaker and was before the court several times for attending their meetings, and for absence at her own church, and was fined for the offence. She died Nov. 28, 1674.

Thomas Gardner died Dec. 29, 1674, and was buried in the Gardner burying ground, by the side of a "young tree" which he had chosen as his resting place. His will was dated Dec. 7, 1668, and proved March 29, 1675.

Okay, There is a memorial on findagrave for Damaris #1 - # 35748611. So this is really getting interesting - a Quaker living in Salem during the witch trials in Puritan Massachusetts that had been fined for attending Quaker meetings and having some connection with the Pope according to the memorial..... this should be some interesting reading over the next few weeks.

Added by pjk999pjk on Jan 03, 2015 4:26 PM

RE: Demaris White
Why, thank you Jan! I was going to create one for Damaris myself, but couldn't get to the library to research for her last marriage and burial location till next week. Its always a pleasure to accept management of my ancestor's memorials whenever possible. Since you have already done a lot of work on Henry's (and it predates Damaris' memorial), if you'd like to transfer Damaris' memorial - I'll gladly accept it.

I learned a bit off that research I did too from the one doc that said Damaris and Isacc were asked to leave town - I wonder if it was a kind way of saying they were either run out of Boston / Salem for being of the Quaker faith, for threat of imprisonment, death0 or tarred and feathered for being Quakers. That was such a brutal time for Quakers back then.

I've not done a memorial for Damaris Shattuck (nee Hopkins or Sibley). All the recent research I find indicate the early research was severely flawed and it was hard for descendants now to determine the lineage because of this. On this family - I've even gone to used book stores in the witchcraft section looking for books with genealogical information on the Shattucks of Salem (found a couple too). And yes, some shoppers looked at me kind of funny for reading books in that section - but oh well - hehehehe. At some point - I'd like to find out if Damaris #1 is a Hopkins or Sibley (and I may never know).

I thought I had a link to further info on Isaac & Damaris' marriage certificate saved, but can't locate it now. I've had to uninstall and reinstall IE several times and I cant remember if I had saved my bookmarks (moved on from IE a long time ago).

I grew up in a rural Quaker community and mom is of the Quaker faith. I enjoy going to the local Quaker burying grounds to take photos and enter memorials for those who are in unmarked graves (most cemeteries are still active around here and I can gain access to their burial books). You might try contacting the North Carolina Yearly Meeting to see if the burial book is still known to exist (or if they can refer you to a Quaker document repository). Quakers were just as obsessive about documenting burials as they were entering the birth and death records and meeting minutes.

Are you descended from Henry and Damaris?

My ancestor through Henry and Damaris is Hope White Jessup (memorial # 65698120) - great granddaughter of Henry and Damaris (and my 4th great grandmother). Leave virtual flowers for her and Pratt if you'd like.

Added by pjk999pjk on Jan 03, 2015 2:20 AM

RE: Demaris White
Thank you for your reply - I was just wanting to give you some additional information.

Isaac Page appears in Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. His death appears on page 112 of the meeting’s birth and death records and his will is abstracted in the Meeting’s history on page 91 which lists Damaris Moris (Hinshaw abstracts, Volume 1, North Carolina).

Isaac Page and Damaris Shattuck were married in Boston, Massachusetts.

PAGE: Isaac Pag was marryed to Damaris SHATTOCK 30. 7. 1653, pr. Mr. William Hibbins.



Damaris Shattuck, daughter of Damaris. I’ve seen references of her maiden name as “Hopkins” and a year or so ago I seen records with her last name listed as “Sibley”. Damaris, Jr., father’s name is unknown to me at this time. He purportedly died in England which is prompted the family’s migration to Massachusetts. Information I have seen indicate they were Quakers. A lot I am going off of memory as my paper notes aren’t scanned yet and entered in my database yet. I have not found who Isaac Page’s were yet.

I am also aware of the four Quakers (the Boston Martyrs) who were hung for their religious beliefs. As far as Isaac Page and Damaris Shattuck being Quakers – I have found several documents referencing they were Quakers beyond Isaac being listed in Pasquotank Monthly Meeting. – see bottom of typewritten page 293. - This link mirrors the some of the information I have and has additional info above what I have (note Damaris’ last name is listed as Sibley).

Added by pjk999pjk on Jan 02, 2015 12:40 AM

Nancy Johnson
Elsie Estelle Baker
Could you please find Morgan N. Baker (Shorty's) wife in this cemetery and put the info on find a grave. She is buried right next to him.
It would be greatly appreciated.
Nancy Johnson for Barbara May Garner

Added by Nancy Johnson on May 28, 2014 9:21 AM

Bear Hugs
RE: Alice Gerhardt Hunt
What a tragic situation. Some people's lives were/are incredibly difficult.


Added by Bear Hugs on Mar 21, 2014 4:14 PM

Bear Hugs
RE: Alice Potter Hunt
Hello Jan,

I understand from the cemetery employees that that section of the cemetery was for people with low incomes and the records, unfortunately, were not well maintained in those long ago years.

I've found in some cemetery records the name on the record was that of the person purchasing the plot and not the name of the deceased.

We stared long and hard at that little brass plate and were unable to decipher anything. It wasn't engraved as the surface was smooth to the touch.

Let me know, if at some point, you would like me to delete any of the photos.

Good luck!

Added by Bear Hugs on Mar 20, 2014 8:49 PM

Bear Hugs
RE: Memorial # 64615488
Hi Jan,

The cemetery staff came to the conclusion it was either the unmarked "rectangle" or the headstone with the illegible plaque. I added all three photos to assist anyone looking for the final resting place to be able to find the correct "area". I can delete all the photos if that is your preference.

Thank you for the kind words - they are appreciated.

Added by Bear Hugs on Mar 20, 2014 4:12 PM

Alvin Hunt
Alvin Hunt- Clayton Cemetery

Would you please remove the obit on this memorial. I have added the pertinent info so it is not needed.


Added by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2014 12:52 PM

Anne Scholz
Baker-May Connection
Hello Jan,

I am hoping you have information about the Baker family related to the May family. I am Baker related but this seems to be a part of my line as well. I would very much like to talk with you.

I am Anne Scholz at


Added by Anne Scholz on Jan 25, 2014 7:18 PM

Anne Scholz
Baker-May Connection

Added by Anne Scholz on Jan 25, 2014 7:15 PM

Connie WEEAKS Pace
RE: Nancy Reed / Roberts Caviness
Hi Jan, We are in agreement. Nancy nee ROBERTS was Henry's first wife and Nancy nee REED is second wife. I have not been able to locate it new documents. I never get a reply from the Barbara Von?? who is directly kin to Henry's son, John Henry. I have emailed her so many times. She emailed be a couple of times and that was it. I would love to get some obits and the remaining death certificates. I will start working on it again. How about you, anything new? Hope you had great Holidays and a good Merry Christmas. Connie

Added by Connie WEEAKS Pace on Jan 08, 2014 5:28 PM

M Potter
interesting topic
this guy is my great how many great I'm not sure Grandfather my grandfather and grandmother used to mention him and my grand father had a book written about him , I had it for a wile but my dad has the book now it's supposed to be my book but oh well ... lol he had so many kids I don't know from what was what or who's who from there ... my Grandfather passed away a few years ago he almost made 100 he worked with Ronald Reagan way back in the union days as my Grandfather stared a Cole mine union as a very young man . I wish I knew more I find history interesting

Added by M Potter on Dec 17, 2013 7:54 PM

RE: Nancy Gladden King
Original: "I have corrected Nancy's name to Nancy Gladden King Pullen as Mr. Pullen was her last husband."

My mistake. I am sorry. You are right. Thanks for catching that and helping make Find A Grave the best it can be.

Added by Rajordan on Nov 06, 2013 10:21 PM

A AAA American at Find A Grave
RE: Thank you
Dear Mrs. Jan Turner,

Thank you again.

You may have heard about Dutch/Flandarian and New England frugality.. such a truism. that may well be your answer to the lack of participation in DNA testing from that area. Do know of the frugality as I have kin, lived/been in all three.

Having luck in some of our families documentation. Sometimes which actually as you well know can be and is doctored by some. DAR/SAR etc require tress sources..

Have you ever noticed as I a/we have the average age change for females is about 2 years less than actual ages? Yes that's not including the change for N.S. from O.Style either. Names were not a normalcy really for the majority before Napolean as many of his methods are still par now. Yes his height was the actual average at that time.

On our Harvies/Harvey in what was Virginia and also is North Carolina now .. it was the first English Settlement ( so called Lost Colony) now called Ronaok. The first Male Child born in our continent from English decent was Baby Harvey. I still search for our kins name of that child.

You probably have seen/read on what was shown from the ruler of the Powhatan Tribes / Bands. It was British Copper pieces, musket barrels , iron implements, a brass mortar..etc.etc. all from the Ronaok Colonists. So he knew what these newcomers had available to trade etc.. except the drought, lack of provisioning/poor planning, and lack of food caused the Lost Colony to become intermingled (IMHO) with other lesser bands/tribes in the coastal are in the Virginia Colony.

Documentation is so important for preservation of DATA/Facts not as they want people to see things, but how it is actually and factually.

Still to decipher is vital if given the correct keys. As in Egyptian, Icelandic or Mayan as examples.

Hope this helps. You I see and saw do help so many people. Not just in Md. but everywhere!

I have to ask what your searching for too?

GBY! May your Mothers Day be well, full of family, and blessed !


Jonathan Robert De Mallie

PS: Yes I am still searching for more Harvies/Harveys and Potters too.

Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on May 11, 2013 12:53 AM

A AAA American at Find A Grave
RE: Thank you
Dear Mrs. Jan Turner,

Thank you again, Maam.

My Dad had the middle name Potter as his grandfather was a Dr. Potter. His mom her dad was Dr. Campbell. They were from Lowell, Massachusetts.

Our Potter line came from right after that Dutch liquor transport ship (Mayflower) where our (8) kin were aboard her. John Howland's brother came a wee bit later and a Potter too. For centuries now our Potters have been near the coast most.

I would wager we are kin. On DNA I have not as of yet, still that method is wonderful but(IMHO) in the infancy of it.

Please include me as your friend now on Find A Grave.


Jonathan Robert De Mallie

Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on May 10, 2013 10:12 AM

A AAA American at Find A Grave
Thank you
Dear Jan,

We have Potters in Massachusetts.

Please add me as your friend on Find A Grave.

Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on May 09, 2013 10:32 PM

Donna Wilson
AJ Potter
Hi Jan,
I just had to write and tell you that I am also a great great grand daughter of Andrew Jackson Potter also. My grandmother was Emily Elizabeth Potter Cox. She lived in San Angelo and is buried there. Please write back as I wonder with all the children he had, how many of us (great grand children) are there.
Would love to hear from you.

Donna Lankford Wilson

Added by Donna Wilson on Apr 09, 2013 9:42 PM

Photo of Graveyard--Ralph Newby
I got the photos off of the internet, just plugged in the name of the cemetery, town and country.

Added by Sam on Mar 09, 2013 2:54 PM

Connie WEEAKS Pace
William aka Bill Snyder Caviness
Hi Jan, We haven't chatted in a while. Would you mind deleting your memorial for William? I created one back in 2011 and was contacted today with a person wondering why there are two memorials. Thanks and I have enjoyed working with you, Connie 46984521

Added by Connie WEEAKS Pace on Feb 28, 2013 4:34 PM

Andrew Jackson Potter
Jan, I am Paul G. Noack and I live in Austin, Texas. I am very interested in your family research and especially that part that involves Rev. A. J. Potter and his son Jack. My chosen quest is locating the graves of old Texas trail drivers. I visit the graves and record GPS coordinates to enable others to visit the graves. I am currently building content for a blog and will go online with it shortly. The blog will be my vehicle in providing the data to anyone interested. My e-mail address is If your research has not been published perhaps you will share with me any sources that you are familiar with that will provide me with more information regarding Rev. Potter and the Potter family. I have visited Rev. Potter's grave at Bunton Cemetery but still look forward to getting to Clayton, New Mexico to visit Jack's grave. I know that their photos are on display in the new South Texas Heritage Center in San Antonio.

Added by Drover on Sep 29, 2012 1:51 PM

Bob Stokley
Thomas Jordan 1634-1699
re: Friends Little River Cemetery, Perquimans Co., NC
In you description of the above Thomas Jordan, 'tis no worned his grave can't be found in this cemetery as he and his wife Margaret both died and were in Nansemond Co., Va.

Bob Stokley
Hertford, NC

From Hinshaw's EAQG, Vol. VI, Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, page 31

1699, 10, 8. A memorial concerning Thomas-
Thomas Joedan of Chuckatuck in Nansemond
Co. in Virginia was b in ye yr 1634 and
in ye yr 1660 hee received ye truth &
abode faithfull in it & in constant unity
with ye faithfull friends thereof
& stood in opposition against all wrong &
desatefull spirits having suffered ye
spoiling of his goods & ye imprisonment of
his body for ye truth sake & continued in
ye truth unto ye end of his dayes is ye
beleefe of us his dear w & ch above
written Heedeparted this life ye eight day
of ye tenth mo on ye sixth of ye weeke
about ye second hour of ye afternoon & was
bur ye twelfe day of ye said mo on ye
third of ye week in ye yr 1699

1708, 10, 7. Margaret d; a memorial concerning
her by her s, Ben; she was dt of Robert
Brashare & was b 1642,7mo; "convinced of
the Truth about the 16 yr of her ae; a
sufferer with my father both by
confinement & also the spoiling of their
Goods"; "about the 63 year of her ae shee
was taken with an indisposition of boddy
wch continued near 3 yr"; mentioned my
eldest brother's w & severall of my
brothers; d at 6 of the clock att night in
remarkable quietness the 7th day of the 10
mo in the yr 1708 having lived about 66 yr
& survived my father 9 yr lacking 18 hr

Added by Bob Stokley on Sep 28, 2012 9:01 AM


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