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David Christopher Benton (#47947317)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 25 days
Rick Forster
RE: Holy Cross Cemetery
Hi. Thanks for your reply. Like you, I don't live anywhere near the cemetery (I am in Virginia), so I might give them a call and see what I can find out. I'll let you know if I find anything interesting. Thanks again for your answer. Rick

Added by Rick Forster on Jul 29, 2017 12:40 PM

Rick Forster
Holy Cross Cemetery
Hi David. Good Morning. I was looking at your memorials for the Macatee family in Holy Cross. They are quite impressive and convey a wealth of information. Your efforts have helped me immensely and I applaud and thank you for your efforts.

I hope you can please help me with two, I hope, easy questions:
1. I don't quite understand the Holy Cross grave numbering system. I do get the Section, Range and Lot numbers. They are pretty standard. But the grave numbers have stymied me. They seem to have a number followed by a blank and then another number. I would have expected a simple sequential scheme like grave 1,2,3 ... So, can you please explain how it works?
2. The Macatee plot looks very large, yet the main grave stone the photo of which you have added looks very small for such a large plot and I don't see any individual markers like foot stones. Any thoughts on that?

Thanks again for all your work on the Macatees. You have created very memorable and fitting memorials for this family. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Rick Forster

Added by Rick Forster on Jul 21, 2017 8:01 AM

RE: Thomas Hackley, Sr.'s obituary
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Life took precedence for a while.

You are welcome for the obit for David Benton. I found it interesting that you knew him and were on the swim team with him. Thank you for telling me about that.


Added by Karen on May 21, 2017 8:15 PM

j tittle
mary jane johntson
please contact me for a photo of same mary jane johntson taken
in 1900 tombstone

Added by j tittle on May 21, 2017 5:38 PM

Jim McNamara
John Payne. Green-Wood Cemetery
The description related to John Payne indicates that his father's name might be William since that name appears on his marriage record to Rebecca Norbrook. I found this birth certificate record:
John Payne
Birth Date:
29 Nov 1797
Baptism Date:
3 Jan 1798
Baptism Place:
Saint Thomas,Portsmouth,Hampshire,England
Daniel Payne
The description mentions a younger brother Daniel. A problem I noted is that there were three marriages between a John Payne and a Rebecca around the same time. Other sir names are Oxenbould and Ayres. I could not find a birth record of any of the three Rebeccas to see if they match the birth date of the Rebecca Payne that moved to New York with John Payne.

Added by Jim McNamara on Mar 06, 2017 4:06 PM

Glenda Shay
RE: Lonabaugh/McConaha
I received your e-mail. Thank you. Look at the Sarah's ages in the 1880 census. The one in McKeesport is older that Sarah Lawson.


Added by Glenda Shay on Jan 14, 2017 6:03 PM

Glenda Shay
RE: Lonabaugh/McConaha
Thank You for your response. It seems that we are somehow related through our Sarahs. I am interested in any other information that you may have. I don't agree with your 1880 Census Information as I have Jacob and Sarah living in Harmarville at that time, not in McKeesport. I don't know who the Lonabaugh family in McKeesport belongs to but I don't think it is us.

If you want to email me direct my email is

Thanks again.


Added by Glenda Shay on Jan 12, 2017 1:29 PM

Glenda Shay
Hi David,
I am curious about the information you shared about the Lonabaughs (Walter's Chapel Cemetery) and the McConnahys. Are you related? Please let me know. Jacob is my G-G-Grandfather.

Glenda Shay

Added by Glenda Shay on Jan 10, 2017 4:24 PM

Fred wright and daughter Claribel
I sent you an email from my email address just now. Wanted to make sure you got my email.

Added by Debbie on Dec 13, 2016 1:52 PM

Dave Peck
PAYNEs in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
I have transferred the Paynes. Do you know who Frederick's parents and grand parents were. I would like to determine if I am related.
Dave Peck

Added by Dave Peck on Jun 01, 2016 2:46 PM

Ghost Town Gal
ay and Walter Dunlap
Hi David,

I'm sorry, but I don't have information about their burial sites. I have a copy of Walter's obituary, which lists the mortuary as being BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
I will try to do some research this.

Kay had worked with my Mother at the University of Arizona, Tucson, in the late 1940's early 1950's. In 1952 my parents moved to California. Mom and Dad maintained a friendship with Kay and Walter, but eventually age and ill health slowed things down. Our last visit was in the early 1970's. I have many fond memories of the Dunlaps - they always had fun projects going on. Once when we visited they had a group of friends over to tile a table with a mosaic pattern. Walter had telescopes and loved to star gaze. Once he found a dead bobcat, boiled it down and reassembled it's skeleton! They had an outdoor firepit where they would leave food for the local mule deer and peccaries. As an outdoorsy kid, I found this fascinating. I remember Walter bought MG sports cars, which were pretty snazzy.

Hopefully someone will find and post their gravesites someday. Meanwhile I will see if I can find out anything.

Best wishes to you.

Added by Ghost Town Gal on Apr 20, 2016 11:29 PM

Richard Boyer
RE: APPLEBY/LAWSONs in Allegheny Cemetery
I will take pictures of the markers tomorrow.

Rich Boyer

Added by Richard Boyer on Feb 29, 2016 5:32 PM

Timothy Macatee
RE: hello, Tim
GOt it thanks

Added by Timothy Macatee on Dec 11, 2015 12:50 PM

Bill DeFlorio
RE: Otis Wood grave marker photo: thank you
I posted the photos. I did not do any research on J. S. & Marcia Campbell but I assume they are somehow related to Ebenezer Campbell, husband of Almira Wood.

Added by Bill DeFlorio on Sep 30, 2015 12:49 PM

Bill DeFlorio
RE: Otis Wood grave marker photo: thank you
Yes there were. On the front was Ebenezer Campbell and his wife Almira Wood. I created a memorial for them and linked Almira to Otis and Betsey. On one other side there are 2 names: Henry E son of J. S. & Marcia Campbell died Oct. 28, 1872 14 months and Edward S. Churchill born May 1, 1853 died Aug. 26, 1854. I did not create memorials for these last two as I had trouble finding much information on them. If they are someone you would know about and want to create memorials for them I'd be happy to post the photo. It's not a great photo as that side of the stone was in dark shadows so the names don't stand out very well but they are readable.

Added by Bill DeFlorio on Sep 29, 2015 6:30 PM

Bill DeFlorio
RE: Otis Wood grave marker photo: thank you
You're welcome! Glad I could help.

Added by Bill DeFlorio on Sep 28, 2015 4:54 AM

RE: thank you!
You're welcome, it was my pleasure to post photos for the Bentons...

Added by DebraLee on Jul 17, 2015 8:19 AM

Dawn B
RE: Thank you
You're welcome, so glad I could help. Dawn

Added by Dawn B on May 08, 2015 6:21 AM

Lisa G
Loula Kendall Rogers
I have searched on several other ocassions but never located it. I just happened to find while looking for a relatives grave. I did not have my camera with me just a flip phone. I will go back and get better photos. I live @ 5 miles from there. Glad to help out.

Added by Lisa G on Mar 16, 2015 5:20 PM

RE: Frederick BENTON
Glad to help and if I find any more, I'll let you know.

I have a brick wall in CT from my 3rd great grandfather, so I do understand the twists and turns of my early American family.


Added by Linda on Feb 24, 2015 7:11 PM

Jeanne L. Cilibraise
Charles L. Davis
I noticed your memorial to my "Grandpa Chuck" which was very nice. The reason my Grandpa didn't divorce his wife, who was institutionalized for mental illness, is because it was not legal, at that time, to divorce a spouse that had been committed to a mental institution. This is what my mother relayed to me when I was a young girl.

Jeanne L. Cilibraise

Added by Jeanne L. Cilibraise on Dec 09, 2014 2:46 PM

Ms. Clyde
Michele Huyge
Great photos! You did good to your friend's memorial. Will be glad to transfer, if you'ld like.

Added by Ms. Clyde on Nov 12, 2014 8:13 AM

RE: Additional thanks
You're welcome, glad to help out. St Peter's was actually very easy to walk, it's mostly flat with stones pretty evenly laid out. So I didn't mind walking the whole section to rule out the possibility of her being in another part of section III.

Added by Not-Forgotten on Sep 18, 2014 4:58 PM

Marylou Sciscoe
Hi David,

No. James S. Halliday is still in the Baker Vault. He wasn't moved.

I have an updated list of interments from the Mount Moriah records. I will email it to you.

Take care cousin,

Added by Marylou Sciscoe on Sep 01, 2014 5:58 PM

Photo Request
Glad to help out! I looked for the other request you made but was unable to locate them in section III.

Added by Tracey on Aug 22, 2014 9:35 AM


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