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Mary Harrell-Sesniak (#46488639)
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Dear Mrs. Harrell-Sesniak,

I respectfully request a transfer of the above Find A Grave memorial for William T. Haines. He is my 2x great grandfather. Thank you kindly for considering this request.
Added by fleshingoutthetree on May 25, 2017 11:22 PM
Little Geno
Find A Grave Memorial# 41187848
I think you might have received an edit request for this already because it would not let me enter but I believe you have Hannah Johnson attached as a spouse to her father-in-law, Eleazer Johnson Sr.(1718-1792), instead of the son, Eleazer Johnson Jr. (1746-1788), Find A Grave Memorial# 41187838.
Thank you for all your work on Find A Grave
Added by Little Geno on May 23, 2017 8:09 AM
katrina johnson
RE: Aaron Van Kirk # 50929461
Thanks for getting back to me Mary..
I'll be happy to maintain the listing - but don't know what that entails, so I may need a bit of guidance (are there guidelines or a tutorial or something?)
I will certainly leave the obit notice in place - it was nice of your mother to go to the trouble of finding it and posting it.
One follow-up question: do you know if there is a map the graves in Mercer Cemetery - or how I could find someone who lives nearby who could go look? -- There's gotta be a logical reason why the family had a plot all the way over in Trenton. They were from NJ, but lived their entire married life in Philadelphia. (Though, as I recall, their 1st and last child were born in Mercer Co). So I had the idea that maybe their graves are adjacent to those of her family.
I have been banging my head against the cyber wall here trying to figure out whether the middle initial 'P' stands for a maiden name, or whether she was Rebecca Priscilla or some such.
Any hints would be appreciated
Added by katrina johnson on May 03, 2017 8:38 PM
katrina johnson
Aaron Van Kirk # 50929461
I'd like to thank you for posting the entry for my gr-gr grandfather's grave.
2 items: I'd love to know if there is anyone else who has contacted you in regards to this family. I'm fairly new to searching for family roots & I've got a lot of info on more recent side branches, but have pretty much hit a wall with figuring out who Aaron's & Rebecca's families were.
Also, a correction (I think): I'm pretty sure "my" Aaron was not a captain of anything. The census & city directories list him as living in Philadelphia with his family, working as a carpenter/builder. He did not, as far as i can tell, serve in the military. So I have no idea why Rebecca's funeral notice lists her as the 'widow of Capt. Aaron Van Kirk'. There was an actual Captain Van Kirk, but he lived in Dennis, Cape May, NJ, had 2 wives & 8 kids (or so) and he died several years after Rebecca. If you have any information on this subject I'd love to hear it.
Thank you
Added by katrina johnson on May 01, 2017 7:45 PM
carole clancy
wm j cunningham
could you tell me where you found that wm was buried in phila pa in 1908. he was born in Ireland 1833 married a Rachel Maxwell in ill. n lived there with family.
thank you
carole clancy
Added by carole clancy on May 01, 2017 6:15 AM
Diane L. Smith
Memorial# 41248500 Cornelius Smith
Hi Mary,
Do you have any connection to Cornelius Smith since you manage his memorial? I am a relative seeking his parentage....Diane (fellow contributor)
Added by Diane L. Smith on Apr 18, 2017 5:37 PM
RE: evan morris james
ok thank you, i believe i found his marker while there. i just returned home. monica
Added by monica on Apr 17, 2017 8:23 AM
John Davies
Charles M. Lukens #52852176
Hello Mary,
I have a picture of subject from my G Grand Father's photo album and was wondering if you are related to Charles. I also have a picture of I believe his first wife Maria.

Added by John Davies on Apr 12, 2017 3:00 PM
N J Martin
Memorial# 28465403
Claude Crum. I think you meant he mar Margaret in 1908??? Or maybe is he going to marry her in 2908?? LOL!

Added by N J Martin on Apr 12, 2017 12:49 PM
linda schlenker
RE: William Steer
I guess I thank you Mary. The Steers married into my Buzzard famnily and I had hoped you might know more about them.
Added by linda schlenker on Apr 10, 2017 6:50 PM
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