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L Evans (#47540766)
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I have working with Quaker records for several years now and transcribe from original records... I have used "Old Style" recording of dates. Usually, this means a difference of 2 months prior than converted dates. The old calendar year started in March, not January, as it does now. I write this to help cut down on edits and to clarify when people are wondering if this is their relative or not. This link is VERY useful.

Thanks to Bill Bodkin, for thousands of photos in Allegheny, PA cemeteries.

When writing, use the edit tab on the memorial and please share a bit your relationship to the person.
Blessings to You and Yours, Enjoy Each & Every Day, and Let the Ones You Love.... Know it,
L Evans


My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again,
To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe.
We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us:
Tell our story.
So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried?
I have lost count.

How many times have I told the ancestors
you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave
and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever
to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.

It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses,
their never giving in or giving up.

Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
That we might be born who we are.
That we might remember them.
So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,
Because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation,
To answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,
And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

"Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands."
Linda Hogan
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Marcia Durgan
Memorial# 95897369
I believe this is Isaac Adams Huddleston Gage/Gaige's father, not the Isaac that is married to Rhoda Cary. Thank you for any changes that you can make. M. Durgan
Added by Marcia Durgan on Feb 23, 2017 9:02 AM
RE: hannah day 150074839
hello L,

'Passengers and Ships prior to 1684, Penn's Colony: Volume 1', Walter Lee Shepherd, Jr. page 51 talks about John Day getting ready to go on a sea voyage and writing his Will in 1692 in which he names his three daughters, Sara, Grace and Hannah. He says that John also had a son named John but he wasn't in the Will so he assumed that he was dead by 1692. John Day was lost at sea and was *presumed* dead by 1695 but in 1695 and again 1696 the Friends warned his wife (Hannah, widow of Day) against "entertaining" other men (evidently suitors) because it had not be proven that John was dead. However by 1699 (IIRC) they relented and she married one of the two men named in the warnings. Unfortunately I didn't make a note of either of their names.

I have researched John's children and have not yet found a record of John Jr. Grace evidently married Edward Pleadwell on 12 Oct 1710 and I have found no further record of her. Sara (Sarah) married John Durburow 12 Oct 1710 and died 24 Nov 1715. Hannah died 27 March 1698 according to what I read in the records but the date (month) could be wrong.

Shepherd says that John Day "was a carpenter from London" and I have found one or two records that show "John Day of London, carpenter" bought land from Wm Penn for L50 on 18-19 Sixth month 1681. That is in 'The Welcome claimants proved, disproved and doubtful with an account of some of their descendants', by George E. McCracken. Page 468. I also have another record somewhere that also says that he was a carpenter.

'Warrants and Surveys of the Province of Pennsylvania including the Three Lower Counties, 1759' (1975, The Bookmark Co) shows five purchases of land in Philadelphia city (1683, 1683, 1683, 1689, 1738) by John Day and another in Philadelphia County in 1682 by a John Day. I'm reasonable certain that there were at least two John Days in that area ca 1680s. The other was my 7th G grand father. I have many records of his family and I can definitely state that none of the named children or wife are his. But FWIW I have found a record of another John Day with a wife and daughter both named Elizabeth. The book Pennsylvania Vital Records' has a lot of corrections to Wade Hinshaw's 'Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy'. In it is a record of the 1682 birth of Samuel Butcher. Elizabeth day is listed as one of the witnesses. A few pages later they record Elizabeth Day giving birth to a daughter named Elizabeth on 20 day ninth month 1685. John Day is listed as the father. The birth of Samuel Butcher took place on the ship "The Samuel of London" while off the coast of Mary's Island (Maryland?) but it doesn't say exactly where Elizabeth Day was born other than just generally Delaware Pennsyvania. Shepherd says that there were two John Days in early Pa "one on each side of the Delaware". And the 'Warrants and Surveys' book shows lots on both sides.

If you're on Ancestry send me your user name or your E-mail address and I can send you an invitation to my FT. I have links to many original Quaker records for John and his family there.
Added by Jrigdon on Feb 22, 2017 9:35 PM
hannah day 150074839
I have her family info if you want it. PS there may be TWO Hannah Days that died in 1698. My records say that she died in March but mine is >>definitely<< the dau of John and Hannah Day. There were two John Days in early Pa both Quakers.
Added by Jrigdon on Feb 22, 2017 6:35 PM
RE: Charles King, Sr.
Thank you very much for the kind words. Have a great day
Added by Graves on Feb 21, 2017 1:34 PM
William C Cassatt
RE: Judith Sanborn
There are sever My Heritage Family Trees with that information including wconroy family web site, Ozenkoski web site and Edwards web site.
Also I found two Family Trees on Ancestry with that information Smith Family Tree and Augusta Family Tree.

William Clark Cassatt, Jr
Added by William C Cassatt on Feb 19, 2017 2:08 PM
Clarence J. DILLION
RE: Old Quaker Cemetery in Blount Co.
You are very welcome. When the wife and I go out to do a smaller cemetery like OLD QUAKER, we photograph every marker to be sure we get them all.

Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Feb 16, 2017 11:44 AM
Dana Pereau
RE: Roades/Rhoades
Thanks so much Linda- Just sent you an update for her husband Adam. Do you want me to send you the Quaker record from England that supports his birth in Derbyshire County 1660?

bless you too,

Added by Dana Pereau on Feb 09, 2017 1:53 PM
Craig Bone
RE: Lindsey Boone
No better picture, sorry about that.
Added by Craig Bone on Feb 08, 2017 3:41 PM
William Elliott Sr
Hello, my name is Jessica Elliott. William Elliott Sr is one of my ancestors, he's actually one of my great grandfathers to be exact. I recently looked at the stuff you had written on his Find a Grave page. You said that you had information on my great grandfather's parents. I was wondering if you could give me at least some of the information you have about his parents hun. I've been trying to trace my family history and have went back all the way to William Elliott Sr, but I cannot find any information on his parents. I do know that our ancestors were part of the Scotch-Irish family border clans, we were part of the Elliot/Elliott clan. Thank you very much for your time, it is greatly appreciated hun!!!!

Added by StrangeAngel on Feb 08, 2017 2:19 AM
Nathaniel Carter findagrave 144821002
I am writing in regards to the 2 documents that you attached to Nathaniel Carter's findagrave page. Thank you so much for posting this document! Nathaniel was my 6th ggfather.
Could I have the name of the book, author and the date it was published please?
Thank you
familyfinder findagrave ID #48487341
Added by familyfinder on Feb 04, 2017 9:21 AM
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