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Dan Oh (#46803017)
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Bio Photo I will transfer any entry I've made to your care- I don't care what your relationship or reason. I'm not related to any of my entries except a very few. My effort is documentation and finding the lost among the stones.

It might be helpful to others to cite the source of requested updates; But even that omission won't stop the update.

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Living in Northern Chester County, Pennsylvania,
"I See Dead People."

I haunt cemeteries for tombstone photos and follow up with obituaries if available at the Chester County Historical Society. Or Vice-Versa, I get the obit then find tombstone.
Let me know where I can help in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Dan Lindley, A.K.A Dan Oh

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What does the phrase "natural causes" mean in an obituary? The answer is that all causes of death belong to one of three categories: violent, accidental, and natural. Death by "natural causes" does not mean the person died of "old age," it means the person was not killed in an accident or an act of violence. When an infant dies of a congenital heart problem, that's natural causes.

Many obituaries or death reports will include a specific cause of death, such as heart attack, lung cancer, etc., but often, they only state "natural causes," or it can be adduced from phrases like "no indication of foul play," "died peacefully in his sleep," etc. The older the deceased is, there's more of a presumption of natural causes. For example, a note like "no indication of foul play" is more likely to be found in the death report of someone in her 20s than someone in her 90s.
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RE: Russell
Hi Dan :)
Yes, Amelia's parents were Norris Levis (1797-1875) and Eliza Kirk Levis (1810-1895). Norris's father is allegedly Joshua Levis (b. abt 1759). I have only seen other genealogy trees connect them as father and son.

Samuel Levis family immigrated from England as Quakers in 1682. The came into Philadelphia and moved into the Springfield, Chester/Delaware County area. I have read a lot about Samuel I (1649-1734), his son Sam II (1680-1758), & Sam III (1711-1784). I ordered a book "Images of Springfield Township, Delaware County" which has pics of Samuel Levis I's house - the checkerboard house. It tells about how the Levis families were one of the first people to settle in the Delaware County. There is a lot I have learned about their way of life as Quakers and the paper mills, etc. There are plenty of records on them.

Samuel Levis III (1711-1784) m. Mary Thomson and had 11 children. I have read through his will. He mentions all of them (except the ones who predeceased him). His older sons, Samuel IV (1748-1812), William (1753-1819), Isaac (1745-1795) & John (1755-1838) inherited quite a lot more than the others - especially land and continued to operate the mills. I can see a lot about them in the records.

But Joshua (b. abt 1759 educated guess based on the other siblings & their known birth dates) does not seem to be involved in any of the business & mills of his older brothers. I see him living in a house that his brother, William owns. It appears that he didn't own land. I think there is an 1840 census that is probably him with a family & slaves/servants. But there isn't any other census records after that - which would have shown the names of everyone in his household as they began to list names of everyone in 1850. I see a few tax records on him. He isn't in any Quaker meetings except one. No marriage record or list of his children.

Then, Norris Levis (1797-1875) shows up just across the border in Cecil Co., MD with wife & kids. His son, Joseph Kirk Levis (1833-1904) and Norris live there lives in Elkton/Fair Hill, Cecil Co., MD running a flour/grist/saw mill that Norris owned. He has a grandson, Norris Levis (1866-1940) who grows up in this area also. But they are not Quakers.

I can't prove a link between Norris & his father, Joshua. This is my block.

They are all paper/flour/saw millers going back to Samuel Levis I who immigrated.

I think Joshua Levis broke from the Quakers or was disowned. Norris, his son, was born in Delaware County, but the earliest census I have for him is an 1840 in Cecil Co., MD. I don't know if Joshua left the Delaware, PA area and brought his family down to Cecil Co., MD and eventually died there. Or if Norris moved there as an adult. He married Eliza Kirk who is from Maryland. So he met her there as a young adult. I wonder if he had been growing up with his father Joshua & family in Cecil Co. MD.

Norris has an older brother, William, that is age 75 living in his household on the 1870 census. I'm assuming this is his brother. It makes sense anyway. He is 2 yrs. older than Norris & buried in Sharp's Cemetery Fair Hill, MD along with a lot of the other Levis family members.

I've probably written too much :-

I'm just stuck trying to find anything on Joshua Levis that connects him to a wife & children, including Norris.

If you have any suggestions as to where to look on-line. Eventually I may be able to travel up there to do research. But not anytime soon.

I appreciate you giving it some thought. :) Thanks so much,

Added by Deb on Jul 12, 2017 9:57 PM

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