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Shirley Kepner Maribona (#47456695)
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My sister and I have been working on our genealogy for over 30 years. We got the bug when an aunt of ours showed us a newspaper article on how to trace your family.We've hit a few
road blocks from time to time like the family bible filled with pictures and not one name. Our family is all from Pennsylvania and we live in New Jersey, so over the years we've copied over 40 cemeteries in Burlington county, NJ.
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Dr.Joseph W. Taylor
Please note the following about my 2nd GG Uncle ...
"Left his fortune to endow Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA) for the higher education of young Quaker women.
The following is copied from "Family Record of the Descendants of Dr. Edward Taylor to December 1953":
"Dr. Joseph Wright Taylor, Son of Dr. Edward and Sarah Merit; was born March 1, 1810, and died Jan. 18, 1880, at his home, "Woodlands," near Burlington, N. J, and was buried in Friends' Burial Ground.
He left his fortune to endow Bryn Mawr College for the higher education of young women. It is located at Bryn Mawr, Pa."
While Bill (William C. Taylor, II) and I were in Pennsylvania in March of 2000 we visited both Bryn Mawr and Haverford College. There are 14 boxes of Taylor Family letters and papers in the Quaker Collection in the library there. Joseph Wright Taylor's will is included, along with an interesting note that he wrote concerning the type of instruction the young women should receive, the cloths that they should wear, and the activities they should carry out. He was obviously in a "snit" when he wrote the letter as he underlined some words, crossed out others and added several exclamation points. I inferred from the letter that at that point he was irritated with the faculty for their not setting a good example. He thought they should dress plainly, wear no jewelry, exercise, and be demure. It seemed obvious to me that he had no children of his own. He never married."
Jean C. Taylor (widow of my cousin William)
Pami Taylor
This is from wikipedia ...
"Joseph Wright Taylor (1810-1880) is best known for being the financial catalyst for the founding of Bryn Mawr College. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, a physician and a member of the Society of Friends (popularly known as Quakers), and originally wanted the college to promote the ideals of the Quaker religion and the advancement of women's education. In 1878 he paid $53,500 for forty acres in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.[1]

In 1879, Taylor had begun to give physical shape to his idea for a women's college. He was involved in the planning of the practical and conceptual aspects of the new institution, including the selection of a site, an architect, and a landscape designer. Among the practical considerations for the final site selection were the location's healthfulness and proximity to the railroad, Haverford College, and Philadelphia. The original campus, a small segment of the Thomas-Humphries Tract and part of a larger property deeded by William Penn to Edward Pritchard and Co. in 1682, comprised thirty-two acres between Merion, Roberts, Gulph and Yarrow roads.[2]

By 1893, the Board of Directors had expanded from the Quaker focus to make the college non-denominational.[3]

I have been impressed with the need of such a place for the advanced education of our young female Friends, and to have all the advantages of a College education which are so freely offered to young men.

 Joseph W. Taylor on founding Bryn Mawr College"
Added by PamiOhio on Oct 11, 2016 1:19 PM
Kathleen Race
location of Old Scott Cemetery #2
Hi Shirley,

I have recently been researching the lineage of Benjamin Scott who was one of the London Commissioners from 1677 in New Jersey and wanted to thank you for your work on the Old Scott cemeteries. I was looking on the google satellite map for the #2 graveyard and I was wondering if you could help me locate it. I noticed the Springfield twp line across Old York Rd between Mill Ln and Neck Rd, and that just about a 1/4 mile east of there off York on the north side is what looks like a long driveway, but it is named Cemetery Ln. Is the cemetery near there?

I live in Ohio, but an hoping to locate places to visit with my parents in the next year or so. I also was wondering if you can share with us the source you found for the Masonic home near the Old Scott Cemetery site being on the Scott farm property. I have located the home sites for two of the Old Scott homes that were nearby and am looking for more information.

~~Kit Race
Added by Kathleen Race on Oct 06, 2016 4:06 AM
Diane Addington
Great quantities of/for Milton!
Thanks for the quick reply It was funny to see quite a few!
Added by Diane Addington on Aug 28, 2016 2:06 PM
Diane Addington
Milton J Vogelsong
It looks like you have created about a dozen memorials for this person, 11 with unknown birth and death. Is this a mistake?
Added by Diane Addington on Aug 28, 2016 7:40 AM
Patty Cummings-Beran
Any connection to Cummings' in Jacobstown, NJ?
Added by Patty Cummings-Beran on Jun 03, 2016 12:20 PM
Deborah Rudy
If any of your Kepners were from Perryville (later called Port Royal)Juniata County, PA in the middle 1800's, I would love to talk with you. Alice Shaffer Kepner in particular.
Added by Deborah Rudy on May 06, 2016 4:29 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Find A Grave Changes
A friend told me about this change a couple days after this was deployed. I have sent an edit/s to you so I thought maybe you didn't know about it. You might want to pass it on to your friends. thanks!!! ~Peggy

New "Automated" system for "Suggest a Correction/Submit an Edit"

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New System for Memorial Edits deployed by FindAGrave on 12/5/2013

Go to your Contributor/Profile page. Look in the upper right corner. You should now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you. Then just review and accept.

Way easier for doing updates to names/dates/places/plot numbers/links. If you don't approve within 21 days it will automatically accept it.

You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Mar 22, 2016 6:29 AM
Mother Paula
RE: Andrea and Catharina Kepner
You're absolutely right about the Kepner name. I was hoping that Find A Grave would realize that the really early families spelled it Kepner. I didn't see the name changed before 1750, and even then it was being spelled both ways as the children spread out across the country.

I'm researching for someone in the Kepler family, and I appreciate your help.
Added by Mother Paula on Dec 04, 2015 7:17 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Would you please check your edits and approve them? thanks!!! ~Peggy
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Dec 02, 2015 4:54 AM
RE: William Kepner
You mentioned a family bible full of pictures can you send copies of the bible along with the pictures to me I am looking for my Kepner family .They came from Pennsylvania Dink's Genealogy 3729 South Landess street Marion Indiana 46953
Added by Dink on Nov 01, 2015 6:10 AM
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