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Todd James Dean (#47474092)
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Bio Photo I was introduced to Geneology in 1980. I've been addicted ever since.

I am THRILLED to make transfers to ANYONE provided they are going to improve & take care of the memorials and that I have not placed a RED FLOWER on it. BRIGHT RED FLOWERS indicate my family, relatives and V.I.P.'s. I won't usually transfer these memorials. I'm not picky about relationship, family or not. Just because I walked into a cemetery with a digital camera or I opened a cemetery book and created memorials does not mean I own anything or have the right to be difficult or greedy ....... I promptly fix mistakes and delete doubled memorials, please let me know! These memorials belong to US as a group and they are actually OWNED by Ancestry.com.- not me.

The TOMBSTONE and LOT pictures I have placed are yours to use for other genealogical purposes to include other sites.

This site is not called "Find-a-Document".
Documents take up what limited space there is for photographs of the PERSON, HOUSE, or tombstone and GRAVE AREA. Please respect the memorials I manage and resist posting copied paperwork or certificates to where the photographs belong.

If you have some corrections, requests, links, additional info., ect., PLEASE use "EDIT" tabs located on upper right side of each memorial for all these things, not this Bio. page or my Email. Thank you for your time and any help or corrections you can send!!!! !

I have great respect for "UNKNOWN BURIALS". If you have OLD memorials that are "unknown burial" and you want to move it to the proper cemetery just because you found my memorial posted there, fine, I am still HAPPY to delete my memorial provided yours is older and more complete. I will even move my grave pictures to your memorial if you prefer. Let us NOT have doubled memorials!

My family -back 3 generations: DEAN, WARREN, BUMPUS, CASTERLINE, STREBY, SHANNON, WARNER, SMITH, ROWE, TOWNSEND, BUCKMASTER, WEBB, MILLS, STINEMETZ.
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Nancy Day
RE: Rose Ensminger
Thank you, I'll note that in my tree. As I recall her husband was a mason.
Added by Nancy Day on Jun 15, 2017 3:40 PM
Sashley
Cat Lady - Dorthy Mae Palmer
Hi Todd!

You mention that you have articles and photos on "the cat lady". She is a cousin, but never met her. Would love to read whatever information you have available.

She was born - Dorothy Mae Grimm

Thanks so much!

Susan Ashley
email sashley96@aol.com
Added by Sashley on Jun 01, 2017 7:19 PM
Jane Gilbert
Debby Roberts
Thanks for creating the memorial for Debby Roberts (111021092). She was in elementary school with me, and she came up in an exchange on Facebook amongst several of us. It was such a tragedy, and I'm to see her remembered on FindaGrave.
Added by Jane Gilbert on May 29, 2017 5:09 PM
Pat Skinner
Memorial #77747390
Hello, On your memorial you mentioned that you have a copy of Joseph Dean's will. I was wondering if it would be possible to get a copy from you to put in my family tree book. I will, of course, say that I got it from you, if you are so kind as to let me use it. Joseph is an ancestor of mine, as I'm sure you have determined. Pat Skinner
Added by Pat Skinner on May 09, 2017 9:14 PM
john Cope
Shannon Family History
Please let me know of any corrections or changes...johnrichardcope@aol.com

M C E L H A N E Y A N D S H A N N O N F A M I L Y H I S T O R Y compiled by John Richard Cope

Jane McElhaney (Originally spelled McElhinny), daughter of Hugh McElhinny and Margaret Shannon, was born June 27, 1784, Newton/Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died May 3, 1861, Home, Rayne Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Jane was buried with her husband Godfrey Lightcap in the Washington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rayne Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

Jane McElhinny's father Hugh McElhinny, was the son of Samuel McElhinny and Isabel*, born about 1759, Fermanagh, Derry, Ireland; died about 1823, will probated, Newton/Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was married about 1870, Big Spring Presbyterian Church, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania to Margaret Shannon, daughter of (Captain) Robert Shannon and Jane Littell, born about 1756, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died about 1825, Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. They both resided in Newton/Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania until their deaths. Both Hugh McElhinniy and Margaret Shannon were members of the Big Spring Presbyterian Church, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. They both are buried in Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. At this time, I do not having thing further back for Samuel McElhinny and Isabel. (*Note: Isabelís maiden name is not known at this time.)

Hugh McElhinny and Margaret Shannon had the following children in their union:

NAME BIRTH DEATH MARRIAGE

1. Samuel McElhinny about 1781 about 1836 Rebecca McFarland

3. Jane McElhinny 06/27/1784 05/03/1861 Godfrey Lightcap

4. Hugh McElhinny* 11/19/1786 09/24/1854 Sarah Williams

2. Robert McElhinny* about 1787 02/**/1823 Margaret Carnahan

5. James McElhinny 08/16/1791 02/15/1870 Elizabeth Lusk

7. Rebecca McElhinny** 08/05/1795 11/12/1869 John McAdow

6. Joseph McElhinny about 1796 after 1850 Jane Shannon

* Note: Hugh, Robert ended up living in Hamilton, Franklin County, Ohio
** Note: Rebecca was said to have never married. This information for Rebecca is not conclusive.

Hugh McElhinny served in the American Revolutionary War:

"Capacity" Private First Battalion, Second Company, Second Class, Cumberland County Militia "as follows" Hugh McElhinny served in the Cumberland County Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War as a Private in the First Battalion, Second Company, Second Class under Captain Robert Shannon and Samnton in the Commands of Colonels John Davis and James. Dunlap. Colonels John Davis

Military Records:

Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume XXIII
Pages 613-614
Muster Rolls Cumberland County Militia
Captain Robert Shannon's Company
Hugh McElhinny (sic), Private Second Class

Pages 646-647
Muster Rolls Cumberland County Militia
Captain Samuel Fenton's Company
Hugh McElhinny (sic), Private Second Class

Page 799
Muster Rolls Cumberland County Militia
Captain Shannon's Company commanded by Col John Davis
Hugh McElhinny (sic), Private Second Class

Information about the Colonels:

Colonel James Dunlap was a resident of Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, as early as 1751.

On the 10th of January, 1776, he was appointed major of the Sixth Battalion Pennsylvania, under Col. William Irvine, and served in the campaign of that year in Canada, and Oct. 25, 1776, was promoted lieutenant-colonel of the Tenth Pennsylvania of the Continental Line, but resigned Jan. 23, 1777, because his seniority of rank was not recognized in promotions; he was appointed Oct. 2, 1779, lieutenant of Cumberland County, and Oct. 28, 1784, commissioned justice of the Common Pleas.

In 1796 he came to Bald Eagle Township then, and purchased a part of the Griffith Gibbon tract, on which he and his son-in-law laid out the town of Bellefonte, Col. Dunlop erecting the first house on the lot now occupied by Jacob Valentine, northeast corner of High and Spring Streets, Col. Dunlop being the first actual, resident in the new town. His wife's maiden name was Jane Boggs (sister of John).

Col. Dunlop died Dec. 15, 1821, aged ninety-four, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883

Jane McElhinny's mother Margaret Shannon, was the daughter of (Captain) Robert Shannon and Jane (Jean) Littell (Litrell, Litterel), b. abt 1756; died Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; married to Hugh McElhinny.

(Captain) Robert Shannon, born about 1722-25, possibly from Tyrone Ireland; died 11/21/1795; will probated February 19, 1796, Newton/Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was married September, 1749, Chester County, Pennsylvania, to Jane Littell (Litrell). The marriage license was issued by Governor James Hamilton. Jane Littell was born about 1726, possibly in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 08/**/1827, Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. They are probably buried in the Big Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. They both resided in Chester County, Pennsylvania and Newton/Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania until their deaths. Both Robert and Jane Shannon were members of the Big Spring Presbyterian Church, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Robert Shannon, Samuel and Mary McElhanney and George 'Sully' were all of District 8 in the Big Spring Church memberships for 1789. (*NOTE: The parents of Robert Shannon and Jane (Jean) Littell are unknown at this time.)

Source: Marriage, came from Tricia McGuffin descendant of Bonne Terre, Missouri.

Robert Shannon and Jane (Jean) Littell had the following children:

NAME BIRTH DEATH MARRIAGE

1. Robert Shannon __/__/1749c __/__/____ Jane McElhinny

2. Samuel Shannon __/__/____ __/__/____ Mary (Widow of Skelly or Sully)

3. James Shannon __/__/____ __/__/1806 1st Martha Mathers
2nd to Sarah__________
(Isabel McKee,
2nd 1797 to Elizabeth Geese)

4. John Shannon __/__/1756c __/__/____ Sarah Margaret?

5. Margaret Shannon __/__/1756c __/__/____ Hugh McElhinny

6. Sarah Shannon abt __/__/1753 07/19/1835 John Patton

7. Nancy Ann Shannon __/__/1759c __/__/____ Samuel Fenton

8. Elizabeth Shannon __/__/1759c before 1790 Andrew McElwain, Jr.

9. Jane Shannon __/__/1762 __/__/1756-88 1st Joseph McGuffine (McGuffin,
McGoffin)
2nd Elisha Carson

10. Joseph Shannon __/__/ 1764 __/__/____ Mary McKee

11. Mary Shannon __/__/1796c __/__/____ William Porterfield


Robert Shannon served in the American Revolutionary War:

"Capacity" Captain first Battalion, Second Company, Second Class, Cumberland County Militia

ďas follows" : Robert Shannon served in the Cumberland County Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War as a Captain in t First Battalion, Second Company, Second Class under the command of Col. John Davis.

Military Records:

Pennsylvania Archives 3rd Series Vol. XXIII pp. 613, 626, 799.
Pennsylvania Archives 5th Series Vol. VI pp. 112, 15-16, 27

Irish Settlers in America by Michael J. O'Brien pp. 554-557 (p. 556)

D.A.R. Patriot Index
D.A.R. p.606

Revolutionary War veterans Interred in Cumberland County, Pa.
D.A.R. p 85

Several of his sonís in-law fought the war under him:

Hugh McElhinny (Private), who married captain Robert Shannonís daughter Margaret Shannon
Andrew McElwain (Sergeant), who married his daughter Elizabeth Shannon
Added by john Cope on Mar 31, 2017 6:24 AM
Priscilla Fanning
RE: John Bickett
Hi Todd,
You are most welcome for the photos. Everyone with whom I spoke in town was very friendly and tried to help me to find the cemetery. Eventually, with a direction from this person and that person, I was successful! Do you know, or can you put me in touch with anyone who would know if Samuel Campbell, husband of Elizabeth Campbell (Memorial# 71677071), is buried at the Dean Cemetery? Or do you have any clue where he might be buried? Elizabeth and Samuel are my 4 X Great Grandparents.
Thanks so much, Priscilla
Added by Priscilla Fanning on Mar 23, 2017 6:05 AM
Patti Stafford
Find A Grave Memorial# 83703656
Hi Todd,

How exciting to find a photo of Wilson and Eliza Reeder. Would you mind if I copied to my family database?
I know we may have corresponded before but I lost my data in a PC crash. How are you related to the Reeders?
Thanks so much.
Added by Patti Stafford on Mar 12, 2017 3:42 PM
Cindy McCurdy
Anna B. Wilson
Thank you Todd for transferring Anna #77710711 to me. I appreciate all your hard work.
Cindy
Added by Cindy McCurdy on Mar 02, 2017 3:44 PM
Priscilla Fanning
Dean Cemetery, Jamestown, Ohio
Hi Todd,
We will be traveling to Ohio soon. I am wondering if the Dean Cemetery is open to the public or if it is on private land. I am related to Elizabeth "Elis" English Campbell through her son William Campbell. It would be interesting to stop by.
Thanks,
Priscilla Fanning
sfpf4@yahoo.com
Added by Priscilla Fanning on Mar 01, 2017 5:46 PM
M. H. P.
Dorothy M "Cat Lady" Starns Palmer, Find A Grave Memorial# 80221903
Hi Todd,
Just wondering if you ever located the info you talked about in regard to the "Cat Lady Dorothy M. Starns Palmer? I didn't know her personally but was acquainted with her son Joseph L. Palmer who I linked to her page today. Thanks for all the work you do.
Added by M. H. P. on Jan 15, 2017 4:20 PM
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