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Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (#46580804)
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Bio Photo Richard Norton is 50% Irish; 25% German; 12.5% Swedish; and 12.5% Norwegian.

Richard was born in Paramus, New Jersey in 1958.

Education and career:
Richard went to Montclair University and later Rutgers University gaining a Masters Degree in Chemistry. He worked at most of the major pharmaceutical companies and spent seven years at Merck in Rahway, New Jersey.

He started work in genealogy in 1986 when he made a list of cousins and later wrote it up in Microsoft Word on his Macintosh computer. He found living relatives in Sweden and in Norway. He is still searching for living relatives in Alsace, Germany, and Ireland.

His Alsace origins are in Strasbourg. His Norway origins are in Farsund. His German origins are in Berlin. His Conboy Irish origins are in Hollygrove and Coalpits, Athleague, Killeroran, County Galway. His Finn and Creedon Irish origins are from Millstreet, County Cork. His Kershaws were from the Netherlands, but were in the US before 1850. His Burkes and Nortons have not been traced back to a county in Ireland.

On my death transfer my account to one of my children, Sara or Daniel.
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Memorial# 8281890
Greetings, Richard
Thank you for all your additions to this wonderful site. I believe the first letter of your Rev. Samuel Seabury II Biography is missing. "He first Bishop..." should probably read "The first Bishop..." Perhaps YOU can edit such things even though Find-A-Grave now maintains the memorial. Just a mention!
Added by someone else on Apr 10, 2017 1:49 PM
Randall Carlson
Nancy Hopkins Trier photos
I am a volunteer worker for Civil Air Patrol (CAP) a nonprofit organization. I put together events, activities and educational materials for CAP. These items are given freely to all 56,000 CAP members as well as about 3500 teachers (Aerospace Education Members) or AEMs who use our materials to promote aerospace and STEM subjects to about 200,000 public/private/home schooled K-12 students nationwide. I have written two booklets/workbooks that address twenty-seven “Women in Aviation” from 1900 to today. These two volumes introduce these incredible women, a brief story of their lives and includes photos as well as material. I have identified several photos on Google Search of Nancy Hopkins Trier that I would like permission to use, and properly cite your website and the photos back to you. Please respond to me with your approval, concerns and thoughts. This is not about money, it is about educating youth today about some incredible ladies. Thank you in advance. The images that I have in mind is from your website where she is standing in front of an airplane and one with her sitting in the cockpit. Thank you in advance.

In the Spirit of CAP and Flight,

Randall Carlson, Lt Col, USAF (Ret), CAP
N HQ CAP / AE Curriculum Staff Assistant
CAWG / AE MARC Cadet Programs AE Coordinator
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Added by Randall Carlson on Mar 13, 2017 11:40 AM
Dutch Reformed Churchyard information

My name is Carreen Kaufmann. I use this site quite often in my research of my family. Thank you for listing the Port Richmond Dutch churchyard on this site.
My Grandfather is not listed, Capt. Cornelius Corsen , who bought the family plot. I do see a Capt. Jacob Corsen, who is a cousin of ours.

His father is Capt. Jacob A. Senior -1665-1756 he was married to Elizabeth Veile -1675-1756 Married in Brooklyn, Kings, NY 1701
These two are my great-Uncle and great-Aunt. They could be mentioned on Capt. Jacob Corsen tomb page as his parents. Two capt.'s name Jacob Corsen.
This information can be fount at
I'm still looking for Capt. Cornelius Corsen. but have not visited this graveyard or Staten Island yet.
Added by CC on Mar 07, 2017 8:03 AM
J Wright
RE: Paramus
I didn't have any luck with that wiki site. It appears you need to be a member to view "email this user". I have only a smartphone.
Added by J Wright on Feb 27, 2017 6:28 PM
J Wright
RE: Paramus
No familysearch, ancestry or social media accounts. Email and text only! Though I use familysearch for genealogical purposes, I never created an account. Do you have an email address other than this public one on findagrave?
Added by J Wright on Feb 27, 2017 5:51 PM
J Wright
Ridge Ranch Elementary School
Richard, I have recently become a member of and stumbled upon your profile. We were in grammar school together. I am contacting you in effort to name some of the kids on those class photos. Iwas in the opposite classes from the ones you have posted on flickr. Contact me through this site. Jo-Ann Wright
Added by J Wright on Feb 27, 2017 4:42 PM
Jackie Ernst-OBrien
Leona Veronica Patterson Hammelbacher

I want to give you an update on Leona's son, Robert. He married a Japanese woman named Miyako Wati. They had two daughters. Miyako passed away on 2/17/17 and was buried today with Robert at the Long Island National Cemetery.

Added by Jackie Ernst-OBrien on Feb 22, 2017 2:06 PM
Judy Waters
Please see your edit notes. Plz review all Jones in Roanoke Chapel missionary Baptist to see they don't belong in Roanoke Chapel Baptist. (NC, Warren county & Halifax County)
Rules state that memorial in the correct cemetery has precedence.
These two cemeteries have many people confused.

You have wonderful information on your memorials, please get it added to the existing memorial with pictures.
Added by Judy Waters on Feb 20, 2017 5:23 AM
James Keppeler
abraham lott van Liew: #8002269
I was wondering if it was at all possible for you to transfer maintenance of abraham lott van Liew's memorial (#8002269) to me. My user number is #48967569. Thanks for your conideration.
Added by James Keppeler on Feb 19, 2017 10:03 PM
sara kennedy
Daniel DeHart memorial #14640762
Additional information for memorial on Daniel DeHart:

Daniel was the illegitimate child of Balthazar DeHart & Margrietje Stuyvesant. Born 1669 [gravestone inscription]. He was baptized 1 Sep 1671 Reformed Dutch Church, NYC. He married Grietje Catlyntje [Catharina] Van Pelt [supposed daughter of Jan Teunissen Van Pelt 1645 Netherlands - 1734 Staten Island & Marytje Pieterse 1649 NY - 1719 Staten Island; remains unsubstantiated].

Daniel's mother, Margaret Stuyvesant was deserted by her husband Jacob Backer in about 1667. Her brother was Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch governor of the colony for 17 years until the English took over. She was left with her husband's debts in a society that was still partly primitive. Fortunately, she became engaged to Balthazar de Haert but could not legally marry him until Jacob Backer was declared dead. She never married Balthazar as his wife was prematurely cut short in 1672.
Daniel was just three years old when his father Balthazar died. In his will, Balthazar left his son Daniel a house, two copper stilling kettles (used for brewing alcoholic drinks), plus an income of 'sixty guilders of wampum" a year until he reached adulthood.
Daniel's will dated 10 Feb 1750 Elizabethtown, Essex, NJ lists his children: Margaret; Anne; Elizabeth; Catherine; Daniel; Baltus; Mathias and Samuel [memorial #14622107]. All his children were born in Staten Island and baptized Reformed Dutch Church Port Richmond.

He was interred in the oldest section of burying place, probably southwest of church before Rev. Van Pelt's Academy building was constructed in 1890.

Early New Netherland Settlers #135
Bergen County Families; pdf Wardell


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