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Janet*Handwork-Parker/Mellen-Taylor (#47018985)
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Bio Photo Many, many, heartfelt thanks to all of the Volunteers who have added Memorials, walked the miles in cemeteries taking photos and documenting names and dates; adding Obituaries, and various information on this site, for all of my "HANDWORK" relatives and related spouses in Pennsylvania; and my MELLEN, TAYLOR, HICKS, etc. Ancestors on Long Island, New York.

Since I live in Texas, all of you have been such a BLESSING to my Sister and I, and our descendants!

Also, this thanks includes information provided on this site about my otherwise online-documented (in The Chronicles of Oklahoma), Paternal 3rd Great Uncle, the Reverend Alexander Hamilton Balentine, Sr. He was the son of Scottish Immigrants from Pennsylvania. He and his Siblings were orphaned at very young ages. I have not found any authenticated information regarding their Parents' identity. {Update 26 Apr 2017: Some possible information about their Father has recently come to needs to be documented, if possible...there is a Memorial Page for him on this site.}

The Reverend Balentine graduated from the New Jersey College and Princeton College/Seminary, and was sent to Indian Territory as a Presbyterian Missionary and Teacher to the Five Civilized Tribes, in the late 1840s until his untimely death in February of 1876.

Reverend Balentine married Nancy Ann/Anna HOYT of Paternal English, and Maternal Cherokee descent. I have learned much about the wonderful Native American people of our Country, through my research on the Balentine/Hoyt Families.

Thank you all, ever so much, for all of your diligent work on this site! {Of course, in Texas, it is "Thanks, Y'all"!}

Updated: 16 Feb 2016 ~ Janet (nee Handwork) in Texas via New Jersey!


PENNSYLVANIA; Alsace-Lorraine, FRANCE; Elsass-Lothringen, GERMANY: HANDWORK, Handwerk, Handwerck; DeHAVEN; KENDIG; RANCK; TAGGART; TAYLOR. BALENTINE, PARKER; {Tompkins-Adoptive Name of Paternal Grandmother}.

NEW YORK: LeBARON, Endicott, Broome County [Paternal Step-Grandfather]

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK/ENGLAND: MELLEN; HICKS; Seaman; Tappen/Tappan; Townsend; Valentine; TAYLOR; GERMAIN/Germaine; Sheridan. Florida: MELLEN and TAYLOR

Always remember to honor those who have gone before us and made the way!

2 Feb 2017 ~ Added to the Memorial for former President, Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower:

Thank you, Mr. President, for your service in The United States Army during World War II, which liberated so many Nations and Peoples!

In 1953, Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, was the first United States President to attend what is now known as "The National Prayer Breakfast", held yearly. Also, in 1954, for placing the words, " nation under God.." in the USA Pledge of Allegiance; your quote: “In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war.” On 30 Jul 1956, you signed into law for "In God We Trust" to be our Nation's Official Motto; and for this motto to be placed on our USA paper currency, suggested by Treasury Secretary George Humphrey. {The motto was placed on our coinage during the U.S. Civil War.} You came into office as President when I was a child beginning First Grade at aged six, and until I was aged 14. I remember you well, and admired you, greatly! Thank you again for your Patriotism to the USA, the caring of Peoples of the World, and your Love of God!

- Janet*Handwork-Parker/Mellen-Taylor
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Dan Oh
RE: William Wetherall/Wetherill
maybe next week. remind me if you don't hear by Friday next week.
Added by Dan Oh on Jun 08, 2017 1:27 PM
Gina Reardon-Gaddis
RE: Sarah Balentine
I miss living in PA. We were there for 9 years before moving to NC (4 year stay) before FL (11 months) and now NV. Our son stayed in PA, yet looking at moving here to NV. Our daughter is married and living in Italy (of course, she tells me how beautiful the cemeteries are there). I will pray your move goes smoothly in the Fall. One would think after 17+ moves, it would get easier...NOT! LOL...

Stay cool my friend
Added by Gina Reardon-Gaddis on Jun 08, 2017 12:15 PM
Dan Oh
William Wetherall/Wetherill

Obit added. There is a lengthy article about William and his life at the Chester County Historical Society.
Added by Dan Oh on Jun 07, 2017 1:07 PM
Gina Reardon-Gaddis
Sarah Balentine
Hi Janet! Sorry for the delay in transferring the memorial. We moved to Nevada from Florida in April and I am now getting to my e-mails. Little on the slow mode right now. Moving is no fun and still have more boxes to go thru, not to mention getting the garage in order!Hubby feels captive by all the boxes still in Have a wonderful spring and talk to you soon.
Added by Gina Reardon-Gaddis on Jun 06, 2017 2:36 PM
Sandi Gill
Ellen Mauger
Had you considered that the birth date on the stone may be 27 instead if 25 and that that is the reason the inscription give 28 days? I could easily have misread that smudgy date. Do you have documentation that gives the birth date? There's no denying the "28 days" on the stone,
Added by Sandi Gill on Apr 18, 2017 2:05 PM
Dan Oh
RE: Memorial# 158390705 William H Tompkins
And no need to contact the cemetery, he is there. See his entry, I added the cemetery permit book record.
Added by Dan Oh on Apr 03, 2017 8:18 AM
Dan Oh
RE: Memorial# 158390705 William H Tompkins
I put that notation 'Unmarked grave'. When I go looking for a stone and it is not there, I make those notations in the plot. It saves me or anyone else going after it a photo.
Added by Dan Oh on Apr 03, 2017 8:14 AM
RE: Memorial# 158860667
You are very welcome.
Added by 52P37 on Feb 01, 2017 8:18 PM
RE: Carolyn Wood Memorial# 158860667
That was today. It was cold with a few flurries
Added by Ruebeewren on Jan 31, 2017 4:32 PM
Carolyn Wood
Hi Janet,

I was wandering around the cemetery today and I did find her stone but I see the photo has already been posted. I did get a shot of the back however and have posted that. It says Wood.
Added by Ruebeewren on Jan 31, 2017 12:18 PM
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