Sadly, Laurel Patricia Sicina Ralph has passed away. Please consider visiting their Find A Grave memorial page and leaving some virtual flowers. Their enthusiasm for cemeteries and willingness to help future generations lives on through their contributions to Find A Grave.
Hi to all...
I hope my contributions help someone with their search. If any of the information is wrong or you want ownership of the site please let me know. I will gladly transfer ownership so you can add your own information. If you want me to add more information to a loved one or friend, please let me know.
Thank you to all who add a flower or a memorial flag to my family, especially my brother, John W. Sicina.
My family goes way back in the area here in Orange County, NY. I grew up in Arden and Central Valley. I am 5th generation, which makes my grandchildren 7th generation.
Three of my great great grandfathers fought in the Civil War. Two for the North and one for the South.
On my fathers side, they lived in Florida, NY. I am very proud of the fact that my grandfather was a farmer and had black dirt and grew onions. He was a highly regarded member of Florida, NY. I love the black dirt, visit it often, and remember my childhood days of working it. My father was a disabled WWII Navy veteran.
My mothers side came from Cornwall/Mountainville, Goshen and Central Valley/Harriman area.
My beloved brother, John W. Sicina was a Vietnam Veteran. He has since passed away and is missed every single day.
May 2013...I have since moved to Mooresville, NC to be by my two youngest grandchildren. I have been here going on 3 years. I volunteer at the Latta Plantation....I give tours and present the history of Mr. and Mrs. James Latta. I dress in period clothing. I am trying to track down some of the Latta family now and one particular slave they owned. She was the houseslave Suckey. I have tracked her down to the Mt. Mourne census in 1870. She was living with her granddaughter, Sylvia and 5 great-grandchildren. I am now trying to find her headstone. Sadly, she may not have one. Her name was Suckey and she took her masters last name of Latta. Any help would be appreciated.
Please write and let me know about yourselves. I love this site and have met some really nice people.
Thank you for taking the time reading my bio.