David P. Wilson

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I've extensively researched both sides of my family, and had two well-received books professionally published relating to my maternal-side research. My roots on that side are in Baltimore, MD and west-central Poland, while my paternal roots are deep in Sussex Co., DE, and, earlier, in what is today known as the United Kingdom. Needless to say, I'm a "friend" of cemeteries, and have visited many.

My definitely known paternal side ancestral families of direct personal descent are (on my late dad's paternal side) WILSON, PALMER (originally Par[r]imore), JOHNSON, REYNOLDS, and WALLS. Those families were settled throughout the territory from the area of today's Sussex Co. Airport (located two miles to the east of Georgetown) through, eastward, into Lewes, with some members settled, or at times having resided, northward to in and around Milton to Milford, and others southward to in and around Millsboro. On my dad's maternal side, which features my known direct personal ancestral families KNOWLES, KIRBY, and MORGAN, they were settled in Broad Creek Hundred, Concord through, westward, Blades, and to in and around Woodland, also, many members, as time passed, immediately northward into adjacent Seaford, and some to as far southward as to in and around Bethel. Except for the Kirbys, who crossed in to western Sussex from the neighbouring portion of MD during the late 1800s, all other listed ancestral families were solidly settled in Sussex by the time of the American Revolution (several since decades prior). These truly were pioneer Sussex Co. families, who worked immeasurably to help clear and settle the area, not to mention - significantly - to populate it.

My maternal side genealogy that's represented on Find A Grave is much more limited and concentrated, to members of my LEWANDOWSKI, KANIECKI, and CYWINSKI ancestral families. The immigrants of those families came to America during the 1870s and 1880s, all settling in Baltimore, MD, except for two known Cywinski great-great uncles who settled in PA.

In addition to members of my own families, I also memorialize many other decedents, who I simply want to make sure they make it on to the Find A Grave map. Decedents interred in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Blades, DE get particularly a lot of TLC from me, as that's my parish cemetery.

I welcome contact from anyone who views any memorial I manage, or any floral note I've added somewhere, and realizes I'm their relative, or who otherwise would like to share or ask/discuss anything. If e-mailing me, please be sure to put something like "I saw one of your Find A Grave memorials" in the Subject line, so I'll know your message isn't spam. Thanks.

Anyone who may wish to, I invite you to visit the memorials for my parents, BENJAMIN T. WILSON (1916-1988) and STELLA E. WILSON (1916-2012), both interred in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, and leave them flowers (virtual) or some other nice graphic. Ditto in the linked memorials for my deceased siblings. (All mentioned memorials will be found in my "My parents & siblings" virtual cemetery.) I'm sure they'd like and appreciate that very much.

Find A Grave member since 22 January 2007.

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