Bonnie Martin Cornish

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John Hopwood, Revolutionary soldier, is my 5th Great Grandfather buried in Hopwood Cemetery who Hopwood, Pa is named. Because of him I found my ancestors, 2 wonderful hobbies, graving and genealogy and enabled me to be accepted in the D.A.R. of Bethel Fife & Drum Chapter; son & brother, husband were in the S.A.R. John Hayden, Col.Thomas Gaddis ; Lieut Dennis Springer, Rev. soldiers are also 5xGG Grandfathers. I am also a Mayflower descendant thru Priscilla Webb to William Mullins .A member of the War of 1812 Society thru Moses Hopwood, a Daughter of the Union Veterans of the Civil War thru my 2xgGrandfather, Frederick R. Martin and member of International Walter Hines Page DAR Society and a Blue Star Mother. I was born & raised in PA.; graduated from North Union H.S. and then attended business school in Pgh.; mother of two children and 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. I feel everyone deserves to be remembered for passing thru this way and touching our lives in some way. I hope my efforts help to do just that; grateful for this website that helps us to do that in our small way.Feel free to copy any photos as others have helped me, why would I not allow others to enjoy and sure they are memorializing them in an honorable way.I would transfer anyone that's important to you too. BUT PLEASE IF YOU WANT ME TO TAKE A PHOTO - SEND THE SECTION & PLOT NO. Dear Ancestor Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care. It is too late to mourn. You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you, in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contract and beats a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled 100 years ago, spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so. I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew- that someday I would find this spot and come to visit you. Author Unknown

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