L Evans

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PLEASE POST SOURCE FOR EDITS TO MEMORIAL OR WRITE ME, I am getting so many edits since COVID, I can no longer look up every suggestion .... please help me keep memorials as historically accurate as possible, especially with pre 1752 Quaker records.

I have been working with Quaker records for several years now and transcribe from original records... I have used "Old Style" recording of dates. Generally, this means a difference of 2 months. The old calendar year started in March, not January, as it does now.

This link are a brief over view for Old Style dating:


For a comprehensive understanding of "Old & New" :

Link to Pre 1854 Philadelphia Map:

Thanks to Bill Bodkin, for thousands of photos in Allegheny, PA cemeteries.

When writing, use the edit tab on the memorial and please share a bit your relationship to the person.
Blessings to You and Yours, Enjoy Each & Every Day, and Let the Ones You Love.... Know it,
L Evans


My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again,
To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe.
We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us:
Tell our story.
So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried?
I have lost count.

How many times have I told the ancestors
you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave
and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever
to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.

It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses,
their never giving in or giving up.

Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
That we might be born who we are.
That we might remember them.
So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,
Because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation,
To answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,
And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

"Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands."
¯ Linda Hogan
Borrowed from Kimberly...

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