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Colleen K. (#46831435)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 15 days
Patricia Brittingham Secrest
Thanks for the information about your database. I am looking at it right now.

Added by Patricia Brittingham Secr... on Jan 28, 2015 10:30 PM

Dan Oh
RE: A big thank you
Your welcome. this is fun stuff.

Added by Dan Oh on Jan 28, 2015 4:59 PM

Louisa Bormann
Hello Colleen,

Let me first say thanks for your contributions. Just wanted to let you know that Louisa was not the wife of John Bormann though. She was married to Henry Bornmann. That is her Return of Death, and they did live at 2536 Emerald St. in Phila. Henry died in 1930. Louisa & Henry's son in law is the informant on his death cert. According to the death cert., Henry was also buried in Northwood, however he is does not currently have a memorial.

Thank You

Added by Barracuda on Nov 18, 2014 9:46 AM

Patricia Brittingham Secrest
Hi! I am also on but am having trouble locating your family tree. Can you help me? Hy Brittingham and Holloway families also came from Accomack County Virginia and moved through Maryland and Delaware. Perhaps we have information we could share.
Patricia Brittingham Secrest

Added by Patricia Brittingham Secr... on Nov 17, 2014 1:05 PM

Ginny Young Kellum
Colleen - it appears our families are crossed through marriages. I am a descendant of Amanda Lassiter Young whose father was Brinkley (Brinkly) Lassiter son of Jonas & Winifred (Winnifred) Parker Lassiter. Winifred's parents were Charles Parker & Ann Selby. Charles' parents were John Parker & Tabitha Truitt Parker. Tabitha's father was George Truitt according to my records. Amanda's father in law was John Young Sr. for whom Youngsville, NC was named. I am a direct descendant of the Youngs.

Added by Ginny Young Kellum on Nov 02, 2014 7:28 PM

Tracy Reed
Wix family
Hi Colleen! I live here in Harrington Delaware. My grandfather was the last member of Whites Church, and I remember the day it was torn down. The garveyard was bigger then what is there today. A greedy farmer thought the land was more important then the graves and he threw a lot of the tombstones in the woods behind the church. My family consist of Thomas Brown the builder of the church, Wix, Anthony, Sapp, Saunders, and Haskell family. If you have any history on Clark family (1800's) in that area, we are thinking about buying their farm. Thank you!!! Tracy

Added by Tracy Reed on Oct 30, 2014 3:46 PM

Bruce Hallowell
Letitia Hallowell Erwin
Hi - how do you know that Letitia (your #136410991) is a Hallowell and do you know who her parents were?
Bruce Hallowell --

Added by Bruce Hallowell on Sep 27, 2014 10:23 AM

David Hudson
Just transferred memorial to you - I believe families should be together. If you find other family members that I created, just let me know. Enjoy.

Added by lolo1951 on Sep 18, 2014 3:49 PM

Hey, great work on our Truitt Family!


Added by Truitt on Sep 04, 2014 4:26 PM

Wendy Wilkins Valdez
RE: Postill Family
Hi - I've found nothing on Richard Postell other than what's in the family bible. It shows his death as 7 October 1851. It also provided his age in years, months and days and through that I extrapolated his year of birth as 1794. The bible doesn't state that he is James Postill's father, but he is the right age and it is James's bible.

John R. was born in Delaware and died in New Jersey. His three brothers are unaccounted for since finding the family in the 1950 Philadelphia census. They are: George Henry, Thomas M. and James Pernell. Dates of birth are: 7 Nov 1850, 30 April 1852 and 22 Dec 1853. Birth dates are from the family bible, but no places are provided. I may have found James Pernell in Shackleford, Texas in 1870, but haven't been able to find out more. The birth places he gave for both parents match my James Postill and Sarah Savin, parents to James Pernell Postill.

They have been a very elusive clan!

Added by Wendy Wilkins Valdez on Aug 19, 2014 11:42 AM

Laura Macferran Kraus
Clark - Truitt family
John Clark (1787-1810)and Mary Truitt (1800-1886) are my 3rd great grandparents. I live in Arizona, but visited Sandtown DE about 30 yrs ago. At that time I was unaware of the private John Clark family cemetery. Would you have more information on this family? Thank you. Laura Macferran Kraus

Added by Laura Macferran Kraus on Aug 08, 2014 9:26 AM

V Jones
Sharpley Jones cousin
Hi Colleen,
We just returned from the grave of Phoebe Jones Sharpley and her husband Charles E. [Ed] Sharpley. My dad, William C. B. (Barney) Jones used to visit Aunt Phoebe and Uncle Ed when they lived on the Hagley property in the 1930s and 1940s. Would love to connect with a cousin!

V Jones

Added by V Jones on Aug 04, 2014 4:51 PM

Sharon Beth
RE: Marian Clark Fields

My Parents: Pansy Fields and Ralph Shuck

My Maternal Grandparents: Carter Fields and Nannie Jarnigan

Carter and Nannie had 12 children.

I am the youngest 1st generation grandchild of Carter and Nannie.

Marian Clark Fields is my Aunt by marriage. She married Perry Fields, my Mother's brother.

Added by Sharon Beth on May 06, 2014 10:27 AM

Sharon Beth
Marian Clark Fields
Hi Colleen,

Please disregard my edit request for Marian Clark Fields. Another cousin manages her memorial page, and I was able to do a direct edit through her.

Thank you for all the work you do here on Find A Grave, I know our ancestors would appreciate it also!


Added by Sharon Beth on May 02, 2014 9:04 AM

Charles Burton
OMG please delete the previous message from me, lol, puter got ahead of me or was it the cat jumping on my keyboard,lol!

I was going to be adding that info to him, but you beat me to it! I am tangled into that group as my Prettymans webbed into the Marshes and Burtons etc. Like someone on my page left me in a message "any family that has been in Sussex for l00 years is ALL tangled together"!! And OH that is SO TRUE!!

THanks you for the info :)

Added by gennie on May 02, 2014 8:02 AM

Cathy Ruddell
Clark/Ruddell & Townsend
Hello Miss Colleen:
First I must say thank you for all the hard work you've done in searching and putting together so many records and family history! Well done and I've learned a lot through your contributions on here.
Maude Ann Clark was the wife of my GGrandfather's (Thomas A. Ruddell) brother William Albert Ruddell. In my search to learn more about Tom, I learned about William which opened a lot of new doors of info. But in my research I've come to a road block and have lost track of what became of William after 1942. I only have a WWII registration card showing his address as "County Farm, Bridgeton NJ Cumberland County". He was in his 60's by this time, no employer, lists no next of kin and then vanishes! Do you have any idea as to what happened to him? I know his marriage to Maude went sour (as divorce is a curse amongst us Ruddell's), but I don't have a clue as to what happened to the poor fellow. No death certificate or record can be found on my part.
Also, my GGrandfather Thomas, married a Rhoda (Stephenson) Townsend (my GGrandmother) in DE. Her parents were Daniel and Rhoda. I am very honored to possess her family bible which is loaded with info on the family. Could these Townsend's be of any relation to yours?
If you could get back to me at your earliest convenience, I would be so grateful. I thank you in advance for your time and look forward to hearing from you! You may also contact me directly through email at Thanks again!

Added by Cathy Ruddell on Apr 28, 2014 8:48 AM

David Farmer
RE: Related?
I am a great grandson of Maude Munsey Zion who was the first child of Kellogg & Louis Munsey and a sister to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Munsey.

Added by David Farmer on Apr 19, 2014 8:46 PM

David Farmer
Bonnie, was wondering if we are related. I noticed you are maintaining the memorials for several of my relatives in the DaVault Cemetery in Lee County. I am a great great grandson of Kellogg and Louisa Munsey.

Added by David Farmer on Apr 03, 2014 7:44 PM

c d
RE: Townsends in Berlin Cemetery

Glad I could help. Do you think there might be more in the S. Jersey area?


Added by c d on Mar 30, 2014 2:19 PM

c d
Townsends in Berlin Cemetery

Just wanted you to know I added some photos of Joseph B., Sarah, Myrtle, and Reuben Townsend.


Added by c d on Mar 18, 2014 2:08 PM

David Reeves
Bernard L Stuetz/Elizabeth Bowman Stuetz
Hello Coleen;

I stumbled across your memorial for Bernard and it filled several holes for me! This was one of those you look for years and find nothing and then one day, bam! moments

I descend from the Bowman line. Elizabeth Marie Bowman Stuetz would be my gr gr aunt, daughter of my Gr Gr grandparents Johan Bernhard Bauman and Marie E Vogelman Bauman

If you have an account on ancestry and could invite me to your tree I would love to look and see if you have information I dont. My ansestry ID is Davidr756 You can email me at

Thanks, look forward to hearing from you


Added by David Reeves on Mar 17, 2014 9:00 PM

Jane Hamilton
RE: Thanks
Yes, you certainly did send a very nice thank you for the Maull transfer. Jane

Added by Jane Hamilton on Feb 20, 2014 7:52 AM

Sally Jarvis
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 68618743
Thank you so much, Colleen. This person is in my husband's line, and we both appreciate it.

Added by Sally Jarvis on Feb 19, 2014 7:10 PM

Sally Jarvis
Find A Grave Memorial# 68618743
I noticed you have a copy of the death certificate posted with this memorial. May I download a copy and use it in my family records? Is posting it on Ancestry allowed?

Added by Sally Jarvis on Feb 10, 2014 10:30 AM

Jane Hamilton
RE: Ruth Maull
Hi, You are quite welcome. It was a notice found while helping Chuck research the 10th and 6th street Union Burial Grounds. Jane

Added by Jane Hamilton on Feb 02, 2014 5:30 AM


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