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Dottie Colleen K. (#46831435)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 25 days
Colleen Sanders Broyles
your name!
lol...I just had to send this when I got a request for an edit earlier on Freeman Truitt's memorial...I saw your flowers that you had left and your name: Dottie Colleen....this is why this caught my eye! My older sister is named Dottie and my name is were the chances of that being another person's name lol! Anyway just thought it was funny!

Added by Colleen Sanders Broyles on Jan 09, 2016 5:32 PM

Tom Townsend
Hester Townsend FindAGrave information
I am researching my Townsend line and am getting hung-up on a person about whom you provided information to FindAGrave.

Hester Townsend (b: 19 Mar 1787, D: 17 July 1781) is buried in the Townsend-Derrickson Cemetery near Millville, Sussex, Delaware. She was the wife of John Townsend.

FindAGrave index is 49049034. The website lists her name as Hester LYNCH Townsend where Lynch would be her maiden name. You are listed as the creator of this information.

When I search for and find Hester listed in Ancestry family trees, most show her maiden as Maul or Maull with parents of John and Mary Marsh Maull.

When I do a similar search of, her maiden name is listed as Hester (Hettie) Lynch.

Do you have any idea which of these is correct? Is there any sources you can point me to?

Added by Tom Townsend on Dec 13, 2015 5:52 PM

Harriett and George Truitt
Oh, Colleen, thanks so much for letting me know about the duplicate for Harriet. I transferred her photo to your memorial, then double checked on George - and yes, that tooI had created a duplicate, so I moved his photo to yours and depleted both of my duplicates. Thanks so much for letting me know. As You are aware, unless names match exactly in Find A Grave, duplicates can be created - but so appreciate your feedback.

Added by lolo1951 on Nov 27, 2015 7:36 PM

Hugh Brown
Brownsville, Kent County, Delaware, Brown family
Hello Cousin Colleen,
Our branch of the Brown family is descended from our ggg grandfather John Brown b. c.1770 (married Nancy Cain b. c.1768). His son Tilghman Brown (b. 1796 (married 2nd Mary Porter) is our gg grandfather. Both Tilghman and Mary, along with a few of their children and family members, are buried in the Brown family farm cemetery in Brownsville, DE. This cemetery is much larger than the 9 existing stones would initially suggest. There are many more graves within and without the electrified fenced area, extending on both sides and to the rear well into the pasture. While these graves are unmarked, they are bricked over beneath the sod. One of Tilghman's sons, Joseph Brown, is our great grandfather born 1839 (married 2nd Lydia Harrington). They are buried in Greenmont cemetery in Hillsboro, MD. Our grandfather, Hugh Brown (married 'Birdie' Alberta Fisher) is buried in Greenmont cemetery in Hillsboro, MD. Alberta has two stones (cremated), one at Barretts Chapel, Frederica, DE and the other in Greenmont cemetery in Hillsboro, MD. Our father Hugh Theodore Brown is buried in the Greenmont cemetery in Hillsboro, MD. We also have many Browns and relations buried in the Hollywood cemetery in Harrington, DE, and are also related by marriage to the Thawley, Clark, Wix, Blades, Hopkins, Masten, and other local area families. Any help given in extending this John Brown lineage prior to 1770 would appreciated. We would also love to know who are those buried in the unmarked graves in Brownsville, DE. Happy to share information with those who are interested. ( Thanks, Hugh Brown

Added by Hugh Brown on Nov 25, 2015 1:34 PM

Dennis Tucker
RE: Smith @ Asbury Cemetery
Hi Dottie,

There is an Asbury Church Cemetery in Millington and there is a map tab showing its location in town. There is a cemetery between Chestertown and Milligton that is duplicated as Asbury Church Cemetery and also, Chesterville-Forest Cemetery. Take a look at the Asbury Church Cemetery page and its location on the map and you'll see what I mean.I asked FindAGrave to merge them but that didn't happen.

I first found 600+ interments listed at Asbury Church Cemetery and few at Asbury Cemetery. I went to Asbury Cemetery and found it to be rather large and when I created memorials and looked others with that surname in Millington, I found them duplicated at Asbury Church Cemetery. It is not in Millington and much smaller than 600+ graves. I have since been there and documented the entire Asbury Church site.

I contacted some memorial managers with this information and most memorials were moved to Asbury Cemetery. It has been a while but I must have contacted you at that time. Take a look at the cemetery pages and their locations on the map tabs and you'll see what I mean. The church around the corner from the Asbury Church Cemetery is no longer used and displayed a "For Sale" sign when I saw it. There was nobody to talk to about Asbury Church Cemetery but it seems that rural cemetery has a Millington address and probably the source of the confusion. Once you have located the two cemeteries on the map, you'll see what I mean.There are some Smiths at Asbury Church Cemetery and I documented them. Sorry for the confusion, I was simply looking for some of my ancestors when I stumbled upon the mixup.

With Kind Regards,

Dennis Tucker

Added by Dennis Tucker on Nov 20, 2015 4:39 PM

Barratts Chapel Cemetery
Say, been up at Barrettes photographing and documenting past several weeks and noticed I'm adding photos to your several of your cousin's memorials. Just thought I'd pass along the info for your use.

Added by lolo1951 on Nov 07, 2015 12:57 PM

Linda Dearing
William Purnal Truitt

Years ago I was given a written transcript of William Purnal Truitt's obituary. It gives the date of his funeral. I am sending it to you in case you want to use it in your research. I don't know if this is part or the whole thing, I wasn't told.

TRUITT, Mr. W. P., died at his home in the 11th district last Friday after an illness of fifteen weeks; he was born in Wilkes county on the 31st of Dec., 1812 and removed to Meriwether about 1844; on the 25th of May, 1833 he married Miss Dearing of Wilkes, who survives him; in 1849 he joined the Baptist church at County Line church and he was buried last Saturday at Union church; Vol. 9, No. 31, July 15, 1881

Linda Dearing

Added by Linda Dearing on Nov 02, 2015 8:25 AM

Dennis Tucker
Smith @ Asbury Cemetery
Just a brief note regarding John Smith. The cemetery map tabs should explain the confusion. is buried in Asbury Cemetery in Millington, MD and not Asbury Church Cemetery near Chesterville.

Added by Dennis Tucker on Oct 16, 2015 8:57 PM

pattie sepulvado
Harry L Rushing
I see you added my grandfathers death certificate--Edgar Bryan Rushing in Joaquin Cemetary. Could you possibly find his brothers Harry L Rushing 1906-1978?

Pattie Sepulvado

Added by pattie sepulvado on Sep 29, 2015 3:31 AM

pattie sepulvado
Harry Rushing
I noticed you added my grandfathers death certificate to findagrave. I have desperatly been searching for his brothers death certificate Harry L Rushing who is also buried in Joaquin Cemetary. He died in 1978.

Added by pattie sepulvado on Sep 15, 2015 11:53 AM

Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
Townsend Family Members in Clarksville
Hey there Dottie - I've added a few handfuls of Townsend family members in Clarksville, and as always please let me know if you'd like transfers. Always happy to return loved ones to loved ones. My best, Cor.

Added by Corey & Douglas Marshall-... on Sep 12, 2015 7:40 AM

pattie sepulvado
Edgar Alanzo Rushing
I noticed you posted my great grandfathers death certificate. I would like to know more about that side of the family. My grandfather was Edgar Bryan-he had a brother Harry-Im looking for his death certificate and my Aunt Blanches death certificate.

Thank you
Pattie Sepulvado

Added by pattie sepulvado on Aug 11, 2015 2:47 AM

RE: Thanks! Coulstons' at North Cedar Hill.
You're welcome.

Added by Balvana on Aug 03, 2015 11:22 AM

Thank you Dottie for the edits :)

Added by MYLOOKBACK on Jul 20, 2015 3:51 PM

Megan Heyl
RE: McGinley memorial
Dottie, I submitted the deletion of Mary's memorial. Since I acquired it from a fellow member, it must be reviewed first. Thanks for posting her obit, and happy hunting.

Added by Megan Heyl on Jul 14, 2015 10:54 AM

Megan Heyl
McGinley memorial
I see what the problem is.... it is the way you have been naming her. She is buried under the last name McGinley. When I acquired the memorial, I checked the information and it was correct.

I received a message from someone a few weeks ago saying mine was a duplicate but did not give the name - so when I checked, there was no duplicate.

Now I see you have changed her name on the memorial, but there is still a problem. Nobody will be able to find her if they don't put in Clark McGinley for a last name. Find A Grave does not over-ride double last names, so she will never be found.

I have her obituary on my page.

If you can post her obituary on your page and change her last name to McGinley, since you show both her husbands listed under spouses, then let me know, I would be more than happy to delete the memorial I did not make but was given.


Added by Megan Heyl on Jul 13, 2015 3:23 PM

RE: Thank you
It was my pleasure.

Added by Graceti on Jun 27, 2015 6:13 AM

13th Generation Fairbanks in America
RE: Thanks
You're very welcome. It's my honor to mark the spots "where Valor proudly sleeps". Warm regards.

Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Jun 26, 2015 5:21 PM

RE: Thank you

I have just added a photo to your memorial for Esther Crystal.

Added by Graceti on Jun 26, 2015 11:04 AM

squadron a association
William Brown DeHven

Sorry for the omissions, I should been more alert. There is a very interesting obituary for B. Frank Townsend Jr., NY Times, Feb 14, 1942, page 15. If You have not seen it, in should be of interest to you.

Thanks for keeping me alert,
Squadron A Historian

Added by squadron a association on Jun 22, 2015 8:25 AM

RE: Thank you
You're very welcome.

It looks like his wife is in the same section but a different row. I'll see if I can get a photo of her headstone also.

Added by Graceti on Jun 22, 2015 6:20 AM

Paul Hays
Marguerite R. Hinkle
Thanks for the suggestion, which Iíll be glad to incorporate in the memorial if youíll provide a reliable source.

Because of the volume of misinformation being posted through Find A Grave's new automated suggestion system, I no longer accept any edits unless accompanied by verifiable evidence. On the assumption that suggested edits are based on proof already at hand, undocumented edits are declined after two days.

Paul Hays

Added by Paul Hays on Jun 14, 2015 7:47 AM

Trisha Luke
Townsend of Barron Co., WI
If you are who I think you may be, you are a cousin of mine. How many times removed, I don't know but here it goes. My great grandmother was Louella Mae Townsend and she married Thomas Johnson. My grandfather is Malcolm Dewey Johnson with the birth date of 11/14/1898. Does this ring a bell or two? If so, you can reach me at



Added by Trisha Luke on May 28, 2015 8:18 PM

Sherlocks Cousin
Denton Journal
I don't mind if you cut and paste obituaries from the Denton Journal to add to my memorials. It saves you time:)

Added by Sherlocks Cousin on May 23, 2015 9:07 AM

Dee E
RE: Hey Dee
Hi Colleen,
You're welcome and keep the transfer requests coming! That's the best part of Find A Grave! Dee

Added by Dee E on May 16, 2015 5:36 PM


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