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David P. Wilson (#46887005)
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Bio Photo 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 one known Cywinski great-great uncle who settled in Nanticoke, 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 or some other nice graphic. I'm sure they'd like and appreciate that very much.
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Jamie O
Wootten grave markers
Thank you so much for your great effort in taking these photos! It is so much appreciated and I know it took extra effort--thank you!
Added by Jamie O on Aug 16, 2015 3:30 PM
Nancy Elliott James edit
Thanks Dave, I do appreciate your explanation of date change edit...I do the same thing with dates, names, etc to explain my sources to contributors will accept my edits knowing things have been verified. Nice of you to take the time to do that too! If you were at that cemetery and photographed any stones, would you let me know when you post some on my memorials please? I always love to see the stones for my memorials. much appreciated!
Added by genieresearcher on Jul 02, 2015 6:17 PM
dianne p.
RE: Pilat Family memorials: Excellent job!
I look forward to viewing the original production. I'll send a note to MPT or Uv of Md. Your family's memorials are simply incredible, rich in history and beautifully written. I find much pleasure and relaxation in reading them.
Take care, Dianne
Added by dianne p. on Dec 10, 2014 11:44 PM
RE: Parsons Cem. Knowles-Parsons PS
Hi David, You are most welcome for the photos and information I was able to provide for your Knowles/Disharoon/Parsons family members. The Knowles/Disharoon/Bowman graves are side-by-side, Knowles/Disharoon in one lot, Mrs. Bowman in the next lot. The Parsons are not buried in the same section with them. They are a couple of sections away and I realize now I didn't photograph William I Parsons' grave. I'll get it next time. This is a very large cemetery, it currently has some 5000+ marked graves and with a recent clearing of land they've added 2000 more sites. It's on Johnson's Lake and is extremely well-maintained. Look on Google Earth and you can see how large it is. There is a map of the cemetery in the cemetery's office and the next time I'm there I'll photograph part of it and mark where the Knowles/Disharoon and Parsons grave sites are and I'll email it to you along with directions. Good luck with your research. Glad I could help. Chris
Added by Chris on Nov 08, 2014 9:32 AM
Ola E Parsons
Hi David, sorry but apparently I didn't photograph William I Parsons' gravesite. I'll do that the next time I'm in the cemetery. Also, fyi, cemetery records indicate Ola was buried 10 Jul 1939.
Added by Chris on Nov 05, 2014 8:38 AM
Ola E Parsons
Hi David, Buried with Ola E Parsons are James M, Doris E, Wallace J, and William I Parsons. They are buried in OP 304, Ola is in grave #5. I photographed all of them. If I can help with anything else, please let me know.
Added by Chris on Nov 05, 2014 8:12 AM
Francis Knowles gravesite
Hi David, I have fulfilled your request for photos of the gravesite of both Francis and Viola Knowles. There are six plots in their lot, OP541. Francis is in grave #5, Viola #6. Grave #1 is Sharon Lewis Disharoon, grave #3 is Martha A Bowman. There are three empty graves in the lot, all bearing markers of Disharoons still living. I believe there is an error in the cemetery records. I don't think Martha Bowman is in fact buried in the Knowles lot but is next to it. I think this because her grave doesn't line up with the others and because it's a six-grave lot and she makes seven. Just in case, the other grave in front of Martha Bowman is that of William R Stewart. I photographed all of them. Good luck with your searches.
Added by Chris on Nov 05, 2014 7:55 AM
paul babiuk
RE: Cywinski Family tombstones, St. Stan's Cem., Nanticoke, PA.

Thanks so much for the kind words...its greatly appreciated. Glad that I could get photos of your family members for you and its good to know that they provided some unknown information and clarification. I found the Brodzinski markers in the first two minutes of my search the other day...they were the fourth grave I looked at. I found the Cywinski plot at the end of my second visit...literally one of the last rows of the cemetery. Again, glad that I could help.

take care,
Added by paul babiuk on Jun 25, 2014 9:06 AM
Patricia Brittingham Secrest
RE: Question about Wm. Murray Joseph (1909-1983)
I don't have conclusive proof, but I believe you are right. William Murray Joseph was my father's uncle. Please give me a few days to see if I have information which may be of help to you. I am in the process of reviewing my family tree and that of another member with whom I have been in contact in the past. Her tree shows the three spouses you have mentioned and some children's name.
Thank you for contacting me, I will contact you again in a few days.
Patricia Brittingham Secrest (member #46936403)
Added by Patricia Brittingham Secr... on Mar 01, 2014 4:25 PM
Jim Henwood
RE: Markowski
Ok They are in same location about 2 or 3 rows toward Richie Hwy.
Added by Jim Henwood on Nov 13, 2013 2:52 PM
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