|Jim Dugan (#47026362)|
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I have been researching my family history for over 40 years. Surnames include: Banker, Dellamano, Dugan, Erwin, Lesser, Loretz, Quinn, Ramsour, Summerrow, and Venini.
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|Zoe Tom||Mary (Hemphill) Jones|
I added some of your info., but didn't see the descrepancies.
Sarah Ralston Jones was the daughter of Morgan Jones, an attorney, and Mary Hemphill, who were married in Wilmington, Delaware in 1808, and who had two sons and two daughters there. Morgan Jones was from Craven County, North Carolina and Mary Hemphill was the daughter of a distinguished merchant of Philadelphia and Wilmington, William Hemphill (1743-1823). Mr. Hemphill was a partner in a vast shipping business with Robert Ralston (1761-1836) of Philadelphia, one of the most successful merchants of his day, with ships trading in the West Indies, France, Ireland and China. According to the History of Delaware 1609-1888 by J. Thomas Scharf, Mr. Hemphill became “a large land-holder in Wilmington and was interested in and contributed much to its business prosperity.” The Historical Society of Delaware contains The Hemphill Papers, correspondence regarding the family’s shipping and trading, concentrating on the sugar and rum trade in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The prominence of the Hemphill family and its affiliation with Robert Ralston, who seems likely to have been Sarah’s godfather, allow for the complete and fascinating family history that accompanies this outstanding sampler.
Records from the First and Central Presbyterian Church of Wilmington chronicle the births and deaths within this family and allow us to confirm that Sarah Ralston Jones was born in April of 1814. She was only 8 years old when she worked this extraordinary sampler in April of 1822. Quite sadly, Sarah died later that year, on September 30, at age 8 years 5 months. Much is known about the adult lives of Sarah’s brothers and sister, as they also held leadership positions in their communities and in national government.
Sarah was clearly a highly talented needleworker, adept with chenille but equally accomplished in her tiny cross-stitched lettering and queen’s-stitched strawberries. The sampler was worked in chenille, silk and crewel wool on linen and is in excellent condition. It has been conservation mounted into a fine mahogany and gold leaf frame.
See Sarah's memorial and click on the picture.
See notes there.
Added by Zoe Tom on Mar 27, 2015 4:50 PM
|Sharon Rogers-Fabris||William Laughinghouse|
Thanks for the obit information. I added it to his memorial.
Thanks for accepting my suggestion!
Added by cbb on Mar 13, 2015 8:50 AM
|John Evans||RE: Harvey L. Hood|
|Elizabeth Marlow O.||V. Long|
You stated that my memorial was the oldest. It wasn't, mine was created 2014. The one you stated was newer was created 2006.
I deleted mine ONLY because it was a true duplicate, being the newer.
Please keep in mind that we have an edit system. When one finds an error it is their responsibility to send a correction. It doesn't matter if pictures are in place, links have been added, or even if it is "family" duplicates have no place on find a grave and the oldest one ALWAYS trump unless it was originally a burial unknown.
Please remember that the next time.
|Ralph||T. C. Willis|
Jim, I sent Barb a note to transfer any material she might want from my memorial and I would then delete mine.
Added by Ralph on Feb 08, 2015 9:41 AM
|Record Hunter||Stella Coppage|
Hello Jim. I think I have corrected the error, but I am not sure. Could you look at the memorial and let me know if this is what you want? Regards.
|Shirlee Wilson Brundage||Daves|
Send it please I will do it.
Thanx Jim, for the info for Bruce Barrett, Posted. Have a great day,
Dennis in Macon,Ga.
Added by Popeye on Jan 15, 2015 2:14 PM
|rfb Jenkins||James W Heath|
Thank you for the transfer. I really appreciate it.
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