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Ellen (#47172556)
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Bio Photo I now live in Massachusetts and am enjoying the opportunity to learn about my early ancestors here. My heart and much of the family I am researching is in Pennsylvania. The majority of my family is of German origin, emigrating in the early to mid 1700s. On my father's side I have a particular interest in the following families: Stine/Stein, Smith, Hauze, Burkert, and Flick. On my mother's side I am deeply vested in Virginia/West Virginia and the Hite and Manning families, as well as the Strouse family in Pennsylvania. See my Virtual Cemeteries for direct ancestors.

If the memorial I have uploaded is not related to my family, I would be pleased to turn over ownership to a family member.

Photos on Find a Grave should never be used without permission, and the source should always be credited. This is consistent with FAG guidelines. Attribution credits people's work, and also provides provenance for the photo.

My policy is that others may use the photos of HEADSTONES I have posted for personal use, but users should reference that it is a photo posted on FAG by Ellen and give the date and memorial number.

As a courtesy please DO NOT copy PORTRAITS unless you are immediately related or a direct descendant. I gives me the creeps to see my close relatives on strangers' trees. The same reference request applies as appropriate.

Thank you.
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RM
RE: Sophronia Manning Portrait
Thanks Ellen. I saw your name attached to the profile so assumed it was you. Bonnie is a relative and passed away several years ago. Not sure what happens in a case like this regarding profiles that she handled (many)....or pictures.
Just wanted to give credit per your bio. ~ rfmii
Added by RM on Nov 29, 2016 11:51 AM
RM
Sophronia Manning Portrait
I am the husband of a direct descendant of the Manning/Cooper family and would like to use the portrait of Sophronia Manning. I am putting together a tree for the family. Thank you in advance. RFM
Added by RM on Nov 28, 2016 5:33 PM
Janet Mackey-Bodine
Charles Sylvester Stine
Hello Ellen,

I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to make contact and share additional data for Charles Sylvester Stine. Your discovery of his 1932 death record does indeed confirm his identification, as well as his correct death date and location. I had originally indicated 1925 as his death date because that was what my mother-in-law assured me was his death date. Dorothy was a daughter of William Ambrose Stine, a son of Charles Sylvester Stine and Nora Dean. Dorothy had provided much of my other information and data, and so I had no real reason to doubt her information regarding Charles. She never really spoke of, or about, Charles - her father, Wm Ambrose Stine, and all of his other surviving siblings were taken in by extended family members and neighbors after the death of Nora. My husband and his sisters never even knew about most of Ambrose's siblings. Rumor was that the children were removed because Charles had a severe drinking problem and he was not providing proper care. I wonder if Dorothy ever met or knew Charles. And I guarantee you that she never knew that Charles had ever remarried. I think there were some pretty hard feelings on the part of Charles and Nora's children, and I think they just shut Charles completely out of their lives? I think it is odd that Charles' 1932 death record indicates his father, Jesse, as a member of his household, because Jesse died in KS in 1894. Thank you so very much for finding and sharing this data - I have now updated my Ancestry tree, as well as Charles' FindAGrave memorial page.

Gratefully yours,
Janet Mackey-Bodine
Added by Janet Mackey-Bodine on Nov 13, 2016 8:23 AM
Chotsie Kelly
RE: James America
One cemetery. African American burials were welcome there (rare for the area). Tremont in Norristown was also open to AA burials. There is an entire African American cemetery relocated there (Roberts) from the West End of Norristown. The Pennsylvania RR pushed its way up the Schuylkill River when it built its Schuylkill Valley Division in the 1880's and that cemetery was in the way. Oh well! Today its a bike path. I do not believe there are any records for the Roberts Cemetery which was not uncommon for the time.
Added by Chotsie Kelly on Sep 21, 2016 1:41 PM
Chotsie Kelly
James America
Ellen

Death Certificate lists burial place as Red Hill Cemetery which is an alternative name for the Jonathan Roberts Burial Ground which is located on Red Hill.

Chotsie
Added by Chotsie Kelly on Sep 21, 2016 12:54 PM
treerpgmo
Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts - JORDAN family
I accepted your edit on Baruch Sr. JORDAN the second husband of Mary (WHITON) WILDER-JORDAN-SAYER. Mary had three children with Baruch: John in 1694, Mary in 1696, and Baruch Jr. in 1699. Do you have full birthdates for them by chance. Hingham Genealogies provides the birthyears for all three of them but they were probably born in Baruch Sr.'s hometown of Plymouth and not her hometown of Hingham especially since they were married in Plymouth.
Added by treerpgmo on Sep 03, 2016 7:05 AM
Jane Harriss Naus
RE: Bud Klinger
Hi Ellen!
Burton Ray Klinger is not directly related to me, but is distantly related to my late mother-in-law. Thank you making contact!
Jane Naus
Added by Jane Harriss Naus on Aug 22, 2016 3:16 PM
Kocart
Thomas Andrews Jr.
You said,

"I apologize, I didn't scroll down far enough to find the transcription."

I added you edit anyway, because you supplied a source that could be useful for someone who has no access to the cemetery. The tombstone reading I did is one source, and this is another, which most probably includes everyone in the cemetery. It is bound to help someone.

Thanks,

Kristen
Added by Kocart on Aug 21, 2016 6:30 PM
Kocart
RE: Thomas Andrews
Your contribution is greatly appreciated--it is essential for memorials to be audited by someone like yourself. By going carefully through all of the available information and checking it against the data on find-a-grave, you fulfill the quality assurance role and make the site a better resource for everyone. Thanks again.

Kristen
Added by Kocart on Aug 21, 2016 6:21 PM
treerpgmo
RE: Patience (NICHOLS) ANDREWS-BEAL
For Patience's first husband the basic reference would be Hingham Genealogies Volume II p. 11, 12 which shows that John ANDREWS was born 30d 9m 1658 in Hingham, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts the son of Thomas & Ruth ANDREWS.
Added by treerpgmo on Aug 17, 2016 3:55 PM
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