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Marvin Hilts (#46820413)
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Bio Photo My "dead people" (approx 350) listed in my Virtual Cemeteries are family members, those who married into the family, and a small handful of their relatives; they are linked together as much as possible to facilitate family navigation. The other listings, most of which are not in my Virtual Cemeteries, are ones I thought may have been family, friends, veterans, or are just interesting.

In addition to Hilts, my grand-parents' surnames include Blossum, Butler, Caskey, Conyers, Drake, FitzRandolf, Ganton, Gibbs, Gulick, Huffenus, Krizanitz, Lindsley, McWilliams, Merrylls, Smith, Trotter, Walker, Warner, Wood, and Wooden, to name a few, and Charlemagne is my 35th Great-Grandfather.

My wife Peggy and I live in Blairstown, NJ, 25 miles west of Ledgewood, parts of which are listed as "The Hilts District" in Morris County atlases from the latter part of the 19th century. There was a Hilts School in Ledgewood, and Netcong's Post Office is located on the corner of Main St. and Hilts Lane.

As an interesting side-light, two of my grand-children are direct descendants of Mayflower passengers William and Mary Brewster.

Thanks go to my third cousins Letha and Diane from whom I received a large portion of these data.

A deciphering guide to the "cousin" maze can be found here.

I invite relatives or anyone with comments or corrections to email me.
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Katrina Nichols
King Family
Hi Marvin,

Thanks for all the great information you are sharing on this site!Since Theodore F. King is a cousin of yours, and I am related to the King family as well, perhaps we are cousins. The thing is- I can't figure out how I might be connected to Theodore. Can you help? My paternal grandmother is Elizabeth King. her father is Albert Austin King of Netcong. His dad is Owen W. King who lived 1834-1920. I think he might be connected to Theodore because they lived during the same time frame. Please email me at if you can help me connect the dots. I know there is a connection because my grandmother and her siblings grew up in the house at 93 Allen St. in Netcong and always talked about the family being so important to the history of the town,
Thank you in advance. You can also call if theta is easier. 484-889-6182 Katrina Nichols MacLeod
Added by Katrina Nichols on Jan 23, 2016 3:04 PM
M Bailey
Are there any Caskey photos of this line?
Added by M Bailey on May 26, 2015 1:08 AM
Leslie Dare
Transfer Request
Please consider the transfer of the following:

Caroline LaRue Bryan

George Bryan

Added by Leslie Dare on May 03, 2015 7:23 AM
Elizabeth Hilts
Anthony Hilts
Anthony Hilts was my 5th great grandfather. I'm fascinated to learn all the details you shared on your page and thank you for that. I've been searching for more information on him and his wife, Mary.
Added by Elizabeth Hilts on Apr 24, 2015 5:16 PM
Anne S.
Hill Families
Thank you for all the updates on the
Hill families.
Added by Anne S. on Apr 08, 2015 7:04 AM
eliza drake hilts
Hello Marvin..i was hoping you would share the picture of eliza & william so i may put in family tree. abraham Drake b. 1685 was a brother to my 6th great grandfather benjamin drake b. 1683.

Blessings... Kay
Added by Kay on Jan 30, 2015 8:19 AM
Betty Cochrane
Robert Drake
Robert Drake is also my 9th great grandfather. I have researched the Drake line back to William Drake, born 1175, my 21st. great grandfather. It has been great fun and I reached the end of the line there. Would love to exchange information, if you wish. Until later, cousin. Betty Rains Cochrane
Added by Betty Cochrane on Sep 13, 2014 10:20 AM
tina quay
Rev John Drake
thank you for the information you have put up on him.. found out he is my 9th great grandfather and I am trying to find out as much as I can on his family and such.. thank you ever so much and please feel free to add me and email me.. thank you
Added by tina quay on Feb 04, 2014 1:27 PM
Joyce Ellen Hosking
Cochran, James
Hi Marvin, I was not sure if you email address is current.
My best friend's Grandmother is James Cochran's sister, Katherine.
You can contact me through email for more information.
I am very interested in any information you may have about Katherine's siblings.
Thank you.
Joyce Hosking
Boonton Township, NJ
Added by Joyce Ellen Hosking on Dec 02, 2013 10:25 PM
Thanks so much for the transfers, and my sincere apology for the multiple requests. I really should only do this in the morning when I have my wits about me, instead of late at night!
Added by Kathleen on Sep 21, 2011 9:24 PM
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