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Chris (#46940591)
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Janice Friel
Chris was wondering where you got the information about Abraham Showalter. Research my grandmothers Showalter family.
Added by Janice Friel on Jun 28, 2015 5:44 PM
RE: Abel V. Shotwell family history
I am checking in to how to get both parties in contact with each other.

Is there an email address that you can give me so they can contact you?

Added by Anne on Jun 27, 2015 12:41 PM
RE: Abel V. Shotwell family history
Should I assume that you are not interested in acquiring this item?

Added by Anne on Jun 27, 2015 7:47 AM
RE: Abel V. Shotwell family history
I think they would be interested in hearing from you if you would like to have the diary. Are you familiar with that particular facebook page?
Added by Anne on Jun 26, 2015 3:20 PM
Abel V. Shotwell family history
Hello, not a family member just someone who saw this on a Facebook page. There is a diary of some type that they are trying to find a living descendant of and I was wondering if this person is in your family tree. If he is just thought I would share.
Christopher Hodge shared Heirloom Archaeology, LLC's post to the group: Genealogy - Improving your searches.

“History of Union County New Jersey” quoted:

Abel Vail Shotwell was born October 18, 1814, in Rahway, New Jersey. His parents were Abel and Elizabeth (Vail) Shotwell. His father did an extensive business as a tanner, in Rahway. His mother was a native of Somerset County, New Jersey, and was the fifth in descent from Edward Fitz Randolph, a native of Nottinghamshire, England, who was born about 1617 and came to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1630. Edward Fitz Randolph was married May 10, 1637, to Elizabeth Blossom, born in Leyden, 1620, her parents having left England to escape persecution. They came to America the same year on the Mayflower. Our subject, (again our author) the sixth in descent from the pilgrim, was educated in the common schools of Rahway. In 1830 he became a clerk in a mercantile house, and later began business on his own account, in church he was actively engaged until 1868. In 1868 he became connected with the Rahway Fire Insurance Company. He was for many years second vice-president of the Rahway Savings Bank, also secretary of the board of directors of the national Bank of Rahway and was for a long period director in the old Farmers and Mechanics Bank, of Rahway. In 1858, when Rahway became a city, he was chosen to represent the first ward in the city council. He was married November 2, 1859, to his second cousin, Rosetta Shotwell Ebert, of Hamilton, Ohio, granddaughter of Hugh Shotwell, formerly of Scotch Plains, New Jersey. On her father’s side she was a great-granddaughter of Colonel Smyser, of York County Pennsylvania, an officer in the Revolutionary war. Colonel Smyser was a captain in Colonel Swope’s regiment, and was captured at Fort Washington, on the Hudson, November 16, 1766. Mr. Shotwell died December 17, 1893.”

Anne Stowell
Added by Anne on Jun 26, 2015 11:41 AM
Rocky Sinclair
William Hawk
I sent a note thru Find A Grave yesterday this person was not in the Lewis-Clark cemetery in Lewiston Idaho. I stopped by the city cemetery, Normal Hill, and found him there. See memorial # 128111645. You may wish to remove him from the Lewis-Clark one.
Added by Rocky Sinclair on Jun 25, 2015 11:10 AM
Alexis Kuzmick
Edward Pendergast edit
Hi Chris!

I just sent you an edit for Edward Pendergast. I corrected the date of death, but thought I should send an explanation. One would assume the tombstone to be correct- but in this case, it isn't. The stone was ordered by the Ripley County Historical Society, but they must not have had all his records because a) he appears in the 1850 census, and b) his final Revolutionary War pension payment was issued in March of 1850.

If you want to add the following bio information, here it is:
His father was Phillip Pendergast of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and his grandfather was Garrett Pendergast/Pendergrass, Indian trader and pioneer of western Pennsylvania. Two of his siblings were Sgt Robert Pendergrass of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, and Corporal Lawrence Pendergrass of the Fourth Artillery Regiment, Pennsylvania. Edward had an aunt Gertrude Pendergrass who was killed by the Indians at Fort Lyttleton on June 24, 1757. An uncle Garrett Pendergrass, Jr was also killed by Indians while delivering a petition in Mercer County, Kentucky, on March 28, 1777.

Added by Alexis Kuzmick on Jun 18, 2015 9:33 PM
Bill Caldwell
GRIMES - South Park Cemetery
Chris - Thanks for the correction for the GRIMES memorial. I wondered why I couldn't find South Park Cemetery in Harris County. Appreciate the help!
Added by Bill Caldwell on Jun 09, 2015 6:49 AM
Donald Haddix
Arch William Bennett 90763813

This is my Grandfather.

I would like to administer the content for his page.

Would you please consider transferring the management to me?

I would appreciate your consideration and assistance.

Donald Haddix
Son of Mary Jo Bennett Haddix 71021280
Added by Donald Haddix on May 12, 2015 6:51 PM
Thomas Showalter #146152200

Thank you so much for the links to his parents. I am just curious where you found his birth information?

Blessings to you!
Added by Kindredspirit on May 09, 2015 4:40 AM
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