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Michael S. Caldwell (#47174042)
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Bio Photo If you contact me, please take a moment to say hello, good morning, or hey how are ya. On occasion I get "suggest a correction" notices that are brief, abrupt, and unfriendly in tone and seem more like robot communication than actual human beings. It's a personal pet peeve and I don't react well to those sorts of messages. A little simple human courtesy goes a long way with me.

I research my family history in southwestern and south central Pennsylvania for the most part, although I live in northeastern New Jersey. Counties of interest include Bedford, Blair, Franklin, Fulton, Somerset, Westmoreland, Cambria, Fayette, Washington, Indiana, and others.

PLEASE: If you request an interaction with me, whether to discuss a memorial or request a transfer, please do not be "Anonymous" and not provide any means to contact you. I recently had someone request a transfer but when I tried to contact the person, was told that the submitter was anonymous and there was no way to leave a public message for him or her. I'm not comfortable with this method of communicating. Thanks.

PLEASE: If you write to me via "Suggest a Correction" PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE provide me with evidence in the form of some kind of documentation for any edits you'd like me to make. This is especially true if I don't already know who you are. It's not possible for me to simply accept what someone out of the blue tells me is valid without sources, documentation, proof or some other compelling argument. Sorry to sound like a grouch, but that's just the way my work goes.
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Cindy Kern
Mary E. Johnson Hayden
I see by the photo that a headstone could not be found for Mary E. Johnson Hayden, Samuel L. Hayden's second wife. Mary's marriage to Samuel was also her second marriage. She was first married to Lieutenant David Perry, a Civil War veteran, who died in 1863. Mary is buried with her first husband at Spring Grove Cemetery. Johnson was her maiden name. Mary's sister, Maggie Johnson, and David's brother, George W. Perry married each other. So sisters married brother. They are all buried at Spring Grove on the same lot. Hope this helps, although it can be very confusing.
Added by Cindy Kern on Apr 21, 2014 9:57 PM
Brian J. Ensley
PA Death Certificates
I'm not sure if you were aware or not, but has been uploading all of the PA Death Certificates. They're up to 1924 and hope to have them all up to 1963 by this November.

No more paying for them and waiting 2 months to get them back only to hope it's the right one!

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Apr 21, 2014 5:01 PM
John Waddington
Hello my name is Kelley! I saw that you had the memorial for John and that all you have was England for his birth. I sent a correct/suggestion for his birth county. I am a Relative of John's mother, Nancy Burnley Waddington 1798-1870. I found the church record for John's birth place in my searchs and sent a corrction, then I read your page, sorry bout that.

Any way he was born on Bradford, West Yorkshire, Eng.
.....West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910 about John Waddington.......

Name: John Waddington
Parish: Bradford, St Peter (Bradford Cathedral)
Baptism Date: 5 May 1819
Father's Name: Benjamin Waddington
Mother's name: Nancy Waddington

Here are their memorial numbers:
Benjamn # 60244099
Nancy # 60244083

Added by kellbell1984 on Apr 18, 2014 12:34 PM
Bradley Hall Sr
Mr. Absalom Critchfield 1788-1875
Mr. Absalom Critchfield 1788-1875. Find A Grave memorial number 94960007. Mr. Absalom Critchfield was my 4th Great Grandfather. I just came across a map of Confluence Somerset County, PA dated 1876 that has the name Critchfield below the number B-10. Are you related to the Critchfield family? I also wanted to ask you if I could use your photo of his headstone that you posted on Find A Grave? I always give people credit for the photos taken and even list the memorial numbers so others can follow the links. You can contact me at my email at: THANK YOU!!
Added by Bradley Hall Sr on Apr 15, 2014 3:07 PM
Mary Benell
Mary Catherine Claar Musselman
Find A Grave Memorial # 81168589: May I please have your permission to copy the obituary, etc. that you have included on Mary Catherine Claar Musselman's Find A Grave Memorial.

Thanking you in advance

Added by Mary Benell on Apr 09, 2014 2:38 PM
Michael R Miller
Echard Markers

I looked for the Echard markers at the Pine Grove UBC Church in Puzzletown today. It was very overgrown, and I didn't have a lot of time to try to pull back the over growth. Will attempt again soon.

Added by Michael R Miller on Apr 02, 2014 3:46 PM
mark brobst
RE: Rosborough
Added by mark brobst on Mar 30, 2014 4:52 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Meeting in person
It was great to finally meet you, too. Next time you're in town, let me know.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Mar 28, 2014 3:18 PM
Debra A. Felger
Nancy Baker

I have made the updates.

Thsnk you,
Added by Debra A. Felger on Mar 16, 2014 11:34 AM
Gregg Freese
Hiram Jay
Hi, I've linked Hiram Jay to his parents per your request. Glad to help. Are you a descendant of Hiram or another Jay family member? Just curious!
Added by Gregg Freese on Mar 07, 2014 12:35 PM
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