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Dale Benjamin Mellott (#47398091)
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Bio Photo I was born in Fulton County and lived there until 1965. We expect to retire back there to our 14+ acres that we own, across the creek from the house where I was born. I started to work with my mother on the Mellott Genealogy starting in 1958. My first work was to organize the data into a workable, simple system that would minimize individual records. In Fulton County, it was not unusual to be related by both father and mother on your mother's side (maternal) and both mother and father on your father's side (faternal). My mother would keep loose leaf notebooks on all four of these connections. I use what I call a 'birth order' system and always follows the male 'Mellott Decendant' if there is one. If there is no male 'Mellott Decendant' then it follows the female 'Mellott Decendant'. Everyone has a 'birth order' based on your birth order in your family. My birth order number is 0309 0205 0212. I am the 12th in my family, my dad was 2nd in his family, my grandfather was 5th in his family, my great grandfather was 2nd in his family and so on. The 03 is Obediah Roy Mellott Sr., the 3rd son of Elder John B. Mellott. Two people will never have the same 'birth order' number. When my mother, Catharine Harriet (Keefer) Mellott (0309 0205 022) died in 1991, I was given all her records. I am still organizing her handwritten work.
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RE: Jacob Mellott & Mary Polly Sipes
p.s. What a strange feeling it is to be in a cemetery and realize you're probably related to two-thirds of the people in it. And I don't even carry the Mellott name, so I bet it feels even more so for you. Very cool.
Added by JoyceH on Dec 28, 2014 7:47 AM
RE: Jacob Mellott & Mary Polly Sipes
Thanks, Dale. I was in the Sideling Hill cemeteries yesterday as a matter of fact (stopped on the way back to Philly from visiting my family) and I see what you're saying. Hopefully we can figure it out together in 2015. Merry Christmas!
Added by JoyceH on Dec 28, 2014 7:46 AM
Joyce Blaylock
Samuel Hess
I have a question?

Look at Silas Hess #106187785 born 14 Oct 1847 died 27 Dec 1935 Death Certificate states Father Samuel Hess Mother Mary Dishong
Have Death Certif for Christopher Hess 138989791list father name as Samuel Hess & mother as Mary Dishong
NOW LOOK at the TOMBSTONE for Samuel Hess Married Mary MELLOTT. Do you know which name in right Mary Dishong or Mary Mellott?

Hope you have a great Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Added by Joyce Blaylock on Dec 15, 2014 4:30 AM
RE: addendum
Dale--I re-read this and it is an intriguing theory. I will say that I haven't found a will for Jacob Jr. in Pennsylvania, which I think is odd because they definitely had assets (at least, land, it appears.) When would they have went west, do you know?
Added by JoyceH on Nov 16, 2014 8:39 PM
RE: addendum
Hi Dale--sorry, I misunderstood the message! I don't know where Mary is buried, unfortunately--just that from all accounts, her husband was Jacob Jr. Sounds like we have a mystery to solve together!
Added by JoyceH on Nov 16, 2014 6:05 PM
RE: addendum
Hi Dale, please see my response by email. What you sent me seems to indicate that Jacob was her husband, not Theodorius. Thanks!
Added by JoyceH on Nov 16, 2014 5:38 PM
Apologies, I said it is on George W's birth certificate, it is on his death certificate. Would be happy to share the image. Thank you!
Added by JoyceH on Nov 13, 2014 9:15 AM
Mary Mellott
Hello Dale--I am curious about this listing, because my understanding is that Mary Polly Sipes married Jacob Jr. Mellott. (And this is listed on their child, George Washington Mellott Jr's birth certificate. This leads me to question whether there was a second marriage to Theodorius, or if this is not the correct tombstone for Mary Polly Sipes.

If you would like to communiciate more about this, please email me at execdir at I would very much like to determine the correct information for my First Families application. Thank you!
Added by JoyceH on Nov 13, 2014 9:14 AM
Richard Kendall

Hi. I have been researching Richard Kendall, Seaman 1st class on the USS Caddo. I have found that he and others on board the Caddo were forced off the ship by a German U boat and put into three life boats.. One of the three life boats was rescued but the other two were never seen again. Richard was on one of those life boats that was lost. His body was never recovered.

I contacted and had memorial #73707133 turned into a cenotaph since he is not buried there. His wife had him added to the stone but his body is not there which is why it is now classified as a cenotaph. You may want to remove your picture of his parents' stone from that memorial/cenotaph in Newville Cemetery and create a memorial for that picture in Union Cemetery since that is where the stone is and then contact edit to have them make it into a cenotaph. Only they can change a memorial into a cenotaph.



Added by Sherry on Oct 13, 2014 3:04 PM
S Palmer
RE: Henry Taylor
No problem! Thank you.
Added by S Palmer on Aug 28, 2014 12:53 PM
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