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Dale Benjamin Mellott (#47398091)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 8 days
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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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S Palmer
RE: Henry Taylor
No problem! Thank you.
Added by S Palmer on Aug 28, 2014 12:53 PM
Ginny Berry
RE: Jacob Gordon
Makes u wonder why he volunteers.

Thanks again,

Added by Ginny Berry on May 04, 2014 11:50 AM
Ginny Berry
Jacob Gordon
Thank you very much for adding the headstone to the ladies of the family.

Added by Ginny Berry on May 04, 2014 11:36 AM
Sue Macduff:)
Elizabeth (Truax) Mellott
Dale: good morning! I have information that I will email you today.
Added by Sue Macduff:) on Apr 15, 2014 7:24 AM
Blanche Shimer-William Warthin
Thanks for the headstone pictures, it fills a hole in my file.

John Rentch
Annapolis, MD.
Added by jrentch on Mar 16, 2014 5:15 AM
Dennis & Jean Boyer
Obediah Mellott, SAR Patriot #P-247759, Find A Grave Memorial# 13695636
Thanks for your permission for Sons of the American Revolution to use your photo to be eventually linked from the Patriot Index at

Dennis Boyer,
Contributor #47495147
Added by Dennis & Jean Boyer on Feb 03, 2014 8:04 PM
Robin Arvickson
Grave of John Bender
I live in Erie and am working on a volume of grave locations for veterans of the War of 1812. I would like your permission to use the picture your posted of John Bender's grave in this compilation. I will cite you as the source.

Thank you.
Added by Robin Arvickson on Nov 19, 2013 11:18 AM
Joyce Blaylock
RE: Samuel S. Mellott
Samuel S. Mellott marriage to Rachel L. Mellott.
Added by Joyce Blaylock on Nov 08, 2013 3:14 AM
Joyce Blaylock
Samuel S. Mellott
In the Obituary it said he had nine children. Could you list them for me. Thank you.

I found somebody tree and they had 12 Children. So I do not know who is right.

Added by Joyce Blaylock on Nov 07, 2013 5:36 AM
Abraham Clevenger vs. S. Abraham Clevenger

I'm sorry it's taken so long to respond to your inquiry about the two different versions of Abraham Clevenger's name. It's been so long since I originally came up with the information to create the orginal memorial #66794380 that I had to do some work to track down where the information came from. At the time that I created the memorial I originally had the name as Abraham Clevenger. Then a Find a Grave member contacted me and stated that the actual old cemetery records from Sideling Hill Primitive Baptist Cemetery had him listed as S. Abraham Clevenger and being buried in that cemetery. Then later the same Find a Grave member contacted me again and stated that he was actually buried in Sideling Hill Christian Cemetery. At the time they stated that the information was listed in the book The Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church, 1858-1995: A History of the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church and Other Early Church Histories and Cemeteries from Southern Fulton County (PA) and Western Maryland. Although I never could get ahold a copy of the book myself I was able to find it listed on the open library and the google library and there is a section in the book that lists the internments the the cemetery in question.

At any rate, without being able to verify the information myself and after researching every other document I can find on Abraham I have dropped the S from his memorial and have deleted the duplicate memorial (I added that memorial while I was going through a modern list of internments in the cemetery. I have several hundred Clevengers in my family tree so I did not notice that this was a duplicate). If you happen to come across a copy of the book in question I would really love to know what it actually has listed. The Find a Grave member is listed a "anonymous" and there is no way for me to contact them. You can see them listed as having left a flower on Abraham's memorial. If you have ever ran across them yourself you might have a way to contact them.

Hopefully some of this helps.


Added by Danna on Oct 08, 2013 10:17 PM
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