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Dottie Colleen K. (#46831435)
 member for 10 years, 11 months, 14 days
Sue Bramhall
RE: Hello cousin
Who are some of your descending "cousins". My husband is also a Townsend, and at some point we are "kissing cousins". After Eli Townsend, when you get into the Pusey's, things get a little confusing.

Added by Sue Bramhall on Feb 23, 2017 2:53 PM

Laura Porter
Thanks for alerting me about the duplicate memorial for Laura Porter. It has been corrected.

Added by RuTer on Feb 05, 2017 12:11 PM

Martin Abrams
Howard Clark, cousin
Howard was a first cousin to my gf, Frank Burkey of Muncie IN. Their mothers were Thompson sisters.

I would be interested in contacting any of my 3rd cousins. As far as I can tell, Howard was married to Avis but with no kids. He had a brother, William M Clark but I have not been able to follow him.

Do you know otherwise? Thank you.

Added by Martin Abrams on Dec 11, 2016 9:27 PM

Hi Dottie Just wanted to say hi Charles Heidrich is my Grandfather,Jacob is my G Greatfather. Have a good holiday.Carol Heidrich

Added by carol on Nov 27, 2016 8:42 PM

H. James Tollett III
Pritchett, Horace
Thank you for taking time to add Horace's parents!

Added by H. James Tollett III on Nov 16, 2016 5:20 AM

chuckmoney10 at

Added by Burnsey on Nov 15, 2016 2:31 PM

Will Sheward
Hey Dottie,
I saw on # 55332712 memorial that you left a nice note for William Sheward GG Uncle. May I ask how you are a cousin of William"s? I want to put you on my family tree somewhere. :) I have logged all of William's family. I have a picture of Will that I will upload later tonight.

chuckmoney at

Added by Burnsey on Nov 15, 2016 2:26 PM

carole taylor puntenney
RE: 68006399
Thank you for your input and good to hear from you, Cuz We are of the same mind set...

I use that phrase quite often myself......
"buried on their property (Plantation) and 350 years later hard to find even if we have an exact description of the 300 acres".. (the oak tree on the northwest corner is probably dead too) LOL

Added by carole taylor puntenney on Oct 09, 2016 7:41 AM

Lyn McDaniel
Truitt photo 1908
I have a photo taken in Hannibal Mo. in 1908 of Hermit F. Truitt and four of his five sons. Missing is Thomas B. Truitt, who had moved to Washington state. I'll gladly share a copy by e-mail. Would like to have everyone in it identified. I am LLMCD2005 at yahoo dot com.

Added by Lyn McDaniel on Sep 14, 2016 6:24 PM

Deb Davidson
William Truitt
Hi! My paternal grandfather was illegitimate and born in 1894 in Nokomis, Illinois. His birth certificate lists William M Truitt as the father and Sara Gertrude Bost as the mother. "Gertrude" then married a man by the name of Davidson a few years later and settled in Denver, Colo for a while. My grandfather was adopted by the step dad and given the name Fairfax Harry Davidson, but the birth certificate names him as William Mayfield Truitt Bost. Any information you can share would be so wonderful. I have been searching for william for a long time. Thank you!

Added by Deb Davidson on Sep 09, 2016 5:49 PM

carole taylor puntenney
Hi, Cuz' I just got info from another Truitt Cuz that George's parents are: George Truitt 1600-1663 and Frances Peddington 1600-1645, and that they lived in Accomack. They are not on f-a-g but looking at your "note" I was wondering if they too could be buried on the family plantation and just not found yet??? Do you have or know a source to prove or find them? Carole 47890355

Added by carole taylor puntenney on Aug 26, 2016 8:27 AM

Kevin Tonkin
RE: Mary Miller McGinley
Okay, I understand. Thanks for the clarification. Might even be good to include that clarification in a note for others who may ask the same thing?

Added by Kevin Tonkin on Aug 09, 2016 5:42 AM

Kevin Tonkin
Mary Miller McGinley
Created by: Dottie Colleen K.
Record added: Dec 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32400688

Even the marker you took shows a middle initial C.

Added by Kevin Tonkin on Aug 08, 2016 8:19 AM

I was on Find-a-Grave and saw your "flowers" on my grandparents memorials. My maternal grandmother was Mary Hollis Gray. My great grandmother was Sarah (Sallie) B. Conwell Hollis. Her mother was Ann E. Townsend who was the mother of Brickus Townsend and Susannah Brown Townsend. Are these Townsends related to you?

I tried to view your tree on Ancestry (I am a member), but was unable to figure out how to do it. Any help you could give to me would be greatly appreciated.

Also, my maternal grandfather was Charles Harter Gray. His mother was Jennie Lyn Wetzel (Gray). Her father was Aaron Wentzel. (My Wetzels couldn't be related to your Wetzels???)

Thank you for any help.


Added by ECS on Jul 28, 2016 7:45 PM

Anna Woodworth
Hi, her obit next to a relative of mine...want me to scan to you? juju #47489588 has my email

Added by JuJu on Jul 24, 2016 12:19 PM

Zoe Tom
See FAG #: 157489199
Let me know what you think.


Added by Zoe Tom on Jul 22, 2016 5:45 AM

Laura Macferran Kraus
Peter Truitt Clark
Hello Dottie,

I am interested in the photo you posted for Peter Truitt Clark. It appears to be part of a larger photo, perhaps other family members. It is his parents John Clark, Jr. & Mary Truitt who are my 3rd great grandparents. Please e-mail me at

Added by Laura Macferran Kraus on Jun 28, 2016 7:53 AM

Dan Oh
RE: c aaron watson
I forget who c aaron Watson was, but I'm guessing you sent me a correction or link or something and I just followed up with some detail. I'm not family. good luck with your research and let me know where I can help in chester county.

Added by Dan Oh on Jun 22, 2016 7:50 PM

Dan Oh
c aaron watson
the following was submitted to the owner of his entry:

Please cut and paste this to the bio section:

The Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa.
May 13, 1929

C. Aaron Watson

Yesterday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock, C. Aaron Watson, of 608 South Church Street, this place, passed away in the 68th year of his age. For the past seven years he had been an invalid, having suffered a paralytic stroke at that time.

He was a son of the late Cornelius and Mary Watson, and for many years was a farmer of Oxford and later Landenberg. This farm he sold at the time of his moving here seven years ago. He married twice, his first wife being Miss Anna Shockley, the second Mrs. Anna Kirkpatrick, who survives.

Three sons died in infancy, and there are ten daughters surviving: Iva, wife of Howard Pyle, of West Chester; Ida, wife of Calvin Riggins; Lelia, wife of Rene Bassett, of Norristown; Anna, wife of Charles P. Rigg, of this place; Elma, wife of Calvin Bostelle; Ethel, wife of Geo. Harmon, Elsie, wife of John Stauffer, Wallingford; Margaret, wife of Richard Weller, of West Grove; Bessie, wife of Peter Morris, this place; Alice, at home. There are twenty grandchildren. One brother, B. Riley Watson, of Oxford, also survives. Five sisters, who live in Delaware, also survive.

WATSOM- In West Chester, on May 12, C. Aaron Watson, in the 68ty year of his age.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from the Hicks Funeral Home, 130 West Market St., West Chester, on Wednesday, May 15th, at 2 p.m., D.S.T. Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington. Friends may call on Tuesday evening.

May 6, 1929

Funeral services for the late C. Aaron Watson were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the Hicks Funeral Home, 130 West Market St. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends and many beautiful flowers. The services were in charge of Rev. N. Barton Masters, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of this place. Mrs. Isaac Fetters sang two selections in beautiful voice.

Pall-bearers were: Howard Pyle, Richard Weller, Calvin Bostelle, Lewis Stroud, George Harmon and Howard Austin.

Interment was made in Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.

Added by Dan Oh on Jun 21, 2016 1:35 PM

Ray Malenfant
Added Obituary
This has been added. Pleased to do that. Would be glad to transfer this memorial to you if you wish. Please advise. We will be back after the 4th of July and will do the transfer then if you like. Send me a reminder! Ray

Added by Ray Malenfant on Jun 18, 2016 8:39 AM

Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
Always feel free to request a transfer ~ More than happy to connect loved ones with loved ones! My best, Cor.

Added by Corey & Douglas Marshall-... on Jun 13, 2016 4:41 PM

jane hall
William Zadock Purnell
Hello Again, I just discovered that I have another questionable site that you also have on William Z Purnell. Mine is 73806223. The photos are identical but the name of the church is not! Is this a later name or what? I need to combine our 2 sites so let me know. Thanks again.

Added by jane hall on Jun 01, 2016 2:46 PM

jane hall
RE: Hello
Thanks for the tip as I had no idea I had done this and no one had noticed it until now. We were in Maryland in 2010 and this is the best photo we could get of his grave. Guess it must have been right up against another stone but don't really remember. Is this some of your family? The reason it caught my eye is because my Marshall family moved from Maryland to Alabama in late 1800s. Buried with my family in Selma Alabama is a Dr Purnell and our family is very connected with the Purnells but have never figured out just who this one is and how he is connected. Also I don't know what cemetery James Bowdoin Robbins Purnell is buried in unless it is the one I listed on the site. If not then please let me know so I can fix it. Thank you so much.

Added by jane hall on Jun 01, 2016 2:12 PM

Deborah Kresse
Townsend Family Cemetery
Hi Dottie,
I have just recently started researching my family history and, thanks to your research, found that my great great grandparents on my father's mother's side were Absolum and Mary Townsend, and that they are buried in the Townsend Family Cemetery. I live in Milford, and am trying to find the cemetery using the description of its location on "Find A Grave". Have you actually been to the cemetery? Are there tombstones to mark the graves? Do you know who owns the property, so that I can get permission to access it?
How are you related to Absolum and Mary Townsend? I am assuming we are cousins of some sort!

Added by Deborah Kresse on May 24, 2016 12:30 AM

Dan Phelan
RE: Thanks!
Hi Dottie, you are very welcome--take good care of them for me! I figured it would be best if you managed them.
Dan Phelan

Added by Dan Phelan on May 14, 2016 5:39 PM


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