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David P. Wilson (#46887005)
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I've extensively researched both sides of my family, and had two well-received books professionally published relating to my maternal-side research. My roots on that side are in Baltimore, MD and west-central Poland, while my paternal roots are deep in Sussex Co., DE, and, earlier, in what is today known as the United Kingdom. Needless to say, I'm a "friend" of cemeteries, and have visited many.

My definitely known paternal side ancestral families of direct personal descent are (on my late dad's paternal side) WILSON, PALMER (originally Par[r]imore), JOHNSON, REYNOLDS, and WALLS. Those families were settled throughout the territory from the area of today's Sussex Co. Airport (located two miles to the east of Georgetown) through, eastward, into Lewes, with some members settled, or at times having resided, northward to in and around Milton to Milford, and others southward to in and around Millsboro. On my dad's maternal side, which features my known direct personal ancestral families KNOWLES, KIRBY, and MORGAN, they were settled in Broad Creek Hundred, Concord through, westward, Blades, and to in and around Woodland, also, many members, as time passed, immediately northward into adjacent Seaford, and some to as far southward as to in and around Bethel. Except for the Kirbys, who crossed in to western Sussex from the neighbouring portion of MD during the late 1800s, all other listed ancestral families were solidly settled in Sussex by the time of the American Revolution (several since decades prior). These truly were pioneer Sussex Co. families, who worked immeasurably to help clear and settle the area, not to mention - significantly - to populate it.

My maternal side genealogy that's represented on Find A Grave is much more limited and concentrated, to members of my LEWANDOWSKI, KANIECKI, and CYWINSKI ancestral families. The immigrants of those families came to America during the 1870s and 1880s, all settling in Baltimore, MD, except for two known Cywinski great-great uncles who settled in PA.

In addition to members of my own families, I also memorialize many other decedents, who I simply want to make sure they make it on to the Find A Grave map. Decedents interred in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Blades, DE get particularly a lot of TLC from me, as that's my parish cemetery.

I welcome contact from anyone who views any memorial I manage, or any floral note I've added somewhere, and realizes I'm their relative, or who otherwise would like to share or ask/discuss anything. If e-mailing me, please be sure to put something like "I saw one of your Find A Grave memorials" in the Subject line, so I'll know your message isn't spam. Thanks.

Anyone who may wish to, I invite you to visit the memorials for my parents, BENJAMIN T. WILSON (1916-1988) and STELLA E. WILSON (1916-2012), both interred in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, and leave them flowers or some other nice graphic. Ditto in the linked memorials for my deceased siblings. (All mentioned memorials will be found in my "My parents & siblings" virtual cemetery.) I'm sure they'd like and appreciate that very much.
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Messages left for David P. Wilson (22)[Leave Message]
Dan Phelan
RE: New Kaniecki photo
Hi Dave, You are welcome.
I went to the cemetery, but it wasn't in my plans that day so I didn't have any notes or maps to go by. I had to find the plot from memory--I didn't even remember the names you were looking for, but I found them again.

I added/replaced photos for several people in that plot--just check around.

I went there for someone else I was researching that I found based on a book at the Dundalk Historical Society.
Added by Dan Phelan on Sep 18, 2017 10:43 AM
Dan Phelan
New Kaniecki photo
Hi Dave, see new photo at Memorial# 39428245

Dan Phelan
Added by Dan Phelan on Sep 15, 2017 4:02 PM
Terry Cooper
Kendle L. Lloyd
This person has duplicate listings. This one is the listing without a headstone. The other one is complete.
Added by Terry Cooper on Sep 12, 2017 8:22 AM
M. Cardone
RE: The 2 urls I provided below seem to not work
Oh ok, I just checked your line and saw that we are friends of Ed "Murph" Cywinski's family/children. He was a great guy! You indicated that his father was Bernard and Bernard's father was Andrez.
Added by M. Cardone on Aug 27, 2017 7:20 PM
M. Cardone
RE: Cywinski tombstone pic THANK YOU
Sure no problem, glad to help. Sorry about the shadow on the tombstone. I can retake it if you need. I have been using Find a Grave for years but I just finally got around to creating an account. Since I spend so much of my free time in cemeteries I figured I could prob help out some out of town folks who are looking for grave markers. The Cywinski name caught my attention since the Cywinski's from Nanticoke are friends of ours.
Added by M. Cardone on Aug 27, 2017 6:21 PM
Robert Warren
Joseph Wilson Sr 1802-1880
I read your wonderful ancestry review on Find A Grave for Joseph Wilson Sr 1802-1880 who is my second Great Grandfather.
He was the father of Major Hammond Wilson 1838-1888 my great grandfather who is buried in Bethel Cemetery in Lewes Delaware along with many other Wilsons. I reviewed your ancestry connections and was unable to find your relation to Joseph Wilson Sr. I have recently moved to Delaware and have been pretty successful in tracing the Wilson Family. I appreciate your research on your ancestry. I would appreciate any Ancestry Connections that you might have.

Sincerely..... Robert L. Warren
Added by Robert Warren on Mar 02, 2017 7:52 PM
Dorothy M Szymanski Rocheleau - 156504667
Dave, I added her obit and changed the cemetery location, but have to tell you I believe her obituary listed the wrong location based on where the photo was taken. Find A Grave did send me a spreadsheet of both cemeteries. I am going to get with cemetery officials and try to validate correct locations for all entries, then have Find A Grave update findings. This cemetery is just a couple of miles from my house but I cannot tell you how wrong entries are for both cemeteries. Appreciate all you do for Find A Grave as it helps others searching for family and friends - and always great to provide some extra information for those searching.
Added by lolo1951 on Nov 27, 2016 11:22 AM
RE: Depta tombstone pictures request fulfilled
Thank you so very much David. You do great work and are a pleasure to work with as well. Thanks for all the good information and suggestions. Much appreciated. Iris
Added by Iris on Nov 01, 2016 8:02 AM
Paul Davenport
Anna Hughes

Anna Hughes was the aunt of my wife. She appears in the 1910 census of Vienna, Dorchester Cty,MD.

She married Albert Kruger on 25 June, 1919 at Cambridge, MD. She later married Francis West. Do not know what happen to her husbands.

I found a Frances Elizabeth Cannon West buried at Riverview Cem., Wilmington, DE. Might be the mother of Francis??

Francis & Anna were living in Philadelphia in the 1930 census and in Sussex county, Delaware in 1940
Added by Paul Davenport on Oct 28, 2016 6:32 PM
RE: Question
I am so glad I was able to help with your questions on St. Mary's in Moosic.

Minooka is a section of Scranton. St Mary's Cemetery is about half a blook from the Scranton border. There are quite a few cemeteries in Minooka including a cluster of cemeteries and I don't know the names of all of them. The one you recerenced does look like it's in Minooka but I'm not familiar with it. Do you have a name or document I can review to see if I can find any info to be sure it is the correct one?
Added by MaG on Feb 27, 2016 6:16 AM
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