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Melva "Jo" Wright (#47320354)
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Bio Photo I took over after my Aunt Geraldine Martinez passed. This is all new to me but I have become addicted in finding where my family members rest. No one should be forgotten.

I was born in Alexandria, Virginia and now resides in Florida.

I am researching, on my fathers side of the family, Rhodes, Walters, Wright & Brockman in Virginia. On my mothers side, Lytle, Channing, Hayden & Moore in Pennsylvania. And for my Grandchildren, Greene, Caudill. Hutchinson & Vallance's in Kentucky.

I have noticed that I am not the only one impatient with the tokens coming up and I end up with two. I found that if you click on the flowers it will take you to a link to delete the extra one. =)

I have also found a link to calculate birth dates, so when you only have a date of death & the headstone gives you their years it will give you the date of birth.

I have met the most wonderful people with Find-a-Grave. What a great family we have here. Thank you all for doing what you do.

Everyone has been so generous with their photos that I would like to reciprocate. You may use my photos in you family trees. All I ask is recognition from whom you got them.

Happy Hunting =)


"If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn't want to know.

But, here's another question, which
Requires another view,
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?"
-Arkansas Parent-Teacher

Strangers in the Box
By Pamela A. Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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Jane Blake Ford Slack
Pletcher family and picture album
I see that you mention you are a Pletcher descendant. My name is Jane Blake Ford Slack. My great grandfather (John Philip Blake, Sr.) built a home in 1911/12 on Rosemont Street in Oak Cliff in Dallas, TX. Today it is owned by a Fine Arts Society. My daughter has recently volunteered to help them go through some of their closets with old minutes from the Fine Arts society, old blueprints, old pictures, etc. There is an picture album that we are trying to identify. There have only been four owners of the home before the Society bought it in about 1957. There are wonderful photos in this album from Photography Studios in PA and IL. I can not make the connection to Texas. Only 2 names can be found in the album: Eliza with no last name and Mary E Pletcher. The most significant find is an old newspaper clipping of the obituary of John Wesley Adams who was married to Sarah B Pletcher. He was born 20 July 1823 in PA and died 22 Mar 1898 in PA buried in Howard, Centre, PA. I would like to find the proper home for this album or at least copies of the photos for the Pletcher or Adams descendants. I don't know yet what the Art Society will allow. I decided to do the research since I am on Ancestry and Find a Grave, and have a great love for genealogy. These photos will be a treasure for an interested family descendant! I just wish there were names on the backs of these photos. It looks to be circa 1900 give or take. Please let me know if you can find a family member from this line who may be interested. Thanks!

Jane Ford Slack
Added by Jane Blake Ford Slack on Sep 24, 2017 6:47 PM
Barbara B
RE: David & Elizabeth Pletcher
You're welcome! I didn't find them listed in Dale Roadman's book where he transcribed Donegal Cemetery some years ago, but checked in case he missed the stones. Barbara
Added by Barbara B on Sep 02, 2017 5:36 PM
RE: Thomas & Margaret Wilde
You are welcome. It was my first time visiting that cemetery (I live 3 hours away). I was in town visiting friends. The cemetery is in a very peaceful area. Surrounded by an orchard.
Added by RAP on Aug 09, 2017 8:56 AM
Jamie C
Archibald McClean
I have a picture from Lower Marsh Creek that is hard to read, but is clearly a "S McClean" It looks like McClean is probably her maiden name. I am happy to upload it to Archibald and you can delete it if you don't want it there. I'm not really sure how else I can get it to you. If you want it, please let me know (and because I will forget, remind me it is picture 5757) Thanks!
Added by Jamie C on Jun 07, 2017 3:08 PM
Kathie Rodgers
RE: Louis Pletcher

Again I am sorry that I could not fulfill your request. Should someone decide to put a marker for him I will be more than happy to take a photograph for you. I don't want to pry but if he was a veteran the government will provide a marker for him.

Kathie Rodgers
Added by Kathie Rodgers on May 02, 2017 8:02 PM
RE: Robert W Reed
It was added to Ann
Added by dbudd on Apr 09, 2017 4:28 PM
Laura Coffell
RE: Samuel Brockman I
Dear Melva,
My Coffell and Redding family tree on Ancestry
is open to the public. Mom's Smith side is Oaks, Walters, Parsons etc. Dad's Redding side is the
Brockman, Patterson, Weston etc.
From doing my DNA about 5 yr. ago, I found out
that, unknown to my parents they were long-dis
tantly related by about 376 years on the Redding side, and 274 years from the Glass surname in
Banbridge, Downs, N. Ireland. Their ancestors
seemed to move to the same general area through the years. I'd also like to look at your family tree. Laura in Kansas
Added by Laura Coffell on Mar 15, 2017 11:53 AM
minnie schreck
wrights of virginia
I am a descendant of Robert Wright of Orange County Virginia, later moved to Greene County, Ga. His Son Michael W Wright, buried at WRight Cemetery in Mississippi. Minnie Wright Schreck, any familiar? coming down from Michael-James butler, Leroy Clay, ( Leroy was my grt, grt grandfather), his son Sam G Wright, sr, Sam Jr, then my dad Norman Graham Wright. i'm at thanks!!
Added by minnie schreck on Mar 12, 2017 1:05 PM
Mary Bingham
Peabody Ancestry
Dear Melva:
I am also a direct descendant of Isaac Peabody. He is my 8x Great Grandfather twice. Once Through his son Joseph and once through his daughter Hepsibah. I would invite you to join my Face Book Group page titled Peabody Ancestry. I have some really nice photos of everything Peabody....including one picture of where the grist mill once stood in Topsfield. Other members of our group shared lots of photos of the Peabodys who moved out west. Please feel free to contact me at, or on Facebook under my name, Mary Louise Bingham.

Mary Bingham
Added by Mary Bingham on Mar 09, 2017 6:36 PM
Ref Daniel Sickles
If you click on the link "Help with Find A Grave" under Actions to the upper left of any Find A Grave Page, you'll get all the FAQs. The second link is "Help..I have a question. How do I contact Find A Grave." That will give you a group of emails to contact various departments of Find a Grave. Since Daniel Sickles is a "Famous" grave, I'd use that one. Make sure you cite his memorial number and say exactly what you'd like to have added. Not sure if it will work, but give it up to 21 days. If not, then might want to submit again. Good luck.
Added by Alicelth on Dec 04, 2016 6:01 PM
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