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Laura McQuaid (#46865746)
 member for 11 years, 6 days
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Bio Photo I began to seriously work on my family history in 1993 and spent much time working on submissions of my entire Kahle family (hundreds and hundreds of people) to the late Rev. Frederick Weiser for his 1995 3 volume book, Weiser Families in America. Initially I had resumed study of my family history for the purpose of finally gathering the documents needed to join the D.A.R. and the Weiser project really helped get me moving. I am now a D.A.R. member, with grand total so far of seventeen Revolutionary War veteran ancestors. Occasionally, as a courtesy, I add a grave of someone I am not related to but is of interest to me or/and I have a family link to that family. Sometimes, I come across a really interesting monument and imagine that someone out there will be thrilled to see it if I take a photo. If a descendant or close relative of those people request it, I will be happy to transfer management of those graves. I rather prefer to hang on to my direct ancestors if I submitted them because I then have the ability to change any information later found that sheds more light on the subject or corrects any error.
Be advised that no one has permission to reproduce on other websites the personally owned photographs published here unless consent is asked and granted. I retain ownership of the images, except for those I reproduced WITH CONSENT of the owner(s) (such as Judy King) & this includes uploading images to your public family tree that is then reproduced other places without mention of the original source. I do this as a service and not to help provide income for family history businesses where they can charge money for my work. I am pleased to help other family historians with information, but please don't copy and paste original text I wrote directly into your own family tree unless you quote me and the source. It's embarrassing if I appear to be a plagiarist when I actually wrote the text in the first place.
I am grateful to all the people who posted photographs and information that have helped me and I am thrilled to make contact with others who research the same families. Through the internet, I have met so many wonderful, generous and intelligent people who share my interest and passion for historical accuracy, documentation and good genealogical manners.
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Messages left for Laura McQuaid (25)[Leave Message]
Tammy Brose
RE: Clarence C Kahle
I deleted the memorial. I could not add my photo to yours. Find A Grave has a limit of 5 photos per memorial and you already have that many. I did try to send my picture to you via email.
Added by Tammy Brose on Jun 27, 2016 8:09 PM
Amy L Milo-Thomas
Benjamin Buffington
Hi Laura,
I'm hoping you can help me resolve a dilemma with Benjamin Buffington # 54965933, my 7th ggf. I am too applying for DAR and want to have the correct info. Would love to speak with you!
Added by Amy L Milo-Thomas on Jun 06, 2016 10:17 AM
RE: Peter Wentz headstone, et al.
Laura, free free to use the Wentz photos I've posted on findagrave. Bud Gross
Added by budgross on May 19, 2015 5:30 AM
Kim and JM Talboo

I found another child of George Neely Berlin and made the entry into Phipps cemetery. 135973375

Since you are maintaining the rest of the family I have made the transfer to you.

Added by Kim and JM Talboo on Sep 16, 2014 8:26 AM
Kim and JM Talboo

I found another child of George Neely Berlin and made the entry into Phipps cemetery. 135973375

Since you are maintaining the rest of the family I have made the transfer to you.

Added by Kim and JM Talboo on Sep 16, 2014 7:58 AM
james rhea
Clarion County Pa
i saw on your cemetery listings in Clarion County, Pa that you had dates before 1839 ans being Clarion County, Pa. Clarion County was organized in 1839, anything before that was Venango County, PA..

thank you jim rhea
Added by james rhea on Apr 16, 2014 10:22 PM
Jeff Brown
RE: Joseph Pawling

Yes - I believe this is one and the same. Joseph Pawling, Jr. is my 5th GG and my mother (Nancy Decker - 49995) is registered with DAR through that line. I can provide more detail if you have a personal email, but this is what I can tell you.

As the DAR record states, his second wife is Mary (Shannon)Pawling and she is buried with him @ Salem cemetery - also on Find A Grave. There really isn't much of a town in Salem, though there is a Salem in Westmoreland county also which may explain the confusion on county.

According to the "Snyder County Pioneers" he was registered in the 1781 - 1783 census for Philadelphia County, but purchased 300 acres in Snyder County 1794 (the same year his son Samuel - my 4th GG - was born in Salem) about 3 miles west of Selingsgrove. This is very near the cemetery where the 5th and 6th DAR generations are all buried.

My email is "" and my cell # is 585.267.9988

Thanks for your assistance in helping out with this request!

Best Regards,

Added by Jeff Brown on Feb 26, 2013 6:38 PM
Daniel Buffington
Benjamin Buffington

Benjamin had moved to the Lykens Valley before 1814. I am in possession of a deed that is signed by Benjamin, and Martin Weaver, legal coucil (and his Captain during the Revolutionary War) in which he sells part of his farm to a Peter Balserman in 1787.
He even mentions in the deed, how the property he is selling, abuts his son George's farm.
Just thought you would like to know for your records.

Dan Buffington
Added by Daniel Buffington on Feb 10, 2012 8:38 PM
Added by Grace on Sep 29, 2010 1:16 PM
Permission to use photo
I understand your reluctance to share your photos (etc.) in the cases you mention in your bio. I have an account with and see the truth of what you say. It makes it difficult for serious genealogy researchers, too. While not a professional, I do practice documentation procedures that adhere to ethical conduct. I always identify the owner of a document or photo that I use for my own personal research. I do believe it would be dishonest not to. I do not publish anything for profit. I am grateful to all the members of Find A Grave who have helped me in my journey. By giving credit to the photographer on Ancestry, that credit gets passed on to anyone who copies the photo from there on.

I would like to use your photo of St. Peters Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery in Rebersburg for my family tree on Ancestry. I like to attach all members of my family to the cemetery where they are buried as a way to organize my tree. There is another photo by another member of the cemetery, but I am asking you first because I like your photo best.

Please consider my request and let me know.

Thank you,

Added by Grace on Sep 29, 2010 9:31 AM
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