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Kathy Riley Williams (#46570710)
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Bio Photo Genealogy, cemetery photography, and collecting unusual names from tombstones are among my hobbies. I love reading (history, biographies, poetry), animals, cooking, old houses, art, learning, gardening, and walking in the woods. In college, I studied European history, Spanish language and culture, American literature, gender studies/Southern masculinity, and composition theory. My German and Dutch ancestors were among the founding settlers of Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, & New York, as well as the American West. My favorite cemeteries include the founders and military cemeteries in St. Augustine, Florida; the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky; Red Oak Cemetery in Brown County, Ohio; and the ancient burial sites of Galicia. Some of my ancestors include Homer Van Meter, getaway driver for Depression-era gangster John Dillinger; Penelope Von Prinzen Stout, founding mother of New Jersey; Elizabeth Bee, a courtesan of Elizabeth I; James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist; William "Billy" Helphenstine, participant in a famous Fleming County, Kentucky, murder trial; Jan and Jos VanMatre, among the first Dutch colonists in America; Isaac Wamsley, German ship's captain-turned-Revolutionary War patriot; and Peter Helphenstine, Virginia militia man, friend of George Washington, and Revolutionary War patriot. My fantasy cemetery vacation? Pere-Lachaise, of course!I have written the following bios for FAG: Thomas Philip "Tip" O'Neill, John F. Kennedy Jr., Michael Hutchence, Laura Ashley, Quentin Crisp, Adolph Rupp, and Jurgen Baldiga.
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Jay Rutan
William Hibbs
William Hibbs_ 1700-1789
Married Ann Carter 1700-1801 in 1728 Byberry Twsp, Philadelphia, PA
William and Ann had a daughter Phebe Hibbs born 1732 and married Joseph Smith from Wrightstown, Bucks County, PA 1760 in Churchville, Bucks County, PA at the Churchville Dutch Reformed Church. This Joseph Smith died in 1763 and Phebe Hibbs Smith remarried to George Kinsey in 1765.
Joseph and Phebe had a son Joseph Smith 1761-1847 who married Susanna Kinsey in 1786 at Buckingham Friends Society, Buckingham, Bucks County, PA. Susanna Kinsey was the daughter of Benjamin Kinsey and Susanna Brown of Plumstead, Bucks County, PA. Joseph and Phebe also had a daughter, Phebe born 1763-1772
Added by Jay Rutan on May 12, 2017 5:07 AM
Shelia Hart
Hi Kathy,

It has been 10 years since you made this memorial. Rachel's last name is unknown to you here. have you found any info proving what her last name was? I find lots of info saying it was Waring (Warren) but I can not find proof.

Any info would be much appreciated.

Thank you
Added by Shelia Hart on Jan 18, 2017 8:58 PM
Deborah Copeland-Thacker
J M Williams
Kathy, could this possibly be Jefferson Monroe Williams? The dates and location coincide with an ancestor I am researching. Also we may be distantly related as my cousin who lives in Peebles, Ohio has both Riley and WIlliams in her family tree. The Riley was on her maternal side of the family (Grooms/Riley) and she married a WIlliams.

If you prefer to contact me directly I am at
Added by Deborah Copeland-Thacker on Oct 21, 2016 10:32 AM
17057250 Leah Taylor Stout
Kathy I know you have the earlier memorial for Leah but could you put her and Isaac in the Wamsley Family Cemetery since that is in fact where they are buried and coordinate with the creator of #92068755 which has info on her siblings.

In addition I have this infor on her:

Please add--Dr Jonathan Stout, son of Richard and Esther Tilton, born March 26 1702 and died April 27 1775 married Leah White, daughter of Amos and Hannah Mills White, about 1728. They were baptized November 11 1759 in Parish Register of Christ Church Shrewsbury. (Stillwell, John E, pp. 310-311)

Added by Toots on May 24, 2016 11:19 AM
Cj Hayden Swank
17057250 Leah Taylor Stout
Hi Kathy,

Is this memorial for Leah Taylor Stout, married to Isaac Wamsley, a duplicate of memorial 92068755? If so, can you please tell me which is the correct birth date?

Thanks in advance,
Added by Cj Hayden Swank on Apr 11, 2016 5:51 PM
Cynthia Dawn Higgins Page
William Hess Hibbs III update
William Hess Hibbs III Find A Grave # 17165518 married Ann Carter 02 Feb. 1728 per PA marriage records (I have not found her burial record), and he was born in 1700 in Bayberry, Philadelphia CO., PA per PA birth records, and died 31 Mar 1798 in Bucks CO., PA per PA death records. Hope this helps so you can edit his memorial.
Added by Cynthia Dawn Higgins Page on Mar 01, 2016 9:48 AM
Lori Johnson
Simon Boyd 17166786
May I have your permission to use your photo of Simon in my private family tree? Simon was a 4th cousin of mine. Not a close relative, but a cousin none the less! I love having a face to put with the names in my tree, makes it so much more personal.

Thank you.
Added by Lori Johnson on Mar 08, 2015 2:00 PM
My dad
Hi Kathy,

Thank you so much for visiting my dad and leaving the kind message. I appreciate it so much.

Added by Daddys♥Girl on Jan 12, 2014 5:28 AM
Neil B (John 3:16)
Season Greetings Kathy,

Merry★* 。 ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛
。★Christmas★ 。* 。
。 ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
˚ ˛ ˛˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
˚ ˛ ˛ ˚ | 田田 |門| ˚And a happy new year!

Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Dec 23, 2013 11:49 PM
RE: Isaac Wamsley mem#16786749
I am somewhat confused as the memorial I cited was written by you, or am I incorrect?
P. Wood
Added by Paula on Oct 20, 2013 10:45 AM
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