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pbfries (#46951237)
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Bio Photo I am an amateur genealogist interested in local history. Born and raised in New Jersey, I'm a "Jersey Shore" girl that still loves the beach! My husband and I relocated to North Carolina in 2001 and and we just love our new adopted home.

I try and photograph local cemeteries; and whenever I add a photo to Find-A-Grave I try and add some sort of biographical information on the person. Having done the research on my own family, I know how helpful any clue can be in tracing ancestors. I welcome any changes or additions to information I've submitted, and will gladly transfer ownership to any family member requesting. Please contact me through the EDIT tab on any memorial I added by using "Suggest a correction or provide additional information".

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Somebleu Volunteer
Joseph Brokaw of NJ - FaG# 48859855
I think the Joseph Brokaw of Seneca County
31 Oct 1861 Lodi, Seneca, New York, USA
and is
Find A Grave Memorial# 137134429

but I havent been able to verify this yet.

Added by Somebleu Volunteer on Oct 10, 2017 2:27 PM
Somebleu Volunteer
Joseph Brokaw of NJ - FaG# 48859855
U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records for this Joseph Brokaw list Baptism date as 18 Aug 1811 in Raritan/Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey, USA

so, this cant be the same as Seneca County NY's
Joseph Brokaw Jr. who wanst born yet?
B: 3 Jan 1816 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, USA
D: 31 OCT 1861 Lodi, Seneca, New York, USA
Joseph Brokaw Sr. 1782-1855 of Covert, Seneca, New York, USA
Hannah Post 1782-1865

right? SOS :)
Added by Somebleu Volunteer on Sep 25, 2017 12:42 PM
Somebleu Volunteer
Find A Grave Memorial# 48859855
Could this Joseph Brokaw of New Brunswick, New Jersey
be getting confused with:
Joseph Brokaw Jr
Birth 3 JAN 1816 Ovid, Seneca, New York, USA
Death 31 OCT 1861 Lodi, Seneca, New York, USA

whose father is Joseph Brokaw Sr.
Find A Grave Memorial# 76432326

Mother is: Hannah Post 17821865

wife is: Sarah "Sally" Patterson (1810-1880)
Married 1835 in Seneca, New York, USA

No daughter named Emma for the Joseph Brokaw in Seneca NY.

I think these are 2 different ppl.
Added by Somebleu Volunteer on Sep 25, 2017 9:35 AM
Somebleu Volunteer
Find A Grave Memorial# 48859885
My records show Emma Brokaw was born in Lodi, NY
and her parents are:

Father: Joseph Brokaw Jr. (1816-1897) born in Covert, NY
after his father Private Joseph Brokaw Sr.
Find A Grave Memorial# 76432326
moved there from NJ for the War of 1812.

Mother: Sarah "Sally" Patterson (1810-1880)
Married 1835 in Seneca, New York.

Could Jane Eliza K. Moore Brokaw (1822 - 1883) be her step-mother instead?
Added by Somebleu Volunteer on Sep 25, 2017 8:47 AM
Charles Pippin
Wow! I really didn't see that coming. I'm not sure about managing a site at Find A Grave. I am not able to take care of the other two that I manage. I can't even remember which ones they are. But, thank you anyway. I'll see if I can handle it.
Added by Charles Pippin on Sep 04, 2017 1:00 PM
Charles Pippin
I don't know how long ago you put up the "two brothers" story as the progenitors of the Pippin line in America, but it has long since been defunct. There is no evidence they were brothers and also, they went to two different places. They are definitely NOT connected to the line you have listed at Find A Grave. It was "assumed" and "conjectured" and "family tradition"ed for so many years that people just started accepting it as fact. Most of the information you have on the Joseph John Pippen line is pretty accurate. It could use a bit of tweaking. There are two books that have been published that have volumes of information gleaned from many years of searching court records, censuses, tax rolls, and family Bibles and personal information. I have visited the Pippen burial site in Edgecombe County and have photographed all the gravesites there and I will probably go back again, if I live long enough. I have pictures of the headstone of the Seven Blackbirds you referred to. Their story will live forever, if someone doesn't come along and tear their monument down as a racist stone. I pity those people. I am a contributor here at Find A Grave so if you ever want to discuss the Pippin line I would be happy to help out.
Added by Charles Pippin on Aug 27, 2017 1:31 PM
Deb Lewis Durham
RE: Harris & William Durham
I really don't know who she was. I've looked at various online sources, but it really isn't my line so I haven't pursued it.

At least one tree on Ancestry has her name as Lucy Tomlinson.

There was a third child born prior to his marriage to Martha Shaw named Martha A. Durham #18109213 born about 1836, married Seth Woodall.

Wish I could be more helpful. The one thing I'm sure of is the marriage date for Harry and Martha Shaw, which was 23 May 1844. Well after those three children were born.

I suppose the best bet would be to try to secure a death record for one of those three children and hope she's named.
Added by Deb Lewis Durham on Jul 26, 2017 12:58 PM
Dana B. Jones
RE: Joel Dodd Memorial #32830077
Thank you for double checking.
Added by Dana B. Jones on Jul 17, 2017 6:16 PM
Dana B. Jones
Joel Dodd Memorial #32830077
Thank you for creating the Dodd memorial. I am hoping you will either have or possibly keep an eye out for information on where in Clayton NC Joel's sisters, Winnie Moriah Dodd Stephenson and Harriett Dodd, are buried. Winnie is my 2xs great grandmother and she was living in Wilson Mills when she died as was Harriett later and both their death certificates list them buried in Clayton but no cemetery is listed. I had hoped they were in the same Clayton cemetery as Joel however someone who works in Clayton and searched records for that cemetery and said she did not find records of Winnie or Harriett there. Harriett was living with her nephew Charlie Dodd near the time of her death and her will leaves her possessions to her nephews with an amount for the upkeep of her grave. Winnie lived with her sister Harriett, who never married, late in life and possibly when she died so I was thinking they may be buried near one another and family. Winnie's husband, Alfred is buried in Raleigh - she preceded him in death. I found one of Winnie's sons buried at a church in Clayton but did not find her there. I live in Norfolk and have been to Johnston County several times researching at various places including the Heritage Center and micro fiche of newspapers looking for obituaries for Winnie but found nothing. Any information you may come across as you continue your wonderful work is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dana
Added by Dana B. Jones on Jul 17, 2017 6:20 AM
Rebecca L. Dozier
RE: John Thomas Leach, II
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I have The elder Thomas (1737-1793)'s daughter Susan Leach born before May 1774-died bef May 1861) married to Charles Parrish.

I have John T. Leach's (1778-1837) daughter Susan (1810 - 1886) married to Adams Gerard Banks on 25 June 1829

Added by Rebecca L. Dozier on Jul 03, 2017 9:22 AM
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