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  1. Comment on Researching Mysterious Family Deaths:
    My paternal grandmother’s 40-year-old maternal grandfather "Died at Sea, May 9, 1853", according to an inscription on his family marker in a Newburgh, NY, burial ground Where that happened and what was the cause, I don’t think I’ll ever know.
    My maternal grandfather’s paternal grandfather was born of PA Quaker immigrants in Nova Scotia in 1788, but by 1799 was in Chester County PA with remnants of his family. No record of his later marriage, nor of the time and place of his death, seems to exist. His son in my direct line was born in PA in about 1815.
    When the latter died in Benton Harbor MI in 1896, somehow, erroneous data on his year of birth (which made him 13 years older than he actually was) was carved on his family marker. The erroneous data actually applies to a cousin of his who died in 1850 in PA.
    My father’s paternal grandparents both probably died separately in Brooklyn NY between 1880 and 1910, but a record of their deaths and place of burial does not survive.
    My father’s maternal grandmother died in 1845, shortly after arriving in NY with her family in 1845. Her maiden name may have been Jane Wilson, but that’s all I know.

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