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Subject: Re: [LDR] Looking for Death Date Sources for a Sussex Co.individual who d. c...
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:51:13 -0700
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Marjorie: I'll be checking out each of your suggestions below. Several sound
promising. If you have further thoughts/ideas, please send them along at your
convenience. Thanks much for the responses.

Joe Lake



From: "marjorie adams" <>
> Josh,
> Tombstones of Sussex Co., DE" by Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society, v
> 1 & 2. There is some coverage in them of IR & L&R Hds but Cool Spring Church
> is not among them. It looks to me like Cool Spring Pres. is in the Hudson
> and Tatnall Cemetery Database which Elizabth checked.
> Guess DE Archives is not a short drive but you could hire someone to search
> there for you.
> p113 of Wright states that 2 sources were used (for L&C Church) the original
> records themselves and a copy titled "1737 -*1856*, Record of Deaths,
> Marriages and Baptisms of the Lewes Presbyterian Church, Lewes, DE copied
> by the WPA from the Records of Rev. Joseph Brown Turner for the Public
> Archives Commission, Dover, DE, 1938. It is probably at the DE Archives and
> maybe at FHL on film.
>
> I just remembered this source:Lewes Historical Society, cemetery database:
> http://www.historiclewes.org/research/cemeteries.html Don't know if they
> have done Cool Spring. Maybe you could find a contact there too. But as I
> said before I would be very surprised if there are stone markers that early.
> Many in Sussex were made of wood, although at Lewes there may be more hope
> for stone. That's why I was thinking in terms of written Church records. You
> could try writing Ed Wright too at his Colonial Roots Bookshop web site.
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