Sussex County, Delaware

Posted Queries for June 2005 thru January 2006

DAISEY, EVANS, HUDSON posted by Sally Williams on Sunday, June 19, 2005

I would be grateful to hear from anyone researching the EVANS, HUDSON, and DAISEY surnames. I am seeking information on Joshua J. EVANS, born August 22, 1837, in Delaware, and died May 30, 1907. He married Emma B. ___. She was born abt. 1846 in Pennsylvania. Their children included: (1) George C. EVANS, born February 13, 1866, in Gloucester, Camden County, New Jersey; (2) Edward L. EVANS, born November 28, 1867, in Gloucester, Camden County, New Jersey; and (3) William EVANS, born April 14, 1870, in Gloucester, Camden County, New Jersey, and died 1938, and it is believed that he died as the result of drowning after falling from a tugboat near Philadelphia. Above-mentioned son, William, married Minnie Florence Kimmey DAISEY on December 30, 1890, in Roxana, Sussex County, Delaware, at Sound Methodist Church, daughter of John Ruben DAISEY and Hettie Jane HUDSON. Minnie was born September 15, 1875 in Delaware, and died April 12, 1913, in Ocean View, Sussex County, Delaware, and is buried in Ocean View, Sussex County, Delaware, in Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Section 2, Row 8. Children of William and Minnie are: (1) Hattie Lue Ray EVANS, born October 28, 1891, in Ocean View, Sussex County, Delaware, and died 1948, possibly in Pennsylvania. She married William Henry DRAKE on March 19, 1909 in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; born abt. 1874 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; died unknown. She married Andrew BERGER, Jr., aft. 1913; born May 14, 1899, in Pennsylvania; died October 12, 1967, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hattie is buried in Ocean View, Sussex County, Delaware, in Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Section 2, Row 8. (2) Elmer Gilmore EVANS, born May 30, 1896, in Ocean View, Sussex County, Delaware; died July 17, 1972, in Dover, Kent County, Delaware, at home. He married Margaret Helen WEAVER Abt. 1926; born January 10, 1903, in Greensboro, Caroline County, Maryland; died August 30, 1980, in Dover, Kent County, Delaware, in Kent General Hospital. Elmer and Helen are buried in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro, Caroline County, Maryland.

DARBY posted by Karen Festi on Thursday, July 7, 2005

I am looking for the burial place near Milton, Delaware of Miers J. DARBY and his wife, Susan V. DARBY. Miers died Jan. 1910 and his wife died in Dec. 1913. I am unfamiliar with Delaware so any indications of what cemeteries are around Milton would help. Thanks.

MASSEY posted by Charles J. Massey on Friday, July 8, 2005

Looking for information on Isaac MASSEY whose will was Probated on 1 Jan 1790 in Sussex County, DE. Wife listed as Mary, children are sons, Elisha, Phillip, and Job, and daughters Nancy, Bershaba, and Elizabeth MASSEY.

CAMPBELL, HAMMOND posted by Donna Campbell on Saturday, August 27, 2005

Seeking information about Elsie Mae HAMMOND, born about 1917, who married LeClair CAMPBELL in Milford on July 27, 1937. Elsie's father's name was Alonzo HAMMOND.

CARPENTER, CLENDANIEL posted by Duane G. Carpenter on Friday, September 2, 2005

Seeking data on Messick CARPENTER, b.1800, Sussex Co., Cedar Creek, DE. Immigrated to Cass Co. Michigan 1837 by wagon. Messick's wife was Elizabeth CLENDANIEL, sister to George CLENDANIEL. Trying to find Messick's parents - Messick CARPENTER and his wife Advice (maiden name unknown). Messick has a deviation in spelling on the census of 1820, as it appears as Mesfick, or close to that spelling. I am trying to trace my ancestry back through Delaware to the original country my CARPENTER ancestors came from. Any help would be appreciated, and any sensible fee will be considered for good info. Thanks.

BESSET, WILLIAMSON, YEAKO posted by Sherri Eldreth on Sunday, October 9, 2005

I am searching for information on the WILLIAMSON side of my family. My great grandfather was Alexander WILLIAMSON. His mother's name was Adie WILLIAMSON his father's name is unknown. I am also looking for information on the YEAKO and BESSET families, both great grandparents from Greenwood, Northwest Fork, Sussex County. Please email me if you have information.

ROBINSON posted by Gail Moore on Monday, October 10, 2005

I am looking for information on the ROBINSON family, who are believed to have died in Sussex County in the mid-to-late 1960s. Mathew Alexander "Alley" ROBINSON, born about 1872 in Pennsylvania, married Maud Howard, who was born in Indiana. Her parents were William J. and Emma L. Howard. In the 1950s they were chicken and pig farmers living in Harrington, Delaware.


I am seeking information on the LEA, FOOKS, DASHIELL, HORSEY, MOORE, SEATON, BASSINGER, BARNHART, ROACH, TINDALL, TULL, PHILLIPS, and BOUNDS families from the Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware area from the early 1700s to about 1911. Thanks for your help.

CAIN, MURPHEY, MURPHY posted by Margo Murphy Connor on Friday, November 11, 2005

I am seeking information about and prior to my grandparents: William MURPHY, of Milford, DE, who was born 10 Dec 1864 and died 12 Oct 1935. He married (when?) Sarah Emily CAIN, of Harrington, DE. Sarah Emily was born 26 Mar 1867, and died 28 Mar 1934. William Murphy was a green vegetable/produce dealer and Captain of "City of Milford", a ship that plied the Delaware River from Philadelphia to Frederica and Milford, DE. Their children were William, Eugene, Edward, Laura, Genevieve (Neva) and Herbert. My grandfather William MURPHY's father was William J. MURPHY, presumably of Sussex County. He was a sergeant in the Union army. I have no further information about him or any details of my great-grandmother and their children, other than William. I have searched our local Mormon Family History Center's database, including U.S. census, birth, marriage, and death data, at length, with scant progress, but I am a novice genealogist who may be missing the mark. Meanwhile, heartiest thanks in advance for any help you can give in demystifying our family history!

RICKARDS posted by Charles G. Rickards on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Photos of the Captain Lemuel W. RICKARDS family gravesite in Ocean View are available. The gravesite, which in a state of neglect, is in a wooded thicket of vines and thorns behind a development on Orlando Ave. Capt. Lemuel's headstone and the headstone of his second wife, Nancy Wise Wharton, are prominent as is Lemuel W. Jr. Others have fallen and may be uncovered at a later date. Feel free to ask and I'll e-mail them to you.

MITCHELL posted by Darryl Mitchell on Saturday, January 28, 2006

Looking for information regarding Richard Bradford MITCHELL, who lived in Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware, and who was born in 1877. Also, I am searching for any information regarding a Harry MITCHELL that lived in Laurel, Delaware, around 1918.

SANKEY, THOMPSON posted by Pat Sankey Salzmann on Sunday, January 29, 2006

I am looking for information on Richard SANKEY. He married Sarah THOMPSON in either 1737 or 1739. Their children were John Thompson SANKEY, Mary SANKEY, Roger SANKEY, Esther Elizabeth SANKEY, and Margaret SANKEY. Some of the children were born in Sussex Co, Lewes, DE and I believe the marriage was held there as well. I would like to know if there is any documentation and how to obtain it. I would really appreciate any help I can get. Thanks!

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