My Great Aunt Lillian Amelia CARTY STRAHORN, was married to WILKIN STRAHORN. Great Aunt Lillian died in 1947, my grandfather, RUFUS STEWART YEARSLEY died in 1935, everything was left to my grandmother Eleanor Elizabeth YEARSELY. Everyone was born and died in Delaware, but some were born in PA, there was personal property, jewelry, a hotel ( I believe it was in Port Penn, DE), and land in Delaware and New Jersey left to my grandmother. She put everything in a storage unit in Delaware and went to live with her youngest daughter and family. Over the course of a few years - between 1947 and 1950 she lost the storage to non payment. I was very young, but I remember my father and uncle were very upset with her, as they would have gladly paid the storage fees. What was lost in those trunks no one will ever know, but all I am interested in is old photographs and old papers. The photographs would be priceless to me and my family, as there is nothing left. If by chance, anyone has ever found or heard stories of the YEARSLEY'S. CARTY'S OR STRAHORN'S, please contact me. I do have a photograph of my great, great grandfather's brother, Nathan YEARSLEY 1821-1890, which came to me by way of Canada, and it is my greatest treasure, it was taken sometime the 1880's. The YEARSLEY'S were Quaker's and I can only assume that my gg grandfather would have looked similar, great grand uncle Nathan, had a full Quaker beard, and the dearest face anyone could imagine. Another clue is that the YEARSLEY men were horseshoe'rs, and boat builders. Wilikin STRAHORN, I believe was involved in trains - he either was part owner or worked in some fashion with them.
If anyone has any old photographs or papers that came from this area, or remembers any stories from their family, please contact me. The names would be: YEARSLEY, CARTY, STRAHORN, RYAN, BECK, LOFFLAND OR LOFLAND, MCCOY, MERRITT W. YEARSLEY, RUFUS S. YEARSLEY, JOHN H. YEARSLEY, JOHN YEARSLEY, NATHAN YEARSLEY, THOMAS YEARSLEY, JANE UNKNOWN YEARSLEY.
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