Courtney (Clemmons) Birkes
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Courtney (Clemmons) Birkes

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Courtney L. Birkes formerly Clemmons
Born 1980s.
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Daughter of and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
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Project: Cemeterist
Project: Devon Cemeteries
Devon Cemeteries Team
Project: United States Cemeteries
Project: Pennsylvania Cemeteries
Project: Colorado Cemeteries
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Born in Germany while my parents were stationed there. I lived in Berlin when the wall came down. Moved to Colorado in the 1990s and never left. I'm very interested in family history. I love going to cemeteries and taking pictures.
I lost 2 of my kitties in 2017 and my dog in May of 2019, now have 2 new cats who eat all my food and like to yell at me.

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United States, Pennsylvania
SS Peter & Paul, Moosic
Washburn Street
Devon, England
St Hieritha's
St James the Apostle
St John the Baptist
Hampshire, England
All Saints Churchyard, Harbridge
St Mary Churchyard, Breamore
St Mary & All Saints Churchyard, Ellingham

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Chittlehampton Records
Category: Chittlehampton
Chittlehampton One Place Study
St Hieritha's Church Burial Ground


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Hi Courtney,

I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past year. We've achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with our project members.

Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
I love working on the England Project. I'm quite happy exactly where I am :)
Hi Courtney,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Joan, Amy & Lizzie.

Hello Courtney

I notice that you have added Ann Creegan as a wife to my great grandfather (via my grandmother Jesse Hislop Ford) Thomas Bell Ford (1856 - 1916) and I am unable to trace any record of this marriage. The inscription on his gravestone makes no reference to such a marriage, inscription and life details that I have entered on his profile are as follows -

Thomas Bell Ford was a master plumber and operated in the family business trading in Coldstream Berwickshire. He was born in Coldstream, married his first wife Marian Smith and they brought up their 7 children there until she died in 1901. He later married a second time to Mary Elizabeth Scott in 1907 -he died in 1916 and she died in 1930. I have personal knowledge of his eldest son Andrew Ford who was running the family business in the 1940's when I used to visit him as a child when staying with my grandmother Jesse Ford. He was buried in the Lennel Kirkyard at Coldstream and his headstone recorded on the Coldstream historical society website listing the cemetery records inscribed as follows -

West Row 18 - 3 - Ford/Smith/Scott Lennel Kirkyard - West inventory | West - Row 18

Erected by THOMAS B. FORD Plumber Coldstream in memory of MARION SMITH his wife who died 10th September 1901 aged 40 years. Also his son Private JAMES SMITH FORD 1st Seaforth Highlanders Killed at Ypres 9th May 1915 aged 25 years. Also his son L/Cpl JOHN BAXTER FORD 4th K.O.S.B. killed on Gallipoli Peninsula 25th June 1915 aged 20 years. Also the above THOMAS BELL FORD who died at Coldstream 6th January 1916 aged 59 years Also MARY ELIZABETH SCOTT his wife died 27th June 1930 aged 69 years. Do you have any reliable proof of the marriage or could this relate to another person with the same name??

His daughter Jesse married my grandfather James Thomas McCaskie.

James McCaskie

posted by James McCaskie
edited by James McCaskie
Hi James,

I think perhaps two Thomas Fords have been mixed up. I admit, I hadn't edited all the info from the Beynon tree I had uploaded yet. I was following the Beynon line of which an Ann Beynon married Edward Ford in 1910. Edward was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania around 1890. I do have a 1900 census for Thomas P. Ford, wife Ann, their children Thomas F Ford, Martin Ford, Frank Ford, Edward Ford, & Annie Ford; and also Ann's mother Mary Creegan . Thomas died in Scranton, PA in 1918 and Ann in 1926. They are buried in Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. Since you have already added so much to that profile, and I don't want you to have to redo that work, I shall remove Edward and Ann and create a new Thomas. It's always difficult when names are common to not mix people up. I had to once sort out 7 different men named John Davis all buried in the same cemetery. (3 of whom were married to women named Ann, it was a bit of a nightmare and even now, I'm not 100% confident I got them all correct.)

Hello Courtney, the England Project has changed the way that "Category:England Project" is used. Previously it identified England Project Members, now it is a category for the England Project Free Space Pages and admin pages.

I would therefore be very grateful if you would remove "Category:England Project" from your personal profile. Please contact me if you have any questions about this.

Many thanks, Jo, England Project Leader

posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Hi Courtney,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles. These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do!

Kindest Regards, Amy Utting

posted by Amelia Utting

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Thanks for checking in, and thank you for you all of your contributions!
posted by Steven Harris
Hi Courtney,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Member for Devon. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current team and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Congratulations on making more than 100 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May!

We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be.

Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Shannon Thomas

WikiTree Appreciation Team

Hi Courtney

We sent you a message about a week ago about the England Project but have not yet heard back from you. If we don't hear from you by this time next week we'll assume you no longer wish to be in the project.

Many thanks,

Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
Hi Courtney

On behalf of the England Project Leaders we're carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work over the past six months. We have been so impressed with the way everyone has rallied together and gone the extra mile to make this one of the most dedicated, productive and friendly communities on WikiTree. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed? Would you like to continue in the project moving forwards?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
Hi Courtney,

I sent you a message a week ago about the new-look Global Cemeteries Project but have not yet heard back from you. If you would like to continue in the project, please can you PM me your team(s) selections and your e-mail address for the Google group.

If I don’t hear back from you by this time next week I’ll assume you no longer wish to be in the project at this time.

Many thanks,

Susie :-)

Leader, Global Cemeteries Project

Hi Courtney,

We’ve made some exciting changes to the Global Cemeteries Project. The sub-projects have been merged into the Global Project to help with Leadership and to facilitate collaboration.

Some roles within the project have changed. From now on, there are Project Coordinators for each continent, and one for Welcome and Integration, plus Team Leaders for each individual Country etc.

Please let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project, if you’d like to continue in an existing role, and which team(s) you’d like to be on. Please also give me your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group.

Many thanks,


Leader, Global Cemeteries

Hi Courtney ,

It's been a year since the England Project was re-ignited. Thank you for being part of this exciting journey!

We really appreciate all your contributions and hard work :)

We would love some feedback from you please. :)

Are you happy contributing with the team you are on, or would you like a change, or even add to another team?

If you are not already on a team, which one would you like to be on?

If you are not sure what is available, just ask, we are here to help :)

Are you still happy contributing to the England Project?

Please PM me through my profile and let me know how you are doing :)

Thank you :)

Wendy Leader England Project.

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
Hi Courtney, just letting you know that I connected Jane Beer to her husband John Hamblen Irwin and added an image for their marriage licence. I added their daughter Leonora and also attached baptism images to Jane's sisters Mary and Margaret.
posted by Maree Waite
Hi Courtney

A warm welcome to the England Project. We are so glad you joined us!!

You have received the England badge for being an active member of the England Project.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and don’t forget to add England to your tags.

Wendy :)

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
Hi Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register.

Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

posted by [Living Barnett]

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