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Anita Wells Andazola (#46993802)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 21 days
Angelina Rogers
Andrew Jackson Gurley
Thank you for all of your hard work. Do you have any additional information on Andrew Jackson Gurley 1844 - 1885?

Added by Angelina Rogers on Jun 17, 2016 8:24 AM

alessandro ramploud
Angeletti MArcelli
Hi! I'm Alessandro from Italy. I find you during my research about Anne Marcelli -Angeletti. Thank for all your hard work.

Added by alessandro ramploud on Dec 28, 2015 3:52 PM

Gladys Grimaldi
RE: information
Thank you , Anita for answering me.
I am very interested in genealogy and recently I found out that I am related to Delia and her family.
I should very much have lilkes to meet her.


Added by Gladys Grimaldi on Oct 07, 2015 4:38 AM

Gladys Grimaldi
Hi Anita

are you a family friend of the family of Delia M
Esteban Niederhaus?

Added by Gladys Grimaldi on Oct 05, 2015 7:31 AM

LeAna Ball
Oda Lee Moore V
Hi Anita. I remember you playing guitar and your beautiful voice.

Added by LeAna Ball on Mar 27, 2015 5:18 PM

RE: Leon Davis
You are very welcome. I re-took the grave photo for Dal Davis, no sun this time.
Best Regards.

Added by Joanne on Mar 14, 2015 10:29 PM

RE: Pauline E GURLEY Wells
How utterly wonderful to find this photograph. Trust your Mom is doing well. This Tucker lineage just keeps getting more interesting.

May I download this photo to add to my collection? I am just amazed how much Pauline Hurley looks like Alice Tucker.


Added by pjBrancher on Mar 14, 2015 7:16 PM

Pauline E GURLEY Wells
Whoa. While researching Dad's uncle Aus (Austin Howard Tucker), I found Bessie Mae's daughter Pauline. I did a double-take when I saw her picture.

I thought it was a picture of my Aunt Alice. I was named for her sister Pauline.

Anita, thank-you for sharing this very special picture.

Added by pjBrancher on Mar 13, 2015 8:52 PM

Denise A. Macy
RE: Manuel Gonsalus
Yes I am pretty passionate about genealogy and learning all I can about my family. Do you have an email address I can invite you to my Have you taken the DNA yet. I have on ancestry.

You said your grandfather gonsaulis died in Oklahoma give me some information on him. I live in Oklahoma.

Yes the name has been so many things. Gonzales, Gonsales, Gonsaulis, Gonsalus, Con Salus, Gonsalus - Duk.

That just makes it more difficult lol.

Give me a run down on your line from you back to the Manuel's. Do you come from all four of the Emanuel or Manuels like I do.

This is so interesting.

Added by Denise A. Macy on Mar 09, 2015 7:24 AM

Denise A. Macy
Sarah Jeanette Hodge
For the next ten years, i.e. until 1943, Sarah diligently investigated her ancestry. Conscious due to her work environment of the need to file papers in public archives, she submitted a genealogy of the Bugh family (her fatherís fatherís mother was a Bugh) in 1941 to the Library of Congress, and then did so again in 1943 with a genealogy of the Hodge family. (These works are now available through digital download services via and She also joined the Daughters of the American Revolution, citing her descent from Peter Bugh. (She was apparently unaware that James Pearcy, grandfather of Nathaniel Martin, had also served in the war.)

Added by Denise A. Macy on Mar 07, 2015 1:57 PM

Denise A. Macy
Bio on Sarah Jeanette Hodge

Added by Denise A. Macy on Mar 07, 2015 1:54 PM

Denise A. Macy
MOre inforamtion on Gonsalus
"Manuel Gonzales, the Spaniard" "This magazine has frequently spoken of the admixture of white races among the earliest settlers of Ulster county. There was not a nation of northern, western, or southwestern Europe that had none of its sons among the people of this country before the year 1700 closed the sixteenth century. Among them was a Spaniard of whom too little is known." " His name first appears upon the records of the old First Dutch Church of Kingston, New York, as a witness to the baptism of Marritje, child of Isaac Davis, November 13, 1692. The other witness was Marritje Davids, who appears two years later as the wife of Gonzales. On the 16th of November, 1694 they had a child baptized in Kingston and named Manuel, after his father. The marriage of this son Manuel to Reymerig Kwik (Quick) is recorded as taking place September 25th, 1719. Manuel, the elder, next appears as the husband of Rebecca Westfalen. May 7th, 1710 they presented their son Johannes for baptism. October 25th, 1713 they appeared with a daughter Helena and July 1st, 1722 with a daughter Catrina. The younger Manuel and Remerig Kwik, his wife, presented for baptism a son Daniel February 3rd, 1723 and another son, Benjamin, October 25th, 1724. In the records the name Gonzales does not often appear thus. It is usually "Gonsalis-dolf," "Gonsalus-duk" or "Gons Zalus-duk." Why this appellation? Romance, which seems to be entwining without ceasing it additions to Ulster county history, will have it that Gonzales was a Spanish Puritan nobleman who was compelled to flee to America from religious persecution in his homeland. In proof it shows that in the above records he had his children baptized in a Protestant church and is called "Gonzales the duke." Those who thus build an argument forget that the records upon which they draw for their proof were kept in the language of the Dutch. The Dutch word for duke is not the same word used in English, but "hertog." Besides, in one of these entries he is called "dolf." While the etymology of the word is uncertain it seems that the suffix relates to some personal characteristic of the man to whom it was applied rather than to any rank or privilege to which he may have been entitled. In the record of the marriage of Manuel Gonzales, the younger, it is stated that he was born in Marbletown. His mother was of the Davids family who were among the earliest settlers of that town. Manuel is usually spoken of as the first white settler of the present county of Sullivan. At least his grave is known and two miles from Wurtsboro, in that county, is a plain bluestone with this inscription "Manuel Gonsalus is Gerstorven De 18 April Anno 1758 (Manuel Gonsalus died 18 April 1758)." One of the notable spots in the Shawangunk mountains is named Sam's point after Samuel Gonsalus, a celebrated character of the Revolution. Sam was a son of Manuel, the younger. The old mine near Ellenville is called "The Spanish Mine" to this day and is said to be named after Manuel Gonzales. As to the affix to the name of Manuel Gonsalis, Senior, it is, in all probability, the word "dolf," the preterit of the word for delving or digging. This brings us back to the story "The Spanish Mine." In the article in Olde Ulster for February, 1907 (Vol. III., pages 33-41) the story of "The Old Mine Road" to the Delaware Water Gap was told. A suggestion was thrown out that the Spanish mine might have been so called from Gonsalis. The writer, while in the records in the office of the clerk of Ulster county came across that of a deed of a part of Hussey's Hill, in the present town of Esopus, given March 9th, 1723 to Manuel Gonsalis, Junior, by Manuel Gonsalis, Senior, which is described to be part of the land conveyed to Gonsalis, Senior, by Frederick Hussey. This mountain, known as Hussey's Hill, has been a favorite from early days with prospectors for precious metals and it may have been exploited by Gonsalis in the earliest days of the settlement. Searching farther it was found that Colonel Jacob Rutsen conveyed to Manuel Gonsalis, Junior, "of Hussey's Hill," for a consideration of sixty pounds, one hundred and twenty acres of land on the 25th of July, 1727, which land lay one hundred chains west of "the Indian Tatapagh's wigwam." It was far up the valley of the Rondout and must have been in the vicinity of the spot near Wurtsboro spoken of above. The special feature that demands notice in the deed is a right to the minerals on the tract conveyed. One seems to be driven to the conclusion that both of these members of the family were prospectors and miners. If so, the suggestion that the affix to the name of Gonzalis is "dolf" explains the matter. This magazine has spoken of the attempts to mine lead during the Revolution in the Shawangunks (Olde Ulster, Vol VI., pages 79-81). Samuel Gonsalis seems to have been one of the men always confident that mineral treasures could be found in this range of mountains. He acquired many acres of this mountain land, among which was the massive boulder lying on the eastern brow of the mountain, known to this day as "Sam's Point," which is our illustration for this issue. A majestic view is stretched outto the visitor over the valley of the Wallkill and over the Hudson. Tradition has much to say of the Indian fights and feats of strength of him for whom the rock is named. With these this magazine has nothing to do. "Tatapagh's wigwam" was one of the features of "The Old Mine Road" from the Esopus to the Delaware in olden days. In the deed to Colonel Jacob Rutsen of 1713 he is called "Tautapagh, a medicine man." It was a great stopping place for those who had occasion to journey between Kingston and the Delaware Water Gap. It was near Mamakating (Wurtsboro), Sullivan county, and upon the property thus acquired by Manuel Gonsalis, the second, that he built a tavern which became the noted hostelry along the road. glc - 6th great-grandfather HintsAncestry Hints for Manuel Gonsalus 2 possible matches found on Father: Emanuel Gonsales b: BET 1660 AND 1665 in Mother: Marritje Davids b: ABT 1657 in New Netherland, New York Marriage 1 Rymerig Kwik b: BEF 4 JUL 1697 in Rochester, Ulster Co., New York Married: 25 SEP 1719 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York Children Has No Children Manuel Gonsales b: BEF 25 SEP 1720 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York Has No Children Daniel Gonsales b: BEF 3 FEB 1722/23 Has No Children Benjamin Gonsales b: BEF 25 OCT 1724 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York Has No Children Johanna Gonsales b: BEF 13 NOV 1725 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York Has Children Elizabeth Gonsales b: BEF 13 OCT 1728 in Kingston, Ulster, New York Has No Children Maria Gonsales b: ABT 1730 in Kingston, Ulster, New York Has Children Jacobus Gonsalus b: BEF 10 FEB 1733/34 in Mamakating Precint, Sullivan Co., New York Has Children Samuel Gonsales b: 1735 in Minisink, New York c: 4 MAY 1737 in Kingston DRC, Ulster Co., New York

Added by Denise A. Macy on Mar 07, 2015 1:46 PM

Denise A. Macy
More inforamtion
Quinlan's History of Sullivan County, states that MANUEL GONSALES [or GONSALUS] was a native of SPAIN, and came to this country prior to 1689, for on the 11th of September 1689, he was a member of Captain GERRIT TEUNISE'S militiary company of Kingston. Helena(Lena) Gonsalis-Duk1 F, b. 25 October 1713 Helena(Lena) Gonsalis-Duk| b. 25 Oct 1713|p9.htm# i8428|Manuel Gonsalus|b. c 1660-1670 d. 18 Apr 1752|p9.htm# i8440|Rebecca Westvaal||p22. htm#i8836| Lourens Gonsalis??|| p9.htm#i8434| ||||||||| Relationship= 5th great-grandaunt of Lura Jane Depue. Helena(Lena) Gonsalis-Duk was also known as Kuykendaal.1 She was baptized on 25 October 1713 at Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA.2,1 She was the daughter of Manuel Gonsalus and Rebecca Westvaal.2,1 Helena(Lena) Gonsalis-Duk married Luer Kuykyndaal on 27 May 1732 at Old Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA.3,1 Joseph Gonsalis-Duk was born in 1715 at Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA.1 He was baptized on 4 December 1715 at Old Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA.1 He was the son of Manuel Gonsalus and Rebecca Westvaal.1 Joseph Gonsalis-Duk married an unknown person in 1755.2,1 He died in April 1782 at Saratoga, New York, USA, at age 66.2,1 Children of Manuel Gonsalis-Duk and Rymerig Kwik Benjamin Gonsalus b. 25 Oct 17246,1 Manuel Gonsalus was born c 1660-1670; place of birth given as Spain or Netherlands ??1 He was the son of Lourens Gonsalis??.1 Manuel Gonsalus was also known as Consaulus. He immigrated before 11 September 1689 to New York, New York, New York, USA; source unverified, but mentioned as Quinlan's, "History of Sullivan Co., NY." He married Marritje Davitz, daughter of Christoffel Davidts and Cornelia de Vos, before 16 November 1694? At Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA.2,1 Manuel Gonsalus married Rebecca Westvaal circa 1708.3,1 Manuel Gonsalus died on 18 April 1752 at Wurtsboro, Sullivan, New York, USA.4,1

Added by Denise A. Macy on Mar 07, 2015 1:46 PM

Denise A. Macy
RE: Manuel Gonsalus
I don't blame you a bit. I am also this man's direct line grandchild. I am Denise Carpenter Gregory Macy and my dad is Robert Carpenter his mother is Marian Agnes Hodge, Her father is Arthur Judson Hodge, His father is Dr. Jacob Sylvester Hodge, His mother is Eliza Jane Bugh, Her mother is Mariah Wolfe, her mother is Eleanor Gonsalus daughter of Emanuel Gonsalus ( Gonna Call him IV) married to Jannetje Van Etten, Then his father is Emanuel Gonsalus (III) married to Rymerig QUick. Then HIs father is Emanuel Gonsalus II who married Maria Christopher Davids. Then we get back to Manuel Gonsalus Duk I who married Lena. I know this is pretty well documented information.

We found years ago a huge bit of material a known ancestor Sarah Jannette Hodge did on her family history in I believe the 1930's to 1950's my grandmother told us about it. We found you could order it through the LDS records and we did on film years ago ( I would say 20 or more we have been working on it for 30 + years) She brought it up to the above. She lived in California and was a cousin to my grandmother and she was a granddaughter of Dr. Jacob Sylvester Hodge she was a single person all her life and a legal secretary and this was her passion.

So I am pretty confident that this is correct. Then I found this site

Then this is another good one

Please look at it. I am pretty confident that this is all correct have found nothing to disprove any of it.

Are you a member of If so send me a email and I will invite you to my page. I am just getting it worked out and things attached well.

Have you contributed DNA. I have and my parents and daughter. We show connection to others contributing to.

Let me know if you have found anything to dispute the information.

Added by Denise A. Macy on Mar 07, 2015 1:45 PM

Denise A. Macy
Manuel Gonsalus
Manuel Gonsalus Find A Grave Memorial# 92120894. He is the son of 143105356 and Lena _______.

I am trying to connect him to his father so that my line connects up all the way up and down the line

Added by Denise A. Macy on Mar 04, 2015 7:32 PM

Terrance D. Martinez
Carlos Frank Martinez- Son of Bennie
My name is Terrance Douglas Martinez. I was born in Colorado in 1959. I am looking for information on Carlos Frank Martinez. My mother's name is Susan Doloras Kennedy. Does any of this mean anything?

Thank you for your consideration.


Added by Terrance D. Martinez on Jan 22, 2015 3:06 PM

Eman Bonnici
RE: Anne Marcelli Angeletti
Thanks for getting back. It's very easy to correct, just use the Edit section next to burial and choosing Italy, choose the Add New Cemetery name tab. Once there, list Cimitero Monumentale di Spoleto under the Region of Umbria, Province of Perugia. Good luck!

Added by Eman Bonnici on Jan 03, 2015 2:38 AM

Wayne Andrews
RE: Nelson Gunsaulis
Sounds great!

Added by Wayne Andrews on Nov 10, 2014 11:40 AM

Becky Doan
RE: Nelson GunsaulisĢ
This researching also cleared up "Nelson Gimsalis" or however it was spelled in the MML cememtery; it is really a wife buried there, and he owned the plot. Very confusing!

Added by Becky Doan on Nov 10, 2014 11:32 AM

Wayne Andrews
Nelson Gunsaulis
Hi Anita,
Rebecca Doan told me John Irvin Gunsaulis is your great-grandfather. I am a descendant of his great grandfather, Richard Gunsalus of Centre County.
I have been working for the past year to develop a complete genealogy of Richard. I have been working lately on his son Richard who married Nancy Baker. They had two children Nelson and James Baker, as I am sure you already knew.
I would like to share what I have found. Please contact me at
Wayne Andrews

Added by Wayne Andrews on Nov 10, 2014 10:52 AM

Becky Doan
Nelson GunsaulisĢ
Thank you for sending information about Nelson. He is not my relative, but I've been working hot and heavy on my local cemetery history. Another relative of Nelson's has been trying to trace him and sent me a lot of info. I forwarded your email to him (his name is Wayne) because he really wanted to know more about Nelson's family. Thanks. BD

Added by Becky Doan on Nov 10, 2014 10:19 AM

Brian Backes
RE: Re: Amy Melvin's husband
Hi Anita, You're very welcome. I'm glad I could be of some help. Have you gotten a copy of George's death certificate? His burial place may be listed on it.

Best regards,


Added by Brian Backes on Jul 24, 2014 5:44 PM

Brian Backes
RE: Re: Amy Melvin's husband
Hi Anita,

There was no other inscription on her stone and the cemetery information I have does not list George Melvin at Union cemetery. I also do not see him in the Morton or Burleigh county cemetery books, so I doubt he is buried anywhere around here, which seems rather strange if they died the same day.

Best regards.


Added by Brian Backes on Jul 23, 2014 5:21 PM

Brian Backes
RE: Amy Melvin
You're very welcome. I'm glad I could help out in some way.


Added by Brian Backes on Jul 21, 2014 5:57 PM

RE: Alphonso Tafoya
You are very welcome. It's always an honor to fulfill requests in Santa Fe National Cemetery.


Added by Sidney on May 01, 2014 1:46 PM


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