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John V. Richardson Jr. (#47035137)
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Bio Photo My RICHARDSON family tree, going back about thirteen generations, includes more than 9600 individuals in the following known families—on my paternal side, Smith, Humphrey, Weaver/Weber (Neunkirchen am Potzberg, Germany), Wallace (Ireland/Scotland), Bozman (London, England), Standiford, Taylor, Kinge, as well as the related lines of Hughes (England), Stauffer (Bern, Switzerland), Stewart, Lewis, Plucker, Kempf (Germany), Stickler (Bern, Switzerland), Goodrich, Keller (Zurich, Switzerland), and Wohlschlager/ Wollenschlager (Germany) as well as on my maternal side Bankes/Benkis/Benkus (Germany), Hickerson, Carman, Rickey, Cole, Swartwout (from The Netherlands on the “De Bonte Koe” aka “Spotted Cow” in 1660), Decker/Dekker (The Netherlands), Kortreght (The Netherlands), Otsen (the 17th century Amsterdam printer of some fame), and Webber as well as related lines including Stoneburner/Steinbrenner (Germany), Mercer (England), Kiesel (Germany), Price (England), Johnson (Upper Canada), Gray, Still, Turner (Germany), and Kolb (Germany).

My analysis also suggests the following predominately Protestant religious beliefs: Anabaptist (Graf families), Baptist (Hickerson families), Church of Christ (Smith families), Church of England (Richardson families), Dutch Reformed (Cole, Swartout families), Lutheran (Bankes, Roberts, Stoneburner/Steinbrenner, Weber/Weaver families), Mennonite (Keller families), Methodist (Mercer, Richardson, and Smith families), Moravian (Kiesel, Stauffer families), Puritan (the progenitor Richardson into Virginia and then Maryland), Quaker (Babb, Hussey and Mallonee families), Reformed Church (Stauffer and Strickler), and United Brethren (Humphrey families).

My recent family roots seem to point to English, Scotch, Irish, Germanic as well as Swiss origins; genetically speaking, the R1b1a2 (R-M269) (note: 23andme says R1b1b2a1a2d3) subclade would have originated in Central Asia/South Central Siberia; and yes, I am related to King Tutankhamen. While the mtDNA Haplogroup K (K2a6; CRS: 16224C, 16311C, 16362C, and 16519C and 73G, 146C, 152C, 263G, and 315.1C) would suggest the Alps, Ireland, or the United Kingdom on that side. Furthermore, my K2a Haplogroup (meaning, my mother's mother's mother's mother's etc.) would mean distant origins of about 16,000 years ago in West Eurasia. Yes, Ötzi is a distant “cousin.”

My best DNA success stories are finding: 1) finding a second cousin (Kinzel, 13 segments or 2.45% shared) on my mother’s side using 23andme’s Relative Finder; 2) a third cousin once removed (Manly, 3 segments or .81% shared) on my father’s side using 23andme’s Relative Finder; 3) finding one sixth cousin (Armbruster on my mother’s side); 4) a seventh cousin (Bishop, also on my mother’s side) once removed; 5) a distant cousin using FTDNA’s Family Finder; and finally, 6) a fourth cousin once removed (another Bishop) without FamilyTreeDNA confirmation, although they wrote saying: “The two of you share a total of 31.681079 cM spread over 14 segments and have a longest matching block of 3.716430 cM.”

Perhaps my very distant cousin, Alexander McCall Smith said it best: I am "of very obscure origins from some dim and undistinguished town in a potato-growing area somewhere."
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findagrave H Hasse
thanks for the photo for Mr. Hasse. John in Missouri
Added by JMW on Feb 06, 2015 9:27 PM
The information should be submitted to the original memorial manager via the Suggest a Correction to be added. Your duplicates can then be deleted. Should your SAC not be taken care of within 30 days, just forward a copy to the edit@ address and they shall add the information for you.

Added by a2 on Nov 27, 2011 4:28 PM
Andrew Carman
I just saw your recent addition of the gravestone of Andrew Carman.

In looking at my records and also the picture of his second wife's gravestone (Isabelle Maxwell), it appears that you may have put Isabelle's birth and death date in the information for Andrew. I can't read the tombstone of Andrew well but it appears to be the same gravestone as Isabelle.

Could you let me know if you have the correct date for Andrew. The dates you have for him match what I have for Isabelle from other sources.

Thank you.

Added by Mike on Aug 14, 2011 10:03 PM
Melanie Mann
RE: 70425877: William Rittenhouse, unknown no longer...
Thank you. I will make that addition. Appreciate your assistance.
Added by Melanie Mann on Aug 14, 2011 2:08 PM
Greg and Cindy Thredgold
Thank you for the photo of Rebecca's headstone. I appreciate your efforts ... even in the snow!!

Thanks again!
Added by Greg and Cindy Thredgold on Dec 30, 2010 6:26 AM
DesotoJoe/The Record Man
RE: Humphrey
B. J. found him.
Added by DesotoJoe/The Record Man on Nov 07, 2009 8:50 PM
DesotoJoe/The Record Man
Thanks for checking. His wife is buried there & my Great Aunt says he is there as well, but I'll keep looking & if I find him somewhere else, I'll remove him. Thanks again!
Added by DesotoJoe/The Record Man on Oct 24, 2009 5:48 PM
Photo of Gravestones
Thanks John so much for taking the time to get the pictures of the gravestones for me.
Added by MARTY OSWALD on Aug 06, 2008 7:17 PM

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