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If other contributors would like any of my photos placed on their memorials deleted so photographs and other important information can be added, please let me know and I will be happy to delete .

I enjoy adding personal information in the bio area. I enjoy listing veterans of the "War of 1812" and "Civil War" and early pioneers of the United States.

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Ed mann
RE: Cornelius O'Brien
That is Awesome!!! Thank you so much!!
Added by Ed mann on Jan 19, 2015 7:14 AM
Ed mann
RE: Cornelius O'Brien
Thanks for your help! I really appreciate it.
Added by Ed mann on Jan 14, 2015 7:21 AM
Ed mann
Cornelius O'Brien
Hello, I see you have posted a Civil War era picture of Cornelius O'Brien on Find A Grave. There is a slight glare on the picture. Do you have the original? It is a really cool pic. Thanks, Ed Mann
Added by Ed mann on Jan 13, 2015 1:06 PM
Obadiah Hill
Thank you so much for the information! That helps a lot!
Added by Anonymous on Jan 05, 2015 1:52 PM
Pvt Obadiah Hill
Hi, I was researching a possible ancestor Obadiah Hill and came across his grave with a short bio.
Can you let me know where this information was found? If he is an ancestor I can only find 6 of his children and it says here that he has ten. Can you point me in the right direction to where I can find more information?


Sep. 11, 1796
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1883
Darke County
Ohio, USA

Obadiah was born in MD. When he was about nine years old he was bound out to a weaver. The weaver died when Obadiah was about 19 years of age. He was free but voluntarily bound himself in the same trade for three more years.. He next wagoned for ten years. Later he went west and first stopped and lived in Montgomery county. Then he moved to Preble County where he farmed for about 18 years. He purchased 160 acres in Preble CO. He improved it and sold it for a large profit. He then bought land in Darke Co. In 1876 he purchased a residence property in New Madison Ohio. He married Eliza Fisher who was also a native of Maryland in 1821. They were the parents of ten children.

Obadiah served in the WAR OF 1812 3 Regt. Capt. John McNeals' CO.

Added by Anonymous on Jan 04, 2015 10:02 PM
Cousin Becky
Happy to transfer to you. :)B
Added by Cousin Becky on Jan 04, 2015 3:01 PM
Brent Smith
RE: Johnson Burdge
Good Evening,
I really do appreciate the information. I was curious if the Burdge family in Wabash County were related to me or not. It appears that they are not.
Your guess is correct in that I am descended from the Smith line. I am a lineal descendent of Abraham Smith who arrived on Long Island somewhere around 1650-1660s from England. My 7th Great-Grandmother, Mary Allen Smith, can trace her lineage back to the Plymouth Colony and from there to England once again.
I totally agree with you about finding the history part of genealogy very intriguing and it drives me even more. I guess that is why I try to be very precise in my research and try to the best of my ability to find factual support for the entry if at all possible. I am hoping at some point to put together a genealogical history book of my family.
I am not sure if you know this but Richard Nixon is a cousin of ours. He is descended through his mother, Hannah Milhous Nixon, from Jacob and Judith Smith Burdg's son Jacob Burdg Jr's son, Oliver Burdg. The specific line is Jacob=> Oliver => Almira Park Burdg Milhous => Hannah Milhous => Richard Milhous Nixon.
Also through Judith Smith's paternal grandmother, Mary Allen Smith , we are related to John Howland, Mayflower Pilgrim. John Howland was Mary's great-grand Uncle. Mary Allen was the granddaughter of Henry Howland, Jr, who was John's brother and who came to the Plymouth Colony around 1635. Through this connection, we are related to all sorts of famous people: George H Bush, George H W Bush, Alec Baldwin, Humphrey Bogart, etc.

Added by Brent Smith on Jan 03, 2015 6:21 PM
Brent Smith
RE: Johnson Burdge
I appreciate the response. I wasnt looking for anything too fast because I figured with the holidays and everything. Well, Anthony Burdg (#70079260) that you have marked as your 4th Great-Grandfather was the son of Jacob and Judith Smith Burdg. She is buried in Damascus Cemetery in Columbiana County, Ohio. She was a Quaker. Her first husband, Jacob Burdg, died in Monmouth County, New Jersey around 1797. The area he died in is now part of Ocean County, New Jersey. She moved to Fayette County, PA and followed her children into NE Ohio, which had a large population of Quakers at this time, around 1835. She died in 1836. In 1801, she married another Quaker, John Hank.
Anthony Burdg's siblings were Lydia Burdg Morris, William Burdg, Joseph Burdg (#57960382), Jacob Burdg (#20683364), and Miriam Burdg Negus (#80543954). The Burdg/Burdge family members that I have been able to trace in Indiana (Jennings, Adams, and Fulton Counties) are descended from Anthony, Jacob, or Joseph Burdg.
If you are descended from Anthony Burdg, we are cousins. I am assuming he was named after his maternal grandfather, Anthony Thomas Smith. I havent really dug much into Anthony's father, Jacob Burdg. I know that he was a Quaker and died in New Jersey because shortly after his death, his wife Judith with their youngest daughter, Miriam, moved to Redstone MM in Fayette County, Pennsylvania to be with the rest of her children and her parents, Anthony Thomas and Lydia Willets Smith. Judith Smith Burdg's father, Anthony Smith, was a Revolutionary War veteran with the New Jersey Militia.
I am still curious about this Johnson Burdge that appears in Wabash County, Indiana. I havent been able to place him yet but I am suspecting that he is probably related to us somehow.

Happy New Year,
Added by Brent Smith on Dec 30, 2014 7:11 PM
Brent Smith
Johnson Burdge
I was curious if you have anything on a Johnson Burdge/Burdg of Wabash County, Indiana. He was born 1819 in Pennsylvania and died 1887 in Wabash County, Indiana. He had a sister Elizabeth Burdg Brown that is buried in Fulton County, Indiana. She died in 1910. I was curious if they were related to our Burdge/Burdg relatives in Fulton and Adams Counties, Indiana. I havent been able to connect either one to our line.

Brent Smith
Added by Brent Smith on Dec 28, 2014 6:11 PM
Cem. photo removed... :) Have a Merry Christmas. Bev
Added by Beverly on Dec 24, 2014 6:31 AM
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