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Barbara Chipres (#46592345)
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Carl Catherman
Simmons family
Barbara, thank you very much for editing eight memorials. I really appreciate your quick response.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 25, 2015 11:00 AM
RE: Amos Smith
Thank you soooooo much!! I got tbe email and the wonderful information. It was amazing to see that Rachel was listed as his sister and why Amos kept going back and forth between states. I can't thank you enough! I have always leaned towards them as siblings, but have had a hard time provin it. So to see it in a book is good and show me I am on the righf track.

Hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!
Added by cataholic4ever on Sep 07, 2015 1:17 PM
RE: Amos Smith
Hi, you can email me at

Thank you so much for all of your hard work! I appreciate any info you have found. With a surname like "Smith" it's hard to research! lol

I even did a DNA test with ancestry to try and help further some of my research along.

Hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend!
Added by cataholic4ever on Sep 07, 2015 10:31 AM
RE: Rachel Smith
Thank you so much for your help. It's greatly appreciated!
Added by cataholic4ever on Sep 04, 2015 3:11 PM
RE: Rachel Smith Wickersham
I'm trying to tie in all the children because I have only seen a reference to the parents being William/Julien and Rachel Smith. I am trying to find the actual parents of my Amos Smith (possible brother of Rachel)

My ancestor is Amos Smith (who the other memorial creator added as a sibling to your memorial for Rachel)

This is my ancestor
Amos Smith Sr. Memorial# 32310010

The link for the other Amos Smith is actually not allowed since it is a burial unknown and a duplicate.

But I am also confused because another memorial manager had James Wickersham in the other Lisbon cemetery with a picture.

So, I am not sure if he is in New Lisbon or just Lisbon cemetery, since they both have gravestones?

Lol, sorry to confuse you. Thanks again for any help with this line.

Added by cataholic4ever on Sep 04, 2015 10:36 AM
RE: Rachel Smith Wickersham
Do you have any documents or proof?

Sorry not trying to sound demanding, lol, I am just trying to verify this link.

I am related to the Smith's as well and can not find actual proof of the parentage. I have been researching my line for over 20 years and just haven't found that linking information yet, like a death cert, transfer of land, or anything official.

Thank you for posting back to me so quickly.

Have a great day!
Added by cataholic4ever on Sep 04, 2015 10:24 AM
Rachel Smith Wickersham
Hi, on your memorial for Rachel you list a book. Does this book have Rachel's parents listed??
I am related to Rachel and ofcourse the surname "Smith" is very hard to research since it is so common. Any help on her is appreciated!

Thanks and have a great day!
Added by cataholic4ever on Sep 03, 2015 7:24 AM
Karl Thacker
Michel Wickersham Thacker

My name is Karl Thacker, and Michel Wickersham, b 1844, should be my 2nd gr-grandmother. She was married to Thomas B Thacker in 1873. In the 1880 Census they are listed with a son, Elton, aged 13. However, in 1870 Thomas is living with his parents (post Civil War service) and there is no wife or child listed. If Elton (sometimes Thomas Elton) was his, I would think there was at least a chance he would have been shown with him in 1870. Also, I can find no trace of Michel in the 1870 Census. At least not named Wickersham.

Is anyone aware of Michel having a child prior to marrying Thomas Thacker? My own YDNA (male) does not match to Thacker, but instead matches first to Swift, then Sanders, Knuckles and Gerrard/Girard. I'm starting to wonder if Elton was Michel's, which would explain the DNA and her absence from 1870 Census. I also notice Elton is not listed in the children & grandchildren of Isaac's will.

Any help would be great appreciated.
Thank you
Karl Thacker
West Des Moines, Iowa
Added by Karl Thacker on Aug 25, 2015 10:34 AM
L Evans
Evan Wickersham
I can try to look at it again.... it came directly from Kennett MM Records.... names are similar in spelling, so I will look VERY closely at what is actually written, not transcription.
Added by L Evans on Jun 04, 2015 10:39 AM
Aaron Elliott
Aunt Jennie Talmadge
Thank you so very much Barbara for the quick response to the edits I sent for Jennie Beatrice (Maxwell) and her husband, Charles Emmett Talmadge.


Added by Aaron Elliott on Jun 03, 2015 7:39 AM
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