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John Reeder (#47365665)
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Bio Photo Regarding memorials, I am very pleased to transfer memorials to anyone who is family when they are not part of mine. If you are closer than I am to one of those who are 'of my family', then I will 'probably' transfer. I consider a transfer request to be a mark of success for my endeavors.

Anyone who wishes can use the photos that I have taken and posted on the Findagrave site. If I have used someone else's photo, I usually attribute it to them in the note attached to the memorial, that is only good manners. If you use mine, then you can follow suit as you choose.

My main area of concentration has turned out to be the Dorchester County, Maryland area where I have many family members in the ground. The family names for that area are LeCompte, Hubbard, Beckwith, Simmons, Childerson, Martin, Skinner, Geoghagen, Pattison, and the list goes on to include most of the families of the county (I read somewhere that by the eighth generation, we have about 1048 grandparents). In looking at my LeCompte lineage which is best located (for my branch) back to Anthony in the records. The books, History of Dorchester County (available on CD), The Beckwiths (1891), and the Tombstone Records of Dorchester County have been most valuable.

My Reeder family branch has also turned out to be a treasure trove as far as available records are concerned; there are other researchers who have provided valuable information, especially one of most knowledgeable, Linda Roberts. The Reeder clan, in my case are mostly located around Philadelphia and in particular, Bucks, Erie, and Delaware County, PA. I have located historical information for most of my close relatives for about three generations in the near Reeder line itself, and then, using the research information of others, back to the original (I believe) John Reeder in Rhode Island, a recent immigrant from England. BTW, I have not bothered much with chasing my ancestors back to Europe except in a few cases (such as the Beckwiths) where the data was readily available. Anyway, the Reeders are still a project in progress.

On my mother's side of the family, she was descended from a branch of the Rhodes clan who moved from Missouri to the Pacific Northwest in and around the early 1900's, mostly following the work that was available in the lumber industry with the exception of a few cases of farming. That was her father's side of the genealogical equation. On her mother's side, she was a Harrison of the Wayne County, Michigan family, who were some of the earliest settlers in that area commencing with one of the sons of Captain Joseph Harrison of Revolutionary War fame (a close friend of George Washington) and his brothers. This first son, Marrenus, is attributed to being the first settler in Wayne County and his father and brothers soon followed him from New York. As an aside, George Washington introduced Capt. Joseph Harrison to his soon to be, wife, Sarah Giles
(love at first sight).
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RE: Vansants
The only sibling I have for Joseph M Vansant is a Martha Vansant. There may have been others, but I don't have them as yet. You are right that there are many, many Garret Vansants and one Garrett Vansant. I number my people chronologically by date and first name (women also), so I don't use Jr/Sr (I may have one on Find-A-Grave left over from you.) My people may be cousins; uncle-nephews; grandfather-grandsons; father-sons; or no relations at all, so I use this system of numbering them, rather than try to do Jr/Sr. :)
Added by S.R.F. on Dec 18, 2014 2:04 PM
Olin Russell Hubbard
I believe the information under this name is for Russell Glen Hubbard
Added by JSears on Dec 09, 2014 6:04 PM
Shanna Kurth
No, the cemetery for Taney Hurlock is not unlisted. In fact, when I typed in the first part of the name and did a search, it came up with the entire correct name as well as a "pre-fab" photo. Is there something about the memorial which suggests there is a problem with the listed cemetery? He is not buried in Dorchester County, by the way. He is in a cemetery in or near Baltimore.
Added by Shanna Kurth on Dec 01, 2014 4:46 PM
Shanna Kurth
Well, couldn't wait . . . so went digging and found the photos I needed, located the cemetery, and created the memorials for Taney Hurlock, wife Martha, etc.

Thanks for giving me the incentive to get started on FindaGrave.
Added by Shanna Kurth on Dec 01, 2014 8:02 AM
Shanna Kurth
Thanks for all your help! I did eventually find an instruction that I need to connect him into Find A Grave first. I have been to his grave and have a photo, but I will have to find it on one of my external hard drives . . . and then find the photo of the entrance to the cemetery, so I can list the correct cemetery. :-p I'll add the next generation as well and connect them all, so it will be a tidy grouping. Might need to wait until after the holidays.

I appreciate all of your effort. You probably actually bumped into some of my data submissions on those sights. ;-)
Added by Shanna Kurth on Nov 30, 2014 9:15 PM
Shanna Kurth
Almira Woolford Hurlock
The transfer was unexpected -- but I'm certainly game for the new experience. Thank you!

Having a little trouble finding the secret handshake for adding another child, though. The edit Bio link just gives me access to the first sentence; nothing else listed. Family relationships edit offers choices for changing parents or adding another spouse. Read through the FAQs; logged out and logged back in. Hmmm. I see you are very busy with Find A Grave, so I will keep working on it on my own.

Thanks again!
Added by Shanna Kurth on Nov 30, 2014 4:06 PM
Leslie Lewis
Francis Fitzgerald transfer
Thank you so much for the transfer! I appreciate it very much as we continue to piece our scattered family together.
Leslie Lewis, cousin of Malinda Francis Dixon Fitzgerald
Added by Leslie Lewis on Nov 22, 2014 11:55 AM
RE: Death date of Emily Johnson
Do you have her memorial number, Regards Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Nov 18, 2014 10:54 PM
Melinda Mustered
Lemuel William Jones
Find A Grave Memorial# 62989711, Lemuel William Jones was my husbands Great Great Grandfather. I have left two notes on his memorial that provide more information on him and added a photo of him and his wife. Would you please transfer his memorial to me? If not would you please use the information in my notes to update his memorial?
Thank you.
Added by Melinda Mustered on Nov 18, 2014 7:13 AM
RE: Okay, but
Thank YOU, John. I appreciate it very much. Keep up the great work! :) S.R.F.
Added by S.R.F. on Nov 16, 2014 4:03 PM
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