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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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Eleanor Spedden Wheatley
RE: ZOAR ME Cemetery

It was still there on Monday when I cam past it. Where did you read that???
Added by Eleanor Spedden Wheatley on Nov 23, 2016 12:56 PM
Kirk LeCompte
RE: Mary Jane LeCompte
Though I have not visited, I am told there are at least 2 small family plots around the creek, one of which may be partially submerged. Jim Richardson's daughter Jane or granddaughter Susan may know more about exact locations.
Added by Kirk LeCompte on Nov 23, 2016 9:54 AM
Kirk LeCompte
RE: Mary Jane LeCompte
Yes, Mary was the first wife of Caleb Asbury LeCompte (1850-1924). I know of at least one great-grandson who is alive and living in Cambridge, and she probably has many more. Don't know much about her other than what I found in marriage and census records. She and Caleb had 9 children together. I believe Caleb is a grandson of Caleb LeCompte of Jarvis Hill.
Added by Kirk LeCompte on Nov 22, 2016 10:52 PM
s harris
RE: Thomas (I or J) Jones
I am not sure which initial is correct. Grave marker shows "I" but data base for cemetery shows "J". Other documents I viewed were also inconsistent. I apologize for taking so long to respond.
Added by s harris on Nov 18, 2016 7:28 AM
Kevin Mittge
Thomas Norval
Thanks John for the quick addition of the biography! Kevin
Added by Kevin Mittge on Nov 07, 2016 8:58 PM
Ron Clees
RE: Merrick Reeder and Charles Reeder Sr.
Thank you.
Added by Ron Clees on Oct 31, 2016 3:42 AM
Landon Bressler
Florence Baen Orem Wilson
I just noticed that the memorial for Florence Baen Orem Wilson #70321686 lists her as interred in Greenlawn. Her death certificate lists Greenlawn, her obituary lists Greenlawn but She has an actual stone next to her husband George H Wilson #142171394 in Dorchester Memorial. I will have to investigate further to see if she also has a stone in Greenlawn.
Added by Landon Bressler on Oct 29, 2016 8:19 PM
Ron Clees
Merrick Reeder and Charles Reeder Sr.
I am still wondering why Woodlawn Cemetery has no record of Merrick Reeder and his father Charles being buried there. It appears there is no separate marker for them only their names listed on a memorial stone.
Added by Ron Clees on Oct 19, 2016 1:23 PM
Sorry about that, John; I saw that on your bio notes for William Asplen, and assumed (we know that you can't just assume) you were related to them. But maybe someone who IS related will see these messages and get in contact. I am also related to Hubbards and LeComptes; William Hubbard/Mina Asplen, William's parents being Henry Hubbard/Sarah Marshall from Cambridge.
Added by Mary on Sep 08, 2016 9:51 PM
Hi John, I have a copy of Rev John Asplund's book from Amazon. Obviously I couldn't afford an original, so I guess it had enough "hits"? to print a copy. The children listed in your memorial (and other places) has their daughter Nina, or Nima, etc. Her name is actually Wilmina Lee Asplen and she went by Mina, I believe. She married William Hubbard and they settled in Carroll County, MD where they had four children among whom is my grandfather, Carl Hubbard (my mother's father). I loved making the trip to Maryland in 2006 with my father, and meeting my cousin, Deanna, who guided us all around Cambridge and out to Trinity Cemetery. I took lots of pictures. Last year I found on rootsweb an entry for John Asplund the Rev, (though the lady who recorded it said Ashland) who married an Elizabeth Welsh in 1800 in Caroline County...does this sound familiar to you? Sorry for the long message, it's hard to find Asplens! Mary Morris
Added by Mary on Sep 03, 2016 10:37 PM
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