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William J Priest (#47116835)
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Bio Photo I am the oldest son of Wilbur James Priest and Rose Louise Cupps. I was born and raised in the Toledo, Ohio area. I have been doing genealogy research since I was about 9 years old.

I am a member of:
GCS - Genealogy by Computer Society of Toledo
LCCOGS - Lucas County Chapter OGS
NGS - National Genealogy Society
OGS - Ohio Genealogical Society, serving as a Trustee
APG - Association of Professional Genealogists
I am a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national society meetings and seminars.

I am doing a one name study and have done extensive research on the surname Priest. I am currently preparing an interactive CD and a multi-volume book which will exceed 4,800 pages on the Priest family when it is released. My direct line ancestors came from Wales and settled in Virginia, then later moving to Licking County, Ohio.
I am also researching my other paternal line - Ankney/Ankeny and my maternal lines - Cupps and Schumacher.

Please feel free to contact me with additional information or corrections.

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Re: Will Lang
Please disregard my previous message, was sent to you by mistake.


Added by Carole on Sep 02, 2014 5:20 PM
Re: Will Lang

Apparently, we are both related to the Lang family. At this time, I have been adding info to the memorials I have management of and would prefer to keep them for now.

For many years, I have visited the Sumner Cemetery and placed flowers on the Lang graves once or twice a year. It appears no one else takes the time and/or they live too far away to visit.

I hope you don't mind sharing the Lang family.


Added by Carole on Sep 02, 2014 5:17 PM
Allee (Peet) Forsberg
RE: Transfer of Noah Priest
Thank you so much for transferring my great great grandparents. I was not aware of the Priest Reunion in Ohio, but thank you for letting me know. :) I knew there were a lot of Priests around Ohio, though. My lineage: Noah > Albert > Keith (living) > Barbara (living) > Myself.
Added by Allee (Peet) Forsberg on Aug 30, 2014 7:17 PM
Bonnie Grant
Elizabeth Beaubien
Could you tell me if this cemetary & Junction Cemetary are the same cemetaries. I have a conflict with a relative. I have been to Junction Cemetary & found my great grandmother. Helen says she is buried in St,Mary's cemetery because she was catholic. She moved all of our relatives into St. Mary's & I made her move them back. Thank You for your help.
Added by Bonnie Grant on Aug 19, 2014 5:28 AM
Re: John Hubbard Priest
Re: John Hubbard Priest
Created by: William J Priest
Record added: Jun 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38798170

This article states his wife's maiden name as Susan Ellen Hupp.
On Susan Ellen Priest's page , you have her maiden name listed as Susan Ellen Nichols. Which one is correct or was she married to a Nichols first? Thanks
Added by Kay on Jun 02, 2014 7:49 PM
Katherine (Kathi) White
Cupps - Erie Co., New York
I noticed you have a memorial for Jesse Cupps. I just listed a Bianca Cupps (wife of Jesse) b. 1805, died 1836 in Lancaster which is just outside Buffalo, Erie Co., New York. Would you happen to know if she could be a first wife to your Jesse? Thank you.
Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on May 06, 2014 9:25 PM
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Julia Chaplain Lewis
# 64161689 born in 1820 New York

her husband is Charles N. Lewis born 1819 New York # 64161710
Added by History Buff on Feb 25, 2014 1:42 PM
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C.N. Lewis # 64161710
His name is Charles N. Lewis
Added by History Buff on Feb 25, 2014 1:35 PM
Thanks for linking the four sons' Find A Grave memorials to Oliver Perry Kelly memorial at Goodrich Cemetery.

Added by Treeclimber on Sep 03, 2013 12:12 PM
Alma Warner
Hi William,
I have a correction for Alma Warner #38445553. Her Maiden name is was Priest, she was daughter of Samuel and Melissa Priest.
Her husband William C Warner is also in Cedar Hill Cemetery Memorial #47832764, if you would like to link them together. I have their obits if you would like a copy.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 18, 2013 4:30 AM
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