|Kathie L. Webb Blair (#47399339)|
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I am a great great great granddaughter of John and Rebecca (Baltzell) Burkhart who arrived at what is now Albany, OR in 1847. One of their sons, Leander Columbus Burkhart, was married to Melissa Ann Davidson of the Hezekiah & Melissa Davidson family of Polk County. They had also come to Oregon in 1847. Leander & Melissa had a daughter, Nellie Olivia Burkhart, who married & had a daughter named Pearl Laura Baker. Pearl fell in love with Harry Hoyt Taylor, a school mate. It was a match made in Heaven. They married & had 2 daughters. The younger one, Patricia, was my mother. She is buried with her parents at the Multnomah Park Pioneer Cemetery in Portland, OR. I live in Portland, Oregon with my sister, and black cat, Shadow. I have an older sister living in Portland. My only son lives in SW Washington. I also have a married niece & married nephew living in the area & a niece, sister & brother-in-law living in California. I have been creating my Family Tree since mid-Oct. 2010; little did I know what I was getting in to. I was able to use many of my mother's old records from the 1960s-1980s, but have been so thankful for the age of computers & also for "Find A Grave", which has helped me sort out so many of my Burkhart, Ellis, Baltzell, Taylor, & Davidson relatives on my mother's side, many in Oregon, and my Webb, Gatlin, Warters, Uzzell & Lassiter relatives as well as all of the people they married on my father's side, many in Georgia & the Carolinas, and my son's father's family. I truly appreciate all of the time and effort all of you have spent creating this site; it's right up my alley as I enjoy sorting things out & solving puzzles, putting things in order, etc. I was a Social Services Worker for many yrs., but had to retire due to severe migraines; I now have problems with Reynaud's making my hands cold, pretty severe arthritis so I need to have both knees replaced & a right ankle I sprained for the 6th time just Jan 2014. I've been told I have no tendons left which all explains why I am not as mobile as I used to be (and miss it!). I was hoping to get new knees two years ago in 2012, just in time for my 61st birthday, but some other issues arose, including back problems; steroid injections will help, soon, I hope. I've not been able to spend as much time on my family tree & memorials as I'd like, need about a week non stop to catch up. In the mean time, I spend what time I can researching & rediscovering my ancestors who came to Oregon (stopping along the way in VA., TN., MO., ILL., Iowa, TX & CA) in 1847 and settled portions of the Willamette Valley, Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon. I am finding, via Find A Grave, many more cousins throughout the United States, however, which is really exciting. I am still hoping to hear from my one remaining uncle in the mid West. I have recently found Jewish heritage under the names of Burkhardt, Mayer, Freiburger & Huepfer going way back (to the mid 1600's) to when some family left Germany and ended up in Johnson Co., Georgia, America, among other places. I wish I knew more. In case you can't tell, I do tend to get side tracked frequently, especially when it comes to the graves of "little ones", Veterans & others without any flowers, & will leave flowers or an Angel for them, especially if they have none there, which I find incredibly sad. I ran into a Vietnam Vet at a grocery store Summer 2012, who rides at funerals (The Patriot Guard). I actually was brave enough to go up to him and thank him & shake his hand; I told him about Find A Grave & gave him the web site address. I hope he looked us up! Thanks to all of you so much for all of your help as I am only human, am just striving to be better, One Day at a Time. When my computer was hacked July 2011, I missed Find A Grave the most! I miss my son who I haven't heard from since April; he has a good job that takes him out of the state alot and has moved up to Washington. I love talking with my dad, who is a World War II vet, & is now 89, every week. I am so grateful he is still around. I have also heard from relatives whose family came to Oregon about the same time mine did and they settled not too far from where my family did. Talk About A Small World! May God take care of everyone. You are some very special people, as if you didn't know! I also use familysearch.org site which can be very helpful..**Spend time with your loved ones while you have them. I spent time with my nephew and his bride, my niece and her beautiful daughter and my younger sister on Christmas Eve, 2013. It was wonderful. Thank You Father. My niece is married to a very wonderful gentle man she has known & cared about for many years; they welcomed a beautiful baby girl into their lives on Oct 30th, 2013, so my sister is now a grandmother! I am so happy for all of them! I have heard from my sponsor of almost 35 years who has been severely disabled with a broken tailbone. I got a lovely card from her the day after my birthday and I never would've thought my 62nd birthday would've been as great as it was, especially with the storms, but it was great hearing from my son & my dad and my sister made me dinner, so all was good. She also just sent me a Christmas card with an update on how she's doing and that she is, slowly, healing. I am so grateful to God. My knee, ankle, back & foot problems continue to plague me to the extent that I had a cortisone injection in each knee on Oct 1st, 2013 as I'd been bedridden, and it helped. I finally got a new computer back on Sept 1st. I am totally frustrated, not always following my doctor's orders, but trying to. My gmail.com address has worked out much better although I am checking yahoo about once a month to deal with causes I believe in. Please continue to use my gmail address from now on. Thank you so very much. Take care and stay safe, preferably with someone you care about. Summer is here with it's hot, going into the high 80's and 90's in Oregon during the day, although it is still somewhat cool at night. I feel badly for all of you back in the Mid West & East who have had such weird weather that just won't quit! Shadow comes and sits on my hair when I'm lying in bed, at night, watching TV, before going to sleep. She purrs and I reach back and pet her; she's so sweet, was 14 yrs. old in April. I've been abstaining so I can get my knees replaced and possibly my right ankle. One Day at A Time, by the grace of God, as I understand Him, I'm gonna do this. Can it really be 50 years since I sat in front of my folk's TV in our livingroom, watching Ed Sullivan and the Beatles came on & sang, "All My Lovin'"? I felt something stir inside me and knew I'd never be the same. I was 12 years old. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I suddenly feel so old. Even Shadow has white whiskers, now. She fell and hurt her back badly so is on pain meds while she heals. I don't know what I would've done if I'd lost her....|
With All Sincerity,
Kathie L. Webb Blair (& my black cat, Shadow), in Portland, Oregon, USA. Aug 1st, 2014
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|Tim Allen||William "Julius" Anderson|
I've sent a message to the creator of this memorial to add Erick and Inga as his parents. Thanks for letting me know.
|Tim Allen||Erick Anderson|
Thanks for the info and I've made the correction.
|Sheri West||Edris McCrary|
Info has been added :)
|Andrew Lau||Deepest Thank you|
Thank you for leaving the lovely tribute to my precious child.It is very much appreciated by me.I will go to my child someday he or she will not be coming to me.I do have hope to see my child in Heaven one day.Thank you and God bless you for your love.
he is buried at Baty/Beattie Cemetery in Oregon. I could not find a cemetery with either name... maybe you can.
Oregon, Early Oregonians Index, 1800-1860
about Williston D Woodcock
Williston D Woodcock
24 Apr 1817
[24 Apr 1822]
Knox, Ohio, USA
27 Mar 1869
Clackamas, Oregon, USA
Added by J on Aug 15, 2014 3:06 PM
|Tom Decker||James Ford|
I see the servant's name as "Indian George" but you probably knew that already.
I would suggest doing a photo request and see what you can learn from his marker, if there is one.
|Dolores Davidson||Lydia JOHNSON in 1870 census|
Betsey Johnson 27 household no 160
Ezra Johnson 19
Sarah Johnson 13
Enulin Johnson 10
Mary Johnson 6
Lydia Johnson 4 *************
Chloe Pillsbury 16
Henry Pillsbury 23
in 1870 census both this woman's family and Dorastus Johnson are in Warren CO PA this one and Dorastus both in Pine Grove
SALINA is a Female
Age in 1870:
Home in 1870: household 121
Pine Grove, Warren, Pennsylvania
Dorestus Johnson 70
Bathsheba Johnson 69
Salina Johnson 42
Bathsheba Johnson 19
|SLGMSD||RE: James Davidson, #71356136|
The James Davidson line was documented in 1966 and then updated in 1970 by a direct descendant. James Davidson was said to be an orphan from Wales so it appears that your Davidson line and his are most likely not related.
Added by SLGMSD on Aug 14, 2014 9:32 AM
My mistake, sorry. Apparently didn't pay enough attention to the dates.
Added by CABrown on Aug 14, 2014 5:47 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 71356136
Kathie - are you descended from this individual? I correspond with descendants of John Davidson (1796-1883) - Find A Grave Memorial# 35517758.
Added by SLGMSD on Aug 13, 2014 11:56 PM
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