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Bill Daugherty (#47160704)
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Bio Photo Hi Y'all. I'm a Central Pennsylvania native living in Eastern Georgia. I'm tracking down and documenting family names including Daugherty, Sprunger, Amstutz, Updegraff (and its variations Updegrave, Uptagrafft, Updegrove, etc.). I'm also interested in family names Antes, Bixler, Bressler, Coffee, Ferree, Gillinger, Habegger, Herr, Kendig, Logan, Pennington, Rothlischberger, Williams.

I'm part of the great Pennsylvania melting pot, a descendant of Scotch-Irish, Swiss Mennonite, French Huguenots, Moravians, English, German, and Welsh ancestors. The "huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

I'm also looking for my wife's family including Devaney, Hayman, Holley, Leffler, Ricketson, Robertson, Seiter, Street, Tuemler, Williams.

I'm trying to photograph as much as possible, and create an accurate, historical record. I'll be glad to transfer non-family members. I've enjoyed getting to know my extended family members through Findagrave.

Please visit my famous relatives:

Rev Hans Herr, Jr, Swiss Mennonite Bishop, 8th Great-Grandfather. (Herr)

Marie De La Warenbuer Ferree, Founder of French Huguenot Colony, Pequea Valley, PA, in 1712, 7th Great-Grandmother. (Ferree)

LTC John Henry Antes, 4th Great-Grandfather. (Antes)

Benjamin Henry Latrobe, America's first professional architect and engineer. 1st cousin, 5 times removed. (Antes)

Daniel Dale Gerber, Mennonite missionary kidnapped in Vietnam in 1962. Civilian POW/MIA. 3rd cousin, once removed. (Amstutz)

Raymond "Rube" Bressler, Major League Baseball Player. 3rd cousin, 3 times removed. (Bressler)

Samuel Montgomery Roosevelt, American artist, portrait painter, and merchant. 4th cousin, twice removed. (Antes)

Major General John Fulton Reynolds, Union Civil War general. Killed at Gettysburg. 4th cousin, 3 times removed. (Ferree)

Henry Latrobe Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy. 5th cousin, once removed. (Antes)

Isaac Kaufman Funk, Publisher. Founder, Funk and Wagnalls Company. 5th cousin, 4 times removed. (Herr)

Elvis Aaron Presley, Rock Singer, Actor. 10th cousin. (Bressler)

Find-A-Grave Family Members:
Wendy A. Bonham, 2nd cousin. (Daugherty)

Shelley Crabb, 2nd cousin, once removed. (Daugherty)

Debra K. Amstutz Molnar, Double 3rd cousin. (Amstutz)

Edward Updegraff, 3rd cousin. (Updegraff)

Arthur Hawkridge, 3rd cousin, once removed. (Sprunger)

Robert C. Kuberek, 3rd cousin, once removed. (Daugherty)

L. Bolen, 3rd cousin, once removed. (Daugherty)

Leslie W., 3rd cousin-in-law, twice removed. (Daugherty)

Katie P., 4th cousin. (Updegraff)

Susan Alexander, 4th cousin. (Updegraff)

ChrisB, 5th cousin, once removed. (Ferree)

Kathy, 5th cousin, once removed. (Sprunger)

Joy Malessa, 5th half-cousin, once removed. (Antes)

Christine Brown, 5th half-cousin, twice removed. (Antes)

Wendy, 6th cousin. (Updegraff)

Karen Malcolm, 7th cousin, twice removed. (Herr)

David Werner, 8th cousin, once removed. (Updegraff)

Chip Miller, 8th cousin, once removed. (Updegraff)

Michelle, 8th cousin, once removed. (Herr)

Steve Herr, 8th cousin, once removed. (Herr)

Deborah Morrison, 8th cousin, possibly 2 or 3 times removed. (Updegraff)

William Watson, 9th cousin. (Herr)

Jill M., 9th cousin. (Herr)

Diana Frick-Simons, 9th cousin. (Herr)
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Deborah Morrison
Sarah Williams, #113558072
Hi again, Bill!

I can tell by the date of death that this Sarah Williams is my Great-great-grandmother. She was born on 28 April 1854 in Breconshire, Wales, and is the mother of David John Williams, #145186759.
Added by Deborah Morrison on Apr 19, 2015 4:51 PM
Deborah Morrison
RE: Rachel Williams, #115657776
Hi, Bill.

I have a couple of "Williams" connections.

Here is what I know about Rachel's husband, my great-grandfather David John Williams. David was born in 1875 in Wales. I'm not sure where. The family story is that his birth surname was "Hughes", his father was a sailor, and drowned when David and his sister Janet were very young. David's mother, Sarah, then married a man named William Williams, who adopted David and Janet. William had a son from his first marriage, William Jr. I've seen documents indicating that Sarah's maiden name was also "Williams", so she may have been related to her second husband. Both William and Sarah were born in Breconshire, Wales, which is just west of Monmouthshire, where Risca is located. In 1888, a year after they were married, William, Sarah and their children moved from Wales to Pennsylvania. I believe they already had relatives located there. After moving to Pennsylvania, William and Sarah had another son, Garfield. My great-grandparents Rachel and David had 14 children. David's sister Janet married a man named William Pugh and had 2 daughters. Neither of David's brothers had any children.

I also have a "Williams" line on my father's side, my 5th great-grandfather Richard Williams (1730-1812). I believe that original family name was "Wilhelm" and Richard was part of a group of Swiss Mennonites that settled in what would become Somerset County, PA, around the time of the French and Indian War.

And my paternal grandmother, Sylvia Betts, after she divorced my grandfather Ralph Morrison, married a man named Lloyd "Butch" Williams around 1940. He owned a garage in Somerset, PA, and I don't think he was connected to either of my other Williams family lines.

So - we may be related on the Welsh Williams line, but I can't connect the dots!


Added by Deborah Morrison on Apr 18, 2015 5:12 PM
Deborah Morrison
Rachel Williams, #115657776
Hi, Bill. Rachel Williams was my maternal great-grandmother. She died when I was 8 years old, and I remember her well. Her maiden name was Hayes, and although her parents were English, she was actually born on 17 April 1877 in Risca, Monmouthshire, Wales. She and her husband, David John Williams, had 14 children. Would you be willing to transfer her memorial to me? Thanks! Deborah
Added by Deborah Morrison on Apr 18, 2015 6:55 AM
Wendy A Bonham
Anna May Daugherty Steele
Bill - I'm so excited to see my grandparents burial information on the site. Thank you. I will work on memorials for them. I also still have some picks of your dad I could send. Not sure how I would do that.

I noticed that one of the siblings of Lynn and Ida's is missing. Her name is Anna May Daugherty Steele. She was born December 19, 1882. She married Charles R. Steele in 1911 and died on September 28, 1950. She is buried at Sylvania Hills, Rochester, Pennsylvania according to her death certificate which I have in my possession. I verified that she is buried there - there is another memorial with a great picture of she and her husband made by someone else. I also saw a memorial page for her with your name attached but she is not listed as one of the siblings or children of Albert and Catherine. I have quite a few pictures of this family too. My mom kept great photo albums - many of the pictures are identified but unfortunately - there are also many that are not.
Added by Wendy A Bonham on Apr 17, 2015 10:22 PM
P. Eadie
RE: Steele's in Laurel Hill
Good Morning!
All of the Steele Family members have had their photos uploaded. I just hope we didn't miss anyone. Enjoy and good luck with your research. Pat
Added by P. Eadie on Apr 17, 2015 7:59 AM
Wendy A Bonham
RE: Daugherty's
Finally - 3 years later - I found them. I posted the information using the "edit" tab on their page. They are at Nassau Knolls Memorial Cemetery in Nassau County New York. I am ecstatic to have found them - I spent lots of time looking. No one that I know of, is living who would have known where they are.
Added by Wendy A Bonham on Apr 16, 2015 2:17 PM
P. Eadie
RE: Steele Photo Requests
Hi Bill,
Only 13 more names to go. I can email the remaining names so you can post memorial sites for them. When done, I can upload the photos to these sites then you wouldn't need to put photo requests in. Can I email them to you or would you prefer a public message? Pat
Added by P. Eadie on Apr 15, 2015 5:30 AM
Lulu Herr
I am sorry that I could not find a Headstone for Lulu.
Added by Patty on Apr 14, 2015 6:02 PM
P. Eadie
Steele Family
Hi Bill,
There are 23 total names on the Steele Family Vault. I have taken pictures of them all. Would you like me to email the information to you or would you like to post memorials a few at a time? Please advise. Pat
Added by P. Eadie on Apr 14, 2015 5:37 AM
RE: Bell Photos
my pleasure.
Added by heidic208 on Apr 12, 2015 1:39 PM
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