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Teddi Kella-Fuller (#47407489)
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Bio Photo During the summer of 2010 I began to research my biological family tree. It has been extremely addicting!

I have found I have 15 ancestors that were on the Mayflower-

4 Brewsters: Elder William Brewster, my 10th great grandfather and his wife. Also two son's Love & Wrestling my 9th great grand uncles.

4 Fullers: Samuel Fuller my 9th great grandfather, and my 9th great grand uncles Edward Fuller and William Fuller. Also, Mrs. Edward Fuller.

3 Eatons: Also Francis & Sarah Eaton my 9th great grand parents, along with their infant son, Samuel, my 8th great grandfather.

4 Billingtons: My 9th great grandfather Francis, his parents Eleanor & John my 10th great grandparents, and my 9th great grand uncle, John.

My lines also cross twice and I recently found out that about 437 years ago I have direct ancestors in common with my husband.

I am also researching my sister's father's Duffey ancestors and my brother's Personett(e) ancestors and my mother's Kohler, Ballas, Miller, Ellwood, Devore, and Penrod ancestors.

My mother never knew her biological father. She was born in 1945 in New York City. She was born out of an affair. She was then adopted within the family. Well, I had my DNA tested in 2015 and I immediately had a match to a 2nd cousin. In reviewing my match's tree it was clear that the connection HAD to be through my mom's biological father. After researching how to use DNA to find adopted parents my quest to find my mother's biological father, my grandfather, began.

First, I had to recreate my 2nd cousin's tree by making what is called a "mirror tree" and attach MY DNA to her in that tree. In creating her tree I had to research it as far back and as deep as I could. Many many hours have been spent on this project!!! The goal was to then hopefully get a DNA match to someone on Ancestry that I shared a hint/leaf with in HER "mirror" tree. Much of my work was spent adding names and ruling out men who could not be my grandfather because of their age or ethnicity. All the while hoping that I would get a DNA match to my "mirror" tree. Then on Feb. 14th 2016 I thought I should check it and sure enough I had a DNA match to someone in the mirror tree. Then literally 2 days later I had another. So all my work was worth it. I can not tell you my excitement!!!

Then I researched how the connection between me, my 2nd cousin match, and other DNA matches would look on paper. I added the two other matches to her tree and I worked backwards to fill in as much as I could on my paper connection. To be 2nd cousins there can only be so many different possibilities so I ruled out the obvious and keep going. Which led me to Mary Miller, Eliza Ellwood's daughter with Barnabus Miller. I began adding links on Find a Grave to her family, especially after finding her photo on Ancestry... realizing my mother greatly resembles her.

Subsequently, I am so close to solving this mystery. It's amazing to me that there is no one alive to tell me anything about who my mom's biological father is but that DNA could solve the mystery in the end!

I was also able to prove who my biological father is through DNA!!!!

I am a special education teacher and I'm married with one son and a step daughter.

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**** Familial links, corrections, transfer requests or updates can be sent to me by using the SAC (Send A Correction) feature located under the EDIT tab in the upper right corner on each memorial page.

**** I will happily transfer a memorial if your relationship to the person falls under the F.A.G. four generation (direct) lineage guidelines. If you are unsure of these guidelines please refer to the FAQS on the main page of FindAGrave.

**** You CAN use any of my photos for not for profit means. You can reproduce any of my photos as long as you cite my name as photo by: Teddi Kella-Fuller and the entire link to the F.A.G. memorial page the photograph is displayed on.

Thanks!
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Susan Wingard
Kolar - Kollar Johnstown
I saw that you left flowers and read your bio. I see your mother has roots to Kohler. The Kollar and Kohler is truly one in the same, as I have documented this after intense research. I, too, had my DNA done through Ancestry. I have yet to be contacted by any of the Kohler/Kollar cousins. As you will note, I added the photo to Michael Kolar. There are three others buried in the plot according to the cemetery 'payment' cards I received. They are Jan "Kolor"; Martha Juhasz and an L. Juhasz with another stone beside it that was blank or worn off. I also received cards for Regina Kollar and John Kollar but have not made a connection yet with them. They are not in the same plot but not far above the Kolar plot monument.
Added by Susan Wingard on Jun 21, 2016 6:39 PM
Ruthi
RE: Oscie Viola Miller
you're very welcome. I added all of them for you, too. It truly is a beautiful stone.
Added by Ruthi on Jun 21, 2016 5:56 AM
Rootsrcher
RE: Emma Ellwood Riggs
I have the records. She might have a stone. I am not in Ohio . You can put up another request or I can look when I go August if you want. I have all the records for Union. If you have others let me know and I can check

Rootsrcher
Added by Rootsrcher on Jun 14, 2016 12:05 PM
Janet Muff
Michael Sykes
Hello Teddi,

I haven't heard back from you with a source for the birth location, so I'm going to decline the edit. If you can send a source please do so, and send another edit.
Thank you,

Janet Muff
Added by Janet Muff on Jun 12, 2016 3:23 PM
Pam Miller💕
Jason William Stephan
Thank you for the picture of Jason Stephan.

Pam Miller
Added by Pam Miller💕 on Jun 12, 2016 7:13 AM
Jim Kenyon
RE: William Matheson Taylor
glad to hep. Jim
Added by Jim Kenyon on Jun 11, 2016 2:21 PM
Janet Muff
Michal Sykes
Sorry, Teddi, I'm going to decline this edit because I have a policy of using the name that's on the gravestone. When I haven't done that in the past, someone has always come along behind me and created a duplicate memorial using the name on the stone. Then it's been a terrible fight to get them to remove their duplication.

Also, before I make the edit for the birth location and so forth, please send me a source.

Thank you,

Janet Muff
Added by Janet Muff on Jun 06, 2016 7:42 PM
Art Wright
Historic plaque pic
Picture added to John Swallow memorial.
Added by Art Wright on May 21, 2016 6:10 AM
Art Wright
RE: John Swallow
After uploading photos this morning, I remembered that there is an historic plaque in Rockwood concerning the John Swallow farm. I stopped and took a picture of it this morning. If you like, I can either upload it to his memorial or email it to you. Just let me know?

Art
Added by Art Wright on May 17, 2016 8:12 AM
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RE: Susan Sykes
You're welcome. Happy to be of help.
Added by Grave Recorder on May 15, 2016 10:34 PM
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