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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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Deborah Dabrowski
RE: Re: Elias Campbell
John,
Yes, Sarah is there, I think you missed the last 2 photo's, I posted 4 with captions on Elias'. Change Sarah to Northeast also, I already added pictures. I will have to get the individual footstones when I go back.
Added by Deborah Dabrowski on Oct 19, 2014 9:08 PM
Deborah Dabrowski
Re: Elias Campbell
I posted pictures to this memorial, I actually found the family at Northeast Cemetery Pa, not Edinboro, Pa as you thought they were. I was researching them on Ancestry.com to help with the dates that were hard to read on the monument and found your link. If you want any of the photos posted elsewhere, let me know.

Debbie
Added by Deborah Dabrowski on Oct 19, 2014 4:01 PM
WILLIAM PHILLIPS
AUGUSTUS ELSWORTH PHILLIPS (1862-1927)
HELLO,

I BELIEVE YOU HAVE ADDED SOME ERRONEOUS DATA WITH REGARDS TO AUGUSTUS' WIFE/MARRIAGE. HIS WIFE'S NAME WAS LAURA AARON (1865-1956).

YOU CAN SEE MORE DETAILS AT MY PHILLIPS FAMILY TREE ON ANCESTRY.COM

THANKS.

WILLIAM LOUIS PHILLIPS
OHIOCHIMES@NETZERO.NET
Added by WILLIAM PHILLIPS on Sep 19, 2014 9:00 AM
Laura
RE: Mary L. Arnett in Zion Cemetery, Dorchester County
Thanks! I found that site online with all the old Maryland death certificates & cross reference cards. It's $25 to order the actual death certificate (OUCH!) but at least you can view the cards for them for free :)
Added by Laura on Sep 07, 2014 9:57 AM
Laura
RE: Mary L. Arnett in Zion Cemetery, Dorchester County
Check out Mary's page & see what I found!
Added by Laura on Sep 06, 2014 1:38 PM
Laura
RE: Mary L. Arnett in Zion Cemetery, Dorchester County
Oh my....how sad :(
Added by Laura on Sep 02, 2014 11:02 AM
Laura
RE: Mary L. Arnett in Zion Cemetery, Dorchester County
Thanks John. Works for me!! Have you found an easy way to find Maryland birth/death cert's online?
Added by Laura on Sep 02, 2014 7:43 AM
sandy cole
RE: Catharina Cantrell
I got a message but not really from you lol were you just showing me your tree?
Added by sandy cole on Aug 19, 2014 3:45 PM
sandy cole
Catharina Cantrell
Catharina was not a HEATH...and her date of death is unknown and she was not even in philadelphia in 1755..I was told that there are no CANTRELL'S BURIED AT GLORIA DEI CHURCH..BY THE CHURCH....
Added by sandy cole on Aug 18, 2014 7:20 PM
Sue Tanner
Edward/Ellison Wilson
Hi John, I see that another photographer took a photo of Edward M. Wilson marker with the same years--I see that he asked you for clarification. Have you been able to figure out anything as to wether or not they are the same person? Or, perhaps 2 different people? At any rate, it would be nice to know if you have, would love to see the photo requests for Greenwood drop way down. If you need some help on this end, let Jack Cady or I know and we would be glad to do what we can. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Jul 25, 2014 12:14 PM
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