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Harry's Daughter (#47677746)
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Bio Photo LEAR, GELLOCK, MILLER, and FOOSE are the main surnames in my family tree.

The original German spellings were:

These are the maiden names which stem from each:
(Any names is parenthesis are the original spelling of that name it follows.)

LEAR: Margeson, Paddock, Clawson, Tappin, Gilmore (Kilmer), Gray, Wildonger, Maust, Gruver/Groover (Kruger), Long (Lang), Scholl, Deer, Mumbauer, and Schumacher

GELLOCK: Gellock [A Gellock married a Gellock], Walter, Walter [A Walter married a Walter], Yeager, Kocher, Messinger, Abel, Stoneback (Steinbach), Lee, Eckert, Keiter, Lott, Laycock, Belles, Buss, Ritter, Kuriss, Kahler, Werkheiser, Messinger (another), and Diehl

MILLER: Kohler, Riey, Mosel, Troxell, Rinker, Ealer, Dietz, Cramer, Newhart (Newhard), Traill, Rasley, Heller, Grotz, Luy, Schneider, and Schinhoven.

FOOSE: Altemus, Rinker, Smith, Heater, Furry, Leibengood (Leibenguth)/ Ackerman [not sure of an adoption/birth name], Bartholomew, Reimer, Frey, Kolb, Litgar, Bopp [changed to Pope], Lauer, Mauny, Hilliard (Hilgert), Reimel, Smith (Schmidt), Smith (Schmidt) [a Smith married a Smith], Miller (Mueller), Frantz, Sterner, Odenwelder, Rent(s), and Schuch

As I continue my research, I am adding more maiden names, but haven't necessarily researched them all thoroughly yet.

The majority of my family base is in PA, with many NJ extensions. My four main surnames all trace back to Germany, as well as many of the maiden names in my direct lines.


My paternal grandparents, John N. and Clara E. Gellock Lear were both Native American descendants.

JOHN NELSON LEAR: Family history states my grandfather's grandmother, Margaret M. Margeson (nee Clawson) was half Native American. Oral history passed down states that we have an Indian princess in the family tree. I believe this may have been referring to my gr8 x3 paternal grandmother, Catharine Tappin Clawson, who was Margaret's mother.

My father's first cousin told me that his mother (my grandfather's sister) told him that we have Indian blood in us. He also stated that his late mother and two brothers had Indian features.

CLARA ELIZABETH GELLOCK LEAR: Family history on my grandmother's side (Gellock) states we have Indian blood in us, but no one knows exactly who it comes from.


I have requested many memorials from inactive accounts. I greatly appreciate the time and effort they took to list my ancestors. It is truly an honor for me to carry on the torch and resume their management.

SPECIAL THANKS go out to all the find-a-grave contributors who have listed my ancestors and upon my request have transferred them to me, and to those who will grant future requests. I am ever so grateful for the time and effort you all have taken to create the memorials of my ancestors and how your listings have helped me connect many dots.

Not every single memorial I've listed is a blood relative. During the course of researching plots, I've come across some of the parents, siblings, etc., of the spouses of my ancestors, or other non-relatives who were buried with them, so I have listed them also in the hope of helping others in their genealogical search. However, my main agenda is to list my ancestors, not the ancestors of their spouses.

Please do send a request, via the edit tab, if you are interested in managing any of my memorials.

I will likely transfer memorials which are not in my direct line if they are in yours. Please check the memorial to see if their is a notation of them being in my direct line. You can also check my direct line virtual cemeteries for the surname of interest. If you don't see the memorial you are interested in managing listed there or noted as a direct relative, please submit your request (via the edit tab) and state your relationship.

Also if you have an interest in managing an ancestor of yours, who is not in your direct line, and who isn't in my direct line, please do submit a request (via the edit tab), I most likely will transfer it to you.

My children's paternal grandparents:

These are the four main surnames and the maiden names which stem from each:

THORPE: Markle, Gregory, Watkins, Brown, and Cunningham

WELCH: Plank


GUNDERMAN: Benning, Beam, Anderson, Cole, and Shannon

I will add more maiden names as I discover them.


One of my granddaughter's paternal side.

BLACKWELL: Teabout, stackhouse, and Trueblood



My oldest grandson's paternal side.

HELMS: Morris



Many interesting facets of my ancestor's lives have been uncovered and intrigue further inspires me.


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L Catipon
William T Randall
Hi! Thank you for creating a record for William T Randall! He would have been my great-great uncle; my g-g grandfather was his brother, George Lomason Randall. I noted that you had linked him to Garner Hugh Randall, who might indeed have been a Randall relative. But, George and William T's father (and my g-g-g grandfather) was Hugh Y. Randall, born in 1816, according to our family bible, which begins with Hugh Y's birth record (I think the bible was given to Hugh Y and Catherine Jane Lomason/Lomerson as a wedding gift in 1838, and they entered their own births as the start of the record-keeping. The births and marriages of all their children are recorded, including George and William T.)
-Lauren Catipon
Added by L Catipon on Nov 14, 2015 10:52 AM
One more daughter
I think there's probably one more daughter for Ludwig and Catharine Grube Smith. You have listed Benjamin, Jacob and Lussetta as their children. My 4x great grandmother, Sarah M. Smith, 1841-1895 was listed in her husband's obituary as being the daughter of Ludwig and Catharine. Her husband is James R. Aten, 1836-1897. I'm happy to send you a copy of the obituary if you'd like.

Thank you!

Lisa Young
Added by lisayoung57 on Nov 12, 2015 8:33 AM
James H. McAdoo
Jeremiah Lott
If Jeremiah Lott is your 5X greatgrandfather, then you are related to my sister-in-law, Linda Smith McAdoo. Jeremiah is also her 5X greatgrandfather. She descends from Jeremiah through Lavinia Lott, Charlotte Skelly, Margaret E. Clark, Parlumia Reich, Paul Reich Stecker, and Ruth Elizabeth Stecker. I would be happy to share information. Regards,
Jim McAdoo #48572121
Added by James H. McAdoo on Jun 11, 2015 1:51 PM
Brian Griffis
RE: Minnie Walter Brunell
Hi, thank you for the edit. Minnie was wife to my great-grand uncle, Samuel Brunell. Sam's sister, Ella, was my great grandmother. Its funny that you ask if I know where Sam and Minnie are buried - I don't know - I assumed Minnie was buried at the Easton Heights Cemetery, since your memorial was connected there. Truth is, she is probably buried in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where she died.
Added by Brian Griffis on May 19, 2015 11:00 PM
Tim Troxell
Woodruff Sr
Hi Trudy, Death cert. has his death date as 28 March 1956. born 1877 new jersey. Died in Easton Pa. Hope you can find him . the obit index for express should tell waht page if it was in the paper at the time. Take care, TIm
Added by Tim Troxell on May 17, 2015 2:58 PM
Cheryl Prodes
So great to see the pictures you have of the Margeson family! My great-great-grandmother was Catherine Margeson Vanderbilt (great-grandmother Margaret Vanderbilt Wyant, grandmother Eva Wyant Lynch). Very interesting also to read about the American Indian linage. My grandmother always thought there was some American Indian somewhere in her family tree. Do you have many pictures of the Margeson's?
Added by Cheryl Prodes on Apr 30, 2015 12:20 PM
Cathy Sollars
Pursell Family
Hi, my name is Cathy. Ive been trying to find information about my family. I noticed that u were under Mabel Heft Pursell and she happens to b my grandmother. My question is r u Harry Pursell's daughter from New Jersey. Please if u have any information about this family please write back. Thank You and hope to hear from you
Added by Cathy Sollars on Apr 30, 2015 8:49 AM
Tim Troxell
alfred woodruff sr.
Trudy, Hi. Found Death Cert for Alfred sr. Lisits Mother as Lydia Kinnaman. He died in Easton pa. Supposed to be bureied in Fairmount cemetery in Phillipsburg Nj near the High School not the one where agnes is buried. I wonder if he has a marker? Maybe Buried By his 2nd wife Sarah. he is the Informant on the death cert. Ancestry. com Take care, TIM
Added by Tim Troxell on Mar 01, 2015 3:46 PM
Elizabeth Laycock Lott, dau. of John Laycock

I descend from a Jane Lacock (1756, nj-after 1800), dau. of John Lacock. Jane married Thomas Warman in 08 Apr 1773, Mansfield Woodhouse Presbyterian Church, Washington Twp., Warren Co., NJ.

I wonder if these two John's are one and the same, and if so, then your Elizabeth and my Jane could be sisters.


Added by Mainwold on Oct 27, 2014 7:10 PM
Missy Noxon
RE: Lott family
Yes, Reuben is the son of Jeremiah Lott. Reuben is my 4th g-grandfather. Would love
to exchange info.
Added by Missy Noxon on Oct 16, 2013 1:21 PM
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