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John Ival Blair (#47120681)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I've been retired for several years and revived an old interest in family history that led me to the Find A Grave site and to several living kinfolk I had not even known of before, plus numerous kind folk who have helped me research.
My family runs the gamut from branches that go back to the 1600s in New England to new arrivals (by marriage) from Germany, Ukraine, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Guatemala. The general area of my interest on Find A Grave runs from Texas up through Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, plus California. I have a special interest in Missouri since both branches of my family passed through there and many members still live there.
One real asset I enjoy (besides some first, second, and third cousins with a similar interest in genealogy) is that I inherited both my mother's and my mother-in-law's photo collections, which include images dating back more than 100 years.
Surnames I'm interested in include, besides Blair, also Herring, Percy, Hayes, Veale, Barnes, Patterson, Rogers, Piggott, Marvin, Reeves, Linville, Boone, Callaway, Grigg, McWilliams, Rowe, Dando, Hume, Hersh.
In addition I am researching my late wife's very different family, immigrants from Central Europe and Scandinavia in the late 19th century with names that include Franz, Nielsen, Wilensky/Williams, Gunderson and Rohner.
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Charles (Foster) Johnson
David M. Mcwilliams
David M. McWilliams is my great great great grandfather, David M. McWilliam-Joseph Allison McWilliams-George Washington McWilliams-Leonus McWilliams-Dallas Franklin McWilliams-(me)Martha Pamela McWilliams Johnson, just type any of the names above my family tree I started on Geni, list so many kin has information about our family, McWilliams-Perkins-Allison, many more.
Added by Charles (Foster) Johnson on Mar 10, 2016 12:16 AM
RE: Boone family
I don't remember how many greats back he is, but its where Sarah Griffith joins the family. His mother was an Ellis and there is more. Id have to look up his tree.
Added by TALKING STONES on Feb 28, 2016 2:27 PM
Boone family
Hi John, Sorry I forgot to tell you that my Step-Dad is the GGG Gson to Daniel Boone thru his marriage to Sarah Griffith. I have the Simon family also on line at ancestry and rootsweb. My step-Dad was raised in Shelton,WA.
Added by TALKING STONES on Feb 27, 2016 6:42 PM
RE: Welcome to my pad!
Hi John, That would be fine. I do know that most of them were from Hughes Springs, Hopkins, TX. I am in touch with living Morris family. If you want to get in touch with any of them let me know.
Added by TALKING STONES on Feb 27, 2016 6:39 PM
Welcome to my pad!
Hi John, It is so nice to bump into family again. I was just looking into my Morris-McWilliams branches when I came across your name here in Find A Grave. My mother was Lela May Cook. She married Harold S. Hamilton and had 4 kids. After my father passed away she married A. L. Simon who is 82 now. He just came to visit us here in Kingman, AZ & is now headed to WA state to his home. My mom's parents were D.W. Cook & Anna Mae Hollandsworth. My Hamilton and Cook trees are listed on and and I can invite you to them if you like. Lela Mae McWilliams married Andrew William Cook. They had my GPA DW & she died in childbirth. He married Mary Alice Carter & had 10 more kids. Lela Mae was the DTR of David R. McWilliams & Lavinia P. Morris. I need pics & any info you got on McWilliams or Morris family. God bless you cousin!
Added by TALKING STONES on Feb 27, 2016 12:38 AM
Fran Smith
RE: Clara Blair
You are very welcome
Added by Fran Smith on Jan 17, 2016 9:18 AM
Jim Garbers
Cloe Hersh Snyder
I believe she is the daughter of my great grandfather, George Ellinwood (7769961) and his wife Rebecca (7769963). In information that I found in Ohio wills, he lists her last name as Hersh. Thank you, Jim Garbers (
Added by Jim Garbers on Dec 20, 2015 3:16 PM
Charles (Foster) Johnson
RE: McWilliams family
David M. McWilliams is also my Great-Great-Great Grandfather, sorry I have no information on the name, are granddaughter. My information is from my Great-Great Grandfather Joseph Allison McWilliams. I would like to share any information I have and any information you have I would appreciate. Martha McWilliams Johnson
Added by Charles (Foster) Johnson on Nov 13, 2015 2:20 PM
RE: Radke family at Greenfield
I am sure our Max 's are the same....I am not sure I can give you much more info on that line..I'll have to check..I've been out of research for a few years healing.....e mail me privately...thanks..
Added by Patches on Oct 27, 2015 8:18 AM
RE: Re: Ludwig and Tessie Rohner
I don't remember seeing this message but may have already replied. If not, Ludwig Rohner died July 23, 1941 in Kings, New York.
Added by carmelpwr on Aug 13, 2015 12:07 PM
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