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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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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
Beverly Sweeney / Christine Anguzza
John Zornes
Hi John,
Sorry, I didn't get back to you sooner!!
We have Zornes in our family and so I would need to do some research to see if these are my direct family also. My mother would know right away but she passed 4 years ago so I have been trying to keep up with her work. Please forgive me for not knowing off the top of my head.

Blessings, Christine (Beverly's daughter)
Added by Beverly Sweeney / Christi... on Jul 13, 2014 8:36 PM
RE: George Lee
LOL! I know the feeling! Every time I turn over another leaf I find it's attached to another branch of my family tree! I'm wondering where Mr. Lee is buried. This is a very small cemetery. Maybe his is unmarked. Don't you wish we had all the answers?!! Sigh...
Added by Laura on Jul 09, 2014 9:41 AM
Andrea Kreeger Waters
John Brannock
Hi John,

I believe you have added the wrong photo to this memorial and therefore the family links may not be correct??

Added by Andrea Kreeger Waters on Jun 22, 2014 6:29 PM
RE: Hello
I am aware that the photo does not match the memorial. It is the only marker on that lot and the person who originally requested the photo asked that I add that picture to that memorial, though I never knew why. The picture has been deleted.
Added by Debbie on Jun 10, 2014 4:53 PM
Links can now be submitted directly via the second option on the Edit tab
Birth/death date, birth/death place
Relationship (parent and spouse links)
Plot or GPS
Marker transcription

Would you resubmit using that feature?
Added by Diehard on Jun 05, 2014 2:01 PM
Lela Parris Koch
Nancy Cantrell
Hi John,
I agree trees are so full of pollution that they are useless. I also agree that 1804 is reasonable.......I would like to have better than reasonable. I wish I could find a deed or something that she signed as wife of George Pirtle.
I have a list of the four children someplace and their birthdates......I think. I will have to dig through my Cantrell "stuff", and boy do I mean "stuff"! The way I remember it I had two different names for the daughter. Elizabeth and Mary and wondered if the daughter was Mary Elizabeth?? I believe the boys besides Isaac were Jacob and John.
Added by Lela Parris Koch on May 30, 2014 3:17 AM
Lela Parris Koch
Mrs George Cantrell
I was very excited to receive your information about this memorial. Could you please send some documentation.
Added by Lela Parris Koch on May 28, 2014 11:26 PM
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