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treerpgmo (#47324296)
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Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines.

Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.

Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.

First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.

Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.

The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:

#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.

These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:

Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.

Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.

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William Heasley
Hi,thank you for the info from the township of Mill Creek,Ark. It has been added to his memorial.

Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Mar 29, 2015 6:44 PM
RE: Katherine Elizabeth (BANKS) RIPLEY
Thanks for the info. I was using Ancestry.
Added by SilWil on Mar 24, 2015 5:52 PM
Cheri Winslow
RE: Joseph & Mary
Yes, I believe that Elizabeth Ann Abell is the youngest of the five siblings.

And she is the one Abell who Elizabeth Wood Pool Abell (wife of Benjamin Franklin Abell) mentioned in her will.

I keep having to use their full names because otherwise it just gets too confusing.

By the way, do you have access to Ancestry? My username there is "cheritryk" and my tree is "C Winslow Family Tree". It is a public tree.

I really am hoping that I find some people willing to take a DNA test to help me with this :-)

Also, I noticed you have Whitmarsh ancestry. There is a Rehoboth MA DNA project at Family Tree DNA for people who have any ancestors who lived in early Rehoboth. I joined recently to help me since the early Abells were there.
Added by Cheri Winslow on Mar 15, 2015 5:01 PM
Cheri Winslow
RE: Joseph & Mary

Benjamin Franklin Abell was a very interesting person. He went to Oberlin, became a lawyer, started a school, corresponded with the Smithsonian and donated specimens to them. I think he was a mason also because his gravemarker has "A.M." after his name.
Added by Cheri Winslow on Mar 15, 2015 4:55 PM
Cheri Winslow
RE: Joseph & Mary
I think Benjamin Franklin Abell performed marriages. Look at Horatio's marriage and license too.
Added by Cheri Winslow on Mar 15, 2015 4:27 PM
Cheri Winslow
RE: Joseph & Mary
It looks like Simon Kingsley Abell's parents are Asa Abell and Charlotte Kingsley
Added by Cheri Winslow on Mar 15, 2015 4:22 PM
Cheri Winslow
RE: Ziba POOLE (1792-1879) at Troy Cem, Troy Twsp, Geauga Co, Ohio
One is Florilla Mary Poole Pratt at #46972753. They already linked her but did not add the rest of her name.

The other is Daniel Forbes Poole at #37056320.

Added by Cheri Winslow on Mar 15, 2015 4:16 PM
Cheri Winslow
RE: Joseph & Mary
These are the five children I have:

Benjamin Franklin Abell born 1 Aug 1813 in Plainfield, MA

Horatio Prescott Abell born 17 Jul 1814 in MA per most of his census records

Calvin A Abell born 7 Feb 1819 probably in MA

Sarah Mariah "Sally" Abell born Sep 1821 in Goshen, MA

Elizabeth Ann Abell born 1828 in NY

I researched Simon K. Abell previously and do not believe he was one of their siblings.

Horatio Prescott Abell's son William Henry Abell was my 2g-grandfather. His son Glenn Henry Abell had two children, then died a few months after my grandmother was born. I have lots of info on Horatio Prescott Abell's four children.

Horatio Prescott Abell's will lists a Family Bible but I have not been able to locate it at any libraries in that area. It might not have survived to this day. But I dream of it being found and having the family's information in it.

Enjoy the afternoon,

Added by Cheri Winslow on Mar 15, 2015 4:12 PM
Cheri Winslow
RE: Ziba POOLE (1792-1879) at Troy Cem, Troy Twsp, Geauga Co, Ohio
Ziba Poole's brother Jephthah Pool is the father of Mary Polly Pool, the wife of Joseph Abell.

I think Joseph Abell and Mary Polly Pool were the parents of my 3ggfather Horatio Prescott Abell. I'm not positive yet, but I have taken a DNA test and am in the process of contacting others about taking a DNA test.

After all my research, the only birth record I have found for any children of Joseph Abell and Mary Polly Pool was for Benjamin Franklin Abell. I think there were five children though. I wish Benjamin Franklin Abell's children had lived longer and had children of their own. The remaining three siblings did have children and grandchildren.

Recently I have been going through the probate of Elizabeth Wood Pool Abell's will (wife of Benjamin Franklin Abell). I have been checking Find A Grave and Ancestry for information on the people she mentioned. The only Abell she mentioned was Elizabeth Ann Abell who I believe was the youngest of Joseph Abell's five children. She doesn't state their relationship though.

Elizabeth Wood Pool Abell also mentions all of her living siblings. She left a special dictionary that had belonged to her husband Benjamin Franklin Abell to her brother Franklin Abell Poole. As far as I can find, he married but did not have children.

I have found two more graves of Ziba's children to link to him on Find A Grave and I put in edit requests.

Also, one Ancestry tree had info stating that Ziba's son Henry M Pool died at Savage Station in the Civil War, but no verification, and no burial site.

Anyway, I figured since I was going through the probate record, I might as well add what info I could. And when I saw the children's graves, I wanted to sponsor them.

Have a great day,
Added by Cheri Winslow on Mar 15, 2015 3:47 PM
Caroline Mixon
Jhn Waller-Thomas Waller
I am a descendant fo this branch of the waller family. I have some photos and would be glad to monitor this lineage.
Caroline Mixon
Added by Caroline Mixon on Mar 12, 2015 9:20 AM
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