|John Reeder (#47365665)|
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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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|Benjamin Kinsey||Robin Transfer|
Thank you very much for your generous transfer of Robin Salonen.
|Angelia Saucier||James Rhodes Photo|
Thanks for your assistance. Angelia Saucier
|Dorothy Beckworth D'Antoni||Information for Henry Beckwith I|
Hi John. Thank you so much for posting a memorial for our ancestor Henry Beckworth I, and his wife, Elizabeth Skinner Beckwith. I am also a descendant as follows -- Henry I, his son Henry II, his son Henry III, his son, Amos Beckwith, (born in N.C.) his son, Willis Beckwith I (born in NC), his last child, Daniel Noon Beckworth I born in 1852 in Georgia) his last son, Shinar Matthew Beckworth born in 1898 in Jesup, Ga. I am doing a lot of research on the Colonial Beckwiths, and can find no proof that our Henry Beckworth I, was born in 1617 - 1619 as a lot of family trees show. I see some that say born "after" 1619, which may be best unless we can find verifiable citations in Colonial VA records. They also use un-verified information from a Paul Edmond Beckworth who wrote a book in abt. 1892 "The Beckwiths in America" that provides NO proof for any of his statements. In that book, he claims Henry I was the son of William Beckwith, who arrived in Jamestown in 1607 on the first supply ship. I have contacted members of the Jamestown Society who looked up William and can find no records of him after 1607. No marriage records to a Baskerville, no birth records for a son (Henry in 1717-1719). They do not appear in an official Census of the Jamestown and James River population in 1624 that was required by King James the First. (that William could have died, went back to England or moved to another colony). Other Beckwiths are recorded in Colonial Virginia at later dates, so it may be more likely that our Henry I, descended from one of them. There is a later Beckwith in Virginia who married a Miss Baskerville. A lot more research needs to be done. Take care, and thanks again.
The only sibling I have for Joseph M Vansant is a Martha Vansant. There may have been others, but I don't have them as yet. You are right that there are many, many Garret Vansants and one Garrett Vansant. I number my people chronologically by date and first name (women also), so I don't use Jr/Sr (I may have one on Find-A-Grave left over from you.) My people may be cousins; uncle-nephews; grandfather-grandsons; father-sons; or no relations at all, so I use this system of numbering them, rather than try to do Jr/Sr. :)
Added by S.R.F. on Dec 18, 2014 2:04 PM
|JSears||Olin Russell Hubbard|
I believe the information under this name is for Russell Glen Hubbard
Added by JSears on Dec 09, 2014 6:04 PM
|Shanna Kurth||RE: Ancestry.com|
No, the cemetery for Taney Hurlock is not unlisted. In fact, when I typed in the first part of the name and did a search, it came up with the entire correct name as well as a "pre-fab" photo. Is there something about the memorial which suggests there is a problem with the listed cemetery? He is not buried in Dorchester County, by the way. He is in a cemetery in or near Baltimore.
|Shanna Kurth||RE: Ancestry.com|
Well, couldn't wait . . . so went digging and found the photos I needed, located the cemetery, and created the memorials for Taney Hurlock, wife Martha, etc.
Thanks for giving me the incentive to get started on FindaGrave.
|Shanna Kurth||RE: Ancestry.com|
Thanks for all your help! I did eventually find an instruction that I need to connect him into Find A Grave first. I have been to his grave and have a photo, but I will have to find it on one of my external hard drives . . . and then find the photo of the entrance to the cemetery, so I can list the correct cemetery. :-p I'll add the next generation as well and connect them all, so it will be a tidy grouping. Might need to wait until after the holidays.
I appreciate all of your effort. You probably actually bumped into some of my data submissions on those sights. ;-)
|Shanna Kurth||Almira Woolford Hurlock|
The transfer was unexpected -- but I'm certainly game for the new experience. Thank you!
Having a little trouble finding the secret handshake for adding another child, though. The edit Bio link just gives me access to the first sentence; nothing else listed. Family relationships edit offers choices for changing parents or adding another spouse. Read through the FAQs; logged out and logged back in. Hmmm. I see you are very busy with Find A Grave, so I will keep working on it on my own.
|Leslie Lewis||Francis Fitzgerald transfer|
Thank you so much for the transfer! I appreciate it very much as we continue to piece our scattered family together.
Leslie Lewis, cousin of Malinda Francis Dixon Fitzgerald
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