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Todd Whitesides (#47553735)
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Bio Photo A native of Louisville, Kentucky, I've lived since 1998 in the Licking Riverside Historic District of Covington, directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. For the past couple of years my primary focus has been preserving the Grabinschriften of the German immigrants who settled in such large numbers throughout the Ohio River Valley. My favorite German connection is through my 9th-great-grandmother Marthe, Madame de Rocoulle (c.1655-1741), who was a Hofdame at the Berlin court of Friedrich Wilhelm von Preußen (1688-1740) and Sophia Dorothea von Hannover (1687-1757) and was the governess of their son Friedrich der Große (1712-1786). Marthe's first husband, and the father of her children, was a descendant of François II de Bretagne (1433-1488) by his mistress Antoinette de Maignelais (d. 1471).

One of my favorite finds has been locating the grave site in Norfolk, Virginia of my fourth-great-grandmother Sarah Ann Timberlake Woodfin (1809-1855), who was herself a fourth-great-granddaughter of Thomas Symes (c.1621-1670) and Amy Bridges Symes (c.1624-1662), who were buried in the chancel of Saint Michael's Church at Winterbourne, in Gloucestershire, England.

Another exciting find was in Cornelia Mitchell Parsons's 'For Conscience Sake', in which she states that Penelope, the abandoned wife of Dr. Stephen Goffe (1605-1681) who later married the regicide Robert Whalley, was a granddaughter of Lady Penelope Devereux (1563-1607). Ms. Parsons obviously has a bias for Quaker and Puritan colonials, whereas my own preference is more towards the Anglican and Catholic ones. My grandmother Luetta Crenshaw captured my interest with stories of her mother Miami Deitchman's Anglo-Catholic ancestry. I've since discovered her mother's great-grandfather John Abraham Rhodes (1794-1861) may have been descended from Charles, 3rd Lord Baltimore (1637-1715), albeit through an illegitimate son.
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Steve P.
RE: Deitschman
You're welcome. Glad I can be helpful.
Added by Steve P. on Sep 18, 2014 9:59 AM
Jenny E.
Joseph Conklin photo request
Hi Todd,
I visited Sect 47 Lot 26 at Spring Grove. I was unable to locate a marker for Joseph Conklin there. I did photograph the other markers there but found that most have already been added to their memorials. I believe that I did get a clearer picture of the north side of the Conklin monument that has inscriptions for Eliza Jane and Harriet Conklin on it. I can add that picture to their mems, if you'd like. I also photographed the Spears family that is also on this lot. I can add those pics also.
Jenny E. #47958692
Added by Jenny E. on Sep 16, 2014 3:48 AM
Dustin Clark
RE: John Hill Cemetery
John W Clark died 1870-1937
Added by Dustin Clark on Sep 15, 2014 6:04 PM
Dustin Clark
John Hill Cemetery
Hello! My name is Dustin. I seen that you contributed a photo of the above cemetery and thought to ask a favor. I am originally from the newport area but no longer live in the area. I have been doing genealogy research for some time now and have run across a family member who is said (via death certificate) to be buried there but have had no luck in locating any proof that he is there. If it is not too much trouble, next time you may be that way, could you take a peek for me?
Added by Dustin Clark on Sep 13, 2014 5:47 PM
D. Delzell
Tjomas Foster 1528-1589
Is his spouse Margery Hopkins?

Have a nice day,

Debbie Delzell
Added by D. Delzell on Sep 13, 2014 11:37 AM
Debbie J
RE: Eli Rusk
The Eli Rusk buried in Lot 41 with Eliza Rusk and Eastons per cemetery ledger book died 16 Dec 1881.
Added by Debbie J on Sep 12, 2014 3:08 PM
A Family Who Loves Genealogy
Thanks a bunch Todd...
YOU are the BEST!!! I am so glad you are involved here...DO love it! Cheery hello sent your way! Do hope all is well up your way! I agree...the German spelling is much more original.
Added by A Family Who Loves Geneal... on Sep 12, 2014 1:32 PM
Rhonda Cole
CARL G COLE
HI, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TRANSFERING THIS MEMORIAL TO ME. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
Added by Rhonda Cole on Sep 12, 2014 9:07 AM
Debbie J
Mays Lick Cemetery
Do you know if Mays Lick Cemetery is listed in the Mason Co Cemetery book in Covington library? I don't remember..
Added by Debbie J on Sep 08, 2014 7:21 PM
Debbie J
RE: John B. Casey
Yes, another blessing of your memorials in Sec 2.
Added by Debbie J on Sep 08, 2014 7:04 PM
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