I am the oldest son of Wilbur James Priest and Rose Louise Cupps. I was born and raised in the Toledo, Ohio area. I have been doing genealogy research since I was about 9 years old.
I am a member of: GCS - Genealogy by Computer Society of Toledo LCCOGS - Lucas County Chapter OGS NGS - National Genealogy Society OGS - Ohio Genealogical Society, serving as a Trustee APG - Association of Professional Genealogists I am a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national society meetings and seminars.
I am doing a one name study and have done extensive research on the surname Priest. I am currently preparing an interactive CD and a multi-volume book which will exceed 4,800 pages on the Priest family when it is released. My direct line ancestors came from Wales and settled in Virginia, then later moving to Licking County, Ohio. I am also researching my other paternal line - Ankney/Ankeny and my maternal lines - Cupps and Schumacher.
Please feel free to contact me with additional information or corrections.
Hello, Looking for information on my possibly ancestor. Wm. Henry Priest b. 1816 or 1820. Died 1889 in VA hospital Leavenworth. Buried under stone marked Wm. K. Priest. I do know he was wanted by the law on charges that may have included murder. I have reason to believe he was Native American. His wife was Kerenhappuch "Happy" Hamm. He is described at death by the VA as 71, dark complexion,hazel eyes, grey hair. Had a sister named Martha who married a Rose. Family traveled to Missouri from KY after his legal problems he may have been born Robert Henry Priest, used AKA's that we know of William Henry and Henry Priest. He served in Union during civil war, probably because he was wanted in the South. His son Henry Franklin served in the Confederacy. Please contact me Sarah @ email@example.com.
Louise Karoline Marie Nitz Hello William: WOW! I just found her picture on my memorial. Thank you SO much. She was so hard to find. I never dreamed there would be a stone found for her. You made my day!
jasper lewis In Jasper's records have you found any notations of any possible WW2 injuries? Jasper is my great uncle. I trying to find Lewis family members with such injuries. Thank you, Mary Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org
Priest hi i see your related to the Priest family ,,i also related to Priest by way of Westbrook and Belt family, Looking for pics or connections by way of Harriet J Belt daughter of Jacob Priest and and Sara Jones. i can find no markers for either.Harriet J Priest and Erza Belt are in Wilson cemetery in Newark,Ohio kevin myers Lorain,Oh
Roy priest edit/correction Thank you for the correction of the death year - an obvious error. Also, Roy Priest is a grandson of William Priest who also came from Wales. I have a hand written copy of his journal with documentation of many of William's descendants. Perhaps you have run across his journal in your Priest research.
incorrect link of spouse Name: Mary Ann Priest Event Type: Death Name: Samuel W. Priest Birth Date: 1844 Birthplace: Breckinridge Co., Ky Age: 29 Spouse's Name: Mary A. Compton Spouse's Birth Date: 1845 Spouse's Birthplace: Breckinridge Co., Ky Spouse's Age: 28 Event Date: 18 Dec 1873 Event Place: Breckinridge, Kentucky Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01250-9 , System Origin: Kentucky-EASy , GS Film number: 422137 , Reference ID: bk 11 p 38+
this is the marriage record
Name: Mary Ann Priest Event Type: Death Event Date: 1930 Event Place: Breckinridge, Kentucky Gender: Female Father's Name: Ruben Compton Mother's Name: Betsy Ann Whitworth Spouse's Name: Sam Priest Reference ID: 26501 , GS Film number: 1913067
this is the Kentucky Death Record
Mary Ann Compton Priest find a grave memorial #80568579 was married to Samuel Priest...find a grave memorial #64684268
Not Henrietta Compton Priest #64684925
I see the confusion on these 3 people but not sure how it all happened.
RE: Transfer of Noah Priest Thank you so much for transferring my great great grandparents. I was not aware of the Priest Reunion in Ohio, but thank you for letting me know. :) I knew there were a lot of Priests around Ohio, though. My lineage: Noah > Albert > Keith (living) > Barbara (living) > Myself.
Elizabeth Beaubien Could you tell me if this cemetary & Junction Cemetary are the same cemetaries. I have a conflict with a relative. I have been to Junction Cemetary & found my great grandmother. Helen says she is buried in St,Mary's cemetery because she was catholic. She moved all of our relatives into St. Mary's & I made her move them back. Thank You for your help.