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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. Much of my time on Find A Grave has been spent documenting the Grabinschriften of the German immigrants who settled in such large numbers in the Ohio River Valley, especially the members of the Deutsche Pionier-Verein. My grandmother Luetta Deitchman Crenshaw was active with the German-American Club Gesangverein in Louisville, and together we researched the families of her 2nd-great-grandfathers Carl Deutschmann (1800-1869) and Philipp Jacob Deußer (1815-1874). My favorite German connection comes through my great-grandfather Henry Lloyd Rogers, continuing back through my 6th-great-grandfather John Demoss (d. 1815), who operated a ferry at the mouth of the Great Miami River near North Bend, Ohio, then finally back to 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), König von Preußen. Marthe's first husband and the father of her children was lieutenant-colonel Isaïe Dumas de Montbail, a descendant of François II de Bretagne (1433-1488) by his mistress Antoinette de Maignelais (d. 1471), and of Georges de La Trémoïlle (1385-1446) by his wife Catherine de L'Île-Bouchard (d. 1472).

PLEASE READ: Please limit your edit requests to what you can document with primary sources or reliable secondary ones. A lot of erroneous information has been disseminated over the years through genealogical books and web sites with low standards of evidence. About half of the suggestions I receive are incorrect or want more information to be added than can be documented. Both will be declined. Instead of getting upset with me, unruffle your feathers and send me a message containing a list of sources supporting your conclusion. My mind can be changed, as we all make errors.
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Anna Maria Garthwaite
Hello Mr. Whitesides---

I'm not adding something, I'm asking. Why did you add a page about Anna Maria Garthwaite? I am beginning to collect information about her in order to write a book. She was one of the top silk designers in mid-18th century in London's East End---Spitalfields, to be exact. There is very little known about her, and the years of her birth vary from source to source. My kinship with her is professional, rather than familial. I used one of her designs as a basis for one of my designs, during my professional career. (Retired now, and finally illustrating and writing full time.) While it would be nice to know where she's buried, it's not important.

The book will be historical fiction---I doubt there will be enough for a biography. I had the same problem with my first book, "Master of the Sweet Trade: A Story of the Pirate Samuel Bellamy, Mariah Hallett, and the Whydah." A fictional biography---so to speak.

Thank you very much if you are able to shed some light on this mysterious, but talented, woman.

Elizabeth Moisan

Added by Elizabeth on Apr 01, 2015 11:40 AM

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