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John F. Smeltzer (#46854465)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo Retired. Love genealogy and history. Have been working on a wide variety of family surnames since about 1967 but have been much more active since 1995. Enjoy taking gravestone photos and providing GPS locations for family graves.
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Laura Rowe
RE: ROWE DNA - Joseph ROWE family
I will let you know as soon as I get the results. They were mailed in to the company in late October, so I expect it will be a few more weeks.
Added by Laura Rowe on Nov 11, 2015 11:58 AM
Laura Rowe
Rowe/Smeltzer connection
John, I also wanted to let you know the transcription from the 1850 census was incorrect for the birth place of Joseph and Bestey Rowe. It was Va, not Vt. They were from Giles County, Virginia.
Added by Laura Rowe on Nov 11, 2015 11:56 AM
Laura Rowe
RE: Joseph ROWE - DNA ???
I just looked at my records, and in the 1850 census, I see what you are referencing. Yes, I believe that is their daughter, but I have no actual proof at the moment. I will do my best to send you a message as soon as the dna test results are in to see if that is of any help to you.
Added by Laura Rowe on Nov 10, 2015 1:21 PM
Laura Rowe
RE: Joseph ROWE - DNA ???
I am sorry it took so long to get back to you... I have been recovering from surgery.

I am waiting on test results to come in any day. I would say that it is extremely likely that is the case. I am going to go into my files and see what I have on this line of the Rowe family. I will send you a message or email as soon as I am able.

Added by Laura Rowe on Nov 10, 2015 12:38 PM
John Lyddon
John was baptized 29 September 1799 in the Stoke St Gregory Parish....other family members recorded there too..
Added by Smallantique on Oct 27, 2015 10:06 AM
Laura Rowe
response to dna question....
My dad has just taken ome. It will be a long while before we here anything I am sure.
Added by Laura Rowe on Sep 10, 2015 8:14 PM
Laura Rowe
RE: Joseph ROWE - DNA ???
I am a direct descendant of Stephen rowe and also solomon rowe. My dad has just done a dna test, and we are getting ready to send it in. my line is very complicated, as I descend from Stephen and Barbara Huffman Rowe on my paternal side, and Solomon and Elizabeth Drake Rowe on my maternal side. I am writing a book on the Row's and our history. I am anxious to get the results of dads test. How are you related?
Added by Laura Rowe on Sep 01, 2015 2:43 PM
Smelser pictures
Hi, thank you for your message - I love it when someone comes across a photo that I've rescued! I did find a good home for the pictures, however, if you would like me to, I can email them with your regular email address to see if they want to exchange/share info. I would need your regular email address for that though. Mine is -see my profile.
thanks again! Diane
Added by Diane on Jul 19, 2015 4:03 PM
Thank you
Thanks, anyway. I thought Memorial# 81512949 might be his dad.
Added by HJ on Feb 18, 2015 11:44 AM
Memorial # 52594304
I saw you left a flower in his wife's memorial, so thought you might know--was James H. Gowdey a Civil War vet? If so, did he muster in from Illinois? I am trying to link memorials. Thank you!
Added by HJ on Feb 16, 2015 10:24 PM
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