|Todd Whitesides (#47553735)|
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A native of Louisville, Kentucky, I've lived since 1998 in the Historic Licking Riverside District of Covington, directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. I spent much of my first two years on Find A Grave concentrating on 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 (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.|
My current focus is on the gentry families of colonial Maryland and Virginia, their descendants in Kentucky, and their antecedents in the British Isles. My grandmother Luetta Crenshaw captured my imagination with stories of her Anglo-Catholic ancestry, and at present I'm researching the ancestry of her 2nd-great-grandfather John Abraham Rhodes (1794-1861), whose 2nd-great-grandmother Mistress Frances Giffard Rhodes (d. 1710), gentlewoman, came to Maryland in 1671 as a companion to Jane, Lady Baltimore along with the Franciscan missionary Father Thomas Massey.
NOTE. If requesting the change of a year for a pre-1752 date please take note that the legal year in England and its dependents began on Lady Day [March 25th] and not on January 1st. For clarity and consistency I attempt to always use the modern interpretation of which year to use.
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