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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 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.

At present my primary research interest is in the gentry families of colonial Maryland and Virginia, their descendants in Kentucky, and their antecedents in the British Isles. I'm currently focused on the ancestry of my 4th-great-grandmother Sarah Ann Timberlake Woodfin (1809-1855), who died during a yellow fever epidemic in Norfolk, Virginia, especially her 5th-great-grandparents Thomas Symes (c.1621-1670) and Amy Bridges Symes (c.1624-1662), who were buried in the chancel of St Michael's Church at Winterbourne in Gloucestershire. Henry Timberlake (d. 1625), the first with that surname to reside in Virginia, was buried in Henry Wriothesley's vault in the chancel of St Peter's Church at Titchfield in Hampshire.

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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Jerry Smallwood Peterson
Albert & Francis Howard

Thank you for Francis's Photo request.
Both Albert & Francis now have both of their names/dates on their photo's.

Added by Jerry Smallwood Peterson on Jun 30, 2015 10:39 PM
Jerry Smallwood Peterson
Albert Howard Photo
I meant 'Hello Todd'

Added by Jerry Smallwood Peterson on Jun 30, 2015 3:20 PM
Jerry Smallwood Peterson
Albert Howard Photo Req.
Hello Howard,

I submitted the Photo request for Albert Howard (1820-1902), at New Bethel Cem in Verona, KY today. The Photo Request was listed as from Jill Dempster. I was going to contact her about Albert's spouse on the stone, but don't have contact info.

The Headstone also had his spouse Francis V. Howard. I did not submit Francis because it was not photo requested. If you or Jill would like a picture of both Albert and Francis on the headstone, please just submit a 'photo request' for Francis Howard and I'll submit the photo.
I'm doing this to get the 'Photo Request' credit.

Jerry Smallwood Peterson
Added by Jerry Smallwood Peterson on Jun 30, 2015 2:53 PM
Katherine Moon
Jacob Zilar
My Zilar tree stops at Jacob and Esther Zilar. I wondered if you were able to take Jacob back further, or had any leads where I could look next. Kathy (
Added by Katherine Moon on Jun 30, 2015 12:56 PM
Amanda Hughes
James Reat # 101682104
Hi Todd....I am interested in the Reats as I am researching the genealogy of a friend of mine. Do you know if this man is the same James Reat who was the silversmith in Richmond? I see that you also have him marrying Catherine P Strobia....My friend's 2x great grandfather was John Strobia Reat...which is what led me to this James. I was hoping there would be more REATs in this churchyard. Any assistance you could give me would be wonderful. If you would prefer, you can email me back at Thank you.....

Amanda Hughes
Added by Amanda Hughes on Jun 30, 2015 10:40 AM
RE: Hodsolls of Ash
Hi Todd,
Thanks for the reply. I live near Ash and have visited the church and memorials to the Hodsolls.
My link is through Agnes Hodsoll who married James Fremlyn circa 1530. As of yet I haven't had any luck with naming her parents. I know she had brothers called William and Thomas but no more than that.
Added by westfrem on Jun 29, 2015 10:14 AM
Hodsolls' of Ash
Hi Todd,
Do you have a connection to the Hodsolls you have listed at Ash?
Added by westfrem on Jun 29, 2015 6:59 AM
A. I. Carroll-Zimmer
Nicholas Knollys
Thank you for letting me know about the daughter from the Blount marriage. I have edited the memorial, so please look at it and let me know if there are any needed corrections. :)
Added by A. I. Carroll-Zimmer on Jun 29, 2015 12:56 AM

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