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Teddi Kella-Fuller (#47407489)
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Bio Photo During the summer of 2010 I began to research my biological family tree. It has been extremely addicting!

I have found I have 15 ancestors that were on the Mayflower-

4 Brewsters: Elder William Brewster, my 10th great grandfather and his wife. Also two son's Love & Wrestling my 9th great grand uncles.

4 Fullers: Samuel Fuller my 9th great grandfather, and my 9th great grand uncles Edward Fuller and William Fuller. Also, Mrs. Edward Fuller.

3 Eatons: Also Francis & Sarah Eaton my 9th great grand parents, along with their infant son, Samuel, my 8th great grandfather.

4 Billingtons: My 9th great grandfather Francis, his parents Eleanor & John my 10th great grandparents, and my 9th great grand uncle, John.

A few of my direct lines cross twice. I also discovered that about 437 years ago I have direct ancestors in common with my husband through the Mayflower Fullers. My husband's surname is Fuller. We are 12th cousins.

I am also researching my sister's father's Duffey ancestors and my brother's Personett(e) ancestors and my mother's Kohler, Ballas, Miller, Ellwood, Devore, and Penrod ancestors.

Sept. 1945 My mother was born in New York City. She never knew her biological father. She was born out of an affair and was adopted within the family.

June 2015 I had my DNA tested and I immediately had a match to a 2nd cousin. In reviewing the 2nd cousin's tree it was clear that the connection HAD to be through my mom's biological father. After researching how to use DNA to find adopted parents my quest to find my mother's biological father, my grandfather, began. I was a newbie and I had NO IDEA what I was doing...

Dec. 2015 Someone on the facebook group, DNA detectives, suggested I build a mirror tree. I had to recreate my 2nd cousin's tree by making this "mirror tree" and attach MY DNA to her, the home person, in that tree. In creating her tree I had to research it as far back and as deep as I could. She did not have many people in her tree. Many many hours have been spent on this project!!! The goal was to then hopefully get a DNA "hint" match to someone on Ancestry that I shared a hint/leaf with in HER "mirror" tree. Much of my work was spent adding names and ruling out men who could not be my mom's bio father-- because of their age or ethnicity. All the while hoping that I would get a DNA hint match to my "mirror" tree.

Feb. 14th 2016 I checked my mirror tree and sure enough I had an ancestor hint to someone!! Then literally 2 days later I had another. So all my work was worth it. I can not tell you my excitement!!!

Then I researched how the connection between me, my 2nd cousin match, and other DNA matches, through the hints, would look on paper. I added the two other matches to her tree and I worked backwards to fill in as much as I could on my paper connection. To be 2nd cousins there can only be so many different possibilities so I ruled out the obvious and keep going. Which led me to Mary Miller, Eliza Ellwood's daughter with Barnabus Miller. I began adding links on Find a Grave to her family, especially after finding her photo on Ancestry... realizing my mother greatly resembles her.

Subsequently, I am so close to solving this mystery. It's amazing to me that there is no one alive to tell me anything about who my mom's biological father is but that DNA could solve the mystery in the end!

March 30th 2106 I got confirmation that Quintin S. Sykes, the man my mother insisted was my bio father, is my bio father. His daughter had her DNA tested and we match 2246.16 cM. After we first met, in 2001, I was pretty certain we were half siblings but it is satisfying having proof. As a result, DNA proves that I have one half sister and four half brothers. It took me 49 years but I am finally sure who he is!!

Oh yes, I am a special education teacher and I'm married with one son and a step daughter.

Familial links, corrections, transfer requests or updates can be sent to me by using the SAC (Send A Correction) feature located under the EDIT tab in the upper right corner on each memorial page.

**** I will happily transfer a memorial if your relationship to the person falls under the F.A.G. four generation (direct) lineage guidelines (or you convince me :-). If you are unsure of these guidelines please refer to the FAQS on the main page of FindAGrave.

**** You CAN use any of my photos for not for profit means. You can reproduce any of my photos as long as you cite my name as photo by: Teddi Kella-Fuller and the entire link to the F.A.G. memorial page the photograph is displayed on.

If you are thinking about getting your DNA tested too please use my web link below to save 10% off Ancestry's DNA test.

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Travis Holt
RE: James Penrod 
No trouble at all!
Added by Travis Holt on Jul 24, 2016 2:49 PM
RE: Robert George Ruskowski 143873284
Hi Teddi,

Here are some Cleveland resources:

These sources will really help you to find your Cleveland loved ones. obits - search on LAST NAME as well as FIRST NAME LAST NAME Catholic burials -scroll down after entering LAST NAME or you will think the answer was zero. Find obituaries at bottom

What is your relationship to the Ruskowskis and what memorial #s would you like me to transfer?

Have a great day! Thanks.
Added by LindaC on Jul 21, 2016 7:46 AM
Mike Ballas
It appears that Mike was moved to another cemetery after burial at Highland Park Cemetery
Added by Mamaquilts on Jul 21, 2016 5:40 AM
RE: Ann Kohler Ruskowski
You're welcome. Always glad to help.

Added by Denise on Jul 20, 2016 9:47 PM
Robert George Ruskowski 143873284
Oh, it would be great if you could complete any missing dates for Robert or his parents. Tx.
Added by LindaC on Jul 20, 2016 6:36 AM
Robert George Ruskowski 143873284
I linked your cousin to his parents. Tx.

Also see:
Added by LindaC on Jul 20, 2016 6:35 AM
Linda L
Henry Seymour Fuller
Please reorder the photos on this monument. I tried to put all the pictures of the obelisk in one place. I ran out of room. I would be happy to sponsor the monument so that all the panels can be seen. Do you favor this approach?
Added by Linda L on Jul 19, 2016 9:48 AM
Linda L
Duplicate memorials
I believe I have added all the pictures that I have. For someone not familiar with your family, it got confusing. There are many Henry S. It seemed as though I ran into duplicate memorials (something I detest). Can you spend the time to see if there are any duplicates or any needing pictures? I think you might still be missing a few. I found your DNA story inspiring. Thank you for sharing it. Linda
Added by Linda L on Jul 19, 2016 6:31 AM
Linda L
RE: Carrie E. Fuller
No I was hoping you might know. I still have a few more pictures to upload then I work the hard ones to decipher.
Added by Linda L on Jul 18, 2016 7:51 PM
Linda L
RE: Fuller
You are very welcome. A friend and I searched and searched but were not able to find several Fullers.
Added by Linda L on Jul 18, 2016 1:09 PM
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