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John Reeder (#47365665)
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Bio Photo Regarding memorials, I am very pleased to transfer memorials to anyone who is family when they are not part of mine. If you are closer than I am to one of those who are 'of my family', then I will 'probably' transfer. I consider a transfer request to be a mark of success for my endeavors.

Anyone who wishes can use the photos that I have taken and posted on the Findagrave site. If I have used someone else's photo, I usually attribute it to them in the note attached to the memorial, that is only good manners. If you use mine, then you can follow suit as you choose.

My main area of concentration has turned out to be the Dorchester County, Maryland area where I have many family members in the ground. The family names for that area are LeCompte, Hubbard, Beckwith, Simmons, Childerson, Martin, Skinner, Geoghagen, Pattison, and the list goes on to include most of the families of the county (I read somewhere that by the eighth generation, we have about 1048 grandparents). In looking at my LeCompte lineage which is best located (for my branch) back to Anthony in the records. The books, History of Dorchester County (available on CD), The Beckwiths (1891), and the Tombstone Records of Dorchester County have been most valuable.

My Reeder family branch has also turned out to be a treasure trove as far as available records are concerned; there are other researchers who have provided valuable information, especially one of most knowledgeable, Linda Roberts. The Reeder clan, in my case are mostly located around Philadelphia and in particular, Bucks, Erie, and Delaware County, PA. I have located historical information for most of my close relatives for about three generations in the near Reeder line itself, and then, using the research information of others, back to the original (I believe) John Reeder in Rhode Island, a recent immigrant from England. BTW, I have not bothered much with chasing my ancestors back to Europe except in a few cases (such as the Beckwiths) where the data was readily available. Anyway, the Reeders are still a project in progress.

On my mother's side of the family, she was descended from a branch of the Rhodes clan who moved from Missouri to the Pacific Northwest in and around the early 1900's, mostly following the work that was available in the lumber industry with the exception of a few cases of farming. That was her father's side of the genealogical equation. On her mother's side, she was a Harrison of the Wayne County, Michigan family, who were some of the earliest settlers in that area commencing with one of the sons of Captain Joseph Harrison of Revolutionary War fame (a close friend of George Washington) and his brothers. This first son, Marrenus, is attributed to being the first settler in Wayne County and his father and brothers soon followed him from New York. As an aside, George Washington introduced Capt. Joseph Harrison to his soon to be, wife, Sarah Giles
(love at first sight).
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Ron Clees
Charles B. Reeder
Your genealogy of Charles Biles Reeder is most impressive! I am descended from Elizabeth Reeder and Thomas Osbourn (Obourn in Lycoming Co. PA). I have many questions but will limit to two for now. 1) How do you think that Charles Reeder and his son, Merrick, came to be buried in Baltimore, so far from their PA homes? 2) Do you have any information about the family of Thomas Osbourn (Obourn)? In one census Thomas' birth place is given as MD. In an Obourn family history written by Susie Obourn, the Obourn family is located in colonial MD.
I would sure appreciate your comments,
Ron Clees
Added by Ron Clees on Feb 01, 2016 6:43 AM
Wingate Wroten
his parents were Thomas Wroten Jr. and Roseanna Adams marriage was after 1744 other possible mother was Elizabeth Mace marriage was 1781. Thomas' will probated in Dorchester county MD 6 Jan 1796
Rose 4666
Added by rose4666 on Jan 27, 2016 10:02 PM
RE: Redondo family in Reedley, CA Cemetery
I believe there were only a few more links as the family is not a primary focus. Thank you for your time.
Added by rlahistory on Dec 16, 2015 2:41 PM
RE: Matilda Handy Stewart
John, I suspect the dates currently attached to Matilda (1852-1924) are actually those of her husband Donald. The TR book gives no dates for her. But she's also listed in Pat Slacum's Death Certificate Index (

STEWART, Donald (Mrs.) 25 Nov 1908 W 49

which would indicate (1859-1908).
Added by billk on Dec 08, 2015 3:08 AM
RE: Find A Grave memorial for Thomas Webb.
Thanks John. I've suggested additional links to Thomas, Howard and Peyton to point to the second wife, Margaret Hodson.

But she also remarried when Thomas died, so she is listed under the name Margaret Millard, since her second husband was George Millard. This gets complicated! :-)

Fortunately, Margaret and George appear together on p.80 of the Tombstone Records book.
Added by billk on Dec 07, 2015 1:17 PM
Sheila Parker Stone Benisek
RE: Arthur Vale Stone
Thank you John. Very kind of you to offer.

I will take Art for sure. The other Stone's are not related as far as I've been able to see. His parents are in Tulare and the rest of his siblings are Tulare, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

Art and the family were living just over the Tulare/Fresno line. I believe all the kids were born in Fresno. So When he died, they moved back to the Visalia area.

Its so sad about Juanita. She died in an a car accident and the children never got to see a funeral. She was just lost to time.

Thanks Again,
Added by Sheila Parker Stone Benis... on Dec 04, 2015 8:18 AM
Sheila Parker Stone Benisek
Arthur Vale Stone
Hi John Reeder,

I am one of Art's Daughter In Laws. Ironing out the family genealogy.

I hope you accept my changes. There are only two children who have died. I will be getting them connected here.

But if you have some time, I haven't been able to find my Mother in law. Juanita Osborne Stone 1931-1964 Born and raised in Tulare County.

Her grave is no where to be found and I'm wondering if there's a listing to the Potter's Field in the county OR if there is a way to find her with her SSN.

Thanks Sheila Parker Stone
Added by Sheila Parker Stone Benis... on Dec 03, 2015 12:27 PM
Linda Roberts
RE: Hello Linda
Added by Linda Roberts on Nov 11, 2015 7:41 AM
Linda Roberts
RE: Hello Linda
No clue. I presumed they were in Lorraine Park. However, it may only be an memorial epigraph rather than a burial spot.

I guess the only way to know for sure would be to contact the cemetery.
Added by Linda Roberts on Nov 04, 2015 7:33 AM
Andrea Kreeger Waters
RE: Mary M Hubbard
You're welcome John. I appreciate all you have done here on find a grave. We all work together to make it an awesome site to use!
Added by Andrea Kreeger Waters on Nov 01, 2015 10:17 AM
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