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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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judith richards
RE: Grason
John, did not get back to friendship house. Did you have a specific request?
Added by judith richards on Apr 05, 2015 2:27 PM
judith richards
RE: Grason
When I checked the photo just now, it appears straight up.
Added by judith richards on Apr 01, 2015 3:48 PM
Blanche Elaine Hayes James
please transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 91087481
Blanche Elaine Hayes James to me.
Blanche was my g-grandmother. Thanks!
Added by John on Mar 26, 2015 8:29 PM
RE: Hurst/Merrick update
Sounds like a superb plan to me....He is my wife's third Grandfather and she wants to make another visit to the eastern shore to get a glimpse of the only Bible she is aware of.

If you can create a logical name and show the GPS Coordinates that would be great. You must be located in PA - I have used old county tax maps that lead me to little "boxed out ares" that are almost always grave yards. We have targeted a few churches and county historical societies. What is the best Dorchester County book you can suggest?

I think it's time to start using our web-based email addresses.

All the best to you and yours,
Added by FamilyManic on Mar 17, 2015 10:40 PM
RE: Hurst/Merrick update
Same info I have in my tree and I see you loaded on her page. but I didn't thing you wanted everything like the spouses. I have more spouses if you want them. I emailed five of the children's memorial managers.

I also have the 3 Merrick Children from his previous marriage.
I didn't quite expect as much immediate effort on your part but it is appreciated. I should have expected it judging from some of your other memorials.

I can't find Lorenzo's grave - solve that mystery and everything can be closed out eventually.

All the best to you and yours. Thanks
Added by FamilyManic on Mar 17, 2015 7:32 PM
Benjamin Kinsey
Robin Transfer
Thank you very much for your generous transfer of Robin Salonen.
Benjamin KInsey
Added by Benjamin Kinsey on Mar 05, 2015 2:25 PM
Angelia Saucier
James Rhodes Photo
Thanks for your assistance. Angelia Saucier
Added by Angelia Saucier on Feb 12, 2015 5:04 PM
Dorothy Beckworth D'Antoni
Information for Henry Beckwith I
Hi John. Thank you so much for posting a memorial for our ancestor Henry Beckworth I, and his wife, Elizabeth Skinner Beckwith. I am also a descendant as follows -- Henry I, his son Henry II, his son Henry III, his son, Amos Beckwith, (born in N.C.) his son, Willis Beckwith I (born in NC), his last child, Daniel Noon Beckworth I born in 1852 in Georgia) his last son, Shinar Matthew Beckworth born in 1898 in Jesup, Ga. I am doing a lot of research on the Colonial Beckwiths, and can find no proof that our Henry Beckworth I, was born in 1617 - 1619 as a lot of family trees show. I see some that say born "after" 1619, which may be best unless we can find verifiable citations in Colonial VA records. They also use un-verified information from a Paul Edmond Beckworth who wrote a book in abt. 1892 "The Beckwiths in America" that provides NO proof for any of his statements. In that book, he claims Henry I was the son of William Beckwith, who arrived in Jamestown in 1607 on the first supply ship. I have contacted members of the Jamestown Society who looked up William and can find no records of him after 1607. No marriage records to a Baskerville, no birth records for a son (Henry in 1717-1719). They do not appear in an official Census of the Jamestown and James River population in 1624 that was required by King James the First. (that William could have died, went back to England or moved to another colony). Other Beckwiths are recorded in Colonial Virginia at later dates, so it may be more likely that our Henry I, descended from one of them. There is a later Beckwith in Virginia who married a Miss Baskerville. A lot more research needs to be done. Take care, and thanks again.
Added by Dorothy Beckworth D'Anton... on Feb 07, 2015 2:02 PM
RE: Vansants
The only sibling I have for Joseph M Vansant is a Martha Vansant. There may have been others, but I don't have them as yet. You are right that there are many, many Garret Vansants and one Garrett Vansant. I number my people chronologically by date and first name (women also), so I don't use Jr/Sr (I may have one on Find-A-Grave left over from you.) My people may be cousins; uncle-nephews; grandfather-grandsons; father-sons; or no relations at all, so I use this system of numbering them, rather than try to do Jr/Sr. :)
Added by S.R.F. on Dec 18, 2014 2:04 PM
Olin Russell Hubbard
I believe the information under this name is for Russell Glen Hubbard
Added by JSears on Dec 09, 2014 6:04 PM
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