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Kristi Baker (#47457754)
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I became interested in genealogy thanks to my late Uncle, who passed on a family tree hand-written by my grandfather. Now I am hooked!

The family lines I am researching are Ogden, Avery, Brown, Huckstep, Clark, Kishbaugh, Tingley, Follett, McClaren, Williams, and Bassett, just to name a few.

Please feel free to use any of the pictures I have taken. You don't need to ask my permission.
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Carol Darling
RE: Sophie L. Adams Brown
Hi Kristi,

The note "wife of W.B." came from the cemetery transcript that I have from Glenwood Cemetery.

However, I did a search and found her obituary, and yes!, she was the wife of Walter Brown. I have included her obit on her memorial.

I also looked up my notes from when I did the photos. She is in Section 6, Lot 35. Others in that same lot are (in case you are interested): Capt. George A. Adams (d. 1863), Arville A. Brown (d. 1915), George, son of George & Arville (d. 1865), Harriet Phillips Adams (d. 1861).

Added by Carol Darling on Apr 04, 2016 3:59 PM
Mark A. Swafford
RE: Daniel and Adelaide Brown
I obtained these from a fellow findagraver who needed some help in maintaining her memorials. If you wish I could transfer them to you. I give it my best to take care of Parsons and the surrounding cemeteries.
Added by Mark A. Swafford on Mar 02, 2016 7:05 PM
RE: George Loren Avery
I deleted mine
Added by af on Feb 29, 2016 3:38 PM
RE: George Loren Avery
are you sure this is the same person because if he was born in 1807 and died in 1919 he lived to 112.
Added by af on Feb 28, 2016 7:45 AM
RE: George Loren Avery
The other person should delete theirs since mine has the correct burial info and was created a year before thiers. thanks
Added by af on Feb 28, 2016 7:42 AM
JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, AustinTX
Mary Ide French
Found historical society type of listings (old usgenweb?) for the defunct cemetery.

She is definitely there, listed as Seba's wife, so no bodyless worries, her cemetery is clear.
Added by JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, Au... on Jul 29, 2015 5:35 PM
JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, AustinTX
Painesville Frenches
Hi, again Kristi. Heads up that I am working on untangling my husband's two sets of Frenches, with errors mostly on our side. Am starting on Painesville Ohio this time; did Mass. last time we spoke. (People 50 to 100 years ago,whenever they encountered a blank on our side they thought should be filled in, borrowed your relatives' identities. Our set meaning of Braintree, your side meaning the Freedom Kingsley bunch.)

1,IN GENERAL. I'm adding some records and tying together some of your Frenches who belong together, in order to better separate them from ours.

2, REQUEST- Am asking a favor--Can you check a new record I've added for your Mary/Molly Ide French? Maybe focus on just the biographical stuff as the two warnings will disappear shortly. She died in between her two sons, but much closer in time to Warren (buried with Seba and with Warren's daughter Mary E). Daniel Ide French is in a different, live Cem. with his wife. Warren French in a defunct cemetery buried under a High School.

3, QUESTION- Mary is temporarily put at Warren's Cem, but in theory could be at Daniel's, and can also be treated as "bodyless", so three choices. She stayed with Warren while getting Seba's pension as a widow, but moved to Daniel's house after Warren died, so was at Daniel's for the 1850 Census. Would you vote for leaving her bodyless? or for putting her in one cemetery and then saying something like "she might be at the other, so feel free to change the location if evidence surfaces".

NOTE: A Findagrave glitch causes bodyless with addresses to NOT be found if people enter their name with an address. My opinion is that is how the John French of Braintree became mixed up with Freedom Kingsley's John. The Braintree one with all the correct identity data had been entered as bodyless. People searching for all the old-time John Frenches in Massachusetts never saw it, due to the MA address, and tried to enter him at a Braintree cemetery.

The Ohio error is that our murdered David French, son of Abiathar, bodyless, had a wife named Lucy, as did your Daniel Ide French. David's wife is being given the identity of Daniel's in some of our old trees I've found, so before it shows up at findagrave, I'm entering our David and his Lucy Keneippe/Kneip and tying them to their known children.

Added by JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, Au... on Jul 27, 2015 2:55 PM
JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, AustinTX
RE: Re: Need Cemetery Change- To separate two sets of Frenchs- different DNAs
Kristi-- McClaren is unique, not common like williams.

One strategy would be to find the McClaren-Williams marriage location, then look for Williams or Bassetts nearby, as they used to try to marry close toteh woman's home .If Cath/Kath was a teacher, though, her family could be several states away.

I will keep an eye out for Samuel Williams and Martha Bassett as I look for my own. Sometimes, if one dies youngish and the other remarries, they can be hard to track until you figure out who they remarried.

Was bored tonight, so did some searching.
Is Illinois a reasonable marriage place for McClaren-Williams?

Went to my illinois sources-- McClaren indeed easy as I quickly found stuff matching that marriage record and your info.
(1)Macoupin County IL runs a genealogy site

" James Wilson MCCLAREN, born May 29, 1844 in Westmoreland Co PA; died January 09, 1908 in Lewis Edwards Co KS. He married Catherine Bassett WILLIAMS April 08, 1873 in Shipman Macoupin Co IL"

(2) In the 1870 census below, on line 22, you can see him pre-marriage surrounded by the rest of his Pennsylvania born family:

Thanks again for accepting the changes to John French.

Added by JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, Au... on May 05, 2015 12:02 AM
Cindy R
RE: Mary McClaren Wood
Yes you may & thank you for asking! Also check your death date for her in your tree, I confirmed with the cemetery records that the date of death on her headstone is correct.
Added by Cindy R on Apr 29, 2015 6:59 AM
JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, AustinTX
RE: Re: Need Cemetery Change- To separate two sets of Frenchs- different DNAs
Thanks Kristi. Very good. I don't recognize your Williams names, though I might recognize them from their geography in combo with religion. Are they Puritan throwbacks? more recent Welsh (highly likely to be Baptist)?? Swedish Wilquist or German Wilhelm anglicized to Williams (possibility of lutheran or German reformed?).


Wish I had more to go on for the birth of my Louis Nelson William than born in SC. This might help you---My Frenches practiced "endogamy" for a long time, somaybe yours did too. Helps narrow the hunt. (marriage inside the group, so in my case, Puritans & Pennsylvanians finding more Puritans & Penn peopel wherever they went).

Maybe the pattern for mine broke apart in Calif. I doubt my Mary Eliza French with abolitionist relatives married a true-blue Southerner, but you never know. Would make a good story if she did.
Added by JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, Au... on Apr 28, 2015 5:10 PM
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