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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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Kellie Black
ZOAR Cemetary
Hello John,

Some of the people you listed were my ancestors, thank you.

I am having a problem locating the address for the cemetery, would you have it in your file?

Thank you,

Kellie Black
Added by Kellie Black on Jun 30, 2015 4:47 PM
Shari Hanson Frey
William Bond Martin's
Thanks for clearing this up!
:-)
Added by Shari Hanson Frey on Jun 10, 2015 3:26 PM
Juliane
Thank you.
Thank you for the transfer. That was quick!

Again, I appreciate the work you do to keep memories alive and history, too.

Juliane
Added by Juliane on Jun 06, 2015 5:05 PM
Juliane
Request for Transfer of Management
Hi,

I'm hoping you will agree to transfer the management of memorial # 104156415 for Sarah Bogers Merryman, who is a direct line g-g-g-g + grandmother on my father's side. I believe her correct name is Sarah Rogers Merryman.

I will take good care of the memorial.

Thanks very much.

Juliane Harris
Added by Juliane on Jun 05, 2015 7:11 PM
Sunrise
William Lockerman
John,
Thank you so much for your quick response in transferring Uncle William Lockerman to me.
You were more than generous to send me the rest of his family which I have had to transfer back to you.
Thank you for all your dedication with the Concord Cemetery.
Sunrise
Added by Sunrise on Jun 05, 2015 12:43 PM
Ed Elms
Celia Coulbourne
I added the photo to Celia's memorial, thanks I did not catch that.
Ed Elms
Added by Ed Elms on Jun 04, 2015 6:08 PM
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
John,
When I checked the photo just now, it appears straight up.
Added by judith richards on Apr 01, 2015 3:48 PM
John
Blanche Elaine Hayes James
John,
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
FamilyManic
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
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