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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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Leslie Lewis
Francis Fitzgerald transfer
Thank you so much for the transfer! I appreciate it very much as we continue to piece our scattered family together.
Leslie Lewis, cousin of Malinda Francis Dixon Fitzgerald
Added by Leslie Lewis on Nov 22, 2014 11:55 AM
RE: Death date of Emily Johnson
Do you have her memorial number, Regards Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Nov 18, 2014 10:54 PM
Melinda Mustered
Lemuel William Jones
Find A Grave Memorial# 62989711, Lemuel William Jones was my husbands Great Great Grandfather. I have left two notes on his memorial that provide more information on him and added a photo of him and his wife. Would you please transfer his memorial to me? If not would you please use the information in my notes to update his memorial?
Thank you.
Added by Melinda Mustered on Nov 18, 2014 7:13 AM
RE: Okay, but
Thank YOU, John. I appreciate it very much. Keep up the great work! :) S.R.F.
Added by S.R.F. on Nov 16, 2014 4:03 PM
RE: Okay, but
DEar John,

My husband's third great-grandmother was Martha Yonkers Vansant and that memorial is managed by someone else. I did ask for that memorial to be transferred also, but I have not yet had a reply to my request. Likewise, I requested the transfer of the memorials for Charles Vansant and Mary States Vansant, my husband's second great-grandparents, and I am still waiting to hear about them.

I have seen many of your Vansant and Reeder memorials. (My husband is related to most of these people.) You have done an incredible job with them! :)

Added by S.R.F. on Nov 16, 2014 2:04 PM
Cora Fetters 128281825
First of all Cora Fetters is not my memorial. Mine is Hezekiah Fetters. I probably could not read Cora's and did not include it. They are not my relatives I was just adding to F.A.G.
I did check the Pa. death cert. for Cora and her father is listed as Isaac Sowers born in Md. and her mother was Nancy Martin born in Md.
The informant was Annie Bennett, Artemas, Pa.

There are a lot of mistakes on the Web and of course is the death cert. correct? -Wire
Added by Wire on Nov 15, 2014 5:02 AM
sandy cole
RE: Catharina Cantrell
Catharina was buried in North Carolina
Added by sandy cole on Nov 13, 2014 8:49 PM
David McNally
Benjamin & Maggie Merrick
Thank you so much for transferring their memorials to us, it's very appreciated!
- Dave & Amy
Added by David McNally on Oct 26, 2014 3:45 PM
Deborah Dabrowski
RE: Re: Elias Campbell
I added the footstones, I have one for Benjamin but there is no memorial for him.
Added by Deborah Dabrowski on Oct 25, 2014 7:03 PM
Deborah Dabrowski
RE: Re: Elias Campbell
Yes, Sarah is there, I think you missed the last 2 photo's, I posted 4 with captions on Elias'. Change Sarah to Northeast also, I already added pictures. I will have to get the individual footstones when I go back.
Added by Deborah Dabrowski on Oct 19, 2014 9:08 PM
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