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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
Merrick Reeder and Charles Reeder Sr.
I am still wondering why Woodlawn Cemetery has no record of Merrick Reeder and his father Charles being buried there. It appears there is no separate marker for them only their names listed on a memorial stone.
Added by Ron Clees on Oct 19, 2016 1:23 PM
Sorry about that, John; I saw that on your bio notes for William Asplen, and assumed (we know that you can't just assume) you were related to them. But maybe someone who IS related will see these messages and get in contact. I am also related to Hubbards and LeComptes; William Hubbard/Mina Asplen, William's parents being Henry Hubbard/Sarah Marshall from Cambridge.
Added by Mary on Sep 08, 2016 9:51 PM
Hi John, I have a copy of Rev John Asplund's book from Amazon. Obviously I couldn't afford an original, so I guess it had enough "hits"? to print a copy. The children listed in your memorial (and other places) has their daughter Nina, or Nima, etc. Her name is actually Wilmina Lee Asplen and she went by Mina, I believe. She married William Hubbard and they settled in Carroll County, MD where they had four children among whom is my grandfather, Carl Hubbard (my mother's father). I loved making the trip to Maryland in 2006 with my father, and meeting my cousin, Deanna, who guided us all around Cambridge and out to Trinity Cemetery. I took lots of pictures. Last year I found on rootsweb an entry for John Asplund the Rev, (though the lady who recorded it said Ashland) who married an Elizabeth Welsh in 1800 in Caroline County...does this sound familiar to you? Sorry for the long message, it's hard to find Asplens! Mary Morris
Added by Mary on Sep 03, 2016 10:37 PM
Robert Graves
Sarah Graves 68296390
Hi John,
I would like you to consider transferring Sarah Graves 68296390 to me. Sarah was my great grandmother.
Robert Graves 48491707
Added by Robert Graves on Aug 04, 2016 11:45 AM
Linda Simpson Davidson
Elizabeth Reeder
Happy to transfer her memorial to you.
Added by Linda Simpson Davidson on Jul 07, 2016 6:35 PM
The Murphys
Thanks John. You're the best! Keep up the great work.
Added by Debra on Jul 07, 2016 3:25 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 64936172
Just wondering on Samuel Frey where you found the information on his immigration from Solothum, Switzerland to New York and through Panama to San Francisco. Would be interested in that information. John Frey his brother was my husbands great grandfather.
Added by Aleta on Jul 04, 2016 4:44 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Hello Cousin Sherlock
I'll keep on looking at newspapers and see what I can come up with.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Jun 25, 2016 4:32 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Hello Cousin Sherlock
Honestly, I don't have a clue on which of the cemeteries is correct for the Wright family. The 4 Wrights I manage in Hillcrest were added by my deceased cousin. I don't have any managed Wright memorials in Concord. Why don't you request headstone photos in both cemeteries and see what comes up?
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Jun 25, 2016 3:40 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Hello Cousin Sherlock
lol-This time I don't have a clue on the Wrights. I've been checking the newspapers and that whole family doeesn't have 1 obituary that I can find - either in MD or DE.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Jun 25, 2016 3:21 PM
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