|Robert Longbottom # 46521199 (#46521199)|
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I have a family history addiction. I have been at this for about 34 years now. As of this date (2013), I am 75 years old but I plan to keep at it as long as I can.|
If any errors are found and corrections needed, please contact me by email and we will address the problem.
I live in the Akron, Ohio area - phone(330-628-4435) and would like to exchange info with anyone suspecting we have common family lines.
It all started about 1978 when my sister Patty shared some Longbottom information she had obtained regarding the Longbottom family immigration to the USA from England in 1854.
I started out with 3 ring note books. This was before the age of the personal computer. I wrote down all that I could on my Longbottom side and then started with my Mother's side of the family - the Snyder line.
The name Snyder was a different story - it was more like the Smith and Jones surname - too common! Unfortunately I began this after my mother died in 1968 so there was no first hand info to help me out. My Mom's only sibling Edna had also passed on. I talked with some of my cousins and little by little my data started to expand. I subscribed to Everton's Genealogy Helper,ran ads, mailed inquiries and waited
everyday for the Post Office to deliver the mail. I even started a SSS (Schneider, Snider,
Snyder etc clearing house news letter on this Surname. I learned that my Grandfather
Joseph Snyder had "gone on a hunting trip to West Virginia and brought back a bride".
I began sending letters to the Court Houses in Western West Va to see if they had such
a record. No luck. I then purchased computer print outs from Everton's for Census data on the Snyder and Longbottom names. I began seeing first names that were common to the names used by my Grandfather Joe Snyder's siblings in Berkeley Co., West Va.
This area is located in the West Virginia Eastern Pan Handle. I wrote to the Berkeley
County Historical Society and hit "pay dirt". The rest is now history.
My big problem appeared when my data became so large and took up so many 3 ring binders. I would get new information and then had a problem finding where it needed to go in one of the note books.
Fortunately the personal computer era was
dawning. I spent over $5000 for a new IBM PC that had no hard drive - you had only
floppie discs to use and Bill Gates had not yet invented "Windows". I started out ith "Brothers Keeper" software and am still using it. It has been a great program for me.
I have about 125,000 persons in it now and about 31,000 of them are the descendants of my 3rd great grandfather's (Jacob Snider 1732-1790) 13 children.
I have been accepted into the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution Certificate 180595) through my Jacob Snider lineage.
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|Paul Hoyt||Martha Caroline Snider|
Hi Robert - I found another Snider child in Looney Springs Cemetery. I consider you the expert on all things Snider, and I'd be glad to transfer her to you. She's part of your family. Her memorial number is 111235569.
|Sandra Elizabeth Miller||RE: Anna Rebecca Young Miller|
Thank you for your quick response. Please be sure to make Anna Rebecca's maiden name, Youngs, with an "s" at the end. My great-grandmother, who did not die until I was a senior in high school, was very clear about this: her surname was Youngs, not Young. I actually think that Youngs is the older version of the name, because younger members of the family certainly have chosen Young as the spelling.
One thing is certain about the Miller family - there are lots of us! Our Millers, of German extraction. originated in Allentown, New Jersey, before the Revolutionary War. Frederick and Euphemia (Schaefer)Miller are buried in Allentown, NJ, and my parents and I visited their graves in the 1960's. Their son, Frederick P. Miller, with his wife Ann (Rogers) MIller, migrated to western New York, the Town of Greece, Monroe County, NY, in the 1820's, where the family ran a farm and a large coopering business on property that in part bordered the Erie Canal. After Frederick P. Miller's death in 1832, the whole family, about twenty people, made the long journey west, settling in York Township, Elkhart County, IN (my direct ancestor, Samuel) and Mason Township, Cass County, MI. Most of them are buried at Five Points Cemetery in Mason Township. After the Civil War, the son of Samuel and Ann Bell (Kirk)Miller, John Kirk Miller, with his wife, Sarah Catherine (Owen) Miller, moved their growing family from Mason Township to Bald Hill Road, Newberg Township, Cass County. This is the generation that was still known to us when I started my family research in the 1950's - the three earlier generations I "dug up" through my research, so I know what fun you are having working on your own family tree. Of the seven children born to John Kirk and Sarah Catherine, my great- grandfather, John Sherman Miller, married to Anna Rebecca (Youngs), is the only one who is buried at Constantine. The rest are at Poe's in Newberg. I don't know that we are related. My computer technician, another (unrelated) Miller, has a saying from his father: "Everyone is either a Miller or wants to be a Miller!" As I mentioned in my first note, my father (Galen R.), grandfather (Clyde E.), and great-grandfather (John Sherman) are buried together at Constantine. I felt very honored that our grave sites were photographed so early, but I had no idea why we were chosen. Could it be because you were working on your own Miller family?
Thank you so much! If you want to know more about my family at Constantine, read the comments I have left with flowers on the "Find a Grave" pages. My other grandfather, John Henry Harding, DVM, is also buried at Constantine.
Sandra E. Miller
|Sandra Elizabeth Miller||Anna Rebecca Unknown Miller|
Thank you so much for taking care of my great-grandmother's grave site. Would you please change "Unknown" to Youngs, her maiden name? I have added additional genealogical information with flowers on the Find a Grave page. I am the Miller Family Historian. I was so delighted to discover that work by Find a Grave had begun on the Constantine Cemetery. I have added comments on the pages for my parents, Galen R. and Lillian E. (Harding) Miller, my grandparents, Clyde E. and Nellie E (Johnson) Miller, and my great-grandparents, John Sherman and Anna Rebecca (Youngs) Miller.
Sandra E. Miller
|Carole Whittemore||Florence Snyder|
P.S. I have a Florence Snyder in my Ashcraft family tree (1st cousin 3x removed) born 8 Oct 1872-11 Feb 1959 Father was James Snyder and Florence married Orville Ashcraft. Are we distantly connected? Have a good day!
|Carole Whittemore||Cora Belle Gump Shambaugh|
Thank You Robert for the additional information you supplied for Cora's Memorial. I added it along with your name for supplying the valuable information. It was a pleasure to help!
|Shirley Houk||Fern Brumbaugh Allen|
Thank you for contacting me regarding Fern Allen. I have now linked her to her parents as you requested.
|Glenda Ragan||Ellen Joy Snider Shook|
She is already linked to her parents. But, thanks for checking.
|Barbara Wolf||Hilda June Bailey|
I have updated her memorial per your request. Barb
|Barbara Wolf||Kenneth Pepple|
I have updated his memorial per your request. Barb
|Barbara Wolf||Chester William Pepple|
I have updated his memorial per your request. Thanks for the new info. Barb
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