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David Shipley (#47026920)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 18 days
Louise Hobart
Thank you for updating "Lucy" Coburn Cummings Kendall Hobart with her first two marriages. It took years for me to figure it out. Could not have solved the puzzle had you not included in your transcription that her son, William Cummings, had dedicated the tombstone to her honor. She must have been amazing.
Peggy Smith

Added by margarets on Sep 23, 2017 9:13 AM

Jack Parker
RE: All the edits for past couple months
No worries, I just finally caught up, sort of, from March.


Added by Jack Parker on Sep 17, 2017 4:07 PM

Jack Parker
Cor(e)y family
I gather we should be using the same spelling as is present on the stone to avoid future duplications. As I come across them, I'll let you know.

Jack Parker

Added by Jack Parker on Sep 14, 2017 5:33 AM

RE: Pardon H Carr MemID# 33109417
You are welcome!


Added by Anna on Sep 11, 2017 3:03 PM

Mark Sessions
Inquiry regarding Horatio Thomas Shipley
I have not been able to trace parents of my great grandfather Horatio Thomas Shipley. He was born in Maryland on 15 November 1833 and died in Fredericktown, Ohio on 22 Nov 1919. I have not been doing research long. Only a few years. Each time I try to find out parent information I find nothing. Could he be linked to your Shipley's. I have no siblings. Just a dead-end.
Thanks for any help you can give.

Added by Mark Sessions on Jan 01, 2017 8:47 PM

Susan Hunter
RE: thomas b shipley 1804
Do you have my email address?

Added by Susan Hunter on Dec 06, 2016 8:06 PM

Shropshire Lad
Thank You
Thank you for transferring Violet Manthei's memorial to me. I'll take good care of her.

Blessings to you and your family!


Added by Shropshire Lad on Dec 06, 2016 6:18 PM

Susan Hunter
thomas b shipley 1804
Thanks for the helpful information on Thomas. His 2nd wife is my ancestor. There is one error I'd like to mention--the marriage date in the bio is that of Sarah's granddaughter, Sarah, married to a completely different person. Sarah, Sr. had two other children in the Waupaca are.

I would like to able to get in touch with Patrecia Glau with some follow up questions if that is possible.

Susan Hunter

Added by Susan Hunter on Dec 05, 2016 11:50 AM

Tom Johnson
Claude Shipley's Children( 2nd try)
First of all David thank you for all the research on the Shipley family. My Mother was Erma Shipley, Claude's daughter. She also has a living twin brother Ervin Shipley currently living in Yakima or Selah Washington. I didn't see him listed. Thanks again for your time and effort. It has opened up a whole view of my family for me. Tom Johnson.

Added by Tom Johnson on Jul 25, 2016 11:46 AM

Tom Johnson
Claude Shipley's Children

Added by Tom Johnson on Jul 25, 2016 11:43 AM

RE: Nancy Shipley
Delighted to help!

Added by Coxie on Jun 23, 2016 12:11 PM

Jack Parker
RE: Back in Commission
We had roughly a dozen families represented, I haven't seen the group photo yet, so am unsure. We had a tour of the cemetery and then a commemoration of the new plaque for James and Elizabeth. Afterwards we gathered at "The Tavern" and chatted for a bit. Truly amazing, the closest cousins were 4th cousins (8th or 9th was more common), yet none of us pissed each other off. I hope yours goes as well.


Added by Jack Parker on Jun 22, 2016 8:31 PM

Ronda Krasowski
RE: Sarah Matilda Gieber Naylor Rothenberger
Thank you so much for getting back to me David! My mother and I enjoyed the information very much, and we'll pass it along to my step great-aunt, Rosamae Mango, who is the daughter of Charles Dewey & Lovina, and therefore the step-daughter of my grandfather Edd; she'll be 92 in August, and has been very involved in the family genealogy over the years. Yes, absolutely I would love whatever pictures you have of Edd & Vinny.

So in answer to your question, my grandfather Harold was the son of Edd and Ruth Welton. I did not know Edd, but remember Vinny--my grandfather Harold was devoted to helping provide for her after his father passed away and we visited her on a regular basis when I was a small child.

Aunt Rosie had told us we were actually related, not just step relatives, because she was aware that Anna Naylor was married to Leroy Shipley but she was not aware that Mary Jane Naylor and Dwight Shipley were married as well, so she will be very interested to learn that!

My great-grandmother Ruth was institutionalized when my grandfather was three and he and his sister Nola never saw her again. He did not even know she was still alive until a caregiver tracked him down to let him know when she passed away in her 90's. The Welton side of the family did not talk about her. In addition we had virtually no information about Edd's history, and our family relationships were mostly with the Shipley-Dewey folks, so I'm excited to make connections.

I'm sure you were aware that Edd & Lovina did have one child together, Phyllis. She was the one searching for the Naylor connections and she also reached a dead end, but had heard somewhere along the way that there was a native American connection. She promised to send my her information but she passed away before she got it done.

Unfortunately I don't think we can make it to the reunion, although I would love to! I'm grateful for any information you can share, so thanks again. By the way, you have an absolutely beautiful family. I run a small daycare, so I understand the business and delight of a house filled with children : )

Added by Ronda Krasowski on Jun 22, 2016 2:44 PM

RE: shipleys
My wife's family has a document where Horatio Shipley signed it as the lawyer for one of her relatives becoming a citizen in Boston around 1850. That's how I found you on this site.

But my family has a friend named Dr Shipley who has recently moved from California to Idaho. So I just wondered if the two were connected. I've talked to him and he didn't think there was a connection.

Added by oldsf on Jun 22, 2016 11:43 AM

Jack Parker
RE: Back in Commission
Good to hear you're back - have fun at the reunion!

Don't remember when I made suggestions, I know I went through Groton again with a finer toothed comb before our reunion there in May. Apologies if I flooded you.

Jack Parker

Added by Jack Parker on Jun 22, 2016 11:21 AM

Ronda Krasowski
Sarah Matilda Gieber Naylor Rothenberger
Hi David, thanks for all of your work. I saw you added a photo to Sarah's memorial, with her first husband, Lewis Isaac Naylor. Their son Edd (Charles Edward) Naylor was my great grandfather. I only have time to dabble in geneology, but every time I search I come up empty when trying to extend back from Lewis on the Naylor side. Any chance you have connections who might be able to help? Thank you, and I hope your busy family is thriving 😊.

Added by Ronda Krasowski on Jun 20, 2016 2:18 PM

any relation to the shipley's in boise or northern california? I see Horatio Shipley in your photographs. I believe he was an immigration lawyer in boston in the 1840's and 50's.

Added by oldsf on Jun 06, 2016 5:28 PM

Lois Mast
2016 Zook Reunion
Have you hear about the international 2016 Zaugg Versammlung / Zook Reunion? Persons from 20 states, 2 Canadian provinces, and Switzerland are already registered to attend the July 1-3, 2016, Reunion at Morgantown, Pa. Contact Lois Ann Mast, 219 Mill Road, Morgantown, PA 19543,, for registration information. It is for descendants of all Immigrant Zugs/Zooks/Zauggs.

Added by Lois Mast on Apr 15, 2016 2:08 PM

Carol Mills
Anna Marie Haight Shipley
Anna Marie Haight Shipley was a sister to my great-grandmother Mary Ellen Haight. I just joined the Daughters of the American Revolution and am trying to prove up that these two women were sisters. The only documentation I've been able to find is a legal document in the Des Moines County, Iowa Courthouse that lists them as daughters of Sidney S. Haight. Rosaline Preston had sent me notes about this many years ago, and I was finally able to locate the original probate document.

I have very little information about Sidney Haight. I visited the Mental Health Institute (in my Iowa hometown) but received no information from them other than he was buried in an unmarked grave. Do you have anything about him or his wife Elizabeth Carl? Would be happy to share with you what I have.

Carol Mills
Houston, Texas (formerly Mt. Pleasant, Iowa)

Added by Carol Mills on Mar 14, 2016 3:54 PM

Helen Preston
Rosaline Doris Waldner Preston
Hi I found your information on Find A Grave. Thanks for all you do to perserve our history. Rosaline Doris Waldner Preston was my mother. I do see some errors in the information on the obit of her grandmother Rosa Shipley Waldner regarding her son John Waldner's other daughter, Rosaline's
sister Kathyrn Waldner Grant Jackson and her children.
Would appreciate more information on your Shipley Reunion since I live in WA state. I am just starting my Ancestry tree and trying to sort everyone out. Sincerely John Preston
You may contact me at:

Added by Helen Preston on Dec 12, 2015 2:44 PM

Terry Robotham
Rosaline Doris Waldner
Here are two obits that you might find helpful

Added by Terry Robotham on Nov 23, 2015 12:45 AM

Terry Robotham
Shipley family
I am researching the Haight family and Anna Marie
Haight Shipley is one of the branches. I have appreciated all the work you have done. It has helped me as great deal. Would you have any time in the future to quickly look over what I have gathered for your family? if so, my email address
is and could let me know.
Thank You

Vancouver, Canada

Added by Terry Robotham on Nov 22, 2015 10:54 AM

Aunt Mildred Passed
David if you do not know Aunt Mildred Passed away
Sunday. Doug.

Added by Ddavis on Oct 13, 2015 9:39 PM

Lakin Genealogy
You are invited join our new Lakin Genealogy group on Facebook. It's a closed group and we are using it to post our latest research and findings. Hope to see you there!

Added by Tracelines on Sep 29, 2015 5:36 AM

Betsey Shipley / Shipley Amos Gallup
Hello David,

Your profile certainly shows you have your hands full. I have been researching and find that Betsey Shipley is my 3rd great grandmother. My search has been fruitless though in finding a marriage record for her and Chester Patterson Gallup, also a birth record for her son Shipley Amos. There are wonderful narratives and historical articles, but none cite original info. Do you possibly have access to anything that be authoritative (such as a family bible? It appears that they were married in New York, possibly in Broome County and that the boys were born there, but I have had no luck in finding authorities for that.

Any hints you might be able to provide will be greatly appreciated by me and my daughters.

Many thanks
Valerie Short (

Added by bvoks on Jun 08, 2015 3:26 PM


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