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Todd Whitesides (#47553735)
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Bio Photo A native of Louisville, Kentucky, I've lived since 1998 in the Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood of Covington, directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Much of my research is centered around the history of the Ohio River Valley and the genealogy of its early settlers. My personal ancestry is spread throughout much of this region, confirmed by over thirty years of research, and through DNA testing I verified my ethnicity was mostly composed from Western Europe, Ireland, and Great Britain.

While living in the Highlands Neighborhood of my hometown I used to visit St Louis Cemetery to see the grave marker of my 4th-great-grandparents, Johann Michael Hillerich (1795-1879) and his wife Anna Apollonia Ritter Hillerich (1799-1876), who were from Seckmauern in Herrschaft Breuberg, in present-day Odenwaldkreis, Hessen. Locating their place of origin in Europe was the first such breakthrough in my own research, and I still have the letters received in 1991 from Pfarrer Dr. Karl-Heinz Drobner replying to my enquiries. My grandmother Luetta Crenshaw (1927-1990) supported my interest in our German heritage and together we researched the families of her 2nd-great-grandfathers, Carl Deutschmann (1800-1869) and Philipp Jakob Deußer (1815-1874), both of Charlestown, Indiana. Since moving to Northern Kentucky from Louisville, I've located the grave marker of Maria Ursula Nußbaum Uhl (1805-1891) at St John's Lutheran Churchyard in Camp Springs, Campbell County, who was a maternal aunt of my 3rd-great-grandfather Daniel Götz (1826-1911), both of whom were natives of Ichenheim in Ortenaukreis, Baden.

One of my favorite German connections comes through the French ancestry of my 6th-great-grandfather John DeMoss (d. c1815), who was a ferry operator and station keeper at The Point, near North Bend in Hamilton County, Ohio. His great-grandmother Marthe Duval, Madame de Rocoulle (c1655-1741) was a Hofdame and Dame du Palais at the court in Berlin and was the erste Pflegerin und Erzieherin of Friedrich der Große (1712-1786), König von Preußen.
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Nicholas Vetrovec
I'm not demanding, I asking that you transfer my ancestors memorials. The only thing I do not want to do is delete the duplicate memorials before I can get all the information moved over to the memorials you created first.
Added by Nicholas Vetrovec on Jun 26, 2017 7:59 PM
Nicholas Vetrovec
Not sure why you delete my message for a transfer request. But I'd like to get get my ancestors memorials straightened out. Please get back to me.
Added by Nicholas Vetrovec on Jun 26, 2017 6:03 PM
john lake
Theophila Harris
She was born Theophilia TURNER. Married Arthur HARRIS 5 June 1673. D of John TURNER
According to History of Parliament.

Thanks for all the work you do.
Added by john lake on Jun 21, 2017 11:48 AM
Janice Dennis
Hi Todd.
I've photo's of the chest tomb of John Sydenham at Brymton D'Evercy, Somerset, don't know who to add them to, if at all. The inscription dated 1626 doesn't give a name, also of coat of arms, and 3 sculls that 'Cromwell had beheaded and buried seperatley(???)'
When you have a few moments.


Added by Janice Dennis on Jun 20, 2017 11:25 AM
Debra Herps-Tipton
Amy Leafy Herps Roby (1896 - 1990)
Hello, Mr. Whitesides. My name is Debra Lynn Herps-Tipton. Thank you for creating this memorial page for Amy Leafy Herps Roby. My father was George Edward Herps and his father was George B. Herps. Amy was the daughter of George B. and my father's half-brother. I started working on my family tree about 4 months ago and have not had much success in getting information about my relatives/ancestors. I am not sure if you have any information on any of the Herps family that you would share with me, but I would appreciate anything you have. I would be grateful if you had any photographs of any of them as well. My Email is Thank you in advance for your help.

Added by Debra Herps-Tipton on Jun 15, 2017 3:43 PM
Hello there
Mr. Whitesides, I saw that you maintain entries on numerous members of the Bayly family, ranging from Mountjoy [], Elizabeth [], the daughter Elizabeth [], and M. R. Bayly Smith []. I mention this because I wrote an in-depth article on Mountjoy as part of my series on high-ranking military men who were part of the Extra Regiment []. Use it as you please in your entries, but please cite my article when doing so. I look forward to hearing from you.
Added by historyhermann on Jun 14, 2017 10:17 AM
RE: Llancarfan Church
You're are more than welcome. I have more pictures of this church and cemetery to add, so perhaps keep an eye out for them in the near future.
Added by Teenie_me on Jun 12, 2017 12:14 PM
A Tennessee Mom
MARTHA SEWARD (Mem#132057885)
I believe this is grave of Martha Seward, wife of Perry T. Seward. She is shown on various census records with nickname 'Patsy'.

Perry T. SEWARD married Martha 'Patsy' Ann McLinn on 7 Aug 1839 in Grant Co KY. His signature shows surname as SEWARD.

1850 Pendleton Co KY census:
Perry SOWARDS, head, age 29
Martha SOWARDS, wife, age 29
Ellet SOWARDS, son, age 9
James SOWARDS, son, age 8
Thomas SOWARDS, son, age 7
Mary SOWARDS, dau, age 4
Louisa SOWARDS, dau, age 2
Oliver SOWARDS, son, age 1

1860 Grant Co KY census:
Perry T SEWARDS, head, age 40
Patsey SEWARDS, wife, age 40
Elliott SEWARDS, son, age 19
James W SEWARDS, son, age 18
Thomas SEWARDS, son, age 17
Mary SEWARDS, dau, age 14
Louisa SEWARDS, dau, age 12
Oliver SEWARDS, son, age 10
Daniel SEWARDS, son, age 8
Albert SEWARDS, son, age 6
Leslie SEWARDS, son, age 3

Perry T Seward, age 43, is shown on Civil War Enrollment dated Jun-Jul 1863, Grant Co KY. I believe he died in the Civil War as his wife is a widow in 1870.

1870 Kenton Co KY census:
Martha SEWARD, head, age 49
Albert SEWARD, son, age 15
Leslie SEWARD, son, age 12

1880 Kenton Co KY census:
Martha SEWARD, head, age 57
Albert SEWARD, son, age 23

1900 Kenton Co KY census:
Martha SEWARD, age 75, resident in Wayfarer's Rest Home in Covington

Death Certificate, Covington KY, No. 18794
Martha SEWARD, age 84, died at Wayfarer's Rest on 7 Jul 1904 of Chronic Bronchitis. Burial in Linden Grove Cemetery,Covington KY

Memorial #132057885 shows birth 1820 (which apparently is correct), but death is 1904 as noted. Is there a tombstone showing death as 1820?

Information on her children that I was able to find:

I believe Elliott, James and Thomas served in the Civil War. Found reference to James in KY Cav, Co F, 1st Regiment (Union). Needs further research on these three boys, and possible death of their father in the Civil War.

Daniel Seward b. 24 Jun 1852 (birth record)

Albert Seward b. 12 Jul 1854, d. 12 May 1892, burial Linden Grove Cemetery (death certificate #8075).

Leslie Clarence Seward b. 30 Mar 1857, d. 16 May 1933, burial Highland Cemetery (death certificate #12001)

Added by A Tennessee Mom on Jun 10, 2017 8:05 PM
Brooke Standley
William Stanley
Hello! Thank you for your work on William Stanley born 1640. I am researching for my husband's family. Can you tell me what the sources are for his entry, specifically trying to confirm that he did in fact have a son named William. Thank
You! I have been searching everywhere for this!
Brooke Standley
Added by Brooke Standley on Jun 10, 2017 2:07 PM
Daniel G. Babb
Ducke Family of Heavitree
I wanted to inquire about your grave postings of the Ducke family at St. Michaels in Heavitree. I'm attempting to research a Philip Ducke who is the Nephew of a William Babb in Doddiscombsleigh, Devon, England who left the estate to Philip in 1683. Philip later married William's widow Mary Baker sometime after 1683.

I'm curious where you came across the information on this cemetery and if you know any more about this connection.

Daniel Greig Babb
Added by Daniel G. Babb on Jun 08, 2017 9:59 PM
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