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michael gavin (#47665297)
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Bio Photo I enjoy researching genealogy I have added my wife's family & a lot of mine. Any photos I put on here I welcome to share with you just let me know who you are, I love to meet new relatives. I do have a tree on as well as a DNA Profile as well. Thank you Michael
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Brian Ford Aikens
RE: William Boyd Aikens, Jr
Thank you so much Michael for putting this up and transferring it to me. I had missed seeing this or hearing about it. A lot of family mentioned in his obituary. Very nice.
Added by Brian Ford Aikens on Mar 17, 2017 11:41 PM
Tracey (Howard) Alfaro
RE: Joan Howard
She is my mother. I would appreciate the transfer.
Added by Tracey (Howard) Alfaro on Mar 17, 2017 6:35 PM
Allen Boutz
RE: Charles Barritt
Thank you Michael. Really appreciate it.
Added by Allen Boutz on Mar 11, 2017 5:20 PM
Allen Boutz
RE: Charles Barritt
Hi Michael,
Charles Barritt (1823-aft 1880) was my wife's GG Grandfather, so if you could transfer, that would be great. And I could add some of his Civil War service.
Thanks, Allen
Added by Allen Boutz on Mar 11, 2017 6:44 AM
Laura Zimmerman
RE: Fred Bliss
Yes, I have John Greenquist and Hannah S. Anderson Greenquist, but not their parents because we don't know what their names were in Sweden before they immigrated. Again, we suspect Gustafson but that could be a family rumor.
Added by Laura Zimmerman on Mar 09, 2017 3:43 PM
Laura Zimmerman
RE: Fred Bliss
Ada Louise Bliss, my grandma married Walter Gideon Greenquist. Her parents were Albert Eugene Bliss (son of Charles W. Bliss and Sarah A. Stearns). Walter's parents were John and Hannah Greenquist. They came from Sweden and I can't find a thing prior to these two - I heard that they changed name from Gustafson to Greenquist, but can find no records.

Added by Laura Zimmerman on Mar 08, 2017 3:54 PM
Laura Zimmerman
RE: Charles W. Bliss
Charles W. Bliss was married to Sarah Adeline Bliss June 12, 1869. I checked find a grave and found his gravestone, but could not find hers. If she is the correct Sarah Adeline Stearns Bliss it appears that Charles Bliss through a lamp at her and killed her circa 1872. That was scary to find out. Needless to say any info you have on her parentage, etc. would be much appreciated.

I am finding that they had two children but
different names keep showing up from what I had and I have nothing on Sarah's parents.

Please let me know if this becomes a pain for you to do as I don't want to be troublesome but you certainly have been a great help just with Eliza/Elisa Wells parent's names!!

Added by Laura Zimmerman on Mar 08, 2017 11:23 AM
Laura Zimmerman
RE: Fred Bliss
The Bliss' go back forever don't they. One of the lines I have goes back to the 800's; however I am doubting the veracity of my records as they have us attached to Anne Boleyn being an aunt and even further back to knights, princesses, etc. Not the Bliss', but the Wheatleigh/Wheatleys, etc., etc. who married Bliss's. So I am doublechecking generation by generation.

You,however, gave me exactly what I needed with maiden names!! I am so excited as this is a line I was totally deadended on for decades.

Thank you so much! Also thank you for your service. My daughter is army 15 years and my son is navy 15 years -- it has been a "cultural" experience just being a military family.

You will probably be hearing from me again and let me know if I can help you in anyway although we may only have a few familial lines in common.

Right now I am stuck on the Greenquists past my great grandfather (who married a Bliss) as when they immigrated from Sweden there was a name change and I can find no record of what the original name was. My cousin has the SWEDISH BIBLE with records, but hasn't responded yet to my "cries for help." LOL

Laurie Zimmerman
Added by Laura Zimmerman on Mar 08, 2017 11:07 AM
Laura Zimmerman
Fred Bliss
Hi, My name is Laurie Zimmerman and my great, great grandfather was Charles W. Bliss (Fred Bliss's brother). I have been working on my genealogy for decades. I began in 1974 during a genealogy course at UW-O and obviously didn't get very far (pre-computer). Then during a dull winter I began again in 2014 and got much further. Now I have been reworking the tree again and gathering so much information.

However, I continue to hit stumbling blocks with certain trees. I am looking for information on these brothers' mother, Eliza Wells Bliss. The Wells line just dead ends. However, their dad's line Sidney Bliss is well-documented.

(I live in Neenah and was surprised to see that Fred is buried in Winneconne since his brother was buried in Marinette.) I was pleased to get Fred's gravestone pic from Find a Grave.

Anyway, I would appreciate any info you may have on Elisa/Eliza and would be happy to give you anything you may need on Sidney's line.

Laurie (Laura Zimmerman)
Added by Laura Zimmerman on Mar 07, 2017 11:32 AM
Allen Boutz
Charles Barritt
In a memorial for Charles Barritt (1823-) at Edge Hill Cemetery you have a photo of the headstone. Was there a date on the back or on the front that can't be seen? Or did a caretaker provide the info? The reason I ask is that this Charles Barritt's father, Charles Barritt (1796-1869) is also buried in the same cemetery. The fact that there were at least 4 generations of Charles Barritts in the WV/VA panhandle/ lower Shenandoah from 1820 to 1955 creates some sorting challenges.
Thanks, Allen Boutz
Added by Allen Boutz on Mar 07, 2017 11:31 AM
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