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Brent Smith (#47320430)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family tree since 2009 when I decided to answer that long lingering question: "Where do I come from?" I have made significant progress in answering that question. Most of my family is centered in North Central Indiana in Adams, Tippecanoe, Clinton, and Warren counties. Like that great adage, "Go West Young Man, Go West", my family has done just that. I have been able to trace my family from New Jersey, where most fought in the Revolutionary War, to Virginia/West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and California. As the country grew, my family moved westward. Some of the family surnames that I am related to are: Burdge/Burdg, Pharo, Negus, Virgin, Troxel/Troxell, Bellangee, Ludlam, Grant, Irons, Stine, etc.

I have been able to trace my surname to Long Island/New Jersey mid-1600s. This is very exciting unto itself. Through my paternal 7th great-grandmother, Mary Allen Smith, I have been able to link my lineage to the Plymouth Colony and the Mayflower. I am descended through Henry Howland, whose brother John Howland was a Mayflower Pilgrim. Henry Howland was my 9th Great-Grandfather.

Genealogy has become a passion of mine that I like to share. I have come to believe that Find-A-Grave along with Ancestry and are probably the greatest repositories of genealogical research available. I try to share my research with other contributors to make the current memorials more accurate and also placing memorials on here as I uncover burial locations for my family members or other individuals that I stumble upon during my research. I also contribute by walking cemeteries in my local area ensuring that others might be able to find their missing relatives and complete their goal of figuring out who they are.

I dont mind sharing my pictures with other contributors. Please feel free to use them as you see fit. I look forward to sharing information and also continuing to expand my family tree. I have started putting together a book documenting the genealogical history of my family. I am not sure when it will be done but at some point I will call my research done thus completing it.
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Joanna Case
RE: john Henry Hancox
The stone has been very nicely cleaned and my picture is quite clearly 1868. I also checked the cemetery database which has 1868 as well. I am doing a survey for the cemetery so have access to their records. I can e-mail you my picture or add it to your memorial for you to see.
Added by Joanna Case on Jan 18, 2017 5:23 AM
Joanna Case
Catherine L Howe Lord
death date 1846 verified in Hale
Added by Joanna Case on Jan 17, 2017 3:07 PM
Joanna Case
Maggie E Ide
birth date of 1856 verified in Hale Collection
Added by Joanna Case on Jan 17, 2017 2:54 PM
Joanna Case
john Henry Hancox
1868 death date verified in Hale Collection.
Added by Joanna Case on Jan 17, 2017 2:27 PM
Benjamin Ransom Smith
Hello. I am searching out the family of Barclay Smith and his wife, Arminda Davis Stacy Smith. I believe Benjamin Ransom,Find A Grave Memorial# 18029046, whose memorial you maintain, may be their son. The dates appear to be the same. I have not found him on a census record yet, but am searching the 1880. I was wondering if you had information on this particular Benjamin Ransom, which leads you to believe his father is the Ruben T Smith to whom he is linked. Would appreciate your input!
Have a great day! KC
Added by KatiLC on Oct 20, 2016 1:29 PM
RE: Re: Paxton's, Moore's and Johnston's
Just yell for me if I can help! I'm excited for you. I love the research aspect, especially when I find new mysteries, like a marriage I didn't know about.

Best Regards-
Added by SusanG on Jul 31, 2016 10:25 AM
Re: Paxton's, Moore's and Johnston's
Hi Brent-

Very interesting that you descend from Moore's and Johnston's! That can't be a coincidence that Annie Paxton married Parker Johnston Moore. I believe the Johnston's and the Moore's tie in to one another, but I haven't located that junction as of yet. I understand the generational re-naming confusion! I have it with a whole line of Smith's-so I feel your pain!

Best Regards-
Added by SusanG on Jul 31, 2016 10:00 AM
J. Egolf
RE: Lois Galbraith
Thank you. Would you like me to transfer her memorial to you?
Added by J. Egolf on Jul 22, 2016 7:02 PM
J. Egolf
Lois Galbraith
May i please have the source for the information that you provided. Thank you. June
Added by J. Egolf on Jul 22, 2016 11:05 AM
Frank Flack
Richard and Martha Flack
I processed your edits for my 2nd cousin Richard Wells Flack and his wife Martha Jane Burdge Flack in Pleasant Hill Cemetery - North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana. Are you related to this family or have additional information about the family that you would be willing to share?
Added by Frank Flack on Jun 10, 2016 12:21 AM
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