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John Reeder (#47365665)
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Bio Photo Regarding memorials, I am very pleased to transfer memorials to anyone who is family when they are not part of mine. If you are closer than I am to one of those who are 'of my family', then I will 'probably' transfer. I consider a transfer request to be a mark of success for my endeavors.

Anyone who wishes can use the photos that I have taken and posted on the Findagrave site. If I have used someone else's photo, I usually attribute it to them in the note attached to the memorial, that is only good manners. If you use mine, then you can follow suit as you choose.

My main area of concentration has turned out to be the Dorchester County, Maryland area where I have many family members in the ground. The family names for that area are LeCompte, Hubbard, Beckwith, Simmons, Childerson, Martin, Skinner, Geoghagen, Pattison, and the list goes on to include most of the families of the county (I read somewhere that by the eighth generation, we have about 1048 grandparents). In looking at my LeCompte lineage which is best located (for my branch) back to Anthony in the records. The books, History of Dorchester County (available on CD), The Beckwiths (1891), and the Tombstone Records of Dorchester County have been most valuable.

My Reeder family branch has also turned out to be a treasure trove as far as available records are concerned; there are other researchers who have provided valuable information, especially one of most knowledgeable, Linda Roberts. The Reeder clan, in my case are mostly located around Philadelphia and in particular, Bucks, Erie, and Delaware County, PA. I have located historical information for most of my close relatives for about three generations in the near Reeder line itself, and then, using the research information of others, back to the original (I believe) John Reeder in Rhode Island, a recent immigrant from England. BTW, I have not bothered much with chasing my ancestors back to Europe except in a few cases (such as the Beckwiths) where the data was readily available. Anyway, the Reeders are still a project in progress.

On my mother's side of the family, she was descended from a branch of the Rhodes clan who moved from Missouri to the Pacific Northwest in and around the early 1900's, mostly following the work that was available in the lumber industry with the exception of a few cases of farming. That was her father's side of the genealogical equation. On her mother's side, she was a Harrison of the Wayne County, Michigan family, who were some of the earliest settlers in that area commencing with one of the sons of Captain Joseph Harrison of Revolutionary War fame (a close friend of George Washington) and his brothers. This first son, Marrenus, is attributed to being the first settler in Wayne County and his father and brothers soon followed him from New York. As an aside, George Washington introduced Capt. Joseph Harrison to his soon to be, wife, Sarah Giles
(love at first sight).
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Ruth Vreeland
Oh, as well as my great-grandmother Ludie Andrews-Delphia ... also buried there in the Reedley cemetery. Thank you!!
Added by Ruth Vreeland on Feb 20, 2017 10:53 PM
Ruth Vreeland
Joseph F Andrews
John, would you kindly consider transferring the grave of Joseph F. Andrews, buried in the Reedley, CA cemetery over to me? He was my great-grandfather, and even though my Dad (his grandson) never knew him, they look identical to each other ... so this man was very special to us. He died very young, from a botched surgery and ensuing infection of the mastoid bone behind his ear ... leaving his wife and five young children behind. I would love to tell his story on his memorial page here. Thank you so very much! -- Ruth Andrews-Vreeland
Added by Ruth Vreeland on Feb 20, 2017 10:00 PM
John Quiring
RE: Willis Singer
Take another look at Willis' memorial. I found a marker for him under the big bush! Only got minor scratches.
Added by John Quiring on Feb 03, 2017 2:41 PM
John Quiring
RE: Willis Singer
Good hunting! Let me know if there is anything at Aurora that I can help with.
Added by John Quiring on Feb 02, 2017 8:56 PM
John Quiring
RE: Willis Singer
I will take a look. I take it that Willis O. was the husband to Mary and the father to all of the children that are listed in her memorial? If so I will make the family links in those who I manage.
Added by John Quiring on Feb 02, 2017 8:32 PM
John Quiring
RE: Willis Singer
Hi. The cemetery record that I was working from lists a burial date of Nov 16, 1937. So my W. J. probably is the Willis that you are referencing. I am wondering why I have a photo of all the other Singers in plot 8 - 193 (Emma, Glaydes, Mary, and Myron) but not W. There was a big bush next to the big Singer headstone. Maybe it is under that. Anyway, if you want to send edits for W.J. I will enter them. I am going to Aurora tomorrow and will take another look at the plot to see if I can find his marker. John Q
Added by John Quiring on Feb 02, 2017 1:54 PM
Carl Catherman
Ethmer Rhodes
Thank you very much for adding the bio note. I appreciate your quick response.
Added by Carl Catherman on Jan 22, 2017 6:05 PM
Julie Cornelsen
Marjorie Cornelsen
I was hoping to have you transfer your bio for Marjorie Cornelsen to me. I am her daughter in law. Her husband Wayne is not Wayne L, he is Doyle Wayne Cornelsen and is still living. The number of her marker is 112454348. thank you for posting. I thought I had made her a listing when she passed, I don't know how it slipped by me.
Added by Julie Cornelsen on Jan 01, 2017 7:23 PM
Eleanor Spedden Wheatley
RE: ZOAR ME Cemetery

It was still there on Monday when I cam past it. Where did you read that???
Added by Eleanor Spedden Wheatley on Nov 23, 2016 12:56 PM
Kirk LeCompte
RE: Mary Jane LeCompte
Though I have not visited, I am told there are at least 2 small family plots around the creek, one of which may be partially submerged. Jim Richardson's daughter Jane or granddaughter Susan may know more about exact locations.
Added by Kirk LeCompte on Nov 23, 2016 9:54 AM
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