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Carolyn Colborn (#47892112)
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Bio Photo My mother Norma and father Douglas S. Colborn have been researching our family trees since the 1970's. Dad passed away in 2010 and Mom passed away in 2011 and I have been collecting their research notes: no small task. Dad frequently contributed to online forums on family research so I am trying to pick up his threads.
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Alan and Mary Van Dyke
William Hunt #99300755
Hi Carolyn.
I think I have information that shows Thomas Hunt was William's father.
I don't know what Cherie Baker has to show the father as Wilson, so I don't know how to handle this.

William's son, the Rev. Robert C Hunt, wrote a family pedigree in Dec. 1861 to T B Wyman, the compiler of the "Genealogy of the Name and Family of Hunt", pub. 1862-1863. You can read the book at this URL:

William and his father are on page 151 at the bottom, and William's children are shown at the top of the next page, then Rev. Robert's children are shown. In the "Excerpta" paragraph, right after Robert's entries, the author mentions that Robert wrote his letter.

I would think this should be proof that Thomas Hunt, who lived in Lycoming Co., PA (Muncy Creek) is William's father - I keep thinking that surely Robert knew who his grandfather was. I just don't know what was found that showed Wilson and Susannah were the parents.

Thank you,
Mary Van Dyke
Added by Alan and Mary Van Dyke on Mar 22, 2017 7:25 PM
Kathy Rogers Jenks
My mom was Janet Smith Colborn Rogers and your grandfather was the brother of my grandfather, Harry Russell Colborn. My email is and I would love to connect with you. My brother Gil and I visited your dad and mom a few years back at their home in Elmira. Please feel free to email me.
Kathy Rogers Jenks
Added by Kathy Rogers Jenks on May 13, 2016 5:20 PM
Deborah Jane Kline
Thanks & requesting your permission re: John Colborn
Thank you for taking and uploading your photo of the grave marker for John Colborn. It appears we are very distant cousins, probably from Pennsylvania? May I please have your permission to use your onto on my public tree on I will, of course, credit you in whatever form you prefer. My usual credit line is "Photo used with the permission of the photographer, contributor ___." Whether you grant permission, thanks again for taking and uploading your photo.
Added by Deborah Jane Kline on Jul 01, 2015 5:24 PM
Susie Brooks Taylor
Timothy Ira Willard Rees
I am researching the Rees family and see where you created the memorial #99624895. You noted there were 3 children. Was wondering where you got the information one of the children was Albert Nelson Rees? He must have died young. Do you have any information regarding him or where you picked up his name. The family has no knowledge of this child. Would appreciate any help you could give me regarding Albert Nelson. I am researching for my mother in law (88 yrs, old) as this is her family.

Added by Susie Brooks Taylor on Mar 19, 2015 9:02 PM
Carol Lorang
Tunnicliff Family
I think we have corresponded in the past about the Tunnicliff family history. I was excited to see all that you have posted on this website. I have recently started doing my research again and were very much like to get in touch again. My father passed away in 2012, his mother was the Tunnicliff.
Added by Carol Lorang on Sep 20, 2014 10:20 AM
Joel R Hinton
Joseph Thomas Tunnicliff # 130027814
I recently located this grave in Mena, Arkansas and believe he is a descendant of your Tunnicliff's. He is buried in the woods just outside the White Oak Cemetery with other Union soldiers. He was in Co."C" of the 5th Ohio Infantry. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1840 and married Mary A Harden from Mississippi. I would like to know more about him if you can help...Thanks Joel
Added by Joel R Hinton on May 19, 2014 4:59 AM
gretchen johnsen
Colborns in Muncy
I have an ancestor named Sylvester Colborn who also lived in Muncy. Based on family naming patterns and some genetic testing there are suggestions that my Colborn is related to yours. I have had no luck finding where in New Jersey they came from and how exactly they are related.
Your listing for William Hunt lists that you got the information from a Cherie Baker. Do you have an e-mail address for her?

G Johnsen
Added by gretchen johnsen on Dec 23, 2013 9:05 PM
John Tunnicliff, Sr.
Dear Carolyn~
The piece you have on this website is very interesting. In trying to dig deeper into the subject of Mr. TUnnicliff's life, we have attempted to access the sources you have cited. The citations suggest that these sources may contain additional and wonderful information. We are not having much luck. We have yet to get the Freeman's Journal microfilm for 18 Sept. 1973 which you mentioned twice and hope to do so within a couple of days. However, you have mentioned "some of Tunnicliff's documents and letters..." but not told us where those documents are located. Also "Tunnicliff Genealogy and History of Otsego County" also sounds very intriguing and that it could be quite helpful but we can not locate an record of where that may be found. You have mentioned a couple of J.F. COoper titles and we can not locate those either. Perhsp these citations are incomplete. H*E*L*P* Could you check on that and let us know where we may find the items you mention. Thanks for your help.
Added by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2013 1:31 PM
Susan and Bill
Saint Pauls Cemetery, Hancock, Delaware Co, NY
Noticed you took a family memorial photo in this cemetery. Could you tell me a little about this cemetery as some of our Foley relatives appear to be buried there. Thank you, Susan
Added by Susan and Bill on Sep 17, 2013 9:06 AM
Norman Dagen
RE: Joseph Tunnicliff
I search various auction sites for identified period photographs and frequently, if a memorial and identity match, post them here. I am a firm believer that every person, notable or not, should be remembered. I also hope that by posting the auction photographs, a family member may be able to retrieve their ancestors image. Although, I find many of the auction prices outrageous.
Added by Norman Dagen on Jun 27, 2013 4:00 AM
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