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Name: Donna Mitchell-King <>
Date: 2007-09-07
Just looking for ifo on the Mitchell family.

Name: w@de <>
Date: 2006-09-27
I used to have a good friend named Clint Bidleman from San Loubisbo Ca. My surch for his name found me here. Thats all.

Name: Audrey <>
Date: 2005-11-12
I am Cecil Look's grand-daughter and Bonnie Herman & Minnie Look's great-grand-daughter. I found more information on your site than anywhere else. Thank you for all your hard work. Please contact me through E-mail as I would like to share family information.

Name: Mary Taylor Ferrando <>
Date: 2005-09-30
Thank you for creating this site. I grew up in Bradford, Illinois, Stark County, and am interested in learning more about my father's side of the family. I found his mother, father, sisters and uncles located in Osceola Grove cemetary. My paternal Grandfather is Adney Orlando Taylor.

Name: Jennifer Martino <!@#>
Date: 2005-02-09
than k you
jenn martino


Name: Charlie <>
Date: 2004-10-20
Most interested in Frances E. Mahone's unknown anderton husband.

Name: Jamie McNeil <>
Date: 2003-11-24
Thanks for giving me 4 generations of my grandparents! I am looking for more info on the MILLIS family (William Sidney). I have information for anyone who needs his descendents. Thanks,
Jamie (Martinez) McNeil


Name: Jackie Webb <>
Date: 2003-10-12
My husbands line is through Mitchell Webb and two of his sons. Frank and Allen. Willing to exchange information. Contact me at

Name: Judy <>
Date: 2003-09-24
I am currently working on my Campbell line in Missouri.I have a William born in Ray 1847.Looking for parents and siblings.

Name: Phil Smith <>
Date: 2003-09-21
In just a few hours I have traced my family back to 1760. I have gone back 5 generations in a day. This is terrific. Thank you for all your work.


Name: Deb <>
Date: 2003-09-19
My ggrandfather was Calvin Sanders, Sangamon County, IL, son of Timothy E.M. Sanders and Elizabeth Tilley. I haven't figured out how we are connected. Thank you for sharing your website with everyone.

Name: Rebecca Mazza-Damery <>
Date: 2003-08-23
Your web site is great, I'm a direct decendent of Arthur Herbert Stafford (grandfather) whose father was Arthur Clark Stafford, whose father was Rodney Nelson Stafford, (not wilson). I was wondering if you have any more info on Stafford's. Thanks for all your hard work.

Name: Betty Landers <>
Date: 2003-08-22
I enjoyed your site. My great-grand mother was Mary E. Coffey her father was Henry Bradford, Henry was the son of Rice Coffey. Mary E. Coffey married W.C.Delk and both are buried in Bedford Co. Tn. I have mainly been working on the Delks but have stared on the Coffeys
Betty Landers


Name: Athna May Bliss Porter <>
Date: 2003-08-18

I see that you have listed my Grandfather Orrin Bliss and his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.

I am trying to figure out where, in the scheme of things, the Whitesides and Bidleman's are related. I am wondering if it is thorough a female Whitesides. Would you please shed some light on this.

I throughly enjoyed the site and all of the comments in your guest book. I look forward to sharing some information with you, but first I need to know at what point we are related.

Athna May (one name - no middle name)


Name: bernie simmons <>
Date: 2003-08-15
please email us we have found more children for james and unity and we are fairly certain ona of those were a grandfather to us if so we can supply a whole list of decendants from there email is looking forward to hearing from you

Name: bernie simmons <>
Date: 2003-08-15
please email us we have found more children for james and unity and we are fairly certain ona of those were a grandfather to us if so we can supply a whole list of decendants from there email is looking forward to hearing from you

Name: Iris Anne Ingram <>
Date: 2003-07-28
I have enjoyed your site very much!!!! You have put a lot of time, effort and love on these pages. I am a direct, 1st generation, descendant of Odis (Otis) Holden and Eunice Opal McGowen. Otis's father is William Marcus Holden, born in Ga.. William's father is James Buckhanna Holden, born in Ga.. I would be glad to hear from, and share information with others who are researching this Holden line.

Name: Kelly Irene Maltby <>
Date: 2003-05-21
We are very large Family of the Maltby's. I am proubley your cousin that you never new about.



Name: Patrick Cummins <>
Date: 2003-05-06
Very nice site. Thanks.

Name: H. D. ("Dee") Ballard, Jr. <>
Date: 2003-04-24

I found Elizabeth “Bessieö McFadden, wife of John George White in your site. I have pages from a family Bible she submitted to the DAR as a supplement to application 331361.

She and I seem to share some ancestors, specifically Matthew and Margaret [Faucett] Woods and their ancestors.

Through another line I’m related to Barnett McRee Spratt who married Francis Cornelia Killian.

Do you know how Elizabeth was descended from the Killian family?



Name: Sarah Carter <>
Date: 2003-04-06
I have been doing research on my husband, Robert Riddle Carter's family lines. I have many old pictures of Riddle, Bell, Wright, McCullough, Hussey, Taylor, Beam, Scobee, Clark. Bob has family buried in Waverley Cemetery, Wolf Creek Cem,etery and Taylor Cemetery. Contact me and lets see if we can get together. You might like to have copies of some of these pictures.

Name: NancyJane <>
Date: 2003-04-03
John Riley Tilley was married to Mary Ann Cagle on May 13, 1886, at Garnett, Anderson, Kansas, I have there marriage License. On Charles Arter Cagle children you have Samuel R. Cagle this is Lemuel Riley Cagle, Charles and Lydia had 8 children my gr grandmother was Margaret Emeline Cagle Greer Phillips. Charles Arter was married two times and had 19 children. He was also a Baptist Minister, Farmer and wagon train driver and he also broke wild horses and sold them.

Nancy Jane


Name: Darrah Stephen <>
Date: 2003-02-11
Stafford Cobb's father is most likely Stafford Cobb. The elder Stafford's daughter Eunice Cobb married Orin A. Hoyt in Clinton, Dewitt Co, IL in about 1863 (need to check exact date). Eunice and Orin had a son Stafford Hoyt who died as an infant. Eunice and Orin my husband's gg grandparents thru Louis Vincent Hoyt. A cousin Clinton Geoffrey Hoyt is researching the family. Do you know much about elder Cobbs? Darrah

Name: Suzette M. Sutton <>
Date: 2003-01-26
Looking for any info on Alexander Jones...Loved the site!

Name: Betty Curry <>
Date: 2003-01-15
Hope the letter i sent you helps with the research on the Boseke side of the family and hope things are well with you and your family. I will try and keep you informed on changes or additions to the family.
Betty Curry


Name: Leigh Chauvin <>
Date: 2002-12-11
Your site is extremely informative - Thanks for your help in the past - Hope you and your family have a very merry christmas and a happy new year.



Name: John Wells <>
Date: 2002-12-02
Looking for info on David Smith Wells who appears in your line. What relation and what info do you have on him. He was my greatgreatgrandfather.


Name: Anna Henson <>
Date: 2002-11-18
I just happened to stumble on to this evening while looking for info on Fitzpatrick's. My husband's grandfather was Newton Granville Henson and Charity Matilda Crego Stratton Youngman Henson. He had been married 3x before Charity and she had been married twice before Newton Henson. We were at Uncle Harry Fitzpatrick and Aunt Berthie's funerals. I have a lot of info on this family.
Good site and great job. Thanks! Or I'd never found you.


Name: Sue <>
Date: 2002-10-20
You have made a lovely home for your family. Unfortunately your John Carlton does not match mine.

Name: Marianne Veselak <>
Date: 2002-09-28
I have a large amount of Irwin records, and like any other,have some blanks but would share

Name: Theresa <>
Date: 2002-07-30
I have finally found some family information!!! I am of Eden heritage! John Dirk Eden was my great-great-grandfather!! My grandfather was Edward C. Eden, son of John Eden and Cecil Jessie Eden. I am so happy to have found so much information in one place!! I have even named my daughter Eden (her first name) in my grandfather's memory. I have some information for that branch if anyone is interested!! Thanks for keeping the memory alive!
Theresa Vendetti-Ellis


Name: Barbara J. Matthews <>
Date: 2002-07-27

I loved your sentiment under the picture on your home page. So true, so true. We have several family names in common. I just went through a few in your tree at Names such as John Rice Abell and his wife Julia Barger. Both G3 Grandparents to me. Also, John Berry Abell and his wife Margaret S. Patton. Also the McElvains, who married several family members of mine. I'll visit again and see who else we have in common. Great website!


Name: stephen mantius <STEPHEN_MANTIUS@ML.COM>
Date: 2002-07-08
novice geneologist, wondering if you have any info. on mantius family in tx. found patterson-mantius house in honey grove,tx.found grave yard in forney east of dallas. original mantius was augustus who left fall river ma home in 1850s as a teenager, came back to see brother after turn of century said to have discovered oil in bueamont, tx near houston. believe lj was son or grandson.augustus had five kids. regards steve mantius

Name: Rosemary Honaker <>
Date: 2002-06-30
Thank you for the wonderful webpage you have made. You have done a great, job.

Name: Timothy Bidleman <>
Date: 2002-06-11
Nice site. Will be adding more soon

Name: Alison Unger <>
Date: 2002-06-05
Greetings from Minnesota!

After several years of sporadic web searches that led nowhere, I was
delighted to try again this past week and find a reference to Helena
Bradford (ID # I49164) on your Rootsweb site.

This is one of those "lost treasures" stories. I have in my possession
box of old scrapbooks put together by someone in the Crews/Bradford
around the turn of the 20th century (Helena? Her mother Clemence?).
Included are some photos, newspaper clippings, lots of postcards, and
a program from Helena Crews Bradford's piano recital. This box was
in the attic of a home in Winnetka Illinois when my grandmother's
moved in, some time back in the 40's, I think. My grandmother saved,
everything. When she passed away, many of her belongings made their
way to

Anyhow, being a sentimental sort regarding my own families artifacts, I
would love to track down the descendents of this family and return this
to them. Unfortunately, I have yet to find any references to
marriage/offspring of either Helena or Virginia Crews Bradford. I
greatly appreciate any leads you might have in this matter. I realize
your geneological web site is enormous, and at least on a brief scan I
can't see that the Bradford/Crews line is a particularly close branch
you. But perhaps whoever provided you with the info on this branch (is
that Tonya Sunley-Baker?) might have a lead? If so, I would greatly
appreciate it if you would pass this email along to anyone who might be
able to provide clues.

I also have a bit more info regarding the Crews/Slocum families that
might want to add to your website. This is info gleaned from newspaper
clippings in the scrapbooks.

William A. Bradford married Clemence Crews. Clemence Crews was the
daughter of Helen Ridgway Slocum Crews and Seth F. Crews. Helen
Slocum Crews was the daughter of Clemence Ridgway Slocum and Judge
B. Slocum (other children of Rigdon and Clemence Slocum were: Mrs.
Grossbeck, Mrs. James R. Stanley, Mrs. George H. Woodward, and Clarence
Slocum). Judge Rigdon B. Slocum died in 1874. Clemence Ridgway Slocum
the daughter of Caleb I. Ridgway; she was born in Turney's Prairie
on June 11 1820. Both Clemence Ridgway Slocum and Rigdon B. Slocum are
buried in Fairfield Illinois.

I hope either that this info is of interest to you or someone else in
extended family!

Best regards,

Alison Unger


Name: Tracy Thompson <>
Date: 2002-05-27
Thank you for the information. I am looking for descendants of Martha B. House. Thank you!

Name: Heidi Edwards <>
Date: 2002-05-24
I was wondering how Henry Alexander fits in to your family. I have been researching my husbands side of the family and his grandfather had some started. I can trace it back to Henry b.1802. My husbands line is from Hiram. I have some information I have recieved from some other people on the father of Henry but I don't see his name or siblings listed on your information. Could I be wrong? Who on your Alexander side comes from Henry? I see you still have a bunch of them living as we do. It is sad to say that our Alexanders have stopped. My husbands grandfather had 3 girls. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated as well as totally exciting. I hope to hear from you soon!



Name: Tonya Sunley-Baker <>
Date: 2002-05-21
Thank you so much for answering my email. As I said in my email to you I'm a decendent of John W Noble and Sarah J Parlier these people were my Great Great Grandparents. I'm just starting my hunt and I'm sure what is going to be a long rode. At least with your website I'm able to go back into the Noble family much further. As for the Parlier's I'm having a terrible time. Good Luck to you and your findings. Keep in touch.


Name: Jan Benton Scott <>
Date: 2002-05-04
I am a direct descendant of James Marion Boone m Elizabeth Jane (Betty) Henderson. I live in Ft Worth area. thanks for sharing your Boone family history.

Name: Aubrey Black <>
Date: 2002-04-30
I am descended from the family of Reuben Black,
the father of Robert F. Black. I am in contact
with two of the descendants of Robert Black:
Frank Holt (related to Sophia Black)
Nora Scivally (related to Nora Black)
Aubrey Black


Name: Timothy Bidleman <>
Date: 2002-04-26
Testing Hello

Name: Shirley Scott <>
Date: 2002-04-21
Great site. I can tell that you enjoy your family history.
My Family Tree is located at


Name: John Anderson <>
Date: 2002-04-21
I am Lou Patterson Anderson, and would like to know whether you have any information about Nancy Patterson who married John Ellis Stone. I have searched many years for family connections of my g-grandfather, Joel Patterson, b. ca. 1814. He gives N. C. and Tn. as his birthplace. Descendants give N. C., Tn., Ky, Mo., and Ga. as his birthplace. He seems close to a James Hartley Patterson, b. 1819, who lived in Claiborne Co., Miss. He walked 150 miles to Meridian, Ms. to join the CSA with Joel Patteson. After he died, some of his descendants went back to Grayson Co., Ky. This Nancy Patterson would be the right age to be a sister, or close connection, to Joel Patterson. I have no knowledge of any relatives of Joel Pattersons. His first battle in the war was in Ky., according to his military records. A member of the unit was wounded and taken to the home of a Mrs. Patterson, and he apparently died there. If this has no meaning, or if you have no information about this family, please ignore this e-mail; it is just too difficult and time consuming to answer, if you can't help. Thanks ever so much for what you have done on the Stone family. Keep up the good work. Thanks. Lou

Name: John Anderson <>
Date: 2002-04-21
I do not have a middle name for my Joel Patterson, b. ca. 1814, probably in Tn., then (I believe) on to Ky. as a youngster.
He married Sarah Walton ca. 1848, the daughter of James Walton. They had 5 children, Amanda, b. 1849, m. Bill Broom; Margarett m. Erasmus Carter; Mary Ann m. Shep Herring; Nancy m. Jim Broom (brother to Bill Broom, Amanda's husband); Joseph James Buchannan Patterson, b. ca. 1857, m. (1) Julia Carter (sister to Margarett's husband), (2) Mary Ann Ober. Mary Ann Ober was the daughter of Julia Carter Patterson's sister. This marriage is recorded in Claiborne County, Miss. Joseph James Buchannan Patterson and family moved to and died in Grant Parish, La. Margarett Patterson Carter and family moved to around Pineville, La., and are buried there. Sarah Walton Patterson probably died about the time of the birth of her last child, Joseph James Buchannan Patterson, called "Jimmy". Joel Patterson married, as his second wife, Matilda Smith (the line of Lou Patterson Anderson). Could Nancy's son Joel B. have been named Joel Buchannan.
There is one other clue which I meant to mention. My dad always said his grandfather, Joel Patterson, was driving horses from Ky. to N. O. to sell when he met the Walton wife in Northern Miss., and told her that he was going on to N. O. to sell the horses, then he was going to come back and marry her; which he did. I would say this indicates a strong Ky. connection. Many, many thanks. Lou


Name: John Anderson <>
Date: 2002-04-21
Joel Patterson, he is on a Ms. document as early as 1845, single and listed near an Abram Patterson (I never find this person again). In 1850, Joel Patterson is in Newton County, Ms. with his wife, Sarah Walton, and first child, Amanda. I have never found him on any 1860 census. By 1870, he is listed on the Marion County, Ms. census, with his second wife and family. I have never found him on any 1880 census. My grandfather, John Robert Patterson, b. 1870 stated that he was b. in Smith Co., Ms. They are not on the 1880 Smith Co., Ms. census, but Joel's two children who married the Carters are listed on the 1880 Smith Co., Ms. census. Joel Patterson died in 1897, and is buried in Marion Co., Ms. Thanks

Name: Kay Sly <>
Date: 2002-04-10
Hi Timothy: I found your site throw Rootswebb WorldConnect.
You are doing a great job. My tie to your family is throw the Goodwin line. I'm most interested in learning where you got your information from, on Benjamin Goodwin b. 1834. I have seen info on him but have never been able to connect him to the Goodwin line. I have census with his father but Benjamin is not listed. Would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks Kay-Asbury Mo.


Name: Carroll Cooper <>
Date: 2002-04-07
Hello Tim,
This has been a very nice and interesting site to visit.
You have ny curiousity peeked. I Too am an original Sangamon County, Illinois boy. I am a descendant of Meredith Cooper. I will attempt to send you some of a gedcom file that I have attempted to put together. I would be curious as to where you derived some of your Info ??

Best regards,
Bob Cooper


Name: Cathy PORTER-Maynard <>
Date: 2002-04-03
Skipton / Logue


I came across your genealogy site when researching my
LOGUE ancestors, who relocated from Mason County, Illinois -- to Cass County, Iowa.

In searching for Logues in the census data for Mason County, Illinois, I came across WILLIAM A. LOGUE, who married MATILDA SKIPTON, whose immediate & extended family are listed in your genealogy data. (CORRECTION: In your genealogy data, William M. Logue is incorrectly listed as "Wilson Logue.").

For anyone who may be interested in the Skipton / Logue family tree:

following data:

William M. LOGUE and his wife, Matilda SKIPTON, were married on June 20, 1844, in Mason County, Iowa.

William and Matilda are both buried in Cass County, Iowa --with dates as follows:

Matilda [Skipton] Logue: 1825 - 1914 (Book 3, Lot 7)
William M. Logue: 1821 - 1904 (Book 3, Lot 7).

William and Matilda are buried near other Logue family members, who also relocated from Mason County, Illinois.


" John Richard Logue and wife Tabitha came to Iowa from Mason County, Illinois in May of 1879."

Buried near William M. Logue and wife Matilda [Skipton] Logue in Cass County, Iowa are other Logue family members, including but not limited to:

Jonathon Richard Logue(1) . . . (no dates)
John Richard Logue(2): 1876 - 1947; and, wife
Tabitha A. __?__ Logue, 3-13-1835 -- 7-27-1903.
Oliver Debeny Logue(3), b. Nov. 29, 1862 in Mason County, Ill., died 1934; husband of Myrtle Paup (buried elsewhere).

[end of data]/

I am the granddaughter of Goldie LOGUE(4) [daughter of Oliver Debeny Logue(3) and Myrtle [PAUP]Logue);
Joseph Edwin PORTER, (son of William Porter, and LaBelle Wilkins).

Once again, I appreciated the wealth of information
on the SKIPTON family. I THANK YOU!

Take care, and
May God bless all our families...

Most sincerely,

Cathy PORTER-Maynard
(From Minnesota)...


Name: Peg <>
Date: 2002-04-03
"Thank You" for your efforts. We are related to the Robert Edgar Mount family. You have given me another direction to search. Peg

Name: Dorothy Bailey Bromley <>
Date: 2002-03-28
I am looking for an Ebenezer Bailey Jr. born 1794 or 1796 lived in Berlin, Vt. and married a Sarah Benjamin. They had a son Joshua Bailey born 1842 and married Ellen Poor. Can't find Ebenezer Jr. or any of his line. I am a 2nd. great granddaughter. He could have been born in Newbury, Ma.

Name: Barb Salzer <>
Date: 2002-03-23
ID: I576
Name: Hezekiah ERVIN
Given Name: Hezekiah
Surname: Ervin
Sex: M
Birth: 2 Oct 1775 in North Carolina
Death: After 1860 in Cape Giradeau Missouri
Change Date: 4 Sep 2001 at 20:06


Old Granny Wiseman who lived to be over 100 year old and
whose remains rest at the Gowen graveyard was a Merril.
Husband died in North Carolina. Two children by her husband -Isaac and Nancy.
Isaac Wiseman once lived here but moved to Illinois.
Nancy married Noel Driver. She had 3 illegitimate
children, Sterling whose father was Cornelius Smith, Billie
whose father was Walker Wiliams and Peggy whose father was
Hesekiah Ervin who left the country. (WHERE DID HE GO?)

First Ervin was the Hesekiah, wife a Simmons. (DO NOT QUITE UNDERSTAND THIS STATEMENT, PLEASE HELP.)

Hence the 'S' in Parson J. S. Ervin's name who was a grandson.

William ERVIN b: 26 Apr 1806 in North Carolina
James A Ervin b: 1836
John Henry b: 1868
Fred Lee Ervin b: 1895 lICKING, MO
Clyde Harrison Ervin b: 1923 lICKING, MO
Barbara Jean Ervin Salzer b: 1951 ST. lOUIS, MO


Name: Henry M. DuPont <>
Date: 2002-03-22
I believe that I am desendent from Mary A. Wyckoff by her second marriage to Jacob Henry DuPont. Have you looked at the 1850 Illinois census? Here is part of it. Please contact me. Thanks, Henry
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: IL COUNTY: Sangamon County REEL NO: M432-127 PAGE NO: 171A
REFERENCE: MF#341 Jno. E. Anderson 15 August, 1850
1 630 630 Wycoff Perry 28 M Farmer 400 KY
2 630 630 Wycoff Sarah 33 F KY
3 630 630 Wycoff John 9 M IL
4 630 630 Wycoff Henry Clay 7 M IL
5 630 630 Wycoff Rebecca 7 F IL
6 630 630 Wycoff Mary 3 F IL
7 630 630 Wycoff Samuel 1/12 M IL


Name: diane ives <>
Date: 2002-03-19
I am related to Scott's. I am the great granddaughter of Lewis Scott, Shadrick Scott, William L. Scott.

Name: Ruel Lene Williams Bookman <>
Date: 2002-03-11
I love what you are doing. I am related to the Elledge & Rhoades Family is how I ran across you page.

Name: Greg Simmons <>
Date: 2002-02-25
Very nice web page. I like the pictures and the way you set them up.

Name: MaryE <>
Date: 2002-02-24
Tim, I have your William Bashaw's marriage to Eleanor (Nelly or Ellen) Reed as married in Bourbon Co., Kentucky on 30 Oct 1787...I do not know why they did not have children born during the 1790's...perhaps they died young? I found their marriage in the early published marriages for Bourbon County. Ellen was born 1774 in Pennsylvania. William is listed as William W. Bashaw in the settlement of his father's (Spencer Bashaw) estate in Fluvania Co., VA
1782. I have done extensive research on the Sangamon Co., Illinois Bashaws. I descend from the other early day Bashaw...Peter Bashaw,IV who moved for a few years in the 1830's to Sangamon. Your William Bashaw is probably the one who was a post-master in Bath Co., KY 1819.


Name: Lisa McCombe <>
Date: 2002-02-24
Pretty extensive work! How long have you been researching and collaborating to have produced this beautiful web page.

Name: Larry Behrens <>
Date: 2002-02-10

I wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you I appreciate you posting the info for Anna M. Wagner. She is my ggrandmother and I couldn't find her parents or info on them. As a side note, her sone, Walter Behrens is note listed as a son to her, he was my grandfather.

If you have any more info on this group it would be MUCH appreciated.



Name: Barb Ledbetter <>
Date: 2002-02-09

I am researching my COOPER line. They are in the 1860 Census of Shiloh Valley, St. Clair Co., IL as William COOPER, 44, bn. TN (born abt. 1816), Paulina COOPER, 36, bn. TN (1824), Ambrose COOPER, 21, bn. IL (1839), Louisa COOPER, 19, IL (1841), William COOPER, 17, IL (1843), Ameline COOPER, 15, IL (1845) and Hannah COOPER, 10, IL (1850). The name AMBROSE also appears in your line and I wonder if there is a connection. Do you know of any or of someone else working on this line? Thanks for your help!


Name: denise hines <>
Date: 2002-02-09
am trying to find information on ancestors, samuel hines, his wife mary elizabeth clark, married in Sangamon county, illionis 25, oct, 1830. thanks for any help, Denise

Name: Rex Ralls <>
Date: 2002-02-04
We share the same Ralls line. May I suggest a site: . I will send you a password and invitation to site as to see what I have gathered over the year's. there's quite a display of coats of arms there; some you wont find anywhere else........Rex

Name: Anita Jessup <>
Date: 2002-02-01
Am interested in your connection to Nathan Dyer Walker who is my husband's great grand-father. Would like to share information.

Name: Clara Whitcomb Atkins <>
Date: 2002-01-24
Solomon Collins Whitcomb and Minerva Toon are my direct line. They are GGG Grandparents. Do you know who their parents are? How are you related?
Clara Whitcomb Atkins


Name: Barbara Berry Murciego <>
Date: 2002-01-23
Elizabeth Ann Stokes was the first wife of Robert E. Berry. They were married 9/8/1850. She died 9/25/1853. He then married Sophia Barger10/8/1856. She died 3/10/1877. He then married Iva Winslow on 2/ 7/1878. There were a lot of kids here. My grandfather was a child of his marriage to Sophia Barger.

Name: Kim <>
Date: 2002-01-23
I am researching the Hertel family from Sangamon County, Illinois. I see you have a Henry Hertel in your line. Are you descended from Mathias Hertel? I am trying to locate the connection between Josiah(Joseph) Hertel born 2 April 1854 and this family as I have a paper that mentions Mathias and Henry that were in my grandfathers belongings. Josiah(Joseph)was my great grandfather. Thanks for any help you can offer. Regards, Kim

Name: C. Leigh (Wood) Chauvin <>
Date: 2002-01-21
You have the best site I've seen with all detailed info - Leigh

Name: Betty Sink <>
Date: 2002-01-20
Please contact me, I think that we may have a family connection.

Name: Holly Hoffmaster <>
Date: 2002-01-06
I am so excited to have found your website!!
I noticed that you just added the information on the Taylors, etc. that I have been looking for.
Excellent website- very informative!
Looking forward to discussing with you!


Name: Mom <>
Date: 2001-12-16
It takes a lot of time and effort, to do what you are doing, to preserve for future generations; their family history.
You are doing a great job. What you are doing has made me aware how important it is, to know in a minds eye view, who you really are as person, by exploring our family history.


Name: Cathy (McGowan) Norander <>
Date: 2001-11-03
This is great - I see you've done a lot of work. I was looking at and found you were the submitter of some info regarding my grandparents. Frank Monroe McGowan and Elzetta Carmack. I hven't been able to make the link between you and them and how they came to be a part of your family tree. Can you help figure this out, I'm a bit lost!! Thanks

Name: Terry J. Bidleman <>
Date: 2001-10-28
I'm sure glad doing this. Great work Bro, Terry J. Bidleman

Name: Timothy Bidleman <>
Date: 2001-10-16
To all those emailing my I do thank you. I need to tell everyone that the information contained within my web site is a collection of not only my research but also a few others of whome I give credit to on the credit pages If I do not respond to your email immediatley it is because of many emails I do recieve. The names of the individuals that were in or currently have relationshps in sangamon county were collect from inscriptions from the Sangamon County Genweb Project at rootsweb located at
Thank you for visiting my site

I do hope I have enabled many of you to continue your research or to just verify what you already have.

I do not quarantee 100 percent accuracy of this information and do insist any individual needing proof to go to the proper areas in the proper states or country to verify the accuracy of my information


Name: Pam Burgess <>
Date: 2001-10-05
Hi, I have been looking through all the research that you
have been doing and it is great. I am wondering if you
would E-Mail me and let me know what line connects to you
on Samuel West B.1843. Samuel West was my husbands
great great grandfather. I am trying to find a photograph
of him or his sister, Louisa D. West. If you can help
put me in touch with anyone researching this family I would
appreciate it. Thankyou .


Name: Jamie L. Pardue <>
Date: 2001-09-27
Nice site.

Name: Rex B.Ralls <>
Date: 2001-09-25
Very nice site. Contact me , I have information you may want plus actual census photocopies of simmons and ralls , montgomerys and more.

Name: Mike Simmons <>
Date: 2001-09-23
this site is one of the most inspirring I have visited anywhere on the"www".The best of the total family sites.Congratulations!
Mike Simmons


Name: Terry Carr <>
Date: 2001-09-11
Have much additional information on Blanche Gravatt who married Harry Eden. Blanche Gravatt was my Grandfather's
Sister. His name was Albert Francis Gravatt. Interesting background regarding Gravatt's. Tried about a year ago e-mailing this information to you, but never received a reply back. Any information I have will certainly share with you. Let me know if you want to further this line.


Name: lowell frank hammond <>
Date: 2001-08-04
nice site!!!!!!

Name: lowell frank hammond <>
Date: 2001-08-04
nice site!!!!!!

Name: lowell frank hammond <>
Date: 2001-08-04
nice site!!!!!!

Name: lowell frank hammond <>
Date: 2001-08-04
nice site!!!!!!

Name: lowell frank hammond <>
Date: 2001-08-04
nice site!!!!!!

Name: Roy Richard Boseke <>
Date: 2001-03-08
some where i think we are related, but I do see on your site the you have some names mixed up. (my kids mothers names)I would like to talk to you some day and see waht you have. I have a son named Richard Eugene Boseke that i can't find and a daughter named Caroline Marie Boseke that I can't find either. would you know anything about them? if you do you can e-mail me at
thank you,
Roy R. Boseke


Name: Garry Warren <>
Date: 2001-03-06
This is great. Thanks for the effort.

Name: Barbara Fulton-Parmenter <>
Date: 2000-09-21
Hi Timothy...Joseph.b. abt. 1865...Geo. b abt..1890..Joseph is my g-fathers uncle
Joseph b. 1865, Three Rivers,Canada, d. abt 1913, Valley Falls, RI. m. 27 Aug. 1883 in Waterloo, Que. Esther Morrian LENEAU-LANOUE b 1862, Highgate, VT.
George Felix b. 1 Nov. 1886 d. 23 Dec 1975, m. 16 Feb 1915, V.F.R.I. Beulah E. HODGINS. They had 1 child a son John..
George was 1 of 8 or 9 children who wrer all b. in Wrentham, MA.
Have info on Joseph's parents ECT...


Date: 2000-09-20

Name: Timothy Bidleman <>
Date: 2000-09-16
Looking for information on Harry J Fitzpatrick and Bertha Youngman.

Testing guest book to see if it works have not had a posting in a while


Name: James Horn <>
Date: 2000-07-21
I just found this site thank goodness for Robert Brownfield Porter was my GGG grandfather,their 1st child Eliza m. Benjamin Evans,their dau Emily T. m. Andrew McKinney & came to Tx.
I hope to find more on your website, Thanks


Name: Jerry Joe Ward <>
Date: 2000-07-10
Dear Tim, I would to thank you for all the work you have done. I'm pleased to know that I'm a direct descendant of William Ward of Sudbury and a relative of yours. Thank you again for all your research. Jerry Ward

Name: william gene everett sr <>
Date: 2000-06-24
just to say hi and tell jim i said hi

i went to peoria il a while back my grandfather s grave he was born 1872 died 1952 that was thomas everett he is at swanlake cem. his mother louise troxzel who took her maden name back afet divorcing john everett is at parkview cem . next to my mother who is next to my father hisfirst wife berniece died at 24 yrs old in 1924
she had 2 girls thatmy mother raised as her own i dont know where thomas father john everett is at rest
well thanks for the time
william g everett sr


Name: william gene everett sr <>
Date: 2000-06-24
just to say hi and tell jim i said hi

i went to peoria il a while back my grandfather s grave he was born 1872 died 1952 that was thomas everett he is at swanlake cem. his mother louise troxzel who took her maden name back afet divorcing john everett is at parkview cem . next to my mother who is next to my father hisfirst wife berniece died at 24 yrs old in 1924
she had 2 girls thatmy mother raised as her own i dont know where thomas father john everett is at rest
well thanks for the time
william g everett sr


Name: Claire clark <>
Date: 2000-06-23
Great site. I wrote to you about Bluetts in Nevada City, CA and Hurds. As I searched your site more I saw Hurds on your list. That makes me more curious. I don't a lot about that family yet. William Henry Hurd, from a Captain in Victoria's army to India Somerset, Eng

Name: Timothy Bidleman <>
Date: 2000-05-25
Sorry have not done much on this site in a while. Working many hours. I am also waiting on more documents on my Eden side of the family from both Shely, Iowa and points between there an Peoria, Illinois.

Be back to updatining the site shortly


Date: 2000-05-12

Name: bob van bibber <bob van>
Date: 2000-05-08
Hello IM looking for anything on the Van Bibber side Im the last of a proud race and im searching for my roots all of my history comes from Hutchinson Kansas and Alva Oklahoma thank you

Name: Bill Stone <>
Date: 2000-05-08
George E. Stone had a ruptured appendix. He died in st. Louis. His body was sent to Doniphan by train. He was to be buried in Pine, Missouri. But because it was Winter and hard to get out to Pine. They buried him in Doniphan. I have seen his gravesite. I would be happy to send my late cousin's notes. He was William Joel Stone Jr, son of William J. and Jessie Stone. Jessie was your grandmother's sister. She and Uncle Bill were cousins before they were
married so hence, no name change. I want to consult with dad first because he filled in some blanks and then send these notes to you. Bill traced back to his great grandfather (your great, great grandfather) Ephraim Blackford Stone, born 14 November 1823 in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky died, 3 December 1908, in Pine, Ripley County, Missouri. Now his father was believed to be William _ Stone born 1760 died 1832. This last info is
unverified and may have come out of a family Bible. Cousin Bill was definite about the dates but had no other info. He stated in his research that Wiliam _ Stone's father was either William or Aaron, middle Initial also unknown. That's all I have. Let me know if I can help more. I have
been wanting to take Dad to Doniphan this summer. I think I can find Pine again. It is a ghost town but I have been to the cemetery there. It was in good shape ten years ago, even if the town wasn't. All for now.
Bill S


Name: Gloria Manning <>
Date: 2000-05-01
I have more information and some corrections on the family of Joseph Caza and Philomene Amiott. Their son Joseph Edmund Caza b 1839 Canada was my greatgrandfather. I have the correct death date of the first Joseph, it was 4 Feb 1912, Plains, Sanders, Montana. Philomene, who went by the name of Mary P. Caza, during the time they lived in Plains from 1901 until death, died 21 Feb 1923. I also have death certificates for their sons, George and Zin and information on others in this line. Are you a descendant of one of the Caza's?

Name: R.Bangsund <>
Date: 2000-05-01
I noticed you had Jonathan Jones and Elizabeth Dowing on your family tree website.

I descend from their daughter Sarah Carson Jones married to George Montgomery. They moved to Carroll Co., TN and lived there. Their daughter Caroline Montgomery married Samuel Hodge Robinson/Robeson. My line continues from there.

Are we cousins?


Name: Carol Lee <>
Date: 2000-04-14
Was looking thru the WorldConnect Project and getting info for the Strader Family. I have just started the tree on Strader after doing much research on my mothers side. Now for my dad. Looks like you have put a lot of work into this project. Love the Don't Prune My Branches.
Will let you know if we are related in time. My Straders lived in MO for quite some time, but have heard of lots of stories where they came from. I feel my work is really cut out on this one.
Take care


Name: Janice Knight <>
Date: 2000-04-10

Good luck getting anywhere on the Hinkles......

The surname is generally spelled Hinkle, but originally was Henckel. I have
seen all sorts of combinations of the two spellings.

Elizabeth was supposedly the daughter of Jesse Hinkle, b. 1763. Some of his
other children have well-documented descendant lists, but I don't know of
any such lists for Elizabeth or Effa. I'm not sure what made Edgar and
Roland come to the conclusion that Elizabeth was a Hinkle. I believe one of
John and Elizabeth's sons may have "Hinkle" for a middle name. Don't hold
me to that, though.

Don't lose any sleep on trying to sort out the Hinkle family - I have lost
enough for all of us!! I have been gathering information for a couple of
years, and have really gotten no closer to a solution. As you can see from
my report (if you could read it), my great-grandmother was Sarah Jane
Hinkle. She married Peter Patterson Downing. Peter P.'s mother was Effa
Hinkle. If we are correct, Sarah Jane and Peter P. were first cousins. The
lists I have found for the children of Jesse Hinkle, b. 1763, usually do not
contain Elizabeth, Effa, or Sarah Jane's supposed father, Jesse. (The
article referenced below does list Elizabeth, Effa, and Jesse - but I'm not
sure it is backed up with any kind of factual information.)

It gets even deeper, as grandfather Andrew had a sister, Sarah, who married
William Hinkle, son of Jesse Hinkle b. 1763. Andrew's daughter, Ann,
married Baltis Hinkle, also a son of Jesse 1763. With your John and my
William both marrying Hinkles, that makes three of Andrew's children and his
sister marrying children of Jesse Hinkle 1763. The Sarah Downing/William
Hinkle marriage is supported by an 1802 property deed in Chester Co, SC
which names the children of John and Mary (Pagan) Downing. The Ann
Downing/Baltis Hinkle marriage is backed up by a deed in Alabama for the
sale of land following Baltis' death, as well as some biographies of their
grandchildren written in the late 1800s. The children of John and Elizabeth
(Hinkle?) Downing were raised from young ages by their stepmother, Flora
Porter. There is a Bible record listing the children's births and
Elizabeth's death, but it does not give her maiden name. There are also
some interesting family stories passed down about the John Downing/Flora
Porter family after they moved to Missouri. I believe I have included the
highlights in my report. If there are differences between the information I
have e-mailed you and the report, trust the report. I tend to get things
mixed up if I don't have the information in front of me. I'm thinking that
I told you earlier this evening that the families didn't move to Carroll Co
until after the Civil War. Now, I'm not sure, because I do remember reading
that Eliza Caroline Downing was living with her mother, Flora Porter
Downing, in Missouri during the closing year of the Civil War. I know that
Roland's branch, Andrew Porter Downing, settled in Carroll Co at some time,
but I'm not sure when.

I do not know Jesse Hinkle's wife's name. There is no proof, but some seem
to think she was Frances Riley. There was an article in Hardin County
Historian, Vol. 1, Number 3, July-Dec 1997 about the Hinkle and Patterson
families. I'm sure you can find a copy of it at the Memphis Library. Bear
in mind that the Hinkle lineage is still in dispute, however. The article
is well-written, and should give you some idea of the multiple connections.

Happy Hinkle Hunting!



Name: Pamela D. Hudson <>
Date: 2000-04-06
Hello Loretta! I am searching for KOETHE names also. My mother was HELEN MAE KOETHE of Paris, Pennsylvania. I have a webpage you might want to check out (please excuse my "dust", I've just started searching for mom's side): . Let me know if I can add any information or you have any questions. :o) Your pages are VERY well done! Keep up the good work and Happy Researching! Pamela

Name: Uwe Kraft <>
Date: 2000-03-30
Hi, I´m searching for persons of my family. One of my oldest Grandpa is Johann Hinrich Ahlers from Molberg by Wiefelstede , Ammerland in Germany. He was born on 03.20.1847 and he died nearly 1915 ? in Texas. But I don´t know anything about him. Can you help me ?
Best wishes from Elsfleth near Bremen in Germany.


Name: L. Morris Jordan <INJWORK@AOL.COM>
Date: 2000-03-21
A a-1 site. I've gained quite a lot of info. I will hold it as a book mark.



Name: William Leigon <>
Date: 2000-03-17
Please credit the co-publishers of the book, "Porters of Fishing Creek", for their material from the book that appears in your website. The co-publishers are:William and Faye Leigon, Stewart Porter and Blake Williams

Date: 2000-03-13




Name: Kawatha Chandler Koonce <>
Date: 2000-02-23
Looking for John Rogers married to Sarah Duckworth, Anderson county S.C.