What's New (past 30 days)
Had the pleasure of doing a bit of research in my very extended family due to a couple of inquiries from S. Wilkerson. Investigated the history of the Wolf family of Sharp county Arkansas. Based on the inquiry and the record, I've conjectured that R. A. Wolf and Martha E. Stephens had three children, Marvin, Martha, and Glenda. Martha (apparently) died as a complication in the birth Glenda. In the 1910 census, I found that Glenda (listed as Tootsie Wolf) was living with Marvin Stephens and Cordelia Sempler (or Simpler). Cordelia was the 2nd oldest sister of Martha. Martha was living with John and Sarah Overton (Sara was teh oldest sister of Martha E Stephens). Finally, Marvin was still living with his dad, Rufus. By the 2020 census, Marvin and Glenda Wolf are enumerated living with Cordelia Sempler and Thomas A Stephens (Brother and sister), the children are listed as attending school and no doubt, working their farm. Martha (Mattie) E Wolf is still living with John and Sarah Overton. Hopefully, this helps that family further sort their ancestry.
Additionally, I am grateful to D. Waldron for her updated information about the Luper/Douglas family of Illinois.
Added updates I received from my Aunt showing I'm descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. My family joins the 10 - 30 million estimated ancestors from the Mayflower in 1620. This is a gold mine of new details about my family since there is so much genealogy surrounding early New England colonies.
Jan 5, 2020
First update in quite awhile. I think a bunch of detail was lost -- or maybe I never had it. In any case, I have added details about the Bratt/Bradt
family in the very early settler days (1600-1700's). Borrowing heavily from the New York public library sites.
I've also added a fair number of material that I have borrowed from a cousin in the Luper/Lufper clan. She has been posting pictures at a great
clip to her site at ancestry.com.
June 28, 2018
Site was hacked. I have installed patches to prevent recurrence. Hopefully everything is restored correctly.
Aug. 30, 2017Seems that an upgrade managed to confuse my account creation SPAM captcha so no one could send comments or request a new account. That's fixed. Hopefully if someone had comments they'll return.
Feb 4, 2017
Added information about Ray family. Added Albany directory details for some Bratt's residing in Albany NY. Trying to sort out Edgar Bratt. I think he is correct now.
Updated information for Cutter family based on some new data from Ancestry.com. Fixed a bunch of images that were not displaying properly.
Aug 21 2016
Tried to sort out some of the Hawkins' cousins. Is quite challenging. The records are in good shape, but making sense of it was quite interesting. Extending from the hints
in Reigo Hawkins' Life sketch, I encountered Lavina Hawkins. Her first husband, seems to have deserted her after being called to an LDS Mission (according to Regio,
He didn't think it was something he ought to be asked to do. A few years later, he published a book that is frequently referenced as an early "expose" on
Mormonism. After that, he went back to England and sued Lavina for divorce as Lavina had joined a plural marriage with Joseph Woodmansee. This case
(Hyde vs. Hyde) is still referenced in modern times as precedent for common law marriage.
July 22 2016
Added details for Bratt family. Organized some of the place names.
Added some details for the MacClaugherty family.
I've switched over to a new desktop tool -- Family Historian. I'm happy with it.
I have extended lots of family details for Smiths, Renisons, Heintz, and others.
I've figured out how to keep pictures in Sync between my desktop program and this online view. So, all the Census files are now linked in. Speaking of Census
I have a companion tool called: Ancestral Sources. This helps track things like Census details, along with the census images. You may notice that there are now
many census images here. This has been very useful -- especially sorting out some of the family dates that aren't quite accurate. Hopefully, things are now getting
ever close to that "perfection" point. I know ... it will never happen, but I always try.
August 2015 --
Had to replace my genealogy program. Unfortunately, I didn't realize it would reorder the people and family IDs. I have tried to reset all the media links, but no doubt, there will still be some errors.
Please use the Contact Me button if you find any mistakes, or want to ask questions.
I have been working with my Aunt Darleen and trying to run down loose ends on the Cutter side of Ed's ancestry. Also, I received a collection of family records from my Cousin Vivian and and am in the process of trying to compare what I have here, with what she has records for.
Hopefully, you will see a trickle of corrections and additions as I work through these two projects.
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