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Todd Whitesides (#47553735)
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Bio Photo A native of Louisville, Kentucky, I've lived since 1998 in the Historic Licking Riverside District of Covington, directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. For the past couple of years my primary focus has been preserving the Grabinschriften of the German immigrants who settled in such large numbers throughout the Ohio River Valley. My favorite German connection is through my 9th-great-grandmother Marthe, Madame de Rocoulle (c.1655-1741), who was a Hofdame at the Berlin court of Friedrich Wilhelm von Preußen (1688-1740) and Sophia Dorothea von Hannover (1687-1757) and was the governess of their son Friedrich der Große (1712-1786).

Listed below are my great-grandparents with links to their ancestors on which I'm currently working.

Walter Duncan Whitesides (1881-1964) of Louisville, Kentucky:

Virginia Mahala Lindsey Whitesides (1891-1960) of Louisville, Kentucky: Sarah Ann Timberlake Woodfin (1809-1855), Capt Henry Timberlake (d. 1625), Thomas Symes (c.1621-1670) and his wife Amy Bridges Symes (c.1624-1662).

William Jennings Deitchman (1898-1986) of Louisville, Kentucky:

Anna Mima Ritchie Deitchman (1896-1967):

Henry Lloyd Rogers (1888-1967) of New Albany, Indiana:

Fausta Iona May Rogers (1887-1962) of New Albany, Indiana:

Clarence Preston Leffler (1893-1959) of New Albany, Indiana:

Emma Carbel Babcock Leffler (1897-1991) of New Albany, Indiana: Anna Guthrie French (1765-1861).
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thanks Todd

I was finally able to trace my family history on a paid site and traced back 13 to 15 generations back to England. Thanks for adding my great great great grandparents who where royalty in England. I am so tickled that you were able to put pictures up of them and I am able to see what they look like. I never know that I was related to some of the royals in England. I also have German ancestry on my dad's side that settled in Newberry South Carolina and eventually spread out everywhere including GA
Added by Kristy on Sep 30, 2014 4:53 PM
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May Elizabeth Stevens Rust
I added her stone. Could you check your birth date for her. Looks like Oct. 18, 1826.
Added by Stone Seeker on Sep 30, 2014 1:56 PM
Debbie J
RE: Albert Marriott
Thanks Todd. You have been such a blessing.
Added by Debbie J on Sep 30, 2014 12:03 PM
Debbie J
Mary Ann Marriott # 79581984
Please add your picture of Mary to her son Albert. His name is also on the marker. Thank you.
Added by Debbie J on Sep 30, 2014 9:51 AM
German Ancestry
Ooops Todd
I forgot to ask you how you are doing German research. My grandmother was born in Hamburg, Germany. She and her father and brother, John Henry Stolla, Sr., John Henry Stolla, Jr. and Anna Margaret Stolla all came from Hamburg in the late 1880's and they landed in Cincinnati, Ohio. Is there any direction that you can send me in. I am having a hard time with my German ancestry. Thanks for any help you can give me...
Added by Harmonydawn on Sep 29, 2014 6:35 PM
O'Bannon Cemetery
Hi Todd
I see that you put 3 of my ancestors on Find a Grave @ the O'Bannon Cemetery. Were there any others buried there? I also wonder if the John W. O'Bannon is the son of James and Lucy N O'Bannon. I have found info that they had a son named John, but have no dates or if his middle initial is W. I see that all three headstones have what appears to be joined hands... do you know what that meant? Are there any other O'Bannon's there? Was it on property once owned by O'Bannon's? Any info you have would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Harmonydawn on Sep 29, 2014 6:31 PM
martha easter
102825082 Butler Stonestreet
It is interesting that butler Stonestreet's grave stone is shared by Virginia Stonestreet Kavanaugh but she has no memorial. Ihave always thought the Kavanaugh was misplaced. That it was a maiden name but I'm finding that after butler's death in 1877 she remarried W B Kavanaugh who was 84 years old and the brother to H H Kavanaugh, Bishop of Methodist Church in Henry Co.

In 1860 Butler's wife was Vega(Virginia) and there were two children named Catherine and Laura. Can't find 1870 or 1880 census. In 1900 Virginia Kavanaugh is a widow with two children Catherine and Laura Stonestreet. Obviously she remarried after Butler's death.

I'm told Virginia was a daughter of John Sibley and Catherine Bibb Smith. I have no hard proof and I have search.

I can't find a memorial for Virginia and I would like to find enough acceptable information for you to produce a memorial for her. what would be the absolute minimum information you would need?

Thanks for all your past help and for considering this challenge.

Martha Easter
Added by martha easter on Sep 29, 2014 4:35 PM
Charles Mackenzie, Genealogist
Henry Willard Barr
Dear Sir,

I am trying to locate who Henry Willard Barr's parents were for one of his great granddaughters.

Do you have any more information about his branch of the family?

Added by Charles Mackenzie, Geneal... on Sep 27, 2014 10:12 AM
RE: David Mercer
Thank you for helping me. I will keep looking.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2014 11:25 PM
David Mercer

Do you know if this is the David Mercer married to Susan Judy and had a son William Henry Mercer? I notice Susan Judy Mercer is not buried in the Cave Hill cemetery. Any help will be appreciated!
Added by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2014 10:05 PM
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