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Kenneth Gilbert (#46921272)
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Bio Photo Originally from the Philadelphia area, I now live in Columbus, OH.

Please, do NOT copy my photos to without giving me credit. Use for commercial purposes is not allowed under any circumstances. However, it is okay with me for you to post my photos of your friends and families headstones on Facebook as long as you link it back to the Find A Grave memorial. You may use my photos on your own personal website if non-commercial, but photo credit is again appreciated [borrowed with permission from J. Sullivan].

If you need to make a correction to one of my managed memorials, use the new Edit feature for most changes. They will be made within 21 days--usually sooner. If you are requesting a biographical update or are requesting a transfer, use the suggest a correction button under that feature. Do not use this for basic changes. Use the new Edit system. As I get an e-mail for those, they will be handled more quickly. Leaving a message here will also generate an e-mail, but please do not use this feature for corrections.

Thanks to Brooke in Henry County, Iowa, for getting me started. She found my wife's great-grandmother's grave in Iowa and posted it--we never would have found it without her!
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P. H. Pfaender
RE: German Military Cemeteries
Ken: I just approved your edits. Sorry for overseeing them in the past. Peter.
Added by P. H. Pfaender on Feb 03, 2016 7:44 AM
P. H. Pfaender
RE: German Military Cemeteries
Ken: Thanks for your notice. Any help is highly welcome. I only know the German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge)s´ online data base. The Volksbund is maintaining the Russian graveyards. Peter.
Added by P. H. Pfaender on Feb 03, 2016 6:28 AM
Paul Semrau
Hello Kenneth,

Picture of Paul Semrau changed.
Thanks for the tip!

Kind regards from the Netherlands,
Added by Fred on Jan 29, 2016 3:19 PM
William Borneman
RE: Richard Warren, # 6797309
The point is that this bio is not sufficient, especially since it's a famous person.
Please consider expanding on what has been posted.
Added by William Borneman on Jan 25, 2016 12:49 PM
William Borneman
Richard Warren, # 6797309
If possible, please replace current bio or add this to it.

I realize that the memorial manager has passed away.

Sincere thanks!

Richard Warren (c.1580 - 1628) a passenger on the Mayflower (old "May Floure") in 1620, settled in Plymouth Colony and was among 10 passengers of the Mayflower landing party with Miles Standish at Cape Cod on November 11, 1620. Richard Warren co-signed the Mayflower Compact and was one of 19 (among 41) signers that survived the first winter.

His wife Elizabeth (nee Walker), baptised 1583 in Baldock, Hertfordshire, England, died October, 1673. She and his first five children, all daughters, came to America in the ship "Anne" in 1623. Once in America, they then had two sons before Richard's untimely death in 1628.

Although the details are limited, Richard Warren and wife, Elizabeth (Walker) Warren, and children were mentioned in official records or books of the time period. All their 7 children survived and had families, with thousands of descendants, including: President Grant, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, astronaut Alan Shepard, author Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House series), actress Lucille Ball, actor Richard Gere, and the Wright brothers.

His life
Richard Warren is among the less documented of the Mayflower pioneers: records examined in 1998 did not even reveal his birthdate, circa 1580 or 1575. The parents of Richard Warren are reported as: father, Christopher Warren (of England) and mother, Alice Webb (daughter of Thomas Webb from Sidnom, Devon, England). [Chrisman 2004].

Clearly a man of rank, Richard Warren was accorded by Governor William Bradford the prefix "Mr.", pronounced Master, used in those times to distinguish someone because of birth or achievement. From his widow's subsequent land transactions, we can assume that he was among the wealthier of the original Plymouth Settlers." And yet, Bradford did not mention him in his History of the Plimouth Plantation except in the List of Passengers.

In Mourt's Relation, published in 1622, we learn that Warren was chosen, when the Mayflower stopped at Cape Cod before reaching Plymouth, to be a member of the exploring party among 10 passengers (and 8 crew), and he was described as being "of London" among 3 men. Charles Edward Banks, in Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers writes: "Richard Warren came from London and was called a merchand of that city (by Mourt) Extensive research in every available source of information -- registers, chancery, and probate, in the London courts, proved fruitless in an attempt to identify him."

He was not of the Leyden, Holland, Pilgrims, but joined them in Southampton, England to sail on the Mayflower.

Richard Warren received his acres in the Division of Land in 1623. In the 1627 Division of Lands and Cattle, in May of 1627, "RICHARD WARREN of the Mayflower" was given "one of the black heifers, 2 she-goats, and a grant of 400 acres of land" at the Eel River (Plymouth, Massachusetts). The Warren house built in that year (1627) stood at the same location as the present house; it was re-built about 1700, at the head of Clifford Road, with its back to the sea, and later owned by Charles Strickland (in 1976).

However, Richard Warren died a year after the division, in 1628, the only record of his death being found as a brief note in Nathaniel Morton's 1669 book New England's Memorial, in which Morton writes (archaic grammar):

"This year [1628] died Mr. Richard Warren, who hath been mentioned before in this book, and was an useful instrument ; and during his life bore a deep share in the difficulties and troubles of the first settlement of the plantation of New Plimouth."
-Nathaniel Morton, New England's Memorial (Boston : John Usher, 1669)

Research into the life of Richard Warren is still ongoing.

Elizabeth and Richard Warren's seven children, with their spouses, were:
Mary (c1610- 27 March 1683) married Robert Bartlett;
Anna (c1612- aft 19 February 1676) married Thomas Little;
Sarah (c1613- 15 July 1696) married John Cooke;
Elizabeth (c1616- 9 March 1670) married Richard Church;
Abigail (c1618- 3 January 1693) married Anthony Snow;
Nathaniel (c1625-1667) married Sarah Walker; and
Joseph (1627 - 4 May 1689) married Priscilla Faunce (1634- 15 May 1707).

All of Richard Warren's children survived to adulthood, married, and also had large families, making Richard Warren, quite possibly, the Mayflower passenger with more descendants than any other passenger.

Among his descendants are: Civil War general and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Alan Shepard the first American in space and the fifth person to walk on the moon, author Laura Ingalls Wilder, actress Lucille Ball, actor Richard Gere, writer Henry David Thoreau, aviators the Wright brothers, and many more. A detailed genealogy of just the first five generations takes up three volumes.

Ancestral Summary
More erroneous information has been published about Richard Warren than any other Mayflower passenger, probably because he has so many descendants (note that all seven of his children grew up and married).

One concrete thing known about Richard Warren's ancestry is that he was a merchant of London: whether he was born there, or not, is an entirely different question. Also, his wife was named "Elizabeth" (first name).

Richard Warren's English origins and ancestry have been subject to speculation, and many different ancestries have been published about him, without much evidence to support them. However, in December 2002, Edward Davies found the missing piece of the puzzle, in a personal will. Researchers had known of the marriage of Richard Warren to Elizabeth Walker on 14 April 1610 at Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England. Since records show the Mayflower passenger had a wife named "Elizabeth" and a first child born about 1610, this was a promising record. Yet, no children were found for this couple in the parish registers, and no further evidence beyond the names and timing, until the will of Augustine Walker was discovered. In the will of Augustine Walker, dated April 1613, he mentions "my daughter Elizabeth Warren wife of Richard Warren," and "her three children Mary, Ann and Sarah." The record shows that the Mayflower passenger's first three children were named Mary, Ann, and Sarah (in that birth order).

Relatively little has been uncovered about Richard Warren's life in America. He came alone on the Mayflower in 1620, leaving behind his wife and five daughters. His family sold the shop in England, then traveled on the ship "Anne" to join him in 1623, and Richard and Elizabeth subsequently had two sons, Nathaniel and Joseph, at Plymouth.

Edward Davies, "The Marriage of Richard Warren of the Mayflower" (research), The American Genealogist 78 (April 2003), pages 81-86.
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations (Vol. 18, Pt. 1: Richard Warren); edited by Robert S. Wakefield.
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations (Vol. 18, Pt. 2: Richard Warren--Fifth Generation Descendants of Mary2, Anna2 and Elizabeth2); edited by Robert S. Wakefield.
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations (Vol. 18, Pt. 3 Richard Warren) Fifth Generation Descendants of Abigail 2, Nathaniel 2, and Joseph 2; edited by Robert S. Wakefield.
Added by William Borneman on Jan 25, 2016 11:46 AM
RE: Your Father
Okay, thanks a lot I appreciate that. Take care.
Added by Kristalyn on Jan 08, 2016 6:20 PM
Tom Myers
RE: William Ferrel
Sorry, I thought you were referring to the William Ferrel memorial I created at Kreidersville since that's the only memorial I've created under that name. I realize now that you're referring to the incorrect William Henry Ferrel memorial at St. Peter's. That memorial now has the correct tombstone transcription listed (son of Jonas and Mariah Snovel) although I see that Sharon has not yet accepted the other edits I sent. William Henry Snovel (1850-1853) is buried next to his cousin William Snovel.

If William Henry Ferrel/Farrell is buried at St. Peter's this is not his tombstone. I still have a few more rows of pictures to go through but can't guarantee that there's a stone for him since none is listed in the cemetery transcription.

Added by Tom Myers on Dec 30, 2015 5:33 PM
Tom Myers
RE: William Ferrel
This came from the cemetery transcription which was done in the early 1900's so I assume it's accurate. I'll be posting my pictures over the next few weeks. Hopefully, I got a readable picture of the tombstone - but you never know with these old stones. The tombstone might list the parents - that info wasn't included in the cemetery transcription

Added by Tom Myers on Dec 30, 2015 3:40 PM
Twig Of The Tree
RE: Lathrop
Your own experience proves my point exactly!

How much easier and faster could you have found the exact resting place if you had posted and networked with others who are searching for the same information? (Which is what I do)

It works!

It’s hard to argue with logic!

Added by Twig Of The Tree on Dec 28, 2015 8:09 PM
Twig Of The Tree
RE: Lathrop
Do whatever you wish Kenneth.

I do note however, that you STILL have not been able to provide any alternative, viable suggestion (as I kindly asked) other than to, in effect, deny this person even existed, even though his parents, a wife and other children and a copy of an 1860 census are listed here.

In this "specific case", I believe the administrators will find that you are truly making a mountain out of a molehill. Regards ~~~Twig
Added by Twig Of The Tree on Dec 28, 2015 1:37 PM
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