|Robert Longbottom # 46521199 (#46521199)|
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I have a family history addiction. I have been at this for about 35 years now. As of this date (FEB2014), I am 76 years old but I plan to keep at it as long as I can.
I live in the Akron, Ohio area - phone(330-628-4435) and would like to exchange info with anyone suspecting we have common family lines.
It all started about 1978 when my sister Patty shared some Longbottom information she had obtained regarding the Longbottom family immigration to the USA from England in 1854.
I started out with 3 ring note books. This was before the age of the personal computer. I wrote down all that I could on my Longbottom side and then started with my Mother's side of the family - the Snyder line.
The name Snyder was a different story - it was more like the Smith and Jones surname - too common! Unfortunately I began this after my mother died in 1968 so there was no first hand info to help me out. My Mom's only sibling Edna had also passed on. I talked with some of my cousins and little by little my data started to expand. I subscribed to Everton's Genealogy Helper,ran ads, mailed inquiries and waited
everyday for the Post Office to deliver the mail. I even started a SSS (Schneider-Snider-Snyder)clearing house news letter on this Surname. I learned that my Grandfather
Joseph Snyder had "gone on a hunting trip to West Virginia and brought back a bride".
I began sending letters to the Court Houses in Western West Va to see if they had such
a record. No luck. I then purchased computer print outs from Everton's for Census data on the Snyder and Longbottom names. I began seeing first names that were common to the names used by my Grandfather Joe Snyder's siblings in Berkeley Co., West Va.
This area is located in the West Virginia Eastern Pan Handle. I wrote to the Berkeley
County Historical Society and hit "pay dirt". The rest is now history.
My big problem appeared when my data became so large and took up so many 3 ring binders. I would get new information and then had a problem finding where it needed to go in one of the note books.
Fortunately the personal computer era was
dawning. I spent over $5000 for a new IBM PC that had no hard drive - you had only
floppie discs to use and Bill Gates had not yet invented "Windows". I started out ith "Brothers Keeper" software and am still using it. It has been a great program for me.
I have over 130,000 persons in it now and over 33,000 of them are the descendants of my 3rd great grandfather's (Jacob Snider 1732-1790) 13 children.
I have been accepted into the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution Certificate 180595) through my Jacob Snider lineage.
I'm happy to transfer memorials outside the FAG guidelines. However, I do request that you state what your relationship is. The only memorials I won't transfer are in my family.
If any errors are found and corrections needed, please contact me by email and we will address the problem.
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|William Ream||John Arnett|
Thank you for linking John Arnett's memorial with his parents' memorials!
|Bev. S.||Snider family|
Bob, I don't have my files on the Snider/Snyder family with me so I'm not sure of the connection but I don't mind transferring Soloman's memorial to you. We'll keep it in the family. I am pretty sure he is family.
Added by Bev. S. on Feb 07, 2014 7:09 AM
|Brenda Sunday||Clinton Helser|
Links are made. Thanks!
|Bev. S.||Catherine Snider|
Thanks for the info Bob, I have updated her memorial.
Added by Bev. S. on Feb 04, 2014 2:53 PM
|Fine||Cecilia Violett Studebaker|
Thank you so much for transferring Cecilia's memorial to me!
Added by Fine on Feb 01, 2014 4:41 PM
|turkeys4me||RE: re: Valentine Stufft|
Thank you for providing the family links. I have added the information, and it turns out that the Stuffts are distant cousins of mine. My great-great grandfather, Alexander Bowser, is buried in Mt. Zion, along with his first wife and parents, Samuel Bowser and Annie Mock. I visited the cemetery last September and took photos of about a quarter of the stones and got a copy of the Cemetery Burial Index. I added to Find A Grave all the names in the index and the photos that I could identify. My direct family tree includes Bowser, Mock, Roudabush, Musselman, Colebaugh, Ickes, Hatfield, Dibert, Sample, Walter, Edelman, Boyer/Beyerin, and Imler. These families connect me to cousins in many of the other families in the area - Corl/Corle, Ritchey, Yarnell, Claar, Feather, etc. Alexander Bowser's sister, Susan Bowser, married David Ritchey.
I'm just north of 619 in Green, off of Massillon Road - small world!
|turkeys4me||re: Valentine Stufft|
I added links to Valentine's parents. Are they relatives of yours? If so, I could transfer them to you. They are not known relations of mine. I just happened to photograph the graves when I was looking up some of my relatives that are buried in Mt. Zion.
I see you're from Akron, OH. I'm from Green, OH, south of Akron - small world!
|Donna Beckner Hatfield||RE: Mamie Pettry Ancestors|
You do not know how thankful the family is to you. You went beyond and found more than we was thinking to find, an for that we really THANK yOu so much. I also need to know more on my paw paws side, Edward Lee Beckner which is listed in the info you gave me. that is my dads side. If you can help, ty you soooooo much. God Bless
|Donna Beckner Hatfield||grandpa|
found my dad's dad that even he has never seen, my dad R I P 1-21-09. his dad died in 1945same yr he was born. TY I have pics of themarker,stone and resting place. I am really trying to find anything on my granny, dad's mom,,,mamie pettry.. If can hep ty. I have a group on facebook....coal river memories, but is for anyone has some history in there if anyone wishes to join.
|Donna Goodwin||Marguerite Hoover Davis Martin|
Bob you have been so great and thank you so much for adding a memorial for Marquerite and linking to her family.
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