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Jean Clark Giesbrecht (#46915767)
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Bio Photo Most of my ancestry is American, from both sides of my father's family and that of my maternal grandmother.When I found 'Findagrave', I thought it a great way to pay tribute to my grandparents & greats, by listing them and giving them flowers!
Four generations are buried in B.C. My brother,James Eli Clark III born June 17,1927, Burns OR died Sept 18,1945 BC: my father James Eli Clark Jr born Oct 5,1907 Grant Co OR died Sept 28,1991,Quesnel,BC; my grandfather James Eli Clark Sr born June 29 1868 Laramie,WY died Aug 15 1949 Burns Lake BC and great grandmother,Mary Ellen (Phelps,Peters,Clark)Morrison born Aug 5 1845 Rock Co.WI died Oct 21 1931 Wistaria BC. My maternal grandmother May Aret (Griffin,Morgan) McGrane born July 7 1890 Palouse, Whitman Co.WA died Mar 5 1975 Burns Lake BC. My maternal grandfather's family (Morgan & Fitzmaurice)arrived from Ireland in 1873 to Renfrew, ON. Two generations are buried in ON & two in B.C.
My American father, James Eli Clark Jr came to Canada in 1929; he and my mother, Marion Ethel Morgan were married in Burns Lake, B.C. in 1933.They are both gone now and I & my siblings are the older generation. I have been tracing my families for over 30 years; it's such fun now with computers and the Internet!
I am the mother of three, grandmother of three and great grandmother to two.
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Catherine Denise Sargent
RE: Obadiah Griffin

I found the picture plate of Obadiah and it read he had a daughter named Anna who died August 14 at the age of 6. It also reads that he had a son named Isaac and another daughter named Sally. Does this match any of the records of the family Bible? I only have half of the writing and so it is fragmented. Let me know.
Added by Catherine Denise Sargent on Nov 25, 2014 2:51 PM
Catherine Denise Sargent
RE: Obadiah Griffin

This picture plate of Obadiah was given to me by my grandfather Wilbur Sargent the ggg grandfather of Isaac. The writing which is slightly cut of reads that he married Mary Fell and had a son named Isaac G. Then there is a line and under that line is the name Ann who died August 14 at age 6 another line is drawn and under that Sally W.
Added by Catherine Denise Sargent on Nov 25, 2014 2:49 PM
Catherine Denise Sargent
RE: Obadiah Griffin

Hi again,

I would love to have copies of the Griffin family Bible.

Could you email it to me if you have it?

My email address is cathys848@gmail.com

Thanks so much!
Added by Catherine Denise Sargent on Nov 24, 2014 8:33 PM
Catherine Denise Sargent
RE: Obadiah Griffin
Hi Jean,

I uploaded a plate of Obadiah. It is not very clear but it does show that he has good bone structure. I also uploaded a photo of Robert Isaac Griffin and a picture of Helen Griffin Strong with her husband Henry holding an aligator as well as their home in Rochester New York. It was my grandfather first photo with a Kodac camera.
Added by Catherine Denise Sargent on Nov 24, 2014 8:29 PM
Catherine Denise Sargent
RE: Obadiah Griffin
Hi Jean,

I uploaded a plate of Obadiah. It is not very clear but it does show that he has good bone structure. I also uploaded a photo of Robert Isaac Griffin and a picture of Helen Griffin Strong with her husband Henry holding an aligator as well as their home in Rochester New York. It was my grandfather first photo with a Kodac camera.
Added by Catherine Denise Sargent on Nov 24, 2014 8:29 PM
Catherine Denise Sargent
RE: Obadiah Griffin
Hi Jean,

Thank you for getting back to me.

Wow your fifth great grandfather...you really keep track!

I believe it to be important work!

The plate I have of Obadiah is very dark but I will upload it anyway. It looks like he has high cheekbones.

I also have another much younger picture of Robert Griffin he looks like he could be President of US..and has a royal look to him. I heard there is more public information about him at the library in Niles.

I will have to trace your Griffin connection to tie in how it is connected to mine.

Robert Griffin was my great great great grandfather..I think he was the one that I found on the census still farming when he was 75!

One of the Griffin girls married very well as she married the founder of Eastman Kodak and her children also went on to be major player on the world stage.

Of course we are all major player on the world stage.

I will have to go to fed ex to see how to make a small jpeg of the photos to upload.

Thanks so much for getting back to me!
Added by Catherine Denise Sargent on Nov 24, 2014 3:29 PM
Catherine Denise Sargent
RE: Obadiah Griffin
Hi,

I found an old plate picture of Obadiah Griffin.

I will upload it tomorrow on the find a grave website.

I will check my records for Robert Isaac Griffin's data given to me by my grandfather.

I guess that means we are related.

Sincerely,

Cathy Sargent great great grand daughter of Laura Griffin daughter of Robert Isaac Griffin.

Added by Catherine Denise Sargent on Nov 23, 2014 8:20 PM
Catherine Denise Sargent
RE: Obadiah Griffin
Hi,

I found an old plate picture of Obadiah Griffin.

I will upload it tomorrow on the find a grave website.

I will check my records for Robert Isaac Griffin's data given to me by my grandfather.

I guess that means we are related.

Sincerely,

Cathy Sargent great great grand daughter of Laura Griffin daughter of Robert Isaac Griffin.

Added by Catherine Denise Sargent on Nov 23, 2014 8:13 PM
Jo C
Ezra's birth place
Many, many thanks for Ezra and Abigail corrections. So appreciated, and so quickly! ~ Jo
Added by Jo C on Nov 09, 2014 9:47 AM
BeckyinKona
Ivan Robert Clark
He is my step uncle and I believe you have the birthdate wrong. This is according to New York, Find A Grave Index, 1660-2012 on ancestry.com. The birthdate should be Jan 4 1943. If you have any other info on him I would love to have it.

Aloha

Becky
bigislandtattoo@hawaii.rr.com
Added by BeckyinKona on Aug 07, 2014 11:24 PM
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