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It was the late 1950s in Columbus, Ohio when I was born to search the past for understanding the present. My first thirteen years were spent growing up on the outskirts, in Gahanna, as the youngest of three children. |
On my father's side I am the great great granddaughter of starving Irish emigrants who around 1850 risked their lives for freedom. "Johnny Bulls" were ordered by the British government to shoot anyone trying to flee without permission. To one marriage, my great grandfather would be born in England and become a stowaway who sang and danced his way here.
Involvement in the anti-slavery movement was a family affair; Abraham Lincoln was my 3rd cousin 5th removed. Some had settled in Virginia, yet none were slave owners. [I can no longer say that... '-( ... I just... Jun 2012 ... found one who owned one male slave. So bummed.] As tensions arose, they left their homes in Harpers Ferry for Ohio and for what is now West Virginia.
On my mother's side I descend from nonconformist Scotch-Irish and Welsh Quaker immigrants. It was they, "The Society of Friends," who developed an underground railroad in Belmont County, Ohio. Once across the Ohio River, runaway slaves could go from home to home until they were far enough north to feel safe. The Quaker women instigated the fight to give black men the right to vote in the United States. Though it took 47 years to succeed, this accelerated the courage in many women across the nation to protest, stand, and speak for the same right. "We are people too." Finally, in 1917 women were allowed to vote. (Yes, folks... less than 100 years ago.)
Below is the link to my tree.... Gene M Carr & Martha Lou Michael Family Tree 2012
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Hi. I think we have relatives in common and I would like to discuss them with you. I actually live close to Shenandoah county, Virginia and was wondering if you have been there to do research in person. If you would be willing to help me, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Added by J.S. on Jul 01, 2015 3:15 PM
|Annette ||Philip Michael Descendants|
Hi. Saw the memorial for Philip Michael's family. I descend from Jacob Michael born around 1790 PA? Moved to OH and married in Preble Co, OH and served in War of 1812. I'm trying to trace back to Jacob's parents/siblings. I'm not an Ancestry member, could you check your tree for me to see if match or send to me?
I would appreciate it; we are trying to narrow the Michael's down.
Find A Grave Memorial# 93410202
Added by Annette on Jun 19, 2015 7:20 PM
|ShaneO||James Rice "Jimmy" Everhart|
You will need to remove burial card so someone can add grave photo. Findagrave limits photos for each memorial...unless you sponsor it.
Added by ShaneO on Nov 02, 2014 7:39 PM
|Leigh Ann||RE: ALL of my Vander Broeks|
You're welcome :) :)
|Chris||RE: Benjamin H Bowmaster Sr.|
Thanks for the transfer :). The burial that I'm missing is that of Ben Sr's father Hendrick who was married to Hendrickje Rutgers. I'm suspected he's at Graafschap as he died in 1866. Where did you find the death date you have for him in your tree?
Added by Chris on Jul 07, 2013 5:11 PM
|Truman Nicholas||Ruth Jeffreys Michael|
Find A Grave No.: 54308636, Ruth Jeffreys Michael is the wife of John Michael,Find A Grave No. 54308642. Please attach them together. Brandonville Cemetery, Brandonville, Preston, West Virginia.
Verification is on the death certificate of son George M. Michael.
|Truman Nicholas||Ruth Michael|
Find A Grave No.: 54308636 Brandonville cemetery, Brandonville, Preston, West Virginia.
Please add her maiden name Jefferys. This is found on her son George M Michael's death certificate.
Thank you, Truman Nicholas
|Truman Nicholas||Ruth Michael|
|John Fazenbaker||Philip Michaels|
Found this in the Piedmont Herald dated June 7, 1890-
Philip Michaels, aged 88 years, was buried Tuesday in the Michaels cemetery near Firm Rock church. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of that community and had a large circle of relatives in that part of Maryland.
|genieresearcher||Union Cemetery inquiry|
Cathy- might you know if Union Cemetery is referred to as "Flushing Old" cemetery perhaps?
On two death certs in Belmont COunty, they simply give "Flushing" as burial location or "Flushing Old" and I don't know where that might be. Any ideas perhaps? thanks!
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