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Ken Smith (#46985536)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since the late '70s, when a cousin showed me a 1901 genealogy, "The Descendants of William Wood" in which my late grandmother was mentioned. I like this site and have made an effort to try to locate all the ancestor graves I can. I'm always available to take grave photos in the Twin City area, that is, when they're not under two feet of snow.

Feel free to contact me with additional information or corrections. I will gladly transfer any memorial that I created that is your direct family member and not mine. You may use any pictures I add to memorials.

If I send you a biography or information about any memorial that you manage and you are no longer interested in maintaining that memorial, I will be glad to accept a transfer.
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Badcock vs Babcock
You said, "You should get together with Gwen and remove one of the memorials for Sarah. Also as far as her husband James' memorial is concerned, you should really spell his name Babcock and include the other spelling in his biography. Its much more likely to be duplicated with the Badcock spelling, because people will search for him using Babcock." I did contact Gwen and we sought a solution. I contacted Find-a-Grave requesting that they fix the mess. They chose to delete one memorial but left some duplicates that were not intertwined, thereby leaving much of the memorials intact. Their solution did take the confusion out of the matter. I chose to leave Sarah & James' names Badcock, because in reality, that was their names. I included these notations to help with understanding of the facts for researchers: "After James passed away in 1679, his probate proceedings were filed under Babcock instead of Badcock. After this, his children began to use the name Babcock." Also on John Babcock's memorial, "John Babcock, (originally Badcock), was born 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. He was the son of James and Sarah BROWN Badcock." I placed a clarification on Sarah's memorial also.
Added by J.L. on Jan 10, 2015 12:34 AM
RE: Mary Gillet
Thanks for getting back to me regarding the duplicate. I understand. It's too bad that people can't cooperate nicely. Are you a descendant of Mary and Jonathan Gillett? I am. They are my 9th great-grandparents. I descend through their son Samuel. Karen
Added by KAP on Jan 05, 2015 6:25 PM
Gary Ash
RE: Mandell family
I just thought you might be, seeing as he wrote a wonderful book about the Mandell family. Thanks for your work on Find A Grave. Gary
Added by Gary Ash on Dec 27, 2014 7:51 AM
Hannah Webb Ayers
Hi Ken, Hannah Webb Ayers is my 10th great grandmother. Thank you for having a memorial for her in

I am having a problem believing that she died in 1688. That would have made her 106. Everyone researching her seems to have the same dates. I've seen pics of her tombstone but can't read it.

Could you shed any light on this? Have you seen her tombstone in person and that is where you got the dates?

Any help would be appreciated.

Bonnie Staughton
Added by BONNIE S. on Dec 24, 2014 3:38 PM
Gary Ash
Mendall family
Thank you, Ken, for the information on the Mendalls, or Mandells. Are you related to a man named Sydney Smith?
Added by Gary Ash on Dec 23, 2014 2:25 PM
Ruth Wood
Are you sure you have the correct parents for Ruth Wood? Her mother as you have it was born in 1659, which would make the Mother 58 years old when Ruth was born.
Added by J.B. on Dec 11, 2014 12:00 PM
Lois Acheson-Kaplan
Sarah Shelton
The Sarah Shelton quoted on this page that lived at Rural Plains, actually married Patrick Henry.

The Sarah Shelton that married Ricard Gissage never lived at Rural Plains... this is a different Sarah.
Added by Lois Acheson-Kaplan on Dec 05, 2014 8:54 PM
Lynn McLaughlin
Strutt Wills
Ken, I was reading the bios you contributed on John and Thomas Strutt and would be interesting in seeing the wills you mentioned. How can I find them? Are they online anywhere? Thanks Lynn
Added by Lynn McLaughlin on Nov 23, 2014 5:51 PM
Bobbie Wagoner
Nancy Hornbuckle
I have her as only 1/2 Cherokee, her mother was full.
I would love to learn more about this family.
Added by Bobbie Wagoner on Nov 18, 2014 6:31 PM
Lani Ueland
RE: John Fiske
You are more than welcome! Let me know if there is anything else I can do. Lani
Added by Lani Ueland on Oct 27, 2014 9:11 PM
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