Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Ken Smith (#46985536)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 10 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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.
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 905 Memorials Added
 • 1,017 Memorials Managed
 • 2 Memorials/Week
 • 366 Photos
 • 5 Photo Requests
 • 7 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 25 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Fame Ratings
 • 1 Friend
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
Tony & Cindy Ll...
Messages left for Ken Smith (137)[Leave Message]
Trine Stürup
John Johnson Lien from Selbu, Norway
Thank you for giving so much information about the Johnson family. It helped my American cousin to trace back her ancestry.
If you want to add to some of your information about the Johnsons, there is a book about Selbu on the Internet. It is in Norwegian, but you can still get the names of children and farms:

Trine Stürup, Denmark
Added by Trine Stürup on Nov 15, 2016 1:36 AM
RE: R. W. Middaugh
I'm sorry, but I don't have that obit.

If you are a Wisconsin resident, or know someone who is, the state of Wisconsin has recently digitized and put online many of the state's newspapers from that era. Only catch is, you have to be a Wisconsin resident to access them.

The Wisconsin Historical Society also has some searchable newspapers and newspaper indexes on line

Because I don't have any way to access the restricted stuff, I usually try to figure out various permutations of what I'm looking for,put it into a search, then hope that I can access a cached version that someone else has accessed in their own search. Sound strange, but it has worked for me!

Hope this helps a little.

Added by Starfishin on Nov 14, 2016 10:13 PM
Aersen vs Middagh
Found your Middagh FAGs interesting. I am an Arrison (Aersen) researcher. I noticed your statement regarding difficulty separating Jan Aersen of the ferry and Jan Aertsen Middagh. Seeing that I went back through your messages until I found two from K. Perry. As usual Bergen was cited. Here is the best item to send future such cites: From 1998,

"...Jan AERSEN (or AERTSEN), who is generally referred to as "Jan of the Ferry", never used the surname MIDDAGH. Rather, Teunis G. Bergen in his epochal tome "Early Settlers of Kings County in Alphabetical ..." and in his book "The Bergen Family or the Descendants of Hans Hansen Bergen..." confused him with a s/o Aert Theuniszen (or Anthonize) MIDDAGH who was named Jan Aertsen MIDDAGH who married Geertje Teunisse CLAERWATER."
From: Jack Middaugh Dutch-Colonies-L Archives Archiver > Dutch-Colonies > 1998-04 > 0893717450

I, of course, sent a message to K. Perry, in which I pointed this out and noted that Jan Aersen of the ferry never used the name Middagh, nor did any of his children. Unfortunately, both of the Bergen books as well a Hoagland book keep perpetuating this confusion. Maybe its time for a Aersen researcher to team up with a Middagh researcher to see if we can cleanup some of this confusion. Interested?
Added by cchldrss on Nov 06, 2016 6:47 PM
RE: William Sterling
No problem at all! This would probably make us distant cousins.
Added by Smith on Nov 02, 2016 10:26 AM
Susan M S
RE: Jane Jeffrey Pembury
No worries. Have fun!
Added by Susan M S on Oct 18, 2016 1:11 PM
Susan M S
RE: Jane Jeffrey Pembury
Hi Ken
I hope you are not cross with me.... ;)

I do a search on Pembury and the England and it comes up with 4 .

this is the old one....

I have just finished photographing the new burial ground and the New cemetery. Have not done the old one. Probably too many graves too difficult to read!

Best wishes Susan
Added by Susan M S on Oct 18, 2016 11:45 AM
Susan M S
Jane Jeffery Pembury
HI Ken

Just to let you know that Jane is in the incorrect cemetery.

She would have been buried in the OLD church of St Peter in Pembury not this new church which was only consecrated in 1845.

This is what it says:
Pembury has two churches dedicated to St Peter. The oldest, known as the Old Church, stands outside the modern village in the woods to the north of the A228 bypass. The newer building, known as the Upper Church, stands in the heart of the village on Hastings Road.
The plan of the Old Church and the little Norman window above the South door indicate that the original Church dates from 1147 at least, or even 1100AD. Most of the present Church was built in 1337 by John Colepeper of Bayhall. He also built the chantry chapel of St Mary in the churchyard in 1355 but this was pulled down at the Dissolution of the smaller Monasteries in 1547 and three windows in the body of the Church were inserted with the money gained from the sale of the lead which had covered the chapel.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes
Added by Susan M S on Oct 18, 2016 6:37 AM
RE: Jane Jeffrey
That is awesome! I don't suppose you still have the pages from Mr. Threlfall? I haven't picked up his book quite yet but it's on my wishlist. :)
Added by bsktcase on Oct 05, 2016 1:00 AM
Jane __ Thompson Jefferie #117444975
The profile for Jane is amazing! I have seen her will reproduced in several publications including NEHGR and none of them picked up on the very obvious mentions of her Thompson children and late husband [grandchildren's grandfather] Roger Thompson. Did you research and write this interpretation yourself, or is there a source? Do you have any idea where the 1592 Jefferie marriage date comes from? Thanks for your awesome work!
Added by bsktcase on Oct 04, 2016 1:36 PM
Rev. Heather Lash-McKay
# 116082709 Rev. William Noyes
According to Genealogical record of some of the Noyes descendants of James Nicholas and Peter Noyes
by Noyes, Henry Erastus, 1839-1919; Noyes, Harriette Eliza, b. 1848, joint author

Published 1904
Topics Noyes family, Noyes family (James Noyes, 1608-1656), Noyes family (Nicholas Noyes, 1615?-1701)
William's wife was Anne ( Parker) Noyes. Her will dated Mar 18th, 1665 attests that her sons, Rev Nicolas Noyes and Rev, James resided in England at the time of her will. I have provided the transcript to William's page with a link to the book for reference.

See pages 44-46
Added by Rev. Heather Lash-McKay on Sep 20, 2016 12:30 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service