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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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Patricia Hampton
Lewis Henry Newman
Thank you for the additional information on Louis Newman. His wife, Olga, was my grandmother's sister. Pat
Added by Patricia Hampton on Oct 07, 2015 11:18 AM
John Beardsley
RE: Rhoda Smith 85247729
Rhoda would be my 2nd cousin, 4X removed along the closest relationship (through her mother).
Added by John Beardsley on Oct 03, 2015 6:42 PM
Our Family History
Alice Beebe Stratton and Samuel Stratton
Hi Ken,

Thank you for the Bio. I have added them to there Memorials.

Added by Our Family History on Sep 12, 2015 1:47 PM
Janet Mercurio
# 34102121
You'll note that this memorial was created before yours was, for the same person. I think you need to merge them and then delete yours. Thanks a lot - Janet
Added by Janet Mercurio on Aug 29, 2015 11:40 AM
Lisa Garrett
Memorial# 25738972 Esther Pletcher McLain

Just a comment about your bio for Esther Pletcher McLain regarding her marriage. Centre County in 1831 wasn't really a heavily inhabited place and many of the Pletcher and Schenck families married non-Mennonites. Choices were limited. Esther would not have been shunned by her family for marrying John McLain because it wasn't out of the norm for the family and anyway Mennonites don't practice shunning (that's an Amish practice). One of her brothers also married a non-Mennonite. If you are a descendant of Esther, please contact me via email at as I would like to send you a copy of a letter she wrote in 1866 to my greatgreatgrandparents, Michael and Susan Holter Pletcher.

Added by Lisa Garrett on Aug 26, 2015 7:28 AM
thanks ! I appreciate any info on anyone - Jo
Added by Jo on Aug 18, 2015 8:16 PM
Haynes & Noyes
You are welcome. I appreciate you creating a memorial. I try to sponsor all my direct ancestors if they are not already sponsored. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on Aug 18, 2015 6:24 PM
Dave Peck
Archibald Gillis
Thanks for the terrific bio.
Added by Dave Peck on Aug 14, 2015 10:18 PM
K Perry
Anne Noyes , wife of Rev William Noyes, cholderton england
Can you tell me where you got the maiden name of Stephens for Anne Noyes, wife of Rev William Noyes? The William Noyes book says that William Noyes married Anne Parker, sister of Rev Robert Parker. The Will does NOT say her maiden name. I would love to see some real documentation that her last name is Stephens because all my research, she is Anne Parker , sister of Rev Robert Parker. And that is why Rev Thomas Parker was a first cousin of Reverend James Noyes.
"James came over with his cousin Rev Thomas Parker to america" is in many books about the Noyes family
This is my 8x great grandmother.Our family has her as Anne Parker** married Rev William Noyes and is buried with her husband in Cholderton England.
Please email me at as I would love to see your documentation on Anne having the last name Stephens.
Thank You
Added by K Perry on Jul 20, 2015 7:46 AM
K Herrington
Rev Richard Lightfoot, Ref #139939471
Great work with the detail of Richard Lightfoot, however I have some additional information to correct a minor error and also provide more detail on the correct name of his wife, Jane Aske, not Jane "Jones."
Rev Lightfoot was ordained a deacon and priest on 14 March 1582 by John, Bishop of Gloucester, not the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Richard married Jane Aske, dau of Robert Aske, Citizen and Goldsmith of London at St. Bartholomew the Less, London 7 Feb 1593. They had three sons, John, Richard, and Samuel, and five daughters, Anna, Sarah, Martha, Rose, and Jane.
There has been confusion with regard to the last name of Jane because of a relation of a Thomas Jones who has been refered to as a "brother-in-law" and sometimes a "cousin." However, it turns out that Thomas married Pricilla Aske, the sister of Jane who married Richard Lightfoot.
More detail is provided in Douglas Richardson's book "Royal Ancestry," Vol I p 170.
This correction also needs to be reflected in Jane's Ref #125185893. Thank you.
Very respectfully,
Ken in Louisville
Added by K Herrington on Jul 19, 2015 2:13 PM
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