I have been doing genealogy research for over a decade and love it...a passion as it is for most. I have located family in every state and dozens of links to "famous" people, as most of us have. When friends have passed, I have given their family an ancestor tree so they can see the long line of loved ones that are not forgotten. I also love to help other genealogists tackle their brickwalls.
The picture here is of my grandmother, Helen Silsbee Pierson who started me on my wonderful journey to find ancestors.
I am doing a genealogy blog...though there are dozens of them...maybe I have new insight. Just trying to get some ideas down. I welcome comments.
RE: Robert and James Wiley Good to here from you! I've pretty much found the same info as you. Still can't find concrete sources. I've been leaning towards Sampson as Roberts father but can't connect. I haven't been looking at him lately. When I get real tired of hitting that brick wall I take a break and work on somebody else till I get tired of that brick wall. Ha! These people drive me crazy but I want to know them. Thanks for getting back with me Cousin!
Wiley from PA Hi Kathy' I found you while researching my Wiley line. I see you have Wiley ancesters in Westmoreland County, PA. My 2nd great grandfather was Robert Wiley 1809-1887 from Derry, Westmoreland Co.(I think). He married 1st Margaret Foreshow, 2nd Mariah Walters. He moved to Swanton, Fulton Co., OH between 1850 and 1860. I've been searching for his father and mother and have found no clues. Do you think he is part of your family? I hope so. I will be glad to hear from you. We may be cousins.
Calvin & Janet Patch Their burial is recorded as Lot 33, however there is no tombstone with their name on Lot 33 or anywhere in Riverside, so I am submitting this photo showing where Lot 33 is with open space. Perhaps their tombstone was deteriated and removed? Several Patton family are also in lot 33 with stones shown.