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Margaret (#47118174)
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Sue Patterson Miller Smith
RE: Chew

Several things:


I just discovered this awesome series of audio lectures posted at All Saints. They are ALL well worth a few cups of coffee to list to, every word. The long one from the All Saints speakers toward the bottom explicitly if very briefly reports a Samuel Sr. and Jr. Chew at All Saints -- which is either just one of dozen sound-alikes or is, indeed, a match to my known William there who did have a father and brother Samuel and whose mother was Sarah Jr. of Sarah Harrison Lane Loch there at St. James. If it's the same people, that Samuel Sr. was also the husband of Dr. James Weemses daughter, another Sarah, of course. Sure wish someone had ever picked one-of-a-kind names to help us out!

But, it would be good to know more about how people groups in that area belonged and moved, relative to each other as groups, to sense more what matches by more than name alone. I am still basically illiterate about that part of local history.

2) The memorial # for our William at All Saints is # 28963994. The photos on his wife's memorial were added by my mother's cousin, who shares a lot of this interest and lives closer to that area than I do, but not right in it, either.

My tracking on the Sunderland couple, however, reveals that while, indeed, she was the daughter of Thomas Reynolds, I THINK I'm finding that she instead was the daughter of his OTHER wife, Elizabeth Bordley, not Frances Holland -- but the Holland reports have been around more and longer. An earlier serious researcher in our family had also cited the Holland tie, but I no longer think that's right. As we pin down more of the mega story, it will help strengthen or rebut all other parts, too.

My William's wife Elizabeth's sister, too, btw, married a Gantt, another name cited in by the All Saints speakers, and, in fact, the last name of one of the modern speakers at that event.

Clearly, even though I don't know precisely what I'm doing, I'm floundering around in the right gene pools for getting contexts sorted out.

3) Yes, I do have a Philemon Lloyd Chew in my list -- I have two, one at Oak Hill in D.C. (son of Dr. Loch's daughter by Richard Chew of the two Chew cousin spouses) and a nephew of his at Trinity Episcopal in Prince George's. But I'm also constantly confused about whether I have these people associated correctly.

Oak Hill also happens to be where my exact line ends up more, which includes the Croom/Claggett references also referenced in the talks. I'm not a direct Claggett descendant (instead am a Biscoe-Hopewell one) but the names and stories and locations all inter-connect in known ways. There are some errors in some memorial links in that, but still lots of helpful ones, too.

Apologies if this is TMI, especially in this format. Might be better to use direct e-mail. You can reach me at
Added by Sue Patterson Miller Smit... on Aug 19, 2015 9:22 AM
Walter Gray
RE: Gray family

Yes, I have some info on John Vincent Gray. Please provide your e-mail address and I will send you the pdf file. FYI, in the Mount Carmel Cemetery is my great grandparents George W. and Emma A. (Craig) Branson.

Walter Gray
Added by Walter Gray on Aug 06, 2015 10:51 AM

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