I was born in Fulton County and lived there until 1965. We expect to retire back there to our 14+ acres that we own, across the creek from the house where I was born. I started to work with my mother on the Mellott Genealogy starting in 1958. My first work was to organize the data into a workable, simple system that would minimize individual records. In Fulton County, it was not unusual to be related by both father and mother on your mother's side (maternal) and both mother and father on your father's side (faternal). My mother would keep loose leaf notebooks on all four of these connections. I use what I call a 'birth order' system and always follows the male 'Mellott Decendant' if there is one. If there is no male 'Mellott Decendant' then it follows the female 'Mellott Decendant'. Everyone has a 'birth order' based on your birth order in your family. My birth order number is 0309 0205 0212. I am the 12th in my family, my dad was 2nd in his family, my grandfather was 5th in his family, my great grandfather was 2nd in his family and so on. The 03 is Obediah Roy Mellott Sr., the 3rd son of Elder John B. Mellott. Two people will never have the same 'birth order' number. When my mother, Catharine Harriet (Keefer) Mellott (0309 0205 022) died in 1991, I was given all her records. I am still organizing her handwritten work.
RE: MELLOTT family In 2004 Mike HORTON put his MELLOTT research on a CD and I received a copy. It has 1540 pages, including index. If you did not get a copy, I can make a CD and mail to you. Would need your postal address. Send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course does not include 10+ years of work since 2004, now probably lost since his death.
RE: Mellott Abegail I was working off information that her maiden name was really Truax, and now I can't figure out where I found that information. Clearly, it was in error. I'll have to go back through my records and try to see where I went wrong. Thank you for clearing that up!
I just got a chance to take a look at the correction that you sent over for Mary Ellen Keefer Clevenger. I think I must be missing something. Your suggestion was: Her DOB is listed, see tombstone, it should be 28 Dec 1873
But I looked at the tombstone (there is a picture on the memorial) and it reads Dec. 28, 1872. I also have her birth certificate and it shows the same as the headstone. I am wondering if you meant to correct a different Mary Clevenger.
Let me know. I want to make sure the memorial is accurate.
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 Name: Thomas Scott Reeder Gender: Male Race: White Age: 77 Birth Date: 27 Feb 1853 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Death Date: 22 Jan 1932 Death Place: McConnellsburg, Fulton, Pennsylvania, USA Father Name: Thomas Reeder Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania Spouse Name: Elizabeth Morton Certificate Number: 6532