|Teddi Kella-Fuller (#47407489)|
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During the summer of 2010 I began to research my biological family tree. It has been extremely addicting! |
I have found I have 15 ancestors that were on the Mayflower-
4 Brewsters: Elder William Brewster, my 10th great grandfather and his wife. Also two son's Love & Wrestling my 9th great grand uncles.
4 Fullers: Samuel Fuller my 9th great grandfather, and my 9th great grand uncles Edward Fuller and William Fuller. Also, Mrs. Edward Fuller.
3 Eatons: Also Francis & Sarah Eaton my 9th great grand parents, along with their infant son, Samuel, my 8th great grandfather.
4 Billingtons: My 9th great grandfather Francis, his parents Eleanor & John my 10th great grandparents, and my 9th great grand uncle, John.
A few of my direct lines cross twice. I also discovered that about 437 years ago I have direct ancestors in common with my husband through the Mayflower Fullers. My husband's surname is Fuller. We are 12th cousins.
I am also researching my sister's father's Duffey, Earlywine, Jefferies, and Bay ancestors and my brother's Personett(e) ancestors and my mother's Kohler/Kolar, Ballas, Miller, Ellwood, Devore, and Penrod ancestors.
Sept. 1945 My mother was born in New York City. She never knew her biological father. She was born out of an affair and was adopted within the family.
June 2015 I had my DNA tested through Ancestry and I immediately had a match to a 2nd cousin, matching 236.0 cM, who was not in my tree... In reviewing this 2nd cousin's tree it was clear that the connection HAD to be through my mom's biological father (whom we know nothing about). I was a DNA newbie and I had NO IDEA what I was doing... After researching how to use DNA to find biological parents my quest began to find my biological father and my mother's biological father. I started researching how my DNA results can help me. I joined a few groups on Facebook that have others doing the same thing and give great advice.
Dec. 2015 A member on the Facebook group, DNA detectives, suggested I build a mirror tree. I had to recreate my 2nd cousin's tree by making this "mirror tree" and attach MY DNA to her, the home person, in that tree. In creating her tree I had to research it as far back and as deep as I could. She did not have many people in her tree. Many many hours have been spent on this project!!! The goal was to then hopefully get a DNA "hint" match to someone on Ancestry that I shared a hint/leaf with in HER "mirror" tree. I was pretty sure I was working on my mother’s biological father’s line. So, much of my work was spent adding names and ruling out men who could not be my mom's bio father-- because of their age or ethnicity. All the while hoping that I would get a DNA hint match to my "mirror" tree.
Feb. 14th 2016 I checked my mirror tree and sure enough I had an ancestor hint to someone!! Then literally 2 days later I had another. So all my work was finally paying off. I cannot tell you my excitement!!!
Then I researched how the connection between me, my 2nd cousin match, and other DNA matches, through the hints, would look on paper. I added the two other matches to her tree and I worked backwards to fill in as much as I could on my paper connection. To be 2nd cousins there can only be so many different possibilities so I ruled out the obvious and keep going. Which led me to Mary Miller, Eliza Ellwood's daughter with Barnabus Miller. I began adding links on Find a Grave to her family, especially after finding her photo on Ancestry... realizing my mother greatly resembles her.
Subsequently, I am so close to solving this mystery. It's amazing to me that there is no one alive to tell me anything about who my mom's biological father is but that DNA could solve the mystery in the end!
March 30th 2016 I got confirmation that Quintin S. Sykes, the man my mother insisted was my bio father, IS my bio father. His daughter, Sueanne, sent me a message telling me she finally got her DNA tested and I was to guess, “Who do you think is my top match?” That’s right me!!!!! She had her DNA tested through www.familytreedna.com I had already uploaded my DNA there so I immediately logged in to look at my matches. Sure enough, there she was, my top match too! We match 2246.16 cM. After we first met, in 2001, I was pretty certain we were half siblings but it is satisfying having proof. As a result, DNA proves that I have one half-sister and four half-brothers. It took me 49 years but I am finally sure who he is, who I am!!
Whew, oh yes, I am a special education teacher and I'm married with one son and a step daughter.
Familial links, corrections, transfer requests or updates can be sent to me by using the SAC (Send A Correction) feature located under the EDIT tab in the upper right corner on each memorial page.
**** I will happily transfer a memorial if your relationship to the person falls under the F.A.G. four generation (direct) lineage guidelines (or you convince me :-). If you are unsure of these guidelines please refer to the FAQS on the main page of FindAGrave.
**** You CAN use any of my photos for not for profit means. You can reproduce any of my photos as long as you cite my name as photo by: Teddi Kella-Fuller and the entire link to the F.A.G. memorial page the photograph is displayed on.
If you are thinking about getting your DNA tested too please use my web link below to save 10% off Ancestry's DNA test or click here.
My Facebook: www.facebook.com/teddi.kella
My Ancestry Username: Teddi1414
My kit # A110540
My son's kit # A968050 (3,454 cM-63 segments)
My half-sister's kit # A704588 (1,703 cM-61 segments)
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Added by Sharon on Oct 22, 2016 10:41 AM
Re: Duffey family
Ollie Jefferies Duffy is my husband's 2nd cousin 3 times removed, through the Jefferies family line.
Added by Sharon on Oct 20, 2016 6:44 PM
|Tom Owen||Memorial Park in Memphis|
You recently requested a grave photo at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. This cemetery is quite large and without a plot location it is near impossible to just stumble upon a requested grave.
I am happy to try to fulfill your request though if you will contact the office and ask for the plot location.
Just let me know, or post the plot on the memorial and I will try to fulfill it in the near future
The office can be reached at (901) 767-8930
Added by Tom Owen on Oct 20, 2016 1:15 PM
|R Lerch||RE: George William Taylor|
George is between a child (some months) Irving and Ella Francis Taylor. I put this in a caption. You may like to explore the "burial search" function on the cemetery web page at: http://www.gracelandcemetery.org/burial-search/
Added by R Lerch on Oct 17, 2016 5:40 PM
|Donna White||Halliday memorials|
You are welcome!
|JimL||RE: Norman Halliday|
Your welcome. While researching, I came across some other information marriage and birth about Norman to include a copy of him in the 1940 census. You may already have this info, but if not I send you my notes to your email.
Added by JimL on Oct 13, 2016 7:09 AM
|Dave Goddard||Re: Sykes in Creston Ohio|
You are welcome. I have more Sykes and pictures to add. I hope to have them done in the next couple days.
|Mary ||Virginia English|
Her husband is buried beside her. If you set up a memorial, let me know and I'll post the photo.
Added by Mary on Oct 10, 2016 4:33 PM
|William Smith||RE: Anna Lou Ellwood Metzger|
You're very welcome Teddi... I was unable to locate John Ellwood 1909...
|Candy||Mildred, Roy and Raymond Sykes|
Got some further clarification from the cemetery office. Mildred and Roy were cremated and their ashes were placed with Raymond.
Added by Candy on Oct 06, 2016 1:38 PM
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