|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 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. 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 Ancestry Username: Teddi1414
My GEDmatch Kit # A110540
My Facebook: www.facebook.com/teddi.kella
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|Gene Stephan||Frederick Stephan|
Thx Teddi for the 0bit on Frederick, sometimes that is the 0nly written record we will find on a person. Your Cousin, Gene
|Rita Osborne||scanned obituary|
Please do not post scanned obituaries to the memorials. These are against find a grave policy
|Joyce Niswander||RE: Harry C Devore|
|Janice||RE: Eva Devore|
Hi Teddi. I don't usually add death certificates themselves as a photo, partly because of FindaGrave policies, and in part because it does seem a little odd to use a fairly dry legal document (that is sometimes graphic about medical details) so prominently in memorializing someone. Also, I'm not sure about permissions on those. I usually put the info in the biography section, if the info is relevant to telling a life story. If you want to see her death certificate, just go to FamilySearch (free) and search for her. It is transcribed into an entry that you get on the search list, and you can see a scan of it by clicking and signing in with your free account. *Janice
Added by Janice on Sep 19, 2016 9:46 AM
|mbowman938||Mary Belas Dombrak, Memorial #157924287|
I have been doing some research on the Old Saint Vladimir Cemetery in Scranton. I found your memorial in the process and added some items to it. The information shown generally matches with what you have and, I hope, adds to the memorial. I included a headstone for her and Michael, her husband, but the etching is in Cyrillic. The translation of the names is Michael and Mary, her death date matches but not the birth date. The letters for the last name match closely that printed in her obituary in the Scranton Republican. If you can read Cyrillic and I have included the incorrect headstone, let me know and I will remove it. I am trying to find someone locally who can read and translate quite a few of the headstones in the cemetery.
|Charles Gibson||RE: Sarah A Miller Snider|
I took several Snider pics on that day.An examination of Jacob and Mary and Fremand's memorials will reveal that
|Sandy Vandertol||Bert E Kelso l# 118416789|
You put 2 identical copies of Herbert's obit on my page. Would you please remove them? Obits aren't photos according to the rules on Find A Grave and they need to be typed out and put into the bio box, which I did here.
Can I add an obituary to my interment listing?
Please do NOT add newspaper article or obituary scans. The photo section is reserved for headstone/grave photos and possibly a portrait photo of the person, if that photo is owned by you. Do not copy and post photographs from obituary or funeral home websites (unless you personally are the photographer), as they are protected by copyright law. Find A Grave reserves the right to remove obituary notices and photographs from memorial records.
|Linda Bennett Nunley Burroughs||Peggy Coffman Stefan|
Thank you for the added obit. It cleared up some of my info I had on there. Thanks !
|Jacki Bierma||William Bane|
Memorial has been updated
|David & Sherry Winant||RE: Turner Sykes|
You are very welcome.
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