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Teddi Kella-Fuller (#47407489)
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Bio Photo 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.

My lines also cross twice and I recently found out that about 437 years ago I have direct ancestors in common with my husband.

I am also researching my sister's father's Duffey ancestors and my brother's Personett(e) ancestors and my mother's Kohler, Ballas, Miller, Ellwood, Devore, and Penrod ancestors.

My mother never knew her biological father. She was born in 1945 in New York City. She was born out of an affair. She was then adopted within the family. Well, I had my DNA tested in 2015 and I immediately had a match to a 2nd cousin. In reviewing my match's tree it was clear that the connection HAD to be through my mom's biological father. After researching how to use DNA to find adopted parents my quest to find my mother's biological father, my grandfather, began.

First, I had to recreate my 2nd cousin's tree by making what is called a "mirror tree" and attach MY DNA to her in that tree. In creating her tree I had to research it as far back and as deep as I could. Many many hours have been spent on this project!!! The goal was to then hopefully get a DNA match to someone on Ancestry that I shared a hint/leaf with in HER "mirror" tree. Much of my work was spent adding names and ruling out men who could not be my grandfather because of their age or ethnicity. All the while hoping that I would get a DNA match to my "mirror" tree. Then on Feb. 14th 2016 I thought I should check it and sure enough I had a DNA match to someone in the mirror tree. Then literally 2 days later I had another. So all my work was worth it. I can not tell you my excitement!!!

Then I researched how the connection between me, my 2nd cousin match, and other DNA matches 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!

I was also able to prove who my biological father is through DNA!!!!

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. 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.

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Art Wright
Historic plaque pic
Picture added to John Swallow memorial.
Added by Art Wright on May 21, 2016 6:10 AM
Art Wright
RE: John Swallow
After uploading photos this morning, I remembered that there is an historic plaque in Rockwood concerning the John Swallow farm. I stopped and took a picture of it this morning. If you like, I can either upload it to his memorial or email it to you. Just let me know?

Added by Art Wright on May 17, 2016 8:12 AM
Grave Recorder
RE: Susan Sykes
You're welcome. Happy to be of help.
Added by Grave Recorder on May 15, 2016 10:34 PM
Jaylynn F.
RE: Missing Photo
I put up a correct sec lot photo but unfortunately no one in that lot has a marker.
Added by Jaylynn F. on May 12, 2016 3:48 PM
William Smith
RE: Stephan Photos
You're Very Welcome...

Added by William Smith on May 11, 2016 4:56 PM
Jaylynn F.
RE: Missing Photo
I have to go look for the correct marker it was the wrong one, The owner of memorial asked me to remove my photo. Hes the one whom pointed it out to me. I had the other Charles Photo, and I am not sure How I did that because the photo I took I was in Sec 117 Not in 63, I'm not sure how I had done that! If Rain stops today I will Go get it providing there is a Marker! Sorry :)
Added by Jaylynn F. on May 11, 2016 3:42 AM
Cindy Hardin
Carl E. Schuster grave photo
Hi Teddi, I've been trying to get the photos posted but am also packing for vacation. When I had checked Carl E. Schuster's memorial page after posting my photo, I noticed the middle initials were different. The memorial page states it is Carl E. Schuster, (unknown-Nov 19, 2002)but his headstone has Carl W. Schuster, (1908-2002). So I didn't want to leave the photo up until I knew for sure I had the right person, which I am pretty sure I do, as we knew Carl. I think I need to check with Wally or Linda who maintain and created the memorial. To make it more interesting, Carl had a son, Carl E. "Jim" Schuster, and I also have his headstone photo, which I did not post yet. I also have headstone photos for William T. Schuster and Matilda Schuster, which have memorials but no photo requests, either. As soon we get back from vacation I will try to get all the photos where they belong. I am not sure what the policy is on posting photos where there is not a request so I will try to find that out. I'm sorry this is such a long note but I wanted to explain.
Added by Cindy Hardin on May 09, 2016 5:59 PM
Cindy Hardin
RE: Elfrieda O Gunkel Schuster
Hi Teddi, I have some more photos of Gunkels and Schusters to post, as soon as I figure out my updated computer program. Hopefully it will be today. I remember going to Gunkels Bakery as a kid and spending my lunch money on their cashew nuts. They still have the best Persians, although the bakery is now run by the Draeger family.
Added by Cindy Hardin on May 06, 2016 5:11 AM
Mark Frank
RE: Leven Heathman
the stones look like someone is replacing them and many are being replaced with stainless.
Added by Mark Frank on May 02, 2016 7:21 AM
Eldred Pickett
RE: Anna Jacks Kolar
You're very welcome! Sorry Albert doesn't have a stone...
Added by Eldred Pickett on Apr 26, 2016 7:21 PM
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