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Most Wanted! Ancestors Lost and Found

A place to post the information you know about that special, elusive ancestor. Let's deconstruct a few brick walls and repair a broken link or two.

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Discussion Forum

Conrad Holsinger & Rosanna Gaerte 10 Replies

My most wanted ancestors are the parents of my ancestors Conrad Holsinger & Rosanna Gaerte. They were married in 1838 in Stark County, Ohio. I do have their marriage record and a newspaper…Continue

Started by Laressa Northrup. Last reply by Laressa Northrup Aug 7.

thomas hansen

 I have been,for years, trying to find the birth of Thomas, I have his marriage and death cert.,both confirming his birth circa 1852. He claims to have been born in S.Lambeth,London, and his father…Continue

Started by brenda walcroft Apr 12.

Joseph May Taylor (1826-1892) of KY, FL, TX & OK

I can’t find parents for my 2x great-grandfather, Joseph M Taylorb: 5 Mar 1826 in Louisville, KY; (find-a-grave)m: Sarah Jane Frierson (1839-1880), daughter of Aaron Taylor Frierson and Hester Ann…Continue

Tags: Texas, Frierson, Taylor, Oklahoma, Kentucky

Started by Jeanne Taylor Dewey Apr 5.

Huldah Surviah Anderson

Hi! My brick wall ancestor is Huldah Surviah Anderson. I am looking for her maiden name. She was born 15 Dec 1776 in Stonington, New London, CT. She died 1 Jan 1859 in Massena, St Lawrence, New York.…Continue

Tags: Connecticut, Vermont, Anderson, Brooks

Started by Dana Kelly Dec 31, 2013.

Andrew Davison b. abt 1806 in Connecticut

Looking for the ancestors of Andrew Davison. He married Sally King (possibly in Delaware County, Indiana in 1837).Children: George b. 1839Nancy b. 1842William b. abt 1841James b. 1845Sarah b.…Continue

Tags: County, Clinton, Michigan, King, Davison

Started by Ginny Sayre Dec 29, 2013.

Rogers from GA >AL > TX

 What I have on the  this 2nd great grandfather is this. His name is Micheal William Rogers b. 1812 in  Milldgeville ,Baldwin, Georgia. I am not sure of the proof of that location. He is seen again…Continue

Started by Angela D Rogers Perez Oct 24, 2013.

Lost Gates in Texas

I have a great grandfather who was born in Texas 1862 (?) Lived in Danville , Montgomery, TX , He married my great grandmother,Margaret Louisa Kirby of San Jacinto County TX , in Polk County TX in…Continue

Started by Angela D Rogers Perez Oct 24, 2013.

James Miller 1814-1887 OH, IN, MN, NE

James Miller is my 3rd great-grandfather.  I've been researching him for over 10 years.Here is what I know:Name: James MillerBorn: 15 September 1814 (source: Saunders County, NE GenWeb Project,…Continue

Tags: OH, Lancaster, Baker, Miller

Started by Denise T Jul 15, 2013.

Maggie Stover Kurley 27 Replies

I am looking for any info on the death of Maggie Stover Kurley. She was married to Lee Robert Kurley. Think she died in the 1880's.

Started by Sue Terry. Last reply by David Prater Jun 30, 2013.

My Brick Wall: Sarah Elisabeth Tharpe McGehee

Hi all -  my brick wall is: Sarah Elisabeth Tharpeb.  unknown in possibly Arkansasd. approx 1900 in Indian Territory now Carter County, OKburied:  possibly in Oil Springs Cemetery, Carter County,…Continue

Started by Charma Green Apr 21, 2013.

George W. Risner b. 1816 TN but he's not a Risner.

My 2nd ggfa was George W. Risner b. 1816 TN.  However, he anglicized his very German name (shortened it and revised it) to spell it Risner.  And, after DNA testing results, he is not actually a…Continue

Started by Clydene Williams Cannon Apr 21, 2013.

Laura GIRARD AKA Marie Laura Alexina

This is my Grandfathers aunt and he desperately (as well as me because its been a huge challenge) to find where she ended up.She was born in Dunham Quebec canada 21 May 1895 to Arthur Girard and…Continue

Started by Patricia Holyome Apr 12, 2013.

Hiram C. Whitney, Alabama-South Carolina

Hiram C. Whitney, born 1805 South Carolina, (probably Orangeburg), died 1839, Alabama.  We know all of his children, but not who his parents were.  We believe his father was either Francis Whitney Jr…Continue

Started by Tara Dec 1, 2012.

Cox Family in PA Came to WV

I have been unable to find parents of Isaac Cox mar. Mary Wise; they moved from Greene Co, PA to WV (then VA) around the mid-1800's.  Would like to connect with anyone who has info about this line of…Continue

Tags: and, WV, PA, in, WISE

Started by Brenda Cox Stetson Oct 28, 2012.

John Kelly

I have been looking for definitive documentation on the origin (precise location,dates,etc.) of my great, great grandfather, John Kelly.  Documentation I have is sketchy, inconclusive or…Continue

Started by Paul Kelly Oct 22, 2012.

William Avery from Pennsylvania... 4 Replies

Hi Everyone,My most wanted family member is William Avery.Here is what I know from Census Records and his Head Stone.Name: William AveryBirth: 1812 (according to Head Stone)Married: Clorinda Bailey…Continue

Tags: Bailey, Avery

Started by Michelle Gimelberg. Last reply by Jim Avery Oct 4, 2012.

Mary O'Connor

I am looking for information on my great-grandmorther Mary O'Connor.  She gave birth to my grandfather on Nov 9'1903 in Dorchester MA at St. Mary's Womens and Infant Asylum.  Mary was not married and…Continue

Started by Ginny Laramee Sep 21, 2012.

Otway Birchett, b. 7 Oct 1807, Virginia; d. 7 May 1859; primary residence Greene Co., AL

My 3rd grtgrandfather ... I have lots of stuff on him, some siblings, and downline but cannot find out who his parents or his upline are.  MIGHT be Richard Otway and might have been in Dinwiddie Co.,…Continue

Started by Sharon Zingery Aug 30, 2012.

Thomas Green abt. 1690-1737 5 Replies

I had a major breakthrough on my Pennsylvania ancestors recently. Over the years I ran into break walls trying to go beyond my Great-Great Grandfather, b. 1828, d. 1909, Lancaster County…Continue

Started by Anita Wills. Last reply by Martha Gale Torregrossa Jul 19, 2012.

Nancy Jane Manuel/Emanuel 1 Reply

I am looking for information on Nancy Jane Manuel/Emanuel and her husband Johnson Brewigton of Sampson County, NC. Nancy's daughter was Polly Ann Brewington married to a  Bennett Jackson, his name…Continue

Started by Martha Gale Torregrossa. Last reply by Deloris Williams Jul 19, 2012.

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Comment by Lynn Davis on August 1, 2014 at 10:12am

Hello Everyone: My Brick Wall is coming from Brooks County GA or South GA which I'm looking for several family members from Neloms, Yerby, Jones, McMullen, Sheppard, Williams and Brooks. Because I learned that I come from a huge family, I have several family members which having a brick wall in locating them. If you a familiar with any of the surnames in South GA please get in contact with me. Thank you!!!!

 

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Comment by Scott Baker on December 26, 2011 at 4:21pm

Looking for any information on the parents of William S (Shryock?) Baker, Ohio, born in 1857. Thanks!

Comment by Albertus Lang on March 6, 2011 at 3:42pm
Hello Slaegtens ,hope you enjoy all the spoils on this site and meet all or most of the people ,cheers .
Comment by Spirit Baker on March 6, 2011 at 6:35am
Welcome aboard Slægtens
Comment by Slægtens Historie on March 6, 2011 at 6:23am

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Comment by maggie on February 19, 2011 at 7:19pm
it  hard to say if it menion a  son Calvin ward  and a wife Naomi  Butler the mite  be him
Comment by Spirit Baker on February 14, 2011 at 3:08pm

Hi Maggie,

Is that your tree I see on Ancestry? I see 3 John Ward's for 1790 in CT, a bit tough aye. Do you have any birth dates? Maybe someone will have more info for you.

Comment by maggie on February 14, 2011 at 2:15pm
i am looking for John Ward  and naomi Butler  who got married  march 24 1785 in somer Conn . after that i would  like to know were they went  after
Comment by Spirit Baker on January 4, 2011 at 2:17pm
Wow Robin, lucky you, what a nice gift to receive. A funeral home was nice to me for my grandfather but when I went back and spoke to someone else for his in-laws info, Doane Family, the woman wouldn't give me copies of anything. And the name of the funeral home is Doane Funeral Home. Prob family too, same town. That is awful. I hope you have great luck. I cherish the paper I received on my grandfather. They can tell you where buried and try to get plot and lot number then you can go on FindAGrave and place a request for a photo and inscription on the stone!
 

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