Lucretia Rudolph Garfield – FLOTUS.

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Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, wife of President James A Garfield, was the First Lady of the United States for a very short time (March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881) due to the assassination of her husband shortly after he took office.   The pedigree chart for Lucretia (I think the Borgia family forced that name to go out our circulation) is fairly straight forward.  My pedigree to the MRCA, William Ward (1603-1687) requires a great deal more research on my part since I only have evidence to my 3rd great grandmother, Esther Clark.   There are 6 generations to get to the MRCA!  The lineage for Lucretia is fairly simple and clear except for the unclear use of surnames for the females in the line — it appears whatever tree We’re Related used did not adhere to the standard of using the maiden name for females and may have used the married name for a generation or two.   This will also require research as there are other explanations (i.e. lack of marriage).

 

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Arrrgh — Captain Cook, 6C6R

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In a recent notification, coincident with Talk Like A Pirate Day, I was notified that Captain James Cook was my sixth cousin, six times removed.  My lineage report, like the one yesterday for Cousin Kiefer, explodes the Botsford – Prindle line and correctly identifies the father of Hannah!  Apparently, We’re Related has abandoned the bad tree that they proposed in the connection to the late, great Patsy Cline.   Anyway, the MRCA, James Cunningham (1550-1630) is two generations beyond my documented 9th great grandfather, James Pringle (1602-1634) which gives me a good direction to begin a deeper dive into that line.  So thank you, We’re Related!   I will not put the entries into the database as of yet, but will do my due diligence and research, research, research and if everything pans out, then make then entries and call the Captain, Cousin!

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Kiefer Sutherland – Designated Cousin.

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Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus apparently really is my ninth cousin.  The lineage presented by We’re Related is actually accurate (see yesterday’s comment dealing with the father of Hannah Prindle).  This goes up the same line only this one follows the correct path to the MRCA, William Prindle (1631-1690).  OK, We’re Related, how long before you realize that Donald McNichol Sutherland, Keifer’s father, is also a cousin?  The clock is ticking.

 

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Patsy Cline — Country Legend but not mine.

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We’re Related informed me that Patsy Cline was my seventh cousin, four times removed.  I have no idea where they dredged up the lineage line that took us to the MRCA, Thomas Richardson (1649-1712), but NO ONE REALLY LOOKED AT IT:

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Hannah Prindle, my 6th great grandmother (documented) is supposed to have had Nathan Prindle as her father even though he was born 22 years AFTER her in 1722.  Not bad enough?  Her grandmother, Mary Richardson, was born 7 years AFTER Hannah in 1707. Whoever put this together gets a big NO!.  PS – Hannah’s father was John Prindle (1658-1734) which We’re Related seemed to figure out for the next notification (see tomorrow’s post!)

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Booth Tarkington – prize winning author.

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Close!  Booth Tarkington as my sixth cousin, four times removed through my heavily documented Botsford line.  Our MRCA, Sarah Beard (1631-1689) is reported to be my documented 8th great grandfather, Samuel Camp’s (1645-1763) mother.  IF her dates are reported correctly, she gave birth to Grandfather Camp at the age of 14!   Since the Camp family is also well documented, but probably not by whomever put together this tree that Ancestry decided to grab, I should be able to research this questionable item and determine if the date is wrong or the person is wrong, or is she really produced children from the age of 14 through 31 when Booth’s ancestor was born.

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John Curtis Marshall – Justice Supreme

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Chief Justice John Curtis Marshall as my 6th cousin, 6 times removed, or maybe one less.  Gotta love the the way We’re Related matches lineages up.   Our MRCA, Anne Borlase (1558-1627) had two sons: William Isham (1587-1627) and William Isham (1587-1626).   Now, I understand these twins must have been a shock to Anne, but she could not come up with unique names?   Must have been confusing around the house!  And the boys died one year apart!  No wonder We’re Related thinks they are separate people instead of incorrectly recorded dates.  So, maybe, 5th cousins, 5 times removed with MRCA being the split death date William?

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Francis Edgar Stanley — steaming right along….

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I might have preferred Daimler or Benz — their cars are still available, but We’re Related offered up the investor of the Stanley Steamer instead.   Well, they offered up one of the two twin brothers.  Now the wait to see how long it takes for his twin to be recognized and if he will be shown with the same MRCA.   Anyway,   F.E. and my MRCA, was Alice Strong (1606-1697), two generations beyond my documented 7th great grandmother, Lydia Dean (1606-1697).  So, another TO DO item with hints to the next two generations.

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