Monthly Archives: June 2017

King Camp Gillette (1855-1932)

OK, first off, took a lot of ______ to name your kid KING!    This is an interesting notification because the reported pedigree that takes to our MRCA, Samuel Camp (1645-1763), I can actually verify!   Samuel is my 8 … Continue reading

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Burgess Meredith (1907-1997)

Burgess Meredith is supposed to be my 5th cousin 4 times removed – our MRCA was Philip Bill (1658-1739) who Ancestry proposes to be my 8th great grandfather.  Of the pedigree they provide, I can verify only up to my … Continue reading

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Honus Wagner (1874 – 1955)

Today’s update is Honus Wagner, major league baseball player from 1897 to 1917 (Pittsburgh Pirates).   Apparently, Honus was a nickname for Johannes.  Why not simply John?   Anyway,  the pedigree to the projected MRCA, Philip Ebelin (1562-1653) is a … Continue reading

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  Today’s notice was that Samuel Morse was my Fifth Cousin, Five Times Removed.  In checking just my pedigree, I can confirm back to my 7th Great Grandmother, Abigail Bellows.  Unfortunately, Ancestry has added two more generations that I cannot … Continue reading

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We’re Related …

  A while ago, Ancestry launched a new app that sends the pedigree charts of various famous persons which connect to your projected pedigree charts to those of us who have loaded the app.  I use the word projected because I … Continue reading

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Many Christmas Joys … 1916

Many Christmas Joys be with you.  6620. Post marked Redford, Mich,  Dec. 29, 1916.  Addressed to Mrs. Effie L. [Lee] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Mich. “Dear Effie,  This is all the cards we have and I must send you … Continue reading

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Though many miles divide us … – 1918

Though many miles divide us, the bridge of friendship , true, can quickly span the distance and greetings bear to you.   Post marked Columbus, Ohio. Dec 20, 1918, 9:30 AM.  Addressed to Mr. Lee G. Weaver. Private, Fort Terry, … Continue reading

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