Willie Nelson – y’all are cousin

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Notice # 422 shows Willie and I are 8th cousins through our MRCA, Mary Jane Wilkerson (1697-1758).  Mary Jane apparently was able to give birth to a daughter, the next in Willie’s ancestral line, 9 years BEFORE she was born: Martha Lee Corbin (1688-1793).  Does no one ever look at this?  Maybe they anticipated Cousin and had a smoke.

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Samuel Morse – no code to hide this one…

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse is reported as my 3rd cousin, 6 times removed, in notice # 421 from We’re Related.  Our MRCA is supposed to be Mary Rockford (1668-1700), the great great grandmother of Esther Clark, my 4 times great grandmother and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  Mary is the mother of Isaac Thayer (1664-1778) and he is the father of Josiah Thayer (1724-1766) and he is the father of Miriam Thayer (1747-1824).  At least in this notice lineage.   In another, Miriam’s father, Josiah (1721-1766) has different dates, but close.  But Josiah’s father Isaac (1695-1763) is way different.  This other lineage was reported in a match to B. F. Skinner.  They cannot both be correct.

Oh, in Sam’s lineage, Mary’s daughter, Patience Thayer is born when Mary was 12 years old.

All in all, this is a very questionable reporting by We’re Related.

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James Thurber – second time a hit!

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James Thurber appears as my 8th cousin, once removed in notice # 420 from We’re Related through our MRCA, Esther Ballard (1632-1717), my 8th great grandmother.  This lineage is well documented.  So, it looks like this might actually be a claim to distant fame.

But, way back on notice #296, cousin James was noted as my 8th cousin, twice removed, through our MRCA, Elizabeth Ingraham (1628-1660), the great great grandmother of my 5 times great grandmother, Thankful Isham (1752-1834).  This leaves 4 generations to review and document.

The two cross at Jame’s grandparents: # 420 Sarah Emeline Hull (1842-1906) and #296 Leander Thurber (1832-1867), the parents of James’ father Charles Lincoln Leander Thurber.

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President Chester A. Arthur — really close

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President Chester Alan Arthur showed up in notice # 419 as my 6th cousin, 5 times removed, through our MRCA, Alice Atkins (1576-1650), the proposed mother of John Stevens (1600-1670), my 9 times great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  So, did one more generation for a thumbs up or down on #419!

But, way long ago, in notice # 178, We’re Related, showed Cousin Chester as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed, through a MRCA,  William Sumner (1605-1688), the projected 4 times great grandfather of Mary Summers (1773-1860), my 4 times great grandmother.  Unfortunately, for this lineage, #178 claims grandmother’s father was Ebenezer Sumner; my documentation shows his name as being William.  So, investigation is needed here.

The two cross at the President’s grandparents: #178 – George Washington Stone (1777-1854), # 419 – Judith Stevens (1771-1855), the parents of Malvinia Stone (1802-1869), his mother.

 

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Annie Oakley – ye ha!

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Notice # 418 says Annie Oakley (aka Phoebe Ann Mosey) is my 7th cousin, 3 times removed, through our MRCA, Mary Newhall (1637-1694), the proposed 4 times great grandmother of my brick wall 3 times great grandfather, Abner Cummings (1802-1848).

Luckily, Notice # 182 arrived a number of months ago and showed Phoebe as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed, through our MRCA, John Moses (1604-1696), the proposed grandfather of John Lee (1657-1711), my 8 times great grandfather.    Cousin Phoebe’s lineage gets questionable at  grandfather, William Moses, to her father, Jacob Mosey, surname change.

It is also at the grandparent level that Annie got her gun and merged the two, # 418 has her grandmother, Mary Carl (1788-1850) lineage; # 182 has her grandfather William Moses (1775-1838) lineage.  Both being the parents of Jacob Mosey (1799-1866), her father.  Again, a lot more research if I want to claim this Wild West Show star!

 

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Eliza McCardle Johnson — FLOTUS

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Eliza McCardle is reported to be my 7th cousin, 3 times removed, through our MRCA, Mary West (1579-1647), the projected grandmother of Isaac Lawrence (1652-1731), my 7 times great grandfather and not quite the furthest ancestor I have documented in that lineage.  My documentation shows Isaac’s father as being Isaac Lawrence; We’re Related # 417 shows John Lawrence (1609-1667).   Were John and Isaac the same person, just recorded as different names?  Were they brothers and Mary West was the mother of both?  Or, do I have to impeach this report as invalid?  Some research needs to be done!

A very long time ago, in report # 70, Eliza was reported as my 7th cousin 4 times removed through our MRCA, Thomas Harris (1586-1682), the great great grandfather of Dinah Harris (1702-1796), my 6 times great grandmother and a frequent mention as the end of my documentation line.  She appears so often, I have better move research of her lineage up in priority!!!!

The two reports cross for Eliza at her great grandparents: # 417 Sarah Exum (1713-1794) and Joseph Philips (1740-1777), parents of Joseph Philips (1763-1822).

I must admit, I am intrigued by the whether or not Mary West is an ancestor and if the wife of one of the two Presidents of the United States to stand trial for impeachment is a cousin.   Definite TO DO LIST item!!

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Ronald Reagan – my teflon cousin?

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President Ronald Reagan is reported to be my 8th cousin, once removed, through our MRCA, Thomas Harris (1641-1711), the proposed grandfather of Dinah Harris (1702-1796), my 6 times great grandmother and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  Having to research Grandmother Harris for two more generations is not the daunting portion of report # 416 from We’re Related.  In the lineage reported for the President, they show his 4 times great grandfather, Job Winslow (1738-1809) being born 27 years AFTER his mother, Ruth Spencer (1711-1725), DIED.  Why doesn’t Ancestry provide a Consistencey Checker that goes TILT when these kinds of entries are made?

 

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