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My gr gr grandmother Anna TOMPKINS was born abt 1829 to Enoch TOMPKINS and Deborah WESTBROOKE of NY. Thanks to many long lost cousins, I have been able to take the history of this line back to TOMKYNS of Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England 1190. The earliest name in this line that I have is Robert TOMKYNS b. 1240

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I've done some extensive research into my mother's family of Brisbin. Am always looking for those interested in our line. Rumor has it, we are all related. We hail from Scotland but going back far enough, it's said we originally went out of France to Scotland. A lot of my ancestors lived for generations in Canada. After coming to the the USA, settled in NY, PA, MI, IA, CO and CA.
My mother was Ruby Mae (Brisbin) Dusek. My Grandfather was Ray Arthur Brisbin. His father was Daniel L. Brisbin,...and so on. If anyone thinks they could be related to this line, please feel free to contact me. If you have any questions, I will see if I can answer them for you.

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Information; Bits & Pieces

A family history book wouldn't be complete without all of the little things that I was able to gather from my mother's cousin, still living in her late 80s.
She sent me a detailed history that she had been writing over the years, telling of how when she and her siblings used to help in the making of soap and candles. She went into great detail on this and various ways they styled their hair. She explained in such great detail, the inside of their little one-room schoolhouse that I was able to get a vivid picture in my mind.
The things that we take for granted that we do today, will seem domestically foriegn to our future generations. I cannot stress enough "if you are going to keep a record for your descendants get those little details in there". Don't forget all of those little things we did as kids when there weren't video games, computers and cell phones. How many kids today play jump rope and how many of those that do, know those old jump rope rhymes?

Looking for Abraham CORNELLIUS of Italy

My ancestor Abraham CORNELLIUS was born 1701 in ?, Italy. He married UNKNOWN and they had a son, Issac Miller CORNELLIUS b. 1759. Issac married Mary MCCORMAC. Any information of this CORNELLIUS line would be appreciated.

Looking for Charles G. BENNETT

My gr gr grandfather was Charles G. BENNETT b. 1824 in ?, PA. He married Mary KNOBLAUGH b. 1833 in ?, England. By 1865, they were living in Denver, Colorado running a boarding house. My gr grandmother Elizabeth BENNETT was one of their four children. I have no other information on this BENNETT line.

Looking for DUSEK-SMITH of Northern California

I have found all information on Albert H. Dusek, (grgrandfather) Albert Harry Dusek, (grandfather) and Albert Howard Dusek, (father).
HOWEVER, the first Albert (my great grandfather) seems to be missing a wife. She died between 1897 and 1900. In the 1900 census, Albert is listed as a widower. Looking at the death records of their sons, she is listed as C.SMITH. We have looked in cemeteries in the area where the sons were born. No C. DUSEK or SMITH. We even looked in surrounding towns. The only thing we can think of is, she is in one of the dozen or so "unmarked" graves.

Looking for Mary KNOBLAUGH of England

My gr gr grandmother Mary KNOBLAUGH was born in 1833 in ?, England. She married Charles G. BENNETT before 1850, possibly in PA. I have no information on Mary.

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Looking for Mary MCCORMAC

My ancestor, Mary MCCORMAC d. 3 May 1834. She was married to Issac Miller CORNELLIUS b. 1759 in ,,Queen Anne's, Maryland.

Looking for parents of Samuel HOWARD

My gr grandfather Samuel Raymond HOWARD was born between 1845-47 in Cincinnati, OH. He married Elizabeth BENNETT in Denver, CO in 1871 and moved to Gravely Lakes, Lake, California. Gravely Lakes is now known as Upper Lake. His father's name was George HOWARD from PA and that is all we have on him. If anyone has any information on this particular line, please get in touch with me.

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Looking for Sara McDonald

Sara MCDONALD was born in 1814 and married Ahiah KELLY b. 1811 in Worth Twp, Butler, Michigan.