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smithcjes , from Kent, Washington, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2011. is researching the following names: MCCLURE, KEHL, WALTON and 2 other(s).


I was born in Ohio but gradually moved out west until I ended up in the Seattle area. I am retired from a job as a computer analyst so now have time to spend on genealogy.

My McClure line comes through Matthew McClure who signed the Mecklenburg Declaration. They were in PA, NC & Virginia, KY, Il & finally (my parent's generation) to Ohio, MI and back to PA.

My Kehl line is from the Washington & Peoria area of Illinois. The Kehls are originally from Bad Hersfeld, Germany.

My Rutkowski and Szydlowski lines are originally from the Poznan, Poland area - they ended up in Illinois in the late 1800's.

My Walton's are from KY and possibly IN. I have not done much research on this line. A 2nd cousin of mine claims we are related to Sam Walton of Walmart fame - but I have found no proof of that as yet.