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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 Mary MCCORMAC

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

Pictures of UNKNOWN BRISBIN family

My mother's maiden name was BRISBIN. I have researched her line in great detail going back to the early 1200s. I have numberous pictures that are unidentified that were in the posession of my grandfather when he died. I have uploaded them into my flickr account at If there are any Brisbins searching in PA,IA,MI,CO or CA these may be of interest to you and you may be able to help me identify them.

1 comment(s), latest 14 years, 7 months ago

Looking for Sara McDonald

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

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.

2 comment(s), latest 14 years, 8 months ago

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 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.

1 comment(s), latest 12 years, 6 months ago


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

9 comment(s), latest 14 years, 8 months ago

Our WONCH tree

My gr gr grandmother was Anna (TOMPKINS) WONCH. She married Solomon WONCH before 1850. They had 7 children (that I know of), my gr grandmother Marion being one. My research has taken me as far back as John George WONCH b. 10 Oct 1745 in Hamburg, Germany.
If anyone is researching this line, let's get in touch.

3 comment(s), latest 7 years, 1 month ago

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?