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Date of Last GEDCOM Import: 12 Jun 2017 11:23:06

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~ to Greg Wall who donated $100 on 17 May 2017
~ to Virginia Schanz who donated $25 on 12 May 2016
~ to Sherry Adams who donated $25 on 12 Aug 2015
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12 Jun 2017 Import

25 May 2017 - The ancestry of my step-great-grandfather John Samual Canada/Kennedy (1847-1932).

I chanced across my great-grandfather Canada's Find-A-Grave memorial (#6935612) and see some connect-the-dots genealogist made him the son of Edward J. Canada & Snowy McBurnett who appear on the census in Tallapoosa, Alabama beginning in 1850.

This is blithering nonsense as proved by his FamilySearch Death Index record which shows his parents to be John Canada & Mellis A. Jenkins and his wife to be M. C. (Minervia Cotton) Canada.

To make this even more ridiculous and absurd, the text of that very death record appears in the first 'flowers' listed on his Find-A-Grave page, those left on 19 Oct 2012 by 'bonehead'.

Further, the death certificate of his brother William Kennedy who died in De Leon, Comanche County, Texas has William's parents as John Kennedy & Jenkins.

And then there's the oral family history compiled and documented by my Uncle Pat...

1 May 2017 - The descendants of Norval Hoge (1835-1918).

I had Norval's daughter Mary Elizabeth married to R. W. Bland. Firstly, R. W.'s surname was "Poland", not "Bland". Secondly, Mary Elizabeth married Jesse Abraham Milliken.

And then I had Norval's son Thomas J. in Spokane Washington in 1900 when he was actually on the other side of the continent in Pittsfield, Maine with a wife and 2 children.

1 Mar 2017 - The descendants of Reverend Ezekiel Hogue (1806-1873) of Arkansas

29 Jan 2017 - Import

29 Jan 2017 - William Graham Hoge had a son Howard Orndoff Hoge who married his 5th cousin once removed Mabel Jane Fordyce, their common ancestors being William Hoge II (1701-1789) and Ann. I've added Howard and his family and siblings, and filled in the lines back to William II and Ann.

25 Jan 2017 - It appears back in 2006 I cobbled Samuel Hogue (who married both Elizabeth and Mary Holmes) on to the children of Solomon Hoge, son of William Junior. I don't know why I did this nor do I know whose son Samuel is, but the children of Solomon Hoge are well documented and Samuel is not one of them. Lucina Hoge's genealogy of Solomon Hoge and the genealogy given by Isaac Hoge and recounted by Hoge, Nichols and related families both state that Solomon Hoge had 11 children by his first wife and 7 by his second, and gives their names and birth dates.

Coincidentally, Samuel's son Thomas Elwood Hogue married Sarah Gregg, the 4th great-grandaughter of William Gregg of Newcastle, who's son George married Sarah Hogg, daughter of William Hoge I's brother George Hogg.

24 Jan 2017 - In reviewing the family of William & Ann Hoge I discovered that there were errors in the dates of their birth dates and those of their children because several oft cited sources did not account for the change in Quaker dating on 1st January 1753, when January became the 1st month of the year. Prior to that March was the 1st month of the year and the Quakers designated their months with numbers rather than names to avoid invoking pagan gods. For instance, Kenzie quoted Hoge, Nicholas and related families as saying son Solomon was born on 21st of May, but then gave his birth date in their descendant listing as 21st of February. So, I've adjusted the months to conform to the sources that took account of the change in Quaker dating in 1752: Early Friends families of Upper Bucks, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, and Quaker meeting records.

14 Jan 2017- Someone sent me an email showing their descent from William Hoge & Barbara Hume, with Nancy Ann Hays as the wife of William's son William Junior. When I challenged this they sent me a link to an Ancestry.com user tree which cited a Find-A-Grave memorial as the source. With no supporting documentation. There were a number of other "suggested" sources listed under this Ancestry entry, but they were all for "Ann Hoge". Except two. And when I looked at them one was actually for Ann Hawes b. 1700 in Massachusetts and the other for "Ann Hoge", as in Mrs. Ann Hoge. In short, I could find no reliable documentation for "Hays" being the surname of the wife of William II (nor "Hyle") and therefore have set the preferred name to just "Ann". Indeed, I could find no record of a location named "Hyle" in Pennsylvania, neither on hometownlacator.com, geonames.us.gov, nor wikipedia.

In a similar vein, I had cobbled Nancy Ann Hoge who married William Hays onto the family of William II & Ann. The source for this appears to have been a FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File and Ancestral Tree. It appears now that this is clearly in error as it is well-documented that the Ann Hoge that was the daughter of William II & Ann married Robert Everard and was having a family by him at the same time Nancy Ann Hoge was having a family by William Hays.

Unable to find suitable parents for the Nancy Ann Hoge that married William Hays, I deleted her and her family and their descendants. You may find them at the above linked Pedigree Resource File.

12 Jan 2017 - Dwight Hogg has added considerably to his descendants of Sir John Hoge ca. 1580, particularly the descendants of Mark Hardin & Mary Hoge, with autosomal DNA results for 6 of their children. I cited 415 individuals from this descendancy, the majority of them new additions.

10 Jan 2017 - The Allred Roster shows my 1st cousin twice removed Ada Estelle Allred to be married to a _____ Garrett; no given name, no parents, no dates. I had hoped to tie this Garrett to the 962 Garretts I've cited from Dale Garrett's Descendants of Gerald FitzWalter. While I was able to ascertain that Ada Estelle's husband was Wesley Garrett (1900-1967) and trace his ancestry back two generations to John Garrett & Jincy White, I could not connect these Garretts to my existing Garretts nor trace the line back any further. There are only a couple of family trees I've found that include these Garretts, the best researched and most reliable being Jack Webb's Webb Family of Georgia on Rootsweb.

07 Jan 2017 - On the 1870 census Jesse Mitchell & family are listed next to my 2nd great-grandfather James M. Mitchell & family. In trying to discover if they were brothers I stumbled across a couple of things. First, a FamilySearch pedigree resource file (Submission: MMDP-Y8C) which designated James's father as Stith Mitchell and listed his children. Second, a note in Ancestry.com's message board which stated that Stith was indexed on the 1850 census as being 22 years old when his age was really 52. With this information I have been able to fill out Stith's family and add considerably to my Mitchell relations. Additionally, Stith's granddaughter Alice Elizabeth Mitchell married Julius Curry, who's father Mark S. Mitchell married (according to the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File) Elizabeth Cotton, daughter of my 3rd great-grandfather Peter Cotton.

The Curry's were extremely prominent and wealthy. Mark Curry's father William owned over 100 slaves in Talladega before the Civil War. He was a merchant and pioneered the iron industry building a coal furnace prior to the civil war. He sold his half of the facility for $100,000 just before it was destroyed in 1863.

As for the Jesse Mitchell next to James on the 1870 census, he was 26 years old at the time, born 1844. James' brother Jesse was born 1836. There was a sibling J. born 1846, and it's not impossible this is the Jesse on the 1870 census, but I can find nothing to indicate this. Indeed, I could find no trace of most of James' brothers and sisters after 1860-1870.

3 Jan 2017 - Import

27 Dec 2016 - Shaw's Rootsweb genealogy had Gaddis Griffin & Lacy Smith married and both female. I had assumed Gaddis was the husband but it turns out I was wrong, she was the wife. I've corrected this and filled out, best as I could, the surrounding family.

15 Dec 2016 - Back in March, Patricia Harris sent me an email regarding Sarah Cinderella Gunter, which caused me to take a look at my entry for her and her surrounding family, all of which were from Fisher, Gunter, Hill, Stebbins. I had Cinderella's husband entered as "Walt Garver Div", with "Div" being his surname. It was now obvious the "div" meant divorced and Garver was his surname. I've cleaned up and corrected Cinderella and her surrounding relatives.

13 Dec 2016 - Fleshed out the descendants of my ½1st cousin twice removed Doss Louis Cotton.

10 Dec 2016 - Back in February, Rory Glenn Carrol sent me an email containing the descendants of his grandfather, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, James Mark Carrol. So, ten months later I have gotten around to fleshing out that line.

5 Dec 2016 - Import

23 Aug 2016 - The descendants of my 3rd great-granduncle Daniel Hoge and his wife Rebecca Wheeler.

10 Jul 2016 - The descendants of my 3rd great-granduncle William Sevier Hoge and his wife Matilda Coulter.

15 Jun 2016 - Import

15 Apr 2016 - Robert Glenn Hunter (1881-1938), the great-grandson of my 3rd great-grandaunt Sarah Hogue (1802-1874), married Daisy Garner (1884-1960), the 6th great-grandaughter of my 9th great-grandfather John Garner Senior (1634-1702).

Began filling in the generations between Daisy Garner and John Garner Senior and adding the descendants of Robert Hunter & Daisy Garner.

10 Mar 2016 - Began work on the descendants of my 3rd great-grandaunt Sarah Hogue and her husband John Riley Wheeler. And particularly of their daughter Louisa Emaline and her husband Alexander S. Hunter.

01 Mar 2016 - Filled in, as best I could, the descendants of my 4th great-grandparents John D. & Mary Handy.

Among other things, I added James Eli Handy to the children of Richard H. Handy & Susan Baldwin, making Eli my 1st cousin 4 times removed. Eli's wife Dorcus Frances Johnson was my 2nd great-grandaunt.

25 Feb 2016 - Added considerably to the descendants of my 1st cousin 5 times removed James E. Shaw and his wife Parthena Young. And particularly those of his daughter Susan Elizabeth Shaw and her husband Lewis R. Holmes.

Susan Elizabeth's baby sister Rhoda Ann Shaw married her 2nd cousin Henry James Griffith, my 1st cousin 4 times removed...

Added considerably to the descendants of my 2nd cousin 5 times removed Mary Ann Fulmer and her husband John Archibald Baughman.

19 Feb 2016 – Import

11 Feb 2016 - Reviewed and dispatched several hundred EMails and User Registrations accumulated since 2014.

09 Feb 2016 - Added the descendants of Richard F. Wade (1812-188). He had two wives and probably 17 children. I figure that's why his last child was named Irene Seventeen Wade. I've only been able to find 14 so far. Several of his children married Mitchell and Cotton cousins.


 Thumb   Description   Linked to   Last Modified 
Census of 1900 - Alabama, Talladega County
Census of 1900 - Alabama, Talladega County
Chandler Springs Precinct 14, Sheet 24B 
  3 Nov 2017


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
Hoge, Solomon 
b. 2 May 1729  Hyle, Bucks County, Pennsylvania  5 Nov 2017

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