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  1. 12 Mar 2015 - Wow! It's been almost a year since I updated this What's New page!?! I guess that it's just not so new to me any more. But I have been busy. Among my activities:
    • After losing my FTM database a couple of times with complete dowmloads from Ancestry.com (it's a long story), all of my TNG record numbers changed, and most of my hyperlinks to specific people or reports remained broken for a long time. I have finally fixed the hyperlinks on this What's New Page, and on my Places to Start Browsing My Family Tree page.
    • I implemented Ancestor and Descendant charts in TNG that match the format of my those on my old web site. TNG has several Ancestor and Descendant chart formats; my format is the default in my database.
    • I've written a number of TNG mods that affect the administrative side of the application.
    • I've been contacted by several distant cousins who fed me data about small corners of the family. I also pulled out my copy of The Descendants of John Richmond of Virginia, by Vaud Travis Jr., and added three or four dozen distant Richmond cousins - mostly descendants of Isaac Washington Richmond, a son of Samuel David Richmond (b.1815).
  2. 26 Apr 2014 - (The TNG Software) Changed the Famly Profile (i.e. Family Group Sheet) page to display data in two columns, and overall, to use less space.
  3. 12 Apr 2014 - (the TNG software) Implemented a number of changes to the Personal Profile page. This was the culmination of several weeks' work during which I
    • Made numerous changes to the TNG software so that the Personal Profile page displays the data more efficiently - requiring less scrolling,
    • Implemented my changes as a TNG "mod" so that other programmers can implement those changes on their TNG sites. My Mod description on a TNG programmer's site can give you some insights into what has changed on the Personal Profile page.
    • And installed a few mods from other programmers to add elements to the Personal Profile page. Changes implemented by those mods include:
      • The names of living people are now displayed in red to make then stand out more,
      • There is a new tab on the Personal Profile page that assists you in submitting new photos or documents to me for inclusion in family trees.
  4. 05 Apr 2014 - Added a couple hundred new Kuykendall and Kirkendall cousins more closely related to a distant cousin who came upon my web site in an Internet search.
  5. 23 Dec 2013 - Cemetery Report - You can now select certain featured cemeteries (that I have chosen) and display a list of all of the people buried there.  You can get to this feature from the top-of-the-page navigation bar on the greeting pages, or from the Find drop-down list in the light blue menu bar on most other pages
  6. 29 Nov 2013 - Judith's Family Now Available - Incorporated Judith's family into my TNG data, in two new "trees" - the Brachfield/Wolfe tree (her father's family), and the Deliot/Azcarraga tree (her mother's family).  I turned maintenance of the Deliot/Azcarraga tree on Ancestry.com over to Judith's cousin (in-law), Barbara Baldwin, so I won't be making many updates there.  But I'll still maintain the Brachfield/Wolfe tree.
  7. 10 Nov 2013 - Found several more immigrant ancestors in Plymouth Colony, including - William DENNIS (b.1595)&  Jane SCARLETT (b.1598) and their son Robert DENNIS, (b.1617) who has several stories in his record
  8. 06 Nov 2013 - Ancestor names in Uppercase - To make it easier to recognize direct ancestors in browsing the database and in reports, I finally went through the database and made the last names of all 270 of my direct ancestors all-uppercase.
  9. Oct 2013 - Recorded more information about the military service of my Dad, Brother-in-law Allen Roseberry, Uncle Don Horton, and Granddad Clarence Richmond.  Granddad Richmond's World War 1 service is well chronicled in his War Memoir, of course.  Stories of Uncle Don's World War 2 service should be forthcoming soon. 
  10. Oct 2013 - Some research on my mother's mother's side of the family.To understand the relationships described in the two items just below, you might want to look at Elizabeth Ann (Bety) Nelson's Ancestor Tree. She was my grandmother Horton's grandmother.
    • Found better stories about the exploits of frontiersmen William ARBUCKLE (b.1752, my ancestor), and his brother Matthew Arbuckle (b.1740). Matthew and William fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, in what is now West Virginia, against British-allied Indians, in what some consider the first battle of the Revolutionary War.  Also,  Matthew Arbuckle, Jr had a long career in the army - worthy of a Wikipedia page. The Arbuckle Mountains of Eastern Oklahoma are named for him.
    • Found Dickinson ancestors and stories about their involvement in King Phillip's War in 17th century New England. It was fought with Indians led by Metacomet, known as King Phillip to the Puritan settlers. See my immigrant ancestor, Nathaniel DICKINSON (b.1601), and his sons. Nathaniel Dickinson's great-granddaughter Mary Davis DICKINSON married Humphrey MADISON (b.1730), and their daughter Catherine MADISON (b.1754) married William ARBUCKLE (b.1752) in Virginia, in 1779.
  11. 7 Sep 2013 - First started rolling out this site to family members
  12. Jul-Aug 2013 - Some research on my father's mother's side of the family: To understand the relationships described in the items below, you might look at Flavius Josephus HUTCHESON's Ancestor Tree from my reporting web site. He was my grandmother Richmond's grandfather.
    • Found our immigrant Skillman ancestors at the SkillmansOfAmerica.com web site. Thomas SKILLMAN (b.1635) came to America in 1674 as a soldier in the British fleet that brought about the surrender of New Amsterdam.  He stayed in America to raise a family on Long Island, basically on the border between Queens and Brooklyn. His great-great granddaughter, Rebecca SKILLMAN (b.1767) married Charles HUTCHESON Jr. (b.1763), in Virginia in about 1780.  They were the first Hutchesons to settle in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and were Edith Kuykendall Hutcheson's great-great grandparents.
    • Found more FitzRandolph ancestors. Edward FITZRANDOLPH (b.1607) was on the Speedwell when it left England in company with the Mayflower in 1620, but the Speedwell had to turn back, and he didn't make it to Plymouth Colony until 1629. He wound up in what is now Middlesex County, New Jersey (south of Bergen County and just west of Staten Island, New York). His grandson, Nathaniel FITZRANDOLPH (b.1703) donated the land on which the core of Princeton University was built. His great-granddaughter Ruth FITZRANDOLPH married Christopher SKILLMAN in Maryland in about 1760, and they were the parents of Rebecca SKILLMAN, who married Charles Hutcheson.
    • Found Hull ancestors in Plymouth Colony and New Jersey, with interesting stories about Rev. Joseph HULL (b.1594), who immigrated in 1633.  His great-granddaughter Anna HULL (b.1710) married John SKILLMAN (b.1695) in the late 1720's.  They lived in Somerset County, New Jersey, just inland from Middlesex County, which is essentially adjacent to Staten Island.

Photos

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rr/1930 United States Federal Census-72.jpg
 
  24 Oct 2018

Documents

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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  24 Oct 2018
Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1964
Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1964
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, D.C.; Record Group: 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Microfilm Roll: 25 
  24 Oct 2018
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Sweet Grass, Montana, August 1917-June 1954; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A3440; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Se 
  24 Oct 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  24 Oct 2018
Albert Louis Glandt & Maxine Sherfey(Miller) Marriage License
Albert Louis Glandt & Maxine Sherfey(Miller) Marriage License
 
  24 Oct 2018
Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
 
  24 Oct 2018
elihu keebler cyrenia fitzgerald
elihu keebler cyrenia fitzgerald
First marriage 
  11 May 2016
Thomas Skillman will 1739
Thomas Skillman will 1739
Copied from: The Skillmans of New York. Compiled by Francis Skillman of Roslyn, Queens Co., NY. 1892. Converted to electronic version by William A. Skillman, Linthicum, MD. 2004. http://skillmansofamerica.com/SONY.pdf 
  11 May 2016
1900 United States Federal Census
1900 United States Federal Census
Year: 1900; Census Place: Mifflin, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: 1266; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1241266 
  11 May 2016
Adam and Mary Wattenbarger Marriage
Adam and Mary Wattenbarger Marriage
 
  11 May 2016

Headstones

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baconstone
baconstone
One side has the Bacon information and the other side has Hartman information. Not certain who placed this here or when. Dicey Bacon Humphreys may have placed this stone. Now who is buried here? If the stone is correct then some families have been handed down wrong. If the information is wrong especially about the two Isaac's I can see why they might have gotten mixed up....they were living in the same area. They named their children many of the same names making it harder to keep them separated. 
     27 Nov 2017
Crypt of Samuel Billingsley-detail
Crypt of Samuel Billingsley-detail
 
Smyrna Cemetery Located    27 Nov 2017
Daniel Mathena and the Aquia Episcopal Church Cemetery
Daniel Mathena and the Aquia Episcopal Church Cemetery
Birth: 1638, England Death: Oct. 14, 1685 Stafford County Virginia, USA Born at Bossenden Farm on the Faversham Road near Canterbury,County Kent. Son Of William Matheny,the great-grandson of a Huguenot refugee from Flanders. Many of his ancestors were French noblemen of the chevalier(knight)class. Immigrated to the Virginia Colony sometime around the mid-1600s.It is believed he first set foot in the new world at on near Jamestown,Virginia with his brother Michael. After docking he apparently made his way to Maryland.In 1681,he became embroiled in an early Protestant uprising against Lord Baltimore's Catholic dominated government in Maryland and was given the choice to leave the county or stand trail.He moved to Stafford County and the Hope Plantation,where he farmed tobacco. Source:Paula Shiver Hinkel Burial: Aquia Episcopal Church Cemetery Aquia Stafford County Virginia, USA 
     27 Nov 2017
Fort Dickinson
Fort Dickinson
Col. John Dickinson built the fort on land willed to him by his father. The fort was named for him. It no longer exists, but for the marker. 
     27 Nov 2017
James Keebler Cemetery
James Keebler Cemetery
Two tombstones are located under a cedar tree near the pond to the left of the house at 632 Hales Chapel Road, Jonesborough. The burials are located to the right of the house near the intersection of Shaddon Road and Hales Chapel Road - Keebler's Crossroads. The exact location of the graves could not be determined since the tombstones had been moved. Over fifty years ago, after obtaining permission from Mr. Dude Keebler of Limestone, the previous owner cleared off the cemetery and kept the tombstones as directed by Mr. Keebler. 
     27 Nov 2017
Joseph Dickinson - Historical Marker
Joseph Dickinson - Historical Marker
Says "On this plain, Capt Richard Beers and his men were surprised by Indians. Sept 4, 1675." This was a battle in King Phillip's War. 
     27 Nov 2017
Keebler-Barkley Cemetery
Keebler-Barkley Cemetery
Family cemetery in a field behind Samuel Keebler's stately brick home (still standing). Jacob Armay Keebler Sr. and Jr. are buried here, along with Samuel and his sister Mary, plus Barkley and Ingersoll kin and some Keebler slaves. Photo by Janell Morrow Walker Warden. 
     27 Nov 2017
Kimberling Cemetery
Kimberling Cemetery
Abt. 1938. On the back of this picture, Uncle Carl Enoch Hill wrote: If I looked up, I would be looking across a valley and creek to Uncle Nathial house.You can see the road in the background. Just over the raise is the old Kimberling house. Around the hill to the left about a mile is the old Nat store and Post Office. 
     27 Nov 2017
Kincheloe tombstone listing children
Kincheloe tombstone listing children
William Kincheloe Sept 17, 1812 son of John and Sarah Keebler Kincheloe on the back of his parents tombstone, listing of their children. 
     27 Nov 2017
Kuykendall Cemetery
Kuykendall Cemetery
The Kuykendall Cemetery mentioned in the Nashville Cemetery Records is located inside this culp of trees. The cows have knocked over several of the markers and it is heavily overgrown with vines and brambles so one must be careful when walking around in it. This view shows two tent graves on the left. Three more Kuykendall headstones have been set up against the tree after being knocked over by cows. The headstone for Newton Cannon Kuykendall has been knocked off its base, but is resting right beside it and can be read. Two more headstones are to the right in the photograph and are still standing. Several flat markers are under the vines and can be found fairly easily by stepping gently. Photograph by: chersam1 
     27 Nov 2017

Histories

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Battle of Point Pleasant 1774
Battle of Point Pleasant 1774
The Battle of Point Pleasant was fought in the Ohio Valley Territory against the Shawnee Indians led by Cornstalk. Winning this battle kept peace on the western front of the colonies, which meant that the Revolutionary War did not have 2 fronts. 
  24 Oct 2018
Bloomington College
Bloomington College
Story of Garland Kuykendall's creation of Bloomington Seminary/Bloomington College. Mention of Ridley Draper. 
  24 Oct 2018
Arbuckle-Greenbrier 1
Arbuckle-Greenbrier 1
family history 
  24 Oct 2018
A Documentary History
A Documentary History
Page 672. 
  24 Oct 2018
A Documentary History
A Documentary History
 
  24 Oct 2018
Daniel Simeon Lavender Land records
Daniel Simeon Lavender Land records
Originally posted in Ancestry.com by Ronsma 
  1 May 2018
Christopher Moyers Notes
Christopher Moyers Notes
Notes about the Christopher Moyers and the Moyers name posted by Coreen Myers, Burney. Appears to have been written by Clea Myers Jr in Texas, who had the scrapbook of James Moyers. 
  24 Apr 2018
Death of Cornstalk
Death of Cornstalk
This article appears to give a good, detailed historical view of the death of the Native American chief Cornstalk and related events. However (although I admit that I haven't read the specific sources that are cited in the article), I believe that it falls into the same trap as many stories about Point Pleasant and Fort Randolph, and confuses the Arbuckle brothers, Matthew and William.

At the famous Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, Matthew was a well-known frontiersman, and a 34-year-old Captain, whereas William was a 22-year-old private. Most stories of Cornstalk's death three years later identify the fort's commander, Captain Arbuckle, as Matthew, not William. And though it is possible, I doubt that William had become a 25-year-old captain in the interim.

In the 1780's after Matthews's death, William continued to serve at, or at least live in the vicinity of (the new) Fort Randolph, and some stories say that he also served as commandant. But I know of no records that say that he did, or that he definitely achieved the rank of Captain. However, it is certainly plausible that he acted as commandant of the fort at some point.

- Robin Richmond  
  3 Apr 2018
1899-02-08 - IN Kosciusko Lake - Rho v6a - David and Enoch Rhodes - OBITS
1899-02-08 - IN Kosciusko Lake - Rho v6a - David and Enoch Rhodes - OBITS
 
  27 Nov 2017
A roster of Revolutionary ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
A roster of Revolutionary ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
p 529, Biographical entry for Michael Reasor 
  27 Nov 2017

Recordings

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Mystery-Granny
Mystery-Granny
Granny 
  15 Mar 2016

Censuses

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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
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1930 United States Federal Census
1930 United States Federal Census
Year: 1930; Census Place: Colfax, Whitman, Washington; Roll: 2523; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 967.0; FHL microfilm: 2342257. 
  24 Oct 2018
1930 United States Federal Census
1930 United States Federal Census
Year: 1930; Census Place: Bedford, Monroe, Michigan; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: . 
  24 Oct 2018
1930 United States Federal Census
1930 United States Federal Census
Year: 1930; Census Place: Tyro, Montgomery, Kansas; Roll: 712; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0025; Image: 75.0; FHL microfilm: 2340447 
  24 Oct 2018
1930 United States Federal Census
1930 United States Federal Census
Year: 1930; Census Place: Lenoir City, Loudon, Tennessee; Roll: 2261; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 351.0; FHL microfilm: 2341995. 
  24 Oct 2018
1930 United States Federal Census
1930 United States Federal Census
Year: 1930; Census Place: Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas; Roll: 2378; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 842.0; FHL microfilm: 2342112 
  24 Oct 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  24 Oct 2018
1930 United States Federal Census
1930 United States Federal Census
Year: 1930; Census Place: St Louis, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: . 
  24 Oct 2018
1930 United States Federal Census
1930 United States Federal Census
Year: 1930; Census Place: Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma; Roll: 1928; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0052; Image: 1192.0; FHL microfilm: 2341662 
  24 Oct 2018
1930 United States Federal Census
1930 United States Federal Census
Year: 1930; Census Place: District 1, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: . 
  24 Oct 2018

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree | Branch   Last Modified 
I6795 
Durbahn, Bernice Maurine Eva 
b. 09 Apr 1919  Brown County, Minnesota, USA  Robin 18 Jul 2018
I1162 
2 children 
   Robin 17 May 2018
I9647 
Field, Thomas 
b. 1680   Robin 21 Mar 2018
I5040 
Dickinson, Abigail 
b. 08 Dec 1690  Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA  Robin 21 Mar 2018
I4912 
Dickinson, Elizabeth 
b. 09 Mar 1693  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA  Robin 19 Mar 2018
I3944 
3 Children 
b.   McMinn County, Tennessee, USA  Robin 6 Mar 2018
I9646 
Ray, Frances Louise 
b. 23 Nov 1919  Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee, USA  Robin 27 Nov 2017
I4560 
Healy, Donald L 
b. 22 Apr 1919  Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, USA  Robin 27 Nov 2017
I2004 
MADISON, Humphrey 
b. 25 Apr 1730  King & Queen County, Virginia, USA  Robin 27 Nov 2017
I6213 
?? (m. William W Mathena), Frances 
b. 1666  Stafford County, Virginia, USA  Robin 25 Sep 2017

Families
          
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Tree | Branch   Last Modified 
 F2178 
 I6499  John Jan Decker  I7964  Diana Kuykendall  1739  Robin 5 May 2018
 F3503 
 I9647  Thomas Field  I5040  Abigail Dickinson  173  Robin 21 Mar 2018
 F3502 
 I4560  Donald L Healy  I9646  Frances Louise Ray    Robin 27 Nov 2017
 F3337 
           Robin 3 May 2017
 F1000 
         UNKNOWN  Robin 11 May 2016
 F1001 
         UNKNOWN  Robin 11 May 2016
 F1002 
         UNKNOWN  Robin 11 May 2016
 F1003 
         UNKNOWN  Robin 11 May 2016
 F1488 
         UNKNOWN  Robin 11 May 2016
 F1674 
           Robin 11 May 2016


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