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Isaac Short (1795-1858) and Susannah Combs (1798-1872)

Isaac Short and Susannah Combs are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. Isaac Short was born in about 1794 in Virginia. He is thought to have been the son of Isaac Short and Dorcas. Susannah Combs was born in about 1798 in … Continue reading

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Reuben Levi Short (1840-1906) and Sarah Blakesley (1839-1908)

Reuben Levi Short and Sarah Blakesley are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents. Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circle for Reuben Levi Short at Ancestry.com. Reuben Levi Short was born December 5, 1840 in Vermillion County, Indiana. He is the … Continue reading

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James Rogers Ruby (1791-1845) and Susannah Jane Baysinger (1799-1864)

James Rogers Ruby and Susanna Jane Baysinger are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for James and Susannah, plus both of James’ parents. James Rogers Ruby was born February 2, 1791 in … Continue reading

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Bonerges Franklin Ruby (1822-1898) and Mary Polly Blakesley (1823-approx. 1855)

Bonerges Franklin Ruby and Mary “Polly” Blakesley are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents. First, let’s talk about that name. Bonerges is probably a misspelling of the name Boanerges, which appears once in the Bible, when Jesus gives it as a nickname … Continue reading

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Daniel Reece Perkins (1797-1866) and Rachel Herring (1806-1829)

Daniel Reece Perkins and Rachel Herring are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circle for Daniel Reece Perkins and Rachel Herring. Daniel Reece Perkins was born on April 22, 1797 in Livingston County, Kentucky. He was … Continue reading

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David Showalter (1772-1825) & Hannah M. Weltmer (1779-1864)

David Showalter & Hannah M. Weltmer are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. I have family history titled “The Pennsylvania Ditesch Family of Showalter” written by Floyd Howes. It was given to us by a neighbor of ours in St. Joseph, Missouri, … Continue reading

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Andrew Byerly (1785-1845) & Elizabeth Skiles (1787-1866)

Andrew Byerly and Elizabeth Skiles are Todd’s 3x Great Grandparents. There’s a wonderful publication available online here that covers the Byerly Family. It’s written by siblings D. Jean Byerly Stauffer and Ted A. Byerly. I relied heavily on this document, … Continue reading

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James Addison Ruby (1850-1889) & Melissa Jane Short (1857-1916)

James & Melissa are Todd’s great great grandparents, the parents of his great grandmother Laura May Ruby. James Addison Ruby was born on July 1, 1850 in Illinois. His parents are Bonerges Franklin Ruby and Mary “Polly” Blakesly. Read about … Continue reading

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Marcus McDonald Richardson (1851-1941) & Elizabeth Anna Green (1859-1939)

UPDATED JULY 2017 Marcus McDonald Richardson and Elizabeth Anna Green are my 2x great grandparents, the parents of my great grandmother Versa Grace Richardson. Marcus & Elizabeth Richardson with daughter Versa Richardson Hedrick, and her children Rena, Deward, Euvella and … Continue reading

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Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) – His Birth Family

Isaac Newton Hinson is the son of Daniel Henson (born between 1800 & 1810, death unknown) and Rhoda Vaughn Henson (born between 1810 & 1816, death unknown.) Both were born in Tennessee and farmed in Washington County, Arkansas on the 1850 and 1860 US … Continue reading

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