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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 Henry Bly (1825-1864) & Jane Brittain (1839-1911)

James Henry Bly and Jane Brittain are my 3x great grandparents. As I’ve said many times, it’s hard to find accurate information this far back because records are sparse. However, Delores Raines Sutton has done a tremendous job researching the … Continue reading

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John Barrow (1801-1839) & Nancy Davenport (1802-1858)

John Barrow and Nancy Davenport are my 4x Great Grandparents. Just a reminder, this far back there are few records. Unless I state the source, I’m using information found at Ancestry.com or Find A Grave or somewhere else online. If you have … Continue reading

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Joshua Hopper III (1795-1853) & Sarah Sally Sheppard (1800-1840)

Joshua Hopper III and Sarah Sally Sheppard are my 4th great grandparents. They are the parents of my 3rd great grandfather Joshua Hopper IV. As I’ve said before, when working this far back there are few documents to work with. … Continue reading

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