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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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Robin's squirrel
Robin's squirrel
a squirrel in tree 
  29 May 2017
ClarenceSr-HighSchoolSenior-1916
ClarenceSr-HighSchoolSenior-1916
 
  9 May 2017
clyde and willie barkley
clyde and willie barkley
Clyde and Willie Barkley in uniform 
  9 May 2017
GREENLEE, Nancy Jane Nelson
GREENLEE, Nancy Jane Nelson
 
  7 Feb 2017
Levi Trewhitt and Parson Brownlow
Levi Trewhitt and Parson Brownlow
See also the letter from W.C. Brownley and note about Judge Trewhitt published in the Nashville Patriot on 25 Dec 1861. 
  22 May 2016
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  11 May 2016
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  11 May 2016
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  11 May 2016
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  11 May 2016
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  11 May 2016

Documents

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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
Adam Watenbarger Land
Adam Watenbarger Land
 
  11 May 2016
Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
 
  11 May 2016
Albert Louis Glandt & Maxine Sherfey(Miller) Marriage License
Albert Louis Glandt & Maxine Sherfey(Miller) Marriage License
 
  11 May 2016
Arkansas, Washington County Marriage Records, 1845-1941
Arkansas, Washington County Marriage Records, 1845-1941
 
  11 May 2016
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 
  11 May 2016
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 
  11 May 2016

Headstones

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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… 
     11 May 2016
Crypt of Samuel Billingsley-detail
Crypt of Samuel Billingsley-detail
 
Smyrna Cemetery Located    11 May 2016
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… 
     11 May 2016
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. 
     11 May 2016
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. 
     11 May 2016
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. 
     11 May 2016
Old Congregational Burying Ground, Connecticut, Left Plaque
Old Congregational Burying Ground, Connecticut, Left Plaque
Photo source: http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=26099. Inscription. [Left Plaque] "In honor of the men and women who planted in the wilderness the early homes of Stratford, who fought bravely and suffered patiently in the War of the American Revolution, and who left to their descendents a proud memory of courage, endurance and faith… 
     11 May 2016
Point Pleasant Cemetery, Point Pleasant, Mason County,West Virginia
Point Pleasant Cemetery, Point Pleasant, Mason County,West Virginia
Find a Grave...Created by: Karen McClanahan King...Record added: 16 July 2008...find a Grave Memorial # 28327549 
     11 May 2016
Rev. War Monument
Rev. War Monument
 
     11 May 2016
YettaBrachfieldGravestone
YettaBrachfieldGravestone
 
     6 May 2016

Histories

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Speech from 1883 Dickinson Family reunion
Speech from 1883 Dickinson Family reunion
Excerpt from speech given by Rev Charles A. Dickinson of Lowell, MA at a Dickinson reunion in Amherst, MA in 1883 .

The entire reunion proceedings were published as a 206-page book:
Reunion of the Dickinson Family at Amherst, Mass, Aug 8th and 9th, 1883, with Appendix
Binghampton Publishing Company, 1884
The book is available in several… 
  3 May 2017
Death of Cornstalk
Death of Cornstalk
This story confuses brothers William (my ancestor) and Matthew Arbuckle, both Captains in the Virginia Militia, and both involved in the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1994, at what is now Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Matthew was the more senior officer, and was the commander of Fort Randolph (at Point Pleasant) in 1777 when this incident took… 
  3 May 2017
Newspaper article on 'Grandma Nelson'
Newspaper article on "Grandma Nelson"
Newspaper name and date are cut off from image 
  7 Feb 2017
1899 momma died
1899 momma died
 
  30 Aug 2016
Lizzie Bacon Richmond Obituary-1946
Lizzie Bacon Richmond Obituary-1946
Mrs Richmond is Sarah Elizabeth Lizzie Bacon daughter of Benj Franklin Bacon granddaughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Keebler Bacon 
  25 May 2016
Magagkamack Churchyard Sign
Magagkamack Churchyard Sign
 
  11 May 2016
Obituary
Obituary
Obituary transcribed indirectly from the Amarillo Globe-News 
  11 May 2016
Passport 2
Passport 2
Interesting that he lists his ex-wife, Grandma Helen Bacon, as his emergency contact person. 
  11 May 2016
James & Mary McCutchan Golden Anniversary
James & Mary McCutchan Golden Anniversary
 
  11 May 2016
Matheney Family Tree
Matheney Family Tree
 
  11 May 2016

Recordings

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American Gothic
American Gothic
by Grant Wood 
  15 Mar 2016
Mystery-Granny
Mystery-Granny
Granny 
  15 Mar 2016

Censuses

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1910 Census_Bacon family
1910 Census_Bacon family
 
  11 May 2016
1790 United States Federal Census
1790 United States Federal Census
Year: 1790; Census Place: Water Street East Side, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: ; Image: 
  11 May 2016
1790 United States Federal Census
1790 United States Federal Census
Year: 1790; Census Place: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 8; Page: 32; Image: 579; Family History Library Film: 0568148 
  11 May 2016
1790 United States Federal Census
1790 United States Federal Census
Year: 1790; Census Place: Maiden Creek, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: ; Image: 
  11 May 2016
1790 United States Federal Census
1790 United States Federal Census
Year: 1790; Census Place: Rutherford, North Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 7; Page: 143; Image: 90; Family History Library Film: 0568147 
  11 May 2016
1790 United States Federal Census
1790 United States Federal Census
Year: 1790; Census Place: Bucks, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 8; Page: 251; Image: 671; Family History Library Film: 0568148 
  11 May 2016
1790 United States Federal Census
1790 United States Federal Census
Year: 1790; Census Place: , Stokes, North Carolina; Roll: ; Image: 
  11 May 2016
1790 United States Federal Census
1790 United States Federal Census
Year: 1790; Census Place: Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 8; Page: 64; Image: 78; Family History Library Film: 0568148 
  11 May 2016
1790 United States Federal Census
1790 United States Federal Census
Year: 1790; Census Place: Charles, Maryland; Series: M637; Roll: 3; Page: 547; Image: 304; Family History Library Film: 0568143 
  11 May 2016
1800 United States Federal Census
1800 United States Federal Census
Year: 1800; Census Place: Morgan, Rutherford, North Carolina; Roll: 33; Page: 123; Image: 435; Family History Library Film: 337909 
  11 May 2016

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree   Last Modified 
I6213 
?? (m. William W Mathena), Frances 
b. 1666  Stafford County, Virginia, USA  Robin 25 Sep 2017
I1010 
RICHMOND, Clarence Lester Sr 
b. 30 Nov 1895  Bradley County, Tennessee, USA  Robin 1 Jul 2017
I9356 
Wattenbarger, Sarah Alice 
b. 19 Jun 1879   Robin 20 May 2017
I4106 
??KOONCE, HOWARD, ADAMS??, Elizabeth 
b. 1779  Jones County, North Carolina, USA  Robin 6 Oct 2016
I7448 
ANDERSON, Catherine (Katie) 
b. 20 Sep 1816  Jackson County, Tennessee, USA  Robin 10 Aug 2016
I7749 
Coffin, Joane 
b. 1598  Brixton, Devon, England  Robin 11 May 2016
I7863 
?? 
   Robin 11 May 2016
I4114 
?? 
   Robin 11 May 2016
I4988 
(none) 
   Robin 11 May 2016
I1162 
2 children 
   Robin 11 May 2016

Families
          
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Tree   Last Modified 
 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
 F1215 
     I6122  Elizabeth Deatherage  09 Apr 1819  Robin 11 May 2016
 F1488 
         UNKNOWN  Robin 11 May 2016
 F1674 
           Robin 11 May 2016
 F1840 
         1628  Robin 11 May 2016
 F2110 
     I1367  Alice Elizabeth Merriman  28 Mar 1908  Robin 11 May 2016


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