I have been struggling for the past week on how to post this list of Corel Cousins Veterans. It may not be the prettiest list, but I am proud to say I am related to them all and I thank each and every one of them for their service to our country!
I decided to sort the names by the children of William & Rebecca and then list them in order of their enlistment date. This list is based on the information I have in my tree. If you know of someone who has served that I do not have listed here, please let me know! I plan to create a Veteran page to showcase all information I have compiled.
Thirty years ago my sister and I sat and watched the Royals beat the Cardinals for the World Series with our dad, Don Bishop. Tonight, well, now this morning, we are just 1 day until the 10 year anniversary of his passing, and the Royals have won the World Series for only the second time in franchise history. I know my sister will agree with me when I say: This was for you, Dad!
I have recreated most of the Corel Cousins website. I have reconstructed the blog posts that were relevant and archived on the internet. Unfortunately I did lose some posts that I would really love to have, but such is life and I will have to go back thru my notes and see if I can rewrite those posts.
Not all pages are back up yet, but I do have all of the children listed and the Corels by Chance section is started. As I reviewed these pages as I was putting them back up, I have found that I do have some updates to make for additional information that I have found since working on the site in 2009.
Over Memorial Day weekend I had the opportunity to talk with my grandparents about our family history and I was able to go through some old photos, scrapbooks, and other items that had been saved over the years.
I was awestruck when I saw this first photo of my great great grandpa, James Henry Corel (son of James Pickens Corel) driving his horses – I just think this is a GREAT shot! James Henry, like many of my ancestors, farmed the Kansas soil to provide for his family.
This image is of the wedding day of Frieda Margaret Newcomb and Lawrence Hubert Cullen on September 2, 1917 in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming. Frieda is the daughter of Margaret Salathiel, granddaughter of Jemima Morris Corel, and great granddaughter of Henry Highland Corel.
Thomas Stuart is the youngest son born to Olivia Gillespie Corel and John Jacob McGee. He was born July 21, 1881 in Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, Kansas. Thomas was only 7 when his father, John Jacob, died.
Today’s Tombstone Tuesday is from ‘Corel Cousin’ Cathie Dixon Constable and is of William J Puckett, first husband of Louisa Corel. William was born December 21, 1820 in Virginia. It is believed that his parents were Rhoda Francis Newby and Lewis Puckett.
I’m still struggling with those darn McGhee/McGee ancestors of mine!
In doing the regular census search for James Joseph McGhee, I have found a James McGhee and a Thomas McGhee in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania in 1820. The funny thing is, this is not my James or Thomas McGhee. This James is shown with three males under 10, two males 18 – 26, and one male 26 – 45. There is also one female 26 – 45. Thomas shows one male 26 – 45, one female under 10, and one female 16 – 26. I have searched enough to find out just who this James McGhee is, but I am not able to say one way or another if he is related to my McGhee’s.