Children of Henry J Spence, Part 2: Millard Melvin Spence & Descendants & Mini Review

So I finally have the pages for Millard Melvin Spence and descendants completed.  In the middle of working on this task, I upgraded to Family Tree Maker 2017 and after over 10 hours on support chat, I learned that my tree that I created in 2008 is corrupt and I cannot download it or link to it with my existing tree I have on my computer.  So I have basically had to start over.  At least I do have my original tree to guide me, but it is a very overwhelming feeling. The only people who are completely finished are Millard Melvin and his descendants!  😯  Only 8400+ more to go!  So, anyone looking closely at my sources will see that there may be some small differences in the way sources are documented. I do like the new way sources are showing in FTM.  There is one major drawback that I want to point out to anyone who may use FTM 2017 in the future.  The new functionality of being able to search and link data with Family Search, although exciting as a new option, beware! All sources that come from Family Search will link to all facts.  For example, if one fact is that someone lived in Kansas in 1900 and another fact is that he lived in Missouri in 1940, the 1940 census will be a source on both the 1900 residence fact and 1940 residence fact and the 1900 census will be a source

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Children of Henry Jefferson Spence, Part 1

So I’ve only gotten partially through my latest goal of getting through Jemima‘s descendants. In fact, I’ve only gotten halfway through the children of Henry Jefferson Spence before getting stuck on child number 6, Millard Melvin Spence and descendants for the last week.  I tend to get stuck like this when there is just enough information to keep me digging trying to figure out just what happened to a family.  I think I am about ready to accept what I have and finish this family’s section, but knowing that there are 4 more children for Henry Jefferson Spence, I also wanted to at least post that I am still here and still working to get all of Jemima‘s descendants documented!

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Website Update – Jemima Corel McGlothlin

This is so exciting to have found so many descendants of Jemima. When I first started this venture in 2007, there was so very little that I knew about Jemima’s children.  Most of the research on Henry H., William, and Shadrack has been done by Bobby Dobbins Title (descendant of Nancy Maryland Corel) and shared on her blog, Immortal Nobodies.

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School Project

So I received a message this week that my 7-year-old nephew had a school project and needed to know an ancestor who had immigrated to the US.  I can bet that my sister did not expect me to give her a list of nearly 40 ancestors for her son dating back to the 1600s!  Once I had completed that little project, I was still feeling that genealogy itch, and since I’ve let my subscription to Ancestry.com expire, I decided to play with the website a bit.  I cancelled the subscription for multiple reasons, yes, it is quite expensive, but too many times when I start researching, my ADD kicks in and I get lost in the research I’m doing.  Without having that rabbit hole to jump down into, and this genealogy bug getting to me, I may actually get somewhere with this site (at least until the next squirrel comes along to distract me!).

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Margaret Corel Marries Samuel Edgerton

Margaret, daughter of Henry Highland Corel and Nancy Matney has been quite elusive since she was enumerated on the 1865 Kansas State Census in Clinton, Township, Douglas County, Kansas.  In fact, it has long been believed that she died shortly after the census was taken and is the Margaret Corel listed as being re-interred at Oak Hill Cemetery about 1871 after being initially buried in the Pioneer Cemetery at Mt Oread.

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Honoring Corel Cousin Veterans

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!

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Royals Take the Crown in 2015

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!

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