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!
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.
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!).
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.
I have had quite the obsession with the Peart family since I discovered the children (Stuart, Mary, and William) living with the Corel family in Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri in 1850.
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!
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.
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.