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!

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.

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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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Corel Cousins is Back

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.

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Smile for the Camera ~ They Worked Hard for the Family

Smile for the CameraThey Worked Hard for the FamilyJames Henry Corel with HorsesOver 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.

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Smile for the Camera ~ Wedding Belles

Smile for the CameraWedding BellesNewcomb Cullen MarriageThis 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.

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