Kathryn was born November 28, 1908 in Lawrence, Kansas. She was the youngest of eight children born to James Henry and Emma Augusta Miller Corel. James Henry Corel was the fifth child of James Pickens and Susannah Clay McGee Corel.
James and Susannah are my great-great-great grandparents. They are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.
When I first began researching the McGlothlin men that had married daughters of William and Rebecca Oney Corel, I had found that many researchers before me believed that both David (who married Jemima) and Robert Emmitt (who married Rebecca Ann) McGlothlin were the sons of Revolutionary Veteran John McLaughlin and his wife, Judith Leathers.
David McGlothlin was always the mysterious one for me. He was the one that I felt might not belong with the Leathers-McLaughlin family. I had no real proof one way or another, and I still don’t, it is just a gut feeling. I will be the first to admit that I am still rather new at genealogy, compared to many researchers who’s work I have reviewed, so my gut feeling may not mean a thing!
I thought I should take a minute to announce that I’ve added a couple of pages to the website. First, I have added a contact page with email addresses of researchers of the different lines. The first contact is for Connie Bishop, organizer of the Corel-Oney family reunion. I want to stress again, if you have never been to a reunion, or if you have moved since the last reunion, please make sure to email either Connie or myself with your information so we can be sure that you are up to date on the reunion plans!
I have also started the Corel by Chance section. The first family I have been working on is the Peart family. Three Peart children were living with William and Rebecca Oney Corel during the 1850 census, after their mother died in January 1850. Although it is difficult trying to trace the children, I can tell that Mary Louisa Peart and William B. Peart seemed to remain close to the family. I have completed Mary Louisa’s page and found it quite interesting to see who some of her neighbors were during each of the census years. I hope to finish my research on William B. and have that uploaded tomorrow.