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!).
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 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.
Today marks the 195th anniversary of the birth of Henry Highland Corel. Henry was born on April 2, 1814 in Tazewell County, Virginia. Henry was the second child and first son born to Rebecca Oney and William Corel.
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I’ve been working away here on Corel Cousins and just realized that I hadn’t shared with you all what I’ve been doing and what new pages I have added!
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’ve received comments from several cousins that I should not be so hard on myself during this time of moving slowly on the website. I want to thank you all for your never-ending support!