Anyone who knows me knows that I am incapable of making decisions and narrowing things down! So, for my first participation in the Smile for the Camera carnival, I have selected eight photos of brothers and sisters from youth to adulthood. I did at least pick only one photo from each family, although I did have a few different photos I could have included, I thought I should save those for another day!
Very little is actually known about Rebecca Oney, but what has been able to be pieced together by census records, land warrants, and the like makes me feel quite honored to call her my fourth great grandmother.
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!
The last update blog post I did, I wrote about how I did not think that Robert Emmitt McGlothlin was a child of Judith Leathers and John McLaughlin. Cousin by marriage, Teresa Klaiber, shared some information with me, as well as some conversations she had with her mother-in-law, and now I believe that Robert Emmitt McGlothlin must have at least been raised by Judith Leathers and John McLaughlin. On the McGlothlin page, I share the reasons why I do not think that Judith Leathers is the mother of Robert Emmitt McGlothlin, but since I do believe that she played a part in his life, I also have a link to the information I found on Judith Leathers and John McLaughlin (found here and on the McGlothlin page under Corels by Chance) and what is believed to be their descendants.
William Corel was born April 7, 1828 in Tazewell County, Virginia. William was the ninth child, and second son of William Corel and Rebecca Oney. He married Margaret Ann McGee about 1857 in Douglas County, Kansas. Margaret was born December 3, 1827 in Bellefonte Centre County, Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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!
I can only guess that my avoidance of this update has to do with the lack of information readily available on the McGlothlin family. I have an email into a McGlothlin family researcher, and if I am lucky enough to get some additional information to add to the page, I will be sure to include that in a future blog.