I have finished documenting the descendants of Henry Jefferson Spence.
I happened across more information on the children of Mary McGlothlin and George Washington Ward. I met a fellow researcher on Ancestry.com that had far more information than what I had previously found who was kind enough to answer my questions about how he knew the information he had posted. I was quite excited to hear that he was descended through a half-sibling of David and James Ward when George Washington Ward remarried after Mary’s death.
So I finally have the pages for Millard Melvin Spence and descendants completed. In the middle of working on this task, I upgraded to Family Tree Maker 2017 and after over 10 hours on support chat, I learned that my tree that I created in 2008 is corrupt and I cannot download it or link to it with my existing tree I have on my computer. So I have basically had to start over. At least I do have my original tree to guide me, but it is a very overwhelming feeling. The only people who are completely finished are Millard Melvin and his descendants! 😯 Only 8400+ more to go! So, anyone looking closely at my sources will see that there may be some small differences in the way sources are documented. I do like the new way sources are showing in FTM. There is one major drawback that I want to point out to anyone who may use FTM 2017 in the future. The new functionality of being able to search and link data with Family Search, although exciting as a new option, beware! All sources that come from Family Search will link to all facts. For example, if one fact is that someone lived in Kansas in 1900 and another fact is that he lived in Missouri in 1940, the 1940 census will be a source on both the 1900 residence fact and 1940 residence fact and the 1900 census will be a source
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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