Monday, June 12, 2017

We're Related- May 29-June 4





"Clark Gable"
William Clark Gable
Actor
b. 01 Feb 1901 in Ohio
d. 16 Nov 1960 in California
My 6th Cousin, 2x Removed on my Dad's side (Jeckering)





"Mary Miles Minter"
Juliet Reilly
Actress
b. 25 Apr 1902 in Louisiana
d. 04 Aug 1984 in California
My 7th Cousin, 2x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)




"George Reeves"
George Keefer Brewer
Actor
b. 05 Jan 1914 in Iowa
d. 16 Jun 1959 in California
My 6th Cousin, 5x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)







"Schuyler Colfax"
Schuyler Washington Colfax Jr.
Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
b. 23 Mar 1823 in New York
d. 13 Jan 1885 in Minnesota 
My 6th Cousin, 6x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)




Lucy Ware Webb
Former First Lady
b. 1831
d. 1889
The app claims that Lucy is my 5th cousin, 6x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall) but some of the dates were conflicted and I couldn't prove it.


We're Related App- May 22-28






"Harriet Beecher Stowe"
Harriet Elisabeth Beecher
Writer
b. 14 Jun 1811 in Connecticut
d. 01 Jul 1896 in Connecticut
Harriet is my 6th Cousin, 7x Removed on my Mom's side
Harriet is already in my tree from having her father in my tree already.




Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. 
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
b. 08 Mar 1841 in Massachusetts 
d. 06 Mar 1935 in District of Columbia
My 5th Cousin, 5x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)





John Tyler
10th U.S. President
b. 29 Mar 1790 in Virginia
d. 18 Jan 1862 in Virginia
My 5th Cousin, 6x Removed on my Mom's Side (Mendenhall)





Charles Goodyear
American Engineer 
b. 29 Dec 1800 in Connecticut
d. 01 Jul 1860 in New York
My 6th Cousin, 6x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)






Mary Ann Todd
First Lady of the United States/Abraham Lincoln's Wife
b. 13 Dec 1818 in Kentucky
d. 16 Jul 1882 in Illinois
My 6th Cousin, 6x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall).
Her husband, Abraham Lincoln is in my tree as well- my 5th Cousin, 7x Removed.







Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017




Memorial Day is a holiday in which we remember those who have died while serving our country. I still have a lot of "digging" in my family tree, but here are the names that I have found so far whom we can think of on this day of remembrance:

Civil War

John N. Riddle (1843-1861)- 18 Years Old
Edwin B. Mendenhall (1837-1861)- 24 Years Old
Samuel Williamson (1842-1863)- 20 Years Old
William Kenneth Armstrong (1842-1864)- 21 Years Old
Cyrus Erastus Mendenhall (1839-1865)- 26 Years Old



WWI

Charles Mendenhall (1875-1916)- 40 Years Old
Evan Sturgeon Marlin (1896-1918)- 21 Years Old
John Horace Lindley (1892-1918)- 26 Years Old

WWII

Harold Edward Moore (1915-1942)- 27 Years Old
Graham Paul Bright (1910-1942)- 32 Years Old
Fletcher Gibson Stubbs (1915-1943)- 27 Years Old
Carl R. Mendenhall (1913-1944)- 31 Years Old
Richard Herman Knudson (1921-1944)- 23 Years Old
Charles Christian Upshaw (1923-1944)- 21 Years Old
Clinton Vernon Mendenhall (1918-1944)- 25 Years Old
John Karl Rankin Jr. (1918-1945)- 27 Years Old
Donald Charles Smith (1916-1945)- 28 Years Old
Wells Gibb Mendenhall (1922-1945)- 22 Years Old

Saturday, May 27, 2017

We're Related App- May 15-21




"Daniel Boone"
Daniel Morgan Boone
Pioneer
b. 22 Oct 1734 in Pennsylvania
d. 26 Sep 1820 in Missouri
My 5th Cousin, 8x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)





Dolley Payne
Former First Lady
b. 20 May 1768 in North Carolina
d. 12 Jul 1849 in Washington DC
My 5th Cousin, 7x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)







John Jacob Astor "Jack"
Businessman
b. 13 Jul 1864 in New York
d. 15 Apr 1912 in North Atlantic Ocean- Titanic
My 5th Cousin, 3x Removed on my Dad's side (Jeckering)







Lewis Addison Armistead
General in Civil War
b. 18 Feb 1817 in North Carolina
d. 05 Jul 1863 in Pennsylvania- Gettysburg 
My 5th Cousin, 7x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)





Elbridge Thomas Gerry
Politician
b. 25 Dec 1837 in New York
d. 18 Feb 1927 in New York
According to the app, Gerry is my 5th Cousin, 8x Removed, but some of the names conflicted, couldn't prove it.





"Peggy Taylor"
Margaret Mackall Smith
Former First Lady
b. 21 Sep 1788 in Maryland
d. 14 Aug 1852 in Mississippi
My 4th Cousin, 8x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)




We're Related App- May 8-14





"Billy Clanton"
William Harrison Clanton
Outlaw
b. 1862 in Hamilton County, Texas
d. 26 Oct 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona Territory 
My 5th Cousin, 6x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)






Elias Howe Jr.
Inventor
b. 09 Jul 1819 in Massachusetts
d. 03 Oct 1867 in New York
My 5th Cousin, 7x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)






William Jennings Bryan
Former U.S. Secretary of State
b. 19 Mar 1860 in Illinois
d. 26 Jul 1925 in Tennessee
My 5th Cousin, 6x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)





Stephen Fuller Austin
Founder of Texas
b. 03 Nov 1793 in Virginia
d. 27 Dec 1836 in Texas
My 5th Cousin, 7x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)












"Davy Crockett"
David 
American folk Hero, Frontiersman, Solider, Politician 
b. 17 Aug 1786 in North Carolina
d. 06 Mar 1836 in Texas- Alamo
My 5th Cousin, 8x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)





"Clara Barton"
Clarissa Harlowe Barton
Humanitarian- Founder of Red Cross
b. 25 Dec 1821 in Massachusetts
d. 12 Apr 1912 in Maryland
According to the app, Clara is my 5th Cousin, 6x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall), but I couldn't prove it- too many names conflicted.




Oliver Ellsworth
Former United States Senator
b. 29 Apr 1745 in Connecticut
d. 26 Nov 1807 in Connecticut
My 5th Cousin, 8x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)













Monday, May 8, 2017

We're Related App- May 1-7




"Benjamin Tallmadge"
Benjamin Tallmadge Jr.
Former United States Representative
b. 25 Feb 1754 in New York
d. 07 Mar 1835 in Connecticut
My 4th Cousin, 8x Removed 
I'm related to Benjamin on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)





"Jim Backus"
James Gilmore Backus
Actor
b. 25 Feb 1913 in Ohio
d. 03 Jul 1989 in California
According to the appt, Jim is my 5th cousin, 3x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall), but I couldn't find proof.






Lucretia Rudolph
Former First Lady of the United States
b. 19 Apr 1832 in Ohio
d. 14 Mar 1918 in California
My 4th Cousin, 5x Removed
I'm related to Lucretia on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)








William Henry Harrison
4th President of the United States of America
b. 09 Feb 1773 in Virginia
d. 04 Apr 1841 in Washington, DC
My 4th Cousin, 8x Removed
I'm related to William on my mom's side (Mendenhall)





Rutherford B. Hayes
19th President of the United States of America
b. 04 Oct 1822 in Ohio
d. 17 Jan 1893 in Ohio
The app claims that Rutherford is my 5th Cousin, 6x Removed on my Mom's side (Mendenhall), but there is a discrepancy in the names.







Rev Lyman Beecher
Minister
b. 12 Oct 1775 in Connecticut
d. 10 Jan 1863 in New York
My 5th Cousin, 8x Removed
I'm related to Lyman on my mom's side (Mendenhall)


Since I have Lyman in my tree, that means his daughter is in my tree as well: 




Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe
Author
b. 14 Jun 1811 in Connecticut
d. 01 Jul 1896 in Connecticut
My 6th Cousin, 7x Removed
 I'm related to Harriet on my Mom's side (Mendenhall).









Daniel D. Tompkins
Former Governor of New York
b. 21 Jun 1774 in New York
d. 11 Jun 1825 in New York
My 5th Cousin, 8x Removed
I'm related to Daniel on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)











We're Related App- April 24-30



Meriwether Lewis
Explorer
b. 18 Aug 1774 in Virginia
d. 11 Oct 1809 in Tennessee
My 2nd Cousin, 8x Removed
I'm related to Meriwether on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)





Samuel Chase
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US & Signed the Declaration of Independence 
b. 17 Apr 1741 in Maryland
d. 19 Jun 1811 in Maryland
My 2nd Cousin, 9x Removed
I'm related to Samuel on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)




Benedict Arnold
General in American Revolutionary War
b. 14 Jan 1741 in Connecticut
d. 14 Jun 1801 in England
My 3rd Cousin, 8x Removed
I'm related to Benedict on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)





John Caldwell Calhoun
Former Vice President of the United States of America
b. 18 Mar 1782 in South Carolina
d. 31 Mar 1850 in Washington, DC
My 3rd Cousin, 7x Removed
I'm related to John on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)






John Curtis Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
b. 24 Sep 1755 in Virginia
d. 06 Jul 1835 in Pennsylvania
My 3rd Cousin, 9x Removed
I'm related to John on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)





I don't know what happened with the app on April 29, but it gave me 2 that I'd already gotten- Benedict Arnold & Nathan Hale




Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist/Businessman/Hunter
b. 19 Jul 1814 in Connecticut
d. 10 Jan 1862 in Connecticut
My 4th Cousin, 6x Removed
I'm related to Samuel on my Mom's side (Mendenhall)