Jul/Aug 2018 Biography Builders - People born in July

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This month's theme will be profiles for people born in the month of July.

Biography Builders Goal: To make profiles as complete as possible with well-written biographies and sources. You should research as much as you can find on a person, writing the information onto the profiles to create as complete a life story as you can for that person. Sourcing should be full citations. This includes adding categories and links to events and people connected to that profile and citing all those additions. See the first month for examples of how to participate.

Here's our checklist:

Data Section:

  • birth date/place
  • names of parents
  • marriage date/place and spouse name
  • death date/place

Biography Section:

  • Written (full) sentences stating the facts above, adding inline sources to each fact.
  • Is the profile '''Genealogically Defined?'''
  • As a general rule biographies should be in your own words. Paraphrase and rewrite, don't copy/paste.
  • Baptism, burial, military, and other life events with inline sources.
  • Something to "humanize" the person, such as career or avocation with sources.
  • List of children with at least one pertinent fact.
  • One of the suggestions was siblings. I think this takes up real estate.
  • Explanatory remarks, if needed (e.g. disputed persons information, Research Notes, whatever needs extra explaining).
  • Photos or pictures, background. Not a must, but nice (you need to own the copyright unless they are in the public domain).
  • Categories/Projects.
  • Connection to the Global Tree.
  • All duplicates merged or initiated.
  • Links to persons and events, perhaps from Wikipedia.
  • Historical context as related to the person's life.
  • Sources, Sources, Sources.

You can see some ideas on where to find some of this information on the Biography Builders space page, linked below.

Use "comments" below to ask questions.

NOTE: Biography Builders will not show on the tracker. Please add a list to your answer.

WikiTree profile: Space:Biography_Builders

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (227k points)

19 Answers

+8 votes
For the Sourcerer's Challenge a while ago, I sourced the marriage of a Mr Harold Potter (and as we all know, Harry Potter was born on 31 July) LOL
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
+7 votes

Born in July

  1. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dawalt-18  Daniel Dawalt
by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (596k points)
+8 votes
I'll be doing some. Can we do christened in July?

1. William Henry Hitch https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hitch-224
2. Carrieannie (Towning) White https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Towning-26
3. Willie Shephard https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Shephard-432
4. Eleanor (Spencer) Mannifield https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spencer-14678
5. William Orwin https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Orwin-52
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
edited by Joan Whitaker
+8 votes

1) Henry George Owers b. 31st July 1881

2) Elizabeth Nott bapt. 28th July 1816

3) Mary Nott bapt. 20th July 1808

4) William Nott bapt. 30th July 1738

5) George Ruff/Rufus bapt. 25th July 1779

6) Hannah/Susannah Ruff/Rufus b. 14th July 1806

From Sourcing sprint:

7) William Francis Driver gone by baptism date of 24th July 1831 as I can find no source for the birth date given

8) Benjamin Edward Driver b. 6th July 1860

by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
edited by Michelle Wilkes
+5 votes
I will do this. I will even do my dad because he just had his 86th birthday on July 11, Wednesday.
by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (470k points)
Good for him. Happy Birthday to Linda’s Dad.
+7 votes
1. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ringo-2 Albertus Philipszen Ringo b. Jul 9

2. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Chapin-1397 Henry Chapin b. Jul 22

3. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Benham-246 Joanna Benham b. Jul 25

4. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Laybourne-28 Margaret Leyborn b. Jul 16

5. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Knox-2655 John Knox b. Jul 2

6. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Chapin-743 Moses Chapin b. Jul 11

7. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Buckingham-1379 Augustus Buckingham b. Jul 22

8. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Buckingham-1517 Samuel Buckingham b. Jul 11

9. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Buckingham-1375 George W. Buckingham b. Jul 24
by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
edited by Caryl Ruckert
+4 votes

I'll find a couple to work on this month

1. Will work on my Uncle Fred - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cox-20935

by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (126k points)
edited by Emily Holmberg
+4 votes

I'm in again this month!

  1. Edmond DeJean Coles - b. 18 July 1869, but always claimed the Fourth of July as his birthday!
  2. Michel Taylor - b. 17 July 1815.
  3. Marie Louise Boudreaux - b. 28 July 1816 - and added a husband also with a July birthday...
  4. Jean Achille Prejean - b. 22 July 1811 - spouse of Louise.
  5. Lastie Ritter - b. 10 July 1820
  6. Josephine Ritter - b. 11 July 1815 - this one led to several duplicate profiles. Merge proposals are ongoing...
  7. Josephine Landry - b. 24 July 1798
by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
edited by Joyce Rivette
+4 votes
I'm in for this month as I come across them. Trying to get the profiles I manage that I haven't touched in way too long done (adopted and created ages ago that I haven't gotten back to, ever)
by T Counce G2G6 Mach 6 (65.7k points)

Took me a bit to find a July Birthdate...now they are popping up

1. Abel Bailey-Added lots of refs, children w/refs, military info w/refs, etc. Genealogically Defined.

2. Simeon S. Burrows-gedcom clean up, add categories, all of bio with inline citations (13), genealogically defined (2 days late, but done)

+5 votes
July Birthdays

1.  Henry Finch-2942   b.23 July 1831

2.  Soloman Hicks-8936  b.31 July 1768

3. William Harry Hicks-8833  b.5 July 1880  

4. John Franklyn-91  b,29 July 1656

5. Richard Franklyn-145  b.11 July 1561
by Valerie Crowley G2G6 Mach 1 (16.2k points)
+4 votes
I will try to do a few this month.

Born in July

1. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wild-1182 - changed name as my daughter got married in July the week before her birthday :-)

2. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Loveridge-114 edited this profile but a conflict remains regarding husband currently attached to older sister who appears to have died age one! https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Loveridge-113 Death record for Loveridge-114 appears to be based on her maiden name but if married needs amending whole family has been orphaned and is going to take some sorting through.
3. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dowbiggin-13 added and edited born before 28 July 1860

Born in August

  B - 6th Aug https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Yates-2857

by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (267k points)
edited by Janet Wild
+4 votes

I did my first challenge! July/Aug 2018 born in July challenge.

Esther Houston Pendleton born 20 July 1823 in Searsport Maine: Did a complete overhaul for my 3rd Great Grandmother, 

Moving on to another!

by Donna Cator G2G4 (4.5k points)
+3 votes
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cator-74 Born in July - Benjamin Cater, Jr.


https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Roberts-20816 - Rev. Joseph Porter Roberts
by Donna Cator G2G4 (4.5k points)
edited by Donna Cator
+3 votes

Born in July

Rev. Joseph Porter Roberts of TN, MO, and ARK

by Donna Cator G2G4 (4.5k points)
+3 votes
Biography Building of July Birthdays:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Outland-226  Elizabeth Outland Cater Koontz
by Donna Cator G2G4 (4.5k points)
+4 votes
I'm in - will post as I develop.
by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Wow, I can't find any profiles yet from July!
+3 votes
Didn't expect to, but I did another July birthday profile updated.  New pictures, clarity in the timing, etc.  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lipscomb-416
by Donna Cator G2G4 (4.5k points)
+3 votes

July Birthdays:

  1. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Brown-10806 - Mary Brown DOB 28 Jul 1649.
  2. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Haskell-417 - Andrew Haskell DOB 27 Jul 1680.
  3. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Haskell-2081 - Stephen Haskell DOB 7 Jul 1708.
  4. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Haskell-2088 - Josiah Haskell DOB 5 Jul 1737.
  5. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Haskell-2089 - John Haskell DOB 13 Jul 1739.
  6. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Woodward-5431 - Sarah Woodward Bap. 14 Jul 1653.
  7. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Woodward-37 - Nathaniel Woodward - DOB Jul 1609
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Pilot (272k points)
edited by Traci Thiessen
+3 votes
I took a break for awhile but will ease back in with a few biographies.
by Amanda Dunker G2G6 Mach 1 (13.4k points)

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