Descendant of Theophilus Luther, new geneaologist needing guidance, help?

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I'm new to geneaology. We carry the Luther name as a middle name for some family members, and have accurately traced our family to Sylvester and Mace Luther of Garrettsville, OH. I need help in how to verify my documents and attach this line to the greater lineage report.
in Genealogy Help by Lochen Brown G2G Crew (700 points)
Do you have some dates for Sylvester and Mace? Potential parents or known offspring?
I believe I have plugged in the dates to the best of my ability from available documents. I hope I sufficiently provided information that will allow any independent fact-checker to research and verify. Let me know what you think. I'm still learning.

I guess you may descend from this one?

If you have taken the pre-1700 quiz, think about adopting this profile too.

I haven't had membership long enough to qualify for pre-1700 yet, but I'll be excited to curate any that I can when I'm able. Thanks!

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You are off to a good start. I'd recommend that you start adding sources and some biography for the profiles you have created. From the name-### menu, pick research, provide your WikiTree credentials and try familysearch (free account).

I tried this for your grandfather Henry. I had to add Miller to his first name. That found his sister Dorothy and the rest of the family in the census. From there I clicked on Henry and found his marriage. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch( : 10 February 2018), Henry Miller Busch and Lucy Anna Lockan Young, 15 Mar 1916; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,614,463.

by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (510k points)

Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch( : 26 August 2019), George Melvin Leypoldt and Elizabeth Luther Bond, 23 May 1936; citing Marriage, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus; FHL microfilm.

United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 14 November 2019), Elizabeth Bond in household of Frederick C Bond, East Cleveland Ward 4, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing ED 542, sheet 8A, line 6, family 174, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1374; FHL microfilm 1,821,374.

Has father in law

Yeah.... I've kind of been slacking on the folks that still have living descendents that I know and especially the ones I have access to the original documents. I'll be filling them in, but only when I visit the documents myself, one family at a time. Lol.

Ira Wilder was married to Eliza Luther

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958," database, FamilySearch( : 10 February 2018), Frederick Chase Bond and Grace May Wilder, 04 Oct 1904; citing Cuyahoga, Ohio, reference 2:3JKC3N4; FHL microfilm 886,216.

She went by Eliza, but it's Ann Eliza.
I have this information in original form, thank you.
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I am a direct lineage Luther.  I have traced the Luther line past Martin Luther to his great grandfather.  I used multiple sites and found a lot of records attached using the free version of Ancestry.
That's great to know. Are you in the US? If so it is likely we are related. My conundrum, and of concern to anyone involved with the Luthers and the Puritan Great Migration, is as such; Captain John Luther. That is my direct ancestor and we have no tree for John. No one has connected him to Europe, and I think it would be great if anyone had documentation for his parentage and beyond, and would attach that here on the WikiTree. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Hope you can help.
I have reason to believe that Captain Luther, my direct ancestor traces back to not Martin, but his brother Jakob (Jacob?) , So I would understand if you don't have that information, but it would be awesome to me if I could honor him with attaching his lineage here in America back to Europe.
I believe this information came from a book by Gunter Luther in which he connects the German Luther's to the English Luther's. He consulted with the Luther Family Association,  but did not provide sources in his book as to how he attached the Capt John Luther line to the German line. It was the official position of the LFA to not accept his conclusions without further proof. In fact now that we have DNA testing to help us, it appears very unlikely Capt John had German ancestry.  Although still a young science, his DNA shows us his haplogroup has been in the British Isles for a very long time. Until we can prove his ancestry in England I  would consider it unlikely he is descended from Jacob Luther the brother of Martin.

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