Michael Sheffield

Michael Sheffield

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Michael D. Sheffield
Born 1950s.
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Son of [private father (1930s - unknown)] and
Brother of [half], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half]
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Account confirmed 19 Feb 2014 | Michael's 182867 contributions | 2234 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 19 Feb 2014 | Last significant change: 22 Apr 2019
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Sheffield COA

Descendant of PGM migrant Joseph Underwood.
Descendant of PGM migrant Damaris Unknown Gardner.
Descendant of PGM migrant James Blood.
Descendant of PGM migrant Ellen Harrison Blood.
Descendant of PGM migrant John Hopkins.



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Ancestry Autsomnal DNA - Europe West 48%

Ancestry Autsomnal DNA - Ireland 18%

Ancestry Autsomnal DNA - Scandinavia 14%

Ancestry Autsomnal DNA - Great Britain 9%

Ancestry Autsomnal DNA - Trace Regions 10%

Earliest Known Y-DNA & X/Y (X) DNA Ancestors

Thomas Sheffield b. 1791 ((Buckinghamshire), England)]

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  • Michael Sheffield: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #420484
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  • Michael Sheffield: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c2b5, FTDNA kit #420484
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On 15 Mar 2019 at 15:18 GMT Gaye (Pimentel) Melendez wrote:

Good day to you, Mr. Sheffield: Regarding Ackerman-263 and Ackerman-2072, I found a 1900 census. What is of note is that Samuel Betts(age 84), the father of Mary Betts, is listed as living with George and Mary. This helps to confirm that Mary Thresa (Hamm) Ackerman is the spouse of a different George. I changed the date of birth for George based on this census and you will be pleased to see that this profile is now open. I have been working so hard on other profiles but you provided the impetus for me to check data just in case. Thank you.

On 27 Feb 2018 at 09:37 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Congratulations to you Michael on becoming one of the newest Green Badged "Generous Genealogist". You made an impression on others to be helpful and willing to collaborate with them. Also a great Job going over 1,000 contributions in January, keeping up with your record from last year!!

On 23 Jan 2018 at 15:15 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

On 18 Oct 2017 at 17:16 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Thank you so much for the amazing number of contributions you made in September. You are an inspiration to WikiTreers everywhere!


On 8 May 2017 at 17:30 GMT Shannon (Woodyard) Minko wrote:

Thanks for filling the blanks on some of the tree I am still trying to figure out where everyone actually fits with me. However I have been to the family cemetery where most of the people you added are laid to rest. I have a family tree that another family member completed. The research is time consuming however is rewarding justed wanted to say thanks and if I can help out in some way I am about an hour away from the cemetery and where my grandparents home was located.

On 5 May 2017 at 14:10 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

My Mother-in-law was a Sheffield from near Philadelphia. Her Dad was Walter Sheffield a prominent landscape architect from way back who designed parks. I see your Sheffield's are from the mid-west. I just check the relationship finder and there is no connection. Sorry to bother you. :)

On 5 Mar 2017 at 11:41 GMT Jan Terink wrote:

Thanks for the speedy response Michael!

I removed spouse Grietje Kuipers and child Ijtje from Tjeerd Nienhuis and connected them to the other Tjeerd that i added.

Have a nice day!

On 18 Jan 2017 at 01:58 GMT Georgine (Kelley) Butman wrote:

Thanks Michael have a great evening.

On 1 Sep 2016 at 16:39 GMT Elisa (VazquezSkansie) Savoie wrote:

I'm curious to know if any of your Beckius' are related to my Beckius'

On 1 Aug 2016 at 23:15 GMT Laura (Braun) Scott wrote:

Are you a Plank descendant? What type of DNA test did you have?

On 30 Jul 2016 at 16:47 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Hi cousin!

Michael and Lisa are 10th cousins

On 9 Dec 2015 at 23:11 GMT Lois (Heller) Salyer wrote:


I believe that Daniel Heller 222 has the accurate place of birth. His father did not arrive in America until 1738 and there is no record of his mother ever immigrating to America.

On 9 Dec 2015 at 21:43 GMT Caroline (Heller) Anonymous wrote:

Michael, thanks for the additional info on Susanna Hammond. :-) --Caroline (Heller-855)

On 8 Dec 2015 at 20:40 GMT Caroline (Heller) Anonymous wrote:

Michael, thank you for recommending the merger of (John) Heller-415 and Heller -856. I do check for existing profiles before entering new ones, but obviously missed here. I also appreciate your having corrected my location field formats. That led me to discover the style guide, so now I will correct the other profiles I've entered. Thanks for your time. --Caroline S. (ID Heller-855)

On 30 Nov 2015 at 01:37 GMT Mary Bethune wrote:

Many thanks for your help! :-) Mary Bethune

On 29 Oct 2015 at 08:57 GMT Laurence Carlier wrote:

Small words to congrats you. Your researches are very important for a lot of people. Keep going :)

On 11 Oct 2015 at 15:29 GMT Becky (H) Anonymous wrote:

I am a Linville descendant, so I especially appreciate your contributions to that family tree. So far, I haven't found any direct connections between your contributions and my ancestors, but I'm still hoping for that missing link to fall into place!

On 16 Sep 2015 at 18:00 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:

Hi Michael, welcome to the One Name Studies Project! For instructions on how to get started and suggestions for getting the most out of your study, see: One Name Study

For more information, contact Doug or Alison with any questions.

On 15 Sep 2015 at 05:25 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Michael, congratulations on joining the Wednesday Watch Dogs. I was a one of them until recently (health issues).

I noticed your work with the early revolutionary flags - it was interesting to look up the meaning of the Gadsden flag. It is very nice you have a listing of the regiment that flew it. (Maybe there is a typo in the title "1885"?)

Thank you for all you are doing for WikiTree.

On 14 Jul 2015 at 14:26 GMT Jack Templeton wrote:

Michael, Are you aware of any male-male-male-etc descendants of Absolom Templeton who took a YDNA test. There are at least three different Templeton genetic lineages descended from three different Indigenous Tribal Groups: Scot, Briton & Irish. My gut judgement tells me that Absolom (from the NE TN, SW VA, SE KY area) is a Scot descendant. There are YDNA tests for less than $100 that will say "yea" or "nae". Would love to find out. jacktempleton27@me.com

On 21 Jun 2015 at 22:23 GMT Paula J wrote:

We have a Gold Rush subproject under Westward Ho! that this would be perfect for!

On 24 May 2015 at 01:19 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Michael,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything esle you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!


On 1 Apr 2015 at 21:33 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

I noticed your new Club 1000 Club badge for March 2015.

Congratulations ☺


On 21 Mar 2015 at 06:49 GMT Terry Sheffield wrote:

Thank you Michael for all your great work. I only hope I can learn to be somewhere as good as you in the future.

TL Sleffield

On 21 Mar 2015 at 06:49 GMT Terry Sheffield wrote:

Thank you Michael for all your great work. I only hope I can learn to be somewhere as good as you in the future.

TL Sleffield

On 11 Mar 2015 at 19:35 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Hey Michael,

Check out this G2G Post: Templeton's Name Study



On 5 Mar 2015 at 17:11 GMT PM Eyestone wrote:

Michael - I've noticed your contributions on WikiTree and wanted to see if you have any interest in Gateway Ancestors or the Magna Carta. Have you seen what we are up to at our Magna Carta Base Camp? Building well sourced trails from Gateways to surety barons.

Let me know if you may be interested. Thanks for considering!

On 6 Feb 2015 at 17:41 GMT Bryan Burrell wrote:

Hi Michael, Thanks for all your work on our family tree. Looks like you have located a copy of the Sheffield, Davison, Robinson family book which has a lot of Burrell info and pictures.

Great to have this on Wikitree. We have some updates that may help.

On 14 Jan 2015 at 14:41 GMT Bryan Burrell wrote:

Thanks Michael for all the work you do on WikiTree for our Burrell, Sheffield,Davison family. I hope to add lots of pictures this winter. Sorry for the delay.

On 27 Sep 2014 at 22:40 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Hi Michael,

I stumbled across your profile of Thomas Sheffield today, and am very impressed with your research and the way you present it. You may find the Profile of the Week Project interesting.

Thank you for your contributions to WikiTree.

On 18 Sep 2014 at 03:26 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi Michael

We are really happy that you took the Pre-1700 certification Quiz. Thank you for doing your part to make WikiTree an accurate and openly collaborative place for genealogists to share their research.

Do you have some 1700's people in your tree already ? Now that you have the badge, you can take part in one of our historical projects.

If you have any questions, you can contact one of our Mentors or Volunteer Coordinator, Erin .

Have a great day !

On 6 Mar 2014 at 23:36 GMT John Crim wrote:

Michael, thank you for your work on the Crim tree. It has helped me tremendously.

John Michael Crim-126

Michael is 42 degrees from Graham Chapman, 25 degrees from Janet Wild and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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