Marjorie Ellen Adams

Marj Adams

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Marj E. Adams aka Green
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Adams-16917 created 9 Aug 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 26 Mar 2017
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Marjorie was born in 1941 at a hospital in Salisbury, Maryland of father Burl Adams and Christine Baker who were living in Selbyville, Baltimore Hundred, Sussex Co. Delaware, situated right at the border of Maryland. She married Tom R. Green in Columbus, Ohio. but continues to use her maiden name, Adams . Marjorie "Marj" Adams worked for 25 years as a teacher and university librarian and has been doing genealogy for 15+ yrs.-- first her paternal Adams-Williams-Martin-Skelton line and then her maternal Baker-LONG-Murray family. Now she is working on the family of her husband, Tom Green. She thinks she may have cracked the brick wall there with finding marriage and census records for Edward Green and Elizabeth Craun, possible parents of Ira Green, Tom's proved 2 grgrfa, Franklin Co. OH, 1842 (marriage record). At this point the Green ancestors of Ira are speculative with FTDNA Green close matches all from the deep south. She has searched for records in those lines and with others in the FF-Green group has determined that the common ancestor may be William from Baltimore Co. MD in the 1700s.

She is committed to ACCURACY and believes that without recorded SOURCES, which give credit to others and help to resolve conflicting information, genealogy trees are for naught.


1. Marj Adams was the genealogist behind the name Tom Green when she joined wiki tree in July 2014 as Green-11245 . One of Wiki Tree leaders suggested she separate the profiles of Tom Green and Marj Adams - completed Aug 2015, new profile # assigned.

2. Marj adopted hundreds of orphaned profiles originally created by John W. LONG, Sr. [Long-4099] a former, prolific WikiTree member who cited her, "Delmarvalous Ancestors", tree in many of bios he entered. The format he used is unusual and she continues to bring it into compliance with WT style.


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maternal lines Long, Murray, Baker, McCabe here 1775 when DE MD borders were finalized. Born here.
surname of hubby, Tom Green. See for DNA testing info (Thomas R)
alternate spelling, often a New England family
Eastern Shore of Maryland & Virginia was home of maternal lines
one maternal line with many spellings: McCape, McKeebie
my Winter, dePue connections; hubby's Van Benshoten
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main interest
on this side of the pond, my maternal lines began here

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On 26 Mar 2017 at 01:31 GMT Dwight Petersen wrote:

Thanks for the nice work on Charles Green-11962. Since a couple of uploads with little documentation and lots of duplications, this corner of my families' tree has been a bit frustrating for me and I certainly appreciate your work.

On 24 Mar 2017 at 00:34 GMT David Douglass wrote:


I posted a couple of sources and an image of a birth index record for John McCabe on his profile. They may help with your ongoing research.

On 23 Mar 2017 at 22:36 GMT David Douglass wrote:

I was just curious about the change of birthplace from New York to New Jersey because John's parents were married just the year before his bith in New York. That means that they married, got pregnant and moved to New Jersey in the few months before John was born. That is certainly possible but the lack of documentation and sources leaves one wondering. You are doing a good job on the profile and it's great you are working with a family member to sort it out.

I've got some profiles that need work too, especially some that I adopted. Sometimes if I am having trouble finding sources I document my efforts and try not to make changes that I can not support. Sometimes we just can't find a source and so don't make any changes. As Wikitree genealogists we try to limit the guesswork. Cheers

On 23 Mar 2017 at 04:18 GMT David Douglass wrote:

Hi Marj

You recently made an edit to the profile of John McCabe in which you changed his birthplace from Colony of New York to Colony of New Jersey. To support this change you indicated the edit was made based on "research of Marjorie Adams in progress, on" Because you are an arborist I am confident that you are aware of the need for documentation and evidence that contains clear evidence to support such a change. Perhaps your documentation/sources doindicate such a change was warranted however your documentation in this profile does not. Perhaps if you were to also document your evidence in this Wikitree profile it might support the change you made.

On 22 Mar 2017 at 17:55 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:

Hi again Marj,

Thank you for responding to my question below .... you wrote:

"I was trying to provide birth locations to distinguish the many John Bakers with none. Certain status made sense to me."

I am confident that your intentions are good, but a solid source confirming this info is needed in order to mark it "Certain" ... even if his father (none shown), and the son were shown as from England, this would not make it "Certain" ... highly probable, but not certain.

You also stated:

"I have now removed certain status"

I waited over an hour after you posted this and it still wasn't done, so I have made the correction.

Please don't misunderstand, I really appreciate what you are trying to do.

Thank you,


On 21 Mar 2017 at 21:25 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:

Hi Marj, ... re: Baker-9920,

Out of curiosity, how does his son being b. in Lincolnshire, make it "Certain" that he was born in England?



On 14 Mar 2017 at 04:27 GMT Shirley (Haile) McGee Ms. wrote:

Marg, sorry I did not explain the situation clearly. I initiated the Haile-70 and the Haile-309. I waited for a very long time for the merge to be approved, however when I didn't hear from anyone, I merged with someone else. My problem is in the merge that did take place shows Neale Haile's grandfather as his father. Is there anyway to insert a bracket so I can put Nicholas Haile III as Neale's father and Ruth Ann Long as Neale's mother? I hope this helps. I will be off line for the rest of the week due to surgery, so take your time. Thanks for your help, Shirley

On 13 Mar 2017 at 00:58 GMT Shirley (Haile) McGee Ms. wrote:

Marg, I believe Haile-70 and Haile=309 are definitely the same person. The difference in the father's dates are because on Haile=309 a generation was skipped when a merge happened with someone else. Therefore, a merge is not needed. I am requesting that a space for Neale's father be provided in Haile-309's tree for Nicholas Haile III and Ruth Ann Long. Thank you for your help. Shirley

On 9 Mar 2017 at 16:10 GMT David Douglass wrote:

Had to delete a few of my posts. Wikitree seems to have had a hiccup and reposted messages several times. Sorry for all the repetitive messages.

On 9 Mar 2017 at 15:34 GMT David Douglass wrote:

Ira Greene is a well sourced profile. Its just too bad not every profile in Wikitree is as well sourced. Sourcing or the lack of it I should say seems to be a wide spread issue in genealogy, especially online. If every "genealogist" would properly source their information much of the rubbish would cease to be perpetuated.

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