I began my genealogy about 23 years ago and I've since become an avid Wikitreer. I do my best to help others as I can. I am currently Project Leader for: Military & War, 1776, Disproven Existence & its Adjunct, Russia, William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers, & Accessibility Angels. I am active in other areas as I have described in my bio below. To reach me you can always contact me by email or leave a message on my profile comments at the bottom of this page.
SJ Baty
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Biography

SJ was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
SJ Baty is a Military Veteran.
Served in the US Army
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First and foremost:
"It's about the genealogy."

I have been researching my family genealogy for 23 years. My degree is in History so I know how to source :-) [1]

Born in America, now living in Spain.

My native language is (American) English.
Yo hablo español.
Я говорю по-русски.


Wikitree projects

SJ Baty is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject 1776
Fountain Pen
SJ has written and improved fifty profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
SJ has participated in 52 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
SJ has participated in 52 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Photos Challenge.
SJ Baty participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding many sources to profiles.
SJ Baty participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 48 connections.
SJ Baty participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 704 suggestions.
SJ Baty participated with Southern_Super_Sweepers during the 2020 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 38 items to profiles.
SJ Baty participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 100 sources to profiles.
SJ Baty is participating with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 363 connections.
SJ Baty is participating with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 523 suggestions.
SJ Baty participated with Southern_Super_Sweepers during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 65 items to profiles.
SJ Baty participated with Team Tornadoes during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 44 sources to profiles.
SJ Baty participated with The Tidying Tornadoes during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 208 suggestions.

Project Leader
Accessibility Angels
American Revolutionary War (1776)
Disproven Existence
Disproven Existence Adjunct
Military and War
Russia Project
William Penn & Early Pennsylvania Settlers

Project Coordinator

Delaware

Team member

52 Ancestors Challenge
52 Photos
Arborists
Appreciation Team
Biography Builders
Categorization Liaison
Connectors
Data Doctors
Germany
Huguenot Migration
Integrators
Mentors
Military and War:
- War of 1812
- US Civil War
- World War II
Notables
Profile Improvement
Quakers
Rangers
Scots-Irish and Ulster Scots
Sourcerers
Sweden
Templates
US History:
- Delaware
- Pennsylvania
- US Presidents
- Virginia


Project Affiliate Member
Magna Carta Project logo
SJ Baty is a Magna Carta Project affiliate.

Magna Carta

Leading the following One Name Studies
This profile is part of the Baty Name Study.

Abbott Name Study
Barnes Name Study
Baty Name Study
Beaty Name Study
Beatty Name Study
Benskin Name Study
Bray Name Study
George Name Study
Mullins Name Study
Ranck Name Study

One Name Study particpant:

de Graaf Name Study
Hasty Name Study

WikiTree contributions

Contributions to the WikiTree community
SJ's WikiTree contributions Some projects I started or contributed to - moved to their own page.

Number of consecutive months with more than 1,000 contributions: 30

Personal genealogy projects
Personal Genealogy Projects I moved these to their own page.

Genealogy and Society Memberships

Member and contributor to the Beatty Project.
Member and contributor to the Beatty DNA Project.
FTDNA 464xccgg Project member & contributor.
FTDNA Abbott Project member and contributor.
FTDNA Beatty Project member and contributor.
Member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy.
Member of The Journal of Genealogy and Family History.

Lineage Society Memberships

Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)

My application to the SUVCW was approved on 16 October 2019. After the Civil War, Union Veterans organized into a fraternal organization named the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in 1866. The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War was created in order that the sons of the Civil War veterans (GAR members) could continue the work of the GAR. As the veterans grew older, the SUVCW was endorsed and eventually the GAR was merged into the SUVCW when the last member died in 1954. Later that year, the SUVCW was chartered by Congross and is the today the legal successor to the GAR.
The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War's long history makes it one of the oldest veterans and hereditary societies in America. It is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of the Union heroes who fought and worked to save the Union during the Civil War.
My application was predicated on the service of my great-great-grandfather Oliver Goldsmith Ranck. His service began near the start of the war and he enlisted in Illinois on 1 October 1861. He was assigned to the Illinois 50th Infantry Regiment, nickamed the "Blind Half-Hundred." He served until 12 July 1865. During this application process I came to learn that Oliver was promoted to Sergeant in 1864.

Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR)

After years of research and the subsequent discovery of Americn Revolutionary War Ancestors I decided to join the NSSAR. in total I have been able to document my descent from 15 different Revolutionary War ancestors. I began the application process wtih the Sons of the Revolution in 2018 and nearly two years later my application was approved on 29 May 2020.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) is a patriotic lineage association initially founded in 1889. The organization is Congressionally chartered and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Members are male lineal-descendants of participants in the American Revolutionary War. NSSAR promotes patriotism, education about the war, and preservation of historic records.

Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States (MOFW)

SJ is a Member of the
Military Order of Foreign Wars.
My application to the MOFW was approved on 10 October 2019. The Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States is one of the Oldest Veteran’s and Hereditary Associations in the America. Membership is limited to United States military and former military officers and their descendants, to include active duty, reserve, National Guard, and retired US officers, including the Coast Guard.

My Ancestors Research Statistics

My Ancestors Research Statistics
BY GENERATION
Gen. No. Relation to SJ Baty Total Possible Profiles On Wikitree Sourced Biography Genealogically Defined
1Self11111
2Parent22222
3Grandparent44444
4Great Grandparent88888
52nd Great Grandparent161616168 (50%)
63rd Great Grandparent30 (-2)*3030307 (30%)
74th Great Grandparent60 (-4)*47 (78%)4738 (81%)3 (6%)
85th Great Grandparent120 (-8)*51 (43%)5134 (67%)2 (4%)
96th Great Grandparent240 (-16)*53 (23%)5334 (64%) 6 (11%)
107th Great Grandparent480 (-32)*49 (10%)4927 (55%)1 (2%)
118th Great Grandparent960 (-64)*49 (5%)42 (86%)29 (59%)0 (0%)
* Total number of possible ancestors reduced due to pedigree collapse.
+ Last updated 10 June 2020 through 8th great-grandparents (2nd audit complete).
++ The best way to acquire all the data for this template is to do an ancestor's audit. I wrote about it here: Have you audited your ancestors?
+++ I am tracking changes and subsequent audits here: SJ Baty ancestor audit space page.

If you are interested in adding an Ancestor's Research Statistics template to your profile, you can find the code here: My Ancestors Research Statistics Template.

Personal research interests

Family lines I'm working on this year:
Abbott,* Barnes, Beals, Carter, Cobb, DeGraff, Fisher, Hasty, Klinepeter, Le Comte, Miller, Mullins, Tompkins, & Turk.
*It will probably take me two years to enter all of the research on the Abbott family line that cousin Harvey Abbott has collected over the past two decades.
Brick Walls

I am "stuck" at these ancestors and will be working in the future to find their roots.

I have started a space page to document the efforts to locate his parents - it is in progress and I will be adding to it over the coming weeks: Finding the parents of Samuel H. Baty, 1830 - 1912
  • [[[Ranck-206|Hans|Velten Ranck]]], aka "Rev. Jean Ranc." Hunting down his roots has been the mission of hundreds (thousands?) of Ranck descendants for over 100 years. Help from our fraudster friend Gustav Anjou and the creative turn-of-the-century (19th-20th) writing of some ancestors has made this an exceptionally difficult endeavor.
Click here to see a full list of my brick-wall ancestors and put Baty-260 in the WikiTree ID box.
Thanks to Jamie Nelson for the creation of the Brick Wall Ancestors App.


Veterans in my tree

Vietnam

My father Petty Officer S. Baty served in Vietnam in Da Nang as a US Navy Sea-Bee attached to the US Marine Corps expeditionary forces.[2]

World War II

My grandfather First Sergeant Carrol Baty served in the US Army - Illinois National Guard, 132 Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Division.[3] He was mobilized to active duty in December 1940 and later was in the first fleet sent to reinforce Australia and the Pacific Islands following Pearl Harbor. The regiment (merged into the newly formed "Americal Division") fought on with service in Guadalcanal and eventually to mainland Japan. Carrol was injured in New Caledonia, and after successful rehabilitation, served the remainder of the war in the 9th Service Command as a Military Police First Sergeant until October, 1945.

1920's peacetime service

My great-uncle Arthur W. Herling served in the United States Navy from 1924 to 1928. Unfortunately, he contracted tuberculosis while on board a Navy ship. He was treated in a military hospital in Los Angeles, California until he died in 1931.[4][5]

Philippine–American War

My great-great-uncle Sergeant Anton Edward Helgren served in the US Army with war-time service in the Philippine Islands.[6][7] At the end of his Army career, "Uncle Ed" had attained the rank of Sergeant Major.

US Civil War

My 3rd great-grandfather Hiram Abbott served in the US Army in the Civil War.[8] He enlisted in the the 83rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 21 August 1862.
Hiram Mustered out of the Army on 26 June 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hiram's grandfather John William Abbott was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War.
* * *
My third great-grandfather Wesley John Benskin enlisted in Company H, 130th Illinois Infantry Regiment in 1862. Wesley fought in many including many battles and campaigns. In 1864 he and most of his regiment were captured at the Battle of Sabine Crossroads in Texas. He was paroled in 1865 and returned home to his family.[9][10][11]
Some of the battles and campaigns that Wesley participated in as a soldier in the 130th Infantry Regiment:[12]
  • Battle of Magnolia Hills, Port Gibson, 1 May 1863.
  • Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi from 18 May to 4 July 1863.
  • Assaults on Vicksburg 19 May 19 and 22 May.
  • Siege of Jackson July 10-17.
  • Reconnaissance to Pearl River July 11.
  • Western Louisiana Campaign October 3 - November 30 1863.
  • Reconnaissance on Matagorda Peninsula (Texas) January 21 1864.
  • Red River Campaign March 10 - May 22.
  • Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8 1864.
* * *
My cousin, 4x removed, Amanda (Abbott) Morford was married to Medal of Honor recipient Jerome Jefferson Morford.
In his citation description, Jerome was one of a volunteer storming party at the battle of Vicksburgh, Mississippi on 22 May 1863. Of the 150 men who volunteered for the storming party, half died in the assault.[13]
His citation reads:
For Gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party of 22 May 1863.

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My great-great-grandfather Oliver Goldsmith Ranck served in the US Civil War with the US Army - Illinois 50th Infantry.[14] Oliver enlisted in Illinois in 1861 and his Regiment, the "Blind Half Hundred," participated in:
  • Battle at Fort Donelson, Tennessee on 12 February 1862
  • Battle at Shiloh, Tennessee on 06 April 1862
  • Battle on 15 may 1862
  • Battle at Near Monterey, Tennessee on 16 May 1862
  • Battle at Corinth, Mississippi on 28 may 1862
  • Battle at Corinth, Mississippi, on 03 October 1862
  • Battle at Corinth, Mississippi on 04 October 1862
  • Battle at Near Resaca on 16 may 1864
  • Battle at Allatoona, George on 05 October 1864
  • Battle on 25 February 1865
  • Battle at Bentonville, North Carolina on 21 March 1865
Oliver mustered out of service on 12 July 1865 in Springfield, Illinois.

War of 1812

My 5th great-grandfather John Bray served in the War of 1812. John is listed in the muster rolls for the Fifth Company, Chatham County Regiment.[15] John's father Henry and his uncle Edward Bray were veterans of The War of the Regulation, and Henry was also a veteran of the American Revolutionary War.
* * *
My 4th great-grandfather John Miller Jr. served in the War of 1812. He was a member of the New York, Saratoga County Militia. He was a private in the New York State Militia, and served in the Saratoga County Company of Captain Thomas Collimer under the overall command of Colonel James Rogers. At least two of John's pay vouchers have been found, one covering the period 8 September to 8 October 1814,[16] and another for 8 October to 8 December 1814.[17] John Jr's father John Miller Sr. was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War.
* * *
My 4th great-grandfather Michael Taylor served in the Virginia Militia during the War of 1812. Records indicate that he was in Captain Tibb's Company, Virginia Militia.[18]
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My 5th great-grandfather John Umphlet served in the War of 1812. John is listed in the muster rolls for the Third Company, Third Regiment, detached from the Northampton, North Carolina Regiment.[19][20]
* * *
My 5th great-grandfather Benammi Wilson served in the War of 1812. His enlisted rank was private but it was said that he was a surgeon's assistant.[21] Benammi first served in Captain Thomas Lewis' company of the Allen Trimble Mounted Militia Regiment from 30 August 1812 to 30 November 1812. Later, he served in Captain John Jones' company from 29 July 1813 to 8 September 1813.[22] Records also indicate that he was a member of Key's Regiment, Ohio Militia.[23]

Finnish War

My thx great-grandfather, Erik Nyström Pil was mobilized to the Swedish Navy in January 1808.
War with the Russian Empire commenced about a month later and Erik later died in June 1808; the exact cause and location of his death are not yet known. He was assigned to: BBG, 1st Boatsman Company, no. 132, Swedish Navy.

American Revolutionary War

My 5th great-grandfather John William Abbott was a Revolutionary War Veteran. Records from the General George Rogers Clark papers record John's service in the Kentucky Militia in 1783.[24] John's grandson Hiram Abbott was a Civil War veteran.
* * *
My 6th great-grandfather Reinholt (Abendschon) Obenchain is recognized by the Sons of the American Revolution, and by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Revolutionary War service ancestor.[25][26][27]
* * *
My 6th great-grandfather Lewis Banton was a loyalist in the Revolutionary War.
He and his son-in-law John Carter appear on the payment rolls for Colonel Thomas Pearson's Regiment, Little River Militia, Ninety Six Brigade for 159 days militia service from 1 July to 6 December 1781.[28]
* * *
My 8th great-grandfather Brinsley Barnes is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Revolutionary War service ancestor.[29]
* * *
In addition to serving in the War of the Regulation, my 6th great-grandfather Henry Bray served in the Revolution as a Militia Man in the Chatham County, North Carolina Militia under the command of Captain Jeduthan Harper. He first entered the militia in 1772[30] and received war pay in 1783.[31] He is also recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution for service as a juror, tax collector, and that he signed an oath of allegiance to make a land entry.[32] Henry's son John Bray was a veteran of the War of 1812.
* * *
My 5th great-grandfather John Carter was a loyalist in the Revolutionary War.
He and his father-in-law Lewis Banton appear on the payment rolls for Colonel Thomas Pearson's Regiment, Little River Militia, Ninety Six Brigade for 159 days militia service from 1 July to 6 December 1781.[28]
* * *
My 8th great-grandfather George Hobson Jr. is recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution as a Revolutionary War patriot ancestor.[33]
* * *
My 6th great-grandfather Adam Klinepeter served in the Pennsylvania Militia from 1778 and continued serving until the end of the war in 1783. He served as a militiaman in the York County Militia and had service in the 5th Battalion, 6th Company and also the 7th Battalion, 7th Company. In total, Adam served about 4 years from 1779 until the end of the war in 1783 and by the war's end he had achieved the junior offier rank of Ensign.[34] His brothers Rudolph Klinepeter Jr. and Henry Klinepeter also served and both were officers, Ensign and Lieutenant respectively.[35] Adam is a recognized Daughters of the Revolution Veteran.[36]
* * *
My 6th great-grandfather Balthasar Loffel is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Patriot Ancestor.[37][38] Balthasar's son John is also a recognized DAR patriot ancestor.
* * *
My 5th great-grandfather John Leffel is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Patriot Ancestor.[39][40] John's father Balthasar is also a DAR recognized patriot ancestor.
* * *
My 5th great-grandfather John Miller Sr. enlisted in the Albany County Militia, 13th Regiment at the age of 17. He was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Cornelius Van Veghten and Captain Michael Dunning.[41][42] He is a recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution as a Veteran Ancestor.[43] John and his regiment were mustered and fought in the Second Battle of Saratoga, The Battle of Bemis Heights on 7 October 1777.[44] John's son John Miller Jr. was a veteran of the War of 1812.
* * *
My 5th great-grandfather Joseph Mullins was drafted as a militia-man into the Continental Army in Virginia and served under General Muhlenberg at the Plymouth expedition and under General George Washington at the siege of Yorktown and was present during the surrender of Lord Cornwallis on 19 October 1781.[45][46][47][48]
* * *
My 5th great-grandfather John Ranck served in the 1st Company, 5th Battalion, Lancaster County Militia, under the command of Captain Alexander McIlvain in 1782.[49] The men of the Ranck family were especially known for their patriotism with nearly every fighting-age man having served.[50]
* * *
My 6th great-grandfather Stephen Tompkins Sr. served in the 7th Regiment, Dutchess County Militia, New York under the command of Captain George Lane and Colonel Henry Luddington.[51]
* * *
My 5th great-grandfather George Tucker is recognized by the Sons of the Revolution[52] and the Daughters of the Revolution as a Revolutionary War service ancestor.[53] George was also a veteran of Lord Dunmore's War.

Lord Dunmore's War

My 5th great-grandfather George Tucker was a veteran of Lord Dunmore's War. He is listed in 1774 on the roster of Captain Zachquil Morgan's Company in Virginia along with brothers-in-law Samuel Jr., Richard, and Thomas Merrifield.[54] Later, George was recognized for his patriotic service and he is a DAR/NSSAR recognized patriot ancestor of the American Revolutionary War.

The War of the Regulation

In addition to his service in the American Revolutionary War, my 6th great-grandfather Henry Bray was a Regulator and served in The War of the Regulation. He and his brother Edward Bray fought in the Battle of Alamance in 1771.[55] Henry's son John was a veteran of the War of 1812.

French and Indian War

My 5th great-grandfather Merrifield-162 appears twice in the records of the Virginia militia. He appears on 27 October 1758 in Captain Lewis Stephen's Company and 9 October 1761 in John Greenfield's Company. Samuel's sons Samuel Jr., Thomas, and Richard were all veterans of Lord Dunmore's War and Samuel Jr. is a recognized DAR patriot ancestor of the American Revolutionary War[56].

My Wikitree cousins

In memorium

Harvey Abbott (1942 - 2020)

Harvey Abbott - First cousin twice removed: Harvey is first cousin to my maternal Grandfather.

I tracked Harvey down after discovering the census records of my Abbott ancestors and then we compared notes. We had the same family stories even though our lines were separated by 100+ years. We've been genealogy collaborators ever since.

Harvey and I have had a close genealogy connection for the last decade and we chat by email, text, and by phone weekly or every other week. I was able to visit him in 2008 when I passed his home on a drive across the country.

Sadly, Harvey passed away on 24 January 2020 and is sorely missed. It will probably take me years to upload all of the documentation that Harvey has forwarded to me in the last decade.

Some cousins I've met on Wikitree

  • Doug Moore - Cousins through our shared ancestor Samuel Merrifield Sr. whose history we researching and rewriting. I met Doug through an article he wrote on Samuel and later asked him to join Wikitree.

Sources

  1. First-hand information. Entered by SJ Baty at registration.
  2. US Navy DD-214 military service record, letters, photos, honorable discharge certificate and photos for S. Baty in the possession of SJ Baty.
  3. "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K85G-S3Q : 5 December 2014), Carrol D Baty, enlisted 05 Mar 1941, Chicago, Illinois, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  4. Historical Register of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1749, 282 rolls); Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Accessed 02 March 2019 [SJ Baty] at Ancestry.
  5. Burial Ledgers. The National Cemetery Administration, Washington, D.C. (Original records transferred to NARA: Burial Registers, compiled 1867-2006, documenting the period 1831-2006. ARC ID: 5928352. Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773–2007, Record Group 15. National Archives at Washington, D.C. Accessed 02 March 2019 [SJ Baty].
  6. Year: 1900; Census Place: Malolos, Philippine Islands, Military and Naval Forces; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0163; FHL microfilm: 1241839. Accessed 24 July 2008 [SJ Baty] at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7602&h=54596125.
  7. U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006. Anton Edward Helgren, Service Info.: SGT US ARMY SPANISH AMERICAN WAR: National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Accessed 18 July 2018 [SJ Baty].
  8. Illinois, Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Accessed 16 July 2018 at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9759&h=83493, file also found at the Illinois Secretary of State website, "http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/CivilWarController," Cyberdrive Illinois: Illinois Civil War Detail Report for Abbott, Hiram. Accessed 15 March 2008 [SJ Baty].
  9. Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Accessed 03 November 2018 [Baty-260|SJ Baty] at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1555&h=3062018.
  10. Web: Illinois, Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Databases of Illinois Veterans. Illinois State Archive. Cyberdrive Illinois bases/home.html: accessed 5 August 2014..
  11. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15572135 : accessed 03 November 2018 [Baty-260|SJ Baty]), memorial page for Wesley John Benskin (3 Aug 1837–13 Feb 1908), Find A Grave: Memorial #1557213515572135, citing Kneff Cemetery, Clay City, Clay County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Kay Cynova (contributor 47064119).
    Local file: Benskin-63.
  12. National Park Service. "https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=UIL0130RI." Union Illinois Volunteers: 130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. Accessed 3 November 2018 [Baty-260|SJ Baty].
  13. Wikipedia contributors. "Jerome Morford." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Accessed 28 February 2019 [SJ Baty].
  14. Illinois. Military and Naval Dept; Reece, Jasper N; Elliott, Isaac Hughes, 1837-1922. "https://archive.org/details/reportofadjutant03illi1." Report of the adjutant general of the state of Illinois. Accessed 16 Mar 2018 [SJ Baty].
    Local file: https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Ranck-151.
  15. 1812-1814 Muster Rolls. North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 [database on-line]. Accessed 30 October 2018 [SJ Baty] at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3566&h=16489755.
  16. War of 1812 abstracts of payrolls for New York State militia ("payroll cards"), 1812–1814. Series B0810 (23.5 cu. .). New York (State). Adjutant General’s O ice. New York State Archives, Albany, New York. Accessed 16 August 2019 [SJ Baty] at Ancestry. Local file copy.
  17. War of 1812 abstracts of payrolls for New York State militia ("payroll cards"), 1812–1814. Series B0810 (23.5 cu. .). New York (State). Adjutant General’s O ice. New York State Archives, Albany, New York. Accessed 16 August 2019 [SJ Baty]] at Ancestry. Local file copy.
  18. War of 1812 Pension Applications. Washington D.C.: National Archives. NARA Microfilm Publication M313, 102 rolls. Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group Number 15. Accessed 1 March 2019 [SJ Baty] at Ancestry.
  19. Adjutant General of North Carolina. Muster Rolls: Soldiers of the War of 1812, Detached from the Militia of North Carolina 1812 and 1814. Raleigh, NC: Stone and Uzzell, 1873. Accessed 11 February 2019 at [1].
  20. Research conducted by Harvey Abbott.
  21. Sanner, Jerry L. Benammi Wilson Family, privately published, last updated March, 2017, shared via personal email to [SJ Baty] on 9 March 2019. Note: Jerry is a preeminent researcher for the George, Hall, Wilson, and Beals families.
  22. War of 1812 Pension Applications. Washington D.C.: National Archives. NARA Microfilm Publication M313, 102 rolls. Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group Number 15. Accessed 13 March 2019 by [SJ Baty] at Ancestry.
  23. National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, 234 rolls. Accessed 13 March 2019 by [SJ Baty] at Ancestry.
  24. Abbott, Larry. "John Abbott Ky/Ind." The Abbott Newsletter." 16 June 2018, Issue 42, p. 8. Accessed 30 September 2019 by [SJ Baty].
  25. NSSAR application #54568 for Roland Obenchain, descendant of Samuel Obenchain (Ovenshine) and Reinhold Obenchain (Abendschon), approved 12 April 1938: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Accessed 30 July 2018 [SJ Baty] at https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242498-00363.
    Local file: https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Abendschon-9.
  26. NSSAR application #76176 for Robert Nagel Van Natta, descendant of Rheinhold Abenschon, approved 13 February 1953: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Accessed 30 July 2018 [SJ Baty] at https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242326-00060.
  27. NSSAR application #96479 for Benjamin Franklin Moomaw, descendant of Rheinholdt Obenchain, approved 25 January 1968: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Accessed 30 July 2018 [SJ Baty] at https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242394-00361.
  28. 28.0 28.1 Clark, Murtie June. Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. Official Rolls of Loyalists Recruited from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981. Volume 1, p. 299. Accessed 15 April 2019 [SJ Baty] at Ancestry.
  29. Barnes, Warren E. “Mick”, "Descendants of Brinsley Barnes & Elizabeth Lindey along the lineage of William Howard Barnes (1907-1974) & Ethel Garnell Davis (1907-1946)", 1998, Revised 2012.
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Thank you for your congratulatory remark on my profile, SJ!
Hello and Congratulations on becoming an Astronaut!! I know it will be announced in G2G, but I couldn't wait to offer my praise to your wonderful accomplishment !
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hello, SJ Baty, you are more than welcome to join the Graaf one name study, I have given permission and your name is now on the list of participants, and I have added you as co-manager, what is your interest and conection concerns the de Graaf surname

Kind regards, Enoch Stuivenberg

posted by Enoch Stuivenberg
Hi Enoch, sorry for the late reply. Here is my Graaf/deGraff connection:

https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Relationship&action=calculate&person1_name=Le_Conte-7&person2_name=Baty-260

1. SJ is the son of [private father] DNA confirmed 2. [Private] is the son of Carrol Baty DNA confirmed 3. Carrol is the son of Lola Ruth (Hitchler) Baty (1899-1989) [confident] 4. Lola is the daughter of George William Hitchler (1859-1915) [confident] 5. George is the son of Nancy (Miller) Hitchler (1829-1921) [confident] 6. Nancy is the daughter of Marjry (DeGraff) Miller (1792-1872) [unknown confidence] 7. Maria is the daughter of Abraham DeGroff (1761-1827) [unknown confidence] 8. Abraham is the son of Abraham Degraff (1718-) [unknown confidence] 9. Abraham is the son of Jan Degraff (1687-1735) [unknown confidence] 10. Jan is the son of Moses (le Conte) DeGraaf (abt.1661-abt.1720) [unknown confidence] 11. Moses is the son of Jean (le Conte) le Comte (abt.1640-abt.1675) [confident] This makes Jean the ninth great grandfather of SJ.

posted by SJ Baty
Hello, SJ!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree over the weekend.

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: Cool background image!

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you for the new badge :-) xxx
SJ, Are you connected to my grandfather, Leandro Della Piana? Or perhaps my grandmother, Elisa Savini?
posted by Patricia Della Piana
I am sorry Patricia but these names are unknown to me :-(
posted by SJ Baty
Data Doctor states that Stackhouse-86 must be listed with the William Penn Project. Can you do it, please?

Thanks you, Jim Williams

posted by Jim (W) Williams
Thanks for the heads up - it is done.
posted by SJ Baty
Twisted_Thistles.jpg

Hi SJ,

If you're not going to be engaged elsewhere ... as a member of the Scotland Project, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
SJ, how clever of you to have discovered a way to display your badges without all the new stuff!
posted by Julie Kelts
Hi SJ,

As you will have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the US Southern Colonies Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. We have also changed the criteria for membership. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know whether you would like to remain in the project and, if so, which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address. I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders and are in the Google Group.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. We’re really excited for the future of the project and hope that you decide to be a part of it with us moving forwards.

Many thanks,

Susie, US Southern Colonies Project Co-Leader

SJ I wanted to thank you for the several posts you've made in the G2G forum over this last year about your personal WT 'profile building' work-flow approach. More specifically, the profile re-reviews you routinely incorporate into your work habits. During my learning curve period (a curve which continues into infinity) as a (non-commercial) family genealogist you've been an inspiration about organizational approach and habits. Again, thank you. Sincerely, Leigh Anne
Thanks Leigh Anne, just made my week ;-)
posted by SJ Baty
S J Baty please share with me what information you have on Charles Stout-113 and why you want to be on so many profiles as listed in the Trusted List Additon.
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Hi SJ,

I've added you to the Browning Trusted Lists as requested - please let me know if you want to be added to any more or would like to be added as PM. Oh and congratulations as well :)

posted by Andrew Turvey
Hi there, SJ!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 700!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hey SJ, I think Humphrey Morrey (first mayor of Phil) would be a good addition to the Penn Settlers project. His son Richard formed one of the first interracial marriages in the U.S. and had some notable descendants, including Paul Robeson.
posted by Heather Husted
I agree: I've added him.

plus this line to reach 30 characters :-1

posted by SJ Baty
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, SJ!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
hello, yes I would greatly appreciate any help your able to give me as this site can get confusing, thank you so much! god bless
posted by Kendra (Kern) Kurz
Hi SJ. Thanks for always putting the new club badges on the badges page so quickly!
posted by Chris Whitten
Thanks, good to know that about the medal sticker!

Nat

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Per your request - please send me the ID code for William Harding and I will attend to the cleanup/documentation.
posted by Cynthia Cloyd
I have no immigration data for John Stackhouse, sorry.
posted by Jim (W) Williams
SJ, Congratulations. By writing and improving 50 biographies in the Biography Builders Challenge, you are qualified to display our Achievement Sticker. Just add
Fountain Pen
SJ has written and improved fifty profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
to your profile. Keep up the good work.

Thanks, Bob

posted by Bob Keniston Jr.
Thank you for the lovely message, love to be your "adopted cousin"
SJ, I think Harding-578 and Harding-567 should be sourced before merging. They do not have the same name. One is Lydia and one is Linda. They could be twins. I adopted them. I did not create them.
Thanks for that, SJ! Looking forward to it.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
SJ,

We worked together on some Quaker folds. Need some help. Please look at William Lowther-49's profiles. He is a direct line descendant of mine and I live in a house his direct grandchild built on land he gave to his son robert for which I have deeds. Now with that out of the way he was in the Revelutionary war and was made Colonel by George Clark of the Lewis & Clark expedition. He was in the 1776 project when Kitty Smith added him to it in 2016. Now message he is not in project and wrong sticker. Can you please change it. It is one of those profiles I did lots of work on but am not PM, Terri Rick is. Thanks for looking into this. Sharon Hardman-759.

posted by Sharon (Hardman) West