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Joel Bridgham

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Joel Bridgham
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Joel, re: Strong-6270 ... thank you for attaching her to her parents: Harmon D. Strong + Emily J. Lovesee. She was a grandaunt to me. I made a few alterations to the bio you wrote ... her father was Harmon D. Strong, but as you found on Cynthia's death certificate he was named as Hiram Jasper, which is not correct.

You may be correct about Maude B. Palmer being Cynthia's dauther and not Hiram John Lafayette Palmers'. I met Maude in the 1960's she believed Cynthia + John Palmer to be her parents, and I've found no previous marriage for Cynthia. Many of the women on this part of my family had a child prior to marriage, and yes, some times by several or many years, thus I'll retain your speculation. Maude B Palmer and Claude Miller had no children but did foster many. Thank you, Turrentine-401, Jan 25, 2023

posted by Susan Turrentine
Dear Joel,

Thank you for drawing my attention to the profile of Mary Polly Walker Coleman (Walker-52573). In delving into cleaning this profile, it opened up a huge can of errors, repetitions, and inconsistencies in other profiles. I cleaned up all her husbands and kids (she had 3 husbands!), but found out in doing so that there are three profiles for three different Jonathan Colemans - with an incredible amount of mixing of biographies between these profiles: Coleman-4418 and Coleman-10137 and Coleman-5687, making it difficult to parse out- and especially among the children in these profiles. I have done what I can with the one I manage, Coleman-5687, but am feeling inadequate to the task of all three and putting the correct kids in the correct family. I have contacted the other profile managers without response. And last time I used G2G and asked for help on another profile, I got a lot of inaccurate editing that I had to fix later. Any suggestions for how to take this one on? Thanks for your advice and help! Karen

Joel! As far as I know Geno-135 & Trombley-802 plus their children have been merged. I think I have to wait now for another approval. Question is when that approval happens will it correct the numbers all the way through the family. Now I see each child is doubled as an example Helen, Helen (half). There are 11 children waiting for the final approval of the other manager. Of course I have been taken off as manager of my own family. I will keep working on it till it gets right. Thank you for your patience.

Janice (Trombley) Schury

posted by Janice (Trombley) Schury
edited by Janice (Trombley) Schury
If the other PM doesn't approve the merge within 30 days, it goes into default approval, and anyone can complete the merge. So keep an eye one it. Merging is not automatic. Someone (perhaps you) has to go through the process of comparing the data and, if they disagree, choosing the right facts. That could be you, the other PM, or anyone else. Of course, each profile gets its own approval and merge.

Contact me if you need help with the merge.

posted by Joel Bridgham
RE: Witherell-250 and Witherell-92

Not so clear. Mary's first husband, Benjamin White, lived until 1814. (They had a son, Benjamin, b. 1792.) It was her father-in-law who died in 1789 (Death - MA Town & Vital Records - Mansfield V1, pg 222 - "in his 67th year"). This death was apparently confused & was interpeted as making Mary a widow in 1789. Not so. The woman widowed by the death of 67-year-old Benjamin White was Sarah (Williams). Data is verified by NSDAR for this Revolutionary War Patriot.

posted by Laura (Bouchard) Kozin
Hello,my name is Patricia Catherine Taylor. cathy is what I go by. My grandparents were maternal Smith, Rico

Paternal Taylor, Smith, blount

According to DNA we are related. Would u mind allowing me to see your wiki tree stuff.

posted by [Living Taylor]
Hi Joel, I am just now delving into the early part of my New England tree. Thank you for noting our duplicate John Jacksons and proposing a merge (next to Mary Smith, the most feared name that pops up!). Best, Donna
posted by D Armistead

Thanks for taking the time to formally change William Moore to William More. It's difficult to know which to use and I see you show the AKA of Moore. Excellent. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

posted by Susan (Johnson) Wemett
Joel the name Coy for Mildred Moore is correct. She personally stated this herself as well as her brother Francis Coy.
posted by Tanya Moore
For your help in proposing merges for Greene Family profiles, you deserve a Generous Genealogist badge! Thank you for all you do!


posted by Paula J
Thanks Joel. I was going to propose the Esther Smith merge myself but you beat me to it!
posted by Mark Smith
Thank you Joel for telling me I had created a profile for the same person. They are now merged. Have a wonderful weekend.
posted by Michelle Enke
Regarding Mary Elizabeth Cooper Smith, I have seen the suggestion that her name was "Nations." I have also recently read that she may have been the daughter of Thomas York in Fentress County. Have you seen this as well, and have you pursued it?

Mark Cravens

posted by Mark Cravens
No I haven't. I have no knowledge of either profile or the person they represent. I just propose potential merges to the profile owners.
posted by Joel Bridgham
Thank you Joel for this. Wouyld you do the merge. I have never done one. Wynelle Chaney Holden

Mon, Aug 16 at 7:16 PM

Joel Bridgham has proposed a merge between Lizzie Chaney (Jones-93158) and Lizzie Chaney (Jones-93157). [Thank Joel for this] Click here to compare the profiles side-by-side.

Data Jones-93158 Jones-93157 Proper First Name Mary Mary Elizabeth Preferred Name Lizzie Lizzie Middle Name Elizabeth Elizabeth Current Last Name Chaney Chaney Other Last Name(s) Brown Brown Prefix Suffix Nicknames Lizzie Lizzie Birth Date 1860-09-04 1860-09-04 Birth Place Fayette, Georgia, United States Griffen, Fayette County, Georgia Death Date 1925-02-17 1925-02-17 Death Place Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States Gender Female Female Father William Jones (Jones-93180) b. 1838-03-30 d. 1928-09-14 Mother Saphronia Jones (Thombs-36) b. 1841-05-09 d. 1886-11-04

Thank you, Joel. When I approved the merge, it led me through the process of merging. Wynelle Chaney Holden
I'm not sure what to do about the John James Williams merger. I think both profiles are the same individual, but there has always been some question of his parents - they likely weren't blood relatives and I think it's still a family mystery.
posted by Jeni (Jumper) Baron
Thank you for suggesting Louisa Williams merge.
posted by Glenda (Cohn) Williams
Hi Joel,

It looks like you are having some troubles with proposing merges. See and as examples.....please make sure that you work with the Arborist project when doing merges so that we are assured that they are done correctly. Continuing to propose a merge and then remove it appears like you are struggling.

posted by Robin Lee

Thanks for prompting the merger of Marjorie Smith. (Smith-229844 and Smith-168738) I retained the spellings of her first and middle names, even though a little unusual, as they appear on her birth certificate.

Dave Weiss

posted by David Weiss
Joel, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Joel, your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Joel!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Joel!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Joel!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
thanks for the hint on the Frahm - Kruse connection, but it is not assured that those profiles show the same persons. Both names are the most common in the parish. Without any more data on both of them I can't merge those.
posted by Barbara Schmidt
THANK YOU Joel! For updating / adding 'Hoag' Rensselaer Hoag...etc.

Great appreciated!

posted by Kevin Hoeg
thank you Joel! I changed the parent info for Mary Elizabeth Fairchild-Seeley
posted by Summer Seely
thank you!!! been searching for hours... glad you found this and put it up
posted by Aline Legault

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