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E. Compton

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E. Compton
Born 1970s.
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Collaboration

I welcome collaboration with WikiTree-ers: Sourcerers, Connectors, Data Doctors, Profile Builders, Categorizers, and all. Communication before editing is NOT necessary on profiles that I manage. Please be bold and edit profiles I manage.

If you prefer to collaborate off-WikiTree, please note: I have no offline records to share. I have adopted profile management of 100s of profiles I am not related to, probably including the one you are thinking about PMing me about.

I am happy to share or hand off management of profiles to other researchers; Make a trusted list request and/or drop a comment on the profile. I am willing to do light source-checking to fix profiles you're interested in. I am unlikely to make requested edits to profiles unless I see sources.

Please note that I am not an Ancestry.com subscriber and can't see sources behind the Ancestry.com subscription paywall.

Biography

I remember connecting with my relatives when I was twelve years old compiling genealogy information together.

Favorite Ancestors

Descendant
Descendant of honored ancestors.
  • Miss Telie (Knight) Davis from Kershaw, South Carolina, was a lay midwife and made a family project of sending all of her children to college.
  • Susanna Young from Kershaw, S.C., according to family tradition, was already the mother of my direct ancestor, by another man, when she married Dr. Archibald Young. She went on to raise her firstborn and her children with Dr. Young all together. But the question of who her paramour was has baffled four generations of her Davis offspring.
  • O. Henry, the humorist, is a cousin I never knew I had before WikiTree.
  • Submit Eastman is a gateway ancestor with much of her PGM immigrant ancestry worked out (with the help of just a bit of pedigree collapse).
  • Dannett Abney is a possible gateway ancestor to Europe, if his granddaughter Elizabeth Spraggins's marriage to the Scates-Cudd line can be proved.

How I Use WikiTree

E. Compton participated with Team 811 during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon.
E. Compton participated with Team Virginia during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding 74 sources to profiles.
E. Compton participated with Southern Sourcerers during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 25 sources to profiles.
E. Compton participated with Team Tennessee Volunteers during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 98 sources to profiles.
  1. I prefer to work with publicly available records pre-dating the Depression (c. 1928 and earlier). I have no desire to post family information about living people online under any level of privacy protection without their explicit and on-going permission.
  2. I do populate the date and location fields of thinly-sourced profiles with educated guesses, to aid in identifying and eliminating possible matches in database searches.
  3. I usually only write brief profile biographies, or sometimes just outlines. I welcome collaboration on these bare bones bios, if you want to fill them out with more complete details.
  4. I do appreciate the care with which WikiTree users craft detailed biographies for our ancestors. But in general I think that WikiTree's best role in shared open-sourced genealogy will be to offer profiles that provide road-maps for more in-depth research by family historians. By laying the groundwork for a reasonably accurate, comprehensive, and de-duped database of relatives, WikiTree will make it possible for future historians, with the basic sources -- vital records, censuses, etc -- near to hand, to concentrate on placing these bare facts in their social context through more extensive research in the more idiosyncratic local records of our ancestors' communities. In short, if I have given your ancestor less of a memorial than they deserve, please accept my apologies, and consider yourself invited to hop in and make the WikiTree you want to see.
  5. In spite of the location name suggested by the drop-down menu, I prefer to designate the United States of America as "USA" in location fields in my profiles, and not "United States", which is ambiguous. There is more than one nation calling itself the United States. Until WikiTree decides to require one form or the other, please refrain from making this edit to profiles I manage if you can, thanks!
  6. In addition to working on my family tree, I enjoy developing the profiles of people in the communities of my ancestors. To that end I have adopted and contributed to 100s of profiles I'm not related to.
  7. I am also interested in developing profiles of notables including Black american cultural and political leaders, actors from the mid-20th Century, and ministers ordained and memorialized by evangelical American churches.


Bibliography

(a work in progress)

BEARDSLEY

BELDING

BURKS

  • The World News at vachronicle.com, in Roanoke, covers Bedford, VA.

CAPERTON

CECIL

  • Jourdan, Elise Greenup, Greenup, Witten, Cecil, (Baltimore : Gateway Press ; Knoxville, Tennessee : E.G. Jourdan, 1989.)

CHEATWOOD

CLAYPOOL

COMPTON

CUDD

  • Rootsweb.com, SCSPARTA-L Archives, discussions about "Cudd"

DOLD

ECHOLS

  • Rootsweb.com, "Echols Genealogy & Connected Families", Terry Echols, Updated: 2017-08-20.

ELSWICK

GODDIN

  • Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine Volume II, Genealogical publishing Co, Inc “Genealogies of Virginia Families” 1981.
  • VAHeritage.org, Guide to Manuscript and Archived Collections in Virginia.

GREENE

HAMRICK

HAYNES

HORTON

  • (Wishlist!) Outen, Lon D., The Hortons of Lynches Creek.

KEYES

LOONEY

  • (Wishlist!) Then Along Came Joe Volume 2, Tree Art Publishers 1995, Descendants of Elizabeth Walker and John Looney, Jr., Wilma Walker Dunlap, Saint Louis, Missouri.

MCSWAIN

MOORE

PORTER

RALEY

  • (Wishlist!) Raley, William Lindsay. The Fabric of a Family: Some Ancestors and Descendants of William Charlie Raley, Julius Goodrich Hollister, John Lindsay Lowry and Michael Miller. Winter Haven, Fla.: W.L. Raley, 1995.

REEVES

SANDS

WINSTON

WHITING

  • Case, Lafayette Wallace. The Goodrich Family in America. A Genealogy of the Descendants of John and William Goodrich of Wethersfield, Conn., Richard Goodrich of Guilford, Conn., and William Goodridge of Watertown, Mass. Fergus Printing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1889, Second Date, 1984.

WYLLYS

YOUNG

REGIONAL HISTORIES

Hadley, Massachusetts

  • Judd, Sylvester & Boltwood, Lucius Manlius. History of Hadley (Metcalf, Amherst, Mass., 1863)

Rutherford County, North Carolina

Cabarrus County, North Carolina

  • The Samuel Rothrock diaries Salisbury, NC : Historical Committee, North Carolina Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1994.

Chesterfield County, South Carolina

Spartanburg, South Carolina

  • Rootwseb.com, "Southern Roots of Pat Iverson", Updated: 2011-05-22.

Richmond, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Louisa County, Virginia

Lynchburg, Virginia

Rockbridge County, Virginia

Southwest Virginia

  • Tripod.com "Southwest VA Family Ties: The Stiltner Family", undated.
  • Ancestry.com "The Witten Fort" by Karen Salisbury, 1 April 2001.
  • Rootsweb.com Joel Hager's Southern West Virginia Research, Updated: 2015-03-01. No sources.
  • Bell, Annie W. B. Virginia Genealogies and County Records (Washington D.C.) available at books.familysearch.org. Vol 2 (1941); Vol 6 (c. 1943).
  • Hunter, Lula Hankins, GED2HTML Tree created 18 February 1997. No sources.
  • CoalExchange.com, "McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals," Prepared by: Larry E. Smith, 25 Feb 2017.

West Virginia


Other Projects

For my pre-1500 cert application: Was George Marchbanks who wrote a will in 1740 from which many descendants trace their ancestry, the same George Marjoribanks who was transported as a Jacobite Rebel in 1716? direct link to this edit

Several sources document the life of Oscar "Squire" Duff. direct link to this edit

The story of John G. Duff is more difficult to work out. direct link to this edit

The profile of Clarke Worsham is primary sources about her family supported by her appearance on the census with her relations and in-laws.

The profile of Rev. John Blair Ward (1857-1928) shows how newspaper accounts can supplement the official records for a more complete picture of the ancestor's life.

Cleaned up merges (DBE 811) on Benjamin Lampree and made linkified inline citations to support the data already present. No additional research, just wikifying the info that was there. direct link to this edit.

Digital Afterlife Instructions : This is my permission that upon my demise, or my constructive abandonment of WikiTree, whichever comes first, for my family firstly, then secondly, the Wikitree staff, to manage the profiles where I act as PM, in any way they see fit, as long as this is in line with the Honour Code and preserves the privacy of living people. (Compton-2184 12:25, 17 March 2017 (EDT))

Sources

  • First-hand information. Entered by E. Compton.

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Followed Tags
E. is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
ANNOUNCEMENTS
important
CATEGORIZATION
this project interests me
DATA_DOCTORS
to make our tree more accurate
DOLD
Western Virginia family
FRAUD
Disproven Existence Adjunct Project
GREEVER
Western Virginia family
KEYES
Massachusetts ancestors of the Solomon Keyes family
LOONEY
Southwest Virginia, US
POVALL
brickwall surname in Richmond, Virginia
PROFILES
to keep up with style standards and improvement projects
RALEY
Chesterfield Co, SC
SOUTHERN_COLONIES
My Greene and Knight ancestors were in the Carolinas prior to the Revolution
SOWELL
Kershaw S.C. family
STYLE
make profiles better
US_HISTORY
I see ancestors here
VIRGINIA
Family on both sides lived here
WEST_VIRGINIA
ancestors around Alderson and Lewisburg
WINSTON
Richmond, Virginia brick wall surname
DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with E. by comparing test results with other E.'s relatives. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with E.:

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On 15 Jul 2019 at 18:42 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Hello, E,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the Categorization Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 14 Jun 2019 at 04:27 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi E!!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Southern Pioneers and have ancestors in S. Colonies. Below is a quick checklist for active members:

1) Checked the Southern Pioneers Project for ways to contribute.

2) Add Southern_Pioneers TAG to the tags you follow. (You have S Colonies)

3) PM'ed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

Please try https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Southern_Pioneers Stickers on profiles to show your roots and Southern Colonies Stickers.

I am marking you as active.

Thank you!

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 10 Jun 2019 at 04:36 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi E.,

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders I am doing a six-month check-in with members to see if you were Active in US Southern Colonies

1) Were you active in the recent months in Southern Colonies. What contributions ?

2) Have you joined other Southern Colonies Subprojects, such as Southern Pioneers Project. Or have you worked on other subprojects?

3) Your activity in Southern Pioneers Project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 15 Feb 2019 at 00:49 GMT Nan (Lambert) Starjak wrote:

I see your point about the Tazewell Annals, but I've run into errors in county histories before. And it says that the Bandy who gave the information was going to provide more, but died before he could.

I'll just work the younger lines while you think about it. I'd rather not duplicate the older children.

On 10 Jan 2019 at 21:47 GMT Paula J wrote:

I appreciate the work you have done adding profiles to the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery Category!!

On 20 Nov 2018 at 08:50 GMT Paula J wrote:

For adding categories in preparation for the 200 year anniversary of New Prospect Baptist Church, you deserve a Generous Genealogist Badge! Thank you!!

On 17 Nov 2018 at 12:20 GMT Joyce Graham wrote:

Hello E,

It appears we have a lot of common ancestors. Thank you for the merge recommendations! I'm new to wiki tree, so feel free to let me know if you have any pointers for me.

Thanks, Joyce

On 22 Oct 2018 at 19:18 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

E., Congratulations. By writing and improving 10 biographies in the Biography Builders Challenge, you are qualified to display our Achievement Sticker. Just add
Fountain Pen
E. has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
to your profile. Keep up the good work.

Thanks, Bob

On 21 Sep 2018 at 20:58 GMT Sarah (Callis) Rojas wrote:

Hey E!

Just wanted to remind you that we have less than a week until the Source-A-Thon.

If you want to let me know what state or states you want to focus on for it.

Also, if you're interested we are collaborating on a spreadsheet to collect our sources prior to, let me know if you want to take part in it.

Thanks!

-Sarah

On 21 Sep 2018 at 00:52 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Thank you for participating in the August/September Biography Builders. Your effort is greatly appreciated, and makes WikiTree a better source for information about our ancestors.

Bob

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