Patricia (Gray) Ferdig

Patricia (Gray) Ferdig

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Patricia J. Ferdig formerly Gray
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
[sibling(s) unknown]
Mother of [private daughter (2010s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 31 May 2018 | Last significant change: 5 Jul 2019
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Wiki Genealogist June 2019 Club 100 Cemeteries Project Member May 2019 Club 100 April 2019 Club 100 13 Ancestors in 13 Weeks March 2019 Club 100 DNA Tested Spring Clean-a-Thon 2019 February 2019 Club 100 January 2019 Club 100 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge November 2018 Club 100 One Name Studies Project Member October 2018 Club 100 Notables Project Member September 2018 Club 100 Source-a-Thon 2018 Participant August 2018 Club 100 July 2018 Club 100
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Patricia (Gray) Ferdig participated with Team Tornadoes during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 219 sources to profiles.
Patricia has participated in 24 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.




I was born in March 1987 in Oklahoma to Charles Gray and Rebecca Wiley. [1]
My family returned to Central Texas a few months after I was born and remained there until early 2001.
In March of 2001 my family relocated to Sullivan County, New York, and I returned to Central Texas in December 2003. I met my future husband, Thomas, in the spring of 2006, and together we moved to Austin, Texas in July of that same year.
Thomas and I married in June 2015 at a small home gathering in Beaverton, Oregon and two weeks later we welcomed our only child, Madeline.

Interest in Genealogy

My interest in genealogy comes from a few sources. The main factor was being the youngest of a large, but highly segmented, family. Both my parents had children from previous marriages before I was born, and both remarried spouses with children after I was born.
Another factor that has driven my interest in genealogy over the years has been learning little to nothing about my family history as a child.


I have a keen interest in cemeteries and their preservation. Any chance I get to travel will usually include a trip to a local cemetery. The more rural, the better! One of the things I find amusing is the date range of cemeteries across the United States. Living in New York, Texas, and Oregon has allowed me to see the earliest dates on gravestones progressing as I move west.

Research Efforts

My research goals include:

- Expanding, documenting, and genealogically defining my paternal and maternal lines
- Researching and documenting the origin of my married name, Ferdig, within the United States. I have a future look towards expanding it to Europe, but currently am feeling full on projects. Feel free to help out with this One Name Study!
- Documenting my maternal line in the United States. These family names include Cross, Wiley, Arterberry, Spradlin, Kinder, Hampton, Barber, Slinkard, and Crites.
- Adding and building biographies for the casualties of Arrow Air Flight 1285, a military disaster that killed 256 people, including 248 members of the US Army's 101st Airborn Division as they returned from a peace-keeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula.

Biography Building

While I'm not officially part of the Biography Builders group here, another area of genealogical interest is biography building. I am actively combing through both my direct ancestors and their immediate families to help create biographies of their life. Doing this, I have found, forces me to re-look at the sources attached to an individual, not only in how they relate to that person's life, but how they may help tell the story of their other family members, as well.

Gen. Direct Relation to Patricia Gray Total Number On WikiTree Sourced Biography Genealogically Defined
4Great Grandparents88720
52x Great Grandparents1616710
63x Great Grandparents3219


  1. Oklahoma State Vital Records Index
  • Oklahoma State Vital Records Index. [1]
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Patricia Gray GEDmatch MR9280895, and her second cousin once removed Pamela Kinder GEDmatch A011010. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great- and 2nd great-grandparents, Daniel Ransom Kinder and Eva Louisa Slinkard. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.6, based on sharing 91.7 cM across 5 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test between Patricia Gray GEDmatch MR9280895 and her first cousin once removed LKT GEDmatch EM2196243. Their most-recent common ancestors are Patricia’s grandparents and LKT’s great-grandparents, Washington Gray and Harper Edwards, confirmed through LKT’s father. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.4, based on sharing 494.3 cM across 19 segments.

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Followed Tags
Patricia is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
I enjoy building biographies for individuals.
I am interested in the preservation and documentation of cemeteries.
Specifically from Missouri & Illinois, mid-19th century.
Ferdigs in the United States. I host a One Name Study for this name, too!
Looking to expand my knowledge of the Gray family in Texas.
Adding those in my family who have wiki pages or other notable works
Specifically from Missouri and Illinois, mid-19th century.

DNA Tested
Patricia Ferdig's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Patricia or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Patricia:
  • Pamela Kinder Find Relationship : AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A011010 [compare], Ancestry member mogal1025
  • Patricia (Gray) Ferdig: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch MR9280895 [compare], Ancestry member patriciajgray

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On 5 Jul 2019 at 18:02 GMT Scott Hutchins wrote:

Nice to meet you, 1st cousin 5x removed of husband of 1st cousin 6x removed.

On 3 Jul 2019 at 17:51 GMT Topher Sims wrote:

Patricia, I sent you a private message confirming through DNA that your father and my paternal grandfather are 4th cousins and share common Blackburn / Harris DNA. Feel free to email me back at your convenience.

On 2 Jul 2019 at 13:33 GMT Janine (Adiletto) Balistreri wrote:

HI Patricia,

I loved seeing our connection our Wiki. Janine

On 26 Apr 2019 at 13:50 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Just a quick note to say good day! I hope you have a great time as part of Team Tornadoes and WikiTree's Spring 2019 Clean-a-Thon :-) Be sure to drop by and say "hi" once you get rolling on errors.


On 9 Apr 2019 at 02:19 GMT Barbara (Sweet) Schaad wrote:

Patricia, are you able to answer my questions (below)? Or should we be asking them on the Tree House?


On 30 Mar 2019 at 05:22 GMT Barbara (Sweet) Schaad wrote:

Patricia: Yamhill is a town in Yamhill County, Oregon. John lived in Newberg and probably died here but the sources don't say that. If he had a child living over in Yamhill, it might be reasonable. EVERY Oregon Death Index entry gives the county where the person died but not the city. (Also true for California.)

Question: how do you disambiguate between cities and counties with the same name? If all of us who die in Yamhill (county) live in Yamhill (city) it would be much larger than the 1,145 that is currently reported!

Question: where is the list of "site standards" that I don't know and therefore I will never be able to conform?


On 29 Mar 2019 at 20:08 GMT Barbara (Sweet) Schaad wrote:

Hello! I finally was looking at the memorial for John Halbgewachs (Halbgewachs-3). If I read the changes you made correctly, you say he died in Yamhill, Oregon. Do you have evidence beyond the Oregon Death Index?


On 6 Mar 2019 at 20:16 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Thank you Patricia for the table you created on

Taylor County, Texas..

On 7 Feb 2019 at 05:44 GMT Pamela Kinder wrote:

Hello Patricia,

I understand you were trying to help,its all good. I had no clue who was making changes on this profile so I did lock it. Knowing that this is your immediate bloodline also I will unlock it.

Please let me know in the future if you are going to make any changes


On 6 Feb 2019 at 05:15 GMT Pamela Kinder wrote:

Hello Patricia,

I saw that you edited my Great Grandmother Eva Louisa Slinkard's profile. There is a discrepancy of her year of birth. Her death certificate states 1871 which is incorrect. Looking at the 1870 census you can see she was already born. The correct year of her birth is 1869 there is other documentation of this fact.

I also have personal family history knowledge of this information.

I appreciate you trying to help.


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