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Ellen Gustafson

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Very interested in finding the parents of James Lewis in my tree. There were many stories of his ancestry that I would like to prove or disprove.
Ellen J. Gustafson
Born 1950s.
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I was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in a nearby suburb in New Jersey. My family on both sides has New York roots. My DNA pie charts from 3 companies, which I take with a large grain of salt, are Scandinavian Irish, English and Western Europe, in descending order. Although one includes some Baltic. My major fields of study in college were literature, history and writing, and I still enjoy them all. My father’s parents were both Swedish and emigrated to New York. The Swedish surname system is a learning experience.

My mother’s father, Leo Butler, was born in Dundee Scotland, of ethnically Irish parents. His father was a sailor born in Newfoundland, Canada. His parents apparently had lived in Southern England. The family arrived in New York in 1888. Leo grew up on the lower east side of Manhattan and joined the navy at fifteen, having inherited a love of the sea. He served in both World Wars. My maternal grandmother was Fanny aka Frances Hunt. Her mother was Manx. Her father was Archibald Hunt from the Westchester, NY Hunt branch of Hunt’s Point, ( that was a surprise). beginning with Thomas Hunt, born in England about 1615.

GGF Archibald Hunt’s family on both sides arrived in the early 1600s from England and the low counties. Other names include Ogden, Lewis, Baldwin, Smith, Harrison, Ackerman and Singletary (Dunham), a link to President Obama.

More than a few were PGM. They arrived in Massachusetts and slowly made their way down to New York and New Jersey. I found several Revolutionary War participants, at least one casualty. I also have several New York and New Jersey Quakers in my tree.

ARRIVED BEFORE 1700: Ackerman, Alling, Arnold, Baldwin, Condit, Crane, Dodd, Dunham (Singletary), Freeman, Harrison, Hunt of Westchester NY, Lewis, Ogden, Jessup, Nash, Riggs, Shotwell, Smith.

ARRIVED 1800s: Butler, Brady, Burnet, Carlsson, Gustafson, Quayle, Hudgens.


James Lewis. Born 1795 in New York, NY or possibly Westchester. Wife Rhoda Ogden, daughter Sarah Frances Lewis. Looking for his parents.

Margrita Fulliner Born 1720 probably in New York. Looking for her parents.


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Ellen, do you have any source / details for military service on Benj Smith

Please add to his profile so the 1776 project can have his 1776 sticker and profile categorized. Thanks

posted by Beryl Meehan
Hi Ellen

While there is a fairly standard format for the county pages for New York, there is not if someone wants to create a space page about a particular town. For example: These are the categories that currently exist for East Hampton:

Mickey Bazley

posted by Michele Bazley
Ellen, do you have a source for the update made on the birth place of Hannah Hatfield? Please add it to the profile notes - I've just reviewed them and edited. Thanks.

posted by Beryl Meehan
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Got your note about Jasper Crane, Ellen. Thanks for working on his profile. About the father, I'm always suspicious when I see mention of an illustrious family, so I think it would be a good idea to check out the father Kenneth Kinman mentioned in the comments. But, like I also commented, how do we prove that baby (record) grew up to be the immigrant? You'll get feed back if you add a different father with no proof his son was the immigrant. Perhaps add the info in research notes.

About his illustrious parents, I'd put your findings in a comment on Jasper's profile, that he doesn't fit... etc. And that if there are no objections you will proceed to delete the parents in a few days.

Ellen, when you're done updating this profile, will you please delete the category indicating it is in the PGM Beyond Maintenance? Thanks.

Enjoy yourself. Any other questions, contact me... You're doing great.

posted by Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl
edited by Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl
I want to congratulate you on your Family Star award you received on April 22, 2020.

John Williams

posted by [Living Williams]
Thank you for letting me know, I haven’t logged in lately.
posted by Ellen Gustafson
Hi Ellen, Looking at your incredibly complicated redo of Richard Treat-10. Thanks for working on this. Are you finished? or do you have more?

Will you please explain the sourcing? I don't understand why you're retaining the "#S131, #S253, #S258, etc.


Hi Ellen, Thank you for doing so much work on the profile of Isaac Arnold Of Southold, Ny. He was a very important man in the town I kept his own business very private!
posted by Anne X
Ellen, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Ellen, every one of 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 Ellen!

In July 2019, you made 1000+ (actually, over 1400!) contributions to our Shared Tree! I commend for your time and effort. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Is this the MacKenzie book you're looking for?

posted by Greg Bishop
Isaac Arnold did have a daughter Mary who married first Carteret Gillam 2nd Joshua Horton. I don't know who her mother was. I can’t find any factual evidence to suggest Isaac Arnold’s first wife was a Mary Youngs.
posted by Anne X
Oh yes! I want to stay on the Hunt page: Hunt-165. Nearly all of that research is mine, they are one of my direct lines for many generations.

Thank you very much!

posted by Barbara (Clay) B
Hi Ellen, I did most of this Southold Town Records research years ago and didn’t copy the page and volume but I did copy the dates for timelines so that people when they’re looking through Southold town records can look for the dates. The index is not complete so sometimes the person’s name isn’t even in the index . My volumes are dog earred because I’ve been through them so much and the pages are starting to fall out. Horwever if it is mine and it sounds like Southold Town Records or it says “STR” then that is what it is. The photo sources are self explanatory.
posted by Anne X
Hello, Ellen!

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

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