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Betty (Harrell) Gerlack

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Betty J. Gerlack formerly Harrell
Born 1940s.
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I have lived most of my 70+ years in California (Bay Area) but have spent many many months/years exploring the East Coast, discovering and then writing up each of my family lines - all arrived before the Revolution. Following is a list of the books. From 1982-1995 they are in my maiden name, Harrell, then in my married name, Gerlack. All are heavily footnoted, with maps, etc. Really enjoyed getting to know these ancestors.


The Clabaughs - Frederick Clabaugh of Maryland in 1742 and his descendants who migrated to East Tennessee, then on to Alabama and Texas; includes a special chapter on Henry Haggard (1746-1842) frontier Baptist preacher of Virginia, East Tennessee and Alabama. 1982.

The Osbornes - An account of Thomas Osborne, who arrived in Virginia in 1619, and his descendants, who for five generations lived in Henrico (now Chesterfield) County, Virginia, then moved first to Amelia (now Prince Edward) County, Virginia, then to Charlotte County, Virginia, and later to Middle Tennessee. Related families: Jones, Worsham, Fowlkes, Robertson and Gayle. 1983.

The New England Ancestry of Jonathan Ware (1782-1864) of Needham, Massachusetts, and Shelby County, Alabama: Ackers, Adams, Bacon, Chickering, Fairbanks, Fisher, Fuller, Greeneway, Herring, Hunting, Lovewell, Marriot, Metcalf, Morse, Paine, Pierce, Sylvester, Thorne, Ware, and Woodcock. 1988. 2nd ed. Family Search Identifier #2798254 [Not #638943]

The New England Ancestry of Oren Waters (1778-1873) of Stoughton, Massachusetts, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Barrell, Bird, Blott, Bradford, Brock, Clarke, Colburn, Hawes, Hudson, Humphrey, Leonard, Linton, Newcomb, Priest, Smith, Talbot, Thayer, Turell, Waters, Williams, Witherill. 1988. Family Search Identifier #2798257 [Not #638946]

The Quaker Ancestry of Samuel Griscom (1787-1849) and his wife Ann Powell (1789-1860) of Salem County, New Jersey and Reading, Pennsylvania: Bacon, Blanchard, Denn, Fogg, Foxwell, Gabitas, Griscom, Hancock, Maddock, Marston, Page Powell, Shaw, Smith, Walker, and Ware. 1988.

The Harrells: Lott Harrell (est.1770s-c.1814) of North Carolina and the Mississippi Territory, his Ancestors and Descendants. Related families: Thigpen and Whitford. 1989.

The Carmichaels - Archibald Carmichael (c.1749-1830s) of Scotland and the Carolinas and his descendants who migrated to Hinds County, Mississippi. 1989.

They Arrived on Staten Island: Pierre Billiou, Hans Christopher, Arendt Prall and Peter Prall, and their families. 2009

Swarts, Tietsoorts, and Whittakers, Our Dutch and English Ancestors in the Colony of New Netherland/New York 2012

The Stouts, Bollens, Throckmortons, Ashtons & Higgins: Our Baptist Ancestors in Colonial New Jersey and Rhode Island 2014

Our Kentucky Ancestors: Slaughters, Fishers, Drakes and Pralls 2016

The Graves: One line of Graves who migrated from Spotsylvania County, Virginia, to Caswell County, North Carolina, and on to Georgia. 2016


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regarding The proposed merge of Frances Hancock (Hancock-8514) and Frances Osborne (Hancock-7711) has been rejected by Betty Gerlack.

Just wondering what your relationship is in this family, I was working with the profile managers and they seemed to agree that they are the same person, can you provide the information you have that proves that they are not the same person? Thanks

posted by Robin Lee
edited by Robin Lee
His father Reps is my ancestor as are Ed's brother Jones and Phillip [a double connection].

Ed grew up in Charlotte Co. 90 miles away from Chesterfield! How would they have met? Plus, there is no proof that father Reps married a Frances. Also there was already a profile for this Edward before this profile was created. It say Ed's mom was Rebecca Goode, which is more likely since the Goodes migrated with Osbornes.

Hi Betty (Cousin),

Yes, I am interested in pursuing the Carmichael line as you identified. Do you have any sources I could use? Thanks, Dennis Gordon-7317

posted by Dennis Gordon
Hi Betty,

I added Mr Carmichael when I was working on unknowns, specifically Sally Unknown Barker Unknown-489134. I'm not related though.

Thanks, Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Betty, I saw the message you left on my profile. I had a procedure at a heart hospital right after that and have weekend with family. I'll try to respond next week.
posted by Kathryn Morse
This is all I have to go on.

https://gw.geneanet.org/tdowling?lang=en&p=elizabeth&n=bacon&oc=10 http://www.familycentral.net/index/family.cfm?ref1=2068:3248&ref2=2068:4119 I did look at the other Bacon family in Barnstable, but couldn't find any other Elizabeth born near that time who married John Burgess. If you have different information, I would love to see it.

posted by Kay Burgess
Betty, are you sure about the changes you are making on the Massachusetts Morse profiles? I have found that there are quite a few people with the same names living in adjacent or even the same towns. And they seem to name their children the same or similar names.
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posted by Charles Boice
Thank you for your email Betty: Your question is below...I need to know what profile you are talking about then I can answer your question. It looks like there are doubles that need merged under Thomas Osborn back in the 1600s. It is also project protected. You need to collaborate with them the profile managers.

Hi Andrea, Thanks for the welcome. Question. I have a five generations with 5 Profile Mangers. There is an issue with the first generation (1619-by1642). Since they all link back, I'd like them all in the conversation, like a group email. Is there a way I do that? Betty

posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
Hi Betty,

Thank you for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Participation in a Pre-1700 Project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants.

It looks like the United States Project would be a good fit with the tag and profiles you entered. Adding the tag United_States will help you get updates about activity for that project.

Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)

David ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by David Selman
Welcome!

We are so happy to have you here in the WikiTree community! I am pleased to confirm you as a full member, and welcome you to the WikiTree family, your contributions will go a long way to joining the world together.

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posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
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posted by Mary Richardson

Betty is 23 degrees from Greg Clarke, 19 degrees from George Hull and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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