Donald Howard
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I have a multi-family Facebook group, Howard and Allied Families, with over 550 members and growing steadily. It is for anyone connected to me in any way at all; or just interested. It is a closed group, but everyone is welcome. The url for it is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1042540139100937/

My preferred way of communicating is by email.

Donald D. Howard
Born 1950s.
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Contents

Biography

Donald Dwayne Howard was born on February 5th, 1954 at the Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Donald Whiddon Howard and Dorothy Amelia Lopez. [1] [2]

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Personal Life

Our Family

I was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 5, 1954, son of Donald Whiddon Howard and Dorothy Amelia Lopez.

Although born in San Antonio, we moved from there to Fairborn, Ohio where my father worked at Wright Patterson AFB. I graduated from Fairborn Park Hills High School, in Fairborn, Ohio in 1972.

My college years were spent mostly at the University of North Texas as a music major, eventually earning a Bachelor of Music degree in 1976. During that time, and after, I spent several years playing commercial music, professionally.

Reba McEntire Band (1985-88)
(Donny Howard: back row, second from left)

In the 80s, I became interested in Country Music, and was eventually hired as keyboardist and backing vocalist for internationally known entertainer, Reba McIntire. I spent four years traveling the USA and abroad in her touring band, as well as other Nashville recording artists.

In the mid 90s, upon starting a family, I began a teaching career in rural Robertson County, TN, near Nashville. After 20 years of service, I retired as a public school music teacher and began to teach private piano lessons.

Donny and wife, Nita.

Currently still a piano teacher, I am married to Nita Brown Howard. Life has been good to me, and I am thankful to God for that.

Genealogy

In the early 1990s, my mother's genealogical interest inspired me, and I joined her in the study of family history. At that time, my mom worked on her lines and my dad's lines, while I worked on my daughter's mother's side.

During those years, I spent a lot of time at the TN State Library in Nashville, looking through microfilm records and such. Genealogy was a special hobby that me and my mother shared together, until her sudden passing in 1995.

At my father's 90th birthday in November of 2017, I learned that he had been given a DNA test as a gift. Nita, my wife, had been adopted - which inspired her to learn more about her roots. Soon after, Nita was tested at Ancestry.com.

Since then, we have found the identities of both parents, 3 living sisters, and many cousins. One cousin, Shannon Hickey, has joined Wikitree, and has a Facebook genealogical page with many of Nita's cousins. It is called Hickey Ancestry

The process of finding the many cousins (to discover my wife's parentage) was so interesting that I had my own DNA tested, and have been finding and meeting new cousins ever since!

Upon finding so many interesting new cousins, I eventually began a multi-family genealogical group on Facebook, Howard and Allied Families. It's now over 700 members.

In May of 2016, I was chosen as Wikitree Member Of The Week! (see Member of the Week Interview for Don Howard - something my mom would have been very proud of.

Mathew Howard (1609-1959)

My 9th great-grandfather is Matthew Howard Sr. (1609-1659). Several well known books have been written about Matthew stating that he was a descendant of the Howard Dukes of Norfolk. This has since been deemed unprovable, although there remain other theories. At least two of his sons used the royal Norfolk Howard crest on wax seals for legal documents. Matthew is part of the Maryland Project.

Y-DNA and Matthew Howard

I have been tested at FTDNA for my Ydna (through 111 markers + Big Y test) and placed in lineage 14 of the Howard Project at FTDNA (which primarily consists of members with genealogies leading to Matthew Howard).

Howard and Allied Families Facebook Group

In August of 2016, I started a multi-family genealogy group on Facebook, Howard and Allied Families , and began to add cousins from all sides of my tree, near and distant. It now has over 700 people.

One of the interesting aspects of this group are the Howards that have joined. Membership includes Howards from 3 different ancestral lines of Howards:

The intriguing thing about this, is that several of these "other" Howard members and I are getting legitimate 6+ centimorgan matches on gedmatch.com. And even some matches on Ancestry.com.

Notable Relatives

Presidents of the USA

Harry Truman 3c3r - 33rd President
Common Ancestors: 1) Johann George Young Sr and Anna (Ferry) Young and 2) 3c4r - Hans Michael Gutknecht and Mary (Landis) Goodnight (note: multiple ancestors from marriages between Youngs and Goodnights)
Relatioship Chart for the Young connection

(see drop-down menu listed below the above chart for the additional relationship)

Thomas Jefferson 3c7r - 3rd President
Common Ancestors: Joseph Royall Jr. and Kattherine (Banks)
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William Taft 7c5r- 27th President
Common Ancestors: Richard Godfrey and Margaret Temple
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Barack Hussein Obama Jr. 8th cousin - 44th President
Common Ancestors: Hans Gutknecht and Anna Barbara Gutknecht, formerly Kieffer
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Richard Milhous Nixon 8c2r - 37th President
Common Ancestors: William Baldwin and Mary (Daves) Baldwin
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George Herbert Walker Bush 8c2r - 41st President
Common Ancestors: Joris (Davidszen) Davits and Johanna Lopers
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Franklin Delanor Roosevelt 8c4r - 32nd President
Common Ancestors: John Humberstone Esquire and Cecily Hewse
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Chester Arthur - 8c5r 21st President
Common Ancestors: William Bitfield and Joan (Unkown) Bitfield
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Benjamin Harrison 11c7r - 23rd President
Common Ancestors: Edward Eastham Sr and Anne (Taylor)
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William Henry Harrison 12c6r - 9th President
Common Ancestors: Edward Eastham Sr. and Anne (Taylor)
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Gerald Rudolph (King) Ford Jr. 15c2r- 38th President
Common Ancestors: Harpesfield-3|Nicholas Harpesfield Esq]] and Agnes (Norton) Harpesfield
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Vice Presidents

William R. King (1786 - 1853) - 13th Vice President, serving under Presesident Franklin Pierce
Comon Ancestors: Micajah Clark Sr. and Rebecca Margaret Yarrett
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Royalty and Aristocracy

Bessie Wallis (Warfield) Windsor 6c3r - Duchess of Windsor, wife of Edward Windsor VIII, Duke of Windsor and former King of The United Kingdom.
Common Ancestor(s): Edward Dorsey and Sarah Ann (Wyatt) Dorsey
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Princess Julia Dent Cantacuzene Spiransky-Grant 6c3r - wife of Prince Mikhail Mikhailovich Cantacuzene; grand-daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant
Common Ancestor(s): Edward Dorsey and Sarah Ann (Wyatt) Dorsey
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Richard (FitzAlan) de Arundel 18th great-grandfather - 10th Earl of Arundel, 9th Earl of Surrey::Common Ancestor: Maud (Chaworth) of Lancaster

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US Military and Political

Founding Fathers

Abraham Clark - signer of the Declaration of Independence
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Mary Katharine Goddard - signer of the Declaration of Independence
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Common Ancestor - Isolde (Mountjoy) Blount
Francis Lightfoot Lee - signer of the Declaration of Independence
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Common Ancestor - John Blount
John Witherspoon - signer of the Declaration of Independence
Common Ancestor - Richard (FitzAlan) de Arundel
Charles Carroll - signer of the Declaration of Independence
Common Ancestor - Thomas Greene
Roger Sherman- signer of the Declaration of Independence
Common Ancestor - Richard (FitzAlan) de Arundel
Chief Justice John Marshall - A Founding Father of America; 4th Chief Justice of America; author of The Life of George Washington
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Executive Branch

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr - Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
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Dr. William Alexander Hammond - US Army Surgeon; 11th Surgeon General of the United States
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J Edgar Hoover 1st director of the FBI
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Military

General Robert E Lee - Commander of the Confederate Army
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General George S Patton - Commander of the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
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State and Local

John Anderson 7th GGF - New Jersey Politician and Sea Captain
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Non-American Military and Political

Jeanette (Jerome) Porch - mother of Sir Winston Churchill
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Pioneers, Explorers, Innovators

Haden Edwards (1771-1849) 1c7r - early Texas settler, attempted to create The Republic of Fredonia
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Common Ancestors: Originall Wroe (1697-bef.1774) and Jane (Lyne) Wroe (1710-1769)
William Clark 2c8r - of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Common Ancestors: Giles Fitz Rogers Sr (1643-1731) and Rachel (Eastham) Rogers (1645-1735)
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Milton Snavely Hershey (1857-1945) 10c3r - Founder of Hershey's Chocolates
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Common Ancestors: Johannes Landis

and Katherina (Schinz) Landis

Florence Nightingale - British nurse, best known as the founder of modern nursing. Also known as “The Lady With the Lamp,”
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Amelia Earhart - Pioneer Aviator
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Virgil "Gus" Grissom - Astronaut

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Mike Collins - Astronaut
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The Arts

Authors

Ray Bradbury - American author and screen writer, noted for his Science Fiction works
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Thomas Wolfe - American 20 century novelist
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F Scott Fitzgerald - American novelist, essayist, screenwriter
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Melvin Dewey - Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System
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Film

Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry "The Singing Cowboy"-singer, songwriter, actor, musician, and rodeo performer. Pioneer of Country Music.
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Common Ancestors: John Alex Sheffield Sr. (1727 - 1797) and Hannah Melton
Joan Crawford
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Katharine Hepburn - American Film Actress
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John Wayne - American film actor
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Debbie Reynolds - American film actress
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Steve McQueen - American film Actor
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Florence Henderson - American TV actress best remembered for her role as Carol Brady of The Brady Bunch
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Carrie Fisher - Film Actress, best known for Star Wars
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Cate Blanchett (1969-living) - Austrailian born film actress
Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr - Father of Cate Blanchett
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Edie Sedwick - American singer and actress; 60s icon
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Marjorie (Hutton) - Wife of Cliff Robertson
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Country Music

Mel Tillis 5th cousin, once removed - Country Music Hall of Fame singer.
Ancestral Lines: Howard → Grundy → Findley/Robinson
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Rubye Rose Blevins (Patsy Montanna) 6th cousin - Country Music Hall of Fame singer.
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Dottie West 8th cousin, once removed - Country Music Hall of Fame Singer.
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Kenny Rogers 9th Cousin - Country Music Hall of Fame Singer.
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Phillip Jason Everly 9th cousin, once removed - Member of the Hall of Fame Duo, The Everly Brothers.
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Donnie Lytle, aka Johnny Paycheck 9c1r -
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Tammy Wynette 9th Cousin, once removed - Country Music Hall of Fame singer; wife of singer, George Jones.
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Rock Music

B. J. Thomas 9c3r - Pop Singer

Common Ancestor(s): Thomas Kirby and Ellyn Audry (1601-1693)
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Elvis Prsley - King of Rock & Roll
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Buddy Holley - Early Rock and Roll artist.
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Don Everly - (The Everly Brothers) Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Singing Duo
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Don Vliet (Captain Beefheart) - American singer and songwriter
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Misc. Music

Peter Seeger 11c1r - Singer with "Peter Paul and Mary"
Common Ancestor(s): Sir Nicholas Kirby
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Visual Arts

Norman Rockwell - American painter and illustrator
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Radio and Television

Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley - TV News Broadcaster
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Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (1951 - 2021) - Talk Radio Personality
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Sports

Jack Dempsey 8c2r - (American) World Heavyweight Champion from 1919 to 1926
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Donald Mattingly 10th cousin - Baseball player for the New York Yankees; manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Common Ancestor(s): [Howard-8458Matthew Howard Sr] (1609-1658)
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Scott Hamilton 14c - Olympic Skater
Common Ancestors: John Rogers (abt.1500-1555) and Adriana Alids (Weyden) Rogers (abt.1511-1572)
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Social Celebrities

Marjorie Post - Postum (Post) Cereal Company owner, General Foods founder; philanthropist; original owner of Mar-a-Lago, socialite.
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Outlaws

Jessee Woodson James - Outlaw, Jesse James
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William Anderson Hatfield - from the Hatfield-McCoy Feud
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Misc

John Jacob Astor IV - Wealthy American businessman, died from sinking of the SS Titanic.
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Sources

  1. "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V86W-T2X : 1 January 2015), Donald Dwayne Howard, 05 Feb 1954; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.
  2. Paternal DNA Confirmation:
    Ancestry.com autosomal testing
    FTDNA Y-DNA testing

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Thanks Donald! We appreciate your work!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl In the Money Milestone for 300 sourced profiles
Donald Howard reached the In the Money milestone by sourcing 300 profiles in the April 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Mel Bishop
Thanks for your contributions Donald !
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Donald Howard reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the Mar 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Mel Bishop
Donald,

Great work on the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! Thank you for improving our tree.

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thank you for contributing to the February 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your personal research to help others.

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Morning, Donny, I just wanted to say thanks for all the sourcing you're doing. Were you ever able to get verified in Discord? We miss you in there with us but don't want to break your concentration to figure it out. Feel free to ping me in the old chat anytime you have questions. Debi
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Donny,

It's Thon time again, this time the Source-a-Thon! It will be from October 1-4, 2021. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click the "answer" link at the bottom of the post and, when the Answer box pops up, mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
I did answer the post about wanting to be in the source-a-thon a week or two ago, but didn't mention cornbread catchers. I would like to stay on that team again. Should I answer it again, and mention the team?
posted by Donald Howard
I just checked you G2G answers and don't see that you added an answer in https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1291959

The last answer you created was for the Connect-a-Thon post in July. Here is a link to all your answers.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Donald, I see you used the USBH Connecting Challenge button on the tracker to record 45 profiles you added sources to. I assume you meant to use the Sourcerer's Challenge button instead. I wanted to let you know so you can choose the correct button in future on the tracker and get credit for the challenge you are working on. Thanks, Emma MacBeath~~US Black Heritage Project
Thanks.. actually, that was during that Connect-a-thon. I wasn't sure if I needed to or not. But I think that we are automatically scored for the connect-a-thon.
posted by Donald Howard
Yes, the Connect A Thon scores automatically. The USBH Connecting Challenge, which is similar has different rules, so we count using the tracker. Thanks! Emma
Hello Donny,

It's Thon time again, this time the Connect-a-Thon! It will be from July 23-26, 2021. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click answer and mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

We hope you can join us!

Debi & Sarah

PS For this event, "connecting" means that you add a profile from one of the links on an existing profile for parents, siblings, spouse, and children. The goal is not to connect to the main tree but to add as many linked profiles as possible.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Donny,

It's Thon time again, this time the Spring Clean-a-Thon! It will be from April 23-26, 2021. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Don, thanks for contacting me! Always nice to hear from a cousin, especially when it's two cousins at once :)

Most of my genealogy is on behalf of the Puritan Great Migration group here on Wikitree, so I'm poking around early immigrants and Olde English folks which is where it looks like we connect. Have a good afternoon and best of luck with your research!

posted by Brad Stauf
You are welcome. On my side, the Relationship Finder shows my ancestral lines going to you through Howard → Young (Jung in German, originally) → Dye → Hopkins → Fontleroy → Wilkensen. I am personally confident through the Dye line .Need to check out sources on the others. Lots of southern Colonial ancestors. With my wife, I am pretty confident about all of them. Lots of Puritans. Quakers, too She was adopted - but her maternal grandmother was a Fuller from Indiana, whose line goes back to Ipswitch, Massachusetts. Then to Derby and Sheldons, who also came from that part of New England. A lot of those little Puritan locations kept good town records. If interested - I have a multi-family genealogical page on Facebook, with over 500 people. A cousin of my wife has one, too, with Fullers etc. Mine is listed in my bio, if you are interested. Or send an email. Thanks for the reply, and good luck!
posted by Donald Howard
As part of an annual check-in of the WikiTree US Presidents Project we are asking members if they are planning to continue their contributions to the project. We are establishing a page where everyone can identify the President or Vice President that they wish to manage. Just respond to this message to let me know 1) Are you planning to continue with the Project and 2) do you have a specific President or Vice President that you are interested in.
posted by Robin Lee
Congratulations on earning the Family Star award Donald!

The contributions that you have made to your family tree are appreciated!

Laura ~Appreciation Team

posted by Laura DeSpain
23andMe is have a half off sale through October 22nd. Health and genealogy for $100. If you know someone that wants a DNA test.
posted by Sue (Howard) Ison
Hi Donald! :) I stumbled across your profile and wanted to share two things:

1.) There is a direct ancestral relationship. Matthew Howard Sr. is the great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grand father of Greta Moody.

Matthew is the 11th great grandfather of Greta

2.) Donald and Greta are 9th cousins twice removed Donald Howard and Greta Moody are both descendants of Cornelius Howard Sr.

Am I right in assuming that both men are from the same Howard lineage?

posted by Greta Moody
Not sure what you mean by "both men". I can tell you that I am confident that my tree goes to Matthew Howard, Howard-8458.

Skip Duett, one of the admins at FTDNA's Howard Project is a member of my Facebook group, Howard and Allied Families (along with several of my Y matches. He is doing a study on some of us. I had already taken the 37 markers test, then got me to take the Big-Y test.

Most of my Y matches have Matthew as their ancestor in their trees. Some aren't Howards. At least by birth name. That happens, I reckon. And I have been, by my genetic markers, placed in lineage group 14 (at the Howard Project). It is the one that has genealogies going to Matthew.

I would like to talk more with you about this. I will message you now. Also - anyone reading this is welcome to join my Facebook Group, Howard And Allied Families. It is for anyone connected to me in any way. Or just interested. You can message me for the url. I don't think they allow urls in these messages. Thanks for contacting me!

posted by Donald Howard
Greta,

I almost forgot... the relationship finder shows us related 3 ways. Also on my dad's maternal Grundy side that goes to Taylor, and my mom's maternal Coleman side that goes to Perrin.

posted by Donald Howard
Wow! How can you get 3 ways of being related from the relationship finder?
posted by Greta Moody
There is a drop-down arrow link. The text with it says:

Explore more: 9 common ancestors were found between Greta and Donald within 15 generations. To view the relationship trails, select the common ancestor here. Note that the relationship name will not change.

If there are no other ways to be related, the box will be empty.

Also, you can check farther back using the 30 generation option. LOL! Have fun fact-checking those!

posted by Donald Howard
Oh yeah, that's right. I rarely use that. Thanks for reminding me of it!
posted by Greta Moody
I just realized that Cornelius is the son of Matthew. I didn't know that when I posted the comment.
posted by Greta Moody
Hi Donald,

I think I'm in your Facebook group. I work on Howards and Newtons from Estill County, Kentucky.

Mindy

posted by Mindy Silva
Hi, Donald!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Donny,

It's Thon time again, this time the Source-a-Thon! It will be from October 2-5, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click the "answer" link at the bottom of the post and, when the Answer box pops up, mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Donny, please check your spam folder. I wrote to you and you never responded.
posted by Greg Slade
Thank you Greg. I got it, and responded.
posted by Donald Howard
Hello, Donald!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Donnie,

It's Thon time again, this time the Connect-a-Thon! It will be from July 17-20, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click answer and mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Triple cousins,

Nice to meet you !!!! I hope we can work on tree together and I see we done DNA so I know DNA privet could you check how much we connect and if so could we get any DNA verification on these lines we share???? Be interesting to see with 3 connections how that DNA will stack up.

Billie

Well hello Cousin! What a nice surprise! Turns out we are 9th cousins through Joost Van Metere.
posted by Jeanette McIntyre
Nice to meet you, Donald. We are 10th cousins, once removed, and given the Brown and Taft names I am definitely related to your wife, too.
posted by Scott Hutchins
Hello Cousin Donald,

Donald and Janine are 16th cousins. Janine

What a pleasant surprise to read about you on Meet Our Members. What a great write-up about you. We are very fortunate to have you with WikiTree. I enjoyed reading about your specific genealogy interests. Like you I have interest in certain classical music, especially Italian Baroque. I actually did a couple profiles on some Italian composers, although their genealogy is not very complete. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Albinoni-1 and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Corelli-8
posted by James Stratman
Hi Donald!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: You played for Reba McIntire?!? How cool is that!

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Pip, and thanks to you! Just looked at the relationship finder. It shows us as 10c1r, related through though the Newman line. On my part it goes from Howard to Young (Jung), to Goodnignt (Gutknecht), to Dye, to Newman. I am confidant, personally, of the validity through the Dye line. The rest appears well-documented. I will drop you a message with my email. I have a FB family genealogy page you might like. Howard And Allied Families (all sides of my tree, near and distant). It has some great genealogists, including admins from several societies. And about Reba - playing in her road band for 4 years was an exciting part of my life. Seems like a life of it's own. Couple hundred cities per year, towards the end. If you google "Reba McEntire" + "live" + 1986 or 1987 - you can find me on a bunch of YouTubes. More youthful then, and more hair that was more brown. Lol! Seeya!
posted by Donald Howard
Hello Donald,

It's Thon time again, this time the Spring Clean-a-Thon! It will be from April 24-27, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Don, look at your R-M269 haplo on the classic chart. If it is red it is only predicted. R-M269 is not the final haplo. It is the majority haplogroup for Europe and UK.

You must upgrade your Y test to include some SNP testing to learn your final haplo.

posted by Donald Barnes
Thanks for the info, Donald. I am awaiting results for the Big Y-700 test, done at FTDNA. I think it goes to 111 markers. Should get results, beginning the second week of April.
posted by Donald Howard
Have you seen the new question about parentage on Abraham Howard site? Go there : https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Howard-10232 and then click of the G2G question on the top right.
posted by Sue (Howard) Ison
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Donald!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl In the Money Milestone
Donald reached the In the Money milestone by sourcing 300 profiles in the November 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hello Donald,

It's Thon time again, this time the Scan-a-Thon! It will be from January 10-13, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Welcome to Team Cornbread Catchers, Donald. We have a GoogleGroup and text only GoogleHangout that we'll be using during the event, as well as the chat thread in G2G.

The Google Group and Hangout aren't required. If you would like to participate, please reply to this message via email or private message so that I will be able to send you an invitation. If you use different email addresses for Google and WikiTree, I'll need to know your Google email.

Go Team Cornbread Catchers!

Debi

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Donald,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz! Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, thus coordinating with others is essential.

Please refer to the new recommended sources for citing Pre-1700’s sources. when working on profiles of that time period.

For questions, just ask.

Natalie ~ Pre-1700 Greeter p.s. If links do not work in a WikiTree email, check on your profile page for this message

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thanks for your interest in the US Presidents Project. You will receive additional information on your “duties” in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you would like to add this template to your profile. It creates the connection to a specific President. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:US_President_Relative A list of the Presidents can be found at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Presidential_Project_Page
posted by Robin Lee
Hi Anon

How is it going so far, were the Member How-Tos pages helpful or did they leave you with questions?

Clicking your green tags shows members who follow that tag. Add tags other family surnames, for locations. The tags link you to the community sourcing & research options Information on tags is on page one of the How To pages.

We want to help you learn about the site and the community, hopefully you found the pages and links useful.

Questions click my name & ask in the comment box on my page or post in the G2G Forum (see Help top right of your Profile

Janet ~ Wikitree Messenger

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree click in the comment box in your profile

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Anonymous,

Thanks for volunteering! You are now an active member of the WikiTree community, and can start adding your family.

I suggest starting with the New Member How-To pages, they will save you a lot of time and frustration. Building your family tree on WikiTree will help you connect with others who have the same ancestors.

Need help? Just ask!

Mary ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

posted by Mary Richardson
Welcome Donny !

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Andrea Pack ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section of your profile page

posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack

H  >  Howard  >  Donald Howard