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Roberta Johnson

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Roberta M. Johnson
Born 1950s.
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Hi! I am a retired geophysicist and educator who has been working on family tree research since ~2001. My biography is available at


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My great great grandfather, Horace Alexander (1838-1920), was the son of Ephraim M Alexander of Vermont and Rachel Ordway of Ohio.
Have discovered that my great great grandfather, Julius A Norsworthy, was the son of Frederick Norsworthy and Mary Erasmus Alford (1802-1852).
One of my 4th great grandmothers was Eleanor Farrand (1797-1878), who migrated from Vermont to Ohio with her husband, Nehemiah Ordway.
John Binchley Wood's mother was Jane Franklin (1782-1848), who migrated after her husband died in Tennessee to Missouri with her children.
One of my great great grandmothers was a Sarah L Hamil(l), born either in Tennessee or Mississippi and died in Texas. She married Julius A. Norsworthy.
My great great grandmother was Abigail Elizabeth Harkness (1836 - 1880), daughter of James Pelham Harkness and Maria Waters. Her parents migrated from New York through Pennsylvania to Illinois.
Jane Franklin was the daughter of James Franklin (1750-1829) and a Lauderdale - I believe Mary Jane Lauderdale (1762-1827).
One of my great great grandmothers was Elizabeth Ann Lomax (1846-1941), who was born in Missouri to John Lomax and Anna Shank, and moved to Texas with her husband, Horace Alexander.
My great great grandmother was Mary Henrietta Menefee (1846-1877), daughter of William Menefee.
I have been working on this family for years - my father's mother was the granddaughter of Julius Alford Norsworthy (1835-1929).
One of my great great great grandmothers was Rachel Ordway, born 1815 in Huron County, Ohio, and died before 1850. Her father was Nehemiah Ordway, born 1788 in Vermont, who migrated from Vermont to Ohio, where he died.
One of my great great grandfathers was Hiram Butler Patterson (1834-1877), who was born in Crawford county, Pennsylvania, and died in Newton, Wisconsin. He fought on the Union side, and was involved with the Black Hawk War. Not sure of his ancestors.
I have discovered many ancestors involved in the PGM. Love to join.
Have discovered through DNA that my paternal grandfather was James Walter Reeves.
My mother's last name. Her great grandfather was Daniel E Sage, born in "English Canada", who came to US in 1853 through Michigan and married Mary Henrietta Menefee. Very interested in tracing back on both of these lines - Sages are a dead end beyond him, yet interesting indications of links to French Canada?
Paternal great grandmother was Mary Ida Schee
One of my 3rd great grandmothers was Anna Shank (Schenk), daughter of John Shank and Nancy Doosing. This line goes back to the Schenk line in Pennsylvania, and thence to Germany and Switzerland.
John Binchley Wood's wife was Martha Elizabeth Seawell (1825-1884), daughter of Benjamin C. Seawell (1793-1862).
Looks like I have several of these lines on my tree.
One of my great great great grandfathers was John Binchley Wood (1812-1887), who migrated with many others from Tennessee through Missouri and eventually to Northern California in the Sonoma/Napa/Healdsburg areas. He was the county surveyor in Sonoma for decades after they arrived in ~1853.

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On 24 Oct 2018 at 14:44 GMT Roberta Johnson wrote:

Please note - our Y-chromosome haplogroup: I1-M253 (111 markers)

Big Y Haplogroup - I-Y2170 (500 markers)

On 30 Jan 2018 at 04:11 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi !

Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree?

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer?

Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 24 Jan 2018 at 15:31 GMT David Douglass wrote:


Thank you for your interest in the Southern Pioneers, a sub-project of the Southern Colonies Project. Paula J is the project leader and I am a Project Coordinator of the Southern Pioneers.

Welcome to the Project. We look forward to getting to know you better.

David Douglas

On 23 Jan 2018 at 18:28 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Thanks Roberta for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects which coordinate them is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus, whether time period, location, or special event. Read the goals and tasks of the project and join if it is a good fit.

Let me know if you have trouble finding projects which fit your focus. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

Janet ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 23 Jan 2018 at 16:52 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

Hello Again,

You've been a member of WikiTree for about a week now so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions?

I want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Messenger

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On 18 Jan 2018 at 20:45 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Hi hun, not sure about the Sages you are looking for. I will be looking into them soon. I will keep you updated if I find anything.

On 16 Jan 2018 at 22:22 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Roberta, Thank you for the message and questions!

Click here for GEDCOM Help Page and here for GEDCOMpare Help Page.

Click here for information on Splitting a GEDCOM.

We also have a Help Index with links to topics you may have questions on.

Thank you for joining WikiTree!

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On 16 Jan 2018 at 21:40 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Roberta,

A warm welcome to WikiTree. You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree!

Click here to start with our New Member How-To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

Hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have. You never know when you will find a lost family member or ancestor. Or maybe find a hidden family secret about an ancestor. Genealogy to me is like being a detective looking for clues into the past.

Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

David ~ WikiTree Greeter

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