Robin Lee
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Robin L. Lee
Born 1950s.
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Magna Carta Surety Barons

  1. Hugh (Bigod) le Bigod
  2. Sir Gilbert "7th Earl of Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, Lord of Harfleur and Mostrevillers in Normandy
  3. Robert "Lord of Dunmow Castle, Essexshire" FitzWalter
  4. John (Lacy) de Lacy
  5. Robert (Ros) de Roos
  6. Geoffrey "The Younger" de Say formerly Say aka II, de Saye

are my 23rd great grandfathers, but, alas, through a Questionable Gateway Ancestor


I was born and raised in California. My parents both came from Ohio, my father's family brought him to California when he was 3 and my mother moved to California as a young career woman during World War II. My interest in genealogy started with some family dead ends and lots of rumors. Most of the rumors were great leads, but untrue. And the dead end is in the Becker family (my mother's family). We can go back to her great grandfather John J. Becker.... he was killed in an accident when his son, John Frederick (her grandfather) was 2 and the mother, Mary, either died shortly before or after along with another son, George. I found a beautiful grave marker with all the names and dates. None of this information was ever passed along in the family, so we have no idea where John Frederick grew up, nor where his parents came from, original dead end is still the one have not been able to break through. I hope with my work in Wikitree, I will eventually find my answers.Lee-5956 22:30, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

I currently live east of Sacramento in rural "Gold Rush" California. Anyone seeking help with relatives in that area, let me know.

Then there are my Patriots...Isaac Lee is my NSDAR Patriot Ancestor. My next challenges are proving my connections to:

  1. Ancestor #: A111729- Van Swearingen
  2. Ancestor #: A024956-Joseph Conger
  3. Ancestor #: A100868-John Adam Schlott
  4. Ancestor #: A040097, - Wentle Fockler.

Research Notes

While the internet is full of this connection...this is NOT ME "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985", database, FamilySearch ( : 26 January 2024), Eddie G Rebai, 1974.


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It may be possible to confirm family relationships. Maternal line mitochondrial DNA test-takers:
  • Robin Lee: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup V2b, FTDNA kit #604374, MitoYDNA ID T11241 [compare]
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  • 100.00% X DNA 100.00% Robin Lee: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch AW9513796 [compare], yourDNAportal ROB453c671c, Ancestry member rlrrwrld + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T195072 [compare], yourDNAportal ROB453c671c, FTDNA kit #604374
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i need help i been filling out profiles when i click on countie it has somthing about the date is wrong could someone walk me through this
posted by Minard Grow

As indicated in numerous other messages, I need to know what exactly the error says. I do not understand what "countie" means. If you mean the continue button, it may be that there is data you have entered a date see for how to enter a date, or you have not filled out all the fields needed.

posted by Robin Lee
i need help i fill my mother inormation complete and i cant add her to family tree
posted by Minard Grow
Can you provide information as to why you removed Matthew Gillespie from William Gillespie? No reason was provided and I believe thus connection was correct.
The father lived his entire life in Scotland, highly unlikely that he had a son born in Ireland. I put a comment on the profile.
posted by Robin Lee
Martha Butler was a Tuscarora Indian born 1734 and was called a "Free Mulatto Female" by John Castellaw. Martha was apparently John Castellaw's common- law wife. He was married himself. So, the child, William Castellaw out of wedlock, was born 1755. John Castellaw made a deed of gift to "William Castellaw son of Martha Butler. Tobias and Keziah Butler were her parents.
posted by Pat Carter
edited by Pat Carter
Robin, I am trying to send you a book Ross Baptist Church00hogg.pdf that shows the Butlers Tobias and Keziah Butler Quote " Martha Butler was a Tuscarora Indians, as were the others Butlers during the early 1800s. According to local history, Indians tribal has ceased to exist by 1750 (this does not include tribes on the Indians Woods Reservation that moved away in1803.) By the year of 1750, most of the Indians had move away, leaving the few remnants that chose to remain in the area. Those that remained in the area organized into family units, and adopted English surname for identification. The Butlers were among the most prominent of the Indians family units. The patriarch of this family was probably Tobias Butler, who died in 1791. The wife of Tobias Butler was KEZIAH BUTLER. Martha Butler was one of the daughters of Tobias and Keziah Butler. Many of the Butlers became members of Ross Church." Unquote. Keziah Butler maiden name is not Pritchard. Tobias Butler was a very wealthy man and 25 slaves.
posted by Pat Carter
You are so right Robin! I jumped on a "tidbit" without even looking at the considerable previous research and comments.

p.s. I think I had a "Gold Rusher" in my tree, surname Snuffin.

posted by K (Beals) Kready
edited by K (Beals) Kready
Please can you ask the profile manager to merge the duplicates of so then the childrens merges can be actioned Thankyou
posted by Heather Jenkinson
I sent you a private message on this explaining how merges may want to review
posted by Robin Lee
I'm sorry for this tree. But I have tryed for days to fix my tree but I can't I'm sorry but I need help. It has my dad's name wrong, on my mother's page it has the wrong date for the the wedding date and I can't add anyone. It's a BIG head pain. What am I doing wrong????


posted by Martha Burney
I have looked everywhere even wikitree+ for the USO one of the best known organizations of America.. This is where I would think it would be but it is not there............ Do we have it some place?

Category: United States Military Support Organizations

posted by Carole Taylor
I would start on G2G and make sure there is a clear support for the category. It's better to start a conversation with the Categorization Project and other advanced members than trying to do things alone. What is you proposal, is it going to only be employees of the organization, or would you include volunteers? The only two categories under Military Support Organizations right now are Gold Star Wives and Gold Star Mothers.
posted by Robin Lee
Hi Robin --

We both are interested in getting Pugh-163 corrected. As there has been no response from either PM and the profile is open, I think we are ok to proceed with making the needed changes. Please feel free to make updates as you see fit. Thanks for keeping up with the profile!

posted by Nikki Orvis
Got your message on stickers, just looks like I have to figure out how to go about putting them up properly, that may be a big job, got to do a read up and see how to,
posted by Dennis Nash
If you need help, just let me know....
posted by Robin Lee
Hello Robin,

You proposed a merge of Monteverdi-1 and Monteverdi-21. I am the Profile Manager for Monteverdi-1 and would like it to remain after the merge so Monteverdi-21 is effectively removed. Do you know how we can merge them so that I remain the profile manager (this is my father so I believe I should remain as the profile manager)?

Thanks, Frank

posted by Frank Monteverdi
Hello, Robin. Please see comments on Elizabeth Blevins-1023, proposed merge.

Thanks, Ange

posted by [Living Marshall]
posted by Lynette Desmond
I like the idea of more collaborative involvement with open profiles ! My research takes me to Germany on Monday after which I will return to the United States
posted by Lynette Desmond
Sorry about the mistake....any requests for trusted lists that say Robin Lee would like you to add them to XYZ you can go ahead and approve those....
posted by Robin Lee
I thought I approved the right merges weeks ago however I keep getting messages, the profile on Benton is to my mind very simple. I think maybe YOU can help me with this .
posted by Lynette Desmond
OK, the only way I can help is if you will add me to the trusted list on each of the profiles. I will send you just approve them, I will do the merges and we can move on from there. How's that sound?
posted by Robin Lee
HELLO ROBIN, so glad to meet you! “Thank you for your recent help” at some point I was unable to locate my original entry’s from overseas they are now being merged, any help you can give us with this is greatly appreciated, hoping you are having a great summer in California
posted by Lynette Desmond
edited by Lynette Desmond
Thanks for merging William Knight. It took me four months to find that connection to Daniel b 1805. Been meaning to get that done here after getting ancestry and the grave site updated. Daniel is my direct line ggf. I have further researched the dates for all his childern and found one more child that died young.
posted by Cary Knight
Just now saw that you added Webb-21486 to the John & Mary Webb family. I seriously doubt that they named a second daughter Mary. I don't trust $ for info Ancestry & dislike that no one can see the sources unless they pay! I dont understand the fact that you created this profile and are not the manager? I see that you previously deleted John & Mary as the parents last year & reinstated them last month. I am a direct descendant of John & Mary through John III .
posted by Robert Webb
It was only because the records are Quaker records that I added her back.....I am still working this, but, I agree that it is difficult to understand that they had two daughters by the same name. IF you will look at the other daughter Mary.....I believe her last name was Ward, not Webb....still researching.
posted by Robin Lee
edited by Robin Lee
Hi Robin! Thanks for noticing the profiles. I looked them up on find a grave and refined the data for Newell-907. Please remove Newell-3972
posted by Sean Sparks
Hi Sean,

At WikiTree we do not delete or remove profiles, when there are duplicates, we merge the two profiles into a single profile.

posted by Robin Lee
Hi Robin,

I would like to add to the profiles of the children of Silas Randolph Maple but have not received a reply from Laura Perkins when contacted regarding other Maple ancestors. Can you help?

Also, I would like to find a birth certificate for Johnie Lafe Gray (Gray-36209) to confirm legal name but it appears the state of Arkansas doesn't release certificates except to close relatives. Any suggestions for search options?


Hello Robin,

I am very new to Wikitree and find myself confused and a bit frustrated. I like the feature that strives to prevent duplicates, but I have been stymied on two different lines of ancestors. Because of potential duplicates I reached out to the managers and have not received a reply. I can't go any farther, yet both of these people made changes to the little that I managed to input. I kinda feel violated, which is silly because I am pretty sure we're all related and these people are cousins. (Thanks for letting me vent!)

Okay, so now to questions I hope you can help me with. What parts of my Wikitree are private? What parts can't be changed? What parts can be added to without my permission? If someone makes changes do they have to provide a citation showing the validity of the change?

So far I'm impressed with Wikitree. I want to get serious about genealogy. I started on but am really frustrated by all of the errors and inaccuracies.

Thank you for being wiling to mentor.


Hi Robin,

John Mayberry (Mayberry-1213) was born somewhat earlier than 1784. His younger brother George was born in 1776.


John PS What did you mean by "need for sources"?

posted by John Falvey
edited by John Falvey
The profile did not have a birth indicated. I added a birth estimate based on his marriage in 1802, assuming he was at least 18 at the time. As there was no source for the date, I indicated that a source for the date was needed.
posted by Robin Lee
Good Evening-

I noticed your acknowledgement of the time spent on attempting merge proposals all night/morning and wanted to say "Thank You" for the "Thanks" (even though one of the creators has already rejected the duplicate line uploaded 2 days ago). I also thought it interesting we share some of the exact pathways to various persons like the "questionable LeBigod path" ;) Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers! Becky Elizabeth WikiTreeID: Simmons-11603

posted by Becky Simmons
Words are not enough to tell you how much your nod of approval means to me. --Gene
posted by GeneJ X
As a Leader can you help (by releasing the time waiting on the merge) with the merge on

I had proposed it but at the 30 days no one seemed interested, now it has an unmerged match on it. One pm Marv DeWitt and I have done new research to confirm the death is 1784 or even 1787 when the family all were signing estate docs...

posted by Beryl Meehan
In looking at the two sons....Benjamin, I am not confident that these were intended to be the same person....

Let me give it some more research.

posted by Robin Lee
Thank you for the crook duplicates, I sent an email to my DeKalb cousin and will go through all the profiles and look for any others.
posted by Kristina Wheeler
Robin, I notice you edited the biography of Brandenburg-331 (Nancy Brandenburg). She is my 2c3r.

I haven't spent any real time or effort on her details but I can add this much info....

Find-a-Grave ID: 111664505 Nancy A. Brandenburg B. 07 May 1842 - D. 17 Sep 1923 Female Parents: James C. Brandenburg (1808-1896) Nancy Thomas (1816-1872) B. 07.May.1842 in Estill Co., Kentucky D. 17.Sep.1923 Buried: Idamay Community, Lee Co., Kentucky; Flanery and Quillen Cemetery 111664505 Spouse: Samuel Hampton Flanery Married: 1858

posted by William Brandenburg
Robin, the Congar connection with the Harrison is skechy. Sorry, I’m not finding anything solid. Eunice Harrison’ b 1735? Is listed as Eunice Congar in her brother’s will but no husband so far.
posted by Ellen Gustafson
edited by Ellen Gustafson
Hi Robin, if you’re still actively seeking information on the Conger line, I’ve just begun again. A possible connection via the Harrison and Sayre families in NJ came to light from another member, who asked me for help. I’m going to do some digging. The will of Jabez Harrison, which you found, has some clues. Also this upsets part of my tree, of course. 😏
posted by Ellen Gustafson
Hi Robin, I sent you an email a few weeks ago and hadn't heard back. I changed email addresses, so it might have gone to spam. If you didn't see it, let me know and I"ll resend. Thanks! Emma

I found some more stuff for this profile.

I found some stuff. But I found family search as well.

Deed books, 1742-1865; general indexes to deeds, 1742-1872, 1969-1978; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-43QL-L,, Louisa, Virginia Deed Book A, p. 48-50 14 March 1742.


Hi Robin. I noticed that you resurrected the idea that the Roberts of Cowfold were related to the Roberts of Shropshire. John Roberts. I watched that develop without evidence way back before Ancestry but there was never any evidence. (I would have liked it to have been true). Did you have any new evidence when you recreated the match or was it just the apparent death in Cowfold of Thomas? I ask because I think I've found evidence that it is not true but need to know if you have anything new before I work it up. Regards C
posted by C. Mackinnon
No research, it had to do with the sons attached to each profile, Thomas being the same with the same wife....the wife is connected on one profile and the marriage record shown on Roberts-6383

"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ", database, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2020), Thomas Roberts, 1564.

Which is the marriage on the other profile....that is not to say that one of the profiles is attached to an incorrect father, but, the two Thomas profiles are intended to be the same person.

posted by Robin Lee
Just saw your status on your bio. Hope you and your family are okay and you haven't lost your home.
posted by Raewyn Vincent
wonderful wikitreer
Robin Lee is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

(Please note -- I am just the messenger. Nancy Cashwell posted the WW.)

posted by Melanie Paul
Robin: Will You assist Me in adding parents for Job Gooding (1739-1808). They are Pre 1700 !!!!!!!!!!!
posted by [Living Miller]
I added him as the son of an existing can also ask the manager of a profile to add the relationship.
posted by Robin Lee
edited by Robin Lee
Hello Robin Lee,

Thank-you again for answering my questions and adding the links to wiki tree, interesting. You have validated information in my research projects. I'm still amazed at the records from Canada that I'm able to link to my family in Massachusetts. Wonderful site Gail

posted by G (Rochette) Keefe
Hi Robin! Thanks for your excellent suggestion on a merge!

Happy wikiing! Nina

posted by Nina Bruhns
Hi Robin, just wanted to let you know, for the "Estimated Date" template, the correct parameter is Birth Death and Marriage for all three dates, not Birth Marriage and Death, which causes an invalid category error.

Many thanks, Margaret Haining, Categorization project

As for Ursula Ingleby several sources make her spouse of Robert Widdrington Esq. I am presently working on an article how I ascertained the relationship. Pedigrees are the chief source. Most genealogical literature show his wife as An Ogle but that was a second marriage in 1681. The marriage that produced his kids was Ursula. only one Robert Widdrington Esq was contemporary to Ursula and that was my ancestor. Location, family relationships etc prove my assumption solid.
posted by Michael Meggison
I understand that you believe you have the relationships correct, but, please remember that our Pre-1700 help page says "You must never create a pre-1700 profile without citing a reliable source." Take a look at for a description of the reliable sources identified by the England project.
posted by Robin Lee
A big thank you to Robin Lee. Not just for you help but for your cheerful help. Good luck in your research.
Hi, Robin. If you're not an appropriate person to contact about this, please point me in the right direction. It said you were a "mentor". I was reading that little blurb they send out once in a while that shows you how many "degrees" of separation you are from someone notable. I noticed that there's an error in that there seems to be two separate wikitree profiles for the same person. If I could post an image here, I would. I took a screen shot and circled the two names I think should be the same person. In fact, I'm sure they are. Not sure who to contact to fix that.
posted by Cindy Long
Hi Robin. In reviewing the PGM feed I saw this:

15:34: Robin Lee removed James Priest Sr. (bef.1610-1676) as father of Mary Campbell (Priest) Turbifield (abt.1674-abt.1761). [Thank Robin for this]

But I don't see an explanation for why. She's listed as a child on his profile, with two sources. Could you add a comment on her fathers profile that explains why the two sources are incorrect? Many thanks.

posted by Jillaine Smith
As indicated in my note, the person I removed is NOT listed in the father's profile. The child listed has a completely different birth date and a completely different husband.
posted by Robin Lee

You mentioned this needed research. I have issues with some stuff is in German needs translator for them. Based on some stuff I found was able to reasonably add siblings. But I can’t make out the German stuff to see if important. My German limited. Could I get help with German stuff it has references that could be important. And dates look different in the German stuff. If someone can verify the sources on the German. I will put in dates but till then I don’t feel good with it. The stuff I finding in English really slim in good resources. I might be missing something. I going to quit for tonight not sure how much I can get done before my pacemaker/Diffibulator surgery.ässer-7

On this one I can’t change to German spelling with weird B at end.ässer-41ässer-40


posted by Billie (Bright) Keaffaber
edited by Billie (Bright) Keaffaber
Hi Robin. You are 24 degrees from me. I'm also related to both President Abraham Lincoln and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as well as Alice Roosevelt Longworth and Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt. I just discovered that President Calvin Coolidge is my 8th cousin once removed through our great x 7th and 8th grandfather Peter Weare Jr. I am also related to President Barack Obama and both President Bushes but none of them say I'm blood related to them. But even my true great great great grandfather doesn't even show up as a relative of mine on WikiTree. His name is Edgar D Trefry of Nova Scotia. Can you please add me to the President group? Thank you.
posted by Emmy (Dunham) Frost
Thank-you Robin!:) I've been on mission to cover Newcastle merchants and it's taken me on serious journey through the North.
posted by [Living Ogle]
Don't know if you saw my G2G question re: I have a New Testament BIBLE and the front page is a letter from The White House, Pres. Franklin D Roosevelt dated Jan 25 1941. The Bibles were given to all Forces, so a lot of you might have them too. Just wondered if anyone is interested and where can I put the photo of the page I took? and they suggested I ask the U S President's Project.. what do you think? Cuz' Carole
posted by Carole Taylor
Wow, what a find. Since there may be a lot of them out there. Why not create a Free Space page with the picture of on G2G asking if "others" have one. And add a link to FDR's profile to the Free Space. That way you have started the search for more of those Bibles and have a place where we can gather the information. Is this what you have?
posted by Robin Lee
sort of but mine does not have the Christian flag on the standard. and no typing under the flag .. This one is no bigger than my palm.

ok good idea though will do. under FDR...

posted by Carole Taylor
HI Robin: Did you get my message back? I did get your message, and I did do a merge, but you requested it, so I thought it was okay to merge it. I
posted by Iris (Muirhead) Hooge
Any merge for profiles that you manage, you can go ahead and merge. I will try to make sure to always include a message to help you with knowing that it is OK to merge. I found a couple of other merges for you, also.
posted by Robin Lee
Hi, Robin

The Ambassadors project has been reorganizing and is looking for those who have a membership at a genealogical society, to help in spreading the word about WikiTree.

We're working on ways to improve how WikiTree connects and interacts with genealogical and local history societies. This is the kind of thing we want to do:

  • Liaise with societies: set up your local society with a free-space page and some WikiTree materials as part of a package.
  • Use social media to promote what societies are offering on WikiTree.
  • Encourage bloggers to blog about societies and the resources available to them on WikiTree.

Are you interested in participating in some way? Do you have some ideas to share?

Azure Rae ~ co-Leader of Ambassadors Project

posted by Azure Robinson
Robin, I re-found the Category: Relationships Removed, so I have started reconstructing some of the profiles. As I finish, I will remove them from the category unless you say otherwise. Vic
posted by Vic Watt
Oh Vic, I got so tired of working those.....thanks for the help!!!!!
posted by Robin Lee
I can't believe the amount of time that was spent destroying what she had done! It is like going down a rabbit hole. Vic
posted by Vic Watt

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