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Robin L. Lee
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Robin Lee is related to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here is the trail.
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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.

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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 Gail (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 Bree 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
Robin and Leia are 11th cousins twice removed

Robin Lee and Leia Bostick are both descendants of William Tuttle. I thought you might like to read this history on the Tuttle origins :

posted by [Living Bostick]
Today I left a public comment on Aston-73 which you had done years before. My comment includes some info from this source, which may or may not be accurate but contradicts the connections and dates we have published on WikiTree:
  • Topographical and Historical Description of the parish of Tixall, by sir T. and A. Clifford
  • Sir Thomas Hugh Constable (1st bart.)
  • 1817 - 40 pages
posted by Isaac Taylor
edited by Isaac Taylor
I was looking at the edit records on a profile I was working on, and stumbled across a whole swath of vandalism over about 200 profiles in a single day in September. Finding that, stopping, that, and fixing that looks like it must have been a huge effort. Congratulations, and your work doesn't go unnoticed or unappreciated!


posted by Brad Foley
Thanks Brad! Your acknowledgement of the effort is appreciated.
posted by Robin Lee
I also have Walker and Adams genes. Did my Walkers and Adams take over Nicaragua in 1840’s?
Are we related? I’m just curious. I’m searching for the father/mother and wife of Edward Forbus/ Forbes b. 1805 SC (per 1850 Alabama Coosa County residents in the federal census).

P.S. I do have possible connections to Edmund Jennings Lee’s daughter Sarah Lee (a great grandmother(?)).

“Comparing Kit AW9513796 (Robin L Lee) [Ancestry] and Kit RP6267805 (Ron Johnston Forbus) [Ancestry]

Minimum segment threshold size to be included in total = 50 SNPs Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 5.0 cM Mismatch-bunching Limit will be adjusted dynamically to 60 percent of the segment threshold size for any given segment.

Largest segment = 5.7 cM

Total Half-Match segments (HIR) 5.7cM (0.159 Pct) Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 7.6

1 shared segments found for this comparison.

523715 SNPs used for this comparison.

53.071 Pct SNPs are full identical”

Largest segment = 5.7 cM

“Comparing Kit RP6267805 (Ron Johnston Forbus) [Ancestry] and Kit T195072 (Robin Lee) [Migration - F2 - T]

Segment threshold size will be adjusted dynamically between 200 and 400 SNPs Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 5.0 cM Mismatch-bunching Limit will be adjusted dynamically to 60 percent of the segment threshold size for any given segment.

Total Half-Match segments (HIR) 5.7cM (0.158 Pct) Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 7.7

1 shared segments found for this comparison.

425363 SNPs used for this comparison.

52.527 Pct SNPs are full identical”

An initial look at your tree and I do not see any close relationships...per WikiTree we are 13th cousins...
posted by Robin Lee
Bless you Robin, and thanks for all the work you did in restoring the Timothy Durard profile.

Alene Biggs Corbitt Biggs-2149.

posted by Alene (Biggs) Corbitt
Robin, hope all is well with you. I was updating a profile for Henry Cupp. Cupp-716, a 2nd cousin 3XR of mine, and I also updated his wife's profile, Mary Ann (Light) Cupp, Light-588, on which you are the profile manager. I did not remove anything you had on her profile, but I incorporated your sources, and added 6 new census sources, into an in-line biography. I also placed her in the cemetery category. The reason I did not add her Find A Grave memorial to her profile yet is because they have and error in the birth year. Her tombstone says 1845, but their verbal description says 1846. I sent an edit to them to have it corrected. When I get the notice they corrected it, I will add it to the profile. Stay safe and have a good rest of the day.
posted by Rodney Long
Robin, I posted a comment on G2G last week, but really want to give a bit THANK YOU for the Super Star Badge you awarded me last week. Your thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit (and skill as a genealogist) mean a lot to me. The badge, and you, are very much appreciated!
posted by Carol Baldwin PhD, RN
Hi Robin, I looked at these duplicates and made the changes that I could. I did find that there were quite a few errors or incorrect information in some of the profiles. "Current last name" was misstated often. I corrected what I could but there are still some corrections/merges by Teri Massey who is the owner of these profiles. Thanks Gary

Also Amellia (Powell,) Maggart and Annie (Woodall) Maggart are completely different people, they were both listed as Amellia Annie Maggart.

posted by Gary W Haagenson
Thanks so much for your help, yes, Teri has created a number of issues, the mentor group is trying to work with him. Your patience with the situation is appreciated.
posted by Robin Lee
Hi. I received your email and looking at the book again I see that I made a mistake. William Edward Wyatt’s mother, according to the book, and my grandmother’s notes, was Sophia Louise Hollingsworth.

Birth and death dates are not included but I will do some digging

posted by Peter Smith Jr.
That is what I thought problem....
posted by Robin Lee

Thanks for threads up, So far Texas has not had any questions from the evasive person in Sam Houston. Hopefully you will be able to tell if the person is a member of WikiTree or just from the internet..

I will watch..

Mary Richardson

posted by Mary Richardson
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
Hi Robin!

I created Dallas-785, Catherine Chew Dallas, and then realized she appears to be the daughter of George Mifflin Dallas, Dallas-90, the 11th VP. I added the project as a manager of her profile and left a comment, but wanted to make sure it got to you. : )

Off on vacation....go ahead and attach....
posted by Robin Lee
Hi Robin,

Was just glancing at this profile and noticed you put estimated dates and family template. Is there a particular reason for this? I'm just curious because I've found a birth registration and a census listing someone with the corresponding name and couldn't see if I was missing something before erroneously adding said details. There are no research notes on any of the profiles that I could see, so was wondering how good your memory was :)

Kind regards, Raewyn.

posted by Raewyn Vincent
There are no sources on the profile to prove any of the data shown, that was why I added the templates. If you have sources and add them to the profile, you can remove the templates.
posted by Robin Lee
Thanks Robin. I just wasn't sure about the uncertain family...but it makes sense. It's just not used often.

Thanks again.


posted by Raewyn Vincent

Thank you for all of the recommend mergers. You were correct on each recommendation

Jewell Thomas Meadows

posted by Jewell Meadows
Thank you for edited changes to William Smith and Nancy Nance
posted by H Smith

You were asking about some stuff on Harriett Goodnight. I found her death record which I put on her profile.


Hello Robin again,

Thank you for Merge of Kilour499 and Kilgour 105 - I have approved and merged. One thing Elizabeth had son Charles Henry Thexton, should this person be merged too? The Kilgour-105 was orphaned and i adopted.

Thank you again can I ask if there is a quick method of finding duplications as I have not bothered with this functionality. I appreciate fact you have protocols and generally wikiteer volunteers have left hyperlink of massive reading a simple hyperlink - I am a retired safety professional and during my career had to read volumes of legislation and regulations so I am relieved to be out of that environ. Except now with doing research and having to read volumes of protocols, is somewhat a disincentive.

Thank you in anticipation, Gary

posted by Gary Thexton
When ever duplicates are discovered they should be merged. Our goal is a single profile for every shared family member. Take a look at the help pages for merging. and, the Find Matches tool is what you should use to find other duplicates in your watchlist. If you need help, please ask.
posted by Robin Lee
Hello Robin,

From looking at your Page your tree would practically mirror mine in parts. Your proposal of both Joseph Walker Nos 41712 and 37336 and William Walker nos 41713 and 37337 are identical and should be merged with the later date on William.

Read your two emails up and down there was no Bold written LINK to you

I thank you sincerely for your suggestion and let's merge both forthwith. Thank you

Yours sincerely, Gary Thexton [email address removed]

posted by Gary Thexton
How can I correct a person listed as her own sister? My mother is listed as a sibling! On Preece chart.

Deborah Tennant Crouch

Hi Robin: This was in Family Search for Margarets Parents but I do not see any sources. It was on my husbands dna list for Margaret and her spouse.

posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
Hi there, Robin!

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

posted by Pip Sheppard
The proposed merge of Louise Sewall (Gray-18460) and Louise Sewall (Gray-8844) has been postponed by myself so someone on the team can fix it. It came up in proposed merges so that is why I set it this way. Don’t shoot the messenger.
posted by Melona (Niven) Gallagher
edited by Melona (Niven) Gallagher
Robin Seem to have lost the stout connection for resolution. Worked on Hezekiah's first wife to give a name. See you used a source I sent. Do I do anything else? Sharon
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Hi Robin. Yes, all of the children of Richard Bodkin and Janet Morris are now attached. Thank you!
posted by D. Botkin
Hi Robin, I created Youngs-44 For Christopher Youngs after I came across the Salem birth records for Christopher, son of Christopher and Prisca. This bio differs from the one in Selah Youngs' book and the Norris Taylor page because the records for Christopher and Prisca Yongs' children Are in Salem town records. Selah Youngs claims the line died out, but it didn’t. Christopher Youngs Senior died in 1695 and John budd Calls his sister Mary “ Widow and relicT of Christopher Youngs shortly after he died. I believe Mary budd youngs Can be found on the 1698 census as “widow” along with children including Phebe. Mary Budd was his 2nd wife as he had first married Anna Nichols . I have included a couple of source photos which show the wives.

The problem in other profiles is that Phebe is given as the dau. of the other Christopher youngs senior Who died in December 1698 after he appeared on the census. Phebe’s father was dead by 1698. The Christopher who appears in the 1698:census has a completely different family. Please have a look at Christopher Youngs-44 and see what you think. There will be merging problems unless we can get this straightened out.

The Biggest problem is that Selah Young’s book has been used as an authoritative source for so long and copied by so many. It is an excellent book I just think that Selah Young’s did not come across the Salem birth records.

posted by Anne X
edited by Anne X
I spent a lot of time when I first started working this family trying to lay out all of the work done in Selah Young's book. I found disconnects at the time, but, I was new to genealogy. I think we need to just work through this slowly, make changes to existing profiles where we know that the data in Selah Young's book is "outdated". This is a case where collaboration and communication will go a long way. I made some changes just because of the data you had found, I am sure that others will join in. The best way to approach this is to post a comment on the profile that is incorrect, explaining why it is incorrect. Let the discussion go for a week, then make the changes. That way we have a "trail" to follow.

I appreciate all your hard work and look forward to correcting what needs to be corrected.

posted by Robin Lee
Hi Robin,

You have a note "Caution, do not edit while this note is here Lee-5956 15:26, 22 August 2016 (EDT)" on James Devlin-432. Is it OK if I delete it? He may be a merge to some other James that I'm working on.

Rich Devlin Ireland Project Leader

posted by Richard Devlin
Hi Richard,

If you look at the changes tab, you will see that this profile was the victim of some vandalism....I have restored the children, etc, and the biography as it was before the vandalism. That is all my note is for.....

posted by Robin Lee
Thanks Robin, I'll try to restore the Devlin line
posted by Richard Devlin
Hi Robin...

We have a match and it is through the Lewis line and through my Grand fathers "The Earls of Plymouth. Lovely to meet you.


Hi Robin,

The number of merge requests is no problem. That one profile I said needed more research will be tricky. You might want to google the name to see if there are other resources for the profile. Thanks.

posted by X Fetterly
Hello Robin, I see you a private email on the merge for Light-2048, into Light-588, but I do not know if you received it. I did not get a receipt for the email. Thank-you
posted by Rodney Long
I wondered if you had documentation for Catharine (Sessler) Emerick's birth location. My record shows VA and yours shows IL. Her and George's marriage took place in VA, which leads me to believe that she was born in VA
posted by Angie (Jensen) Burgett
Hello Robin,

I replied on my profile page to your question there.

My assumption is, you already know everything I said (not to cite Geni and the I'll, but look to primary sources etc) but I mansplained for the hopeful benefit of newbie WikiTreers in future who find themselves reading the Q&A there.

My goal, big picture, with my work on WikiTree is half to knit together my family tree... and half to help this site and our community overcome the considerable mess made apparently 5-10 years ago with bulk upload of woefully undersourced, often ahistorical GED dross. The proliferation of which here is sorta preventing me attaching the tree I have now to the higher/earlier ancestors, which are messy and duplicated etc. I'm reluctant to build out more of "my" tree manually, lest it overlap.

posted by Isaac Taylor
Thank you for your input regarding Agnes Fullarton, but according to family records and the New Jersey Birth index I am correct in Agnes's birth place of Leonia, New Jersey. Her father and my grandfather were brothers.
posted by Kim (Holder) Wolf
Thanks for the fascinating book that you sent. I did find a bit on John Trahearne and Margaret Ball as you anticipated. Nothing mentioned her parents which is my problem.

Did enjoy scanning the other items. It is full of information. Surprising how few names I recognized from our families (Keys and Cromwell) as well as the Trahearne and Ball.

Thanks for sharing. Jade Damme Cooney

posted by Jade Damme
The Stover history begins in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland depending on what records you are reading from. In Early history, Virginia (Augusta Co.) stretched as far North as Pennsylvania & West as West Virginia & Western Maryland. There have been two Stover families found living in the same areas. One originated from Switzerland and other from Germany.

For Centuries, these families, often confused, and their Oral Stories very similar to the other. The family reunion of TONEY & STOVER Families was documented in Newspaper & invitation included President Dwight Eisenhower. The research looking for this connection appears difficult as many deny travel. PLEASE Do Not Assume that Virginia/Pennsylvania Families can not be related. California Families are related to East Coast Families also

posted by Anonymous B