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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.
Robin Lee is related to US President Abraham Lincoln. Here is the trail.

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.

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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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

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

Robin is 20 degrees from Mary McCauley, 26 degrees from B. W. J. Molier and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.