Lisa (Phelps) Linn M.S.Ed.
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Lisa (Phelps) Linn M.S.Ed.

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Lisa E. Linn M.S.Ed. formerly Phelps
Born 1950s.
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This profile is part of the Casteel Name Study.

Lisa (Phelps) Linn M.S.Ed. was born 31 Aug 1959, the only child of Jeff Phelps and Betty Sisty.

Lisa is a member of American Mensa.
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Lisa (Phelps) Linn M.S.Ed. is a Project Member of the Southern Pioneers Project.
Lisa has participated in 1 out of 52 weeks during the 2020 52 Weeks of Photos Challenge.
Lisa (Phelps) Linn M.S.Ed. participated with Super_Sweepers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and added 213 connections.
Lisa (Phelps) Linn M.S.Ed. is participating with Super_Sweepers during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 216 suggestions.
Lisa (Phelps) Linn M.S.Ed. participated with Team Acadia during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 207 previously unsourced profiles.


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Hello Lisa,

Do you happen to know Harold Hilton? He lived in Chicago and sent me the Flansburg Genealogical Report in response to comments I had made on the Herin Genforum post. That genealogy opened up the whole family of John McQuown/McEwen b. 1745 and allowed me to track down the whole family.

I hope you are doing well and still interested in genealogy.

Cordially, Bruce McEwen

posted by Bruce McEwen
I have been trying to address the issue of evidence that WSB existed and found that a Francis Bryan did indeed try to claim property that was confiscated during the Cromwellian and earlier Williamite incursions. The following links show this clearly:

From the second source we have a list of Bryans who were mentioned among the "49 ers" and Francis and William Bryan are there for all to see. 10.—THE "FORTY-NINE" OFFICERS. Inrolments of the Adjudications" in favour of the (a.d.) 1649 Officers (formerly denominated " The '49 Lots ") : Preserved in the Office of the Chief Remembrancer of the Exchequer, Dublin.—See Records of Ireland,Marked <' 1821-1825," pp. 610-637. Bryan Francis, Bryan Humphry, Bryan John, Bryan Patrick and Bryan William. (Surname first). These are Royalists who rendered service to the cause for resisting Cromwell in Ireland and for which compensation in money or land was provided for in the Charles II act of Settlement after the Restoration of the monarchy circa 1670. If this is the Francis who was the son of WSB then it may help resolve the issue of validity of WSB.

Further there is much mention of a William Smith attempting compensation and restitution and though much yet to be done could this be the father of Ann Smith from whence WSB gets his name? A William Smith was a claimant: 2243 William Smith, Gent. Estate for Lives. By Deed dated the 9 February (81). Witness Hen. Hickman, & al. Castles, Town, and 2 Plowlands called Cahirmoroghove and Cahirmore. B. Clondiralae. Co. Clare. Lord Clare 2244 William Smith, Gent. Estate for Lives. By Deed dated the 16 of February, (71). Witness John Harte, & al. The Lands of Tullagover and Gower-Hast. B. Moyarta. Co. Clare. Lord Clare

Given the extent of Bryan land ownership in County Clare and these entries on very reliable documents can we still categorically deny that at least some of the legend is likely true?

posted by James Binkley
James, I have no idea who WSB is? Would you please enlighten me and I'll move your comments to the correct profile.
Thank you Lisa. WSB is just my short hand for William Smith Bryan. Sorry to have confused you. If you are interested in this line I am working on one or two areas that in general tend to confirm the story though in the absence of official documentation (which may never come to light) I am working on the circumstantial evidence and for me it does suggest that the story passed down perhaps orally does have a solid base.
posted by James Binkley
HI again, I cant thank you enough, we were just looking for his war records last week.!! My cousin will be excited.
posted by Patricia Bruhn
Hi wow thanks for the help I see It is very appreciated!
posted by Patricia Bruhn
Thanks for pointing out my mistake that I add Mary twice, she is all merged I hope. The learning curve is really, Patty
posted by Patricia Bruhn
Hi, Lisa!

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

Thanks for your comment at G2G on the Casteel Name Study. I ran our kit numbers at GEDmatch and found that we share 3 segments, the largest match at 6.7cM. Hi cousin!


posted by J. (Pearson) Salsbery
Hello, Lisa!

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
Hi Lisa!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 1000!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Lisa!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello: you sent me a message that we were 9th cousins. Do you know who we are connected through?
Keep being a great advocate for responsible research. It doesn't go unnoticed.
posted by Ryan Ross
Hi Lisa,

Thank you for the comment. Regarding the Warrens, I have included what I know on my tree. I filled the source box with texts from the censuses and other helpful items. Things get questionable behind Emma Lee or Emily Warren, who had my 2x great grandmother Alice "Allie" (and her siblings, William, Leona, and Enoch) with a man named William Warren. William Warren appears to have died shortly before 1900, after which Emma married Carl Radmer. Allie and William are cast to other families and Leona and Enoch disappear entirely. People seemed to believe Emma's maiden name was Warren, but sometimes I wonder. Her first husband is impossible to find mention of outside of Allie's Death Certificate and SS# Application. Too many Williams! Frustrating!

posted by Amanda Smith
Thanks Lisa. I am caring for a husband with cancer right now and don' t have time to work on this, but will try to get to it as soon as possible.
Furthermore, we are free to contact the ancestry tree owner to find out why he chose his data, and we may also find additional information not in the WT profile, that can give us clues about where to look for additional information. I do this often. This is even more common for FamilySearch trees.

Please don't delete any sources from the profiles I manage. You are free to ignore it if you like.

posted by Steve Selbrede
Lisa, The Phelps merges are a mess. I got a merge request for Phelps 4423 and Phelps-2222, who are not the same person. Ai also got a merge request for 4422 and 2222, but it could not proceed because there was already a rejected match. I don't know if the newest 4422 request has fixed this problem, but I will try again.

On sources, WT considers Ancestry etc to be sources, even if they are not primary sources. Your link is a newsletter and uses definitions used by Genealogy research papers.

This is a good example why a linked Ancestry source is useful. After re-inserted it, I went to the link and found that I had either mis-typed the POD or the Ancestry source owner had changed it. OTherwise, It would have been harder to track down and I would not have been able to correct it.

posted by Steve Selbrede
Hi Lisa, A note of appreciation for your hard work and awesome contributions to the Fall "Source A Ton" this past weekend. In al,l you worked on at least 218 profiles and became #2 for our team. Thank you so much for all you do representing the Super Sweepers and your other projects here on WikiTree. Keep up the outstanding job!!

Dorothy B. Co- Captain. Southern Super Sweepers!!

posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi Lisa,

I haven’t heard back from you about the break up of the United Kingdom Project. I hope all is well with you. I assume you don’t wish to join any of the country-level projects at present, and will go ahead and remove the United Kingdom badge. If you wish to join England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland in the future, you would be most welcome to do so via the respective G2G sign-up post.

Many thanks for all your contributions,

Susie :-)

posted by Susie MacLeod
Thank you Lisa for the great job you did with the Super Sweepers Team. "213" is a lot of profiles that you worked on; plus the team page itself and your awesome encouraging notes!!! I am so glad you stepped up to the plate to help lead the team!! You have my appreciation!!
posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi Lisa,

Thank you for your comment about Comfort Vanderbilt/Beall. Most genealogies show her maiden name as Vanderbilt, but none have documentation to back this up. I spent years along with another Vanderbilt researcher trying to find any documentation and no such given name appears anywhere in the various Vanderbilt lines. As a matter of fact, in the mid 1700s all the given names for this family were still in Dutch, not English. That was the first clue that there was something not quite right. Then old family papers sometimes name her as Beall, so this is what I have in my tree for the moment. At least until proven otherwise. Karen Nichols-Rexwall

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