David Randall
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David Randall

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David M. Randall
Born 1960s.
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David Randall hosted the 15 Nations Global Tour 2023 Challenge.
David Randall competed with the Fantastic Firs in the 2023 WikiGames.
David was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the G2G Forum!
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David has been an active genealogist for more than 40 years. His ancestors came to America primarily from England, Germany and Sweden.
David Randall is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger James Chilton.
David Randall is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Mrs. James Chilton.
David Randall is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Stephen Hopkins.
David Randall is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Constance Hopkins.
David Randall is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Richard Warren.
David Randall is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Francis Cooke.
David Randall is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger John Cooke.

David is a direct descendant of several notables, including:

Four Mayflower families (Chilton, Hopkins, Cooke, Warren)

Rhode Island founder Roger Williams

Puritan minister Rev. John Cotton

Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor Thomas Dudley

His daughter, poet Anne Bradstreet

Her husband, Governor Simeon Bradstreet.

David is also a distant cousin to 18 United States Presidents: Fillmore, Pierce, Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Taft, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, Nixon, Ford, Bush 1, Bush 2, and Obama.[1]

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Hello again David,

I have no connection with Estonia. I will still need to watch this project and how it ties back to the Russian Empire. I will need to create bridges between Prussia and Russian Empire Governates and Lithuania. https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1613056/historical-east-prussia-in-russia-and-lithuania-categories?show=1614231#c1614231

posted by Steve Thomas
Heya, David - I'm no fan of gridiron (Aussie Rules for me!), but this guy deserves a profile if only to honour his sheer determination. He has 2 language pages in addition to the English Wikipedia page, but the English one does not mention any nuclear family by name (although the movie Rudy does).

Also, I could ask my sibling's partner if she can tell me anything about Kenyan naming patterns (she is Kenyan), but without promises as the query would need to go through my sibling and there are memory issues due to a head injury.

posted by Melanie Paul
Rudy was actually my son's favorite film when he was a kid as he was a bit of an underdog himself.

This is an interesting Wikipedia profile because the family is mentioned on multiple occasions (14 siblings, father and brother were in the movie); it's just that whoever wrote the bio chose not to include actual names. I'll discuss with Scott our options for overriding the Notability guidelines to include someone like this.

posted by David Randall
Someone who writes Wikipedia pages could edit in some names! Poke-tongue smilie (black and white).
posted by Melanie Paul
Hello David,

I am amazed how well Google translate works. While looking through the information for Ukraine I saw a profile name in Hebrew. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/%D7%91%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%A0%D7%A9%D7%98%D7%B2%D7%9F-2

Google translated שמואל צבי בן ישראל as Shmuel Zvi ben Israel (who was born in Vinnytsia, Ukraine)

posted by Steve Thomas
edited by Steve Thomas
I've just recently discovered the same thing. I've been translating Hindi and Ukrainian both to and from English and have been amazed at the accuracy.
posted by David Randall
Hello David,

Congratulations on leading the 15 Nations' Tour!

I am a member of the Latin_America Project. I have noticed a good improvement in messages in the last 2 weeks. Not only Argentina. but also Brazil.

posted by Steve Thomas
Thanks Steve, I couldn't be more thrilled with how much hard work members have put into this project, and I've been particular impressed by the number if Argentines who have been participating. Once the tour is over, I'm hoping the Latin America project will pick up where we leave off.
posted by David Randall
Cheers. I will do my best to ensure that the Latin America project picks up from this tour endpoint.
posted by Steve Thomas
Hello David, we are cousins descended from Catherine Tullis-13 Peckenpaugh. I'd be glad to know of any recent research or sources you've found lately. Thanks from Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Greetings from Rochester Hills, Michigan...!

I read your "Meet our Members" interview and just had to dig into the Randall Line in your tree. I've been struggling with validating my Randall line past my 3rd Great-Grandfather: Stephen Solomon Randall (Born in England in 1827- died in Tilbury, Ontario, Canada in 1891). I'm hoping that referencing your research will help me to make some connections.

Regards, David Randall

posted by David Randall
Since your Randall ancestor immigrated a century and a half after mine we likely won't find a connection in the U.S. But I wonder if we might have a connection in England? Have you done a DNA test? That would likely be the quickest way to determine if our lines do indeed cross.
posted by David Randall
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Thank you so much for your help merging my kinfolk!
posted by Ruth Ellis
Hi David,

I really like your post in G2G about the Snow White project. That's the WikiTree spirit!


posted by Chris Whitten
Please feel free to edit back what I changed to read more properly "The Second Sabbatarian Church in America at Westerly, Rhode Island". I have years of research into this. I have References in my library and correspondence with Don A.Sanford, a co-author of 'Newport Seventh Day Baptist Trilogy'. Please humor me and listen. Joseph and Mary Torrey were members of the 1st Baptist Church at Newport. Those in my first quoted reference became Sabbatarians, it was after long Sunday services a the 1st Baptist Church where they were all members. Joseph Torrey, then Secretary of State for RI, was the mediator trying to calm the controversy of Saturday services. Joseph is actually the Elder that laid hands on Samuel Hubbard and brought him to 1st Baptist membership. The second reference I quoted is a profession of faith of the first members of the SECOND Sabbatarian Church and they include our John and Elizabeth, John's friend Job Babcock, and Samuel Hubbard's son-in-law Robert Burdick.
Thanks Thomas,

I am always happy to have additional information and/or corrections added to my pages. We communicated with each other many years back and I have always been impressed by the thoroughness of your research.

posted by David Randall
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