Crispin Reedy

Crispin Reedy

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Crispin S. Reedy
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Account confirmed 14 Jun 2012 | Crispin's 6477 contributions | 196 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jun 2012
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Attention Cousins

If anybody wants to be added to the Trusted List and/or be made Profile Manager of any of my profiles, just message me. I have made a lot of profiles on here, and our ancestors belong to all of us!  :)

Also FYI: a lot of the really interesting stuff is in My Free Space Profiles

Genealogical Interests

"The past isn't dead. It isn't even past." -- William Faulkner

Genealogy is an interesting blend of interests to me. There are those folks who are interested in going as far back in time as they can, and building their family tree with names and dates. I tend to be a bit more into the family history side of it (especially since I have two previous genealogists in my family tree who already did extensive work tracing the lineage back, so my main tree is fairly well built already). Of course, I love the thrill of "discovery" when I am rooting around in a box of old photos or hear a family story from an older relative - but I think it's equally satisfying (and important!) to organize those old photos and stories in a way that they can be shared with those who come after us and are looking to rediscover the past. (That is why I am on Wikitree!) In other words, I am more interested in going "deep" than "broad," so to speak.

Every part of my family line has been a part of the American South for a very long time. I have in my lineage people from all walks of life -- veterans, farmers, judges, landowners, adventurers, businessmen. And, slaveholders. I don't believe in whitewashing or romanticizing the past, and that's part of the past. As of this writing I have uncovered 8 slaveholders who owned around 80 slaves. In the future I hope to tell more of this part of the story.

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner

Family Interests

  • Yates family of Washington, Tammany, and Tangipahoa parishes in Lousiana.
  • Yates and Gothard families of Burton-on-Trent and Walton-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Derbyshire
  • Richardsons of Louisiana
  • Greens of Louisiana


  • Dallas, TX
  • Berkner High School
  • Trinity University (B.A., English Literature)
  • Peace Corps Thailand
  • Software designer interested in VUI and AI
  • Rower
  • Friend of plants and cats :)

Digital Afterlife Instructions : this is my permission that upon my demise, for my family to have first priority , then if they decline the responsibility, the Wikitree staff, to manage the profiles where I act as PM, in any way they see fit, as long as this is in line with the Honour Code and preserves the privacy of living people. June 1, 2018

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Followed Tags
Crispin is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
I have slave owners in my history and am interested in learning how to properly document and share what I find about this.
Grandmother's family
I like fixing these errors. :)
Interested in the Gothard family in Burton-on-Trent
Interested in Yates family in Washington, Orleans, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa areas.
Interested in the Mousley family from Burton-on-Trent
Grandmother's family
Reedy family
Richardson family
Varnado family
To learn about this tool - new to me
My Yates family members came from Burton on Trent and Walton on Trent and emigrated to Louisiana in the 1850s. Am especially interested in locating info about William Henry Yates, and his wife who went back to England, Mary Elizabeth Gothard..

DNA Tested
Crispin Reedy's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Crispin or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Crispin:

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On 15 Jul 2018 at 21:34 GMT John Cruz wrote:

Hi Cousin Crispin,

Just wanted so share a fascinating hidden feature on WikiTree. You can get a report for all your known ancestors within 2,000 years by typing this in your URL: (Just replace Cruz-788 with your WIkiTree ID)

I found a 69th generation ancestor. He is listed as King Prasutagus of the Iceni, born 0010 in Icenia, Britannia. (WikiId: Iceni-3).

Iceni were a British Celtic tribe of eastern Britian during the Iron Age and early Roman Era. His history offers a fascinating story about how his wife, Boudici, after her husbands death about 50 A.D., led an uprising against the occupying Roman Empire, and gave the Roman's such hell that she later became a British folk hero.

There are many others to explore

On 7 Jun 2018 at 03:27 GMT John Cruz wrote:

Hi Cousin Crispin,

I just wanted to say hello! And to share that we are 24th cousins. Our common ancestor is Jaime I de Aragon. King James I of France (1208-1271). He is your 23rd g-grandfather and mine.

I don't know if you are aware that we also share 26 other ancestors before him up to 30 generations, who are monarchs and nobles of France, Spain, England, Germany, Hungary, etc.

Beyond that, the older ancestral trail gets even more interesting to explore! Did you know that your deep roots were in Monarchy of Europe? There are ancestors in your family tree, who you'd likely be astonished to discover!

Just wanted to share this information, and to say Hi. Isn't Wikitree fun!

On 11 Apr 2018 at 00:32 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register. Here is the G2G page to go to register: Plus you can add your name, plus your Wikitree ID plus your email on the free space page and go to the privacy tab and click on the trusted list to be added to it and leave your email under where they have the managers listed and I will make your a profile manager of the free space page.

Thank you very much from the Team Tennessee Volunteers fearless leader Linda Barnett of Barnett-3517. Here is the corrected link to go to register. Also follow this instruction here:The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am.

Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

On 24 Mar 2018 at 02:21 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Crispin, Are you going to participate in this year's Clean A Thon? If so here is the current registration page: Let me know please if you are going to work with the Southern Super Sweepers again. Thanks, Dorothy B.

On 8 Oct 2017 at 20:06 GMT Gigi (Ward) Tanksley wrote:

Hi Crispin,

I just saw your message on my 2nd cousin, Josh A Varnado's wall, My Mom was a graduate of Franklinton High School in about 1948. I took a gander at the picture you loaded and saw David Bullock and Margaret Bullock that we are definitely related to. Thanks for posting that.

On 3 Oct 2017 at 23:48 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Crispin, Thank you for helping take Southern Super Sweepers to 10th place & making WikiTree's 2017 Source-a-Thon a great success. This was a community event at its best. Thanks so much for your contributions! Dorothy and Mary, Team Leaders!!

On 2 Oct 2017 at 21:10 GMT Russ Gunther KT wrote:

You won Crispin! Crispin claim your Source-A-Thon prize @ WikiTree

Congratulations 3 PM (EDT) winners!

Crispin Reedy (Southern Super Sweepers)

Quick, claim your prize:


On 27 Sep 2017 at 19:32 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Crispin!

Please stop by our TEAM PAGE at: and re-read the instructions before Friday. We made some changes trying to keep up with discussions and decisions made recently.

A major change was made on how to report our individual sourcing achievements which can be found on our team page and here:

If you have any questions please post here or on our Team page. Also please let me know that you read this and/or our team page recently and are ready to go "Sweep up" the South of unsourced profiles !!!!

On 4 Sep 2017 at 02:35 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Crispin, I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Red Badged "Generous Genealogist", and also receiving the yellow Family Star. Your dedication to Wikitree has been an asset and great help to us!

On 27 Aug 2017 at 09:58 GMT Paula J wrote:

Congratulations on photo of the week!!!!!

Thanks for letting us know about the template. I appreciate that !!

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