Teresa (Shinn) Obst
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Teresa (Shinn) Obst

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Teresa M. Obst formerly Shinn
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of , [private brother (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
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Mother of [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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Descendant of PGM migrant John Endicott.
Teresa Obst


I have started the Shinn surname project, & the Stockton surname project please join me!

Hi. My name is Teresa, and I was the owner / administrator of Myrootsplace for 15 years. Due to retirement and a lack of funding we shut down our website and moved our tree over to Ancestry. We work primarily in Ancestry but we were looking for a home for our tree of 180k plus people. We have years of collected documents, photos & headstones to move. We are moving all info here, slowly but surely!

Personally I'm a Grandma of 12 ! Yes 12. 9 boys, 3 girls. I love them more than anything in this world. They are my primary reason for wanting to leave them a legacy. I spend most of my free time, researching for them and also for adoptees. I am currently in the process of becoming a certified genealogist

I have 25 plus years total as a researcher. I consider myself a genealogist, however I've not been certified. I am an "old school" by the book researcher and archivist. I started researching before computers & yes I consider myself pretty good at it!

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Robert Joe Shinn & Jessie Juanita Marsh are MRCA (Most Recent Common Ancestor) to the following: James Shinn (no gedmatch), Wanda Shinn (gedmatch A982392), Teresa Shinn (gedmatch M683019), E Marshall (gedmatch A298623) & A Nason (gedmatch A931521)

This DNA MRCA relationship is confirmed by a 2779.2 match between Teresa Shinn (Teresa Shinn to MRCA) and her sister Wanda Shinn (Wanda Shinn to MRCA)

This DNA MRCA relationship is confirmed by a 2052.1 cM match between E Marshall GEDmatch A298623 (E Marshall to Amber Marshall to Teresa Shinn to MRCA) and his grandmother Teresa Shinn (Teresa Shinn to MRCA)

This DNA MRCA relationship to is confirmed by a 874.2 cM match between Teresa Shinn (Teresa Shinn to MRCA) and her niece A Nason (A Nason to Brian Nason Jr to Anna Shinn to MRCA)


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My Famous Relatives
Notable PersonRelationshipClosest Common AncestorNotes
Queen Elizabeth II 11th cousins 1x removed Mary Copley Greville Royalty - Queen of England
Ernest Hemingway 11th cousins Robert White Notable - Author
Frank Woolworth 6th cousins 3x removed Samuel Hall Notable - Founder of Woolworths
J. C. Penney Jr 11th cousins 2X removed William Hall Notable - Founder of J.C. Penney
Kevin Bacon 9th cousins John Shinn Sr Notable - Actor
Virginia P Hensley (Patsy Cline) 6th cousins Benjamin H Hensley Notable - Singer
My Mayflower Ancestors
Notable PersonRelationshipClosest Common AncestorNotes
John Alden 11th Great Grandfather John Alden Mayflower Passenger
William Bradford 10th Great Grandfather William Bradford Mayflower Passenger
John Howland 10th Great Grandfather John Howland Mayflower Passenger
William Mullens 12th Great Grandfather William Mullens Mayflower Passenger
Thomas Rogers 11th Great Grandfather Thomas Rogers Mayflower Passenger
Edward Tilley 10th Great Grand Uncle Robert Tilley Mayflower Passenger
Joan Hurst Tilley 10th Great Grandmother Joan Hurst Tilley Mayflower Passenger
John Tilley 10th Great Grandfather John Tilley Mayflower Passenger
Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Notable PersonRelationshipClosest Common AncestorNotes
John Adams 4th cousins 6x removed Rebecca Buswell Smith Signer of the DOI - Founding Father - 2nd US President
Samuel Adams Jr 4th cousin 7x removed Humphrey Wythe Signer of the DOI - Founding Father - Governor of MA
Josiah Bartlett 3rd cousin 8x removed John Emery Signer of the DOI - Founding Father - Governor of NH
Charles Carroll 8th cousin 6x removed Sir John Warburton Signer of the DOI - Founding Father
William Ellery 4th cousin 7x removed Christopher Almy Signer of the DOI - Founding Father
Lyman Hall 3rd cousin 8x removed Richard Lyman Signer of the DOI - Founding Father- Governor of GA
Benjamin Harrison V 5th cousin 6x removed Elizabeth Fitzgiffory Harrison Signer of the DOI - Founding Father- Governor of VA
Joseph Hewes 8th cousin 5x removed Henry Wentworth Signer of the DOI - Founding Father
Stephen Hopkins 1st cousin 7x removed Samuel Wilkenson Signer of the DOI - Founding Father - Governor of RI
Samuel Huntington 3rd cousin 7x removed Matthew Marvin Signer of the DOI - Founding Father - Governor of CT
Thomas Jefferson 8th cousins 6x removed Richard Cave Esquire Signer of the DOI - Founding Father - 3rd US President
Francis Lightfoot Lee 5th cousin 6x removed Elizabeth Fitzgiffory Harrison Signer of the DOI - Founding Father
Richard H Lee 5th cousin 6x removed Elizabeth Fitzgiffory Harrison Signer of the DOI - Founding Father
Philip Livingston 5th cousin 8x removed John Fleming Signer of the DOI - Founding Father
Ceasar Rodney 9th cousin 5x removed Roger Wentworth Signer of the DOI - Founding Father - President of DE
George Ross 6th cousin 8x removed John Wemyss Signer of the DOI - Founding Father
Richard Stockton 2nd cousin 7x removed Richard Stockton Signer of the DOI - Founding Father
William Williams 3rd cousin 7x removed Robert Williams Cromwell Signer of the DOI - Founding Father
John Witherspoon 5th cousin 9x removed Andrew Stewart Signer of the DOI - Founding Father
Oliver Wolcott 6th cousin 8x removed John Blake Signer of the DOI - Founding Father - Governor of CT
My Presidential Cousins
Notable PersonRelationshipClosest Common AncestorNotes
George Washington 7th cousins 7x removed Joan Hull Peck US President, 1st
John Adams 4th cousins 6x removed Rebecca Buswell Smith US President, 2nd
Thomas Jefferson 8th cousins 6x removed Richard Cave Esquire US President, 3rd
John Quincy Adams 5th cousins 5x removed Rebecca Buswell Smith US President, 6th
William Henry Harrison 6th cousins 5x removed Elizabeth Fitzgiffory Harrison US President, 9th
John Tyler 9th cousins 5x removed Thomas Moyle US President, 10th
James Polk 8th cousins 2x removed Robert Phippen US President, 11th
Zachary Taylor 8th cousins 5x removed William Hall US President, 12th
Millard Fillmore 5th cousins 4x removed Nicholas Olmstead US President, 13th
Franklin Pierce 4th cousins 5x removed Nathaniel Merrill III US President, 14th
Abraham Lincoln 12th cousins 2x removed Walter Cromwell US President, 16th
Andrew Johnson 9th cousins 5x removed Lucas Dillon US President, 17th
Ulysses S Grant 3rd cousins 4x removed William Simpton US President, 18th
Rutherford B Hayes 5th cousins 5x removed Walter Lee US President, 19th
James Garfield 4th cousins 4x removed James Ballou US President, 20th
Chester Arthur 6th cousins 4x removed John Wheeler US President, 21st
Grover Cleveland 7th cousins 4x removed Robert Hyde US President, 22nd
Benjamin Harrison 8th cousins 3x removed Elizabeth Fitzgiffory Harrison US President, 23rd
Grover Cleveland 7th cousins 4x removed Robert Hyde US President, 24th
Theodore Roosevelt 11th cousins 3x removed Malcolm Fleming US President, 26th
William Howard Taft 7th cousins 1x removed Jacob Aldrich US President, 27th
Woodrow Wilson 10th cousins 3x removed John Fleming US President, 28th
Warren Harding 8th cousins 2x removed James Rogers US President, 29th
Calvin Coolidge 8th cousins 2x removed Thomas Kendall US President, 30th
Herbert Hoover 10th cousins John Wheeler US President, 31st
Franklin Roosevelt 7th cousins 3x removed John Howland US President, 32nd
Harry S Truman 13th cousins 1x removed Thomas Moyle US President, 33rd
John F Kennedy 11th cousins 2x removed Andrew Stewart US President, 35th
Richard Milhouse Nixon 8th cousins 1x removed Samuel Gaskill US President, 37th
Gerald Ford 8th cousins 1x removed Thomas Seymour US President, 38th
Jimmy Carter Jr 10th cousins 1x removed Christopher Almy US President, 39th
Ronald Reagan 13th cousins 1x removed George Leslie US President, 40th
George H W Bush 8th cousins James Wheeler US President, 41st
William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton III 8th cousins 2x removed John Ayer US President, 42nd
George W Bush 8th cousins 1x removed James Wheeler US President, 43rd
Barack Obama Jr 9th cousins 1x removed John Smith US President, 44th
My Magna Surety Ancestors
Notable PersonRelationshipClosest Common AncestorNotes
William (Albini) d'Aubigny 25th great grandfather William (Albini) d'Aubigny Magna Carta Surety Baron
Hugh (Bigod) le Bigod 25th great grandfather Hugh (Bigod) le Bigod Magna Carta Surety Baron
Henry (Bohun) de Bohun 24th great grandfather Henry (Bohun) de Bohun Magna Carta Surety Baron
Gilbert (Clare) de Clare 25th great grandfather Gilbert (Clare) de Clare Magna Carta Surety Baron
John (Clavering) FitzRobert 24th great grandfather John (Clavering) FitzRobert Magna Carta Surety Baron
Robert FitzWalter 27th great grandfather Robert FitzWalter Magna Carta Surety Baron
William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield 25th great grandfather William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield Magna Carta Surety Baron
John (Lacy) de Lacy Knight 24th great grandfather John (Lacy) de Lacy Knight Magna Carta Surety Baron
William (Lanvallei) de Lanvallay 23rd great grandfather William (Lanvallei) de Lanvallay Magna Carta Surety Baron
William Malet 26th great grandfather William Malet Magna Carta Surety Baron
William (Mowbray) de Mowbray 24th great grandfather William (Mowbray) de Mowbray Magna Carta Surety Baron
Saier (Quincy) de Quincy 26th great grandfather Saier (Quincy) de Quincy Magna Carta Surety Baron
Robert (Ros) de Roos 24th great grandfather Robert (Ros) de Roos Magna Carta Surety Baron
Geoffrey (Say) de Say 25th great grandfather Geoffrey (Say) de Say Magna Carta Surety Baron
Robert de Vere 23rd great grandfather Robert de Vere Magna Carta Surety Baron

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Hello Teresa,

We wrote to you about the changes in the Profile Improvement Project (PIP) a couple of weeks ago. If you would like to continue with the Project, we can place you in the Biography Team, Level 1 where you can work on improving profiles from your own watchlist or whatever else you find to Level 1 of the Profile Standards.

We would like to hear from you with any ideas or suggestions. If you do not wish to participate in the Project, please let us know. If we don’t hear from you within 7 days we will remove you from the Project, but we will welcome you back at any time.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Dear Teresa,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. Please review the following and let us know if you are content where we have placed you or would like to be more involved.

We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. You're currently identified as a member of the Biography Team Level 1, working on profiles from your own watchlist and whatever else you find. Biography Teams Levels 2 and 3 will work on designated profiles for notables (Level 3) and everyday people (Level 2). Please let us know if you would like to help with another Team.

You joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018. We would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you would like to work at a higher level on the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile ‘’’from your own watchlist’’’ that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If your profile is at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). Neither is required; we also use Profile_Improvement in G2G for Project announcements. You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Can you please add me to the trusted list for John Compton (1803-bef.1833) as requested previously

Thank you

posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Hi Teresa,

I have sent several requests to be added to the Trusted List on the profiles for David McClain (McClain-175) and Charles McClain (McClain-172) who I think may be my 4th and 5th GGFS in my direct paternal line. I have also sent you a few private messages trying to contact you about this, but so far I have not received any responses. Are you still active in WikiTree? Is so, can you please approve these requests? Thank you - if you have any concerns about this, please contact me so we can discuss.

posted by Scott McClain
Teresa, you may notice on your activity feed that I've added the Mayflower Project as co-manager on some of your Winslow profiles. Please continue to manage those profiles as you normally would. There are aspects like merging that are much easier for a real member to do than a project.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
So do you have a gedmatch number? Could you work on your William Nason and above?
posted by Tom Pettus
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:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_-_2018_Spring_Clean-a-Thon. 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:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/578811/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon?start=60#a_list_title. 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.https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/591340/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon-current 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!

posted by [Living Barnett]
Teresa and Natalie are 10th cousins once removed.
posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thank you for the trusted list add, Teresa!
posted by Ellen Smith

Some time ago you added Elliott-3031 as father of Eliott-2199. Elliott-3031 is part of a fabricated genealogy - most of the people in it did not exist (his father has the portrait of a completely different person on his profile, the coats of arms are incorrect, etc.). Several persons have tried to contact you about this issue. Where are you in your research? The presence of Elliott-3031 attached as father of your ancestor is leading everybody to believe she did not exist. Thanks for your understanding.

Teresa, thank you for adopting William Marshall-16 after it was orphaned. He's an ancestor of mine, and you may have noticed that I made extensive edits to that profile. (I think I may have been on the Trusted List at one time.)

Considering all the effort that I've invested in it, I'd like to be able to watchlist the profile. As explained at Help:Watchlist, this means I need to be on the Trusted List. I sent a Trusted List request a few weeks ago. Did you see it? If you missed it, you should be able to find it and approve it on the page https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:InvitationPage&review=1

posted by Ellen Smith

I am team leader for the Anywherers. I received an e-mail that you are listed as a member of our team. If this is your desire, please go to the team page and request to be on the trusted list. Use the privacy tab and Towards the bottom of the page you will see something like: "Join this List Click here to request to join the Trusted List. An e-mail will be sent to the Profile Manager and you will be informed if you are approved." . Just click there and I will process your request .

Thank you, Pat

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Continued. My name is Cecil F. Marsh III, and as mentioned, the Wills do not mention a Hannah or Jonathan. From my research, rarely was a Jonathan referred to as John.

Your John immigrated to Salem in 1633 aboard the ship Mary and John according to "Immigrant Ancestors, A list of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750, by Frederick Adams Virkus. I am seeking any clarity at all about ancestor Samuel being descendant of John & Grace. We also have many of the same related ancestors such as George Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Pierce, Lincoln...etc. Other direct ancestors in my tree include Benedict Arnold, Abraham Clark and John Lake, both "signers" of the Declaration for New Jersey, as well as the Bush Presidents and Clinton. I am a certified SAR as well.

posted by [Living Marsh]
Teresa, I am a direct male descendant of Samuel Marsh who immigrated here in 1641, settled first in New Haven, CT and became one of 80 Elizabethtown Associates who pioneer Elizabeth, Westfield and Rahway, New Jersey after England took NJ and NY from the Dutch.

In any case, a lot of the Samuel Marsh line has his parents as John and Grace Baldwin. Many, including myself a are not convinced and are unable to determine parents of Samuel. The main reasoning being that I have both volumes (in PDF) format on the New Haven, court records that clearly reflect Samuel as having a Brother Jonathan who pioneered Milford, and a sister Hannah who married a Finch. I also read the wills of John Marsh and Grace Baldwin. They had a son Samuel, but no Hannah or Jonathan. Need help if you can.

posted by [Living Marsh]

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