Jillaine Smith
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Jillaine Smith

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Jillaine S. Smith
Born 1950s.
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Daughter of [private father (1920s - unknown)] and [private mother (1920s - unknown)]
Sister of [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 9 Oct 2012 | Last significant change: 1 Jun 2020
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Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Tobey.
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Mayhew.
Descendant of PGM migrant William Swift.



Jillaine was born at the tail end of the baby boom, youngest of four children of John & Miriam Smith. Raised in California, she moved to Washington DC in the mid 1990s to marry Philip David Bogdonoff. Jillaine and Philip are members of the Bethesda Friends Meeting.

Jillaine is a Friend (Quaker)

She has made her career supporting the nonprofit sector, and since August 2011 has been one of three co-founders of Fourth Quadrant Partners, LLC.

Jillaine started researching her family in 1998. She also maintains a set of (now archival) genie pages at RootsWeb.

Her research areas include:

  • Colonial New England (post Mayflower); she published an article in the NEHGS Register about the two Richard Taylors of Yarmouth, MA.
  • Southwest Germany (including the ability to decipher old German church records); in particular, she is documenting the town of Schwenningen (now part of current-day Schwenningen-Villingen), especially the 1847 town-subsidized emigration of the poor.

Previously, she conducted research professionally, and was a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists; she retains membership with New England Historic Genealogical Society and National Genealogy Society and is a graduate/survivor of Elizabeth Shown Mills' Course 4 at IGHR.

Roles on WikiTree include (as of 27 Dec 2019):

  • Project Leader
    • Co-leader Puritan Great Migration Project
    • Leader (seeking co-leader), Native Americans Project
    • Hoping to revive the US Southern Colonies Project
  • Volunteer Mediator
  • G2G Moderator

Wikitree Free Space Pages

  • Jillaine's Dream Source Help Page - what I'd like to see replace the numerous different help pages concerning sources and citations.
  • My to-do list
  • Jillaine's Sources - sources I cite regularly.
  • Soldiers in King Philip's War - probably a stupid idea, but an effort to convert what's in a public domain work to an index-- linked to pertinent wikitree profiles-- of those who fought in this 17th century colonial war with Native Americans in New England. Incomplete.

(I've also started following Rick Pierpoint's excellent example and have started creating freespace Source pages; just wish I knew how to find them...)

Wiki-Will for Digital Afterlife

In the event of my death or incapacity for more than 90 days, I give the following permission:

  • I would like all of the profiles for people not living, and which I alone manage, to be changed to Open. This is up to and including my own profile.
  • Space pages which I have created for projects should be assigned to the project accounts of those projects (if not already done)
  • Other space pages can all be changed to Open.

Should these profiles / pages not be accessed within 180 days from my demise, the Wikitree staff shall have full and total access to manage said space and profiles in any way they see fit, up to and including assigning them to any willing Profile Manger, orphaning them, or deleting them.


  • Birth: Birth certificate of Jillaine S. Smith, details withheld for privacy purposes
  • Marriage: Marriage Certificate - Philip D. Bogdonoff III and Jillaine S. Smith, Ithaca, New York, June 1995. Details withheld for privacy purposes.

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I do not think we will ever need this page. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:US_Southern_Colonies_Spanish

It was a stepping link to the original Sourhtn Colonies. There is no daztaz there when I finish removing the links. Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Because I am a Hunt, I got to watch your work on the Hannah Hunt profile (no relation). Wow, what a tedious and time-consuming thing you did to fix and remove all the bad matches and...Wow, just wow Jilliane. Thank you. Mags
posted by Mags Gaulden
edited by Mags Gaulden
Yes, Yes and Yes..............Thank you for your email
posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
Jillaine, John Rogers (Rogers-1186) was added as father of John Rogers (Rogers-5863), but the correct father, I think, should be a Thomas Rogers. I cannot remove the incorrect father because one of the profiled is PPPd. Can you do it? Thanks, Vic
posted by Vic Watt
I can't thank you enough for all of your help! Again!
posted by LaQuita Holland
Talk about a dedicated and Wonderful Wikitreer ! Jillaine Smith Must have spent days and days merging, editing, sourcing, formatting, and correcting a family tree that was so conflated and filled with facts and fiction it must have been a monster nightmare to do the merges, The merge work alone is worth a PhD. i really appreciate the dedication and detail work she put into the John Budd PGM family tree. She Even went so far as to generate a Google Doc to separate reliable sources from unsourced works .

We are lucky to have such a North Star!

posted by Anne X
There is a Byram library collection located in the Mendham Public Library, Mendham, NJ.

I received the Byron Chronicles file from Gerry "Scalphunter" Byram on FB. He has done extensive research on the Byram-Byrom-Birom-Byron-Burun Family. This is the link to his page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/51809636150/?multi_permalinks=10159719123431151%2C10159715837681151%2C10159711977956151%2C10159708333151151%2C10159705219411151&notif_id=1579359323725618&notif_t=group_activity

I have a pdf file of the Byron Chronicles but I am not sure how to post it or if I can.

Arlene, this post might be better posted to one of the Byram profiles. Byram researchers are not likely to see it here. You can attach a pdf just like an image. See Help:Images
posted by Jillaine Smith
Please forgive me if this is not the area I need to find some information about OOlooSha Clan. My seventh great grandmother was Elizabeth Osbourn Lyons( 1735 Va. -1785 Va. ) who was married to Alexander Lyon(1750) but was a partner of William Goyens who fathers Jacob Going Lyons (1763-1840). I have found where the information is Elizabeth of the OOlooSha Clan. Just VERY curious. After this posting of Alexander, I cannot locate any other information on her. Please help as I would love to join the project. Thank you
posted by JoEllen (Achor) Adams
edited by JoEllen (Achor) Adams
As per your request to contact you regarding this issue, racist talk on G2G. I am DISGUSTED that Wikitree allows members to post racist tripe in G2G, and moreover disgusted that you basically wagged a finger at Thomson and did nothing else to make him stop. Is this how Wikitree operates? Someone can spew horrible, historically inaccurate nonsense about an ENTIRE RACE of people, and Moderators allow it? Not even a strongly worded warning? And I, who called him on it, I'm in the wrong? For what? He says Native culture is based on murder and robbery, but I'm the bad person for telling him that's wrong? You didn't even close the thread. Is this what Wikitree has come to? I cannot even imagine what a POC would feel, coming across this. No wonder Wikitree has trouble expanding out of the colonial American bubble, who would want to collaborate with some of these people? Why would anyone sign up to have their history and peoples mocked publicly on this forum. I respectfully request that you take a long, hard look at yourself and ask yourself just who you're supporting and protecting. This is not the behavior I have come to expect from Wikitree.
posted by Jessica Key
Hi Jilliane, thanks much for noticing and thanking me for my addition to Daniel Foote's profile. I know you are very knowledgeable and a co-leader of the Puritan Great Migration project, so here's why I added the marriage record for Daniel and Lydia Crump as well as the birth of Sarah and other Chapin siblings 1659-1665: This was to document that Sarah's LNAB was definitely Chapin (as noted in sources for both parent's profiles) and not "UNKNOWN" (current ID = UNKNOWN-10583). When I added a comment to Sarah's profile, I noticed that there's an earlier message asking for this change that Julie O had not taken action on.

Sarah is not my ancestor, so I really don't want to be added as profile manager, but I am unable to change her LNAB. Have done this successfully on other profiles but am unable to do this for Sarah; just dawned on me that it's probably because I'm not Sarah's profile manager. So I'm writing you to see if you might have the power to do this! I'd really appreciate it!

Note on how I know about the Chapins: I'm descended from Samuel Chapin through one of Daniel's sibings. And Sarah's husband Daniel Foote was the younger brother of Nathaniel Foote III who died in 1703. Have researched a lot about the Foote connection with both Hadley and Springfield in both the 1655-1680 period and again in the 1810-1880 period, so I know early Springfield history, William Pynchon (who served as clerk at Pynchon's fort) and early families pretty well. Was glad to see that Samuel Chapin's profile showed his connection to Rev. John Eliot in Roxbury.

Hope you can make this change!

posted by Kathy (Foote) Durham
I just reviewed the Sarah Unknown aka Chapin profile. Unfortunately, I see no solid sources that support the wife of Daniel Foote being Sarah Chapin. Online trees and find-a-grave profiles are not solid sources, unfortunately. The two published genealogies of the Foote family identify his wives as 1) Sarah ____; and 2) Mary ____.

If you have something else that supports Sarah, first wife of Daniel Foote being daughter of David Chapin and Lydia Crump, I look forward to seeing it. Thanks, Kathy.

posted by Jillaine Smith
Quick reply since I'm now away from files on family vacation: Sorry for lack of clarity, I was definitely not relying on online trees or find-a-grave! I was thrilled to find the images from primary sources that other longtime WikiTreers posted on Sarah's father David Chapin's profile (Springfield marriage records, p. 118, see 8th and 7th lines from bottom left of image) and on Sarah's profile (birth/baptism records for Boston, 1650-65, showing Sarah and 3 younger siblings as daughters/sons of David and Lydia, see red arrow added to image). These are both widely cited by NEGHS as primary sources. I did not rewrite the whole bio since these are not my direct ancestors. I now see that the image added on Sarah's profile does come from a prolific "Arborist" but does not include proper citation in the references section of the profile. Don't have access to reference citations right now, but anyone with NEGHS access should have no trouble. I will try to provide this after returning home, when grandchild duties permit .
posted by Kathy (Foote) Durham
I see the Springfield marriage of David Chapin to Lydia Crump, and I see the Boston births of their children, including a Sarah. What I don't see is an original marriage of their Boston-born daughter Sarah to a Connecticut-living Daniel Foote. I do have an NEHGS membership and did some research trying unsuccessfully to find that last link.

BTW, this thread between us should probably be taking place on Sarah's profile. I don't see an option to move it there. We could move it to g2g and associate it with Sarah's profile. Do I have your permission to do that?

posted by Jillaine Smith
Sure, how about on January 2nd after I get back home and can participate? Thanks.
posted by Kathy (Foote) Durham
Thanks Jillaine for your email regarding W.A.S.P. World War II, Women Airforce Service Pilots. Your kind words were and are appreciated.
posted by Paula (Hawkins) Reinke
Casey here again. for the post on A. White Mansell the source you are looking for is a book called The Roots of Elvis Presley by by Julian C. Riley a long time professional genealogist. the information came directly from a close cousin of Elvis and records the family has. I had downloaded pics in familysearch so go to this site to see the book reference. the book it self lists the records but doesn't show them so when I find the book I can list the records they used. hope this helps.


posted by Casey (Dennis) Stimmel
Casey here to finish, name is even A or who his father really is. anyway hope this makes since and have a good day. so far this is what I have found from family "Richard Mansell who married Elender, and it was his son William who is linked to Morning Dove. Just to make it more confusing, Richard Rice Mansell and Elizabeth Mobley also had a son named William Lovit" So basically this says that the father is William not Edward or Richard???????
posted by Casey (Dennis) Stimmel
Hi I am Casey Stimmel, I have already talked with the other profile managers before on Elender Egar. no one wants to merge because of conflicting information. Janice has a different William A Mancell whose father is Richard rice Mancell and no other information has been provided. My Wiliam Mansell has Edward Green Mansell to be honest because there is no information I am not sure who the father really is of William but I hear it is not Richard rice I also have heard about four other stories with four fathers and every one is fighting on it so I have kept it separate until we get more info. Janet has already said no to my merge proposal last time. so I am at an crossroads with this file until we get more information on William Mancell/Mansill/Mansell and if his middle....
posted by Casey (Dennis) Stimmel

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