James Stratman

James Stratman

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Because of real life commitments I will be away for quite some time. I will be unable to answer any inquires. I do hope to return in 6 months from now. I will try to come on from time to time.
- May 2, 2020 -


James Stratman has an interest in Clan MacQueen, part of the Scottish Clans Project.
James Stratman has an interest in Clan MacKintosh, part of the Scottish Clans Project.


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James Stratman has English ancestors.
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James Stratman has Scottish Ancestors.
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James Stratman has Welsh ancestors.
James Stratman has Irish ancestors.
James Stratman has German Roots.
James Stratman has French origins.
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Descendant of PGM migrant.
James is a Friend (Quaker) Descendant
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James Stratman has ancestors who were part of William Penn's Pennsylvania Settlers community
James Stratman is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.
James Stratman is the descendant of a New Netherland settler.




"We all carry,
inside us, people
who came before us."

- Liam Callanan




My Ethnicity

55% Great Britain, 40% Germanic Europe, 5% Norway


DNA Ethnicity: AncestryDNA and LivingDNA



Contents

Biography

A little about myself. I was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa (Quad-Cities), so I'm a Midwesterner at heart. I have lived in Los Angeles, California for decades where I currently reside. I graduated from a private college in Kentucky (Berea College) and then completed my graduate studies at the University of Illinois. My employment in Los Angeles has been at UCLA. My interests are varied, including college football, soccer, cooking, technology. paranormal. wildlife, and environmental causes. Classical music is dear to me, in particular the Baroque period and the Italian composers, Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni and Arcangelo Corelli. Their music speaks to my soul. History is one particular interest that is close to my heart, and this is how my interest in genealogy ties in. I've always been fascinated how our past has influenced our present lives, and how our ancestors lived be they commoners or aristocrats. Currently, I'm becoming involved with the Magna Carta project on WikiTree, and that is where I will be spending most of my time here which I'm finding quite enjoyable.

My Genealogy

I became interested in my family genealogy in 1994 when I discovered the name of my paternal great great grandfather, Ferdinand Stratmann, in the family Bible. Back then, the Internet was just taking off but there weren't many resources for genealogy. Fortunately, I lived near a Family History Center and researched the old-fashioned way. I actually made a lot of great discoveries about my great great grandfather back then using the 'paper trail'. I was very narrowly focused on just certain particular ancestors.
Today, I have widen my research considerably, thanks to the advancements in Internet resources and DNA. In the past year I have become more focused on the DNA research side of things including Deep Ancestry, using primarily FamilyTree DNA. My recent discoveries with Deep Ancestry is through my Big-Y test at FTDNA which shows that my yDNA ancestors belonged to the Haplogroup R-U152-L2 (Italo-Celtic), around 1300 BCE, the Bronze Age.
My paternal, STRATMANN, side came from Wunnenberg, Germany in the Rhineland area.
The Ship Rebecca my great great grandfather
sailed on to America.
My great great grandfather, Ferdinand Stratmann, arrived through the port of New Orleans in the mid 1800's. He was the only one in his family to leave Germany to begin a new life in America. He set sail from Bremen, Germany aboard the ship Rebecca in 1853.
I've only been able to take my German family back as far as the mid-1700s in Germany.
My father's maternal side were ancestors from Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
I find my richest discoveries on my maternal side, going back to times before our nation was founded. My mother's side is heavily English with a solid lineage from Scotland as well. It is from my mother's side that carries the following ancestors and notables.




Highland Chieftain from ca. 1680
by John Michael Wright


  • Dugal McQueen, My 7th great grandfather, and my most prominent Scottish ancestor.
Dugal McQueen, a Highlander believed to have lived in Strathdearn at Corryborough on the Findhorn River near Inverness, participated in the Jacobite Rebellion or Jacobite Risings in 1715. This was the second major Jacobite Rebellion, the others taking place in 1689 and 1745. He was captured at Preston, England along with hundreds of others and held prisoner at Lancaster Castle. He was banished to America in chains aboard the ship, Friendship, sailing from Belfast. He landed at Baltimore, Maryland, where he was sold into indentured servitude for approximately seven years to William Holland, Esq., and then provided with land in Baltimore County, then Frederick County, and now known as Carroll County, Maryland, he began a new life and remarried. His family was close to the Brown and Logsdon families where the McQueen bloodline entered into my direct ancestral line.






Robert Clarke came from England and arrived within four years of the settlement of St. Mary's Maryland to provide shipment of goods for Indians, representing a Roman Catholic Missionary of the Jesuit order. Clarke sat as a freeman in the legislature and in 1648 he was appointed Survery-General of Maryland.
During the rise of Puritanism, and the Battle Severn in 1655 he was taken prisoner by the Puritans and sentenced to be hanged. However, he was saved by petition but lost much of his fortune and land holdings. A year later, his plantations were restored.
Winifred Seybourne emigrated to Maryland from England in 1638. On 30 July 1638 Lord Baltimore personally issued instructions for a warrant of 100 acres for Mistress Winifred Seyborne [Seaborne] for transporting herself. She became the wife of Robert Clarke upon the death of her husband, Thomas Greene, 2nd Propreitary Governor of Maryland.
Robert Clarke and Winifred Seybourne are my direct ancestors through my Clark ancestry.





As told through lore down through the generations, Honora O'Flynn was a beautiful, flaming red head Irish girl from County Kerry, Ireland who was kidnapped by the British off the coast of Ireland, and brought to Maryland for barter. Honora was bought by William Logsdon for a hogshead (barrel) of tobacco. They would marry in Baltimore, Maryland in 1702. William was transported as an indentured servant to Maryland in 1674 by Captain Samuel Smith of Virginia, where he took up land in Baltimore County. Honora was a pious Catholic and it was through her that the Catholic faith appears in the various family lines. She is known in Logsdon family lore as the "Captive Maiden".




Jonathan Bozarth or Bozorth, served in the 8th Pennsylvania Continental Line from Sep 1776 to Sep 1779 in the Revolutionary War. With the 8th Pennsylvania he spent the winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge. Jonathan served as a Captain in the Hardin County, Kentucky Militia in 1798.


Capt. William Knox of Rowan County, North Carolina served in the Revolutionary War and died when he was shot and killed accidently by his own men. He died on July 19, 1776.







Thomas and Joseph Logsdon were personal friends and guides to George Washington. George Washington mentions them in his diary in September 1784.



My following ancestors were American Patriots in the Revolutionary War:




He was in the 8th Regiment (Wilcox's) Kentucky Militia in the War of 1812.
Also served for the 13 Regiment (Gray's) Kentucky Militia in the War of 1812.




Both of my uncles were brothers that died in their early twenties serving in the 13th Kentucky Regiment for the Confederacy during the Civil War.


* Not 100% confirmed but has circumstantial evidence. More research is needed.
** Not certain. Needs more sources and research.

Royalty, Nobility and Aristocracy Relationship Common Ancestors
Elizabeth Verney* (Not Certain) 11th Great-Grandmother Through my 10th great grandmother, Catherine Palmer
Sir Thomas Palmer II* (Not Certain) 12th Great-Grandfather Through my 10th great grandmother, Catherine Palmer
Sir Edward Stradling IV* (Not Certain) 13th Great-Grandfather Through my 10th great grandmother, Catherine Palmer
Sir Thomas Wheeler, Knighted by King Henry VII for bravey in the last battle of War of the Roses, Battle of Stoke Field. 14th Great-Grandfather Through my 9th great-grandparents, Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Adeliza of Louvain, Queen of England* (Not Certain), wife of William D'Aubigny and Henry I, King of England 25th Great-Grandmother Through my 8th great-grandmother, Mary Tattershall
William D"Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel* (Not Certain), husband of Queen Adeliza of Louvain 25th Great-Grandfather Through my 8th great-grandmother, Mary Tattershall
Godgifu (Godiva) of Mercia* (Not Certain) 31st Great-Grandmother Through my 12th great-grandmother, Catherine Stradling
John Farquharson, 9th Laird of Invercauld, Chief of Clan Farquharson. He was the father of Lady Anne Farquharson 1st Cousin William McIntosh and Margaret Graham
Richard III (York), King of England* (Not Certain) 2nd Cousin John (Plantagenet) of Gaunt and Katherine (Roet) de Swynford
Henry VIII, King of England* (Not Certain) 4th Cousin John (Plantagenet) of Gaunt and Katherine (Roet) de Swynford
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England* (Not Certain) 5th Cousin Sir Richard FitzAlan and Elizabeth de Bohun
Bessie Wallis Warfield, Duchess of Windsor, wife of King Edward VIII 8th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Princess Julia Dent Cantacuzene Spiransky-Grant, wife of Prince Mikhail Mikhailovich Cantacuzene, and grand daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant 8th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Alfred Ernle Montacute Chatfield, 1st Baronet Chatfield 12th Cousin Thomas Chatfield
Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales* (Not Certain) 13th Cousin Thomas Stradling and Janet Mathew
Magna Carta Surety Barons Relationship Common Ancestors
Hugh le Bigod* (Not Certain) 24th great-grandfather Through my 13th great-grandfather, Sir Edward Stradling
Saher de Quincy* (Not Certain) 24th great-grandfather Through my 13th great-grandfather, Sir Edward Stradling
Robert de Vere* (Not Certain) 24th great-grandfather Through my 13th great-grandfather, Sir Edward Stradling
Roger le Bigod* (Not Certain) 25th great-grandfather Through my 13th great-grandfather, Sir Edward Stradling
Presidents of the United States Relationship Common Ancestors
James Knox Polk, 11th President 2nd Cousin John Knox and Jeane Sinclair Gracey
William Howard Taft, 27th President 7th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
Harry S. Truman, 33rd President 8th Cousin Adam Mott and Grace Thurgar
Herbert Hoover, 31st President 8th Cousin Bartholomew Coppock and Marjeri Whilton
Warren G. Harding, 29th President 9th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
Leslie Lynch King Jr. (Gerald R. Ford), 38th President 9th Cousin Adam Mott II and Mary Lott
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President 9th Cousin Nicklaus Stauffer and Cathrina Lehman
Chester A. Arthur, 21st President 10th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
John Quincy Adams, 6th President* (Not Certain) 10th Cousin Thomas Stradling and Janet Mathew
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President, *(Not Certain) 10th Cousin Thomas Grover and Elizabeth Wilks
George H.W. Bush, 41st President 13th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
George W. Bush, 43rd President 14th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Vice-Presidents of the United States Relationship Common Ancestors
Leslie Lynch King Jr. (Gerald R. Ford), 40th Vice-President 9th Cousin Adam Mott II and Mary Lott
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, 41st Vice-President 9th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
William Almon Wheeler, 19th Vice-President 10th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Charles Warren Fairbanks, 26th Vice-President 10th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Calvin Coolidge, 29th Vice-President, * (Not Certain) 10th Cousin Thomas Grover and Elizabeth Wilks
Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th Vice-President 12th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
George H.W. Bush, 43rd Vice-President 13th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
First Ladies of the United States Relationship Common Ancestors
Ellen Louise Axson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson 7th Cousin James Grover Sr. and Rebecca Chesseman
Margaret Woodrow Wilson, daughter of President Woodrow Wilson, served as social hostess (First Lady) after the death of her mother, Ellen Louise Axson. 8th Cousin James Grover Sr. and Rebecca Chesseman
Frances Folsom, wife of President Grover Cleveland 9th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Joan Fowle
Abigail Quincy Smith* (Not Certain), wife of President John Adams 9th Cousin Thomas Stradling and Janet Mathew
Mamie Doud, wife of President Dwight Eisenhower 9th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
Rosalynn Smith, wife of President Jimmy Carter 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Julia Gardiner, wife of President John Tyler 10th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Second Ladies of the United States Relationship Common Ancestors
Carrie Babcock, wife of Vice-President James Schoolcraft Sherman 9th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
Patriots Relationship Common Ancestors
Samuel Prescott, American Revolutionary War Patriot best known for his role in Paul Revere's "midnight ride" to warn the townspeople of Concord. 7th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Capt. Isaac Davis, gunsmith and militia officer who commanded a company of Minutemen from Acton, Massachusetts during the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. 8th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Politics Relationship Common Ancestors
Philip Doddridge, U.S. Representative from Virginia, (1829-1832). 2nd Cousin George Brown and Mary Stevenson
Mary Borden, wife of Gov. Thomas McKean. 2nd Cousin Benjamin Borden and Abigail Grover
Ann Borden, wife of Francis Hopkinson. 2nd Cousin Benjamin Borden and Abigail Grover
Joseph Hopkinson, son of Francis Hopkinson and Ann Borden, He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, and later a United States federal judge. 3rd Cousin Benjamin Borden and Abigail Grover
William Ellery, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. 3rd Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Arthur Fenner, 4th Governor of Rhode Island. 3rd Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Abraham Clark, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. 4th Cousin Henry Chatfield and Jane Sheppard
James Fenner, 7th, 11th and 17th Governor of Rhode Island. 4th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Charles Carnan Ridgely, 15th Governor of Maryland. 4th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Samuel Ward King, 15th Governor of Rhode Island. 4th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Samuel Stevens Jr., 18th Governor of Maryland. 4th Cousin Christopher Thomas and Juliana Stacy
Jabez Bowen, a militia colonel during the American Revolutionary War, and served as Deputy Governor of Rhode Island and Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. 4th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Albert C. Greene, United States Senator and Attorney General of Rhode Island. 4th Cousin Adam Mott and Sarah Jennings
Samuel Frost Haviland, Cónsul General to Chile. 4th Cousin Adam Mott II and Mary Lott
Richard 'Dick' Durbin, Illinois Senator 4th Cousin John J. Durbin and Patience Logsdon
Samuel Lewis Southard, Governor and Senator of New Jersey 4th Cousin Edward Riggs III and Mary Munn
Winfield T. Durbin, Indiana Governor. 5th Cousin Thomas William Durbin and Mary Downs
Salmon P. Chase, 25th US Secretary of the Treasury, 6th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. 5th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
William Lewis Dayton, U.S. Senator of New Jersey, Minister to France 5th Cousin Edward Riggs III and Mary Munn
Sir Robert Laird Borden, 8th Prime Minister of Canada 6th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Jabez Comstock Knight, Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. 6th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
Lemuel Hastings Arnold, 12th Governor of the State of Rhode Island. 6th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
Joseph D. Bedle, 23rd Governor of New Jersey. 6th Cousin James Grover Sr. and Rebecca Chesseman
Phillips Lee Goldsborough, 47th Governor of Maryland 7th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada 7th Cousin Daniel Lawton and Rebecca Mott
Nelson W. Aldrich, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 7th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Amos Kendall, 8th United States Postmaster General. 8th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Jeanette Jerome, mother of Sir Winston Churchill. 8th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister 9th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
James Youngs Smith, 29th Governor of Rhode Island 9th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 10th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
Military Relationship Common Ancestors
Lady Anne Farquharson-Mackintosh, known as "Colonel Anne" was a heroine who led The Route of Moy during the Jacobite Rising of 1745 saving Prince Charles Edward Stuart. 2nd Cousin William McIntosh and Margaret Graham
Commodore Joshua Barney, American Navy officer who served in the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War and served in the War of 1812. 2nd Cousin Edward Stevenson and Mary King
Nathanael Greene, Major General of the Continental Army. 3rd Cousin Adam Mott and Sarah Jennings
Sir Leonard Greenwell, Major General in the British Army and Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, and the Royal Guelphic Order. 5th Cousin William Greenwell and Alice Claxton
Brig. General Thomas R. Williams, Brigadier General in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was killed as he commanded the Union troops at the Battle of Baton Rouge. 5th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Gen. Omar Nelson Bradley 5th Cousin Edward Logsdon I and Sarah
Lt. Gen. James Longstreet Jr., Foremost Confederate general of the American Civil War. 6th Cousin James Grover Sr. and Rebecca Chesseman
Maj. Gen. George Cadwalader, General in the United States Army during the Mexican–American War and American Civil War. 6th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
Brig. General Isaac P. Rodman, Union Army Brigadier General in the American Civil War, mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam. 7th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
Brig. General Allen Thomas, Confederate Army Brigadier General . Thomas was captured in the fall of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. 7th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Major Gen Ulysses Simpson Grant III, United States Army Major General and grandson of President Ulysses S. Grant. 8th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
David Sinton Ingalls, US Navy Flying Ace during WW I. 9th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
Gen. George B. McClellan, Union Army 10th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Native American Relationship Common Ancestors
Jane Ozahshinquah "Yellow Leaf", Jane Slocum was the daughter of Chief She-Po-Can-Ah "Deaf Man" and Mac-On-A-Quah "Frances Slocum". She was a Miami Indian with the indian name of "O-zah-shin-quah" or "Yellow Leaf" so named because born in autumn, when the leaves are changing. 6th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
Chief William "Taskanugi Hatke" McIntosh, Chief of the Creek Nation. His father was Scottish, Capt. William McIntosh and his mother was Senoia,Henneha a full blooded Creek Nation. 7th Cousin Lachlan Mackintosh and Agnes Mackenzie
Indian Captives Relationship Common Ancestors
Frances "Maconaquah" Slocum, In 1778, when Frances Slocum was five years old, she was captured by three Delaware warriors at the Slocum family farm near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Slocum was raised among the Delaware in what is now Ohio and Indiana. With her marriage to Shepoconah (Deaf Man), who later became a Miami chief, Slocum joined the Miami and took the name Maconaquah. 5th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
Law Relationship Common Ancestors
Joshua Babcock, Supreme Court Justice of Rhode Island. 3rd Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
Jacob Peck, Supreme Court Justice of Tennessee. 3rd Cousin Benjamin Borden and Abigail Grover
William Howard Taft, 10th Chief Justice of the United States. 7th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
Francis Biddle, U.S. Attorney General. 8th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
J. Edgar Hoover, first director of the FBI. 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
John Paul Stevens, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1975 until his retirement in 2010. 10th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
Physician Relationship Common Ancestors
Jonathan Arnold, served in the Continental Army as a surgeon, and directed the army hospital at Providence, Rhode Island. He was the father of Lemuel Hastings Arnold. 5th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
William A. Hammond, Brig. General in the Civil War. Surgeon General of the United States Army and the first American physician to devote himself entirely to the medical field of neurology. He was the father of Clara Lanza. 6th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Religion Relationship Common Ancestors
Saint Swithin Wells* (Not Certain), English Catholic Martyr during Elizabethan era. 12th Great Uncle Thomas Wells and Mary Mompesson
Rev. Elisha John Durbin, Patriarch and Pioneer Priest. 3rd Great Uncle John J. Durbin and Patience Logsdon
Archbishop Martin John Spalding, Bishop of Louisville, Kentucky and Archbishop of Baltimore, Maryland. 3rd Cousin John Mattingly and Grace Brewer
Mother Catherine Spalding, Co-Founder of Sister's of Charity of Nazareth. 3rd Cousin Thomas Spalding and Katherine Hall
Rev. John Price Durbin, Methodist preacher and Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. 4th Cousin Thomas William Durbin and Mary Downs
Bishop Philander Chase, Episcopal Church bishop, educator, and pioneer. 4th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
Archbishop William Henry Elder, Catholic Archbishop who served as the Bishop of Natchez from 1857 to 1880 and the Archbishop of Cincinnati between 1883 and 1904.. 4th Cousin Thomas Spalding and Catherine Hall
William Ellery Channing, Unitarian theologian of the early 19th century 5th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, Presbyterian theologian and professor of theology at Princeton Seminary. 7th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Activists and Reformers Relationship Common Ancestors
Catherine White Coffin, an active leader in the Underground Railroad she was the wife of Levi Coffin, an American Quaker, abolitionist, and humanitarian. 5th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Dame Hohepine Te Wake Cooper, Māori leader in New Zealand, often referred to as 'Mother of the Nation', who worked for many years for the rights of her people, and particularly to improve the lot of Māori women, and protect the land for Maori people. In 1981 she was bestowed with the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her many achievements for the Maori people.. 6th Cousin Daniel Lawton and Rebecca Mott
Art Relationship Common Ancestors
Rembrandt Peale, an American artist and prolific portrait painter. He was very well known for his portraits of presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Peale's style was influenced by French Neoclassicism. 5th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Norman Rockwell 7th Cousin Edward Riggs III and Mary Munn
William Thorne, American portrait artist 7th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Ansel Adams** (Not Certain) 12th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Socialite Relationship Common Ancestors
Kate Chase, daughter of Salmon P. Chase, and wife of Gov. William Sprague IV. 6th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
Marjorie Merriweather Post, mother of Dina Merrill 7th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Allene Tew 8th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Paris Hilton 8th Cousin James Greenwell and Grace Taylor
Roberta Brooke Russell, Philanthropist and socialite who marred Vincent Astor. She would be the daughter-in-law of John Jacob Astor IV. 8th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Abigail Greene Aldrich, Philanthropist and socialite who marred John D. Rockefeller Jr.. She is the daughter of Sen. Nelson W. Aldrich. 8th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Acting Relationship Common Ancestors
Lucy Maud Durbin, American actress, protégé of Helena Modjeska, wife of American stage actor, Otis Skinner 3rd Cousin Christopher Durbin and Margaret Brown
Cornelia Otis Skinner, Actress, playwright, author. Daughter of Maud and Otis Skinner. 4th Cousin Christopher Durbin and Margaret Brown
Florence Henderson 6th Cousin Vachel Hinton and Margaret Howard
Dick Van Dyke 6th Cousin Johann Heinrich Strader and Anna Margaret Stauffer
Steve McQueen 7th Cousin Dugal McQueen and Grace Brown McClain
Debbie Reynolds 7th Cousin Johann Matthias Theiss and Susanna Barbara Lauer
Carrie Fisher 7th Cousin Johann Matthias Theiss and Susanna Barbara Lauer
Steven R. McQueen, Grandson of Steve McQueen 8th Cousin Dugal McQueen and Grace Brown McClain
Lana Turner 8th Cousin Benjamin Borden and Abigail Grover
Nedenia Marjorie Hutton (Dina Merrill) 8th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Kathryn Grayson 8th Cousin Hans Jost Theiss and Maria Muller
Felicity Huffman 8th Cousin Thomas Spalding and Catherine Hall
Oliver "Burgess" Meredith 8th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Lucille Ball 8th Cousin Henry Short and Miriam Ingram
Brad Pitt 8th Cousin Edward Riggs III and Mary Munn
Blake Brown Lively 8th Cousin James Warner and Ann
Olive Borden, Silver screen actress 9th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Joan Fowle
Norma Jean Baker (Marilyn Monroe), assuming that her biological father was Charles Stanley Gifford 9th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Jessica Biel 9th Cousin Thomas Spalding and Katherine Hall
Edie Minturn Sedgwick 9th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Gladys Georgianna "Jean Arthur" Greene, an American actress and a film star of the 1930s and 1940s. 9th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
Spangler Arlington "Robert Taylor" Brugh 9th Cousin Thomas Jost Thies and Margaret Bollenbacher
Paget Brewster 10th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
James Todd Spader 10th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
Barbara Babcock 10th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
Lucille Fay LeSueur "Joan Crawford" 10th Cousin James Grover Sr. and Rebecca Chesseman
Mary Lamar Rickey "Lara Parker" 10th Cousin James Grover Sr. and Rebecca Chesseman
Dorothy Stickney, *(Not Certain) 10th Cousin Thomas Grover and Elizabeth Wilks
Lillian Gish 12th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Katherine Hepburn 12th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Bill Bixby 13th Cousin Thomas Grover and Elizabeth Wilks
Music Relationship Common Ancestors
Patsy Cline 7th Cousin Hans Matthes Theiss and Maria Margretha Engel
Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) 7th Cousin Samuel S. Durbin and Ann Logsdon
Jimmie Lloyd Logsdon, American country and rockabilly singer. 7th Cousin William Logsdon and Honora O'Flynn
Jenny Twitchell Kempton, American contralto opera solo singer starting from 1850. 7th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
Buddy Holly, Iconic American Rock n Roll star from 1950s.. 7th Cousin Thomas Jenkins and Ann Spalding
Woody Guthrie, American folk singer. 7th Cousin William Logsdon and Honora O'Flynn
Christina Aguilera 8th Cousin Hans Matthes Theiss and Maria Margretha Engel
Wilie Nelson 9th Cousin Benjamin Borden and Abigail Grover
Mary Chapin Carpenter 9th Cousin Benjamin Borden and Abigail Grover
Cole Porter 9th Cousin Henry Chatfield and Jane Sheppard
Reba McEntire 10th Cousin James Grover Sr. and Rebecca Chesseman
Kurt Cobain 10th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Don Glen Vliet "Captain Beefheart" 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Literature Relationship Common Ancestors
Sarah Helen Power Whitman, Poet, transcendentalist, spiritualist and the love interests of Edgar Allan Poe whom she was engaged to marry. 5th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Louisa May Alcott, Novelist, poet, transcendentalist, and feminist. 6th Cousin Henry Chatfield and Jane Sheppard
Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III, American playwright. 7th Cousin Robert Clarke Jr. and Sarah Combs
F. Scott Fitzgerald, American fiction writer and one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. 7th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Clara Hammond Lanza, an American novelist whose realist fiction often centered on troubled marriages. Her father was Dr. William A. Hammond, Surgeon General of the United States Army. 7th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Mary Borden, Early 20th-century, Anglo-American novelist. 8th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Vachel Lindsay, American poet 8th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Willa Sibert Cather, American novelist 8th Cousin Klaus Seibert and Else Jung
Charlotte Porter, American poet, translator, and literary critic. She is the great great aunt of UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. 8th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
Thornton Wilder, American playwright and novelist. 9th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth
Emily Dickinson, American poet 11th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Sports Relationship Common Ancestors
Blaine Alphonsus "Kid" Durbin, Left-handed Major League Baseball outfielder and pitcher. Played for Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. 3rd Cousin Christopher Durbin and Margaret Brown
Edward Grant Barrow, American manager and executive in Major League Baseball for Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees. 5th Cousin James Borden and Mary Ann Lawton
Laurence Earl Mattingly, Pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Robins. 6th Cousin John Mattingly and Grace Brewer
Don Mattingly 6th Cousin Richard Mattingly Sr. and Mary Catherine Spalding
William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey 6th Cousin Philip Howard and Sarah Warner
Bobby Riggs 6th Cousin Edward Riggs III and Mary Munn
Joseph Emley Borden, A starting pitcher in professional baseball for two seasons and first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in a professional game in 1875. 6th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
A.W. Tillinghast, American golf course architect 7th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Infamous Relationship Common Ancestors
William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield 5th Cousin Philip Howard Sr. and Sarah Warner
Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd, an American physician who was imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. He performed surgery on John Wilkes Booth's fractured leg. 5th Cousin Thomas Spalding and Catherine Hall
Lizzie Borden 7th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Jesse James 8th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Hawley Harvey Crippen 13tth Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham
Business Relationship Common Ancestors
Gail Borden, Land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor; he is most known as the developer of condensed milk. 5th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Joseph Wharton, Founded Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 5th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Jane Fowle
Henry Nicholas Greenwell, an English merchant who established Kona coffee as an internationally known brand. His family became major land-holders in the Kona District of the island of Hawaii. His grand daughter was Amy B.H. Greenwell, Hawaiian botanist. 6th Cousin William Greenwell and Alice Claxton
Hugh Hefner 9th Cousin Klaus Seibert and Elizabeth Else Jung
Inventor Relationship Common Ancestors
Melvil Dewey, American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification. 7th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Willis Haviland Carrier, Inventor of modern air conditioning. 8th Cousin Adam Mott and Mary Lott
Science Relationship Common Ancestors
Amy B.H. Greenwell, a well-known Hawaiian Botanist who served as a nurse in World War II. She performed archaeology studies of early habitation sites of Hawaii including Ka Lae (South Point), and wrote other books on tropical plants. Later in her lifetime she transformed her property by planting native and Polynesian-introduced plants in the extant Hawaiian agricultural areas. She is the grand daughter of English Kona coffee merchant, Henry Nicholas Greenwell. 8th Cousin William Greenwell and Alice Claxton
Space/Aviation Relationship Common Ancestors
Amelia Earhart, Aviation pioneer and famous aviatrix of the 1930s. 5th Cousin George Brown and Mary Stevenson
Sally Kristen Ride, Astronaut and Physicist. She was the first American woman in space. 7th Cousin Dugal McQueen and Grace Brown McClain
Jeanette Ridlon Piccard, American high-altitude balloonist 8th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
Story Musgrave, NASA Astronaut 10th Cousin Henry Chatfield and Jane Sheppard
Titanic Relationship Common Ancestors
John Borland Thayer Jr., First Class passenger on the Titanic. He perished in the sinking and his body was never recovered. His wife, Marian Longstreth Morris Thayer and their son, John Borland Thayer III survived the Titanic sinking. 8th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith


Interesting Connections To History

Miriam Ingram Short was a passenger aboard the Welcome ship along with William Penn as part of William Penn's Pennsylvania Settlers community. She died on board from the smallpox outbreak in 1682. Her daughter, Miriam Short, my 7th great grandmother, was also a passenger and she settled in Chester, Pennsylvania.
She was the wife of John Harrison Surratt, accused and tried for conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln but was set free. John Surratt's mother, Mary Jenkins Surratt, was hanged for conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln. Mary Jenkins Surratt was the mother-in-law of Mary Victorine Hunter. Mary Victorine Hunter was also the second cousin of Francis Scott Key.
Mary Boarman was marrred, as his second wife, to John Gardiner. John Gardiner was the great great grandfather of Francis Scott Key. This connection would make Francis Scott Key my step 5th cousin but not a blood relation.
Sarah Borden was the wife of Jonathan Holmes, son of Obadiah Holmes. Jonathan Holmes' sister Lydia Holmes married John Bowne Sr. and they would be the 4th great grandparents of President Abraham Lincoln. So, Sarah Borden's sister-in-law, Lydia Holmes, was the 4th great grandmother of President Abraham Lincoln.
Richard Henry Dana, III married Edith Longfellow, daughter of the great American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow would be the father-in-law of Richard Henry Dana, III.
These Coppock brothers were followers of John Brown and they participated in Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. The Coppock brothers were raised in Springdale, Iowa, where they met Brown while he was raising support for his Kansas anti-slavery raids. Edwin was hanged in Charlestown, Virginia. Barclay escaped, returning to Springdale and eventually escaping to Canada. Barclay later joined the Union Army during the American Civil War and served as a recruiting officer. He was killed in action when Confederate sabotage derailed his train over the Platte River.
Elizabeth Savory Thurston was the wife of John Irish, Jr.. John Irish, Jr. was the servant of the great pilgrim and Mayflower passenger, Myles Standish.
Phebe Cowperthwaite married as her second husband, William Bassett. William Bassett's great grandparents, Sgt. William Bassett and Sarah were caught up in the Salem Witchcraft Trials. My 1st cousin's husband, William's great aunt, Elizabeth Bassett, was accused and tried for witchcraft. Her husband, John Proctor, was executed for witchcraft. Their son, Benjamin Proctor along with his wife, Mary Buckley, were also accused of witchcraft. His great uncle's wife, Sarah Hood, was accused of witchcraft, and his great aunt, Mary Bassett, was also accused of witchcraft.
Susannah Lawton married Thomas Cornell the son of Thomas Cornell Jr., (father-in-law of Susannah Lawton), who was accused, tried, convicted and hanged for the alleged murder of his mother, Rebecca Briggs Cornell (grandmother-in-law of Susannah Lawton), in Portsmouth in 1673. He was convicted using spectral evidence, where witnesses recounted dreams involving ghosts pointing to his alleged guilt. This case and its history has been the subject of the book Killed Strangely: The Death of Rebecca Cornell (2002) by Elaine Forman Crane.
Countess Muriel White von Seherr-Thoss (1880 - 1943) was an American, daughter of U.S. Ambassador Henry White. Muriel White married Count Herman von Seherr-Thoss, from an historic German family of nobility. With the impending clouds of Nazi Germany and War on the horizon, Muriel White relocated her two sons to America in Connecticut. At this time Countess Muriel White was residing at Castle Burgwasser aka Dobrau Palace in Poland. She was often followed and harrassed by the Nazi gestapo and on March 1943 as the Nazi gestapo was approaching her palace. Muriel White committed suicide by jumping from the second story window of her palace.
Edward Mecom was the husband of Jane Franklin, the sister of Benjamin Franklin making him the brother-in-law of Benjamin Franklin.
David Gardiner a politiican, was the father of First Lady, Julia Gardiner Tyler. He died in an explosion aboard the USS Princeton on February 28, 1844. David Gardiner and his daughters Julia and Margaret were aboard a pleasure cruise on the Potomac River. As the USS Princeton neared Mount Vernon, the world's biggest naval gun, The Peacemaker that was being demonstrated exploded, killing Gardiner and six others.




I am extremely proud of many in my family tree who were hard working farmers. We often give recognition to the 'notables' but overlook those in our families who toiled and worked hard to raise their families and make all our lives better. This family is one example, Elizabeth Durbin, my great great aunt, (front center) and her family from Kentucky. I figure this photo to be circa 1860's, Civil War era.


Closing Comments

I know for each of us genealogy has a specific purpose. In my case, my goals are to take my genealogy as far back in history as I can. I have always been a historian at heart and I become excited when I can link my family to historical events and people. Probably my biggest goals are to discover a direct gateway ancestor, and my English and Scottish roots which make up a majority of my autosomal DNA.
I welcome anyone to contact me with additional information or discrepancies. If I can ever assist anyone please contact me. Genealogy is always a work in progress and we are all in this together.

Current Personal Projects

WikiTree Members Who Are My Relations

Name Relationship Common Ancestors
Edward Whitfill 2nd Cousin Martin Robert Whitfill and Margaret Lena Curlin
Sandi Gammon 4th Cousin William Martin Whitfill and Mary Margaret Durbin
Stan Durbin 4th Cousin Joseph Pius Durbin and Elizabeth Logsdon
Richard Neal Huffman 4th Cousin Christopher N. Durbin and Mary E. Durbin
Lee (Logsdon) Gibbons 5th Cousin Edward Ned Logsdon II and Mary Polly Brown
Robert Moody 5th Cousin Samuel Durbin and Ann Logsdon
Christopher Strader 5th Cousin Francis Strader and Ann McLain
John R. Sivils 5th Cousin Solomon Savells and Sarah Nicholls
Robin L. White 5th Cousin William Shaw and Sarah Bozarth
Kathleen McGill 5th Cousin Thomas McGill and Naomi Knox
Jo (Speagle) Bulgin 5th Cousin Wilford Clark and Mary Strader
Kaylene Silvester 6th Cousin John Cooper and Martha Isles
Evey Lee Trujillo 6th Cousin John Cooper and Martha Isles
Doyle W. Rafferty 6th Cousin Edward Ned Logsdon II and Mary Polly Brown
Crystal R. Hall 6th Cousin Henry Bray and Cathryn Jarboe
Tanya (Peyton) Jacobberger 6th Cousin Edward Ned Logsdon II and Mary Polly Brown
Barry Lindley 6th Cousin Dugal McQueen and Grace Brown McClain
Scott Gibbons 6th Cousin Edward Ned Logsdon II and Mary Polly Brown
Kenneth Lay 6th Cousin Johann Matthias Theiss and Susannah Barbara Lauer
Ronnie Drage 6th Cousin Edward Ned Logsdon II and Mary Polly Brown
Stephen Haley 6th Cousin Christopher Durbin and Margaret Brown
Dan Austin 6th Cousin John Bozorth and Innocent Borden
Connie (Daniels) Graves 7th Cousin George Brown and Mary Stevenson
Eva Ramos aka Eowyn Langholf 7th Cousin Johann Strader and Anna Stauffer
Karen Gibson Fleming 7th Cousin John Mattingly and Grace Brewer
Ora Jane Johnson 7th Cousin Dugal McQueen and Grace Brown McClain
Cynthia Mitchell Paul 7th Cousin John Brown and Ruth McQueen
Kara Lemons Harrison 7th Cousin Dugal McQueen and Grace Brown McClain
Milton Davis III 7th Cousin George Brown and Mary Stevenson
Syliva Snapinn Wallace 7th Cousin George Brown and Mary Stevenson
Sharon (Gannon) Dankwardt 7th Cousin Nicholas Harper and Elizabeth Berhn
Betty (Greenfield) Watts 7th Cousin George Brown and Mary Stevenson
Jason E. Schnatterle 7th Cousin Thomas Hinton and Rachel Howard
Starlene (Pope) Holm 7th Cousin Thomas Hinton and Rachel Howard
Kay (Johnson) Wilson 7th Cousin Vincent Stauffer and Anna Barbara Kiesel
Cassandra Scott 7th Cousin William Knox and Margaret Allen
Michael D. McLellan II 7th Cousin John Mattingly and Grace Brewer
C.J. Handy 7th Cousin Thomas Spalding and Catherine Cooper
Benjamin Factor 7th Cousin John Mattingly and Grace Brewer
Mark Burch 7th Cousin William Logsdon II and Ann Davis
Bill Vincent 8th Cousin William Logsdon and Honora O'Flynn
Randal B. Mortimer 8th Cousin James Borden and Mary Lawton
Mayme (Priddy) Byler 8th Cousin Robert Clarke Jr. and Sarah Combs
Barbara Shoff 8th Cousin James Greenwell and Grace Taylor
Robin Kabrich 8th Cousin James Grover Sr. and Rebecca Chesseman
Gregory Rose 9th Cousin Benjamin Borden and Abigail Grover
Sue Hall 9th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Joan Fowle
William Foster Jr. 9th Cousin Robert Clarke Jr. and Sarah Combs
Pat (Fuller) Credit 9th Cousin Benjamin Borden and Abigail Grover
T. Stanton 9th Cousin Aaron Coppock and Mary Orrell
Michael Schell 9th Cousin Johannes Lauer and Catharina Seibert
Cari (Van Tine) Yocum 10th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
Lucy (Wrenn) Hermes 10th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Joan Fowle
Gurney Thompson Jr. 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Keith K. Hathaway 10th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Jeff Venable 10th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Stephen Roane 10th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
Karen (Lowe) Tobo 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath 10th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Joan Fowle
James Luper III 10th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Carolyn Murray 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Kenneth Shelton 10th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
J. (Pearson) Salsbery 10th Cousin Adam Mott and Sarah Jennings
Elizabeth Winter 10th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
Kathy (Stuewe) Zipperer 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Stephanie Ledbetter 10th Cousin Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel
Lisa Hazard 10th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Joan Fowle
Alison Gardner 10th Cousin Thomas Lawton and Elizabeth Salisbury
Robin (Dodge) Shaules 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
R Adams 10th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
Caryl (Short) Ruckert 10th Cousin Henry Short and Miriam Ingram
Christopher Childs 10th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Joan Fowle
L. Ray Sears III 10th Cousin Edward Riggs and Elizabeth Holmes
William Catambay 10th Cousin Richard Borden Sr. and Joan Fowle
Patricia A. Sparkman 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Greta Moody 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
Kathy (Stuewe) Zipperer 10th Cousin Matthew Howard Sr. and Anne
David V. Hughey 11th Cousin Adam Mott and Grace Thurgar
Mary Beth Nix 11th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
Sandy M. (Craig) Patak 11th Cousin Klaus Seibert and Elizabeth Else Jung
Andrew Simpier 11th Cousin George Lawton and Isabell Smith
Steven Mix 11th Cousin Engelbert Pieters Lott and Sarah Jennings
Edie (Nibling) Kohutek 12th Cousin Edmond Thomas and Elizabeth King
Jim Angelo Jr. 14th Cousin Thomas Wheeler and Joan Buckingham


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BORDEN
My 6th great grandmother is Innocent Borden from New Jersey and connected to the notable and historic Borden families from New England. Origin of the Borden (de Bourdon) name is probably from Normandy, France in the 12th century.
CLARKE
I'm most interested in Robert Clarke, Surveyor General of Maryland in 1600s who married Winifred Seybourne.
DURBIN
My great great grandmother, Margaret Isobel Durbin, introduced a very rich genealogical bloodline into my maternal side of the family, connecting me with the Logsdon, Durbin, O'Flynn, McQueen, Howard families.
EUROARISTO
HINTON
Hinton from Maryland married into the Howard family. There is a possibility that Sir Thomas Hinton and Catherine Palmer of Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire, England are related. I would like to see better primary documentary evidence .
HOWARD
I'm most interested in my Howard ancestry from Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
LOGSDON
MAGNA_CARTA
MCGILL
My 5th great grandfather, Thomas McGill from North Carolina married into the Knox family. From recent DNA matches I am confident this Knox is the daughter of Capt. William Knox and Margaret Allen of Rowan, North Carolina.
MCQUEEN
Dugal McQueen, my most notable Scottish ancestor from late 1600s who participated in the Jacobite Rebellion, and may possibly be a gateway ancestor.
RHODE_ISLAND
Researching historical figures connected to my Borden bloodline in Rhode Island.
SHAW
Recent research with documentation and DNA has confirmed that my 3rd great grandmother, Rebecca Shaw is related to the Bozorth and Borden families in Grayson County, Kentucky, Virginia, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. Also, my 3rd great-grandfather Robert Whitfill married her sister, Elizabeth Shaw. This has connected me to the historic and notable Borden families of New England.
STRATMANN
My paternal side, ancestors from Wunnenberg, Germany.
TATTERSHALL
My 8th great grandmother Mary Tattershall from Wiltshire, England, a Catholic recusant who immigrated to Maryland. Her lineage most probably descends from Sir Robert de Tateshall of medieval England.
TITANIC
I'm currently working on the Thayer famly, 1st Class Passengers on the Titanic.
UNITED_KINGDOM
US_CIVIL_WAR
WARNER
My 9th great grandfather was James Warner of Norfolk, Virginia and then Anne Arundel, Maryland whose daughter married into my Howard ancestry.
WHITFILL
My maternal side, arrived in late 1600s to Maryland from England as recusant Catholics. Name was probably originally spelled as 'Whitfield'.
DNA Tested
James Stratman's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with James or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • James Stratman: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #B22173 + Y-Chromosome Test, haplogroup BY3613, MitoYDNA ID T11028 [compare]
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • James Stratman: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H4a1a1a, FTDNA kit #B22173, MitoYDNA ID T11029 [compare]
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Hi James,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and particularly your work in the connectors team.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.

Joan

Hi James,

Scottish Clans has been making some changes, and Clan Mackintosh (in your template) needs to be changed in that template to Clan MacKintosh. So, could you please edit it here on your profile? Thanks, Natalie, Categorization

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi James,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Member for Connectors. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current team and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

posted by Susie MacLeod
Hello, James,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the Black Sheep Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hello, James,

It has been a few weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Black Sheep Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, James,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the Miltary and War Project.

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that life happens and interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, James,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
I also am related to Louisa Alcott through Chatfields ! Nice to "meet" you.
posted by MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas
Hi James,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,

Susie

posted by Susie MacLeod
Hello James,

On behalf of the Project Black Sheep Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Butch Smith ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Butch Smith
Hi James!

I've had trouble reaching you through email regarding the Orphan Trail. I will PM you the info, but if you don't receive it, please let me know :)

Thanks! Fran Project Coordinator, England Project Orphan Trail


Rejected matches › William Stratman (1864-1946)

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