Kelly Joleen (Sullivan) Rishor

Kelly (Sullivan) Rishor

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Kelly J. Rishor formerly Sullivan
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
[sibling(s) unknown]
Account confirmed 16 Jun 2015 | Kelly's 11684 contributions | 392 thank-yous received
Sullivan-756 created 8 May 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 13 Aug 2017
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Biography

Hi all, My name, Kelly Joleen Sullivan, is obviously Irish and for years I've tried to find the exact locations in Ireland my family came from. Recently, I finally found paternal ancestry from Ulster Ireland, and the "dark Irish" heritage came to light. As a young girl, I remember my father talking about the differences of black haired, dark skinned Irish and Mom's family being red headed, freckled faced Irish. Lucky me, I have all the traits mentioned here!

While I do know that "Dark Irish" is rumored to be of religious historical origin, or relating to poor heritages of Irish immigrants and the stories that bounce around year after year, I personally believe it was more about physicality and nothing more.

Moving on, from what I know, Dad's family was originally from Ulster Ireland, migrated from New York to Louisiana and then settled in California. Through maternal marriages, he picked up relations from Daniel Boone's brother George.

Mom's family was from England and the Woolsey line. (One of the most frustrating geological adventures to date. So many trees full of mistakes that it has been a nightmare to allocate profiles). With her heritage Irish, Welsh and English, we are connected to Cornell, Cheesbrough, Allen, Ault, Thomas, Case, and Woolsey. Her Grandmother traveled from Kansas to Wyoming by stage coach. Most of the men worked in the coal mines. Little by little, they moved away. Oregon is where mom was raised. After marriage, my parents settled in California.

Which brings me to my childhood. We lived in Santa Barbara, well, Goleta. A medium sized family with five kids. We played outside until dark, ate dinners at the table and used words like "please" and "thank you."

We all looked so much alike, went boy, girl, boy, girl, boy and were each one year apart in age. The middle brother was born a day after our Dad and he teased Mom, "You missed my Birthday." The next year... I was born...on his Birthday! One Sunday morning we all went to a pancake house in downtown and a woman asked my parents, "Oh my, they all looks so much alike, are they twins?" My parents laughed about that for years.

Santa Barbara was a lovely place and we all grew up to be hard working adults.

Because we are all still living, that is all I will say about the kids.

For several years I've used MyHeritage.com and Ancestry.com for research (not as a premium $$ member) and have built a tree of over 1000 family members. The tree growing excites my daughter and she too wants to grow trees, so I hope with the help of WikiTree, we could all use one platform to plant our roots. We are very diligent in our documentations and hope others will benefit as we add and edit data. I think I'm getting the hang of formatting profiles. Tediousness.

Anyway, I'm here to help WikiTree and the free collaborative efforts. If I've stepped over any boundaries in my eagerness to help, just drop me a line.

Keep calm and carry on! Kelly

Other Hobbies

Birding and Photography

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Sources

  • First-hand information. Entered by Kelly Sullivan,
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with AncestryDNA test matches between Kelly and a first cousin Terry Elliott. They are a first cousin once removed and a second cousin to Chris. This matches the predicted relationships reported by AncestryDNA: 1st cousins, Confidence: Extremely High.


Digital Afterlife

As my generation begins to pass away, it is prudent to make provision for the work I have done on our family tree. In the case of my demise, I hereby give permission for management of all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my Family Members active at that time on WikiTree, whether or not they are on the Trusted Lists, in the order listed as follows:

Katrina Davis [Sullivan-5635] and Joe Sullivan (Not on Wiki yet).


Famous Ancestors


Grandparents

Edward I Plantagenet is the 23rd great grandfather of Kelly. He was Edward (Edward I) "Longshanks, Hammer of the Scots, King of England" Plantagenet, so that means I have Royal blood.  :) Thanks Ken Parman for the cookie crumb! Going back 9 more father's is Geoffrey II (Perche) de Château-Landon born in about 1000 in Chateau Landon, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France.

This trail tells us that William Welles is the 23rd great grandfather of Kelly. I have even more Grand Fathers on this tree dating back to 1087 in Well, Lincolnshire, , England with Walter DeWelle WikiTree can't even make a trail that far back! He is my 29th grandfather.

Again on my Father's side, Duke Hrolf (Robert) "le Marcheur, the Walker, The Dane, Duke of Normandy" Ganger formerly Normandie Born about 0842 in Maer, Jutland, Nord-Trondelag, Norway, is my 36th Grandfather. So we went from Norway, to England and then Ireland. There we were Butler's of the Butler Dynasty. [1]

George Calvert Yount was my 5th Grandfather. He was the first Euro-American permanent settler in the Napa Valley, where he was the grantee of two Mexican land grants. Yountville, California is named for him. He was the first to plant grapes in Sonoma, Co. Also credited for rescue of the Donner Party. His nephew, Harry Yount, was a gamekeeper in Yellowstone National Park and is considered the first park ranger of the National Park Service.


Cousins

Kelly and Daniel Boone are 8th cousins 9 times removed.

William Frederick (Bill) "Buffalo Bill" Cody is a 16th cousins five times removed. In 1883, Buffalo Bill started his own show,Buffalo Bill's Wild West, which was a touring circus. In 1893, Cody changed the title to "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World".

I'm also related to "Johnny Appleseed" as 15th cousins four times removed.

Cornell is another line and Ezra Cornell Co-founder of Cornell University, b. 1807 is my fifth cousins five times removed.

Warren Buffett and Kelly are 16th cousins once removed. In February 2008, he was ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world, worth about $62 billion. Despite his massive wealth, he lives relatively frugally, still resides in the home he bought in 1958 for $31,500, and drives his own car. In 2006, he announced his plans to give 83 percent of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates and I are 18th cousins once removed. Gates is one of the most influential and richest people in the world.


Henry Livingston and I are 12th cousins 9 times removed. Henry Livingston, Sr. settled at Poughkeepsie, where he had a grant, for life, of the clerkship of Dutchess County. He was for many years a member of the Provincial Assembly from the County of Dutchess; was a Whig of the Revolution. He was also an Elder and Deacon of Poughkeepsie Dutch Reformed Church.

Joel R. Poinsett and Kelly are second cousins 6 times removed. US Congressman, Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Diplomat. He was elected as a Jacksonian Republican to represent South Carolina's 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1821 until his resignation in 1825. Appointed as United States Minister to Mexico, he served in that diplomatic post from 1825 until 1829. In 1837 he was appointed as Secretary of War in the cabinet of President Martin Van Buren, serving until 1841. He introduced to the United States the poinsettia flower plant, which was named in his honor.


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Followed Tags
Kelly is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
BAYLESS
Bayless connects on my Woosley line.
BOONE
I'm connected to Boone's through the Andrew Tribble Jr's marriage to Lucy Boone.
CASE
My Grandmother's maiden name.
CHADWICK
My Greatgrandma's maiden name.
CHALLENGES
I like to play along.
POINTSETT
On my father's line.
SOURCING_SPRINTS
Keeping my spirits up with Sourcing Sprints.
SULLIVAN
My maiden name.
THOMAS
My Grandfather on Mom's side.
WAGON_TRAINS_AND_TRAILS
Love the wild west movement. Studied Southwest History in college.
WESTWARD_HO
Giddie up little doggies.
WOOLSEY
Woolsey is one of the most challenging trees I fall from. George Woolsey Sr. (abt. 1584 - 1629 is the end of the line for documentation, yet when you see his profile, another arm is attached as parents etc. The internet folks have tried desperately to connect George to Cardinal Wolsy* of England royalty, but Wilford Whitaker (The lines most dedicated reasercher) has even traveled to England and found zero evidence of the connection.Recently one more marriage record has surfaced.
YOUNT
Younts are a fascinating line. I'm connected to , George Calvert Yount trapper, pioneer and settler of wine country in California. Yountville, CA was named after him. His nephew, Harry Yount, was a gamekeeper in Yellowstone National Park and is considered the first park ranger of the National Park Service


DNA Tested
Kelly Rishor's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Kelly or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Kelly:
  • Kelly (Sullivan) Rishor: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A430683, Ancestry member kellyrishor + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, FTDNA kit #B21754

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.



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On 13 Aug 2017 at 01:57 GMT Bobby Holmes Jr. wrote:

Kelly has been a great help in getting me started with WikiTree. I am blessed to have such an active member who is also a distant cousin.

Thank you again,

Bobby Holmes

On 25 Jun 2017 at 02:15 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Kelly,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/412308/weekend-chat-all-members-are-invited-23-25-june-2017

On 12 Mar 2017 at 06:39 GMT Dodie Louise (Hoskins) Bartlett wrote:

Hi Kelly,

Regarding Jundt-29, the correct LNAB is Jundt which was changed to the spelling of Yount. Therefore the proper merge would be Yount-61 into Jundt-29. This line has been researched well. If you wish to merge that way, that can be done. But the LNAB will not be changed as to reflect the name change correctly.

Thank you, Dodie Bartlett WikiTree Mentor

On 12 Mar 2017 at 06:33 GMT Christine Appleby wrote:

Think you could be right. Thank you

On 11 Mar 2017 at 14:33 GMT Karen (Lowe) Tobo wrote:

Kelly, do you happen to speak any other languages? Would you check out our languages template and add it to your biography? For example you might add

{{ Languages | en | fr-2 | ga-1 }}

to the top of your biography if you speak English natively, intermediate French and basic Irish, or you could use de-4 to specify near-native German or ru-1 for basic Russian, and so forth up to ten languages.

It really helps to know who speaks all the different languages used on WikiTree! If you only speak English, you're very welcome to use this text to make that clear:

{{ Languages | en }}

Thanks,

Karen

On 8 Mar 2017 at 07:29 GMT Kelly Hardcastle wrote:

Hello-Are you related to Benjamin Drake? I saw your comment and wondered why you posted a quote from my findagrave as I too already posted that same information on Benjamin's profile last month.

On 7 Mar 2017 at 01:50 GMT Joey KiKi Mueller wrote:

Hello Kelly,

Thank you! I missed that. Joey

On 6 Mar 2017 at 21:00 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. Thanks for joining us!

On 16 Feb 2017 at 21:06 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Thanks for helping to keep WikiTree healthy by providing unsourced profiles with nourishing sources during the recent Saturday Sourcing Sprint :D

Sourcing_Sprints is the tag to add to follow Saturday Sourcing Sprints in G2G. If you add Sourcerers or Challenges, you'll hear about the monthly Sourcerers Challenge in your G2G feed.

Hope to see you during future Saturday Sourcing Sprints or the monthly Sourcerers Challenge, both sponsored by the Sourcerers Project.

Cheers, Liz

On 7 Feb 2017 at 18:20 GMT John Brandon wrote:

Kelly would you mind adopting the profile u message me about. Please update and correct my mistakes.

Thanks. Jb

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Queen Elizabeth II Kelly is 22 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 20 degrees from Annie Butler, 34 degrees from Rubén Hernández and 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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