David Wilson

David Wilson

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David L. Wilson
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Profile last modified | Created 5 Dec 2013 | Last significant change: 7 Oct 2018
00:45: Deena (Smith) Cross posted a message on the page for David Wilson. [Thank Deena for this]
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Categories: United States Navy | USS Fulton (AS-11), United States Navy | USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16), United States Navy | WikiTree Arborists | Mentors | War of 1812 Project Members | Quakers Profile Caretakers.

Yes, I do know that my account confirmation date does not correspond with my Volunteer Badge or Honor Code Badge. This happened due to a merge I did into this profile of a relative who did not wish to be listed and is supposedly irreversible.

David Wilson is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy 1975-1981 attaining 2nd Class Petty Officer (PM2)
David Wilson is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject War of 1812

Due to a number of relatives that do not wish our ancestor's profiles to have graffiti of some "Flash-in-the-pan" such as foul mouth Kevin Bacon at the foot of the profiles and Military and War/ Roll of Honor RECOGNITION BOXES have become minuscule postage stamps, some of the profiles managed must be of "red privacy".

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After years of traveling through about 40 U.S. states and nearly 30 different countries, it is apparent how small the world is and how all of us are related if you go back far enough. Hopefully, adding and providing research for my branch of the shared family tree and welcoming cousins/ relatives will help. Much of the material posted is from first-hand knowledge, a professional family book, and various other references. Any suggestions on citations are appreciated as is any feedback from cousins. As we cruise through life, Learn, Live, Laugh and Love!

Military Service

Six years in the Navy achieving the rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer. Worked as a Patternmaker, with a need-to-know clearance and directed approximately 100 shipmates in Carpentry, Rubber & Plastics, Foundry, Machine Shop, and various specialties to repair submarines.

Formal Education

Studied Systems Engineering for five years and passed on completing the degree due to a job offer as a Comptroller. Received MOUS certification from CompUSA. Received a BSBM with Honors. Participated and conducted multiple forums of management and computer optimization.

Synopsis of Occupations

House Construction; Patternmaking; Comptroller; Database Management; Fabrication Shift Manager; Tool Maker; Commercial Construction Superintendent; Commercial Building Materials Representative; Administrative Analyst; Consultant in Building Materials, Marketing Strategies and Computer Optimization.


Growing food, playing cards, throwing horse-shoes, genealogy, traveling.

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  1. Wymore, A. W., Systems Engineering Methodology for Interdisciplinary Teams, Wiley, New York, N. Y., 1976
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David Wilson participated with A Rose By Any Other Name during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 804 sources to profiles.
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David improved Quaker profiles in the September 2018 Challenge to "clear the Quakers category"
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David improved Quaker profiles in the August 2018 Challenge to "source non-project managed profiles"
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David improved Quaker profiles in the July 2018 Challenge to "add Quakers Sticker"
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David Wilson improved Quaker profiles in the June 2018 Challenge for "Quakers alive in the 1800s"
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David improved Quakers Project managed profiles during the March 2018 Challenge
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David improved Quaker profiles on the Week 7-13 March 2018 Anniversary list
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David improved Quaker profiles on the Week 4 Feb 2018 Anniversary list

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** Living WikiTree Newly-Found Cousins ***
Cousin Relationship
Jim Berry 5th Cousin
Paula J. 16th Cousin 1 x Removed
Bob Fields 8th Cousin 2 x Removed
Annette Bailey 4th Cousin
Kitty Smith 12th Cousin 3 x Removed
Chris Whitten 11th Cousin
David Lundy 7th Cousin
Cynthia Barnes 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
Eric Clark 10th Cousin
Vic Watt 8th Cousin 2 x Removed
Denise Knapp 16th Cousin 2 x Removed
Becky Syphers 11th Cousin
Nae X 11th Cousin
Fred Remus 17th Cousin
David Hughey 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
Richard Belcher 4th Cousin 1 x Removed
D.J. Clark 6th Cousin
Mary Richardson 7th Cousin 1 x Removed
Tami Osmer 16th Cousin
Roger Travis Jr. 15th Cousin 2 x Removed
John Schmeeckle 8th Cousin
Theodore Palmer 14th Cousin 1 x Removed
Keith Baker 8th Cousin 2 x Removed
Renee Malloy 14th Cousin 1 x Removed
Judy Wardlow 16th Cousin 1 x Removed
Eli Mckinney 8th Cousin
Katherine Alvis 10th Cousin 2 x Removed
Terry Wright 15th Cousin 2 x Removed
Gail Cox 11th Cousin 1 x Removed
Lindsay Coleman 8th Cousin 1 x Removed
Grady Lucas 10th Cousin
Al Adams 12th Cousin 1 x Removed
William Arbuthnot 9th Cousin 3 x Removed
Robert Keniston 18th Cousin
Mindy Pitts 10th Cousin
Philip Smith 19th Cousin
Ann M. Johnson 14th Cousin 2 x Removed
Gary Bunker 7th Cousin 3 x Removed
Robin Kabrich 15th Cousin 1 x Removed
Vincent Piazza 15th Cousin 2 x Removed
Sally Stovall 10th Cousin
April Dauenhauer 15th Cousin 1 x Removed
Laurence Houlgate 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
Mary Dunnam 15th Cousin 2 x Removed
Beth Blankenship 10th Cousin
Cynthia Billups 12th Cousin 1 x Removed
Alison Andrus 12th Cousin
Bob Jewett 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
Carole Partridge 15th Cousin 2 x Removed
John McKinney 8th Cousin 1 x Removed
Allan Thomas 10th Cousin
Scott Ledbetter 10th Cousin 2 x Removed
Eddie Pike 14th Cousin 2 x Removed
Gerald Smith 12th Cousin 1 x Removed
William T. Pool Jr 6th Cousin 2 x Removed
Henry D. Chadwick 10th Cousin 2 x Removed
Doug Lockwood 12th Cousin 1 x Removed
Donna Stone 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
William Lindsay 11th Cousin
Chet Snow 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
Laura Scott 11th Cousin 2 x Removed
Robert Patterson 8th Cousin
Greg Hays 10th Cousin
Johnny Blackmon 9th Cousin
Robert Stiles 6th Cousin 2 x Removed
Keith McDonald 5th Cousin 2 x Removed
Carole Anne Brown 7th Cousin
Summer Orman 13th Cousin 1 x Removed
Susan Wilson 6th Cousin 1 x Removed
Tammy Brown 3rd Cousin 1 x Removed
David Tarter 3rd Cousin 2 x Removed
Last update 2/23/2017

Cousins Exact 1 x Removed 2 x Removed 3 x Removed 4 x Removed 5 x Removed
Several Many Some Few Less Even Less Very Few

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David is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Who moved my cheese? Constantly learning!
One profile per person is enough
Brick wall on William Spencer Burton
Uncle Henry the Explorer could have left a few more notes.
Known for keeping great records...
Can you help with the German sources of Heinrich Wilhelm Rover?
So many contradictions of what did that old document actually mean?
An ugly Battle Between Brothers.
Who Won?
My grandmother had me editing as Education or Punishment back to Robert Willson in the 60s.
During the early 19th century many shortened names.
What happened and how can we avoid these?

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with David by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with David:

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On 7 Oct 2018 at 00:45 GMT Deena (Smith) Cross wrote:

Hi David,

I think Penelope Johnson Bocock was Quaker because the Sears were Quaker and the Johnson-Moorman clan were all Quakers. If I am wrong, I will take it off. I recently read or heard some where that the Moormans and Johnsons were families that intermarried more than any other family.

On 4 Oct 2018 at 00:40 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

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David improved Quaker profiles in the August 2018 Challenge to "source non-project managed profiles"
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David improved Quaker profiles in the September 2018 Challenge to "clear the Quakers category"

Thanks, David, for all the work you do for the project!

On 1 Oct 2018 at 13:27 GMT Kay Sands wrote:

We are probably 9th cousins 2x removed

On 27 Sep 2018 at 01:34 GMT David Lundy wrote:

Fixed the Shotwell situation; thanks for catching it.

On 10 Sep 2018 at 23:58 GMT David Lundy wrote:

I made the best (not very good) fix on the second source for Hiram Willson. I don't know what to do about the other one until the Sharon Burying Ground reworks their website. I want to leave it there in the hope that it won't be forgotten when it can someday be fixed. Not sure what else to do.

On 7 Sep 2018 at 21:47 GMT David Lundy wrote:

RE: Mary Keefer

Do you think the bogus Mary Keefer should be merged with the real Mary Keefer Lundy, or the real Mary Warner Lundy? I'm thinking the latter, as that's who she's being confused with.

On 1 Sep 2018 at 11:38 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

RE: William Barker Barker-1726, was of Newport but the records are all from the Rhode Island Monthly Meeting established in 1657. Newport didn't have a separate meeting house until 1699 or so.

Most records for the individual meetings like Narraganset, Smithfield, Kingston etc. don't start until 1700 or so or later.

On 31 Aug 2018 at 18:40 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Re:City of London.

Does anyone have time to look at the many profiles where the City of London was just removed from profiles? Do you have an example? I know Martin Allen is our category liaison with England Project, so perhaps you should ask him directly. I think some of the places were renamed.

On 15 Aug 2018 at 17:00 GMT Jodi (Trogstad) Brennan wrote:

Thank you for merging Tipton-388 and Tipton-63. Jodi

On 13 Aug 2018 at 12:46 GMT Christina (York) York-Rehn wrote:

Thank you for the merge suggestion of Mariah Jane Weldy Chitwood and Maria Chitwood. I had at first compared them and it appeared they were sisters, so I rejected it. But then I decided to study it again and decided they were the same. I am sorry I rejected it at first. I am new at merging profiles, so I got really confused. I sent another merge request, so hopefully it can be straightened out! Thank you again

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