Kenneth Herbert Wise

Ken Wise

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Ken H. Wise aka Beaver
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Sixth Cousin Once Removed, three ways

Elvis Aron Presley

Twelfth Cousin Twice Removed

H.R.H. Prince William, Duke A. of Cambridge formerly Windsor [1] and HRH Prince Henry C. of Wales formerly Windsor aka Mountbatten-Windsor [2] (My Wise line)

Twelfth Cousin Once Removed

Lady (Princess) Diana Spencer [3]. (My Wise line).

I share Grandfathers with

Loretta Lynn, Valarie June Carter Cash, and Abraham Lincoln. (My Wise line)

Seventh Cousin Twice Removed

President Barrack Obama through the Johann Peiter Straub. (my Maternal Line)

Thirteenth Cousin once removed (related on Four different lines)

Queen Elizabeth II - her 14 x's Grandfather is my 16 x's Grandfather. (Wise-Smith line)

Thirteenth Cousin 10 times removed

Captain Henry Morgan (Wise-Smith line)

Fourth Cousin Twice Removed

Warren Buffet. (Stahl Line)

Descended From -

Charlemagne "King of the Franks" Holy Roman Emperor
Descendant of 15 Magna Carta Surety Barons
Magna Carta

MAGNA CARTA 1215 - [4]


Sir Hugh (Hugh III) "5th Earl of Norfolk" le Bigod

- 25th Great Grandfather

Sir Roger "4th Earl of Norfolk" Bigod

- 26th Great Grandfather

Henry "5th Earl of Hereford" de Bohun

- 25th Great Grandfather

William "William de Beauvoir" d'Aubigny (Albini)

- 23rd Great Grandfather

Sir Richard "Earl of Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford" de Clare

- 24th Great Grandfather

Sir Gilbert "7th Earl of Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, Lord of Harfleur and Mostrevillers in Normandy" de Clare

- 23rd Great Grandfather

Robert "Lord of Dunmow Castle, Essexshire" FitzWalter

- 24th Great Grandfather

Magna Carta Surety Baron Robert FitzWalter was one of the twenty-five medieval barons who were surety for Magna Carta in 1215. Note: per the National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons {}, Robert FitzWalter was the leader of the Magna Charta Barons and their Army, styled "Marshal of the Army of God and the Holy Church."

John "Lord of Warkworth Castle, Northumberland" FitzRobert formerly Clavering

- 23rd Great Grandfather

Sir William "Keeper of Dover Castle" de Huntingfield

- 26th Great Grandfather

Sir John "John of Chester, Earl of Lincoln, Constable of Chester" de Lacy Knt

- 23rd Great Grandfather

William "Lord of Stanway Castle, Essex" de Lanvallay

- 23rd Great Grandfather

Sir William "Lord of Curry Mallet, Somersetshire" Malet

- 25th Great Grandfather

Sir William "Baron of Thirsk" de Mowbray

- 22nd Great Grandfather

Sir Saher (Saier) "1st Earl of Winchester" de Quincy.

- 25th Great Grandfather

Robert "Lord of Hamlake Castle, Yorkshire" de Roos

- 24th Great Grandfather

Geoffrey "The Younger" de Say

- 24th Great Grandfather

Sir Robert "3rd Earl of Oxford" de Vere

- 24th Great Grandfather

Coat of Arms
Sir Edward, 2nd Baron Dudley, 6th Baron Sutton KG KB (Knight of the Garter, Knight of Bath)

-16th Great Grandfather

European Royalty, Nobility and Aristocracy

Ancient Welsh Aristocracy and Nobility

Descendant of the House of Wessex

Kings of Essex

Offa Sigheresson "King of Essex"

Descendant of the House of Plantagenet
Descendant of the House of Capet
Descedant of the House du Poitiers.
Descendant of the House of Bohun
Descendant of the House d' Anjou

German Royalty and Aristocracy

Gerold (Gerold I) "Graf im Kraichgau" von Anglachgau I, formerly von Schwaben

Imma (Emma) "Herttuatar von Schwaben" (of Swabia), formerly Alemannia -(My Paternal line)

- Swabia (Schwabia) is where the people known as Pennsylvania Dutch come from (My Maternal line). They speak a dialect of Schwabisch.

Scandinavian Nobility -Viking Period

Descendant of the House of Normandie.
Hrolf Ragnvaldsson (Rollo) "le Marcheur, the Walker, The Dane, Duke of Normandy
- 28th Great Grandfather
King William I of England- William The Conqueror- William of Normandy.
- 27th Great Grandfather
King Olof Eriksson aka Skötkonung

Born about 0980 in Uppsala, Sweden

Kings of Ancient Mercia

Pybba "King of Mercia"

Belgian Nobility

House of Flanders

Merovingian Kings

Clovis Hlodowig (Clovis I) "Chlodwig the Great", Franken

Kings of Burgundy

Chilperich (Chilperich II) Burgunden - Kingdom of Burgundians

East European & West Asian Royalty

Attila the Hun,

Born about 0390 in Ingaddi, Northern Balkan, Romania

Игорь (Igor of Kiev) "Igor Rurikovich, Ingvar, Ingwar" Киевский formerly Рюрикович
Святослав Игоревич (Святослав I) "Sviatoslav Igorevich, Grand Prince of Kiev, Warrior King"
Ярослав Владимирович (Ярослав I Мудрой) "Yaroslav Vladimirovich the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev".

Prince Mizislaus Mieceslas Mistuisson Prinz der "Mieceslas Mistuisson" Obotrides III formerly Obotrites, of Poznan, Poland

Avarius of the Magyars formerly Of Huns, from Dentumogeria, Central Asia

Arpad "High Prince" of Hungary formerly Arpadhazi, from Pannonia
Mieszko (Mieszko I) "Prince of Poland," Polski formerly Piast
Doubravka (Dobrawa) "Princess of Bohemia" Česká
Drahomíra "Dragomira" ze Stodor aka Hevellien , de Stoder, regent of Bohemia,
Bořivoj (Bořivoj I) z Čechy formerly Přemyslovci aka Český kníže, Herzog von Böhmen

Born after 0852 in Čechy, Velká, Morava

My Native North American Ancestors

I am in the process of determining where my two Native lines came from.

My GGGrandfather, John Caulder/Calder b.1857 in Marlboro, SC; was listed on his Death Certificate as Croatan. It is possible that the line comes from Roanoke Colony or Jamestown Colony. It could also be Cherokee, Pee Dee, Cheraw, Lumbee or Winyaw; as "Croatan" was also a name assigned to mixed race people of The Eastern Carolinas.

My Most distant Driggers Grandmother was of the Sarponi, Mataponi (or Upper Mataponi), Powhatan or Pamunkey. My DNA shows a match to Israel Pocahontas (a GGGrandson of Pocahontas. I also match to the Bolling/Rolfe family.

Many call them American Indians or North American Indians, however, they are not Indian. More correctly, they are Aboriginal North Americans. The Dutch, Swedes and English tried scalping as a way to scare them from the new settlements, because the feared the "savages". The whites were appalled when the "savages, in turn, learned to scalp the white man. How horrible, to scalp a white man! (sarcasm)

They were lied too, used, cheated, abused, slaughtered, murdered, maimmed, beaten, forced to accept Christianity and "the white man's ways". Their children were taken from the reservations and forced into the white man's hair cuts, clothes and schools, for many years, until they were grown, "civilized" and graduated. They had their lives, land, religion and culture taken from them. They were forced to take "help" from the white man, so the white man could ease his conscience. He was forced to live in one place, to stop hunting. He learned to be sedintary, somethinghis people had never known. He was made to become dependant on alcohol. After all of this, he was blamed for being drunk, drugged, lazy and mooching of of the Federal Government. That is what he got in return of being friendly, welcoming and kind.

My African Ancestors

[Category: Virginia Slaves] [Category: Free Persons of Color]

Ironic, actually. I was born and raised in a Pennsylvania Dutch (German) based five county area. There was one African American family in the whole county, and they moved here in the 1970's, when I was young. I have been very good friends with several of the family members and adored the mother. Many people have given me a hard time over the majority of my adult life; as I had relationships only with African American men, frequented "All Black clubs", liked "Black" music, food, and affinty for African American Culture in general. 50 years into my life, I find in the lineage of the father that I never knew, a distant African Grandfather! I know many of my Southern Slave owning and racist family and ancestors would just have a FIT. Some of them even tried to hide it, after it was found by a genealogist that was hired. Apparently, he was worried that people (white) would look at him and the family differently, loose his "good standing" as a revered prominent Sherrif and have a stigma attached to the family. I'm SO GLAD that I have NONE of THAT in my heart. I hope that he has Peace now, in Heaven. I accept and am proud of ALL of my Ancestors, except for the enslaving of African Americans. There were too many Slave Owners. One is too many. I have found, easily, one hundred. I am MOST proud of my African and Mullato Ancestors. They perserved the hardest and most horrible of circumstance. So much so, that I am here, writing this, some near FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.... after he was first enslaved and sold/traded. He is VERY publicly known. He can be found by simply Googling him! He has his own Wikipedia page. Allow me to introduce you to him. One of my Greatest Heroes. My 9th Great Grandfather, Manuel Driggers.

" Manuell Driggus was at one time a slave or indentured servant owned by Francis Pott, a not so well-to-do English land owner in Magotha Bay, Northampton County, VA. Some say that Emmanuel Rodriguez was of African descent (whether Sub-Sahara or northern Africa is not known, perhaps he was Arabic). He was probably brought to Barbados or New Netherland where he was somewhat educated and allowed to become accustomed to the new world before he was taken to Virginia and purchased by Mr. Pott. This occurred sometime prior to 1645, when Northampton County records first show him purchasing a cow from Pott. Within a few years, after alternately being referred to as Rodriguez, Rodriges, Rodriggs, and Driggers; the name became Driggers, with some variations cropping up such as Driggus, Drigghouse etc. were spelled as they were pronounced. There has also been speculation that Emmanuel could have been of Portuguese descent, the product of a Portuguese (or Spanish) master and slave mother. Perhaps he was an African or Mid Easterner formerly owned by such a master. Emmanuel was apparently a very hard working, energetic person and eventually gained his freedom. He was to be known as the patriarch of the Driggers family in VA. He eventually traded for and bought land, was able to raise cattle, horses and tobacco and obtain freedom for himself and some of his children. "

An End To Ethnicity Speculation - by Ken Wise

According to the results of my FamilytreeDNA Test, I am 93% European with most of it being Scandinavian. I have approximately 2% each of Ashkenazi Jew, Native American Indian and Sub-Saharan African and 1% Iberian Peninsula (Portuguese/Spanish). My Mother's Paternal Mother's line is straight from Sweden, her Paternal Father's line is German Jewish straight from Prussia. My Father's Paternal line is Scottish. Welsh, English and Irish with most lines leading back to Scandinavians and Vikings. My Father's Maternal line is a Calder & Driggers line - Scottish and African with Native American Indian, the Driggers line. Having said that, I am 99% certain that the Iberian Peninsula is Portuguese in the Driggers line. I did some research on Angola and found that it was "claimed" and "settled" by the Portuguese in the mid 1500's. It can be most assuredly said that, as stated above, it is most likely that Emanuel "Driggers" Rodriquez was the product of a Portuguese Father and an African Mother. I would not, how ever, go as far as to say that his Father was the Slave Owner of his Mother. I did find research that stated that he came to Jamestowne as a Free Man and became indentured or enslaved there after. It is possible that we may never know the answer to that.

Descendant of Southern Pioneers

Southern Pioneers

Descendant of Noble Houses

My Wise line leads to literally almost every Crowned Head of Europe, Persia, Babylonia, Saudi Arabia, Northern Egypt and Africa. The Trojans, Romans, Caesars, Carolingian, Greeks, England, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Normandy, Germany, France, Spain, The Vikings, The Houses of David back to Noah, Methuselah, And Enoch. The lead to people like Alexander The Great, Abraham, Popes, Nebuchadnezzar and Ebeneezer. These are the men and women that are my Grandfathers and Grandmothers. I AM humbled in their shadow. [1]



We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

-Author Unknown


1. First-hand information. Entered by Kenneth Beaver at registration.

2. Ongoing 27 years of research

3. Berks, Cumberland, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland, Northampton, Montgomery, Perry, Philadelphia, Snyder, and Union County Courthouses of Pennsylvania

4. Berks, Cumberland, Juniata, Lancaster, Northumberland, Northampton, Snyder and Union County Historical Societies

5. The Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission


7. The USGenWeb Project and their contributors


9. Diana Matthiesen- Diana, Goddess of the Hunt — for Ancestors

10. Family History Centers and online Library

11. State Library of North Carolina

12. My



15. Wikitree,com




19. Online Death Indexes

20. Online Church Records- various Churches

21. Social Security Death Indexes

22. United States Census Records

23. North and South Carolina, various Counties Records and Historical venues


25. FamilyTreeDNA

26. Maternal Family relatives

27. Paternal Family Relatives- W.C. Wise, Cathy Wise Ross. - I will forever be indebted for your help and understanding.

28. John 'Jack' Shaffer, Selinsgrove, PA (deceased) - 5 Year Record Collection and Research, and his resources and people. - also, forever indebted

29. J.H. Beers - "A Historical Commerative"

30. Stahl Family Book- "Stahl A Trip Through History" - [6]

31. DAR records

32. Grubb's (Botschaft's) Lutheran Church, Mt Pleasant Mills, PA

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My line is in Marlboro County, SC, originally Calder and came in from the Coast of North Carolina circa or before 1700.
My line is in Marlboro County, SC in the mid 1700's and originates in America, by way of North Carolina, in Isle of Wight, VA with Col Thomas Dew.
My line is from Marlboro County, SC and originates in Jamestown Colony with Emmanuel Rodriquez (Driggus). coming through North Carolina. Emmanuel came from Angola, Africa. DNA says that his people where part of The Great Bantu Migration.
Albrecht/Albright, Gaugler, Heintzelman/Hanselman, Steffen/Steffy, Reichenbach, Shaffer, Straub, Martin, Stahl
My line comes from Sweden in 1850, with Peter "Gorman" possibly Gundmansson or Gormandsson. He came with his two sons after his wife died. He married Mary Wolbert in Jackson Twp, Montgomery Co, PA and had Elsie and Grace. Elsie is my Great Grandmother. She married, first Albert Nicholas Kaufmann (my Great Grandfather), and then Robert Miller and resided and died in the Stroudsburg, PA area.
I find my line in Marlboro/Marion Counties, SC. They connect to the Dew family and the Berry, and Wise Families. My Great Grandmother was Regina Hayes, married to Wilson Clayton Wise Sr. She was a daughter of Clayton Hayes and Deborah Proctor, son of Henry Hays and Marina Dew, son of William Hays; also, Deborah Proctor's parents are Lucretia Hays and Jesse Proctor.
I find my line in Marlboro/Marion Counties, SC. They connect to the Dew family and the Berry, and Wise Families. My Great Grandmother was Regina Hayes, married to Wilson Clayton Wise Sr. She was a daughter of Clayton Hayes and Deborah Proctor, son of Henry Hays and Marina Dew, son of William Hays; also, Deborah Proctor's parents are Lucretia Hays and Jesse Proctor.
I am trying to find my line in "Prussia". My line comes is in Philadelphia, coming from Prussia circa 1860. The were Jewish, although they "broke away". George Kaufmann and Mary Wahlberga Fedder. She gave birth on the ship and named the baby girl Mary Transatlantic Kaufmann.
My line is in Marion and Marlboro Counties, SC. It leads with Lucinda Owens, daughter of Newton Owens, married to James Christopher Wise, Mother of Wilson Clayton Wise.
My line comes from Marion Co, SC. Deborah Proctor married Clayton Hayes. She was a daughter of Jesse Proctor, son of Frederick Proctor, son of Shadrack Proctor, son of John Gray Proctor, and son of Thomas Gray Proctor.
My lines come from today's Snyder County, PA. They originate in Germany, coming through Lancaster County, PA They are married to the Heintzelman, Shaffer, Martin, Steffen, Straub, and Stahl Families.
My line is in today's Snyder County, PA. They are married to the Heintzelman, Riechenbach, Straub, Stahl, and Steffen Families.
I find my line in Marlboro/Marion Counties, SC. They connect to the Dew family and the Berry, Hickman, Strickland and Wise Families.
I have made an ebook, with permission, of "Stahl- A Trip Through Time" 1991 Edition. My Stahls originated in Central PA circa early 1700's. They are married to the Albrecht/Albright, Heintzelman, Shaffer, Steffen, Martin, and Reichenbach Families.
My line was in today's Snyder County, PA. They are married to the Heintzelman, Riechenbach, Straub, Shaffer, and Stahl Families.
My line is found in Marlboro Co, SC and the Wolf Pitt, Tar Pitt, Lumberton area of NC. I am currently trying to find this line, beginning with George Washington Wilkerson, son of Byrus/Bias Wilkerson; married first to Ella Jane Caulder, and secondly to Effie Ellen McRae. George and Ella's daughter, Louise Wilkerson Wise is my Grandmother. She married Wilson Clayton (Clayton) Wise.
Trying to find my Father's line. It comes from Marion/Marlboro Counties, SC in the mid 1700's. My Grandfather is Wilson Clayton (Clayton) Wise, son of Wilson Clayton Wise and Regina Hayes. Wilson Wise, son of James Christopher Wise, son of Thomas Aquilla Wise. Wilson Wise's mother was Lucinda Owens.
I am just newly finding this line, as of 02/2017. She was born in Jackson Twp, Montgomery Co, PA. Both sides of her family were very prominent. Her father was a very successful and beloved farmer in the area. She married my Great Great Grandfather, Peter Gorman (Gormandsson or Gudmansson) and gave birth to Elsie and Grace. Elsie Charlotte Gorman, Kaufmann, Miller is my Great Grandmother.

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Ken Wise's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Ken or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Jack Wise : AncestryDNA Paternal Lineage (discontinued) 33 markers, haplogroup O3e, Ancestry member JWiseAncestry
  • Ken Wise: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup M-253, Ysearch UPP98, FTDNA kit #476667
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On 20 Oct 2017 at 23:24 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Ken, Thanks for the post on the Lincoln/Boone connection...and I can add the Lee connection, as Mary Boone, daughter of William Boone and Sarah Lincoln, married Isaac Lee...they are my 4th Great Grandparents....

On 26 Sep 2017 at 20:52 GMT Shanan (Ward) Dawson wrote:

Hi Ken, Can't recall if I posted this, but we are 7th Cousins 1xs removed. =)

On 22 Sep 2017 at 18:14 GMT Gail Smith wrote:

I appreciate the comment regarding James Hickman, however there are many and our sorts are not by Hickman-1724 formatting. Any additional elucidation, if possible, would be greatly appreciated.

On 12 Sep 2017 at 14:13 GMT Patricia (Brodin) Grant wrote:

Hi Ken, How interesting! Have you found the direct connection between your Calders and my Coulters? I have been trying to find documentation of the family in Scotland, but have not yet found it. Another interesting connection - I see some of the same names of royalty in your line that I have seen suggested in mine. We may be "double" cousins!

On 11 Sep 2017 at 12:16 GMT Amy (F) W wrote:

Hi there, Cousin! Nice to meet you, too! :)

On 5 Sep 2017 at 11:22 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hi Ken,

Thank you for working Martha Ann Baskins Easton's profile.

You wrote that you "corrected" the birth location and that you did research but you did not share what source you found the birth location in.

I do have a source stating she was born in Williamsport.

Please share with me your source:

Thank you, have a nice day :)

On 28 Aug 2017 at 00:23 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi Ken! The link you posted on the Bryan Name Study goes to a 403 error (forbidden). Could you share the name of the book? thanks!

On 17 Aug 2017 at 17:31 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

Thank you Ken! Any help will be truly appreciated!

On 26 Jul 2017 at 23:46 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

Jane Ely, Jane Ford, John Smith. Please help me document the correct parents.

On 16 Jul 2017 at 01:12 GMT Melissa (Driggers) Lee wrote:

Hi I recently created a one name study for Driggers. Feel free to add your Driggers to the study.
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