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Transcription: William Read Shelby biographies

Transcription: William Read Shelby biographies

NOTE: In some biographies of Shelbys of the time, the birthplace is erroneously claimed to be Cameron, Wales, when in truth it was Tregaron, Carnarvon, Wales. ____________ Shelby, William Read, Vice-President, Treasurer and Purchasing Agent Grand Rapids & Indiana Ry. Oflice Grand Rapids. Mich. Born Dec. 4, 184, in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Educated at Centre […]

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Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York.

Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York.

[Tappen, 1878 - 1966] ERVIN THORNTON On September 12. 1948 Ervin Thornton and Wynola Dewald were united in marriage in the Lutheran Church at Dawson. They were the first couple to be married in this church after it was moved there from Gackle. They made their home in Steele in a  home that was known […]

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Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

Capt. George MEEK, Mark’s 6th great grandfather, was born in 1741 in Maryland to Robert and Elizabeth (Alexander) MEEK. He married Rachel HERRON (b. 1749; d. after 1810) daughter of David and Elizabeth HERRON, in 1770. George spent his formative years in Maryland. It is likely he moved to Centre County, Pennsylvania upon his marriage […]

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Transcription: Biography of Alfred Young

Transcription: Biography of Alfred Young

Biography of Alfred Young of Cabri, Saskatchewan taken from the book, “Cabri, Through the Years.” Mr. Alfred Young was born in Halifax, N.S. in 1861. He married lian Riely in Halifax. They had five boys and three girls, all born in Halifax. Their oldest son Frederick John, came and settled out of Cabri in 1910. […]

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Our Melanson Family: A haunting history?

Our Melanson Family: A haunting history?

Being Halloween, I decided to repost this story about our own Melanson family’s haunting history. I posted in the past about the ancestry of my mother’s Fougère and Melanson families. The Fougères and Melansons were original Acadian settlers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, having traveled from France in the late 17th century. My mother was […]

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Transcription: Biography of Jehu Burkett and Family

Transcription: Biography of Jehu Burkett and Family

The following is a transcription of a biography of Jehu Burkett and his family, taken from the publication, “BURKHART — BURCKHARDT — BURKET — BURKETT.” lt has been said that Emanuel Burkhart whose home was in one of the Swiss Cantons, probably Berne, had two sons who came to America, sometime between 1742 and 1754. […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
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