1. The ancestors of John Mannen have been one of the major puzzles on the tree, and I think now that his mother, at least, is known. This line has been updated to include John Mannen's mother Mary Cushman and her ancestors. The full story of why I think this is correct is on his page. If it's so, it connects him back to the Cushman/Howland family that immigrated on the Mayflower.
2. A second major wall has been the parentage of Joseph Pitard. Thanks to a researcher who got in touch with help, the family of his mother, Amelie Hacker, has now been uncovered. And Octave Pitard can be now probably identified as Joseph's brother.
3. The McLellans in New Orleans descend from W.H.P. McLellan. But his younger brother James Brackett McLellan, who had stayed in Maine and (apparently) fought for the Union side during the war (against WHP's children), moved after the war to Texas. Later several of his children moved to Arizona. Thanks to the contact of another researcher, several generations of James Brackett's descendants have now been added to the tree.4. The families of one of the children of Joseph DeGrange, George Edward Degrange, and his wife Minerva Davis have now been added to the tree, thanks to several of his descendants who have been in touch. They had four children and many descendants. This has been growing over several years now, with images and other information still being added.5. The software which runs the site, TNG, has been updated to version 8.1, with lots of new features.
April 8, 2006: Added family related to James Dilworth and Ann Waln, who immigrated in 1682 to Pennsylvania on board the "Lamb" as colleagues of William Penn and his Quaker settlers to Pennsylvania. I have also been adding information from many census records across the trees.
February 3, 2006: Updated the Civil War page with fuller entries and new documents and photographs.
January 10, 2006: Added the direct ancestral lines for Mary Turner, the mother of Leonora Levensaler (wider relations and fuller stories will be added as time permits). Leonora was born in Maine and migrated to New Orleans with her husband W.H.P. McLellan. These folks are Leonora Levensaler's Puritan ancestors who immigrated to Massachusetts in the early and mid-1600s, living especially in Scituate and Hingham.
January 6, 2006: Added the direct ancestral lines for Katherina Zentner (wider relations and fuller stories will be added as time permits). All of these folks lived in Germany. These lines push the ancestors of Julie Groos, who married Johannes Carl von Rosenberg, back several generations. Also added several new people to the Civil War page.
September 10, 2005: Filled out another set of Lansdales on the tree, the descendants of Charles Lansdale and Catherine Wheeler. This family includes, among others, Gen. Edward Geary Lansdale, whom Graham Greene used as his model in The Silent American. Along with this the Maryland Mysteries page has been fleshed out: how does this family related to other set of Lansdales, the descendants of Isaac and Margaret?
September 8, 2005: Added family connected to S287, One Hundred Years Ago: the Life and Times of Walter Dulany Addison, 1769-1848.
June 13, 2005: Added the bare bones of some Acadian ancestry (flesh will be added as time permits). Acadians (who become known as Cajuns when they immigrate to Louisiana in the 1750s) appear at the far ends of two branches: ancestors of the DeGrange family, and ancestors of the Tomlinson family. Jean Mouchon is a direct ancestor of the DeGranges via his daughter Isabella. Jean's son, Paul, married Adelaide Ferlot, whose ancestors were Acadian. For the Tomlinsons, Mary Leonese Theriot was a direct ancestor of Hendley Edgar Tomlinson. Her ancestry is thoroughly Acadian. (Interestingly, these two branches relate by marriage; you can trace this connection through the descendants of this family, one branch of which descends to Ferlot, another to Mary Leonese Theriot).
June 8, 2005: Added and corrected much about Gregg and Hamilton ancestors. All of these lines are direct ancestors of Minerva Hamilton. John Hamilton Sr. and his son, John Hamilton Jr. both served in the Revolutionary War; John Lansdale Jr. reached back to them to become a member of the SAR. The Greggs, who were Quakers, are a complicated bunch with many descendants; on this tree there are two different groups of them, descending from immigrant ancestors Samuel Gregg and William Gregg (which converge in Capt. Aaron Gregg, who was Minerva Hamilton's grandfather).
June 1, 2005: Added a number of Groos and related ancestors, the ancestors and relations of Julie Wilhelmine Christine Groos who married Johannes Carl von Rosenberg. Many are visible as the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation maternal Grandparents of Metta Tomlinson. (More on this family added July 30, 2005).
May 16, 2005: the web-page format for the site has been entirely rewritten, and TNG software has been updated to version 5, with lots of new features to access the database.
May 2, 2005: the McLellan family from Maine (beginning with immigrant ancestor Bryce) has been completely updated, including the addition of source references, documents, and images.
|ID||Last Name, Given Name(s)||Born||Location||Last Modified|
MIDDLETON, John Joseph "Jack"
|b. Mar 1930||18 Mar 2017|
MIDDLETON, William McLellan
|b. 11 Jan 1931||18 Mar 2017|
COOPER, Sarah Jane
|b. 2 Oct 1844||New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana||15 Mar 2017|
|b. 1754||Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland Co., Maine||15 Mar 2017|
|b. 5 Feb 1742||Oschelbronn, Germany||15 Mar 2017|
LEVENSALER, Capt. Orris
|b. 17 Jan 1817||Thomaston, Knox Co., Maine||15 Mar 2017|
|b.||Hessen-Nassau, Germany||15 Mar 2017|
|b. Abt 1690||County Antrim, Ireland||15 Mar 2017|
|b. 25 Dec 1815||England or Ireland||15 Mar 2017|
McLELLAN, Thomas Sr.
|b. Abt 1749||Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland Co., Maine||25 Feb 2017|
|b. 29 Apr 1821||Maine||25 Feb 2017|
McLELLAN, Hon. William
|b. 15 Sep 1785||Thomaston, Knox Co., Maine||25 Feb 2017|
CURRENS, Ann “Nancy”
|b. 1788||Germantown, Bracken Co., Kentucky||1 Feb 2017|
GREGG, Capt. Aaron
|b. 3 Jul 1776||1 Feb 2017|
GREGG, Oscar H.
|b. 1843||1 Feb 2017|
|b. 6 Aug 1753||Loudoun Co., Virginia||1 Feb 2017|
|b. 26 Jul 1794||29 Jan 2017|
|b. 11 Nov 1752||Virginia||29 Jan 2017|
DONOVAN, Daniel Jr.
|b. 19 Sep 1751||Baltimore Co. (later Harford Co.), Maryland||29 Jan 2017|
|b. 15 Oct 1747||Loudoun Co., Virginia||29 Jan 2017|
HAMILTON, Sgt. John P. Sr.
|b. Abt 1740||Ireland||29 Jan 2017|
HAMILTON, Minerva "Minna" “Mininia”
|b. 23 Feb 1822||Hillsdale, Bracken Co., Kentucky||29 Jan 2017|
HAMILTON, Vincent Power
|b. 12 Mar 1799||Bracken Co., Kentucky||29 Jan 2017|
|b. 7 Apr 1814||Kentucky||29 Jan 2017|
|b. 18 Feb 1717||Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland||28 Jan 2017|