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Date of Last GEDCOM Import: 8 Jul 2018 20:13:18

Note that the category "Individuals" down below records the names in alphabetical order of those who have been recently changed; it is therefore often only a partial list. Here are recent major updates to the database:

June 2018: The site has been updated to TNG v12.

January 2017: Site updated to TNG v11, which provides updated mapping and charting features, among other changes. 

June, 2014: Ancestors of the immigrant Alphonse Gamard, Sr. in Ghent, Belgium and Amiens, France have been added, again with many thanks to the generous help of David Quénehérvé.

February, 2014: TNG updated to version 10, which adds a number of new features and changes to the site's use and appearance.

January, 2014: Over the past months a number of ancestors in Saint-Domingue and France have been added, found from combing through many parish records. Thank you to Margaret Herritage for her collaboration while researching the Caribbean, and to David Quénehérvé for his extensive help with finding, deciphering, and teaching me how to find and decipher many dozens of parish records in France. New additions especially include ancestors of Pitard and Mahé families, which originated in the Brittany, the DeGrange family, which originated in Savoie and Haute Savoie in the French Alps, and the Couret family, which originated in the Pyrenees.

January, 2013:  Over the past few months, two updates have been happening.  First, many pages will now feature a map to show the where events have happened in people's lives, if the events are pretty localizable.  Second, dozens of obituaries have been added across the site where they can be located.  Pages of people on which they appear have an entry for "Obituary" in the left column.

October, 2012:  Added in descendants, and some of their relations, of George Dunbar Pitard.  He seem to have had three wives, and I'm not sure these relations are all correct.  This includes Mayorga, Faget, and Wynne families, among others.

September, 2012:  Added in many descendants of immigrant ancestor Daniel Maupay Sr. and Anna Campbell who stayed in the Philadelphia area rather than moving south to New Orleans.  Sons Daniel Jr. and Edward moved to New Orleans; all of the others seem to have raised families in the north.

Summer, 2012:  Site upgraded to new server at ancestors.pitard.net.  Media are being added as time allows.

June, 2012:  The family of the earliest Pitard ancestor, Joseph, has now been pushed back several generations.  It seems that his father, Louis Francois, served on a French warship, "Le Vengeur," during the American Revolution. His ancestors can now be traced back to France.

February, 2012:  TNG software upgraded to TNG version 9.

January, 2010: Major updates have been few over the past few years. There is still a long "to do" list, and there have been many smaller additions and corrections to branches, yet several major expansions have occurred.  I continue to be astonished at and grateful for the work of so many who have been in touch and donated time and material to the trees on this site.   Thank you. 

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.

July, 2006: I have added in much about Maryland families, including the Bowies and the Contees, Quaker families allied with the Snowdens and the Thomases, and initial information about Delia Donovan's (apparent) ancestors from Harford County (note the query on her page). Information has been added about the Ohio family of Margaretta Lansdale and Samuel Williams. The addition of many census records about the descendants of Robert Franklin Sr. has been finished.

June, 2006: One quirk of the privacy policy for the tree was that if no birth or death date appeared for any person, that person's name would be hidden. A new functionality has been uncovered, however: if "Yes, date unknown" is inserted instead of a death date, the TNG software whose rules control the privacy will see it as a date, and unhide the person. This gets rid of the annoying problem that prevented non-registered users from seeing a 17th-century person's name just because vital dates were unknown. This update is happening across all of the trees for folks who are obviously dead; this means that many, many more names will appear in searches, and that information and queries under these names are now visible.

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.

November 13, 2005: Added pages for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

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 25, 2005: Added a number of McLellan relatives from Maine, esp. the descendants of Richard Edwards. Updated the Civil War page, which now includes a number of Union soldiers, esp. from Maine.

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.


 Thumb   Description   Linked to   Last Modified 

  30 Jun 2018
Joseph Addison, painted by Godfrey Kneller
Joseph Addison, painted by Godfrey Kneller
  28 Jun 2018
Portrait of Mme. Augustine Massicot Tanneret, by Jacques Amans
Portrait of Mme. Augustine Massicot Tanneret, by Jacques Amans
About Jacques Amans 
  28 Jun 2018


 Thumb   Description   Linked to   Last Modified 
'Frail, Wounded Mother Asks Only of 'Baby's' Suffering.'
"Frail, Wounded Mother Asks Only of 'Baby's' Suffering."
This tells the first part of the story of Agatha Pitard Turnbull's death; she attempted to shoot her daughter Blanche, and herself, rather than let her daughter be taken back to an insane asylum. This is from the Times-Picayune, 18 July, 1919, p5. 
  28 Jun 2018


 Thumb   Description   Cemetery   Status   Linked to   Last Modified 
Helen McLellan and Gustave Pitard
Helen McLellan and Gustave Pitard
Gustave Pitard gave his body to science. 
Old St. David's Church     28 Jun 2018
Angelica Gibson (d. 1939)
Angelica Gibson (d. 1939)
Christ Episcopal Church     28 Jun 2018
Allen Strain (d. 1865)
Allen Strain (d. 1865)
He died aged about 5. 
Oak Hill Cemetery     28 Jun 2018
Aaron Gregg and Polly DeMoss pillar
Aaron Gregg and Polly DeMoss pillar
Gregg Cemetery #2     28 Jun 2018
Abner Brooke (b. abt. 1769)
Abner Brooke (b. abt. 1769)
Friends Burying Ground Located    28 Jun 2018
Capt. Aaron Gregg (d. 1841)
Capt. Aaron Gregg (d. 1841)
Gregg Cemetery #2     28 Jun 2018


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born   Location   Last Modified 
Cormier, Donald Rudolph 
   8 Jul 2018
Omstott, Howard 
   8 Jul 2018
Roberson, Carol 
   8 Jul 2018
Sikes, Charlotte 
   8 Jul 2018
Simms, Walter Eugene Jr. 
   8 Jul 2018
Skinner, Ann 
b. 27 Jun 1797   8 Jul 2018
Skinner, Elizabeth 
b. 20 Nov 1800   8 Jul 2018
Skinner, John 
b. Abt 1742   8 Jul 2018
Skinner, Mordecai 
   8 Jul 2018
Skinner, Philemon 
b. Abt 1740   8 Jul 2018
Skinner, Samuel 
   8 Jul 2018
Sweres, James 
   8 Jul 2018
Thompson, Henry Stephen 
   8 Jul 2018
Towns, Ruth 
   8 Jul 2018
Weiskopf, Derek L. 
   8 Jul 2018
   8 Jul 2018
Wimberly, John 
b. 14 May 1655  Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, England  8 Jul 2018
Hammond, Elizabeth "Betty" 
b. 2 Feb 1748   8 Jul 2018
Neal, Mary Harris 
b. 20 Jul 1882  Osage, Colorado Co., Texas  8 Jul 2018
Owings, Marcella 
b. 5 Jul 1748  St. Thomas Church Cemetery, Garrison Forest, Owings Mills, Baltimore Co., Maryland  8 Jul 2018
Worthington, Rezin Hammond 
b. 28 Jun 1794   8 Jul 2018
Worthington, Thomas 
b. 1739  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland  8 Jul 2018
McLellan, John Allan 
b. 9 Feb 1923   7 Jul 2018
Phips, Spencer /Bennett 
b. 6 Jun 1685  Washington Co., Maine  4 Jul 2018
Pitard, Gustave Jean Baptiste 
b. 25 Jan 1903  3827 Canal St., 4th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana  4 Jul 2018
Root, Paul A. 
b. Abt 1904  Washington  4 Jul 2018
Taylor, William Warren 
b. 3 Dec 1917  Louisiana  4 Jul 2018
Barker, Ruth 
b. 31 Jan 1681/2  Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts  30 Jun 2018
Hamlen, Sally 
b. 19 Jun 1788  Hampden, Hampden Co., Massachusetts  30 Jun 2018
Keener, Kathy 
   30 Jun 2018
McLellan, Alden Charles 
b. 8 Dec 1882  Louisiana  30 Jun 2018
McLellan, Donald Stuart Sr. 
b. 22 Mar 1918   30 Jun 2018
McLellan, Ernest Leigh 
b. 18 Aug 1911   30 Jun 2018
McLellan, Michael Bres 
b. 21 Nov 1954   30 Jun 2018
Turner, Nathaniel 
b. 1783  Waldoboro, Lincoln Co., Maine  30 Jun 2018
Van Susteren, Jared 
   30 Jun 2018
Dios, Bernard 
   28 Jun 2018
Bemiss, John 
b. 16 Feb 1773  Massachusetts  27 Jun 2018
Bloomer, Elizabeth 
b. 13 Jun 1780  New York  27 Jun 2018
Busquet, Antoine 
b. Abt 1809   27 Jun 2018
Holley, Warren 
b.   Pointe a la Hache, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana  27 Jun 2018
Le Doux, Capt. Zenon 
b. 1776   27 Jun 2018
Porche, Estelle Ruth 
b. Abt 1906  Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana  27 Jun 2018
Turnbull, Brisbane Marshall 
b. Abt 1837  Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana  27 Jun 2018
Archer, Sarah 
   22 Jun 2018
Hyatt, William 
b. 18 Feb 1717  St. Barnabas Church, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland  22 Jun 2018
Lansdale, George H. 
b. Abt 1868  Oregon  22 Jun 2018
Lansdale, Dr. Richard Hyatt 
b. 23 Dec 1812  Montgomery Co., Maryland  22 Jun 2018
Pitard, Agatha 
b. Aug 1876  Louisiana  22 Jun 2018
Pope, Charles 
   22 Jun 2018

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
     I6836  Wilhelmina    8 Jul 2018
     I7576  Mary E.    8 Jul 2018
     I10782  Mary    8 Jul 2018
     I12061  Ann    8 Jul 2018
     I12062  Honor    8 Jul 2018
     I14158  Sarah    8 Jul 2018
     I15463  Elizabeth    8 Jul 2018
     I13660  Edith White Fayssoux    8 Jul 2018
     I15417  Anthonette Lesaveur    8 Jul 2018
     I11417  Julia Marie Maloney    8 Jul 2018
     I11418  Marya Joan Wrenn    8 Jul 2018
 I14919  Robert  I14918  Lynn Norman    8 Jul 2018
 I9756  Nicholas (Maccubbin) Carroll  I9758  Anne Jennings    8 Jul 2018
 I9366  William ? Brown        8 Jul 2018
 I9628  Peter ? Janzen Meet  I9576  Styntje Jacobs    8 Jul 2018
 I5217  Daniel ? Lambdin  I5214  Artridge Chew    8 Jul 2018
 I13487  Abbot  I13486  Mary Frazee    8 Jul 2018
 I8361  Pierre Acart  I8360  Marie Marguerite Boiaval  12 Jun 1680  8 Jul 2018
 I1925  William Otto Achilles  I1910  Clara May Von Rosenberg  10 Nov 1920  8 Jul 2018
 I14183  Rev. Jonathan Adams  I2584  Hannah Antoinette Clough  16 Jul 1821  8 Jul 2018
 I9540  Samuel Adams  I9530  Charity Courts    8 Jul 2018
 I1466  Walter James Adams  I1467  Ethel Zoreta Davis  26 Dec 1924  8 Jul 2018
 I6116  Joshua Adams  I6171  Nancy Gray    8 Jul 2018
 I1468  Cohen Hazen Adams  I1469  Edith Martin    8 Jul 2018
 I1437  Alexander Eugen Adams  I1438  Tennie May McCoy  23 Dec 1919  8 Jul 2018
 I1436  Elisha Quincy Adams  I769  Eugenia Condordia Von Rosenberg  1 Dec 1881  8 Jul 2018
 I1526  William Harvey Adams  I1527  Glen Dale Wolf    8 Jul 2018
 I1547  Eugene Elzy Adams  I1548  Addie Vera Wolf  15 Sep 1917  8 Jul 2018
 I4538  Rev. Lancelot Addison        8 Jul 2018
 I4255  Rev. Walter Dulany Addison  I9732  Rebecca Baily  1814  8 Jul 2018
 I4539  Rev. Lancelot Addison  I5997  Dorothy Danvers    8 Jul 2018
 I4249  Thomas Addison  I4248  Rebecca Dulany  Dec 1767  8 Jul 2018
 I4539  Rev. Lancelot Addison  I4562  Jane Gulston  11 Jun 1670  8 Jul 2018
 I6081  William Meade Addison  I7104  Maria Hall  7 May 1860  8 Jul 2018
 I4255  Rev. Walter Dulany Addison  I4256  Elizabeth D. Hesselius  5 Jun 1792  8 Jul 2018
 I4540  Joseph Addison  I5526  Charlotte Myddleton  9 Aug 1716  8 Jul 2018
 I4433  Thomas Grafton Addison  I4533  Henrietta Maria Paca    8 Jul 2018
 I4416  Col. Thomas Addison  I4417  Eleanor Smith  17 Jun 1709  8 Jul 2018
 I4416  Col. Thomas Addison  I4418  Elizabeth Tasker  21 Apr 1701  8 Jul 2018
 I4250  John Addison  I4251  Susannah Wilkinson    8 Jul 2018
 I4419  Col. John Addison  I4420  Rebecca Wilkinson    8 Jul 2018
 I8255  François Agert  I8257  Germaine Caylat    8 Jul 2018
 I15532  George Smythe Aiken  I15531  Elizabeth Hutchings Coffee    8 Jul 2018
 I13742  Bernard Akridge  I13705  Gertrude E. McLellan  10 Jun 1932  8 Jul 2018
 I14986  Christian Albers  I14987  Margaret "Maggie" Crangle    8 Jul 2018
 I7668  George Erle Aldridge  I7648  Ella Boyce McCormick  17 Nov 1920  8 Jul 2018
 I7025  William Alexander  I6707  Mary Harwood Stockett  14 May 1799  8 Jul 2018
 I3761  Joseph Allein  I3522  Artridge Franklin    8 Jul 2018
 I4062  Benjamin Allein  I5086  Elizabeth Tongue  8 Jan 1790  8 Jul 2018
 I891  Robert Allen  I867  Dorothea Hutchinson    8 Jul 2018