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Date of Last GEDCOM Import: 19 Sep 2021 21:09:37


Note that the category "Individuals" down below records the updates to names in alphabetical order, and therefore often only a partial list. Here are recent major updates to the database:

December, 2018: Much of the past year on the site has been devoted to cleaning and correcting place names, sources, events, cemeteries and other data. Names on many pages (including many of the links below) were often connected to dead links, dating in many cases back to the Summer, 2012 change in the site address. These have been largely repaired. The bigger project is a book, The Pitard Family of New Orleans, which is coming near to completion. It will include much fuller narratives than are possible on the site, where stories and events that involve many people and places are often divided up among a number of pages.

June 2018: The site has been updated to TNG v12. 12.0.2 includes updates for GPDR requirements.

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 site addres at ancestors.pitard.net.  Media are being re-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 a page for the Revolutionary War.

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.



Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born   Location   Last Modified 
I5450 
Abigail 
   19 Sep 2021
I15792 
Abigail 
   19 Sep 2021
I4461 
Adeline E. 
b. Abt 1818  Virginia  19 Sep 2021
I16048 
Adeline Marie 
   19 Sep 2021
I12947 
Amelia 
b. 27 Aug 1766   19 Sep 2021
I14178 
Amy 
b. Abt 1855  Pennsylvania  19 Sep 2021
I2700 
Ann 
   19 Sep 2021
I5291 
Ann 
   19 Sep 2021
I8617 
Ann 
   19 Sep 2021
I9274 
Ann 
   19 Sep 2021
I14323 
Ann 
   19 Sep 2021
I16247 
Ann 
   19 Sep 2021
I2115 
Ann 
b. Abt 1644  Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland  19 Sep 2021
I8949 
Ann 
b. Abt 1648   19 Sep 2021
I11628 
Ann 
b. Abt 1740   19 Sep 2021
I7473 
Ann 
b. 22 Aug 1803   19 Sep 2021
I14844 
Ann 
b. Abt 1835  ? Ireland or Connecticut  19 Sep 2021
I15002 
Anna 
b. Abt 1861  Louisiana  19 Sep 2021
I15142 
Anna 
b. Abt 1875  Canada  19 Sep 2021
I4033 
Anne 
   19 Sep 2021
I5484 
Anne 
   19 Sep 2021
I6645 
Anne 
   19 Sep 2021
I8433 
Anne 
   19 Sep 2021
I8856 
Anne 
   19 Sep 2021
I9739 
Anne 
   19 Sep 2021
I9812 
Anne 
   19 Sep 2021
I14143 
Annie 
b. Apr 1868  California  19 Sep 2021
I15365 
Annie 
b. Abt 1893  Scotland  19 Sep 2021
I12551 
Appollonia 
   19 Sep 2021
I5360 
Artridge 
   19 Sep 2021
I8867 
Artridge P. 
b. Abt 1820   19 Sep 2021
I13874 
Belina 
b. Abt 1876  Wales  19 Sep 2021
I11968 
Betty 
   19 Sep 2021
I14224 
Camile 
b. Abt 1815  Louisiana  19 Sep 2021
I9883 
Catherine 
   19 Sep 2021
I11673 
Catherine 
   19 Sep 2021
I141 
Cecelie 
b. Abt 1883  Guatemala  19 Sep 2021
I5408 
Charity 
b.   England  19 Sep 2021
I16052 
Clarissa 
b. Jul 1825  Louisiana  19 Sep 2021
I11965 
Cora E. 
b. Abt 1895  Florida  19 Sep 2021
I10788 
Daisy H. 
b. 7 Aug 1878   19 Sep 2021
I2546 
Deborah 
   19 Sep 2021
I8904 
Deborah 
   19 Sep 2021
I10383 
Deborah 
   19 Sep 2021
I11481 
Dorcas 
b. 1723   19 Sep 2021
I10431 
Dorothy 
b. 23 Jul 1914   19 Sep 2021
I8091 
Edith 
   19 Sep 2021
I3491 
Eleanor 
   19 Sep 2021
I5409 
Eleanor 
   19 Sep 2021
I8428 
Eleanor 
   19 Sep 2021

Families
                                                  
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F2018 
           19 Sep 2021
 F5184 
           19 Sep 2021
 F8634 
           19 Sep 2021
 F11017 
           19 Sep 2021
 F11481 
           19 Sep 2021
 F11489 
           19 Sep 2021
 F11554 
           19 Sep 2021
 F4845 
     I6836  Wilhelmina    19 Sep 2021
 F5400 
     I7576  Mary E.    19 Sep 2021
 F7552 
     I10782  Mary    19 Sep 2021
 F8483 
     I12062  Honor    19 Sep 2021
 F9995 
     I14158  Sarah    19 Sep 2021
 F10918 
     I15463  Elizabeth    19 Sep 2021
 F9629 
     I13660  Edith White Fayssoux    19 Sep 2021
 F10886 
     I15417  Anthonette Lesaveur    19 Sep 2021
 F8023 
     I11417  Julia Marie Maloney    19 Sep 2021
 F2971 
     I15895  Elizabeth Ruiz    19 Sep 2021
 F3076 
 I9756  Nicholas (Maccubbin) Carroll  I9758  Anne Jennings    19 Sep 2021
 F6611 
 I9366  William ? Brown        19 Sep 2021
 F6794 
 I9628  Peter ? Janzen Meet  I9576  Styntje Jacobs    19 Sep 2021
 F3670 
 I5217  Daniel ? Lambdin  I5214  Artridge Chew    19 Sep 2021
 F9494 
 I13487  Abbot  I13486  Mary Frazee    19 Sep 2021
 F5949 
 I8361  Pierre Acart  I8360  Marie Marguerite Boiaval  12 Jun 1680  19 Sep 2021
 F1055 
 I1925  William Otto Achilles  I1910  Clara May von Rosenberg  10 Nov 1920  19 Sep 2021
 F1687 
 I14183  Rev. Jonathan Adams  I2584  Hannah Antoinette Clough  16 Jul 1821  19 Sep 2021
 F6769 
 I9540  Samuel Adams  I9530  Charity Courts    19 Sep 2021
 F824 
 I1466  Walter James Adams  I1467  Ethel Zoreta Davis  26 Dec 1924  19 Sep 2021
 F4359 
 I6116  Joshua Adams  I6171  Nancy Gray    19 Sep 2021
 F825 
 I1468  Cohen Hazen Adams  I1469  Edith Martin    19 Sep 2021
 F805 
 I1437  Alexander Eugen Adams  I1438  Tennie May McCoy  23 Dec 1919  19 Sep 2021
 F462 
 I1436  Elisha Quincy Adams  I769  Eugenia Condordia von Rosenberg  1 Dec 1881  19 Sep 2021
 F855 
 I1526  William Harvey Adams  I1527  Glen Dale Wolf    19 Sep 2021
 F868 
 I1547  Eugene Elzy Adams  I1548  Addie Vera Wolf  15 Sep 1917  19 Sep 2021
 F2000 
 I4538  Rev. Lancelot Addison        19 Sep 2021
 F2932 
 I4255  Rev. Walter Dulany Addison  I9732  Rebecca Baily  1814  19 Sep 2021
 F2011 
 I4539  Rev. Lancelot Addison  I5997  Dorothy Danvers    19 Sep 2021
 F1958 
 I4249  Thomas Addison  I4248  Rebecca Dulany  Dec 1767  19 Sep 2021
 F2001 
 I4539  Rev. Lancelot Addison  I4562  Jane Gulston  11 Jun 1670  19 Sep 2021
 F5038 
 I6081  William Meade Addison  I7104  Maria Hall  7 May 1860  19 Sep 2021
 F1960 
 I4255  Rev. Walter Dulany Addison  I4256  Elizabeth D. Hesselius  5 Jun 1792  19 Sep 2021
 F2002 
 I4540  Joseph Addison  I5526  Charlotte Myddleton  9 Aug 1716  19 Sep 2021
 F1984 
 I4433  Thomas Grafton Addison  I4533  Henrietta Maria Paca    19 Sep 2021
 F1962 
 I4416  Col. Thomas Addison  I4417  Eleanor Smith  17 Jun 1709  19 Sep 2021
 F1963 
 I4416  Col. Thomas Addison  I4418  Elizabeth Tasker  21 Apr 1701  19 Sep 2021
 F1959 
 I4250  John Addison  I4251  Susannah Wilkinson    19 Sep 2021
 F1964 
 I4419  Col. John Addison  I4420  Rebecca Wilkinson    19 Sep 2021
 F5871 
 I8255  François Agert  I8257  Germaine Caylat    19 Sep 2021
 F10959 
 I15532  George Smythe Aiken  I15531  Elizabeth Hutchings Coffee    19 Sep 2021
 F9662 
 I13742  Bernard Akridge  I13705  Gertrude E. McLellan  10 Jun 1932  19 Sep 2021
 F10584 
 I14986  Christian Albers  I14987  Margaret "Maggie" Crangle    19 Sep 2021