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Date of Last GEDCOM Import: 22 Sep 2019 23:43:05

 1 Dec 2019 - Samuel Oglesby (1812-____), my 2nd great-grandfather.

My Oglesby ancestors have long been something of a brick wall, but when I got a 4-6th cousin DNA match to a descendant of Samuel Oglesby I looked over their tree which has Sabert Oglesby (1751-1831) as the father of Samuel. I found enough evidence that my Samuel and Sabert's son Sabert (1809-1899) were brothers that I made Sabert (1751-1831) my 3rd great-grandfather, and added 5 or more generations of Saberts who lived mainly in Bibb County.

There are trees that trace this line back to the Lords and Earls Fleming of Wigtown through Sabert's mother Phebe Lindsey but I have yet to find anything convincing enough for me to take the line back that far.

At the moment I have increased the individuals with a surname of Oglesby from 46 to 89. There will probably be several hundred by the time I've added what descendants of Sabert (1751-1831) I can find.

Also, I found a scan of the marriage license for Samuel B. Oglesberry & Elizabeth George. It appears this Samuel B. Oglesberry was born ~1833 in Alabama and is the nephew of my 2ndgreat-grandfather Samuel born ~1812 through his brother George (1805-1850).

13 Nov 2019 - Martha Lenora Hill (1874-1920), wife of my 2nd great-granduncle Charles Gideon Oglesby

I merged Lenora Hill, daughter of William J. Hill & Catherine Smith, into Martha Lenora Hill, wife of my 2nd great-granduncle Charles Gideon Oglesby (1869-____).

8 Nov 2019 - Elizabeth Mitchell (1835)-1900), my 2nd great-grandmother, 2nd great-greataunt

I was looking over Ancestry.com's Through Lines and examined one which had 32 DNA matches. This made my 2nd great-grandmother Elizabeth George to be the daughter of Stith Mitchell and sister of his son my 2nd great-grandfather James M. Mitchell. Also, the surname 'George' was from a Find-A-Grave memorial and that memorial no longer shows Elizabeth George to be the wife of my 2nd great-grandfather Samuel Oglesby. Further, the death certificate (a far more reliable source than Find-A-Grave) for Elizabeth's son George Oglesby has her as "Elizabeth Mitchell". So I merged Elizabeth Mitchell daughter of Stith Mitchell into the record for Elizabeth Mitchell wife of Samuel Oglesby and changed her preferred name to 'Elizabeth Mitchell'.

This makes my gread-grandparents Felix T. Oglesby and Minervia Cotton 1st cousins.

28 Oct 2019 - Cited pages 1-77 of Records of The Vineyard Wests and Branches of The Family, 598 individuals.

30 Sep 2019 - Francis West of Duxbury (1606-1692) my 8th great-grandfather

Cited Francis West of Duxbury, Mass. and some of his descendants by Edward E. Cornwall (Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Historic Genealogical Society, 1906) pages 1-14, complete, 739 descendants adding probably 730 of them.

22 Sep 2019 Import

20 Sep 2019 - The Scroope Genealogy & Lighthouse Guide

I discovered The Scroope Genealogy & Lighthouse Guide was no longer on the world wide web but captures could be found on The Wayback Machine so I updated the links in my citations to point to the archives there.

11 Sep 2019 - The ancestry of my 5th great-grandmother Elizabeth West (____-____)
Wife of Alexander Spotswood Cotton (1711-1764)

Looking over the tree of an Ancestry 1st cousin DNA match I chanced across several genealogies of Francis West (1606-1692) of Martha's Vineyard. It appears this Francis West could have been the son of Francis West, Governor of Virginia but the sources I've found state that nothing definitive on this point could be found.

9 Sep 2019 - Alfred Thomas (1828-1894) husband of my ½2nd cousin Martha Ann Hoge (1825-1913)

Filled in Alfred's parents and grandparents.

26 Aug 2019 - The wives and children of my 4th cousin 3 times removed Thomas Hoge b. 1816 Greene County, Pennsylvania, died 1889 at Canton, Missouri.

25 Aug 2019 Import

18 Jul 2019 - Martha Batte, wife of great-granduncle William Farrar

According to The R. Bolling Batte Papers, Martha Batte who married William Farrar was the daughter of Thomas Batte & Temperance Brown. And so I have made her their daughter, and filled in some around her.

24 May 2019 - John Taylor Hoge (1846-1920), my 4th cousin 4 times removed.

Began adding his descendants.

16 May 2019 Import

3 Jan 2019 - James William McLain (1869-1932), husband of my 1st cousin 4 times removed Mary Jane Griffith

Merged James W. McClain, son of Zech D. Griffith & Mary Hughes, with James William McLain, husband of Mary Griffith (daughter of George Washington Griffith & Elizabeth Jane Sisk). This family was among those that migrated to Texas around 1898.

22 Dec 2018 Import

1 Dec 2018 - Nathan William McLain (1841-1925)

Began filling in the decendants of Nathan William McLain, and particularly of his sons Nathaniel Beauregard who married my 1st cousin 4 times removed Mary Jane Griffith (daughter of Richard Green Griffith & Sarah Sewell), and Zachariah Luther who married my 2nd cousin 3 times removed Margaret Frances Jenkins.

Nathan and his family moved to Texas around 1890 in a group with other families from Etowah & Calhoun counties in Alabama.

21 Nov 2018 - Levi Walter Jenkins (1855-1941)

Levi married my 1st cousin 4 times removed Mary W. Griffith. Mary had 4 children and died the same year her last child was born. Then Levi married Mollie Lusk. They had 9 children, at least two of whom married cousins.

Their 1st son John Jasper Jenkins, married my 2nd cousin 3 times removed Sarah Angie Brown and their 1st daughter Mattie Dora Jenkins married my 2nd cousin 3 times removed Green Alexander Griffith.

21 Nov 2018 Import

20 Oct 2018 - Mrs. Rhoda Reeves

When searching for 'Rhoda Reeves 1830' I came across a Find-A-Grave memorial for Rhoda Shaw Reeves b. 31 Oct 1831. Find-A-Grave shows this Rhoda to be the wife of John Sanders Reeves and the mother of Emily Irene Reeves Howard. On the 1860 census the family of John Sanders Reeves, with wife Rhoda, appear between that of John's father Nathan Reeves and family and that of my 1st cousin 5 times removed James Shaw and wife Parthena (Young). And so I have assumed James Shaw was the brother of Rhoda and that her parents were James Shaw and Rhoda Ann Farrar, which makes Rhoda Shaw my 1st cousin 5 times removed.

21 Jul 2018 - Sir John Hoge (1850 - ____), my 11th great-grandfather

I had Sir John Hoge as the son of Andrew Haig. The linkage was based on a FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File which was sketchy at best, Submission: MMQ5-Y93 by Suzanne Guerra. On the Facebook Hogg DNA Page discussion of 3 Jun 2018, Dwight Hogg stated there is no evidence either way of any Hoge/Haig connection. Patrick Hoge (a descendant of William Junior, 1701-1789) stated that there are no matches to his DNA by any Haigs that have tests available to compare.

This leaves the only connection from me to the Haigs through presumed Home, also an extremely dubious link.


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
Millsaps, Isaac 
b. Abt 1795  Tennessee  1 Oct 2019
Hoge, James 
b. 4 Jul 1706  Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania  1 Oct 2019
Garner, Vice President John Nance III 
b. 22 Nov 1868  Blossom Prairie, Detroit, Red River County, Texas  1 Oct 2019
le Scrope, Richard 1º Lord of Bolton 
b. Abt 1327-1328  Castle Bolton, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England  22 Sep 2019
Haig, Anthony 21º Laird of Bemersyde 
b. 9 Feb 1638/39  Groningen, , Groningen, Netherlands  22 Sep 2019
Home, Jean Heiress of Harleheugh 
   22 Sep 2019
Turnbull, William 
   22 Sep 2019
Cranstoun, George of Corsbie 
   22 Sep 2019
Home, Isobel 
   22 Sep 2019
Edmeston, John 
   22 Sep 2019
Edmeston, Helen 
   22 Sep 2019
Home, James 
   22 Sep 2019
Home, Captain Luke of Thorndykes 
   22 Sep 2019
Home, William of Bassendean 
   22 Sep 2019
Semphill, Reverend Gabriel of Jedburgh 
   22 Sep 2019
Home, James of Harieheugh 
   22 Sep 2019
Home, George of Bassendean 
   22 Sep 2019
FitzAlan, Sir Richard 11º Earl of Arundel 
b. 1346   22 Sep 2019
le Scrope, Henry 4º Baron of Bolton 
b. 4 Jun 1418  Castle Bolton, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England  21 Sep 2019
Scrope, Maud 
b. Abt 1377  Masham, Yorkshire, England  19 Sep 2019
Hoge, John 
b. 6 Jul 1840  Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio  17 Sep 2019

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 I81458  Anthony Haig, 21º Laird of Bemersyde  I81471  Jean Home, Heiress of Harleheugh  5 Oct 1657  22 Sep 2019
 I81519  Reverend John Veich  I81520  Helen Edmeston  Bef 2 Jan 1577  22 Sep 2019

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