Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mason Huffman and wife Nancy Ann Plants Huffman



 Nancy Ann Plants  Huffman and Mason Huffman

 Nancy is a sister to my Rachel Plants

 Mason is a cousin to my Sanford Hoffman.

 Henry Huffman -- Hoffman around 1850's.  changed his name from Huffman to Hoffman when his younger children came home from school and they learned there was no Huffman in Germany.
 By changing it back to  Hoffman he was able to get less mail to deliver to his cousins, and kin that lived near that were also HUFFMAN.  I have copy of his letter when he wrote to Sanford telling him of the change.

Their descendant came to visit with my husband.  USNavy and Ogden and Boone, Iowa connections.
I showed him the picture of my Grandfather that caused me to call him years ago at Christmas time and say," Do you have Hoffman/Huffman background and he said yes.  The two people pictured about.  Then I got to tell him, it was great to have him as my hubby's friend but I was excited to find he was a double cousin.   Yes, they look alot alike, only Grandad Hoffman was much shorter.
Even when young, we compared the pictures the resemblance was there.

Yes, their daughter married a Heck and so the name changed for hubbies friend.

What a thrill to have him come see us again and we both miss his wife, RIP  Kate.
  B and B are the boys.  Of course all grown now and families of their own.

I met him when he started duty in the Navy at NAS LEMOORE. He met his wife at Lemoore and married her. Then we shared duty areas in San Diego.  Later he got out at the end of his tour and we continued on.

 Their parents knew each other.  The boys worked for each others parents.

 What a great visit this has been for my husband.  Alas he can not identify the lady that Grandad called his Grandma G G Great.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Information on the Benninghoff - Penticuff - Bennikoff - Penticoff - Pentico line

My( Tessa ) (nthx-grandfather) was a Pennycuff from Fentress, Tn.*Shared by a new found kin)
> John V. Pennycuff 1854–1928  man in picture above. 
> son of
> Jacob Pennycuff 1806–1880
> son of
> Johannes Bennikoff 1776– unk.
> son of
> Philip Jacob Benninghoff 1740–1826 
BIRTH 30 JANUARY 1740 • Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany 
DEATH 1826 • Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA

>

This gentleman is from our John Penticoff, Penticuff, Pentico's c 1800, brother Jacob b 1806.

Most of the Pentico's that are on Facebook are from John so far I have learned. Probably not all because I have not asked them all. 

This man has been looked for by a Tennessee Pentico for several years. Now which file did  I 
put his data in under Pentico to notify him we may have found his lost family members.

DNA helped him find me some years ago because our son took the Ydna test with FTDNA.com.

The name we are learning has many variants. Pennycope, is another Pennicoast may be another.

Many of this family still live in Pennsylvania.   

If  you are part of this family we would love to hear from you. I recall that the Phillip Jacob had 8 to 10 children.  


tturner22@gmail.com and SusiCP1@gmail.com or SusiCP@cox.net



Sunday, January 29, 2017

We're Related Application

 Have you tried this Application?

  Has it expanded your research or lead you astray? Do you find it fun and exciting or just another activity to check out?

  I have had several potential hits, some have been on people we already knew we were related.
  Some have been on another line not checked that far.

  Having several that look very promising and a few that leave me scratching my head.

  I am so fascinated by the potential links.  But famous people leaves me in middle ground.

  Love being suggested that I link with some musicians. Even more excited to meet people that are
  also related to people on the same line.

  Drives me frantic when I accidentally deleted?? a cousin whom we have known were cousins for
  about 20 years. I apparently hit that little sign that moves them off the board. I have no idea how to
  get her back.  The interesting thing was it was a completely different line for linking and it was
  correct.

  How do you get them back? Having even punched all the other buttons but stayed away from that up sign.

   Thinking this was created to get more people working at Ancestry or genealogy in general.

   At least it keeps people coming back and trying to see what the newest link may or may not be.

   We're Related is a fascinating activity.  It definitely has people talking.  

   Some times being related to a famous President, or musician or actor/actress can be fun.
   Other times people say no way.

   Remember we get to choose our friends but our relatives, our ancestors gave us.

  If you have a cell phone or I Pad or Notepad,  get the App from your App store and see what you    can find out about your tree and your collateral cousins from your ancestors.

  Having connected as close as 5 and as distant as 9 it has been fun.



 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

We're Related App and Geni.com data

Having had Geni.com for several  years I never realized how important? their (Geni.com)  lineage out to someone could be.  My recent adventure gave me a response from person I linked to.  It made it real.  Also of course, the person was alive.

We're Related.com is fun and fascinating.  I think Ancestry.com was not getting as many people digging in their data and wanted to get more people to be more active.  What better way than offering you a potential link to someone famous  (?) .  Now that is going to be interesting because many, so called famous people do not rock my boat, so to speak.

We also have to remember we can choose our friends but our relatives we can not change.

The color of skin does not bother me, I have alway said you could be green and purple with pink polka dots and it would not bother me but your attitude will put me on alert in a heart beat.

Having found some interesting ancestors on my own, it is fun to see what else would pop up.

Having had this idea in my head for more than 30 years, I am having fun seeing if it is somewhat truthful in fact.   You meet someone and you feel so connected, a friendship develops and you draw closer than originally expected with delight.

Now 20 years later with an unusual event or activity you find that their background is shared by your background.  You dig and suddenly find they are distant cousins.

I went to high school with a descendant of a distant ancestor, was that ever a surprise.  Tomales High School.
Now I wonder if a dear acquaintance from St. Vincent's High School would bring the same results.
She was much like a sister, even closer at times. Lorretta Ferreria where are you? Of course you are married and have had children because Dad talked to you on the street in Petaluma, Ca pre 1996. He said you lived in Santa Rosa then.

When we (CVGS) members started the society. There were 8 people involved, of the 8, 6 of us all came, ancestrally,  from the same County and State.  After a couple of lunches and shared chatting we were all 6 from the same family in Greene Co. PA.  We were all cousins, The odds of that happening have to be weird.  There is something about bonding that seems to draw relatives to relatives. I am the last one of those 6 still living now.  We started meeting in the early 80's and knew we were kin by 1983.
We were lucky because some of them worked at the library where I frequented with my children for homework. We learned we all wanted to create a society that the neighborhood did not have.  It did not happen quickly it took 10 years before we had enough members to get the state papers in 1993.

If life gave me the time I would like to see how each of our close acquaintances are related.

Chuckling my distant cousin and dear friend, we met at church and Altar Society Meetings in the 1970's, we always kept in touch. She even came and worked at CVHS with me a few years. Later we discussed some of our surnames and found we shared many same names, places, times and events.

So we dug and found we are kin on two lines and probably 5.  Another person shared much and we learned we are cousins two different ways so far.  Another member has at least 3 lines that interlink with mine.

Have you ever given it thought that your dear friend may have been from past ancestors and family?

Would love to hear some feed back. Thanks

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Geni.com has a new idea... Fuller to Wood and all in between

Now how do we know for sure this is real.

I know I have done the research back on the Fuller line.

Some work on the Bonham Line. See need to do more since a new link to 

Never ending lines to check out.


Carol Ann Wood is Susi Pentico's 11th cousin!

Susi Pentico 
You


Ray Dee Jones
your father


Victoria Mae Jones
his mother


Margaret Mae Foulk
her mother


Lydia Eastman
her mother


Prosper Trowbridge
her father

Lydia Tracy
his mother


Hezekiah Tracy
her father


Mary Fuller
his mother


Samuel Fuller, Jr.
her father


Samuel Fuller, Lt.
his father





Hannah Bonham
his daughter









Jemima Cowgill
her daughter


Alice Fuller
her daughter





Linna Lea Wood
his daughter


Carol Ann Wood 
her daughterNow 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

3 Lines of Jones , Susan P. , Roberta D and Carolin F.


                                   My sister Bertie ie Bobbi and I (Susi) and our cousin Carolin.
                                  We descend from Calvin and Carolin descends from George.
                                   They were brothers.




                                   This is the picture of my grandniece. She is downline of my brother's first son.

               

                                       Fred when he is happy and enjoying company.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Holiday Blues--- January Event at Bonita-Sunnyside Library. Randy Seaver

Next CVGS Saturday Workshop – 7 January 2017

Free for all to attend.


The January 7th Saturday Workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road).

  The subject will be:  “Finding Your Elusive Ancestor: The Genealogical Proof Standard and Performing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search” presented by Randy
Seaver. 

This event is free for all to attend. A description of the presentation is:

“Are you familiar with the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard GPS)? It deals with information, sources, evidence, analysis and proof, and was developed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG). It is the 'standard' methodology for professionals proving assertions of genealogical facts. The first element of the GPS is 'to do a reasonably exhaustive search.'


“In this presentation, Randy will explain the GPS, take a whirlwind tour through traditional and online resources that should be included in an exhaustive search, discuss his favorite search strategies and techniques, and describe a Case Study of one of his elusive ancestors that illustrates the concepts of the GPS.”

Seems the holidays got in the way of an update. This is the correct data.  See you there.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

SWEET File or maybe mixed SWEET File





This is what I have worked on and feel is accurate but looking for better verification on whether it was Roscomb or Abel as Noels' parent.  The letter confirms Silas and Susannah Sweet Jones are the grandfather.

I am finding the Sweet files are also very distorted even in the ancient books.




Here is a Sweet File my cousin(distant) has on line.  We also link via Jones.  Anyone have Fear Jones anyone have Fear Sweet.?



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