Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Israel Hill

 Israel Hill was born on 17 Aug 1719 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

and died on 25 Aug 1777 in Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Died during the relief of Fort Schuyler.). He married Beriah Latham on 27 Jun 1748 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. and was employed as a Blacksmith.

Israel Hill. Enlisted May 15, 1777, in Capt. Reed's Co, Col Alden's Regt, for a term of three years in the Continental Army. He was killed August 25, 1777, while on the expedition for the relief of Fort Schuyler. The Widow Beriah Hill received from the town of Oakham his bounty of £20, April 13, 1778. Notice of her appointment as administratrix was published July 9, 1778 and on July 29, his estate was sold at auction, consisting of between five and seven acres of land lying on the county road from Rutland to Hardwick, with a dwelling house and a frame for a blacksmith shop. He had also one pair of blacksmith's bellows, a sledge, vise, tongs, and shop tools. In April 1777, he had forbidden all persons trusting his wife on his account, as, besides other and worse offences, she had sold many articles of her wearing apparel and "had threatened to destroy all his interest."

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

June versus aesops59

June and aesops59 have as common ancestors both:

  • Martin Agla (1829 - 1909), June's 2nd great grandfather; and 
  • Pierre Meloche (1701 - 1760), June's 9th great grandfather.

In the case of Martin Agla:

  • Martin begat Melinda Agla, who begat Minnie Thomson, who begat Helen Lockwood, who begat Deborah Meloche, who begat aesops59: whereas 
  • Martin begat John Ezra, who begat Adrian, who begat Ross Earle, who begat June.

In the case of Pierre Meloche:

  • Pierre begat Pierre, who begat Simon, who begat Daniel, who begat Henry, who begat Francis, who begat Lawrence, who begat Deborah Meloche, who begat aesops59: whereas 
  • Pierre begat Francois, who begat Jean Baptiste, who begat Benjamin, who begat Joseph Alphonse, who begat Emilie, who begat Gladys Gervais, who begat June.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

DNA, Mather, Doris Small, smalld_12

Feb 01, 2014
John Mather.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the work you have completed. By accident, prayer, stubborness and obstinence, I found your site. Margaret and John are my G.G.Grandparents. I believe my granddaughter is 12th generation. Please e-mail
Doris Mae Small (Winters-Mather)

Mar 23, 2015
Good Morning Sir:
Thank you for the gift of connection. John and Margaret are my G. G. Grandparents. Adam and Mary Elizabeth are my G. Grandparents. Are we connected - and if so how? I know of Adam and Mary's children. I am presently researching and writing Mary's life story. I wait a reply.
Small_12 - Born Winters-Mather.

Mar 23, 2015
Hi ... your ggfather Adam and my ggmother Janet were mother and sister ... could you please send me a message using a personal e-mail ... I would love to exchange more information ... Jim

Hello Jim: Thank you for your reply to my message to you. I usually send the first message carefully. i was so pleased and excited to find additional info on GG John, that I missed the cinnection identity. Please reply to:

Aug 31, 2016
Hi Doris,
Finally made a connection on Ancestry DNA, hope all is well.
Regards, Jim

View the match

Sep 02, 2016
Sept. 02, 2016
Good Morning Jim:
Hope you are having a good day! Thank you so very much for your work on my behalf. What a grand family we share and it just keeps growing. The DNA route has increased so many possibilities. Interesting, my mother Mildred Jane Winters (Mather), always said "Mathers". I thought it was in the way one says the "Mathers Family", using the plural. Please keep in touch. Doris

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

DNA, Harvey, Lyn Mullay, lynmullay

Amount of Shared DNA, 106 centimorgans shared across 6 DNA segments 
Regions: Great Britain, Ireland, Finland/Northwest Russia, Scandinavia
Trace Regions: Europe East, Europe West, Iberian Peninsula, Italy/Greece

Oct 02, 2016
It would appear that your GG mother Jane Harvey and my GG father Robert Harvey were siblings. My wife June and I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Regards

Oct 04, 2016
Hello Jim, Yes it does appear that our GG parents were siblings. When did your family move to Canada. It seems to me that Jane moved to the Shetlands after her husband died to live with her daughter Margaret my Grandmother. My dad came to Australia in 1924 after the last of his siblings died of TB. We have always been curious of any Spanish connection on that side of the family. Can you enlighten us at all? Regards

My GG father Robert followed his older brother David to Canada and settled in the Stratford, Perth, Ontario area. In 1874 he (30) married Janet Mather (25) whose family had come from the Channel Islands by way of Valcartier, Quebec. They had four children before they went West to Emerson, Alberta sometime after 1879. They had one more child before he died in 1883. Janet then moved the family back to the Stratford area where she worked as a washerwoman to support her family. It never ceases to amaze me how we came to be who and where we are.

Regards, Jim

Sunday, October 2, 2016

DNA, Mercier


Amount of Shared DNA

19.0 centimorgans shared across 2 DNA segments


Regions: Great Britain, Europe West, Ireland, Scandinavia
Trace Regions: Italy/Greece, Finland/Northwest Russia, Middle East, Europe East, Iberian Peninsula, Caucasus 
Sep 27, 2016 1_philweiler
Shared ancestor
Catherine Mercier is listed in my family tree as my 4th great-grandmother. My email is if you wish to correspond on this matter outside the Ancestry system.

Phil, Catherine was my wife June's 3rd great-grandmother. June and I live in Kingston, Ontario, however, she was born in the Windsor, Ontario area. Her line of the Gervais family settled in the Stoney Point, Ontario area, although a number of them moved to the USA and changed their name to Jarvis. If you are interested, I did put together some information on June's Gervais ancestors, but have nothing on your other lines. Hope this finds you well. Regads, June and Jim Hueglin.

Philip Weiler

Thanks for this response. My wife Barbara and I now live in San Diego CA, but our roots were in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. My data on this particular line of my ancestry is pretty sketchy: names, spouses’ names, and some general background. According to this data, Catherine Mercier’s parents were married in “Soulange” (I believe, near Montreal) on August 25, 1786. She was born four years later, and was married to Jean Baptiste Gervais (place and date unknown). A daughter, Clothilde Blandine Gervais dit Rochefort was born to this couple in 1821. My record goes on to list this child as having been married in 1840 to Joseph Zepharine Marcotte in “Beauhamois” (likely the Montreal-related community), and having died in 1898 in Inver Grove, MN. That gets that line to our territory, for Inver Grove is a suburb of St. Paul MN, where I was born four generations later, in 1931. My records indicate that this couple had 18 children (all listed by name). One of them, Josephine/Alphonsine, married Etienne Tallon (anglicized to Stephen Tylum), a French immigrant from Nice, in the St. Paul area, and they became my great-great-grandparents. One of their children, Julia Belle Tylum, was my paternal great-grandmother, and I knew her as a child.

So anything more you can supply to flesh out this data (or perhaps correct it) would be interesting to me.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Boudrot, Claude and Jeanne

 Claude and Jeanne were the children of Michel Bourdot and Michelle Aucoin, and common ancestors of June.

Claude Boudrot (1663 - 1740)
7th great-grandfather of wife

daughter of Claude Boudrot

son of Marie Madeleine Boudrot

son of Amand Hebert

daughter of Jean Baptiste Hebert

son of Cecile Hebert

daughter of Olivier Lesperance

daughter of Marie Josephine Lesperance

daughter of Émilie (Millie) Meloche

daughter of Gladys Gervais
Jeanne Boudrot (1645 - 1710)
8th great-grandmother of wife

daughter of Jeanne Boudrot

son of Marie Elizabeth Terriot

daughter of Jean Gauterot

son of Francoise Gauterot

daughter of Jean Baptiste Hebert

son of Cecile Hebert

daughter of Olivier Lesperance

daughter of Marie Josephine Lesperance

daughter of Émilie (Millie) Meloche

daughter of Gladys Gervais

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The House of Neville

The House of Neville (also the House of Nevill) is a noble house of early medieval origin, which was a leading force in English politics in the later Middle Ages. The family became one of the two major powers in northern England along with the House of Percy and played a central role in the Wars of the Roses.


June's 19th great grandfather Ralph Neville, 1st Baron Neville de Raby (18 October 1262 / 1270 - 18 April 1331) was a Norman nobleman and member of the powerful Neville family, son of Robert de Neville and Mary fitz Ranulf.

Relationship to me