QUERY: Thomas Janney, Jr

June 22, 2017

A query from Kathryn Schultz

My husband’s mother descends from the Quaker immigrant and “Publisher of Truth” Thomas Janney, Jr., who arrived in Philadelphia in late September 1683 with his family and settled near Newtown in Bucks Co.

His mother was Elizabeth Worthington, born in 1604 and married Thomas Janney, Sr. of Styal, Cheshire in 1625. I do not have any information on her parents. Thomas Janney, Sr. was the son of Randle Janney, whose parents were Thomas and Jane/Jone Worthington Janney, who married in 1578.

Do you know whether there is a connection between these Cheshire Worthingtons and yours in New Jersey? Thanks for your help.

I checked my Worthington databases and don’t have a Janney in any of my files..

Newtown, in Bucks County is a location where Worthington’s have can be found, but about 100 years later. My “Byberry” Worthington line didn’t arrive until about 1705 and they came from Lancashire, England.

I have a couple of other places to look, but will make this Blog Post so that others may help us / you with this Query.

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Frances Darlington Lamberti (1925–2016)

May 25, 2017

A rainy day at Arlington National Cemetery, 25 May 2017

Major Frances Darlington Lamberti, USAF was laid to rest in Section 12, Grave 5289.

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I have attended a number of funerals over the years. I have been to Arlington National Cemetery a number of times over the years, for various reasons. My family and I buried Americus Lamberti (1917 – 2012), 2nd Lt, US Army, in 2013. This one was very different.

Because she was a Major, we had a Band, Escort, Caisson, Body Burial Team (6), Firing Party, and a Bugler. I am sure that my Aunt probably didn’t want all of this, but the United States Air Force honors their members.

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There was a light rain when we started. The transfer from the car to the Caisson was our first stop.

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The band was near by as the transfer was made.

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In boot camp, I was in the US Coast Guard Band at Cape May, New Jersey, so I know what being in the band, playing in the rain is like, but certainly not at this sacred place.

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Beautiful animals.

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Stop number 2. Transfer from the Caisson to the burial team for the burial. (note, the rain had stopped)

Lt Col John L Elliott Jr. Chaplain, USAF was the Chaplain for the service. The service was probably the way Aunt Fran would have wanted it. Short and to the point, with full honors. (sorry, no pictures)

We then took the remains to the burial plot, to put her with my Uncle Max, and her twin sons, Dwight Strode Lamberti, and Mark Darlington Lamberti (31 Jan 1967).

A special Thank You to Mary, our Arlington National Cemetery Representative who took all of the stress out of the day. We knew exactly what we needed to do, where and when.

And to Jean Anderegg, our Arlington Lady, representing the US Air Force.

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There is a “rest of the story” here.

When I was much younger, and a Boy Scout, we learned how to fold the American Flag, I remember teaching younger scouts how to fold the Flag. That helped when I was in the Coast Guard, I have folded a couple of flags, but not the way it’s done in Arlington.

When I arrived, Mary took my Aunt’s Flag because she had to “refold it” the way the Air Force Burial Team wanted the flag folded. Interesting.

When Colonel Elliott greeted us, I asked about that. What I learned was that each Service has their own unique ceremony and flag folding routine. I did not know that.

This experience was very different for the other funerals and events I have had at Arlington. I have seen the bands and caissons before, but being 1/2 a car length behind the Burial Team is very different.

It was a honor for me, to be part of this ceremony to Honor my Aunt Fran (Frances), my mothers sister, with full United States Air Force Honors.

Thank you for your service. You are with your family in Our Nation’s Most Hallowed Ground.


QUERY: Reeve from New Jersey

April 24, 2017

Bob Bolles commented on To Submit a Query for the Worthington Surname

If you have a query that you would like to submit query for the Worthington Surname, please post a comment here. What …

I see you also have a REEVE line you research. I have several myself from the Newark Essex, NJ area and was wondering if there may be a connection.

My REEVE is Doctor Watts Reeve, b abt Jun 1919 in NJ d 19 Mar 1885 Newark, NJ (not profession , it’s his 1st name) married to Susan C. Dean b. abt 1827 in NJ d. 11 Feb 1896 in Newark, NJ Married in Springfield , NJ on 22 Apr 1847

They had 8 children, Arron W. b 1848, Ann W. b. 1849, Doctor Wilber b.1849 Unknown boy b. 1851 Horace e. b. 1854; Laura Virginia, b. 1858 d 1949; Emma, b abt 1862 and Edward, b abt 1864.

Doctor Watts and Susan are my 2d great grandparents, Laura Virginia is my great grandmother, married to Franklin Summers Bolles on 28 Apr 1881 in Newark, Essex, NJ

Let me know if there is a connection to your Reeves line as my line is bricked walled to this point.


Evidentia Update

April 3, 2017

There is a recent update to Evidentia that is awesome. After our Wacky Wednesday with the developer, he made some awesome changes. Rather than talking about it, let me show you.

I have ready determined that the two lines are Inconclusive. Meaning, I need to do more research.

To me, the Yellow Check Mark tells me that I have have some data, and that I have drafted by conclusion, really my Current Thinking on the relationships so far.

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Further down the page I see the Summary of Findings, or Current Thinking, and that there are proofs there, but need to be reviewed. More work to do. Each event has my current thinking. I chose to precede my current thinking with the date.

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Running the Proof Summary, I have completed my proof summary, but it is inclusive.

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Now I need to do some work and prove some of these. But, I have a visual indicate on where I stand and the written details.


Evidentia 3.1–Conflicting Information (?)

March 20, 2017

I have this We’re Related APP cousin to work with.

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When I record the data from my Cell Phone and enter it into EXCEL and I see something strange or not right, I use YELLOW as a reminder that I need to look at this later. The GREEN indicates I have that person in my master database.

Entered the data into Evidentia, as is my current practice for this project. Made an entry for follow up in the “conclusion” / Current thinkings, then went to find what I might already have.

When looking at the Common Ancestor, Phebe Birdsall, her children had two different Surnames. I recorded Phebe Birdsall married a Bartlett (_____ Bartlett) and she married a Havens (_____ Havens). That is another reminder that I have some work to do.

I wondered if my own master database had any hints. When I looked at my master database to see how far I went back on this cousin connection and recognized that, in fact, I had a Source with a Havens and a Bartlett.

Reviewing my Citation I found:

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Alfred C Willits, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com accessed, 30 Sep 2013), online book; mentioned as James Willits’s wife, page 8. leaving his wife Phebe Birdsall.

Phebe (Havens nee Birdsall) Bartlett agrees with my current thinking. The Birth Year of John Havens was about 1728, and Nathan Bartlett about 1738 would confirm for me, at this point in time, the marriage order.

Need to put that citation into the proper format, but that is what I had in my database.


We’re Related–Is the information items the Same ?

March 20, 2017

A couple of days ago, I was asked why not just bring in my We’re Related data from my genealogy software program, using a GEDCOM, into Evidentia.

My reply was that I wanted to look at the original data (again), to see if I was in too much of a hurry, just to select that same Facts for the person that I did when that person appeared again.

I can only share my experience here, but I have two examples of why I want to look at the original data from the APP.

I transcribe my data from my phone to an EXCEL worksheet and then to my database. I may find some issues going from the Phone to EXCEL, then from EXCEL to my database. But I mark up the spreadsheet as I go, because if may be a couple of days before I go from the Spreadsheet to the program.

Along the way, I recognized a couple of people with some differing pieces of information, but not sure that I picked up the fact that the information was, in fact, different going from EXCEL to my database. Since I already had the person in my database, I had NOT picked up the fact that it was different.

I have two examples of my error.

The person to look at is Jane Addie Worrell (1864 – 1936). This is from one of my We’re Related APP cousins.

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From another APP cousin.

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It’s Jennie Adella Worrall this time, 1865 – 1936. The names before and after are OK, but her entry is WRONG in EXCEL. When I entered it into my database, I made the mistake of just adding a citation to the wrong date and name.

Here is another example:

William F Allen, 1834 – 1857

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and

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William F Allen 1830 – 1860.

It wasn’t until I did my data entry AND Evaluation of the data, did I discover the error, my error in data entry into my database.

Two lessons here:

1) Look at the original data when working with a program like Evidentia which is Document focused

2) The We’re Related APP may give you data from different people with the similar names, and dates. Don’t assume that the APP will give you the SAME information for that same relationship.

Now to go back and fix my database.


Evidentia 3.1 – What about my DNA Cousins

March 19, 2017

So far, I have been talking about Information from the We’re Related APP for building a Possibilities Tree. Why not toss in some DNA Results.

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I know my side already has some We’re Related entries, maybe this will help Prove some of the APP information.

Created a New Most Recent Common Ancestor Possibilities Tree. In this case, the DNA shows the common ancestors, I will use the male side, as he is already in my APP data.

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I didn’t have to add my side, as they were already in my database, so just added the two new people.

The Cousin Tracker status completed very quickly, as I added the Source for the DNA Results, recorded the Claims, Evaluated all of the data, so far, and created a Proof Summary

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This DNA Cousin isn’t on Facebook, so he won’t show up in the APP. The good news is that the DNA screen from Ancestry and the Relationship information from Evidentia are the same. 1st Cousins, once removed.


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