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DAR Membership through my ancestor Benjamin Clement

DAR Membership through my ancestor Benjamin Clement

One day, as I was searching the web to learn more about my genealogy, I stumbled upon the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Descendants Database. I found information about my ancestor, Stephen Butterworth and discovered I could purchase record copies (copies...

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Edward (Edwin) Wills b. 1826-1829

Edward (Edwin) Wills b. 1826-1829

The information I have about Edward (Edwin) Wills is very limited and comes primarily from census data.  I have not been able to pinpoint his exact year of birth, his age varies from one census to another by just a couple of years. I am a descendant through his...

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John Harvey Wills b. 1853 d. between 1901 – 1907

John Harvey Wills b. 1853 d. between 1901 – 1907

John Harvey Wills, the father of my great grandmother Lottie Mae Wills, was born in Bedford County, Virginia according to his reporting in various census records. The 1900 census has him in the Cabin Creek District of Kanawha County WV.  It gives his birth date...

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Hans Ulrich Rider (Honzura Rider) b. 1888 d. 1981

Hans Ulrich Rider (Honzura Rider) b. 1888 d. 1981

Honzura Rider was born April 7, 1888.  His birth record has him named Hans Ulrich Rider.  Somehow this became Honzura but there isn't much record to explain when he started using Honzura.  I've just assumed it was a breakdown of pronunciation of Hans...

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Virgil Floyd Rider b. 1912 d. 1967

Virgil Floyd Rider b. 1912 d. 1967

Virgil Floyd Rider in an undated photo. Meet my grandfather, Virgil Floyd Rider.  Virgil was born August 11, 1912 in Kanawha County, West Virginia.  The birth certificate that I have was generated from an affidavit from his father when Virgil was 27 years...

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