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  • Rev. George W. Fisher (c.1808 - c.1877)
    Rev. George W. Fisher (c. 1808 – June 22, 187[...]) was a American Methodist minister from Shelbyville, Illinois. He was President of the Shelbyville Board of Trustees in 1851. Fisher was born in Ken...
  • William H. Gleason / Gleeson (c.1848 - 1936)
    William H. Gleason (born c. 1848) was a Canadian-born American blacksmith from Laingsburg, Michigan. Gleason was born in Canada. His parents were James Dagg Gleeson and Margaret Gleeson (Dobie). He m...
  • Frederick Jones (deceased)
    I have had a stumbling block with my Jones ancestry for many years. The one avenue I have not explored is that Frederick committed a felony! I know that George Jones - my great grandfather - was bapt...
  • Moshe Nissan Kamm (b. - c.1926)
  • William David Cornett, I (1817 - bef.1862)
    William Cornett (c. 1817 – c. 1861) was an American farmer and cattle rancher in Hempstead, Texas. William Cornett was born in South Carolina around 1817. His parents are unknown. Sometime before 184...

Genealogical brick walls are what genealogist call dead ends in family history research, often due to a lack of identifiable records.

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United States

  • William Cornett (b. 1817, South Carolina), Hempstead, Texas. Lots of Kentucky and Virginia Cornetts are documented, but haven't been able to establish any link to this gg paternal grandfather. — Dan C.
  • Frank Ray (b. 1881), Blytheville, Arkansas. We have an approximate dob and where he once lived. There a three stories circulating amoung family members regarding his death, but no indication that he was ever buried anywhere. I recently traveled to the area of his last known residence. I scoured the cemetery where other ancesters of this line were interred and found nothing. He lived in Mississippi county, Arkansas. Married to Ada Lamb 1906. Had 7 children, all of which are deceased. Think that his mother's given name was Liza, no Idea of maiden name and that she resided in Arkansas. — Denise Frazer
  • Rev. George W. Fisher (b. 1808, Kentucky), Shelbyville, Illinois. Parents unknown. — Christine Thiessen
  • Prudence "Freelove" Treat (b. 1727, Connecticut). — Enrique Treat Gleason-Aguiluz, Esq.

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