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  • Hannah Hainer (1827 - d.)
  • Edward George Dougherty (1749 - 1814)
    Edward was born in Londonderry, Ireland in 1749. He emigrated to America in 1762 at age of 13, settled in Valley Forge, PA. He married a Miss Peters of Philadelphia, with whom he had 1 son with. Pete...
  • John Hobson, Sr. (1650 - 1701)
  • 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...
  • Jonas Friar (c.1807 - c.1851)
    Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 ; Name: Julia Hill; Death Date: 1 Jul 1938; Death County or District: Lincoln; Age: 88; Gender: Female; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850;...

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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