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About KTC

I am researching the Ardinger, Bush, Caimi, Cole, Culatina, Harwick, Kenney, Marriner, Noel, Spangler, Stark, Stott, Taylor, Thomas, Watts, and Williams families specifically (with many other families intertwined). These families primarily are located in and around Washington and Frederick Counties, Maryland; Cole, Miller, and Moniteau Counties, Missouri; Ocean, Monmouth, and Mercer Counties, New Jersey; Adams, Clearfield, Centre, Jefferson, and Indiana Counties, Pennsylvania; Botetourt County, Virginia; and Berkeley and Kanawha Counties, West Virginia.

Maria Eva (Sell) Dill

On this day, 23 March 1813, Maria Eva (Sell) Dill passed away. She was my 7th great-grandmother.

Born on 14 August 1753, in the area of Union Township area, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Maria Eva Sell was the daughter of Abraham Sell and Maria Johanna Zimmerman. She joined older half-brother Jacob Forney Sell (born to father Abraham and his first wife Charlotte Louisa Forney on 10 December 1742).

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Charles Godfrey Ardinger

On this day, 19 March 1891, Charles Godfrey Ardinger passed away. He was my 4th great-grandfather.

Charles Godfrey Ardinger was born on 28 March 1812, in Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland. He was the son of Johannes “John” Ardinger and Margaret Elizabeth Winterschmidt. He joined elder siblings James Ardinger (born 1806) and Mary Ann Ardinger (born 1809). Another brother, Christian Ardinger, had died in 1806 at the age of two.

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Another Award… You Shouldn’t Have!

For nearly seven years, I have been blogging about our families’ history. For the first few years, no one followed me. Nada, zip, zilch…  I felt just like the Whos who only wanted to be heard…

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Christian Thomas

On this day, 310 years ago, a man by the name of Christian Thomas passed away. He was my 8th great-grandfather.

Christian Thomas was born circa 1655, in Schifferstadt, a town in the Bishopric of Speyer (now Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany). His father was Alexander Thomas; his mother’s name is unknown.

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Rev. Joseph Hull

My genealogical researches have uncovered dozens of devout ancestors. This is the third installment of a series of posts titled “Doing God’s Work: Our Families’ Faithful”, documenting the lives of those who served God.

In the previous post of this series, I presented the life and times of William Christian, a vicar on the Isle of Man.  This one focuses on the life of Rev. Joseph Hull.

Joseph Hull, my 12th great-grandfather, was born in 25 April 1594, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. He was the youngest child of Thomas Hull, a yeoman, and Joane Peson/Pysing (spelling varies).

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