Some time ago My mother started the genealogy
As to my recollection she had contacted Aunt Pat (Patty Batton) to share
Her and My father have visited Mt Olivet Cemetery with Uncle Leo while he
was still alive. To locate burial Markers. Uncle Leo wasn't much help
My Parents went to Bluefield West Virginia about 1997 to search city
records. Found some but where really disappointed as to how poorly the
genealogy resources where set up.
Website Time Line
Sept 9th 2002 Purchased web space from 247nethosting.com
CHEAP. Registered the Domain Name
Sept 10th and 11th 2002 Trouble getting FP extensions to
work. but up and running with a generic Webpage.
Sept 15th 2002 Uploaded my first Genealogy web pages
using a Free GEDCOM program from Great Family 1.1 - FREEWARE Liked it and
am using it in the Sub web Family Tree page. Only created semi correct
pages for trial.
Sept 16th 2002 Started to get into searching databases
online and verifying information.
Oct 2nd 2002 Changed to a Sub Web design so that
Genealogy pages could be updated separately from the main web pages.
Oct 2nd 2002 See Terri Sullivan's Post on message
board and contacted her through Aunt Patty.
Oct 12th 2002 Found Michael Jankowski We is sending
information for Joseph Jankowski (Found out he was born in Gillespie VA. )
Oct 29th 2002 Sandy Childress contacted me She is the
Grand Daughter of Nannie Bell Anderson's Sister Great information as we
never knew Nannie had any sisters.
Nov 01 2002 Flint genealogy society has plans for after
research at the Flint Public Library. Going with Mom to see what we can
find. Going to be concentrating on Anderson McCloud Marshall Lines.
Sandy Childress is on her way to Pearisburg to search for more information
on some of her side of the family.
Nov 04 2002 Sandy Childress sent me this first of many
pictures of Nannie Bell Anderson, Elizabeth K McCloud and Howard McCloud.
Nov 11 2002 My Father's Cousin Mike Jankowski Sent us
Pictures of My Grandfather Theodore Joseph Jankowski when he was young.
Before and after he married Margaret Marshall
Nov 29th 2002 Decided to start a tombstone project on
this website for all family tombstones.
Dec 8th 2002 Contacted Carol DeKeland she has been correcting some of the Sullivan
and McDermott information on my website and also giving me dates so I can
copy information from the Old Newspapers and post them online.
Dec 16th 2002 Convinced Laura My McCloud Contact that Her Enos B McCloud was our
Family's Enos B McCloud. Although we still do not have Physical
Evidence as some of the evidence is contradictory yet it could also be
inaccurate. She also sent Pictures of Enos Which bear a Striking
Resemblance to Elizabeth (Betty) McCloud as a Child. Check out the
Dec 17th 2002 Added the McCloud Information
to the Family Tree. Which is to be taken as a strong possibility
until we have some definite connection.
Dec 18th 2002
Laura Erwin sent me Pictures of Enos, William and George McCloud.
Now there is NO DOUBT!! that we have found the correct family. As if
you take a look at the Family pictures for McCloud I'm sure you will see
the family resemblance.
Dec 31st 2002 Lori Eggert
contacted me had found the website while searching online . I love
this internet. She has sent me some information that I had not
previously had and I have updated the website with it. I look
forward to a long relationship with her. Thanks Lori.
Jan 24 2003 Received a bunch of Interment
card copies from Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus Ohio. Add them to the
site on the 27th.
Jan 25 2003
Received records -Special thanks to
manager at Schoedinger Mid Town Chapel Columbus Ohio. He
looked up all the very old records for the McClouds buried by his Funeral
Home back in the 1920's. That information was a great addition to
this website and those McClouds on William Bellar McCloud's side of the
family. They now have new documents that they never had before. His
Brother Enos is "My Side" who was not buried by them.
(Denton-Donaldson-Hughes who is out of business)
Mar 02 2003 I received an email kind of out
of the blue. I don't remember sending one but I'm pretty sure it was
from a message board post on ancestry. Frank Benjamin sent me some
information from the book by Gloria Wall Bicha - The Benjamin Family in
America. He is going to try to make some copies of the pertinent pages for
me. I am also going to see if the Library here in Flint has a copy
of this book. Just from the information he gave me. We are now found in
one branch of the family back to 1585. Outstanding!
March 20, 2003 I found Kevin DeFreest
who lives in New Jersey who has researched the family and has information
on many more family lines and researched farther back than I have been
able to get on my own. I called him and had a great chat about our
family. I will be adding his information for many days after
is his homepage and he has alot of information about them.
April 2003 After fighting with our server host I gave up and on
April 29th I purchased and uploaded a back up copy of my website on this
server, We are now hosted by
They seem to be better setup and where cheap enough
for me to afford. I gave up on my prior host.
Again, it's hard to find a good host. So Now I own the management of this
server. My Main system at home is lost also. So it is going to be awhile
before i get the whole website correct.
2009 There may be some new issues. I had to delete the whole website
from Godaddy. I switched at some point and stuff got all messed up. But I
plan on watching this site more carefully now.