Eleanor Allen Schrepel-From Ireland to the Mormon Promised Land

I am so excited that I found a photo of this woman!  This is Eleanor Allen, who married John Frederick Schrepel in 1865.  I am their descendant. She was a Mormon Pioneer and part of the Martin Handcart company that walked 1200 miles from Iowa to Salt Lake City Utah and nearly didn't survive! Eleanor's … Continue reading Eleanor Allen Schrepel-From Ireland to the Mormon Promised Land

The Long life, three wives, and fake death of Elias Goddard

1/9/19 Edit: See notes in comments...while this theory may still be possible, further DNA comparisons show that the descendants of Elias Goddard that married Nancy Russell (Who I now refer to as Elias III) also carry Willis genes-the most likely explanation for that being that Elias III's mother was Mary Willis, father Elias Goddard Jr … Continue reading The Long life, three wives, and fake death of Elias Goddard

The Case for Elizabeth Gibson Being Daughter of Demarcus and MaryAnn Walker

Updated 11/2016, see below. Many people have seen the 1850 Crawford County Missouri census with "my" Elizabeth Gibson and her three children (Hannah Parilee, Joseph Kelly and Willa Ann Gibson) living with Demarcus and MaryAnn Blevins Walker, and many have just assumed she was their grown daughter. But we can't make that assumption, especially because … Continue reading The Case for Elizabeth Gibson Being Daughter of Demarcus and MaryAnn Walker