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Family Trees

Links to the various family lines are provided on the left.

A description of the current state of progress on each family appears below.

COOK

Information about the Cook family was provided by a letter from Virginia Jaross.  She had written (in 1976) to my aunt Clara (Reckel) Smyser requesting information about the Cook family.  In the letter, she gave a good deal of information about lineage.  I used that to make entries into my FamilyTreeMaker program.  Unfortunately, when I checked the Soc. Sec. Death index, I found Virginia listed.

With the help of Yahoo People Finder, I located her son and called.  He wasn't interested, but I spoke at length with his wife.  She said she would contact Virginia's sister and see if she was interested in helping me preserve Virginia's work.  It's been 4 years with some nagging involved, but no results.

ERNEST

George & Jim Ernest are the keepers of the keys to the Ernest Family info.  They have given me some info, but not much.  If you wish to send hate mail to them, feel free.

FOGGETT

My wife Marilyn is the repository of knowledge with regard to the Foggett clan.  She occasionally throws a snippet of info my way.  See the comment about hate mail described under "Ernest" above and proceed appropriately.

HALEY

See comments under "Foggett" above.

MASCHER

See comments under "Foggett" above.

O'HAIR

The information in the O'Hair section was copied from a little "my family tree is" type of book that my mother loaned me.  I used a magnifying glass to decipher several passages.  I have no idea who originated the info.  Mother verified some of it and I verified some of it using a variety of sources.  I'm still working on it.  So far, it tracks backward from my grandfather (Everett Ryan O'Hair) to Michael O'Hair (1749).  There is not much that concerns O'Hairs who are not directly related to him.

I got a copy of Virginia Brann's book "The Michael O'Hair Family".  I scanned it and set it up as a web.

I have "Michael O'Hair, Soldier of the Revolution".  When time permits, I will do the same with that book.

RECKEL

I had heard stories about my grandfather's father who had come to America from Germany with his brother, but no one knew much about them, not even their names.

Someone told me that all the old Germans were buried at St. Joseph Cemetery.  I did some digging and, long story short, here they are.

Francis Reuter was extremely helpful in this investigation.  He came up with some old (1887-1910) letters from Trulben, Bavaria, Germany that had been written to him from his parents.  With these I was able to find parent's and sibling's names.

SUTHERLIN

The information in the Sutherlin section was copied from a little "my family tree is" type of book that my mother loaned me.  I used a magnifying glass to decipher several passages.  I have no idea who originated the info.  Mother verified some of it and I verified some of it using a variety of sources.  I'm still working on it.  So far, it tracks backward from my grandmother (Bessie Lucile Sutherlin) to Alexander Sutherlin (1620).  There is not much that concerns Sutherlin's who are not directly related to her.

Harry T. Sutherlin has spent years researching the Sutherlin family.  He has about 400 names in his tree with supporting documentation.

Harry has agreed to send me this information.  When I receive it, there will be a much expanded and improved Sutherlin section.