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The SURNAME INDEX I've uploaded includes only my DIRECT ancestors. Please see the REPORTS below for a more complete listing of my maternal and paternal lines.

Family and relatives of John B. CORNELL (b. 1823 in MA). John was captain of a whaling schooner sailing out of New Bedford, Bristol Co. MA. in the late 1840s thru 1850s; married Harriet Irene CLIFTON in 1843, probably in Bristol Co., MA. Possible Long Island, NY connections and/or NY City connections in addition to MA. Other related surnames include BOYD or BOYDE, BAKER, THOMAS, and HILL.

Family and relatives of Richard HUGHES b. 1809 Co. Longford, IRE & wife Mary MURTHER b. 1821-2 Co. Cavan, IRE. Other related surnames include REED or REID, BIEHL or BEALS, JOGERST, BORSDORF, MEDECKE or MIDEKE, NOBLE, GRANT, DOYLE, DOLL, MEILE, FAY, BRECHTOL, REES.

Family and relatives of John ZAMRZLA (b.6/10/1862 or 1864 Tabor, Czechoslavakia) and Agnes (Aneska) JANKOVSKA, JANKOVSKY, or JANOVSKY, (b. 4/22/1861 or 1868, Senozaty, Czechoslavakia). John lived with ZAMRZLA family in Ellsworth Co., KS before going to IL where he and Agnes married in Chicago 10/31/1891. First four children baptized at St. Procopius Church, Chicago, IL. They can be found on the Jackson Co., WI census in 1900, where 5 more children born. Seven lived to adulthood. Other related surnames include STALA, SLUNEKCO or SLUMEKCO, DVORAK, NIKODIM or NIKODYM, DRISCOLL or O'DRISCOLL, ULDRYCH, BOUSEK, BENESOVE or BENESOVIM, VANIA.

Family and relatives of Samuel Dexter WELDEN, b. 1859 in Acushnet, Bristol Co. MA. Welden or Whelden traced to John Whelden b. 1709/1710 and wife Susanna HALLETT Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., MA. John descends from Gabriel WHELDEN of Matacheese, MA. Samuel and his brother James WELDEN are found in DuPage Co., IL in the mid 1880s where Samuel married BIXBY 1887. Other related surnames include STAPLES, TABER or TABOR, WRIGHT, MASON, McNULTY.

Researching MARRS,traced from 1720 PA>VA>KY>OH>KS>IL. See NEW info about Eliza (O'Neil) NEAL MARRS with parents Daniel NEAL and Rebecca BRAMEL (BRAMHALL)of Maryland. Other related surnames are O'NEIL or NEIL, KERR.

Any information would be GREATLY APPRECIATED and am willing to share any information we have. THANKS!!!
Updated September 27, 2011


Julie L Rosales

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  • Phebe Ann Cornell (5 KB)
    Possibly her "marriage" photo taken in KS c.1874.
  • Agnes (Anezka) Jankovska (37 KB)
    This cameo appears on the framed Bohemian Marriage License that my Grandmother has. Chicago, Cook Co., IL, October 31, 1891.
  • Preston Bramel Marrs (6 KB)
    Possibly his "marriage" photo, taken in KS c1874.
  • John (Jan) Zamrzla (38 KB)
    This cameo appears on the framed Bohemian Marriage License that my Grandmother has. Chicago, Cook Co., IL, October 31, 1891.
  • Elizabeth Neal Marrs (6 KB)
    Photo courtsey of Clara Leib. Elizabeth (b.1814) married James Marrs (b. 1809)in Shelby Co., OH in 1830. This photo of Eliza later in life.
  • Samuel Dexter Welden (43 KB)
    Button photo is a reproduction of wedding portrait. Wheaton, DuPage Co., IL, August 4, 1886.
  • Bessie May Welden Marrs (8 KB)
    Photo of my paternal grandmother taken c. 1913. Gabriel Whelden of Yarmouth (then Mattacheese), Barnstable Co., MA in 1638 is Bessie's 7th great grandfather.
  • May Bell Bixby (41 KB)
    Wife of Samuel Dexter Welden. Wheaton, DuPage Co., IL, c. 1920-1930.
  • Edmund West Bixby (27 KB)
    Tin type we think was taken in Wheaton, DuPage Co., IL, c. 1870-1880s.
  • Phebe Ann Cornell (36 KB)
    Photo taken late in life. Sandwich, DeKalb Co., IL., c. 1920s.
  • Relations of Phebe Ann Cornell (41 KB)
    Five women appear in this photo. We believe Phebe Ann Cornell is on the far right. The women may be Phebe's daughters (Edith Wing Marrs, Mabel Lynn Marrs, Grace Myrtle Marrs)and/or Phebe's sisters (Harriet Irene Cornell, Georgeanna Christina Cornell). No one is sure.
  • Rosetta M. Hughes & Simon Peter Borsdorf (58 KB)
    Wedding photo of my great Aunt and her husband. JoDaviess Co.,IL, November 26, 1912.
  • Zamrla Family Portrait (?) (64 KB)
    Is this the Zamrzla family? We believe we see (L to R) Lillian, Georgia, Edward, and Lois in the back row; Agnes, Emily, Robert, and John seated in the front row. Mary, the eldest is not in the photo, she was married and had children by the 1920s.

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