The Bertha Nelson Family Home PageUpdated September 6, 2000
We're researching the following surnames & family lines: ARNETT, BLAKENEY, COMBS, CONTE, CROTEAU, HATCH, JANTZ, JENT, KELLY, KING, MANN, MURPHY, MURRAY, NELSON, PARKIN, ROBINSON, SCHMIDT, SULLIVAN, WATERS, WING, YONTS.
If you have any info. on any of the families or individuals below, please contact us. Willing to share info. we have with relatives & fellow genealogists.
ARNETT, MARY: (b. 1870?), m. William M. Yonts (b. 1870?); had 1 child: Roy Edward Y. (b. 1900); Letcher Cty, KY.
BLAKENEY: New England Blakeney line. We've traced to Thomas R. Blakeney Sr. (b. 1844, Dublin, Ireland), m. Helen (Ellen?) Murray, had 3 (?) children.
COMBS: Relations: John Soldier C. (b. 1775?), m. Margaret Nantz; Jeremiah Long C. (b. 1822?), m. Sarah Sally Kelly; bore James Madison C. (b. 1847), m. Susan Combs; Letcher Cty, KY.
CONTE: earliest traceable ancestor: Silvio Bruno Conte Sr. (b. 1894, Ponza, Italy; d. Oct. 10, 1975, Detroit, MI). In Richwood or Huntington (?) WV, Silvio m. 1st wife, Bertha Nelson, & had 4 children: Frances (b. 1925; m. name: Sullivan); Lucille Amelia (b. 1920; m. name: Arman); Harold (b. 1921); & Joseph Benjamin (b. 1923). After 1925 Silvio m. 2nd wife, Dulcie A. (maiden name unknown), had 8 children: Mary (m. name: Militello); Augustino; David; Silvio Jr.; Eugene; Amelia (m. name: Rybarciyk); James; & Daniel. Currently living in Detroit, MI area.
CROTEAU, ROSÉE D.: b. in Quebec, Canada (?) possibly in mid-1800s. M. Paul Wing Sr. (b. Quebec; d. 1918 in MA), had 1 (?) child: Sara Rose W. (b. 1898).
JANTZ: of Alsace region of France/Germany. Jantz (or Jans) are the ancestors of the American Yonts (also spelled Younce, Younts, Yon, Yontz, Yantz, Yonce).
JENT: M. Into Yonts family. Relations: Noah J. (b. 1870?); Sina May J. (b. 1905); John J. (b. 1890?); Lige J. (b. 1880?); & Tishia J. (b. 1890?); Letcher, Knott, Perry Counties, KY.
KELLY, SARAH SALLY: (b. 1822?), m. Jeremiah Long Combs (b. 1822?), had 1 child: James Madison C. (b. 1847 in Perry Cty, Ky; d. 1902 in Carr's Fork, KY).
KING family: we've traced back to Edward Abbey King (b. 1875?), who m. Mary Jane Robinson (b. 1875?). Both b. in CT (?); had 1 son: Edward Lee K. (b. 1894, MA).
LYNCH, ROSE J.: b. 1868 in MA, m. John William Blakeney Sr. (b. 1869 in MA); had 10 children.
MURPHY, MINNIE (?): b. 1875 (?), m. Timothy Sullivan (b. 1875?), & had 1 (?) child: Mary Agnes Sullivan (b. 1894).
MURRAY, HELEN (or ELLEN) b. 1850 (?), Ireland (?), m. Thomas R. Blakeney (b. 1844 in Dublin, Ireland; d. 1934 in MA), had 3 (?) children.
NELSON, BERTHA: b. in Ireland, in the 1890s (?), & d. in the 1930s (?) of typhoid fever, perhaps in PA or WV (?). She m. Italian immigrant named Silvio Bruno Conte, & lived in Richwood & Huntington, WV, & Harrisburg, PA (see Conte above).
ROBINSON, MARY JANE: b. 1875 (?), m. Edward Abbey King (b. 1875?), had 1 child: Edward Lee K. (b. 1894).
SULLIVAN: Timothy Sullivan (b. 1875?), m. Minnie Murphy (b. 1875?), had 1 child: Mary Agnes S. (b. 1894, MA or CT).
WATERS: female whose surname was Waters (1st name unknown). B. 1850 (?) in New Orleans, LA. Husband's surname, King (1st name also unknown); had 1 son: Edward Abbey K. (b. 1875?).
WING family: we've traced to Paul W. Wing Sr. (b. 1840s? in Quebec, Canada). Descended from English Quaker, Stephen W. (b. early 1600s?), who settled in Sandwich, MA. Paul m. Rosée D. Croteau (French-Canadian?).
YONTS: of Letcher Cty, KY. Relations: William Morgan Y. (b. 1922); Roy Edward Y. (b. 1900); Sina May Y. (b. 1905); Harold Lloyd Y.; Robert Bryan Y.
We also have family trees on the SCHMIDT family line (Germany), PARKIN family line (UK), HATCH family line (UK), & the MANN family line (UK); descendants later settled in Utah (& became Mormons). Also seeking info. on 3 individuals, surnamed REYNOLDS; b. in Detroit, MI area and adopted; birth names were: VALERIE K. (b. 11-23-1947); BECKY L. (b. 1-12-1950); GARY E. (b. 3-23-1951).
Dr. Duncan MacTavish
127 Eastern Ave
Gloucester, MA 01931-8008
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