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Not long ago, I became interested in my family history. I wondered how could I make a difference; what could I leave as a legacy, pretty big order to fill. I can pay no greater honor to my ancestors or descendants than what you see here.

I owe thanks to many for their contributions towards this effort, of course to my ancestors, without them I would not be the person I am today. Jerry Garrison, a second cousin who has a web site on the Kitch line. Richard Kitch, my uncle, without whom I would have never made the connection to several ancestors, like Jedidiah Smith, the ĎMountain Maní, Stephen Hopkins, one of the Colonist who came to this country on the Mayflower. Linda Frye Manowiski, my cousin, without her assistance I would have not known the history of the Spitler, and Clark lines. Many more too numerous to mention. Last but not least my wife, a special note of gratitude for her continued patience, understanding and support for this project.

A note about the Swartz name. In our family it has been spelled a number of ways depending upon the time frame. John Swart, Schwartz, Swarts, and yes Swartz.

Note: I have added genealogy reports and trees for the 'Smith' lines. My grandmother, Mary Ellen Wallace's mother was Frances Ellen 'Smith'. The Smith line dates back to 1549 in England.

Everyone that is involved in researching their family history runs into roadblocks. I need help on the Swartz and Wallace lines. Anyone having information on these two lines, please contact me.

John Swart/Schwartz/Swarts/Swartz came to the port of New York on June 13, 1853. He arrived on the ship Adler of Bremen from Amsterdam, Holland with his two brothersí Heijn and Johonas. I am looking for John, Heijn and Johonasís parents.

Simeon Wallace was born Jan. 13, 1824 in Brown County, OH. He married Harriet Lucretia Wright Oct. 31, 1850 in Union County, OH. Iím looking for Simeonís parents from KY. and NY.

Genealogy: my definition, ĎA contagious, consuming affliction, with no known cureí. Readers beware!

Terry Swartz

Updated August 12, 2006

Terry L Swartz

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