Thursday, March 6, 2014
So I took those names I found on that thread and started some hopeful research to see if I could find any interesting connections. Sure enough I found one: Nellie Crowley Kuntz (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Crowley-547). As I dug, I found a book that discussed her father William Crowley's life and his Humphrey background: https://archive.org/stream/humphreysfamilyi02hump#page/960/mode/2up
If this book is accurate, it connects William Crowley with the Humphrey and Munro families of Rhode Island, and one Nathan Munro (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Munro-152). So far, the book's timelines and stories match up nicely with the records I've been able to find, so I have gone ahead and built the profiles to connect William Crowley to Nathan Munro. If you follow the tree back, you'll find that Nathan is a known descendant of Richard Warren and Elizabeth Walker of the Mayflower.
And for me, that means both my wife and I are connected on WikiTree to the Global Family Reunion Tree through this Warren connection. Does that help any of you connect?
Here's my connection: Me > my father Francis S Dane III > his mother Edith Thacher > her father William L Thacher > his father Thomas Thacher > his mother Abigail Swift > her father Silas Swift > his mother Abigail Gibbs > her mother Alice Warren > her father Nathaniel Warren > his father/mother Richard Warren/Elizabeth Walker > his daughter Elizabeth Warren > her son Benjamin Church > his daughter Elizabeth Church > her daughter Hannah Rosbotham > her son Nathan Munro > his daughter Lydia Munro > her son Squire Humphrey > his daughter Sarah Humphrey > her son William Crowley > his daughter, Nellie Crowley Kuntz -> her husband, Edward Kuntz -> his sister, Emma Kuntz Ferrell -> her daughter, Georgia Ferrell Hirsch Takacs -> her husband, Irwin Hirsch -> his mother, Harriet Friedenheit Hirsch -> her sister, Sophie Friedenheit Kingsbacher (AJ's 2nd great grandmother).