User talk:YJ Norton



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Connect with other genealogists [2 January 2011]

You should always sign in when you are editing or adding pages. Use the signature button to sign your work (the swiggle, second from the right, above the edit box). That way others with similar interests can find you. If you click on the blue user name on any page, you will go to that person's home page. You can leave a message on his/her discussion page. The discussion page button is in the second level menu bar above.

Hi, I found your page on Isaac Johnson(Johnston) of VA and KY. b. 1745 of Isaac Johnson, b. abt. 1720. We are in a direct line from these Isaacs, but this is the 1st time I have found a reference to Isaac (1745) having brothers. Do you have a source for this? Please let me know. waterwayjj, Judy Johnson--Waterwayjj 16:43, 2 January 2011 (EST)

Great things you can do at WeRelate

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Gedcom Upload

Your GEDCOM has been uploaded! Let us know what you think or report bugs on Dallan's discussion page.

Thomas Ligon descendants

Hello YJ Norton, I am getting read to attach my Ligon family to yours. I believe I have it correctly - I have taken the descendency from "The Ligon Family and Connections" book by Willaim D Ligon, 1947. I am not exactly sure how to connect, but I will check it out.

Naming of Persons on WeRelate and correction needed [26 February 2010]

Hello, I am one of the volunteer Administrator's on WeRelate. I noticed that you had added several members of the Sewell/Seawell family of England. In the surname field, you added "Seawell or Sewell". We'd ask that, in the future, you only load one surname for each person, which should be the most commonly accepted surname. Less common spellings should be added as "alternate surnames". The matching and search processes will not work properly if multiple surnames are added. Also, when a wife's name is unknown, please use "unknown" in the name field, instead of "Mrs. Sewell".

If you'd like additional information on naming persons and families on WeRelate, please consult the following:

Also, I noticed the following person you show died in 1695 in "Fayette County, West Virginia". Since Fayette County, West Virginia was not established until 1831, you might want to check your sources and correct this.

Richard Dudley

Thank you for your assistance and best regards:)--Delijim 09:07, 26 February 2010 (EST)

john arnold 1585 [3 April 2010]

hi there, i have noticed that you have an interest in john arnold born c 1585 i wonder if you could tell me if you know who his children were, i have been told that he is my direct descendant and that he was the son of thomas/nicholas arnold but i cant find the connection from the last arnold i found which was john arnold born 26.4.1720. i seem to have a big gap in between that i cant find any evidence. any help would be appreciated. thank you sharon arnold--Sharon576 11:11, 3 April 2010 (EDT)

Reuben Martin, Texas [17 November 2011]

Hi, I wondered if you are the person who created the we relate page on Reuben Martin? I see that you are the only person listed as a watcher for the page.

I have been researching Reuben's family. His father was Joseph Martin and his brothers were, Thomas Tillman Martin, William Moon Martin and James Martin. They were from TN and moved to AR about 1818 or so.

I can share what I have on them and I wondered if you have a source for Reuben and Harriett's deaths? I can not find any of them in 1880 except Francina, so I also don't have the younger children that are listed as theirs born after 1870, except Thomas Stinson Martin.

Thanks, Renee Newman--Drnewman6 11:25, 17 November 2011 (EST)

Robert Moseley 1730-1808 [3 April 2013]


I am the great granddaughter of Florence Moseley Sept 22, 1865 to July 31, 1950

I have family members that have traced us back to Robert Moseley, but got no further than him. You have gone back quite a bit further. Do you have any documentation that would help me?

Some of my dates for the children are a bit different, but generally the same people. You also have John Moseley as the 1st son, which makes sense because the people who did the one I have were questioning who the John Moseley was.

I am new at this & would greatly appreciate any help you can give me

Regards trudy chiswell--Trudychiswell 20:22, 2 April 2013 (EDT)

gilmore [12 July 2015]

William "Bill" Gilmore was married to Mary Ollis Cole and was born in Chesterfeild, Sc. He was my great grandfather. I have heard stories of my uncle Clarence in Laurel Hill, nc, which is where my grandmother was from. My grandfather was David Gilmore who died in 1979 in red springs, nc. I am very interested in learning more--Gilmore983 03:48, 12 July 2015 (UTC)