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JOHNSON and SCHAUFELBERGER GENEALOGY
"What's New" Archive

"NEW" Archive
January 2003:  NEW ADDRESS & NEW LOOK. The tree was collapsing under the weight of its branches so we've reorganized the navigation again. We've also added a separate surname page and a lineage chart.  As a result, we hope that the Web site navigation has been further simplified. Also, another new web provider (rootsweb) and URL with less obtrusive advertising.
May 2, 2002:  Additions via Miles for Atkinson, Blodgett, Eggleton, Heywood, Kemp, and Woodis plus Buss, Sayre, Wood and Hosmer via Hawkins
April 8, 2002:  Updates and corrections to Hawkins plus extension of the Miles ancestry and addition of associated lines for Foster, Goodenow, Lee, Selden
January 26, 2002:  We've scanned the genealogical pages of the Dickson Family Bible.  Also new lines via Hawkins:  Bennett, Kibby, Linton and Wheeler
November 26, 2001:  New lines via Arnold:  Gamage, Warnstead, Young
November 19, 2001:  The addition of Lippincott--via White--takes the ancestry back to the 13th century (with some reservations).
November 12, 2001:  New lines-- Bate, Judkins, Kingham, Oslington via Macuth Pratt; Olmstead and Symes via French; Honeychurch via Ashton; and Stokes via Pemberton.  The result of all of these additions is the need to further segment the genealogy with the addition of Pre-Colonial Johnson Surnames (<1620) and resegmenting Colonial Johnson Surnames to only include those lines that "entered" the lineage between 1620-1776.
October 30, 2001:  FINALLY, NOT ONE BUT TWO MAYFLOWER ANCESTORS-- Francis Cooke and Degory Priest and in honor of this discovery, a new page:  Mayflower Ancestry
October 15, 2001:  Addition of Masters from England to Massachusetts Bay Colony, via Taber and White
September 4, 2001:  Finally, a breakthrough in the Johnson line! Leading to the addition of Akers, Dare and Mulford from England to East Hampton, Long Island and Cumberland and Salem Counties in New Jersey.  And a breakthrough on White in response to an ancestry.com posting that brings us Taber and Tomson and a close brush with the Plymouth Pilgrims though we haven't yet eked out a Mayflower ancestor.

August 2001:  
On a collateral note, Rand Dickson Johnson's novel,  Arcadia Falls - A Fable, has just been published by Gloria Mundi Press and is available on their website at www.gloriamundipress.com and at Amazon.com.  
A new address and a new look:  Because the web site had become tedious to maintain it has been split into three sections: Colonial Johnson Surnames, Post-Colonial Johnson Surnames and Schaufelberger Surnames.  Also trying to conform all notations and formats but it's a time-consuming business...
November 26, 2001:  New lines via Arnold:  Gamage, Warnstead, Young
November 19, 2001:  The addition of Lippincott--via White--takes the ancestry back to the 13th century (with some reservations).
November 12, 2001:  New lines-- Bate, Judkins, Kingham, Oslington via Macuth Pratt; Olmstead and Symes via French; Honeychurch via Ashton; and Stokes via Pemberton.  The result of all of these additions is the need to further segment the genealogy with the addition of Pre-Colonial Johnson Surnames (<1620) and resegmenting Colonial Johnson Surnames to only include those lines that "entered" the lineage between 1620-1776.
October 30, 2001:  FINALLY, NOT ONE BUT TWO MAYFLOWER ANCESTORS-- Francis Cooke and Degory Priest and in honor of this discovery, a new page:  Mayflower Ancestry
October 15, 2001:  Addition of Masters from England to Massachusetts Bay Colony, via Taber and White
September 4, 2001:  Finally, a breakthrough in the Johnson line! Leading to the addition of Akers, Dare and Mulford from England to East Hampton, Long Island and Cumberland and Salem Counties in New Jersey.  And a breakthrough on White in response to an ancestry.com posting that brings us Taber and Tomson and a close brush with the Plymouth Pilgrims though we haven't yet eked out a Mayflower ancestor.
August 2001:  A new address and a new look  Because the web site had become tedious to maintain it has been split into three sections: Colonial Johnson Surnames, Post-Colonial Johnson Surnames and Schaufelberger Surnames.  Also trying to conform all notations and formats but it's a time-consuming business...
4/12/2001: Two surnames via Hyde of Providence RI--Crompton, French
4/11/2001:  Seven more surnames--Arnold, Audley, Barnard, Gulley, Peake, Pemberton and Rhodes via Williams of Providence RI.
4/5/2001:  Three more lines added--Ashton, Hyde and Whipple via Olney of Providence RI.
3/25/2001:  Seven more lines added--Olney, Parker, Dewing, 2 Pratts, Williams, and Turner--via the Hawkins of Providence RI and Winchester NH.
3/19/2001:  We have a significant new breakthrough in the Hawkins line, one that pushes that line back five generations(!) to early 17th century England. We had previously traced the Hawkins line back to Ashuelot, New Hampshire but had been stuck at Stephen (1760-1832).  We have confirmed that Stephen was the son of Daniel, who moved to Winchester from Providence, Rhode Island in the late 1700s (see the transcription of the will of Daniel Hawkins).  We are now possessed of a wealth of information about the Hawkins line and five new maternal lines that we'll be adding as time permits. Of some note, we are descended from the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, whose granddaughter, Mary, married Epenetus Olney.  Their daughter, Amey Olney, in turn married Jeriah Hawkins. Also, our ancestors--William Hawkins (1609-1699) of Exon Glouer, Devon, England and Thomas Olney (abt. 1600-1682) of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England--were among the original 52 grantees of "homelots" in Providence, Rhode Island. The Williams and Olney lines will be incorporated at a future date.
3/3/2001:  We ordered and have now received a CD set put together by the US Army historical center: 20 volumes of exhaustive WW I history including battle descriptions and detailed troop movements (it actually contains all the orders and reports from the front). We've only begun to review them but they should enable us to get a fairly clear picture of what Charles Schaufelberger's unit did while he was in France. We know that his division, the 27th "New York", was attached to the British Fourth Army, trained with them in Belgium, and then participated in the Ypre-Lys and Somme offensives in the fall of 1918. Figuring out how to capture the drama of some of the reports in a condensed form will take some doing but we'll work on it. In the meantime, using our new scanner, we have added pictures of the homecoming commemorative pin (presumably from the 5th Avenue parade) and German belt buckle found in Charles' effects, along with some photos relating to his service under Schaufelberger artifacts.
1/29/2001:  A trip to Green-Wood Cemetery here in Brooklyn to visit the Hawkins plot brought no earth-shaking discoveries, but did reveal a significant Miles plot immediately adjacent, suggesting that the presence of Cynthia (Miles) Hawkins' relatives in NYC may have been an inducement for her sons' migration to that city. See Hawkins Narrative and Mysteries.
1/26/2001:  Inspired by the novel "Birdsong" by Sebastian Faulk (recommended to us by Rhonda Ann (Michael) Johnson) which is set during WWI, we decided to see what we could discover about the hitherto unexplored territory of Charles Schaufelberger's service in WWI.  You can see the results in the Schaufelberger Narrative and Research sections. Also transcribed a "Welcome to the World" letter from Aunt Elsie to Miss Margaret Ann Schaufelberger.
1/8/2001:  A search for Reuben H. Johnson at familysearch (The Church of the Latter Day Saints) produced two records that list his father as E. Elmer Johnson and his mother as Sarah D.  We had been using the middle name of Elruer as transcribed by the NJ Archives but it would seem that Elmer is more likely--since two of Reuben's sons had the name of Elmer.  We've changed all citations to Ephraim Elmer Johnson.

If you want to conduct any research, there's many open questions.  Check out some that we've found intriguing but haven't answered....MYSTERIES.  A note:  Although the locus of much of  our ancestral background is the Northeast US, you don't have to be in the Northeast to turn up information - university and larger regional libraries often have very good historical collections. For example, we found a lot of info about the lineage of Stephen Hawkins at the Duke University library while visiting Wm. D Johnson, Jr. at the Medical Center there.  Another example:  we found a seven volume set of books on Woodbridge, NJ (home of the Robbins line) in the Long Island Historical Society.  The internet is also a good source of information no matter where you're located.

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