In an effort to share our genealogical research with others, we have posted our family tree on this site. If you find a connection with our line, we would love to receive e-mail from you.
The data that is available consists of Person Information Sheets, Family Group Sheets, Documents, and Photos. You may traverse the family tree by surfing from one family group sheet to another. Each family group sheet provides links to documentation, photos, person information sheets, and other family group sheets.
You may enter at any one of four points - each representing one of our great-grandparents. It is possible to surf to later generations than that, but we have blocked out data for living persons.
We have listed some of the allied families for each line. Note that because of the Danish tradition of changing surnames every generation, it is difficult to define consistent allied surnames for Danish lines.
Jensen Family (Denmark)
Includes Allied Families: Nielsen, Rasmussen, Langberg, Pedersen, Eskildsen
Fenton Family (England, Denmark)
Includes Allied Families: Jensen, Wilson, Jackson, Anderson, Ward
Smith Family (Scotland, England, Ireland)
Includes Allied Families: Pryor, Watson, Ramsey, Tod, Wilson, Bell, Craig, Martin, Dyett
Larsen Family (Massachusettes, England, Denmark)
Includes Allied Families: Markham, Warner, Graves, Madsen, Curtis, Reynolds, Fox, Long, Merry, Stratton, Willey, Whitting, Whitmore, Trask, Meacham, Locke
You may also use our Surname Index to locate an ancestor. The Documentation Index lists all original and compiled sources that we have used to "prove" our genealogy. If, on a family group sheet, you see a date or a place name that is a link, it will take you to the document entry that supports that piece of information. The Photo Index lists the title, date, and place of all of the available photographs.
Some interesting resources available in our family tree which we would like to point out are:
Biographies of the William Don Carlos Markham and Sarah Ann Warner family have recently been added. Included are histories about the parents and each of the twelve children. To access the biographies, find the person on the family group sheet, click the "documents" link for that person. Their biography will be listed there as a document.
A letter written in 1856 to Wilford Woodruff, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, by Stephen Markham describing the events surrounding the murder of Joseph Smith. Stephen was in Carthage Jail with Joseph Smith the evening before the massacre. He was sent out to get medicine for Williard Richards, and upon his return a mob of Carthage Greys drove him out of town by thrusting their bayonets into his legs until his boots filled with blood.
The parentage of Deacon Daniel Markham, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has recently been altered forever through genealogical research performed by Mark Goodmansen. It was previously thought that Daniel was a direct descendant of the Markhams of Cotham, Nottinghamshire England. However, new research shows that Daniel was actually born in Earls Colne, Essex, England. It is still possible that Daniel's line will connect to one of the well known English Markham lines, but thus far the link has not been made.
Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick converted to the Quaker religion in Massachusetts around 1655. The Puritan community did not accept their Quaker neighbors. The result was the imprisoning of the Southwick family in Boston. Eventually, an aged Lawrence and Cassandra were banished from Massachusetts. They sought refuge on Shelte r Island, a small island on the east side of Long Island, where they soon died. A large monument now marks their burial site and in poetic form eulogizes their lives.