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Updegrove Family


Conrad Updegrove - Paternal Great Great Grandfather of Earl


Conrad Updegrove was born in Pike Township, Berks, Pennsylvania on 11/27/1771.


He married Elizabeth Angst (5/10/1770) in 1797. He was 25 years old when he married Elizabeth Angst, who was 27 years old at that time. He had three children with Elizabeth Angst: John Updegrove (1805), Solomon Updegrove (8/15/1809), Nellie Updegrove (1820).


On 3/18/1865, he died in Susquehanna Township, Juniata, Pennsylvania when he was 93 years old. His wife Elizabeth Angst died on 1840, 25 years before him.


Solomon Updegrove - Paternal Great Grandfather of Earl


Solomon Updegrove was born in Dauphin, Pennsylvania on 8/15/1809. He was the second child of Conrad Updegrove (11/27/1771) and Elizabeth Angst (5/10/1770). He had one brother and one sister, John Updegrove (1805) and Nellie Updegrove (1820).


When he was 30 years old, his mother Elizabeth Angst died (1840). When he was 55 years old, his father Conrad Updegrove died (3/18/1865).


His wife was Barbara Rickert (5/18/1810). He had eleven children with Barbara Rickert: Jacob Syvester Updegrove (2/6/1830), Conrad Updegrove (1831), Catherine Updegrove (1834), Elizabeth Updegrove (2/25/1837), Elmirah Updegrove (11/2/1839), Lucetta Updegrove (1/2/1842), Solomon Updegrove (11/3/1844), Sarah Ellen Updegrove (2/3/1847), Mary A. Updegrove (July 1850), Charles Henry Updegrove (11/20/1851), Theodore G. Updegrove (4/15/1855).


In 1880, he died in Dauphin, Pennsylvania when he was 70 years old. His wife Barbara Rickert died on 1880.



Solomon Updegrove - Paternal Grandfather of Earl


Solomon Updegrove was born in Pennsylvania on 11/3/1844. He was the seventh child of Solomon Updegrove (8/15/1809) and Barbara Rickert (5/18/1810). He had four brothers (Jacob Syvester Updegrove (2/6/1830), Conrad Updegrove (1831), Charles Henry Updegrove (11/20/1851), Theodore G. Updegrove (4/15/1855)) and six sisters (Catherine Updegrove (1834), Elizabeth Updegrove (2/25/1837), Elmirah Updegrove (11/2/1839), Lucetta Updegrove (1/2/1842), Sarah Ellen Updegrove (2/3/1847), Mary A. Updegrove (July 1850)).


When he was 35 years old, his father Solomon Updegrove died (1880). When he was 35 years old, his mother Barbara Rickert died (1880).


He married Malinda Brown (1/23/1850) in 1871. He was 26 years old when he married Malinda Brown, who was 21 years old at that time. He had 14 children with Malinda Brown: Milton Updegrove, Harry Updegrove, Minnie M. Updegrove (1868), Barbara Ellen Updegrove (October 1871), Elmer Bullos Updegrove (2/5/1873), Milton Theorode Updegrove (4/8/1875), Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878), Sarah S. Updegrove (August 1879), Emma Updegrove (OCT 1883), William Updegrove (5/7/1885), Benjamin Harrison Updegrove (2/14/1890), Robert Raymond Updegrove (12/24/1893), Howard Updegrove (6/13/1896), Gertie M. Updagrove (2/20/1897).


In 1850, he moved to Wiconisco, Dauphin, Pennsylvania. In 1880, he moved to Susquehanna, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States. In 1900, he moved to Porter, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.


On 3/27/1917, he died in Porter, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania when he was 72 years old. His wife Malinda Brown died on 12/22/1914, 2 years before him.




Ira Warton Updegrove - Father of Earl


Ira Warton Updegrove was born in Seven Stars, PA on 4/17/1878. His parents were Solomon Updegrove (11/3/1844) and Malinda Brown (1/23/1850). He had eight brothers (Milton Updegrove, Harry Updegrove, Elmer Bullos Updegrove (2/5/1873), Milton Theorode Updegrove (4/8/1875), William Updegrove (5/7/1885), Benjamin Harrison Updegrove (2/14/1890), Robert Raymond Updegrove (12/24/1893), Howard Updegrove (6/13/1896)) and five sisters (Minnie M. Undegrove (1868), Barbara Ellen Updegrove (October 1871), Sarah S. Updegrove (August 1879), Emma Updegrove (OCT 1883), Gertie M. Updegrove (2/20/1897)).


When he was 36 years old, his mother Malinda Brown died (12/22/1914). When he was 38 years old, his father Solomon Updegrove died (3/27/1917).


He married Sadie Driscilla Drum (11/23/1881) in Pennsylvania in 1900. He was 22 years old when he married Sadie Driscilla Drum, who was 18 years old at that time. He had twelve children with Sadie Driscilla Drum: Ellen Melinda Updegrove (12/21/1900), Elsie Irene Updegrove (8/24/1902), Ira Clayton Updegrove (2/1/1904), Dorothy Naomi Updegrove (2/21/1906), Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. (7/4/1908), Beatrice Leona Updegrove (7/31/1910), Hilda Updegrove (11/28/1912), Margaret Updegrove (11/6/1916), Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921).


In 1880, he moved to Susquehanna, Juniata, Pennsylvania. In 1900, he moved to Porter, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.


On 11/6/1940, he died in Muir, PA when he was 62 years old. His wife Sadie Driscilla Drum died on 7/12/1942, 2 years after him.



Sadie Driscilla Drum Updegrove - Mother of Earl


Sadie Driscilla Drum was born in Muir, PA on 11/23/1881. She was the first child of David Drum (11/19/1851) and Ellen Elizabeth Fesig (9/17/1856). Her only sister was Mayme E. Drum (5/24/1883).


When she was 6 years old, her father David Drum died (6/25/1888). When she was 39 years old, her mother Ellen Elizabeth Fesig died (10/2/1921).


She married Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878) in Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She was 18 years old when she married Ira Warton Updegrove, who was 22 years old at that time. She had twelve children with Ira Warton Updegrove: Ellen Melinda Updegrove (12/21/1900), Elsie Irene Updegrove (8/24/1902), Ira Clayton Updegrove (2/1/1904), Dorothy Naomi Updegrove (2/21/1906), Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. (7/4/1908), Beatrice Leona Updegrove (7/31/1910), Hilda Updegrove (11/28/1912), Margaret Updegrove (11/6/1916), Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921).


She died on 7/12/1942 when she was 60 years old. Her husband Ira Warton Updegrove died on 11/6/1940, 2 years before her.



Children of Ira & Sadie Updegrove



Earl David Updegrove


Earl David Updegrove was born in Muir, Pennsylvania on 10/31/1919. He was the ninth child of Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878) and Sadie Driscilla Drum (11/23/1881). He had four brothers (Ira Clayton Updegrove (2/1/1904), Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. (7/4/1908), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919)) and seven sisters (Ellen Melinda Updegrove (12/21/1900), Elsie Irene Updegrove (8/24/1902), Dorothy Naomi Updegrove (2/21/1906), Beatrice Leona Updegrove (7/31/1910), Hilda Updegrove (11/28/1912), Margaret Updegrove (11/6/1916), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921)).


When he was 21 years old, his father Ira Warton Updegrove died (11/6/1940). When he was 22 years old, his mother Sadie Driscilla Drum died (7/12/1942).


On 1/16/1949, he married Katherine Bondeena Graham (11/13/1924) in Washington D.C.. He was 29 years old when he married Katherine Bondeena Graham, who was 24 years old at that time. He had three children with Katherine Bondeena Graham: David Graham Updegrove (11/25/1950), Craig Arnold Updegrove (10/21/1952), Robert Allen Updegrove (9/14/1955).


In 1920, he moved to Porter, Pennsylvania.  In 1950, he moved to Falls Church, VA.


On 9/30/1989, he died in Falls Church, Virginia when he was 69 years old and buried in Leesburg Union Cemetery, VA. His wife Katherine Bondeena Graham died on 2/28/2016, 26 years after him.



Ira Clayton Updegrove (Clay)


Ira Clayton Updegrove was born in Muir, PA on 2/1/1904. He was the third child of Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878) and Sadie Driscilla Drum (11/23/1881). He had four brothers (Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. (7/4/1908), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919)) and seven sisters (Ellen Melinda Updegrove (12/21/1900), Elsie Irene Updegrove (8/24/1902), Dorothy Naomi Updegrove (2/21/1906), Beatrice Leona Updegrove (7/31/1910), Hilda Updegrove (11/28/1912), Margaret Updegrove (11/6/1916), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921)).


When he was 36 years old, his father Ira Warton Updegrove died (11/6/1940). When he was 38 years old, his mother Sadie Driscilla Drum died (7/12/1942).


On 7/29/1931, he married Esther Spancake in Schuyl, Pennsylvania, United States. He was 27 years old when he married Esther Spancake.


On 2/25/1991, he died in Pennsylvania when he was 87 years old.



Elsie Irene Updegrove


Elsie Irene Updegrove was born in Muir, PA on 8/24/1902. She was the second child of Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878) and Sadie Driscilla Drum (11/23/1881). She had five brothers (Ira Clayton Updegrove (2/1/1904), Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. (7/4/1908), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919)) and six sisters (Ellen Melinda Updegrove (12/21/1900), Dorothy Naomi Updegrove (2/21/1906), Beatrice Leona Updegrove (7/31/1910), Hilda Updegrove (11/28/1912), Margaret Updegrove (11/6/1916), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921).


When she was 38 years old, her father Ira Warton Updegrove died (11/6/1940). When she was 39 years old, her mother Sadie Driscilla Drum died (7/12/1942).


On 9/22/1923, she married Reuben William Shadle (5/14/1903) in Schuyl, Pennsylvania. She was 21 years old when she married Reuben William Shadle, who was 20 years old at that time. She had three children with Reuben William Shadle: Mae Shadle (4/24/1924), Geraldine Louise Shadle (9/20/1926), Joyce Irene Shadle (8/22/1929).


On 7/1/1985, she died in Tower City, Pennsylvania when she was 82 years old. Her husband Reuben William Shadle died on 9/5/1965, 20 years before her.



Beatrice Leona Updegrove (Beattie)


Beatrice Leona Updegrove was born on 7/31/1910. She was the sixth child of Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878) and Sadie Driscilla Drum (11/23/1881). She had five brothers (Ira Clayton Updegrove (2/1/1904), Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. (7/4/1908), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919)) and six sisters (Ellen Melinda Updegrove (12/21/1900), Elsie Irene Updegrove (8/24/1902), Dorothy Naomi Updegrove (2/21/1906), Hilda Updegrove (11/28/1912), Margaret Updegrove (11/6/1916), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921).


When she was 30 years old, her father Ira Warton Updegrove died (11/6/1940). When she was 31 years old, her mother Sadie Driscilla Drum died (7/12/1942).


On 5/10/1933, she married Andrew Paul (2/19/1914). On 9/27/1963, she married Russell Starnowsky (12/18/1916). She was 22 years old when she married Andrew Paul, who was 19 years old at that time. She was 53 years old when she married Russell Starnowsky, who was 46 years old at that time. She had two children with Andrew Paul: Ruth Florence Paul (10/13/1933), Helen Joann Paul (7/23/1937).


On 10/16/1986, she died in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, Pa. when she was 76 years old. Her husband Andrew Paul died on SEP 1997, 11 years after her. Her husband Russell Starnowsky died on OCT 1979, 7 years before her.




Charles Henry Updegrove (Charlie)


Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. was born in Muir, Pennsylvania on 7/4/1908. He was the fifth child of Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878) and Sadie Driscilla Drum (11/23/1881). He had four brothers (Ira Clayton Updegrove (2/1/1904), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919)) and seven sisters (Ellen Melinda Updegrove (12/21/1900), Elsie Irene Updegrove (8/24/1902), Dorothy Naomi Updegrove (2/21/1906), Beatrice Leona Updegrove (7/31/1910), Hilda Updegrove (11/28/1912), Margaret Updegrove (11/6/1916), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921).


When he was 32 years old, his father Ira Warton Updegrove died (11/6/1940). When he was 34 years old, his mother Sadie Driscilla Drum died (7/12/1942).


On 4/20/1946, he married Viola Gough (11/2/1913) in Prince William, Virginia. He was 37 years old when he married Viola Gough, who was 32 years old at that time. He had two children with Viola Gough: Charles Henry "Butch" Updegrove Jr. (11/14/1947), Steven C. Updegrove (8/14/1952).


On 1/30/1977, he died in Hazelwood, St. Louis, Missouri when he was 68 years old. His wife Viola Gough died on 9/9/1992, 16 years after him..





Ellen Melinda Updegrove (Ella)


Ellen Melinda Updegrove was born on 12/21/1900. She was the first child of Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878) and Sadie Driscilla Drum (11/23/1881). She had five brothers (Ira Clayton Updegrove (2/1/1904), Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. (7/4/1908), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919)) and six sisters (Elsie Irene Updegrove (8/24/1902), Dorothy Naomi Updegrove (2/21/1906), Beatrice Leona Updegrove (7/31/1910), Hilda Updegrove (11/28/1912), Margaret Updegrove (11/6/1916), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921).


When she was 39 years old, her father Ira Warton Updegrove died (11/6/1940). When she was 41 years old, her mother Sadie Driscilla Drum died (7/12/1942).


On 6/16/1923, she married Carl Bush (11/16/1900). She was 22 years old when she married Carl Bush, who was 22 years old at that time. She had two children with Carl Bush: Helen Jean Bush (7/24/1924), Betty Bush (9/21/1926).


In 1982, she died in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, PA when she was 81 years old. Her husband Carl Bush died on 2/8/1937, 45 years before her.



Dorothy Naomi Updegrove


Dorothy Naomi Updegrove was born in Muir, Pennsylvania on 2/21/1906. She was the fourth child of Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878) and Sadie Driscilla Drum (11/23/1881). She had five brothers (Ira Clayton Updegrove (2/1/1904), Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. (7/4/1908), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919)) and six sisters (Ellen Melinda Updegrove (12/21/1900), Elsie Irene Updegrove (8/24/1902), Beatrice Leona Updegrove (7/31/1910), Hilda Updegrove (11/28/1912), Margaret Updegrove (11/6/1916), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921).


When she was 34 years old, her father Ira Warton Updegrove died (11/6/1940). When she was 36 years old, her mother Sadie Driscilla Drum died (7/12/1942).


Her husband was Paul E. Hoover (2/9/1902). She had four children with Paul E. Hoover: Clarence Unger (9/24/1921), Floyd Lamar Hoover (2/21/1926), Herbert Hoover (10/17/1928), Mark Hoover (9/18/1931).


On 11/14/1988, she died in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, Pa when she was 82 years old. Her husband Paul E. Hoover died on 12/13/1935, 53 years before her.



Hilda Updegrove


Hilda Updegrove was born in Pennsylvania, USA on 11/28/1912. She was the seventh child of Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878) and Sadie Driscilla Drum (11/23/1881). She had five brothers (Ira Clayton Updegrove (2/1/1904), Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. (7/4/1908), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919)) and six sisters (Ellen Melinda Updegrove (12/21/1900), Elsie Irene Updegrove (8/24/1902), Dorothy Naomi Updegrove (2/21/1906), Beatrice Leona Updegrove (7/31/1910), Margaret Updegrove (11/6/1916), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921).


When she was 27 years old, her father Ira Warton Updegrove died (11/6/1940). When she was 29 years old, her mother Sadie Driscilla Drum died (7/12/1942).


On 7/13/1949, she married Robert Edward Stinner (11/11/1902). On 7/17/1931, she married Elmer Charles Barry (3/27/1910). She was 36 years old when she married Robert Edward Stinner, who was 46 years old at that time. She was 18 years old when she married Elmer Charles Barry, who was 21 years old at that time. She had two children with Elmer Charles Barry: Carl Robert Barry (3/9/1933), Marian Anna Barry (7/10/1937).


She died on 4/4/1991 when she was 78 years old. She was buried in Tower City, Pennsylvania. Her husband Robert Edward Stinner died on 10/7/1995, 5 years after her. Her husband Elmer Charles Barry died on 1/31/1940, 51 years before her.



Margaret Updegrove (Marty)


Margaret Updegrove was born in Muir, PA on 11/6/1916. She was the eigth child of Ira Warton Updegrove (4/17/1878) and Sadie Driscilla Drum (11/23/1881). She had five brothers (Ira Clayton Updegrove (2/1/1904), Charles Henry Updegrove Sr. (7/4/1908), Triplet c Updegrove (10/31/1919), Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919), Triplet b Updegrove (10/31/1919)) and six sisters (Ellen Melinda Updegrove (12/21/1900), Elsie Irene Updegrove (8/24/1902), Dorothy Naomi Updegrove (2/21/1906), Beatrice Leona Updegrove (7/31/1910), Hilda Updegrove (11/28/1912), Infant Updegrove (ABT 1921).


When she was 24 years old, her father Ira Warton Updegrove died (11/6/1940). When she was 25 years old, her mother Sadie Driscilla Drum died (7/12/1942).


Her husband was Harry Stutzman (6/18/1916). She had four children with Harry Stutzman: Richard Stutzman, Janice Stutzman, Barbara Stutzman, Ronald Stutzman (1938).


In 1990, she died in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, PA when she was 73 years old. Her husband Harry Stutzman died on 1986, 4 years before her.

Graham Family


Robert Graham - Paternal Great, Great, Great Grandfather of Bonnie


Capt. Robert Graham was born 1749 in Down, Ireland. He was the first child of Robert Graham (1723) and Catherine (about 1727). He had one brother (Samuel Graham (about 1751)) and two sisters: Margaret Graham (1752), Anne Graham (about 1753).


He married Mary Craig (6/14/1750) in Down, Ireland in 1773. He married Mary Cowan (6/14/1768) in Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1790. He was 24 years old when he married Mary Craig, who was 23 years old at that time. He was 41 years old when he married Mary Cowan, who was 22 years old at that time. He had six children with Mary Craig: Samuel Cecil Graham (8/27/1774), James Graham (3/28/1776), John Graham (1/1/1778), Robert Craig Graham (7/18/1780), Nancy Agnes Graham (1/15/1783), Margaret Graham (12/30/1784). He had eight children with Mary Cowan: Mary Graham (2/3/1791), William Graham (11/11/1793), Thomas Graham (1796), Joseph Graham (8/22/1798), David Graham (9/3/1800), Elizabeth Graham (1802), Calvin Graham (1804), Guy Graham (5/20/1806).


On 3/13/1811, he died in Wythe, Virginia when he was 61 years old. His wife Mary Craig died on 10/26/1786, 24 years before him. His wife Mary Cowan died on 12/28/1819, 9 years after him.



Samuel Cecil Graham - Paternal Great, Great Grandfather of Bonnie


Samuel Cecil Graham was born in Atlantic Ocean, Oceans on 8/27/1774. He was the first child of Capt. Robert Graham (1749) and Mary Craig (6/14/1750). He had three brothers (James Graham (3/28/1776), John Graham (1/1/1778), Robert Craig Graham (7/18/1780)) and two sisters (Nancy Agnes Graham (1/15/1783), Margaret Graham (12/30/1784).


When he was 12 years old, his mother Mary Craig died (10/26/1786). When he was 36 years old, his father Capt. Robert Graham died (3/13/1811).


On 6/12/1800, he married Rachel Montgomery (10/2/1779) in Wythe, Virginia, United States. He was 25 years old when he married Rachel Montgomery, who was 20 years old at that time. He had 14 children with Rachel Montgomery: John H. Graham (1800), Nancy Montgomery Graham (6/11/1801), Mary Craig Graham (12/20/1802), Amanda Montgomery Graham (11/22/1804), James Monroe Graham (about 1805), Eliza Friel Graham (8/14/1806), Margaret Ann Graham (3/28/1808), Helen Maria Graham (3/11/1810), John Montgomery Graham (5/12/1812), Catherine Graham (5/26/1814), Robert Craig Graham (5/26/1814), Samuel Livingston Graham (9/19/1816), Col William Leander Graham (10/8/1820), Rachel Graham (8/14/1822).


He died on 12/3/1835 when he was 61 years old. He was buried in Chatham Hill, Smyth, Virginia. His wife Rachel Montgomery died on 10/11/1843, 8 years after him.



Samuel Livingston Graham - Paternal Great Grandfather of Bonnie


Samuel Livingston Graham was born in Wythe, Virginia on 9/19/1816. He was the twelth child of Samuel Cecil Graham (8/27/1774) and Rachel Montgomery (10/2/1779). He had five brothers (John H. Graham (1800), James Monroe Graham (about 1805), John Montgomery Graham (5/12/1812), Robert Craig Graham (5/26/1814), Col William Leander Graham (10/8/1820)) and eight sisters (Nancy Montgomery Graham (6/11/1801), Mary Craig Graham (12/20/1802), Amanda Montgomery Graham (11/22/1804), Eliza Friel Graham (8/14/1806), Margaret Ann Graham (3/28/1808), Helen Maria Graham (3/11/1810), Catherine Graham (5/26/1814), Rachel Graham (8/14/1822).


When he was 19 years old, his father Samuel Cecil Graham died (12/3/1835). When he was 27 years old, his mother Rachel Montgomery died (10/11/1843).


On 11/8/1842, he married Cosby Harrison (1/25/1824) in Tazewell, Virginia. He was 26 years old when he married Cosby Harrison, who was 18 years old at that time. He had three children with Cosby Harrison: Rachel Frances Graham (6/22/1846), Wade M. Graham (February 1850), William Robert Graham (5/3/1856).


In 1860, he moved to The Eastern District, Tazewell, Virginia.


On 4/9/1896, he died in Buchanan, Virginia when he was 79 years old. He was buried in Grundy, Buchanan, Virginia. His wife Cosby Harrison died on 3/25/1900, 4 years after him.



William Robert Graham (W.R.) - Paternal Grandfather of Bonnie


William Robert Graham was born in Virginia on 5/3/1856. He was the third child of Samuel Livingston Graham (9/19/1816) and Cosby Harrison (1/25/1824). He had one brother and one sister, Wade M. Graham (February 1850) and Rachel Frances Graham (6/22/1846).


When he was 39 years old, his father Samuel Livingston Graham died (4/9/1896). When he was 43 years old, his mother Cosby Harrison died (3/25/1900).


On 11/28/1877, he married Eleanor Elvina Gillespie (1854) in Tazewell, Virginia. On 5/10/1893, he married Margaret Jane Corell (5/25/1871) in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. He was 21 years old when he married Eleanor Elvina Gillespie, who was 23 years old at that time. He was 37 years old when he married Margaret Jane Corell, who was 21 years old at that time. He had eight children with Margaret Jane Corell: Mary Graham (2/7/1894), Anne Graham (6/21/1896), Charles MacDonald Graham Sr (11/21/1897), Ollie Alverta Graham (3/16/1900), Samuel Oscar Graham (1/3/1902), Ocie Rachael Graham (9/20/1903), Margaret Lee Graham (1/26/1907), William Wade Graham (10/4/1909).


In 1900, he moved to Jeffersonville, Tazewell, Virginia. In 1910, he moved to MT Gilead, Loudoun, Virginia.


On 1/28/1916, he died in Hamilton, Loudoun, Virginia when he was 59 years old. His wife Margaret Jane Corell died on 7/27/1943, 27 years after him.



Charles MacDonald Graham Sr - Father of Bonnie


Charles MacDonald Graham Sr was born in Virginia on 11/21/1897. He was the third child of William Robert Graham (5/3/1856) and Margaret Jane Corell (5/25/1871). He had two brothers (Samuel Oscar Graham (1/3/1902), William Wade Graham (10/4/1909)) and five sisters (Mary Graham (2/7/1894), Anne Graham (6/21/1896), Ollie Alverta Graham (3/16/1900), Ocie Rachael Graham (9/20/1903), Margaret Lee Graham (1/26/1907).


When he was 18 years old, his father William Robert Graham died (1/28/1916)8,12,16. When he was 45 years old, his mother Margaret Jane Corell died (7/27/1943).


On 1/16/1924, he married Nellie Kathleen Arnold (2/24/1902) in Washington D.C.. He was 26 years old when he married Nellie Kathleen Arnold, who was 21 years old at that time. He had two children with Nellie Kathleen Arnold: Katherine Bondeena Graham (11/13/1924), Charles MacDonald Graham Jr. (2/17/1934).


In 1900, he moved to Jeffersonville, Tazewell, Virginia. In 1910, he moved to Mt Gilead, Loudoun, Virginia.


On 7/31/1993, he died in Purcellville, Loudoun, Virginia when he was 95 years old. His wife Nellie Kathleen Arnold died on 9/12/1995, 2 years after him.



Katherine Bondeena Graham (Bonnie)


Katherine Bondeena Graham was born in Leesburg, VA on 11/13/1924. She was the first child of Charles MacDonald Graham Sr (11/21/1897) and Nellie Kathleen Arnold (2/24/1902). Her only brother was Charles MacDonald Graham Jr. (2/17/1934).


When she was 68 years old, her father Charles MacDonald Graham Sr died (7/31/1993). When she was 70 years old, her mother Nellie Kathleen Arnold died (9/12/1995).


On 1/16/1949, she married Earl David Updegrove (10/31/1919) in Washington D.C.. She was 24 years old when she married Earl David Updegrove, who was 29 years old at that time. She had three children with Earl David Updegrove: David Graham Updegrove (11/25/1950), Craig Arnold Updegrove (10/21/1952), Robert Allen Updegrove (9/14/1955).


In 1950, she moved to Falls Church, VA.


On 2/28/2016, she died in Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia when she was 91 years old. She was buried in Union Cemetery, Leesburg, Virginia. Her husband Earl David Updegrove died on 9/30/1989, 26 years before her.



Mary Graham - Sister of Charles Graham


Mary Graham was born on 2/7/1894. She was the first child of William Robert Graham (03 MAY 1856) and Margaret Jane Corell (25 MAY 1871). She had three brothers (Charles MacDonald Graham Sr (21 NOV 1897), Samuel Oscar Graham (03 JAN 1902), William Wade Graham (04 OCT 1909)) and four sisters (Anne Graham (21 JUN 1896), Ollie Alverta Graham (16 MAR 1900), Ocie Rachael Graham (20 SEP 1903), Margaret Lee Graham (26 JAN 1907)).


When she was 21 years old, her father William Robert Graham died (1/28/1916)1,2,3. When she was 49 years old, her mother Margaret Jane Corell died (7/27/1943).


On 2/7/1923, she married Joe Spring (1891) in Waterford, Loudoun, Virginia. She was 29 years old when she married Joe Spring, who was 31 years old at that time. She had two children with Joe Spring: Graham Spring, Margaret Spring (08 SEP 1928).


She died on 10/24/1977 when she was 83 years old. Her husband Joe Spring died on 4/2/1977, 1 years before her.



Anne Graham - Sister of Charles Graham


Anne Graham was born on 6/21/1896. She was the second child of William Robert Graham (03 MAY 1856) and Margaret Jane Corell (25 MAY 1871). She had three brothers (Charles MacDonald Graham Sr (21 NOV 1897), Samuel Oscar Graham (03 JAN 1902), William Wade Graham (04 OCT 1909)) and four sisters (Mary Graham (07 FEB 1894), Ollie Alverta Graham (16 MAR 1900), Ocie Rachael Graham (20 SEP 1903), Margaret Lee Graham (26 JAN 1907)).


When she was 19 years old, her father William Robert Graham died (1/28/1916). When she was 47 years old, her mother Margaret Jane Corell died (7/27/1943).


On 8/19/1917, she married Albert Lee Vandeventer (08 JUL 1894) in Waterford, Loudoun, Virginia. She was 21 years old when she married Albert Lee Vandeventer, who was 23 years old at that time. She had one daughter with Albert Lee Vandeventer: Jean VanDeventer.


On 4/13/1992, she died in Union Cemetery Leesburg, VA when she was 95 years old. Her husband Albert Lee Vandeventer died on 1/14/1952, 40 years before her.



Ollie Graham - Sister of Charles Graham


Ollie Alverta Graham was born in Buchanan Family Cemetery, Tazewell, Virginia on 3/16/1900. She was the fourth child of William Robert Graham (03 MAY 1856) and Margaret Jane Corell (25 MAY 1871). She had three brothers (Charles MacDonald Graham Sr (21 NOV 1897), Samuel Oscar Graham (03 JAN 1902), William Wade Graham (04 OCT 1909)) and four sisters (Mary Graham (07 FEB 1894), Anne Graham (21 JUN 1896), Ocie Rachael Graham (20 SEP 1903), Margaret Lee Graham (26 JAN 1907).


When she was 15 years old, her father William Robert Graham died (1/28/1916). When she was 43 years old, her mother Margaret Jane Corell died (7/27/1943).


On 8/9/1922, she married John Thomas Monroe (22 SEP 1899) in Washington, USA. She was 22 years old when she married John Thomas Monroe, who was 22 years old at that time. She had one son with John Thomas Monroe: Douglas Eugene Monroe (11 SEP 1923).


On 1/21/1973, she died in Arlington, Virginia when she was 72 years old. Her husband John Thomas Monroe died on 10/28/1966, 6 years before her.



Samuel Graham - Brother of Charles Graham


Samuel Oscar Graham was born in Virginia on 1/3/1902. He was the fifth child of William Robert Graham (03 MAY 1856) and Margaret Jane Corell (25 MAY 1871). He had two brothers (Charles MacDonald Graham Sr (21 NOV 1897), William Wade Graham (04 OCT 1909)) and five sisters (Mary Graham (07 FEB 1894), Anne Graham (21 JUN 1896), Ollie Alverta Graham (16 MAR 1900), Ocie Rachael Graham (20 SEP 1903), Margaret Lee Graham (26 JAN 1907)).


When he was 14 years old, his father William Robert Graham died (1/28/1916). When he was 41 years old, his mother Margaret Jane Corell died (7/27/1943).


His wife was Frances Ballenger (17 SEP 1904). He had three children with Frances Ballenger: Barbara Graham, Nancy Graham, Gail Graham (28 FEB 1934).


On 12/3/1991, he died in Purcellville, Loudoun, Virginia when he was 89 years old. His wife Frances Ballenger died on 8/27/1990, 1 year before him.



Ocie Graham - Sister of Charles Graham


Ocie Rachael Graham was born in Virginia on 9/20/1903. She was the sixth child of William Robert Graham (03 MAY 1856) and Margaret Jane Corell (25 MAY 1871). She had three brothers (Charles MacDonald Graham Sr (21 NOV 1897), Samuel Oscar Graham (03 JAN 1902), William Wade Graham (04 OCT 1909)) and four sisters (Mary Graham (07 FEB 1894), Anne Graham (21 JUN 1896), Ollie Alverta Graham (16 MAR 1900), Margaret Lee Graham (26 JAN 1907)).


When she was 12 years old, her father William Robert Graham died (1/28/1916). When she was 39 years old, her mother Margaret Jane Corell died (7/27/1943).


She married Shedrack Carter Anderson (13 MAR 1905) in Virginia. She had three children with Shedrack Carter Anderson: Don Anderson, Nancy Lynn Anderson (03 FEB 1936), Judith Lee Anderson (05 JAN 1941).


On 2/17/1984, she died in Florida when she was 80 years old. Her husband Shedrack Carter Anderson died on 1/20/1985, 1 years after her.



Margaret Graham - Sister of Charles Graham


Margaret Lee Graham was born in Hamilton, Loudoun, Virginia on 1/26/1907. She was the seventh child of William Robert Graham (03 MAY 1856) and Margaret Jane Corell (25 MAY 1871). She had three brothers (Charles MacDonald Graham Sr (21 NOV 1897), Samuel Oscar Graham (03 JAN 1902), William Wade Graham (04 OCT 1909)) and four sisters (Mary Graham (07 FEB 1894), Anne Graham (21 JUN 1896), Ollie Alverta Graham (16 MAR 1900), Ocie Rachael Graham (20 SEP 1903)).


When she was 9 years old, her father William Robert Graham died (1/28/1916). When she was 36 years old, her mother Margaret Jane Corell died (7/27/1943).


On 11/7/1929, she married John Derry Tribby (28 NOV 1905). She was 22 years old when she married John Derry Tribby, who was 23 years old at that time. She had two children with John Derry Tribby: Bill Tribby (18 MAR 1934), David Cosby Tribby (28 DEC 1936).


On 4/26/2002, she died in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia when she was 95 years old. Her husband John Derry Tribby died on 8/25/1986, 16 years before her.



William Wade Graham - Brother of Charles Graham


William Wade Graham was born in Hamilton, Virginia on 10/4/1909. He was the eighth child of William Robert Graham (03 MAY 1856) and Margaret Jane Corell (25 MAY 1871). He had two brothers (Charles MacDonald Graham Sr (21 NOV 1897), Samuel Oscar Graham (03 JAN 1902)) and five sisters (Mary Graham (07 FEB 1894), Anne Graham (21 JUN 1896), Ollie Alverta Graham (16 MAR 1900), Ocie Rachael Graham (20 SEP 1903), Margaret Lee Graham (26 JAN 1907)).


When he was 6 years old, his father William Robert Graham died (1/28/1916). When he was 33 years old, his mother Margaret Jane Corell died (7/27/1943).


On 2/6/1940, he married Barbara Daly in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. He was 30 years old when he married Barbara Daly. He had three children with Barbara Daly: Bill Graham, Mary Graham, John Daly Graham (28 FEB 1942).


On 7/6/1956, he died in Washington DC. Buried in Hamilton VA when he was 46 years old.

Arnold Family


John H. Arnold - Maternal Great, Great Grandfather of Bonnie


John H. Arnold was born 1795 in Burkittsville, Frederick, Maryland. His parents were David Arnold (11/6/1757) and Elizabeth Slifer (9/26/1768). He had two brothers (Huldah Arnold, Peter Arnold (8/15/1806)) and three sisters (Mary Arnold (1787), Lydia Arnold (1/5/1798), Elizabeth Arnold (1800).


When he was 45 years old, his father David Arnold died (2/24/1841). When he was 55 years old, his mother Elizabeth Slifer died (1/18/1851).


On 3/5/1818, he married Sarah Karn (1798) in Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States. He was 22 years old when he married Sarah Karn, who was 19 years old at that time. He had eleven children with Sarah Karn: Elizabeth Arnold (4/6/1819), Infant Arnold (11/20/1820), David Arnold (10/13/1821), Hilda Arnold (2/23/1824), John Arnold (5/28/1826), Sarah Arnold (1/28/1828), Ezra Arnold (MAY 1831), Joshua Arnold (9/20/1833), Mahlon Arnold (2/14/1836), Martin Van Buren Arnold (2/3/1838), Thomas Arnold (1/22/1841).

In 1850, he moved to Middletown, Frederick, Maryland. In 1860, he moved to Middletown, Frederick, Maryland.


On 8/5/1860, he died in Burkittsville, Frederick, Maryland when he was 65 years old. His wife Sarah Karn died on 8/2/1878, 18 years after him



.John Arnold - Maternal Great Grandfather of Bonnie


John Arnold was born in Frederick, Maryland on 5/28/1826. He was the fifth child of John H. Arnold (1795) and Sarah Karn (1798). He had six brothers (David Arnold (10/13/1821), Ezra Arnold (MAY 1831), Joshua Arnold (9/20/1833), Mahlon Arnold (2/14/1836), Martin Van Buren Arnold (2/3/1838), Thomas Arnold (1/22/1841)) and four sisters (Elizabeth Arnold (4/6/1819), Infant Arnold (11/20/1820), Hilda Arnold (2/23/1824), Sarah Arnold (1/28/1828)).


When he was 34 years old, his father John H. Arnold died (8/5/1860). When he was 52 years old, his mother Sarah Karn died (8/2/1878).


On 3/15/1870, he married Sarah Jane Williams (12/23/1837). On 3/30/1865, he married Anna Himes (1845). On 3/18/1851, he married Matilda Beachley (6/5/1828).  He was 43 years old when he married Sarah Jane Williams, who was 32 years old at that time. He was 24 years old when he married Matilda Beachley, who was 22 years old at that time. He was 38 years old when he married Anna Himes, who was 19 years old at that time. He had four children with Sarah Jane Williams: John William Arnold (2/18/1871), James T. Arnold (3/28/1872), Jason Arnold (2/29/1876), Joseph Furr Arnold (4/15/1878). He had two children with Matilda Beachley: Lotetta Arnold, Mahlon David Arnold (2/6/1855). He had one daughter with Anna Himes: Anna Matilda Arnold (9/29/1865).


On 12/11/1900, he died in Union Cemetery Leesburg, Virginia when he was 74 years old. His wife Sarah Jane Williams died on 12/29/1907, 7 years after him. His wife Matilda Beachley died on 12/11/1900. His wife Anna Himes died on 1910, 10 years after him.



Jason Arnold - Maternal Grandfather of Bonnie


Jason Arnold was born in Virginia on 2/29/1876. He was the third child of John Arnold (5/28/1826) and Sarah Jane Williams (12/23/1837). He had three brothers: John William Arnold (2/18/1871), James T. Arnold (3/28/1872), Joseph Furr Arnold (4/15/1878).


When he was 24 years old, his father John Arnold died (12/11/1900). When he was 31 years old, his mother Sarah Jane Williams died (12/29/1907).


On 1/9/1901, he married Katherine Bondeena Yakey (5/22/1878). He was 24 years old when he married Katherine Bondeena Yakey, who was 22 years old at that time. He had three children with Katherine Bondeena Yakey: Nellie Kathleen Arnold (2/24/1902), Minnie Belle Arnold (7/16/1903), Richard Yakey Arnold (11/26/1904).


He died on 9/14/1940 when he was 64 years old. His wife Katherine Bondeena Yakey died on 11/11/1972, 32 years after him.



Nellie Kathleen Arnold (Kathleen, Granny) - Mother of Bonnie


Nellie Kathleen Arnold was born in Virginia on 2/24/1902. She was the first child of Jason Arnold (2/29/1876) and Katherine Bondeena Yakey (5/22/1878). She had one brother and one sister, Richard Yakey Arnold (11/26/1904) and Minnie Belle Arnold (7/16/1903).


When she was 38 years old, her father Jason Arnold died (9/14/1940). When she was 70 years old, her mother Katherine Bondeena Yakey died (11/11/1972).


On 1/16/1924, she married Charles MacDonald Graham Sr (11/21/1897) in Washington D.C.. She was 21 years old when she married Charles MacDonald Graham Sr, who was 26 years old at that time. She had two children with Charles MacDonald Graham Sr: Katherine Bondeena Graham (11/13/1924), Charles MacDonald Graham Jr. (2/17/1934).


In 1910, she moved to Lovettsville, Loudoun, Virginia.


On 9/12/1995, she died in Purcellville, Loudoun, Virginia when she was 93 years old. Her husband Charles MacDonald Graham Sr died on 7/31/1993, 2 years before her.

Yakey Family




Martin Yakey - Maternal Great, Great Grandfather of Bonnie


Martin Yakey was born on 1/27/1815. He was the fifth child of Simon Yakey (4/25/1771) and Barbary Cost (1773). He had one sister (Mary Catherine Yakey (1811)) and three brothers: Peter Yakey (1807), John Yakey (2/2/1808), Simon Yakey Jr. (1810).


When he was 20 years old, his mother Barbary Cost died (4/1/1835).


On 11/1/1836, he married Amanda A. Russell (8/10/1816). He was 21 years old when he married Amanda A. Russell, who was 20 years old at that time. He had four children with Amanda A. Russell: Mary Catherine Yakey (1837), John Washington Yakey (4/17/1839), Thomas Simon Yakey (4/10/1841), Jane Amelia Yakey (1843).


On 1/3/1846, he died in Lovettsville, Loudoun, Virginia when he was 30 years old. His wife Amanda A. Russell died on 12/30/1882, 37 years after him.



Thomas Simon Yakey - Maternal Great Grandfather of Bonnie


Thomas Simon Yakey was born in Loudoun, Virginia on 4/10/1841. He was the third child of Martin Yakey (1/27/1815) and Amanda A. Russell (8/10/1816). He had one brother (John Washington Yakey (4/17/1839)) and two sisters: Mary Catherine Yakey (1837), Jane Amelia Yakey (1843).


When he was 4 years old, his father Martin Yakey died (1/3/1846). When he was 41 years old, his mother Amanda A. Russell died (12/30/1882).


On 3/10/1875, he married Eliza Ellen James (12/4/1845) in German Reformed Church, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland. He was 33 years old when he married Eliza Ellen James, who was 29 years old at that time. He had five children with Eliza Ellen James: Katherine Bondeena Yakey (5/22/1878), Mahlon Henry Yakey (10/2/1880), Edith Amanda Yakey (4/3/1882), Maude Estelle Yakey (3/15/1886), Thomas Martin Yakey (8/9/1887).


He died on 12/14/1916 when he was 75 years old. His wife Eliza Ellen James died on 12/21/1917, 1 years after him.



Katherine Bondeena Yakey (Nanna) - Maternal Grandmother of Bonnie


Katherine Bondeena Yakey was born in Virginia on 5/22/1878. She was the first child of Thomas Simon Yakey (4/10/1841) and Eliza Ellen James (12/4/1845). She had two brothers (Mahlon Henry Yakey (10/2/1880), Thomas Martin Yakey (8/9/1887)) and two sisters (Edith Amanda Yakey (4/3/1882), Maude Estelle Yakey (3/15/1886)).


When she was 38 years old, her father Thomas Simon Yakey died (12/14/1916). When she was 39 years old, her mother Eliza Ellen James died (12/21/1917).


On 1/9/1901, she married Jason Arnold (2/29/1876). She was 22 years old when she married Jason Arnold, who was 24 years old at that time. She had three children with Jason Arnold: Nellie Kathleen Arnold (2/24/1902), Minnie Belle Arnold (7/16/1903), Richard Yakey Arnold (11/26/1904).


On 11/11/1972, she died in Union Cemetery Leesburg, VA, Loudoun, Virginia when she was 94 years old. Her husband Jason Arnold died on 9/14/1940, 32 years before her.