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Debra Rayhart said...

Hi I also descend from the Alderman Lines. The early Alderman's my information came from Scot Irish in Augusta Co and a journal written by Michael Luark. Catherine Warner son by another marriage. My link of James and Martha is William Perry who is brother to Richard. Would love to share info with anyone from these lines. Debra Alderman at

Hoosier Cousins said...


I saw a response from you in regards to a query on GenForum regarding Thirza Lemasters who married a Hudson. These are my 3rd great grandparents. Handy Hudson and Theresa "Thirza" Lemasters were married in Vigo Co, IN in 1829. I hope that you are able to help me out with Thirza's parents names and perhaps the county in Kentucky where they lived and where Thirza was born.
Thank you!

Lisa McCullough

Cathy M. Woo said...

This is what came up for me on my 23andMe DNA report:

Gloria LeMaster, Female
0.17% DNA shared across 2 segments

Predicted Relationship
4th Cousin (3rd to Distant Cousin)

I don't see any surnames in common, although a lot of my family was from the Midwest. My son's name is Travis, however. Ha! This is all new to me. I'll keep looking.
Thanks. Cathy Woo.

Cathy M. Woo said...

This is part of my 23andMe results:

Gloria LeMaster, Female
0.17% DNA shared across 2 segments

Predicted Relationship
4th Cousin (3rd to Distant Cousin)

So far I haven't found any surnames in common, although I have quite a few relatives from the Midwest.
Thanks. Cathy M. Woo.

Sarah Hughes said...

Hi Travis! I was wondering if you have any pictures of Cleo Lemaster and Elvin Lemaster in their younger days? They were my great grandparents. My daughter Lily's middle name is even Belle after my grandma Cleo. I am Cleo and Elvin's daughter Phyllis' son's daughter. Thank you!

Sarah Hughes (Stewart)
My email is

Lisa Owrns said...

I'm thrilled to find this! I'm related to the Strader/Borrors through my Downing side. I still can't find much on the Downing's. But, am so happy to find more about this branch. After a couple of decades, it's a bit of a relief.I was hoping someone has pictures of this branch they would share. My email is
Lisa (Downing) Owens