Eliza Smith – Leads or Rabbit Holes?

So, I was reviewing and organizing some old correspondence (part of the source citation project) as I am now working on the Cobe’s WikiTree entries.  During my review of her notes, I noticed something that cousin Sue mentioned back in 2016.  She was following the property trail on our immigrant Richard and Eliza (Smith) Cobe. Because I … Continue reading Eliza Smith – Leads or Rabbit Holes?

The Cobe Dilemma

So, I haven’t really been working too hard to pin down the Cobe's exact origins in Ireland. Mostly because I am just at a loss. So, I joined a British Isle’s Facebook group and made an inquiry to see if there were any other Irish Cobe researchers across the pond (I’m that desperate, I’m down … Continue reading The Cobe Dilemma

John Henry Rhoads

John’s father, Henry Rhoads/Roth (2nd), arrived in Westmoreland County with his father, Henry (1st). This story is well documented by several earlier researchers, the earliest of which was published in Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania (1912), though source citations were not provided. This is one of those county histories where a genealogical … Continue reading John Henry Rhoads