My husband insisted I update my home page because my statement “My information is limited” was no-longer true. I started my research several years ago because my children and nephew started asking questions about their ancestry and frankly, I honestly did not know. I didn’t even know my great grandmother’s maiden name. I had to call my aunt and ask. I started digging even deeper when my then middle school child wanted to know which generation immigrated to America for a class assignment. This turned out to be a homework assignment for Mom. The more I found, the more intrigued I became. I had no idea when I started how popular genealogy was and was quite taken aback when I found others searching the same family lines as me. I have met many wonderful people in my search that I’d like to note ‘I could not have done this without their help’. JONES UPDATE: I found my father after many years of searching and learned he passed in 1994. I met my uncle Raymond and his family and will update the family home page soon. Jones family members are in the process of being added as well as pictures: see 'Index of Individuals' for family member updates. Bushnell: My mother’s side of the family - I was able to trace us all the back to England. We even have a book written by George Eleazer Bushnell in 1945 listing our ancestry from the time we emigrated from England up through my great grandfather Harry Dwight Bushnell. My side of the Bushnell’s started in Connecticut, moved to Vermont, then New York, Chicago, and then California. I will not go on with all my many grandfathers’ accolades on the home page, but they are all listed in the note section under their names. I would like to note we have several notable Bushnell’s in our family line; David Bushnell invented the ‘Tuttle’ the first official submarine. He packed it with explosives during the war and startled the British. He was given a commendation from then General George Washington on September 26, 1785. General Washington stated, "Bushnell is a man of great mechanical powers, fertile in invention and a master of execution.” Another is Horace Bushnell, who was a great scholar; he is also the creator of Bushnell Park in Connecticut. Both are first cousins ‘n’ times removed. There are several others - my own great grandfather Harry Dwight was a great music composer. We have many Yale graduates on the Bushnell side. I didn't quite make to Yale, but there are always chance my children will. Clift: My grandmother Alice Elizabeth Clift side of the family. I’ve been able to trace the Clift’s from Virginia, to Kentucky, Ohio, then Chicago. No stories here most were farmers. My Aunt Erna said James Clift was mayor of Addison County Ohio in the early 1900’s. I’m still trying to confirm this. Moreland: My great grandmother Myrtle Moreland side of the family. I’ve been able to trace the Moreland’s from North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and then Chicago. A few stories here and I have met lots of cousins. I’ve also re-established relationships with my g-grandmother's living daughters and their families. They were excited when I gave them copies of the information-gleaned to-date. Kocovsky: My husband’s side of the family. My husband’s cousin was able to provide sibling, and parent information. I’ve hired a research service in Czech to help. They immigrated in the early 1900’s. I have a box of pictures I’m determined to put a name with. Stories are few, but I’m working on it. The first names are quite interesting and I’m learning the American translation. NOTE:To view pictures of unidentified Viktora-Kocovsky family members, select 'Index of Individuals', scroll to 'Kocovsky, Unknown Viktora'. This entry will display all unidentified photos.
Kocovsky grandchildren 1948 (70 KB) Left front to back; Edward Peterka,Jr., Wayne Kocovsky Groom, Dennis Kocovsky Groom.Right front to back; Jerry Kocovsky, M.Kocovsky Groom, S.Peterka.
Bushnell Coat of Arms (54 KB) HE BEARETH ARMS: Argent, five fusils in fesse, gules, in chief three molets, sable.CREST:On a ducal coronet, or a wyvern sans feet.MOTTO:"Mes droits on la mort."(Right unto death)
2004 Jones Family Reunion (39 KB) Back row l-r: Jeffrey Jones, Todd Russ, Raymond Jones III. 2nd l-r: Judie Jones-McMichaels, Raymond Jones II, Janice Jones-Russ, 3rd l-r: Stephany Lambert, Jeffrey Russ, Dawn Holic-Krahl, Susan Jones-Lambert, Cheryl Lambert-Ardi, 4th l-r: Brooklyn Krahl, Allison Russ, Debbie Ardi, Shelby Russ