I did not send you hearsay. It is accepted by the DAR. And these days, they are tough on proofs. I sent you a copy of information from an actual New York record Book on Revolutionary War Service Records. Source: Loyalists in the American Revolution, "The Old United Empire Loyalists List", Appendix B, Page 232. You are the ONLY person who has mentioned "rules" in the many years I've been on the surname board. You seem to have a need to put down people. I can't help but feel that your reaction to some people comes out of nowhere. John Scott, it seems had the same reaction to you. Where I am unfamiliar with what touched the two of you off, I do feel you put some people off with an attitude of superiority. You have a book on Orser's and people have added their data to yours over a period of five years now. Ergo you have become more knowledgeable about this family. This is because they also GAVE YOU INFORMATION. My sending you information was a peace offering you spat on, trying in some way to "give back" some little information to thank you for giving some to me.
I have 30 direct line relatives who served in the Revolutionary War on both sides. I do not give out hear say information. I have been researching records for over 20 years. I have spent as much or more than you as I not only went to the places and retrieved the information and or paid for them or copies of them; I gave and give them to anyone (many many people ) who ask for them. People in kind have been very giving to me as well. I back up my information with as many actual records as I am able to source. This line is the one of the few lines my family had little data on; probably because until recently, there was very little Canadian record material available online or in the libraries. I finally found an actual marriage record for Christiana Orser and Luther Emes, which is what information I gave to you. And it was from Newspaper Records that someone, God Bless them, bothered to wite down.
I don't have a need to be "the" authority on any family.
I just like to pass on correct information to the best of my ability when I am able. In the twenty years of doing research, you are the only "testy" person I have ever dealt with. I sent an Emes family member pictures of some of these people. He found that wonderful (as I am the repository of many family lines pictures, I feel obligated to pass them on!)- what a win-win feeling. And it is very interesting to place a name with a face. Most people
and "cousins" I have met doing research are also very giving people; one of the many pluses in doing research on your family.
Continue to nitpick if you wish. You happened to hit me on a very blue day; a big loss in MY family has been hard to work through. Typos and such seem very inconsequential at a time like that. Just don't treat me like someone who isn't worthy of you. I have given as much or more than you. And I deserve some measure of respect in kind. I don't correct people or require them to be other than who they are. It's a nicer way to be.
And as regards Orser information; until I found that marriage record, all of what I had on this line was what my great grandfather bothered to write down, which wasn't a lot. What he did pass on was a few pictures with who they were written on them-that wasn't hearsay. He wrote about his growing up years. My grandfather wrote to every cousin he had trying to learn more. That was fifty years ago. My sister did research in England on the Martindale line. I did some here in MI and in DC DAR Library, NJ, PA, NY etc. How amazing that today we have an interenet that links up families. Maybe someday we'll learn and realize that we are all interconnected, let go of old grudges and learn to respect one another.
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