MY GG Grandmother Julia Kenny/Kinny 1. She marriedGeorge Washington Short sometime between 1861 -1865 2. He served in the Civil War 3. He didn’t return from the war after it was over – the story is he was MIA -we are just finding out that he was wounded and in a hospital 4. During that time Julia was with a Allen Man – Living together5. She told Allen man that if George Washington Short ever returned she would honor her 1st marriage6. She got pregnant by Allen man– during her pregnancy or shortly after George Short returned7. I had Birthdate as Jan 10th 1867 for George A Allen but death records states it is June 10, 1866 (I have made corrections in my files to June 10th 1866 date – Note from Coni –need birth record)
8. I believe George A Allen might not knew who his REAL FATHER WAS OR the identity of his origin Each record I have for him states different Fathers –
A. Marriage to Lydia Sutliff – states father as John Allen (Sheri Church’s lineage)
B. Marriage to Ada Barber – states father as Delotes Allen (My Lineage)
C. Death record states Ladous Allen
9. I believe at one point he found out that George Short wasn’t his real father & DROPPED THE SHORT NAME – became known asGEORGE ALLEN – was a Short in early records (Census and such) MY GRANDFATHER Alvin Allen once told me – We are not who you think we are!Note from Coni:I am doing a DNA project (See DNA on top tab) to try to narrow down Allen lineage – at this time we are uncertain as to who his father is~ My Father Rex Allen has matched 2 other Allen Men and we are trying to narrow it down~
Any info or help on this is greatly appreciated~
I’ve been a family Genealogist/Native American Researcher for over 25+ years and have traced over 55,000+ people for my research - My main area of research is in MI, IN, CT, NY, RI, PA, MA, VA, VT, NJ, OH, KY, Block Island & Long Island areas - dealing with many of the tribes in these locations.
Coni Dubois stands next to a banner welcoming everyone to the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Reunion.
5/13/13 Hill Township Cemetery – most of the bodies were removed to Oak Grove Cemetery – L2R – Polly Goodwin, Coni Dubois, Terry & Ron Allen
5/13/13 Polly Goodwin & I discussing genealogy (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin)
L2R: Keith Brown, Coni Dubois & Chief “Sun Rise” Byron Brown
10/19/13 L2R: Chief Hawk Storm, Tall Oak (Everett Weeden) & Keith Brown at The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center for Conference – photo taken by Veronica Hawkins
Photo taken by Sheryl Robinson – My 1st time at the site and Indian Cemetery
Taken by Abby Tabor of the Daily Comet
L2R: Veronica Hawkins, Jessica Vandebogart & her Mother Betty (Ellis) Vandebogart, Donna Ellis (Photo taken by Keith Brown)
Byron Brown, Chief Sun Rise of the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot tribe and a descendent of Lighthouse founder James Graughham, walks in the Barkhamsted Lions Parade Saturday
4/11/10 Barkhamsted Lighthouse Baskets made around 1817 – Photo taken by Coni Dubois
SInger/Songwriter Glenda Lucks CD – Manissee
Also on the front with President Obama
5/14/13 at my presentation in Hale Michigan for Plainfield Historical Commission (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin) – Polly Goodwin & Sister Sharon & Husband Chuck Fisher
Coni Dubois & Allan Madhabee
10/19/13 L2R: Dr. Craig Miller (Dept Head of Science, Humanities and Visual Communications at Pennsylvania College of Technology) Dave Naumec (Research Consultant of The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center) in the research lab (off limits to public – was given a special tour arranged by Kevin McBride (Archeologist & head of the Research Center) – photo taken by Veronica Hawkins
10/19/13 Author John A Strong signing my book – The Montaukett Indians of Eastern Long Island – He signed: For Coni, Keep up the good work on the Montaukett heritage – John A Strong Oct 19, 2013 and along with that he has granted me permission to use any of his work in my research (has several books out) was a honor to finally meet him (I have most of his books) Photo taken by Veronica Hawkins
Kevin McBride, Ken Feder & Coni Dubois looking at the map of area
L2R: Coni Dubois, Kevin McBride, Ken Feder & Veronica Hawkins
Manissean Villiage Stone
5/13/13 Cookout in Hale Michigan – Hosted by Jerry & Mary Hewitt – Prayer given by Jerry Hewitt – L2R Me, My husband Jay Dubois, Terry Allen his wife Diane Allen, Mary & Jerry Hewitt – Rona Sullivan, Polly Goodwin & Ron Allen (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin husband of Polly)
Barkhamsted Historical Society vice president Paul Hart, Drew Shuptar-Rayvis of Brookfield, a descendant of the Accomac/Pokomoke people of Virginia, Coni Dubois of Louisiana, who organized a reunion of Barkhamsted Lighthouse descendants, and anthropologist Kenneth Feder pose before a tour of the Lighthouse Village Friday.
Drew Shuptar Rayvis & I
I appear on Senior Chat Hour on ctv13/Winsted CT show will appear on 10/22/13 at: www.ctv13.net/ L2R: JoAnn Schmitt & Lorraine Hart (Hosts) Coni Dubois (not sure next gentleman will get his name) and on the end is Christopher Valli (Public Access Coordinator & one that put it all together for us) Keith Brown of the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot & Veronica Hawkins also appeared on the show with me – We had an Awesome TIME with this crew and I can’t thank them enough for
Author/Researcher Jean Bell – I received a signed copy of her book: Hale & Up the Tracks (bought for me by Ron & Terry Allen) Photo taken by Rona Sullivan
Jason Mancini – Sr. Researcher @ Mashantucket Peqout Museum & Research Center & Coni Dubois
5/13/13 @ Hewitt Home – Rona Sullivan (Barber Descendant) & Mary Hewitt discussing Chief Sodney (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin)
My cousin’s Melissa Renyolds (left) Veronica Hawkins, Polly Goodwin, Me & Laurie Lamarrie with Jim Goodwin at the Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center
I appear on Senior Chat Hour on ctv13/Winsted CT show will appear on 10/22/13 at: www.ctv13.net/ L2R Back: JoAnn Schmitt, Lorraine Hart, Allan Lawson (Hosts) (not sure next gentleman will get his name) and on the end is Christopher Valli (Public Access Coordinator & one that put it all together for us) Bottom: Coni Dubois, Keith Brown of the Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot & Veronica Hawkins We had an Awesome TIME with this crew and I can’t thank them enough for inviting me!
5/13/13 @ Barber Homestead Pauline (Polly) Goodwin, Lenny Barber, Coni Dubois & Beulah Barber (just turned 96) – Both Beulah & Lenny still live at Homestead – Photo taken by Jim Goodwin
10/10/13 St. Matthew’s Episcopal School
L2R: Coni Dubois, Ken Feder, Tonia Allen Gould (Coni’s Sister) & Butch Robinson
And those I met along the way~
5/13/13 Me at Chief Sodney’s tombstone at Esmond Evergreen Cemetery (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin)
Coni DuBois of Louisiana, who worked 10 years to coordinate the reunion, was made honorary marshal of the July 4 Lions Club parade and other descendants marched in the traditional event.
Anthropologist Kenneth Feder, a professor at Central Connecticut State University, discusses archaeological work done at the Lighthouse Village Friday during a tour of Lighthouse descendants.
8/14/14 2nd appearance on tv show – The Senior Chat Hour L2R: Jo-Ann Schmitt & Lorraine Hart (Hosts) Veronica Hawkins, Greg Fisher & Coni Dubois —ctv13 at Charter Communications in Winsted CT
Drew Shuptar-Rayvis of Brookfield, a descendant of the Accomac/Pokomoke people of Virginia, dressed in the fashion of an Algonkian man during a reunion of Barkhamsted Lighthouse descendants Friday.
Tantaquidgeon Descendants – Photo taken by Naomi Carolyn — at Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum located @ 1819 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT 06382 More info: http://connecticuthistory.org/gladys-tantaquidgeon-preserves-the-states-native-past/
5/13/13 Research talk hosted at Hewitt Home in Hale Michigan R2L starting with me, Rona Sullivan, Diane Allen, Ron Allen, Terry Allen, Jerry Hewitt, Polly Goodwin & my Husband Jay Dubois – beside me is Mary Hewitt (Photo taken by Jim Goodwin)
I was able to meet with Lucianne Lavin & have my book signed – was a wonderful meeting~ More on Lucianne: http://anthropology.as.nyu.edu/o…/anthroalumni.luciannelavin
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