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Kevin Borland
Kevin Borland (1975-)
Sex: Male
Birth: January 20, 1975
Jersey City,
Hudson County, New Jersey
Father: Steven Thomas Borland (1950-)
Mother: Kathleen Szczesny (1949-)
Siblings: Steven Thomas Borland II (1981-)
Spouse/Partner: Thidawan Ruasamran
Marriage: January 3, 2001
Ban Dong Phayom,
Nakhon Pa Mak, Bang Krathum, Phitsanulok,
Thailand
Children: Jaras Chaimuangchuen (1994-) (step)

My name is Kevin Borland (1975-), and I live in Arlington, Virginia. I was born January 20, 1975 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Biographical SketchEdit

This user page is strictly dedicated to my genealogical research. Click here for my biographical sketch with links related to the other non-genealogy-related aspects of my life.

AncestorsEdit

The following tree shows the first few generations of my ancestors, and also demonstrates my ethnic composition. The numbers 1 through 7 marked next to the ancestors below divide my ancestry into 7 distinct groups, which are explained below the tree. For convenience, these groups are referred to by their assigned numbers throughout this page.

Ancestor TreeEdit

Ancestor GroupsEdit

  1. John Borland is best described, ethnically, as a descendant of a sprawling tree of Ohio pioneers and early Ohio settlers. John's ancestors are generally of Germanic descent (including Scottish, German, Dutch, English, Norweigan and Swiss nationalities), although a few apear to be of Celtic (Welsh and Irish) and Italic (French) descent.
  2. Maximilian Freudenberg was born to a Jewish family in Berlin, Germany. He arrived in New York 1865 with his father Siegmund.
  3. Charles Lindauer was the son of an immigrant family from near Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine. His parents came to America on their honeymoon.
  4. Anna Kershaw is the descendant of early Dutch immigrants to the New York City area. Her family traces back to the Dutch who came to New York when it was New Amsterdam.
  5. Johan Winblad is primarily of Swedish descent, although his distant ancestry includes connections to wealthy families in Scandinavia with roots outside of the region. Most of the work in tracing this side of my family has been done by my cousin, Richard Arthur Norton. Richard is my paternal grandmother's sister's son.
  6. Ole Pedersen is a descendant of numerous families throughout Vest-Agder, Norway.
  7. Thea of Vetteland is a descendant of numerous families throughout Rogaland, Norway.
  8. Joseph Szczesny is of Slavic descent. His ancestors are of Polish and Lemko ethnicities.
  9. Margaret Rice descends from a coal-mining family in Pennsylvania. All of her ancestors came to America from Lithuania, although some of them are not Lithuanian by ethnicity. Her pedigree includes individuals of Lithuanian, Slavic and Jewish ancestry. Most of the work in tracing this side of my family has been done by my cousin, William Mitchell.

Complete chart of known ancestorsEdit

To view a series of charts demonstrating all of my known ancestors, click here.

Tracing my Ancestors Back to EuropeEdit

Of the seven groups listed above, all but two are traced completely back to Europe. Group #1 still has many loose ends that need considerable research and collaboration. However, Group #4 probably only needs to be traced back one generation further to connect to existing New Amsterdam Dutch genealogies which trace nearly all of the New Amsterdam Dutch settlers' families back to Holland.

Group #1 Ohio ResearchEdit

By now, I have traced nearly all of the ancestral lines of John Earl Borland back prior to their migration to Ohio. A tree demonstrating John Borland's Ohio ancestors can be viewed by clicking here. There are, however, a few pieces of important data missing, and one loose branch. The missing information to complete the tree is as follows:

  • The parents of John's ancestor Harrison Miller are presently unknown (although suspects have been identified). As Harrison Miller was born in Harrison County, Ohio, his birth is the most important missing link in John's Ohio genealogy, since Harrison's parents, and probably his grandparents, settled in Ohio.
  • The maiden name of John's ancestor Catharine, the wife of Ninean Walker, is presently unknown.
  • The given name of ? Welch, father of John's ancestor Hannah Welch, is presently unknown.
  • The maiden name of Margaret, mother of John's ancestor Hannah Welch, is presently unknown.

Group #1 District of Columbia ResearchEdit

John Borland has a single ancestor, Mary ?, who resided in the District of Columbia in the early 1800s, whose ancestry has not yet been traced back to Europe.

New York ResearchEdit

The following ancestral lines have not yet been traced back further than New York:

Post-Revolution (Group #4)Edit

  • The maiden name of Anna Kershaw's maternal grandmother Ann is unknown. The 1850 census states she was born in New York. In 1810, she must have lived in Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, where her husband William Oldrin is found in the census.

Colonial Period (Group#4)Edit

The following is a list of Anna Kershaw's ancestral lines that have not yet been traced back from New York to Europe:

Colonial Period (Group #1)Edit

The following are a list of John Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to colonial New York, prior to their migrations to Ohio, but have not yet been traced back to Europe:

Colonial Period (Group#1 and #4 Shared)Edit

Group #1 Maryland ResearchEdit

The following are a list of John Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Maryland, prior to their migrations to Ohio, but have not yet been traced back to Europe:

Post-RevoultionEdit

The following two ancestors are of top priority, as they are not yet traced back to colonial times:

Colonial PeriodEdit

Group #1 Pennsylvania ResearchEdit

The following are a list of John Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Pennsylvania, prior to their migrations to Ohio, but have not yet been traced back to Europe:

Post-RevolutionEdit

The following four ancestors are of top priority, as they are not yet traced back to colonial times:

Colonial PeriodEdit

Group #1 Virginia Colonial ResearchEdit

The following are a list of John Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to colonial Virginia, prior to their migrations to Ohio, but have not yet been traced back to Europe:

Group #1 New England Colonial ResearchEdit

The following are a list of John Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to colonial New England, prior to their migrations to Ohio, but have not yet been traced back to Europe:

Group #1 New Jersey Colonial ResearchEdit

John Borland has a single ancestor, Jacob Coale (c1655-c1692), who was born in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey, whose ancestry has not yet been traced back to Europe.

Tracing my Family Lines Through EuropeEdit

The amount of information on my family lines in Europe varies greatly. DNA evidence suggests that most, if not all, of my ancestors have resided in Europe since the ice ages, long before the advent of written recording of genealogical information. Therefore, the goal is to find living male descendants who have direct paternal ancestry leading to my earliest-known male ancestors in Europe, and living descendants who have direct maternal ancestry leading to my earliest-known femal ancestors in Europe, for DNA testing. DNA testing, to the extent donors are available, will likely be the key to tracing branches of my family tree deeper into Europe, where direct written genealogical evidence is not available. The following subsections discuss the current depth of the research on my family lines in Europe:

Research in ScandinaviaEdit

NorwayEdit

Rogaland (Group #7)Edit

The following are a list of Maria Winblad's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Rogaland, Norway, whose parents are presently unknown:

Vest-Agder (Group #6)Edit

The following are a list of Maria Winblad's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Vest-Agder, Norway, with one or more unknown parents:

Østfold (Group #1)Edit

The following are a list of John Earl Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Østfold, Norway, whose parents are presently unknown:


Sweden (Group #5)Edit

The following are a list of Maria Winblad's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Sweden, whose parents are presently unknown:

SödermanlandEdit
ÖrebroEdit
JämtlandEdit
UpplandEdit
VästernorrlandEdit
ÖstergötlandEdit

Research in GermanyEdit

Berlin (Group #2)Edit

Maximilian Freudenberg was born October 25, 1857 in Berlin, Germany, to parents Sigmund Freudenberg (c1835-?) and Clara Horwitz (c1835-?). Maximilian progenated the Freudenberg family of Jersey City, New Jersey. No link has yet been established bewteen Sigmund Freudenberg and the other Freudenberg families of Berlin, Germany. However, research on the Horwitz families of Berlin has revealed a potential match of Clara Horwitz with Clara Charlotte Horwitz (1834-?), although further research is required to substantiate the proposition that the two Claras are the same person.

Baden-Württemberg (Group #1)Edit

The following is a list of John Earl Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Baden-Württemberg, Germany, whose parents are presently unknown:

Baden-Württemberg (Group #4)Edit

The following is a list of Anna Kershaw's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Baden-Württemberg, Germany, whose parents are presently unknown:

Altenbruch (Group #1)Edit

The following are a list of John Earl Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Altenbruch, Germany, whose parents are presently unknown:

Bavaria (Group #4)Edit

Anna Kershaw had the following ancestor from Bavaria, whose parents are yet unknown:

Neuenburg (Group #5)Edit

Maria Winblad had the following ancestors from Neuenburg, Germany, whose parents are yet unknown.

Miscellaneous (Group #1)Edit

The following is a list of John Earl Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to other parts of Germany, whose parents are presently unknown:

Miscellaneous (Group #5)Edit

Maria Winblad had the following ancestors from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, whose parents are yet unknown.

Research in FranceEdit

Strasbourg (Group #3)Edit

Charles Lindauer was the son of Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866) and Sophia Weber (1815-1891), both of which immigrated from Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, France, on their honeymoon. Research on the Lindauer family of Strasbourg, France is presently underway, while there are currently no leads with regard to the possible parents of Sophia Weber.

Artois (Group #1)Edit

The following are a list of John Earl Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Artois, France, whose parents are presently unknown:

Miscellaneous (Group #4)Edit

Anna Kershaw had the following ancestors from other regions of France:

Miscellaneous (Group #1)Edit

Group #8 Research in PolandEdit

The following ancestors of Joseph Szczesny have been traced back to Poland:

MazowieckieEdit

GalicjaEdit

Group #5 Research in RussiaEdit

The following are a list of Maria Winblad's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Russia, whose parents are presently unknown:

Group #9 Research in LithuaniaEdit

The following ancestors of Margaret Rice have been traced back to Lithuania:

Group #5 Research in LatviaEdit

Group #5 Research in EstoniaEdit

Research in the British IslesEdit

England (Group #1)Edit

The following is a list of John Earl Borland's ancestors that have been traced back to England, whose parents are presently unknown:

Northern Ireland (Group #1)Edit

The following are a list of John Earl Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Northern Ireland, whose parents are presently unknown:

Wales (Group #1)Edit

The following are a list of John Earl Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Wales, whose parents are presently unknown:

Scotland (Group #1)Edit

The following are a list of John Earl Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to Scotland, whose parents are presently unknown:

Scotland (Group #5)Edit

Maria Elizabeth Winblad had the following ancestors from Scotland, whose parents are yet unknown:

Republic of Ireland (Group #1)Edit

John Earl Borland had the following ancestors from the Republic of Ireland:

Research in BeneluxEdit

Research in BelgiumEdit

Group #4 Research in LiegeEdit

Anna Kershaw had the following ancestors from Belgium, whose parents are unknown:

Group #5 Research in FlandersEdit


Research in the NetherlandsEdit

Group #1Edit

The following are a list of John Earl Borland's ancestral lines that have been traced back to the Netherlands, whose parents are presently unknown:

Group #4Edit
Group #1 and #4 (shared)Edit

John Earl Borland and Anna Kershaw had the following shared ancestors from the Netherlands, whose parents are unknown:

Group #5Edit

Group #1 Research in SwitzerlandEdit

John Earl Borland had one ancestor, Andreas Schmitt (1738-1811), who immigrated to Maryland from Switzerland. I have not yet been able to find the parents of Andreas in Switzerland.

Group #1 Ancestor of Unknown Nationality-William RippethEdit

John Earl Borland has one ancestor, William Rippeth (c1754-1853), who was documented to have been born in Prussia. William's ancestors, as well as his modern-day country of origin, are presently unknown.

Group #4 Ancestor of Unknown Nationality-Willem BennetEdit

Anna Kershaw's ancestor Willem Bennet (c1605-?) is of unknown nationality.

Famous Ancestors and CousinsEdit

  • President Bill Clinton
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • President Harry S. Truman
  • Alice Cooper
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • John Glenn
  • Marlon Brando
  • Joan Crawford
  • General George Patton
  • Lizzie Bordon
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Governor Howard Dean
  • Michael Kirk Douglass
  • The royal families of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, France, Italy and England

To view my connections to these famous ancestors and cousins, click here.

Top-Priority Focus Areas of my Present Genealogical ResearchEdit

  • Determining the parents of Harrison Miller and Catherine Willitt (c1800-aft1850)
  • Setting up family pages for my Welch, Walker, Morrison and McDermott-Roe surnames, and tracing related lines back to colonial times
  • Determining the nationality of William Rippeth (c1754-1853) and Willem Bennet (c1605-?)
  • Writing biographies for all ancestors
  • Creating family pages for each top-level ancestor
  • Creating descendant charts for each top-level ancestor accessible on the family pages
  • DNA testing of myself and certain living relatives who carry genealogical evidence related to my family lines
  • Inspecting the ancestry of Morten Svaleson, the source of all my lines leading to nobility
  • Research on ancestors of royal lines

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External Genealogical ContributionsEdit

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