WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF 
JIM AND CONNIE HARTSELL
(Connie is the former Connie Orosz)
SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA

(email address can change without notice)
WEBSITE ONLINE SINCE MARCH 8, 1998.

NOTE:
I expect to be able to keep this website up until 2029 (age 90), but just in case, the genealogy information provided here will be around forever, if not longer, at

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jdhartsell.


This page is organized for the widest audience at the top,
tapering to the smallest audience at the bottom.

  TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE GENEALOGY SECTION BELOW, CLICK HERE  

Lewis Macias, U.S. Marine 1942-1975
Connie's brother. Marine hero, WW2. Scans of newspaper and magazine articles.

GENERAL JIM'S TUTORIALS MISC. LINKS
About Us
Jim's Telescopes
Jim's Slide Rule
Jim's 3 Life Quests
Jim's 1st Computer Program
Connie's Page
I Remember ...

Pixel Widths
HTML Color Values

Solar System Calculator
Megapixel Calculator
Depth of Field Calculator
Lat./Long. Dist. Calculator #1
Lat./Long. Dist. Calculator #2
Inflation Calculator (From 1900)
JavaScript Calculator
Distance/Length Converter
Another one

Video Clips Off DVD
16:9 HD screen size calculator
Digital Cameras
Scanning and Resolution
Agfa PB20 Readyset Camera
Measuring Shutter Speed

Higgs Boson Simplified
Dark Energy vs. Gravity
Dark-Matter Stars
The C in E = MC2
Quantum Leap

SCIENCE INTERPRETATIONS
(Why time exists, why matter has mass, black holes, gravity, before Big Bang...)

Olly olly oxen free, etc.

Large Hadron Collider
The hunt for the Higgs particle.
A New Model of the Atom
E=MC2 with numbers

Our Favorite Restaurant
Second Favorite Restaurant
Third Favorite Restaurant

Wooden Gear Clock Kits
My Serpentine Clock Assembly Tips
First Mechanical Clocks
Anchor Clock Escapment
Brian Law's Clock 4
Medieval Clock Kits

Edmund Scientific Online How Stuff Works

Black Oak School, 5th grade
Calumet High Class of '57

Jim's youngest grandchild, Matthew, Dec. 2007
Taken quickly on a very cold day without his coat.

RECENT MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE
13.7 billion years old, flat, 4% atoms, 23% cold dark matter, 73% dark energy
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropic Probe (WMAP)

It's baby picture of the
oldest light in the universe.

ESO's Most Distant
Observed Galaxy

Abell 1835 IR1916, over
13 billion light-years away.

BEFORE THE BIG BANG:
INFLATION THEORY

Dr. Alan H. Guth

Jim's Explanation

If you're wondering how we can see a galaxy with a red shift greater than 1.5 (receding
faster than the speed of light), see the March 2005 issue of Scientific American.

THE BIGGEST REVELATIONS OF MY LIFE
 
     WHY A ROCK IS HEAVY     
You absolutely won't believe this!

 
     WHY THERE IS TIME     
My "reverse engineering" interpretation.

 
     INFLATION THEORY     
Before the Big Bang.

 
     IT ALL ADDS UP TO ZERO     

THE BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
(No, it's not the Bible.)

It all began in 1953!

Photo taken in 1992 but it's my favorite, taken shortly after our marriage.

Jim and Connie, May 2008

 

 

 

ENTERING THE GENEALOGY SECTION

The following began in 1957 when I started researching my great-great-grandfather David Hartzell, born 1805 in Virginia, married 1835 in Connersville, Indiana, and died 1865 near Windsor, Illinois. That's all we knew about him. It has been my lifetime project to find his ancestry and life story.

His parents were Adam & Christina (Sink) Hartzell of Franklin Co., VA and Montgomery Co., OH.

This was finally proven Nov. 19, 2008 through Y-DNA 46-marker tests between a descendant of Adam's son John Hartzell and me (exact match). It was further verified Sept. 2010 in a match with a descendant of Adam's son Leonard Hartzell. More evidence is in my "Evidence For Ancestry of David Hartzell (1805-1865)" (link below).

Jacob Hirzel -> Heinrich Hirzel -> Clemens Hirtzel ->
Georg Hertzel -> Jacob Hertzel -> Philip Hartzell ->
Adam Hartzell -> David Hartzell -> James Alexander Hartsell ->
James Oran Hartsell -> James Daniel Hartsell -> James Dwight Hartsell (me)

MAIN LINKS BELOW:
PAUL SWAN'S HARTZELL CHAPTER (back to 1580 Switzerland)
MERLE RUMMEL'S "THE VIRGINIA SETTLEMENT"
THE LIFE OF DAVID HARTZELL (1805-1865)
ANCESTRY OF JAMES A. & SOPHRONIA (WALKER) HARTSELL

NOTICE: As a backup for this website, the genealogy information is archived at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdhartsell.
(There will be pop-up ads.)

GENEALOGY LINKS HARTZELL INFO MAPS
Relationship Chart
(2nd cousin, 3rd cousin, etc.)
Genealogy Forum
Ancestry.com
Rootsweb.ancestry.com
Family Search
(CAUTION on IGI & Pedigree Resource)
1790/1800 Virginia Tax Lists
(1788/1799 Franklin County, VA)
Census Finder
1820 Census Info
USGenWeb Census
USGenWeb Project
The Palatine Project
(Ship passenger lists)
"Old Diseases"
Paul Swan's Hartzell Chapter
Hartzell Ancestral Line
Hartzell DNA Links
By Dr. George C. Nieman,
ggg-grandson of Adam Hartzell.
The Other Adam Hartzells
Daniel, s/o Adam Hartzell?
The Other George Hartzells
Youngest s/o Philip Hartzell?
The Other David Hartzells
NEW! Abraham Hartzell
Eva Houtz Ohio connection, and
possible son David A. Hartzell.
Hartzell Land in Virginia
(Philip, Abraham, Jacob Hartzell)
VA Families to Union Co. IN
(Rummel's "The Virginia Settlement")
Jonas Hartzell's 1816 Letter
1727 Ship William & Sarah
(Ancestor Hans Jerg Hertzel & family)
NEW 1749 German pamphlet
1799 Franklin Co VA tax list
(Persons of interest; Hartsell, Sink)
Don Smith's Hartzell Info
Sink/Zink Family History
(and Sink-Hartzell connection)
George Sinks Descendants
(George of Montgomery Co. OH)
Little Nellie Hartzell
Windsor, Illinois
State County Maps
Indiana Counties
Ohio Counties
Pennsylvania Counties
Virginia Counties
U.S. County Formation Maps
U.S. Maps 1775-1920
Montgomery County, OH
1874 Northampton County, PA
USGS Northampton Co., PA
Virginia counties in 1770
(Before Franklin County)
Early Virginia Counties
Virginia counties in 1780

YouTube VIDEOS - GRAVESTONE LOCATIONS

William Walker family gravestones, Springersville Cemetery, Indiana:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwaZT0raH6A

James A. Hartsell descendants, Ash Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Illinois:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZZW3Ap4Q_I

David Hartzell children gravestones, Windsor Cemetery, Windsor, Illinois:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=64OULUkNm5s

CAUTION!
FamilySearch.org IGI and Pedigree Resource Files are frequently
inaccurate and should be only used as a possible clue for further research.

FRANKLIN CO., VA MONTGOMERY CO. OH FAYETTE CO., IN
Historical Society
Genealogy
Jefferson Twp. History
Historical Society
(County-Township maps)
County Website
1856 Plat Map Pictures
1856 Index To Owners
1856 Connersville
A History of the County
(From Ancestry of J & S Hartsell)
1850 Census (USGenWeb)
Connersville Website
County Courthouse
Metamora
WW Valley Railroad
Why Fayette County?

JIM'S SIX-GENERATION ANCESTRY
ANCESTRY OF JAMES A. & SOPHRONIA (WALKER) HARTSELL
(Jim's great-grandparents.)
Hartsell-Sink-Nipp-Lindemuth-Walker-Corbet-Dorsey families
Updated March 29, 2008: Hartsell 1790-1830
From jdhartsell.com, sections are printable separately - see HOW TO PRINT

PAUL SWAN'S HARTZELL CHAPTER
From Jacob Hirzel (1580-1634) to Adam Hartzell (1768-1833)

Jim's supplement to Paul Swan's "Hartzell Chapter"
Phillip and Christina (Kreiling) Hartzell

Before 1800              After 1800
Jim's supplement to Paul Swan's "Hartzell Chapter"
Adam and Christina (Sink) Hartzell

Before 1800              After 1800
OUR ANCESTOR HANS GEORG HERTZEL (1686-1755)
1727 Immigrant from Germany to Philadelphia; his life and times.

ADAM & CHRISTINA (SINK) HARTZELL
An Addendum to Paul Swan's Hartzell Chapter
2/23/09: I now believe Adam Hartzell died 30 Aug. 1833.

HARTZELL LAND IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Philip Hartzell 1792, Abraham Hartzell 1796, Jacob Hartzell 1818.
Plus part of the Franklin County Settlement Map (full map in link below).

FULL SETTLEMENT MAP, FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA

MERLE RUMMEL'S "THE VIRGINIA SETTLEMENT"
If not there, do a Google search.
Neighbors of Adam Hartzell from Virginia to Ohio & Indiana.
Lybrook, Moss, Toney, Miller etc. from the Blackwater River Valley, Franklin Co., VA.

FRONTIER LIFE

CHILDREN OF ADAM & CHRISTINA (SINK) HARTZELL
Please help keep this updated.
SUMMARY: LIVES OF ADAM HARTZELL AND SON DAVID
NEW! ADAM HARTZELL 1833 DEATH AND BURIAL PLACE

THE LIFE OF DAVID HARTZELL 1805-1865
The above updated July 2014
The 1850's Homesite of David Hartzell
My first "sighting" of Adam Hartzell
FULL SETTLEMENT MAP, WYTHE COUNTY, VA
Barbara Nipp's family locations

EVIDENCE FOR ANCESTRY OF DAVID HARTZELL (1805-1865)
Including Y-DNA 48-marker match between me and a desc. of Adam's son John.
Last update Nov. 22, 2008.

Life and Ancestry of James O. & Edna (Dietz) Hartsell
Dietz-Lecrone-Storm-Rankin-Vaughn families
Life and Ancestry of James D. ("J.D.") & Ruth (Dean) Hartsell
Dean-Fields-Friedley-Winklepleck-Wyant-Shafer-Bair-Freed families
Macias Family History - Connie's family
Macias-Gomez families

Old Family Pictures

Photos: the Thelma Price-Papillo Collection

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                                                              Adam Hartzell
                                               David Hartzell+-------------
                                                +------------+Christina Sink
                               James A. Hartsell|1805-1865   +-------------
                                   +------------+             Phillip Nipp
                                   |1837-1910   |Barbara Nipp+-------------
                                   |            +------------+Catherine Lindemuth
                  James O. Hartsell|             1815-1880   +-------------
                      +------------+                          William Walker
                      |1881-1953   |           Joseph Walker +-------------
                      |            |            +------------+Jane Corbet
                      |         Sophronia Walker|1814-1896   +-------------
                      |            +------------+             Thomas Dorsey
                      |             1849-1926   |Sarah Dorsey+-------------
         James Daniel Hartsell                  +------------+Margaret ****
         +------------+                          1824-1851   +-------------
         |1910-2003   |                                       John Henry Dietz
         |            |                          George Dietz+-------------
         |            |                         +------------+Elizabeth Geistweit
         |            |            Daniel Dietz |1808-1869   +-------------
         |            |            +------------+
         |            |            |1846-1927  Louisa Lecrone+-------------
         |            |            |            +------------+
         |            |Edna Dietz  |                 -1858   +-------------
         |            +------------+             
         |             1885-1982   |            William Storm+-------------
         |                         |            +------------+
James Dwight Hartsell (me)         |Elvira Storm|1829-1894   +-------------
1939-    |                         +------------|             Samuel Rankin
         |                         1860-1932 Elizabeth Rankin+-------------
Robert Dean Hartsell                            +------------+Nancy Vaughn
1941-    |                                                   +-------------
         |                                                    Robert? Dean
Edward Arthur Hartsell                         George W. Dean+-------------
1942-    |                                      +------------+
         |                      Benjamin F. Dean|1829-       +-------------
Keith Daniel Hartsell              +------------+
1951-    |                         |1853-1921   Ellen Sellers+-------------
         |                         |            +------------+
         |            James F. Dean|             1831-       +-------------
         |            +------------+                          William S. Fields
         |            |1879-1919   |        William H. Fields+------------- 
         |            |            |            +------------+Susan Dodge
         |            |       Margaret J. Fields|1823-1863   +-------------
         |            |            +------------+             William B. Smith
         |            |             1863-1948  Margaret Smith+-------------
         |            |                         +------------+Elizabeth Friedley
         |Ruth Dean   |                          1824-1899   +-------------
         +------------+                                       Christian Winklepleck
          1912-2009   |                  Jacob C. Winklepleck+-------------
                      |                         +------------+Mary M. Wyant
                      |     Jacob J. Winklepleck|1814-1890   +-------------
                      |            +------------+
                      |            |1834-1916  Elizabeth Bair+-------------
                      |            |            +------------+
                Mary M. Winklepleck|             1818-1890   +-------------
                      +------------+                          John F. Shafer
                       1878-1956   |            Jacob Shaffer+-------------
                                   |            +------------+Catherine Young
                                  Barbara Shafer|1818-1900   +-------------
                                   +------------+             Henry Freed
                                   1845-1908    |Anna Freed  +-------------
                                                +------------+Elizabeth Beidler
                                                 1817-1890   +-------------
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