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The Start of my Blogging

A few years ago I started to blog, at first they were just one liners, and informative more than anything. I began on Google’s Blogger, but later moved to blogging software on my own server, feeling a bit more secure and private. I Started in 2016, and here are some of those images and notes I published.

3/2/2016: I currently have 1,000 names left on Family Search to go through and I will be completed on our Family Tree.

My website will be updated as I update the family tree.

3/5/2016: I just published a more detailed and interactive website for the family tree.

6/20/2016: I just added this blog page for any questions or comments.

7/18/2016: I sent Libby an invite to the family tree, no response from her. She has the info to get to the family tree via the website.

8/13/2016: This perfectly defines our family and what paths we chose.

10/20/2016: Added count your genealogy number, to show each generation and the amount of people that might exist in that generation, if anyone wonders whey the family tree is so big.

Went off of Google’s Blogger and went to MWeb Software.

1/1/2017: I completed the new website and published it tonight.I need any errors to be identified and emailed to me.

1/10/2017: I switch over from all my Genealogy software, to The Next Generation (TNG) Site, this site runs on my apache server under php scripting language that is suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. This new site creates a dynamic web page content on the contents of our family genealogy database. It provides instant access to reports and shows immediate results on our genealogy. Our genealogy database was imported into mySQL relational database management system that I currently maintain on my macOS Server. My macOS Server host all my web pages.

Our family websites are:

Introduction to our family:

Our Family Tree:

Our Genealogy Database:

and my personal web pages:

1/316/2017: I recently updated my website to include rewriting the introduction on the first page. To all my immedite family your log-in is your entire name for example for me: Bradley J. Johnson your password will be your first name (nick name if you have one) the @ then your day and month of your birth. Makes sure you use 2 numbers for example Feb would be 02. I have a lot of email address’ on most of my family, if I don’t have yours please send it to me, so you can reset your password if need be.


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The Reason for a Johnson Website

I started working on the family tree 12 years ago, from the middle of 2008. Chris and I split who would do which side of the family. Chris took Dad’s side which is the Johnson/Riddle side, I chose Mom’s side which was the Farrington/Alexander side. I had the start of dad’s side tree from my cousin Rex, (Rex Allen Johnson 1940 – 2014)(See Below). Rex was our Uncle Bob’s (dad’s oldest brother, Robert Carl Johnson (1918-1962)), son by his first marriage to Olive Marie Wagner (1920 – 1996). An interesting note: was that all of Uncle Bob’s kids, in his first marriage, were very close to our father’s age (Rex was 10 years younger).


As I researched the internet for my our ancestors, I discovered that, some of the data and records that I had obtained were now showing up on other genealogy websites. For my family members who are still alive, some privacy must be provided to ensure that personal information isn’t posted for the general public. Most of the data you find on genealogy sites are family members and ancestors who are deceased. The truth is, that anytime I have upload information to a website, rather it be a copy of our family tree, or documents, I am placing my trust in a company that I do not have control over, or know exactly what they will do with this information. This is the case for everything from posts on forums to social media sites – from cloud storage to online banking information – and most importantly, our family tree and all the information it contains.Rex had given me a copy of his work that he had completed on his side of the family, when I was in High School. I kept it in my safe for 30 years while I was in the Military and then into my civilian years, until I started the famly tree in 2008. Unfortunately Chris, who I loaned it to, misplaced my original, (wish I had made a copy). After a year of working separately, we gave each other a copy of what we had gotten done on each side of the famly. From that time on I continued working on our family tree.

An example of what I am saying is, without mentioning names; a large genealogy company that I used for research, had taken all of my files and published them online in their databases, even though I had made my tree private. So here I am paying them to do my research online; then they take my research add it to their database, then charge others for the information that I had gathered for my own tree. I do take some responsibility for this. These genealogy companies must have informed me in their terms and conditions, and of course, you have to agree to their terms to use the site. I personally feel these companies should have clearly informed me, that my tree and research would be used in this way – they never did!

I have put countless hours of research into our family tree, and I do NOT want it available for just anyone to access without our family’s permission, especially for my ancestors who are still living. And as anyone who works on or in genealogy knows – some of the information that you collect for your tree is never 100% accurate. Our family tree is a work-in-progress, that is for our family and is not intended to be shared with others without our approval. The last point is that in my research of our family, only “I” know which names, dates, details, and stories still needed further research — someone copying my tree does not.

Am I going to stop using all these genealogy sites? NO! But now, I know I must be more cautious with my data.This was my reasoning for running my own server and websites. By using my own server, I maintain control over all my data and information. It also allows me to maintain some ownership over our data. Our family tree and data is available for all family members, and only they should decide how the site, information, and data can be used, copied, or made public.



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Archie Lee Hogue

Archie Lee Hogue (Farrington) (May 1963 – July 1983) was adopted out when he was a baby, his Aunt raised and adopted him, his last name was changed to Hogue from Farrington. He was the son of (Uncle Bobby) Robert E. Farrington and Jane Berniece Langley. He was our first cousin on Mom’s side of the family. When he was a teenager he had gotten into trouble and was sentenced to a Juvenile Center in Anderson Indiana. While serving his sentence, he meet his real brother, Harold L. Farrington (Jun 1964 – July 2016), who at that time was also serving time in the facility, it was from this encounter he found out who is father was (Uncle Bobby), and had the chance to meet him.

Archie was married to Melinda Jo Chandler and had one daughter, Amanda Jo Hogue. In July of 1983 he was working construction jobs at different places around Indiana. On July 1st of this year, he had completed a job in Fort Wayne. That evening while returning from Fort Wayne, he was riding in a back of a pick-up truck back to his home in Anderson. It was storming, it was pouring rain and it was a very windy that evening, he had wrapped himself in a large plastic bag to protect himself from the rain and wind. There was a sudden gust of wind that hit him in the rear of the truck. The plastic bag he was wrapped in hoisted him up into the air where he landed in the street on his head. He was taken to the hospital in Anderson, but passed away due to his head injuries. Archie is buried at Maplewood Cemetery in Anderson, Indiana.

Amanda Jo Hogue (Daughter)

On 25 February 2012, Archie’s daughter, Amanda Jo Hogue, was murdered by a boyfriend she had at the time. Six months later while under investigation for the murder, the boyfriend committed suicide. Amanda has one daughter, Mandy Jo Hendrickson. Amanda was cremated and her sister has her ashes. Amanda is our first cousin, once removed, her daughter, (Mandy Jo Hendrickson) is our first cousin, twice removed.


She was born in Anderson on Dec. 26, 1982. She is the daughter of Melinda Jo Chandler Rhoda and and step father Paul E. Rhoda. Amanda attended Anderson High School. She was a fun loving person who loved dearly her daughter, Mindy Jo Hendrickson, family, and friends. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Amanda enjoyed listening to music as well as watching he favorite movies. She also liked fashion. Amanda had a compassionate heart and loved to help others, especially children and the elderly. As well as being survived by her mother and daughter, Amanda is survived by her sister, Betty Lynn (Aaron) Cook of Anderson; brother, Andrew (Shannon) “Drew” Coppess of Anderson; uncles, Michael (Setsuko) Chandler of Chesterfield and Mark (Joann) Chandler of Anderson, and several others; aunts, Mickey (Bobby) Tinch, of Chesterfield and Elizabeth Tharp of Anderson, and several others; nephews, Malachi Coppess, Andrew Coppess, and Hayden Cook, and a fourth expected on July 30, 2012; niece, Hannah “Banana” Cook; special friend, Ricky Hendrickson; as well as several cousins.

Amanda was preceded in death by her father, Archie Lee Hogue; great-grandmother Cleo (Steins) Carr; grandparents, Wiley Jo and Betty Pearl (Parrish) Chandler and Victor Wayne and Pauline E. (Simmons) Rhoda; special aunt, Kim Frazier; cousin, Julie Ann Kennett; and brother-in-law, Bryce Cook.

Amanda Hogue’s daughter, Mandy Jo Hendrickson

Melinda Jo Chandler (Wife)

Melinda “Mindy” Jo (Chandler) Rhoda, 49, of Anderson, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from a heart attack at St. Vincent Regional Hospital of Anderson.


Mindy was born September 5, 1964 in Anderson, Indiana to the late Wiley Jo and Betty Pearl Chandler. She enjoyed collecting nick nacks, playing bingo, traveling, and attending rummage sales. She also enjoyed books and diet Coke. She loved her family and cherished the time spent with them.

Mindy is survived by her loving husband Paul Rhoda; two children, Betty Lynn Cook (husband Aaron) of Anderson and Andrew Coppess of Pendleton; two brothers, Mike Chandler (wife Setsuko) of Chesterfield and Mark Chandler of Anderson; a sister, Mickey (Chandler) Tinch (husband Bobby) of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren, Mandy Hendrickson, Malachi Coppess, Andrew Coppess Jr., Hayden “Mr. Personality” Cook, Trenton “Little Eugene) Cook and Lendziee Cook; special friends, Dee Kinnard, Amy Girt, Melanie Whicker, Debra Bowen; and several nieces and nephews.

Mindy was preceded in death by her first husband, Archie Hogue; daughter, Amanda Hogue; son-in-law, Bryce Cook; a niece, Julie Chandler; and a special friend, Kim Chandler.

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Natalie Grace McLaughlin (10 Nov 2009 – 14 Jan 2018)

Natalie Grace McLaughlin (10 Nov 2009 – 14 Jan 2018) was born on 10 November 2009 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. She was our first cousin, twice removed. Her mother, DeAnna Christine Wheeldon (13 July 1989) is our first cousin, once removed, and her mother — Natalie’s grandmother, is Elizabeth May Tharp (Farrington)(15 March 1969) who is our first cousin on the Farrington side. She is the daughter of mom’s brother Uncle Bobby (Robert Eugene Farrington 29 July 1934 – 22 May 2012).

Natalie loved all animals; there is a story were she took all the books out of her book bag, just so she could put kittens in it. She did this so she could sneak them into her class at Anderson Elementary School. Natalie loved to doodle, write notes, and make lists. Her favorite color was purple, her favorite song was, “God is a Girl” Artist:Groove Coverage, the Album: “Covergirl,” it was released in 2002 and is considered under the genre of Pop.


On Sunday, 14 January 2018, my cousin, Liz (Elizabeth) notified me that her Granddaughter Natalie had passed away in her sleep. Natalie Grace McLaughlin, was 8 years old at the time of her death. Natalie is survived by her mother, DeAnna (Wheeldon) McLaughlin; father, Cody McLaughlin; sisters, Savannah McLaughlin & Jazmine Wheeldon; grandparents, Jack & Maggie Wheeldon, Grandparents Liz Tharp (Farrington)and John Richardson, Grandparents Bill & Jan McLaughlin. She was preceded in death by her cousins, Amiyah Morrow & Jaden Neill; grandmother, Michelle Richardson; and uncle, Jake McCord.

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Update on Natalie McLaughlin

Services were held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00, at Brown-ButzÂ-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory. The officiating Pastor was Carl Lamb. Burial was at the East Maplewood Cemetery.

An update on Natalie Grace McLaughlin (10 Nov 2009 – 14 Jan 2018). Her gravestone has been put up at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson,Indiana. She was buried next to her cousin Amiyah R. Morrow.




Her school, Anderson Elementary dedicated a school bench to her in October when school started back up.


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