And here is yet another SMITH! DNA connects us to Francis Smith - Group 3 / Northeastern Smiths / Family Tree DNA. There are a handful of us in that group where DNA proves us to be Very Tightly Related (their term) or Tightly Related...and we can't find our "Brick Wall" ancestors to connect us with Francis' lines, which are the parents of the ancestors born in the early 1800's. (In my case, it doesn't help to have VT, PA, NY all as the place of my great - great grandfather's birth! These show up on census records and death records...) It is frustrating, to say the least.
Another mystery in the family is a DANIELS connection. Ashtabula, Ohio. George Washington Daniels married first Sally Ann BARBER and then Margaret Maritte (or I have seen Martha) PEASE. Family lore says that my great-grandfather, James Daniels, was the son of Sally Ann and George. She passed away, he remarried and then HE passed away and Margaret remarried. James supposedly ran away from his step-parents as they made their way to WI in a wagon train, and James would not speak about his childhood. I found a sister of James' back in OH - Lucy FITCH - and have hit brick walls there as well.
And then there is Lydia McGOWAN, McGOWN. She was the wife of Hiram SMITH, mentioned above. Last year I was able to find where Hiram and Lydia were buried - one in IN, the other in IA...this year I would love to find their families. Family lore has her family being related to James Fenimore COOPER, and a descendant of Lydia's sister, Fanny McGOWN PELLETT, WATSON, STEWARD, spoke of a relationship to George WYTHE's family.
So if there is anyone out there with information on THESE people, I would certainly appreciate the information. Thanks.
Patricia Smith Enger
Hi all My name is George Thomas Saviel and I have been researching my family history for about 20 years .
George T Saviel
24 January 2011
Hi, my name is Kathryn Smith Lockhard who researched the wonderful Roesch family who came to live the American dream. Follow their story from 1771 to 2008. Take a peek, you'll be glad you did.
Hello everyone, My name is Tracy Collins and I have been researching my family history for over 10 years now. I just recently started offering research services focusing on the Warren County, Pennsylvania and vicinity.
I love researching my family tree and it has become quite the obsessive hobby of mine. I love to learn about what my families have endured through the times both good and bad and where they came from.
I look forward to getting to know you all and helping wherever I can.
My husband and I have been researching our ancestors for over 24 years. I have a diploma in modern history research and am keen to understand the areas the people we have found lived in and their occupations and why they moved on to pastures new. We try to visit the ancestral home areas using our motor caravan but time is limited by family commitments these days. I like rooting about in the various record offices for wills and deeds apprentice lists and poor law records as well as the usual BM&Ds. I we have a web site and are happy to help fellow researchers who find a link to our trees as the result we have over the years added many twigs to the outer branches. At the moment a few contacts are looking at the many BEER or BEAR families thet married into the PARKHOUSE families of North Devon and in particular in Bulkworthy
My nick name is Trees because I am Hazel and my husband's initials are ELM
Hope tobe able to help and find help among this community