Hi Sandy...I am a descendant of Rebecca Ann Gabbert and Jordon Epperson. Rebecca is the daughter of William, granddaughter of George, g-granddaughter of Mathias and gg-granddaughter of Johann Friedrich Gebert from Germany. Would love to share shat little information I have with you.
My Rockingham County ancestors are HOPKINS. (Archibald, William H, John Hinton, Thomas Wallace, in descending order.) Great grandfather Thomas Wallace Hopkins left Virginia and settled in Indian Territory in late 1880's or early 1890's.
My last name is BLACK but I don't know if I have ancestors in the Shenandoah. My earliest known BLACK ancestor is from Union, SC in 1790's. Popular wisdom says the Blacks *probably* came to SC down the great wagon road from Virginia, but I have no solid information to that affect.
I also have BOWMAN relatives from the Shenandoah Valley, along with HITE and SEDAM/SUYDAM. The oldest BOWMAN was George BOWMAN (1707-after1764) who married Mary HITE (1708-1768), who was daughter of Jost HITE. In fact, in about a week, I'm going to the HITE Family Reunion at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown VA. We plan to tour the American Revolutionary sites while we're there. Most of the relatives I track eventually ended up in Indiana (where I was born, coincidence, right? :-) . Diana
I'm related to the Jost Hite's by marriage. My great-grand aunt, Nancy Ackles b: 1845 married John Hite b: 1820, descendant of Jost Hite. Nancy Ann Ackles and John Hite (first wife Prudence) lived in Iowa.
I am attempting to establish link between Christian and Frederick and my line of John to Henry to Henry to Sanford to Franklin to Cecil to Mom to me. Henry was born abt 1740 because he owned land by 1760 from George so could not have been born 1760. Susi