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Barbara Kim Thigpen
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  • Austin, TX
  • United States
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Deason, Easley, Chapman, Knox, Huskey, Fitzpen & Penne, Robertson, Holland, Burton, Cobb, Garnier, Tatlocke, Tadlock, Harness, Fisher, Little, Hill, Arroye, Cobb, Wooten, Walker, Montgomery, Duncan, Bell, Cowan, Garrison, David, Stancell, powell, Newbern, Miller, Gill, Talley, Goodin, Sumner, House, Carter, Church, Council, White, Watkins, Peacock, Thomas, Mixon, Dixon, Brooks, Craig, Stubblefield, Grant, Gum, Self, Parker, Luderdale, Johstone, Keesee, Muir, Allen, Becker, Baulk, Bennett, Brewster, Byrd, Christian, Chynne, Cunningham, Flinton, Day, Houston, Fleming, Gamer, Hanford, Hansford, Hardy, Hart, Hatherly, Hudson, Jands, Jennings, Jones, Manwaring, Mollenax, Mayor, Page, Pinke, potter, Raiford, Sparkman, Travis, Wallace, Warren, Watton, Webb, oudelant, Outland, Sutherland, Mawr, Stewart, Stuart, ...
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
USA, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Russia,...
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I was compelled, for unknown reason, to study historic individuals & family groups. Overwhelmed by curiosity & possibly, DNA memory; I was surprised when I followed one line back to major royalty... further back than I knew info existed. I began collecting it & throwing all the notes on a personal website. That was overwhelming; so I searched for, & found, a free family tree site using the same format as a digital mind~map. I posted over 6337 entries; but, so many of these are repeats. [s.a. 17 times, Beli Mawr appears] & [almost as many, Joseph of Arimathea] My ancestors all came to America between the 16th & 17th century. I'm all into history now, using my family tree for interesting leads to research. It looks like I have a few lines to Mary Magdalene & Jesus. What an adventure. I have begun a grassroots project to restore the statues of Beli Mawr's son, King Llud of Ludgate. [& his sons] He's my ancestor 11 times. I wanted to honor my family & make a legacy for my descendants. Soon, I hope to have my DNA tested, & that of my brother. I am enthusiastic about joining surname projects, descendants of Mayflower passengers [even born on the ship], etc. I'm eligible for DAR. I want to recognize some people next time I have a dream of a large family reunion.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?
http://barbarakthigpen.tribalpages.com/

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At 1:16pm on January 29, 2015, Dorothy J. Smith said…

John Howland was born in 1592 Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England the son

of Henry Howland b abt 1566 and d 1635 and wife Margaet Aires

Dot

At 5:50am on June 6, 2014, Thomas E. Abbott said…

Hi, thanks for posting. I've heard from only a few since joining this group a couple of years ago. Share only Hill, Page and warren of the list you posted though - in addition to the royalty line. I have 5 connections (that I've found so far) to the "Dark Ages" nobility. The "5" is arrived at by the number of "Gateway ancestors" - those starting with a Colonial immigrant ancestor. Most of my ancestry is from New England Colonial "Great Migration" immigrants, all from England and a few a little later from Scotland. Another 2 lines (great, great grandparents) came from England in the early and mid-1800s.  Any links to POland, Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy, etc. come from those Royal lines!  VERY distant!  But will be fun to have on a 3x5 card when travelling to any of those sometime. Would probably get a very odd look though!

Of the names you're currently interested in, Allen is the only one I have, and that line descends from Samuel Allen, who d in Braintree, Mass., in 1669. His son James m Eliz. Partridge in 1662. She d in Martha's Vineyard in 1722.  Ha - I'd forgotten I had a link to the Vineyard!  (Will have to ask if ever there again if the Allens are still around!!)

Nice talking to you. Maybe we have some common ancestry research results we can share.        

 
 
 

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