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Floyd M Oakes
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US, UK, Ireland
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At 7:19pm on July 23, 2009, Tom Starr said…
My Starrs are from Rust, Germany originally spelled Stohr. Name became Starr when Clement Stohr arrived in New York in 1830s
At 9:11am on July 23, 2009, Gwyneth Thomas said…
Hi Floyd

I agree DNA will probably sort out the relationships. What makes DNA research interesting is that it confirms the Jewish belief in following the female line of descent.

Genealogical research is addictive. There is always another ancestor to chase. The Oakes family were linked to a Leatherbarrow of Yorkshire.

Apparently My great great-grandmother was married to a man name Hudson and she left him and took up with Thomas Oakes and produced 7 children. I don't know the full history but I am trying to find out. Not being in England of course restricts one to what one is told by family and as my mother's memory is not all that trustworthy I take things with a pinch of salt.


At 10:00am on July 22, 2009, Gwyneth Thomas said…
Hi Floyd

My maternal greatgrandfather was James Oakes son of Ellen Leatherbarrow and Thomas Oakes of Glasgow.

He and his new bride, Mary Wilson Main arrived in South Africa in July 1897 by ship. They stopped off in a small town near Port Elizabeth to produce a baby, my grandmother, Mary Main Oakes and then hopped on a train and travelled to Johannesburg.

They lived here until 1905 when James died. Mary married again to a man named David Anderson who died in 1915. Mary died in 1948 in Johannesburg and is buried in Roodepoort cemetery with James.

My grandmother, Mary, married in 1922 to Donald Campbell of Strathpeffer.and they produced two children. Donald died in 1952 and Mary died in 1978.

I look forward to comparing notes and hearing how you could possibly fit into my family.



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