"David Williams, you have my sympathies, on both accounts! Have you done the yDNA-thing to help narrow things down? Of course, Williams being the third most common name in North America, it does not narrow it down much! I did the mtDNA-thing…"
"I know exactly what you mean...
I have been stuck on my Walker line for some time at my 4g grandfather James Miller Walker of Augusta Co. VA b. ~1801 d. ~1842 m. Rebecca Kemper Whitesel on 23 March 1831. But it still isn't as bad as say…"
"Hi, David! Are you my cousin? I am chasing Williams ancestry, too.
In about 1984, my Cousin Christi was preparing to take a trip to Tucumcari, Quay Co NM. She asked our grandmother what would be of interest to her - what photos she might…"
I have previously posted here on my difficulty locating information on my Great Grandmother, Martha Jane Walker. I did not know her birthdate, other than 3 December, and had censuses telling me she was born in three different years in three different states! I knew who she married (Andrew Baker Simpson, on 10 October 1874, place still unknown), and where she is buried (Tucumcari, Quay Co NM). And my grandmother's notes said her grandfather was named James Walker. Well, Gramma was wrong,…See More
Looking to connect with descendants of Anton Schmidt and Catherine Dillinger, married 1802 in Saarland. They buried a son, Christoph, at Ittersdorf Catholic Church October 1842. They lived in Washington Co WI by time of the 1850 census. I descend from their daughter, Margaret (1833-1906) who married Johan Adam Schneewies about 1853.
I am looking for descends of William Dillard Goen and Ollie Justus, married 28 October 1889 in Parker Co TX. Their children included Bessie (Mrs. George Carroll), Adolphus Edmon Goen (married Bertha Clara ?), Fred Goen (married Gladys Lack), and maybe a Ralph???Ollie Justus was a first cousin of my grandmother, Beulah Angela Simpson (daughter of Andrew Baker Simpson and Martha Jane Walker). Beulah Angela Simpson was born 1 July 1896 in Millsap, Parker Co TX.See More
Germanic personal name beginning with the element gond ‘battle’.The variations include Goings and Goins, plus many others. The surnames are associated with Native Americans, the Lumbees and the Melungeons.See More
"Help! I descend from a Martha Jane "Mattie" Walker, whose daddy's name was James (and there are records on about a thousand James Walkers in every county in the USA). From censuses and other stuff, I have learned that…"
"It is certainly worth checking it out. My Thomas Gilbert had a daughter Anne, WHo married Richard Simpson. Their grandson, William Simpson II, was born 1721 in old Baltimore Co MD. He and dozens of his relatives moved to Augusta Co VA in the 1740s.…"
"My ancestor was 1815 Mobile, Alabama, 3rd U.S. Infantry, Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., born Abingdon, Va. His great grandfather was Gilbert Christian who settled Beverly Manor, Christian's Creek, Augusta County, Virginia, in the…"
Great grandfather was Rowan Co., N.C., Lutheran Rev. John Abner Locke Miller; unlike me, a true-believer Christian (I'm simply deist, nothing complicated); I've followed his umbel life and greatly admire him, as I do my other "true-believer" great grandfather, Epis. Rev. Edward Wooten, Sgt/Lt CSA. Going up, I've never found the Locke family connection in Rowan Co., N.C., though one of my hunches was he descended Gen. Francis Locke (perhaps via his mother's Hall family?) I've worked Col. Locke's sons down, Maj. and Capt. Locke, etc., but an incomplete job, also Gen. Locke's daughters. And Gen. Locke's little known brother, George Locke. Rev. Locke Miller wed Mary Ann Pinkston. Gen. Locke bequeathed his daughter nothing as she wed that ("sorry and lazy" or some-such in the will) Moses Pinkston. Even if Moses was Locke Miller's wife's forebear (doubt it), that would not explain Rev. Locke Miller's name? I do descend Gen. Waldron of early New England and the sister of Gen. Barringer (Beringer) of Cabarrus Co., N.C.
Is that old Augusta County, Virginia? My Russell, Christian, Henderson, Thompson, etc. families are from there. Possibly my 1800's Guilford/Rockingham Cos., N.C., Malcolm family too, from just over the Virginia border, them earlier from Augusta Co. perhaps?