It is a pretty well organised site, but as you probably know, family history stories tend to be passed from old folks who may be a little bit confused on their facts to young people who may not be listening too closely. As a result, unless there is contemporary documentation, I don't always believe the stories I see. For instance, on the Lively site, the story is that my 2X great grandmother Jane (Dotson) Lively's 1st husband was killed at the battle of Goliad in 1836, but according to the 1850 census, her daughter by him was born about 1841, in Tennessee.
By the way, Adeline G. (or possibly Adeline B. - I have found the same person given both initials) is my great grandmother Addie. There is a 1907 grave in Oklahoma I believe to be hers.
I would be happy to share whatever I have on the Livelys. but I think everything I have is either what I got from the Lively web site several years ago or the few cases where I dispute what everyone else says. My direct connection to the Lively family is through Addie (Lively) Clark. Everything I have found about her says she was born in 1852 and died in 1953. I believe she died in 1907. I was born in 1941 & Addie was my grandmother's mother, yet I never heard any mention of her. In fact, I never even heard of her until I started genealogy years after my grandmother died. I wonder if you have anything on her?
I'm sometimes slow to reply but that just comes from being retired & not rushing any more (except when I have to fix something that broke around the house).
Hi, there probably are Treadways in WV. Our branch started in Maryland, migrated through Ohio, Indiana, to Illinois, and beyond (Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, etc.). I live in Tennessee, now, and there are a lot of Treadways here, Virginia, and North Carolina and other Southern states too.
My Goff ancestors originate from New England area, and my direct line stays there until my Grandfather, who ended up in California. In research I have found branches that gradually floated west from there. :) How far back is your WV relatives?
Hi there I've been looking into the family for the past 8 yrs or so. They're many different groups of Lively's. My family is now mostly in the Arizona and California area. They're a lot of Lively's in MI TX GA TN NC. If your on facebook you should me up and NALF it's a group of Lively's you just might find some cousins.
Catherine, would love to share/swap info with you. My oldest known Lively ancestor was Joseph LIVELY, 1840-50 Abbeville SC. Haven't definitely gone back further than him but I do have a copy of the Livelys of America book to help me with the LIVELYs. Hope to hear from you soon. LOVE the family pics you posted!