Greetings to Michael: I just want to let you know that I mailed a packavge for SAR to you and upon tracking I find it has not been picked up. If it isn't picked up it will be returned to me and I lose postage money foe expresss mail. Just trying to make sure you pick it up or have it redelivered. Thanks and have nice days. Bob
Hello again, Michael: Thank you for your generous offer with regard to me joining SAR. I ACCEPT!! Please be my sponsor as I do not know other SAR members. I will e-mail you information concerning John and Henry Winborn (Winborne) in a few days. After you have an opportunity to review , we can go from there as you direct. Thanks: Bob
Hi Michael, Even though I have proven several grandfathers in the SAR & DAR, I currently have 5 pending applications, One has to do James Welborn his wife was Mary Isabella Teague, Their son Gideon Welborn married a Tabitha unknown believe she was Tabitha Lawler, They had a daughter named Mahala Welborn who married a Joseph Hall. Mahala & Joseph lived in Trenton, Jackson County, Alabama and moved to Marion County, AR after 1830 Joseph died about 1843 in Marion County, AR, Mahala was born in Barren County, Kentucky 1801 and died after 1880 Coryell County, TX. My problem here is proving that Mahala was Gideon's daughter. Mahala and Joseph had 4 children William Hall who married China Woods, my line, Abner Hall who married Sarah Duvall their Bible records were distroyed in a fire, John Hall who married Caroline King moved to Missouri, and Susan Mahala Welborn who married Robert Jefferson "Jeff" Wood moved to Texas and then Oklahoma. Gideon Welborn was killed May 1818 in Barren County, KY I have been unable to find a record that names Mahala as his daughter, have not found a marriage record for Joseph and Mahala.
For the Loy family I'm not sure if it was land or religion or both. They came to NC with other families from the same area and these families were the core of an early church in the county.
As for Joseph Greenwood I think it was completely economics and perhaps some adventure. His father died shortly before the American Revolution and appears to have left enough debt that all of his lands were sold. Joseph served in units from both DE and MD during the Revolution and left for NC soon after the war ended. He bought land in Rowan County on which he lived for 12 years and then sold it. I'm not sure why he once again moved, but he appears to have moved just behind the early frontier. He moved to Davidson County, KY where he lived for 7 years and then Wilson County, TN for 7 years. By 1809 he had land near Huntsville in the Mississippi Territory where he stayed for 20 years. When he was in mid-70s he moved to Calloway County, KY where he again bought land, although it appears his daughter and her husband were living with him.
I'll check with my contacts and see if they know anyone familiar with the towns you mentioned.
You need to know what religion your ancestor are: LDS has Catholic records
and civil regristaton - you will need to be able to READ german. You can order these films from the Family History Center by your area...
Title Kirchenbuch, 1705-1805
Authors Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Kaldenkirchen (Kr. Kempen) (Main Author)
Taufen 1705-1803 Heiraten 1706-1800 Tote 1700-1805 FHL INTL Film
I've run across your name a few times today and had some comments for you.
Genealogy under 30:
Although I'm in my 40s now, I began research when I was a teenager. It was a much different world then, no internet, etc. I'm curious how you find dealing with other (older) researchers in today's internet world.
Records in Germany
I've found the easiest way to make contacts for a location in Germany is to write the local church or pastor/priest. Although some have never replied I've had several others that turned my request over to a local researcher who assisted me virtually without charge.
What counties in NC are you interested in? I live 30 mins from the NC State Archives in Raleigh if you ever need someone with feet on the ground.