My Wolfords are from WV - my maternal grandmother's maiden name is Wolford and I have her line back to the 1700's (John Wolford and Catherine Seidner (sp?). I also have a Wolford that appears to be unrelated (or maybe he is I dont know who his parents were so its hard to say) that comes in not on her fathers side but in her mothers side. His name is Armistead Thomas Mason Wolford.
I am not sure where there are connections but my mother is a descendant of a John Avery (. 1810 - 1887, d Whiteside Co, Illinois age 78). He had 7 children born in England and one of them was named Jim -died in 1912. There are still descendants living in that area. My family moved to Nebraska.
Hi Jim, I'm sorry I haven't been on this site for quite some time. Busy doing other research! To answer your question, my Snooks are from New Jersey. After the Rev. War, Philip Snook moved west to Philadelphia then on to Scioto County, Ohio. I believe he was in Ohio by 1810.
Sorry, I don't think we have a Higgins match. The Higgins I am researching was born in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 18 Jun 1770. He married Nancy Pomeroy 8 Dec 1795 in Westhampton, Hampshire Co., MA. He and Nancy settled in Pompey, NY by 1803. We believe he and Nancy moved to Erie Co.,NY (perhaps Buffalo) by the early 1820s.
Sorry I took so long in getting back to you, I've been down with a migraine headache that lasted for 2 days. I'm just now getting back to speed again.
To answer your question about my Daniel Avery having any connection to your Daniel Avery, I don't have an answer to that. I checked my files & also did some checking on Rootsweb, and now I'm totally confused!
I looked at several Avery databases on the Rootsweb site, & some say that John Avery & Dorcas unk, are Rebecca Francelia's parents, & others say that Daniel Avery & unk Lewis were her parents. Rebecca Avery was born abt 1842.
I even went online to Heritage Quest & looked through the book, "The Groton Avery Clan", & no luck. I did find that John Avery was descended from Roger Avery.
I also know that from looking at census records for Niagara County, there were several Avery families living there.
My Avery's hail mainly from the Niagara CO, NY area & they married into my Williams line. I have a Francelia or Rebecca Avery, who married Philip Samuel Williams in the Newfane area. I haven't had much luck finding Rebecca's parent's, but after looking at some census records and Rootsweb, I'm thinking Rebecca's father may be Daniel Avery. I'd have to do a little more research to be sure. I have heard Donna's name before, is she related to Lockwood Smith and any of his descendants?
Hi Jim, I will follow up on your suggestions=thank you.
If you do the Hessian session it is very interesting with the capture of hundreds of Hessian soldiers =the capture of war of Trenton=-these prisoners were marched south to Va and Pa. Many of the prisoners were "farmed out" to various merchants, iron masters, and farmers. 900 men were captured during the war at Trentonn=the 23 officers were marched to Va and 886 soldiers were sent to Lancaster. Not all of the prisoners were farmed out tho.
There is a good internet site AMREV-HESSIANS-L (rootsweb) that is very informative re Hessians soldiers. Many of the Hessian soldiers deserted and returned to area where they had been farmed out.
If anyone lives in or near Cols, Oh the Palatine Society in cols closed and gave over 5,000 books, articles, etc to the Cols Public lib. The lib has them now catalogued and on the shelves=a treasure of information.
I have been reading about Hessian soldiers for months now and will offer to you any information that I have gathered.
Mr. Butts was my second marriage and it was very short due him getting cancer. He never talked about his genealogy just his immediate family that lived here in Ohio.
Thanks for answering. My question is: Do you know where I can find tax records for Dauphin/Lebanon county ,Pa for years 1788-1790? The years below of tax list I found in a book by Luther Kalker=History of Dauphin co.
I have a possible Hessian soldier who was "farmed out" in Dauphin co in 1777-he deserted then returned to that area. Have found tax records for him 1783, in 1785 he signed a petition re county seat, 1785, 1786,1787 he was on tax lists as "inmate" in Lebanon twp area. Then I lost him. First I thought he was in jail when listed as inmate then after reading found he was a "renter".
Will in future you be doing any classes on Hessians soldiers? His name was Christoph Ackman/Ackerman