the reason we can go back so far is that we are descended from a French family that was descended from Viking royalty, and they kept records. The Vikings were descended from Vandals who had intermarried with the Roman imperial family; the Roman lineage is a matter of historical record. We have reason to believe that our earliest Roman ancestor in this line was descended from the house of Troy. We then get a link between the Trojans and the Jews, and so we then trace all that line through the Jewish scholars. Ultimately history gives way to myth, and from that we find our selves descended from Greek, Roman and Jewish divinities!
Yes, I would imagine that would be overwhelming! I'm in Milton, west of Toronto. I'm not on the site often and usually do family tree stuff on Sundays if I'm lucky. I see there are a lot of people in chat right now! I should make time one night...
Hi Jim! Wow! That is amazing! Isn't it funny how you can have family so close and not even know it. Too bad she thought one side of the family was deceased. Was she excited to hear from you? I would think so! I discovered last year that one of my 3rd great grandparents lived a couple towns over from where I live now. Some of their kids stayed here and some stayed in England and I haven't checked yet to see if there are any living descendants but I look forward to eventually finding out! Thanks for getting in contact!!!
Jim -- I love Joyce's website and I have spent a lot of time there. Sorry to say that I've never come across the name Avery in any of my family materials/research. I'm also unfamiliar with Quick's Bend. Most of my Quick people were in New Jersey and New York. Thanks for the suggestions, very helpful.
Hi. I have not checked out your blog yet. My mother-in-law maiden name is Wolford. Her family comes from Hampshire County, West Virginia. Her parents and grandparents settled in Adams County, PA. Her parents are Albert and A. Isobel McFaulds Wolford, and her grandparents were Albert and Olive Pyles Wolford.
Thanks Jim, I understand the names now, you said earlier you where going to post Anna Maria Wohlford siblings on your blog, I have not found it. I now control her Finagrave.com Memorial as the woman who had it just deleted her. I believe she deleted alot of the Wohlford's she controled, What a waste!
I have a William Henry in my tree, but not my direct line so I have not traced him at this time. All I know of him was he was in TN. I just recently found some of my Poole relatives that settled in Louisiana in Caldwell Parish, one being an Andrew Jackson Poole that joined in Louisiana and ended up in Texas. Do you have his parents information? I will keep a lookout for his name as I'm searching.
Jim, Thanks for the info on Anna Marie Wohlford, By my records she's my 3rd Great grandmother, her & George's daughter Mary Jane Brungart is my 2nd Great grandmother, I 'm tring to track her spouse William M. Wate's parents. I also when to Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project and found some tree's with Johannes parents listed they say they came from Germany?
Hi Jim...No, yall didn't scare me off the other day, I had something to do...I think you were on a BRB when I left. As for my Barksdale relatives, William Barksdale m Elizabeth F Palmer in Abbeville, SC were my GGGG-grandparents. I am still kind of new to this and I haven't found his father although I am sure he has a bro Benjamin. I am sure there is a connection somewhere to the Gen Wm Barksdale but it isn't in my direct line that I am aware of. Thanks for the comment...Kathy