Thank you for adding the link on the Native American vital records on the Mayflower Families site. I found Neg, a servant to Madam Thacher, who married Betty Cunnit. I've been trying to find the ancestors of my great-grandfather Alexander M. Thatcher, who said nothing about his background, for years. I'll have to research this couple and see what I find.
Hi James - I just started doing some research on what I'm was told is my Anishnabe heritage on my maternal grandmother's side. I would love to see any information you have on Frank and Louis LaJoice and Mary Lavake. Thank you!
My husband's great grandfather was James Frank LaLone, Amity, IA. His first wife was Eve Pierson. We believe they were married in MI. Frank (he used Frank, not James) was born in New York. His obit said he was born in Ogden, NY but family tradition says he was born on LaLone Island. One census states his father was born in Fr. Canada and mother born in Eng Canada. Have you done any research on this family?
Our small mention is on page 194...7a is my Grandfather Durham, but there were 10 children not 3 and his Mother spelled her name as Tinkess. I had no idea their actual name was Donges until I met Jim Tinkiss and he told me that you had done a wonderful background on this branch back to 1601 in Germany..I only have what he has in the book. I am quite facinated as there are a lot of spots to fill in. Amanda was the daughter of Davina Bush (and of course Barney) and I can go back centuries on Davina. Your Grandparents and Mother are good looking people. Jim did such a great job. I also now have a new little twig to add to our tree....Grayson James Urquhart arrived at 10:30 Aug. 30, our 4th Grandson but first Urquhart. Sharon
My Great Grandmother was Amanda Tinkess married to My G Grandfather George Edward Wells. Jim Tinkess gave me a copy of the book he did but our family line from Barney Tinkess he had little on. I was born not far from the property given to the original Donges (Tinkess) at Osnabrouck Centre. I lived approx. 15 miles west of there and this summer was on the road roughly where we figure the Tinkess family lived. I took pictures of of any Tinkess headstones that I saw but haven't uploaded them all as yet. Sharon
James this is wonderful amazing news!I have been so stuck on this part of my family I was starting to think I would never crack it!This gives me a get starting point.I did find a Jennie Hagsma born in friesland at the right time in the Teasor now I will check marriage records.Thanky you so much for your time and effort I will let you know what I find!
Thank you, Jim, for getting back to me so promptly. Someday I will track down my elusive gg grandmother but right now she's leading me a merry dance. I have contacted some of the researchers who were most active on Rootsweb Nishnawbe during the GRUETT heyday about 10 years ago but, alas, no one has heard of Harriet. I was disappointed that my email to Ted McKissick came back. Do you know if he's still out there somewhere? With thanks, Wendy
Hello: I have noticed your name many times in the Nishnawbe group on Rootsweb while researching the James Gruett line. Unfortunately, I appear to have shown up about a decade too late! After googling you, I joined Genealogy Wise in the hope of crossing paths with other Gruett researchers but, alas, I seem to be alone in my search for my elusive GG grandmother. I am wondering if you have ever come across any records of Harriet Gruett, born in the Home District of Upper Canada in 1826 to James and Margaret Gruett. Apart from her two marriages, to Barzillai Nash, Bronte ON, 1848, and John Lawrence, Wentworth ON, 1886, I can find no records of her under her maiden name. Having spent the better part of a year researching the Gruett (or Grouette, Grewette, Gruitt, Goroite etc) surname in Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, Michigan and Ohio, I am convinced that Harriet was the daughter of James Gruett 1895 (or 1887), and the sister of James 1810 and Peter 1814. Just last night I found a footnote in Edward R. Baierlein's book "In the wilderness with the Red Indians: German missionary to the Michigan ..." that mentions that James and Peter had a sister. I also found a highly unflattering description of James, but I digress. Getting back to my search for my GG grandmother, I believe I may have accidentally solved a mystery in the Gruett line. James Jr.'s wife's name is always recorded as unknown but Harriet's second marriage record states her name as Margaret. Of course I can find no records of her either! I would be grateful for any assistance or tips you can offer. Many thanks, Wendy Moore, Toronto ON firstname.lastname@example.org
I descend Wm. Spencer Murphy/Murphey of early 1800's Pitt County, North Carolina, who signed the will of next door neighbor Jacob Blount. His brother was Wm. Blount Murphey, and sister Wilhelmina "Billie" Murphey. In the Revolution his father Capt. William Murphey, Sr., shared a Dobbs County, N.C. (defunct county) militia company with brother Capt. Michael Murphey. Brother Jethro Murphey was the master of their "Bear Garden" plantation ship "Betsy". Their father Capt. John Murphey, Sr. (killed in a "chariot" accident") was door keeper at the New Bearn, N.C., constitutional convention when the original door keeper did not show. Allegedly their mother was Elizabeth Harrison of James River, Virginia. However the Harrisson family at Berkley Plantation could not find her name in their book. I showed the owner's wife pictures of Murphey family oil portraits (one with wig, Michael Murphey) with long odd family noses. She got excited, rushed m up to her old Harrison family portraits with same odd noses. Grizzy Murphey was kin.
Greetings from Southport, N.C. Via the Yonge distaff side, I have way-back English Royalty both legitimate and bastard. I have many French-Canadian ancestors, but know of no French Royalty? My aide Maj. Pierre Gabriel de Juzan of Mobile was killed in combat against Chickasaws in the 1730's First Battle of Ackia, Tupelo, Mississippi Military District. Canadian kin killed Second Battle of Ackia, were Capt. Antoine de Tonti and aide Maj. Charles Pierre de Liette. Juzan's mother was Michelle de Liete de Juzan of "of the King's cabins", Versailles. Etienne Burel of Canada wed a "King's Daughter" (by her first marriage) and their three daughters were "Pelican Girls". I descend the one that wed Maj. Francoise Trudeau who 1702 built Mobile's first fort. Does the Canadian or French government provide tombstone/memorial stones for it's veterans fallen in combat on foreign fields such as the Ackia Battlefield National Park, or a nearby Catholic church.? I think all three were considered for the Order of St. Louis after their deaths, but it was not awarded.