I definitely will join that group. I can't get past just the first name of my greatgrandmother Ida Bell. Her first name is Lizes. That's where my ends. I think that Ida Bell had a brother named George Thomas Bynum and John Wesley Bynum and a sister named Marthey Coline Bynum. My greatgrandmother Ida Bell married Robert B Pate and there daughter Eva Iona married my grandfather Oscar Rogers. They're all from Tennessee. That's all I know about the Bynums and I'm not even sure if that's right or not. They are very hard to find any information on. We must be kin. Thanks, Regina. Sarah
Thanks Regina. I'm an avid ancestry.com and Legacy user, so I collect all of the census records I can handle. Nat Bynum is the name that I believe held my family of Bynums during their days in S.C. I traced it to the 1860 slave schedule and the genders and ages match up to Joseph and his family roughly. That's hardly conclusive, but the best I can probably do online.
All of that said, census dates and places have been known to be inaccurate. If you have any information from your family's records during that time period that references a slave named Joseph or Ceasar (his middle name) and you are willing to share; I'd be eternally grateful.
Either way, thanks for reaching out and your note.
My 2nd Great Grandfather (Joseph Bynum Jr.) listed his father and mother's place of birth as S. Carolina. I've not been able to find him listed in the 1870 census and I'm sure you a familiar with the challenges associated with African American ancestry before 1870.
Thanks, Regina, So glad to hear you won a tote bag. My Montgomerys actually belong to my ex-husband, and are based in Louisiana, but since it's so close to TX, you never know. I have practically NOTHING on that line, only know that Lydia Montgomery was b. abt 1869 and she married Isaac Dronet abt. 1902, probably in Lake Charles, LA.
Hi Regina, Possibly a connection---Montgomery is my mom's maiden name, and she was raised in the East Texas area (Henderson, TX). I know that she has a family history book I need to look at for more info. I believe she has told me that "her Montgomerys" came to Texas from the Spartenburg, South Carolina area. Any connection, you think? Leslie
James Polk Hefner (b: 1841)married Evaline Rena Hoover (daughter of Cain Hoover and Susannah Keister). His parents were: James A. Hefner and Mary Ann Wade from Anthony's Creek, Greenbriar, Virginia.
This Hefner family had been in Pennsylvania before they migrated to Virginia/West Virginia. Before that, the Koblenz, Germany area. Nicholas Hevener (variant spellings on the name) was the first to come to America.
Regina, had to check 'cause I'm not too familiar with my Montgomery link. What little I do know goes back to David Montgomery who married Mary (?). They were prob. born mid-1700s. Their daughter, Rebecca, married Benjamin Todd....they were my 5th great-grandparents. I show Benjamin was born in Rowan County, NC and that Rebecca's mother was born in VA. Nothing else on them as to where they died. Though I show Benjamin Todd died in GA.