Hi - Love your picture! Any of your Byrnes from the Syracuse - Cazenovia NY area? My grgrgrandfather James Byrne b. 1817 in Ireland; his son James b. 1842 Ireland d. 1934 Syracuse . The last James kept that spelling but his kids changed it to Burns. They lived in Cazenovia where he was a watchman on the railroad. They also lived in Syracuse where he was a salt boiler. Thanks for your time
Hope you too can add Hatevel Hall and Hatevel Nutter as kin. One of my lines is Argentine Cromwell of early New England who descended an English village beer brewer named Oliver Cromwell, namesake of Lord Oliver Cromwell, Protector of England. Does red hair skip generations in your family? How far back can you trace red hair? Male generation photos to me, I have five. I have no children but my sister has grandchildren, that's seven photo generations. On one side five generatiobns of female "widows peaks". I still have my famed Native American kin, but DNA proved I traced a wrong wife and have no Native American blood--I sorry at that. On the other hand, DNA did prove my distant Pyrenees Mountains ancestry. Various lines have generations of lawyers, generations of alcoholics, generations of gamblers, and generations of musicians. Even three generations of genealogists.
Gov. John Winthrop's daughter wed Rev. Samuel Dudley of Exeter, N.H., daughter Ann Dudley wed Edward Hiklton, Sr., Esq., son Dudley Hilton wed Mercy Hall, daughter Elizabeth Hilton wed Christopher Robinson of Exeter, N,H,,daughter Elizabeth Robinson wed Maj. Barnabas Palmer, Sr., daughter Margaret 'Molly' Palmer wed LtCol David Copp, Sr., of Wakefield/Dover, N.H., lawyer son David Copp, Jr., gratuate of Exeter Academy wed 15 years old Margaret "Polly" Watson, they fled his Portsmouth, N.H., gambling debts at night. In 1805 he was murdered in a New Orleans gambling house. Daughter Adelince Cecelia Copp, born N,.H., wed New Orleans lawer, Battle of New Orleans Adj. Lt. John Nixon who owned the Nixon House Hotel, Biloxi; he died Biloxi 1849. Daughter Jane Ann Nixon wed LtCol Robert Wm. James and had Capt. Harry Copp James, harbormaster, Biloxi, wed Lelia Ogden Malone, who had Ruth Irma James who wed Edward Yonge Wootten of Wilmington, N.C., my grandparents. Jim Miller, Southport, N.C. A U.S. District judge recently impeached in U.S. Congress for alledgedly takeing oil well bribes (with U.S. Attorney?) to through drug cases, is also a Copp/Nixon descendant. I have a paralegal degree, burtrarely gamble nor drink. I think generations of legal ability, and alcohol and gambling disability can be inherited; as too, generations of skilled musicians. As Mr. Levi of California didn't once say: "I just guess make'n these tough workman's britches is, just in my genes?"