Friday, September 12, 2008

Ties That Bind

Since I started my genealogy dig this week, there are already over 500 names in my tree. In hopes of finding the missing pieces in several lines, I'm going to go ahead and list the surnames of those in my family, so far. Maybe they're in your line too? Maybe we have info we can exchange in our lines? If you're interested in researching your family and see a name here that you recognize, please feel free to get ahold of me and I'll share whatever info I have on that name.

Right now I am most interested in the McKinsey line. I've gone back as far as Charles McKinsey b. 1764 in Fauquier Co., Va, married to Elizabeth Jett (dob 1763) son Douglas McKinsey (married Elizabeth Palmer, son Charles William). The McKinsey line is my mom's paternal line, and I'd love any more info that anyone might have.

On an "oh, how cool is THAT?" sidenote: Several members of my family (Ballards and others), and a distant relative of Kevin's (Rolfes - Englishman John Rolfe who married Pocahontas "Rebecca" was in the same line as the English Rolfes that eventually immigrated to Canada) both lived in Jamestown Va at the same time. More than likely, they knew one another and worked with each other. Rather ironic that a.) he's a Canadian but has a very notable family tie to American history and b.) our distant family members met 400 years before we did.

At any rate...

Here's the full list of surnames, so far (list is long!):


Abel
Alder
Ashbaugh
Atkyns
Ballard
Banks
Bennett
Bickerton
Bland
Borlase
Bourland
Brett
Bumpas
Burley
Canning
Carpenter
Cave
Clayton
Collings
Collins
Cooney
Cotton
Cranmer
Cresset
Dabney
Damron
Davenport
de Davenport
De Dubleer
De Harcourt
De Hatton
De Hulme
De La Hyde
De La Lane
De Macclesfield
De Malpas
De Oxton
De Tresel
De Venables
Deblere,
Demmon
Duzan
Edgerton
Egerton
ELVIDGE
Eppard
Farvour
Fleming
Foxe
Francis
Fuller
Goodrich
Grey
Grimesby
Harcourt
Harward
Hatch
Hesson
Hitt
Hubbard
Hyde
Isham
Jarman
Jennings
Jett
Johnson
Karr
Lamberth
Lancelott, Jane
Lane
Leycester
Lillie
Lilly
Mainwaring
Maupin
Mayes
MacKenzie
McKensie
McKinsey
McMillan
Moyer
Of Bedfordshire, Mary (yep, that was her name!)
Of Croxton, William (yep, him too)
Palmer,
Patrick
Pembridge
Petty
Pickett
Pierce
Plane
Powell
Randall
Randolph
Redman
Redmon
Redmond
Roberts
Rolfe
Ryland
Sacheverell
Salemon
Sanve
Saxby
Shiflett
Slorey
Spencer
Stall
Stavely
Talbot
Tanfield
Thomas
Trentham
Utie
Venables
Via
Vincent
Wall
Webbe
Wildman
Worthington
Wulfric, Lord (no first name, just his title)
Young


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