During the French-Indian war, the countryside was often attacked by Indians working in alliance with the French Canadian colonial government against the British-owned colonies. These excerpts primarily from The Pennsylvania Gazette and The Maryland Gazette, but these stories are run in many of the major newspapers, including some in England. While it mentions "Northampton County," … Continue reading 1755/1756 Indian Raids in Monroe, Pike and Northampton Counties in PA
My Walker and Allen families in Baltimore, Maryland have been a mystery to everyone. Isaac Allen and Elizabeth Walker marry on December 31, 1834 in the First Methodist Church in Baltimore (aka "Lovely Lane Church.") They are my third great-grandparents. I did find the parents of Isaac Allen eventually, and I'll write more about him … Continue reading Finding the Parents of Elizabeth Walker Allen
Who is Nicholas Devore and how is he related to the Devore and Deveaux families from colonial New York and New Jersey? Nicholas Devore is supposedly born in 1732 France, and marries Sarah Decker in Sussex County, NJ before heading out to Washington County, PA before the Revolutionary War. DNA matches show he's part of … Continue reading Nicholas Devore – Was He Born in France?
One of the best tools I know for figuring out an entire family tree is to do a timeline. That way, you can see migration patterns, and cross-match records that might otherwise not be obvious if you work only in one person's set of records. In order to find Phebe Devore Henion and Uzal Devore's … Continue reading Sussex County, NJ Devore Timeline
John D. Adams married Mary Willis in 1857, in Sussex County, NJ. He lists his father as Samuel Adams. But before that (and for about 10 years after that), he uses the name Henion. Why? Betty Mann's Devore genealogy book says that John's father is William Adams and that William and Phebe Devore were married … Continue reading Who is John D. Adams/John D. Henion?
I started on a journey to map every Hendricks, Hendrix, Hendrickson and Hendrixson in Kentucky from 1780-1840 to make sure I knew who everyone was, and which families they belonged to. Along the path, I stumbled across a Polly Hendrixon who married Isaac Johnston in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1816. This immediately captured my attention: … Continue reading Who Are the Parents of Mary Johnson of Vermillion County, Indiana?
Finding the father of Noah Hendrix is proving to be difficult. Many researcher have worked on this in the past. One thing we know, for sure, is that Noah is related to the Hendrickson family in Mercer/Washington/Nelson Kentucky. This is proven through YDNA testing. YDNA is the Y chromosome passed down directly, father to son, … Continue reading Who is the Father of Noah Hendrix?
There are four Hendrickson children in the Indiana area at the time that John and Sarah Hardin Hendrickson are there. I call them "unparented" because no one seemed to know who their parents were, and there were no existing records to prove parentage. They are: Richard Hendrickson who marries Margaret McKibbens (1831 Bartholomew County, Indiana) … Continue reading Unparented Hendrickson Children: Richard, John, Alexander, and Mary.
In 1882, some of the Webster descendants filed a case against the owners of the White Tavern and land in Prince George's County, Maryland. They alleged that one Webster descendant of Philip Levin Webster wrongly sold the property, when the other descendants should have benefited from that transaction. The case names the descendants of Philip … Continue reading Philip Levin Webster of Prince George’s County, Maryland and his descendants
There's been a big mystery and some mistakes about the two William Neale's who marry in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1799 and 1800. Originally, people combined these two men into one man, assuming his first wife died early in their marriage and then he remarried. But looking at the tax and probate records in Bourbon … Continue reading Two William Neales: Nancy Bryan and Anne “Nancy” Davis