It can be very difficult to research your family when it includes a common surname like Williams. In my case, it's the Samuel H. Williams family who lives in Walpack and Frankford townships in Sussex County, New Jersey from about 1840 to 1890. Samuel's daughter, Hannah, marries Robert H. Snook. It's a mistake to assume … Continue reading The Different Williams Families of Sussex County, NJ
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?
Note: this is a work in progress. I'll update it as I find more information. Just when you think you've never met another Hendrickson besides your closest family members, let me introduce you to the wide world of Hendricksons and Hendricks in the Colonial era in America. These are families that live in America from … Continue reading The Various Colonial Era Hendrickson and Hendricks Families (and their DNA)
In Colonial era south-central and southwestern Pennsylvania (1760s-1780s), there are at least FOUR lines of Hendricks/on families, all with different DNA. Because migration patterns were similar for early Americans, it's not uncommon for two families with the same name to be in the same place at the same time -- and NOT be related at … Continue reading DNA Proof That There Are Four Distinct Hendricks and Hendrickson Families in Colonial South-western and South-central Pennsylvania