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
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
See John Hendrickson timeline for an overview of his life. The very first record we have of "our" John Hendrickson is a land lease in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1765. How do we know it's him? In Loudoun County during the pre-Revolutionary War times, land was owned by "proprietors" -- typically well-placed Lords in England … Continue reading John Hendrickson in Loudoun County, Virginia, 1760-1770
I did a week’s worth of research at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in August 2018, with great results! I’m fairly definite that I’ve found John Hendricks(son)’s land, and that John was in Fayette County Pennsylvania as early as 1771. And I’m certain his name was not Separate Hendrickson: his name is John. He does have three … Continue reading It All Starts with John Hendrickson and Eve