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  1. MarcSnelling's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mskimmy
    I sure am glad you answered. We match at least 14 times to William "Billy" Cole/Anderson and his mother Keziah "Cuzzie" Anderson. my family are very dark people. Do you have any clues as to where I might look?
    I took a close look at the posts here - think this thread is what you may be looking for:

    cole,collins,anderson,wadkins/watkins,musgrove


    Now that i look I notice there are multiple people who list Cole as a surname - sammarroq, BlondeyeLaurie, Aubrey Cole

    This is another thread referencing Cole's:

    Catawba Indians



    This is another one that may apply:

    Salyersville Indians

    In this thread Linda Carter says something similar to what you are saying: "He mentions the Cole name right off. My ex has that name in his Boydton family -- very Indian looking people. Perhaps this book will be helpful. It does look to be important. I wonder how the author substantiates the claim of Saponi origins."
  2. mskimmy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MarcSnelling
    Haven't seen those Anderson/Garrett ancestors in trees of DNA cousins - or Valentine Collins.

    SaponiTown has been up for close to twenty years at this point. So not everyone who has posted is necessarily active now. One way to tell if a user has logged on lately is to look at the 'About Me' page in their profile and look at the 'Last Activity Date'.
    I sure am glad you answered. We match at least 14 times to William "Billy" Cole/Anderson and his mother Keziah "Cuzzie" Anderson. my family are very dark people. Do you have any clues as to where I might look?
  3. MarcSnelling's Avatar
    I'd say 23andMe and FTDNA are the best bets. 23andMe gives you basic haplogroup info. Wherever you test download the results and upload them to GedMatch.com. Ive found more cousins via GedMatch than I have through any of the DNA sites. I've tested at 23andMe, FTDNA, and Ancestry.
  4. MarcSnelling's Avatar
    Haven't seen those Anderson/Garrett ancestors in trees of DNA cousins - or Valentine Collins.

    SaponiTown has been up for close to twenty years at this point. So not everyone who has posted is necessarily active now. One way to tell if a user has logged on lately is to look at the 'About Me' page in their profile and look at the 'Last Activity Date'.
  5. Mousini78's Avatar
    The best thing is to either repost on your original thread or do use the advanced search feature at the top of the website for any additional information. Have you tried any of the free genealogy websites like
    http://www.usgenweb.org/
    http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
    http://www.worldgenweb.org/
    and see if there is any information there.
    Good luck!
    Mousini78
  6. mskimmy's Avatar
    HELLO!!! I wanted to know if anyone has a John Henry Anderson born Jan. 1846 in Kentucky in their genealogy. Had DNA done and we come back matching Keziah "Cuzzie" Anderson and her son William "Billy" Anderson/Cole like 14 hits also Valentine Collins. John married Margaret Ann Garrett/Ross she went by both. Looking for John and Parents can only find him on 1900 census in Tennessee. So happy there is still people here, I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!!
  7. Mousini78's Avatar
    Yes, there are still a few of us out here. What is your question?
    Mousini78
  8. Susan in Houston's Avatar
    I am new to this site, and have just begun reading articles and from the blogs. Please excuse my questions if they have already been answered.

    My husband is from the Bass(e) line from North and South Carolina across the south to our home in Texas. Although I have been researching for nearly 20 years, I have been working on his maternal line for only the last year. This weekend I stumbled upon more information that leads me to other peoples of the North and South families.

    I am; however, a bit confused when reading your quirey. Where are you finding the "matches" on the Bass lines that you are researching? What determines the "ranking" of one over the other?

    My husband's line is: Humphrey, Nathaniel, John, William, John, Edward, Arthur Sr.,
    Hosea, Josiah, Jesse Boswell, William Joseph, Laura Belle Bass Brooks, Dora Ida Brooks Thomas, Madie Marian Thomas Peterson, my husband...Robert (Bob) Peterson.

    In looking at the mother of Jesse Boswell Bass, I found that she is of the Nansemond people also. So, Bob appears to be apart of this wonderful new Family from at least two directions.

    I hope you have great results with your research. -Susan in Houston
  9. MarcSnelling's Avatar
    I checked out that link. Lots of good info. Thanks for posting that. Didn't see anything about the Sizemore's under the Nansemond tag.