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  1. I've been asked if our Indiana Jones-Smith line...

    I've been asked if our Indiana Jones-Smith line is connected to the Jeffries cabinet makers there.

    Is your Uriah Jeffries the one in Xenia, Greene County Ohio in 1860 listed as cabinet maker...
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    This is a sentiment many have expressed. ...

    This is a sentiment many have expressed. Calling someone a 'wannabe' is easy. In reality, with the amount of time people devote to their searches, and the feelings that motivate them to commit...
  3. That Lost Creek info was interesting to learn...

    That Lost Creek info was interesting to learn about. I was not aware of the Indiana Lost Creek. It seems there are a lot of names that are the same in NC and IN. That line of the Underground...
  4. I'm not aware of any specific Tuscarora descent...

    I'm not aware of any specific Tuscarora descent in my lines. Some lines have oral history of unspecified Native ancestry from VA/NC though. So can't say for certain. Judging by DNA it seemed to...
  5. I notice your mother and wife also match my...

    I notice your mother and wife also match my cousin on the Drybread line (A303017). Where she has the 5.7cM match to you on chromosome 2 she has a 6.2cM match to your mother. She does not descend...
  6. Hey cuz! This is where the Cotton and Kitchen...

    Hey cuz! This is where the Cotton and Kitchen ancestors figure into my tree. The Mary Dyer in this tree is the daughter of Quaker martyr Marie Barrett Dyer. The Cotton's and Kitchen's came from...
  7. I do have one other relative who has tested DNA...

    I do have one other relative who has tested DNA from my Drybread side. You have a match to her as well:


    Comparing Kit A303017 (Mary Tobey) and M447469 (Thomas Robbins)

    Minimum threshold...
  8. I did one-one compares with my family members. ...

    I did one-one compares with my family members. The threshold I typically use is 1cM, 500SNP. At that level there are matches - with my uncle having the largest matches. The match on chromosome 4...
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    Sappony Epps in the news

    Saw this recent story about Tom Epps. Reminded me of your posts here...

    County born Sappony Indian and Vietnam veteran reaches success as result of hard work
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    It does seem that Jeffers is a variant of...

    It does seem that Jeffers is a variant of Jeffries - have also seen Jeffress.

    One of the places I was looking at is the Green's Fork Cemetery in Wayne County Indiana. There are both Jeffries...
  11. Native Americans in the American Revolution

    Rick Haithcock is going to be giving a presentation on Native Americans in the American Revolution in Findlay Ohio, July 4th from 10-11am at Dorney Plaza.
  12. Lately I've been learning more about Monacan...

    Lately I've been learning more about Monacan history. Sometimes it seems Saponi is kind of a synonym for Siouan. Like Airy Dixon's article - A Saponi by Any Other Name is Still a Siouan.
  13. I have a DNA cousin who I've tied to our...

    I have a DNA cousin who I've tied to our Blackfoot side (A087877 on GedMatch) who I believe is descended from this line. Her gg-grandparent Walter Nickens is a descendant of George Nickens b.1839...
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    Also seeing Bragg ancestors in the DNA cousins...

    Also seeing Bragg ancestors in the DNA cousins connected to our line:

    William Hoyle Bragg b 1780 TN - 1836 Randolph Co IN married Mary Thomas 1784 NC - 1858 Randolph IN

    Their son Ephraim Bragg...
  15. Searching our DNA cousin links I found a White...

    Searching our DNA cousin links I found a White cousin from Randolph Co Indiana whose Miller line connects to ours in Pendleton Co WV. Our Miller's left WV for IN sometime around the 1830s. Isaac...
  16. Not seeing a DNA connection between our Jones DNA...

    Not seeing a DNA connection between our Jones DNA samples and the Cardle/Cordle/Cordell/Coddell line.

    Our Jones ancestors were in Clinton Co OH before Indiana.

    Looking at my Potter line the...
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    Through triangulating DNA matches with surnames...

    Through triangulating DNA matches with surnames and Rick Haithcock's lists things are starting to become a bit clearer. For example I met an Ayers descendant with about a dozen Ayers/Martin family...
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    Randolph County is where many of my ancestors...

    Randolph County is where many of my ancestors are, Perquimans is a location DNA cousins (Elliott) tie to me too. These are Quaker lines whose descendants are living in central locations for what...
  19. I've seen an Elizabeth Gatewood in DNA cousins's...

    I've seen an Elizabeth Gatewood in DNA cousins's lines marrying into Collins, Rucker, Allen, Bacon and Merritt. Not sure if she is connected.

    Elizabeth Betsey Gatewood b.1771 Amherst VA - 1861...
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    Yes! I have a DNA cousin who connects. ...

    Yes! I have a DNA cousin who connects.


    Looking at her genealogy was fairly sure we connect on her line through Exum Elliott. Our ancestors are both in Wayne and Randolph County Indiana in the...
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    Greens Fork

    Found this article talking about the formation of Greens Fork Indiana:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/28/indiana-town-greens-fork-killer/72978202/
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    Just discovered this morning that our Dora MCS...

    Just discovered this morning that our Dora MCS Smith had a wife Addie Brown before Bessie Mae Gates. Addie Brown's mother was Phoebe Ann Gott.
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    Bunch record on Smith marriage

    I've discovered that my 2g-grandfather Dora MCS Smith had a first marriage I was unaware of until this morning.

    We knew he married Bessie Mae Gates 5 Dec 1898 and had eight children - including...
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    The only other photo to survive from Levi Trout's...

    The only other photo to survive from Levi Trout's generation is Anna Hannah Jones (1809 KY - 1875 Box Elder Co UT), neice to Massa through brother Rev John Jones. She married James Stapleton Lewis,...
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    This is the family of Joseph Trout picture 1067

    This is the family of Joseph Trout picture
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