November 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #1215
Just found another name in my line with the Blackfoot ID in it – Twigg. That makes 4 now – McLane, McClelland, Ozwalt, and Twigg.
TechteachNovember 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #11565
Were there any other connections, like location? or does the distribution appear to be random?November 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #11567
The connection is that they intermarry into the Huston/Sinkey/Ralston group and all end up in Iowa with the exception of Ozwalt who intermarries with the Hustons in Ohio. One is on the same Rev. War muster list as my gggggrandfather, William Sinkey. Bill found the connection to Tobias Ozwalt and then I found Tobias on that muster list and the rumor of Blackfoot in their family on Genforum. They end up in Ohio, but I am not sure where. The Twigg line marries into the Sinkey line in Licking County, Ohio. The McLanes and McClellends marry Ralston brothers near Pittsburgh. Twigg, McLane, McClellend and some of the Hustons go on to Iowa.
TechteachNovember 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #11928
That’s awsome. I just don’t have the nack for the geneology research. I think I’m too impatient. I’m hoping Kerry can dig some of it up. Some of my ancestors are Cherokee. I got excited when Linda told me Evans is a Saponi name. Just to make sure I checked with a few Cherokee e-mail folks off the Cherokee Surname list cause’they have Evans on there. But She e-mailed me right back and told me she knew of no Ezra Evans that was Cherokee. So, Kerry’s still researching it. I want to find his relatives and his wife’s, Elizabeth Miller. I think that might go somewhere. I just get frustrated too easy. Gotta’ go get with the woods and breeze for a while! WAY COOL FOR YOU! Love & Light, Lynella.:DNovember 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #11932
One native American researcher said my names were Cherokee. However, the more I dabble, the more I find many of the same surnames crossing over among tribes. I am starting to see names the I immediately recognize as suspicious when I see them (Interestedly they are often names that are also found on the muster list of my Rev. War gggggrandfather.) , names that have not necessarily appeared on this forum, i.e. Renken, Rankin. I do not remember seeing it here, but I keep seeing it and then found a trader with this name and native American rumors on genforum. Twigg is the same.
CindyNovember 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #11941
I just posted you a good reply and it ate it! So, I’ll reply again later. Right now, I gotta’ run! Lynella.:)November 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #11984
This is a little warning and yall prob’ly know it — but there is a ton of bad genealogy online whenever the Cherokee are mentioned.
Doublecheck it and look up the documentation provided to make sure.
vanceNovember 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #11987
🙂 Thank you. That’s been a gut feeling with me, which is why I was reluctant to post any of my Family Surnames untill I’ve completed verifying things I have. I had no idea why I had that “GUT” feeling but it’s there. Maybe sometime you could make my “GUT” clearer on the details of this. I’ve felt that since before I got on this forum last summer. Thank you for validating my “GUT”!!:D Love & Light, Lynella.November 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #12008
Would you like to post any specific TWIGG names and time periods over on the gen-section?
BillNovember 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #12014
Maybe. Let me look what I have myself. I have just one grandmother with that name, I think. I can look in genealogy.com myself first. Then, when I am a bit less swamped (End of the semester), I will see what I have.
TechteachNovember 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #12016
But, perhaps that “GUT” feeling is just that darn twinky I’ve been thinkin’ about! The one Bill said was fattening. 😀 😀 Love & light, Lynella.November 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #13129
The info I have has James Sinkey (son of William Sinkey and Mary McCartney) married to Mary Twig (1801 – 1880) married on March 9, 1820. The Carson Funeral Home Book (library at Jackson Co. Genealogy Center – Maquoketa, Iowa) says they settled in Illinois but I think they are buried in Hickory Grove Cemetary, Emeline, IA. I will have to look.
DebNovember 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #13130
I also found a certificate that was in a manilla file at Jackson Co. attached to a letter. It is a certificate entitled “GENERAL SOCIETY OF THE WAR OF 1812” issued to a Leon Franklin Wilkens, Jr. of Illinois admitting him to the society based on a relationship to an ancestor named…Charles Twigg who was a Private in Capt. Samuel Dunnavan’s Company, First Regiment, Ohio Militia, 31 July – 5 Sept 1813.
I have seen this Wilkens on various genealogy sites with alot of Sinkey’s in his family. I found this certificate in a Sinkey file so I copied it and put it in my file to look at later. Don’t know if Charles is realted to Mary Twig but I am assuming he is since this was in a Sinkey file.
DebNovember 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #13132
Thanks, Deb. I sure appreciate your Sinkey knowledge. I am better at the Green line. I get lost in all the William Sinkeys, so I am frequently a generation or two or son or two off. So I don’t end up with the right Sinkey married to other names, like Twigg.
TechteachNovember 16, 2004 at 4:09 am #13133
I’m very glad when I can contribute something….everyone on this forum has so much history and genealogy knowledge that I many times don’t think I have anything to add to it…so I love it when I can contribute anything. On my last two trips to Jackson Co. I have tried to copy anything that relates to any of the inter-related families connected with the Sinkey’s to bring home and digest while the snow flies. (Mason, Potter, Mayfield, Green, McCartney, Ralston, etc…). If I come across anything I will post it.
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