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  • in reply to: Lewis Ballard #37880

    Jonesin
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    This same Lewis Ballard bought property (190 acres) on both sides of Fishing Creek from John and Frances Bird in Granville County in May of 1763.

    in reply to: Silvers #37180

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    Tomehawk;37915 wrote: I’m lookin to find any information on my Silvers Family. My ggg grandfather was Jesse Silvers (photo posted in my album) was born in Pulaski county KY in 1821.

    I started doing research on the Silvers for my best buddy whose mother was a Silvers. She was a sweet lady who always was enamored by the likeness I shared with her brother. Their family stories were fixated upon being Blackfoot and they lived in Oklahoma in Pawnee territory where they were treated poorly by them. My research has taken me to Pulaski Co. Ky and a man named John Jordon Silvers born 1815 in Pulaski whose father was a Hugh Silvers born Rowan Co. NC 1778 married to Elizabeth Davis. Now I still have to confirm this with more documentation but it seems to be correct at this time. I have not come across a Jesse but I have no siblings or cousins discovered yet.

    Tomehawk

    Interesting. I just found out more about the Silvers line recently. I always thought they were English, but sourced information puts them in Rowan County NC in the 1750’s. William Silvers is listed in the North Carolina Militia in 1759 along with Daniel and John Boone. It is mentioned that the family is Irish, and maybe from Newry, Amargh, Ireland. Ulster Scots? Hard to say. They end up in Pulaski County KY late 1700’s ….early 1800’s in the Burnside/Somerset area. Some stay in KY. My ggg grandfather was born in 1821 moved to Ohio to live with his mothers parents when he turned 18. Then makes the trek through Indiana/Illinois and meets my ggg grandmother Sylva Ellen Trullinger and gets married in Bloomfield Illinois. They move to Decatur County Iowa and settle in Garden Grove and then High Point Township. Her brother Milton Stone owned a farm near Mt Ayr and he used his home to assist slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad from MO on their way to Canada. I will let you know if I find a connection to your Silvers. It’s likely they are related because the Silvers family often repeated the same names in succeeding generations. One of Jessie’s brothers coincidentally or not is named Hugh Silvers.

    in reply to: Whitfield/Jones #37115

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    Dreaminghawk;37847 wrote: My ggg grandfather Leander Whitfield Jones is the furthest back that we have recorded in our family history. He was born in North Carolina and migrated to the Platte area of Missouri with his brother Marvel Monteville as orphans. The story is that several brothers were left behind. We don’t know where they were born in North Carolina. My female cousin told me that her DNA test linked with some of the descendants of Joshua Jones in the Buncombe county area. ….Also Robert Jones jr. who was from Albemarle VA.? and lived in Granville county NC?

    Leander Whitfield married Sarah Potter in clay county Missouri then later her sister Elizabeth when Sarah died. Sarah and Elizabeth’s father was Wilson Potter was from Cocke or Greene county TN and was married into Joseph Turners family in Haywood county NC.

    I’ll bring this info over here too.

    Ambrose Jones b. 1717 and Catherine Collins b.1718 had a son James b. 1739 married Amey Humphries b. abt 1740 had son Robert b. 1765 married Martha Wade. Are these dates any where near the right dates to be your Robert? They were in Albemarle, VA

    Joshua Jones was born in Albermarle VA in 1740. My cousin who did the test says we have a close match with his descendants. She thinks he had a brother that we could be descended from. The only other thing she told me was that this Joshua was descended somehow from a Robert Jones and possibly through a Robert Jr. of Albermarle Va. Seems like your dates could line up. I will email her and ask for more info. and dates. It may take a while for her to respond but I will re-post any relevant info.

    Thanks again

    in reply to: Whitfield/Jones #37125

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    Dreaminghawk;37855 wrote: Chris, what do you know about your Moore line? The Abraham Moore lines in Person co,NC are closely tied to the Whitfield and Jones lines.

    I believe our Moores are from Kent county Maryland starting in the middle of the 1600’s. They end up in Harrison county Kentucky during the revolutionary period. I’m sure they spent time in VA. I will look at my notes later and let you know some more specifics. The Moores are on the Silvers/Horton side of the family…probably not Person county,NC.

    in reply to: Hi. I'm new to this forum. #37101

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    Dreaminghawk;37833 wrote: Welcome to Saponitown, Chris. I live in old Granville co and have 3 distinct lines of Jones. I may be able to help with this line if you have any specific Jones lines on that DNA match. One of the most prolific lines was the Ambrose Jones line with many descendents going to TN. What is the farthest back Jones name that you have?

    Again, welcome.

    Hi

    thanks Dreaminghawk.

    My ggg grandfather Leander Whitfield Jones is the furthest back that we have recorded in our family history. He was born in North Carolina and migrated to the Platte area of Missouri with his brother Marvel Monteville as orphans. The story is that several brothers were left behind. We don’t know where they were born in North Carolina. My female cousin told me that her DNA test linked with some of the descendants of Joshua Jones in the Buncombe county area. ….Also Robert Jones jr. who was from Albemarle VA.? and lived in Granville county NC?

    Leander Whitfield married Sarah Potter in clay county Missouri then later her sister Elizabeth when Sarah died. Sarah and Elizabeth’s father was Wilson Potter was from Cocke or Greene county TN and was married into Joseph Turners family in Haywood county NC.

    Forgive me if any info. is incorrect.

    Thanks

    Chris

    in reply to: Hi. I'm new to this forum. #37107

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    Dreaminghawk;37836 wrote: Chris, I’m sure that I can help you with the Jones and Whitfield lines when I have time. Above freezing and sunny today… got outdoor things to do LOL

    Much of the info is already posted here. Use the search feature and post in any relevant threads to bring them back to the top and we can add your searching to existing threads.

    Thanks for helping out with those lines. I have a photograph of my ggg grandfather Leander Whitfield Jones seated with his family. He died in 1862. This photograph doesn’t really show features. I also have a photograph of his grandson (Isacc Leander Jones) my great grandfather. He has dark wavy hair and has dark features.

    Thanks for the heads up about the search feature. I will post in relevant threads to bring them to the top.

    Really happy to figure out some of these loose ends.

    in reply to: Hi. I'm new to this forum. #37108

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    seeker;37839 wrote: Hello, welcome, and good luck!

    I also have Hortons, but no idea if they have NA connection or not yet.

    Mine come from VA, and go into OH.

    My Hortons came from Lee and Russell county Virginia sometime prior to 1835. William Kemp Horton came out with his two sisters Elizabeth and Lucy and lived near the Platte area of Missouri. He bought property from the outlaw Cole Younger and changed his name to Whorton. William Hortons wife Mary Ellen Tilton’s family has surnames Tilton, Lum, Moore, Medford, and Harrison.

    in reply to: Hi. I'm new to this forum. #37112

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    Dreaminghawk;37844 wrote: I brought a couple of threads to the top of the Share Genealogy forum.

    Potters may have come from CT from some info online.

    Leander Whitfield Jones being possibly orphaned…. concentrate on Whitfield, Jones connections in NC… Another fleeting thought in 1830s, brown and black children got spirited away sometimes. They may be destined for slavery…. but being Indian … not looking African enough to be sold south…. they got bonded to the frontier.

    Yes. You are right. I believe James Potter, Wilson’s father was originally from CT. He filed a pension in Cocke county as well as MO.

    Interesting thoughts on bonded to the frontier not looking african enough. That’s not something I had not considered before.

    in reply to: Hi. I'm new to this forum. #37116

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    techteach;37848 wrote: OK, if you connect with CT Potters, then we may be related. I have a CT line of Potters too.

    Techteach

    Okay. My Potters begin with a James Potter born July 6, 1759. He was a private in the Revolutionary war under George Rogers Clark in the Kaskaskia campaign in the Ohio river valley. After the war he resided in VA ??? For a time and then moved to Cocke county TN and then MO. Thanks for reaching out about the Potter family. Like to see if we might be related.. I have all of James’ kids info. if you are interested.

    in reply to: Hi. I'm new to this forum. #37119

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    techteach;37853 wrote: My Potters are kind of a mystery. The first one was allegedly a convict given the choice of prison or emigrating. He emigrated to Baltimore. This story is in the preface of a book of poems written by his great-grandson (not the convict part though but then, he was a preacher, I think). From Baltimore, the line goes to Licking County, OH. My direct Potter does not stop there, but continues on to Jackson County, IA where he is buried. He was a patriot in the Revolution.

    A mystery is that he marries a Deuel whose line comes from NY via Saratoga. That line also has Potters in CT. It may not be anything, but it seems strange to me that they would not know one another, since they both end up in Licking County, OH.

    This Potter line in Licking County is Indian or mixed.

    I do not know if your Potters and mine connect. Have you tried DNA testing? I have tested on Ancestry, FamilytreeDNA, and 23andMe. Mom has tested on Ancestry and I transferred her sample to FamilyTreeDNA. It might be a way to see if we have related Potters.

    Techteach

    Interesting on the different Potter families ending up in the same area of Ohio. I would like to do a test. Which type of DNA test is the best for matching families? Sounds like the next step.

    in reply to: Hi. I'm new to this forum. #37148

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    Thanks for all the DNA info and links. I will let you know what comes up.

    C

    in reply to: Hi. I'm new to this forum. #37175

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    MarcSnelling;37893 wrote: Hi Jonesin, I share the Potter name with you and TechTeach. If you get a DNA sample on GedMatch let me know. Using GedMatch tools TechTeach and I were able to identify a 7 centimorgan shared DNA segment shared between her and my mother and uncle – children of my Potter grandmother.

    On your paternal names I also share, Jones, Smith, Miller and Schule (Schulyer?). The Jones out of VA, the Smiths from VA to (they changed their name) the Millers from WV, Schule out of PA, all lines eventually ended up in Indiana. The Jones/Smith lines passed the Blackfoot oral history through my family down to the Potter they married into. My Potters are a brick-wall past 1800, they were out of Darke County Ohio before Indiana, and likely PA before that, but there is little info. The Potters in my line were known for their coal black eyes and hair. Not sure if there is any connection to your lines. Your Essie Virginia Silvers Jones has some resemblance to people in my Potter line, like Pearl Cooley and Marion Howard Potter. The pictures are in my ‘other family members album’ if you want to judge for yourself.

    Thanks for the reply Marc Snelling,

    Not sure what our Potter family looked like. Know they were married into the Turner/Black families of VA/NC. Know they migrated from Cocke County TN to the Clay/platte are of MO in the 1820’s/30’s. Smiths and Birds/Byrds are out out of VA. Miller’s/French’s come from PA. then into Indiana. When I get the DNA results in the next few weeks I will keep you all posted.

    Yes some similarities in your photos to my family.

    Thanks Marc

    Chris

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