Saturday, June 26, 2010

Surname Listing - WILLIAMS (Wales, UK)

Counting down my Great-Grandparents, this week is Williams. There always seems to be some dispute among the Williams researchers. At the moment, there is a discrepancy in this line. This is what I'm using right now, but check out my full database (with notes and more info) if you're part of this family and want more information.

12 generations of WILLIAMS connected through:

4. Charles Ernest Loops II (1906-1977)
5. Laura Melba Dekle (1908-1994)

10. DEROY DEKLE was born on 19 Jun 1880 in Bulloch Co., Ga. He died on 14 Aug 1958 in Bulloch Co., Ga.
11. LEVIETTA "Levie" SERENA WILLIAMS was born on 19 May 1879 in Excelsior, Bulloch Co., Ga. She died on 12 Feb 1955 in Statesboro, Bulloch Co., Ga. She was buried in Eastside Cemetery,Bulloch Co.,Ga.

Children of D.R. and Levie Dekle were: Marilee, Lester, Bernard, Melba, Evelyn and Margie.

22. HENRY ROBERT WILLIAMS was born on 11 Jun 1856 in Excelsior, Bulloch Co., Ga. He died on 4 Feb 1936 in Statesboro, Bulloch Co., Ga.
23. LAURA MOZELLE LESTER was born on 24 Jan 1860 in Bryan Co., Ga. She died on 20 Feb 1936 in Statesboro, Bulloch Co., Ga. She was buried in Eastside Cemetery,Bulloch Co.,Ga.

Children of Henry and Laura Williams were: Levietta, John Clyde Williams (1884-1979), Ruby Williams (1884-?), Mabel Williams (1888-1890), Ouida Williams (1893-1984), Robert Lee Williams (1894-1912), and Sibyl Williams (1900-1944)

44. JEFFERSON GODFREY WILLIAMS MD was born on 4 Mar 1825 in Excelsior, Bulloch Co., Ga. He died on 30 Mar 1903 in Statesboro, Bulloch Co., Ga. He was buried in Oliff-Williams-Geiger Cemetery,Excelsior Community,Bulloch Co.,Ga.
45. SARAH ELIZABETH BRANNEN was born on 5 May 1832 in Bulloch Co., Ga. She died on 8 Mar 1879 in Bulloch Co., Ga. She was buried in Oliff-Williams-Geiger Cemetery,Excelsior Community,Bulloch Co.,Ga

Children of Jefferson Godfrey and Sarah Williams were: Martha "Mattie" Williams (abt 1854-abt 1925); Henrietta H. Williams (1850-1933); John William Williams (1851-1933); William Williams (1859-1920) and Henry Robert.

Jefferson married second, Laura Wallace. Three children: Emmit P. Williams (1879-1879); Hal Williams (1883-1883), and Sarah Nell Williams (1889-1976).

Jefferson married third, Millie Kingery. Two children: Delanie Williams (1894-1897) and Lafayette Williams (1901-1960).

88. WILLIAM BRINSON WILLIAMS was born in 1796 in Bulloch Co., Ga. He died in May 1876 in Bulloch Co., Ga.
89. SARAH GREEN was born in 1803 in Tattnall Co.,Ga. She died on 22 Mar 1855 in Bulloch Co., Ga. She was buried in William Cemetery,Bulloch Co.,Ga.

Children of William Brinson and Sarah were: John C. Williams (?), John Arnold Williams (?), Lewis Williams (?), Jefferson Godfrey Williams, Laricy Williams (abt 1833-?), Mitchell Williams (abt 1837-?), Louisa Williams (abt 1839-?), Robert J. Williams (1841-?), and Henry Williams (abt 1845-?).

176. SETH WILLIAMS was born in 1760 in Duplin Co.,NC. He died in Jun 1827 in Bulloch Co., Ga.
177. ELIZABETH "Betsey" GODFREY was born in 1773 in Onslow Co.,NC. She died in 1863 in Bulloch Co., Ga.

Children of Seth and Betsey Williams were: Carroll Williams (?), William Brinson Williams, Nancy Williams (1799-1887), Godfrey Williams (1807-?), and Anson Williams (abt 1810-1850).

352. WILLIAM WILLIAMS Sr. was born in 1740 in Duplin Co.,NC. He died in 1786 in Burke Co.,Ga.
353. MARY WARD was born about 1738 in Duplin Co.,NC. She died on 6 Mar 1827 in Jackson Co.,Ga

Children of William and Mary Williams: Seth Williams, Anson Williams (abt 1767-?), Charlotte Williams (abt 1769-?), Sarah Williams (abt 1771-?), Priscilla Williams (?), and Mary Williams (?).

There is no direct information linking William to Stephen. It seems to be a connection that only online trees have made, and might not be correct.

704. STEPHEN WILLIAMS was born in 1720 in Duplin Co.,NC. He died in 1770 in Burke Co.,Ga.
705. ELIZABETH LEWIS was born about 1720

Children of Stephen and Elizabeth Williams: William Williams, James Williams (abt 1746-?), John Williams (abt 1748-?), Sarah Williams (abt 1752-?), Mary Williams (abt 1754-?), Elizabeth Williams (abt 1756-?).

The Dates of the two following Anthony Williams do not match right. Something is wrong. I am working on these four generations.

1408. ANTHONY WILLIAMS Jr. was born about 1700 in Isle Of Wight County,Virginia. He died in 1754 in Duplin Co.,NC.
1409. MARY EARLY was born about 1698 in Duplin Co.,NC. She died in 1755

Children of Anthony and Mary Williams: Stephen Williams, Benjamin Williams (abt 1722-1830); Mary Williams (1724-1809); Penelope Williams (abt 1726-?), Pherabee Williams (abt 1728-?); Esther Williams (abt 1730-?); Sivility/Civility Williams (abt 1732-?)

2816. ANTHONY WILLIAMS Sr. was born about 1670 in Nansemond Co.,NC. He died about 1718 in Chowan Co.,NC.
2817. MARTHA BUSH was born about 1680 in Chowan Co.,NC

Children of Anthony and Martha Williams:
William Williams (abt 1709-abt 1800), John Williams (abt 1712-1790), Anthony Williams, Sarah Ann Williams (abt 1714-1799), Mary Williams (abt 1815-abt 1804); Eleanor Williams (abt 1716-abt 1810); Lewis Williams (abt 1708-abt 1796).

5632. LEWIS WILLIAMS was born about 1646 in Nansemond Co.,NC. He died in 1717 in Chowan Co.,NC.
5633. MARY WALBURTON was born in 1660 in Maybe Isle Of Wight,Virginia. She died in 1720 in NC.

Children of Lewis and Mary Williams: Priscilla Williams (abt 1678-?); Margaret Williams (1656-1728); Anthony Williams, and Elizabeth Williams (abt 1700-?).

11264. JOHN WILLIAMS II was born in 1615 in Queens Creek,York Co.,VA. He died in 1688 in Isle Of Wight County,Virginia.
11265. ANN WHITLEY was born about 1620 in Isle Of Wight County,Virginia. She died in Apr 1694 in Isle Of Wight County,Virginia.

Children of John and Ann Williams: Lewis Williams, Ann Williams, Sarah Williams, Elizabeth Williams, Thomas Williams (abt 1640-1693); John Williams (abt 1640-1692); George Williams (abt 1640-1672); Rowland Williams (abt 1640-1678).

**I think it's interesting that I have the above four children, all born abt 1640. How have I not fixed THAT yet????**

22528. JOHN WILLIAMS was born about 1582 in Wales.

Notes on Lewis Williams (#5632)...

From the research of Mrs. Carl Pittman of Tifton, Ga., daughter of John Clyde Williams of Bulloch CO., Ga.

This lineage has been proven in many books and accepted by the DAR,Society of Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims, National Society of Colonial Dames of the 17th Century.

According to Mrs. Pittman, there are at least four men named Lewis Williams who were listed as immigrants to America in 1650. She is not100% positive, but feels strongly that the Lewis Williams of this lineage came over the Captain Richard Bond of Charles City Co.

Some researchers have said that there was an ancestor of this Lewis already in America, and that John Williams was the father or grandfather of Lewis, and that he is the one who came over from Wales. To Mrs. Pittman's knowledge, no one has ever come up with any solid proof of this. As far as any Genealogical Society is concerned, Lewis is the first to be in America.

Again, a lot of discrepancies with this family. And difficult to research because, of course, there are SO many Williams of the same names, at the same times, in the same location. How do you sift through all the information?

I'll keep you posted.

~happy huntings

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Surname Listing - WEBB

Now getting in the routine of Surname Saturday, after my four grandparent lines established, I'm continuing on with Great-Grandparents.

Today... WEBB (unfortunately, another one of those lines where I'm STUCK)

4 generations of WEBB are connected through:

4. Charles Ernest Loops II (1906-1977)
5. Laura Melba Dekle (1908-1994)

8. CHARLES ERNEST LOOPS was born on 12 Nov 1875 in Kinston,NC. He was christened on 16 Oct 1885 in St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Lenoir Co., NC. He died in North Carolina.
9. EVA BELL WEBB was born on 28 Apr 1882 in Kinston,NC. She died on 15 Sep 1966 in Arlington,VA

Children of Charles & Eva were Frank Webb Loops, Georgebelle Loops (1904-1990), Charles Ernest Loops II, and Frederick Carlysle Loops (1908-1965).

18. GEORGE BELL WEBB was born on 8 Jul 1855 in Greene Co.,NC. He died on 21 Aug 1914 in Kinston,NC. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery,Kinston,NC..
19. AGNES PITTMAN was born on 17 Feb 1856 in Fountain Hill,Lenoir Co,NC.. She died on 16 Oct 1883 in Kinston,Lenoir Co.,NC. She was buried in Maplewood Cemetery,Kinston,NC

Children of George and Agnes included Guy Webb (1877-1939), James Francis Webb (1879-1912), and Eva Bell Webb.

George later married Agnes' sister, Emma Pittman. Children included Agnes Pittman Webb (1890-1976) and Carrie Lulu Webb (1893-1948).

36. JAMES BARNEY WEBB was born on 6 Dec 1823 in New Bern,Craven Co.,NC. He died on 2 Aug 1901 in Kinston,Lenoir Co.,NC. He was buried in 1901 in Maplewood Cemetery,Kinston,NC..
37. MARGARET ANN LAUGHINGHOUSE was born on 10 Sep 1823 in Perquimans Co.. She died on 14 Feb 1880 in Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC. The cause of death was pneumonia. She was buried on 15 Feb 1880.

Children of James and Margaret Ann were Carolina J. "Carie" Webb Midyette (?), Sophia A. Webb (1843-1865), Mary Margaret Webb (abt 1848-?), Benjamin T. Webb (abt 1850-?), Martha Jean Webb Meyer (abt 1852-1880), George Bell Webb, Nancy Maple "Nannie" Webb West (1857-1952), John William Webb (abt 1861-1923), and Emma Webb Noland (abt 1868-1954).

72. JAMES WEBB Jr.was born on 2 Mar 1795 in Westbrook,ME. He died on 24 Feb 1833 in Lost At Sea.
73. SOPHIA BELL was born on 7 Mar 1797 in Possibly Kinston,Lenoir Co.,NC. She died on 13 Sep 1840.

Children of James & Sophia Webb are Emily Ann Webb Gaskill (died in 1850) and James Barney Webb.
I've got a lot of research still to do on this family, cleaning up some of the supporting information. Bob West (a cousin and descendant of James Barney Webb, et al) has been researching this line for years and is also STUCK. Hmph.

If you are part of this family or have any information, please leave me a comment!

~happy huntings,

The Family Bible

No doubt, the Family Bible is an invaluable resource for genealogical information. Where else could you write the births/deaths as keepsakes for your family, that would remain through the generations? I fear that this legacy is slowly dying; both because of the reduced number of bibles! And because we feel there are so many other ways of recording our family history. But I wonder, what would happen if all the electronic records disappeared? How many of us have really Written this information down, stored away for our families to see in the next generations to come?

My family is like many Southern families to keep wonderful records hidden in the pages of the family Bible. The problem is Finding the Bibles!

For example... my hunt for Amanda STUBBS. Amanda married Frederick Christopher Loops in Kinston, Lenoir Co, NC. She is the American mother to my Loops family. She is a vital tie in my ancestry! And for 17years, I have not had her name. Amanda this, Amanda that on document after document - Christenings, random tax records, estate records, church records. Either she is Amanda ? or Amanda Loops (and the variations of Loops that no one could spell).

FINALLY just this year, I broke down and bought a subscription to Ancestry (my frustration that you must PAY for genealogical information not-withstanding... there were files I needed). And low and behold, the NC death certificate for her daughter, Eva Loops, listed Amanda STUBBS as her mother. Oh my elation! Seriously... I called my father. I emailed the ladies in our Loops family email list - various cousins and other researchers I bug once a year or so with random tidbits I've picked up. Hi everyone! I found her - Amanda STUBBS!!

And from there began the exciting adventure of locating the STUBBS line (which sadly ends with her father John.. and now I'm stuck again) and BUCK line - maternal (which also ends just one generation more with, you guessed it, John Buck). Hmph.

STILL. What a triumph!

So I go to my father's house in NC (3,000 miles away) for my sister's wedding. His house is recent storage to a big box of pictures and random files discovered by family, which he casually hands over... ooh, here's new stuff for you to look through.
OH MY GOD!! I jumped at the box with crazy fury, skipping through pictures, SO fast (knowing I'll soon get the scanner and really detail each picture), and there at the botom are two, heavy, thick bibles.

First one I open, I flip to the back, the somewhat plasticky type pages and there on the 2nd page: (ick, it's not very clear)...

Amanda... STUBBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My heart crushed.
Ordinarily I'd be SO excited to get this information. But after 17years of Not having it, years of searching, and my triumph this year of patience paying off and finally discovering the document that had her name on it..... Yeah, No So Excited at this painful clear STUBBS, right there on the page in my grandfather's handwriting. YEESH.

Still, the point of the story... Family Bibles are cool. And invaluable to genealogy research. Already on this same page of "Father's Family" are listed many siblings I do not have in my database. Ooh, the mystery. I'll have to email Martha about the Mewborn family; I'll have to email the genealogical society about the Webb family. Yay! I'm off on a new hunt!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Research from a non-professional

It seems that in most families, there is one (if one) that holds and interest and diligence and fascination with family research. Some gather the pictures, some find their inner craftiness and scrapbook tales, some scour the world for that bit of data to piece things together. And every now and again, at a family dinner/wedding/reunion, you get to tell some of the tales you've discovered, and others' might be interested for a bit.
Or at least, that's my family.

I am not a professional. I teach a class on genealogy on the web (which I'd love to expand into a series of classes), that is based on my experiences, and mine alone. What do I know? I'm certainly not the greatest researcher, and my priorities have greatly changed over the years. Most of what I know now is how NOT to research, the mistakes you will make. It is only in the past few years that I feel I've begun to even touch the surface of being a GOOD, qualified researcher.

When you start researching at 17, and tend to be a math person already, it's about the puzzle. The data. Filling in the gaps, going as far back as you can.

And because of that, I have 10 years of research in names and history and data. And NO SOURCES. I have NO idea where half of the data I've discovered came from. It was from the web. As we all know (or, know NOW), that is highly subjective. It might be correct. It quite possibly is not. I have people in an old address list that I didn't even write down which family they're connected to, so writing to them or using them as sources now, after the fact, is impossible.

It's sad.
It's a learning experience.

So, I offer this as an apology to my database. To researchers of my families who stumble across my information and ask me for more, and I just don't have it.

The past 7years have been spent correcting data, rediscovering holes, filling in even more gaps and data with TRUE data, with SOURCES, with actual pieces of paper that I've scanned by going to the clerks of court (and trusting in documents found on Ancestry). There are times it seems it was all a waste - now that I'm having to correct so much, Base so much unfounded. But it makes for a clearer, more bonafide database of my Ancestry.

And now instead of just an empty database of 23000 names, I now have at least a few thousand that I know a bit of their lives, a story to put to their birth dates and death dates, and when a family member asks me a question, I have so much more to say.

Source your stuff, ya'll.
It is a learning process, but that's the first lesson EVERYONE needs to learn.

~happy huntings

Surname Starter - LOVEALL (England)

This completes my grandparent generation. Woohoo! Off to a great start.

Now we explore, the LOVEALL family (link goes to my website for more information).

9 generations of LOVEALL:

14. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LOVEALL was born on 22 Oct 1891 in Cleveland,OH. He died in Aug 1979 in San Luis Obispo,CA.
15. MARGUERITE FRANCINE DEACON was born on 14 Sep 1890 in Sandwich,IL. She died on 25 May 1977 in San Luis Obispo,CA. She was buried on 31 May 1977 in San Luis Obispo,CA

Children of Benjamin and Marguerite are Harriet Anne Loveall (1922-1978) and Marguerite Jean "Peg" Loveall (1928-2000).

28. FRANK WOLFORD LOVEALL was born on 16 Jul 1863 in Probably Kentucky. He died on 29 Apr 1943 in Goleta,CA. He was buried on 1 May 1943 in Goleta,Santa Barbara Co.,CA.
29. SELENA PENNY was born on 6 Mar 1860 in Buckfastleigh, Devenport,England. She died on 28 Feb 1951 in Glendale,Los Angeles Co.,CA. She was buried on 2 Mar 1951 in Goleta,Santa Barbara Co.,CA

Children of Frank and Lena Penny are Benjamin Franklin Loveall, and Maud Loveall (abt 1898-?).

56. GEORGE WASHINGTON LOVEALL was born about 1828 in Wayne Co.,KY. He died 7 on 5 May 1907 in Louisville,Jefferson Davis Co..
57. SUSAN LOVEALL was born in 1835. She died in 1880.

Children of George and Susan Loveall are David D. Loveall (abt 1853-?), Sarah Loveall (abt 1859-?), Frank Wolford Loveall, Edna Loveall (abt 1870-?).

George married (2) Mary Miranda McCoin. Children were Archie Mack Loveall, (1879-?), Catherine "Katie" Loveall (1890-1929).

father of George Washington Loveall:
112. DUTTON LOVEALL was born in 1801 in VA or TN. He died on 8 May 1876 in Wayne Co.,KY.
113. SARAH ROBERTS was born about 1800

Children of Dutton and Sarah Loveall were George Washington Loveall, Mary Loveall (abt 1831-?), Samuel B. Loveall (1833-1880), Malinda "Linda" Loveall Davis (1835-1915), Elizabeth Loveall (1838-?), Stephen Loveall (1840-?), Martha Loveall (1843-?), Jesse Loveall (1846-?).

father of Susan Loveall:
114. DAVID LOVEALLwas born in 1806. He died in 1850.
113. CATHERINE MOORE was born about 1808 in Pennsylvania. She died in unknown.

Children of David and Catherine Loveall were Susan Loveall, Martha Loveall (abt 1837-?), Emily Loveall (1839-?), Mary J. Loveall (abt 1842-?), Stephen Jasper Loveall (1845-?), John Silas Loveall (1847-?).

Parents of both Dutton and David Loveall:
224. STEPHEN LOVEALL was born in 1777 in Bedford Co.,PA. He died on 12 Jun 1867 in Adair Co.,KY.
225. NANCY LANE was born about 1775 in Greene Co.,Tennessee. She died about 1806 in Wayne Co.,Kentucky.

Children of Stephen and Nancy Loveall were Mary Loveall (?), F.T. Loveall (?), Anna Loveall (abt 1799-1800), Micajah Loveall (1799-1880), Dutton Loveall, Aaron Loveall (1802-1858), David Loveall, Nancy Loveall (1806-1871), .

Stephen married Rebecca Roberts. Children were Martha Loveall (?). Zebulon Loveall (1811-?), William Loveall (1816-1861), David Loveall (1819-?), Elizabeth Loveall (abt 1821-?), Peter Loveall (1823-?), Naoma "Oma" Loveall (1824-1890), Marty Loveall (abt 1832-?), Eudocia Loveall (abt 1830-?), Rebecca Jane Loveall (abt 1838-?).

448. JONATHAN LOVEALL Sr.was born in 1744 in Baltimore Co.,MD. He died in 1830 in Adair Co.,KY.
449. VIANNA "Viany" STEVENS was born in 1744 in Pennsylvania. She died about 1830 in Adair Co.,KY.

Children of Jonathan and Viany Loveall were Drury Mortimer Loveall (1772-?), James Loveall (1774-?), Stephen Loveall, Mary "Polly" Loveall Woosley (1777-1857), Jonathan Loveall Jr. (abt 1789-?), Zachariah Loveall (1779), and Thomas Loveall (abt 1800-abt 1860).

896. ZEBULON LOVEALL was born in 1728 in Long Island,NY. He died on 9 Jan 1786 in Baltimore,Baltimore Co.,MD.
897. MARY WEST was born in 1726. She died on 2 May 1770 in Western Baltimore Co.,MD.

Children of Zebulon and Mary Loveall were Henry Loveall II (abt 1742-1829), Jonathan Loveall Sr., Ruth Loveall Chilcott (1749/1750-1810), Rebecca Loveall Lane (1752-1800), Elizabeth W. Loveall Hess (1754-1798), Martha Loveall (abt 1757), Hannah Loveall Plowman (abt 1761-?), Cassandra Loveall (abt 1763-?), Zachariah Loveall (1765-1839).

1792. HENRY LOVEALL aka Desolate Baker was born in 1694 in Cambridge,England. He died in 1778 in Piscataway,NJ.
1793. MARTHA was born about 1699.

Children of Henry and Martha Loveall were Mary Loveall (?), Ann Loveall (?), Zebulon Loveall, Ethan Loveall (1730-1795), Luther Loveall (1731-abt 1821), Calvin Loveall (1734-?), Rebecca Loveall (abt 1735-?), Solomon Loveall (abt 1737-?), Susanna Loveall Dean/Deane (1745-?).
The LOVEALL family is one of my favorite to research because it is a made-up name. So far we have not discovered any LOVEALL's of the United States that come from anyone but Henry, aka Desolate Baker. It makes it a fun puzzle to piece together.

Difficulty arises in the multiple families that later changed their name to LOVELL, which is not an isolated name, and has many other English origins; therefor it cannot be assumed that all U.S. LOVELL's are from the LOVEALL family name.

I will put more information on the history of Henry Loveall, aka Desolate Baker, in a later post.

If you are of the LOVEALL family or have any information on this family, please leave me a comment!

~happy huntings

Surname Starter - YOUNG

Moving right along... surname YOUNG (the link takes you to my website for more information)

5 generations of YOUNG:

12. CHARLES EDGAR YOUNG was born on 4 Aug 1877 in Kelseyville, California. He died on 9 Nov 1959 in San Francisco,CA.
13. ORABEL BROWN was born on 20 Dec 1892 in San Francisco,CA. She died on 17 Oct 1971 in San Francisco,CA.

Children of Charles & Orabel were William Edgarton Young (1913-1973), Helen Young (abt 1915-1915), Charles Homer Young (1917-1996).

24. WILLIAM GAYLORD YOUNG was born on 6 Aug 1835 in Richland Co.,OH. He died on 3 Apr 1897 in Kelseyville,Lake Co.,CA.
25. ALICE ORILLA TUTHILL was born on 7 May 1848 in Randolph,Mclean,Illinois. She died on 3 Oct 1917 in San Francisco,CA.

Children of W.G. and Alice Young were Zoe Young (died Feb 1873), Etta Afton Young (abt 1867-1870), Orrie Ella Young (1872-1957), Willard Tuthill Young (1874-1957), Charles Edgar Young, Arthur Howard Young (1883-1935), Roy Osmond Young (1885-1935).

48. GEORGE YOUNG was born in Harrison Co.,OH. He died on 15 Feb 1842 in Troy Township,Richland Co,OH.
49. SARAH ARMSTRONG was born on 3 Apr 1814 in Mahoning Co.,OH. She died on 5 Apr 1901 in Trenton,Grundy Co.,MO.. She was buried in Honey Creek Chapel Cemetery, Trenton, Grundy Co., MO.

Children of George & Sarah Young were William Gaylord Young, Olive Samantha Young Gass (1841-1928), and Mary Elizabeth Young Gass (1957-1890).

George first married Unknown Crusan. Children were Hester Young Charles (abt 1825-1890), Warner Young (abt 1829-?), and Swaney Young (1832-1890).

96. CHARLES YOUNG Sr. was born in 1767 in Frederick Co.,Virginia. He died on 21 Sep 1840 in Mansfield,Richland Co.,OH. He was buried in Koogle Cemetery, .
97. HESTER FORD was born on 5 Jan 1775 in Maryland. She died on 14 Feb 1826 in Richland Co,Ohio. She was buried in Koogle Cemetery,Richland Co.,OH.

Children of Charles & Hester Young were George Young, Isabella "Ibby" Young Tannehill (abt 1793-?), Henry Ford Young (1793-1864), W. David Young (1795-1863), Rachel Young Gladden (1800-1887), Sarah "Sallie" Young Baldwin (abt 1802-1848), Unknown twin to Sarah died young, Charles Young Jr. (abt 1806-1874), Hannah Young Rowland (1807-?), James Young (1809-abt 1830), Alpheus Young (1811-1890), Hiram Young (1814-1890), and John Young (1816-1864).


3 children: Henry Young (1758-1810), Charles Young Sr., and John T. Young (1761).

This family is currently at a stand-still plateau. Multiple Young and Ford family researchers are searching for this Unknown Young and where the family continues on. Charles Young Sr. was born in Virginia; most likely there are many more generations of YOUNG in this family before finding the immigrant.

If you are of the Young family or have any information, please leave me a comment!

~happy huntings

Surname Starter - DEKLE (Germany)

I'm just going to make my way through my main surnames. A fun look for me to see how much more research I need to do, and gives me a few posts to start off this blog. You know, let's get this thing going already. Again, I'm following Randy Seaver's method from his Surname Saturdays. Check out his blog if you haven't - I can't imagine anyone reading any genealogy blog not knowing about Genea-Musings, but just in case.

Today, we continue with DEKLE (the link is to my website for more information on this family).

8 generations of DEKLE:

4. CHARLES ERNEST LOOPS II was born on 15 Jul 1906 in Kinston, NC. He died on 2 Jul 1977 in Greensboro, NC.
5. LAURA MELBA DEKLE was born on 3 Nov 1908 in Register, Bulloch Co., GA. She died on 29 Jul 1994 in Greensboro, NC.

10. DEROY DEKLE was born on 19 Jun 1880 in Bulloch Co., Ga. He died on 14 Aug 1958 in Bulloch Co., Ga.
11. LEVIETTA "Levie" SERENA WILLIAMS was born on 19 May 1879 in Excelsior, Bulloch Co., Ga. She died on 12 Feb 1955 in Statesboro, Bulloch Co., Ga. She was buried in Eastside Cemetery,Bulloch Co.,Ga.

Children of Deroy "D.R." and Levie were Marilee Dekle Cole (1902-1975), Lester Dekle (1903-1953), Bernard S. Dekle (1905-1988), Laura Melba Dekle Loops, Evelyn Dekle Perry (1914-1989), and Margie Dekle Highsmith (1921-2007).

20. REMER DEKLE was born on 9 Feb 1858 in Georgia. He died on 13 Jan 1902 in Georgia.
21. MARY JANE BOWEN was born in Nov 1858 in Georgia. She died in unknown.

Children of Remer & Mary Jane Dekle were DeRoy Dekle, Laura Pearl Dekle Franklin (1882-1978), George Adams Dekle (1884-1970), Carl Dekle (1886-1896), John Harvey Dekle (1888-1971), Silas Mark Dekle (1890-1967), Remer Gary Dekle (1892-1981), Michell Duran Dekle (1895-1897), and Mary Edna Dekle Tillman (1898-1987).

40. JOHN "SQUIRE" DEKLE was born on 18 Feb 1821 in Georgia. He died on 11 Aug 1896 in Emanuel Co.,Ga..
41. MARY MERCER was born on 9 Oct 1830. She died on 10 Apr 1875.

Julia Ann V. Dekle Kirkland (1850-?), George M. Dekle (abt 1852-?), Ivey S. Dekle (abt 1854-?), Laura M. Dekle Williams (abt 1865-?), Jennie "Jincey" Dekle Everett (1856-1926), Remer Dekle, Mitchell Sanford Dekle (1860-1922), John Morgan Dekle (1864-1916), Ida Dekle (abt 1867-?), Talula Satirah "Lula" Dekle Trapnell (abt 1870-?), and Mary Anna Dekle Lee (1872-1956).

80. GEORGE DEKLE was born on 30 May 1781 in Effingham Co.,Ga.. He died on 10 May 1845 in Campelton,Jackson Co.,Georgia.
81. NANCY ROUNTREE was born on 7 May 1785 in NC. She died on 4 May 1856 in Campbellton,Jackson,Ga..

Children of George and Nancy Dekle were Sarah Dekle Neel (1803-1874), Grissom Dekle (1806-1833), William Dekle (1808-?), Littleton Dekle (1811-?), Minton Dekle (1813-?), Ellen/Eleanor Dekle Horn (1815-1876), Thomas Cummings Dekle (1817-1860), Cynthia Dekle Warren (1819-?), John "Squire" Dekle, Theresa Dekle Bird (1823-1896), Nancy Dekle Brown (1825-1909).

160. JOHN LEONARD DEKLE Sr. was born about 1737 in Hanover,Germany. He died on 8 Jan 1828 in Thomas Co.,Ga..
161. SALLIE GRISSOM was born in 1740 in Wales. She died on 25 Jan 1826 in Effingham Co or Thomas Co.,Ga

Children of John and Sallie Dekle were Charles Dekle (1775-1830), George Dekle, Mary Dekle Durden (1784-1855), Susannah Deakle Miller (1786-1870), Thomas Dekle (1791-1848), Sophia Dekle Horn (1792-1836), William Grissom Dekle (1796-1841), John Leonard Dekle, Jr. (1798-1860).

320. CHARLES C. DECKEL was born in 1686/1715 in Germany.

Charles C. Deckel, Baron, is the fathest known ancestor. George Deckel is in my database from years ago, before I learned to SOURCE. Oh my goodness, let that be the first lesson anyone ever learns - Source, Source Everything.

What I have from the Dekle Family genealogy (a site that no longer exists and I have no further contact information because, again, this was before I wrote it all down):

"In Germany in the 18th century, there was a Baron named Charles C. Deckel (Baron Von Deckel) who lived in the city of Hanover. Baron Von Deckel served during the rule of Charles VI (1711-1740). Charles VI wasa son of Leopold I who was the ruler of Germany from 1658 to 1705.Another son of Leopold was Joseph I who was the ruler from 1705 to 1711.This Baron Von Deckel was the father of Charles and John Deckel. When the sons, Charles and John, were nearing manhood, they were faced with the ordeal of going through the severely harsh military training program that all German youths of that era were put through. The survivors of the program were the survival of the fittest, so to speak. Sons Charles and John, with a cousin Friedrich, all with the name of Deckel, decided that they didn't want any part of the military training and left Hanover.They stowed away aboard a sailing ship and eventually arrived in the Harbor at Savannah, Ga. Shortly afterwards, they jumped ship and escaped to the countryside. After gaining the safety of the countryside, Charles and Friedrich decided they wanted to go north, which they did. John chose to remain in the south and settled in Effingham County near Savannah. In the 1790 census of Chester County, PA (West Chester, Pa., is the county seat), Friedrich Deckel is listed as head of family. Nothing has been learned to date about what happened to Charles Deckel."

If you are a Dekle family member or have any information on this family, please leave me a comment!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Surname Starter - LOOPS (Germany)

Well, so much for starting off with a bang! It's taken me a while to get organised, you see.

Enyhoo, let's start off with a Surname. I'm following Randy Seaver's format from his Surname Saturday (which will hopefully be one blogabit I can get in to), using the Ahnentafel Report. I've created these reports for years and I even know how to spell Ahnentafel. But I'll admit before writing the word down in this paragraph, I had to go to Wikipedia to look it up. I've never ventured to explore what exactly this report means. Go do it! You'll feel smarter :-)

We shall start simply with LOOPS (the link takes you to my website so you can get more information on the LOOPS family)

5 generations of Loops:

4. CHARLES ERNEST LOOPS II was born on 15 Jul 1906 in Kinston, NC. He died on 2 Jul 1977 in Greensboro, NC. The cause of death was Heart Attack.
5. LAURA MELBA DEKLE was born on 3 Nov 1908 in Register, Bulloch Co., GA. She died on 29 Jul 1994 in Greensboro, NC.

8. CHARLES ERNEST LOOPS was born on 12 Nov 1875 in Kinston,NC. He was christenedon 16 Oct 1885 in St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Lenoir Co., NC. He died in North Carolina.
9. EVA BELL WEBB was born on 28 Apr 1882 in Kinston,NC. She died on 15 Sep 1966 in Arlington,VA.

Children of Charles & Eva were Frank Loops. Georgebelle Loops (4 Aug 1904 - 1990), Charles II, and Frederick Carlysle Loops (23 Oct 1908 - 23 Jun 1965).

16. FREDERICK CHRISTOPHER LOOPS was born on 8 Sep 1847 in Altenhagen Prussia. He died on 12 Nov 1901 in Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC. He was buried on 13 Nov 1901 in St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Lenoir Co., NC.
17. AMANDA F. STUBBS. was born on 29 Sep 1844 in Pitt Co., North Carolina. She was christened on 4 May 1864 in St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Lenoir Co., NC. She died in Oct 1882. She was buried about 17 Oct 1882 in St. Mary's Episcopal Church,Lenoir Co.,NC.

Children of Frederick and Amanda were: Lelia Loops (17 Jul 1869 - 16 Oct 1882), Charles I, Herman Loops (May 1878 0 2 Feb 1879), Edgar Loops (1880 - ?), and Eva Mae Loops (18 June 1872 - 16 Sept 1957).

32. HELMUTH FRIEDRICH LUEPS was born about 1820 in Roeckwitz,Mecklenburg-Schwerin,Germany. He died about 1853 in on Ship Crossing To America From Germany.
33. CAROLINE SOPHIA MARIA SCHUETT was born on 27 Dec 1819 in Germany. She died in On ship traveling to america.

Children of Helmuth and Caroline were Frederick, and Charles Loops (24 Jan 1852 - 14 Jun 1914).

64. JOHANN JOCHEN LUEPS died in Germany.
And that's it. This has been a fascinating and frustrating line to research. Two brothers came from Germany and were separated upon entering New York. Charles to a labor camp in Wisconsin, Frederick to a labor camp in Maine. Charles stayed in Wisconsin, Frederick fled and eventually landed in Kinston, North Carolina. Eventually the two brothers would meet and their children would communicate.

By two generations later, neither family knew the other existed.

Just finding each other has been heartwarming and a bit overwhelming. Both families knew that LOOPS was a made-up name, but neither had ideas on the origin. Until about 8years ago a document was found by Susan Bauer, a cousin, that stated Helmuth LUEPS and Caroline SCHUETT. Oh tears!!! I have yet to see this document and have yet to find another document to prove this name. But it's what we go on for now.

~ happy huntings