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Researching: LYON and WALKER
Hello. I am looking for any photos that anyone
may have of a Lyon family member (African
American) that were born or lived in the Pa area
in the 1800ís. Either in Holidaysburg or New
Enterprise, Blair County. If anyone has a
Lyons/Walker family member from this area would
you please contact me. Looking for my g g
grandfather, George W. Lyons and wife Mary
E.Lyons and a Jacob and Margret Lyons from the
same area or the Philadelphia area.
Thanks for any help.
Researching: GRAHAM, ROBINSON, GASKIN, OUTLAW,
Georgia & No. Carolina
I am researching the surname Graham from Duplin
Co. N.C. and Atkinson, and Coffee Co. Ga. Also
the surname Robinson from New Hanover, and
Mecklenburg, N.C. and in Atkinson, Coffee, and
Lowndes Co. Ga. Gaskin from Atkinson, and Coffee
Co. Ga. Outlaw from Duplin, and Lenoir Co. N.C.
Thanks for your help.
Researching: CHAMBERS, CLARDY,
SERGEANT, MUNFORD, CASEY, BOOTH, MAJOR, MAJORS,
Researching the above surnames in
Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, No. Carolina, So.
Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri. I have
collected a lot of information about these lines
on behalf of the descendants of their
slave. Please contact me to share information.
"I have now been doing
genealogy research for eight years and hope
to soon be certified. My ancestors are Anglo
and Cherokee, but I have now researched many
African American lines on behalf of
descendents. I am hoping to produce a manual,
"Researching African American Ancestry",
to assist others."
Researching: STAFFORD, HARRISON, WALKER,
LUCAS and MILLER, Georgia & Florida
am researching the African American surnames of,
Stafford, Harrison, Walker, Lucas, and Miller.
Locations, Southern Georgia & Florida.
Plantation locations, Camden County, Georgia for
Stafford, Harrison, and Miller.
Researching: BERRY - Kentucky
have been researching My mother's side of the
family, Isiac Berry who was born in Garrand Co. Ky.,
in 1832. He was a slave and son of the slave owner.
His mother's name was Sara or Mary Clara. Isiac was
sent to Missouri with his half-sister Julieann Berry
who married a man named Jim Pratt . Jim lost
everything because he was a gambler and word got
back to her that he was going to sell Isiac so she
told him to leave. Isiac walked from Missouri to
Michigan and then to Windsor, Canada. He also
married his father's neice, Lucy Ester Millard. They
married around 1859 and moved back to Michigan
around 1877. Her father, Soloman Millard disowned
her and she never heard from her family . Isiac
never returned to Kentucky and never saw his family
again. He had an older brother named Harvey who was
sold. Isiac had also had brothers named John and
Elizah. His sisters names were Nancy and Mary. Isiac
never told his children what his father's name. I
would like to find his family.
Researching: BERRY - Ohio,
My brickwall is the Berry family,
originally from Nicholas and Bourbon Counties in Kentucky. I am
looking for any family members or anyone who has information
on the Berry family from these counties. They
migrated from Kentucky in the early 1900's, moved to
Detroit, Michigan and settled in Ohio. Please
me if you have information on this
Researching: BOARDLEY -
Caroline County, Marydel, Maryland
I'm trying to find information on
George Clarence Boardley. He was born @1890.
He married a Cora Elizabeth Jones also from
around that area.
Researching: BOOTH - Baltimore and Anne
Arundel Counties MD
29 March 2005
deceased uncle James told me his grandfather's name
was George. That would be my gggrandfather, George
BOOTH, around late 1700 or early 1800.
My quest at this time is to find information on my
female ancestors. I do not have a name for my gg
My great grandmother was MARY BOOTH PITTS. Her
husband was Thomas, they had 9 Booth children. Her
second marriage was to Geno PITTS. She had one
stepdaughter Stella PITTS. Mary died in the late
1940s in Annapolis, MD
My grandmother whom i am named for was LAURA BOOTH.
Her maiden name was either WATTS or GREEN. She died
about 1925 in Marley Neck, Anne Arundel County. Her
husband was Elijah BOOTH. She died leaving 7
children, one was a new born baby who died shortly
after Laura's death. My father was 6 years old at
If anyone can connect any of the above surnames with
BOOTH, i would appreciate any information available.
Willing to share any research i have.
Researching: BROWN - Arkansas
Researcher: Angela Ferguson
06 February 2008
I am looking for relatives of my
Great-Great-Great Grandparents Jacob and Edna Brown.
They lived in Columbia, Arkansas (Magnolia and
Calhoun townships). Jacob (Jake) Brown was born
about 1827 in Kentucky and Edna (Rose) Brown was
born about 1844 in Georgia. In the census reports
from 1870 -1910, they lived in Arkansas. There
children names were: John, Delia, Davie (also
spelled David and Dave), Peggie, Henry, Samuel, Joe,
Solomon, and James Raford (also spelled Rayford),
Researching: BUTCHER - Maryland
researching my G.G. Grandmother, Susan Butcher born
ca. 1752 in Maryland.
Researching: DUCKETT &
GREENLEAF - Prince Georges County Maryland
My GGG Grandfather was named Tillman
Greenleaf. He was born in 1850 in Maryland.
He married Sarah ________, in about
1881, moved to Washington DC, then by 1900 moved to
Pittsburgh PA. He may have been free before slavery
ended, I found a record for a free black man named
Tilghman Greenlief in 1840 in Prince Georges County,
Tillman & Sarah had the following
Bessie (1884-<1953); Edward Tillman (1885->1953);
Aquila (1891-1953) married James Gwyn; Fredrick
(1888->1953); Joseph (1890-<1953); Jackson
(1891-<1953); Charles Wright (1895-<1953) married
Rose; Jessie (1898-<1953)
Tillman Greenleaf's sister was named
Letitia Greenleaf, born May 1850 in Maryland on Sept
22, 1869, she married John Henry F. Duckett in
Prince Georges MD
They had the following children:
(1872-); George (1880-);
Alberta B. (1886-) married Isaac Wright; Sylvester
(1887-); Edward S. (~1889-); Norman Anthony
(1890-1980); Andrew M. (~1891-); Charles A. (1894-)
married Cleo Claggett;
Raymond (1895-); Helen E. (1898-)
my website address:
DONAN & DICE
Looking for G-Grandmother Louise Donan and son
Harrison D. Dice my grandfather.
In 1930 Louise Donan lived in the household of
Harrison Dice. Also before a different aunt named
Dana Stewart passed away in 2008, she was living in
Harrison's household also. Dana gave the info on
her death cert listing her name as Louise Wilcoxen.
Researching: EASTER - Arkansas
I am looking for relatives of my
Great-Grandfather, Printies Easter. He was born in
1890 in the Atlanta Township of Columbia, AR and
lived in the Calhoun, Cornie and Brown townships of
Columbia, AR. He served in the Army during WWI from
1918-1919. In 1920, he was married to Ophelia
(Brown) Easter of Columbia, AR. In 1930, they had
four children (Nathaniel, Zettie, Mary, Scipio).
After 1930, they moved to St. Louis, MO where he
died in 1981. On various records, his first name is
shown as: Prenties, Prentiss, and Prentice. On the
Social Security Death Index his name is shown as
Researching: FAYETTE, NY
I am looking for information
concerning John Frederick Augustus Sykes
Fayette, supposedly born in France (or French
territory) and lived in New York state until
enrolling in Western Reserve Academy in 1832,
the first black man to attend that college.
He was a member of the Laight
Street Presbyterian Church in New York and was
recommended to the college by Rev. Samuel Hanson
Cox. His father (we believe) was named Nathaniel
Jerome Fayette and his mother was Anna Oatfield.
Any information on how we could
find records of this man would be appreciated.
Researching: HEBRON: Maryland and Virginia
I have interest in the HEBRON
families of Laurel, Howard County, Maryland. They
were also located in both Ann Arundel and Prince
Georges County during the 1700-1880s. Some
relocated to Baltimore City,
and one other migrated to Clarke
County Virginia around 1905. Thank you.
KY and Ohio
06 December 2004
Looking for information on the family
of Alfred McGinnis, born 1834 Bourbon Co., KY. Moved to Ohio
prior to 1860. Need help verify his parentage. His father was
said to be a William McGinnis
from KY, probably from Bourbon Co. or
one of the surrounding counties.
Contributed Resource: William MESSAMORE -
the directory of African American Artisans in
Maryland in 1763-1890, is listed a William
Messamore, male mulatto/weaver apprentice. This was made
available by Valerie Little-Vaughn. - Bev Summers
Surname: NAPIER - Arkansas
surname Napier Ernest Napier moved from Ala. in
1900 to Drew Arkansas .Later in 1930 he was in
Lonake Ark. Thank you Anna
Researching: PEACO -
Looking for parents of John Peaco (Peco) b. 1812
and wife Mary b.1818. Were living in the Peach
Bottom area of Maryland. Their children were
Isaac, Hezekiah, Cyrus, John, Mary, Martha.
Some members of the family migrated to PA. If
anyone can help please let me know, interested
in linking to other Peaco families.
Researching: RYCKMAN -
Virginia, Tennessee, Indiana
I am researching the RICKMAN family.
John RICKMAN (RICKMOND) born 1719 in Virginia and
died before 27 May 1784 in Henry County, Virginia.
His spouse's names are unknown. He had Peter RICKMAN
born about 1740 in Virginia and died before 1830 in
Virginia. His souse's names are unknown. Peter
RICKMAN had William RICKMAN born 1769 in Virginia
and died before 1860 in Indiana. William RICKMAN
married Jane. Jane was born 1775 in Virginia and
died before 1860 in Indiana. They had the following
children: Margaret RICKMAN (1801, Virginia - Bef.
1860, Indiana), Nathan RICKMAN (1808, Virginia - 05
Feb 1884, Howard County, Indiana), John RICKMAN
(1809, Virginia), William R. RICKMAN (1811, Virginia
- 01 May 1885, New London, Howard County, Indiana),
and Jane Frances RICKMAN (1813, Tennessee - 17
December 1890, Buxton, Raleigh Township, Kent
County, Ontario, Canada).
Surname: SHOEMAKE -
LaVerne Shumake Dunning
14 March 2006
Looking for the decendents of
Robert and Rose Shoemake of Henry county and
Gordon Al. I found Robert, Rose and their son
Milton in 1870 &1880
In Henry Co. Al.
Surname: SMITH - Georgia
African-American male, Pearl
Smith was born around 1885 in Georgia. His
wife was Bessie. His children were Theotus,
Jetty Mae, Otha, Essie (my grandmother!),
Willie. Mother in law was Viney Thompson.
Any information is appreciated. He lived in
Walton County, Georgia.
STREAMS - Maryland
William H. Streams(born Oct 1840) is my
grandfather. I am trying to find all the
information on him that I can find. I mainly
want to know if he was born in Maryland as the
Census report states. My father was James
Matthew Streams and he also served in the US
I would appreciate any information you might
have on William H. Streams. Also any burial
information you might have would be greatly
Researching: TOLAND -
I am searching for Toland's in
South Carolina...John Toland whom married Lelia
Harris and had children James, John, Leola, and
Frank. Am also searching for Morgan's and
Sutton's in Florida...James B. Sutton married
Amelia Morgan. Amelia's parents were Alexander
and Clara James. I have found them in the 1870
Marion County Census. James Benjamin
Sutton's parents were Joseph and ??? They were
in Suwannee Co., FL and later in Marion County.
Our Toland's were from the
Greenville area, I think. Lelia's parents were
Grank and Harriett. I have found them in the
1900 and 1910 census' in Greenwood and
Greenville. Unfortunately, I am at a stand still
on the Toland's before 1900. Any help is
Thanks, Maureen Toland
Researching: TYREE -
I am looking for descendents of :
James O & Willie Lee Lawson
Found on 1900 Census in Roanoke, Va.
Children were: Annie, Mary, Willie Lee (my
grandmother), Louise, Georgia and James O, Jr.
My grandmother Willie Lee, married
Granville Smith, divorced and Married Albert William
Johnson in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Paternal side: Descendents of: Dean & Sarah Jackson
Harris, found on census of 1910 in Birmingham, Ala.
Children: Offie, Dean Jr, Robert Harris. After Dean
died, Grandmother Sarah, moved to Pittsburgh, Pa and
married James Fountain.
Mrs. Gladys L. Harris-Nesbit
Researching: WESTERN -
I am submitting a death certificate
for Albert Western/Weston and also his marriage
certificate. He is my brick wall in that although
his is present in 1910, 1920 and 1930, I cannot find
him in the 1900 (although he is in the Shreveport
City directory listed as working as a porter for the
City Hotel), nor the 1880 census. Mose Western, born
in Texas is listed as father on his death
certificate but I cannot find him, anywhere. Mother
is listed as unknown.
Researching: WILLIAMS -
01 March 2007
Hello I'm trying to find a Mary
Williams also known as Mollie Williams or Mollie
Nathan.She was found in the 1880 cenus in
Yell/Pope/Woodruff county in Galla Galla
township.She has two children Wash Falls and
Ursery Williams.I would like to find the names
of the fathers of Mary's children and the names
of Mary's parents.
Researching: WINN, WIMES and WYNN
would like to add the name Winn, Wimes or
Wynn. My g g g grandfather's father were
known to be in the VA state somewhere. My g
g g grandfather's name is Jasper Winn, b.
1843, not sure where. Listed on his first
marriage license were the location of his
father without a name. He list him as being
in the VA area.
looking for the name of Jasper's father.
help rendered would be appreciated.