Do you have Southern Pioneers ? Join the Southern Pioneers Project.

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The Southern Pioneers project is about the pioneers who left the original colonial settlements of America and ventured into the wilderness to expand our early nation. Our mission is to preserve and protect the genealogy of these early pioneer families and to provide accurate connections between their immigrant ancestors and modern day descendants based on careful research and reliable sources.

If you are interested please post a response (an answer, not a comment please)  below   

Here is our project page:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Southern_Pioneers

in Requests for Project Volunteers by David Douglass G2G6 Pilot (115k points)

Hi there, I'm a descendant of Aaron Bridges, Jr. [[Bridges-2770]] 

Yes, I just noticed that profile is project protected

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+1 vote
I would dearly love to be a part of the Southern Pioneers project on Wikitree. I am still dipping my toes in the Wikitree pond, finding areas where I might be helpful or enjoy being a part of. I have several ancestors who would qualify ... most ended up in Georgia where I live, then some headed for points west. I look forward to learning more about this project and meeting more friends on the way.

Judy Fowler Kilgore

Newnan, Georgia (Atlanta suburb)
by Judy Kilgore G2G Crew (830 points)

Hello Judy,

We would be very happy to have you join the Southern Pioneer's Project

If you haven't already please add the project sticker to your profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.  

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker should be added to your profile under the ==Biography== heading

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

+2 votes
I'd like to be added to this project!  Many of my ancestors were pioneers of the wiregrass region of Georgia and Alabama.  Thanks!
by Tara Wildes G2G6 Mach 1 (14.0k points)

Hi Tara

Thanks for your interest in joining the Southern Pioneers Project.  We look forward to working with you on our pioneer ancestor's profiles

If you haven't already please add the project sticker to your profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.  

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker should be added to your profile under the ==Biography== heading.

When joining the discussion group please include your WIkiTree ID so we will know it's you.

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

+1 vote
Hello! Very excited to discover this resource within WikiTree. Seems almost all of my US roots are from the South with many of my ancestors being the pioneer families - Polk, Brockman, Smith, Dickinson, Hall, Swindle, Cheshire, Lee, Gober, Barfield, Stillwell, Denmark, Wise, Goodwin, etc. I'd love to get involved and share information and help out. Many thanks!
by Allison Dickinson G2G Rookie (230 points)

Hello Allison,

We are glad you found us and thank you for your interest in joining the Southern Pioneers Project.  We look forward to working with you on our pioneer ancestor's profiles.

If you haven't already please add the project sticker to your profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.  

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker should be added to your profile under the ==Biography== heading.

When joining the discussion group please include your WIkiTree ID so we will know it's you.

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

+1 vote
I am not positive, but I think my ancestors fit in this project. They were in the original colonies, fought in the Revolutionary war, migrated south to the Carolinas and were in Missouri, left soon after the Trail of Tears for Texas where they raised cattle while Texas still belonged to Mexico, migrated to New Mexico and settled all over the western states.. I have a written record of the move from Texas to New Mexico in 1884 with their cattle, horses, and families.It includes marriage and children information on the family of my direct ancestor. So, if I fit, I would be very interested. I am new at this but would like to add what I could.

thanks ............. judy lafham

Latham-2562
by Judith Latham G2G1 (2.0k points)

Hello Judy,

If I remember my Texas history the Lathams have some notable members of early Texas history ?  I will have to look that up.  We are glad that you have decided to join the Southern Pioneer's project and look forward to getting to know you better.

If you haven't already please add the project sticker to your profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.  

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker should be added to your profile under the ==Biography== heading.

When joining the discussion group please include your WIkiTree ID so we will know it's you.

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

+1 vote

Greetings!

I would love to be a part of the Project, as all of my known ancestors (save one) originated in the southern United States and Colonies. Thank you very much for creating such a group!

Holly

by Holly Vaughan G2G2 (2.7k points)

Hello Holly

Sounds as if your family is about as southern as it gets. We would love to have you join the project.

If you haven't already please add the project sticker to your profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.  

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<copy and paste this code to add the project sticker to your profile under the ==Biography== heading.

When joining the discussion group please include your WIkiTree ID so we will know it's you.  The discussion group is exclusively for project member's use.

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

+1 vote
Hey y'all

I have long identified my family as Pioneer in the state of Florida.  They were here for the balloting for Florida to become a state.  In the late 1600's into the 1700's they were in North and South Carolina.  My southern dialect and accent readily identify.  Can I be a part of your group?

Jim Strange
by Jim Strange G2G Crew (680 points)

Hello there Jim

 We would be happy to have you join the Southern Pioneer's project and look forward to getting to know you better.

If you haven't already done so please add the project sticker to your profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.  

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker should be added to your profile under the ==Biography== heading.

When joining the discussion group please include your WIkiTree ID so we will know it's you.

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

+1 vote
I would love to be part of this project. All my ancestors were southerners! Is there room for one more?
by Martha Slater G2G1 (1.2k points)

Hello Martha

That's like asking if there is room for one more piece of fried chicken, a homemade yeast roll, or another helping of bananna pudding ... we would be happy to squeeze you in.

If you haven't already done so please add the project sticker to your profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.  

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker should be added to your profile under the ==Biography== heading.

When joining the discussion group please include your WIkiTree ID so we will know it's you.   Welcome to the Southern Pioneer's Project !

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

Thank you, David. I agree about the fried chicken and banana pudding. As a relative newby to WikiTree there's a lot I don't know, including how to add the project sticker and join a discussion group, so I need help with that. I look forward to working on this project because I have SO many folks to include and they have such fascinating stories!

Martha

Martha

To add the project membership sticker to your wikitree profile scroll down a little bit on your profile and click on the green "Edit" tab.  This will open a new window.    Just under the == Biography == heading type the following:

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}

After typing the code above, save the page by clicking the black button "Save Changes".  That should add the member sticker.

To join the Google group click on the link below:  when requesting to join please add your WikiTree ID in the message box so we will know it's you.

https://groups.google.com/g/wikitreemagnacarta

If you have problems let me know and we will add you manually.

David D

I am still not able to join the Southern Pioneers Project and I'm very frustrated. I entered the phrase under my bio as directed and nothing has happened. What next?
I sent a message through your WIkiTree profile with a solution to this problem.  

David
+1 vote
I would like to participate in this project.  Many of my Gilliam ancestors are already profiled in the project.
by Wanda Horn G2G1 (1.6k points)

Hello Wanda

We would be happy to have you join the Southern Pioneer's Project.  If you haven't already done so please add the project sticker to your profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.  

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker should be added to your profile under the ==Biography== heading.

When joining the discussion group please include your WIkiTree ID so we will know it's you.  

Welcome to the Southern Pioneer's Project !

Best regards, David Douglas, Co-Leader,  

+2 votes
Hello. :) I'd like to join this project.
by Greta Moody G2G6 Pilot (180k points)

Hello Greta

We would be very happy to have you join the Southern Pioneer's Project.  If you haven't already done so please add the project sticker to your profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.  

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker should be added to your profile under the ==Biography== heading.

When joining the discussion group please include your WIkiTree ID so we will know it's you.  

Welcome to the Southern Pioneer's Project !

Best regards, David Douglas, Co-Leader,  

Thanks David! I joined the group a few minutes ago.
Welcome to the project Greta.  We are glad to have you join us.

David D
+1 vote
My line is

Marry Blankenship Blankenship-3735 ->

James Calvin Blankenship Blankenship-329 ->

Dorcas Blankenship (his mother) Lester-3938 ->

William Calvin Lester.

Wife (one of many apparently) is Rebecca Sheggs.  I think this makes me part of the group.  May have other lines in the group as well as many are from the same region..
by Ed Street G2G4 (4.0k points)

Hello Ed !

We would be very happy to have you join the Southern Pioneer's Project and we look forward to working with you to improve our pioneer ancestor's profiles.

If you haven't already please add the project sticker to your WikiTree profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.   Please include your WikiTree ID in the comments when applying to the discussion group.

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker. Please add the code to your profile under the ==Biography== heading

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

Done.
Ed,

Thank you for joining the project.  For more information on the project and what we do please see:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Southern_Pioneers

Best regards,  David Douglass
+1 vote
Hello,  I am deeply involved in a study of Southern families and would very much enjoy being a part of your project.  Thank you so much for your time and efforts.  I look forward to participating.  Best regards, I. P.
by I. P. G2G Rookie (230 points)

Hello,

My aplologies for the delay in answering your post.  My internet went down on Monday and was finally repaired today.

We would be very happy to have you join the Southern Pioneer's Project and we look forward to working with you.

If you haven't already please add the project sticker to your WikiTree profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.   Please include your WikiTree ID in the comments when applying to the discussion group.

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker. Please add the code to your profile under the ==Biography== heading

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

+1 vote
I would like to join the Southern Pioneers Project.  My husband and I have many ancestors who were southern Pioneers.  Thanks!
by Wanda Horn G2G1 (1.6k points)
Hello Wanda,

Welcome to the Southern Pioneers Project. I see that you have already added the membership sticker to your profile so all that remains is to join the Southern Pioneers Project Google discussion group.  Simply click on the following link and add your email address and WIkiTree ID to join.

https://groups.google.com/g/wikisouthernpioneers

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

David Douglass, Co-Leader
+1 vote
Yes, I am interested in participating in the Southern Pioneers project. I had many ancestors in the South before 1760, among them: Thomas Jordan of Surry, VA; John Leonard Dekle of GA; Thomas Doster of Winchester, VA; William Bryan, John Lee, Esq., and  John Smith, Sr., all of Johnston county, NC.
by H Baggott G2G1 (1.9k points)
+1 vote
I look forward to participating in this project. I have many colonial ancestors from Southern colonies, including: Thomas Jordan of Surry, VA; Thomas Doster of Winchester, VA; John Lee, Esq., William Bryant, and John Smith, Sr., all three of Johnston county, NC.
by H Baggott G2G1 (1.9k points)

Hello H Baggott.

We would be very happy to have you join the Southern Pioneer's Project and we look forward to working with you.

If you haven't already please add the project sticker to your WikiTree profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.   Please include your WikiTree ID in the comments when applying to the discussion group.

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker. Please add the code to your profile under the ==Biography== heading

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

+1 vote
Hello, I'd like to be added to this project, and desire to share information and assist in any way I can. On my maternal side of the family, I'm descended from numerous colonists and pioneers that migrated into the mountains of SW Virginia, E. TN, KY, and MO from PA, VA, NC, and MD. Their names were Satterfield, Johnson, Lawson, Baldwin, Fischer, Riddle, Beeler, Bledsoe, Anderson, Sizemore, etc.

V/r,

Todd Obradovich, Huntsville, AL.
ago by Todd Obradovich G2G Rookie (230 points)

HelloTodd

Thanks for your interest in joining the Southern Pioneers Project.  Some of the family names you mentoned are familiar to me as well, in particular Johnsons and Bledsoe.  The Bledsoes were promiinent in Middle Tennessee.

If you haven't already done so, please add the project sticker to your WikiTree profile and join us in the Southern Pioneer's Discussion Group.   Please include your WikiTree ID in the comments when applying to the discussion group.

{{Member|Southern Pioneers}}  <<code to add the project sticker. Please add the code to your profile under the ==Biography== heading

Best regards

David Douglas, Co-Leader,  Southern Pioneers Project

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