Would you like to join the US Southern Colonies project? [closed]

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The mission of the US Southern Colonies project is to add and improve profiles of early and significant US Southern Colonists - Colonial Americans who lived in what is now the southern part of the United States of America. Project members take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information.

Please post here if you would like to join.  Here is our project to page:


closed with the note: This post is closed. The project is currently dormant for lack of leadership.
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (199k points)
closed by Paula J
I would like to join the US Southern Colonies Project. I have ancestors in Augusta County, VA, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Hi I would like to join the Southern Colonies project. One of my ancestors came over to Colonial Virginia in 1650 and settled in Westmoreland. My branch of the family stayed in the UK and moved to Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and the West Midlands. In Colonial Virginia the surname changed to Hore, Hord and Hoard. Their descendants moved to Middlesex, Essex, Caroline, Stafford, PWC., NC., Halifax, Charlotte, West Augusta, Kentucky etc. Paternal y-DNA has been confirmed with many descendants of the Hord family of Virginia. Mary Hord formerly Carber aka Dickinson profile is already part of the Southern Colonies project (Carber-5), she married Ambrose Hord grandson of John Hoare/Hore who came to Virginia in 1650.

I'd like to join the US Southern colonies project and add the badge to my profile. I'm interested in the Southern Colonies because of my Abercrombie connection as well as stories of my early Dowdey ancestors. Most of my ancestors show up in Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia

Would love to join the US Southern Colonies Project.  Most of my ancestors are from the whole area, the Carolina's, Virginia, Mass, Penn. etc.  Please allow me to be apart of this project.  I would learn so much about my ancestors. Sincerely, Joyce Noojin
Would anyone consider opening this up again?  I am direct lineage DAR 1812 CW and have roots from UK>VA Isle of Wight > NC>TN>AR  ancient settlers etc.  Massengill Cobb Stone Spradling Spink(s) Eddins Ozment   Best regards to all, Janet Masingill
I would like to join the Southern Colonies Project.  I am a descendant of Samuel Flake and I have further information that potentially shows he was not born in North Carolina but immigrated there in 1720.  Everywhere I look shows his birth is North Carolina, but no one can trace his father.  I believe that is because he wasn't born there.  He is probably related to Robert Flake, but I don't know exactly how.
This project is closed for the time being, it may be revitalized at a future date.  You might consider Southern Pioneers priject.
I would love to join the Southern Pioneers Project.  Most of my relates migrated South.  Thank You, Joyce
I would like to join this project as I have several ancestors who died in Jamestown
I am interested in joining.I show that I have ancestors in all of what was the southern colonies. Surnames Williams, Morgan, Davis and Hulsey.

74 Answers

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Paula ~ I would like to join the US Southern Colonies Project, as I have a number of ancestors from Virginia --> North Carolina --> Tennessee and Kentucky.
answered by David Shannon G2G2 (2.1k points)
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I would like to join. I have ancestors that lived in colonial Virginia and North Carolina.
answered by E. Gatlin G2G6 (9.8k points)
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I'm up to my knees in Southerners, so might as well dive in!  Yea! Swimming!
answered by Jo Gill G2G6 Mach 5 (57.8k points)
LOL. You and me both!
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Yes, I would like to join.  I have Ancestors from Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.


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answered by Al Selph G2G Crew (760 points)
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Hi there,  Shenandoah Valley Native here... Scots/Irish and Penn/Dutch Ancestry.. Love to join the project.
answered by William Caracofe G2G3 (3.2k points)
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Well, Paula, Why am I not in this group, yet?
answered by Phillip Thompson G2G6 Mach 2 (23.3k points)
I woke up in the middle of the night thinking "Something's amiss!"  I was right! I do not know how you were not in this group yet but thank goodness you are now!!!

Welcome to the Southern Colonies project!!
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Hello Paula,

I have traced a family line back to Virginia, which has led me into researching a lot about the descendents of the William Moseley who arrived in Virginia in 1649, from Rotterdam, but born in England. I think this is the branch I will connect to, so backtracking from there, but even if I don't, what is the point of researching all this if I don't share the info with anyone else who may be interested? So I certified pre-1700 and that led me to your project. May I join? Would you kindly recommend any sub-projects you think I should look into collaborating on? Thank you.
answered by Sarah Mason G2G6 Mach 1 (18.9k points)
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Yes, I would like to join.  I have ancestors in colonial Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
answered by Cheryl Chasin G2G5 (5k points)
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Hi! I'd like to help. I know I have some colonial ancestors in Virginia and the Carolinas. Cheers!
answered by Lynsey Parsons G2G Rookie (290 points)
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I would like to join the US Southern Colonies Project and get a badge. I have a lot of ancestors from Virginia-->Tennessee-->Alabama-->North Carolina-->Louisiana
answered by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (239k points)
You are already a member and were awarded the badge on 22 November 2017.
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I would like to be added to the  US Southern Colonies project  I am working on the West Virginia Project and getting her up to speed  I also have family in the Georgia and South /North Carolina area.
answered by Mel Lambert G2G6 Mach 2 (28.9k points)
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Yes I would like to Join, My family came into Jamestowne!
answered by Jim Rodriguez G2G Rookie (260 points)
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Province of Maryland reporting for duty.  I'm already in!
answered by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (228k points)
Yes you are, Jack!! Thanks! I don’t know if you are aware of this but the project manages middle colonies ships categories which mostly means Maryland.
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I would like to join. Practically all of my ancestors lived in Maryland, Virginia and/or North Carolina.
answered by Marty Vestal G2G Crew (450 points)
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I would love to join - my roots go deep in East Tennessee. Related to a number of notables in Southern History - and many not-so-notable.
answered by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Mach 1 (12.9k points)
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Count me in. I have ancestors all up and down the southern coast. I don't know how much time I have since I am still a working stiff. But I'm here now.

answered by Constance Horne G2G Crew (450 points)
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I have ancestors everywhere  Maine and Massachusetts to Florida. Basically, the I-95 corridor has one of my ancestors haunting it from the North to the South.
answered by Howard Rankin G2G6 Mach 2 (22.6k points)
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I'd like to join this project. I can trace my ancestors back to pre-revolution. Some surnames are Parke, Bacon and Mosby. Looking forward to working on the wikiTree
answered by Philip Cornett G2G Rookie (260 points)
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Yes, I would like to join the Southern Colonies Project.  My various family lines start in Virginia and migrate to North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
answered by Carolyn Wilder G2G6 Mach 2 (25.9k points)
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Yes, please. I am deeply connected to Virginia, NC, Georgia, and finally Texas (19th C).  Going back to 1600s with Ward, Webb, Kidd, Tinsley, Vernon and many others in Virginia.
answered by Linda Ellinger G2G4 (4.4k points)

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