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:

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

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.

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Hi,

I'd love to join this project. I have a number of Virginia ancestors and would love the opportunity to help others.

Thanks,

Maureen
answered by Maureen Deegan G2G3 (3.5k points)
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Hi,

I would love to join the US Southern Colonies Project! I am a southerner, and so the bulk of my ancestors were southern colonists. I am especially interested in the Hunnicutt family, who are the colonists from whom my surname comes, and I have seen that their profiles on WikiTree need quite a bit of cleaning up.
answered by Jacob Huneycutt G2G Rookie (260 points)
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Hi. I would like to join this project.

 

Steve Freeman
answered by Stephen Freeman G2G1 (1.2k points)
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I have so much of my family in the Southern Colonies I would love to be a part of the group
answered by Carol Barber G2G Crew (450 points)
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Hi, I would like to join the US Southern Colonies Project. I stumbled upon this project through noticing a possible duplicate of Sara Elizabeth Oxford and Sarah Elizabeth Oxford ( wife of Joel Terrell). After spending quite a while considering the merge I came across information regarding Sarah's father - John Oxford (Oxford-205) - who is project protected. I would like to add John Oxford's parents or provide the information source so they can be considered ( and added if agreed). I live near Norwich in England. I do not have a family connection that I know off to any person covered by this project.
answered by Stuart Hague G2G1 (1.3k points)
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I would like to join the Southern Colonies Project. Historian/archaeologist with a deep interest in early European settlement and social/political/familial networks of the Carolina Lowcountry (what is now Colleton, Beaufort, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston counties) and the power of crowdsourcing data.
answered by Jim Newhard G2G Crew (470 points)
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Most of my paternal ancestors are from Virginia.   I would like to learn more about this.
answered by Rebecca Snider G2G6 (9.3k points)
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Yes, I would like to join the project.  I am a member of the Jamestowne Society with four ancestors approved--Abraham Weeks, Peter Montague, Rev. Matthew Lidford, and John Hayward/Howard.  I have a few more early ancestors in Virginia as well as Maryland, North and South Carolina.

Sincerely,

Ann Wyatt
answered by Ann Wyatt G2G2 (2.2k points)
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Yes,  I would like to join the project.  I have several early families in Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina in my ancestry.  Please sign me up for the project.

thanks,

Ann Wyatt
answered by Ann Wyatt G2G2 (2.2k points)
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I'm joining in, too.  I'm working on ancestors in Isle of Wight and Princess Anne Counties of the Virginia Colony.
answered by Kathryn Morse G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
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Yes, I would love to join the Southern Colonies project.  The south and I go way back.  I was born in Atlanta!
answered by Kathryn Wenzel G2G2 (2.7k points)
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I would like to join the US Southern Colonies project, particularly the sub-project Virginia 1607 to June 25, 1788 since I am researching ancestors who arrived Virginia starting in 1635.
answered by T Stanton G2G6 Mach 1 (17.4k points)
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Yes please! Several of my ancestors were involved in the start of Virginia.
answered by Jeff Wright G2G Crew (700 points)
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Yes, I would like to join. I received a request to join while entereng in information for [[Carrier-1330|Sarah Ann (Carrier) Chapman]].  Her husband, John Chapman 1663-1749, should be involved with this as well.
answered by Kent Creamer G2G Crew (500 points)
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Paula,

I would like to join the project. I have a number of ancestors who fall under this area.

Gerald
answered by Gerald Jones G2G2 (2.2k points)
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Yes I would like to join this project.  I have many ancestors from North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.
answered by Terry Visage G2G Crew (380 points)
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I have done a fair bit of research and cross-checking in an online source where I created a 30K+ tree. As of yet, no success on trimming it so that the GEDCOM will upload. (Who knew a GEDCOM image could be too large?)

Meanwhile, specific to this project, I have a keen interest in the migration of the Kennedys to Canadys, as well as a DNA mix that covers the latter and Eastern NC and SC settlers. It seems that this might be the best project fit for the contributions that I hope to be able to make.
answered by Fann Fann G2G6 Mach 1 (17.8k points)
Fann Fann, the link to your profile is not showing. Are you signed in? Please leave a message on my profile so that I can add your badge. Thanks!!
I apologize to those of you who had a wait for your badge!! I’ve had a couple of family emergencies and apparently missed a few of you!! Please feel free to post a message on my profile or send me a PM if I am delayed in responding.
"Can you see me know?"

;)

Please let me know (or I will notice if the Project badge shows later, of course). TYFYT

You should be able to "see me" at [[Fann-206|Fann Fann]], where the Fann Fann can ;)

Please add my Southern Colonies badge. Does that cover me for editing ancestors who were progenitors? As you may note from the tags that I have added, I am aware of ancestry/ethnicity, plus I have 1,000s of profile additions that are parked at Ancestry.com, because my GEDCOM image is too large.

CYMRU

ENGLAND

EUROARISTO

Are other appropriate with this breakdown provided from my AncestryDNA result:

AncestryDNA Ethnicity (Percent) Estimates:

  • Ireland/Scotland/Wales (28)
  • Europe West (24)
  • Great Britain (24)
  • Scandinavia (19)

 Thanks for your help. Please respond at your earliest convenience, as I am presently unable to edit any [and add(?)] any profiles from pre-1750.

Thanks again,

Fann Fann

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Paula, Please add me to the US Southern Colonies Project.  I would like to join.  As I research my brick walls, ancestors, connecting families, I have saved many sources over the years, hoping for answers.   I wish to collaborate with, and donate gathered info to fellow researchers.  Especially migrating pioneers and patriots : DE, MD, PA, VA, NC, GA, TN.  Thank you
answered by DL Johnson G2G1 (1.1k points)
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Re-posting at a top level:

You should be able to "see me" at [[Fann-206|Fann Fann]], where the Fann Fann can ;)

Please add my Southern Colonies badge. Does that cover me for editing ancestors who were progenitors? As you may note from the tags that I have added, I am aware of ancestry/ethnicity, plus I have 1,000s of profile additions that are parked at Ancestry.com, because my GEDCOM image is too large.

CYMRU

ENGLAND

EUROARISTO

Are other appropriate with this breakdown provided from my AncestryDNA result:

AncestryDNA Ethnicity (Percent) Estimates:

  • Ireland/Scotland/Wales (28)
  • Europe West (24)
  • Great Britain (24)
  • Scandinavia (19)

 Thanks for your help. Please respond at your earliest convenience, as I am presently unable to edit any [and add(?)] any profiles from pre-1750.

Thanks again,

Fann Fann

answered by Fann Fann G2G6 Mach 1 (17.8k points)
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I've tried adding the tag, and keep getting the error to only enter one tag at a time. (Both as Southern Colonies and Southern_Colonies.)

From having worked up 1,000s of profiles at Ancestry.com in my pedigree, lineage of ancestors and 100s of cousins, I have confirmation that the AncestryDNA also showed. They found migrations in evidence of Eastern NC Settlers as well as SC Settlers.
answered by Fann Fann G2G6 Mach 1 (17.8k points)

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