Looking for others that are working on the Garrett Travis Brick Wall

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Hi!

I'm a new member, so wanted to introduce myself. Just added a bunch of ancestors (Travis / Anderson on my Dad's side and Scragg / Dick on my Mom's). Started working on genealogy back in 2001, when my son was born. Got taken away from it by other life commitments, but am now getting back into it, primarily because DNA testing and data repositories have matured to the point where my main problem area has a potential for resolution. My 8th g grandfather, Garrett Travis (1633 - 1707) is a bit of a brick wall. He died in Rye New York, but his origins are not positively corroborated. He is said to have been called a Dutchman, but also is said to have been Scottish. No solid evidence. My FTDNA YDNA results point to the British Isles or Northwestern Europe, so trying to find matches via YDNA. Anyone else working on this wall? I have also sent a message to Jean Ball, the profile manager for this Garrett, but wanted to open this up to the wider community, since I can't find any discussions on this topic and would like to find more YDNA candidates.

Thanks!

Larry
WikiTree profile: Garret Travis
in The Tree House by Larry Travis G2G Crew (710 points)
edited by Larry Travis

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Look on Ancestry.com, Halstead Family tree, Tree owner,

Jean Gerstner.Has a lot of evidence you can study..
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (922k points)
selected by Kristine Dunne
Thanks for the response, Wayne... Took a look at what I could of Jean's information on Garrett. Appears to be essentially what I have on him. Will continue looking for any potential YDNA candidates to flesh out where he may originate from...
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Larry,

Garrett Travis is my 10th great-grandfather and the first of 12 generations of my family (mostly from the Travis line till my grandparents) that lived in Westchester County, NY.  Can't help you with YDNA connections but my great-grandmother was a Travis and I am also looking for more information on Garrett.

Kristine
by Kristine Dunne G2G Rookie (290 points)
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Dear Larry and others interested in Garrett Travis brickwall,

First, I apologize for the long delay in replying, you may notice I was very active up until 2019, then unfortunately had to have 10 surgeries that year, and in the following two years, had 5 major back surgeries.  I have not done any work on my ancestry and DNA due to that.  Obviously I don't have any help with the FTDNA YDNA being a granddaughter, and hope my brother will do a DNA test soon.  My research showed the spelling varied from Travis to Treves, Trevis, Treffers, Traviss.  I did DNA tests with both 23 and Me and Ancestry, and posted on GedMatch, My Heritage and FTDNA. I would appreciate any updated information anyone has found in their research, and when I am able, I will begin research in unravelling the mystery.

Thanks,

Jean Travis Ball
by Jean Ball G2G3 (3.4k points)
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Hi, Looked into it. Here is what I found.

Westchester Co., NY Miscellaneous P.428: Garret Travis of Rye, deed of gift to son James Travis of the same place, "after my decease," all lands, etc., in Rye; provided the other son Phillip Travis "do perform his part in the covenant." May 12, 1707 of Dutch Descent. !Garratt Travis, the only one of this name mentioned on the early list, stated, in 1708, that he and wife Katherine, now deceased, had given all their land to son James in 1705, both being aged and needing care (.Westchester Co. Land Records, Liber E, p. 96.) James Travis, Sr., of White Plains, gave to son John, in 1730, all rightm title and interest in lands in White Plains, divided and undivided. Garratt Travis had a son Philip. (Philip, oldest son of Garret Travis," 1707/1708. Liber E, p. 96.) Robert Travis of Rye, bought land in White Plains, in 1718, from Joseph Budd. "Robert Travis, son of Philip," and James and John, the sons of James Travis: also a Thomas Travis, applied for the Royal Patent in 1721, and all but Thomas were living in White Plains. There is a statement in the Stamford History, p, 60, that "Garret Travis" bought land there in 1657, and that he was called a Dutchman, "Gerrit Trevers" was sued for board, in New York, in 1666.(Records of New Amsterdam, Vol. VI, p. 13.) !Page 246 Westchester County, N.Y. Miscellanes. Page 150. Johnathan Rockwell of Norwich, Conn., had formerly a dispute in law with Garrit Travers of Rye, concerning land in Rye formerly possessed by deceased father, John Rockwell of Rye , and having received satisfaction from "Phillip Traves" the eldest son of sd. Garitt Travers," deeded to the sd. Philip Travis a parcel of land in Rye (on Budd's Neck{;"bounded, as appears by a deed of gift from John (1) "bude," Senr., to Christopher Youngs of Southold bearing date the 8th of March m 1671." Jan. 23, 1707 or 8.

I hope this helps. Check out Family search link added here.It has a lot more.

Garrett Travis (1633–1707) | Person | Family Tree | FamilySearch( LRTD-XJG his id number)

by Teresa Davis G2G6 Mach 4 (49.8k points)

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