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I've created a "personal project" for this that others are welcome to join: Sampson Waring Ancestors Project (August 15, 2018).
I am tracking my own ancestral lines at Space: Jack Day's Ahnentafels.
My general research focus is colonial Maryland families, with a focus, of course, on the ones I descend from. My ideal is to develop detailed, well-sourced profiles.
I'm also a sucker for any potential lines back to Charlemagne. I've now disproved more than 3 lines back to Charlemagne.
As a lifelong genealogist, I've developed "databases" of a pre-1800 information on a number of Maryland families. These databases are in MS Word files. They arrange bits and groups of bits of information according to the actual or guessed birth date of an individual, so that contemporaries are grouped together. There are footnotes giving source wherever possible. These databases aren't perfect, of course, but they often contain more information than one can find elsewhere in one place. I'm glad to share these databases with anyone who agrees not to post them intact on the internet -- they contain some coding (such as G in front of a date to indicate it's an educated guess) that would not make sense out of context! But I'd be delighted if anything I've done contributes to enhancing the profiles you work on for WikiTree. So just send me a note! Here are the family names for which I have databases. The focus is on Maryland families before 1800.
My father's family came from upper Montgomery County, Maryland, and many trace back to colonial Maryland. My mother's family came from upper New York State and trace back to New England. My sister is a member of the DAR and other lineage societies. I have joined First Families of Maryland.
I've re-arranged the list of my cousins on WikiTree in order of their closeness!
5th to 9th cousins
10th to 14th cousins
15th to 19th cousins
20th to 24th cousins
No Relationship Found -- Yet
June 2018 -- Trump is Living, cannot calculate.
United Methodist Pastor living in Catonsville, Maryland. Married, two children (one living), 8 grandchildren. Career has involved roles including:
Everything here is apparently public information, which anyone can search for and find on the internet! Space: Public Records on Jackson Day
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On 5 Feb 2019 at 15:04 GMT Hugh Barnes wrote:
On 28 Nov 2018 at 18:09 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
You've been added as manager of Ms. St-Clair.
On 12 Nov 2018 at 02:58 GMT Dennis Simpson wrote:
The known brothers were sons of William Alexander and grandsons of John Alexander and proven to be related by DNA. William Alexander Jr., supposedly thought to be a brother, was proven by DNA not to be related. The other two Alexanders thought to also be brothers, John and Francis have no descendants to submit their DNA to prove if they were brothers or not. Elizabeth who married Matthew Wallace and Jane who married John McKnitt, Sr., may possibly have been sisters to the four known brothers, but it is difficult to know for sure at this time.
Helen Smith, myself, Jack Wells and William Alexander (the latter two now deceased) have worked on the Alexander's for numerous years. We came to the conclusion that John Alexander (1587-1665) the father of William Alexander (1614-1668) and the grandfather of Andrew, James, Joseph and Samuel was not related in any way to the MacAllister Clan. The reason being, the MacAllister's as well as the MacAlexander's were Catholic, Highlander's closely related to the Irish. The four brothers, and their father and grandfather were Presbyterians by faith and were related to the English by blood came from Ayrshire, Scotland. They were known as Lowlander's.
The names you provided in your research children of Andrew and I believe you mentioned Capt. John Alexander I have seen records on, but did not include them with the Alexander's in my records. The reason being is I am not positively sure they are of the same family, but it appears they seem to be, considering where they were born and their religious affiliation with the Presbyterian faith. What is perplexing to me personally, is why did Capt. John Alexander have MacAllister's coat of arms on his gravestone?
We Helen, Jack, Bill and I noted that the Augusta County, Virginia Alexanders and the Cecil County, Maryland Alexanders were not related. They are two separate families. The Cecil County, Maryland Alexander's later moved to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina where several of the family members signed the Mecklenburg County Declaration of Independence. Many stayed in North Carolina while others moved westward into Tennessee. US Senator Lamar Alexander is a descendant of Frances Alexander son of John Alexander (1733-1814), grandson of Francis Alexander (1693-1760) by Jane Blair and great-grandson of the above mentioned Samuel Alexander (1657-1733) immigrant who first settled in Pocomoke, Maryland who married Mary Taylor, daughter of Elias Taylor and Comfort Anderson.
My stepfather, Arthur Marcus Simpson who adopted me as a baby is a descendant of Hannah Alexander who married William Dewoody. She was a sister of Frances Alexander, and daughter of John Alexander (1733-1814) by Agnes Craighead, niece of Rev. Alexander Craighead, known as the father of the Mecklenburg County Declaration of Independence.
Lord Cunningham was forbidden by law to transport people of the Catholic faith to his land in County Donegal. However, it is clear he was friends with William Alexander "Lord Sterling," they may have been related by marriage, but the relationship is not clear. This William Alexander had no reason to be transported as he was Lord Sterling very well to do. The Augusta County, Virginia Alexanders seem to be related to Lord Sterling's family.
You may have come across Sarah Colton book which she combined the two William Alexander's into one man. She refuses to cite her sources, and appears more interested in making money from her book sales, than true detective work in proving her genealogical records.
I always say their is no truth without the proof.
On 12 Nov 2018 at 02:22 GMT Dennis Simpson wrote:
You will notice numerous researchers in Ancestry show a grave marking Mary the wife of Thomas Craig, buried in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. My question is how could she be the wife of Thomas Craig when she was married as her last husband to a Mr. Lowery? The date and place of her death is not known. I would haphazard a guess and say she and Mr. Lowery were probably buried in Cecil County, Maryland in an unmarked grave.
Other sources: "Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine," Volume II: Hinman-Sotcher p. 215. (In note 19, Mrs. Pettigrew's Nephew Newton Brightwell II is my paternal cousin, whom I personally knew and helped. He also worked on the Alexander family. He mentioned, Worth S. Ray, "Tennessee Cousins," and Alice Norris Parran, "Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families," showed ambiguous statements, later to be proven incorrect. See "Dewoody Records," by Newton E. Brightwell, II, (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1989), pp. 127-140.
On 3 Nov 2018 at 15:13 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:
It's been a year since the England Project was re-ignited. Thank you for being part of this exciting journey!
We really appreciate all your contributions and hard work :)
We would love some feedback from you please. :)
Are you happy contributing with the team you are on, or would you like a change, or even add to another team?
If you are not already on a team, which one would you like to be on?
If you are not sure what is available, just ask, we are here to help :)
Are you still happy contributing to the England Project?
Please PM me through my profile and let me know how you are doing :)
Thank you :)
Wendy Leader England Project.
On 27 Oct 2018 at 11:58 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:
On 27 Oct 2018 at 11:38 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:
On 16 Oct 2018 at 08:19 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
Have just posted a question regarding a dubious line apparently linked to the Holy Grail/Davidic/Rennes-le-Château theories. Is this something you are familiar with and would you like to take a look? https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/702236/dubious-medieval-lineage-payne-payens
On 11 Oct 2018 at 15:48 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
I've re-revamped Farahild so now she is basically like she was before, except I've bulleted the excess Sources headings and removed the "Could not parse last name" sentence (the last name that could not be parsed is spelled out anyway). Hope that works.
On 10 Oct 2018 at 05:49 GMT Maggie Andersson wrote: