Fann Fann

Fann Fann

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Mr Fann A. Fann aka Porter
Born 1960s.
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Son of [private father (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Brother of and [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half]
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Profile last modified 19 Sep 2019 | Created 29 May 2018 | Last significant change: 26 Aug 2019
22:39: Fann Fann edited the Biography, Other Last Name(s) and Other Last Name for Fann Fann. (sourcing and bio is amended) [Thank Fann for this]
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Fann Fann has an interest in Clan Stewart, part of the Scottish Clans Project.


Of Scottish Descent

Thus far, I have preliminary confirmation of ethnic descent, including distant paternal descent from the:

  • Campbell Earls of Argyll
  • Clan Campbell MacDuine / Campbell of Lochow
  • Chiefs of Clan Cameron and the Lairds Glendessary
  • Clan MacDonald
  • Clan Donnachaidh / Earls of Atholl
  • Clan Gregor
  • Clan Mackay of Strathnaver
  • Clan Stewart and Clan Stewart of Appin
Both maternal and paternal descent from:
  • Clan Chiefs of Clan Galbraith
Direct, maternal descent from:
  • Clan Kennedy Lairds

Of Mozingo Descent

Mozingo: One of my favorite ancestors. I am especially eager to learn if the parentage found on MyHeritage is viable (Generations that I have below-labelled O and P):

Generation O Mozingo Montsingaux (1581- ?) of Spain = Nzingha Mbande (1583- ?) of the Kingdom of Kongo, Africa

Generation P Duarte Mozingo-Montsingaux (1610-1669) possibly of Read in Suffolk = Nancy Barkley (1620- ?) of Read in Suffolk

Generation Q Edward Ned Mozingo Sr / Massango a Bantu of Kongo and Pantico Run (1633-1712) - 7th paternal great-grandfather = Margaret Pierce Bayley (1645-1711)

Generation R Edward Mozingo Jr (1689-1754) = Eliza Booth (1690-1713)

Generation S John B Mozingo (1707-1772) = Ann Pearce (1710-1795)

Generation T Pearce Booth Mozingo Sr (1745-1819) = Sarah Grady Parrott (1770-1841)

Generation U Graddy Mozingo (1805 - 1880) - 3rd paternal great-grandfather = Mary Polly Sikes (1813 - 1873)

Generation V Vinetta Nettie Mozingo (1862 - 1952) = Elijah Thomas Snipes (1859–1935)

Generation W Polly Etta Snipes (1883 - 1978) = Horace Marvin Culbreth (1880-1943)

Generation X Mary Esther Culbreth (1910s - 1990s) = Samuel Kelly Fann (1910s – 1980s)

Generation Y Living (Born 1930s - ) married Living (Born 1930s)

Generation Z Fann Fann

Of Quaker Descent

Some Levy Neck, Isle of Wight, Virginia meeting house membership is presumptively identified in the below William and Mary citation as well as the list of known Quakers from the Boddie text, which may overlap with Chuckatuck or totally supplant, but the deed transaction date and the marriage event data upon which the longer Quaker list appears to have been generated both contain Thomas Tooke.

Be it known unto all men by these presents that I, William Bressie of ye Upper parrish of ye Isle of Wight County in Virginia, planter, with Susannah my wife have given granted enfeoffed from us or heires an doe by these presents for evermore give and grant and enfeofe unto William Yarrett, John Grove, Francis Wrenn, Edward Jones, Thomas Tooke, and Henry Wigge and the rest of the sect of God frequently called Quakers, one house built by ye said people in ye place called ye Levy Neck Ould fields neare the creeke side to worship and serve the living God, in spirit and truth with ground sufficient for a Graveyard and what more may be thought fit. . . . . . This acknowledged in open Court by Mr William Bressie and his wife to be their Act and Deed and Ordered to be Recorded 9 Feb 1679. . .[1]

From Boddie's treatment, it is unclear what relationship existed between the Levy Neck Meeting House and the Chuckatuck or Cypress Creek District in Isle of Wight (near the Nansemond County line) Society of Friends meetings:

The Southern Historical Association had published the records of the Quaker meetings at Chuckatuck. . . 6th day, 10th month, 1679:[2]
  1. Thomas Jordan, [who on this date married]:
  2. Elizabeth Burgh
  3. Edmond Godwin
  4. Thomas Godwin, Justice, member, House of Burgesses
  5. Elizabeth Godwin
  6. Joseph Woory, Justice
  7. Elizabeth Woory
  8. Barnaby Kearney, Justice, member, House of Burgesses
  9. Thomas Taberer, member, House of Burgesses
  10. William Denson, member, House of Burgesses
  11. Thomas Tooke, member, House of Burgesses
  12. Thomas Jordan, member, House of Burgesses
  13. Richard Bennett, Governor

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Fann Fann has English ancestors.
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Fann Fann has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.


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DNA Findings

  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between JP and Fann Fann. Predicted relationship by AncestryDNA of Parent/Child with Confidence: Extremely High based on 3,468 centimorgans shared across 51 DNA segments.
  • Nephew relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Private and Fann Fann. Predicted relationship by AncestryDNA is described as: Possible range: Close family - 1st cousins, with Confidence: Extremely High and 1,536 centimorgans shared across 53 DNA segments.
    • By extension, the paternal grandchild relationship with S K Fann is confirmed.
  • A cousin relation is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Private and Fann Fann. Predicted relationship: 1st Cousins, Possible range: 1st - 2nd cousins with Confidence: Extremely High and 829 centimorgans shared across 35 DNA segments.
    • By extension, the maternal nephew relationship with Private is confirmed.


  1. “Isle of Wight County Records.” The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 4, 1899, pp. 205–315 (232-3). JSTOR.
  2. Boddie, John Bennett. Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia: A History of the County of Isle of Wight, Virginia, During the Seventeenth Century, Including Abstracts of the County Records. 1973, p. 346-7. Genealogical Publishing Company.
  • Fann Fann. Personal recollection, entered at registration.

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Though not a member by their rules, Galbraiths and related Culbreths are among direct ancestors.
According to the AncestryDNA results that I got, and from working up 1,000s of profiles, England, Scotland, Wales make up 75% of my ethnicity. The other 25%? Ireland and Scotland!
Prior AncestryDNA Ethnicity (Percent) Estimates: I. Ireland/Scotland/Wales (28) II. Europe West (24) III. Great Britain (24) IV. Scandinavia (19) **Nearness to Her Majesty the Queen with analysis to date: 10th cousin, thrice removed.
I may be one, but there is a rumor that a name change occurred as late as the 19th century. Still looking...
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History. #Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - It's a book, but also a perspective and hopefully an official notice that patriarchy has seen its last days. Trail-blazing women have always impressed me. A recently departed dear friend of mine hopefully will find her place on WikiTree one day: Pauline Eskenasy, PhD.
Fann is fine, but is it really Fann? According to family lore, Edward Fann (ca. 1822-1870), aware that his family had been loyalists, took the name of Fann to increase security. How does one overcome that obstacle, being stuck in the 19th century?

"I shook the tree.

"A few nuts fell out, but some fruit landed on fertile ground. Germinating, for yet another interminable generation."

Given that Matoaka Amonute Rebecca Pocahontas appears to be my 12th maternal great-aunt, I am eager to see what the Native American project here has deemed valid and reliable information. This is a long term goal to review what I pieced together from various resources, but right now, the majority of my profiles are sitting in
This was a surprise. Even more surprising was the apparent level of disdain for practicing Quaker who exiled themselves in pre-colonial times.
On the main in my career, I was a lay epidemiologist. Though my Master's was in Clinical Psychology, I later was also Masters prepared in Project Management, Human Subjects & Good Clinical Practices certified, and a contributor on a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and conference abstracts and presentations. Toward the latter end of my career, my focus was on regulatory and budget compliance support for research operations.
Thus far, I have preliminary confirmation of ethnic descent, including distant paternal descent from the: *Campbell Earls of Argyll *Clan Campbell MacDuine / Campbell of Lochow *Chiefs of Clan Cameron and the Lairds Glendessary *Clan MacDonald *Clan Donnachaidh / Earls of Atholl *Clan Gregor *Clan Mackay of Strathnaver *Clan Stewart of Appin, and *Clan Galbraith (Culbreth in current usage), though registered with the Court of the Lord Lyon, without Chiefs
I have a preponderance of Eastern North Carolina settlers in my ancestry, but also some budding South Carolinians and other areas, too, among those who migrated.
According to the AncestryDNA results that I got, and from working up 1,000s of profiles, England, Scotland, Wales make up 75% of my ethnicity. The other 25%? Ireland and Scotland!

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On 7 Aug 2019 at 17:10 GMT Fann Fann wrote:

Hi Kelly Jones, I outlined the data that appears to be misaligned on the affected profile page. Thanks, Fann

On 7 Aug 2019 at 17:09 GMT Fann Fann wrote:

Hi Susie - Sorry to hear of the UK Project dissolution. I wrote separately about participating in:


On 2 Aug 2019 at 14:40 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Fann,

I haven’t heard back from you about the break up of the United Kingdom Project. I hope all is well with you. I assume you don’t wish to join any of the country-level projects at present, and will go ahead and remove the United Kingdom badge. If you wish to join England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland in the future, you would be most welcome to do so via the respective G2G sign-up post.

Many thanks for all your contributions,

Susie :-)

On 30 Jul 2019 at 02:52 GMT Kelly Jones wrote:

If you have the accurate data, that would be appreciated. Telling me it is incorrect with no proof or additional data, does not help.

On 18 Jul 2019 at 10:45 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Fann,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


On 8 Jun 2019 at 23:27 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Thanks for pinning your statistics down, Fann.

I am marking you as ACTIVE.

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Southern Pioneers. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Southern Colonies Project for ways to contribute.

2) You already have the Southern_Colonies tag.

3) PM the project leader, Paula J, with your email address to be added to the S. Colonies Google Group.

Note- the Southern Colonies sticker below the Header will add that as a Category.

Mary- Vol. Coordinator

On 8 Jun 2019 at 20:20 GMT Fann Fann wrote:

For April and May, about 104 (out of 262, or about 40%) of WikiTree profiles that I worked fit into the scope of the US Southern Colonies project (USSC). True to my NC roots, 70 (67%) of the USSC profiles worked were NC-based.

The majority of these are yet to be categorized as such (most of which were edits, as opposed to new profiles). Even with the new profiles, though, the step of adding categorization is something I often overlook. I will address that beginning with these profiles and make an effort to be more proactive going forward.

I have not joined Southern Pioneers, mainly because so few of the profiles that I encounter fit into the scope of that distinction.

On 6 Jun 2019 at 00:31 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Fann,

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project leaders, I am doing a six-month check-in with members to see what aspects of the project interest them most.

1) We would like to learn the number of contributions you have made in the last two months (May and April) to Southern Colonies?

2) We would like to know if you have joined other Southern Colonies Subprojects, such as Southern Pioneers Project. Or have you worked on other subprojects?

3) Your activity in Southern Pioneers Project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 11 May 2019 at 04:49 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

Are you the FamilySearch Guardian or what? John Lee Esq is now John Lee Sr on FamilySearch, with Richard Henry Lee and Mary Young as parents, despite a flag re: Mary Young being too young to be John Lee's mother. I am disinclined to address these lines, at all, because the same names are used in branches of Lee in regions that are close.

For example, the son Thomas Lee (ca. 1729-1816) has been labelled as Thomas Greenberry Lee, not even designating him as Sr, when the line shown here is that the Greenberry name wasn't adopted until you get to the grandson. If anyone wants to cleanup FamilySearch around this, please do. I ran across another son Thomas Lee who has the same exact vital dates, but comes from a different line, so obviously, conflation confusion happens. WT John Lee Esq is right

On 10 May 2019 at 23:20 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

The first child shown for Col William Bryan (ca. 1724-1781) and Elizabeth Smith (ca. 1729-1792) on FamilySearch is Lewis Bryan (ca. 1745-1782).

If this profile represents a correct child for them, please update FamilySearch and seek the sources. The birth date is prohibitive for Elizabeth, however. I have no idea if she is or is not, I just adopted her. If you have sources, PLEASE ADD THEM.

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