Fann Fann
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Fann Fann

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The Fann Project one name study was launched May 2020. At present, only cursory connections have been categorized, and the project is limited to the precise spelling Fann, but any who know of variants that led to the Fanns of colonial and pre-colonial Virginia and North Carolina are especially encouraged to work out those connections.

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Fann A. Fann aka Porter
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Brother of and [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half]
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Of Scottish Descent

Thus far, I have preliminary indicators of possible 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 a pedigree 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: (Born 1930s - 2020s) married Living (Born 1930s)
Generation Z: Fann Fann

Of Quaker Descent

Fann is a Friend (Quaker) nonpracticing, descendant researcher of North Carolinian, Pennsylvanian, and Virginian migration origins
  • One direct line of Quaker origins begin with John Porter, who had roots in the Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting of Nansemond, Virginia (a current brick wall) and his wife Elizabeth Betty (Denson) Porter, who has roots in the Pagan Creek Monthly Meetings, as well as her ancestors that go back to Hollowells of mid to late 1600 Chuckatuck meetings.
Descendant of Thomas Tooke, of Virginia, House of Burgesses and Chuckatuck/Levy Neck Quaker Society of Friends.
  • 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, presumptive 8th great grandfather of Fann.
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.
England Orphan Team
Fann Fann has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.


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Fann Fann was born in North Carolina.
Fann Fann is a member of the Fann Name Study Project.
This profile is part of the Fann Name Study.

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On WikiTree, varyingly active projects:

  • Scotland Project
  • England Project
  • US Black Heritage Project
  • US Southern Colonies Project

Currently, slowly working on pre-1500 certification

DNA Findings

  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between JP and Fann Fann (SAF). 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 SAF. 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 SAF. 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.
  • SAF: Personal recollection, entered at registration or updated while alive.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Fann or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Fann Fann: Y-Chromosome Test, haplogroup R-Z344
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Thank you for checking in Alan. The list is a good idea to keep track of your work.

Mixon, Callaway, Callaway, Rasner, Petyon, Jernigan, Jernigan, Jernigan, Hatcher, Hamilton, Banks, Unknown, Farrar, Edmondson


posted by Mary Richardson
Thanks. I add biobuilder as a keyword on submitted explanation of changes, then I can fairly easily compile a list from my contributions page. It's not foolproof, as I hand transcribe the WikiTree IDs, but I then double check that the linked profiles are the intended ones. 😉

I suppose that I could copy/paste by the full names as they appear in My Contributions... I just prefer to work with coding by the WikiTree IDs.

posted by Fann Fann
Hi Alan,

I would to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We have achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members. Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future? Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Mike Christmas, England Project Leader

posted by Michael Christmas
I believe that I am in the biobuilders team, or however it's named (profile improvement?)...

I did biobuilder reviews on the following, since 1 Jan 2021 (may be an incomplete list; these are the ones that I at least marked as a biobuilder review when posting the updates that I made):

At one time, I was working on pre-1500 certification, but that fell off of the radar in 2020. I have no complaints, as I am also active in US So Col and USBH, for whom I completed 14 and 4 biobuilder reviews during this same period, respectively.

I never chose a specific England Project county team to work with, as I do not yet have a handle on predominant ancestral origins, which is where I would ultimately like to focus my effort. (Neither my direct maternal nor paternal lines are adequately proven, but other lines of English origins of descent have emerged.) I am also slowly getting back to the Profiles Improvement Project, as time permits.

I am certainly open to any recommendations or insights, either here or offline.


posted by Fann Fann
Thank you Alan you have been very busy!

You are indeed in the Biobuilders Team

You are also in the Topics Team

It’s fine if you wish to stick with that. If you would like to look at working in a specific county for example Cheshire, ( to dig deeper into the Vernon origins), I can arrange that.

Whatever you decide, enjoy your time on Wikitree.

Take care Mike

posted by Michael Christmas
edited by Michael Christmas

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
My very basic goal is to define as accurately as possible how many lines of mine are Scotts origins. I believe that I am subscribed to the Google Group. Thanks.
posted by Fann Fann
Hi Fann,

We have not received a reply from you regarding the message we recently sent about England Project. We hope you are OK. We realise that your interests could have moved on, and so if we do not hear from you by the end of December we will presume that you wish to be removed from the Project. You will be welcome to rejoin us at a later time if you wish.

Joan, Amy & Lizzie.

Thanks, Joan. Somehow I missed the query. I'll answer back before the end of the week.
posted by Fann Fann
I am not finding the tools that I need to summarize quickly what I've accomplished. I was trying to use my watchlist, or the "limit to watchlist" function from an England category, but the hierarchy is not really amenable to finding profiles that way.

More profiles that I have been working on over the last year have been focused on US So Col ancestors and allied families, but occasionally, I have encountered England natives that I did contribute to or updated where warranted. I have been in correspondence elsewhere about remaining as a England project bio builder.

I was working on the pre-1500 certification, but I think once the pandemic hit, things just fell to the way side...

posted by Fann Fann
Hi Fann,

I sent you a private message on 17 November. Since I haven't heard from you, I wanted to confirm that you received the email. Please let me know.


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Debi, I did get the email, and I guess that I will just have to face it that I am overcommitted. Having said that, the project may well benefit me, so I will revisit and see if I can get initiated.

So many apologies...

posted by Fann Fann
No worries, Fann, I truly understand having too many irons in the fire. You're currently on the Shore Excursion list for the Voyage, so just let me know when you would like to get back in the queue to board.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
In my Watchlist, but I'm not the PM; however, I'll be glad to work on 1) Baggett-499 if that's ok; and, 2) Garner-4231 for which I am PM.
posted by Fann Fann
Hi Fann,

So that you can get started immediately, Garner-4231 would be better. I have added the Voyage banner and alerted the Guides that you have returned from the shore excursion are ready to board. As soon as one of them has a berth available, they will contact you via PM to introduce themselves. That will give you their email address to establish contact.

Feel free to get started on the profile when you are ready; you can find examples at the bottom of the Voyage page

If you have any questions before you hear from your Guide, you can ask me.

Have fun!


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
I forgot to tell you what would be needed in order to work on Baggett-499. Contact Sharon and let her know you would like to use that profile for the Voyage. Assuming she is agreeable, let your Guide know and you'll be set.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Fann.

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Joan, Amy & Lizzie.

I recently switched from getting the daily digest to individual emails, as the digest did not provide enough; now, the individual emails are a bit too much... I wish there was something in between!
posted by Fann Fann
Cutest profile pic! Adorable! Thank you Fann Fann!
posted by [Living Britain]
As a member of the Scotland Project, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles

in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Fann,

As you may have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the US Southern Colonies Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. We have also changed the criteria for membership. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know whether you would like to remain in the project and, if so, which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address. I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders and are in the Google Group.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. We’re really excited for the future of the project and hope that you decide to be a part of it with us moving forwards.

Many thanks,

Susie, US Southern Colonies Project Co-Leader

Hi Susie,

Yes, I am interested in continued participation.

It’s kind of hard to choose between Colonial Virginia and North Carolina, as I have ancestors from both. Maybe given my level of experience, it would be better to just choose the Profile Improvement Team. At present, I have also loosely affiliated with the England Project’s Bio Builders team.

Please let me know the next steps.

Thanks and kind regards, Fann

posted by Fann Fann
Hi Fann,

Thanks for selecting the Bio Builders Team. I am your point of contact in the project who will help you get settled in. I’ve also invited you to the Google Group so feel free to introduce yourself in there.

We’re really excited that you’re on board and can’t wait to start working with you. Give us a shout if you have any questions.

Susie :-)

Hello Fann

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. Thank you for your work on English Profiles and your work in the English Authors team.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice, or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the Project Leaders for everything you do.


posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Hi Jo,

I'm pretty sure that I replied directly, if not, I am remiss.

I affiliated with England Project Bio Builders many months ago. I also took on A A Milne's 5-star needs (building out his ancestors), but also that and other profiles that I worked came under the English Authors team. I had started the 1500 pre-certification process, but that seems to have stalled since Vivienne left.

Thanks, and please let me know if I need to be in communication with a team/s leader/s. I prefer to be contacted at my email, but here is fine, as well.


posted by Fann Fann
I accidentally sent wrong information at first. The info on here now is correct. I am sorry for the error and confusion.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hey hun,

Clean-A-Thon time has come around again. The cleaning will start onFriday morning, April 24, at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday, April 27 at 8 AM (ET) First we need everyone to be registered. If you have not yet, please go to and do so. Make sure to say you want to be on Legacy Heirs. If you have registered and not indicated a team, please go comment on your registration that you do want to be with us.

Chat Page:

Space Page:

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
edited by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hello Fann,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
My efforts have not been exclusively focused, but I have done some work on the following two families that come to mind:
  • Galbraith/Culbreth (I nominated Galbraith Clan Manager: Simon Parker-Galbreath - not sure what support he has gained and I am hopeful that with this reorganization, more might be done to facilitate identification and completion of connecting profiles)
  • Cockburn of Langton (I am about to make a connection for the 1st Baronet of Langton that has me really excited)

My personal goal would be to identify Scottish ancestors who migrated in my lines, but that is a lofty goal as my tree is far from reaching to pre-migration and so many ancestors are involved, given that most in my lines migrated pre-1776.

Here's the broad list of projects that I contribute to, which may already be apparent:

  • Cymru
  • England
  • EuroAristo
  • Quakers / Religion [Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)] Project
  • Scottish_Clans
  • Southern_Colonies


posted by Fann Fann
Hello, the Francis Stillman Torrey merge is compete.
posted by M Cole
Hi Alan,

The England Project Leaders check-in with the members every six months to see how people are getting on. How are you doing? I notice you have yet to choose which team you’d like to be on. Are you having difficulty deciding and can I help you with that? One requirement for membership in the project is that you contribute to a team at least once every six months.

Please respond to me via e-mail.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

"References have two parts:

The <ref> and </ref> tags that surround the content of the footnote. The <references /> tag that you put at the bottom where the footnotes should be displayed. "See Sources for the full explanation." Scroll down to the section: "Embed them as references (footnotes)."

The value of this method is that it links facts to the sources you're citing. It takes some practice especially if you have a URL internet link to include. You can also create a naming reference if you have the same source used for facts in multiple places within the profile (or even across profiles, but that's way far advanced). I've worked on 1,000s of profiles and find inline sourcing the best way to identify references.

posted by Fann Fann
Re: John Fann's do I do inline citations? Thanks for the link.
posted by Amy (F) W
Hi Kelly Jones, I outlined the data that appears to be misaligned on the affected profile page. Thanks, Fann
posted by Fann Fann
Hi Susie - Sorry to hear of the UK Project dissolution. I wrote separately about participating in:


posted by Fann Fann
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 :-)

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