Margaret (Good) Espaillat

Margaret (Good) Espaillat

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Margaret M. Espaillat formerly Good
Born 1960s.
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I'm originally from Nestor, California, about a mile from the Mexican border. After college, I joined the Army and went to OCS at Ft. Benning. I was commissioned as a lieutenant and shortly afterwards met and married First Lieutenant Francisco Espaillat in 1986. We have three adult sons and a house full of dogs and friends.


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Several of my lines come from County Antrim, Ireland
Some of my ancestors came to South Carolina with Rev. William Martin in 1772, and about 30 years later migrated to non-slaveholding territories.
My German ancestors include the surnames Good (Guth), Rodkey (Rathge), Keller, and Rothrock among others.
My Goods lived in and around Cambria County, Pennsylvania. "History of a Good Family" by Mary Ellen Good, pub. 1978 does not mention any of my ancestors, though many in her book lived in the same county.
Several of my lines were Ulster Scots from northern Ireland, but I also have Burnses who came from elsewhere in Ireland, and I know very little about them.
My McDills are descended from Thomas, b. in Broughnow, Antrim, Ireland ca. 1725. I have added slews of McDills from information from "McDills in America: a History of the Descendants of John McDill," 1903.
My earliest McGill is David, b. ca. 1807, possibly in New York. I know nothing more about him other than he married Belinda Price. He's my brick wall.
A 5th g. grandmother of mine is allegedly a Mucklegear. I found this on an old post and nowhere else. I have found that surname nowhere else. Mystery!
My earliest Rodkey is David, b. 1797 in PA. I haven't yet found a link between him and the other PA Rodkey/Rathge family.
Most of my Scots-Irish arrived in South Carolina in 1772 with Rev. William Martin.
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On 22 Jun 2019 at 15:30 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Margaret,

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group. See for details. The Teams are :-

1. Categories Team
2. Counties Team
3. Managed Profiles Team
4. Membership Team
5. Profile Improvement Team
6. Topics Team
7. Diaspora

  Can you let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project and which team(s) you’d like to join. Please also let me know your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group or confirm you are already a member of the google group.

Many thanks,


On 7 Mar 2019 at 05:22 GMT Marilyn (Lingenfelter) James wrote:

Hi - it appears that we are third cousins, once removed. My grandmother on my maternal side, was Laura Good Noal. She died 15 years before I was born. Marilyn Lingenfelter James, San Diego

On 20 Aug 2018 at 05:22 GMT Nancy Stein wrote:

WOODS Margaret, I share Joseph Woods 1745-1835. Have your tried to find a probate for Isaac Woods 1783-1872.? Are you in touch with any of hte Iowa Woods cousins? IF any have done the Ydna? there are 3 sons of Joseph who have done DNA and they all match. We are looking for descendants of a Patrick Woods, 1715-1895. He lived in the part of Louisa Co that became Albemarle. his land was close to Nathan Woods who the family has rejected as a parent all though he had a son Joseph. Joseph's tombstone is in Columbia Cemetery, not Marsh Creek. He was buried in Marsh Creek and his grandsons moved him. Eager to be in touch with you. Nancy Stein I too had the same trouble as another who noted, couldn't get the comments and info to register. I joined.

On 8 Apr 2018 at 02:53 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi Hi Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register.

Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

On 31 Dec 2017 at 14:21 GMT Raymond Nichols R-CTS1751 wrote:

broken link on thomas linville's page.

On 10 Nov 2017 at 22:17 GMT Steven Houser wrote:

Margaret, There was a George McDill with the 111th PA infantry during the civil war. I found his connection, added him in.

John McDill is a mystery though - from Cambria county PA, born in like 1815 (reportedly 45 at muster in, although 1860 census maked him look even older) to PA 2nd regiment cavalry, 59th volunteers, company I (EXACT same as Porter Johnson in my line). He died 2/1863, and was buried in Cambria, his widow Catharine A McDill received a pension from 2/1863 on.

John is a McDill, so related to all other McDills - but I cannot figure out how/where on the tree? I had assumed he was a tight relative and joined up with Porter Johnson, but that appears to be false as from Cambria county, not Crawford (where all my McDills sprang from).

Any idea where John fits in the tree?

59th history here:;sid=778308149b189f58bf191421757c33c6;size=100;view=image;q1=Fifty-Ninth+Regiment

On 4 May 2017 at 12:27 GMT Mary (Michel) Wilson wrote:

Margaret - I can't believe it has been more than a year ago, when I submitted my first GEDCOM to wikitree. That initial GEDCOMPARE REPORT was overwhelming, but yesterday, I uploaded a much smaller GEDCOM to wikitree, and now I think I am ready to jump into this pool. Thank you for your initial welcome!

On 18 Mar 2017 at 20:28 GMT Rebecca Cadman wrote:

Margaret thankyou for the lovely welcome, I'm very interested in finding out where I came from and with the right help I can discover lots more about my relatives whoever and wherever they are. ☺️

On 16 Mar 2017 at 14:22 GMT Regan Dunn wrote:

Thank you, Margaret for welcoming me! I am new to genealogy and I am looking forward to learning about my biological family as well as helping others learn about theirs! Regan

On 15 Mar 2017 at 22:41 GMT Geoffrey Raebel wrote:

Thanks for the nice welcome - took a few days to discover it. I'm starting to work things out and find my way around. Geoff from Oz

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