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David Gray

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David L. Gray
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David Gray is a Project Member of the Southern Pioneers Project.

I inherited the Family Memorabilia, now it is time to do something with it. As a child I was hanging out with grandparents born in the 19th century. I thought all families were like that. Now I find that we have family from Plymouth Mass. (Tilson), New Haven, Conn. (Bronson), Virgina Colony, (Adams, Johns, Napier) Barbados, (Higginbotham, Adams) France (Siniard, Navarre). I should have listened then, now I have to step up and record what I can offer. I now live in what was Old Buncombe North Carolina where many allied families passed through moving to what would become Tennessee.


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  • Letters of Andrew Jackson Vaught and allied families that moved from Indiana to Iowa, Missouri and Oregon.

* Elijah Bronson Bible *Andrew Jackson Vaught Bible

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Hi David,

For Cobb county, Georgia, you can link your profiles two or three ways.

1) you can put the Category:Cobb County, Georgia (with brackets on each side) on each profile and <SAVE> which will list the people you created there on this Category page


2) I can create a space on the Cobb County, Georgia Page and you can list them tlhere

3) or you can do both!!!

Just let me know which idea appeals to you. And I will add a space to the main page for you..

Thanks for your interest in Cobb County Georgia

I will add a header on the page for you to add if you choose that route..

Mary - Project Coordinator- Georgia

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
I noticed that your family tree contained the surname "Bronson" and I have that name in my family tree, too, so I ran the descendants tool and come to find out we are second cousins six times removed.
posted by Judi Stutz
Hi Judi,

Sorry for the delay in replying. My husband of 62 years has been needing more of my time in the last few months.

Tell me more about our connection with the Bronson name and where I can look for it in my profile.

Thank you, Joan

posted by Joan (Hanson) Landreth
Hi all! It is great to read all these messages here.At last I found people speaking of Brock names yeh! My Brocks are all fron Devon uk. and Germany/France- where somewhere in France is a little village named Broc without the K. My DNA is J1c from matriachal side . The lineage goes back to 1,500 years ago, they were apparently a very strong lineage that survived the ice age.Anyone that would like my names of Brocks are welcome from Devon and Wales. I hope we can see if we have matches over the time, but not yet made a full tree up. best wishes to all, Diane.
posted by Diane Wan Heddon
edited by Diane Wan Heddon
Hi David! Please join the discussion on G2G regarding these Brocks as you manage some of the profiles:
posted by Jessica Key
Hi David, thank you for your interest in the Southern Pioneers. Please add the member sticker Member|Southern Pioneers in {{ }} below the =Biography= line in your profile.

Also we have [email address removed] to keep up with happenings. Send and email with your Wikitree-ID to join.

posted by Lynette Jester
Hi David. Do you have a primary source for assigning Brock-777 as a son to Brock-652? He isn't included in the list of children of Isaac Brock given by "Texas" Isaac Brock (a grandson of Isaac Brock and also a grandson of Isaac's brother Lloyd, via a cousin marriage).
posted by Jessica Key
Hello David, the profile Azoo McElhannon that you manage should have LNAB changed to "Stephens." It looks like he was created with his mother's maiden name as his LNAB by accident. Thanks :) ~Sarah
David, this would definitely be the north Alabama branch. The young lady in question who DNA suggests was the granddaughter of Silas Adams and Lucinda Brock was born about 1861 and lived in Etowah county, AL. Perhaps one of their boys had a liaison with a young girl in the neighborhood...
posted by Jessica Key
Jessica, I have never heard anyone talk of slaves in that line. I haven't seen any abstracts or wills that mentioned slaves. Their move from SC to Monroe / Mcminn Co. Tennessee is not well sourced but the head count in those census did not show any. Many that moved into Cherokee Nation were Abolitionists or Quakers. I see that with my mothers ancestors in Tenn. Willstown, in Alabama, was a full of poor white folks after the Removal. I don't think slavery was in their means. Indian Census shows slaveholders there. So there could be a population that didn't move west. I have a friend from OK whose family were slaves and moved with the removal.
posted by David Gray
David, was Adams-31322 or any of his older sons known to have had slaves? I can't find any of them on the 1860 slave schedule. I'm asking because a cousin who matches the Adams-Brock line has an ancestor born in the right time and place to be an out-of-wedlock daughter of one of Silas and Lucinda Adams' sons. This family is black/mixed race.
posted by Jessica Key
Hi David, I thought I would check with you again. The purpose of this was to determine if a badge holder of Southern Colonies wanted to be classified as active in Southern Colonies project.

If you feel you are inactive, the badge could be removed.

If you feel you are active, the badge will remain.

If you just want to add the Southern colonies sticker to your profiles. That can be done without the badge. Just place this below the biography line with two of these "{{" on either side of the words: Southern Colonies Sticker and SAVE

Please let me know if you are active.

thanks Mary, Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi David,

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project, 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 of what 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

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi david did you do Gedmatch A293395 is my gedmatch number and WD2288519 is my genesis . I did ancrstry we are related
Hi David, I made the merge of Mary “Mattie” Opdyke Crutchfield. Please go take a look and make any changes you feel necessary. Thx for pointing this out.
posted by Lolo Wagner
Wil Licher (Licher-4) and Wilhelmina De Ruiter (Licher-7) will be set as Unmerged Matches to indicate that the two profiles appear to represent the same person but are not ready to be merged.
posted by Peter Scheffer

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