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Katie (Lanham) Taylor

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Katie L. Taylor formerly Lanham
Born 1980s.
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Daughter of [private father (1960s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private sister (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (1990s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 25 Mar 2020 | Created 20 Nov 2019
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Wiki Genealogist Pre-1700 November 2019 Club 100 Germany Project Member Honor Code Signatory Volunteer GEDCOM Equipped DNA Tested
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I'm particularly interested in exploring and confirming my links to the Lees of Virginia back to England, as well as finding out more about my Fochtman ancestors in Germany.

Other (mis?)spellings of Fochtman I've seen on documents include Fouchtman, Fouchman, and Foughtman. Perhaps the spelling variations have led to the difficulty in finding information. Maybe Fochtman is actually the derivative of another German spelling.

My research has also shown connections to various lines of English nobility, including Charles Brandon, but I would like to have more concrete confirmations.
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In the research I've done I've run across folks who've been accused of murder, executed for political beliefs, deserted the military, and fought on the wrong side of the civil war. I love finding out stories about all the weirdos, renegades, and criminals I'm related to.
I'm really fascinated by everything that DNA has to tell us. Without it, I would never have been tipped off to having English and Welsh ancestry, which is where most of my lineage actually comes from.
My ancestral DNA and the research I've done shows that the majority of my ancestors came from England, Wales, Scotland, Western Europe (Germany, for certain), and Norway (and other Scandinavian countries like Sweden).
I'm fairly certain about my connections to English aristocracy and nobility but would love to have greater confirmation and more information.
My mother's surname is Fochtman. My family names on her side include Hanshew, Lee, Shook, among others, and I'm interested in researching those.
I have found little information regarding my German ancestors and would love to find out more.
My maternal grandmother's maiden name.
My father's biological father's last name was Jolley and I know nothing about that side of the family and would want to learn more.
One of the most common surnames imaginable, I suppose, but the surname of my paternal great-grandmother nonetheless.
I know that I am related to Robert E. Lee (3rd cousin 5x removed), and would love to learn more about my lineage with this surname.
Via the Relationship Finder tool I discovered that I'm a direct descendant of 7 of the signers of the Magna Carta: Hugh (Bigod) le Bigod (24th Great-Grandfather), Gilbert (Clare) de Clare (24th GGF), John (Lacy) de Lacy Knt (24th GGF), Henry (Bohun) de Bohun (25th GGF), Robert FitzWalter (26th GGF), William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield (26th GGF), and Saher (Saier) (Quincy) de Quincey (26th GGF).
My paternal grandmother's maiden surname was Moore, which is another field of interest as both of my grandmothers died before I was born.
My DNA shows that I have Norwegian ancestry, but my research has yet to show a single ancestor from that country. I've found folks that hailed from Sweden (which I oddly show no DNA from), but none from Norway. I would like to be able to find them!
My DNA and ancestry research shows that I have ancestors that came from Scotland and I'd like to know more.
From the research I've done I've discovered that my family on both my mother & father's side have been in the United States since at least the 1600's, and most of them seem to have originally arrived in the Southern US.
My ancestral DNA and the research I've done shows that the majority of my ancestors came from England, Wales, Scotland, Western Europe (Germany, for certain), and Norway (and other Scandinavian countries like Sweden)
I've been fascinated with the various witch trials ever since I was a child, and have always been curious if any of my ancestors were ever accused of practicing it.
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  • Katie (Lanham) Taylor: AncestryDNA , GEDmatch SP7567830 [compare], Ancestry member attilathehoney8

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Hello Katie,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz! Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, thus coordinating with others is essential.

Please refer to the new recommended sources for citing Pre-1700’s sources. when working on profiles of that time period.

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posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Katie

As you have been a member of WikiTree for a few weeks now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the How-to been helpful or left you with any questions?

I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Karen ~ WikiTree Messenger

Thank you for volunteering, Katie!

You are now a full member of the WikiTree community. I hope your experience among us is as enjoyable and fruitful as mine has been.

Start with the New Member How-To pages — they are really useful as you add profiles and learn your way around.

When you are ready take a look at projects, there may be a One Name Study for your surnames, or one covering your research location(s).

Take your time, and let me know if you need any help using the site.

Hilary ~ WikiTree Greeter

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posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

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posted by Nicole Duchesne

Katie is 21 degrees from Mary Pickford, 21 degrees from Cheryl Skordahl and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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