Pamela Désirée Lloyd

Pamela Lloyd

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Pamela D. Lloyd
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private brother (1960s - unknown)] and
Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private son (1980s - unknown)]
Account confirmed 11 May 2014 | Pamela's 1707 contributions | 83 thank-yous received
Lloyd-391 created 8 May 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 5 May 2017
16:18: Pamela Lloyd edited the Biography for Pamela Lloyd. (Correcting shared centimorgans based on FTDNA reports for DNA confirmation sources.) [Thank Pamela for this]
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Categories: En | Es-1 | Chicago, Illinois | Lake City, Florida | El Paso, Texas | Tucson, Arizona | Lloyd Name Study | Lloyd-1428 | Notables Diversity Project.

Pamela is 24 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the global family tree!

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Hi, Cousin! One of the things I love most about genealogy is discovering my connections to family members I've never met, and reconnecting with family members I haven't seen for a while.

I also love the opportunity to help expand the global family tree, so every once in a while, as time allows and the mood hits me, I create profiles for notables who haven't yet been connected. The most recent such profile I created was for Octavia Butler. Butler was a fabulous science fiction author. The first African American woman to gain prominence as a science fiction writer, she won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards for her work. She was also a recipient of a McArthur Fellowship, an award that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation provides as an investment in the work of particularly promising creative people; she was the first science fiction author to receive such an award. All in all, she was an amazing woman. If you think you can help to extend her genealogy, please let me know, so I can add you to the trusted list for her and her ancestors.


The short version

Pamela D. Lloyd was born to a witchy alien fortuneteller and a mad scientist. A sock salesman once tried to buy her in exchange for two suitcases of socks and they were later offered an entire house, but her parents, not knowing when to cut their losses, held out for more, only to get stuck with her. It’s no wonder she turned to writing fantasy and science fiction. It was either that, or take over the universe, and the keys to the spaceship had fallen down a rabbit hole.

Comments about the short version

As strange as it may seem, this bio is actually pretty accurate. My mother suffered terribly from allergies and often claimed that these were due to her being from another planet. She also, for friends and family only, read tea leaves, earning her the nickname Madame Luigi, and my father printed up a certificate for her that identified her as our family's official resident witch. My father, on the other hand, is an organic chemist. He's also quite a character, very eccentric in his own way, and so has earned, to my mind at least, the approbation mad scientist.
A sock salesman really did approach my parents, on the streets of Chicago, with a suitcase full of socks and offer to buy me; when my parents turned him down, he said he had a second suitcase (the two making up his entire inventory) and would give them both. Needless to say, they turned down this offer, as well. While my parents thought this a funny story, I find it quite intriguing, and often wonder if he ever found a child whose parents were willing to take him up on the offer.
When I was two months old, we moved to Lake City, Florida, where, while house shopping, they were offered a house. My father has commented that it was a very nice house, far better than they could otherwise afford. But, once more, they turned this offer down.
I, now, among a variety of other occupations (genealogy being only one of several interests) write speculative fiction. Taking over the universe doesn't really hold much appeal for me—too much work! But, I wouldn't mind taking a ride on a spaceship or falling down a rabbit hole!


Lloyd, Rote, Herrington, Craun, Higgins, Boykin, Ward, Beck

For more, see my Surnames page.

Almost all my connections to random people (that is, people with any fame or notoriety) are through my father (Lloyd, Herrington, & Boykin, mostly). I simply haven't got enough information about my mother's family, although I'm working on that. More records are being made available through the internet every day, which is helping.

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Name Variants

Following are several common variants of the name Lloyd. If you are aware of additional variants which should be included, please add them to the free page or contact me. Thanks!
  • Lloyd
  • Loyd
  • Loid
  • Floyd
  • Llwyd


  • First-hand information. Entered by Pamela Lloyd at registration.
  • First-hand information. Entered by Pamela Lloyd during editing (see Changes for details).
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 335.49 cM Family Finder match between Pamela Lloyd and her second cousin Judy Stafford.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 402.97 cM Family Finder match between Pamela Lloyd and her first cousin once removed John C. Rote.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 3580.24 cM Family Finder match between Pamela Lloyd and her father Winston Lloyd.

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I've created a Free Space To-Do list, Pamela Lloyd's To-Do List, using the new To-Do list creator. This was my first Free Space page.

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My mother's maternal grandmother was Mary Ann Beck, born 1855 in Ohio.
My father's maternal grandmother was Ezella Fleming Boykin, born 1867 in Quincy, Florida.
Do you use categories? They can be very useful.
My maternal grandmother was Lulu P. Craun, born 1888 in Butler, Indiana.
The Diversity project is a subset of the Notables project, intended to highlight and expand the number of notable profiles for people with diverse backgrounds.
I'm fascinated by the new possibilities provided by DNA. Several members of my family, me, my dad, a first cousin once removed (my mother's cousin), and a second cousin (also in my mother's family) have been tested.
We're all cousins, we just don't know all the connections. Hello, cousin!
This is my husband's line. If you share this surname, you're probably a fairly close relative.
My paternal grandmother was a Herrington, born 1889 in Pensacola, Florida.
My father's paternal grandmother was a Higgins, born 1858 in Canada.
My great-great-grandmother (paternal grandfather's paternal grandmother) was a Hughes, born 1825 in Newmarket, York, Ontario.
Be sure to look for the Lloyd One Name Study on WikiTree!
Be sure to look for the Lloyd One Name Study on WikiTree!
Some of my ancestors were Quakers, part of William Penn's grand experient, and helped to found Pennsylvania!
Some of my ancestors were Quakers, part of William Penn's grand experient, and helped to found Pennsylvania!
Some of my ancestors were Quakers, part of William Penn's grand experient, and helped to found Pennsylvania!
My mother was a Rote, born in 1921 in Sandusky, Ohio. If you are a Rote, I'd love to hear from you!
My mother's paternal grandmother was a Ward, born in 1861 in Mount Holly, Pennsylvania.
My husband's mother is a Wheatley, born in Tucson, Arizona.

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Pamela Lloyd's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Pamela or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Pamela:

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On 5 Feb 2017 at 00:58 GMT Richard Shelley wrote:

Hello Pamela,

More than happy to help!

On 11 Apr 2016 at 15:28 GMT Nanette (Gahn) Pezzutti wrote:

Dear Pamela,

I am putting sources for Katherine Coleman-6364 on G2G under your request to connect her. Since she is "Notable", I cannot add directly to her profile. -NGP

On 5 Feb 2016 at 01:59 GMT Cindy Vincens wrote:

Hi Pamela,

That's great! All contributions are appreciated. Sorry for not responding to you sooner. I think you have one of the most interesting bios I've come across.

On 22 Jan 2016 at 15:14 GMT Cindy Vincens wrote:

Hi Pamela,

Just thought you might be interested in the Mock Name Study project. I recently added a profile that you manage to here.

On 10 Jan 2016 at 14:57 GMT Linda Wheatley wrote:

Hi Pamela,

Thank you so much for adding your husband's Wheatley profiles to the Study. If you have any comments, brick walls, etc., please feel free to post them. Linda

On 9 Jan 2016 at 04:31 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I know, right? I was thrilled!!

On 9 Jan 2016 at 03:02 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi Pamela - I was questioning his age. I posted again on Herrington-119. Sorry! And... oh my gosh! I'm working on info about a Charles with a will dated 1796... it's him! I just found a second abstract that instead of saying his wife was Becca calls her Bena, and a link to full text transcript! I'll post links on his page in a sec.

On 7 Jan 2016 at 23:18 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks for the merges! Now WikiTree can see that we're 7th cousins 1ce removed, through Thomas Harrington (I'm his 7x-gr-granddaughter, through his son Charles). Cheers, Liz

On 1 Dec 2015 at 16:28 GMT Marj Adams wrote:

Hi, thanks for your note. I THINK but have not yet found a document to prove that my husband's 3rd gr grandmother was Elizabeth Craun Green (m Edward). If you will open the profile of James Craun-8 I will add the ref I left on the Bulletin board and I think I can connect him to Johannes Craun-20, the father of Elizabeth. I am very excited to have found just yesterday the Craun ref and 1 other book for this linkage. I am still missing the PROOF that Ira Green-11251 was Elizabeth's unnamed son in a 1830/40 census. Cheers...

On 4 May 2015 at 18:32 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Global Family Reunion Project! Be sure to check out the project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do list which has folks who need help finding their connection to AJ or more family added to make future connections easier, and please add the Global_Reunion tag to your G2G feed. We also have a fun Google+ Community to share fun finds and chat in. Thanks for joining us!

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