WHO I AM
I am blessed to be one of eleven children of remarkable parents named Milton Omer Lynn and Mary Elizabeth Keever Freeman, who had loving, generous hearts and great devotion to their family. I am as American as I am Irish as I am Scottish as I am English as I am Flemish with a bit of Welsh and Dutch and a hefty dose of German. To a certain degree, my family's history has made me what I am.
Our parents encouraged in us a love of learning and passion for truth. I graduated high school at the age of 16, spent nearly 30 years as a legal administrative assistant, and have completed 35 years of genealogical and historical research.
My historical interests are rooted primarily in our sojourn in Scotland and, thus, in Scottish history generally. I spent little time in college but have studied a few hundred Scottish historical writings of the 18th-19th centuries and nearly as many 12th-19th century document extracts at the National Archives of Scotland [now, National Records of Scotland]. My career in the legal field has engendered in me an appreciation for the importance of citing credible sources and constructing a good argument (not the cat-and-dog kind of row but an analytical presentation of one's views). Since my Lynn ancestors also lived for a time in Ulster, that Irish province also places high on my list of interests.
Finally, I also actively pursue the genetic evidence for my family's patrilineal origins via my eldest brother's Y-DNA and serve as administrator of the Lynn/Lyne/Linn/Lind surname project at Family Tree DNA at .
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On 7 May 2018 at 01:08 GMT John Widney wrote:
first son was John (1794). Their tenth son was Johnston (1818). family sheets in email John W
On 3 May 2018 at 00:24 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:
On 10 Apr 2018 at 19:54 GMT Shirley Mancino wrote:
New to Wiki tree and to DNA testing. I have followed a Lynn tag for the last few months. I wanted to post a GnG question about the US Lynn's when I came across your page (I have yet to explore it ). A quote from my family's oral history:
Some of our Matchett ancestors migrated from Northern France to England, some to Scotland, some from there to Ireland. My Matchet ancestors came to Leeds,Ont from Antrim, N. Ireland. (copied from a letter to Addie Whitmarsh from Bertha Shillington. That letter mentioned that some of 2xr Gr grandfathers William Robert Ly Matchets and Lynns uncles and sons went to the Carolinas and Georgia, fought in the war, some were killed and some scattered thru USA. Can we compare notes and possibly find a connection between my Ontario ancestors and yours
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On 2 Jun 2017 at 19:23 GMT A. (Wilcox) Hutcheson wrote:
Do you know whether anyone has made a connection between Ireland and the U.S. or Ireland and the Bahamas for the Hutcheson family?
Comment from Loretta Layman
Hi and welcome to WikiTree. Just so you're aware, there were also Hutchesons in Ulster, Ireland in the early to mid 1700s who were connected to Lynns from Scotland also living in Ulster. However, the website of the National Records of Scotland has 198 document extracts relating to the name Hutcheson between 1540 and 1776 and 49 for Hutchesone during the same years. http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/search.aspx There is also https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/, where you can search parish registers and other things for free, though you do have to register.