Liz (Noland) Shifflett
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Liz (Noland) Shifflett

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Joined 28 May 2012 | 136499 contributions | 21312 thank-yous
Mrs. Liz L. Shifflett formerly Noland aka Lavallee
Born 1950s.
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Join: Virginia Project ~ Discuss: Virginia
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About the Badges

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Liz (Noland) Shifflett has Welsh ancestors.
But first... the stickers! I LOVE the stickers (seriously - don't believe me? click here). Here's one. And I have a bunch from the Magna Carta Project (see below). And a selection of Member stickers. And stickers from Project Challenges. And even more stickers!

Project Logo
Liz was a valued member of the Greeters Project who has moved to Emeritus status.
My latest sticker, posted with a bit of sadness. I'd joined the Greeters Project on 8 January 2013. But things change & now I'm a Greeter Emeritus. They are the Greatest Group!

And... as of 1 June 2020, my badges are no longer displayed here. To see what I'm talking about, [click here] (it's the page where you'll see all of my badges, not just the ones I highlight in this section).


This cool badge with the plane on it just means I've offered my opinion a lot in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) question and answer forum. Seriously, Leaders lurk in the g2g forum to ensure it's a friendly place to find answers and help when you're stuck on something.

Wiki Genealogist

The Wiki Genealogist badge, one of four membership level badges, shows that you've signed the Honor Code and become a full member of the WikiTree community.

Project Member

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Liz is Trail Tender for trails from Peyton, Awbrey, and the Battes.
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Liz is on the Magna Carta Project leadership team.

In addition to tending your own branches of the WikiTree, you can contribute through various projects, such as the Project Member badge I have for the Magna Carta Project.

Want to join the project? (We have stickers!) Click the link to the G2G welcome post on the Project page.

AND... The recent addition are stickers for subprojects, based on the new[ish] {{Member}} sticker. The Magna Carta Project has one for its affiliate members to use, but the primary use of the Member stickers are for projects that are actually subprojects and do not have their own project badge for members to display.

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Liz (Noland) Shifflett is a member of the Virginia Project.
Liz (Noland) Shifflett is a member of the Peyton Name Study.
Liz (Noland) Shifflett is a member of the Noland Name Study.

For example, the Virginia Project does not have its own badge, but it now has a Member sticker! And ONS Name Studies do too.

Yay! More stickers :D

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I'm honored to have been awarded a community star. If you know someone who deserves recognition, you can award them a family star or a community star, depending on what you'd like to recognize them for.

Big Heart

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Cousin Connections

As my line ends with me, I'm pleased to provide what I know for my cousins (however distant :) and their descendants. In addition to profiles of our ancestors, I've added some pages with additional information:


Liz Shifflett,[1][2] daughter of Henry Peyton Noland[3] and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Brien, is working on tracing (rather, proving) her lineage beyond Edward Spencer Martin and to Pearce Noland ("the immigrant"), as well as her Neal and Bell ancestors (of Tennessee) and the Watkins and Briens who settled in Mississippi in the 1800s.

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Liz was born in D.C. but raised in Virginia.

Raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Liz moved south (a bit) and lives in Woodbridge, Virginia. She's a graduate of T.C. Williams high school (Alexandria) and began her career with the Federal Government while a senior there. She's now retired from her last Federal position: an editor for the NASA Office of Inspector General in Washington, D.C.[4]

Thoughts from Liz

I think about the lifetime of my Grandmother Elizabeth sometimes, being born in 1896 with horse and buggy the common conveyance and growing to drive her own car and fly to Israel and elsewhere. Before she died in 1989, man had walked on the moon and Space Shuttles were traveling to low Earth orbit and back.

Then today, as I finished watching the transit of Venus thanks to the Internet (not to mention the Solar Dynamics Observatory and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center), I recalled the early days of the Internet, when I watched a grand slam by the Orioles - depicted by little animated stick figures moving around a diamond on a green screen.

Grandmother not only was born to horses and lived to see spaceflight, she was born to books and saw the advent of radio and television. I used to think, "What wonders will I see before I die?" And then I realized: I just watched the transit of Venus over a computer in my own home. I receive e-mails with images of the Earth from space, distant planets, the Milky Way, and more from the ISS, Hubble, Cassini, and other spacecraft. I think I'm seeing them![5]


AA - Northern Virginia Community College (Liberal Arts)
BA - University College, University of Maryland (Journalism)
MA - University of Oklahoma (Communication)

Personal Websites[7]


August 2013 Notice about E-mails

Something wasn't working right with e-mails to me through WikiTree from July 29 or 30 through August 3. If you sent me a private message and I didn't respond, it's because I didn't receive it. Sorry! Please re-send, as I think I've fixed the problem. You can also contact me by using the public bulletin board posting feature at right (or, if you're not a WikiTree member, post a comment or answer to my G2G post about this). Thanks!

April 2014 Notice about E-mails

The same problem that I encountered last August arose again (although I caught it faster this time). I think the problem started sometime late Saturday, April 26 (after ET 10:30 pm), and I fixed it Monday the 28th about 11 am. If you sent me a private message, trusted list request, or merge proposal and I didn't reply or take action, please re-send! Thanks! Note to WikiTree:

Digital Afterlife: In the event of my death, I would like all of the profiles for people not living that I manage alone to be changed to Open. Also, if any project pages are still just in my name, they need to be turned over to the appropriate project. Space pages that I have created can all be changed to Open. If I missed anything (and for the Red/still living profiles on my Watchlist), I ask that they be managed by Team Wiki or a WikiTree Leader at the discretion of WikiTree. Thanks! Elizabeth L.N. Shifflett Noland-165 12:05, 21 June 2016 (EDT)

My Projects

Project Leader / Examples GalleryName Studies
Co-leader, Magna Carta Project, with Michael Cayley, David Douglass, & Traci Thiessen
Magna Carta Project profiles in the Examples Gallery:
Name studies I'm involved with:
Project Coordinator / OtherMember / Categories & Space Pages

Other (keeper-upper?)

Team Virginia ~ Virginia Challengers


Space Pages

Team Virginia ~ Virginia Challengers

More Name Studies . . . Other names of interest

More about me and what I try to keep up with in WikiTree.

Liz was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!

Team Virginia:
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Team Virginia during the 2016 Source-a-Thon, adding 11 sources to profiles. We finished in the top 5!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Virginia Spring Cleaners during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 312 suggestions.We cleaned up 5457 suggestions!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Team Virginia during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding 91 sources to profiles. We came in third!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Virginia Spring Cleaners during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 364 suggestions.We cleaned up 6423 suggestions!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Team Virginia during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 117 sources to profiles. We finished in 6th place!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Team Virginia (which uploaded 303 images) during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 30 items to profiles.
Liz (Noland) Shifflett is participating with Virginia Spring Cleaners during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 121 suggestions... We cleaned up 11,253 suggestions & finished 3rd!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett is participating with The Virginia Connectors during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 87 profiles... We came in 3rd! Yay Team Virginia!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Team Virginia during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 20 sources to profiles. We finished in 3rd place!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated in the 2020 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 7 items to profiles.
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Virginia Spring Cleaners during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 521 suggestions... We cleaned up 15,730 suggestions & finished 3rd!

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Challenge met! Liz developed a Gateway's profile in Feb. 2018
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Liz improved Quakers Project-managed profiles during the March 2018 Challenge
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Challenge met! Liz developed a trail in March 2018
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Challenge met! Liz participated in the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon!
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Liz participated in the April 2018 Quakers Challenge to help protect Quaker profiles
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May Challenge met! Liz cleared 5 project profiles of their "needs".
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Summer Challenge met! Liz developed a Gateway's profile.
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Summer Challenge met! Liz developed a trail.
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Challenge met! Liz participated in the 2018 Source-a-Thon!
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October Challenge met! Liz helped four needy project profiles.
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November Challenge met! Liz improved Eleanor's profile
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Challenge met! Liz gave a gift to two December profiles in 2018
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Challenge met! Liz participated in the 2019 Spring Clean-a-Thon!
Liz is a participant in a sticker challenge with 60 stickers as of 1 June 2020.

Some of my ancestors...
Cymru Project logo (Red Dragon)
Descendant of Gruffydd ap Nicolas of Dinefawr, the 'Eagle of Caermarthen'.
Magna Carta Project logo
National Flag of Wales
Descendant of the Pulestons (through John's mother).
Huguenot cross
Descendant of Louis du Bois, Huguenot immigrant.
New Netherlands Settlers Project logo
Flag of Virginia
Palatine Migration Project logo
Betsy Ross Flag
Descendant of Willis McDonald, DAR Patriot Ancestor #A076388.
Photo of his portrait
Descendant of Samuel Gill, DAR Patriot Ancestor #A044721.
image of his land grant (received for service)
Descendant of Robert Bell, DAR Patriot Ancestor #A008776.
1776 Project logo
Descendant of Benjamin Rush, DAR Patriot Ancestor #A100013.
Logo of the Peyton Society of Virginia
Louisiana Families Project logo
Flag of North Carolina
Image of document showing portraits of him and his wife
Photo of his portrait
Descendant of Rev. W.H. Watkins, Methodist minister (Mississippi Conference).
One Name Studies Project logo
Descendant of Armajor Kent Hall, Confederate soldier, center of Hall Name Study subproject.
Flag of Tennessee
Descendant of James Alexander Neal, Confederate soldier.
1st National Flag of the Confederate States of America
Descendant of Henry Peyton Noland, Confederate soldier.
Flag of Arkansas
Descendant of J.W. Gaulding, founder (1868), Arkadelphia Southern Standard.
His photograph
Descendant of Elisha Livingston Brien, a pillar of Crawford Street Methodist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
His photograph
Descendant of Rev. A.F. Watkins, President of Millsaps College (1912-1923).
Flag of Mississippi
Descendant of Edward Spencer Martin of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Mom & Dad at his 50th H.S. Reunion
Descendant of Great Mississippians: Peyton and Betty Noland (my parents).

Tags I follow:

And tags I'd like to follow if I could follow more than 20 (currently going through a "re-vamp" - see this page):
bonaventure dixson fletcher knowland nowland MacDaniel Welsh Scotland Ireland England Wales PPP DNA ONE_NAME_STUDIES profiles projects newsletter Penn Quakers Quebecois river_routes Mississippi Tennessee Maryland templates rangers mentors leaders style Challenges db_errors data_doctors

Additional tags I follow via project accounts:

WikiTree-36 (Magna Carta): Magna_CartaCymruEuroAristoMedievalScotlandUNITED_KINGDOMPRE-1500PRE-1700PGMPURITAN_GREAT_MIGRATIONSourcesNAMING_CONVENTIONS
WikiTree-40 (United States): United_StatesUS_History1776AFRICAN-AMERICANCemeteriesMilitary_and_WarOne_Place_StudiesCaliforniaMichiganFloridaMinnesotaVirginiaWashington
WikiTree-41 (Virginia): VirginiaUnited StatesUS_History
WikiTree-42 (Tennessee): TennesseeUS_HistoryDisastersMilitary_and_War
WikiTree-52 (Disproven Existence): Disproven_ExistenceFALSE_ANCESTORSFraudUncertain_Existence
Tags for "Functional Projects" I'm a member of:
Templates Categories Rangers
Moving tags (April 2019, "Added before December 2015."):


  1. Entered by Joe Sneed, May 28, 2012
  2. Updated by Liz Shifflett, May 28, 2012
  3. Confirmed by DNA: 27 segments, 3,581.1 cM (from GEDmatch comparison of T227726 and T479362).
  4. Entered by Liz Shifflett, May 30 2012 (updated June 6 and December 1, 2012)
  5. Added by Liz Shifflett, June 5, 2012; links updated January 12, 2014
  6. Added May 30, 2012, by Liz Shifflett (firsthand knowledge)
  7. Added May 30, 2012, by Liz Shifflett (firsthand knowledge)
  8. 6x-gr-granddaughter of John Aldridge, born before 1702 in Virginia or Maryland
  9. 7x-gr-granddaughter of John Awbrey, born in Wales, came to Virginia in 1665
  10. gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Elisha Brien, born in Virginia, married (2) in Tennessee in 1818; Elisha's father John changed his name from Bryan to Brien (his father was William Bryan, my 5x-gr-grand)
  11. my Louisiana First Families progenitor & 6x-gr-grand, Louis Chauvin m Marie Anne Francoeur before 1773
  12. my 4x-gr-grand Louis Eppinette married Dorothea Bonaventure in 1814: Louisiana First Family progenitor/brick wall
  13. The mother of Fannie Dixon (my 3x-gr-grand) was for sure a Harrington (Harrington-1539), and I'm fairly confident of the Harrington line for a few more generations. But it gets a bit squirrely around Thomas Sr (Harrington-428), my 7x-gr-grand.
  14. Sarah (Hollingsworth-1343) may be the answer to family rumor of a Dixon-Hollingsworth connection (to Dixon-1980).
  15. paternal grandmother's maiden name - brick wall is William P. Martin born about 1795
  16. working on my McDonald Brick Wall - proof of Willis McDonald's father/mother & grandparents
  17. Many projects have developed guidelines to help standardize how name fields (including LNAB) are filled out for the project's profiles. I created to help people locate these guidelines & I follow this tag to help me keep it current.
  18. John Henry Neal, born 1812 in Virginia, is my 3x-gr-grandfather on mom's side, and a brick wall
  19. pretty solid, albeit circumstantial, back to Philip Noland and his wife, and his dad/granddad (but not at all their added wives/ancestors)

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Liz or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Liz (Noland) Shifflett: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H4a1a1a1a, FTDNA kit #360775
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I know......... first the Cl-a-Th now a DRP challenge. But it is our 5th Liberation Day challenge. Just to celebrate freedom and remember those that made us to live in FREEDOM! Join us please!
Hi there, Liz!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 500!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi, Liz! I'm adding census categories as usual and I have a question hopefully to avoid you some extra work! Thank you always for your work on this.

How do I designate that it's a container category? I tried searching WikiTree for help on this but I must be using the wrong search terms or something. I feel like I've seen a Template that gets added to pages like this. Thank you for your assistance!

posted by K Raymoure
posted by John Williams
edited by John Williams
Hi Liz, Re Robert Green-4383.

I removed the 'See also' you had added (DAR/GRS with Robert's DAR ID# AO47306). I'm a DAR member; I think that including his DAR ID# is what the below quote from their site states should not be done. "The databases contain DAR proprietary information which should under no circumstances be redistributed to others; assembled or collected for purposes other than DAR membership or for citation in genealogical scholarship; or reproduced, published, or posted in any form whatsoever."

Thanks for your work on his profile.

posted by Marj Adams
edited by Marj Adams
Hi Liz,

Working on the George Reade-10 Magna Carta trail to Lacy-284, and looking at the G2G question "How should the relationship finder work?" The posted trail from (Tailbois-7, Tailbois-8, to Talboys_of_Kyme-1 seems have been changed to ...

1. Mildred is the daughter of George Reade-10 Esq. [confident] Reade-10
2. George is the son of Mildred (Windebank) Reade [confident] Windebank-2
3. Mildred is the daughter of Frances (Dymoke) Windebanke [confident] Dymoke-8
4. Frances is the daughter of Anne (Tailboys) Carr [confident] Tailboys-43
5. Anne is the daughter of George Tailboys [confident] Tailboys-41
6. George is the son of Robert Tailboys [confident] Tailboys-39
7. Robert is the son of Elizabeth (Bonville) Tailboys [confident] Bonville-28

Should this question be amended to show the change. Might save someone else time trying to figure out the changed trail.

Thanks Liz Bettye Holland-3338

posted by B (Holland) Carroll
edited by B (Holland) Carroll
I'm not sure what you're asking. I think probably the best would be to delete from Reade-10 the reference to the 2015 G2G discussion.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thanks Liz, sounds like the best thing to do is like you said, delete Reade-10 reference to the question. I will be happy to do this only thing I never have deleted a reference to a G2G question. Would you mind doing the favor?

Thank you! Bettye

posted by B (Holland) Carroll
Done :D

I also redid the Magna Carta Project section a bit.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thank you, Liz. I bought a book that has some pedigrees, and I was checking out the pedigree of John of Gaunt (Plantagenet-66) to see how the book lines up with WikiTree. Pedigree for John Plantagenet-66 to George Reade-10 turned out spot on, with the exception of the misstep of the G2G post, that threw me off.

Thank you, Liz, I appreciate the work you do!


posted by B (Holland) Carroll
Happy New Year Liz, hopefully it will be an interesting one !

Looks like the mgr. on DeLancaster-11 is m.i.a., so you'll probably need to complete this one.


I added you to John de Braose' trusted list and in the process was invited to add you to any OR ALL of the 4300 other profiles on my trusted list. This might have been more than you bargained for...

It did seem that kindness would compel me to forego this opportunity...

posted by Jack Day
Thank you very much Liz! I had just responded to this information via the G2G post regarding the Gateway Ancestor. I hope that I had confirmed my understanding correctly.

~Brian Kerr

posted by Brian Kerr Esq
I am working on them to create/edit profiles. The ancestors came from WV. Not my line but in the line of

1659. Arlo Burdette Stout(day lily and botanical gardens) 1067. HEZEKIAH MILTON STOUT 686. MILTON STOUT 345. DR HEZEKIAH STOUT 129. EZEKIEL STOUT 52. BENJAMIN STOUT 10. JONATHAN STOUT 2. RICHARD STOUT I 1. JOHN STOUT

And Two of the sons Frank D (Stout Island) and James huff (founder of University of Wisconsin) of 1173. Henry Lane Stout 743. WILLIAM STOUT 417. CAPT NATHAN STOUT 175. JOHN STOUT


posted by Sharon (Hardman) West

Have two Stouts whose family immigrated to Wisconsin--one helped/founded WU and another went to New York as head of botanical garden. He made the Day Lily. Sharon

posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Hi Liz, Thank you, but right now I don't think I'll adopt him. His an uncertain on my trail also.
posted by P Kreutzer
Did that fix it Liz
posted by [Living Akers]
My deepest apologies Liz for the mix up with using the wrong Magna Carta sticker on my profile.

I really appreciate your great guidance as to where to locate them. The stickers are one of a handful of items that I'm trying to familiarize myself with and, to be honest, I couldn't find that link you provided and ended up with using the wrong sticker as there's many variations to them.

It has been corrected and I do hope it's good to go.

Many thanks to you my friend! :-)

~Brian Kerr

posted by Brian Kerr Esq
Hi Liz, Please see my note on Angarah of Powys.

Thanks, Vic

posted by Vic Watt
Hi Liz, thanks so much for sorting out Thomas Ap Llewelyn. It was on my to-do list to post to the G2G about the conflicting parents. So I was delighted to see that you had picked it up.
posted by Gillian Thomas
I have gotten a listing of the marriages, still waiting on the actual record for John and Martha. INTERESTINGLY, he is listed in the index as a John, Jr. JR as in the son of John.... The Index sheet is wrong, it's the entry for Jesse's daughter Mary, not Martha, who married John, JR. dang it!

Waiting for the record - transcription error - and it does not list John's parents only hers, Jesse, her father was surety for the marriage. I have all the marriages for Prince Edward, County and will work through them to see if I can draw any paralells. Was really hoping the marriage reord would give his parents.

John Gaulding.


posted by Mags Gaulden

Liz is 21 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 19 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.