Liz (Noland) Shifflett

Liz (Noland) Shifflett

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Mrs. Liz L. Shifflett formerly Noland aka Lavallee
Born 1950s.
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Categories: United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) | Daughters of the American Revolution | Noland-165 | MatchBot MPs | Greeters | WikiTree Leaders | Virginia Project | Magna Carta Project | Chocolate Needed | Wales Project | US Southern Colonies Project | Louisiana Families Project | Categorization Project | Templates Project | Peyton Project | Magna Carta Recognition Stickers | Quakers Profile Caretakers.

Either my age is showing or I'm over-extended, but I have a hard time keeping track of the projects I'm involved with, so... See the My Projects table below.

Image for United States History project Liz (Noland) Shifflett is a lifelong resident of Virginia Flag of Virginia
Join: Virginia Project ~ Discuss: Virginia
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About the Badges

Magna Carta project logo
Summer Challenge met! Liz developed a Gateway's profile.
But first... the stickers! I LOVE the stickers (seriously - don't believe me? click here). Here's the newest one (from the Magna Carta Project - see below).


Greeters welcome new WikiTreeers and help them get started. In the past, they would frequently provide a selection of useful links (some listed below). However, a new "Guided Tour" was recently developed that is a wonderful thing for both new guests and long-time members. Check out the first step on the tour: How to Start Climbing Our Tree. If you're impatient, all the steps are under Category:New Member How To:

  1. How to Start Climbing Our Tree
  2. How to Make the Most of a Profile
  3. How to Join in the Community
  4. How to be a Successful WikiTreer
  5. How to Manage Your Watchlist
  6. How to Dig a Little Deeper

There's also a similar step-by-step for DNA - see New Member "How To" DNA

Here are some of those older links Greeters used to provide, some of which the Guided Tour has either replaced or references:

WikiTree has many Greeters with a wide range of interests. One of my mentors and a former Greeter, Debby, also has good tips and information on her profile page (click her name to see what she's posted).

Another project - "Mentors" - checks in with volunteers after they've been members for a bit. I ran across a followup post by a mentor that included links to Beyond the Basics of WikiTree and Social Media (and I learned a thing or two :D).

Just in time for 2014, WikiTree's Style committee posted best practices for Biographies (the text portion of profiles).


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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Magna Carta project logo
Liz is Trail Tender for several trails from Gilbert de Clare and others.
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Liz is Surety Specialist for the Clares (Richard and Gilbert), and contact for Hugh de Neville.
Magna Carta project logo
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!) Answer this G2G post "yes!"

Community Star

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

As you explore WikiTree, you may notice that some profiles are up for adoption. If you want to see if there are orphans in your family line, check out the searchable list at Adoptions. When you adopt there, you're awarded a Big Heart badge.

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.

Flag of Virginia
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]



  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)

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

Leader / Co-LeaderExamples Gallery

Name studies (One Name Studies subprojects):
Project Profiles in the Examples Gallery that I keep an eye on:

Cymru Project
Magna Carta
US Southern Colonies
Project Coordinator / OtherMember

Other (keeper-upper?)

Team Virginia

Categories Space Pages
listed here so I don't forget to check on them or work on them

Other Name Studies . . .
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 is participating 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!

Magna Carta project logo
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".

Some of my ancestors -
Cymru Project logo (Red Dragon)
Descendant of Gruffydd ap Nicolas of Dinefawr, the 'Eagle of Caermarthen'.
Magna Carta Project logo
Huguenot cross
Descendant of Louis du Bois, Huguenot immigrant.
New Netherlands Settlers Project logo
Flag of Virginia
Palatine Migration Project logo
1776 Project logo
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.
Flag of Virginia
Descendant of Benjamin Rush, DAR Patriot Ancestor #A100013.
Flag of North Carolina
Louisiana Families Project logo
Image of document showing portraits of him and his wife
Photo of his portrait
Descendant of Rev. W.H. Watkins, Methodist minister (Mississippi Conference).
1st National Flag of the Confederate States of America
Descendant of Armajor Kent Hall, Confederate soldier, center of Hall Name Study subproject.
1st National Flag of the Confederate States of America
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.

And tags I'd like to follow if I could follow more than 20 (currently going through a "re-vamp" - see this page):
bonaventuredixsonfletcherknowlandnowlandMacDanielMcDonald WalesWelshScotlandIrelandEngland PPP DNAONE_NAME_STUDIESprofilesprojects PennQuakers Quebecoisriver_routes MississippiTennesseeMaryland greeterstemplatesrangersmentorsleadersstyle Challengesdb_errorsdata_doctors

Additional tags I follow via project accounts:

WikiTree-36 (Magna Carta): Magna_CartaCymruEuroAristoMedievalUNITED_KINGDOMPRE-1500PRE-1700PGMPURITAN_GREAT_MIGRATIONSourcesNAMING_CONVENTIONS
WikiTree-40 (US History): US_HistoryCemeteriesMilitary_and_WarOne_Place_StudiesFloridaMinnesotaVirginiaWashington
WikiTree-41 (Virginia): VirginiaUS_History
WikiTree-42 (Tennessee): TennesseeUS_HistoryDisastersMilitary_and_War
WikiTree-52 (Disproven Existence): Disproven_ExistenceFALSE_ANCESTORSFraudUncertain_Existence

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Liz is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
6x-gr-granddaughter of John Aldridge, born before 1702 in Virginia or Maryland
7x-gr-granddaughter of John Awbrey, born in Wales, came to Virginia in 1665
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)
my Louisiana First Families progenitor & 6x-gr-grand, Louis Chauvin m Marie Anne Francoeur before 1773
Active project participant.
brick wall between my 4x-gr-grand John Dixon and the family rumour of a Dixon-Hollingsworth connection (maybe Hollingsworth-1343). See also Dickson (as spelled in the transcript of the will of Zachariah Dixon, my gr-gr-gr-grandfather)
my 4x-gr-grand Louis Eppinette married Dorothea Bonaventure in 1814: Louisiana First Family progenitor/brick wall
Lula Gaulding m A.F. Watkins. Solid to her parents (aka brick walls)
3x-gr-granddaughter of Evan Hall, son of Pharoah & Mary/brick walls
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.
Sarah (Hollingsworth-1343) may be the answer to family rumor of a Dixon-Hollingsworth connection (to Dixon-1980)
working on my McDonald Brick Wall - proof of Willis McDonald's father/mother & grandparents
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.
John Henry Neal (Neal-865), born 1812 in Virginia, is my 3x-gr-grandfather on mom's side, and a brick wall
pretty solid, albeit circumstantial, back to Philip Noland-120 and his wife, and his dad/granddad (but not at all their added wives/ancestors)
George Noland married Ann a burned county.
A badged member.
A badged member.
project leader
my Watkins brick wall: John Watkins of Powhatan County, Virginia (my 4x-gr-grand)

DNA Tested
Liz Shifflett's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. 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
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Liz:

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On 11 Nov 2018 at 21:13 GMT Heather Husted wrote:

Thanks for moving that citation, I was in a "rush" and goofed up.  :D

On 11 Nov 2018 at 20:40 GMT William Collins wrote:

Always a "depends" isn't there? Yes, I was hoping for go ahead with BIFR on the Mansel (or Maunsel or Mansell) family of Gower Wales. I know you have Welsh ancestry. What do you recommend as a source? Margaret Collins in her books references charts from MSS in Nat'l Lib. of Wales. & Royal Inst. of S. Wales.

On 11 Nov 2018 at 20:28 GMT Sherrie Mitchell wrote:

Liz that guy changed the name to Katherine, I have her as "Daughter" Katherine is Perrin, and is named in the will


On 8 Nov 2018 at 21:35 GMT Stephanie Ledbetter wrote:


The only thing that I have establishing Mary Rowe's LNAB is the entry Find A Grave. All the sources that I have regarding any profile that I input here I put them in the source section so that everyone can see what info that I have. If you choose to change the LNAB, please put a note in the Biography explaining why the change was made.


On 8 Nov 2018 at 17:15 GMT Malcolm Hoare wrote:

Hi Liz, there is another entry for a William Roe son of John and Katherine bap. 1 may 1698, page 46 Christ Church register. To be honest a lot of the info looks like guesswork to me, the only real info that can be verified was a bap. of Elizabeth to a Thomas and Mary Rowe, and we don't even know if this Elizabeth is the same one that married George James Walton.

On 7 Nov 2018 at 02:11 GMT Edna (Niblett) Wood wrote:

Liz, thanks for all your info about the Harris family. I believe I am related to your line through the Elizabeth Awbrey who married Robert Johnston. She was a dau of Samuel Awbrey. I find them in Pendleton Co. SC [1820] and then in Morgan Co. GA. This is not my Harris line what so ever. Harris being on my Grandfather's side and Johnston/Awbrey on my Grandmother's side. I know I descend from Sherwood Harris of Granville Co. NC and his father Robert Harris. I find all associated relatives coming out of Henrico Co. VA with my Harris family and it appears they arrived in America from Southwark Eng.

On 6 Nov 2018 at 20:47 GMT Aaron Gullison wrote:


I see. However, the category Unknown County, Virginia is for "people you know were born in Virginia, but you don't know where in Virginia." If they were born in Brunswick County, or such, please change it to that.

On 30 Oct 2018 at 18:30 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Hey Liz,

Please do go ahead and update any profiles for the Gaulden's with information and sources you find. thanks very much for your work!


On 29 Oct 2018 at 11:24 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Liz, I guess now the Wikitree profile for Margery might be the most complete summary of the evidence anywhere! It is a bit of a coin toss case? Being philosophical, if good authors quote a primary source, we treat that like the primary source. If they give pre-digested conclusions, we don't, but we might accept it as a paraphrase if it is simple enough. Which category is Dugdale's comment in?

On 28 Oct 2018 at 12:42 GMT Edna (Niblett) Wood wrote:

Hi Liz, I believe I descend from the William Harris, William Claiborn, Temperance Overton, Robert Harris and Morning Glen ancestors you have reported about. The Harris research seems to be a total mess so far.

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