I'm related to at least 22 presidents. My ancestors on my mother's side were some of the earliest Virginia settlers. So far, I have added James Madison, the Harrison's, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Abraham Lincoln, John Adams and John Quincy Adams to my tree. On my father's side, I have Dutch ancestors who settled in New York. The Roosevelt's are my cousins. Martin Van Buren is at least an in-law, but probably a blood relative.
My surname, Rivenbark, is the biggest mystery in my pedigree. The Rivenbark name appears in the mid 1700's in eastern NC. It was assumed to be German. DNA tests prove I have German ancestry. YDNA from my brother shows many connections to the Dutch name Roos (Roose, Rose, Rosenberg, etc). My pedigree has the Roosevelts and Aeldert Roose as relatives. Ros/Roos is also the name of a Magna Carta Baron from whom we descend directly. UPDATE: YDNA match to Reifienberg.
I have many Scottish and/or Scots/Irish ancestors, including the surnames, Cameron, Campbell, Cohoon (Colquehoun, Calhoun, etc.), Cunningham, Murray, Ramsay, Sutherland (Southerland), McLennan (McLendon), Kerr, Mitchell and more.
I have lines to areas around Zurich on my mother's side that connect through the name, Landis. I have multiple lines to Basel through my father.
Randi Rivenbark's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Randi or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U5b1c, FTDNA kit #B82850
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Randi:
You may want to also add Euroaristo to your tags!
We share a common ancestor, Sancho IV de Castilla (Castilla-112). He’s a 23rd great
grandfather for you and a 21st for me, making us 22nd cousins twice removed.
According to the relationship finder here on wikitree, we also share 35 other ancestors found between us who were Kings of Spain, France, Germany, etc.
Randi, I keep finding changes I need to thank you for! I thin there is one last merge that needs to be made in the Antoine de Bourdeaux line. I have listed it on the de Bourdeaux-8 record but it has yet to be merged which I can not do. Could you give it a try? Thanks!
I am sorry, I also meant to ask if a Ted Rivenbark who I worked with in about 1970 in Wilmington and a Mrs. Malpass , you may know of. Mrs. Malpass may no longer be living. I think she was from that area. We all worked at Sears,but I do not remember her first name. At the time I did not know if they are connected, but I think they may be.
Hello Randi, I have Rivenbarks in my Croom/Malpass, Hawley, Woodcock, Pridgen, Gurganus, Moore, and others in Rocky Pt, Burgaw, Long Creek, Watha, Wallace, Lillington, Atkinson, Currie, in Pender Co., NC. I am interested to find connections to the Rivenbarks that are closest to those surnames. I have seen a few in my data that married into my lines. Also, those at Crooms Bridge, and Colvins Creek. If you know of any of these, please contact me. Happy to share what I have. Thank you.
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PS. Apologies for being slow as I now see that you posted in the thread to join the project.