Donna (Stephens) Harris

Donna (Stephens) Harris

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Donna L. Harris formerly Stephens
Born 1930s.
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Mother of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and [private son (1960s - unknown)]
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== Biography ==
Donna (Stephens) Harris has Czech Roots.
England Orphan Team
Donna (Stephens) Harris has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.

I was born and reared in California, the first generation of my immediate family. My mother was born in Virginia, the 6th great-granddaughter of Robert Middleton 1651-1708, and my ancestry is almost half British. My father was born in Colorado. Both of my parents moved to California as young children in the 1920s, met at church, married in their late teens and were married for 73 years.

My interest in genealogy was inspired by my great-aunt, a Virginia genealogist and historian, who researched her own families when she was researching for her clients, and who wrote several books of interest about Virginia. I have one of her books in my possession, PETER JONES AND RICHARD JONES GENEALOGIES by Augusta B. Middleton Fothergill, and am happy to do lookup for members, as time permits.

As is usual I have a few brick walls that I'm continuing to research, but the one that has haunted me for years is Vincenc Holeček, b. 1854 in Caslav, Bohemia, immigrated with his family to Omaha, Nebraska in 1875, married there, later moved to Cripple Creek, Colorado, and died sometime between 1896 and 1899, presumably in California, according to my father's recollection.

I currently live in Lake County, with my two children and some of my grandchildren nearby.

My earliest ancestor to immigrate to the Virginia Colony from England was a boy of 10 years, Abraham Wood, who arrived in May of 1620,


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Batte, Batt of Oakwell, Yorkshire emigrated to the Virginia Colony circa 1666
Paternal great-grandparents emigrated to the US in 1880s
Families emigrated from Great Britain
Chamberlayne of Maugersbury, Gloucestershire and Virginia. Aka Chamberlaine, Chamberlain
Family in Virginia 1700 and 1800s
Descendants from Robert Middleton of Maryland, b. 1651, d. 1708
I believe it's important to look for 'original' sources and_or trusted sources.
Tancarvilles of Normandy
My Thornton ancestors, Yorkshire, England to Virginia
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Hi Donna, please see the quote I added to James Antrim's profile and the g2g question I posted about connecting him and his brother to a new Unknown Antrim.

Thank you!

posted by Heather Husted
Hi Donna,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as an Orphan Trailer. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

posted by Susie MacLeod
Donna - after the mother's duplicate profiles are merged, please propose the merge for duplicates of William's wife Mary (Stratton-3070 and Stratton-698). Thanks!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Donna, I am grateful for any and all help. It looks like I am related to Middletons that include both sides of my family. Mary Hammack the mother of my 5gg Mary Stratton Bryan, is the daughter of Christian Middleton, and her brother John Middleton is Charity Middleton's father, and she is the wife of my great uncles William Luckett.

I was having some difficulty with there being 2 Robert Middletons. There is a Robert M Middleton, and a Robert Middleton. At first I thought they were the same person, but there not.

posted by Anonymous McCormick
Welcome to the trusted list. I have some pictures of the Middleton's graves and will post as time permits. I am a distant relation through the Zimmerman family of Frederick and Shenandoah counties in Virginia.
posted by Steve Shaw
Hi Donna,

Thanks for having a Big Heart and adopting Orphan Profiles. You will want to read this After adopting orphans to understand what to do next.


posted by David Selman
Hi Donna,

A warm welcome to WikiTree. I noticed you did not have the confirmation message with the link on the How to Use WikiTree Pages.

Click here to start with our New Member How To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

Hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have. You never know when you will find a lost family member or ancestor. Or maybe find a hidden family secret about an ancestor. Genealogy to me is like being a detective looking for clues into the past.

Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

David ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by David Selman
Hi, Donna! As far as I can tell, I am not related to Thomas Chamberlayne. Please feel free to make an addition or corrections you would like to make.


posted by Linda Plummer
Hi Donna,

Thank you for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Participation in a Pre-1700 Project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants.

It looks like the US History Project or England Project would be a good fit with the tag you entered. Adding the tag United_States_History and England will help you get updates about activity for that project.

Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)

David ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by David Selman

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Karen ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. Links not working, click them in the comments on your profile try them from the comment section on your profile page.

Donna is 20 degrees from Peter Roberts, 15 degrees from Emma Smith and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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