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My name, Kelly Joleen Sullivan, is obviously Irish and for years I've tried to find the exact locations in Ireland my ancestors emigrated from. Recently, I found paternal ancestry from Ulster Ireland, and the "dark Irish" heritage came to light. As a young girl, I remember my father talking about the differences of black haired, dark skinned Irish and Mom's family being red headed, freckled faced Irish. Lucky me, I have all the traits mentioned here!
While I do know that "Dark Irish" is rumored to be of religious historical origin, or relating to poor heritages of Irish immigrants and the stories that bounce around year after year, I personally believe it was more about physicality and nothing more.
Moving on, from what I know, Dad's family was originally from Ulster Ireland, migrated from New York to Louisiana and then settled in California. Through maternal marriages, he picked up relations from Daniel Boone's brother George Boone, [[ Irish immigrant Elisha Warren Holmes, Sr, settler George Calvert Yount and Philip Stone born 1220 in Ardleigh, Essex, England.
Mom's family was from England and the Woolsey line. (One of the most frustrating geological adventures to date. So many trees full of mistakes that it has been a nightmare to allocate profiles). With her heritage Irish, Welsh and English, we are connected to Cornell, Cheesbrough, Allen, Ault, Thomas, Case, and Woolsey. Her Grandmother traveled from Kansas to Wyoming by stage coach. Most of the men worked in the coal mines. Little by little, they moved away. Oregon is where mom was raised. After marriage, my parents settled in California.
Which brings me to my childhood. We lived in Santa Barbara, well, Goleta. A medium sized family with five kids. We played outside until dark, ate dinners at the table and used words like "please" and "thank you."
We all looked so much alike, and went boy, girl, boy, girl, boy in birth order and were each one year apart in age. The middle brother was born a day after our Dad and he teased Mom, "You missed my Birthday." The next year... I was born...on his Birthday! One Sunday morning we all went to a pancake house downtown and a woman asked my parents, "Oh my, they all looks so much alike, are they twins?" My parents laughed about that for years.
Santa Barbara was a lovely place and we all grew up to be hard working adults. Because we are all still living, that is all I will say about the kids.
For several years I've used MyHeritage.com and Ancestry.com for research (not as a premium $$ member) and have built a tree of over 1000 family members. The tree growing excites my daughter and she too wants to grow trees, so I hope with the help of WikiTree, we could all use one platform to plant our roots. We are very diligent in our documentations and hope others will benefit as we add and edit data. I think I'm getting the hang of formatting profiles. Hair pulling tediousness.
Anyway, I'm here to help WikiTree and the free collaborative efforts. If I've stepped over any boundaries in my eagerness to help, just drop me a note.
Keep calm and carry on!
As my generation begins to pass away, it is prudent to make provision for the work I have done on our family tree. In the case of my demise, I hereby give permission for management of all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my Family Members active at that time on WikiTree, whether or not they are on the Trusted Lists, in the order listed as follows:
Katrina Davis [Sullivan-5635] and Joe Sullivan (Not on Wiki yet).
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On 17 Sep 2017 at 23:49 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:
This Mary has often mistaken for Mary Hoskins Stone which is incorrect. The Mary Stone married to Joshua Stone is my 7th Great Grandmother and to date cannot find a record of her maiden name. Many family trees have mixed up the Stone lines and it is like someone mixing similar jigsaw puzzles into one box, a time consuming mess to be figured out. I once assumed incorrectly that Hoskins was her last name cause of other online trees, but at this point, I try and find actual proof.
On 13 Aug 2017 at 01:57 GMT Bobby Holmes Jr. wrote:
Thank you again,
On 8 Mar 2017 at 07:29 GMT Kelly Hardcastle wrote:
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On 1 Feb 2017 at 18:27 GMT Joseph Williams Jr wrote:
On 1 Feb 2017 at 01:42 GMT Christina Faist wrote:
I too am a 5th grandchild of George C Yount. I just today found this site and saw your picture of my great grandma Francis Eliza Vines Stoner. She remarried George W. Leopard and had my Grandmother Hazel Dorothy Leopard. How fun in this! -Christina
On 27 Jan 2017 at 16:06 GMT Bobby Rawls wrote:
William was from Nansemond county, Virginia, lived close to the North Carolina border. I have hundreds of deeds for the Rawls of Virginia, he Carolina's, etc. I have the vestry book entries and land patents showing where William Rawls, Luke Rawls and John Yeates lived in Nansemond county, Virginia and the deed where William Rawls bought the land in Edgecombe county, moving there around 1747 and the will of William Rawls and of John Yeates where John left 80 acres to his son bordering William Rawls, way too much to add here, over 28,000 individuals on my computer and more to add, much documentation on Nansemond county back to John Ralls 1695
On 27 Jan 2017 at 00:10 GMT Laura (Braun) Scott wrote: