Kenneth Herbert Wise

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Magna Carta Surety Baron Relation

Descendant of 15 Magna Carta Surety Barons
Magna Carta

MAGNA CARTA 1215 - [1]



Surname Wise

Wise, Wyse, Wiseman and others, is an English surname. It is of Anglo-Saxon origin in pre 7th century , derived from a name applied to a "learned person". This person would have been regarded with fear and respect, and would have been consulted on legal issues and other matters of importance. It was sometimes used for someone who used the occult arts. The word "wise" derives from Olde English, pre 7th Century, "wis", meaning "knowing".

In the 11th Century the name of Johann se Wisa was recorded. The first recorded spelling as a family name is that of Aedwin Wise, which was dated 1176, in the "Pipe Rolls of Devonshire", during the reign of King Henry II.

Henry Plantagenet, "Henry II, King of England" is the 27th Great Grandfather of Ken Wise

Wise Ancestor Origins

Origins of Wises of Marion District, South Carolina

Through DNA testing, I have found that my Wise line comes from Arburthnott , Aberdeenshire, Scotland and was originally spelled Wyse.

Most Distant Known DNA Ancestor

Alexander Wyse/Wise Birthdate: circa 1620 Birthplace: Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Death: ? Immediate Family: Husband of Martha Lowe Wyse/Wise Father of George Wise

George Wise Birthdate: 1648 Birthplace: Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire, Scotland Death: ? Immediate Family: Husband of Katheren Dollace Father of David Wyse

David Wyse (Wise) Birthdate: October 1648 Birthplace: Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire, Scotland Death: Immediate Family: Husband of Jean Young Father of Col. John Wise IV and Cassandra Elizabeth Custis

Col John Wise, IV Also Known As: "of Kincardineshire" Birthdate: July 27, 1723 (45) Birthplace: Arbuthnott, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Death: March 1769 (45) English Prison Ship, Charleston Harbor, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States Place of Burial: Temperanceville, Accomack County, Virginia, United States Immediate Family: Son of Col. John Wise III; David Wyse; Scarborough (Scarburgh) Wise and Jean Young Husband of Margaret Wise; Elizabeth Wise and Margaret Tait Douglas Wise

My line should be William Otto Wise from here, or possibly this is my line-

Jacob Wise Birthdate: 1746 Birthplace: Great Pee Dee River, Marion, Marion County, South Carolina, United States Death: September 25, 1845 (age 99) Horse Creek, Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States Immediate Family: Son of Col. John Wise IV and Margaret Tait Douglas Wise Husband of Sarah Ann Wise Father of Hannah Booth Hamilton


Haplogroup I-M253 It is found in all places invaded by the ancient Germanic peoples and the Vikings. I-M253 originated 3,170 - 5,070 years ago. It is believed that it dispersed from Denmark. In Hungary, remains of nine individuals were uncovered, believed to have lived between 6,500 and 7,500 years ago, one was found to have carried the M253 SNP.

Haplogroup I-M253

Haplogroup I-M253

The haplogroup reaches its peak frequencies in Sweden (52 percent of males in Västra Götaland County) and western Finland (more than 50 percent in Satakunta province). In terms of national averages, I-M253 is found in 35–38 per cent of Swedish males, 32.8% of Danish males, about 31.5% of Norwegian males, and about 28% of Finnish males.

I-M253 is found at its highest density in Northern Europe and other countries that experienced extensive migration from Northern Europe, either in the Migration Period, the Viking period or modern times. It is found in all places invaded by the ancient Germanic peoples and the Vikings.

Haplogroup I-M253 is a primary branch of haplogroup I* (I-M170), which has been present in Europe since ancient times. The other primary branch of I* is I-M438, also known as I2.

Before a reclassification in 2008, the group was known as I1a, a name that has since been reassigned to a primary branch, haplogroup I-DF29. The other primary branches of I1 (M253) are I1b (S249/Z131) and I1c (Y18119/Z17925).


According to a study published in 2010, I-M253 originated between 3,170 and 5,000 years ago, in Chalcolithic Europe. A new study in 2015 estimated the origin as between 3,470 and 5,070 years ago or between 3,180 and 3,760 years ago, using two different techniques. It is suggested that it initially dispersed from the area that is now Denmark.

A 2014 study in Hungary uncovered remains of nine individuals from the Linear Pottery culture, one of whom was found to have carried the M253 SNP which defines Haplogroup I1. This culture is thought to have been present between 6,500 and 7,500 years ago.

Ancestral Origins

Kenneth Wise has Native American Ancestry

Kenneth Wise is descended from Algonquin Peoples

Kenneth Wise has Scottish Ancestry

Descendant of "The Five Ancient Kings of Scotland, House of Dunkeld"


Calder Crest: A hart’s head cabossed, Sable, attired Gules Motto: Be Mindful Lands: Cawdor Region: Highlands Historic Seat: Cawdor Castle, Nairn Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan

Campbell of Cawdor Clan tartan (There is no registered tartan for this clan)

Calder History The name comes from Caithness, its original form being ‘Caldell’.

Hugh de Cadella was a French Knight created Thane of Calder, now known as Cawdor, in Nairn. Hugh de Kaledouer witnessed a charter by William the Lion at Montrose between 1178 and 1198, and also the gift of a toft in Forfar to Willelmus de Haia.

Calder is seen as a sept of the large and powerful Clan Campbell:

CADDELL, CADELL, CALDER, CATTELL The name is geographical in origin and it appears in various forms in various parts of Scotland; Calder in Caithness, Lanarkshire, Inverness, Ayrshire, and Midlothian; Cadder is in Glasgow; Cawdor is in Nairn.

It is the last which has the Campbell connection; elsewhere in this volume will be found the story of Muriel, heiress of Cawdor or Calder, whose removal for safekeeping to Argyll as a child enabled her to marry John Campbell, younger son of the 2nd Earl of Argyll and thereby to found the important branch of the Campbells of Cawdor whose head, the Earl Cawdor, still possesses the old family seat of Cawdor Castle today.

Muriel’s family would seem to be probably one of the incoming southerners, most likely Flemish, planted in Moray during the twelfth century to subdue the local tribes who had a constant history of rebellion. Many of them were expelled as a result, but not all and many of the incomers married into the families of the ancient possessors of the land to found new dynasties based upon the old. From an early stage the family held the position of Thane although any connection with Shakespeare’s Macbeth has immediately to be discounted.

First on contemporary written record is Donald, Thane of Cawdor in 1295. (16) Thanes of Cawdor, xiii and 3). Then in 1310 King Robert the Bruce granted a charter of the Thanage to William Thane of Cawdor – ‘as had been the custom in the days of the Lord Alexander, King of Scots, of Blessed Memory’. (17) (Thanes of Cawdor, 3.)

With the arrival of Muriel and her Campbell husband her uncles at first made trouble but in due course all was dealt with and the Calders settled down under the new regime.

Lord Cawdor, today, is still referred to, by friends of the family, as ‘The Thane’.

Descended from members of Clan Cambell
Descended from members of Clan Stewart
Descended from members of Clan Stewart
Descended from members of Clan Stewart
Descended from members of Clan MacGregor
Descended from members of Clan Duncan
Descended from members of Clan Hay

28th Great Grandfather

Malcolm Dunkeld aka MacDuff, "Maol Chaluim mac Dhonnchaidh" of Scotland; Malcolm III Ceannmore, King of the Scots, King of the Cumbrians

33rd Great Grandfather

Kenneth I MacAlpin is a member of Clan MacGregor
Gregor (Kenneth I) "Giric, Cináed mac Ailpín, King of Picts and of Scotland"
"Clan MacAlpine/MacAlpin/McAlpin

Or House of Alpin

The Clan, originating from the House of Alpin has been recognised as an armigerous Clan in Scotland. However, on 17 April 2015, was provided approval, by the Lord Lyon, to conduct a Derbfine or Family Convention with the view to elect a Commander as Leader of Clan MacAlpine.

The House of Alpin, also known as the Alpínid dynasty, was the kin-group which ruled in Pictland and then the kingdom of Alba from the advent of Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpín) in the 840s until the death of Malcolm II (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) in 1034.

Kings traced their descent from Kenneth MacAlpin (and not from his father, Alpín mac Echdach), and Irish genealogies in the Book of Ballymote and the Book of Lecan refer to the kindred as Clann Cináeda meic Ailpín, prioritising descent from Kenneth."

Siol Alpin-

Siol Alpin (from Gaelic, Sìol Ailpein: Seed of Alpin) is a family of seven Scottish clans able to trace their descent from Alpin, father of Cináed mac Ailpín, King of the Picts, of whom the Scots tradition considered the first King of Scots. The seven clans that make up Siol Alpin are: Clan Grant, Clan Gregor, Clan MacAulay, Clan Macfie, Clan Mackinnon, Clan Macnab, and Clan MacQuarrie.

40th Great Grandfather .Domnall mac Echdach Buide, King Domnall "Brecc, Domnaill", Donald Brecc; "Donald I, The Speckled, King of Dalraida" B. circa 600 in Dunolly Castle, Dal Riat, Scotland

Southern Pioneers

Kenneth Wise is Descended from Southern Pioneers

Kenneth Wise has Jewish Ancestry

Kenneth Wise has German Ancestry

Descended from [Palantine Immigrants]

Category:Palatine Ancestors

Space:Settlement of Tulpehocken Pennsylvania by Palatine Germans from Schoharie, New York

Category:Swiss German and Mennonite Immigrants to Pennsylvania

Category:Pennsylvania Mennonite Immigrants

Category:Berks County, Pennsylvania


Ancestors & Relatives

Notable Relatives

14th Cousin twice removed, with 343 common ancestors

Reverend William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr., Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Born 7 Nov 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. Died 21 Feb 2018 in Montreat, North Carolina, U.S.

22 Great Grandfather [3]

King Charles (Capet), de Sicilia, de Napoli (French- "le Boiteux", Italian- "lo Zoppo"); Charles II, "the Lame" , King of Naples, King of Albania, Prince of Salerno, Prince of Achaea and Count of Anjou

King Charles II of France

In the year 1279, Charles II was responsible for the discovery of the Marble sarcophagus of Mary Magdalene. It had been buried with several sarcophagi, that had been buried in one grave at the basilica "church" in the town of Saint Maximin, France; today known as Basilique Ste. Marie-Madeleine (Basilica "Church" of Saint Mary Magdalene), Saint Maximin, Sainte-Baume, France. Charles took the relics of Mary to Pope Boniface VIII, at The Vatican, where The Pope verfied them to be of Mary Magdalene.

U.S. Presidents

13th Cousin twice removed

President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt

13th Cousin 6 x's removed

President George Washington

My 16th Great Grandfather Sir Richard Sherburne Esq. Born 12 Oct 1381 is the 10th Great Grandfather of George Washington

8th Cousin, 6 times removed

Abraham Lincoln 16th President

Seventh Cousin Twice Removed Three ways

Barack Obama 44th President

-through my 6th GGrandfather, Johann Peiter Straub and Anna Hoffman PA Duetsch "Dutch"/German line. (my Maternal Line) Yes...he's American! And

Virginia Colonist Capt. Thomas Warren Sr, b. 30 Jan 1625 England and d. 21 Apr 1670, Smith Fort Plantation, Surry County, Virginia Colony

House of Windsor

Fourteenth Cousin

H. R. H. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary 'Windsor', "Queen Elizabeth II - Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms"
(3 shared 13th Great Grandparents)

Hon. Elizabeth FitzHugh Lady Parr of Kendal and Lady Vaux of Harrowden,Margaret (Delves) Boteler - Daughter of Sir John Delves, Sheriff of Stafford,Sir Thomas Boteler (Butler), "Seneschal of Liverpool", "Baron of Warrington", Knight of Bath

14th Cousin four times removed

H. R. H. Alexandrina Victoria Hannover, (Hannover, Saxe-Coburg und Gotha), "Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India"

16th Cousin three times removed

Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel von Sachsen, Sachsen (Saxe)-Coburg und Gotha ; "Prince Albert", Prince Consort of the United Kingdom

12th Cousin Once Removed (Wise line)

Diana, Princess of Wales

12th Cousins Twice Removed and 13th Cousins Twice Removed

H.R.H. Prince William, Duke (formerly Windsor) of Cambridge
H.R.H. Prince Henry C. of Wales (formerly Windsor) aka Mountbatten-Windsor

5th Cousin, Thirteen Times Removed

Mary Stewart (Stuart), "Mary I Queen of Scots, Queen Consort of France

295 common ancestors found between Mary Stewart and Ken Wise in 30 generations

Sixth Cousin Once Removed, related three ways

Elvis Aron Presley

Tenth Cousin Once removed, Three ways

Loretta (Webb) Lynn, Queen of Country Music

Fourteenth Cousin Once removed (Wise line)

June Carter Cash, Country Singer, The Carter Family

389 common ancestors found between Valerie and Ken in 30 generations

Sixteenth Cousin Once Removed (Wise line)

"DOLLY PARTON", Dolly Rebecca (Parton) Dean

(118 common ancestors found between Dolly and Ken in 30 generations)

Seventh Cousin Eight x's removed & Thirteenth Cousin 10x's removed (Wise line)

Henry Morgan, of the Tredegar Morgans,

Admiral of the English Navy, Welsh privateer, pirate

Fourth Cousin Twice Removed (Stahl line)

Warren Buffett

8th Cousin, 3x's removed

Louisa Alcott

Brigham Young

My 5 x's Great Grandmother's Great Grandnephew (David Boss) was made one of the Quorum of the Twelve at Nauvoo by Brigham Young and 15 Family members went West in the first Wagon Train with Him. Now I see that we are 9th cousins 7 times removed, with 333 common ancestors!


Charlemagne "King of the Franks" Holy Roman Emperor

Sir Hugh (Hugh III) "5th Earl of Norfolk" le Bigod

- 25th Great Grandfather

Sir Roger "4th Earl of Norfolk" Bigod

- 26th Great Grandfather

Henry "5th Earl of Hereford" de Bohun

- 25th Great Grandfather

William "William de Beauvoir" d'Aubigny (Albini)

- 23rd Great Grandfather

Sir Richard "Earl of Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford" de Clare

- 24th Great Grandfather

Sir Gilbert "7th Earl of Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, Lord of Harfleur and Mostrevillers in Normandy" de Clare

- 23rd Great Grandfather

Robert "Lord of Dunmow Castle, Essexshire" FitzWalter

- 24th Great Grandfather

Magna Carta Surety Baron Robert FitzWalter was one of the twenty-five medieval barons who were surety for Magna Carta in 1215. Note: per the National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons [4], Robert FitzWalter was the leader of the Magna Charta Barons and their Army, styled "Marshal of the Army of God and the Holy Church."

John "Lord of Warkworth Castle, Northumberland" FitzRobert formerly Clavering

- 23rd Great Grandfather

Sir William "Keeper of Dover Castle" de Huntingfield

- 26th Great Grandfather

Sir John "John of Chester, Earl of Lincoln, Constable of Chester" de Lacy Knt

- 23rd Great Grandfather

William "Lord of Stanway Castle, Essex" de Lanvallay

- 23rd Great Grandfather

Sir William "Lord of Curry Mallet, Somersetshire" Malet

- 25th Great Grandfather

Sir William "Baron of Thirsk" de Mowbray

- 22nd Great Grandfather

Sir Saher (Saier) "1st Earl of Winchester" de Quincy.

- 25th Great Grandfather

Robert "Lord of Hamlake Castle, Yorkshire" de Roos

- 24th Great Grandfather

Geoffrey "The Younger" de Say

- 24th Great Grandfather

Sir Robert "3rd Earl of Oxford" de Vere

- 24th Great Grandfather

Coat of Arms
Sir Edward, 2nd Baron Dudley, 6th Baron Sutton KG KB (Knight of the Garter, Knight of Bath)

-16th Great Grandfather

European Royalty, Nobility and Aristocracy

Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna (de Habsburg-Lothringen aka de Habsbourg-Lorraine) d'Autriche; "Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France et de Navarre" (Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre)

405 common ancestors found between Marie Antoinette & Ken Wise in 30 generations

Louis-Auguste de Bourbon "Roi de France et de Navarre", (King Louis XVI, of France and Navarre)

405 common ancestors were found between Louis XVI & Ken Wise in 30 generations.

21st Great Grandmother (Half Sister of Sir Henry Plantagenet, of Lancaster)

Jeanne de Navarre, Comtesse of Champagne, Queen of France

Ancient Welsh Aristocracy and Nobility

House of Dinefwr 742-1499

Rhys ap Tewdwr-Mawr, "King of Deheubarth, Prince of South Wales Tudor"

(Rhys ap Tewdwr was a King in Wales in the Middle Ages. He was the last of The Ancient Welsh Kings.)

44th Great Grandfather Maelgwyn ap Cadwallon ap Hir, "Maelgwn son of Cadwallon, 'The Tall' ", Ruler of Gwynedd

48th Great Grandfather Einion Yrth "King of Gwynedd, The Impetuous" Cunedda Born 0417 in Gwynedd, Wales

Descendant of the House of Wessex

Kings of Essex

Offa Sigheresson "King of Essex"

Descendant of the House of Lancaster

18th Great Grandfather

John Plantagenet, of Gaunt, "Duke of Lancaster", Knight of the Garter

Descendant of the House of Plantagenet

20th Great Grandfather (Half Brother of Jeanne of Navarre)

Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster and Leicestershire

Descendant of the House of Capet

23rd Great Grandfather

Louis VIII Capet, "The Lion", King of France

Descedant of the House du Poitiers.
Descendant of the House of Bohun
Descendant of the House d' Anjou

Alfonso de Portucalense (Portugal), Alfonso I, The First King of Portugal
25th Great Grandfather

Alfonso de Castilla, Alfonso VI, King of Castilla y León
28th Great Grandfather

Fernando de Navarra, "el Magno, Rey de Castilla de Castilla y León (Fernando I, King of Castile and León)
29th Great Grandfather

Sancho Garcés de Pamplona (Sancho III), "the Great, Rey de Navarra", King of Navarre, Count of Aragón, Count of Castile

30th Great Grandfather

German Royalty and Aristocracy
Ruling House of Hohenstaufen
Friedrich Hohenstaufen ( Friedrich I, Holy Roman Empire) "Barbarosa of the Holy Roman Empire"

Gerold (Gerold I) "Graf im Kraichgau" von Anglachgau I, formerly von Schwaben

Imma (Emma) "Herttuatar von Schwaben" (of Swabia), formerly Alemannia -(My Paternal line)

- Swabia (Schwabia) is where the people known as Pennsylvania Dutch come from (My Maternal line). They speak a dialect of Schwabisch.


Descendant of the House of Normandie

28th Great Grandmother

Matilda "Maud" (de Normandie) de Anjou; "Holy Roman Empress, Lady of the English"

Hrolf Ragnvaldsson (Rollo) "le Marcheur, the Walker, The Dane, Duke of Normandy
- 28th Great Grandfather
King William I of England- William The Conqueror- William of Normandy.
- 27th Great Grandfather

King Olof Eriksson aka Skötkonung, Born about 0980 in Uppsala, Sweden
Guillaume d'Avesnes, de Goede (William III) ; "Count of Henegouwen, Count of Hainaut (of Holland) and Zeeland, Lord of Friesland"
20th Great Grandfather

Kings of Ancient Mercia

Pybba "King of Mercia"

Belgian Nobility

House of Flanders

Merovingian Kings

Clovis Hlodowig (Clovis I) "Chlodwig the Great", Franken

Kings of Burgundy

Chilperich (Chilperich II) Burgunden - Kingdom of Burgundians

East European & West Asian Royalty

Attila the Hun,

Born about 0390 in Ingaddi, Northern Balkan, Romania

Игорь (Igor of Kiev) "Igor Rurikovich, Ingvar, Ingwar" Киевский formerly Рюрикович
Святослав Игоревич (Святослав I) "Sviatoslav Igorevich, Grand Prince of Kiev, Warrior King"
Ярослав Владимирович (Ярослав I Мудрой) "Yaroslav Vladimirovich the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev".

Prince Mizislaus Mieceslas Mistuisson Prinz der "Mieceslas Mistuisson" Obotrides III formerly Obotrites, of Poznan, Poland

Avarius of the Magyars formerly Of Huns, from Dentumogeria, Central Asia

Arpad "High Prince" of Hungary formerly Arpadhazi, from Pannonia
Mieszko (Mieszko I) "Prince of Poland," Polski formerly Piast
Doubravka (Dobrawa) "Princess of Bohemia" Česká
Drahomíra "Dragomira" ze Stodor aka Hevellien , de Stoder, regent of Bohemia,
Bořivoj (Bořivoj I) z Čechy formerly Přemyslovci aka Český kníže, Herzog von Böhmen

Born after 0852 in Čechy, Velká, Morava

My Native North American Ancestors

I am in the process of determining where my two Native lines came from.

My GGGrandfather, John Caulder/Calder b.1857 in Marlboro, SC; was listed on his Death Certificate as Croatan. It is possible that the line comes from Roanoke Colony or Jamestown Colony. It could also be Cherokee, Pee Dee, Cheraw, Lumbee or Winyaw; as "Croatan" was also a name assigned to mixed race people of The Eastern Carolinas.

My Most distant Driggers Grandmother was of the Sarponi, Mataponi (or Upper Mataponi), Powhatan or Pamunkey. My DNA shows a match to Israel Pocahontas (a GGGrandson of Pocahontas. I also match to the Bolling/Rolfe family.

Many call them American Indians or North American Indians, however, they are not Indian. More correctly, they are Aboriginal North Americans. The Dutch, Swedes and English tried scalping as a way to scare them from the new settlements, because the feared the "savages". The whites were appalled when the "savages, in turn, learned to scalp the white man. How horrible, to scalp a white man! (sarcasm)

They were lied too, used, cheated, abused, slaughtered, murdered, maimmed, beaten, forced to accept Christianity and "the white man's ways". Their children were taken from the reservations and forced into the white man's hair cuts, clothes and schools, for many years, until they were grown, "civilized" and graduated. They had their lives, land, religion and culture taken from them. They were forced to take "help" from the white man, so the white man could ease his conscience. He was forced to live in one place, to stop hunting. He learned to be sedintary, somethinghis people had never known. He was made to become dependant on alcohol. After all of this, he was blamed for being drunk, drugged, lazy and mooching of of the Federal Government. That is what he got in return of being friendly, welcoming and kind.

My African Ancestors

[Category: Virginia Slaves] [Category: Free Persons of Color]

Ironic, actually. I was born and raised in a Pennsylvania Dutch (German) based five county area. There was one African American family in the whole county, and they moved here in the 1970's, when I was young. I have been very good friends with several of the family members and adored the mother. Many people have given me a hard time over the majority of my adult life; as I had relationships only with African American men, frequented "All Black clubs", liked "Black" music, food, and affinty for African American Culture in general. 50 years into my life, I find in the lineage of the father that I never knew, a distant African Grandfather! I know many of my Southern Slave owning and racist family and ancestors would just have a FIT. Some of them even tried to hide it, after it was found by a genealogist that was hired. Apparently, he was worried that people (white) would look at him and the family differently, loose his "good standing" as a revered prominent Sherrif and have a stigma attached to the family. I'm SO GLAD that I have NONE of THAT in my heart. I hope that he has Peace now, in Heaven. I accept and am proud of ALL of my Ancestors, except for the enslaving of African Americans. There were too many Slave Owners. One is too many. I have found, easily, one hundred. I am MOST proud of my African and Mullato Ancestors. They perserved the hardest and most horrible of circumstance. So much so, that I am here, writing this, some near FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.... after he was first enslaved and sold/traded. He is VERY publicly known. He can be found by simply Googling him! He has his own Wikipedia page. Allow me to introduce you to him. One of my Greatest Heroes. My 9th Great Grandfather, Manuel Driggers.

" Manuell Driggus was at one time a slave or indentured servant owned by Francis Pott, a not so well-to-do English land owner in Magotha Bay, Northampton County, VA. Some say that Emmanuel Rodriguez was of African descent (whether Sub-Sahara or northern Africa is not known, perhaps he was Arabic). He was probably brought to Barbados or New Netherland where he was somewhat educated and allowed to become accustomed to the new world before he was taken to Virginia and purchased by Mr. Pott. This occurred sometime prior to 1645, when Northampton County records first show him purchasing a cow from Pott. Within a few years, after alternately being referred to as Rodriguez, Rodriges, Rodriggs, and Driggers; the name became Driggers, with some variations cropping up such as Driggus, Drigghouse etc. were spelled as they were pronounced. There has also been speculation that Emmanuel could have been of Portuguese descent, the product of a Portuguese (or Spanish) master and slave mother. Perhaps he was an African or Mid Easterner formerly owned by such a master. Emmanuel was apparently a very hard working, energetic person and eventually gained his freedom. He was to be known as the patriarch of the Driggers family in VA. He eventually traded for and bought land, was able to raise cattle, horses and tobacco and obtain freedom for himself and some of his children. "

An End To Ethnicity Speculation - by Ken Wise

According to the results of my FamilytreeDNA Test, I am 93% European with most of it being Scandinavian. I have approximately 2% each of Ashkenazi Jew, Native American Indian and Sub-Saharan African and 1% Iberian Peninsula (Portuguese/Spanish). My Mother's Paternal Mother's line is straight from Sweden, her Paternal Father's line is German Jewish straight from Prussia. My Father's Paternal line is Scottish. Welsh, English and Irish with most lines leading back to Scandinavians and Vikings. My Father's Maternal line is a Calder & Driggers line - Scottish and African with Native American Indian, the Driggers line. Having said that, I am 99% certain that the Iberian Peninsula is Portuguese in the Driggers line. I did some research on Angola and found that it was "claimed" and "settled" by the Portuguese in the mid 1500's. It can be most assuredly said that, as stated above, it is most likely that Emanuel "Driggers" Rodriquez was the product of a Portuguese Father and an African Mother. I would not, how ever, go as far as to say that his Father was the Slave Owner of his Mother. I did find research that stated that he came to Jamestowne as a Free Man and became indentured or enslaved there after. It is possible that we may never know the answer to that.

Descendant of Noble Houses

My Wise line leads to literally almost every Crowned Head of Europe, Persia, Babylonia, Saudi Arabia, Northern Egypt and Africa. The Trojans, Romans, Caesars, Carolingian, Greeks, England, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Normandy, Germany, France, Spain, The Vikings, The Houses of David back to Noah, Methuselah, And Enoch. The lead to people like Alexander The Great, Abraham, Popes, Nebuchadnezzar and Ebeneezer. These are the men and women that are my Grandfathers and Grandmothers. I AM humbled in their shadow. [1]


We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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  1. Sources

Profile and Entire Family Tree-

1. First-hand information. Entered by Kenneth Beaver at registration.

2. Ongoing 27 years of research

3. Berks, Cumberland, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland, Northampton, Montgomery, Perry, Philadelphia, Snyder, and Union County Courthouses of Pennsylvania

4. Berks, Cumberland, Juniata, Lancaster, Northumberland, Northampton, Snyder and Union County Historical Societies

5. The Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission


7. The USGenWeb Project and their contributors


9. Diana Matthiesen- Diana, Goddess of the Hunt — for Ancestors

10. Family History Centers and online Library

11. State Library of North Carolina

12. My



15. Wikitree,com




19. Online Death Indexes

20. Online Church Records- various Churches

21. Social Security Death Indexes

22. United States Census Records

23. North and South Carolina, various Counties Records and Historical venues


25. FamilyTreeDNA

26. Maternal Family relatives

27. Paternal Family Relatives- W.C. Wise, Cathy Wise Ross. - I will forever be indebted for your help and understanding.

28. John 'Jack' Shaffer, Selinsgrove, PA (deceased) - 5 Year Record Collection and Research, and his resources and people. - also, forever indebted

29. J.H. Beers - "A Historical Commerative"

30. Stahl Family Book- "Stahl A Trip Through History" - [6]

31. DAR records

32. Grubb's (Botschaft's) Lutheran Church, Mt Pleasant Mills, PA

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My line is in Marlboro County, SC, originally Calder and came in from the Coast of North Carolina circa or before 1700.
My line is in Marlboro County, SC in the mid 1700's and originates in America, by way of North Carolina, in Isle of Wight, VA with Col Thomas Dew.
My line is from Marlboro County, SC and originates in Jamestown Colony with Emmanuel Rodriquez (Driggus). coming through North Carolina. Emmanuel came from Angola, Africa. DNA says that his people where part of The Great Bantu Migration.
Albrecht/Albright, Gaugler, Heintzelman/Hanselman, Steffen/Steffy, Reichenbach, Shaffer, Straub, Martin, Stahl
My line comes from Sweden in 1850, with Peter "Gorman" possibly Gundmansson or Gormandsson. He came with his two sons after his wife died. He married Mary Wolbert in Jackson Twp, Montgomery Co, PA and had Elsie and Grace. Elsie is my Great Grandmother. She married, first Albert Nicholas Kaufmann (my Great Grandfather), and then Robert Miller and resided and died in the Stroudsburg, PA area.
Began as Hays. I find my line in Marlboro/Marion Counties, SC. They connect to the Dew family and the Berry, and Wise Families. My Great Grandmother was Regina Hayes, married to Wilson Clayton Wise Sr. She was a daughter of Clayton Hayes and Deborah Proctor, son of Henry Hays and Marina Dew, son of William Hays; also, Deborah Proctor's parents are Lucretia Hays and Jesse Proctor.
My Jewish line is George Kaufmann b.1826 and Walberga Mary Fedder/Fetter b. 30 Nov 1826. Both born in Germany. They immigrated to America in 1852. Walberga gave birth at Sea, to Mary Transatlantic Kaufmann, Sachsenmaier. They settled, lived, died and are buried in Phila., PA.
I am trying to find my line in "Prussia". My line comes is in Philadelphia, coming from Prussia circa 1860. The were Jewish, although they "broke away". George Kaufmann and Mary Wahlberga Fedder. She gave birth on the ship and named the baby girl Mary Transatlantic Kaufmann.
My line is in Marion and Marlboro Counties, SC. It leads with Lucinda Owens, daughter of Newton Owens, married to James Christopher Wise, Mother of Wilson Clayton Wise.
My line comes from Marion Co, SC. Deborah Proctor married Clayton Hayes. She was a daughter of Jesse Proctor, son of Frederick Proctor, son of Shadrack Proctor, son of John Gray Proctor, and son of Thomas Gray Proctor.
My lines come from today's Snyder County, PA. They originate in Germany, coming through Lancaster County, PA They are married to the Heintzelman, Shaffer, Martin, Steffen, Straub, and Stahl Families.
My line is in today's Snyder County, PA. They are married to the Heintzelman, Riechenbach, Straub, Stahl, and Steffen Families.
I find my line in Marlboro/Marion Counties, SC. They connect to the Dew family and the Berry, Hickman, Strickland and Wise Families.
I have made an ebook, with permission, of "Stahl- A Trip Through Time" 1991 Edition. My Stahls originated in Central PA circa early 1700's. They are married to the Albrecht/Albright, Heintzelman, Shaffer, Steffen, Martin, and Reichenbach Families.
My line was in today's Snyder County, PA. They are married to the Heintzelman, Riechenbach, Straub, Shaffer, and Stahl Families.
My line is found in Marlboro Co, SC and the Wolf Pitt, Tar Pitt, Lumberton area of NC. I am currently trying to find this line, beginning with George Washington Wilkerson, son of Byrus/Bias Wilkerson; married first to Ella Jane Caulder, and secondly to Effie Ellen McRae. George and Ella's daughter, Louise Wilkerson Wise is my Grandmother. She married Wilson Clayton (Clayton) Wise.
Trying to find my Father's line. It comes from Marion/Marlboro Counties, SC in the mid 1700's. My Grandfather is Wilson Clayton (Clayton) Wise, son of Wilson Clayton Wise and Regina Hayes. Wilson Wise, son of James Christopher Wise, son of Thomas Aquilla Wise. Wilson Wise's mother was Lucinda Owens.
I am just newly finding this line, as of 02/2017. She was born in Jackson Twp, Montgomery Co, PA. Both sides of her family were very prominent. Her father was a very successful and beloved farmer in the area. She married my Great Great Grandfather, Peter Gorman (Gormandsson or Gudmansson) and gave birth to Elsie and Grace. Elsie Charlotte Gorman, Kaufmann, Miller is my Great Grandmother.

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Ken Wise's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Ken or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Jack Wise : AncestryDNA Paternal Lineage (discontinued) 33 markers, haplogroup O3e, Ancestry member JWiseAncestry
  • Ken Wise: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup M-253, Ysearch UPP98, FTDNA kit #476667
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On 7 Mar 2018 at 02:31 GMT Kathleen Parker wrote:

Hey Ken, it doesn’t surprise me that we don’t match DNA wise. Though we share several ancestors they are pretty far back. Sometimes 3rd or 4th cousins don’t match and the chances of matching beyond 4th cousins is very low.

On 5 Mar 2018 at 03:14 GMT Kathy Jo (Blake) Bryant wrote:

Hi Ken,

Thanks for your comment about Deloney and Delaney being possible variations. I also have kin with the surname, Dulaney. Another possible variation?

On 3 Mar 2018 at 03:31 GMT Paul Gierszewski wrote:

Regarding your comment on Joseph Lane [Lane-240] and his children. I am inclined to think you are correct and there were other children. I am however trying to verify the actual will wording to revise the quote in the profile with a source. Floyd Benjamin Layne just references it.

On 2 Mar 2018 at 18:32 GMT Kristina Wheeler wrote:

Just follow up to the Sheaffer story - finally found a DNA match on ancestry from Levi Noah daughter Hattie, sister of my William.. which confirms it, so started working on linking his father..

Which links me back to existing profiles and :

1739 in Pennsylvania..

Of course more work to do.. but so nice to no longer have that brick wall and the DNA match to confirm it

On 24 Feb 2018 at 16:55 GMT Kathleen Parker wrote:

Yep...I do think our DNA! I grew up in Shandon but now live in Summerville SC and lived for many years in Charleston. It looks like I'm related to you on both my paternal and maternal lines. I told a friend of mine recently that if they have family from SC we are most likely related...ha ha. It's amazing how many cousins I have stemming from the Driggers line! They were very prolific!

On 20 Feb 2018 at 21:16 GMT Kathleen Parker wrote:

Thanks Ken! I will definitely look at the area for those names. I appreciate it!

On 16 Feb 2018 at 00:44 GMT Roberta (Hilse) Burnett wrote:

Thanks, so much, Ken for joining Jewish Roots Project!! I'm also very proud of my Jewish Roots! And what a lineup of famous folk you have on this page!! Voila!!, Let us (Bob Hvitfeldt and I) give you a smallish job for the Project, so you'll be involved in our searches . Ancestors and life are exciting projects!

On 4 Feb 2018 at 02:49 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Wow Ken, I am totally impressed with your profile and tags! What an awesome collection of ancestors. "Congratulations" to on becoming one of the newest Blue Badged "Generous Genealogist" to add to your Red Badged one! We really appreciate your contributions and assistance!!

On 1 Feb 2018 at 19:28 GMT Kristina Wheeler wrote:

Thanks for the notes.. feel free to add notes etc - if you don't know how i have some layed out - feel free to just add it where you feel best...

The Sheaffer line is one I've banged my head against for years trying to find proof that that Levi is my William's father.. So any assistance is welcome (or on any of my profiles) - together through collaboration we solve our brick walls.. we all our in different newspaper, research areas .. some working down, some working up.. look forward to reading through it tonight when I sit down for a bit..

On 29 Jan 2018 at 13:15 GMT Amy (F) W wrote:

Hi again, Ken! I wasn't really asking anything, although, I could use help finding info on his father. I'm having a difficult time finding documentation on his Dad, Jim (James?) Caulder and his mother Hannah Strickland/Strictland Caulder. If you have any info, I would greatly appreciate it. This very well be the connection. Thank you, Amy :)

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