Yes, genealogy is one of my passions (along with writing, listening to music, and weaving) — this is a summary of SOME of the surnames on my (extended) family tree. If one looks familiar to you — ask yourself 3 questions:
1) Have my ancestors been residents of the southern US since the revolution?
2) Are there “oral family histories” of possible Native American ancestors?
3) Do I have any known famous or celebrity cousins?
These are just a few lead ins to what is family tree detective work.
When times are such that I can do not much else than sit at the computer — I can keep my mind sharp, and pursue my ongoing quest for answers to WHO my ancestors were.
If you are willing to share just bit about your grand- or great-grand parents with me; I may can help point you in a direction to begin your “quest”.
Who knows…since many southerners have common ancestors who migrated to the Americas during colonial days — there is good possibility that there may be a kinship connection between folks you would not expect — possibly even the author of this post.
So, are we related?
Boone (De Bohun)
Boucheir (pronounced ‘boxer’?)
Carpenter (originally Zimmerman?)
Clare (De Clare)
Cline (Klein/Kline) – also changed to “Little” in the Carolinas after the Revolutionary War.
Ferreres (Farrar/Fairies/Fair/De Ferreres)
Flournoy (De Flournoy) — possibly changed to Forney?