Are We Related?

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?

Abernathy/Abernethy
Adair
Adams
Allen
Anderson
Ayers/Ayres

Baker
Ball (Boell)
Barnes
Barnette/Barnett
Baugh
Beauchamp
Beaufort
Beaumont
Bell (Boell)
Benge/Bunch
Berry
Bess/Best/Bost
Bigby/Bigbee
Bird/Byrd
Bond/Bonds
Bondurant/Boudinot (Bundrum)
Boone (De Bohun)
Boozer
Boucheir (pronounced ‘boxer’?)
Bowles
Boyd
Braose
Brewer
Braun/Browne/Brown
Bruce
Birchfield/Burchfield

Campbell
Cansler/Counselor (Gentzler)
Carmichael
Carpenter (originally Zimmerman?)
Carter
Cash
Chastain
Chiles/Childs
Clare (De Clare)
Clement/Clements
Cline (Klein/Kline) – also changed to “Little” in the Carolinas after the Revolutionary War.
Clinkscales
Coliier/Colyer
Collins
Colvard/Colvert
Cox/Cook
Cooper
Cowart/Coward
Cormwell
Crow

Daniel
Daugette/Doggett
Davis
Derryberry
Douglas/Douglass
DuVall

Edwards
Elder (Eller/Ellert?)
Evans
Ears/Eyres (Ayers/Hair/Hare)

Farguson/Ferguson
Falkner/Faulkner/Falconer
Ferreres (Farrar/Fairies/Fair/De Ferreres)
Fiennes (Fines)
Flournoy (De Flournoy) — possibly changed to Forney?
Ford
Forney
Frey/Fry (Freitag)
Fulmer

Gaither
Gambrill
Garland
Garrett/Jarrett
Gholson
Gibson/Gipson
Gooch/Gouch/Gouge
Graham
Grant
Green
Griffin/Griffen/Griffith

Hains/Haynes/Hayne/Hines
Hall
Hardy
Harris
Harwell/Howell
Henley/Hensley
Henson/Hinson
Hester
Hicks
Hipp/Hipps
Hogan
Holley
Honeycutt/Hunnicutt/Hunycutt
Hoover/Huber
Housely/Ousley/Owsley
Hughes

Irvin/Erwin

Johnson/Johnston (Johannson)
Jones
Justice/Justis (Gustoffson/Guster?)

Kay/Key (McKay/McKey)

Martin
Mundy/ Munday

Pratt
Trafanstedt (Travis)
Trammell
Tucker
Walker
Ward
Warren
West

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2 Responses to Are We Related?

  1. Doug King says:

    limited knowledge: Dad’s side, : Hog, changed to Hogg, changed to Hogue. King. Pruitt (several spellings). Mom’s side : Crane. Dial. Douglas(s), Fielding. Hollingsworth.

    I got Douglas Fielding King. Most interesting fact I learned (from an uncle who dedicated his retired years to research) ; a daughter on my mother’s side (1880s) married a Wilson and moved to Texas. which I didn’t learn until my 10th or 11th year of marriage to a Wilson from Texas. We had a brief ‘Could it be, what are the odds?’ moment over that.

    On Father’s side, I know that my King’s (Ala.) had King (Ga.) relatives north of Atlanta who operated a government-still, during The War of Northern Aggression, for the confederate army.

    Grandpa King was a Methodist circuit preacher in west-central Al.

    Papa Crane was a sharecropper in Cowetta co. and, after WW11, a land owner in Merriweather co. Ga.

    The two families had a total of 17 children, including my parents. They sent 12 sons to W11 and the only one lost was an island hopping Marine, T. Crane,

    Any band/bar pics from the early ’80s?

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