Category Archives: Howell

Research into the Howell Family Line Including the following individuals with

  • 2. Clarence Fletcher Howell.
  • 92. Lewis Bryan.
  • 184. Robert Bryan.

My Wife’s Closest Famous Relatives

 “We’re Related” – Part 4 Famous Friday Howell-Darling 2017 by Don Taylor So, my wife says to me, “I thought you were going to look at my family also in “We’re Related.” I had mentioned in my first article, “We’re … Continue reading

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William Freeman – Patriot

Sometimes I’m reminded that when I’m away from home, I need to be extra careful to document my work so as to be able to cite my sources properly.  Sadly I can’t do that with today’s treasure. Back in March … Continue reading

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Virginia Memory Chancery Records Index

John P. Williams vs Admr of John P. Price – Case: 1836-011 Peter Howell Deposition Amanuensis Monday Finding records for ancestors in antebellum Virginia are always a treasure.  One of my favorite record sets is the Chancery Records Index available through Virginia … Continue reading

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Biography: Nancy Branch Pankey (1797-1865)

Howell-Darling-2017 Research By Don Taylor It is expedient to research direct line ancestors, so we often neglect siblings of our ancestors, particularly our distant ancestors’ siblings.  Often, to gain insight into some of our ancestors, it is helpful to research … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Martha Cannon (1764-?)

Howell-Darling-2017 Research Cannon/Pankey/Howell Line By Don Taylor Getting to know female ancestors who lived before 1840 is always a challenge. Researching Martha Cannon, the wife of Thomas Armstrong Pankey, is no exception. Certainly, her family relationships are somewhat confusing. In … Continue reading

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My Best of 2016 & Expectations for 2017

Happy New Year – 2017 My Best of 2016 I changed my blogging platform during 2016. Switching from Blogger to WordPress was a challenge and switching from blog.dtaylorgenealogy.com to www.dontaylorgenealogy.com was even worse.  My former domain, dtaylorgenealogy.com was supposed to redirect … Continue reading

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Ancestor #34 – Thomas A Pankey (c. 1760-1829)

 Howell-Darling-2016 Research Howell/Pankey Line By Don Taylor Sadly, the 1790 Census and the 1800 Census records for Virginia were lost. Apparently destroyed by the British during the war of 1812. This loss has a major effect on tracing this family … Continue reading

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Deed Transfer – Robert Bryan to Lewis Bryan

Amanuensis Monday – Howell Research – 3 April 1794 Transcription & Interpretation by Don Taylor [Source: Martin County Old Deed Records. Book C, Pages 248 and 249.] This Indenture made this the 3rd day of April in the year of … Continue reading

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Will DNA Testing provide the Answer for my Howell Brick Wall?

By Don Taylor I have completed my initial writing about Generations 3, 4, and 5 on my Howell line research. (See my blog on Howell Research for a list of people and articles.) My next person to research in that line … Continue reading

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Inconsistencies with Samuel Aquilla Long (1817-c.1870)

By – Don Taylor Sometimes, I feel like I am marching to the beat of a different drummer.  Or as my mother might say, “Look at my son, he is in step, but everyone else is out of step.” Once … Continue reading

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