Tag Archives: Virginia

Ancestor Biography – Catharine A. D. Walter

Howell-Darling-2017-Research Waters – Swayze – Darling Line By Don Taylor It seems like virtually every ancestor born before 1880 has a question regarding their birth. Catharine Waters is no exception to that. Most records I have found are consistent with … 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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Barnett Surname

Surname Saturday Brown/Manning/Barnett I only have one known direct Barnett ancestor, my 5th great grandmother, Catherine Barnett (Ancestor #209) on the Brown line. However, I have some 35 other known Barnetts identified in my family tree. Several Barnetts married into … Continue reading

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19 – Elnora Busby Vincent – (c.1818 – bef.1900)

This week I write about 2nd Great Grandmother Elnora Busby Vincent, who’s child, Susan R. Vincent/Vinson married Peter Fletcher Howell.  Elnora Busby[1] (aka Ellenior Busbee) has a confusing birthdate. It is possible she was born about 1818 in Halifax County, North Carolina; … Continue reading

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The Life and Travels of Peter Howell by Himself

This week I began research on the Howell Family Tree (my wife’s).  I had very little on her grandfather, a bit more on his father (who was in the Civil War) and very little about his father Peter Howell. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Perseus Hopper – Richmond Times Dispatch 1860-1865

Sometimes you come across great sites for research while doing something entirely different. I went to the Perseus site at Tufts University to research some Greek Mythology.  I was amazed.  Besides the Primary and secondary sources for studying ancient Greece and … Continue reading

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