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Busby (Busbee) – Surname Saturday

The Busby surname has origins in North Yorkshire, Leicestershire, and Renfrewshire. There are about 31,000 people with the Busby surname, mostly in the US, especially Texas, California, and Alabama. Ancestry message boards and genealogy sites have substantial Busby-related content. Elnora Busby Vincent is a key figure in the Howell family tree. Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Reuben Fugate

This is a brief Ancestor Sketch of my 5th great-grandfather, Reuben Fugate. Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Sills

Howell, Hobbs, Long, Bryan, Sills Line By Don Taylor Sills is a variation of Sill. The English Sills surname is likely derived from the name of an ancestor, for example, Silvester, Selwyn, or Sisley. Although possibly it could have come … Continue reading

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Walter’s in the 1820 Census – Part 1

Darling-Swayze-Walker Line Census Sunday By Don Taylor I had one follow-up task after my “Walter’s in the 1830 Census” research. I wanted to Investigate  Elizabeth Walter’s marriages and determine when she married Charles Stockard and James Gurley to know if … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Margaret Ann Swann (1760-1826)

Darling Research Darling-Swayze-Walter-Swann Line By Don Taylor [After looking at her husband, James Walter, her daughter, Catherine Ann Dent Walter, her son, Elkanah Walter, and a cursory look at several of her other children, I still don’t know much about … Continue reading

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