Tag Archives: Virginia

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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The Quakers Disowned Betsey Kinsey Binford

Amanuensis[i] Monday Howell-Pankey-Binford Line By Don Taylor Researching 18th Century women is often difficult. Learning that 4th great-grandmother, Betsey “Betty” (Binford) Pankey, was disowned by her religion because she married outside her Faith puts other events into context, such as … Continue reading

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Follow-up on Samuel Pankey

Howell-Pankey Line By Don Taylor One of my regular steps in researching ancestors is to “Find BMD Records for each of the children.” In the case of Samuel Pankey’s children, I wanted to pay particular attention to which children had … Continue reading

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