As anyone who pursues an interest in family history very long will agree, just finding
out the "skeleton" information, i.e. name, birth, marriage, death, etc. is only
the beginning. What puts "flesh on the bones" and makes our ancestry
"come alive" are the stories, biographical sketches, maps, pictures, etc.
On these pages, we are building links to additional information about the various
branches of our family tree. We have spent a lot of time tracing our family
tree. Partly out of interest in finding our national heritage. Partly out of
interest in finding our spiritual heritage. So, "climb" into each branch
of our family tree. There are pictures, stories, histories, poems ...
Something for everyone!
You can follow the links below to the family of interest to you:
|BRANCH OF TREE
Bellah, Burns, Cohan, Davis, Gibson, Hart, Kingsbury, McKee, Starcher,
Vanscoyk, and Welborn.
Chandler, Hollenback, Hunsaker, Lamb, Pond, Rinehart, and Sargent.
Jones, Malott, Pfennighausen, Rohrer, Thomas, and Van Winkle.
||Burch, Castle, Delp, Doolittle, Hogle, Landes, Stearns, Swartout
Each of these family groups is organized to present as many of the following items as
- Introduction - Here we introduce the reader to the origins of this surname, if known,
and present things like family crests, etc.
- Early Family - Here we report on what we have learned about the earliest parts of the
history of this particular family group, if we don't really have enough significant
information to report on specific individuals in our direct line of ancestry.
- Documents - Here we list any letters, manuscripts, poems [yes we have one!], etc. which
pertain to or were created by members of this family group. After each entry, the
author may list comments on what the documents reveal and any unsolved questions the
documents may raise.
- Pictures - Any old pictures existing of members of this family group are presented here.
First, you will find a single page with small, quickly loaded "thumbnail"
images, with a brief description. Each thumbnail can then be "clicked" to
view the full size original, along with a more detailed description, if any one of them
- Research Status - Here we present the status of research into this particular family
group, where we are currently deadlocked, etc. Maybe some of you can become our
"heroes" and help us past some of these stumbling blocks!
- Individuals - Separate pages are created for each direct ancestor in this family group
for whom we have enough information to create one. These pages will contain
everything we have - from links to their wills, if we have them, to maps on the location
of their gravestones, if we know where it is.
So, there you have it! You can follow links directly to the family groups of
interest in the table above, or "drill down" through the main branches of our
family tree, beginning with the links to the left.
For additional information, you may want to check out our Miscellaneous page, where we have listed our
philosophy on building a family tree, sharing data, approach to reporting data, info for
techies, links to favorite sites, etc. Even the author's pet peeve! Or you may wonder what
motivates a person to "play with their dead relatives!" If so, then you'll
want to check out our Goals page.
This will always be a work in progress, so check back from time-to-time. We are
far from retirement age and we are definitely not independently wealthy, so we will work
on this as time permits!
Author: Roger L. Roberson, Jr. Last updated: 05 July 2003