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I honestly never gave my family history much thought until a year ago, when my 39-year-old daughter asked me about our roots. I had no idea! Well, I went to Ancestry .com and pulled out a few old family bibles, and in the last year I've made some progress. We came here in the early 1600s (Massachusetts), fought Indians; Redcoats; fought 'em again in 1812; and fought each other in the Civil war. I just ordered my DNA kit, so that I can finalize my application to the Sons of the American Revolution. Pretty cool thing to hand down to my kids and grandkids!

Robert Lawrence Sr

B13BIRTH 1371 • Ashton Hall, Lancaster, Lancashire, England

DEATH 8 SEPT 1439 • Ashton Hall

18th great-grandfather

RICHARD WHITMORE

1380–

BIRTH 1380 • Whitmore, Staffordshire, England

DEATH Whitmore, Staffordshire, England

17th great-grandfather

George (of Malpas) Dorman, 13th great grandfather of Lady Diana Spencer

1460–

BIRTH 1460 • Cheshire, England

DEATH Unknown

17th great-grandfather

Robert Leigh died of Plague

1372–1415

BIRTH 1372 • Cheshire, England

DEATH 26 SEP 1415

17th great-grandfather

Robert Legh

1410–1479

BIRTH 1410 • , Cheshire, England

DEATH 1479 • Chorley, Lancashire, , England

17th great-grandfather

Robert Lee

1395–

BIRTH ABT 1395 • Langley, England

DEATH Unknown

16th great-grandfather

 

 

James Ridley

1402–1479

BIRTH 1402 • 1673464, Shropshire, England

DEATH 21 JAN 1479 • Cheshire, England

16th great-grandfather

15a Thomas Axtell

1460–1485

BIRTH 1460 • Berkhamstead Castle, Hertfordshire, England

DEATH 1485 • Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England

15th great-grandfather

 

Thomas Weightman

1425–1516

BIRTH 1425 • Burbage, Leicestershire, England

DEATH 1516 • England

15th great-grandfather

Ralph Lee

1420–1471

BIRTH 1420 • Langley, England

DEATH 1471

15th great-grandfather

Sir John Butterwicke Sheffield, 2nd Baron Sheffield

1538–1568

BIRTH 1538 • Butterwick, Lincolnshire, England

DEATH 10 DECEMBER 1568 • Newton Kyme, Yorkshire, England

14th great-grandfather

Sir Thomas Brooke, 8th Baron Brooke of Cobham, Knight Banneret

1480–1541

BIRTH 1480 • Chorley, Shropshire, England

DEATH 1541 • Shropshire, England

14th great-grandfather

 

Sir Richard Leigh

1446–1508

BIRTH 1446 • Langley, Shropshire, England

DEATH 1508 • Willington, Durham, England

14th great-grandfather

Henry Whitman/Weightman/Whetman

1463–1549

BIRTH 1463 • Burbage, Leicestershire, ENGLAND

DEATH 13 MAY 1549 • Holt, Norfolk, ENGLAND

14th great-grandfather

 

James Gunn

1420–1464

BIRTH 1420 • Caithness, Stirlingshire, Scotland

DEATH 1464 • St Tears, Scotland

14th great-grandfather

Daniel Gunne

1460–1560

BIRTH ABT. 1460 • Roslyn, Scotland, UK

DEATH 1560 • Saintbury, Gloucestershire, England

13th great-grandfather

Richard Gunne

1495–1587

BIRTH 1495 • Saintbury, Gloucestershire, England

DEATH 28 JAN 1587 • Saintbury, Gloucestershire, England

12th great-grandfather

Sir Richard GUNNE

1519–1587

BIRTH 1519 • Saintbury, Glouchestershire, England

DEATH 1587 • Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

11th great-grandfather

 

 

Nathaniel Jameson

1576–

BIRTH BET. 1576–1580 • Massachusetts USA

DEATH Unknown

11th great-grandfather

Philip Fowler Jr. GG 9LT

1590–1679

BIRTH 1590 • Marlborough, Wiltshire, England

DEATH 24 JUN 1679 • Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America

10th great-grandfather

Henry Goad

1536–1616

BIRTH ABT 1536 • Upper Areley,Staff,Engl

DEATH 1616

10th great-grandfather

 

James Jameson

1610–1661

BIRTH 1610 • Scotland

DEATH 21 JAN 1661 • Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

10th great-grandfather

William Copp

1589–1670

BIRTH 1589 • Hatton, Warwickshire, England

DEATH 27 FEBRUARY 1670 • Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA

9th great-grandfather

John Haskell

1620–

BIRTH 1620 • Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts

DEATH Unknown

9th great-grandfather

Alexander 201 Humble

1625–

BIRTH 1625 • Houghton Le Spring, Durham, England

DEATH Unknown

9th great-grandfather

Ebenezer Howard Heywood

1638–1690

BIRTH ABT 1638 • Massachusetts

DEATH 1690 • Salem Essex Massachusetts

8th great-grandfather

Capt. Joseph Allen

1653–1724

BIRTH 13 OCT 1653 • Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

DEATH 06 OCT 1724 • Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

7th great-grandfather

William the Younger Cook

BIRTH Selby, Skipwith, Yorkshire, England

DEATH Selby, Skipwith, Yorkshire, England

7th great-grandfather

 

 

Rev John Edward Wilson

–1761

BIRTH Unknown

DEATH 12 MAY 1761

7th great-grandfather

Abraham Goad

1665–1741

BIRTH 1665 • Rappahannock, Lancaster, Virginia, United States

DEATH 23 MAY 1741 • North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia, United States

7th great-grandfather

Patrick Hayes

1717–1761

BIRTH ABT 1717 • Ireland

DEATH 1761 • Orange County, Virginia, USA

6th great-grandfather

John Chapman

1702–1775

BIRTH 24 JANUARY 1702 • Charles Parish, York, Virginia, United States

DEATH 29 DECEMBER 1775 • Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States

6th great-grandfather

Christopher Humble

1729–1819

BIRTH ABT 1729 • Allenton, Northumberland, England

DEATH 21 DEC 1819 • Crathorne, Yorkshire, , England

6th great-grandfather

Henry Newhouse

1768–1852

BIRTH 1768 • Greenbrier, Virginia, United States

DEATH 1852 • Kanawha, Virginia, United States

5th great-grandfather

John Chapman

1750–1785

BIRTH 1750 • Virginia

DEATH 1785

5th great-grandfather   Corral, Continental Army

 

 

Joshua Morris

1752–1795

BIRTH 17 DEC 1752 • Culpeper, (Orange Co) Virginia, United States

DEATH 1795 • Teays Valley, Kanawha, Virginia, USA

5th great-grandfather

Henry Chapman

1777–1859

BIRTH 1 AUG 1777 • Montgomery, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States

DEATH 22 NOV 1859 • Teay Valley, Putnam County or Cabell County, West Virginia, USA

4th great-grandfather

Henry Williams

1790–1883

BIRTH 1790 • Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

DEATH JUN 1883 • United States

4th great-grandfather

John Hance

1820–1868

BIRTH 1820 • , , Pennsylvania, USA

DEATH 16 OCT 1868 • , Bell, Texas, USA

3rd great-grandfather

Samuel Ludwig Solomon

1806–1859

BIRTH 14 JULY 1806 • Ovelgonne, Duchy of Olderberg, Germany

DEATH 18 APRIL 1859 • Columbia, Henry, Alabama, United States

3rd great-grandfather

James Rowe

1852–1889

BIRTH MAR 1852 • Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

DEATH 08 DEC 1889 • Walker, Northumberland, England

2nd great-grandfather

James Forrest

BIRTH Scotland

DEATH Unknown

2nd great-grandfather

Wiley F Soloman

1848–

BIRTH JAN 1848 • Alabama

DEATH Unknown

2nd great-grandfather

Edward Paugh Goodwin

1872–1933

BIRTH 12 SEPT 1872 • Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA

DEATH 6 MAY 1933 • Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA

great-grandfather

John Franklin Solomon

1872–1905

BIRTH 2 SEP 1872 • Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama, USA

DEATH 9 JAN 1905 • Apalachicola, Franklin, Florida

great-grandfather

John G. Rowe

1887–1920

BIRTH 1887 • England

DEATH 1920 • Dolomite, Jefferson, Alabama

great-grandfather

Bartlett Strother Goodwin

1898–1967

BIRTH 25 JUN 1898 • Ravenwood, West Virginia, USA

DEATH 19 MAR 1967 • Miller, Georgia

maternal grandfather

Earl Soloman

1904–1976

BIRTH ABT 1904 • Florida

DEATH 20 DECEMBER 1976 • Tallahassee, Leon, Florida

paternal grandfather

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As you know I have been researching my Family Tree - It's Hard!!! I had to go back to square one after making some rookie mistakes, but now I am comparing information from three different sources, including FamilySearch.org, the Mormon Genealogy service. Here is what I know FOR SURE as of right now. My family qualifies for the Son's / Daughter's of the American Revolution. • Re: John Burch (1750-1818) Rev Pvt VA - My 5th Great Grandfather.

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That looks like a lot of work Terry! You're making progress at least. I had started down that road myself, but eventually gave it up. I did find the ancestor that came over from Ireland in 1830 something. I didn't go past that because of the effort involved in tracking down the Irish records. Apparently the O'Reilly clan is quite numerous and by that time were scattered all over Ireland, and were not just in the ancestral homeland in the modern county of Cavan. The record I did find didn't list a specific place of origin for my ancestor...just that he was from Ireland. I guess I'm not suprised. Being from Ireland wasn't a source of pride in those days, and the Irish were basically treated like garbage.

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Dang man..... waaaaaaaaaay back :putertired: Very cool......

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I continue to learn, and as I get help from folks here, and on other forums, I correct mistakes, and cut down on wild goose chases. No wonder the professionals want $2,500.00 just to get started! I just threw away 37-hours of research, and $15.00 in copies, because I made a rookie mistake and had to go back to square four! Embarrassing and a bummer! Thank you all for the emails and calls - I REALLY appreciate the help. Here is something cool I found on my Great Grandfather, a Spanish American War veteran!

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