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Surname Saturday – hangin’ ‘em all out

Posted by on January 21, 2012

Whew, that was quite a holiday break I took!  You would think I went to some crazy, out of the way place in Wyoming, bought 14 books about genealogy/historical methods/editing, drank barium for a CT scan that was remarkably good, gave up carbs, crashed and burned because of lack of carbs, and cleaned my house from top to bottom just because.  You would be wrong!  Because I did NOT clean my house.  Random vacuuming is alllll I have the patience for.  And, yes, you can see (just slightly, really) kitty paw prints in the dust on my coffee table.

I was inspired by Jenna at Desperately Seeking Surnames who remarked that her surname page was a high traffic page. We all know one of the goals of blogging is as “cousin bait” (along with sharing the treasures and joys of our research and promulgating genealogical and historical research methods, blah blah blah).

So here’s a quick list done by hand.  It includes documentally-connected families and all of my current theoretically-connected families.  Before you think I have awesome information on, say, my family connections in Germany, think again.  Overseas research is like vacuuming.  I have enough awesome American ancestors that I can stay pleasantly busy with just those while avoiding household chores.

Arnecke TX, Germany
Brandes TX, Germany
Briggs NC; TN
Burnett TX; KY?
Bush AL; OK
Carter TX; AL; VA; NC; TN
Cox NC, TN, NJ
Dale VA; England
Davis TX: Gonzales county; TN
Fishbach VA; Germany
Fitzhugh VA
Forester TX: Gonzales and DeWitt counties; TN; VA
Frances TX; AL
Gohlke TX
Gooch NC; MS
Greenhill VA
Hager VA; Germany
Hall TX: Gonzales county
Henneke TX, Germany
Hudson TX: Gonzales county; NC
Hudson MS; AL
Ivey TX: Guadalupe county; MS; NC
Jeffers TX, SC
Johns VA
Lee TX; LA; AL; Ireland
Leigh TX: Wilson, DeWitt, Gonzales counties; MS; VA; AL
Linderman TX
McLeod TX; AL
Rabke TX
Rector TX; AL; TN; Germany
Reinhardt TX, Germany
Rowland VA
Sager TX, Germany
Scrivner TX; TN; NC
Shinault TX: Gonzales county; TN; VA
Shultz TX
Simmons TX
Thieme TX, Germany
Thornton VA; England
Webb TX: Guadalupe, Refugio, Gonzales counties
West TX: Gonzales county

2 Responses to Surname Saturday – hangin’ ‘em all out

  1. GeekyTexan

    My Jones information is weak but I have a single Jones identified so far, Ellen, who married a Leigh, probably in Virginia. That Leigh line (a couple of generations later) got to Texas in the mid 1800s which is where my documentation gets stronger.

  2. Amy Coffin

    Any chance your Jones family was in Cooke County, Texas or Asheville, NC? That’s where mine are.