Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hampton- Hoffman & Hampton-Scott & Hoffman-DuVall, Liking Each Other

 Did Our Family Like Each Other?

Something tells me our family liked our other family members. I am not only duel related on one side of the tree of Mom's but also on another.

James HAMPTON   married Oliena Delilia Hoffman

her parents were Sanford Hoffman/Huffman and Rachel Plants

1.Sanford's first born son Franklin Marion Hoffman 1860-1940.

2. Franklin Marion Hoffman married Samantha Abigail Duvall.

Her parents were cousins Robert and Harriet DuVall.

2 a, Franklin's sister  Oliena Delilia Hoffman marries James Hampton.

Oliena's son Jasper J Hampton marries Ella Fern Scott.

3. Franklin's son Cecil (Lee)(Leroy)Hoffman marries Inez Mae Scott.

These are my Mom's parents.  Her Grandparents and Great Grandparents.

 It is also her Aunt's, Uncles etc.

But it gets better.  Robert and Harriet DuVall are the children of:

Robert's parents Eli Duvall and Elizabeth Richey

Harriet's parents are Jacob Duvall and Jane Patterson.

Eli and Jacob were brothers.

Their parents were Alexander Duvall 11 and Abigail Elizabeth Powell.
He is DAR eligible  Served. Mongahela Co. Calvary
I have the certification papers.

NO this Alexander Duvall was not born in France.  He was born in Frederick Co. MD and died in Fayette Co. PA 7 June 1840.

Sanford Hoffman/Huffman  in CW under WVa with brother.
Soldier Name
Regiment Name
Huffman, Sanford
6th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

I am in the possession of his War Medal thanks to a cousin in West Virginia.

I have more interconnections with these lineages. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Interesting Map for our Family to Look At and See

  Scanning more at THE WEEKLY GENEALOGIST, found more interesting information to share with family and anyone who has kin from this region.  Idaho,& Wyoming

13 Marvelous Maps That Go Way Beyond Paper

"The out-of-the-box maps at these 13 locations display not only the geography of the regions they portray, but also the beauty of cartography itself."

The SNAKE RIVER AND SALMON RIVERS, are carved into the rocks and is very detailed.


Other pictures on the page to look at for us to see.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Something Posted on Facebook may be an Answer to one DNA ?.

Knowing I can not copy a news article but it is so vital to DNA researchers to know the lay of the land where their ancestors sprung from.

A  DNA test revealed a rather puzzling question I have been researching for more than 5 years.

Wondering how many others find this same puzzle.

Knowing one needs to know the lay of the land before we indulge in heavy research on some surnames was brought to the front again.

Knowing where the line came from and was always listed Germanic, left a confused mind behind.

This interesting chat about Migration and Milk brought my attention to the front.

Many of the family members of this lineage are not milk tolerant.  In our lineage it was mostly the male species that milk seriously affected and caused some deaths and several near deaths I have personally witnessed.

Interestingly enough the (name) does not show on the other side of family, but they also have a solid dose of Germanic background and I know that most of the male's in this line did not tolerate milk either.

Thankfully my Dad said, "Haven't you noticed I do not drink milk, I eat a bit of gravy or ice cream but that is about all I indulge in with out being sick to stomach. "

Then his brother said to me, "My favorite meal is Porkchops and white gravy even though I know I will be so sick from eating it." He also ate ice cream but only in small amounts.

Having cousins I have yet to ask this question of but will shortly since reading this article.

Then I married into a Germanic/Polish/Italian lineage and guess what the same situation applied to both my husband's line and my brother in law's line.  Need to ask more questions for the rest of the family on this side.

Sometimes medical data can help to track your lineage and other times it only adds more questions to the fold.

** Important to read**

 Read this: Modern Europe was formed by milk-drinking Russians: Mass migration brought new genetic make-up to continent 5,000 years ago

Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Denmark found that the Yamnaya people from southern Russia spread their ideas and DNA to northern Europe during a mass migration period.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Shared Names in Family - Mom's Side. HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN, SCOTT, WARDEN, DuVALL.etc.

Since doing a post about a share of Dad's surnames Jones etc, thought I should do same for Mom before the month ends.
ISAAC JEFFERSON WARDEN born Ulstser, Ireland Nov 1770
Arrival Year:1795;1822  Arrival Place: Ohio   Source Publication Code: 2829.20
Primary Immigrant: Warden, Isaac Annotation:
Date and place where a step in the process to become a citizen occurred. Country of nativity, whether resided in the U.S. prior to 29 January 1795, page number of entry, and other information may be provided. Extracted from Minute Book C of Common Pleas Court Records in Guernsey County, OH.
Source Bibliography:
GUERNSEY COUNTY, OHIO COMMON PLEAS COURT RECORDS 1822-1824. In Gateway to the West, vol. 3:2 (April-June 1970), pp. 73-77.
Isaac Warden
Issue Date:

20 Aug 1823
Isaac Jefferson WARDEN Sr.
Wife Jeanette McCUNE b 1782 Somerset, Somerset,  PA d 1840 Guernsey, Oh. Someone else has diff birth date. 1772? Father may be JAMES MCCUNE.

JAMES FULLER,  born Washington Co. Maryland 30 Jan 1769  d 30 Jan 1842 Peoria, Peoria, ILL
wife Catherine GIBSON  (?)
Papers show FULLER some say it was FOWLER. So far not seen any record with that name but I have not confirmed his parents yet. Which may be Thomas or William Fuller???

DANIEL WARDEN b 1831 Ohio d 31 Jan 1917 Iowa Civil War Vet.
marries Mary J LANGDON B  1835, Ohio

JOSEPH LANGDON B ABT 1800, VA, his father, Samuel LANGDON 1763-1861 and Anne CLIFTON 1765- 1815. his parents Samuel LANGDON Sr. and Mary (unk)?, jos father Joseph LANGDON and Mary Osborn PORTER, his father Thomas LANGDON 1649, 1706.

Joseph's wife Arteminta BRAMMER, 1807 VA  d Marshall, KS   b date in dispute with cousin.
Arteminta's parents Edmond(Edward) BRAMMER 1766-1822  Halifax Co. VA d Lawrence Co. OH and Mary Ann LEE 1773- 1844, Patrick co. VA d 1844 Marshall, KS
Mary Ann Lee's parents, JOHN LEE  1729-1795 d Leesville, Campbell, Va m Sarah Jane WARD BRAZILL (dec 1809. Her father Ward BRAZIL,

John Lee's father was JOHN LEE.  I have much more on LEE family got from Michigan Archives 2 June's ago. Still need to enter it.

Interesting to note that SCOTT and BRAMMER, both from Halifax Co. VA.

Thomas SCOTT b 1730 d 1767 have his WILL, was in Halifax Co. VA later turned to PITTSYLVANIA CO. VA.  wife Lurana/Susanna probably Paine/Payne ? I use both  names since there is so much arguing over her name.
John  SCOTT born Halifax Co. m Sophia MURRY, served in service had pension.

son Shadrack SCOTT Sr. b 1790 Pittsylvania Co. Va. d 1850 Henry Co. IA age 60 wife was Harriet Cynthia Lewis b 1 May 1798 VA/NC border d May 1887 IA, Her father was
L LEWIS and mother was Sarah DEVER.
 John C Scott b Sept 1817 Kentucky  d 8 Oct 1904 Henry Co. IA m Rebecca MORROW 25 May 1841, daughter of John Jackson MORROW and Patience Rebecca TUTTLE. 

Matthew MORROW b 1765 - 1840 wife Francis BURNETT parents were THOMAS MORROW and REBECCA SMALL.

James TUTTLE 1767 -1860 m to Nancy working on a date problem. James TUTTLE father  1738- 1798 and Rebecca WASHBURN mother  1736- 1779
Other Tuttle married in names are ROSCRANS, GARDINER, BAKER, LIEVERSE, 
Much taken from TUTTLE TUTHILL book LDS library. 

Inez Mae SCOTT da of Cornelius Franklin SCOTT, and Ella D WARDEN  marries
Cecil Lee Hoffman (Leroy)  29 May 1912 Appanoose, IA

Cecil's,  Grandparents were: Franklin Marion HOFFMAN and Samantha Abigail DuVALL.  
born Iowa and  he died WYO, she died IOWA. 


Samantha's parents were Robert DuVALL and Harriet DuVALL. cousins. 

Henry Hoffman(HUFFMAN) and Elizabeth HIGGINS were Sanford's parents. 

Henry Huffman/HOFFMAN  jumped broom with Catrouch Fry/e {previously married to Mary Provator. possibly one girl.} ( Ohio data) happened in VA.  Hampshire Co.

Henry and Catrouch or Catherine had probably 7 children. Can verify 6. His father was John Hoffman/Huffman.

Elizabeth HIGGIN's line b 1809 Greene Co. PA da of Joseph HIGGINS SR and Mary HENDERSON, 1773-1813. 

Joseph HIGGINS Sr father was James HIGGINS and Sarah STOUT, 
James parents were JEDIAH H HIGGINSs 1691- 1722 and Hannah STOUT. 1694-1779.

Jediah I HIGGINS 5 Mar 1655 Eastham Barnstable, MASS d 1715 New Jersey, wife Mary NEWBOLD b 23 May 1661 Eckington, Yorkshire, England d 23 April 1715 Somerset, Middlesex, NJ.

Michael NEWBOLD, 1623-1692, Ann Topping  parents of Mary Newbold.
Michael's parents were Thomas NEWBOLD, and Jane Joana SYMS.

Still working to clarify Capt John Henderson 1740-1813 and mary Polly Obrien born DOWNARD
as parents for Mary Henderson. 

Hannah STOUT b 29 Mar 1694 New Jersey d 14 July 1779 New Jersey,  parents are Jonathon STOUT and Hannah BOLLEN.

Hannah BOLLEN parents are James BOLLEN and Anne VAN QUILLEN. 

DuVALL line I will do separate.. I am a duel DuVall. 

Randy Seaver and I link on the HIGGINS line.

New Jersey, Wills and Probate Records, 1656-1999, indexed database with digital images, ( :, accessed 7 September 2015, no longer available), Somerset County, page 16 (penned) (image 339), Jediah Higgins will, 1715.

Jediah Higgins (1657-1715) and his wife, Mary (Newbold) Higgins (1661-1715) married in 1684, and had 11 children:

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Glenn was and is a relative. Are You Related? just sent me a message.

John Glenn is and was a relative.  I am sure that would please Daryl Glenn our deceased member.
We tracked for three years and just did not find the answers. (I have to look but think he spelt his first name different, He has been gone a while now.) As are most of the others that started in the beginning with the development of the society.

 We're Related app's keep saying we are related to lots of people. But they leave many gaping holes in the chain so I ignore those.

I know the DuVall line, Jones line and Hoffman/Huffman line fairly well and generally do not even have to check it to agree or disagree.

Besides hard work the old way which connected me to 9 other Genealogical society members, the WeRe Related app says there are three more that belong to our society that are related, two I agree with completely even if we haven't talked about it.

Amazed at how many people have the Haines line, Stollar, Plants,Plantz, Plance line. I am learning that the Stollar line is also Stotler, names did get twisted.

Learned that the OEN is really BOHN from relative that found me and I shared with Shirley Lee.
She married a Jones.

Found another Gooch, yes in our line. That line tied to my dear deceased friend from Germany.
Friedel Gordon,  Now will this Gooch tie in also??

Lots of turmoil with the WRIGHT's line. At least two of them. And some said JONES was tough.

I have four proven Jones lines.  Mass, Maryland, Pa and New York.   Do any intersect that I have yet to learn.

How about Young, Cook, Cooke, Barnes, at least two of those lines.

Mattison/Madison oh that is a fun line to guess and play with.  56 years and no definite answer to my satisfaction.  O yes, the children had her from four states they didn't even know???
Last information received says father was John Mattison and she was born in Vermont.
I did find her brother when he lived near her in Iowa for a few years and had a son.  Yes his last name was Mattison making this a wee more accurate.  Obviously they did not like Iowa because the son went back to Vermont and eastern New York. After 1880 or about then.

Have a long list of FOLK, FOULK  and EASTMAN kin, and TROWBRIDGE kin,  SHARPE, TRACY, ROOD, FULLER  a tidbit of KEELER, BELDING/BELDON, LOVELY, LAMBERTON,  then we move to the other side of the tree.


We have at least two FULLER Lines, one Mayflower and one in Maryland with another JONES that may link back someday.

These names come off of my Dad's side of the true and are not all of them just primary ones I semi track or have tracked in the last 30 years.

I will share some of Mom's soon.  She also has FULLER. Some tie back into some of Dad's early in country development./

Wish back up drive had not died.  But that is life.  Now two back updrives and one tree in the clouds.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunset in Valley Ford, CA with my tree.

Years ago there was a long shrubbery of Cypress that made a wind block for the fruit trees in the orchard that is to dark here for  you to see.

But one year they finally said they were wore out and a fire hazard and they were cut out due to no longer living and dangerous.

As children we played in that hedge and run on the top of it playing hide and seek. When they were going to cut down the trees/shrubs one tree on the end was green and growing and I convinced Dad to let it stand. All these years later it was always my tree.

I visited that tree and really enjoyed the beauty of it, no idea now if still there or gone.
But Pete Merga, Alice Merga, Norma Bordessa, and other neighbors once in a while would come and we played in those trees that were cut like a hedge and made a great base to run on, on the top of the deceased trees.  Once we got stuck and had to have a neighbor come help us down because we played later than we had sun light to see our way down safely to the ground.

Other neighbors were Donna Maxwell, Jane Kirkland, Kay Cunningham, and others. I am still in touch with Norma Bordessa and seen Pete Merga at Mom's funeral.

Oliver Illia, was the son of Oliver and Mabel Illia which were close friends to our parents. He also came to the services.  The Del Curto's both brothers lived near. It was their grandmother that taught me how to knit the European method.  Her husband was a butcher at one time.

Of course back then we also had the Rossi's, McFadden's, Brown's, Titus, Caselli, Bianchi's and many others.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Do you have a Doomsday Book?

So you have a Doomsday Book?

I learned this tidbit this morning on the news.  It seems that we all need to have a Doomsday book.
The book contains information genealogists would go nuts over. Some of our elder parents families had mini forms of these books. But seldom was it carried down for the family to understand it's importance.

You ask, "What is a Doomsday Book?"   It is a book on what you have, where you have it, what do to with it and when and how to carry out these requests.

It is so much more than a Will or Probate of Trust.  It truly is a guide that talks about your past and your present and your wishes or goals for the future.

You record where the records are held for the items you mention. You list what all these items are.
You list your request for future of these items.

You are covering these things that deal with medical, money, land, property, investments, gifts handed down for generations.

It covers Legal Records, Births, Death Certificates, Social Security Information, Insurance Policies (car, house and land), Car Registrations, and any other pertinent information your family will need if you are to become disabled or incapacitated or deceased.

It should also cover key pictures of the family that should be passed down to the next generations to remember one by.  Information about a special made blanket or quilt, a piece of jewelry, who made it and what it is composed of and the significance to the family and it's historical future.

This all goes so much farther than a Will or Trust.

It seems some one did this for his family and it made the news because with all the grieve and process they had to go through, the Doomsday Book guided them to accomplish what the man wished and was accomplished with ease because he stated where the  items were at and what do to with them.

I hope this gives you food for thought and helps you to prepare for your future.