Saturday, February 28, 2009

Names, Places and Most Wanted Faces

Craig over at GeneaBlogie suggested the following:

List the surnames you are researching and the general localities. Then tell the names of your “Most Wanted Ancestors,” that is, the ones you most want to find behind that brickwall. (You can tag people if you want; I’ve chosen not to do that here so that all readers are included). Let’s see your lists; maybe we can each help someone out!

Below is a list of the surnames in my genealogy hunt and the places they lived.

Armstrong (KY, TN)
Bickerstaff (GA)
Blanton (VA, TN, AL, AR, TX)
Brothers (VA, GA)
Campbell (NC)
Davis (GA, MS, AR, LA)
Farris (SC, AL, AR)
Faulkner (TN, TX)
Gilmer (AL, TX)
Griffith (TN, AR, TX)
Kimbrough (GA)
McAnear (VA, SC, AL, AR, TX)
McHenry (VA)
Mills (VA, NC, IL, TX)
Morriss (SC, KY, TX)
Nix (GA, AL, TX)
Patterson (VA, MO, TX)
Plant (VA, NC, IL, TX)
Poyner (TN, AR, TX)
Prestridge/Prestidge (VA, GA, AL, MS, TX)
Reid (GA, AL, TX)
Rose (MO, TX)
Saunders (TX)
Scarborough (VA, NC, LA, TX)
Slaughter (VA, GA, TX)
Snow (KY, AL)
Wise (GA, TX)

Most Wanted Ancestors:

The wife and parents of John Blanton, born 1760/1761, probably in VA; lived in east TN, Walker Co., AL, St. Francis Co, AR and Red River Co., TX. Died in Red River Co., TX in Nov. 1840.

The parents of William M. Saunders, born abt. 1842 in Texas; died before July 1866, last living in Bosque Co., TX.

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  1. It looks like you and I have a cousin in common -- Hal Prestridge. He is my 5th cousin on his mother's side -- the Roberts line.

  2. I also have a Davis line from Georgia. We need to compare notes!


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