21 July 2014

Great Indexing Project, GeneaSleepover and Lineage Societies

If you have been living under a rock lately, maybe you haven't heard about the FamilySearch Great Indexing Project.  The goal is for 50,000 people to index just one batch of records in a 24 hour period beginning Sunday July 20th at 6:00 pm and ending Monday July 21st at 6:00 pm.

To help this project along, Dear Myrtle is having a first ever "GeneaSleepover" via Google hangouts.  She and her cousin Russ Worthington will be in the hangout for 24 hours talking about everything genealogy and also serving as cheerleaders for the indexers.

 She has invited oodles of people to help keep the hangout going.  I was thrilled to be invited to appear on GeneaSleepover.  I will be joining Myrt and Russ at 6:15 am Pacific time.  The topic of discussion for this segment is all about lineage societies.

Below is a very brief list of some of the more popular lineage societies:

Any woman age 18 and over who can prove direct blood lineage to a patriot ancestor who performed military or patriotic service between 1775 to 1783.
The application must be submitted with documentation to support each and every NAME, DATES and PLACES of BIRTH, MARRIAGE and DEATH.  The documentation must also show a link from child to parent in each generation from the applicant to the patriot ancestor.

ny woman eighteen years of age or over and is descended from an ancestor who came to reside in an American Colony before 1750, and whose services were rendered during the Colonial Period.

Direct descendants of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines who served in the Union Army or navy during the War of the Rebellion of 1861-1865.

An applicant for membership must be over eighteen years of age and show proof of direct descent from one of the Mayflower passengers.

Membership is open to female descendants, and legally adopted daughters, ten years of age or over, of honorably discharged Union soldiers, sailors and marines of the Civil War, 1861 to 1865

Any woman eighteen years of age or over and is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the Original Colonies.

members are descendants of a man or woman who rendered patriotic or civil service to the American Colonies prior to 4 July 1776.

Women no less than sixteen years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause. 

04 July 2014

My Patriot Acestors

Randy Seaver over at GenaMusings posted an article about his Revolutionary War ancestors.

What a great idea to honor our ancestors who in some way or another aided in the cause for freedom.

I have a few patriot ancestors myself and want to share them with you.

PETER BESS - 6th great grandfather
Born 1758 and died 17 February 1832 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.  He had 3 wives:  Christina Whittenburg, Elizabeth Forney and Leanna van Dyke Jenkins.  I descend through his son Boston Bess and his wife Polly Carpenter. Peter provided material aid.

JOHN TEETER BEAM - 7th great grandfather
Born 1732 in Hamburg, Germany and died 15 November 1807 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.  John had 2 wives:  Rebecca Raynolds and Elizabeth Rudolph.  I descend through his son John Derrick Beam and his wife Mary Hoyle.  John signed an Oath of Allegiance.

DAVID BOWLES - 7th great grandfather
Born 1730 in New Kent County, Virginia and died January 1807 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.  He was married to Winnie Minerva Rice.  I descend through his son Jesse Bowles and his wife Hannah Perkins. David was a Captain in the Virginia Militia.

CHRISTIAN CARPENTER - 7th great grandfather
Born 1725 in Switzerland and died 15 July 1799 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Christian was married to Mary Kiser.  I descend through his son Peter Carpenter and his wife Susanna Cox.  Christian furnished supplies.

TOLLIVER CRAIG - 7th great grandfather
Born 1704 and died 5 August 1799 in Woodford County, Kentucky.  He was married to Mary Polly Hawkins.  I descend through his daughter Joyce Craig and her husband John Faulconer.  Tolliver was a defender of Bryant Station in 1782.

MARY POLLY HAWKINS CRAIG - 7th great grandmother
Born 1716 in King William County, Virginia and died 1 January 1804 in Scott County, Kentucky.  She was married to Tolliver Craig.  I descend through her daughter Joyce Craig and her husband John Faulconer. Mary carried water to the soldiers at Bryant's Station in 1782.

BAYLIS EARLE - 6th great grandfather
Born 5 August 1734 in Westmoreland County, Virginia and died 6 January 1825 in Spartanburg District, South Carolina.  He was married to Mary Prince.  I descend through his daughter Anna Nancy Earle and her husband Ephraim Timothy Rees.  Baylis was a footman, Cavalary Horseman and furnished a wagon and team for the militia.

NATHANIEL HAYDEN - 6th great grandfather
Born 21 February 1726 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and died 5 September 1812 at Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Zerviah Sutton.  I descend through his son Barnabus Hayden and his wife Sarah McClellan.  Nathaniel loaned money for the war effort.

MICHAEL HOYLE - 7th great grandfather
Born 12 January 1732 in Germany and died 12 March 1792 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.  He was married to Margaret Dellinger.  I descend through his daughter Mary Hoyle and her husband John Derrick Beam.  Michael furnished supplies.

BATSON NAYLOR - 6th great grandfather
Born May 1759 in Maryland and died 7 November 1830 in Davie County, North Carolina.  He was married to Eleanor Austin Smith.  I descend through his son Benjamin Naylor and his wife Mary W. Rhodes. Batson took an Oath of Fidelity.

EPHRAIM TIMOTHY REES - 5th great grandfather
Born 17 September 1755 in South Carolina and died 21 April 1823 in Trigg County, Kentucky.  He was married to Anna Nancy Earle.  I descend through his son Thomas Prince Earle Rees and his wife Mariah Fristoe.  Ephraim was an Adjutant & Brigade Commissary.

JOSEPH REES - 6th great grandfather
Born 1732 in Duck Creek, Kent County, Delaware and died 5 March 1795 in Camden District, Richland County, South Carolina.  He was married to Ann Reynolds.  I descend through his son Ephraim Timothy Rees and his wife Anna Nancy Earle.  Joseph was a member of the South Carolina General Assembly.

EPAPHRODITUS RHODES - 6th great grandfather
Born 1735 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia and died 1816 in Albemarle County, Virginia.  He was married to Ann White.  I descend through his daughter Mary W. Rhodes and her husband Benjamin Naylor.  Epaphroditus provided material aid.

RICHARD THOMAS - 5th great grandfather
Born 19 October 1758 in Orange County, North Carolina and died 13 November 1843 in Bath County, Kentucky.  He was married to Elizabeth Bowles.  I descend through his daughter Sarah Anderson Thomas and her husband Lewis Wilson.  Richard served as a Private in the 6th North Carolina Regiment.  Richard's brother was General Philemon Thomas who became famous during the War of 1812.

HENRY WILSON - 5th great grandfather
Born 1 March 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia and died 1 November 1848 in Flat Rock, Bourbon County, Kentucky.  He was married to Frances Faulconer.  I descend through his son Lewis Wilson and his wife Sarah Anderson Thomas.  Henry served as a Private, a Sergeant and an Indian Spy.

ABNER WOMACK - 5th great grandfather
Born 7 January 1764 in Prince Edward County, Virginia and died 14 February 1845 at Butler County, Kentucky.  He was married to Agnes Nancy Reed.  I descend through his daughter Camilla Womack and her husband Peter Solomon.  Abner served as a Private in North Carolina.