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Mailagnas maqqas Dunaidonas 
Posted: 27-Dec-2003, 08:15 AM
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It appears that some of our ancestors may have fought together. My gx-grandfather Theophilus Whaley is thought to actually be Robert Whaley, the brother of the regicide Edward Whaley (one of the signers of the death warrant for Charles I) who was a Cromwell lieutenant present at the execution of Charles I. After Charles II came into power, Theophilus wisely chose to move to Rhode Island, where he lived to the ripe old age of 104.
http://www.city-net.com/~markd/roots/surna...hilus_notes.htm


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Posted: 29-Dec-2003, 12:55 AM
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As many of you know, the Titanic was partially or fully built in Belfast. Depending on the history books I suppose. Anyhow, my great grandfather on my mothers side was one of the lucky ones to be chosen to sail across the sea as some sort of ships helper. He came to work the day the ship was to leave Cobhs' docks. Since he didn't have the right set of "gutties" on, he was told he couldn't come onboard. He apparently wasn't too happy after travelling all the way from Belfast to Cobh in Ireland to be told he wasn't going. He certainly must have had someone upstairs watching out for him as we all know what happened after the ship left Cobh's docks in Ireland. And to think, if he gets to board that ship, I am wondering if I even exist today? True story and no baloney.


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Posted: 29-Dec-2003, 01:02 AM
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Wow! Breandain! What a story. I had just watched my videos of the Titantic the other night. such a very sad story. Lucky for him that he didn't get to board that ship and take that terrible eventful trip. Thanks for sharing! smile.gif


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Posted: 29-Dec-2003, 10:22 PM
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MMD, My gx-uncle would have been Sir Charles Lucas of Colchester who was beheaded at Colchester in 1648. His brother Sir Thomas Lucas was also a Royalist but had two sons, Thomas and William who were puritans and fought with Cromwell. They were disowned by their father and came to America upon the restoration of Charles II. They may very well have fought with your ancestor. We can probably never know for sure but it is an interesting possibility.


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Posted: 01-Jan-2004, 09:46 PM
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I am still new at all this but this is what I have learned so far in my family.

My 7th great grandfather fought in the Isle of Man battle, 1715 Jacobite Rising.

My 5th great grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War in the NC militia

My 3rd great grandfather fought in the WBTS in the Battle of Atlanta and was part of the Gilmer Browns.

I also learned that my 6th great-grandmother was emigrating from Ireland with her parents when her father had taken ill and died and was buried at sea.

My 3rd great-grandmother, who has a Scottish surname, was an indentured servant for a wealthy English family in North Carolina.
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Posted: 23-Jan-2004, 02:23 AM
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First off Privateers matey are nothing to be ashamed of. They sailed under a letter of marque and were legal Naval Auxiliaries. Followed rules of war, etc.

Pirates were outlaws, not the same thing.

Nothing too exciting in the family yet, know we have Iroquois and 13 generations on my Mothers side. Her Mother, Grandmother Grandmother and Great Aunt came over on the Lusitania on the westbound leg of the trip that saw it sunk on the eastbound leg.

Family changed spelling because it was cheaper than fixing the business mis spelling.

Brothers wife's family has found a few branches that shall we say may have been grafted back together in Kentucky. They aren't sure just how closely they want to look into that. Then agian it was Kentucky and if you can't marry your cousin who can you marry.


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Posted: 23-Jan-2004, 11:49 AM
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QUOTE (Sea Dog @ Jan 23 2004, 07:23 AM)
Then agian it was Kentucky and if you can't marry your cousin who can you marry.

Hey now! dry.gif




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Posted: 23-Jan-2004, 11:53 AM
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I don;t know a whole lot about my family. I have had a hard time finding things out. Here is what I do know:


*Zachary Taylor is a relation of some kind
*Colonel Sanders is another cousin
*There are quite a few ancestors who fought in the revolutionary war.
*My G-ma is from Brisbane, Australia. Supposedly her uncle was governor of New Guinea. I have tried to look into this, but have gone nowhere.
*My G-Grandparents were bootleggers.


That is all the interesting info I have.
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Posted: 23-Feb-2004, 10:26 AM
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My 2nd great-grandfather, Perry Oliver McCullough (1836-1884)

- Enlisted in the Conferate Army November, 1862.
- He was a Private in Company E, 42nd Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, Army of Tennessee, Harper's Guards.
- Captured in the Battle of Atlanta, August 23, 1864.
- Released from Camp Chase prisoner camp (Ohio), June 11, 1865 after making an Oath of Allegiance to the United States.


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Posted: 09-May-2004, 07:59 PM
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Where do I start? Hmmm... ok.

on my father's side. I've traced my family back to Charlamagne(by way of italy) and ,using charlamagnes family tree, I've got back to Pilate.
waaay back in 1066 my family came over with our cousin William the Conqueror to a little island. biggrin.gif At that time my family name was De Percival. My anscestor being Ascelin Gouel De Percival.
A generation later, one of Ascelin's sons moved to Ireland to run amuck on new shores. His side of the family ,eventually , settle down and on of them led the Crusading forces into Jerusalem to take it back from the Muslims(one of the crusades)
The other side(mine) stayed the northern part of england near Scotland(what became the riding) and there were know for their violence and evil nature. It was said that no din of evil , short of hell, existed on this earth that was filled with more thieves, witches and murderers than my family's castle. evil.gif
One example that I found was when a rival Lord conspired to have my ancestor's castle. He convinced several other lords to help and they took the castle but released my ancestor(their mistake). After some time gathering aid and allies, my ancestor returned to his castle and took it back. He then went to his rival's castle and took it...and razed it...and razed the castles of everyone that aided his rival...just to prove a point.
It didn't stop with his rivals. The villagers hated them so much and feared the ferocity of the Percivals that they started refering to them as the wolves. Lup...which became lupellus...which became lupell....which became Lovell. It was also said that we were cursed with Lycanthropy as well.
Here in America my anscestor ,Gideon(1780-1860), married an indian woman and she was exiled from her tribe and the family was cursed...again. They made their way from North Carolina to Louisiana where my family is from. Nothing exciting happened after that except no man has lived past 50(my dad turns 50 this year) and all have been very violent men. My grand father went to jail for cattle theft once, and statutory rape another. While he was in jail for the rape he killed a man with one of thos old fashioned hand crank drills. But, each generation seems to have mellow some.
On my father's mother's side. They were huguenots who fled to america from france under penalty of death so that they could keep there religious beliefs.

All I know of my mother's side is I'm part of Clan Campbell



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Posted: 09-May-2004, 10:07 PM
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Interesting family history, cousin.
A statistician once calculated that virtually everyone of European ancestry likely has Charlemagne somewhere in one of their lineages. Here's mine through my maternal grandfather Walter Morgan.
WALTER MELVIN46 MORGAN (MAUD ELLEN47 FRANKLIN, BURGESS46, ELIZABETH45 JEFFRIES, PRICILLA44 WOOLSEY, MARY43 HOPKINS, FRANCIS42, MARTHA41 WHALEY, THEOPHILUS40, RICHARD39, THOMAS38 WALLEY, RICHARD37 WHALLEY, THOMAS36, RICHARD35, DOROTHY34 WILLOUGHBY, ROBERT (ESQ)33, MARGARET32 DE FREVILLE, BALDWIN31 FREVILE, BALDWIN30 FREVILLE, BALDWIN29, JOAN28 CROMWELL, MAZERE27 MARMION, PHILIP26, ROBERT V (THE ELDER)25, ROBERT24, ROBERT23, MILICENT22 DE RETHEL, GERVASE21, HUGH20, YEVETTE/JUTTA19 OF ROUCY, GISELBERT18, ALBERADA17 OF HAINAULT, GISELBERT16, REGNIER I "LANGHALS"15, ERMENGARDE14, LOTHAIRE13 EMPEROR OF WEST, LOUIS I "THE PIOUS"12, CHARLEMAGNE11, PEPIN "THE SHORT"10 KING OF FRANKS, KARL MARTEL9, PEPIN "OF HERISTAL"8, ANSEGISEL "SAINT"7, ARNULFE "SAINT"6, BODEGISEL II "DUX"5, GONDOLFUS "SAINT"4, MUNDERIC3, CLODERIC "THE PARRICIDE"2 KING OF COLOGNE, SIEGBERT "THE LAME"1)
Since you mention Italy, I assume your descent is though Louis I's brother Pepin.
You do have to be careful when you start researching this genealogy stuff--no telling what you may find. Seems like most well-recorded families do have more than their fair share of ancestors who met premature ends.
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Posted: 09-May-2004, 10:31 PM
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You are correct. It's all a mess. I moved recently and my GEDCOM file disk is somewhere in here..just need to find it...
I have found many interesting characters in my tree. And some not so reputable ones as well. I am proud of them all for , without them, I would not be.
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Very interesting, Urian! Thanks for sharing! I come from a long line of politicians and preachers, some not so nice either! One time one of my great-grandfathers was preaching a sermon and there was a drunk outside the church. My great-grandfather stopped in the middle of the sermon and went outside and beat the drunk! Not very Christian of him, now was it? sad.gif
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QUOTE (CelticRose @ 01-Jun-2004, 05:27 PM)
Very interesting, Urian! Thanks for sharing!  I come from a long line of politicians and preachers, some not so nice either!  One time one of my great-grandfathers was preaching a sermon and there was a drunk outside the church. My great-grandfather stopped in the middle of the sermon and went outside and beat the drunk!  Not very Christian of him, now was it?  sad.gif

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WOW! I guess we all have "interesting" people in our trees. I know people who have worked for years on their family only to stop when they find someone disreputable. Me? I take pride in them. My family is the black sheep biggrin.gif

Plus, I firmly believe that every family should know it's roots and where they came from. Taking pride in your past and sharing it with the future is a wonderful way to keep stories and traditions and families alive. In my opinion
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Posted: 02-Jun-2004, 02:29 PM
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Well, I could share more stories about my family! LOL

But I agree with you Urian. I think we should take pride in our heritage and pass it along to generation to generation.
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