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Please! Regard anything you find here as a suggestion or clue. There's no substitute for original documentation! We'll cite sources sometimes, but a great portion of our accumulation has been offered by other people, and does not represent original research. If you need to be sure - document, document, document - for yourself!

(Check us later for more!)

There's also the Association of American Boyers which, in addition to publishing an annual newsletter, is in the midst of a massive revision of AMERICAN BOYERS, currently in the 5th volume of the 7th edition. This and earlier editions may be found in many genealogical libraries. While we are not affiliated with them, we endorse the Association of American Boyers as a clearinghouse of Boyer genealogy. The Association sponsors an annual reunion, usually in late July, and usually in Boyertown, Pa. For information, contact:

THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN BOYERS, INC.

William L. Boyer, President

3435 Livingston Dr

Jefferson, Md 21775

Also E-mail at wlboyer@comcast.net

The Association now has a web site; to visit them, click on the Boyer logo

Then, visit their genealogy forum on FamilyTreeMaker.


Stroll through the "Rogue's Gallery" - snaps from our scrapbook of old photos


Notes & Credits ....


Much Barbee information furnished by Sharon Ware, Fairfield, Ohio

Andrew Barbee, born abt 1670

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Could Adam have been the grandfather of Daniel???

Descendancy of Daniel & Christina Grossnickle Boyer, as we know at present ...

More contributors than we can credit - but we are still seeking the ancestry of Daniel Boyer

50th Wedding Anniversary of Daniel Webster Boyer & Elvina Phoebe Nash Boyer

23 February, 1918, Warrensburg, Mo.

In Memoriam: James Russell Boyer, grandson of D.W. & Elvina and this author's "Uncle Buck", was born on the day of this event. A severe penalty stroke took him out of the morning round on the golf course of the West Plains, Mo., Country Club. He died on Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 79 years of age. The match was ours to lose.

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James Carlyle, Sr., b. abt. 1670, County Down, Ireland

A source for Carlyle information & stories: "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994"

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Israel Christian, b. abt. 1720 in Ireland or Isle of Man, and his wife, Elizabeth Starke Christian

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George Middleton Clarkston, who died 13 Apr. 1787.

A major source for Clarkstons not found here is "Bonds of Union" by Gloria Inman Vandiver.

George Middleton Clarkston

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Gabriel Gustave Crocketagni(Crockett), married in 1642 in France

Owing, no doubt, to the popularity of the folk hero of the Alamo, "Davy" Crockett, there are several good sources for Crockett family information. You will see that we have relied extensively on Notable Southern Families, (Gen. Pub. Co., Baltimore) & Crockett Cousins, by Kathryn E. Jones, 1984.

Gabriel Gustave Crocketagni (Crockett)

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Benjamin Fisher, born 1755

This site is dedicated to the memory of

Florella Fisher Johnson

Compiler/Editor of Acorns from Giant Oaks, 1966, Accent Printing & Advertising, Maryville, MO 64467

A Fisher/New genealogical compilation and collection of family stories, and source of much of the data presented here.

Benjamin Fisher

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Shaderick "Shade" Herrin, born abt. 1765

Legwork for this family was done by Larry Herrin of Bowling Green, Ky.

Shaderick Herrin

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Johannes Lederman (Leatherman,)Born before 1700

An important reference for the Leatherman family is ALL LEATHERMAN KIN HISTORY, Comp. by Leatherman, I.J., Rev., 1940, now reprinted; contact Donald F. Bougher, 5803 Meyers Rd., West Salem, OH 44287-9527 regarding availability. Our source is a genealogical hobbyist and lifelong resident of the northern Maryland region settled by the Leathermans who asks not to be identified and is "not responsible for errors" (mistakes are ours).

Johannes Leatherman

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Ree Qualls Mills of Springdale, Ark. is a source for Mills/Fisher records and photos

William Mills, born in 1809

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Charles Pistole, Sr., Born 1700

Descendant Fred Pistole, in retirement in Bella Vista, Arkansas, has compiled a list of all persons in the United States known to him to bear the surname Pistole; he supplied us with a copy of this massive document, which we have not yet fully incorporated in our files.

Charles Pistole, Sr.

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Many have contributed Shipp family information; the primary source for early ancestry has been THE SHIPP FAMILY GENEALOGY, COMPILED BY Ralph D. Shipp, Gateway Press, Baltimore.

Includes Revolutionary Ancestor Richard Shipp, DAR Patriot Index-Centennial Edition, p. 2651 - and President Harry S. Truman

Josiah Shipp, born abt. 1664

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"Der Staudenbecker" (Studebaker), born 1570

Primary source for Studebaker ancestry is THE STUDEBAKER FAMILY IN AMERICA, 1736-1986, 2 vols., Studebaker, Ruth E. & Studebaker, Emmett, Eds., The Studebaker Family Association, Tipp City, OH 45317, 1986

"Der Staudenbecker", born in 1570 in Germany

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Walter Thornburgh/Thornberry, b. abt. 1724

Includes the late Orval E. Faubus, former Gov. of Ark.

Walter Thornburgh

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Peter Wallace, b. 1680 in Scotland

includes Revolutionary Ancestor, Judge Caleb Wallace, B. 1742, DAR Patriot Index-Centennial Edition, p. 3083

Many Wallace sources are old, out-of-print books, such as The Life and Times of Judge Caleb Wallace, Whitsitt, W.S., Filson Club Pub. #4, 1888; WALLACE; GENEALOGICAL DATA PERTAINING TO DESCENDANTS OF PETER WALLACE & ELIZABETH WOODS , HIS WIFE, compiled by George Selden Wallace , Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland, 1927; and WOODS-MACAFEE MEMORIAL, Rev. Neander M. Woods , D.D., LL.D, Journal Job Printing Co., Louisville, Ky., 1905.

Peter Wallace

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Lewis Wilburn, b. 1775

Much of our Wilburn information was furnished by

Cousin Carolyn Wilburn Medlin

Of Houston, Texas

Lewis Wilburn

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Edmond (b. abt 1750) & Anna Witt

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David Woodall, b. between 1750-1760; Revolutionary Ancestor, DAR Patriot Index-Centennial Edition, p.3282

David Woodall

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Michael Woods, who with his sister Elizabeth Woods Wallace (our ancestors) led a family immigration from Ireland to Pennsylvania in 1724

Michael Woods

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A List of Our Principle Families:


Baker

Barbee

Barnhiser

Boyer

Carlyle

Catron/Kettering

Christian

Clark/Clarkston

Crockett

DeGaw

Dowis

Elbert

Fisher

Gibson

Gray

Grossnickle

Herrin/Herron

Holt

Leatherman

Long

McDaniel

Mills

Pistole

Price

Reddick

Robinson

Shipp/Ship

Studebaker

Thornsberry/Thornberry

Todd

Wallace

Wilburn

Witt

Woodall

Woods

Wren

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