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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Then, visit their genealogy forum on FamilyTreeMaker.
Notes & Credits ....
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.
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"
A major source for Clarkstons not found here is "Bonds of Union" by Gloria Inman Vandiver.
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.
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.
Legwork for this family was done by Larry Herrin of Bowling Green, Ky.
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).
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.
Includes Revolutionary Ancestor Richard Shipp, DAR Patriot Index-Centennial Edition, p. 2651 - and President Harry S. Truman
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
Includes the late Orval E. Faubus, former Gov. of Ark.
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.
Much of our Wilburn information was furnished by
Cousin Carolyn Wilburn Medlin
Of Houston, Texas