I have been researching these families for about six years and have tried to be accurate in writing these family histories. If you find a mistake or have more information, please contact me.
I would like to acknowledge the contribution of many "cousins" who have shared with me their own research and stories.
Vause - researcher, Eugene Baxley,and Lyle Webb,helped with Civil War Information
Adkins - Internet cousins: Janet Adkins Armentrout, Story of Larkin Adkins,photos of Adkins Graves; Jackie Sisk,picture of Larkin Adkins; Gene Atkins,picture of Rickles Adkins
Shores - researcher, Ira Valentine; Internet cousin Rick Shores,picture of Alexander Shores
Palmer - Clara Treen Voehsen, cousin; Loraine Ertelt,information from "People and Places" by Dorothy Turcotte
Dykes - researcher, Pam Roper; Fran Muse, Lake County,Florida GenWeb Adminstrator
Robertson -researcher, Marie Nations
Jerkins - Internet cousins:Jack Butler,history of Zacheriah Jerkins,photo of Tallahassee Monument; Mary Phillips,obituary of Clarissa Jerkins Rogers
Atkinson - Internet cousins: Larry and Ruby Bjarnason,picture of Joseph Atkinson; Will Moneymaker, Ship's passenger lists look-up
Wright - Negatha Powers, author of "The Wright Connection"
Reedy - Researcher, Larry Reedy (see Reedy Website link on Reedy page)Photos from website
Book: " Descendants of an Early Florida Settler - Vause" by Nellie Hardwick
Census: 1860 Putnam County, Florida - Orange Springs
Military Records: Dobbs County, N.C. Militia Rolls, 1767-1781;Florida Confederate Regiment 7, Co. I.
Cemetery: Vause Family Cemetery near Johnson, Putnam County, Florida, Archer Cemetery, Alachua County, Florida, Bethel Cemetery,Confederate Burials, Knoxville, Tennessee, Arran Cemetery, Wakulla County, Fla
Archives: Augusta County, Virginia Land Records, Wills
Book: "Pioneer Recollections of Southwestern Virginia" by E. J. Sutherland
Census: 1810,1820,1830 Burke County, North Carolina, 1840 Yancey County, North Carolina, 1850 Russell County, Virginia
Archives: Wise County, Virginia marriage records, Heirs of Record,Court Records, Franklin Co.Va. early Tax Records 1788
LDS Ancestral File
Book: "The Final Irony" by Katherine Lane Nichols
Census: 1850 Wilkinson County, Georgia
Military Records: Houston County, Georgia Confederate Roster 57th Regiment, Co. E.
Archives: Wilkinson County, Georgia Marriage Records;
Terrell County, Georgia Court Records and Marriage Records
Book: " The Annals of the Forty, Loyalists and Pioneer Families of West Lincoln 1783-1833" by Grimsby Historical Society, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada;and " Sons and Daughters of Loyalists in Ontario"People and Places of Grimsbys Pastby Dorothy Turcotte
Census: 1828 Grimsby Township, Ontario, Canada 1880 US census Walnut, Kansas
Military Records: Illinois Civil War Roster, Union Army.. Co E, 88 Infantry
Letter dated 1979 from someone who remembered Rev. Daniel Palmer
Archives: Lake County,Fla Marriage License; Ontario Archives, Land Petition of David Palmer
Cemetery Records: St. Andrews Churchyard Records, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
LDS Ancestral File
Book: The Florida Genealogist, Vol. XVIII, 1995
Census: 1840 census Duval County, Florida, 1860 Putnam County, Florida - Welaka
Military Records: Florida Militia Muster Rolls, Seminole Indian Wars; and Florida Confederate Pension Rolls,Fla. 2nd Reg't Cav.
Newspaper: Obituary of Caroline M. Dykes Dorothy from the Miami Herald, January 13, 1978
Cemetery Record: Fort Mason Cemetery, near Eustis, Lake County, Florida (USGenWeb/Fla/lake)
Archives: Early Obituaries and Legal Notices from the Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Ga.;Records of Fort Heilman, Fla "Suffering Inhabitants of Fort Heilman".
Effingham County, Georgia Marriage Records
Book: "Pioneer Recollections of Southwest Virginia" by E. J. Sutherland
1850, 1860 Census of Russell County, Virginia
Obituary of Sylvania Stanley
Newspaper Article " Cumberland Times" 1931
Book: " Some North Cumberlanders, at Home and Abroad" by
Census: 1827 Nova Scotia Census; 1860 Chatham County;by Georgia Census, 1870 Terrell County, Georgia Census;1885 Florida State Census- Brevard County,1900 US Census, Miami, Dade Co., Fla, 1910 Dade County, Fla, 1930 Dade Co., Fla.
Military Records: Chatham Artillery Volunteer Roster,Savannah, Georgia
Newspaper: Dawson Newspaper April 7, 1878 Obituary of Henry Atkinson
Cemetery RecordCedar Hill Cemetery, Dawson,Georgia
Archives: Chatham County Georgia marriage records; Savannah City Directories 1858,
Terrell County Court Records, Land and Property Records ,Ship's Passenger List Boston 1821-1850,NAR Film M277-Roll 17.
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