Mysteries of the Auvil Family
Mysteries of our Auvil family and those from the former Auvil Family site by Catherine Auvil.
We are aware that many genealogists run across the family story of an ancestor being Native American. We have too but have not been able to document this. However, Todd's father insists that this is unequivocally true of the Auvil line. According Pop and by means of blood quantum calculations: if the ancestor who began the Cherokee bloodline can be found along the Auvil line, he or she must have lived four generations before Todd, or at the level of his great-great-great-grandparents, in the mid-1800's. This would make Amelia Harsh (Auvil, Cox) the most likely candidate for being full-blood, but this is not only unsubstantiated but has, in fact, been considered by some Harsh and Cox family genealogists as an improbability. Cox Family genealogist, Stevanna Pratt, recalls stories of "Old Mrs. Auville." See Ancestry Message Board reply from Stevanna Pratt. Any help to prove or disprove this theory is welcomed.
These next tidbits and mysteries were previously posted at the now-extinct Auvil site. Great thanks to Catherine dee Auvil and the many dedicated and diligent Auvil family researchers for their contributions.
Can you find documentation for the family legend that the Abel/Auvil surname is derived from "Deauville" or that we came from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France/Germany?
Was Paul Abel the father of Johannes Abel?
We know that Elizabeth died 19 May 1790. But where did the children go to live after their parents died? And what became of Johannes b. 2 Jan 1783?
We have heard a family legend that John Auvil (born 7 Jul 1820 <PA>) was an orphan taken in by Daniel Abel/Auville and his second wife Susan Hatfield Abel/Auville. We are searching for any information that would prove or disprove this mystery.
Who were Eliza Keyser's parents?
Daniel Moats Auville b: abt 1823 <Fayette Co., PA>
Are these Abels related?