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     Our 6th great-grandfather Benjamin Franklin Peachee, I was born December 25, 1756 in Salem County, New Jersey where he lived up to at least 1793.  During the American Revolution Benjamin served in the 2nd New Jersey Regiment of the Continental Line.  After his war service he returned to Pittsgrove Township in Salem county and married Anna Abbott, daughter of Abdon and Elizabeth (Blew) Abbott.  Together they produced at least seven offspring between 1784 and 1800.  His name is on the June 1793 Tax List of Pittsgrove Township.  Benjamin and his family migrated from Salem County to Mason County, Kentucky about 1794. Benjamin is listed in the 1800 Tax List for Mason County.  In 1802 his daughter Alice Peachee married Richard Eubanks of Fleming County.  This event occurred in Mason County.   Benjamin and his family are listed in the 1810 census of Mason County, Kentucky.   As such they probably moved into Fleming County around 1811 as his daughter Elizabeth Peachee married James E. Rigdon at Fleming County in August 1812.  His son Benjamin Peachee, II married Rebecca Rigdon there in March 1819.  According to the 1820 U.S. Census Benjamin and Anna were living near the Fleming county community of Elizaville.  Benjamin’s war pension records confirm that he lived here between 1820 and 1826.  It was here that Anna passed away about 1826.   After her death Benjamin decided to move on the Daviess County, Indiana where his eldest son James was living.  In May 1828 Benjamin met and married his second wife, Elizabeth Cinderella Brandus at Crawford County, Illinois. Cinderella was the 15 year old granddaughter of William Chapman, also a veteran of the Revolutionary War. They had two children, a son born in 1829 and a daughter in 1832.  Benjamin died in 1835 at Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, was buried in Bethany Cemetery, located east of Washington. 

     We are descended through Benjamin and Anna’s eldest daughter, Alice “Elcy” Peachee, born 1786 at Pittsgrove Township in Salem County.   Alice married Richard Eubanks at Mason County, Kentucky in 1802.  From this union at least three verified children were born between 1803 and 1809.  About 1806 Alice and Richard Eubanks moved to a part Ross County, Ohio that would fall into Pike County in 1815. After the death of her husband Richard about 1810 Alice married her late husband’s nephew Henry Eubanks, Sr. on 25 December 1814.  Between 1816 and 1827 Alice had another six children with Henry.  By 1820 Alice and Henry had removed to Mifflin Township in Pike County, Ohio.  Alice died 1in 1854 at the age of 68 years. She was buried in the cemetery in nearby Cynthiana, Ohio.   Between 1835 and 1840 David Eubanks, who is Alice’s brother-in-law, laid out the town of Cynthiana, and named it in honor of his wife Anna and daughter Cynthia Eubanks.


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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN1 PEACHEE I was born on 26 Dec 1756 in Pittsgrove Twp., Salem Co., New Jersey. He died on 01 Aug 1835 in Washington Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana. He married (1) ANNA ABBOTT, daughter of Abdon Abbott II and Elizabeth Blew before 1784 in Salem County, New Jersey ?. She was born about 1759 in Pittsgrove Twp., Salem Co., New Jersey. She died about 1826 in Fleming County, Kentucky. He married (2) ELIZABETH CINDERELLA BROADUS on 06 May 1828 in Crawford County, Illinois. She was born in 1809 in Mason County, Kentucky.


Benjamin Franklin Peachee I and Anna Abbott had the following children:


·         JAMES2 PEACHEE was born on 24 Dec 1784 in Cumberland County, New Jersey. He died on 27 Dec 1867 in Daviess County, Indiana. He married Mary Rigdon on 19 Jun 1811 in Mason County, Kentucky.


·         ALICE "ELCY" PEACHEE was born in 1786 in Cumberland County, New Jersey. She died in 1854 in Cynthiana, Pike Co., Ohio. She married (1) RICHARD EUBANKS, son of John Eubanks Sr. and Sarah Vanderford on 05 Jul 1802 in Mason County, Kentucky. He was born about 1764 in Talbot County, Maryland. He died about 1810 in Fleming County, Kentucky. She married (2) HENRY H. EUBANKS SR., son of George Eubanks on 25 Dec 1814. He was born between 1783-1790 in Maryland. He died in 1840 in Brush Creek, Highland Co., Ohio.


·         ELIZABETH PEACHEE was born in 1788 in Cumberland County, New Jersey. She died after 1860 in Fleming County, Kentucky. She married James E. Rigdon on 03 Aug 1812 in Fleming County, Kentucky.


·         SUSAN PEACHEE was born in 1790 in Cumberland County, New Jersey. She died in 1879. She married MATTHEW MAURY.


·         SARAH PEACHEE was born in 1795. She died in 1842. She married Nathaniel Green Jr. on 27 Nov 1811.


·         MARTHA PEACHEE was born in 1799 in Mason County, Kentucky?. She died in 1835 in Kentucky. She married ABNER MCELFRESH.


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PEACHEE II was born on 20 Jun 1800 in Mason County, Kentucky. He died on 31 Dec 1860 in Washington Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana. He married Rebecea Rigdon on 01 Mar 1819 in Fleming County, Kentucky. She was born in 1798. She died in 1876 in Washington Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana.


Benjamin Franklin Peachee I and Elizabeth Cinderella Broadus had the following children:


·         GEORGE WASHINGTON PEACHY was born on 18 May 1829 in Washington, Daviess County, Indiana. He died in 1910 in California, USA.


·         MARTHA JANE PEACHY was born in 1832 in Daviess County, Indiana. She died in 1892. She married Robert Wilkins Stevenson on 20 Jan 1856.

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ALICE "ELCY"2 PEACHEE (Benjamin Franklin1 I) was born in 1786 in Cumberland County, New Jersey. She died in 1854 in Cynthiana, Pike Co., Ohio. She married (1) RICHARD EUBANKS, son of John Eubanks Sr. and Sarah Vanderford on 05 Jul 1802 in Mason County, Kentucky. He was born about 1764 in Talbot County, Maryland. He died about 1810 in Ross County, Ohio. She married (2) HENRY H. EUBANKS SR., son of William Eubanks on 25 Dec 1814. He was born between 1783-1790 in Maryland. He died in 1840 in Brush Creek, Highland Co., Ohio.


Richard Eubanks and Alice "Elcy" Peachee had the following children:


    • ANNA3 EUBANKS was born on 05 Sep 1803 in Mason County, Kentucky ?. She died in 1842 in Ross County, Ohio. She married Joseph Ross, son of Joshua Ross and Jane Ross (nee ?) on 12 Jul 1821 in Highland County, Ohio. He was born on 16 Apr 1798 in Pennsylvania. He died on 18 Sep 1854 in Ross County, Ohio.


    • SARAH "SALLY" EUBANKS was born in 1806 in Mason County, Kentucky. She married Samuel Tarr on 29 Jan 1824.


    • ABSALOM EUBANKS was born on 09 Apr 1809 in Mason County, Kentucky. He died on 22 Dec 1894 in Cynthiana, Pike County, Ohio. He married Nancy Martin on 16 Nov 1831.


Henry H. Eubanks Sr. and Alice "Elcy" Peachee had the following children:


·            ANTHONY3 EUBANKS was born on 21 Jan 1816. He died in 1890. He married CHRISTYANNA "TEENY" WASHBURN. She was born in 1836. She died in 1912. He married (2) JANE IRONS in 1836. He married (3) NANCY IRONS in 1843. She died in Aug 1848.


·            JAMES EUBANKS was born in 1818.


·            HENRY H. EUBANKS JR. was born in 1818. He died in Aug 1848. He married MARGARET IRONS. She died in Aug 1848.


·            ALICE "ELCY" EUBANKS was born in 1819.


·            MARIAH EUBANKS was born in 1825. She died in 1850.


·            MARY ANN EUBANKS was born in 1827.

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       Tracing our own family’s paths of migration can prove crucial in identifying previous generations and eventually, figuring out where and how they arrived in the “New World” as well as where they eventually settled.  Knowing the network of trails American pioneers traveled can help you guess where to start looking.  The trail map(s) provided below may assist you in understanding the routes that our direct ancestors of this family may have taken to find new homes and opportunities in the vast area now encompassed by the United States.

      During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Europeans made the perilous ocean voyage to America.  For many it was an escape from economic hardship and religious persecution.  For most it was an opportunity to start over, own their own land, and make a better future for their descendents.

 Immigration records show a number of people bearing the name of PEACHEE, or one of its variants, as arriving in North America between the 17th and 20th centuries.  Some of these immigrants were: William Peachee, who arrived in west New Jersey in 1664; William Peachy settled in Newcastle, Delaware in 1677; Daniel Peachey settled in Virginia in 1753; and Rebecca Peach who at age 38 landed at Massachusetts in 1813.

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Around the year 1794 Benjamin Franklin Peachee I, and his wife Anna Abbott left Salem County, New Jersey and migrated west to new opportunities in Kentucky. By this time Benjamin and Anna had at least seven children. Although the route they took to their ultimate destination is not known research shows two probable alternatives.  One being a land route across Pennsylvania via the Pennsylvania Road to Pittsburgh

then down the Ohio River by boat. The other route would travel mainly on the National Road to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), then southwest along Zane’s Trace. Either way the Peachee family eventually reached Mason County, Kentucky. Around 1820 Anna and Benjamin moved to nearby Fleming County, Kentucky.  Anna Abbott died about 1826 and it is most likely that this event  occurred  in  Fleming  County.   After  her  death

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Benjamin decided to move on the Daviess County, Indiana where his eldest son James was living. Although the exact route is not known it is possible that he made the trip by boat along the available water ways. A probable route would have started along the Fleming Creek near his home at Elizaville.  From their he could have floated down to the Licking River then down that water route to the mighty Ohio River near Cincinnati, a distance of about 85 miles.  From there he would travel about 360 miles down the Ohio to the mouth of the Wabash River. From here about 70 miles upstream to the junction with the White River the remainder of the journey to Daviess County would have been about 45 miles.  The entire trip would cover about 560 miles. With an average of about 5 miles per hour the trip would take at a minimum of  5 days of travel minus any stopping time.   Benjamin settled in Barr Township.  and remained there until his death in  1835. 

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The practice of inherited family surnames began in England and France during the late part of the 11th century.     With the passing of generations and the movement of families from place to place many of the original identifying names were altered into some of the versions that we are familiar with today.  Over the centuries, most of our European ancestors accepted their surname as an unchangeable part of their lives.  Thus people rarely changed their surname.  Variations of most surnames were usually the result of an involuntary act such as when a government official wrote a name phonetically or made an error in transcription. 

Research into the record of this Peachee family line indicates that the meaning and history of this surname is most likely linked to that area of Europe where the English language is commonly spoken


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Most of the modern family names throughout Europe have originated from with of the following circumstances: patronym or matronym, names based on the name of one's father, mother or ancestor, (Johnson, Wilson). Each is a means of conveying lineage; occupation (i.e., Carpenter, Cooper, Brewer, Mason); habitational (Middleton, Sidney, or Ireland) or topographical (i.e. Hill, Brook, Forrest, Dale); nicknames (i.e., Moody Freeholder, Wise, Armstrong); status (i.e. Freeman, Bond, Knight); and acquired ornamental names that were simply made up.

The Peachee surname is an English variant of Peach.  Peach originated from Old French pech(i)e, and Middle English peche ‘sin’.  There are several possible meanings of this name as follows: (1)  a nickname for a reprobate, probably given more often in jest than as a mark of censure; (2) it may be occupational and describe a person who kept a fruit orchard, one specialising in peaches or perhaps pears; and (3)  a baptismal name 'the son of Peche'. The name was derived from the Old French ' Petchie. ' As with all nickname surnames that were developed seven centuries or more ago, one may only speculate  as to the real meaning of this surname.

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     Surnames as we know them today were first assumed in Europe from the 11th to the 15th century. They were not in use in England or Scotland, before the Norman Conquest of 1066, and were first found in the Domesday Book of 1086. The employment in the use of a second name was a custom that was first introduced from the Normans who had adopted the custom just prior to this time.    Soon thereafter it became a mark of a generally higher socio-economic status and thus seen as disgraceful for a well-bred man to have only one name.  It was not until the middle of the 14th century that surnames became general practice among all people in the British Isles.

     The surname spelled as Peach was first found in the county of Kent where they were seated from very early times where they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

     The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Willelmus Peccae, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book for Essex.  Other early records of the name mention Hamo Pecce who was documented in County Essex in the year 1121;  Robert Pecce, who became the bishop of Coventry in 1123, Haimund Peccatum of Suffolk in 1160.   Later recordings of this name include Gilbert Pechie of Cambridgeshire in 1200, Geoffrey Peach of London in 1291, Richard Pecher in the Hundred Rolls of Norfolk in 1273. Geoffrey Pech of Yorkshire was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379.   Thomas Smith and Dorothy Petchie were married at St. George's, Hanover Square, London in the year 1807.

      Some notable persons with this surname are: Benjamin Neeve Peach, FRS (6 September 1842 – 29 January 1926) was a British geologistCharles William Peach (September 30, 1800-February 28, 1886) was a British naturalist and geologistDaryl Peach (born 8 March 1972 in Castleford, West Yorkshire, England) is an English professional pocket billiards (pool) player; and Lawrence du Garde Peach (14 February 1890 – 31 December 1974) was an English author and playwright for radio, stage and screen.  Additional information about persons with this surname can be found at,  Peach (surname).

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Although the Domesday Book compiled by William the Conqueror required surnames, the use of them in the British Isles did not become fixed until the time period between 1250 and 1450.  The broad range of ethnic and linguistic roots for British surnames reflects the history of Britain as an oft-invaded land. These roots include, but are not limited to, Old English, Middle English, Old French, Old Norse, Irish, Gaelic, Celtic, Pictish, Welsh, Gaulish, Germanic, Latin, Greek and Hebrew.  Throughout the British Isles, there are basically five types of native surnames. Some surnames were derived from a man's occupation (Carpenter, Taylor, Brewer, Mason), a practice that was commonplace by the end of the 14th century.  Place names reflected a location of residence and were also commonly used (Hill, Brook, Forrest, Dale) as a basis for the surname, for reasons that can be easily understood.  Nicknames that stuck also became surnames.  About one-third of all surnames in the United Kingdom are patronymic in origin, and identified the first bearer of the name by his father (or grandfather in the case of some Irish names). When the coast of England was invaded by William The Conqueror in the year 1066, the Normans brought with them a store of French personal names, which soon, more or less, entirely replaced the traditional more varied Old English personal names, at least among the upper and middle classes. A century of so later, given names of the principal saints of the Christian church began to be used. It is from these two types of given name that the majority of the English patronymic surnames are derived and used to this day.  Acquired ornamental names were simply made up, and had no specific reflection on the first who bore the name. They simply sounded nice, or were made up as a means of identification, generally much later than most surnames were adopted. 



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Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to unfold and expand often leading to an overwhelming number of variants.  As such one can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames because in early times, spelling in general and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized.  Later on spellings would change with the branching and movement of families.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Peachy, Peach, Peache, Peachee, Peachey, Peche, and many others.


The complexity of researching records is compounded by the fact that in many cases an ancestors surname may also have been misspelled.  This is especially true when searching census documents.   The Soundex Indexing System was developed in an effort to assist with identifying spelling variations for a given surname.  Soundex is a method of indexing names in the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 US Census, and can aid genealogists in their research. 

The Soundex Code for Peachee is P200. Other surnames sharing this Soundex Code:  PACE | PACK | PAGE | PAIGE | PASCH | PASCOE | PASS | PAUGH | PEACE | PEACH | PEACHEY | PEAK | PEAKE | PEASE | PECH | PECK | PEEK | PEGG | PEUGH | PICK | PICOU | PIGG | PIKE | POAGE | POCK | POGUE | POSEY | POSS | POWYS | POZZI | PUGH | PUSEY | PUSHEE |

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The associated armorial bearings for this surname and close variant spellings are recorded in Burke’s General Armorie and Reitstap’s Armorial General.  The additional information, presented below, is offered with regard to the armorial bearings depicted above:

FIGURE 1: This coat-of-arms was granted 8 Nov. 1769 to a William Peach, Esq. of Rooksmoor, in Gloucestershire.  The red shield shows three martlets between two white chevrons. The Crest features a demi lion rampant, with a fesses of ermine and red, all surmounted by a ducal crown of gold.  The marlets are a symbol of the fourth son, thus signifying one who has to subsist by virtue and merit, not inheritance.

FIGURE 2: These arms belong to a Pechey, or Peache of Chichester, Sussex.  A blue shield displays a silver rampant crowned lion with a forked tail.  The Crest shows the lion's head erased and topped by a golden ducal crown.  The use of the color blue means “truth and loyalty.”

FIGURE 3: These armorial bearings were bestowed upon a Pechey, or Peach from county Kent. The blue shield contains a crowned lion with ermine spots and forked tail. Crest shows the lion's head topped by a golden ducal crown.  The utilization of fur such as ermine suggests a mark of dignity.

FIGURE 4: These arms were conferred to a Peache of Worcestershire, England. A red shield contains a white fesse between six silver crosslets. These crosslets signify the fourfold mystery of the Christian cross.

FIGURE 5: This coat-of-arms was originally granted, in 1614, to John Peachey, Esq. of Sussex.  It was passed down to his descendents who resided at North Bersted, Rumboldswyke, and South Mundham, all found in county Sussex.  The blue shield features the same crowned lion with ermine spots and forked tail  as in figure 3.  It differs in that this shield contains a canton charged with a red pierced mullet.  The heraldic use of a crown has several meanings such as the defender of a fortress, or one one who first mounted the breach in the walls of a fortress.  A later meaning was that the crown signified the token of civic honor.

FIGURE 6: These armorial bearings belonged to James Peachey, 1st Baron Selsey (1723–1808), a British politician and courtier.  The arms were passed to his son John Peachey, 2nd Baron Selsey (1749–1816) and grandson Henry John Peachey, 3rd Baron Selsey (1787–1838) whereupon at his death the title became extinct. The Motto of this family was, “Memor et fldelis”.  The design of this shield is similar to that in figure 5 except that this lion has no crown.  The crest shows a demi lion with ermine spots holding in the dexter paw a red pierced mullet.


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     A motto is a word or sentence usually written upon a scroll and generally placed below the shield, but sometimes, especially in Scotland, above the crest.    Many ancient mottoes were war-cries such as the Douglas motto of “Forward.”    Many mottoes refer to the name of the bearer, for example “cole regem” for Coleridge.   In general most mottoes convey a sentiment, hope, or determination, such as the Cotter motto “Dum spiro spero” where the meaning is “While I have breath I hope“.     Mottoes are often used by several successive generations, but may be changed at any time by the grantee. The languages most in use are Latin, French, and English.  Exceptions are seen in Scotland where they are often in the old Lowland dialect, and in Wales, often in the language of the principality.   

The following listed mottoes and their translations are attributed to PEACHEE or its variant spellings

“Memor et fidelis” = “ Mindful and faithful”;   “Ne cuiquam serviat ensis” =  “Let not your sword be the slave of any one.”

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The art of designing, displaying, describing, and recording arms is called heraldry. The use of coats of arms by countries, states, provinces, towns and villages is called civic heraldry.   A Coat of Arms is defined as a group of emblems and figures (heraldic bearings) usually arranged on and around a shield and serving as the special insignia of some person, family, or institution.  Except for a few cases, there is really no such thing as a standard "coat of arms" for a surname.  A coat of arms, more properly called an armorial achievement, armorial bearings or often just arms for short, is a design usually granted only to a single person not to an entire family or to a particular surname.  Coats of arms are inheritable property, and they generally descend to male lineal descendents of the original arms grantee.  The rules and traditions regarding Coats of Arms vary from country to country. Therefore a Coat of Arms for an English family would differ from that of a German family even when the surname is the same. 

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Crest - The word crest is often mistakenly applied to a coat of arms.  The crest was a later development arising from the love of pageantry.  Initially the crest consisted of charges painted onto a ridge on top of the helmet.

Wreath or TorseThe torse is a twist of cloth or wreath underneath and part of a crest. Always shown as six twists, the first tincture being the tincture of the field, the second the tincture of the metal, and so on.

Mantling – The mantling is a drapery tied to the helmet above the shield. It forms a backdrop for the shield.

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Motto - The motto was originally a war cry, but later mottoes often expressed some worthy sentiment. It may appear at the top or bottom of a family coat of arms.

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          The information presented below shows where the PEACH surname is distributed within North America as well as in the British Isles, the probable country of origin of this family.      Statistics show that there are approximately 99 persons per million of population with this surname, within the British Isles, and 20 persons per million within the U.S.A.  Canada is found to be the country in the world where this surname is the second most highly clustered having approximately 78 persons per million of population.  The top region of the world where this surname is the most highly clustered is the Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and Birmingham, England, UK is the top city where this surname is found.



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Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and  other  helpful   resources 

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that will assist in discovering Ancestral Locations.  These web sites comprise only a small portion of what is available for researchers interested in learning more about where their ancestors lived.

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The documents contained within this “Source Documents Archives” have been located during our research of this family, and used as evidence to prove many of the facts contained within the database of this family’s record.   We have source documents related to the following persons within our database with this surname.

·   Benjamin Peachee - 1832 Land Patent

·   Benjamin Peachee, I - 1820 U.S. Census

·   Benjamin Peachee, I - Head Stone

·   Benjamin Peachee, I - Memorial Stone

·   Benjamin Peachee, I - Pension Roll of 1835

·   Benjamin Peachee, I - Rev. War Pension file abstract

·   Benjamin Peachee, I - Rev. War Pension File, pp.1-35

·   Benjamin Peachee, I - Rev. War Pension File, pp.36-69

·   Benjamin Peachee, I-Roster of Rev. War Ancestors, Indiana DAR

·   Benjamin Peachee, I - Roster of Soldiers Buried in Indiana

·   Benjamin Peachee, II - 1845 Land Grant

·   Nathaniel Peachee - Biographical Record

·   Squire Bruce Peachee - Children of, Memorial

·   Squire Bruce Peachee – headstone

·   William Peachee - 1688 NJ Land Survey

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You are welcome to download any of the documents contained within this archive that does not cite a copyright.  Should you encounter a problem obtaining a copy you may get in touch with us via the contact information found at the end of this web-page.

     Most of these documents can be considered as primary or secondary evidence.  Primary evidence is usually defined as the best available to prove the fact in question, usually in an original document or record.  Secondary evidence is in essence all that evidence which is inferior in its origin to primary evidence. That does not mean secondary evidence is always in error, but there is a greater chance of error.  Examples of this type of evidence would be a copy of an original record, or oral testimony of a record’s contents.  Published genealogies and family histories are also secondary evidence.

     Classifying evidence as either primary or secondary does not tell anything about its accuracy or ultimate value.  This is especially true of secondary evidence.  Thus it is always a good idea to ask the following questions: (1) How far removed from the original is it, (when it is a copy)?; (2) What was the reason for the creation of the source which contains this evidence?; and (3) Who was responsible for creating this secondary evidence and what interest did they have in its accuracy?

SOURCE:  Greenwood, Val D., The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 2nd edition, Genealogical Publishing  Co., Baltimore, MD 21202, 1990, pgs. 62-63

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During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a particular family.  Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.


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·             Our Surname Locator And Resources web page contains the following: (1) links that will take you to an updated listing of all surnames as posted in our three databases at the Rootsweb WorldConnect Project; (2) the Surname List Finder a tool that finds sound-alike matches for a given surname from among RootsWeb's thousands of surname lists; (3) the Soundex Converter that can be used to find the soundex code for a surname, plus other surnames/spellings sharing the same soundex code;  (4) Surname Message Boards the world's largest online genealogy community with over 17 Million posts on more than 161,000 boards; (5) Surname Mailing Lists of all surnames having mailing lists at RootsWeb, as well as topics that include (6) Surname Heraldy, and  (7) Mapping a Surname. 

·              Your genealogy research of this surname can be facilitated by use of Surname Web. This website links to the majority of the surname data on the web, as well as to individual family trees, origin and surname meaning if known, and many other related genealogy resources. 

·              Surname Finder provides easy access to free and commercial resources for 1,731,359 surnames. On each surname specific "finder" page, you can search a variety of online databases all pre-programmed with your surname.

·             Use All Surnames Genealogy to get access to find your surname resources .  There are almost 1300 links in this directory.

·             SurnameDB Free database of surname meanings - This site SurnameDB.Com contains a large FREE to access database (almost 50,000 surnames) on the history and meaning of family last names.

·             Public Profiler / World Names - Search for a Surname to view its Map and Statistics.

·             Linkpendium Surnames - Web sites, obituaries, biographies, and other material specific to a surname.

·              Cyndi's List - Surnames, Family Associations & Family Newsletters Index - Sites or resources dedicated to specific, individual family surnames.  

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All of the records and databases we’ve collected are FREE and can be accessed and searched online without having to pay for a subscription.   We have divided our collected into 14 record types as follows: Biographical; Birth; Cemetery; Census & City Directories; Church; Court; Death; Immigration & Naturalization; Land; Marriage; Military; Newspapers; Occupational; and Tax Records.    We try not to list any sites that have only a few records for the purpose of getting you to a website that will charge a fee to actually see the record beyond just a name.  

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The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you will find bibliographies, family histories and books about names.  In addition, there are texts that pertain to ethnic and religion groups, history, geography as well as other books that will assist you with your research.

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