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NH SIDEHILLER    Posted 08-17-2001 at 13:02:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Right about the time I left for Milwaukee, you all gave some biographical and geographical info so here's mine: 54 and live in Thornton, NH surrounded by National Forest. Ancestors came to NH in the 1630s, family's been on this land since 1867. Two kids, 4 grandkids. Make a living as a forester/arborist for electric co. Musician and square dance caller. I've been blessed abundantly and, therefore, from now on I'm going to go by my NEW handle - Les...fortunate. Because I am both. There's more but that's enough for now.
Les


Lew    Posted 08-17-2001 at 20:23:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sometimes a body wonders about what you find out when you backtrack. When my mother's family (Randall) left Bath, England many many years ago; a man named Randall was the mayor. Wonder why they left? The possibilities are endless. They settled in Rhode Island, then moved to Conn and then on to Adams, New York. Our Randall family reunion is Aug 25th near Jordan, New York. We have scattered greatly as some will come from Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri and my clan from both Virginia and Wisconsin.


aimee    Posted 07-19-2002 at 18:12:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i was wondering if you heard of any Killingsworth?


Hogman    Posted 08-17-2001 at 15:49:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey there N H now Les, better late'n never on tha post.
Boy You got roots there, be proud!!!!!!
Paps people came from Scotland 163x, Moms side from Scotland mid 1800.
My maternal side,Great Granpaw settled in Maryland,relocated in Indiana.
Paps settled in NY State and Grandad was in the NY infantry durin tha so called "Civil War".Tis unfortunate that most all families have a black sheep of some sort,what can I say?
Wifes mother was full blood indian,I tow tha line real close with mama hog as She keeps a scalpin knife right handy all tha time.
My Mother in law was a great lady,thought tha world and all of Her. Could tell many stories of how Indian kids were treated,supprised She grew up to be as loving and big hearted as She did.


phyllis    Posted 08-17-2001 at 18:46:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had one ancestor who married into a 'Union' family. During the Civil War, in Missouri where they were, she was the only one for the Union. She had 2 brothers die fighting for the Confederacy.


Les...fortunate    Posted 08-17-2001 at 21:19:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Great-grandfather David Dearborn and his brothers, Henry and Levi were in the 5th, 6th and 9th NH Regiments in the Civil War. David survived but Levi died in Sharpsburg, MD on Oct 1, 1862 (Antietam) and Henry died Jan 17, 1863 in Falmouth, VA. That was the huge winter Union encampment across the river from Fredericksburg. Probably died of disease as the majority of them did.
Other family names in my ancestry include Corkum, Stickney, Harriman, Smith, Parker, McClintoch, Gerrish, Bradley (that's me) and Colcord. And my wife's name was Perkins. Hard to get any more English than that!


phyllis    Posted 08-18-2001 at 06:06:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds pretty English to me too! One of mine, (Jacob Miller) died at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in Missouri. His brother, George was wounded and being loaded with the dead when someone noticed him moving. He was killed later on, supposedly at Pea Ridge. I have not been able to positively find any CW records on either of them, so most of what I know of the CW is from family. There were so many courthouses, homes and EVERYTHING destroyed during that time. Missouri was torn. Instead of being solidly Union, or Confederate, there were neighbor against neighbor in a lot of cases. Then you had the Jesse James' and Quantrell's. Jacob's buried in Missouri, but it says nothing about the Civil War. I have not been able to find where George was buried at.
Some of the other, less direct, names were Funkhouser, Rinker, Pence, Barb, Foltz, Dellinger. More direct were Knisely and an English one: Killingsworth, my g-grandmother.
Sorry to go on, and on, but I've been working on this for the last year or two!


Hogman    Posted 08-18-2001 at 18:42:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
If Your chasin Mo kin theres a bunch of Killingsworths around Ash Grove and on over towards Walnut Grove.
Those are the only family names You mentioned that I have knowledge of.
The Gov' of Mo stayed in the union,(by force)? by and large the State went South. The County courthouse here was sacked and burned as like You say were many many others.
My Grandmothers family lived North of the river and They had slaves. She told storys of the slaves hiding out in the woods to escape the "liberators". Seems Their biggest problem was with bushwhackers. Few people down here in the hills owned slaves,too poor I recon.


phyllis    Posted 08-18-2001 at 18:48:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Some of them were from around Walnut Grove. I wouldn't doubt if they were distant 'kin. Mine didn't own slaves either. I don't believe that is what the Civil War started over.
One of these days, I am going to do my best to go to Missouri. As close as it is, I've never been there. My granddad talked about it a lot. I have a photo of my 2nd Gr. grandmother that I might put on here. I LOVE that picture. She's sittin by the fireplace in an old rocker, with an old clay pipe.


phyllis    Posted 08-17-2001 at 13:23:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
1630's? Were they from England? As far back as I've been able to go was about 1690-1720. They were from Germany.
It's good to count your blessings. Sometimes we tend to forget about them with all the other things going on. I'd say that we've been blessed a lot also.
Steve, my husband, started posting on here the other day. Trouble is, he is working so much now, he hasn't had time to do much else.
Glad you're back.


Les...fortunate    Posted 08-17-2001 at 13:40:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yep, those earliest ones were from England. One of mom's cousins spent a summer tracing her dad's line of ancestry back to Lincolnshire. Name was Dearborn. The first one to come here was born in England in 1595. All my ancestors are English or Scotch/Irish that I have discovered. No German, French, Italian, Polish or anything else that I know of. Not even Indians. Wifey claims to have some Indian in her but I think it's just wishful thinking.


phyllis    Posted 08-17-2001 at 13:47:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Steve's family was from England too. (Fortner). I always assumed it was German, but seems like it started out being Faulkner/Falconer. My dad's side, (the Germans) has a lot of Lutheran ministers in it from the 1700-1800's. Genealogy is pretty interesting!


Bee Ranch    Posted 08-17-2001 at 16:32:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Very interesting geno.
Lot of mothers can be traced back to the beginning of the name. Dad's father "Wilson", you can shake that name from most anyones bush,but I run into a brick wall at ggrandfather Jonathan Monroe Wilson who married Manda Ireland.Can find none of her ancestors also.

Keep going, everyone's is interesting,


phyllis    Posted 08-17-2001 at 18:37:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Seems like a name like Ireland would show up somewhere. Have you checked on any of the genealogy websites for records of any kind?


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