Personal Research Interests
On this page I will be sharing some of my current researching goals, interests, locations, and surnames. If you see something that is familiar to you in your family history research please feel free to email me. I love meeting new cousins.
My Maternal Grandmother's line includes the following direct line surnames and locations: Back/Bach, Elam, Davidson, Pugh, Bailey, Coffee, Deaton, Roberts, Robertson, Hoffman, King, Stacey, Cooley, and Raines. Most of this side of my family are from Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and Ohio.
My Current Maternal Descendency Study Surnames: Kleppinger/Clippinger, Stubbs, Taylor, Wear/Ware/Waer, Everson, Kaufman, Heckman, Schreiner, Best, Esch/Ash, Bohn/Boone/Boon, Cretsinger, Moore, Metheny, True, Ribble, Johnson, Jewell, Livingston, Custer, Kennedy, Myers/Meyers, Creveling, Laubach, Bailey, Thornburg, Burlingame, Siegfried, Belles, Edson, Cole, Davis, Ziegler, Vercoe, Musselman, Everitt/Everett, Smith, Brown, Hollinger, Sipes, Nichols, Edwards, Spangler, Holder, Hagen/Hagan, Fry, Rehrig, Solt, Santee, Buss, Webber, Oakes, Heckman, Rohn, Schnerr, Dieter, Anthony, Geogel, Laub, Kuntz, Radcliffe, Young, Dreisbach, Anewalt, Newell, McCausland, Christlieb, Funkhouser, Hoch, Rebuck, Traxler, Shearer, Gabler, Bowers, Koser, Eames, Knupp, Nickles, McCollough, Lytle/Little, Killian, Orcutt, Shulenberger, Swartz, Zook, Keefer, Hoover, Oyer, Crider, Mower, Einarsen, Riggs, Kumler, Riedel, and Atherton just to name a few.
This is by no means a complete list of surnames associated with this project. I have close to 8,000+ people associated with this project. A large portion of this family settled in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. Northampton, Lehigh, Chester, Berks, Bucks, Philadelphia, Luzerne, Dauphin, and Columbia Counties in Pennsylvania are all well represented in this project. This project represents every state at some point in history with the exception of New Mexico. For some reason I have yet to find any connections with New Mexico. The most often researched places would include: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, California, and Washington State.
On my father's side I am researching the following surnames: Hoppes, Thorn/Thorne, Personette, Dickerson, Corder, Koger, Bell, and Gregory families. This family lived mostly in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.