My great great grandparents were Phillip and Docie Breakbill.They are buried in Riggs Cemetary, Boone County Missouri.The information I have says that Phillip was born Dec. 13, 1824 and died July 12, 1913.Docie was born April 10,1828 and died June 20, 1885.They had many children.George, Andrew, Joseph, Phillip, Ira, Bird, Lou (female), Mary, Doshia, and Elizabeth.My great grandmother was Doshia.She married an Italian from Italy, Carlos Spenie.They had 13 children.
It's nice to discover a distant cousin.I wish I could share some hand-me-down information from my ancestors, but I can't.I know very little of the Brakebill side of my family.Would you know what nationality Brakebill is?Swiss? German?
I did come across some information on Ancestry.com about the Brakebills a few nights ago.Are you familiar with this web-site? It gave an ancestor chart on each of William and Maria's children.
It said William Brakebill's father was Peter Brakebill whose father was Hans Nicholas Brechbiel, whose father was Hans Johan Brechbiel, whose father was Hans Pieter Brechbiel.And it ends there.It also gave the name of their wives.Don't know how correct it is, but its better than what I had to start with. And I'm surprised to have found it as well as a distant cousin so soon into my research.Would like to hear from you.