I am now doing the DNA thing through 23andme.Matching with a few folks only thru their Dawalt/Dayvault/Dewalt connections. Which brings me back to...I am descended through Johann Michael and Maria Barbara Dewald. I have WAY too many kids under them to possibly be correct. but I come through son Johann Jacob Dewalt, b1755 Berkshire Co, Pa d1822Cabarrus,NC and his wife Elizabeth Guthman(became Goodman) b1752 Pa I'd 1832 Cabarrus, NC their son Michael b1780-d1816 Cabarrus, NC married Margaret Walter 1779-1860 I descend through both their daughter Elizabeth and their son Daniel Columbus "Cole".My mother was from Kannapolis, NC, still have relatives there and in Concord area.
Had not realized how big an undertaking this is, trying to track all of the varied spellings of the name, all the states, etc.One of my new cousins said that there had been a book put out on all the Dawalt kin.Is this still available, or even a CD of such that could be purchased? and I never thought there would be a reunion (what a great thought!) ever, let alone on a regular basis.
would love to check my handed down info against real research!