Thank you very much, I really do appreciate any and all information.I have added the marraige records into my data, and will certainly add the additional data as soon as I can.My heartfelt thank you!
You may already know that the Longshores of the South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia, and eventually Texas all decended from a Euclydus Longshore, a Quaker, and son of Robert Longshore who was the primary land surveyor and administrator for William Penn of Pennsylvania.He came to Pennsylvania in the mid 17th century.
Euclydus (1692-1764) settled into Bucks, Pennsylvania and had 5 male and 5 female children.His eldest son being Robert (1716-1776).The fact is that the Longshores scattered far and wide, usually traveling in pairs:Of Robert's sons: Euclydus & Levi went to SC, Jolly & Solomon to NY, Robert to MD, only son of Robert's to stay in Bucks Co. was James with his 3 sisters.Of the other emmigrants, Amos & David (1st cousins) went to Muskingum Co., OH; Thomas & Euclydus (brothers) went 1st to Northern Virginia; later this same Euclydus to Muskingum Co. (nearby brother David); and Thomas' descendants later all followed to Ohio.John & James, sons of Abner when to Cincinnati.Abner went 1st to Northumberland Co., then settled in Cumberland Co., PA.Asher, son of Abner settled in Dauphin Co., PA.
Complicated but.. basically 99% (there is evidence of an Irish Longshore who makes an appearance in the south) of all caucasian Longshores in the south can trace to either Euclydus or Levi of Newberry, SC.All african american Longshores were emancipated from their decendants farms and plantations.
You mentioned that you were uncertain as to the parents of your Mary Longshore.I believe your research will find that she is the first child and first daughter of Euclydus Longshore (1792-1861) and Grace McConnell (1794-1857) of Newberry, SC.They had 10 children, 7 males and 3 females.
I really do appreciate the information you have provided me.I have undertaken this project because my particular Longshores trace well to my GGgrandfather George W. of Syracuse, NY.After that it falls apart.Studying "all" the Longshores has put me back on track, plus I really enjoy the challenge and history I have uncovered.Sometimes it is easier to look at the forest instead of the trees.
Thank you for everything and I hope I can assist your search as much as you have mine!
John Leslie Longshore Detroit, MI www.longshore.net