Bear with me, this is going to be a long story.I am a member of the DAR, and a decendant of Abel Tumbleson and Mary Ann Higgins through their son James Alexander Tumbleson.I have been busy working on my other lines until about two months ago, then I put my full effort into the Tumbleson line, and I would like to share what I have found.All of you who are decended from this line, and there are lots of us, know that Abel's parents were Nathaniel Tumbleson and Mary Edgington.Mary's family is well documented and goes way back.Many genealogy sites have Nathaniel listed.Some have his parents as John Tumbleson/Hannah DeVore, and some as John Tumbleson/Hannah Swearingen, and even others as John Tumbleson/Mary Naylor (or Taylor), and some have listed his father as Thomas Jonathan, James or Joseph, and almost all sources say that he is grandson of Joseph Tomlinson and Rebecca Swearingen, who are both DAR Patriots.In hopes of getting bars on these two, I started searching for documents to prove the line.Try as I might, I just couldn't link him with John who is Joseph and Rebecca's son, or any of their other sons, for that matter. This John did have sons named Nathaniel and Samuel, but they were never in Ohio, married different girls, and Samuel had different kids.Nathaniel didn't have any children.Anyway, to make a long story short, I did read a post on this site from Alan Tumbleson, who said that he had a document from the Draper Papers that was an interview from Nathaniel.I asked him to send it to me, not thinking that it could really be OUR Nathaniel, but it WAS!It said, in part, that he was born in Greene County, PA., in Sept. of 1774, and that his father was John.He also said that his family migrated to Mason County, Kentucky, in 1789.Then he spoke of an indian raid that happened in the fall of 1791, and how he was sent to walk the 60 miles to Lexington to get help, etc."It is an exciting document, but the best part was that now I knew where to look for his family.I did a search for Tomlinsons/Tumblesons in Kentucky, and in Greene Co., PA., and came up with the Thurman family.Charles Thurman lived in Greene Co., PA, and one of his daughters, whose name we don't know, married a John Tumbleson.In the late 1700's, the brothers of this Thurman lady, moved to Mason County, KY, and then to Adams Co., OH. Bingo!!I started digging for proof, and found the three Thurman brothers in Mason County, and a John Tumbleson.I even found a court document in Mason County, KY, where Samuel "Tumblestone" took out a 4-year apprenticeship as a blacksmith.I believe the year was 1795. While searching through the Thurman information, I found that they know of John Tumbleson, but don't seem to know where he went or who his decendants are.And here we are, chasing the totally wrong Tumbleson family for our ancestors!There is even a book, "The Thurman's of Adams County, Ohio", that has him listed.I am just so excited to find this information, that I wanted to share.Oh, and our line of Tumbleson's very rarely are listed as Tomlinson.They are more often listed as Tumbleson, Tumblestone, or Tummelson.I am still working hard on this, but so far I think Nathaniel's siblings are; an older brother, John, Samuel (of course) who married Sarah Edgington, Priscilla, who married John Pence in Adams Co., and possibly Polly who married Thomas Ryan in Adams Co.Anyone with any info, please post so that we can get together on this.Thanks!!