|John GREGORY was born 1808 in VA, moving to Lewis Co., MO 1830s. One of his son's, Alexander moved to Texas under questionable circumstances, where he died somewhere along the TX/OK border. His children were placed in an orphanage, later being taken in by an "uncle" who worked them very hard.The dust bowl brought most of this family to California and Oregon, where the descendents remain very close to this day.Surnames for this line includeANDERSON, BROWN, BURNS, RUSH, MAUPIN,HOLLOWAY, MAXIE, CARLSON, CARNES, CARPENTER, CISCO, CLARK, COLE, COOME, DENISON, DEMEYER, DIAMOND, DUNCAN, EDWARDS, EPPERSON, FEHR, GIRTNER, GREGORY, HANE, HANNAN, HINSON, JACKSON, JEFFERSON, KIESOW, KINMAN, LEECH, LENON, LETTS, MALONEY, MCLAUGHLIN, MEHAFFY, MITCHELL, MOORE, MOSIER, MURPHY, NIDA, NOVAK, PAYNE, PIERSON, POOL, PORTER, RAGAN, RAMSEYER,REYNOLDS, RHODES, RICE, RICO, RIECKE, RINGER, ROBERTS, ROSE, SAMUELS, SATTERFIELD, SCHAFFER, SEPHENSON, SHEPHERD, SIMMONS, SMITH, SQUERS, STRONG, SWENSON, TISCHER, THRASHER, WALLACE, WARD, WEATHERS, WHEELER, WHEAT, WOOD.|
Rose Lindberg PRATER was born 1879 Fort Arbuckle, OK Indian Terr.Her roots go back to Chickasaw ancestors and she saw many changes in her life, from the invention of the automobile to man on the moon.Her grandfather's family, COURTNEY, were early settlers in OK in 1840.The PRATERS came to America in 1622 from England and can be traced back to the 1500s in England.Surnames for this line include BRITTENBURG, COURTNEY, DECOURTNEY, GHOLSON, HARPOOLE, HYATT, IVYE, LENTZ, MACKAY, PLOTT, PRATER, PRATHER, QUINTYNE, SWEARINGEN, WILLIAMS, YATES, YOUNGBLOOD.
Mary Lee SANDIFER was born in Live Oak, Texas in 1904, moved to California in the mid-1930s and many of her relatives are still located in Texas.Our CAIN information dates back to James Oscar CAIN, mid 1700s in South Carolina.Surnames include BAKER, CAIN, CARR, COLE, CUTHINGS, HILL, HOLLEY, HUTTO, KILGORE, KITCHENS, MUSGROVE, O'REAR, ROSSER, SANDIFER, SANDERS, SLAUGHTER, SMITH, STRAUS, STURGISS, WILSON.
Horace Earl WICKER was born in AR, fought in WWI, moving from AR to TX to CA to raise his family.Our earliest Wickers can be traced back to Henry WHICKER who lived in Colyton, England in the early 1500s.Moving to America, they changed the spelling to WICKER.Robert B. WICKER, born in Virginia in 1738, raised his family and his ancestors moved to Alabama, Georgia,Texas, then to California.Surnames include HOLLEY, GILMORE, BURKE, FARRIS, ROWE, BLEVENS, TALLEY and WICKER.
GREGORY DNA PROJECT:
GREGORYs in the New England states such as North Carolina and Virginia migrated to Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky and adjoining states 1820-1850 or so.Many of these GREGORYs appear to have traveled and/or settled together.Were they related?Some of these Scots-Irish GREGORYs had changed their names from McGREGOR.Many of the GREGORYs use the same names over and over (William, John), making tracking them a challenge .
Lack of available records to prove parentage of these GREGORYs has been frustrating and it is thought that perhaps DNA testing can help with some hints of where to look, or not look.It is hoped that common GREGORY lines in this migration can be indentified in order to target further research.For more information and results:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/GREGORYDNAProject/
SANDIFER DNA PROJECT:
SANDIFER's migrated into the United States in early history of this country. Different spellings such as SANDERFER, SANDIFUR and STANDIFER have helped make searching early records even more challenging. After exhausting early records or finding no records, many of us have hit a brick wall. It is hoped that by capturing the DNA of these early SANDIFER families, we can discover commonalities in the genetic makeup, find common genetic lines and perhaps giving us a hint of a direction to look in.For more information and results:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/SANDIFERDNAProject/
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Updated February 3, 2014