The Family ofGeorge J. PapailiasUpdated September 6, 2009
Hello all.Welcome to my family web page.The intent is to share with all family members and other interested parties the results of family research to date.I, together with Emily Vrattos, Jennie Kleary and other family members, continue to research and discuss the family history of Theodore Kolokotronis and all his descendents. We, and all others outlined in the Genealogy Report (see below) are direct descendents of Kolokotronis through the lineage of his son Andoni.The Report starts with the grandfather of Theodore Kolokotronis, Yiannis Kolokotronis and traces descendents down to today.It covers 10 generations!
Trace our lineage as follows: Yiannis Kolokotronis (1) to Constandinos Kolokotronis (2) to General Theodoros (5) to Andoni Kolokotronis (9) to Theodoros Kolokotronis (10) to Harilaos Kolokotronis (13), etc.Good luck.Call me or email me if you have any questions.
In addition I am also researching the Papailias family (Pappailiopoulos) of Arcourdorema, Greece and Vourloumi family of Kertezi, Greece. Georgios Yiannis (George John) Papailias was born in 1872 and immmigrated to this country along with his wife Anastasia in 1916. Before coming to America, Georgios fought in the Boar War in South Africa on the side of the English at the turn of the 20th century.He used the name George Lawn.
Any additional information you have or corrections would be appreciated.The more information the better.I am willing to share what I have.I plan to do a family book. Digitals pictures and any stories you have to share are more than welcomed.It is my hope and desire to insure our story is passed on to those that come after us.
(Family Update:My sister Tasia passed away on Monday, June 11, 2007 at the age of 56 after a long illness.She was a "peach of a hand".
George James Papailias
- Harry Katros at Papailias Market in San Francisco (1955 KB)
Harilaos Kolokotronis (Harry Katros) with Papailias family members at Papailias Market in San Francisco.
- Harilaos and Katina Kolokotronis (5732 KB)
Harilaos (Harry) and Katina in 1911.
- Eleni Papailias, College Graduate (1753 KB)
My one and only descendent, my beautiful daugther Eleni Vasiliki.
- George and Katina (Kolokotronis) Papailias (2445 KB)
The photo shows George Papailias with sister Katina (and others) in the foreground.
- Tasia Papailias-Palombi (35 KB)
In honor of my sister Tasia who passed away on June 11, 2007.You were a "peach of a hand".
- The Twins (1504 KB)
Katina died giving birth to twins James and John.Separated at birth, James going with his maternal uncles (George, Chris, Bill and Tom) and John (William) going to the Nikolas family of Chicago, IL.This photo shows them meeting for the first time in 1946.
- George J. Papailias (56 KB)
A picture of me today.
- Kotros (Kolokotronis) Wedding (2820 KB)
A family gathering at the wedding of Theophani Kotros.
- James (Jimmie) with the Papailias Family (841 KB)
Jimmie with George and wife Tasia Papailias, along with uncles Chris and Bill Papailias.
- Once a Marine, Always a Marine (1840 KB)
Jim Papailias was a proud Marine who spent 22 years in the Corps, participating in the WW II battles of Guadacanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian with the 2nd Marine Division.He also spent time in China before WW II in Shanghai and Peiping.Jimmie also served in Korea.
- Mr. and Mrs. James G. Papailias (530 KB)
Jim and Martha Papailias in 1949 visiting the Papailias family home in Richmond, CA soon after getting married in Reno.