I have been actively tracing both my family lines and my husbands since 1975. I have found that sharing the information produces amazing returns in both new information and wonderful friends, who often turn out to be distant cousins.
You will find both mine and my husband's lines here. My paternal and both of my husband's lines followed the same migration routes at almost the same times, but as far as we can determine they never knew each other. They all trace back to the Johnston Co. NC area ca 1750 and even earlier for some. They migrated into Southeastern Georgia about 1800 and then into North Florida right around the Civil War.
We have one line that came with the Moravian’s from Switzerland ca 1700, and settled what is now Winston-Salem NC. This line of Kapp, Stultz, and Hauser, along with the Gorham, Dodson, Witt, and Byrd lines settled the Robertson Co., TN/Logan Co. KY area.
My mothers family settled in VT from Ireland ca 1723 and moved across the country as the west opened up stopping for awhile in IL/WI moving on to KS, IA, ND, and finally CA ca 1890. They were Maganety, Fisher, Powers, Barron, Brown, Jones and Dodge.
This is my attempt to further share the facts (and guesses) I have compiled with anyone who might find the following helpful.
Please feel free to use anything found on these pages to help further your research, but be aware that there are mistakes, errors, and type-o and it is up to you to verify any information used from this site. I have made every effort to document my facts but in some cases, the information is family lore or just an educated guess.
If you find anything on this site that you think is wrong, or have anything to add please contact me so we can get the corrections entered quickly. As every genealogist knows this is a work in progress. I will try to get all new information added in a timely manner, but feel free to contact me at any time to see if I have anything more on a subject.
Please drop me a note if you find this information helpful or if you are related to me in anyway no matter how distant. I love to hear from people with simular lines, and I'm always glad to do look-ups or send pictures if there is anything in the Southeast PA, Maryland, or Northern VA area that anyone needs.