I am researching my family on both sides; primarily my Grandparents' families: on my Maternal side that is John Calvin Dement and Katye Bell Hughes from Louisiana, and on my Paternal side Frank Gutierrez and Candelaria Gurule from New Mexico.
Names I have found so far in my family tree:
Paternal: Anaya, Aragon, Gallegos, Grolet, Gutierrez, Gurule, Herrera, Lucero, Madrid, Odoin, Quintana, Saiz, Tapia, Torres
Maternal: Allen, Barnes, Bish/Bysche, Brewer, Browning, Callaway, Cleveland, Coffey, Cole, Culbertson, Cupp, Demarest, Dement, Durden, Frizzell, Gaddah, Harris, Haynes, Heard, Hughes, Jolliffee, Mahaffey, McKinney, Melton, Patrick, Place, Powell, Presley, Sayers, Simons, Spivey, Thomas, Thompson, Tolbert, West, Williamson, Wright
I have direct line back to 1600s France through Gurule (Grolet) and I am working on a direct line back to Ireland > Scotland through Mahaffey (MacFie/MacPhee). I have a direct line back to 1700s on Callaway (VA), Culbertson (VA) and Dement (NC) and 1600s on Cleveland, from England.
I have found two patriots in my maternal line for DAR application and I am working on the backup paperwork.
Most of my maternal line families settled originally in NC, SC, VA and later the Southern states, and my paternal line families predominantly settled in NM. I am perpetually looking for family connections. If you see something familiar in my family tree, please email and we can compare notes.