I have been researching "My Cheshire Family Lineages" and other connecting surnames for the past six and a half (6 1/2)years.
I have gathered a lot info in this time and I continue to do so.I enjoy it very much.I've always loved "History" and I love it even more when it's my own.Most of my "Cheshire,FitzRandolph,
Hollingsworth,and Faison Families" have been in this "Country" since the early 1600's.
I am "Honored and Proud To Be An American" I come from Multi-Cultures and Nationalities who all became upright and steadfast
Americans,and above all else "We Love Our God & Our Country".
I have strong feelings about this and it's like Merle Haggard's
song say's,when "You're Running Down My Country You're Walking On The Fighting Side Of Me"..
"My Cheshire Family Connecting Lineages" are as follows; Faison,Hollingsworth,Chapman,Anderson,Oliver,Goodson,Roling,
Dunham,FitzRandolph and others.They came from England,France,
My Cheshire Family & Connecting Relatives settled in Ma.,Md.,
We have some very large extended families,especially "The Cheshire's,FitzRandolph's,Hollingsworth's and Faison's.
Edward FitzRandolph and Elizabeth Blossom started out in the 1600's at "Plymouth Colony in Mass. as Puritan Pilgrems"..
Henry Faison and Rebecca Plouvier started out in the 1600's at"Manakin Town and Jamestown Va. as French Huguenot's".
Valentine Hollingsworth and Ann Calvert started out in the 1600's in what is now Wilmington Delaware.
Valentine Hollingsworth was with William Penn in Penn. in the 1600's and was a member of the 1st Assembly of Penn. for four terms and he signed Penn's Charter with William Penn,they were all "Quaker's".
Turpin Cheshire born 1698 in Cheshire Eng. and Elizabeth Unk. born in Cheshire Eng.were in Baltimore Md. in the early 1700's,they had a son,Richard Cheshire born 1730 in Baltimore Md. who was "Indentured Out To Josiah Hendon At Age Four (4),he was raised up in Bladen County NC.
Richard Cheshire 1730 and Elizabeth FitzRandolph born 1728-1735 in NC and they had four (4) son's,William,Randolph,Nicholas
and Richard II.
Randolph Cheshire born 1753 in Bladen Co. NC and Mary Dunham
born 1757 in SC,they had twelve (12) children.
Phillip Wood Cheshire born 1790 in Bladen Co. NC and Sarah Faison born in NC and they had eight (8) children.
Thomas Jefferson Cheshire born 1827 in Monroe Ga.and Franses Susan Chapman born 1832-1833 in NC and they had six(6)children.
Jefferson David Cheshire born 25 Mar 1862 in Randolph Co. Ga. and Selena Johanna Anderson born 1897 in Dale Co. Al. and they had two (2) children.
Randall Jefferson Cheshire born 6 Sep. 1923 in Coffee Springs,Geneva Co. Al.and Voncille Roling born 29 Jun.1925 in Geneva,Geneva Co.,Al. and they had three (3) children.
James Furnie Cheshire(me)born 3 Apr. 1942 in Geneva.Geneva
Co.Alabama and LaWanna Joy Burkett born 31 Dec. 1941 in Headland,Henry Co. Alabama and they raised four grandchildren,
adopting the younger two (2)..Sandra Michell Bowman born 1974,Johnny Randy Bowman born 1975,Tracy Renea Cheshire born 1977,and Lori Selena Cheshire born 1979..They are mine and I love them all dearly..........
James F. Cheshire