I have been doing genealogical research for over 40 years & have over 11,000 names in my Legacy genealogy program. I have extensive files on these lines & am planning to put it all together in a book about my family's history called: "Pioneers and Princes".
My parents were Melvin Pixley & Laberta Blair.
The Pixleys were from England in the area of Herefordshire. They emigrated to New England in the mid. 17thC. We descend from William Pixley of Hadley, Mass. From Vermont & New Hampshire, they went west via Wisconsin, Kansas & Nebraska. The collaterals include: LAWRENCE, MITCHELL, PAUL, WESCOT, HASKINS, BADGER, KILBORN, BARTHOLOMEW, RICHMOND, BAGLEY, & IRISH.
My grandmother Pixley's parents were Clara Lancet & John H. DELLNOW. They lived in Ohio, Indiana & Oklahoma. The Dellnows may be of Irish descent & came from West Virginia. For some unknown reason, in the late 19thC., the surname Dellnow was changed to BROWN. The Lancets were originally from England but migrated to Bavaria where they lived for several generations, then to America. LANCET/LANCITT collaterals include: JENKINS, KNOLL, STARK, EICHAUNLAUB, HORNER & SCHWEISGUTH...
The Blair line is Scots-Irish. They emigrated to Pennsylvania from Ayrshire, Scotland via Northern Ireland in the mid. 18thC. & settled in York Co. Pennsylvania. They came west via Ohio, Iowa & Nebraska. The collaterals include: HANNAH, ALLISON, WALLACE, & possibly CAMPBELL or HAMILTON.
My grandfather was Dr. Frederick Blair DDS whose mother was Lucretia Jane Turner Fleming. Her line connects to the illustrious Randolphs of Virginia back to Charlemagne thru the crowned heads of Europe. Our line descends from Edward III's son-John of Gaunt. The Randolph collaterals include: ISHAM, & PAGE.
This line also connects to numerous signers of the Magna Carta & to King John.
Our ancestor Col. Charles Fleming married Susannah Tarleton. They were from prominent Virginia families & it was their grandson Tarlton Fleming who married Mary Randolph, great-grandaughter of Col. William Randolph & Mary Isham Randolph of Turkey Island-the progenitors of the Virginia Randolphs. They are called the "Adam & Eve" of Virginia & one of our cousins is Thomas Jefferson, whose mother was a Randolph. Fleming collaterals include: TARLTON, BATES, WEBB, TURNER, CARVER & HOWARD.
My grandmother Ruthelia Friday Blair's family was of Pennsylvania 'Dutch' descent. The FRIDAYS (probably Freitag) were from Germany. Her mother was a FOREMAN & her grandmother was a KRICK. The Kricks descend from Frantz Krick who came from the Palatinate in Germany in 1731. They settled in Berks Co., Pennsylvania & came west via Ohio & Nebraska. Collaterals on these lines include: HESSER, BONE/BOHN, RADER & STOUDT/STOUDEN.
Our line includes, medieval knights, crusaders, Viking warriors, colonial, revolutionary & civil war soldiers. It includes the kings, queens, & aristocrats of England, Scotland, Germany, Spain & others as well.
It includes the founding fathers & mothers-colonists, settlers & pioneers who made America. They endured hardships that we today, can only imagine. They made our lives possible.
I will be glad to share information with other 'cousins' who are interested in climbing our family tree. Hopefully we can help each other navigate the often confusing branches!
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