Re: Loudoun Co,VA Kendricks
When I sent the message I knew you would ask me those questions and I tried to "re-find" the answers. I recently reformated my laptop and thought I had a made a good backup of my gedcom on a CD, but that was not the case, so I had to dig up an older GEDCOM and have been working at recapturing a lot of the data I lost. I still had the data on that family because I had printed out hard copies of the family group sheets for a family reunion, but to save paper and ink and to keep from confusing everyone, I did not include my notes and sources in the print-out. If I got the data once, I'll get it again, it just might take a little time . However, I am sure that you can tell from the naming patterns that everything falls into place.
I must add one more thing about Ann, the wife of William Farrow. We know for sure she is Ann, and that she out lived William Farrow by many years. There is some dispute as to if she was Ann Alexander or Ann Thornton. The specific Ann Alexander they refer to, however, was 20 years older than William Farrow. Both factions have strong feelings about their candidate and there were solid reasons for each argument. In my opinion, Ann Thornton is a more likely candidate and until someone can prove differently, that is the name my records will show...but in any case the given name is Ann and the surname is a good "maybe".William Farrow and Ann ---?--- 's first child was Alexander, their 2nd was Thornton. Both the names Alexander and Thornton, along with the name William, have been passed down through the generations.
How are you fixed for Red heads in your family.
My reason for asking that question is as follows.William Wells, son of Ann Farrow and Capt. Samuel Wells was a flaming red head. He was captured by the Miami Indians and the Indians knew him as "Apokonit" which translates to "CARROT HEAD".
I am mostly southwest Louisiana cajun, which would ordinarily be fair skin, dark hair and dark eyes (that's me), but I descend from Joanna Farrow, through her son, John Close, and that line is a mix of redhead and blondes with light eyes..blue, green, or grey. It's amazing to me that those traits have survived to my generation. My great great grandfather had a good stock of red hair, my mother was a strawberry blond, her younger brother a blonde, her sister had hair of a chestnut red and her elder brother had auburn hair.Her elder brother had 7 children - 4 redhead and 3 blondes. This is after many generations of marrying into cajun families.
Don't give up on me. I will try to recapture the source of my informaton on Roday/Rhoda/Rhodey Farrow as the husband of John Kendrick. When I do, I will forward it to you. By the way, the FARROW name is also found as FARRAR/FARRA/FARRELL/FARRER/FARROR/FERRAR/PHARO/PHARROAH and a few more variations.