Re: Travelstead-Absher, TN, KY, IL, TX, OK
Your Travelstead/Traffenstatd, etc. family is from Lincoln (now Catawba) Co. NC. They were there by 1765. Katrina Anthony's family is there too by 1763. For more on these families see "German Speaking People West of The Catawba River in NC 1750-1800" which can be found in most major Library Collections. Some of the Travelsteads changed the name to Travis and some changed to another version, but I've forgotten what they used. Post to and search the Catawba Co., NC USGENWEB page and join the CATAWBA-WEST-L@rootsweb.comfor more help.