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Index to Ancestral Narratives

As research information is compiled, some of it is presented in the form of narratives for selected individuals.  These narratives describe the research results, analysis, documents and other known information about the individual.  In some cases there are photographs and links to other related web sites.  As new narratives are prepared they will be added to this index.  If you have prepared an in-depth analysis for one of your ancestors and would like to share it with others on this web site, please send me an email.

Name Description
Who was the Father of James A. Fowler?

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An analysis of the Fowlers, Devores and Dewitts who migrated from northern Kentucky to Southwest Ohio in about 1805. 
Robert Boyd and Nancy Ann Wagner
Georgia > Tennessee > Missouri
1780 to 1850

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Contains information obtained from census records, marriage records, early Georgia documents and books and research done by others.  Includes migration analysis, census analysis and interpretations of the information gathered.
Lemuel Moore
Virginia > Tennessee? > Kentucky
1772 to before 1860

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Contains extensive research and analysis of Moores living in Laurel Creek, Knox, KY in 1820 and Laurel Co, KY in 1830-1840.  Possible connections are made between Moores in Laurel Co KY and Moores in Greene Co TN.  Includes maps and discussion about early borders between Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and provides some information about the Moores who migrated to Tennessee from Pennsylvania.
 
THE SMALLWOODS OF NC AND KY

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Contains information and documentation about some of the descendants of William Smallwood and Mary Hanson (?), focusing on Surry NC, Shelby KY, Knox KY, Laurel KY, Rockcastle KY and Clay KY. Also includes some information about Smallwoods in Georgia and Tennessee.
THE HANSONS AND SMALLWOODS OF EARLY MARYLAND & NORTH CAROLINA

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Information about the formation of the United States, and the roles played by the Hansons and Smallwoods.  Contains excerpts from the Maryland Archives, North Carolina Archives and more.
SMALLWOOD-HANSON AND ALLIED FAMILIES OF CHARLES, MD

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Includes Smallwoods, Hansons and allied families on the 1733, 1758 & 1783 Charles, MD Tax Lists and a narrative.
THE BOYDEN BROTHERS OF CHARLES CO, MARYLAND

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Explores the activities and descendants of two Boyden brothers (William and John) in Charles, MD during the 1600's.  Includes references to the Smallwood family also.
The Carson and Ellis Families of Butler and Hamilton Co, Ohio

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Explores years of research to determine the parents of Nancy A. Carson who married Benjamin Nicholas Fowler.  Other surnames mentioned: Ellis, Giffin, Freeman, Hanby, Andrews and others.
Possible Descendants of Thomas Cook of Lawrence Co., Tennessee Research notes and observations about the Cook family of early Lawrence, Tennessee
Mary Naylor (Nailor) Wife of Benjamin Fowler Sr. Research notes and observations about the early Maryland Naylor family
Some Thoughts About Our Ancestors

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A discussion of the attitudes our ancestors possessed and how they've changed.   Includes the subjects of slavery, the treatment of Native American Indians and women in America's history and today.
Possible Descendants of Thomas Fowler and Susannah Ijams Research notes and narrative on the surnames Fowler, Ijams, Isaac, Stinchcomb and others of Southern Maryland.
Migration Route from Early Maryland and Pennsylvania to Ohio

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Explains why our ancestors from Maryland and Pennsylvania had to travel through Virginia and Kentucky to reach Ohio.  Surnames mentioned:  Fowler, Carson, Devore, Dewitt and others.  Also includes information about John Carson and Sarah Gamble from Northumberland, PA who moved to Miami, Ohio.
More Research Notes about the Fowler, Dewitt, Devore and Ellis Families of Early Ohio

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General discussion about these families who went from southwestern PA to KY and then to OH.  Includes surnames: Fowler, Dewitt, Devore, Price, Ellis.
The Ijams Family of Maryland

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Pages from the book "The Hall family of West River and kindred Families "
By Thomas John Hall
Jarred E. Branson, Sr.

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Research notes on Jarred Branson and allied families of VA, TN and MO.