Sunday, June 12, 2011

Found: The eighth family surname

Yes, it is true.  The eighth family surname has finally surfaced. My wife’s father’s maternal line carries the surname of CRABTREE.  So now I have my lines identified.  And, they are:


My Family

Wife’s Family

Father’s   Paternal SCHWEDLER LEE
                   Maternal NOBLE CRABTREE
Mother’s  Paternal OTT FARRIS
                   Maternal POFAHL WILSON

Have you ever had the feeling that you had stepped into quicksand, and liked it?  Well, this week I began to research my wife’s lineage.  I had run into some brick walls on my own lines so it is time to change gears, so to speak.  I already knew the surnames of my wife’s parents.  She has only an older sister and an aunt still living so I turned to the internet for help.  I found it in the form of a RootsWeb listing for Ohio County, Kentucky.  None of the information is sourced, however.  But I now have the names and many of the birth dates, marriage dates, death dates, (some going back to the mid 1700’s) and places on which to focus my attention.  Also listed were some nicknames which can be helpful.  I also  found a couple of family trees online which followed the information that I had with a few discrepancies noted.  Overall, I was able to enter, including collateral family members, over one thousand more names this past week.  Checking a few census records on the direct lines has confirmed some of the information I had gleaned from RootsWeb.

Thanks to the people of Ohio County, Kentucky for keeping such good records.

Well, it’s back to work.  Now where did I put that …….?


1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging and to Geneabloggers! It's a great group to be part of and I keep learning more all the time.
    I have to ask---Would the Ohio County, Kentucky connection be Samuel Wilson and Winnie Lee? They are my 4th great-grandparents and part of a large contingent I have there. I spent 3 days there in March and going back in next 2 weeks again. Welcome