Lately I have been researching my family heritage on Ancestry.com and I am completely facinated by what I find.
So far I have traced one line back to the 1600’s!! How awesome is that .. another back to the early 1800’s so far… but I’m going to keep looking.
I have found that on my father’s side there is little info that I’m able to gather … can’t seem to get past my grandparents at the moment … but I will march on.
What is interesting that I have found out so far is that on my mothers side…
My grandmothers materalside of the family came from Ireland sometimein the early 1800s .. not exactly sure of their arrival date just yet .. but I am close.
Mygrandmothers paternal side of the family came from somewhere in the UK (either Ireland or England) in 1658 ….
I find it funny how life again shows us these circles .. All my life I have been drawn toward Ireland and England.. a huge connection to celtic times… and now I find that on one side of my family … they have all originated from that area… and now today .. I am married to an englishman who’s mother is irish! hahahaha
Also there is another circle… my grandmothers paternal family came over from the UK in 1658 – just over 200 years later they marry right back into a family from the UK…. crazy huh!
I started this search to find out more about my Cherokee heritage … but have come to a road block on the relative that I have always known to be from that heritage .. Bell Youngblood – born sometime in 1875 … no record of her mother or father yet .. so I am still searching .. it’s crazy to find out that she was married at the age of 14 .. wow how times have changed…
I am truly facinated with all the information I keep finding and can’t wait to find out more.
Just thought I would share with you my findings .. will keep you posted if any new info surfaces!
Oh yeah and almost forgot .. my great grandfather on my mothers side was known by the name of Wild Bill Hamby – but no one seems to know how he got his name… lol .. maybe his father “Big” Rueben gave him the name..lol.. who knows .. it is a family mystery