I’ve been focused on my father’s side of the family. There was a lot of great information about my father’s side in Brooklyn. However, they make their earliest appearance in the mid-1840s to mid-1850s. They immigrated to the United States during that period of time, and since they don’t exist in the records much prior to 1855, I figured it was time to turn to my mom’s side of the family.
My mother is from the South – her family has roots in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia… and way back when in Pennsylvania (who would have thought!).