Georgia

Birthplace Pedigree Chart

I saw several of these charts posted on blogs and Facebook, which come from an original post by J. Paul Hawthorne.  So I decided to follow suit and have created birthplace charts for both myself and my husband.

I went to seven generations (including myself and my husband).  It was really interesting to me to look at the data in this way because it really confirmed for me some key things…

  1. My family has been in the United States for many generations, pretty consistently across the various branches of the family.
  2. My husband’s family has much more recent immigrant roots on his mother’s side of the family.
  3. I have more research to do to find the roots of my mother’s family.
  4. I have more research to do on my husband’s father’s side of the family – there are a lot of missing information about that branch of the family.
  5. My father’s family is pretty much Irish and German immigrants to the New York area (mostly Brooklyn).  Very strong roots in that region.
  6. My mother’s family is primarily from Georgia and Mississippi, with a little migration from Virginia and South Carolina.
  7. My husband’s mother’s family were all Polish immigrants (even though the birthplaces are variously Poland, Prussia and Germany).  I find it an intriguing example of how much the history of Poland has been dictated by the political history of Europe as a whole.
  8. My husband’s father’s family moved around a lot and their roots are largely unknown… They were primarily in the midwest (Missouri/Oklahoma), but it looks like if we go back a little farther, there may be more roots in the area of Illinois/Ohio/Pennsylvania.  They were definitely the more migratory of all the branches of our families.

My chart:

My Birthplace Pedigree Chart

My Birthplace Pedigree Chart

 

My husband’s chart:

His Birthplace Pedigree

His Birthplace Pedigree

James Jackson Johns and Ellen Moore Parentage Research Report

I’ve been working on trying to answer the question about who are the parents of James Jackson Johns and Ellen Moore. I didn’t have a name for the parents of Ellen Moore, who is my third great grandmother, and reportedly one of the ancestors with Native American ancestry. James Jackson Johns, my third great grandfather, is often listed as the youngest son of Bartlett C. Johns, but I didn’t have anything to substantively prove that fact. So I set out to see what I could find in order to definitively prove who were their parents.

My research document is attached here, along with images of the records I used in this research.

James Jackson Johns – Ellen Moore Parentage Research Report

Pedigree Charts

Family Group Records

James Jackson Johns Confederate Service Records

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John Wylie Johns Death Certificate

John Wylie Johns Death Certificate

John Wylie Johns Death Certificate

I talked previously about how I found the death certificate for John Wylie Johns. He is my 2nd Great Grand Uncle and is the younger brother, by one year, of my 2nd Great Grandfather, William Jackson Johns. John was born in 1868 and died in 1927.

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Finding Ellen Moore

I started with Ellen Moore.  I knew she was born in Coweta County in 1838.  I had no information about her parents or siblings. I found her in the 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 Federal Censuses under her married name, but I had nothing from her childhood.

I first started looking for her in earlier census records, in the hopes that I could find her living in a household with her parents and obtain their names.

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In 1860 I found an Ellen Johns living in George married to a Joseph M. Johns, listed as age 20 and 23 respectively.  It is unlikely that this is the right family as the husband’s name is not an exact match, the ages are off and the location is not right.  Ellen Moore was married in 1859 in Paulding County, GA, so by 1860 she would have been in her husband’s household, but I am unable to find any other reference that might be her in the 1860 census.

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Our Military Genealogy

I’ve been doing research on my mother’s side family and came across some sources of information about potential military service by my ancestors.

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James Jackson Johns (3rd great grandfather): Confirmed military service.  A member of the 30th Georgia Infantry, Company C.  Source: Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865, M266-109, Roll 0399, Located at Fold3.com

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