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Darryl J. (#47363920)
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I began doing genealogical research in 2010. I had a great advantage of a first cousin once removed who had written two books regarding my father's family history.

I have discovered that both my father's and mother's families were early pioneers to the present day Kansas City area. Both have roots to the area going back over 180 years. I seem to be related to nearly every early family in Jackson and Platte County, Missouri. Many tangling of branches between my four grandparents families, but the tree does branch! Many relatives from different branches married into the same families.

Many of the various families have roots that also tie together in KY, VA and MD. Nearly all came from southern Maryland and northern Virginia, with a few Dutch branches from New Amsterdam. It seems the same groups of families kept migrating.
80% of my ancestors came from KY to MO, with another 20% from VA to MO. 14 of 16 gg-grandparents were born in MO, KY or VA.
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About the Swearingens
Sorry I forgot to put in ;-)
Added by M.Derhart on Jun 25, 2014 4:31 PM
the Swearingen family
I know Darryl I was so sadden by Karyn's passing. Let me tell you she was so sweet I mean she responded to my emails about my research of the Swearingen linege. There was the uniqueness about her that is so amazing and she was married to a Swearingen and she was so interested in all this. She is greatly missed which all is evident. I wanted to learn more about our amazing man. I have an email address that you can converse with me. This Garret Van Swearingen really pique my curiosity and an inspiration to understand more about him. I am trying to understand more about his wife too. It is a good thing that Garret Van Swearingen and his wife had their portaits painted.
Added by M.Derhart on Jun 25, 2014 4:29 PM
Garret Van Swearingen
Hi there! The Swearingen history and generation after generations are amazing. I am proud to be the 8th great granddaughter of Garret Van Swearingen. He must be a really interesting and amazing man who had a lot of talents or abilities do what he did before and after being here in ST. Mary's City Maryland. I am amazed that his inn is still standing today. I learned that his wife Barbara De Barrette had escaped from France to Netherlands and it figures possibly that she met Garret Van Swearingen. There is a book written by Karyn White who did the researches of Swearingen Families.
Cheers.. nice to meet you Darryl J.
Added by M.Derhart on Jun 24, 2014 7:14 PM
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Phoebe Quick Benton
In the records That I found for her she died in the same town and County as her husband , she also had a daughter buried there and am only guessing the she is there as well, if find out any different I will change it . Thanks for linking .
Jan Hooks
Added by Jean Hooks on Dec 16, 2013 8:28 AM
James M. Crane
RE: John Tudor # 50856019
I apologize for taking so ridiculously long to get back to you. It wasn't intentional, I assure you.

It is my understanding that Maude Williams came to Las Vegas with her daughter, Lillian Jane Williams Crane, and Lillian's husband, James Alex Crane, in or around 1940. Lillian had tuberculosis, and in keeping with what was apparently part of the standard treatment at the time, moved west to be in the drier climate of the desert. She would pass away in California a few years later.

I know that part of her clan also moved to California.

I know nothing of how she came to meet John Tudor.

Added by James M. Crane on Nov 20, 2013 2:41 PM
Linda Cashen Gaunt

My husband is from the John R. DUTY (1823, TN -- 1870, Mc Cracken Co., KY) and Matilda Elizabeth BASSE (1826, TN -- 1886, Wyatt, Mississippi Co., MO) family (his 3rd great grandparents).

I noticed a posting on Littleton DUTY showing his parents as Daniel & Elizabeth DUTY - your 4th great grandparents. I would be interested in exchanging information on these lines. If you are agreeable, please contact me at (

Linda Cashen Gaunt
Added by Linda Cashen Gaunt on Oct 17, 2013 10:58 PM
I am not related to the Tatmans, but I have added the husband per your request.
Thanks cousin
Added by DKOWN on Jul 13, 2013 10:55 PM
Baldwin Bane and Nancy Reynolds Bane
their daughter: Louisa Farrow Bane (13 Aug 1806-10 May 1893) married Jeremiah V. Lillard who is my 3rd great grandfather.

Added by DKOWN on May 30, 2013 1:43 PM
RE: John Reynolds Bane
Yes he is a distant relative of mine, so we must be cousins?
Added by DKOWN on May 24, 2013 11:31 AM
Joyce Nance-Woodcock
RE: Mamie Parsons #90171720
It was my pleasure to transfer Mamie's memorial to you. Have a safe week and God Bless.
Added by Joyce Nance-Woodcock on Mar 26, 2013 2:43 PM
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