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beverly wills (#47093019)
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Mark Hale
RE: Charity Roby parentage
Thanks for the message Beverly – as you know, I’m a descendant of William’s and Charity’s daughter Lydia (Stingley) Lyon – was aware of your numbers 1 and 2. Have come across the name Ralph Shaw before and your (presumed) theory that his daughter Elizabeth Roby was mother of Charity seems plausible. Where geographically is Ralph Shaw’s will located? Maryland? Benjamin Roby's 1788 oath, if in Hampshire-Hardy, would appear to be for the Benjamin whom I believe (by circumstantial evidence) was Charity’s brother. I will investigate Richard Roby as possible father of Charity and Ralph as possible father of (?Elizabeth) Shaw. Thanks for the great leads! …Mark

Added by Mark Hale on Dec 07, 2015 12:42 PM

Mark Hale
RE: James Lyon
Finding James' background is pretty much a needle-in-a-haystack proposition. His coming to Virginia seems to have more to do with his Dent relations than the Lyons. My hunch is that his parents never left St.Marys/Charles County vicinity. A Lyon researcher several years ago suggested that the traditional baby naming pattern of Colonial America might apply (1st son named for paternal grandfather, 2nd son for maternal grandfather). Using that pattern, James' father would be Michael Lyon. All that is so very speculative, I'm even a bit reluctant to put it in print, considering how guess-work on the internet can result in a future factoid.

Added by Mark Hale on Aug 30, 2015 6:03 AM

Mark Hale
RE: Charity Roby
So far as I know, only circumstantial evidence. Shaw connection from detailed obit of Polly Marquess - her genealogy therein is pretty accurate.

Added by Mark Hale on Aug 25, 2015 8:40 AM

George & Sue Neal
James Garrison, Matthew & Ester
This week I visited the Patterson Cemetery, looking for the Garrisons. I found James' marker, but nothing for his wife Esther or son Matthew. James' marker sits alone, with empty space around it. My guess is that Esther and Matthew are buried here, but either never got a marker, or the marker is broken/buried.

James is my 4th great-grandfather.

Sue Neal

Added by George & Sue Neal on Nov 03, 2013 3:12 PM


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