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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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Hello cousin, I believe :)
Hello! Mary O'Dell Holybee is my great great grandmother,(Grace is my great grandmother,Zelda is my grandmother). I see that Mary is your Grandfathers 1st cousin :) Thank you for having so many of our common family members here on this site! My Great Great Aunt Florence would tell me stories of all the various O'Dells, but I was young and didn't write any of the stories down unfortunately. I wish I remembered those stories (there is one story about her brother I remember- but that's all). I've just started doing genealogy, and am slightly overwhelmed to say the least.

Added by meridith on Sep 18, 2016 9:52 PM
Russell Casad
Elizabeth M Phillips Brakey
According to my family records Elizabeth's maiden name was Phillis and not Phillips. Daughter of Jacob Phillis and Elizabeth Little Phillis of Pennsylvania. Please let me know if this could be a misspelling. Thanks
Added by Russell Casad on Apr 07, 2016 6:02 AM
Christie Trapp
William Reason Amon
You posted a virtual flower on his memorial stating you were a step-son of your ggg grandfather. I am now curious about your connection. For the past couple of days I have been piecing his life together to come up with all his many wives and children as a result of the marriages. What led to that search was when I found the marriage record for his last wife in California, it stated that he had 4 previous marriages; hence the adventure of going through the various records available via and Several years ago I was in Kennewick, WA looking for some of my grandparents and came across the Amon name in the cemetery and I knew I had some Amon people in my database because one of them married into the Duffy family. The Duffy's married into my uncle's family who were Shepards. I also learned that the owner of the cemetery was also an Amon so I got some information from him before I left town but now he is retired I've lost touch with him.

Anyway, I'm hoping that perhaps you could shed some light with any information you might have on William, in particular or any of his many wives. You can contact me directly at rather than using this forum for discussion. Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Added by Christie Trapp on Feb 08, 2016 12:19 PM
Ed Cook
RE: Lemuel Swearingen # 68281558
Thanks Darryl. I think we have way too many Lemuels at the dance. I still trying to figure if any are the same. William Martin Swearingen and Lucy Wade Mahan Swearingen were my 3rd great-grandparents and then their son Samuel Bell Swearingen. Ed Cook
Added by Ed Cook on Jan 04, 2016 12:53 PM
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
Jean Hooks
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
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