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I am a descendant of the following lines:

Paternal: North Carolina: Pitt and Greene Counties: Jackson / Harris / McGowan / Moye / Wilkinson / Wilkerson / Beal. Beaufort / Craven Counties: Surles (spelled Surls, Sirls, Sirles, Serls, Searls, Searles etc) / Roe / Rowe / Tuten / Kennedy (Scots). Most of these people initially arrived in Virginia in the mid 17th century and emigrated to North Carolina.

Maternal: New York: Conklin / Darling / Jayne / Hawkins / White / Woodhull / Soper / Topping. (Suffolk County, Long Island, NY).

Irish: Farley / Smith / Brady / Davis. (Rensselaer County, Troy, NY). Ireland Counties Westmeath, Meath, Cavan for Farley. County Waterford, Ireland for Smith. Patrick & Bridget Farley arrived abt 1852. Bridget Smith (Farley) arrived shortly there after. She married the aforementioned couple's son, Nicholas.

Husband's: Merkle (or Merkel); Walters,(Brooklyn, NY). Matriarch Rose Walters,(maiden name probably Eastern European) husband "Anthony" "Anton" Walters. Spoke German, said from Germany but perhaps Poland.

Paul Zak, Mary "Ambrose," both from Slovakia turn of century, to Perth Amboy, NJ. Church parish refused to research to find Mary's precise maiden name in their records.


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