I enjoy learning about my heritage. I have been tracking my ancestors for several years.
I am the oldest daughter of the late James Cecil Crabtree and Mary Lou (Watters) Crabtree of Stearns, KY.
Born and raised in: Smithtown, McCreary County, Kentucky, USA
Crabtree, Watters, Winchester, Tapley, Gregory, Hill, Blevins, Burke, Troxell, King, Foster, Gilreath, Stidham (Willoughby-England) (Preston-Scotland) (Steele- Wayne County, KY)
I have an Indian Heritage originated in Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky on both parents sides.
I also have a strong Irish and German line
I also work on my brother in law's ancestry tree--Howard, Bryant, Manning, Sears, Roberts, Vanover, Meece, Godsey, Jones, Higginbotham --My brother in law has a strong line of Royalty.
Crabtree Name Meaning:
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a crabapple tree,
The most common Crabtree occupation in the USA was Farmer.
Waters/Watters Name Meaning:
Scottish and Northern Irish: topographic name for someone who lived near water.
Winchester Name Meaning:
The name is derived from the time when the family first lived in the city of Winchester in Hampshire, England. It comes from the Old English word meaning dweller at the Roman fort. The root of this word is the Latin meaning legionary camp.
Howard Name Meaning:
It is believed to be derived from the Old French Huard, a derivative of the German Hugihard (heart brave), from the Old German Howart (high warden, chief warden), from the Old Norse Haward (high guardian, chief warden) Howards are usually bold hearted and confident.They show much confidence in what they do and where they go. Mostly Howards are just like defenders,they are strong to defend those who get vulnerable and easily endangered.