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Surname Indexes for the Within the Vines website, Vol I: Our American Immigrants , given
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 A) Alphabetical Listing of American Surnames  Howard AND Swope relevant combined :

Each Surname Entry to Left is
Linked to their entry in the 
chronological log of First Known 
Americansfootnote 1  of all 
Surnames  , where link to 
their dedicated genealogical 
studies can be found. 

See these Surnames divided into 
Howard and Swope houses
(Surname introduction format 2)

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Pages  where specific regions & 
their histories are discussed, and 
links to individuals found within
the genealogic study pages are 

Surname specific studies linking 
Our Europeans & Their American
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Surnames relevant to the Howard Ascendancy  in order of Known Presence in America:







The Howard & Allied Families  (General Study Intro) involve the Virginia ,   Pennsylvania ,   Georgia ,   Alabama Texas  ,  and New York Chapters  of Vol I  [Our American Immigrants] , as well as our  Peers and Royals, and  our Irish and Scotch Irish detailed in Vol II [Before America: Our Europeans 
Surnames relevant to the Swope Ascendancy in order of Known Presence in America:








The Swope and Allied Families involve  the Pennsylvania , Maryland  ,and New Jersey Chapters of  Vol I  [Our American Immigrants] , as well as  Germany and our Germans  , our  Peers and Royals, and  our Irish and Scotch Irish detailed in Vol II [Before America: Our Europeans

See Also: Howard & Allied Families General Intro where a Howard & Allied Families General American History & links are given
Each Surname Entry to 
Left is Linked to the
First Known Generation 
in America footnote 1 
Surname specific studies linking Our Europeans & 
Their American
Immigrants are found at the Surname Studies Title Page
See Also: Swope and Allied Families General Intro where a Swope and Allied Families General   American History & links are given


To: Surnames Indexed Alphabetically (Quick Link)                      To: Surnames intro'd via chronological bio log (Quick Link


ALL SURNAMES [Swope AND Howard Family Alligned]  IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN AMERICA with brief bio and links provided 
See Surname List  index for identification of the  Surnames in this chronological presentation


Chronological Presentation of ALL Surnames, Swope and Howard Allied Combined, 
In Order of Appearance in the New World and with links to their genealogical pages. See Footnote above. 
See Surname List  index for identification of the  Surnames in this chronological presentation

PEIRSEY [PERSEY] , Abraham  [The Honorable]  [Jamestown 1616] [HowardAllied Surname] 
First known Immigrant [His own Page Under Construction HENCE  THIS ENTRY LONGER than others] 

The first of our immigrants, Swope or Howard alligned, Abraham Piersey arrived on the ship Susan to Jamestown in 1616, returned to England, and returned to Virginia, travelling three times to the colony and besides made  a trip to Newfoundland on behalf of his government. As a result of disputes between the Virginia company and  ìTo endeavor to discover something more authentic against the company than his  secret conclave of commissioners had yet been able to obtain, the king now thought proper to send Oct 24 1623 John Harvy, John Pory, Abraham Piersey, Samuel Matthews, and John Jefferson as commissioners to Virginia . ì [Henry Howe. ëHistorical Collections of Virginia']. This document posts dates by a year and a half the post massacre muster of 1623, in which the dead and living were ennumerated and to better ascertain the toll of the  first massacre/action  by Openchancanough of  the Powhatan confederacy [1622] ,  in which list Mr Piersey does not in any way appear, appearing then, to be in absence of the colony at the time of that census but not neccesarily the event yielding it. 

Abraham Piersey, merchant,  served for a number of years (as early as 1619) in capacity of  Cape-Merchant or Treasurer;  member of Council at Virginia; Member of the Virginia Co.; Member House of Burgesses where he is present 1625. He acted as Treasurer , present in that capacity in the  Colonial Virginia Register. He with John Rolfe in 1619 bartered for the "victuals" requested of the passing ship holding and releasing in return for food the ì20 and someî Blacks it bartered. These are the  first Black Americans of known origin in what would be the United States, sseveral of whom are felt to be those blacks appearing in John Woodsonís houshold in 1623-see Woodson entry below.  By 1622, Peirsey was seated on the Appomattox River "some five miles off the College People", where four of his men were slain in the massacre of 1622.ÝThe land of the "College People" apparently involved the later and present site of  William and Mary College.

Amongst the lands Abraham held figures Windmill Point, so central to our Cary line in Virginia, and the site of the first windmill in the now United States on land passed down for generations in the Cary line. In 1624,  Windmill Point included twelve dwellings, three storehouses, four tobacco houses and one windmill erected in 1621 by the original owner, Sir George Yeardley.  Piersey was a wealthy merchant indeed for the time and circumstance,  and had a home in Jamestown and a farm at Flowerdieu Hundred, which greater region he owned, having bought Flowerdieu Hundred from Sir George Yierdley, Gov of Va, in 1624, after which it can be found referred to as Flowerdieu Hundred and Pierseyís Hundred, a place, regardless of how it is found referred to, involving 1000 acres and   central to our Woodson line. This is where our immigrant  John Woodson died in the second massacre/action mounted by Openchancanough of  the Powhatan confederacy [1644] . At the same time as the Flowerdieu hundred acquisition, Piersey bought also Weyanoke of the Governor (2,200 acres), and by 1626 had acquired in addition 1,150 acres ëuppon Apmatucke.í In 1625 Piersey patented 1000 acres on the south side of the James, and by 1626 had acquired in addition 1,150 acres ëuppon Apmatucke.í

Like our first Pennsylvanians arrived in 1699 [also of the Howard Ascendancy] , Abraham Piersey was an influential man who appears to have been among our Quakers, but unlike Pennsylvania which provided Quaker shelter, Virginia actively sought to repress the sect, while actively relying on and utilizing Abraham Pierseyís substantial business and governmental skills which appear in some ways distinct from the disputes of faith found also in contemporaneous text. His daughter Mary, our direct line, appears in Quaker disputes as well, her husband , when remonished for  faith, and in danger of imprisonment, suggesting they retrieve  he and his wife Mary at  meeting, they were always there, weather permitting.  Mary ,  her sister Elizabeth, and their step mother Frances shared in the inheritance of  Abraham Pierseyís very substantial estate and there is evident subsequent and lingering dispute regarding it, found mostly through the experiences of the [several] husbands of the three women post Abraham Pierseyís will [dated 1 March 1626-7, proved 10 May 1633], the villain in which seems to be Elizabethís highly controversial second husband Sir John Harvey, twice governor of Virginia, and much despised by the persons he governed. 

While some online reference is made that Elizabeth Draper , Abraham Piersey's first wife did arrive to Virginia, this is nearly disproven, and certainly can not be confirmed. His second wife Frances, step mother to Mary and Elizabeth, is also frequently misidentified. 

Elizabeth Draper, Daughter of Clement and Elizabeth Draper  mother to Mary , our direct, and her sister Elizabeth, did not accompany her daughters named in grandmother Draper's will  [will London  17 August 1625, proved 3 September 1625] on the ship Southampton on which they crossed.No record of her there exists that this researcher has found

Grenville, Frquently found as Hinton [step mother to direct Mary Piersey and Mary's older sister Elizabeth] 
Abraham remarried in Jamestown, his wife is mentioned as Frances in his will. Although often identifed asFrances Hinton, dtr of Sir Thomas Hinton, she is more likely Frances Grenville who arrived to Jamestown in 1620 on the ship "Supply"  The dispute regarding his second wife's identity is covered at Abraham Piersey's own page

WOODSON , John  [Jamestown 1619]  [HowardAllied Surname]
John Woodson and his wife Sarah followed closely on Abraham Piersey, and shared with him not only Jamestown proper but the region of Jamestown colony known first and later as Fleur de Hundred and second and between as Piersey's Hundred where the Woodsons were  living in 1624, the year of Piersey's acquisition of it from Gov Yeardley. John  Woodson   was Listed as a Surgeon, and they both emmigrated 1619, to Jamestown, VA on the "George" and in company of Governor Sir Yeardley.  Both Sarah and John survived the first devastating massacre of 1622 in which Jamestown was nearly extinguished, but he  was killed in the Indian massacre of 1644 at Fleur de Hundred, Henrico County, VA [part of the Jamestown colony] while she is credited,  without proof to support the story, with overcoming attacking braves in her home , killing two, and preserving the lives of her two boys.  John Woodson and his wife are some  of the first citizens to have in their household persons of color in all American history, but they do not long remain in their enumeration.   In any scholarly discussion of the history of black Americans or the history of black slavery, there is the inevitable and rightful inclusion of the "20 and some odd" first Black Americans of known origin [6 of which are found in the Woodson household in 1623 ]. Begininning unwittingly and before the concept of slavery was developed in America but during the time when indenture sometimes closely mimicked it , this marks the first generation involving black Americans within our white household's censuses, and shortly thereafter  slave ownership among our plantar [and Quaker] families of Virginia was strongly in place.  These "20 and some odd" black Americans are often found called slaves and not indentures  but the use of the word slave to define them  is not historically accurate when study is made of   the nomenclature of the census involved,  the evolving  law regarding black American slavery and white and black early indenture ,or   the conditions of early indenture itself  . Extant letters and documents relating to  white indentures suggests that their condition was no better than slavery, though its time frame was limited. After the massacre of 1622, it was found that some women had been taken captive. One was bought back by paid ransom ransom by the  man to whom her murdered husband still owed time and for the purpose of her payment of that time. Within a year she lamented  that her slavery to him was no better than her slavery while an Indian captive and sought relief through governmental intervention. 
Because of the obvious interface of the first two generation Woodsons  with the native Powhatan Confederacy and particularly their  fascinating leader Openchancanough, [himself with perhaps THE most interesting bio in all these pages] several pages studying these peoples are provided. 
WINSTON , Sarah  [Howard Allied Surname] [Surname under research] 
Sarah  accompanied her husband to Virginia in 1619. See husband Dr John Woodson above. Sarah is said to have been born Sarah Winston, but this is not proved.  She was married and present with her husband on 1624 census for Jamestown.  She and her husband survived the massacre of 1622. She and her sons survived the massacre of 1644, but her husband did not.  Will proved in Henrico County, VA January 17,1659/60. 
Taylor,  Thomas [Capt] [Howard Allied Surname]
Arrived by 1626 when he was one of the original patentees for Elizabeth City County, Virginia. In 1643 he  took up 600 acres in Warwick County where he lived . Thomas Taylor, described as a "mariner" in patent, was probably a Bristol [England]  sea captain who later  retired in Warwick County. Harrison Fairfax provides excellent information on him in his "Virginia Carys" and  informs that no evidence has yet appeared to identify this Taylor family definitely in England.  Thomas wife is not known.  Capt Thomas Taylor  died after 1652 in Warwick County, Va,
Capt Taylor's daughter Ann Taylor married, in Virginia, to  Miles Cary , an immigrant from Bristol, England, and Thomas Taylorís plantation, Windmill Point, and land adjacent , known as  Magpie Swamps were given to his son in law Miles Cary. Miles Cary went on to amass thousands of acres in which is also the plantation PearTree Hall later  formed out of the land . These are  the plantations with which  the Cary family of Virginia are asssociated for many , many generations. Our interest in the Taylor line encompasses only Thomas and his daughter Ann, Ann's progeny being found in the Cary Line. 
BURWELL, Lewis [Major]   [Howard Allied Surname]
Major Lewis  Burwell immigrated with his mother and stepfather after 1626 when his father died. There is a possibility, and Keith, in his Ancestry of Benjamin Ancestry strongly suggests, that Lewis grandfather Edward Burwell, who died 19 Nov 1620 in England, was the Edward Burwell known to have been in the second supply to Jamestown in 1609, stating that  that he later returned to England. This has not been proved. Like all our early virginians, Major Burwell  took the title the local mlitary establishment in Virginia gave him. He died at Carterís Creek Plantation, Gloucester County Va. He married Lucy Higginson 

TATE [ TAIT], James  [Howard Allied Surname]  Arrived 1635 to Va. 
James TAIT arrived to Virginia 27 Apr 1635 On ship "Ann and Elizabeth" . This recently identified surname in the ascendancy of Jabus Everett McGehee of the civil war is under research, and is amply studied by Tate researchers and the many allied surnames claiming them. More detail on James TAIT and his progeny, and our direct line within the family  is expected to be encountered. What is known and the sources for that information can be found at his page [under construction]. 

FERRIS, Richard    Present Prince George Co. VA ca  1630s [Howard Allied Surname]
Unknown date of emmigration. Richard Ferris was present in Prince George Co., Va ca 1630s for  dtr Elizabeth was born  there that decade [She married Robert Woodson of Virginia]  . Richard Ferris is said to have been  born 1596, London, England.  He was of Curles [Plantation] , Henrico Co., VA and he also purchased land  Varina Parish, at a place called White Oak Swamp .The Ferris family was originally from Leicestershire, England, and Richard is said to have been descended from Henri de Ferriers, son of Gwalchelme de Ferriers, Master of Horse to the Duke of Normandy.

LARCOME, Rene [Howard Allied Surname]
Unknown date of emmigration, unknown spouse. His daughter Jane born 1638 in Curles, Henrico County, Virginia. Jane married as her second husband our direct  John Pleasants in Henrico Co., Va . 

BATES, Susannah  [Howard Allied Surname]
Susannah BATES is said to have been born in 1638  at Middletown, Bruton Parish, York Co. VA. Although no primary record has yet been found by me, she is said to have  married Stephen Woodson TARLETON and to have borne  him several children, including two daughters both of whom are direct to us. 
It is assumed but by no means proven that Susannah BATES belongs to the John BATES family with first record in Colonial Virginia in 1639-John Bates was born in Kent County, England in 1598. The Bates family in America is first found in connection with the distribution of 750 acres in 1639 Colonial Virginia in what was then known as Charles River County, at the head of Queenís Creek [Pat 1:638]. Bates apparently soon sold most or all of his portion. He was then given a patent of 50 acres at Middle Plantation in 1655, with this patent renewed in 1665/6 [pat.  5c:566]. John Bates , of York County, Middlesex Parish, was listed as owning a plantation with houses, and as growing tobacco. Little else is known about him. Wife Elizabeth [of unknown surname] bore John BATES several children, among whom is perhaps Susannah.John BATES wrote his will in 1666, and Susannah is not mentioned therein, making her either NOT of this family, or dead before her father. 

HANSFORD, John [Howard Allied Surname]
Double Ancestor. Father to Thomas of Bacon's Rebellion.
The earliest origins of the Hansford family in Virginia is found in Hampton Parish, York County where in 1647 John Hansford was a resident. Evidence of him appears in 1651 by form of deed. He was Commissioner York County, Named 8 May 1652; Justice York County 1655, and a  man of both wealth and position. In 1651 he was granted lands for West's creek, in York county. His will was proved November 24, 1661. 
ìJohn Hansford might have been a son of the merchant tailor of London of the same name mentioned by Mr. Alexander Brown in his ëGenesis,í as entered in a list of the Virginia Company in 1620, and who was probably brother of Sir Humphrey Hanford, Handford, or Hanforth, as the-name is variously written.î [Mrs. Annie Tucker Tyler . ìThomas Hansford: First Native Martyr to American Libertyî 1891] 
He married Elizabeth, Unknown Surname, who was born England and died as evidenced by her will in York County, proved January 24, 1675/6. She represents then another Surname Immigrant not yet uncovered. 
She , with her husband, is a double ancestor. 
Two of the seven children mentioned in their fatherís will are direct to this study: Major Thomas and Capt Charles Hansford. Both these men produced direct line progeny, Thomas through his marriage to Elizabeth Jones, and Charles through his marriage to Elizabeth Folliott or Foliot . Subsequent generations reconverge in the union of Lydia Hansford Hill and Richard Cole, occuring in 1737 Virginia. 
As for direct Thomas  Hansford who married Elizabeth Jones , he was one of four men of York county who died for his role in Bacon's Rebellion. At age 30 and in 1676 while on the scaffold he spoke to those around, praying them to remember that he died a loyal subject of the King, and a lover of his country. He has been called the first martyr to American liberty.

CARY, Miles  [Howard Allied Surname]
Baptized Episcopalian in Bristol, England year 1622, Miles Cary emigrated to Virginia ca 1645 and was certainly present there by 1652. Our Cary line of Bristol is documentable to Miles' great grandfather William Cary, who died 1572 in that town. This is a line of drapers, and the famous Cary Wool is likely named for earlier Cary drapers of the region and in a time beyond the ability to determine our Carys exact line amongst them.   In 16999, the Carys of Bristol sharing descendancy from Miles own line, applied  for the right to bear the arms of the Devonshire Bristols which right they were granted. The exact relationship to the Devonshire Carys has been lost. Miles Cary 's tomb was discovered in the mid 19th century, in fragments, but remountable to allow  definition of the coat of arms of the Carys of Devonshire,in whose history is found the husband to Anne Boleyn's sister, Mary. 
The first record  for Miles Cary in Virginia is on the bench of the Warwick County Court 1652. He served in the militia as  Major 1654, Lieutenant-Colonel 1657, Colonel and County Lieutenant 1660, and was Collector of the Tobacco Duties for James River, Escheator General for the Colony, Burgess 1660-1665, being member of the Publique Commitee  of the Assembly ; He  advanced to the Council 1665. He married in Virginia not later than 1646 , Anne Taylor , dau of Captain Thomas Taylor, and Miles Cary  maintained a water mill and a mercantile business, both of which are mentioned in his will. He died, probably from wounds, during the Dutch raid on Hampton Roads in June, 1667. Inheriting from his father in law,  by the end of his life he had aggregated more than 2600 acres in Warwick, including the plantations afterwards known as The Forest, Richneck, and Skiffs Creek (Mulberry Island). 
Miles Cary is a Double and Triply important ancestor to our study. 
Daughter Bridget CARY  married Captain William Bassett and her descendants include our surname groups of Alabama and Georgia. 
Son Miles CARY  married a young widow Mary [nee Wilson] Roscow with two children whom he stepfathered. Mary Wilson Roscow Cary is direct to us, as is her son William Roscow, raised by Miles Cary. 
Finally, eldest son Thomas CARY was a slave holder, like his father, Miles, our Immigrant. This son Thomas [ who married Ann Milner]  continues our line and precense in Warwick County. Dorothy Cary Pleasants, an unproven but probable daughter of Thomas, married John Pleasants of Henrico County ca 1694 and  from them m our direct line continues  and with whom's death in 1774our Cary interest fades. If in absence of absolute proof Dorothy Pleasants was born Dorothy Cary and dtr of Thomas CARY, Miles and his wife Ann Taylor are direct through Thomas's sister Bridget CARY, above mentioned
See Also accused witch  Elizabeth Cary

BASSETT, William [Capt] [Howard Allied Surname] Arrived perhaps 1639, certainly by 1655
He possibly emmigrated as early as 1639 [when a William Bassett  patented land in James City County] but certainly was present by Oct 1655 when the General Assembly in Virginia put him in charge of construction of a fort at Jamestown. This site was abandoned and the final fort was actually constructed by Thomas Cary. 
William was born in England and he died before Jan 4 1671 on his large estate "Eltham" , Blissland Parish, New Kent County, Va  He was an officer in the English army serving in Rutherfordís regiment at Dunkirk and the garrison at Tangier; and he was a Colonel in The Va Military Establishment. His armorial tomb in Va carries his coat of arms showing him  " son of Willím Bassett, Esqír, and Bridget His Wife of ye County of Southampton in ye Kingdom of England." 
His wife  was Bridget Cary, daughter of Miles Cary [our immigrant CARY ancestor], and she was a sister to Thomas Cary, who is also in our direct line. Bridgett Cary and William Bassett's  line continues down to our McGehees and allieds while Bridgetts brother Thomas Caryís  line continues down to our Howards of Texas. 
As Fannie McGehee married ìPatî Howard, they were distantly related, though they surely did not have a farthing of an idea. 

HIGGINSON, Robert [Captain]
Arrived 1643 to Virginia. Formerly a Painter Stainer of London, he Commanded Middle Plantation Virginia, a palisaded settlement on the future site of Williamsburg and  was ìone of the first Commandírs that subdued the county of Virginia from the power of the heathenî according to his dtrís tomb. He hailed from Berkswelle, Warwick, England.   His daughter Lucy married Lewis [Major] Burwell.

TOKESKY, Joannawife to Robert Higginson, is not further identified and it is not clear to me if she married in England or Virginia, but dtr Lucy was born in Virginia. No Tokesky has  yet been found in Virginia by me;  I suspect she married in England and that she arrived with her husband in 1643. 
Smith, Abigail. Dtr of  Anthony and Martha Bacon Smith of England. Born ca 1656 as per tombstone extant in Virginia. It is unknown when Abigail herself crossed, she was married to Hon Lewis Burwell, son of Lewis Burwell the immigrant above detailed  Abigail's mother, Martha Bacon,  was sister to   Va Gov Nathaniel Bacon, and her mother's  1st cousin once removed was anotherNathaniel Bacon, orchestrator of "Bacon's Rebellion"  Anthony and Martha Bacon Smith appear to have remained in England where Anthony was , as early as 1642 , a collector of assessments fo St James Parish,  Colchester. 
WILSON,  William [Colonel]  [Howard Allied Surname]
Born 1646 [Va or England] Arrival date of Wilsons unknown. Member of the House of Burgesses, JP and County Lt for Eliz City County; Naval Officer for Lower James 1699-1710. A Succesful merchant of Hampton County, Va, he accumulated a large estate and his plantation was called  ìCeelysî and was in Elizabeth City County, Va]. He married Jane Surname Unknown. His daughter Mary Wilson had three marriages. The first was to  William ROSCOW through which our direct line continues. But William Roscow died in 1700 leaving two small children, who were then step fathered by Miles Cary, the namesake son of our immigrant Cary and his wife Anne TAYLOR and he was 2nd husband to Mary. Mary third married to Dr Archibald BLAIR of Williamsburg. He too had three marriages, with only one of his four children being certain in their matrilineage. There then exists the possibility that any of these three BLAIR children are Mary Wilson's own. Elizabeth Blair, one of these three Blair children of uncertain matrilineage,  herself  produced  a son , John BOLLING , who married Martha Jefferson, sister to Thomas Jefferson, Pres US.

HILL, Thomas   [Howard Allied Surname]
HILL, Thomas is the first documentable  Hill in his ascendancy. Thomas Hill patented land in Potomac, 1657. He married Mary Piersey in 1638, the bride being dtr of our first know American immigrant, Hon Abraham Piersey, defined above. Thomas Hill and Mary Piersey had several children, among them, John Hill [inherited the plantation known as ìessex lodgeî who married Martha Whitmere [ as per Cole, Robert Franklin, ì The Capt. A.B. Cole genealogyî   , 1964] Mary Piersey Hill, widow,  after married [said to be Sept 1657] to Thomas Bushrod. 

While there is much in the literature stating that the Capt Hill who married Mary Piercey has ascendancy to John Hill [will recorded Dec 9 1670] , there is some question as to its fact. The question in ascendancy involves a confusing scenario regarding  Essex Lodge and one Thomas Hill who married Eleanor Charles, and who claimed his ascendancy, by deed, to John Hill [will made dec 9 1670] allowing for the possibility that ThomasHill married Mary Piersey in 1638  does NOT have the ascendancy as often shown to John  Hill , whose Will was recorded Dec 9 1670. He may in fact be the son of  Edward Hill  of Elizabeth City, died  Virginia 15 May 1624, married Mary Boyle, but this has not been proven. 

Thomas Hill's Great grandaughter  Lydia Hansford HILL [ born York County,Virginia Colony 1720, and died in 1755 ] married Richard Cole, Esq. , decendant of our first known Cole , Hon William., below. The Hill/Cole union involves the 
 recently discovered ascendancy of Jabus Everett McGehee of the Civil War .

ROSCOW,  William  [Howard Allied Surname]
Born 1664 in Chorley, Lancashire, England, it is unsure when he came, but he died at his estate ìBlunt Pointî Warewick County, in 1700/ He married Mary Wilson and died when  their children were still young .  His widow remarried in 1702 to Miles Cary who was then step father to our direct of this line. Miles Cary is  the namesake son of our immigrant Cary and his wife Anne TAYLOR, and this son Miles was  brother to both Bridgett Cary Basset and Thomas Cary married Mary Pleasants, both of whom Carys are in our direct lines.  Miles Cary and Ann Taylor  are thus   triple ancestors. 

COLE, William [Honorable]   [Howard Allied Surname]
Known ancestor born 1638, and said by some to have been born in Virginia,  but this is not yet proven through primary records [by this writer] .  His father is probably William of Tillingham,Essex,England. Our  William's four wives include Ann Digges, dtr of the Va Gov, but it is his following wife, and third spouse, Martha LEAR who produced the progeny direct to our line. William  was the  nearest neighbor of our direct immigrant Miles Cary, and he was also Miles' succesor as leading man in Warwick County. His Estate, Boldrup, on Warwick River, was acquired from Sir William Berkeley and Dame Frances. 3 March 1674 became member Governorís Council, 22 Oct 1689 attained office of Sec of State[ -the position next in importance to governor " William Cole bought, 1671, the 'Bolthrupe"' plantation of 1350 acres lying on the Warwick River between 'Denbigh,'  the Mathews plantation, and 'Windmill Point,' the seat of the Carys. In addition, on 20 April 1685 Cole acquired 1433 acres laying largely in Warwick County but partly in Elizabeth City, ' commonly called Newport News according to the most ancient and lawful bounds.' This was the major portion of a grant to the heirs of Daniel Gookin, who had settled at Newport News, March 1621/22. It extended along the James River from its mouth approximately four miles."  He bought his estate from Gov Berkeley and was staunch supporter of the Gov in Baconís Rebellion 1676. On Jan 17 1690/1 he was appointed Secretary to the Gov but did not long survive in office ìAfter more than 17 years of public service Secretary Cole petitioned the King to be relieved from his offices, complaining that ë he was lately much decayed in strength and bodyí, and was ëincapable to serve their Majesties as he ought toí [also that 'a deep melancholy had siezed himî' ] 'His petition granted, he died soon therafter and was buried on his beloved ëBoldumî where there is still to be seen the massive marble slab bearing his Coat of Arms and the inscription ending with the impressive epitaph î Unspotted on ye bench, untaynted on ye barî ì
Honorable William Cole, born 1638, died 4 march 1694. 

McGehee , William  [Howard Allied Surname]
 William McGehee is present in Virginia records April 1653 where he appears in the headright of a William Hoccaday as William MackGahye and in 1658 in York , York County Virginia in court testimony  as William McGahee. Although no evidence exists to support it, our known ancestor Thomas MackGehee is felt to be his son. William's probable son  is associated with the area surronding Williamsburg,  the founding of which that son, and perhaps this father,  witnessed  [Jamestown had burned yet again and its population abandoned it ,  retreating to a more favorable, less swampy locale in 1699] . Thomas MackGehee, the probable son and certainly our earliest assured  McGhee,  first appears in the records of Virginia in 1689; His extant will of 1727 in St John's Parish , King William County, near Williamsburg shows he died a wealthy man and with many children. For many years it was felt that Thomas  was our first immigrant McGehee, and that he had been born James MacGregor. Contemporary thought is that he is the son of William of the Headright, as above shown, and that it is  William who was born James MacGregor, though the MacGregor connection is not able to be proved.  It is , however, known exactly who the James MacGregor was, son of a chief of a  branch of MacGregors, who is known to have emmigrated to Virginia but who does not appear in records there. This emmigration occured during the outlaw of the MacGregor name,  and it is felt James MacGregor was forced to change his name. James MacGregor's father was the chief of a branch of the Gregor clan who were known, due to their hunted and wild existence in the Highlands, as "Children of the mist", or, in Gaellic "MacEagh". Because the current chief MacGregor has ascendancy, as did his father Sir Gregor MacGregor, to James MacGregor's older brother, the European ascendancy of our McGehee family is documented , if one accepts the McGehee MacGregor connection, through the mists of time and Scotland's Highlands. Our American McGehees travel down 8 generations to our last direct of the family Frances Beatrice McGehee of East Alabama, wife to Jonathan Patterson "Pat" Howard. She is Ben Howards mother, this writer's Great Grandmother.  See also  Williamsburg , Virginia, and our colonial family there. 

FLEMING, John  [Howard Allied Surname]
 He first appears  in the Records of the Land Office in Richmond VA in 1653. . His son Charles married Susannah TARLETON. 
LEAR, John [Col]   [Howard Allied Surname]  arrived 1656 to Virginia, settled Nansemond County
Like many of our male Virginia Carys, he was known by his title in the local military establishment. He is probably of the Devonshire Family of the Lear name . John Lear was  member House of Burgesses 1666 and Member Gov Council,  1683.  He married four times, but evidence of children exists only with his first marriage, a woman known only as a widow ìMrs Mary Bastardî. John Cole died in 1706. Daughter Martha married Hon William Cole [1638-1693/4]. 

JONES, Richard [Howard Allied Surname] 
will proved 12 November, 1660. Of York County, Va. Present unknown amount of time before . He however ammassed an impressive Virginia estate, left to his sole surviving heir Elizabeth. 
Dtr Elizabeth married Thomas Hansford of York County, Martyr to Baconís Rebellion. 
Her position as daughter and sole heir is substantiated through extant indenture and also the will of Richard Jones, her father. Although she did have two brothers, they predeceased her, leaving her providing substantial fortune to her husband, who himself is clearly named through indenture .  By the time of Baconís Rebellion, in which her husband played large part and for which he was executed, she had born five children, included among them Elizabeth Hansford, first wife of Richard Burt. Elizabeth Hansford is clearly identified in her mother Elizabeth Jones Hansfordís will. 

WHITMERE, Martha  [Howard Allied Surname]
Child born 1660 York County , Va
Martha Whitmere, wife to John Hill [son of Thomas Hill and  Mary Piersey Hill Bushrod, the dtr of Abraham Piersey, our first American Immigrant thus far encountered] is not well defined. She is said [ by Cole, Robert Franklin, ì The Capt. A.B. Cole genealogyî, 1964] to have been the mother of Samuel Hill born  in 1660, in York County, Va., thus placing her in that county and that time frame. Coleís reliance for her surname is not known, and she is not there further defined. 

TARLETON, Stephen  [Howard Allied Surname]
 Present in New Kent, Va 1661 when daughter Susanna was born [St. Peter's Parrish] . He was born 1637,  probably in England. Dtr Susanna married John FLEMING

Present from England to Virginia by 1661 in which year  he is  found the Minister of Westover Parish and Hampton Parish in York County, Va 1661. He had been Rector of Alderton, Northans, from 1634 until sequestered by Parliamentary Committee. He was of Hampton Parish, York County, and his will dated 4 March 1684, was  probated 24 July 1690. His wife is unknown. 
His father Sir John Folliott had been knighted 10 June 1603. His mother was Elizabeth AYLMER.  Sir Johnís own father was Thomas Folliot  of Pirton County Worcestor; The Foliots were Lords of Fenwick and Foliots Fee, County York in time of William the Conqueror. 
Dtr Elizabeth [eldest dtr and Relict of Josias Moody] 2nd married Charles Hansford. This 2nd union  produced our direct line progeny.

BURT, Richard [Howard Allied Surname]
Will 1744 Virginia. Felt born Va 1665, but under research. 
Our first documentable Burt appears with Richard who married Elizabeth Hansford, dtr of the Hansford Martyr of Baconís Rebellion.  Richard Burt is felt by Burt researchers to have been born ca 1665 in Virginia. His ascendancy and exact place of birth is not truly known. Burt researchers provide documentation of many Burts present in Virginia prior to his given birth year. His will,  (1744/5) was probated Nov 18th 1745 York County. A Richard Burt was living in Charles River County, Colonial Virginia in 1642 which in 1649 became Gloucester County.

Elizabeth Burt who married Samuel Hill in 1719 is often presented as their daughter, but Richard Burtís will does not substantiate that, though her absence there does not refute entirely the possibility. The events of her life make her far more likely a granddaughter. There are many grandchildren in Richard Burt Srís will, among them Elizabeth Burt, but whose child she is is not made clear. 

 It is felt to this researcher that  she is the daughter of Richard Burt Jr, who married Catherine Moody. However primary evidence to substantiate this continues. 

PLEASANTS, John  [Howard Allied Surname]
Emigrated to Va ca 1665 ; settled Henrico County. He was  an original landed proprietor and attorney. The PLEASANTS family remains direct to us for four generations, and until the marriage of Mary Pleasants to CHarles Logan  in 1779. The PLEASANTS family were influential in Virginia, and our direct line included many PLEASANTS plantation owners, Quaker, of great wealth. 

MILNER, Anne  [Howard Allied Surname]
Unknown ascendancy.  Present Virginia 1680s substantiated by birth of daughter Dorothy CARY there.

BAYTOP [BAYSTROP], Ann [Howard Allied Surname]
This frequently presented wife to Thomas MACKGEHEE does not appear verified in any place where she is mentioned that I have found. When presented as Thomas MACKGEHEE's wife, her marriage date appears both as 1676 and 1688 and the marriage is said to have occured in Virginia, while Ann is said to be the daughter of Thomas Bastrop born about 1638 in England, and Thomas Bastrop's wife, Unknown PELL. Ann Baytop and documentation supporting the BAYTOP inclusion in this surname roster is underway. 

EMLEN, George  [Howard Allied Surname]
To Philadelphia in 1682 from England with William Penn. Jordan details that  as per George Emlen's sons, George himself  was early orphaned, placed in the care of his Presbyterian Aunt, converted to Quakerism while in England, was disowned by his aunt, and so to make his way in the world came with William Penn on Penn's first trip to his colony.  Jordan further informs that on On 12mo. 3, 1687-8, George Emlen "Vintner", received a Proprietory grant of  property on the north side of Chestnut street,  between Second and Third streets. He subsequently acquired additional land adjoining and also on Sassafras street, by which name  Race street was formerly known. He married twice, first to Eleanor ALLEN, dtr of Penn's commissioner, and second to Hannah GARRETT through which marriage our line is traced.George Emlen, I, was a success in the Pennsylvania colony. Hannah Garrett and George Emlen's son George continues our line. George Emlen II married Mary HEATH, an esteemed minister of the society of friends, and they had Hannah EMLEN. This daughter  married William LOGAN, Penn's Secretary. Hannah Emlen Logan is the last of our Emlen Directs. 

REED, Charles  [Howard Allied Surname]
Said by some to be born about 1660 in Burlington NJ. Father said to be Thomas of that place. The history of Quaker occupation of Burlington and its environs seems to disallow his birth in that place, but he may have been associated with it before his marriage 1690, in neighboring Bucks County, Penna

CHILD, Amy    [Howard Allied Surname]
Alone Bought 500 acres from Penn, came to  America between 1681-1686 it appears. She later married Charles Reed. Ascendancy under research. See Bucks County and our Ancestors involved there


GARRETT , William  [Howard Allied Surname]
Apparantly emmigrated to Darby , Penna. sometime before  1694.  Daughter Hannah married 1694 in Philadelphia

KIRK, Ann  [Howard Allied Surname]
Apparantly emmigrated to Darby , Penna. sometime before  1694 with husband William Garrett.  Daughter Hannah married 1694 in Philadelphia. Ann's ascendancy is under research.

ROSCOW, Mary [Howard Allied Surname]
This  surname in the recently discovered ascendancy of Jabus Everett McGehee of the Civil War  is under research. What is known at present is that Mary Roscow was born Blunt Point,Warwick County,Virginia in 1694. She married Colonel William COLE, and she died in 1750.

LOGAN, James  [Howard Allied Surname]
Arrived Phily 1699.
James Logan, a poor Quaker, emmigrated as William Penn's secretary and in company of same on Penn's second and final voyage to his Colony.  As William Penn's Secretary, this central and most prominent of Early Pennsylvania Citizens: agent, book-keeper, steward, Surveyor and Receiver General, Councillor, and later Judge and Governor, early, and largely due to his role as Surveyor, became 'the wealthiest man in the colonies" and his book collection, the then largest in all the colonies, was often accessed by a young Ben Franklin, and was by James Logan presented to the city of Philadelphia. It is because of James Logan, a remarkably able diplomat  acting on behalf of his employer with the native American population, that the Mingo Chief James Logan took that name. It is also because of him that the Delaware [Lenni Lenape] felt cheated in "the Walking Treaty" , were forced to the west, encountered the French in the Ohio Valley, and came back in the 1750s to terrorize the frontier and sparsely inhabited interior of colonial Pennsylania. He also is credited with being the inventor of the Conestoga wagon, bringing worth beyond  now understood alliance  with our other pioneering American lines. Beyond being an avid reader, he was a writer in Scientific Journals, a translator of texts from Latin, and , as a result of his guidance to Linneaus in botanical knowledge, his close friend and correspondant, "had named for  him an order of herbs and shrubs 'Loganiaceae', containing thirty genera in over three hundred and fifty species. He was a close student of scientific phenomena and contributed a number of papers, now in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, on the result of his scientific observations " [John W Jordan, L.LD, Colonial & Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania; Geneological and Personal Memoires, Vol. I]  His line does not appear, as some will claim, to align directly with the Logans of Restalrig  in which line existed the 7th Laird of Restailrig,  dug from his grave, hauled into court,  and posthumously attainted  being found guilty of conspiracy  to  kidnap James VI of Scotland, later James I , of England in the earliest years of the 17th century. That Logan line rises directly to the the protective and intimate side of the Scots Kings of the  early14th century  and  misty,  unsubstantiated claims are made that Admiral Logan of the late 14th married a [Claimed , Unlikely ,  Unproven and probably mythological Wife  and Daughter]  Stewart Princess, dtr of Robert II Scotland.
James Logan does, however,  rise through his maternal heritage into the Peerage of Scotland and some of its most notable names, including DUNDAS, DOUGLAS, HAMILTON , FRASER, De HAYA, HOME etc. See Pennsylvania and our Pennsylvanians, Philadelphia and our Philadelphians, and Our Peers and Royals Within the Vines.
James Logan's son William Logan, also our direct, continued service to the Penn family, acting as provincial councellor and their attorney.

HEATH, Robert  [Howard Allied Surname]
Came from Staffordshire, England, about 1701.

HERR, Hans  [Mennonite Bishop]  and wife  [Swope Allied Surname]
This is the earliest of our Known Swope and Allied Ancestors.  Bishop Herr and his wife arrived 1709/10 settling along the  south side of Pequa Creek, Lancaster, PA [then the western frontier] where he  and other mennonites purchased 10,000 acres of land .This famous Bishop among mennonites is abundantly studied in history and geneology. He led his beleaguered people , with their painful history of abuse, toruture , exile, imprisonment and killings, first to England, and then to the new world, and settled them on the far reaches of the frontier.The home , now a museaum, bearing the Hans Herr name in Lancaster County in fact was built by his son, also a bishop, in 1719, and it was used as a house of worship as well. This home is the oldest remaining mennonite church in America, despite the presencee of other Mennonites earlier on in Germantown, now Philadelphia itself. At  the time of his emmigration he was in his 7th decade; His wife was 5 years his junior. See relevant page  explaining briefly why our Mennonites are our First American Immigrants of the Swope and Allied ascendancy. 

    KUNDIG, Barbel , wife to Hans Herr [SwopeAllied Surname]
      Arrived with her husband Hans Herr. Her nephew was Martin Kendig, who brokered the deal with Penn, and was  the land agent for the  settlement to which the Mennonites repaired on arrival. Martin encouraged and assured the settling of the Huguenots on the Pequea  by his people, the first of which was  Madame Marie FERREE, a woman whose own history is 
      remarkable and whose descendants often appear marrying into our allied families.
BAR, Anna [SwopeAllied Surname]
Arrived 1717 with her husband Abraham Herr [son of Bishop Hans Herr] to Penna in 1709/10. See Relevant Webpages herein Our Mennonites of Lancaster County

BRENNEMAN Melchior  [BROENNIMANN/] [SwopeAllied Surname]
Arrived  24 Aug 1717 Via The Port Of Philadelphia, Pa. , died New Danville, Lancaster, Penna, Despite this Ship record and year, some say "One of the oldest settlers in Lancaster Co., Pa., and is mentioned as early  as 1709." did he cross twice? He was Mennonite, and strongly allied with the Herr family. Several Mennnites made the crossing more than once in order to bring others of their faith to their new world. See Relevant Webpages herein Our Mennonites of Lancaster County

Brubaker, Barbara [SwopeAllied Surname]
Her husband Rudolf HERR was born in 1701, and she is said to be born the same year. Their children are noted being born commencing in the early 1720s in Lancaster County, Penna. It is not known if she married her husband in America or not; It is  assumed that he came with his father 1717 to America to join Rudolf's grandfather Bishop Hans Herr.

MOODY, Philip [Capt] [Howard Allied Surname]
Capt Philip MOODY is the first of our known Moodys, he is not yet well defined and remains under research. There exists the possibility he descends from ' Dr. Giles Mode', a Frenchman, whose name was corrupted into Moody, and who is the founder of that family in Virginia, settling  in York County about 1650. Active research further identifying Philip Moody is underway. 
Philip Moody's will was presented to York County , Virginia Court  March 21st 1719/20 , by his wife and executrix Elizabeth. The will mentions two plantations, and involves numerous slaves. It involves lands in York,  Warwick & James City Counties. 
According to The Burt Family Webpages, maintained by Barbara Goodson,   "the will of Captain Philip Moody (York County, VA records # 15, Orders, Wills, etc., 1716-1720, parts 1 & 2, pages 577-578) identifies two daughters (Elizabeth and Catherine) who married Burt men, and names his granddaughters Martha Burt, Elizabeth Burt, and Judith Burt. "
Catherine Moody, daughter of Philip ,  married Richard Burt, son of also  Richard Burt [our earliest known Burt]  and Catherin Moody Burt is  felt but not yet proven the mother of Elizabeth Burt who married Samuel Hill ca 1719.  Some genealogies instead have Elizabeth Burt married Hill  a sister to Richard who married Catherine Moody, thus being Catherine Moody Burt's sister in law,  but the events of Elizabeth Burt Hill 's life and the timeframe in which they occur seem to make this less likely. 

LINE , John  [LEIN / LYNE / LEIHN] [SwopeAllied Surname]
Naturalized October 14, 1729. John Line was Elder of the earliest Reformed Church, which at first was called The Hill Church and later Hellers, now officially called Salem. Heller's Church had its origin in the year 1725, the same year John Line's daughter married Johannes SWOPE, born Germany, and son of YOST SWOPE our immigrant , found below.

See map of Germany detailing the regions there in which the immigrants European Homes are identified
See Historical Context of the first Wave of German Immigrants to America

SWOPE,Yost  [Schwab] [SwopeAllied Surname]
Emmigrated, it is thought, ca 1720 with his wife and  children, one of whom was Johannes Swope, and Yost is long regarded as the first of any Swope on American soil. This family settled in Lancaster County. His daughter,  Anna Elisabetha Schwab Riehm (Ream) had emmigrated with her husband Johann Eberhard Riehm in 1717, and although she had given up her Surname, this truly first Swope no doubt contributed to her parent's decision to relocate here. Son John Swope married as his first wife Dorothea Line, son of John Line , immigrant . He appears in two life frame context, and the reason for these variants are discussed in detail at his own page, in link through his name. 
See map of Germany detailing the regions there in which the immigrants European Homes are identified
See Historical Context of the first Wave of German Immigrants to America

WOLFHARDT, Anna Katharine [SwopeAllied Surname]
[ Yost's wife as Identified in Swope Book of Remembrance]  arrived with her husband in 1720. See Yost Swope  for my lingering questions regarding her identification
MAYFIELD, Abraham  [Howard Allied Surname]
This  surname in the recently discovered ascendancy of Jabus Everett McGehee of the Civil War is under research. At present, information is limited to Abraham Mayfield and his wife Ann being mentioned as parents to Martha Mayfield who  married Zimri TATE of Louisa County Virginia. Zimri TATE died in Elbert County Georgia, having   served with Washington at Valley Forge. Martha's first child known to this researcher was born Nancy TATE 29 Jul 1769, and in Louisa County Virginia,  making the time frame for Abraham Mayfield  at the latest the early 1730s. This Mayfield family , apparantly of Louisa County Virginia, is under research. 

Ellitt [ELLIT/ELLIS]  , Elizabeth  [Howard Allied Surname]
This wife to Samuel McGehee died 1745 in Virginia. Samuel McGehee and his wife, Elizabeth, joined others in a deed, July 15, 1735, conveying the wifeís interest in 217 acres of land in Hanover County which she had inherited from her mother, Susan Ellit making the Ellit line present in Hanover County before that time. At times she is called the daughter of Susan Ellis, and appears in both forms of the name in family research of her descendants. The reason for this is not yet understood to me. This  surname in the recently discovered ascendancy of Jabus Everett McGehee of the Civil War is under research.

DOTTERER, George Philip [Sometimes found as George Philip DUDRA]  [SwopeAllied Surname]
Died 1741 Frederick Township, Philadelphia County, Penna. His wife, Veronica   died 1752 Frederick Twp., Philadelphia  [no anscendancy known for her]  Surname precense to 1726: This husband and wife team came from Germany to Penna. Their son Michael died in FrederickTownship, Montgomery County, Penna. in 1786. [Montgomery County is located approximately twenty miles west of Center City Philadelphia, and the county was formed in 1784 from Philadelphia]  Michael's daughter,  our direct, Anna Sophia, was born In Philadelphia in 1726. She died in Littlestown Penna in 1790.
His birthplace in Europe is not known. 
See Historical Context of the first Wave of German Immigrants to America

FISHER, Anna Maria . [SwopeAllied Surname]
Present   by 1726 when she bore Anna Sophia DOTTERER in Philadelphia to her husband Michael DOTTERER, son of George Philip Dotterer, above mentioned immigrant.Anna Maria and her husband are said to have married in Pennsylvania.  [no anscendancy known for her]  She died 1781 in FrederickTownship, Montgomery County, Penna.

McCURDY, James   [SwopeAllied Surname]
Arrived married to Polly Cooke and in her presence to Va from Ireland as early as 1720, but the date of emmigration and the ship remains a mystery.  They resided in Salisbury Township, York County in 1731. The boat on which they came was apparently headed for Penna, but winds and fortune are said to have taken them first to Va. His Grandfather had been forced to flee the Isle of Bute, Scotland, with his brothers in 1666 and amidst a blinding snowstorm on an open boat, due to the persecution of the Presbyterians and a failed uprising by them. This grandfather, Petheric "of the Cairn" McCurdy, married Margaret STEWART whose own family had escaped the Isle of Bute the generation before. Margaret STEWART is the 7th Great Granddaughter of Robert II Stewart, King of Scotland, and it is through her that our royal lines are gained. See Relevant Page herein "Our Irish Within the Vines" and McCurdy Title Page linked from James' name above, James McCurdy's own geneological pages, as well as Our Peers and Royals Within The Vines

COOKE, Polly  wife to James McCurdy above, and emmigrated with her husband [SwopeAllied Surname]
SPANGLER [Spengler] Hans Kasper [SwopeAllied Surname]
Arrived on William and Sarah from Rotterdam to Phily in Sept 1727, this ship also carrying Yost Swopeís son Hans Jorg &  his family. Found as Casper Spangler in his will [probated York Co, Pa  28 April 1760], he is the pioneer Spengler To America, His Brothers And Their Wives Followed. 
Casper and his new wife Judith forged into the wilderness west of the Penna's  Susquehanna. Among their children, sons Jonas [direct to study] and Rudolph, located before 1738, on @ 700 acres 7 miles west of Codorus Creek, on land received of their father and on the Little Codorus Creek, on the "Conococheague Road" now the York/G-burg Turnpike, all then in Co of Lancaster ( as York didnít yet exist ). Casper Spangler figures in the history of Digges Choice, on lands disputed between the Maryland and Pennsylvania Proprietors never truly resolved until  the Mason Dixon survey. ìA few years after Caspar's occupation of his first plantation the notorious Col. Thomas Cressap and others, under authority from the Governor of Maryland, and in virtue of an alleged patent to the latter from the King of Great Britain, assumed the right to oust by force the German settlers west of the Susquehanna with the purpose of occupying these fertile lands themselves. For years an armed conflict was waged. The invaders were finally ejected and peace restored. In an indictment found against these encroachers mention is made of the lands in the 'quiet and possession'  of Caspar Spengler. A detailed account of this famous Maryland  intrusion and war will be found under the title of Henry Spengler. ì [Edward W. Spangler ìThe Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spenglerî 1896. ]  Lydia Spangler, great grandaughter of the immigrant, was born 1785  in Pardise tsp, York CO, and died in Gettysburg, Adams Co., 1841,  the wife of Adam Swope. 
The Spangler family defined by Edward W Spangler in 1896 provides ascendancy back through Germany and Switzerland to George Spengler who  accompanied the Bishop of Wurzburg and the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa on the Crusade of 1189. Both he and the Bishop died of the plague and were buried in the church of St Peter, Antioch, 1190. George, born in the year 1150, is the earliest known Spengler.
 See Digges Choice and our Settlers there 
See Our Peers and Royals Within the Vines 
See map of Germany detailing the regions there in which the immigrants European Homes are identified
ZIEGLER, Judith  [adopted dtr of Martin Ziegler] [SwopeAllied Surname]
Arrived in sept 1727 with her husband Casper Spengler/ Spangler, above

HOKE, "Jacob" Johann Jacob [Hock]   [SwopeAllied Surname]

Arrived with his first wife said to be Anna Maria Susannah SCHINDLER, on the Mortonhouse into Philadelphia from Rotterdam 24 August 1728, settling first Lancaster City, Penna where he was a weaver and Minister. She died in Lancaster County. He moved to York County where he died. He married Anna Margaretha Surname Unknown between 1732-33 in York County. Johann Jacob was one of several children of his parents to emmigrate. For this reason, the study of this line is best begun with his father, who remained in Germany.See also  map of Germany detailing the regions there in which the immigrants European Homes are identified and the  Historical Context of the first Wave of German Immigrants to America
Anna Margaretha SURNAME UNKNOWN , wife to Jacob Hoke   [SwopeAllied Surname]
(Surname purported by some as  MUELLER, by others as WEISS, and by others as  SCRIVER either by birth or by previous marriage. )  Present by 1732-33 when she married her husband in York County, Pennsylvania.  Her ascendancy, birthdate and place is unknown, but she produced many children with her husband, among whom is our direct. She is among Cynthia's Most Wanted

EICHELBERGER , Frederick [Johann Phillip Friederich]    [SwopeAllied Surname]

With his  first wife, Anna Barbara DOEMERS  or Doerners, and  four children, arrived on Ship Albany from Rotterdam via Cowes 1 sept 1729. They set off to settle the banks of the Pequea in Lancaster County. She died after producing one more child. He 2nd married  Magdalena BECKER and they lived on the Digges Choice. tract, near Hanover, York county, Pennsylvania. See map of Germany detailing the regions there in which the immigrants European Homes are identified , also  Historical Context of the first Wave of German Immigrants to America and York County and Our York Countians

Anna Barbara DOEMERS  or Doerners, born probably  Germany region of Ittlingen, Sinzheim, Baden, Germany. Arrived with her husband and children 1728. She died bet. 1729 and 1738 Hanover, York County, Pa. on what was then known as the Digges Choice tract. 

BENTZ,  Johannes      [SwopeAllied Surname]
Arrived 1732 to Phila Resided Manchester Twp. , now West Manchester Township, York County, Penna, where he died in 1778. He married Anna Magdalena, evidenced by a deed of sale in which she is mentioned, whose surname is unknown, and it is not known to me if she was born in America or in Europe. Their son Peter married Anna Maria Humrickhausen, daughter of our immigrant of that name. Peter and his brother Michael, frequently mistaken his father, are among Our Patriots within the Vines . See History of and Introduction to the Bentz Name and family study , also  See map of Germany detailing the regions there in which the immigrants European Homes are identified. See, too, Historical Context of the first Wave of German Immigrants to America, and York County and Our York Countians.

TROXELL, Peter   [Trachsel]     [SwopeAllied Surname]
Arrived Phily 1733 with his wife Juliana Catharina TRAUTHAGER and Peter and Juliana Catharina first settled in  Egypt, Pa, then in Bucks County [now Lehigh] , and then moved 5 miles away to the lower Jordan Valley where they were first settlers of this region of now Lehigh County. After12 Jan 1754 they removed to settleFrederick County, Md. which borders Adams County, Penna on its southern aspect in the region near Littlestown. Their son, our direct, Daniel accompanied them on their ship as a boy, and later joined his parents with his own family , living near  Littlestown, Adams County, Penna. [the oldest 'laid out' town of that county] .   Daniel's son , named John,  is credited with building the first home in Gettysburg. See Bucks Couty and our persons there regarding his generation, also also Maryland our Marylanders and Adams County and our Adams Countians regarding his progeny  in our direct line. Regarding Europe for Peter, see See map of Germany detailing the regions there in which the immigrants European Homes are identified. See, too,  Historical Context of the first Wave of German Immigrants to America.

TRAUTHAGER, Juliana Catharina    [SwopeAllied Surname]
Acompanied her husband Peter Troxell above to America. She died in Emmitsburg Maryland. See her husband's entry above and seeBucks Couty and our persons there. See also Maryland our Marylanders. 
QUICKEL, Johann Michael    [SwopeAllied Surname]
Arrived on Perth-Amboy, 19 October 1736, in company of his two brothers [Johann Philippus, Johann George] . He married first to Barbara Mueller in Conestoga twp, Lancaster County, and had progeny not direct to us in that union. He is listed as yeoman and teacher.   In Church Records of First Reformed Congregation at Lancaster, Penna is found the record of  Michael Quickel,widower, m. Barbara Bauer, widow,  on June 2, 1761. He died Dover Township, York, Penna 18 Dec 1787. This is the founder of Quickel's church, Conewago Twp, York County, Penna. His son Johannes [John] , our direct, married Elisabeth Brenneman. Their stone home is still evident  East Manchester tsp , York county, a charming cornerstone with fracture art naming the owners and the year 1824. John is responsible for many of the finest among beautiful  fraktur gravestones in York County, not limited to Quickle's church cemetery. Michaelís own was designed and executed by his son and is found in the cemetery of the church Michael founded, where many of our descendants  rest. 
See map of Germany detailing the regions there in which the immigrants European Homes are identified. See, too,  Historical Context of the first Wave of German Immigrants to America, and York County and Our York Countians
Barbara Bauer [Bohmer] , widow , at the time of her marriage. Many researchers calls her a SNAVELY, but the source for this is never made clear and the surname unverified. Her marriage record calls her the widow Bauer,  In John Quickel's will he mentions two stepchildren: Henry Bohmer, and Mary m. Philip Miller. She died testate 18 Apr 1802.

BECKER, Magdalena [Maria Magdalena ]    [SwopeAllied Surname]
Present Lancaster County 1738 at which time she married Frederick Eichelberger. Her birth  date uncertain, some say  ca 1715 Penna , others say she was born in Germay. If she WAS born in Penna, the date of her birth may correspond  to the Huguenot and Mennonite Settlement along the Pequea , along the banks of which resided her husband with his first wife. I have found no evidence of her precense there. She married her husband in Trinity Reformed Church in Lancaster County and she and her husband died near Hanover, Pennsylvania. They had settled on Digges Choice.

BENDER, Jacob [the Senior] [Penter]    [SwopeAllied Surname]
Appears to have arrived in Philadelphia in 1738. He was a cordwaine in Philadelphia. His son, also named Jacob, married Catharine /Anna SCHNEIDER, and they produced our direct, sister to the Bender brothers who founded Bendersville, Adams County Pennsylvania. This last of our Benders was born Elizabeth Bender in 1752 in York (now Adams Co) Penna and died 9 Dec 1826, in the region near her brother's town,  wife to Jacob Miehls [Meals] son of Johann Samuel Miehls [Meals], below mentioned.  See map of Germany detailing the regions there in which the immigrants European Homes are identified. See, too,  Historical Context of the first Wave of German Immigrants to America. See Philadelphia and our Philadelphians. regarding our immigrant. See Adams County and our Adams Countians regarding his progeny.

MEALS  , Johann Samuel  [MUHL]    [SwopeAllied Surname] [Patriot] 
Arrived  Sept.26,1741 on the ship St. Mark. He died in what is now Adams County, Penna [Bendersville area]   Johann S Mihl is found on the DAR Plaque of Benders Church, Bendersville, Adams Co., Pa. He is one of Our Patriots within the Vines. His G G Grandaughter is the last of our Meals forebears  being the  Ella Blanche Meals who married Otto Charles Louis Reinecke, our last German immigrant. See relevant pages Adams County and Our Adams Countians

GYLOY, Maria Charlottha  [SwopeAllied Surname]
[according to many researchers this wife of Johann Samuel MEALS / MUHL above] accompanied him to america.  They were married Marxheim Evangelizch, Rheinland, Prussia as per descendant report. Her surname has not been verified nd I was not succesful in finding her grave, said to be Benderís Church Cemetery, Bendersville Penna]

KINDIGEN [probably the female form of Kindig]  [SwopeAllied Surname], 
Maria [Mary (Catharine)] Kindigen-athe Kiindigen surname may be the female form of the German Kindig -she married a Spangler; on her tombstone it says MARIA STINIA SPENGLER
Present in the region of York County now pertaining to Adams by 1743/4 when she married her husband Jonas Spangler. Her father was Martin Kindigen or Kindig. Relevant to York County and Our York Countians.

BOOKER, William M   [Howard Allied Surname]
The earliest known of our Bookers at present, William M was born in Amelia County, Virginia in 1745. He died in 1837 in Elbert County, Georgia. According to a study of Elbert County published in 1893, and in which several errors are found regarding the Booker entry, "The Bookers are of Welsh-Irish descent, and were among the oldest families of Virginia, settling there many years before the war of independence." Ascendancy for William M Booker is underway. 

SCHNEIDER, Catharine/Anna, Jacob Bender Jr' s wife,  [SwopeAllied Surname]
Present 1746 in York, York  County Pennsylvania [her marriage[ is said  to have been born in Penna  date unknown but ca 1726.

Arrived 1748 on SHip Judith to Penna. Initially residing in and around York county, Penna., John Humrickhouse  moved his family to Germantown, Pa., in 1771. Two sons and one son in law, married to our direct,  fought in the Revolution and our found in Our Patriots within the Vines.  .Son Peter would serve in the Revolution, and after crossing the Delaware to battle the Hessians was   named by Washington ìOfficer of the day to bury the Deadî.  Son John also served in the Revolution. 
The Humickhausen American infusion is brief in our lines, the dtr of  immigrant John and his wife Barbara, of whom no more is  known, being the parents of Anna Maria Humickhausen who in 1774 married Peter Bentz [patriot]  Lancaster, PA, First Reformed CongregationÝ, thus the Humickhausen line yielding within a quarter decade to that of Bentz. 

CREIGHTON, William  [SwopeAllied Surname]
Unknown date of arrival, but before 1752. An ad for an escaped indentured servant was posted by him in Leacock Township, Lancaster, PA.  in 1752. He is said to be of "Fermandaugh, Northern Ireland" ancestry.See Creighton Title page where history of the name  and the family is discussed. See also our Irish of the Vines

MOHLER, Elizabeth  [SwopeAllied Surname]
Born ca 1759 [64 at death 1 Sept 1823 according to newspaper clipping ] and she married her husband at present in unknown locale. Her ascendancy is under research. She was married to John TROXELL and it is unknown where she was born at present. They raised children in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania where her husband apparantly opened the first tavern in Gettysburg; Now the James Gettys Hotel. She died in Lancaster Co., Ohio where her husband and children in accompaniment  had gone. After her death, her husband returned to Getysburg. Her daughter Anna Maria Troxell, who never went to Ohio, married John H Slentz, and they lived in Adams county and Gettysburg borough. 

SNAVELY, Barbara[Surname not secure]  [SwopeAllied Surname]
Said to be Snavely, she was widow BAUER at the time of her marriage to Quickel, but Michael Quickel's will mentions stepson BOHNER.  Present Lancaster County by 1761 when she married in the Reformed Church there to Johann Michael Quickel, as his 2nd wife. Ascendancy unknown.

COFIELD , John   [HowardAllied Surname]
Born North Carolina in 1766. His Ascendancy is under research, but  may pertain to the Cofields of Virginia.

GRAY , Frances    [HowardAllied Surname]
Of Washington County, Ga, born ca 1760s

HOWARD , David P  [HowardAllied Surname]. See Howard Family Title Page.
Born Va 1780-1790. Resided in Powhatan County with wife.   Ascendancy under research. Likely an Old line of Virginia and possibly Maryland, his ascendancy is as yet elusive. The P  may befor Patterson, and a Patterson female may help uncover this line. Patterson is a middle name present in the direct line sons for three generations following him.

MOOR/MOORE , Martha born Md 1787  [SwopeAllied Surname]
[This grandmother to Judge Samuel McCurdy Swope, was born circa 1787 in Maryland according to Census. Her family is under research. I suspect her to be part of the Scotch Irish Settlement in the southern portion of Adams, in lands disputed by the mason dixon survey, and closely associated with the Manor of Maske . She was married at Piney Creek, near Emmitsburg, Md. to James McCurdy, grandson of the James McCurdy immigrant. He inherited  his portion of the McCurdyfarm that is out Route 15 near Marsh Creek and in southern Adams County, Penna. The church was further south and over the Penna/Md border. See Relevant Page herein "The Manor of Maske" She is among Cynthia's most Wanted.

BAUGHMAN, Christian    [SwopeAllied Surname]
Arrived  1791  and He was born 1755 Baden Baden, died 1802 in Adams county, Penna.

SCHNEBELE, Elizabeth [wife to Christian Baughman]  [SwopeAllied Surname]
born about 1762 Germany, she died 1861 at 99 years in Adams County, Penna and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery. She was wife to Christian Baughman
SLENTZ, John H  [SwopeAllied Surname]
Born 1792 in Penna.  He married Anna Maria Troxell in 1815 and they had many children, among them Henrietta Louisa Slentz who married Frederick Jacob Meals of Adams County who continues our direct line. This couple is not yet proven but may perhaps be  parents of John T Slentz in tenancy of the famed McPherson farm during the first day's fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg. Research to determine if this is true or not  continues.  See Adams County and our Adams Countians. See Gettysburg and Our Gettysburgians.

SIMPSON , James [HowardAllied Surname]
The earliest of this more recently discovered line  in the ascendancy, its earliest known member is at present , James Simpson. James  is currently found in records regarding his death in Oct of 1794 and in Wilkes County Georgia.  Dtr Easter was born about 1788 according to a later census involving her, and was a native of Wilkes County. James SIMPSON and his wife Lucy [currently of unknown surname] were likely present in Georgia for some time before the known 1788 birth of Easter Simpson there. Easter had several older, and younger siblings, one of whom, Elizabeth, appears to have been  her husband's first wife. 

FOWLER , James  [HowardAllied Surname]
Born South Carolina in 1806, emmigrated to Texas by 1850. Ascendancy Unknown.

WHITE , Eleanor  [HowardAllied Surname]
Born Houston County, Ga. 1820. Ascendancy under research.

CLAY,  Edith [HowardAllied Surname] [Surname under research] 
The wife to William M Booker was said, in an 1893 study of the history of Elbert County, Georgia , to have been born Edith Clay "aunt of the great commoner, Henry CLAY, whose name is so inseparably connected with the political history of the United States."  But Edith died 14 Feb 1822. Since the parents of Henry Clay are known to be John and Sarah Watkins Clay, and since in 1790, long before Edith's death, court records of Va show that Sarah Watkin' s father gave testimony that  his daughter Sarah "intermarried with John Clay, deceased, ....John Clay and his Brother Edward (are) the only Children or Issue of (my) Daughter" it is clear that this purported Aunt status of Edith to Henry Clay the statesman is not accurate. She may be a relative, however,  IF the surname CLAY for Edith can be verified. 

STAIR, Henry   [SwopeAllied Surname]
Born 3 Jan 1830,  presumably in Penna.  This ancestor is frustratingly hard to get hold of. He died too young to be head of household for any census, and no Stair family yields him.  His name may be an Americanized form of the German STOEHR, or STARR, but conversely he may be of British Isle ancestry, though this last scenario is less likely

REINECKE  Otto Charles  Louis   [SwopeAllied Surname]
Arrived Baltimore from Germany 1868 . He worked in many parts of the US, Washington DC, San Francisco, New Jersey...and also was a merchant marine to Australia where he led the men in charging the Captain with mistreatment on arrival to port.  He met his bride, a daughter  of two long line Adams County Pennsylvanians in DC, and his children were born in DC and Jersey City.

WILLIAMSON, Sarah  [HowardAllied Surname] 
Arrived 1917 to Ellis Island with her brother Willie, but he soon returned to Ireland. She met her future husband Ben Howard, a southern transplant and telegraph operator  in New York's  Manhattan and raised her children with her husband  in Colombus Heights,  although they lived for some years in New Jersey when the children were very young. She is our last immigrant .   See Our Irish Within The Vines

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