Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Welcome to my Genealogy Blog

 I have been fascinated with dead people for years now. My mother is to blame for it. She dabbled in her family history and actually wrote several family histories....I guess she did more than dabble, didn't she?! I helped her do some of the research at the SC State Archives and gradually became hooked on it myself. That started the ball rolling. Of course, I had to find out something about my father's family.

Well, all that was years ago and I have notebooks full of family history sheets, copies of censuses, handwritten notes from others interested in my family. Several years ago I decided I needed to be a little more organized, so I joined Ancestry.com and started my online tree. At present I have almost 6500 people in my main tree and still have information that hasn't been posted.

 My father's family surnames include Hill, Curlee, Burns, Parker, Allen, Harward (Howard), Little, Deas (Deese,Dees), Yates (Yeats), Hutson (Hudson), Barbee and several others. Most of these came from Virginia to North Carolina, specifically Anson, Union & Stanly Counties. I have come to a screeching halt with my Hill line, but I will tell you about that in another post.

 My mother's family surnames include Wilson, Brazell, Gulledge, Dial, Haithcock, Addison, Dunning and several others. As far as I know the Wilsons came from Scotland, but I have no documentation of that. The Wilson line is another that has me stymied. Most of the other families came from England. All of them settled in Lower Richland County SC.

 Since my family hasn't provided me with enough research , I have also begun work on my husband's line. But that is another post.

As I write to this blog, I hope some of this information is beneficial to you.


  1. Looking forward to seeing what you "dig up"!

  2. Hello, welcome to wonderful world of Geneablogging! You are joining quite a gathering!

    This looks like it made great steps and I look forward to your further posts.

    Any chance you can add follow by email option to your blog then all posts are dispatched automatically?