|Willam The Conqueror Beauclerc I is my direct ancestor (30 great Grand Father)William I of England or better known as “William the Conqueror” lived from 1027 to 1087 and was the son of the Duke of Normandy and King of England from 1066-1087. He married Matilda of Flanders. His rule had massive changes in the way of life for the English in many areas including church reform, peasantry, women’s roles and rights, and education. His reign was the last time England was conquered by a foreign power and his changes would bring many years of conflict within England. William had 9 well known children and there are sources that show several others including Henry I.|| Fergus of Galloway (King and Lord of Galloway, Scotland) (1110-1161) is my direct ancestor
(29th great grandfather)
Fergus of Galloway was King, or Lord, of Galloway from an unknown date (probably in the 1110s), until his death in 1161. He was the founder of that “sub-kingdom,” the resurrector of the Bishopric of Whithorn, the patron of new abbeys (Dundrennan Abbey), and much else besides. He became a legend after his death, although his actual life is clouded in mystery. He married Elizabeth of Scotland who was the daughter of Henry I and they had a son called Uchtred.
|Willam HARRELSON II is my direct ancestor my 7th great grandfather
|Maky Nance Hawkins HARRELSON (born Hawkins Whitefeather) WhiteFeather, is my direct ancestor my 7th great grandmotherof the Cherokee/Cheraw tribe.WhiteFeather lived during the time of persecution for the Cherokee and her people. Her tribe (The Cheraw) was absorbed into the Cherokee tribe when threatened of extinction. She passed down her heritage to her children, generation to generation, this is how it was done by her people. WhiteFeather refused the White Man’s way and the Census Rolls being taken. She chose to pass her heritage down with honor in the Old Way, the Cherokee way. I am honored to be her granddaughter, Cherokee, and proudly display it.The Southeast Culture area stretches from the Atlantic Ocean westward to the arid lands beyond the Trinity River in present-day Texas; and from the Gulf of Mexico northward to varying latitudes in the present-day states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina…..The majority of Indians in the Southeast at the time of Contact made their homes along river valleys in villages…village sites were frequently changed. It can be said that the people of the Southeast were farmers first, and hunters, gatherers, and fisherman second.
Information provided by Peter Brumana
“A great obstacle in researching our Indian ancestors is that Native Americans did not keep written records. And the few records kept by whites—often-unsympathetic whites—had more to do with warfare than genealogy. It is very hard for instance to go back to the late 18th century and find a record of Mr. Blue Owl of the Cherokee, Saponi, or Tuscarora Nation. …
My Note: For those of us who descend from Appalachia Indian Ancestors, we continue the search for our long lost American Indian Ancestors. The hard core skeptics say we shouldn’t rely on what we know to be true in our hearts, our Indian Heritage. We shouldn’t rely on those stories of our Indian Ancestors that have been handed down through the generations, nor should these stories be given any weight in your family heritage and genealogy. We should use only “documented” records. Family is not just cold hard facts stored on pieces of paper. Family is also in the stories, telling us who and what our ancestors were, the lives they lived. Family is in our hearts and traditions. Let us hope we never lose sight of that.
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