Sorry I clicked the wrong button.
Thomas and lavina johnson have another daughter Louisa Johnson. She married
George Astin. They had William Astin (my 2nd great grandfather).
The big problem with this family is the fact that I cannot find any
information on Thomas or Lavina. I cannot find where they were born, their
parents, Lavina's maiden name, or where they were buried (although we have a
pretty good idea). I would love to know more about this family! If you know
anything about them I would apprectiate it enormously!
If you have any of these surnames in your family, I would be glad to get
connected with you and share information. Thank you!
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Sent: Mon, Mar 14, 2011 18:58:42 GMT+00:00
Subject: New member
I am a new member and am hoping this group will help me out with my
genelogical research. I have been researching avidly since 2003 and have
extended my family line quite a ways, but there a still a few lines that I
have had trouble on. I will try to give you a quick run down of my family
lines and what I know of them (off of the top my head as I do not have the
information at hand at this moment).
On my father's side I have surnames of Ragsdale, Atkins, Rebman, Sickling,
Mizell, Caldwell, and others I cannot remember off the top of my head. The
Ragsdales I have traced back to Godfrey Ragsdale who came to VA somewhere
between 1620 and 1644 when the story is his whole family (except a baby boy)
were killed in the indian attack of that year. The family went from VA, to
NC (maybe), to TN/KY to IL.
The Sicklings we have traced back to George Sickling and Katheryn Bernstein
(sp?) Who came to the US in the 1850s from Germany, They ended up in
Pulaski/Johnson/Union counties IL but I have not found where they came to
the US for sure.
The Mizells we have had a little bit of problems with. At one time we
believed we had traced the family back to a Luke Mizell/Measle who came to
VA in the 1600s as an indentured servant. Yet there seems to now be a
possibility of another group of Mizells coming to NC about the same time
Lukes family moved there, so we have not figured out for sure which line we
are descended from. This family we have in VA/NC (depending on the
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