Heart of a Southern Woman

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Surnames being researched by Helen Y. Holshouser

Surnames I’ve been researching in my family trees, totaling well over 30,000 in different trees, include among others, in alphabetical order:

Alden, Baird, Banta, Battaile, Bieber/Beaver, Berkeley, Beverley, Botto, Brigliardello, Browning, Buck, Buckner, Burgess, Burton, Callaway, Carter, Cary, Chew, Clement/Clements, Cooper, Devoto, Eskridge, Fairfax, Goodell, Harbour, Hatcher, Hedenberg, Hogue/Hogg, Holshouser, Houchins, Jackson, Kerse/Kearse, Kip, Langhorne, Martiau, Muse, Newport, Omohundro, Orcutt, Pabodie, Pierce/Pearce, Pinkard, Raffo, Randolph, Revaro,  Rogers, Rosa, Reynolds, Scarsbrook, Scott, Smith, Spangler. Spear/Speer/Spier, Steptoe, Stoops/Stoopes, Stovall, Tate, Tilley, Turner, Vreeland, VanSwol,  VanWinkle/VanWynkle, VanVoorhees, Voelkler, Wagner/Waggoner, Wilson, Witt, Youngblood

8 thoughts on “Surnames being researched by Helen Y. Holshouser

  1. Please share this with your neighbor John Pryor. If he has tested his Y-DNA with FTDNA can he share his kit number? His haplotype? His WV Pryor line has probably been tested by others. Nearly all 13 Colonial lines have been tested. Does he have any matches? Please give him my email address. Thanks.


  2. Sorry to have to say, john Pryor passed away a couple years ago now. He was 96. I didn’t know about dna projects then. If i had, or he had, we might have enjoyed exploring it together. Thanks for writing though, i wish you well. Helen


  3. Please add the last name Rolle to your research. Denys Rolle started a failed utopia in Palatka Florida. It failed and he imported Africans as slaves to work his plantation called Rollestown or Charlotte. He moved his slaves to Exuma Florida and started another plantation called Rollestown. His son zjohn Rolle inherited the land and slaves. We are descendants trying to obtain a list of the slaves. This would help identify our great grandparents.


  4. Helen, If John has a living sin or nephew that would work too. – Laurie


  5. I meant son. Sorry.


  6. I am a Houchins in my father’s side and doing my family history, too. I was thrilled to come across your blog not the least because you have related some very interesting back histories of the family! Some of the people you mention are second cousins 3x removed from me but I am always interested in the links and the stories, nonetheless.

    Anneke Dubash (Houchins)

    Oh! I was interested to see that you have some Chews in your background. In doing my ex-husband’s tree I found Chews but then discovered them in my family tree, as well. I am sure there is a link, although I haven’t made the connection, yet.


  7. Sorry to have missed this previously, done and done. If I learn anything about your families, I will let you know. Thanks, Helen


  8. Hi Anneke, I will always be thankful you wrote as we have become friends as well as cousins! Helen


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