We have just completed an eleven day quest into engaging our history over five states and it's been amazing. This blog is an overview of that trip with notations of where we will delve deeper, in future blogs, to share the detailed findings and experiences further. Forgotten no longer!! That was the wake up call we got on this trip and what our ancestors are telling us from heaven. I look forward to sharing the details of these events, pieces of history and photographs in the week to come.
My husband and I began a genealogical journey into our family tree recently to understand where he and his brother and sister came from and what the family history is. While I married in to the family tree, I believe it is paramount for us to capture and preserve this history for generations to come. … Continue reading Davis Lineage ~ The Amazing Story Of Our Ancestral History (570 years explained)
The South was never about the pitting of blacks against whites. It was rather a collection of individuals - some free, some indentured, some slaves and some native to the land pre- "others" - who all melted together into a cohesiveness not yet truly explored within our American roots. Together this made up what is now known of as our Davis clan; a broad and deep mixture of Melungeon (ancient Portuguese/Moor/Middle Eastern), Native American (Powhatan/Cherokee), and European (Welsh/Scots-Irish) that goes back 369 years, to 1650 in America. So, let's begin. Who was Jefferson Davis?
In genealogical circles associated with "Davis" history there are several places where roadblocks exist. Sometimes this is due to no paper trail at some point, or lack of birth or burial dates, or simply a family not carrying down through the ages, the written record. One such question revolves around "Aaron Davis" (1754 or 1758) … Continue reading For Davis Genealogy Enthusiasts — Our Research Into Where Aaron Davis (1754) Links In (The Missing Puzzle Piece)
Amazing discoveries and history revealed through DNA. Our ancestral progenitors of the Davis line prove that three different Davis lines are in fact one. Click this link to read more.
Mary Chilton was a brave woman. She was the first woman to step foot on American soil. Her father died on the Mayflower. Half of those that made it across the Atlantic died that first winter of an epidemic including Mary's mother. 13 year old Mary became an orphan. She is also our 8th Great Grandmother and made history with her leaps of faith - in the new world, a new great city (Boston) and a future family that were first settlers across this entire nation.
Sunday April 7th we visited the oldest church in Tennessee. It is one our ancestors established in 1797 after years of brutal turmoil and dangers that faced them in the wilds of the Virginia Territory in the mid 1700s. This was our experience yesterday as we stepped foot back in time.