Sunday, September 26, 2010

This Week in the Family History - September 26 - October 2

26 Sep 1768 (242 years ago) - Sarah Nash Dobyns died, probably in Virginia. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Nash and the widow of Charles Dobyns.

26 Sep 1892 (118 years ago) - Charlotte Jackson Lanier died in Fredonia, Chambers County, Alabama. Charlotte was the daughter of Samuel Jackson and Lavinia Malone and the widow of William Washington Lanier. [There is some question about the date Charlotte died. Her headstone has this date but a family Bible belonging to her grandson lists the date as 20 Oct 1892.]

27 Sep 1751 (259 years ago) - Henry Goodloe married Frances Diana Kemp in Caroline County, Virginia. Henry was the son of George Goodloe and Diana Minor. Frances' parents are unknown.

27 Sep 1904 (106 years ago) - John William McCauley married Verda Waller Hankins in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Will was the son of Joseph Smith Lanier and Nancy Jane Bennett. Verda was the daughter of Thomas Leander "Lee" Hankins and Samantha Angeline Petty.


  1. A familiar name, this morning. Sarah Nash is my husband's 5th great grandmother through her daughter Betty Dobyns. Can I claim kin?

  2. Absolutely!!! Sarah is my 6th great grandmother through her son Edward Dobyns.

  3. Ok, I am missing something, Sept 27th, John William McCauley is son of Joseph Smith there a story I missed?
    Are you related then to the "PETTY"S" family? : ) Thats so neat when someone can hook up to your tree there!

  4. Holly, I wondered if anyone would notice that. It's a really long story (someday a book when all the research is completed) but my grandfather left home in 1902, changed his name and never saw his parents or siblings again. We just proved last year who his parents really were.

    Don't know about the NASCAR Petty's. Can't take my branch back any farther than Samantha's father but I'm heading out the afternoon on a research trip to work on them in TN.