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William Warman William Warman
August 20 @ 10:52am
Colonial Ancestors of Anne Arundel, MD Stephen Warman I was born on 24 Jul 1603 in St Michael Parish, Cornhill, London, England. He was the son of William Warman (1575-1632) and Christian Murcock Warman (1577). He was baptized at St Peter Cornhill, London, England on July 31, 1603. (London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 about Steven Warman Name: Steven Warman Baptism Date: 31 Jul 1603 Parish: St Peter Upon Cornhill County: London Borough: City of London Parent(s): William Warman Record Type: Christening Register Type: Parish Register). Stephen married Elizabeth Harris (1612-1636) on 14 Feb 1626 in St Michael Parish, London, England. They had the following 5 known children: Elizabeth, Stephen, Judith, John and Alice Warman. Stephen married Susanna Pillston (1614-1650) in London, England on June 21, 1637. Stephen was 34 years old, and Susanna was 23. Susanna's parents are not known at this time. (London, England, Extracted Parish Records about Warman, Stephen Pilston, Susanna Text: 21 Jun 1637 Warman, Stephen & Pilston, Susanna Book: Book 19 Collection: London: - Calendar of Marriage License Allegations, 1597-1648) Stephen and Susanna Pilston Warman had the following 10 known children: Stephen II, William, Humphrey, Edward, Susan, Robert, Benjamin, Ann, Prudence and Katherine Warman. Stephen Warman II was born in London, England and was baptized in the St. Michael Parish in London, England on 12 August 1638. He was the son of Stephen Warman (1603-1649) and Susanna Pilston Warman. There is a confusion in this family because first Stephen Warman Sr. was married to Elizabeth Harris (1612-1636), and they had a son by the name of Stephen. This Stephen was baptized on Dec. 11, 1631 and died in 1635. His mom died a year later, then Stephen remarried Susanna Pilston. In 1638, Stephen and Susanna had a child by the name of Stephen Warman. Stephen married Dorothy Beall in London, England. Dorothy was the daughter of John Beale (1604-1674) and Jane Priestley Beale (1604-1676), Stephen and Dorothy moved to Westmoreland County, Virginia. On 27 March 1663 Stephen was granted 750 acres in Westmoreland County, Virginia (Same County where President George Washington was born). Later Stephen and Dorothy settled in Anne Arundel County, Maryland where their son, Stephen Warman was born Stephen Warman was born in 1670 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He was the son of Stephen Warman (1631-1695) who was born in London, England and Dorothy Beall Warman (1638-1685) who was also born in England. Stephen married first Sarah Watts (1679-1700) in 1695 at All Hallows Parish in Anne Arundel County, MD. Stephen was 25 years old and Sarah was 17 years old. Sarah was the daughter of Francis Watts (1650-1711) and Sarah Beall Watts (1659-1734). Stephen and Sarah had the following children: Stephen, who was born on 16 Nov. 1695, Francis was born on Feb. 20, 1697 and Mary was born in 1699. Sarah was buried Feb. 13, 1700 in All Hallows Church yard. Stephen married second: Esther or Hester) (Gassaway) Gross on July 2, 1704 at All Hallows Parish. Esther was buried on Nov. 12, 1733 "under the roof of the old church". Stephen's 3rd wife was Mary Parish. They were married on March 16, 1735 at All Hallows Parish. Stephen was in Anne Arundel County by Oct. 11, 1696. He came to own 50 acres of Bessonton, originally surveyed Nov. 3, 1659 for Thomas Besson on the west side of Roade River. In right of his wife, Hester (widow Gross), daughter of Nicholas Gassaway, he held 100 acres called Town Hill, originally surveyed on Dec. 8, 1659 for Edmund Townhill. He also owned many more acres of land in that area +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Mary Warman Watkins Mary Warman was born 1708 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She was the daughter of Stephen Warman (1670-1740) and Sarah Watts Warman (1679-1699). Mary Warman married John Watkins (1689-1743) in Anne Arundel County, MD in 1715. John was the son of John Watkins (1660-1696) and Anne Gassaway (1670-1742). The 10 children of Mary and John are listed below: Frances Watkins 1 May 1723 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland Hester Watkins 26 Jan 1729 in Maryland, USA John Watkins 7 Sep 1727 in All Hollows, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Elizabeth Watkins 8 Mar 1715 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Sarah Watkins 3 Jul 1718 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Ann Watkins 4 Jan 1720 Mary Watkins 10 May 1725 in Maryland, USA Jane Watkins 22 Jun 1732 in Maryland, USA Stephen Watkins 27 Jun 1735 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Nicholas Watkins 1737
Lyle Wilson
December 17 @ 12:17pm
In addition to a lot of known Maryland ancestors, I have the Arundel surname in my tree. As soon as I get the right DNA upload complete this will be fun to explore further.
Kimberly Richards Kimberly Richards
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September 14, 2017 @ 3:10pm
I wanted to let you know that though this project was originally established as a Y-DNA project, there are 11 people who have joined this project with mtDNA results. I will request from FTDNA that the project be updated so that project members can also view the mtDNA results.
Lyle Wilson
September 9 @ 3:12pm
I believe I uploaded my Ancestry mtDNA, but can I still add my 23 and Me which as the Y test results? Thank you.
Kimberly Richards
September 13 @ 2:05am
I don't know the answer to that Lyle. I guess just try it and see if they will let you transfer another autosomal DNA kit.
Lyle Wilson
December 17 @ 12:15pm
Kimberly, I looked around the site to try to determine how to switch-out the raw data but found no intuitive way to do it. I asked them via an email (that they acknowledged) and will switch mine to the Y DNA as soon as they tell me how. I'll also post the 'how to' steps here assuming I get a good answer. I hope I don't have to leave the group and rejoin but will advise soon.
Kimberly Richards Kimberly Richards
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December 7 @ 6:50pm
One great genealogical resource in DC is the main DC public library. I found quite a bit of info there on the family I was researching. https://www.dclibrary.org/node/3293
Kimberly Richards Kimberly Richards
Admin
September 13 @ 2:07am
All the Y-DNA and mtDNA sub-grouping was just updated
Lyle Hodgson Lyle Hodgson
March 12, 2017 @ 12:16pm
My last name is Hodgson. The Hodgsons (including several Johns and Josephs and Fredericks) lived in D.C. throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth, and are mostly buried in D.C.'s Congressional Cemetery, but I am at a loss for cousins. My goal is to connect with any Hodgson descendants I can find. I am female myself, so there are no Y-DNA tests done that I know of done for this line. (Yet.) Female surnames married in to the Hodgson tree that I know of: Barron, Webster, Munroe, Handley, Irving, Purlington, Schultz, Stockett, Newman, Tarring, Anderson, Cissel, Smithson, Laufer, Gleason. Surnames taken by female Hodgsons through marriage: McClelland, Birch, Dennison, Lorentz, Vannatar, Clark, Evans, Roberts, Thaden, Markell.
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Lyle Hodgson
May 7, 2017 @ 1:15pm
In my tree, Maria Louise Handley was born in Virginia around 1832. She married Joseph F. Hodgson in 1850, and had Mary Ellen, Charles Stuart, Laura C, and Annie Monroe Hodgson. (Monroe was Joseph F. Hodgson's mother's maiden name.) I don't really know anything about the Handleys beyond that, though.
Kimberly Richards
September 14, 2017 @ 5:24pm
Thanks Lyle. It could be your line is from George Handley, who came to the United States from Sheffield, England and settled in Georgia. He was the 21st Governor of Georgia. His family then spread out over the south. I will be going back to England to do more research on the Handley family genealogy/history and will post updates here: https://www.gofundme.com/handley-family-genealogy
Kathleen Bowen
September 25, 2017 @ 10:44am
I have no close HODGSON cousins; however, I have a William Theodore HODGSON b 1867, m. 17 Mar 1891 in DC to Ella Anderson PAYNE (my 2C3R). I list one child for them, a dau named Ruby May (b? d? m. Robert WILSON. I have STOCKETT originating in MD (my mother, from DRURYs in DC from early 1800s, is a descendant). SMITHSON is a 'Maryland' surname, too .. not much but maybe a clue with what you receive from others...
Kimberly Richards
August 12 @ 1:46am
I have an Elizabeth Stockett BIRTH 1662 • Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States DEATH 8 JUL 1736 • Prince George's, Maryland, United States
Kimberly Richards Kimberly Richards
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August 17, 2018 @ 5:59pm
If you are planning a genealogy trip to DC, the subway is an easy way to get around. It is not as confusing as the NYC subway. https://washington.org/navigating-dc-metro
WARREN SMITH
October 15, 2018 @ 5:44pm
Kimberly, I have done a fair amount of research in the past and taken dna tests with ancestry and family tree. My research is complicated by the fact that some of my ancestors were slaves. Two people of interest that I looked at years ago and have not pursued lately are great great grandparents Mary Wilson and Lucian Jones who were both from Virginia and married. I matched a descendant of a governor Blair from Virginia who contacted me and suggested that Mary Jones was one of their slaves and hence explained our dna match. I interestingly match Robert E. Lee and know that one of his buddies was a military guy named Lucian Jones. Of course many Virginia records were destroyed in the civil war. I did receive valuable information from the Virginia Historical Society about yet another family member but have not at least yet contacted them about the two that I have just mentioned. Its relevant to this discussion because both migrated to Washington D.C. in the mid 1800s and settled in Georgetown. If you have any thoughts or connections who could help with this endeavor it would be appreciated., Warren
WARREN SMITH
October 17, 2018 @ 10:02am
I would like to make a correction/clarification. It was Mary Wilson who was the slave related reportedly to the Blairs, Mary Jones was her married name.
Kathleen Bowen
May 23, 2019 @ 10:58am
FYI; as of May 2019, the DC Metro Syste is having major repairs and renovations (WTOP.com has a 'Track metro' section which is better that Metro's own updates! https://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2019/05/wtop-track-work-guide-summer-2019-blue-and-yellow-line-shutdown/slide/1/
Kimberly Richards
August 12 @ 1:41am
Hi Warren. It is hoped that this project will help solve these kinds of mysteries. There were a lot of slaves, indented servants, and free people of color in the DC area before the Civil War. I hope this project will in time, as more people join, help the descendants of slaves, indentured servants, and free people of color, identify their ancestors. I don't know a specific person who can help you, but have you tried the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.?
William Warman William Warman
July 31, 2019 @ 11:59am
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Kimberly Richards
August 12 @ 1:31am
Thanks William for posting this.
Kimberly Richards Kimberly Richards
Admin
May 10, 2018 @ 12:32am
Kimberly Richards Kimberly Richards
Admin
March 21, 2018 @ 7:26pm
The DC library has a fantastic collection of genealogical resources. https://www.dclibrary.org/node/3293
Kimberly Richards Kimberly Richards
Admin
January 21, 2018 @ 1:39pm
Both men and women can do mtDNA testing. HVR1+HVR2 tests 1135 locations of the mitochondria and the the full sequence tests 16,569 locations. HVR1+HVR2 can provide significant results. For example, l found that my genealogical work was correct because I matched many other people who had Perrine Bourg as their most distant maternal ancestor. The full sequence test tests all 16,569 locations of the mitochondria. This test provides the highest level of confidence that your mtDNA matches share a common ancestor within the genealogical time frame.