Palfrey/Pelfrey Eight Generations and Beyond: A Family Tree 1629-2011

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Xlibris Corporation LLC, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 226 pages
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I have two family crests: one from England, one from the USA. The only difference between the two are the horses on a black background with a chevron. In the England version, the horses are running, and in the American Crest the horses are in a trotting pose, which I recognized when my grandfather raised and trained horses and Tennessee Walkers. The reasoning for having this item in my book was very important because every family that I know has a family crest. We have one, and if you want the one that spells out our ancestry, phone 1800-746-1615. They have a copyright registry, which the crest cannot be copied without permission. I will show the items after the book is published, at a set time and place to be specified.

The next items are the states that actually involved our forefathers: Virginia, Kentucky, the Carolinas, and Georgia. You will find names spelled in different ways, but we are from the same original families except the Palfreys that came from Louisiana and Massachusetts. Our family has so many James, Williams, Johns, Elijahs, Elizabeths, Sarahs, Marys, etc.; and it all started in England. This is how they named their males and females, generally like the following: the first son equals the father's father, the second son equals the wife's father, the third son equals the father's oldest brother, the fourth son equals the father, the first daughter equals the mom's mother, the second daughter equals the father's mom, the third daughter equals the mom's name, and the fourth daughter equals the mom's oldest sister. Understand that this is not in every case. Have any of you tried to connect even a Daniel with the correct family? My point is, you have to get the birthday of each person within a couple of years and then affix the correct name with the correct family. Then you can affix the correct death date. If you do not know, write circa: nearest the dates. Some of the original family from John Palfrey, as son Joseph, who married Elizabeth Quarles, went to Spartanburg, South Carolina after the first census of 1790. He was in the 1800, 1810, and 1820 census; but the last two were in Pendleton South Carolina.(Miliam who is a descendant of Joseph's line of Pelfreys) James married Polly Turner, and they returned later from Georgia, but Joseph did not. Sarah married James Qualls and moved to North Carolina in the early 1800s. John Jr., as far as my research could find, stayed in Henry County, Virginia, after he married. They had a family, and he still lives in Virginia. Then William I, in 1764 got married somewhere in Virginia, exactly where, I cannot find in all my research. He started his family, composed of Nancy in 1786, Daniel in 1788, Anne in 1789, Mary Polly in 1792, William II in 1794, Alexander in 1795, Elijah in 1797, and John in 1800. Around 1793, William sold his thirty-eight acres located on the north side of Smith River, just south of Martinsville in Henry County, Virginia. Then the census of 1810 in Floyd County, Kentucky. I cannot find in records where he lived. He could have moved with his family into Kentucky, but he took the Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap of the Great Smokey Mountains exactly the one Daniel Boone, with some of his trailblazers, made from a horse trail to a wagon trail. With Indians on the warpath because of all the new families moving toward and into the Midwest, I am sure he pondered the threats along the way with so few travelers. See all the attached time lines, which are very interesting. This is, in short, why I now have up to nine generations from John to William and beyond.

In the following chapters, you will find all our Palfreys/Pelfreys listed, from John to William I, William II, Daniel, William Riley, Samuel James Tilden, and so on. These are only 0.01 percent of the total picture. Yet realize that if you take one member of the research data, knowing your ancestor, you can realize you are on a family tree. Is it easy? Not at all. Y

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