The Ancestry of Leona Mae Harris

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David A Drabold, May 18, 2020 - Reference - 85 pages
This book describes the ancestry of Leona Mae Harris (1897-1944), of Port Huron, Michigan. Her ancestry is American colonial, the West of England and Monmouthshire. This work unexpectedly reveals several relatives and ancestors who fought in the American Revolution, a grand uncle who died at Antietam (and his brother who died in the Peninsula campaign), Mayflower ancestors, descent from celebrated Huguenots and the ironmongers of Pontypool, Monmouthshire, the Hanbury's. While much of the research is conventional "paper trail" work, it also leans heavily on the innovations of DNA tests, both autosomal and Y. This book details the ancestry of one typical middle-class twentieth century woman and may help to guide others on their own genealogical journey.

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thank you David, this is fascinating reading and the photos and documents are wonderful to look at. You have recorded our families history very well. warm regards Wendy (nee Belhamine) Powell (Tovey descendant)

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Drabold is a theoretical physicist, currently Distinguished Professor of Physics at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. His website is

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