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Dorothy Bonner Spencer West
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  • Pittsboro, NC
  • United States
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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
The Balls of Georgia
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
William Douglass Ball
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Horace Thompson Shaw
dna haplotype
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Website address
http://bonnnerd69@yahoo.com

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At 22:17 on April 29, 2012, Jack B Whelchel said…

Hi Dorothy, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back with you, I am going to give you my family tree on the ball side grandfather, James Vernon Ball, James Ball, Enoch Ball, John BALL, Bennett BALL, Moses JR, Moses BALL SR, John Ball. My mother wAS Zelma Pearl BALL. Moses Senior was a first cousin to George Washington in Alexandria, Virginia. They move to Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee and then into Arkansas. Most of them I know now live in Madison County, Arkansas, Thank You for yor help.

At 14:52 on March 10, 2012, Jack B Whelchel said…

Good morning Dorothy, thanks for answering my mail, I am also related to William Douglas. I believe he is my 10th great-grandfather. It's unproven as the story goes my grandmother Fannie Marksberry, whose father was Samuel Keaton Marksberry and his line goes to Samuel March. The first the Marksberry's claim that Samuel Marksberry, senior was actually Samuel Douglas. Who was this youngest son of William Marksberry. The story goes that around 19 Samuel left home and changed his name using using the title Marcus Queensberry. By splitting it in creating his new name. I have not been able to prove that this is true. But I do know that my DNA is dead on with the with the Douglas family and they intermarried with the Stewart family and I'm dead on with them to. I am still trying to learn how to read DNA but I'm getting better at it everyday. I live in central Texas. What state do you live in or are you from another country. The great weekend. Jack

At 4:50 on March 9, 2012, Jack B Whelchel said…

Hello Dorothy like to welcome you to the Douglass archives, I find it very interesting that your earliest known Douglas ancestor is William Douglas Ball, are you related to the Ball family. If you are I would much like chat with you as I am related to the ball family also, my mother's maiden name was Ball, Jack Whelchel

 
 
 

Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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