Taking blog shortcut, again! Sorry!
On the paternal side, it goes back ten and eleven generations to one of the first families in Virginia. Weird, eh? Even weirder, I’m also potentially eligible for DAR (Daughters of the American Republic), through an ancestor named Edwin HIckman (Junior, I think). ROFL! This ancestor made pop culture-ish news not too long ago.
On the paternal side, the family history is pretty well documented.
If you’re genealogy/Ancestry.com buffs, here’s some of the names that appear in the paternal family tree:
Yancey, Hopkins, Mauzy, Funkhouser…Cole? I forget what else. Some colourful stories I remember hearing growing up!
I am just finding out more stuff about the maternal side of the family tree, due to a family member’s research into the Bond family on Ancestry.com. Lots of Swedes, and, quite possibly, a rowdy bunch of Vikings, one, at least, named “Olaf.” That’s pretty exciting!
It was also fun to see the results of both paternal and maternal DNA tests as offered through National Geographic kits.
Any genealogy nerds out there? Feel free to share your colourful family stories, below!