Welcome to our family history pages. On this page are just a few
of the names that we have researched, each represents a question to be
solved. We hope you will find something here to help you. If you
have any information to add please contact us.
||The first ALBERSON that we can document with certainty was Martha
ALBERSON, who is my 3rd Great Grandmother. She was born about
1793 and died between 1830-1835 in Emanuel county, Georgia. She married
Daniel OVERSTREET on 12 July 1810 in Montgomery
county, Georgia. We believe that her father was Joseph ALBERSON.
||On 3 January 1826 Martha OVERSTREET applied for letters of administration
on the estate of Daniel OVERSTREET deceased, Bond dated 6 February 1826.
On Martha marriage record her name is spelled ALLBRITTON We need
to find Martha's parents.
||My earliest documented BUCK is my grandfather Frederick
Eugene BUCK who was born 10 October 1860 in either Predo/Credo?
West Virginia and died on the 24th of November 1924 in South Jacksonville,
Florida. He adopted my father.
||Fred BUCK was a dentist and had his office in the Grand Union Hotel
in Jacksonville, Florida. He was an officer in the Florida Dental
Society and also a member of the Children's Home Society from which he
adopted my father. His death certificate lists his father as Lorenzo
BUCK and his mother as Octovia GILMORE of Turner, Maine. He married Ida
Elizabeth Jane TOTMAN who was born
on 3 March 1861 in Topsham, Maine. Her line goes back to the earliest colonist
in New England. We need to find out about Lorenzo and Octovia.
||The earliest COWART (COWARD) we have is Sir William
COWARD my 7th Great Grandfather. His son John was born about
1690 in Wells, Somerset, England. John came with his father from England
in 1697 and resided in Albermarle Sound, North Carolina in the late 1600.
He was a plantation owner and married Elizabeth GRIFFIN.
||Most of the COWARD/COWART descendants in Georgia are descended from
the above couple and some of them were in Georgia as early as 1789.
The spelling of the name seemed to change when they moved to Georgia.
||My 3rd Great Grandfather was Robert GRAHAM
who was born 20 August 1818 in Mississippi on the Louisiana line.
He was married in Natchitoches, Louisiana (according to family lore) to
Ruth SMITH born on 15 December 1813 in either
Kentucky or Mississippi. she was reputed to be a Trappers daughter.
||There is a family tradition that three GRAHAM brothers came into the
states and settled around the Charlotte, North Carolina area. One
of the brothers named William (the father of the above Robert) went to
Mississippi. One brother went to Wisconsin and the third went to Texas.
We need to find William and also Robert's mother.
||Elizabeth HEISE is the Great Grandmother
of Ed and was born about 1820 in a little town called Adl. Hutung,
in West Prussia (now Poland). Her father was Michael
Jacob HEISE(HEYSE) born abt 1795. Elizabeth married Carl
Ludwig MIX. They had eight children. Carl died of Pneumonia
and the family moved to Hamburg, Germany and eventually all emigrated to
America with the exception of Frederich (Fritz) who had Tuberculosus..
He remained with his sister Ottilie and her husband Jurgen TIMM..
||Elizabeth was blind. The problem here is where did Michael Jacob
HEISE live before West Prussia and who was Elizabeth's mother?
||John Henry McLAUGHLIN, my Great Grandfather
was born 1 Apr 1837 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was a Civil war
Veteran and was with Lee at the surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
||He married Victoria (Ellie) OVERSTREET
in 1867 at Kissimmee, Florida and is buried in Shingle Creek Cemetery in
Kissimmee. He has a Veterans Headstone. Our question is who
were his parents?
||Johann Friedrich MIX was born about 1795.
He is Ed's 2x great grandfather. Johann was a Miller in Toyotner, a town
in West Prussia. We know nothing more about him. His son, Carl
Ludwig MIX was born about 1822 in Zarzar-Hutung in Prussia, he was
also a Miller.This man was married to the above mentioned Elizabeth
HEISE. We would like to know where the family were before
||Carl Ludwig (the above Carl's son) was born 3 December 1857 in Brahnau,
Bombergstad, West Prussia. He was a Master Mason.. We have copies of his
German papers called "Wundership" where he traveled and worked for a number
of Master Masons and they signed his papers making him a Master Mason..
This man was married toHilda SCHEIBE and emigrated
with his family to America.
||The earliest OVERSTREET we can be sure of is Daniel
OVERSTREET born in 1793 in South Carolina, who married
Martha ALBERSON on 12 July 1810 in Montgomery county, Georgia. He
died about 1825 in Emanuel county, Georgia.
||It is believed that his father was Daniel OVERSTREET born in
1765 who married Eleanor "Nelly" who might
be Indian. We do not have a positive source for the children of this couple.
This man's father and grandfather were Henrys. Henry Sr. came with Oglethorpe
to settle Georgia and was an Indian trader..
||Ed's grandmother Hilda SCHEIBE had stated
that she was descended from nobility, but no one believed it. While researching
this family in the Swedish records there was a child whose baptism was
attended by a Duke and many Counts and Countesses. From that child
the line quickly led to most of the nobility of Europe and going back to
||Hilda's grandfather was Count Alexander SCHEIBE
and during his lifetime the King of Sweden recended all titles that were
based on other European titles.
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||My father's birth name was Fletcher WICKER
and he was born on 11 July 1899 in Alachua county, Florida. His mother
was Alice May WICKER. He was placed for adoption
when he was four years old at the Children's Home Society in Jacksonville,
Florida. He was adopted by Frederick Eugene Buck, a dentist..
||We are still searching for any trace of Alice May WICKER.