The Elusive Ancestor

I went searching for an ancestor, I cannot find him still. He moved around from place to place, and did not leave a will. He married where a Courthouse burned. He mended all his fences. He avoided any man who came to take the Census.

He always kept his luggage pacekd, this man who had no fame. and evry 20 years or so, this rascal changed his name. His parents came from Europe. They should be on some list of passengers to U.S.A., but somehow they got missed.

And no one else in this world is searching for this man So, I play geneasolitare to find him if I can. I'm told he's buried in a plot, with tombstone he was blessed; but weather took engraving, and some vandals took the rest.

He died before the County clerks decided to keep records. No family Bible has emerged, in spite of all my efforts. To top it off this ancestor, who caused me many groans. Just to give me one more pain, betrothed a girl named JONES.

by Merrell Kenworthy


Have you seen me? My family is searching for me.
Help me find my way home!

Our Brick Walls

William BAKER: Born abt 1700-20 in NC - the son of an Englishman. Is this William the son of Moses Baker who died 1727 in Chowan Co., NC naming sons Moses, Bennett and Willam as heirs? He married (1) Margaret Dunnagan and (2) Elizabeth Witherspoon. Known children are: William, James, Jesse, Moses and Elizabeth.

Margaret DUNNAGAN: Thought to have been born inSurry Co., NC, possibly daughter of John Dunnagan; she married William Baker, probably in Surry Co., NC. Possibly born about 1715 and died about 1790.

William BAKER: Son of William Baker and Margaret Dunnagan. He has been traced to Louisiana where he died on the Mississippi River. Wife's name possibly Sealy? Would like to find family of this William.

Moses BAKER: A son of William Baker and Margaret Dunnagan. Thought to have served in Revolutionar War and married Susannah. Known son, named Jesse. Moses apparently left Sumter area.

Charity BAKER: A daughter of Jesse Baker and Rebecca, born about 1790. She married (Unk.) Hanchy/Hanchey. Hanchy Family found in Pike Co., AL; she and the Hanchys probably migrated to AL at the same time her brother did.

Lydia BAKER: Also a daughter to Jesse Baker and Rebecca. Probably born between 1790 and 1800, she married (unk) Jones. Think it is likely she and her Jones family migraged to AL.


We have a number of unlinked Individuals that we are sure belong to our line but we have been unable to link them to our Family. Some of the Individuals have married into the line. If any of these people look familiar, or if you know who they belong to, we welcome your input.


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