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Re: Holloway / Edmonds connection
Posted by: Jim Holloway (ID *****1864) Date: April 13, 2010 at 10:29:50
In Reply to: Re: Holloway / Edmonds connection by Marty of 4632

Just out of curiosity, did you use FamilyTree.com for your DNA test? If so, we certainly didn't match even if the Edmonds surname was being tested. The Holloway history is turning into a big mystery. Not only is it hard to trace names such as Mary, John, Thomas, etc., but DNA testing is revealing instances in which the Holloway surname doesn't seem to be the real surname for researchers! That has happened to me, my Holloway surname is matching closely to names such as Phillips, Gregory. Those people seem to be in NC,Georgia, SC. Mine supposedly was born in Tn. You know how big that state is and trying to find the right county is extremely difficult. If given names mean anything in genealogy, mine doesn't seem to have many Marys in it. However, that could be a Catholic name and perhaps Catholic birth, marriage, death records, might be a source for you. I can't think of many more frustrating things in life than trying to find answers to genealogical mysteries such as yours and mine. It's a real shame that men dominated the country/colonies so much, that prior to 1850 census forms did not even give us the names of wives (if so, after 1850 the forms do not usually give us her maiden name.) Even better, you might check any Quaker records. if any for Tennessee, perhaps North Carolina as well. That religion tended to document their members pretty well. Somehow, I seem to remember the Edmonds name relative to Quakers. Jim H.


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