We have done a fair amount of work on our genealogy, butb most of it applies to Sam's brother William, through whom we trace our heritage. Does appear we are related, in that we both trace our lineage to the Kingston/Bateman union. Don't know what data you have on them or their predecessors, and we don't have much.
William's father was George, born circa 1775, presumably in County Cork (and possibly near Bantry Bay). He married a "Miss Jago, a lady of German birth" according to our family lore, date unknown. They had two sons, Sam and William. They also had at least two daughters, and possibly more, but only male births were recorded then because only males could inherit property and because of traditions. The two daughters have unknown names.
The two sons were Sam and William, dates of birth not known to us. Sam was fair skinned,of medium to portly build, and had a full beard. He scratched out a living on 40 acres of land raising wheat, rye, barley, oats, turnips, and potatoes.Sam born Rathruane, Schull, Cork.
Farm was never very profitable.He married Miss Diana Davis.
We haven't attempted to track him or his family any further, instead concentrating on his brother William.
William became a tenant farmer on Bantry Bay, Cork. Land there sometimes still identified as "Kingston". Was very fond of fishing, hunting. Married Susan Bateman (don't have date). You can get Bateman info from Paul Bateman, Bateman Family Assn., 24 N. Mannheim Blvd., New Paltz, NY 12561. All apparently Protestant, as were Kingstons.
Other issue of Wm./Susan were
Mary, who married 1st Cousin (!) Sam, and bore George, subsequently of Rochester, NY
Susan, married Charley Gay.
Eliza, married Wm. Fuller
Kate, married Charley Lamon
Have comprehensive info on William's son William, but not on Sam. Sorry about that.
If you are trying to go back further than Jago/George, suggest going to web and looking up Munster, which Queen Elizabeth named an area of Ireland she subsidized populating with former English to provide a barrier to Spanish intrusion in southern Ireland. Personally think that is the origin of our Kingstons, although there were Kingstons associated the dreaded sweep through Ireland by Cromwell.And one, perhaps related, was Sir William Kingston, Keeper of the Tower of London, who befriended Ann
Boleyn before she was beheaded in 1536
Suggest you plug into the County Cork website for local info on the Kingstons; was written by Susan Richardson, a relative!
Name derived from English for ancient keeper of the king's stone in the Thames, where official acts were performed.
Hope above of some use or interest, and good hunting!
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