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Re: Lyte Pedigree 1286 AD to 1777 AD
Posted by: Steve Light Date: May 10, 1999 at 07:22:54
In Reply to: Re: Lyte Pedigree 1286 AD to 1777 AD by M Incognito of 2090

I recall an article by Onie W. Vaughn in SouthWEst Virginia magazine
(volume 3, feb 1980) called "Light Family Sketch", about the pioneer Henry Light III and his descendants in Patrick, Floyd, Augusta, Montgomery counties in Virginia, and later in Ketucky and Tennesee. who migrated down into Virginia about 1780. Henry Light III's son Samuel Light settled in Floyd county Virginia (or W Virg). I took my notes from the magazine at the Fort Wayne Public Library. If you make it to Fort Wayne library also look at SearchLight magazine in the index for your people. I'm sure you would do allright either way. SearchLight was helpful to me getting started. SL is an old operation with notes instead of articles. Almost impossible to read until you figure out the abreviations, total lack of grammar and puncuation are actually the editors notes. Most genealogists have a different "code". One genealogist from England wanted to know if it was some kind of joke. He couldn't decipher it. It's really not that bad at all. The contacts and addresses are worth it. But it won't win any awards for layout. Better to have substance than style, I say. I used to own a pile of SearchLights and an index.
I suspect that your Light might be related to one of the Samuel Lights mentioned in the article. Just a guess.
Is incognito a pseudonym? I just returned from England, and took lots of pictures of some of the old Light family homes and sites. If I had a website I'd share them.

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