Thanks for the quick reply. Much appreciated. About the Christian and Mask families, (disclaimer time here). I have never researched these families. What information I do have is material gleamed from the various genforums.
I have, however, spent some years in gen libraries and court houses seeking my own Wilburn ancestors (varied spellings) and their kin. Along with allied familes of kin. Subsequently, I have added some of your ancestors into my database.
As time goes on, I tend to think of myself more of a complier of related family data that a sub-historian.
All of this is to say that I have a small number of Mask and Christian families in my database due to their kinships, directly or otherwise, with many colonial Wilburn families.
For example: If I can show a Mask/Welborn marriage...(at least one took place) then this leaves me to set about tracking down the Mask line and see where this leads.
One thing that I've discovered over the course of twelve or more years, is this. These family lines tend to go on for many generations. I am no longer surprised when I discover kinships that span two hundred plus years.
My earliest Mask entry is Judith Mask b 1698 m to Walter Leak. I've been able to track this line to Slaughter familes, and Lydia Wilburn, b c 1760 m to Wm Slaughter of the Culpepper VA, Slaughter line.
Christian and Page families were also allied. Thomas Wilburn m Christian Page in 1755 in Goochland, VA. (Douglas Register)
I also have a few Neves entries. Hirum Neeves or Neves b c 1800 m Patsy Blevins of Wilkes Co NC. Lewis Wilburn b c 1770 m Susan Blevins, and Patsy Blevins is related to Susan Blevin's family. (Lewis Wilburn and Susan Blevins are my direct ancestors.)
John Welsbourne (Wellborn) was living on the Eastern Shore VA in 1623. He and those related to him, (appear) to be the ancestors of all of the early colonial VA Wilburn families. As these families fanned out, I've tried to track them accordingly. Whew! Big job. But one that I enjoy.
To date, all of the southern colonial women named Christian that I've uncovered, (appear to me anyhow) to have some connection, directly or otherwise, with Christian families. I often come across data that shows Wilburn as a given name. I then attempt to try to find out what connections, if any, to Wilburn families and when and where the connection takes place.
Of course all of this time spent on genealogy and databases, makes my dog Sasha most unhappy. We could be doing more worthy things, like chasing wild life critters. (Not to worry, she can't catch anything.)
Cheers to you and again, thanks heaps for the interesting notes.
Vikky in San Diego
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