BUSH Family Group Added

I am just back from my Christmas holidays. Whilst I was away, I found a little bit of time here and there to process some old GoONS Newspaper Watch entries that had been sent to me over the years.

This one is for a Gammons family in Bedfordshire, UK. It starts with Benjamin C Gammons (b. 1922). His mother had Wiles as a surname. I am sure to find a connection with my other Bedfordshire trees, but unfortunately, there were two marriages between Gammons/Wiles in Bedfordshire in the same year. I need to get more detailed information about both those marriages before I can proceed further.

BUSH Family Group

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Updates to HOWES Family Group

It was a bit of a rainy day today, so I have done a bit of work on the HOWES family Group after feedback on the website from Stephen HOWES who is a descendant of that family.

With information from Steve, it looks like the family moved from Kings-Ripton from nearby Buckworth in the old county of Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).

I must put the effort in to index the church records for Huntingdonshire.

Link to the Family Group: HOWES Family Group

Photo of Buckworth All Saints Church by By Chris Stafford, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7138320

DENZ Family Group added

I received a Funeral Notice from another GoONS member recently, and pulled together as much of Denzil Raymond Gammons’s family as I could. More information can be found on my Gammon One Name website:

DENZ admin Sun, 08/20/2017 – 15:29 Related Image Oldest Ancestor of Family Group Denzil Raymond GAMMONS Earliest known date for Oldest Ancestor September 1919 Origin of Family Group Peterborough, England, UK Thanks to the GoONS Newswatch Project, I received a copy of the Funeral Notice for Denzil (Ray) Gammons from the Herts Advertiser. I managed…

via DENZ — The Gammon One-Name Study

Are some Gammons really Guymons?

Julie (who’s husband’s grandfather recently took a DNA test, see: https://rossgammon68.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/john-gammons-b-about-1813-nc-dna-match/) recently got back in touch with a very interesting query:

“I was wondering if you had any other matches or information linking you to anyone else in the United States.  We are awaiting results of another person that we have been in contact with who has ancestors that lived nearby.  Their ancestor’s name was listed as Gammon, Gammons, and then later Guymon.  The Guymon name has stuck with that line.  We are wondering if this is our link, as tradition says that a William Guymon and wife Elizabeth Curry, sailed over from possibly England or Ireland.  It was said that William died at sea during the trip, and his wife was pregnant with Isaiah (the one we saw listed first as Gammon).  He ended up living with his Uncle Malcolm Curry in Stokes County, NC.  Not sure of any of this, but we’ll see if they turn up as a match.”

I am pretty sure that I have also collected the Guymon name when I have come across it, but I will make sure that I definitely do from now on, just in case!!

Can any readers of this blog confirm this theory or add any further light?

John Gammons (b. about 1813, NC) – DNA Match!

Julie Gammons has been in touch to say that her husband’s grandfather’s DNA (William Clyde Gammons) is a very good match to my own. Even though our known ancestors lived on opposite sides of “the pond”, it is likely that we are distant cousins!

Here is what FamilyTreeDNA’s analysis states:

In comparing Y-DNA37 markers, which show 4 mismatches, the probability that Mr. Ross Edwin Gammon and Mr. William Clyde Gammons shared a common ancestor within the last…

 

…4 generations is 4.65%.
…8 generations is 30.48%.
…12 generations is 62.39%.
…16 generations is 83.63%.
…20 generations is 93.88%.
…24 generations is 97.95%.