CLIVE admin Sun, 07/29/2018 – 08:34 Related Image Oldest Ancestor of Family Group Gammon, William Henry Earliest known date for Oldest Ancestor b. estimated 1874 Origin of Family Group Georgeham, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom Back in 2010 (and again in 2012), a fellow Guild of One Name Studies research sent me an email with…
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%.|
This family came to attention when contact was made with a family member who had visited the grave of Walter P GAMMON who died fighting in the 1st World War in Bray-sur-somme, France.
I have traced his family back through the Cenuses to a Richard GAMMON, born approximately 1806, a shipwright, who lived in Ilfracombe, North Devon which is where my Gammon family had connections.
Now I just have to enter all this data into Gramps!
For the first time in a while I was contacted by a Gammon with ancestors from North Devon like mine. Malcom now lives in Western Australia, and sent me some brief information that he knew about his family.
I have pulled together a tree from this information and published it on my Drupal website:
Malcom’s grandfather is Stanley A GAMMON. Stanley married Ivy M PARKIN in Barnstaple in 1921 (Sep 1921, Barnstaple, Vol: 5b, Page: 1073). A copy of this marriage certificate would confirm Stanley’s parents. In any case, I should be able to find Stanley in the 1911 census.
Thanks to a fellow GoONS member reading the North Devon Journal, I was made aware of the following announcement on the 18th July 2013:
I was not able to accurately identify her in my indexes. So I hope one day a family member will get in touch and I can get some more information about her.
For the record, an extract of the announcement is stored on my “Unlinked” family group page:
Will the laptop all charged up again, I have transferred the rest of my English trees from the old website. Now I need an “eye break”. Here are the links:
You will notice my menu needs restructuring after adding so many trees!
Update 26.1.17: On the new GoONS website with Drupal 8, the menus look okay (although I have not checked from a mobile device). I have also added a side menu which gives access to the Family Groups via a “Place” categorisation.
After uploading my “MINE” family tree to Ancestry.co.uk, I could see a link to another user’s tree (someone called boyduk). Using this tree, and linking to censuses, births, marriages & deaths in my database I was fairly quickly able to construct a new tree. I traced the family as far back as I could to Mortehoe, Devonshire, England, to Thomas GAMMON (born approximately 1805). He married Prudence Watts GAMMON who is in my tree.
More information can be found here on the main website: