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%.
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Picture of the German Cemetery at Bray-Sur-Somme, France Picture of the German Cemetery at Bray-Sur-Somme, France (photo courtesy of euro-t-guide.com).

MARG Family Tree, Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England

After a week or so of working on the Debian package for Gramps, I got back to a little bit of work on the Gammon One-Name-Study today.

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!

MARG Family Group

MALC Family Tree Added

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:

MALC Family Group

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.

Mary Bubbles GAMMON

Thanks to a fellow GoONS member reading the North Devon Journal, I was made aware of the following announcement on the 18th July 2013:

http://www.thisisannouncements.co.uk/28727062?s_source=clsw_diwk

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:

Unlinked Trees or People

CHAR, WILL, TIVE & MAID Trees transferred from old website

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:

CHAR, WILL, TIVE & MAID

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.

BOYD

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:

BOYD Family Group

MINE Family Tree Added

I have been working the last few weeks to get my new website up and running using Drupal. Yesterday, I finished tidying up my own family tree information in Gramps and uploaded it to my web server (hence the title of this tree is MINE!). Today, after returning from a day at the beach, I have tidied up the presentation a little bit in Drupal.

So this is my family tree, and it starts with Richard Gammon, who was born sometime around 1778 in Berrynarbor, Devonshire, England. I have actually taken the family further back, but I need some more time to double check my records etc. before I will publish the rest.

Check it out here: Richard Gammon, born approximately 1778, Berrynarbor, Devonshire, England (MINE Family Group).

If you think you are connected to this tree then please get in touch!