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…
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.
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:
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!