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

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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

University of Southern Maine

Gammon emmigration from UK to Gorham, Maine, USA

I was recently contacted by Pamela, who’s ancestors migrated from the UK to America and ended up in Gorham, Maine. According to the “History of Gorham”, two Gammon brothers came from England when they were quite young, and Pamela would like to track down where they came from in England and trace her family further back in time.

She has sent me quite a bit of information about these brothers, which I am in the process of analysing. But in the meantime, here is a short summary:

“The brothers came from England when they were quite young.  They lived first in Cape Elizabeth.  Then Joseph lived in Falmouth before he moved to Gorham. On July 7, 1757, Phillip moved from Scarborough to Gorham and purchased a hundred acre lot from David Gorham.  Joseph’s property was next to Phillips.”

I will post more information once I have processed it, but if this information rings a bell, then please post a comment and let us know!

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%.
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.