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…
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!
“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?
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.