Cousin Eleanor (and Don) Mayfarth of Auburn, CA, are going to be with us again in Arkansas this year and she will be leading the workshop again. Maybe workshop is a misnomer, as this may be more of a "sharing session." Many of us have found new information or have new questions from year to year and this will be a time to compare notes and hopefully answer some questions.
Cousin Eleanor has been deeply involved in a "Special Research Team" trying to solve some Umstead family mysteries. In doing so, she has accumulated information on such "Allied Families" as Cain, Ellis, Morris, Phillips, Miles, King, Hart, Howard, Kendall, Rhodes, Roberts, Shannon, Price, and other families who were in Pennsylvania very early.
Lots of these surnames were included in early Pennsylvania Baptist records. She will be doing more searches in Salt Lake City on these early Baptist Veazey - Hollingsworth connections. She may have some big surprises for us about these lines lots of us are researching as ancestors. Eleanor urges everyone to bring along all the info you have on the families with whom your Veazey family intermarried.
I, personally, have the opinion that by investigating some of these "orphans" or lost branches, we may find a connection to some of our other "mysteries" out there. I just received a message that there were a group of Umsteads in Beaver Co., PA. Isn't that where we have a mystery set of Veazeys descended from Elisha Veazey???
It has been said before that they traveled together and they intermarried for a thousand years! Both here and back across the big water.
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