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Genealogy

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The genealogy section of this site is now in a much more finished form as regards the information than when started at the end of the summer of 1998.  Most of the notes in the Generation Reports have now been augmented, source information has been provided as endnotes to the reports, and most items have been spell checked.  However, there are still lines to be added and information yet to be added to lines present.  Most Generation Reports omit the data for recent generations.  The data is available in many cases; however, it was decided not to post it to the web.

The main surnames of interest at present are:  Blount, Chandler, Kalshoven, LaMartin, Martin, Parker, Raulerson, Stafford, Underhill, Walker, Willingham, and Wyatt

Photos

Old Family Photos  Photos of family members from the 1890's until the 1930's.  Possibly a few after the 1930's.

Photos of Gravestones with a genealogical connection  

Unidentified Tintype Photos
Astley Tomb Effigies
Tombs at St. John the Baptist Church, Kinlet, Shropshire, England

Obituaries

Obituaries from Newspapers

Generation Reports

Here is where the descent charts for the lines we follow are located. Most Generation Reports omit the data for recent generations.  The data is available in many cases; however, it was decided not to post it to the web. Much of this material was compiled by Bobbie LaMartin Wilson (BW) and Kyle VanLandingham (KV), with a small contribution by William LaMartin (WL). The Raulerson material is mostly due to Virgil Raulerson, who passed away October 18,2009.  His obituary, which appeared in the Florida Times Union, may be viewed here. The individual most qualified to answer a question on a particular line is indicated following each surname, e.g., (BW) for Bobbie LaMartin Wilson. Kyle VanLandingham is now deceased as of November 2009. His obituary, which appeared in the Tampa Tribune and Okeechobee News may be viewed here.

View the Reports

Book Excerpts and Articles

Shadrack and Martha Chandler of Virginia - The first 12 pages of a 68 page genealogy tract written by William F. LaMartin & Bobbie LaMartin Wilson
Parker & Blount in Florida (Parker) - The first 11 pages of a 328 page genealogy book written by Virginia W. Westergard and Kyle S. Van Landingham
Parker & Blount in Florida (Blount) - 14 pages of a 328 page genealogy book written by Virginia W. Westergard and Kyle S. Van Landingham
Articles appearing in the Kissimmee Valley Gazette written by Robert LaMartin, Sr. in 1897 - 1904
Article on Polk County in the 1874 Florida Settler written by Robert LaMartin, Sr.
Nicholas Sessoms and his Descendants compiled by James E. Morgan, Jr. - Part 2, 3 & a little of part 4 of at least 6 parts
Blount items from the Complete Peerage - Transcribed by Kyle VanLandingham >
The Blounts of Astley, Worcestershire, England - Transcribed by Kyle VanLandingham
John Parker and the Methodist Church in Sampson Co., NC.

Documents as Graphic Images

Images of the original documents. They have been reduced in size so as to fit on a standard 8.5 x 11 page if printed from a graphics program--not from your browser.  The resolution, however, has been maintained so as to allow for better quality printing of the file as well as online viewing.  Unfortunately this creates a fairly large file, requiring some time to download. The collection is small now but will, I am sure, grow.

If you should desire to print out a copy, it would be better to download the file (in Internet Explorer, right click on the link and choose the option "Save Target As...") and open it in a graphics program for printing. Printing from your Internet browser never produces good results for these large graphics files.

Shadrack Chandler's Land Grant (379 KB)
William Willingham's Land Patent(480 KB)
Helen Prescott's Blount and Blunt Chart (366 KB) - This was a very large graphics file, reduced by 60:1 compression for the web. Also the title of Blount and Blunt was cut out of the graphic.
James Blount's 1685 will, page 1 (276 KB) reduced by 60:1 compression for the web. From the Manuscripts Department, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Southern Historical Collection - courtesy of Kyle VanLandingham
James Blount's 1685 will, page 2284 KB) reduced by 60:1 compression for the web. From the Manuscripts Department, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Southern Historical Collection - courtesy of Kyle VanLandingham
SSMarseille Manefest containing the Antonino and Domenica Loiacono (Loiacano) family from Italy to New Orleans about 1882 -  Courtesy of Louis Leggio

Documents as Text

Walter Blount Will of 1561
Robert Blount Will of 1573
Thomas Blount Will of 1622
Wills of Bridgett Broome Blount Stanley, 1636, 1637
Charles Blount Will of 1655
James Blount's Will of 1685
Thomas Blount's Will of 1701

Miscellaneous Images

Blount coat of arms
Blount Heraldry Items
James Blount coat of arms
Seal of Walter le Blount
Seal of Piers le Blount
Wyatt coat of arms