Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:
This SNGF is based on the Migration map that my friend J. Paul Hawthorne made on Facebook on 18 November. He used Birth dates and Places for his paternal line.
1) For this week’s SNGF, make your own migration map for whichever surname or ancestral line you want. Use a World Map or a country map. Choose birth, marriage, death, or migration year to put the spots on the map and label them with the year.
To create my maps, I followed Randy’s suggestion and downloaded a map from wiki commons and then used powerpoint to add the lines and labels.
My Crawford research is stuck in the area of Augusta county, Virginia where there are several different CRAWFORD families, each with sons named James. According to records from Ohio, my James Crawford was born in 1772 in Virginia. James married Sally Duggins in 1799 in Garrard county, Kentucky. Records place James in Preble County, Ohio in 1811 where there is another James Crawford who was also born in Virginia about 1770. This James was married in Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1793.
By 1831, James’ son Nelson had migrated to Warren County, Indiana. Nelson either migrated with the other James Crawford and his family or followed them to Indiana.
In 1884, Nelson’s son, Washington Marion Crawford (my ancestor), migrated to Dodge City, Kansas. Washington Marion was following his older brother, James, who had migrated to Dodge City in 1878.
Like my Crawford ancestors, my BRILES ancestors were early Kansas settlers, actually arriving prior to statehood. Alexander Briles and his family migrated from Randolph County, North Carolina to southern Coffey County, Kansas prior to 1858.
The BRILES family has deep roots in Randolph County, North Carolina. Conrad Briles (Broils) filed papers to purchase land in Rowan county, North Carolina in 1763. He is listed on the tax records in Randolph county in 1779. In 1784, his will was probated in Randolph County, North Carolina.
Conrad was a member of the second Germanna colony. He arrived in Virginia with his parents in 1717. The family migrated from Oestisheim, Wuerttemberg, Germany.
In North Carolina, the surname took on the BRILES spelling while those who stayed in Virginia took on the BROYLES spelling.