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Jean Mayo Hirsch's Home Page



                                                                                                                               In memory of my wife

                                                                                                                                 Jean Mayo Hirsch

                                                                                                                      May 28, 1934    January 19, 2017

                                                                   FAMILY GENEALOGY - Mayo, Hatcher, Green, Hankinson, Taylor, Potter and Skipper Families.

Genealogy is the story of your ancestry, sometimes referred to as your family tree. Most Americans can trace their genealogy back to Europe. We started some 20+ years ago with not much to go on. We spent many hours in archives, courthouses, libraries, and cemeteries searching for family names. There was no computer so data was copied by hand, copying machine or photographic. Microfilms were read (turning the crank) frame by frame, line by line looking for a familiar name.  Today information is available on the Internet, however, you're missing out on the excitement of finding something in your travels.! Caution, genealogy can be addictive.

Mayo Family

Jean's fraternal line consists of at least four ancestral lines -Mayo, Hatcher, Green and Hankinson. The connection to Thomas Mayo is not proven, however, most researchers believe that Alfred F. Mayo Sr. descends from a Thomas Mayo. It was first thought Thomas Mayo son of James Mayo, son of Valentine Mayo was our ancestor. Based on more than one set of tests Alfred Mayo Sr. is NOT a descendant of Valentine Mayo. DNA taken from a descendant of Richard Mayo, with a paper trail to Alfred Mayo Sr. and a descendant of Alfred F. Mayo Jr. are a DNA match. Mayos were found in the pan handle of Florida and Louisiana. Joseph Hatcher migrated from Burke County Georgia to Barnwell, South Carolina in the mid 1800's establishing the Hatcher family in South Carolina.The Hatcher line was traced back to William Hatcher, b 1613 in Lincolnshire, England.  Green and Hankinson are native South Carolinians. Many other ancestral names are included leading into Europe.  A large granite slab was found along a logging road in Pamlico Co. N.C. that read Edward Bryan born London 1663. This is Jean's 7th Ggrandfather. There were at least 10 other graves in the same area.

Taylor Family

Jean's maternal line consists of at least three ancestral lines -Taylor, Roberts, Potter and Skipper. These families lived in North Carolina, primarily in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. The Potter and Skipper line dead ended about ca1700 in North Carolina. The Taylor line went into England and the Roberts & Gaskil familes of Carteret County  which went into England are  also included. After the untimely death of Clarence Taylor, Viola made the painful decision to place her four young children, one being Jean's mother, in the Kennedy Home Orphanage, in Lenoir County, North Carolina. and was subsequently taken under the care of by her grandparents, Caldwell C. and Dolly Potter who raised her.

Linage Organizations

Jean has membership in the Daughters of  the American Revolution, the  Colonial Dames 17th Century and The Colonial Dames of America. Individuals wishing to apply for membership in these lineage organizations may find these files useful in providing the necessary proofs .

Information for these families can be found

Thomas Mayo (/ ) (4,500 individuals)

Potter-Skipper(/ (11,000 individuals)

Caroline Green & Josiah Alston Hatcher (/ (43,000 individuals)

The links above cover the genealogy of Jean's maternal and fraternal ancestors including many collateral and allied branches. 

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