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Our Family Museum:
A Collection of Family History Notes

November 1995

The files in this archive (located at are plain ASCII text files, comprising the genealogical compendium Our Family Museum, by James Nohl Churchyard, as well as conversions into HTML format of portions of this book (the full work has many biographical details and source citations not included in the HTML files). See the file README for descriptions of all files.

Over 360 different family names, and 835 individuals are indexed in these HTML files (and there is some information on a further 1,200 close collaterals). The main regions of origin are England, Quebec/France, the Rhineland (Germany), Ulster, and colonial and post-revolutionary New England, New York (New Amsterdam), and the middle states.

The author's contact address is:

James Nohl Churchyard
1783 Hawaii Circle
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-2015
714 540-5022
(If no longer there, try Fallbrook, CA 92028)

(The author is not on-line, but e-mail to H. Churchyard -- who did the conversion into HTML -- at [email protected] [as of 2/96] will be forwarded.)

Table of Contents

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Summary of main ancestral lines

This volume presents the ancestry (as far as it is known) of the children of James Nohl Churchyard and his former wife, Martha Orr. The following eight ancestral lines start from parentage chart B1.

of Suffolk Co., England, and French-Canadian lines of Monette, Houde and many more, including Baldwin, Catlin and Corse of Deerfield, MA.
of Germany and several New England lines: Benedict, Lockwood, Olmsted and St. John. A Nohl autobiography covering 1767-1838 (included in the plain ASCII text version) and an emigration diary of 1849 are available.
includes several Palatine German (1709) and earlier New York Dutch and Huguenot lines such as Barnhart, Eckerson, van Dyck and Vredenburgh.
and Webb, New Brunswick loyalists; and Bailey and McCausland of County Tyrone, Ulster, including a link to the Buchanan clan of Scotland.
of Ulster and Indiana, including Howes, Anderson, Sears, and various New England lines, some to the Mayflower.
(or Duncanson), Blackwell, and Jeffress of Virginia, Casselberry and Garvin of Pennsylvania. One line is carried back to King Edward III of England through the Wrights of Oyster Bay, New York.
of Franklin and Evansville, Indiana.
of Pennsylvania and Indiana, Carpenter and Hartley of West Virginia.

Lineal Surname Index

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