Fortune Footprints - White Whisperings

FORTUNE Footprints - WHITE Whisperings

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I have tried diligently to use no information about living persons, but if you find any such information, please let me know.

I may have more information, so feel free to e-mail me using the e-mail address at the bottom of the page or on my World Connect site. I enjoy hearing from anyone researching these lines.

Please Click on any Highlighted Name for More Information--and for further info on Meador, Hill and White lines, try the "research narratives" link farther down the page

image HER LINES: image HIS LINES:
P=Paternal Lines; M=Maternal Lines
White (IL,IA,TX) P Fortune (VA,IL,MO,OR,CA) - Bridgewater (PA,KY,TN,IL) P
Lavender (VA,NC,SC,AL,TX) P Edwards(NC,MO) P
Baird (NC,TN,KY,TX) P Stiles (VT,MI,MO,CA) - Borden (NY, MI) P
Sloss (NC,KY) P Robertson (NC,KY,CA) P
Hill (TN,TX) P Cutler (NY,IL,CA) M
Cole (NC,TN) P Gardner (NY,IL,WI,CA) M
Meador (VA,NC,AL,MS,TX) M McMurtry (NJ,WI) M
Stults (IN,TX) M Belyea (New Bruns.,MA,CA) - VanWart (New Bruns.) M
Curtis (KY,MO,TX) M Bishop (Nova Scotia,MA,CA) M
Wampler (PA,VA,IL,IN,TX) M Withrow (NC,GA,TN,CA) P
Rawlins (NC,TN,KY,IN,IL,TX) M Ludwig (PA,OH)-Eggerman(Ger,OH) M
Gragg (NC,TX) M Vaughn (NJ,PA,OH)-Wingate(DE,OH) M

We are examples of where the North meets the South; where the ocean meets the plains:

My lines, for the most part, originated before 1800, some even earlier, in the Southeastern Atlantic states of VA, NC, SC and migrated through the south or midwest and finally to Texas where they converged. For example, the Meadors, Bairds and Lavenders all lived in close proximity in North Carolina and made their way separately to Texas and New Mexico, where their descendants met and married. They were farmers who learned to love both the mountains and the plains.

His lines, mostly originated before 1750 in the Northeastern Atlantic states, some went to Canada and back, then migrated through the midwest, converging in Oregon and California. The Bishops were New England Planters that were lured to Nova Scotia by the promise of land. The Belyeas were Tories who were forced out to New Brunswick after the American Revolution. These families lived and flourished in Canada. Their descendants came back to the US where they met and married. The Bishops and Belyeas, plus the Fortunes, Cutlers and Gardners were lovers of water - the ocean and lakes.

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WHITE Y-DNA test, results #219815 can be compared with other WHITE Y-DNA tests at: WHITE SURNAME DNA Study

Thanks to my brother for his DNA contribution!

MEADOR Y-DNA test, results #235138 can be compared with other MEADOR Y-DNA tests at: MEADOWS DNA Project

Thanks to Cousin Lee for his DNA contribution!

FORTUNE Y-DNA test, results #219796 can be compared with other FORTUNE Y-DNA tests at: FORTUNE (McCreary) DNA Study or with other C Haplogroup Y-DNA tests at: C-Haplogroup Study
If you are a male with surname Fortune and related to this Fortune line, PLEASE e-mail me and/or have a Y-DNA test done and join these projects!
My mitocondrial DNA results are in cyber space --somewhere among the Sorenson projects on Ancestry, I'm told!
Have your own test done at: Family Tree DNA


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ABOUT MY USERID and E-MAIL ADDRESS (NMLLANERA): NM stands for New Mexico (Land of Enchantment) where I hail from. Llanera is a Spanish word meaning "plains woman". It refers to the "Llano Estacado" or "staked plains" -- the name given to the area of Eastern New Mexico and West Texas by the early explorers (staked refers to the tall cactus--of which there is actually very little where I come from).

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Fortune Footprints - White Whisperings
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Created Jan 2013 - Last update Sun Sep 9 20:12:56 2018 MDT