Hinshaw, Ramey and other Genealogy  

Genealogy






Genealogy is a vast, addictive hobby that can make one bang one's head against the brick wall of a missing name, or make one jump for joy at a heretofore undiscovered tidbit of information.  It isn't all just names, dates, and places.  It is our history, our genes, and, ultimately, the history of humanity.  In my genealogy alone, there are the stories of the pioneers of Kentucky; the gentle plainness of the Quakers; the valiant fight of the Hugenots for religious freedom; the echoes of the guns of wars from the American Revolution to World War II; the stories of nobles and Kings, peasants and farmers; and the simple life cycle of marriage, birth and death.

I began doing genealogy in 1977, shortly after finding my biological family.  Since then, I have spent hours in libraries, writing to state agencies, talking to relatives, searching on the Internet, and e-mailing new Internet friends and relatives, uncovering the mysteries of my families and the past.

My search led me to my Uncle Charles, who sat and told me all he knew of his side of the family inside the beautiful Texas home he built himself; my cousin Jane in Ohio, who first began doing research on my biological father's side of the family a long time ago, and presented me with a genealogical chart when we first met; my Great-Aunt Emma Lou, who took me into her humble home in Kentucky, even though she had never met me and although there had been a murder in the area recently; my Great-Aunt Lillie, who fed me one of those wonderful Southern breakfasts with huge biscuits in gravy; my Great-Aunt Gracie, who opened her family Bible to me and talked happily about her children one summer day in Kentucky; and to so many others who I have been privileged to meet.

And it has led me to the documents linked below, which are the lines of both of my families and my husband's.  I hope I may be able to help provide some information that you are looking for, and that I may help add a branch to your family tree.
 

*Please note that these pages are still a work in progress.  Although there is much information here, there is more that will be added.  Please check back occasionally for new information and updates.*
 
 



 

Important:  Please Read






This research has been done by me over a period of more than 20 years.  All of it may be freely taken and used, so long as no one takes the information, claims it as their own, and tries to sell it for profit.  Some of my information has come from other web sites and other researchers, some from books, some from people I've talked with, some from official documents, and some from personal knowledge.  I cannot verify that any of this information is absolutely accurate, and assuredly, some of it is not.  Please use this information as a starting point for your own search, not as an end.  To save space,  I have omitted some information (occupation, emigration, religion, medical, etc.), and omitted notes and sources.  If you are interested in more detailed information or the sources for any piece of information, please e-mail me, and I will be happy to try to provide it.  If you have information to share, or want to correct any information I have, I would love to hear from you.
 
 


 



 

The Surnames



The surnames below are associated with several different families.  Here is a breakdown of the main surnames of both of my families (adoptive and biological) and of my husband's family.  The main surnames are listed first, with associated surnames/lines underneath.  Links to each family page are provided below the table.
 
 
 

Bio-Paternal Bio-Maternal Adopt-Paternal Adopt-Maternal Spouse-Paternal Spouse-Maternal
Hinshaw Ramey Kerr Duke Putt Aubrecht
Brown Asbury Notter Mueller
Campbell Boyd Saunders Ranszweiler
Cashatt Durrant Smeltzer Vesperman
Clayton Farmer Whistler
Fellows Mollett
Flick Musick
Gilpin Ratliff
Haberlandt Sesco
Hadley Wheeler
Miller Wheeler2
Owen
Pearson
Premer/Primer
Ratcliff
Rawsthorne
Underwood
Walls
West
Woodland
Worth

 

Click on a surname below to take you to that page.
 

Asbury
Aubrecht
Boyd
Brown
Campbell
Cashatt
Clayton
Duke
Durrant
Farmer
Fellows
Flick
Gilpin
Haberlandt
Haddock
Hadley
Hinshaw
Kerr
Miller
Mollett
Mueller
Musick
Notter
Owen
Pearson
Premer/Primer
Putt
Ramey
Ranszweiler
Ratcliff
Ratliff
Rawsthorne
Saunders
Sesco
Smeltzer
Underwood
Vesperman
Walls
West
Wheeler
Wheeler2
Whistler
Woodland
Worth



 
 

Links to Helpful Genealogical Resources on the Internet







http://www.usgenweb.org/

U.S. GenWeb Home Page.

http://worldgenweb.org/

World GenWeb Home Page.

http://www.CyndisList.com/

Cyndi's List of genealogy sites on the Internet.  Extensive.

http://www.gendex.com/gendex/

Gendex.  Gene Stark's massive surname index.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/

GenForum.

http://www.genealogytoolbox.com/

Helms Genealogy Tool Box.

http://istg.rootsweb.com/index2.html

Ship Passenger Lists.

http://www.vitalrec.com/

Vital Records information in the United States.
 
 


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