A Happy Day to You!
My wife is Marallyn Ruth (Shincke) Clingman. Marallyn is an attractive and kind person that makes me happy each and every day. She has helped me in the Clingman research over the past eight years.
I am a descendant of John Michael Clingman. My file JMC file contains over 4.600 individuals. My JMC text file contains over 1,000 pages. The text file is not indexed. This file contains letters, written accounts, excerpts from many publications, wills and property document.
The outline attached to this Home page is my known descendants of John Clingman, son of John Michael Clingman. My entire John Michael Clingman Family Tree Maker file cannot be shown on this homepage because the site is limited to 2,000 individuals.
I willingly share all of my files with interested John Michael Clingman descendants. The only thing that I ask is that each individual provides his or her own family outline so it can be added to my file.
I am currently working on scanning hundreds of early photographs of John Michael Clingman descendants. My JMC Family Tree Maker file has a very large listing of descendants of George Washington Clingman, another son of John Michael Clingman.
If you are interested in more information on the John Michael Clingman family, please contact me by email, telephone or mail. I will respond to every contact.
Marallyn and I travel often in and out of the country. We sometimes are away for many weeks at a time. If we are away, I will reply as soon as we return home.
I maintain two email addresses. You can contact me at either address.
email@example.com (All lower case. Dashes are used in this address.
firstname.lastname@example.org (All lower case.)
Our Mailing Address:
1140 Monarch Lane, Apt. M, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone: (831) 372-4473
Last year a descendant of George Washington Clingman and I were DNA tested. I am a descendant of John Clingman. This testing was done to establish a proven DNA result for additional DNA testing in the future. The DNA results proved positively that both of us share a common paternal ancestor. This ancestor could only be John Michael Clingman. Additional DNA testing was then done proving a male Klingman also shared the same paternal ancestor. Another test proved that a Klingemann family in Germany did not share a common paternal ancestor.
As of April 2001, no links have been found to show that the John Michael Clingman and Peter Clingman families are related. It is important that the two files should not be merged until a document is found proving the connection of the two families. There are a number of Clingman, Klingman, Klingemann, Klingamann families in the United States. If is likely that some of these families are related. Hopefully records will be found in the future that will prove that some of the families are related.
Thank you for taking the time to read this posting. If you think I can be of help in your research, please contact me.
Gordon B. Clingman
30 April 2001