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Debbie Herndon's Family Heritage

Updated September 6, 2000

Deborah Lynne Herndon
16339 Stuebner Airline #606
Spring, Tx 77379
United States

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I am currently researching my maternal grandmother's lineage. The surname is Daniels and they lived in the New Orleans, Louisiana area. My grandmother told me she was born in Metairie. Her parents were Louis and Elvena. I have been able to locate their birth and death dates, but nothing else including documentation of my grandmother's birth around July 13, 1910. She died in Houston, Texas in 1987. I also am searching for any siblings my grandmother had.
As for my father's lineage, I have substantial information about them (The Van Eman's). They originally came from Holland in the early 1700's and some of their descendants can still be found in Eastern Pennsylvania. A friend from Holland said the name Van Eman means "from the town of Emman". Obviously, the spelling has been changed through the years.

Part of my mother's father's family can be traced back to 1611 in Sweden. My grandfather's surname was Spears and I have information for 6 generations before me, but nothing beyond. I am stopped at Joshua Jackson Spears. He was born in South Carolina in 1817 and died in Osyka, Mississippi in 1873. His father was Jackson Joshua Spears, but I have no further information about Jackson.

I hope you have enjoyed reading a little about my family. If you have any information about any of the above surnames, I would appreciate receiving it. I am also willing to share what I have. I can be contacted at

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