My search started with my father's family (Hudgins and Abbott from Virginia and North Carolina) and has expanded to include my mother's family (Cassada and Jones from Virginia)and my wife's family (Lewis and Hamiter from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina).
My primary interest at present is to extend my Hudgins line past John H. Hudgins who lived in Person County, North Carolina (born: June 6, 1792; died: November 15, 1843). John's son, Levi H. Hudgins (my great-great grandfather), was born in Person County, North Carolina on June 27, 1828. Since there are Hudgins in Virginia and North Carolina, and since I don't presently know where John was born, my search could go in at least these two directions.
A sample of some of the other names that are connected to my genealogy research are:
Blaine, Brice, Cathcart, Dobbs, Fulcher, Gardner, Graves, Gregory, Hargis, Hancock, Harris, Hopper, Lisburn, McClure, McQuiston, Mitchell, Mundy, Rickman, Robinson, Scott, Smith, Sterling, Ward, Weldy, and Willard
If any of these names show up in your family tree, or you know someone who may be researching any of these names, send me an email and let's share our information.