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Welcome! So many names to research! Focusing at the moment to extend Rhoads, Walker, Nichols, Metz, Figarotta, Fertig lines.

Have extensive information on Shade, Shaeffer, Priest, Deck, Logwood, McGoogan, McGugan, McGougan.


The Descendant Chart of John Walker, Sr., posted below, contains information gathered by numerous sources who have been so kind to share with us. These sources include Janet Desist, Ella Downing, Jean Harris, Louise McLeod, Margaret Phillips, Archie Walker, Claudia Walker, Betty Rhoads, Eileen Colgan, John Lester, Elaine Carr, "Vanishing Ancestors" by Peggy Townsend, Jean Cobb Lewis, and many others I've probably failed to mention.

Some ideas we would like to present and need assistance in proving are:

1) Both Sarah Walker and Mary McPhatter, who are buried in the Walker Family Cemetery, are believed to be kin, possibly mother and aunt/sister of John.

2) After correspondence with McGugan researchers Glenn McGugan and Tommy Ammons, among others, there is convincing evidence, though no positive proof, that Isabella McGugan's parents are John and Margaret (McNeill) McGugan.

3) McNeill family lore says that John McGugan's wife Margaret McNeill was kin to Neill McNeill (of Raeford), whose son John Duncan McNeill married Mary Walker, daughter of John and Isabella (McGugan) Walker. (The families visited each other on Sunday afternoons, which is how John Duncan & Mary met.)

4) The baptismal records of John and Margaret McGugan’s first four children indicate they were in South Ardbeg, North Knapdale in 1787 and Barrahormid, North Knapdale by 1789 until at least 1794, possibly living elsewhere (no baptismal records have been found for their remaining children) until their emigration in 1802 (written on son Duncan’s tombstone). Their whereabouts in America is also unknown, until John McGugan’s first purchase of land in 1804 in Robeson County, North Carolina.

As a note of caution: Please understand that this is a work in progress, and having been input by myself, most probably contains errors that need my attention. Please feel free to contact me via the email address listed on this page for corrections, additions, deletions, or just to discuss this family line. Thanks for stopping by!

The Rhoads' of Sylvester, GA
Updated September 4, 2004


Richard Thomas Rhoads, Jr.
101 Willow Street
Sylvester, GA 31791-1243
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