| I am researching the following surnames: BAIRD, BRUNDIDGE, CLEMENT, COATS, CROSBY, DAVIS, GULLING, MCCARTER, OWEN, PARKER, PUBLICOVER, SHAEFER, SHIELDS, SOCIE, STEWART, TUCKER, UMBER, VARNEY, VEAL, WHITE, and others. The Owen/Davis/Veal lines are from Georgia and then migrate out west to California.
The Crosby/Gulling/Socie lines are from Canada and Ohio and then they migrate out west to Nevada.
The Coats/Umber lines are from New York, and then they migrate out west to Utah and Nevada.
The Varney line was in Utah before ending up in Nevada. I am still trying to find out who they were and where they were from originally.
The McCarter/Publicover lines are from Oregon, with the Publicover line coming from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia originally.
The Shields line is from Ohio and then migrates out to California/Nevada.
The Clement/White/Brundidge lines went to Canada for a time
and ended up back in Illinois before some of the line moved out west to Nevada/California.
I have found it extremely fascinating to find out how many people in all of the different branches had something to do with
the railroads and the railroad bringing the east coast and the west coast together during the 1800's.
Countries in the world changed their political boundaries many times, but those boundaries did not and do not define who we are. We, ourselves, and the lives we lead, and the world we pass on to our children define who we are. All of the research involved in putting our family book together has been and continues to be interesting as well as addicting. My hope is to pass on this love of historical research and digging up our roots to my precious daughters, Kelly and Lauren.
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