PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND ALL INFO MAY NOT BE CORRECT, BUT TO BE USED AS A RIB FOR FUTURE RESEARCH. RESOURSES ARE PLACED WHERE FOUND.
I have used Family Search for a long time, and when I logged in recently was informed I had new info to review. I seem to have found an ancestor from my Dads side of the family back to arrival on the Mayflower! I am a bit excited.
My hubby, JR Claybourne, and I started a new life on May 29, 1992. This is a tree of our families. We both have separate trees but wanted to extend our family.
I was born to Hugh Kenneth and Helen Lee Pace. My parents divorced when I was very young and my Mother had my name legally changed to Parks. I have always been known by that name. I have been searching for my Pace family for years.
I recently found my brother, and we are busy finding out info and getting to know each other. Thanks to the Internet, we talk to each other every day. Miles apart, we are trying to stay close.
I want to give a special thanks to Donald Raby for all his help. Click on his link for more Knox County Info!
A new found cousin! Thanks to Nancy Wood, I have filled another generation and a few branches! Click on her tree, it is lovely, puts mine to shame!
Thanks to Veda Evans I have filled in a few holes and added a few names to the tree. Click on her link, she has a wonderful tree. I think about 10 generations! Includes our Permit!
I found this at another site, I don't know where the info came from. Ali ----------------------------------------
The First Thanksgiving and the McCullar Line
The McCullar line intersects with the Pace line. The Paces are descendants of Richard Pace (Jamestown and Ancient Planter) and Captain John Woodlief/Woodleaf. Captain Woodlief is the one who brought several hundred men to Berkeley's Hundred, not far from Jamestown in 1619 and also was its first Governor. They were first to celebrate Thanksgiving for their safe delivery to the new world. (This was 2 years before the Thanksgiving at Plymouth!) John Kennedy recognized this fact in 1963. Berkeley Hundred (Plantation) is also the home place of a signer of the Declaration of Independence (Harrison), a President (his son, Harrison), and another President (Tyler).