|About BLOSS,FAUSNAUGH-WINSTEAD and related families
Our families are fortunate. They have a 7th great
grandfather, Joseph Bloss, born-1759, who was a
Revolutionary War "Patriot"*** It was Joseph who
personally carried the news to General George
Washington concerning the capture of the infamous
British "Major Andre," co-conspirator of the
equally infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold.
They are descended as well from;
A "Goldminer in 1851 who went west and was befriended
by the "Bannock" Indian Tribe when he became
ill. The Tribe gave him an Indian pony and a pair of
Indian moccassins, which were a work of Art.
****see Dorman Bloss Douglass, born 1827.
Serbian immigrants*** Davina Danojevic Stella`s
birth mother. ***Church records of the Family names
in Yugoslavia and Serbia are virtually nonexistant,
making it impossible to find the ancestors.
Odom Buinac, from Serbia, was Stella`s birthfather
Ljeposava and Maxim Bursach, Stella (Stoja`s)
Pioneers who travelled to Missouri in Covered
Wagons***Charles Lloyd Bloss 1876 & his wife Lydia
One staunch early Abolitionist whose home was used
for the "underground railroad"*** William Clough
Bloss b.1795 and his wife Mary.
A New York Stock Exchange Commodities expert***
James O. Bloss b. 1840
Immigrants from England who settled the first
colonies*** Richard Bloys (Bloss) And his wife Michal
Puritans*** Edmund Bloss-Blosse (Blois)-born 1586,
and his wife Mary who settled in the Mass. Bay
Colony were Delbert Bloss` first immigrant ancestors
The man who founded the still existing "Blossburgh"
Pennsylvania*** Aaron Bloss, Bloss SEAM (coal) &
Bloss Mountain as well as The Bloss Historic Society
in Tioga Co. Pennsylvania
Several Civil War Veterans
An ancestor with the 1st name of Achsah***
an ancester named Ruah***
An ancestor named Mehitable***
an ancestor named Amasa***all 4 from the 1700s
2 women named Zeruiah***Revolutionary War Era
Families who were among the early settlers of the
Mass. Bay Colony
Mary "Polly" Blossom Bloss (part Na. American) whose
ancestors were of the Wampanoag Indian Tribe,
in Plymouth Colony, Mass. whose Chief Massasoit aided
Ancestors from the existing city of Blois (Bloss)
Two Revolutionary War "Patriots"*** Joseph Bloss
FYI--an in law of Edmund Bloss-Blosse (Blois) who was
involved in the Salem Witch Trials (direct
Passengers on board the ship "Francis" from Ipswich
England, (Edmund & Mary) during "The Great
Migration" from England
Ancient Blois ancestors who came from France with Wm.
The Conquerer,circa 1000
A GGG Grandfather who was a veteran of the Civil War
The G-man who shot John Dillenger***SA Charles
A Native American***
The granddaughter of a slave whose name was Golden***
A g grandmother who lived during Abraham Lincoln`s
administration*** Artamecie Winstead-Fausnaugh
German immigrants*** the Fasnachts
The Campbell Clan--a fierce warrior clan from
3 more Revolutionary War "Patriots"*** Rev. Francis
Winstead,(a minuteman) His brother Samuel and 16
year old nephew Mandley who was a drummer boy.
A passenger aboard the immigrant "sail" ship,
Edinburgh, Johannes Fasnacht
A sherriff from the "Pioneer West"*** William Wirt
Tennesee Heroes of the Revolutionary War***
Pennsylvania German Pioneers
Johan Conrad Fasnacht, Revolutionary War "Patriot"
Johannes jr. Fausnaught, born 1758, was a
Revolutionary War "Patriot"
Parents who had 14 children, (Johannes + Juliana
3 brothers who married 3 sisters;
Johannes Jacob Fausnaught & Anna Root
Johannes Fausnaught jr. & Susannah Root
Henry Fausnaught & Magdalena Root
A Grover ancestor who was in The Civil War; James C.
A Sexton ancestor from Scotland
A Campbell ancestor from Ireland
The "Connection" is through the first immigrant
ancestors to The New World-
Edmund (1586) and Mary Bloss-Blosse (Blois) 10th g-
grandparents of Bob & his brothers Danny Del
Michael & David. Edmund would have lived 500 years
ago during the reign of the last Tudor Monarch,
Queen Elizabeth who continued her father`s (Henry
the 8th`s) legacy & reign of violence over the
Protestant Church. Edmund, Mary & their child Richard
left England in separate ships, seeking
religious freedom. The ship Edmund sailed on,under
extremely desperate conditions, was called "The
Francis". They were "Puritans" believing
that the existing young Protestant Church needed
Edmund and Mary are listed in the Genealogical
Dictionary of The 1st Settlers of New England, page
203.*** They were the first immigrant ancestors and
10th great grandparents, settling in the newly
formed Massachusettes Bay Colony.
The Family of Blois (Bloss) arrived in
France in the year 1000 with Stephen,Comte de Blois,
who came over with William The Conquerer a
Viking. "The National Archives-UK." The Blois Family
were prominent merchants in the 16th century
in Ipswich, residing in the Parish of St. Nicholas.
"Documents held at Suffolk Record Office,
Ipswich Branch, England: Administrative history."
BLOIS FAMILY ARCHIVES***
Ipswich is the largest town in the country, dating
back to the 7th Century.
The Fausnaugh name is German, actually Fasnacht or
Fosnacht. It is derived from a
German festival, the evening before ash wednesday
(our mardi gras). The Fausnaughs emmigrated
from Hohengehren, Jagst, Wuerttemberg Germany in
the 1700s and settled in Fairfield co. Ohio.
Johannes Fasnacht (Leslie`s 5th g grandfather) was
born in 1727 in Jagst,
He arrived aboard the ship Edinburgh to a port in
Philadelphia-mid-1700s. These were my
"Pennsylvania Dutch" ancestors, many of them living
in Lancaster Pennsylvania.
Johannes` parents were Samuel, born in 1698 and Maria
Fasnacht, from Hohengehren, Jagst Germany, 6th
Samuel Fosnaugh, born in 1677 (1st immigrant ancestor
) & his wife Anna Maria from Kercheim Germany, were
grandparents, and Leslie 7th grandparents.
The Winsteads,Formerly WINSTON,who were ancestors of my gg
grandfather, Lafeyette, made their way to North
and Virginia in the mid 1600s,(St StephensParish),
from East Riding, Yorkshire, England and Sussex
Parish Yapton (Yaptown) England. A county in
Virginia-Northumberland, is also a village in
England-(Winstead Family History-"Our Family)***
Johane Winston-Winstead & John-1555 were my
paternal 10th or 11 gg-grandparents
from Yapton, Sussex England. John's parents were John Winston, 1525 and Margery.
Artamecie Winstead-Fausnaugh was my great
grandmother, also paternal,(born 1854),her
brother`s name was Noah.
James Fausnaugh was my great grandfather (&
Artamecie`s husband) & Lafeyette Winstead was
Artamecie`s father, and my gg grandfather.
Artamecie lived during the Civil War. I am attempting
to uncover her Native American
Heritage,in the Ohio-Indiana Plains region. It has
been impossible. I don`t have her mother`s name
or Tribe. She
would have lived during slavery, as well as being
merely a child during Abraham Lincoln`s
I have "Campbell" ancestry as well, from Scotland &
Ireland. This line is difficult to trace. A
census from William M. Campbell, 1880 in Sparta,
Noble co. Indiana exists stating "father is from
Ireland", no further information exists (paternal).
*** This is the "Doll" family; my
A Campbell (maternal) tartan was discovered by a
genealogist years ago and is in the family in
Georgia with my mother`s sister Pegge Brown.
The Winsteads of my family owned many plantations and
slaves. In several wills, they have left
certain slaves to their children, sadly, like pieces
of furniture or cattle.
The latest research has uncovered a Winstead
ancestor of mine, Charles Taylor-1809, Roxboro North
Carolina, who married his SLAVE, Debbie Caroline
Her granddaughter`s name was "Golden"
Winstead. It is a great honor to be her ancestor.
I actually have her photo. She was as beautiful as
The Maternal sides of both of our families have been
extremely difficult to research-the
proverbial "brick wall". Yugoslavia;Bob
Leslie:Scotland and England.