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Tillman & Pierce family: New ancestors of Victoria Watkins (through her mother, Ann Hadden) back to Peter Disbrow b. 1629 in England and Nicholas Knapp b. 1606 in England
About "The House That Built Me"
Hunt & Butler and Tillman & Pierce Families.
I am a descendant of Hunt & Butler line through my mother and of Tillman & Pierce line through my father. Ancestors from both branches of my family immigrated to America primarily from Switzerland in the 1800's. This tree is comprised mainly of those family bloodlines. Also included are individuals from Mastin & Holbert families of my husband's ancestors to provide information for my daughter. This tree is built using my daughter's name as the baseline. For the Butler and Hunt families, a wealth of information was passed down from my Grandmother (Loie 'Ione' Butler Hunt) and her Sister (Alice Butler Bradshaw) through books they wrote of family history. From their information and with the help of other extensive genealogy information collected by family, I was able to begin tracking our family history through and expand our family tree to more than 1,100 individual names. Notables Through Butler Bloodline ... Shared ancestry with James B. Hickock (Wild Bill Hickock) - James Butler Hickok, better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West known for his work across the frontier as a drover, wagon master, soldier, spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. (Individuals with Aqua marks on profile are related by blood to James B. Hickock) Shared ancestry with Presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush. (Individuals with Lime marks on profile are related by blood to both Presidents Bush) This website includes stories, special notes on individuals, photographs, copies of ship manifests, copies of census records, and photographs of cemetery headstones. To differentiate common surnames 'Hunt' and 'Pierce' (but unrelated bloodlines) between my families (Hunt-Butler, Tillman- Pierce) and my husband's families (Mastin-Holbert), I have utilized the family lines tool to identify and separate descendants according to their bloodline. Red and Blue colors for Hunt-Butler/Tillman-Pierce; Green and Olive for Holbert- Mastin. Colored markers can be seen next to each individual's name designating the bloodline they belong to. I have further identified individuals in Mastin-Holbert bloodline with a citation "Mastin-Pfuntner & Holbert-Burns" shown at the bottom of each individual's profile. Other citations have been included on all profiles to note and validate where information was found on individuals. Many thanks to Susanna Bradshaw, Jenny Hunt Ray, and Jackie Tillman Crocker for collaboration and sharing of information to assist in building this family tree. Thanks to Gene Mastin for research done on the Mastin-Holbert families.

Dedicated to Mom and Dad now living in Heaven Love and Miss you Both so very much † † † † Lois 'Gene' Hunt Tillman (9/14/1926 - 4/26/2015) Lawrence 'Larry' Tillman (7/4/1931 - 10/5/2015)

"Remembrance in life's passing is the truest form of love one can give, for a memory should never die and a love should live forever in the heart of another" (Author Unknown)

NOTES: The first census began more than a year after the inauguration of President Washington and shortly before the second session of the first Congress ended. Congress assigned responsibility for the 1790 census to the marshals of the U.S. judicial districts under an act which, with minor modifications and extensions, governed census taking through 1840. The law required that every household be visited, that completed census schedules be posted in "two of the most public places within [each jurisdiction], there to remain for the inspection of all concerned..." and that "the aggregate amount of each description of persons" for every district be transmitted to the president. For more on census years and overviews go to Early ship passenger lists, known generally as “customs manifests,” was not regulated. Formats varied widely and a specific place of origin was not always listed. In 1883, the federal government mandated the creation of ship manifests, which included columns for an exact birthplace or last residence. This information was also kept on passenger arrival lists of later periods. The lists consist of large sheets of paper divided into columns and rows. Earlier lists are handwritten, while most after 1917 are typewritten. Lists after 1906 usually occupy two pages. These collections also include a card index to passengers arriving in New York City from 1820 through 1846. Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. However, the first official emigration station for New York was Castle Garden, located at the tip of lower Manhattan. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. After January 1892, passengers arriving in New York debarked at Ellis Island, located east of Manhattan in the New York Harbor. From 1892 to 1924, almost all immigrants entered the United States through the port of New York.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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