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Welcome to the Paul, Karlish/Karlisch, Neeley, James and Johnson family tree. We discovered that Our Paul line started in Ireland and Scotland. But the Paul name can also be traced back to England. In the beginning the Paul name was spelled with two ll's, Paull. During the Irish four hundred year Civil War in the early 1500-1600's, the Irish whom wanted to leave Ireland and go to America wasn't allowed by England. The Irish was suffering from famine, where England had destroyed their crops and killed their live stock. That was all except for the animals the Irish took to the woods where they hid out from England.
	Since Ireland was surrounded by water, many crossed over to Scotland, where they were meet and welcomed. While in Scotland many Irish joined a ship crews to sail to America or went to England, some even liked Scotland so well they stayed while others decided to work in Scotland and save some money to pay their passage to America. 
	The Paul name has a long history through time. The name is first found in 34 AD, by Apostle Simon Saul/Paul. In the Bible you will find in Act 13 where Simon Saul started using the name Paul. There was no reason given why he changed his name. It is suspected that Simon Saul was married and had four boys and two girls. It's suggested that being married one could not be an Apostle. This is the reason (which is only a guess) that Simon Saul changed his name to Paul. This was after Simon Saul had ran down and spoke ill it Jesus. In the Bible you will read where Jesus ask Simon Saul, “Why do you forsaken me?” To show Simon Saul that he was the One and Only Jesus, Jesus blinded Simon Saul. 
	Simon Saul roamed around the desert not knowing where his location. It wasn't until a group of Religious people found Simon Saul, where they begin to teach Simon Saul about Jesus. After accepting Jesus Simon Saul is believed to have changed his name to Paul. At which time Simon (Saul) Paul begin teaching others about our Lord Jesus Christ, and became Apostle Simon Paul. Jesus never restored Apostle Paul's eye sight. It has been discovered through research that Any person caring the name of Paul is related to Apostle Paul. Note: this can't be proven nor can it be disclaimed.
	In 1085, King Harold 11 fought the battle of Hastings, at this time he became the King of All Kings. He was told that his castle had an attack coming his way. He hired mercenaries to protect his Kingdom. Altho he didn't have the funds to pay them, he enlisted a survey of whom lived in his Kingdom and what their worth was. This record was gathered for taxes, rent, and military service. By 1086, the Great Domesday Book became a tax record. Using this book the people were taxed according the the Kings needs. The Great Domesday Book covered all of England's Counties, except for about eight counties. Later a Small Domesday Book was made up of the remaining counties.
	In 1086, the Paull name is found in the Doomsday Book. The Paul's first written recorded found in Paull's Parish located in East Riding Yorkshire, England. Paull Parish is in the Union of Patrington, S. Division of the Wapentake of Holderness. Southern Yorkshire Paull Parish sets on the banks of Humber Estuary and is surrounded by the Hedon Haven watercourse to the East and North. Paull Parish is bordered to the North by Sands, Keyingham drains and the Old Channel with the Ottringham Drain at the eastern boundary.
	The history of Paull Parish, in the beginning was a shrimp fishing village. The King saw the the location of Paull Village would be a better suit to build war ships due to it's location on the Old Channel. The ships were built for the King and his armies. During the medieval period there were three villages: Paull Fleet [archaic: Paul-flete, later low Paull], was located near the outfall of Hedon Haven onto Humber; Up Paul [or Over Paull, later High Paull] and Paull Holmes merged into a single Paull Village in the 16th century. Note: Paull Parish is in existent today, known as Paull Village. They still build ships and fish for shrimp.
	The Paull/Paul name was first spelled with both Paghel and Paul which is listed in the Doomsday Book. The other spellings are: Paull, Paul, Saul, Paule, Kaul, Palm, Pal, Pauli, Pahl, Pauls, Faul. Also in Latin it's spelled Paulus meaning small. The Pharisee Saul of Tarsus adopted the name after his conversion of Christianity on the road to Damascus abut 34 AD. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phoil “Son of Paul”. Note: There are many more spellings of the Paull/Paul name, depending on which country you are in. 
	In 1273, the Hundredorum Rolls showed that Paull surname scattered during that time. Stephen Paul in Nottinghamshire and Thomas Filius Pole in Derbyshire, Sir Charles St. Paul of Goucestershire; and William Paul (1599-1665) Dean of Lichfield, Bishop of Oxford in 1663. William Paul (1678-1716) was a Jacobite, the eldest son of John Paul. Paull Village has churches dating back to 1115 AD, with burials being recorded to 947. St. Mary from the 15th century was dedicated to St. Andrew. 11 October 1642 the church was burnt during the English Civil War. It was rebuilt in 1663 and again in 1700. Through the years Paul's moved to various places across England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, New Zealand, ect...
	The Irish went to Scotland by various methods, much like today's illegals. The Scottish accepted the folks from Ireland knowing the only wanted to leave Ireland and to to America or even England to start a new life in peace. This how the records have shown the Irish who wanted to leave the country could only do it by way of Scotland. From Scotland the Irish could travel to any place, but could not admit they were from Ireland, or they would be sent back to Ireland to starve. 
	The Irish worked for travel passage, some even went to England and worked until they had the funds for passage. It's even in records that many were deported from England due to crimes they were accused of doing, such as: Murder, religious beliefs, thief ect... Some men even signed on to ships as laborers for seven years. This was even ways to pay the passages of their families. After seven years, the men were released from the ships. When ships began to sail across the ocean, the voyage took about 100 days. The people making the trip had to bring enough food to last the voyage. The storage aboard ship was low, for the Captain had to bring enough food for the crew, live stock, and other supplies.
	The fee to sail was 9 pounds and 5 pence per person, averaged out to be about $1500 hundred to 1800 hundred dollars per person. It was found that only those who could pay for their passage would receive fifty acres of land. Yet, those who served on ships were to also receive fifty acres of land, yet some didn't. This is unclear, if those who worked for passage received fifty acres of land, or didn't for they only received their freedom.
	Each time a ship would make it to America, the plantation owners did buy some of the men who worked aboard the ship. After which when their debt was paid, they would receive the fifty acres and their freedom. Some plantation owners would let their workers claim the land then claim it as their own. Stating that the men were slaves, not free men. Just remember that not only black people were slaves who were many white people who never got their freedom until America's Civil War.
	Research has proven that the earliest Paul to come to America was in the 1400's. Ships would arrive in Maryland, Boston Massachusetts, New York, Virginia and New Orleans depending on date which people came to America and where they sailed from. Many sailed to Virginia where they settled in Spotwood Colony, now Augusta County, Virginia. Many Germans sailed to New Orleans and made their way up the Mississippi River. While others came through New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, then made way to Indiana and Illinois where most Germans settled.
	Documents has shown the Irish who loved Scotland remained for generations. The next generation of children decided to make the trip to America. After arriving in America, landing in Virginia, later generations begin to move around America. Many went to North Carolina, while others went to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, ect... William Paul born 1685 children moved to North Carolina settling on Lumbees Creek area.  In the 1700's the Paul's moved on to South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Illinois, Texas Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. While in North Carolina several Paul's married into the Lumbees Indian Tribe, as well as the Cherokee Indians. Those Indians who married white men listed their race as white. It was forbidden for a white man or woman to marry an Indian. (This is why it's hard to find Indian Heritage during this era). 
	Research shows that William Paul was born in America, where he married Mary Elizabeth Edwards. They had three children in Augusta County Virginia and three in New Bern Virginia. Later moving to North Carolina, in the 1700's the Paul's move to Robeson County, North Carolina. By 1790's the Paul's were well established in North Carolina.  
My 10X great grandfather was Abraham Moses Paul born 1764. William and Mary's fourth child.
	History tells that many Paul's served in the Revolutionary War. It's recorded that an Abraham Paul was born in 1742 died in 1801. This is the same birth and death year of my 9X great grandfather. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington Virginia. Records show that Abraham Paul was shot in the back. The list of Paul's whom fought in the Revolutionary War is quite long. 
	The saddest record of America, took place after the signing of Removal Of Indians.  The Act of 1830, signed by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830. Giving the military the right to gather up all Indians, a black mark in American History. During President Jackson's term and his successor Martin Van Buren, there were more than 18 different tribes forced to move beyond the Mississippi River. Over 60,000 Indians experienced their own Trail of Tears.
	The military rounded up the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Seminole and Choctaw Indians were first to be gathered and put into jail, pending the trip to Oklahoma. The first tribe to make the journey was Cherokee Indians. Indian farms were taken and sold to the white men, with the Indians receiving no money for their farms or land. The reason for the Act of 1830, the Indian Removal Act was to make room for white men coming to America.  
	When the military came to bring in the Indians, they were taken with just what they had on, nothing more. Some were in their night clothes, others no shoes, ect... The Indians weren't allow to get blankets or any of their personal belongings. The trip to the new Indian territory would have been much easier if the Indians were provided with what they were promised, instead of what the soldiers wanted to give them. They were promised plenty of food, blankets, ect... The soldier in charge was suppose to provide a record of any Indian who perished on the trail. Only about two thirds of the Indians were listed, some say only half were listed.
	When the Cherokee Trail of Tears began, Smith Paul was one on the detail to escort the Indians to Oklahoma. Smith Paul had lived with the the Indians and had learnt their language and ways of life. Smith Paul wrote about the horrible way the Indians were treated. How the Indians weren't given the food they were promised. Weren't allow fires to keep them warm during the brutal winter. How when an Indian would die they were buried by the soldiers and then moved on down the trail. Smith Paul stood guard in only a blouse, for he had given his coat to the Chief's wife and a sick little girl. The Chief's wife put the coat over the little sick girl, but perished during the night.
	Smith Paul history with the Cherokee goes back to him being a young age. Smith Paul left home at an early age, reasons not given. It's suspected that he left home cause he didn't get along with his father. Reading Smith Paul's stories about the Cherokee Trail of Tears is unbelievable and shocking. He was able to communicate with the Indians for he could speak their language. Some say the Indians were put into wagons to make the trip, others say the Indians walked the entire trip. Mostly recorded were old and sick or young Indians which died along the way. 
	After arriving to Oklahoma, Smith Paul love the New Indian Territory, he stayed. Smith Paul records show that he only married Indian Women, he was married to two. They are listed in his genealogy. Also papers from Smith Paul, his stories, history with the Indians, as recorded in his papers. Smith Paul made his way to a Valley in Oklahoma, where he named the small valley Paul's Valley Oklahoma. 
	Trail of Tears was forced on eighteen Indian Tribes, with each losing from two thousand to three thousand Indians. All except for the Cherokee whom lost four thousand Indians on their twelve hundred mile march to Oklahoma. Trail of Tears is a sad time in American History. The Indians whom refused to join the march ran away and hid in the mountains. The were considered renegade Indian. The renegade Indians began violent attacking wagon trains, homesteads, ect... These battles were the cause of Custer's Last Stand and other famous Indian Wars.
	Civil War records show that there were Paul's whom were related fought on different sides. Depending upon where they lived, which side they if they were on the North or the South. My Great Grandfather Bedford Brown Paul fought in the Civil War along with his brother Stephen Paul. Both Stephen and Bedford Paul served a time in a Missouri Military Prison. Stephen Paul was jailed for stealing a horse, hung by a corrupt Captain named Leeper. Bedford Paul served five years. Bedford Paul's family moved to Tennessee, where his wife Nellie Maine was from. After being released from prison, Bedford Paul went to Tennessee to get his boys. He brought them back to Malden Missouri. It's been told by my Grandfather Ara Greene Paul that Nellie Maine walked behind Bedford and the boys back to Malden Missouri. 
	The Karlish/Karlisch came from a village outside of Berlin Germany. They entered through New York. From their traveled through Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, then to Indiana and Illinois where most Germans settled. Great Grandpa Christian Frederick Karlisch died in Evansville Indiana, The children moved to Malden, Missouri. The first place that the Karlish's was on lived on Broadwater Road, three miles north of Malden, Missouri. Over time Broadwater Road was located close to Malden Memorial Cemetery which had became part of Malden, Missouri.
	Great Grandpa Christian Lafayette Karlish married and had nine children. One being Minnie Ina Lee Karlish. Minnie Karlish married Ara Green Paul, they had five children:
Chris Wayne Paul, Ruth Naomi Paul Goldsmith, Ruth Colleen Paul O'Neal Romero, Oshal Verrell Paul (My Father), and Albert Earl Paul. Minnie Karlish Paul had three step sons: Ara Herbert, Edward Van “Doc”, and Donald Lee Paul Cochran. This is the connection with Paul's and Karlish/Karlisch's.
	The Neeley's joined the Paul's when Oshal Verrell Paul married Elsamena Neeley and had four girls: Betty Jean Paul (Gonzales), Brenda Dean Paul (Johnson, third set), Beverley Ann Paul (Colvin), and Belinda Jane Paul (McNew). Elsamena Neeley told stories about how hard their lives were, especially after Grandpa Harvey Joe Neeley pasted away. Neeley's came from Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Missouri. James family came from Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana. 
	James Family came from Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Indiana. Research is still being done to locate many more James. Fact is the records are hard to find. Records show the James were mostly poor people, yet there were some who were better off. The James name is found in Scotland, Ireland, and England.
	Johnson's are connected through Flora Viola Paul, daughter of Albert Paul and Pauline Bunnell. Flora Paul married Edward Smith in Malden, Missouri. They had seven children with two being still born. Flora Paul Smith became the caregiver after the death of her mother. She cooked and cleaned for the family. Flora Paul and Edward Smith moved to Brinkley Arkansas raised their children and watched their grandchildren grow up. Their daughter Gladys Smith married Russell Johnson (first set) are the connection to the Paul family. Mattie Karlish married Issac Johnson (second set).
	On this website I am adding more names everyday. It's a Genealogy Site under construction. There are thousands of names still to add to this site. I love sharing and meeting living relatives. If I can assist you in anyway please let me know. As no person is perfect, you may find mistakes, if you do please let me know. As I research information for my family tree, I learn that I need to do some correcting.              
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