Friday, March 9, 2012

Echols Genealogy

I present the history of the Echols family, from which most of the Echols line information originates and for whom we are eternally grateful, as written by Milner Echols in the year 1850. While we can never truly thank Milner for his contribution to the genealogical record for our surname from England to the New World, he was however, writing his history more than two centuries after the events and should, rightly, be taken as suspect. Milner's own words say it best "...as far as I can ascertain..."

I have cleaned up the formatting for easier reading and corrected his spelling mistakes. Any other changes or additions are in a different color and have been ascertained and researched by me. I transcribe all documents myself relying on Ancestry.com or the Internet for clues only to guide me to where or what to look for in say a census record or birth/death records.

As with all written biographies or genealogical works, my research also, should be taken as suspect since it has been written from original documents or information I myself have obtained, though in possession or accessible to me, you however, have not seen what I've used. I do cite sources giving links to any available online documents throughout this blog. This way you can see and transcribe for yourself.

So head on over to Milner's Written History 1850 and see where you fit into our labyrinth.

10 comments:

  1. I was wondering if you may know of any Echols in Henderson County, Texas

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    1. There are many Echols from Texas. Could you give me some names and I'll see what I have. I have over 1500 Echols names in my tree so it's hard to pick a few to post here. Let me know some names and we can go from there.

      Terry

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  2. Hi Terry,

    Gordon Echols here, I e mailed you early in the year, my line is as follows:

    Edwin Earl Echols Sr. 1913-1961 (father) TX
    Albert Gordon Echols 1881-1950 (grand father) TX
    Joseph Lafayette Echols 1853-1936 (GGF) AL-TX
    William Garrett Echols 1829-1880 (GGGF) TN-AL
    William Fleming Echols 1788-1850 (GGGGF ???) VA-TN

    William Fleming is yet to be proven, was wondering if this matches anything you have researched?
    Thx Gordon

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    1. I don't have those name, at least not yet. Is this related to one of the dead ends in the line? Can you tell me more about this group?

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  3. Hi Terry,

    My name is Ben Smith. I have just recently started tracing my genealogy and discovered that John and Mary Echols are my 8x great grand parents. I had no idea I would be able to find family so far back. Thanks for this blog!!

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  4. I saw your tree on rootsweb and tried to email you but the address was bounced back...anyway, It was Samuel S Gilmore, a distant relative, I am researching....my PG-GM Mary Chandler's maiden name was Gilmore. Her side of the family migrated thru the Midwest....I have info about Gilmore origins and descendents if you are interested....contact me thedezter@gmail.com

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    1. Can you give me more here. I have a Samuel S GILMORE b. 1803 in Augusta County, Virginia, USA m. Dianna Anthony TRIGG b. 1810 in Virginia, USA on 17 Oct 1825 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA. And I have a Mary CHANDLER m. Benjamin CLEMENT. That is the only Mary Chandler I have. I have kids for Sam & Dianna but not a Mary and I don't have their spouses.

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  5. Terry, this is awesome. I have been searching for the Echol's Family history, in an organized fashion, for several years. I'm Larry Bennett, I bought Dr Echols' house at Park Place back in 2011 and I have Edith's book from her mother in 1892. I have many more items that were left behind in the house including a Singer from 1934, the year my father was born, and consider myself blessed and very lucky to have lived there. I will be adding this site to my FAVORITES!!! Larry Bennett

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    1. Wow. What a trove of stuff you must have. Care to copy and share? I'll pay shipping. I love to add physical and original documents to my tree. Edith's book? Who is this and what's the book about? I have been trying to get copies of Echols related books like Milners and Rebecca Echols Terry but they are hard to find. Complicating matters worse is I live in Florida, not a stronghold for the Echols name.

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  6. I am the Echols Family Patriarch,at least back to our first Immigrant,John Echols II,as established by several Family Trees on Ancestry.com.I do hereby give permission for any and all information about Echols's to be made public.I have some information myself,and am willing to share with any interested parties.My E-mail is curtisechols817@Yahoo.com and my Facebook site is Curtis Echols.The one with my pic. and horses running,from Malvern Arkansas.I am not accustomed to adding "friends"unless I know you,so best bet there is to message me,and let me know what you desire. All Rights Reserved,curtis dale echols 7-23-2017.

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