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
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.