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Legacy Gazette: My Roots - My Legacy

The Genealogy of Melissa Watson Padilla Johnson


I began my research in August 2000, all due to a class project one of my children had, at that time. Since then, it has become a lifetime hobby, passion and obsession. Many, many, many hours of work have been put into the research and documentation of my ancestry. My hope is that you will benefit from the research I am sharing here, with you.

Every effort is made to keep the genealogical information of living individuals, private. Living individuals are listed as: SURNAME, F. M. There should be no other identifying information shown. If there is no birth or death information for an individual, it is possible that their information may be seen by the public. If you find someone, within this site, that you know to be living, PLEASE contact me ASAP, and let me know, so that I may set them to "living", so that their information does not show to the general public! If you are a relative, and you would like access to view the genealogical information of living individuals, please register for a User Account, under the "Log In" area, to the left. Please Note: It is up to my discretion, whether or not to grant access to living individuals information.

My Mom's side of the family comes from the North East and Mid West (NJ, NY, VT, PA, OH, IN, WI, NE, KS then on out to CA) as well as some folks from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Holland and Germany. That side of my family is spread out all over the country now. Surnames include: ANDERSON, BEATTY, BENNETT, BLOOD, BREON, BREWER/BROUWER/BREWEN, BRITTON, BROWN, BRUCE, CABOT, DEMAREE, DENNEHY, DIXON, FORSHEE/FORSHAY, GUINN, HUSTON, LINGLE, SHEPHERD/SHEPPERD, SPRINKLE/SPRANKLE/SPRENKLE/SPRENCKEL, STEPHENS, STEWART, STOBBY, TEMPLETON,VANDYKE, VAN VOORHEES, VAN ARSDALEN, VERDON, WARD, WEBB, WENRICK,WHITE, WILLIAMSON.

My Dad's side is from the south (VA, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, LA/NATCHEZ TERRITORY). Most of this side of my family still reside in the South! Surnames include: WATSON, MABRY, CANNADY, FOSTER, SULLIVAN, HORTON, HINTON, McDONALD (adopted - birth surname SOLEY), JONES, WILLIAMS, McCARTY, ELLIOTT, LUCAS, PRUITT/PREWITT, WALKER, LAREMORE, RODWICK, ROCHESTER, PARHAM, GILLIAM, WALKER, JEFFERSON.  -- Other associated surnames are: STREET, WALLER, GATLIN, BODIE, LANGLEY, LOWREY, BUTLER, PRICE, SPEARS, SALTER, CARLETON/CARLTON, GRACE, SHAW, GORE.

Any information, photos, bible pages or any other documents you would like share would be most welcome and appreciated! Questions or comments? Did you find that we're related? Please feel free to contact me! I'd love to hear from you! I hope you enjoy your visit to Legacy Gazette! As this is a work in progress, please check back periodically, for updates.

It is advised that you verify any and all information obtained from this site. I strive to make all information as accurate as possible, and, I do my best to show proof. Unfortunately, that is sometimes impossible to do. Sometimes, it plain ole comes down to the "preponderance of the evidence"! Also, I may have received information from others who are researching these same ancestors, who's sources may not be accurate, and I have not been able to verify for my own self, yet.

If you have any corrections or additional information, PLEASE contact me, and share them!

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