Professional PC Consultant otherwise known as “The Goddess of Geek,” Researcher, & avid people watcher, Peggy Ann Rowe-Snyder started her genealogical quest at age 15 after watching the mini-series, “Roots” with her parents. This obsession has fueled her love of history, study of cultures & societies in every epoch. Today she is 55 years old with four children (34yrs through 18 yrs old.) she’s tried to pass the love down to. This website is an attempt to share the knowledge she has gained about her family ties with others who may be interested in the same. She does not guarantee 100% accuracy and does hope that you will send corrections to her. To learn more about her, click the “about” button in the page menu. Thanks!
Surnames I am researching:
Aikins/Aiken/Aikens – Ireland, ?, Georgia, Illinois
Arbuckle – Indiana
Bumpus/Bompasse – I am a descendant of Edward who came over on the Anne to Plymouth.
Chateau/Shatto – France, Indiana, Missouri (Sullivan County)
Klapp/Clapp – Germany, Pennsylvania, ended up in Missouri (Sullivan County)
Christianson – Denmark
Coop – Wales, Pennsylvania, Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon
Davis – Wales, South Carolina, Alabama, Illinois (Jackson County)
Ekelson – Denmark
Hinkley — My gr gr grandfather is Hazen Hinkley (after the family surname was changed from Ames),
Hemenway – I am distantly related to Ernest Hemingway.
Hudson – Tennessee, Illinois
Jones – Descendant of Andrew Bricen Jones. (Jackson Co., Illinois)
Lewis – Elizabeth Lewis married Charles Coop. My gr gr grandfather, Charles Coop’s parents.
McClaskey – Scotch/Irish, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri (Sullivan County)
Nelson /Nielsen – Denmark, Minnesota, Oregon (Lane, Lincoln, Marion, Douglas Counties)
Pedigo – 8th gr grandfather is William Peregoy, 1630–1706, born in France & died in Ohio.
Rowe – New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada, California, Oregon (Lane, Lincoln, Marion, Douglas Counties)
Somerby – England, Maine
Williams – Maine, California, Nevada, Oregon (Lane County)
VanAtta – Holland, New Amsterdam (New York), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Oregon (Linn County), Washington (Brush Prairie, Clark County)
York – Kentucky, Illinois
and many, many more.
My Genetic Make up
Ancestry DNA tested in 2015
Europe West 42%
Great Britain 21%
Scandinavia 6% (Danish)
Persian (Iranian) 2%
Iberian Peninsula 4% (Spanish)
Finland/Northwest Russia 2%
Europe East 1%
According to Gedmatch.com using the raw file from Ancestry.com