New and Important Blogs

This page will be dedicated to the ancestors we have yet to find. An important byproduct of others research is that they might have found our ancestors along the way. So collaboration is the key to breaking down our walls and finding the clues.

I will continue to update this list of blogs as I find them. 

13 thoughts on “New and Important Blogs

  1. Dear Mrs. Gray,
    I think Hamilton Hatter was uncle to William Cross of Berryville, VA. Have you ever made a link between the Hatter Family and the Cross Family. I hope you take the time to respond.
    W. Cross, Jr., PhD.


  2. We show little to none (under 1% native indian) on both the 23andMe and Ancestry tests. We were surprised, as were a lot of other folks apparently 🙂 – judging from everyone who was sure they had indian blood. I am curious though because we did have a lot of family that sure looked indian (or darker in coloration of skin). Supposedly, my Gr.Grandmother (Bolin) was part indian. Her family came from the TN area (in and around Giles Cnty). I’d done some studies on the Melungeon’s before we ever did DNA, as I found it interesting that the family had those who definitely looked to be (and claimed to be) indian, yet the census didn’t show anything other than “W”. Tennessee Clementine Bolin (Bolen) and various spelling of the name in family Census, father was Lorenzo Dow Bolen. Up the tree to the top was Yelly Bolen, who can only be traced back to TN, and moved the family to MO. How could I best find out more about this? J. Ann Madden


  3. I have 3 surnames on the grandmother Eva was a Shepherd and her mother was a Hicks by marriage but name was Bradley, also the Collins name is on my grandfather Stevens side…but I took DNA and do have 10 percent American Indian and a lot of Iberian. We knew something was up, because my grandmother rarely talked about her mother..she only said her mommy was a good cook and once she told us that her mom could not walk down a sidewalk but was supposed to go down the side of the street and could not go into the front of store, but had to go around back to buy..she refused to say she was Indian or anything else…all she said was her dad was Welsh..they moved from Floyd County Kentucky when she was just a girl to Okalahoma and then to OHio. I am currently searching all this out…very interesting…as for me..I am considered white, with dark hair and black color changes alot though…lol…especially now that I am in my 60’s.So just goes to show that not all is at it seems and just a note..23 and me showed no Indian blood but that is because they actually told me they do not test for it since most Indians migrated to south america and then back up north america…so I sent mine to Accumetrics to do…they only test for American Indian markers…you might try that.


  4. My mother 100 yoa mother maiden name is Hatter, and we are related to a Maria Hatter from Nelson County Virginia b. 1806 d 1881 don’t know if it is the same Maria Hatter who was freed in 1831. want to know if there are pictures of her and Husband.


    1. My Hatters’ were freed in 1803, I have a Mariah Hatter born the same time as your Maria. Sorry, I don’t have history on her or pictures. I asked about sharing trees, are you interested?


  5. I ordered your book Yes; we remember and is awaiting its arrival hope it would link our families together as i am trying to find more information on my grandmother’s family (Mary Julia Hatter Dickerson) nelson county VA… she died at an early age.


    1. Is this her: Mary Hatter
      Birth Date: abt 1852
      Birth Place: Nelson County, Virginia
      Death Date: Jul 1870
      Death Place: Staunton, Virginia
      Burial Place: Nelson County, Virginia
      Death Age: 18
      Race: Colored (Black)
      Gender: Female
      Residence: Nelson County, Virginia
      Father Name: Anthony Hatter


  6. Mary Julia Hatter grandfather’s name is Anthony Hatter with a Great grandfather with the same name Anthony Hatter . Mary Julia died in Washington DC in 1934 and is buried in Avon Nelson County Virginia. .Mary was married to Robert Leslie Dickerson who is also buried in Avon Nelson County both are located in Union Bap. church cemetery. I have no problem providing information on my Family./ G grandfather married to Anthony Hatter and the second Anthony Hatter was married to Rachel Hatter unknow maiden name.


  7. I see that you E mailed me however the entire message did not appear please resend message. I received a partial message of are we related. the answer is maybe as I have the same names in my family that you have. I read your book and was very interesting to me giving me a lot more information on my family I got to connect the dot. do you have any information on any other Hatter family in Avon Nelson County Virginia. my family worked for the Mccue family as a wash women.


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