David's ancestors are all solid English farming stock, mainly from the
Lake District and the
Yorkshire Dales where you can find
some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in Britain. He also has links
to Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Suffolk.
- In the mid to late 19th century, the Eason family lived near Milnthorpe,
some 6 miles south of Kendal in what was then the county of
Westmorland, close to the northern end of the estuary of the River Kent.
Census records indicate that William Eason, grandfather of William
Bainbridge Eason, was born in about 1820 in the village of Kislingbury
in Northamptonshire, which is now on the eastern edge of the town of
- William Henry Harling was born in 1854 in the village of Galgate in
Lancashire, two miles south of the city of Lancaster and close to the
present site of the University of Lancaster.
- The Harper family originates in Garsdale and Dentdale in the west of
the North Riding of Yorkshire, east of the town of Sedbergh. The earliest
extant records, dating to about 1700, list Thomas Harper's baptism in
Garsdale in December 1703. In the late 19th century, the family had
moved southwards to Ingleton and then to Lancaster, where Arthur Swinbank
Harper was born in 1902. There are still Harpers living in Garsdale
today, and one of the small streams running into the Clough River is
named Harper Gill, evidence that the family has a long
association with the area.
- Harry William Keetley was born in Lincoln in the north-eastern Midlands
of England in 1864. His father, Samuel, was a sergeant in the 95th Regiment
Like all Americans, Lynne is descended from immigrants from other
parts of the world. In Lynne's case, she is primarily of
- The Bunn family originated in Haarlem, a city near Amsterdam in The
Netherlands. They arrived in Pennsylvania in 1689 where many members of
the family remained until at least the beginning of the nineteenth century.
However, the family moved west to Kansas shortly thereafter and later spread
to the far western states of Montana, Idaho and Washington.
- The Chubb family originates in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
Local parish records show that there have been Chubbs in Crewkerne
since the sixteenth century. Thomas Chubbe came to Massachusetts
in the early seventeenth century. Here he married and produced
many children. The Chubbs remained in Massachusetts until the
nineteenth century when John Chubb moved to Vermont. Two generations
later, the Chubbs had reached Wisconsin and by the early twentieth
century, had relocated in Idaho.
- The earliest record of the Hagadorn family is the birth of
Christopher Hagadorn in 1779 in the state of New York. It is possible
that his grandfather was part of the Palatine immigration from Germany
to New York in the early eighteenth century. Most of the Hagadorns
stayed in New York but with the outbreak of the American Civil War,
George Robinson Hagadorn headed to Illinois and later Nebraska.
His children, who took the surname of Hagadone, spread throughout the
midwest and far west of the United States.
- Virtually nothing is known about the Hollister family.
- The Müller families arrived in the New World from Germany. David
and his brother Michael August emigrated to Canada circa 1870 where they
settled briefly. The family later moved to the United States, first
living in Minnesota before spreading out to many other states.
- Little is known about the early Phillips family although tradition
claims Welsh descent. The first known records date to the late
nineteenth century when four Phillips brothers were born in Delaware.
George Robert Phillips headed west and all of his children were born
in Montana. Subsequent generations found their way to Washington and
- The Stellpflug family is of German origin. Members of the family
arrived in the United States in the mid-1800s and settled in Wisconsin.
Most of the family stayed in the midwest but a few went farther afield,
ending up in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The children of John Louis
Stellpflug took the name Stellpflue (which is pronounced identically with
the original; the final g in Stellpflug is silent). The German
branch of the Stellpflug family still runs the
family winery in Guldental where
the family has lived for over two centuries.
- The Stockman family originates in Germany. August Stöckmann brought
his two sons to Canada circa 1870 where they settled briefly. The family
then moved to the United States, living in Minnesota, Oregon, California,
Washington and finally Idaho.
Ancestral group distribution charts based on the 1990 census are courtesy of
Land Management Information Center.
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