Time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!
This is mine:
My most elusive ancestors are the organic mother and father of my 2nd great-grandfather, Devier James Lamphier AKA Smith (born 7 Could 1839). He was adopted by Ranslow and Mary (Bell) Smith of Henderson, Jefferson County, New York within the 1840 timeframe. The Ranslow Smith household moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin within the 1840s. Ranslow Smith’s 1866 will, and an 1866 title change within the Wisconsin state senate doc that Devier’s start surname was “Lamphier” or “Lamphere.”
There have been Lanfear households in Jefferson county, New York within the 1820 to 1850 census information. I’ve investigated all of them, and the almost definitely candidate for a father or mother of Devier is a baby of Isaac Lanfear (1777-1851) and Rosina (Lown) Lanfear (1781-1881) of Lorraine, Jefferson county, New York. Lorraine is 2 cities away from Henderson. Isaac and Rosina had at the very least ten youngsters, and I’ve researched all of them to some extent. I’ve DNA matches on AncestryDNA and MyHeritageDNA with individuals who’ve Isaac and Rosina Lanfear as ancestors.
My speculation is that one of many daughters of Isaac and Rosina Lanfear is the mom of Devier, and gave him up for adoption. Of Isaac and Rosina’s youngsters, their daughters Polly (1817-1908, married Nelson Muzzy in 1846), Eleanor Lanfear (1818-1902, married Lester Loveland in 1843), and Malinda Lanfear (1823-1905, single) are the three candidates for an out-of-wedlock start of Devier in Could 1839. I feel Malinda Lanfear is the almost definitely candidate since she was age 16 in Could 1839 and by no means married.
What do I have to do subsequent? I ought to attempt to discover obituaries of the entire youngsters of Isaac and Rosina (Lown) Lanfear, and particularly those that is perhaps Devier’s father or mother. Maybe there are clues within the obituaries. I ought to attempt to discover probate information of the entire youngsters of Isaac and Rosina.
What concerning the father? I have to assessment my DNA matches on AncestryDNA and 23andMe and MyHeritageDNA to search out candidate surnames that lived in or round Lorraine, Jefferson county, New York within the 1840 timeframe. As a result of the mother and father are third great-grandparents of me, I do not anticipate DNA matches to have greater than 30 or 40 centiMorgans of shared DNA (i.e., 0 to about 0.6% of my DNA). As a result of I do not know the daddy’s surname, I haven’t got any ThruLines on AncestryDNA but. I want to look my DNA matches for individuals who resided in Lorraine and catalog the potential surnames, hoping that a number of DNA matches share a surname from a household in Lorraine, New York.
That is my plan, and I have to get began on it!
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