We, my wife Irma and I, are predominately Celtic. Most of my ancestors
were Scotch-Irish, as were my wife's, though her background also includes
a liberal dash of Welsh.
Frank's—A direct line of Farrs goes back to the mid-1740s when several
brothers and at least one sister migrated from County Antrim in Ireland
to Pennsylvania. Starting with myself and moving back through time, the
line includes Frank Jr., Frank Sr., Noah C., John W., Samuel (the second),
Samuel (the first), and Ephraim. Ephraim settled in Pennsylvania about
1745 and later moved to North Carolina. Tributary lines in my personal
background (paternal) include Carey, Maxwell, White and, of course, others.
My mother was a McGlothlin (also Scotch-Irish), though she always thought
she was a Spencer. Her mother was a Carson. Other lines include Turner
Irma's—Her parents were Alan King and Ethel Rogers King. We have
traced her King background to North Carolina around 1800, though we feel
that they were early Scotch-Irish settlers who, like mine, possibly moved
from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Her mother's side includes Thorntons,
Shelbys of illustrious military fame. Galbraiths and others. We believe
her first Shelby ancestor migrated to the British colonies in the 1700s.
We are proud that our multi-ethnic grandchildren and great grandchildren
are of Native American, Mexican, Vietnamese, Chinese, Greek, Italian,
French, Venezuelan, Czech and German ancestry. Both Irma and I have good
reason to believe we had Cherokee ancestors, though documentation is hard
to come by.
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