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Barbara Pixley

AncientFaces Member since May 25, 2015

About: A genealogist for 45 years-there are nearly 13,000 names entered into my Legacy programs-including pioneers, civil war, revolutionary and colonial ancestors. Our family connects to the Randolphs of Virginia who connect to royal houses, to Charlemagne and beyond. For more about these lines-go to [external link] and to [external link] to the tree name: [external link]

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Mary (Isham) Randolph (c1658-1742): My 7th great-grandmother was born and raised in Virginia. She married Col. William Randolph and they were destined to be known as: 'The Adam and Eve of Virginia' because from their 12 children descend some of the most successful and powerful persons in the colonies. These include President Thomas Jefferson who grew up with his cousins-our Randolph family at Tuckahoe Plantation, Presidents William Henry, Benjamin Harrison, John Tyler, Robert E. Lee, James Madison's wife Dolley (James Madison is a cousin from from the Eltonhed family.)...and many others. NOTE: Mary Isham is our family's .'Golden Connection' to the royal houses of Europe back to and beyond Charlemagne. For most Americans that connection is with John of Gaunt-son of Edward III-from whom Mary descends. For more about these lines-go to the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages.com scrolling to the bottom of the page to 'Stories' and click on: 'Our Randolphs and Cousin Thomas Jefferson'-also Ancestry.com under the tree name: Pixleyblair.tribalpages.com
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My 7th great-grandfather was born in Yorkshire and came to Virginia where he married Mary Isham. They are called the 'Adam and Eve of Virginia' because from their children would descend many of the most successful and powerful in the colonies. These include: Thomas Jefferson, who grew up with our Randolph family at Tuckahoe Plantation, John Marshall, Robert E. Lee, Presidents William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, President James Madison's wife Dolley and many other prominent and influential persons. A descendant of Pocahontas married a Randolph. For more about these lines go to the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages.com and Ancestry.com under the tree name Pixleyblair.tribalpages.com
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My grandfather was born in Old Badger Mills, Wisconsin. He married Mary May Dellnow and lived in Kansas and Nebraska before later moving to California. Their son Melvin Arthur is my father. His father deserted the family; he was adopted by his grandfather James M. Pixley and raised by James and his second wife Clara Ball. The Pixley line goes back to the 17thC from England to Massachusetts. For more about this family-go to the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages.co and Ancestry.com under the tree name Pixleyblair.tribalpages.com.
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My great-grandfather was born in Beaver Co. Pa. His third wife was Lucretia Jane Turner Fleming and were the parents of my grandfather Dr. Frederick Martin Blair. Martin Guian later lived in Iowa and Nebraska. For more about him and his family-go to the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages.com scrolling to the bottom of the homepage to 'Stories' and click on: Martin Guian Blair: Builder, Farmer, 'Grandpa'. Also to Ancestry.com under the tree name Pixleyblair.tribalpages.com
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Lucretia Jane Turner Fleming (1848-1918): My great-grandmother was born in LaGrange, Illinois, lived in Iowa and Nebraska and died in Powell, Wyoming. Her second husband was Martin Guian Blair; their son Frederick Martin Blair is my grandfather. NOTE: Descended from the Randolphs of Virginia-she is our family's 'golden connection' to the European royal lines to Charlemagne and beyond. Randolph Cousin Thomas Jefferson grew up with our family at Tuckahoe Plantation in Virginia. For more about these lines-to the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages.com and Ancestry.com under the tree name: Pixleyblair.tribalpages.com
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My great-great grandfather's father George Frank (Georg Frans) Lancet was born in Herxheim, Bavaria and immigrated to Brazil, Clay Co., Indiana. The family originated in England. To see this line and collaterals back many generations to the 17thC-go the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages.com and Ancestry.com under the tree name: Pixleyblair.tribalpages.com
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My great-grandmother was born in Putnam Co. Indiana and later lived in Omaha, Nebraska. NOTE: She married Charles Edward Dellnow who for some unknown reason changed his name c1906 to John Henry Brown-along with her name and of their children. However, she could also be seen listed later sometimes as Clara Dellnow and Clara Brown. Any information about this would be greatly appreciated. Their daughter Mary May (born Dellnow) is my grandmother.
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(AKA John Henry Brown?) (1863-1936): My great-grandfather was born in Ohio, married Clara F. Lancet and eventually settled in Omaha, Nebraska. NOTE: For some unknown reason c1906 he changed his name to John Henry Brown-and the names of his wife and children to 'Brown'. Why was this done? Any information would be greatly appreciated. For more about him and this family-to the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages.com and to Ancestry.com to the tree name: Pixleyblair.tribalpages.com
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Mary May Dellnow (Brown?) (1889-1966): She was born at Ft. Elliott Texas to Charles Edward Dellnow and Clara Frances Lancet. She marr. Leroy Arthur Pixley, lived in Lincoln, Nebraska and later moved to California. NOTE: For some reason, at this time unknown - c1906 her father changed his name to John Henry Brown and the rest of the family as well. WHY was this done. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. For more information about this line-go to the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages. com and Ancestry.com under the tree name: Pixleyblair.tribalpages.com
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My great-grandmother was born near Lancaster Pa., marr. John Henry Friday and later moved to Fairbury, Nebraska. Their daughter Ruthelia Myrtle is my grandmother. For more about these families-go to the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages.com and Ancestry.com to the tree name: Pixleyblair.tribalpages.com
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Barbara Pixley For more about this remarkable man-go to the website: pixleyblair.tribalpages.com and scroll to the bottom of the page to 'Stories'-click on: "Mel Pixley's Legacy of Dreams".
Feb 27, 2013 · posted to the photo Melvin Arthur Pixley (1912-1982)