Come along with me as I take you on a journey that began
in the 1600s as our families wandered first to the colonies and then as they
spread out away from each other in this huge country. I am from the south and
my husband is from the north, but I have found that our families were living
near each other in
Our earliest known family line in this new world began
In the early 1700s, the Jenkins and the Wrights
By the beginning of 1700, the Wayte, the Dicken, and
The Dicken family moved northward from
For over a century, the family groups remained apart living in two different areas of this country. These families would never have come back together if the wandering spirit had died, but that innate sense was always there biding time and when the time was right a chance meeting brought the families together in 1979. I hope that you find your wandering spirit in our families and if you do, then please let me know so that I can add your journeys to our history.
Dicken Family of Virginia,
Welborn Family of Virginia,
Maryland, North Carolina, and
Other connecting families in South Carolina with the Graves and Wayte lines include Anderson, Cox, Crocker, Golding, Niswanger, Sims, Watson.
This site is a work in progress so bear in mind that not all families are listed yet. I am beginning with just one family line this year and I hope to have the other major lines by next spring. I am also not listing information later than the 1860s for privacy reasons. If you wish to know more about a particular line, please contact me. Please feel free to use the information given to confirm your own research but I hope that you do not reprint this research without permission. There are many different family researchers with each line and they have the right to be recognized for the hard work that they have done. I do not have the resources to have verified every detail, however it is noted where I have not personally checked the research and on those pages, I have put the name of the researcher. I have indicated where the information is still not confirmed so please do not copy the information to your own files without making sure that your family does indeed tie into it. The group of researchers that helped with this site are more than willing to share, so contact me if you think that you can add to the information. Please let me know when you find a connection so we can continue this journey together.
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Updated on March 25, 2008