Lee H. Hoffman's Homepage
Computers and Genealogy are my interests
For those that are interested in the house
we built I have posted a page of photos of the process.
Here are some surnames that interest me:
- HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN -- Nassau-Siegen, Germany to Culpeper County, Virginia in 1734, to
Montgomery County, Kentucky in 1806 (some 250 database names).
- OREAR/O'REAR -- Mid/late 1600s/early 1700s to Virginia, to Central Kentucky in 1775,
also other O'Rear/Orears in the U.S.(some 5,000 database names). See my O'Rear Descendancy Charts.
Information and speculation concerning the origin of the O'Rear family in
the U.S is available on this page.
- CATLETT -- County Kent, England to Virginia about 1620 then late 1700 & later
throughout the U.S. (about 3800 database names).
- SMITHA/SMITHY -- Virginia (?) to Kentucky late 1700s/early 1800s
- BURBRIDGE -- Virginia (?) to Central Kentucky (mostly Bath County) (some 200 database
- JONES -- North Carolina to Kentucky in 1783. Settled in what is now Fleming and Bath
Counties (over 1000 database names).
- GRUBBS -- Cornwall to Delaware to Central Kentucky - in Central Kentucky by 1775 (about
- OLDHAM -- North Carolina to Kentucky - late 1700s (about 950 names).
- MAUPIN -- France to The Netherlands to Virginia to Kentucky (about 550 database names).
- DABNEY -- France to Virginia to Kentucky (some 800 database names).
- GILL -- Scotland to Ireland to New Jersey to South Carolina to Kentucky (over 550
database names). See my Gill Descendancy report.
- JARMAN -- Virginia to Madison County. Kentucky (about 200 database names).
And my wife:
- BALL -- Virginia to now West Virginia to Kentucky in 1868 (over 750 database names).
- BARR/O'BARR -- Bourbon, Nicholas, Mason and Montgomery Counties (about 550 database
- CONLEY -- Bath County, Kentucky (over 250 database names).
- DAVIS -- Montgomery County, Kentucky (some 380 database names).
- ISHMAEL -- Pennsylvania in 1736(?) to Fleming County, Kentucky in 1783 (about 2000
- SUTTLE -- Montgomery and Bath Counties, Kentucky (about 250 database names).
- TOLER -- Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1837 to Mason County, Kentucky in 1868 (over
350 database names).
- WILSON -- Mason and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky to Montgomery County, Kentucky (over 500
If you have family information that does not show, I would appreciate your
sending me that information. I usually try to filter out data for living
persons to protect their privacy, so if you have sensitive data, just notes that
and send it to me and I will be sure that it does not get published. You
can send me a message with the information or click here
to access a Family Group Sheet form that you can fill out here and send to me.
- My ancestral chart shows my ancestry back
farther than is probably accurate. But the first two hundred years are good. Now if I can
just fill in some of those empty lines.
- An index of names may be seen also.
- The Table of
Contents for a narrative report of my ancestry
(five generations) was created from The
Master Genealogist (TMG) program. Unlike the narrative on Judge E. C.
O'Rear below, this narrative and associated pages have had some minor
editing. Primarily, the editing was needed to ensure the desired
placement of pictures.
- The Endnotes
for my ancestral narrative.
- The Bibliography
for my ancestral narrative.
- An index
of names for my ancestral narrative.
- A list of 23,934 cities in Nordrhein
Westfalen, Germany was compiled into a PDF file by a friend, Richard
Brogger. This file requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader
- My wife's ancestral chart shows her ancestry is
in need of a lot of research time.
- Also the names index for her chart is available.
- A Smitha Descendancy Chart shows the little I know of that line.
- O'rear Descendancy Chart of the earliest known
O'Rears known or thought to have come to America. This chart is further expanded on three
other charts showing most of the known O'Rear descendents. Much of this information
is due to more than 50 years of research by the late Edward C. O'Rear II of
Kentucky. There is a lot more research necessary. While I have tried to
insure that no errors were entered, I would appreciate anyone letting me know of any
corrections that need to be made. I would also like to know of branches that are not
shown here. Some pictures of earlier O'Rears will also be posted here
as I receive them. [OUT OF DATE -- BEING UPDATED]
- The O'Rear
Family narrative pages.
- O'Rear (Orear)
Family Sketches - An account of the O'Rear family of Prince William
County, Virginia in the early 1700s which has spread throughout the U.S. These sketches
were originally written by the late Edward C. O'Rear II of Kentucky in 1978. Additional sketches have been added by Dennis O'Rear of California.
- Since August 1993, I have used and been a beta tester for what I think is the best
genealogical research project management tool, The Master Genealogist (TMG). CLICK HERE to learn more about the program.
Tips, Helps and Hints may be found on the TMG Tips
- Due to questions about how TMG would generate an individual narrative
report, I have decided to post the individual
narrative report for Judge E. C. O'Rear as it was produced from my TMG dataset. The
table of contents page is the entry point. The
Individual Narrative report and the Endnotes are
shown on their own page as is the Bibliography.
Those using The Master Genealogist (TMG) for their genealogy program and
wondering how the Sentences (for an older version of the narrative) were created can see them on this
- The TMG Tips Home Page contains many Tips, Helps, and Hints
for TMG users.
- Page for living genealogist only.
This page is for only those that have lots of patients (oops, I mean patience) and time.
Drop me a line if you have any questions
about one of my families or The Master Genealogist (TMG) or some other aspect of
genealogy or central Kentucky history, or if you want to talk about the U.S. Navy!
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