Current Research:

I am always looking for new Daughters of the American Revolution patriots, including William Millsaps who I've been working on for over 15 years.  His son is my proven War of 1812 patriot but finding that final proof of the father-son relationship during the early years of our country and in the frontier of Tennessee and North Carolina is challenging.

I continue to work on my husband's Mayflower ancestor.  His known line goes through a person who is currently disallowed by the society because of insufficient proof of father-son relationship.  


Genealogy Reports (click for recent report):

James Wilson II (1900-1943)
Surname list: Parmenter, Wodtli, Moonlight, Brown, Spear, Patterson, Mill, Scott, Hofer, Van Niedewil, Hynziker, and Simpson 

Leona Hester Parmenter (1900-1970) (Note this is a long list and I've only reviewed the content to about 1640)

Surname list: Adams, Alcock, Alrich, Ausve, Bagley, Bailey, Beard, Blevins, Browing, Byrd, Carre, Cass, Chapman, Cheney, Chickering, Chinindere, Colby, Coles, Conrad, Cornwall, Daveye, Dean, Dillen, Dillorne, Ditmar, Ditmars, Downing, Dudley, Eames, Elliott, Fifield, Forster, Foster, French, Frohock, Fuller, Fylbrigg, Garrad, Gleason, Green, Haddon, Hall, Heath, Henchman, Holman, Hooker, Howe, Howes, Jackson, Jane, Johnson, Judy, Key, King, Kirton, Knopp, Lawrence, Lawson, Leake, Lyon, Marche, Marsh, Martin, McCall, McDaniel, McDowell, McGee, McHargue, Millsap, Millsaps, Moe, Morse, Moss, Nash, Newell, Northend, O’Neil, Offley, Ord, Owens, Page, Paine, Parmenter, Parratt, Partlow, Payne, Pepper, Perkins, Philbrick, Popham, Poplin, Redding, Rogers, Rolfe, Rowell, Russell, Sadler, Sanders, Saunders, Savage, Seaver, Stone, Swift, Syckerling, Thomas, Throckmorton, Veteto, Walker, Weed, Wilson, Wise, Wood

Currently proven patriot ancestors:

To see how the various ancestors listed below relate, click here for a selected pedigree chart.


William Parmenter - Served as a solider in Massachusetts when he was in his mid-50's. He lived in Sudbury, MA his whole life.  His son, Thomas Parmenter, also served in Massachuesetts.  William is my first proven patriot. 

Thomas Parmenter - Served as a private in Massachusetts. He was from the Sudbury, MA area and later moved to Pittsfield, VT.  With this application I proved a new child.

Obededom Sanders - Served as a private in New Hampshire.  He later moved to New York.  His granddaughter, Susannah Sanders, married Danial C Parmenter. This is a new patriot to the DAR.

Asaph Swift - Served as a private and corporal in Massachusetts. His wife is Elizabeth Hincks, who is a known descendant of the Mayflower passengers James Chilton and his daughter Mary Chilton. Asaph's daughter, Susannah Swift, married Isaiah Parmenter, the son of Thomas Parmenter (above).  Asaph is a new patriot to the DAR.

Azariah Walker - Served as a private in Massachusetts.  His daughter, Mary, was married to Thomas Parmenter, detailed above. 

William Millsaps (in research) - Rowan Count, North Carolina. Served in the militia and as a guard at the Salisbury Gaol.  He served with his father-in-law, Arthur O'Neil in the Salisbury Gaol. 

Arthur O'Neil (in research) - Served in the Salisbury Gaol with son-in-law William Millsaps. Daughter is Nancy Ann O'Neil.


US Daughters of 1812

Rueben Millsap. Served as Sargeant in the First Regiment of West Tennessee Militia, which was under the command of General Jackson in the Louisiana Territory.  His father, William Millsaps, is a current research project along with William's father-in-law, Arthur O'Neil, for DAR.


Other Ancestors of Note

General Society of Mayflower Descendants 

Pilgram James Chilton was the oldest passenger on the Mayflower and a signer of the Mayflower Compact. Unfortunately he died after reaching the American shore and signing the Mayflower Compact but before they actually set foot on land. He was accompanied on the Mayflower by his wife (who's name remains unknown), and his youngest daughter, Mary Chilton.  James' wife also died that first winter but Mary lived to have many children.

Pilgram Mary Chilton was the youngest passenger on the Mayflower at the age of 13. The legend that she was the first to step foot on land is probably not true but makes for an interesting story.  She marries John Winslow, the brother of Edward Winslow (signer of the Mayflower Compact).  John arrived on the Fortune in 1621. 

Pilgrim Mrs. James Chilton is the wife of James Chilton and there is much speculation as to her name and origin. She is only referred to in official records as Mrs. James Chilton. 

Note: information above taken from Caleb Johnson's Mayflower History.com.  

Check out these great history videos from the Maryland Mayflower Channel on Youtube about James Chilton on the hardships of coming to America on the Mayflower (Act One) and Mary Chilton's rememberances as a grandmother (Act Two). 

Associated Daughters of Early American Witches

Ann (Alcock) Foster through her daughter Hannah (Foster) Stone, who was murdered by her husband Hugh Stone in a drunken rage over a property sale disagreement.  Ann was an 72 year old widow when she was accused of making another woman in town, Elizabeth Ballard, ill with fevers the doctors could not break.  Her accusers brought Ann Putnam and Mary Walcott from Salem who "confirmed" that Ann was a witch and causing the affliction.  Despite her age and frailty, Ann resisted the torture while being "put to the question" for many days until her daughter and granddaughter, Mary Lacey and Mary Lacey, Jr, were also accused.  At that point she accepted all blame onto herself and saved her family.  Ann died 21 weeks after being jailed and shortly before the witch trials were discredited. (Summary compiled from various sources including Wikipedia and several posts in Ancestry.com)


Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers

Mary (Wise/Byrd) Millsaps migrated from Arkansas to Oregon Territory on the Oregon Trail with several of her children from both marriages (John Byrd and Reuben Millsaps) including daughter Hariett Elizabeth (Millsaps) Lawrence in 1852.


Other Valuable Links:


Yates Publishing - The Computerized Ancestor

National Archives - Order records online page


Heritage Societies:

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

General Society of Mayflower Descendants

Children of the American Revolution

U.S. Daughters of 1812

Associated Daughters of Early American Witches

Sons of the American Revolution

Sons and Daughters of the Oregon Trail