Caswell County Genealogy
 

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Caswell County Genealogy Guidelines:

1. With certain exceptions, we will not provide names of living people. The cutoff date for identifying the living is 1925. While this may hamper using the Family Tree as a directory to find living people, that is not its purpose. However, you should feel free to submit information with respect to living people. This will place them in the database, but they will not be displayed (only shown without a name and as "Living"). To see "Living" request a username and password.

2. We will not follow families after they moved from Caswell County past two generations. While there obviously will be some exceptions to this rule (say for Caswellians who became historically significant in other states or to complete a story or theme that began in Caswell County), it generally will be followed.

3. Computer files submitted will not be merged mindlessly into the master database. This would create a nightmare of duplicate names, orphans, and awkward relationships. While it initially will be more difficult for those maintaining the database, each name will be entered separately, obvious conflicts addressed, and notes added to highlight concerns. Only the administrator will be able to modify the database.

4. Accuracy is a goal, but cannot be guaranteed. The database will grow as people submit ancestral information for inclusion. The administrator cannot double check this information against primary sources to make sure that it is correct. Caswell County Genealogy will be as accurate as the administrator can make it, but it will have errors and omissions. Thus, while I believe it will be a very valuable research tool, users should only consider it as a starting point for in-depth genealogical research. Sources will be cited when known. Also, please be kind when you find errors. Work with the administrator, and the errors will be corrected.

5. We encourage "peer review". Many people have a wealth of information about the county's families. As you review a section of the Family Tree you may find, for example, an incorrect date, a name wrong, or know of additional ancestors or descendants. Please leave a comment and include your source.

6. The Family Tree Gedcom file (standard genealogical file format) will not be downloadable. This means that no person can highjack the entire file. If they want it, they must copy every entry. While I may revisit this position, it is a beginning principle. However, should you have a need for a portion of the file, contact the administrator.

7. To avoid creating a list of useless "Unknowns" where the full name of a person has not been found (usually a surname and most often a spouse's missing maiden name) we will use the following convention: Lillie F. Unknown [Foster]. The "Unknown" is her maiden surname; the [Foster] is her married surname. This groups all the bracketed names alphabetically after the "Z" names and allows searching by the [name].

8. To include your family on the Caswell County Family Tree, just send a simple outline of what you know. Nothing formal from a genealogical viewpoint is necessary. Who cares if you do not know what a Gedcom file is. Few do, and it is not important. Send us your basic family information. The administrator will place it online and work with you to expand it, including adding photographs and basic documents such as wills. Just begin with a few entries and build your own Caswell County family tree. However, the benefit of including it here is that your family will be linked to others in Caswell County and will have a broad audience.

Photos

 Thumb   Description   Linked to   Last Modified 
William Pettus Hobby, Jr., and Diana Stallings Hobby
William Pettus Hobby, Jr., and Diana Stallings Hobby
Former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby is the honoree at the second HATS OFF benefit for Houston Community College. Bob and Elyse Lanier the original founders are the honorary chairmen. Diana Hobby at far right. 
  25 May 2022
Diana Stallings Hobby and William Pettus Hobby Jr.
Diana Stallings Hobby and William Pettus Hobby Jr.
Diana Hobby and her husband, former Texas Lt. Gov. William Hobby, at a 1998 fundraising reception at their South Boulevard home. 
  25 May 2022
Diana Poteat Stallings Hobby
Diana Poteat Stallings Hobby
 
  25 May 2022
Lillian Margaret Dawson
Lillian Margaret Dawson
 
  23 May 2022
Holland McSwain
Holland McSwain
 
  22 May 2022
Holland McSwain and Ollie Barringer McSwain
Holland McSwain and Ollie Barringer McSwain
 
  22 May 2022
Thomas Jones Ham, Jr. at Yanceyville Rotary Club Meeting
Thomas Jones Ham, Jr. at Yanceyville Rotary Club Meeting
Second From Left 
  21 May 2022
Thomas Jones Ham, Jr., at Yanceyville Rotary Club Meeting
Thomas Jones Ham, Jr., at Yanceyville Rotary Club Meeting
Far Right 
  21 May 2022
NC Pharmaceutical Association Officers 1949-1950 The Durham Sun 5 May 1949
NC Pharmaceutical Association Officers 1949-1950 The Durham Sun 5 May 1949
North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association Officers 1949-1950

Thomas Jones Ham, Jr. (1896-1967): Association retiring president and new executive board member.

Lillian Margaret Dawson Ham (1896-1971): Woman's Auxiliary second vice-president.

Photograph: The Durham Sun (Durham, North Carolina), 5 May 1949, Thursday, Page 1. 
  21 May 2022
George Herman Moore in World War II
George Herman Moore in World War II
 
  20 May 2022




Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I3594 
Stallings, Diana Poteat 
b. 22 Apr 1931  New York, New York  25 May 2022
I5731 
Dawson, Lillian Margaret 
b. 30 Jul 1896  Yellow Springs, Greene County, Ohio  23 May 2022
I5761 
McSwain, Holland 
b. 23 Apr 1903  Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina  22 May 2022
I5732 
Ham, Robert Gardner 
b. 11 Feb 1922  Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina  21 May 2022
I5728 
Ham, Thomas Jones Jr. 
b. 22 Aug 1896  Richmond, Virginia  21 May 2022
I9299 
Moore, George Herman 
b. 31 May 1920  Caswell County, North Carolina  20 May 2022
I4221 
Moore, Julian Pittman 
b. 23 Apr 1917   18 May 2022
I7396 
Motz, Mary Kerr 
b. 25 Feb 1917  Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina  16 May 2022
I3593 
Stallings, Laurence Tucker 
b. 25 Nov 1894  Macon, Bibb County, Georgia  15 May 2022
I4210 
Tucker, John Archibald 
b. 22 Apr 1903  North Carolina  14 May 2022

Families
          
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F10111 
           5 May 2022
 F10307 
           5 May 2022
 F10322 
           5 May 2022
 F10323 
           5 May 2022
 F10360 
           5 May 2022
 F10367 
           5 May 2022
 F10525 
           5 May 2022
 F10586 
           5 May 2022
 F10587 
           5 May 2022
 F10756 
           5 May 2022