Shaking Family Trees

by Myra Vanderpool Gormley

I'm a retired professional genealogist, former editor of the RootsWeb Review and syndicated columnist and feature writer for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate 
now tracing, compiling and pruning ancestors in my family trees.


Tracing the descendants of 
Abraham VANDERPOOL (1766-1831) and
 Phoebe ISAACS
(ca 1773-1833)
who married ca 1793 in probably Wilkes County, North Carolina. 
They both died in Marion County, Indiana. 

They had two sons and five daughters.
Surnames include VANDERPOOL, BAIRD, SWIFT, LEWIS, et al.

 Rachel Vanderpool Beach, a granddaughter, ca 1864

Abe and Phoebe's Family Tree


Other family lines I'm actively researching:

Awtrey/Autry, Bankston, George,
 Isaacs, and Kimbro
(a German-American line)

(all of these are Colonial American lines, 
primarily in North Carolina, South Carolina
 Tennessee and/or Georgia)

 ISAACS. Scanned image of the will of Elijah Isaacs (Pendleton County, South Carolina) in PDF in two parts. Recorded in Book C, page 173, 24 June 1799.

Part 1

Part 2

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Some of my genealogical-related  articles you might enjoy:

In Ancestry magazine:

      Other of my articles you might find of interest:

Books by Myra Vanderpool Gormley


Kansas Gunsmoke: A History of the Garden City Police Department is available from Jacobus Books, Stephenville, TX.

Cherokee Connections and Family Diseases are available from Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD.  

The Official Guide to is available from Store

You may be able to find these books at your local library or via and other online new and used book sources.


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  I no longer accept clients for genealogical research
 projects and  I am unable to offer personal advice of this nature.

Thank you for not asking.

I am always interested in hearing from cousins and others researching the same ancestral lines, especially the pre-1850 
Vanderpools, Bankstons and Autrys/Awtreys in America.

1997-2012 Myra Vanderpool Gormley