Genealogy has been a hobby of mine for a few years. I’d like to be able to document the family lines for my children and future generations. Of course, like most researchers I hit “brink walls” in my research. My current wall is Richard FORE. (b. abt 1750 in SC, NC or VA & d. 1817 in Marion Co. SC) I have looked and looked but can’t seem to locate his parents. So, this week I have been following other family lines of those known to have married into the family or had a close relationship with a FORE family. Another small detail that makes the search difficult is that the FORE name is spelled in many different ways in the records. FORES/FORD/FOREE/FAURE/FAURI/FORE and probably others… So, it’s important to document everything and find additional sources to verify questionable name changes or issues. Then there is also the issue of county formation at that time in history. A person could live in the same place all their life and live in more than one state and in several counties! This makes the research a huge puzzle that continues to stump me, and that can get frustrating at times. I think my next step is to convince a FORE male relative to do the DNA testing. It will perhaps identify where to search next…. (Ummm… any of my male uncles or cousin reading this? LOL)
My research has uncovered that our family is probably of Huguenot decent who came to American because of religious persecution. In the late 1600’s there was a Huguenot colony called the Petit-Guerard colony in South Carolina. Later, there also was a colony in Virgina named Manakintown and several others in various locations on the east coast. I feel our family connects to the South Carolina or Virginia colonies. FAURE’s also are found later in Orangeburg SC and Purrysburg SC. In order to make sense of the migration patterns of the differnent families in SC, VA and NC I have started a timeline. It includes potentially several different family lines and parallel research as well. (TUBERVILLLE, EVANS, HUTTO, FINKLEA and more…) I am posting what I found in hope that someone has the missing piece to this puzzle and will share it 🙂 Sometimes the answer is found in another line or some document another family has.
Just for the record these are my thoughts….
Here is a link to my FORE Family timeline notes…. Hopefully, they might help someone else out as well!