Families of the participants of our 2013 Homecoming

Here are some of the families that will be represented at our Homecoming:











The Pemberton Family World Wide Organisation
Jackson Pemberton's Family Research notes:





Mary Kay Ross and Sue Downey descend from the Townsend family.
Milton has Townsend connections as well.


Carol Tharpe sent me the following information about her family ties:

I have ties to Compton, Mendenhall, Cook, Millhouse, and others.  This is through my father's family.  It has been interesting because my mother's family was Chenoweth who were in Berckley Co., VA around the same time.   I have concentrated on only names that fit my family tree.  I am anxious to find out more about relatives and how they are relevant to my family now.  This homecoming should provide me with much information and insight.  As a child I was a member of the New Burlington Friends Church and also attended the Ceasers Creek Friends Meeting.  

From Terry R. Barnhart I have the following:

I descend from Quaker  Joseph Evans (1749-1828) who lived in Wrightsborough, GA circa 1770-1806.   He migrated through Waynesville circa 1806 and eventually settled on the Miami-Montgomery County line near Ginghamsburg.

I grew up in Miami County, OH but have lived near Denver since 1972.  Recently I was in GA and SC and visited several areas that the Quaker Evans Family lived.  I will not make the Waynesville Reunion in a couple of weeks, but I would be interested in any follow up information of its success especially if there are descendants of Joseph Evans in attendance.  I would appreciate it if you could or would post my personal contact information on my  query of this family if there is a bulletin board or publication.  I would like to meet other Evans or Buffington researchers so that we can figure out the parents of Joseph and his suspected brother Robert Evans (1744-1784) in Newberry, SC.  (Robert’s son Joseph was the founder of West Milton, OH in 1807.)

My contact information is:

Terry R. Barnhart
830 Lotus Way
Broomfield, CO  80020
303 466-9364
Private email:  trbrnhrt@ix.netcom.com

Thank you and I hope that your gathering is a great success.


Compton, Spray, Townsend, Cook from Karen Johnson:

I just want to wish you all well and say that if I could I would join
you for this reunion. I am a daughter of Mary Dorothea Cook Johnson,
daughter of George Harold Cook, youngest sibling of Dr. Mary Louise Cook
of Waynesville. I have visited Waynesville four times in the past 20
years but am unable to make it this time. While I have done only
sporadic and superficial research into my Peter and Elinor ancestry, I
recognize some of the names on the list as being those of Cook spouses
over the generations: Compton, Spray, Townsend. I believe I met Milton
Cook when mother and I visited for the dedication of the Mary L. Cook
Library in the '80's; we also met with her cousin Lawrence who was in
what was then still the Friends Home. Perhaps there were others of you
there that weekend as well, in addition to us, mother's cousins Jane and
Mildred Cook, who were raised by Great Aunt Mary, and my mother's
sisters, the twins, Janet and Frances and some of Frances's

All my best,
Karen Johnson

From Annette Stewart:

My names are:  Thomas, Pemberton, Hall, Cox.

Sharon Hastings:

From Susan Pemberton Webber

Susan Pemberton Webber

Descended from:
George Pemberton [I] and Sarah Middleton (of Cheshire England)
George Pemberton [[II] and Elizabeth Brooks (1) - second wife Margaret
Isaiah Pemberton [I] and Elizabeth Hall
Isaiah Pemberton [II] and Esther/Hester Coate
Isaiah Pemberton [III] and Elizabeth Elleman
Joseph Pemberton and Sydnia Pearson
William Pemberton [I] and Loucella Thomas
William Pemberton [II] and Oma Rambousek (my parents)

From Bonnie Bell: (Quaker surnames:  Russell, Mendenhall, Jenkins, Pearson, Gardner, Brooke, Boone)

  me - Bonnie Bell
    father - John Russell Bell 1916-2012 m Lydia Hylon Woleslagel 1923-2010
    R Fay Bell 1885-1967 m Caroline B Laird 1889-1989
    Charles W Laird 1854-1922 m Anna Loata Brooke 1862 1914
    Mordecai (Morgan) B Brooke 1827- 1917 m Rosanna Russell 1833-1918
    Rosanna Russell Paternal line -  Isaac Russell 1799-1872 born newberry Co SC m Miami Co to Tamar
    Samuel Russell 1777-1805 b & d Bush River Newberry Co SC m Elizabeth Jenkins 1772-1815 (daughter of David Jenkins 1694-1760 and Elizabeth Cox 1732-1795)
    Samuel Russell 1749-1782 SC m newberry SC to Rosannah Pearson 1753-1831 (daughter of Benjamin Pearson 1722-1788 m Agatha Brooks 1728-1761) Benjamin is the son of Enoch Pearson 1690-1749 and Mary Smith 1697-1780 Enoch Paerson is the son of Thomas 1653-1722 
    Samuel Russell (my cousin John Wolfinger in Atlanta is the gt gt grandson of John Pearson and my gt gt grandmother Rosanna Russell (We also share another Pearson Grandparent) 
   Rosanna Russell maternal Quaker line- Isaac m Tamar Mendenhall 1798-1871 born Deep River MM Guilford Co NC
   Joseph Mendenhall 1772-1850 b Jamestown NC m in Deep River NC to Rachel Gardner  1772-1860 b Deep River Guilford NC d West Milton Miami Co OH 
    Phineas Mendenhall 1742-1826 Chester Co PA Tamar Kirk 1738-1779 b Chester Co PA d Wilkes NC ( I can go back further)
    Mordecai Brooke paternal Quaker line - Isaiah Boone Brooke - b Anne Arundel Co, MD 1800-1882 m Columbiana Co OH Deborah Cattel b NJ 1802-1883 both buried Morrow Co OH
    James Brooke 1766-1839 m Hester Boone 1774-1809 d Mahoning Co, OH ( James parents - Basil Brooke 1738-1794 m Elizabeth Hopkins 1741-1794)
    Isaiah Boone 1741-1873 m Hannah Pancoast 1749-1808
    Samuel Boone 1711-1745 m Elizabeth Cassell 1710-1745
    George Boone 1666-1744 m Mary Milton Magridge 1669-1740 both b Eng both d PA Quakers  


  1. I'm interested in the Haskett and Lancaster families. I'm a descendent of John Lancaster and Rachel Haskett.

    Did the Hasketts come to Miami Meeting?

  2. Sorry, I don't have an answer for you....I have asked the group that attended if anyone else has an answer. If I get an answer, I'll let you know.

  3. Milton, offered this information about your question:

    I'll have to look it up, but I know Charity Haskett Lynch was in Waynesville and Her brother was a member of West Branch Meeting in West Milton, Ohio.