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Have you ever wondered about history?  How about the history of your family?  How about a place - have you ever stood in any place at any time and wondered what the trees around you have been witness to?  I do it almost all the time. I don't see it as dwelling in the past but rather having the knowledge of what has gone before you helping to guide you into your future.  We've all heard the old adage - those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it.


Each generation takes action to try and improve the lives of their children and children's children and it is important for us to take stock in what has been accomplished and what failures were made, what bad decisions did to the communities and what good decisions did to the communities.


These pages will contain some of my families genealogical information but also the history that surrounds our families and our countries.  Anyone wishing to contribute, please contact me at 

The more information there is to share, the better off we all are!  Take care and God bless! 

Family trees located on under username redgenealogy and also at

Also, I am trying to figure out how to add it to the above navigation with the new site builder on Tripod, but please check out my blog as well at


September 2009 - New site look! I hope everyone enjoys the new look. Tripod is now using a different site builder that will hopefully enhance not just the site building but viewing as well. Thanks for visiting!

Acknowledgments - thanks to the following for the huge help in getting started on this massive, life-long project!  See links for more information!

John "Skip" Coggins for invaluable information on the Dandridge line  

J. Roger Cloutier  for nearly all the information on the Desilets line from Robert Victor and back  

Georges Desrosiers  - authored "Antoine Desrosiers et Anne du Herisson en Nouvelle-France, 1636-1711"  

South Carolina Department of Archives and History  



Old St. Bartholomew Chapter (SCGenWeb) - for roughly Colleton County, SC area where Old St. Bartholomew's Parish was located  

Wofford College, The Sandor Teszler Library - Methodist obituaries