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    1. Irish?
    2. Kurt Pickering
    3. While visiting my aunt the day after St. Patrick's Day, I mentioned jokingly (although truthfully) that I am 1/256 Irish. She said, "You're more than that!" "What?" "The Brackneys - they were PURE Irish!" Well, I do indeed have Brackneys, the last born with the surname being my mother's mother's mother's mother: Mary "Polly" Brackney b c1821, OH (prob Greene Co) m Jefferson Shiflett 29 APR 1840, Allen Co, OH d by 1880 (presumed from absence with Jefferson in census) her father, Reuben Brackney (veteran, War of 1812) b 7 DEC 1787, Rockingham Co, VA m Susannah "Sarah" Ary 2 FEB 1813, Rockingham Co, VA d 20 FEB 1867, Union Twp, Auglaize Co, OH Information I culled, in whole, from another family geneaolgist when I was too young and naive to ask for sources takes the pedigree to places I no longer trust - especially since it leads to England, not Ireland. However, for clue value: John Brackney b 1762 m Elizabeth OR Hannah Kitchen, 1785, Pennsylvania d aft 1787 John Brackney b UNK m Mary Cheeseman 23 FEB 1758, Haddonfield, Camden Co, NJ d UNK Matthias Brackney b 1693, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, ENG m Frances Denman Andrews bef 1723, ENG d 1746, Burlington, Chester Co, NJ Matthias Brackney b c1665 m Elizabeth d UNK Seems to me I've seen reference to a letter somewhere in which a Brackney wrote of a grandmother whose maiden name was McClinitis (which I believe to be McClintic, misspelled or misread). THAT would be Irish, anyway. Anyone able to supplement or correct any of this? Researching these 8 greats: Pickering-Snyder-Roach-Teegardin-Hodges-Evans-Kantner-Shifflet + these contributing Kantner/Shifflet lines: Huttes-Brackney-Bechdolt-Cierees-Self-Ary-Fey/Feit And, of course, many more! Peruse our entire GEDCOM at ONWARD AND BACKWARD! Kurt Pickering, IBSSG La Vergne, TN _________________________________________________________________ Is your PC infected? Get a FREE online computer virus scan from McAfee® Security.

    03/23/2004 08:14:32