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Lewis - "Faithful to my country."

Fran's Maternal Ancestors

Finney information from Ilene Kinman
SC-AL Maness (great Grandmother)
1850 Wilcox Co Alabama
AL-TX Lewis (Grandfather)
Civil War Records
Susan Ann Lewis ancestors

Jackson - Son of Jack

SC-AL Jackson (great Grandmother)
Jackson information from Ilene Kinman
Civil War Records
1850 Marengo Co AL census
1850 Wilcox Co Alabama
1860 St Clair Alabama
Elizabeth Jackson information Florida

Finney - coarse grass

1860 St Clair Alabama
1850 Wilcox Co Census
Alabama Civil War Records

Meservy Crest  

"To the valiant heart nothing is impossible."

Fran's Husband's Ancestors
Meservy (Al's Father, Paternal)               
Smith Paternal (Grandmother)
Bible Records of Al's Uncle John Meservy of Michigan-Page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5
James (Grandfather)
Story (Grandmother)
From the records of Al's Uncle Bob James of Florida-page 1, page 2,  page 3

Related Web Sites:

Lewis fishing creek cemetery SC
Jackson Ilene Kinman
Finney Ilene Kinman 1880 Jacks Laurens SC - a different John Finney
Maness  Darla Meng ,    Revolutionary soldiers Manes - not connected
Meservy Fred Meserve Al Meservy Diane Goldhammer





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Miscellaneous McCrory Clans (McCrory Families who are partially connected (as marked) to this McCrory Clan)

(Each of us age 19) 

Fran's Mom: Susan Ann Lewis 1939 named after her grandmother Susan Lottie Jackson-Finney (1920-2017)

Fran's Dad: John Clinton McCrory Sr 1912 (1893-1955)

Frances Mable 1962 Named after: Maternal Grandma (Susan Lottie Sarah Frances Finney) & Mom's friend (Mabel Watson)

John Clinton 1964 Named after Father (John Clinton McCrory)

US Navy Electrician - San Diego; Hawaii; Japan; Viet Nam

Fran's Brother

Samuel James 1969 named after Maternal Great Grandpa (Samuel Clarence  Finney) & Paternal Grandpa (James Marion McCrory)

US Navy - San Diego

Fran's Brother

A few Surnames: Fran - Paternal/(McCory, McCroy, McRory, McRosa, McCreary, McCrory/County Antrim Ireland/South Carolina - Alabama - Florida - Texas - USA, Tyll, Till/Switzerland - South Carolina - Alabama - USA; King, Rainey, Anderson, Kelly, Manning,  Hungerpillar, Bruner, During, Spielhofern, Syber, Jackson, Majors, Vickers, Wall, Williams, Wilson, Cuthrell; Maternal/Lewis, Banks, Jackson, Finney, Majors, Leggett, Ledkins, Sanders) Waxhaw NC/SC,  ....................... Al (Meservey, Messervy, Meserve, Meservy/Isle of Jersey - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Maine - Ohio - Indiana - Michigan - Kansas - Florida - Texas - USA, Banks, Smith, Jones, Decker, Machon, Perchard, Pawn, Falle, Gracy;  James/England - Canada - Michigan - Florida - USA, Story/Scotland - Kansas - Michigan - Florida - USA) Congdon

Willard Albert Meservy Named after his paternal grandfather (Willard Enos Meservy) & his maternal grandfather (Albert Oliver James)

1961 US Air Force

Crew chief on F100

1965 US Navy

Electronics Technician

1978 US Navy

E6 Petty Officer


Lakenheath England (Cuban Missile Crisis)/Norfolk VA USA: USS John King DDG, USS Middlesex County LST; Shore duty in Na Bay Vietnam; Shore duty Quonset Point & Newport RI; Norfolk VA USA: USS John F Kennedy Carrier

Al's Father Harry Edward Meservy (1922-1991)


Al's Mother Louanne James-Meservy-Chernesky (1925-2003)

Al's Step Father Harry Theodore Chernesky (1929-1968)


Sheila Anne Meservy (1943-2014)

                 Al's Sister

Larry Dean Meservy (1946-1991)

US Army 30 yrs. Master Sergeant Vietnam

 Al's Brother

Hints for Irish research

(Scottish/Irish) Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí ‘son of Ruaidhrí’ (see Rorie).  From Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Father's side of family - Paternal, Patriarch, Surname

Mother's side of family - Maternal, Matriarch, Nee, Maiden name

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McCrory - "Red Headed Ruler"

Fran's Paternal Ancestors (McCrory)

McCrory, Till, King, Wall, Majors, Manning, Cruit, Ledkins, Bondurant, Williams and more
SC-AL-FL-TX- Descendants of Hugh McCrory Fran's 8 greats Grandfather
Alabama-Andrew Jackson McCrory land records
Florida-Bible records of Aunt Lula McCrory-Stinson of  Page 1, page 2, Page 3, page 4
Civil War Records
1860 Andrew Jackson McCrory family in the Monroe Co AL Census
King (my paternal great Grandmother)
McCrory/King NC marriage records
1910 James Marion McCrory in Monroe Co AL Census

Till - Dweller of the Hills

Descendants of Hennah Tyll 1620 Switzerland

Tyll/Till (my paternal  Grandmother)

My German-Swiss Ancestors  Barbara TILL PRESTRIDGE
Samuel Washington Tyll in the Civil War Fran's great Grandfather
1930 Butler Co AL Census
first families of Orangeburg, SC

Pay for King Family Crest / Irish Coat of Arms Image Download

King - Territorial Ruler

Anderson Boggan Store Butler Co AL Day Books with customer names

Majors in the Civil War from Barbara Prestridge Till
Majors (Uncle - through Till family) Al Noblin - MAJORS researcher
Pope married to grandfather's son from 1st marriage
Ledkins (Uncle)
Wall (cousin through Elizabeth & Benjamin Majors)
Cruit Aunt
Manning (Maternal great Grandmother - Till family)
Bondurant distant cousins through Uncle Andrew McCrory & Aunt Helen Cruit
AL - From the Bible of William Patrick McCrory from Oscar William (Billy) McCrory
Douglas Great great Grandfathers sister in law
Hiram "Hank" Williams (3rd cousin once removed  - Common great Grandparents (Nicholas Till & Barbara Brunner)

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Related Web Sites:

McCrory John Kent Legate John McCrory of SC ,   Wyman Griffin , Elliot S McCrory - don't know if we are related or not but he could be our son's twin
Tyll/Till  Switzerland to SC - Orangeburg German/Swiss Genealogy Society,   SC to AL - Shells family - Shells of Pigeon Creek Barbara Till Prestridge
Majors  Al Noblin