|About The Top Of The Tree
This is a site of my Entire Family Tree. From my "Mayflower", German, American Indian, Irish, British, Relatives. They started in America from Plymouth and other parts of Massachusetts, North & South Carolina and Kentucky. My earliest Ancestor is from my Mother's side of my tree. The Howland's came over in the year 1620. See John Chipman Married his wife Hope Howland, in Massachusetts. To be exact Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. You know "Plymouth Rock", that is because Hope Howland's Parents Were John & Elizabeth Tilley Howland who came over on the "Mayflower". This was almost not to be because my 8 X Great Grandfather John Howland was washed over board during a storm and was almost lost at Sea. Luckily for his descendents and me he was pulled out of the Sea in time. My second earliest family is my Mother's namesake, the Winfrey's. Her Father spelt it Winfree. The Winfrey's started with William II and a Jane Unknown Winfrey. William was born in Jamestown, Virginia. We're not sure when the Winfrey's arrived in America but William II was born in 1646. Now to finish off my Mother's side of the Tree I go to the Bodenheimers. This group is my German side, it comes from Johann Christian Bodenheimer who Married Elizabeth Gertrude Böhmer, which later Americanized her name and became Charity Böhmer. The Spelling of their Surname became Bodenhamer for some of their descendents. My American Indian Roots come from my Winfree side, that's where my Cherokee comes from. Also my Bodenhamer side is to be believed by some, and my Mother was one of them that was told this by her Antie. Our Bodenhamer side has Blackfoot Indian in them.