Monday, June 29, 2009

Family Lore

One of my interests in Genealogy is that I am trying to prove or disprove "Family Lore".
The Hayley Lore I first tackled is:

"The Hayley Family Tree was poorly documented and difficult to find because Claude William Hayley Sr.'s father, (John Christopher Hayley) ran away from his home at a very young age. The story goes, his father hung him by his feet upside down in a well. As soon as he was free of the well, John Christopher ran away and never returned.

Another Family Lore is that we are related to the Carter Family that includes June Carter who later marries Johnny Cash. My interest is to prove this, if possible.

Also to document our Daughters of the American Revolution lineage for any females now or in the future will be a direct relative.

Also there are rumors (amongst the genealogist) we may or may not be related to our ninth president Harrison and be a distant relative to Thomas Jefferson (meaning not direct to Thomas but perhaps a direct relative to one of his siblings).

These are but a few of the hypothesis I am working on presently. I am taking this project as a scientific experiment (hee hee) ---Another words using the lores and myths as hypothesis and seeing if I or anyone else can duplicate the results.

This study will actually take years to the end of my life as I document each step of the way. My goal is to present everyone with a 5 generation double side family tree by Christmas 2009. and then to update everyone with new data each Christmas. Those that follow my blog will get the bits and pieces, work, documentation explanations to develope these "trees" in details. Because without the research, documentation, verification and validation required the tree may not have foundation to stand the test of time.

So more Later Aunt Ruth ncw

Welcome to ReedHayley Blog

Hello Family!!! This is a announcement that I have declared myself "Family Historian" at least for now. You may ask me what are my qualifications well number:
1 I have a computer (with spell check!)
2 I enjoy it.
3. I have some resources that I will be able to refer to and expand upon.

These resources I have or have copies of include but are not limited to:
Cecil M. Carters personal Bible with her notes of family dates and locations added.
A copy (photographed by Bill Hayley) of Etta Mae Hayley's family Bible.
Also Josephine Hayley hand copied all the data from the Bible and I have a copy of this data.
A copy of "THE FAMILY OF JOHN ARNETT CHAPIN" compiled by Helen Evelyn Cox Mills, July 1983, Owasso, Oklahoma.
An interesting family tree regarding the Dearman's found in Alta Vay Cook Reed's closet after her death with some notes in her handwriting.
A letter from Jeanette Reed

and of course my panel of experts
Helen Roberta Reed (for the Reed, Chapin, and Dearman Families)
Wild Bill Hayley for the (Hayleys and Dikes Families)
When ever I reference these resources I will do so in the notes of the genealogy.

This blog was going to be entitled HayleyReed but that name was not available so it is ReedHayley. I still hope all will be able to find it.

Even tho I have declared this title "family historian" for myself ---- if at anytime you decide on a better candidate or wish to assist, add, comment and correct anything on this blog ----please do so!!!

More soon.......... Sincerely Ruth, ncw (no credentials whatsoever)