All these families put down roots in Florida before 1890. Some can be traced back only as far as Georgia or the Carolinas, while others go back to the New England states and the British Isles. Needless to say, there are a lot of gaps and missing links. But most of the fun in genealogy is in the research and finding as well as the folks you meet along the way. To get things started, here is a short summary of the various branches of my family tree.
My Thomas line begins in Georgia in the early 1800's, drifts around the state through Bulloch, Decatur and Lowndes Counties and then migrates to Alachua County, Florida in 1850-51. My branch then mostly stayed in Florida for about a century before moving around the country.
My Thomas ancestors also include the Pike, Drew, Nash, Wallace, Ulmer and Hall families primarily in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. The Odum families of southeast Georgia and central Florida are related as well.
The Mace line starts in Philadelphia sometime before 1817 and then moved to Ohio. My G-Grandfather, John Porter Mace, moved to Lake Helen in Volusia County, Florida, about 1885.
The Porter connection begins around Campbeltown, Scotland, in the early 1600's. My branch immigrated to Ohio in 1821. The Porters married into the Maces in Nicholsville, Ohio, in 1843.
There are Morrish, Poole and Hubbard lines connected with the Mace family as well.
Information regarding specific family lines can be accessed through the menu above. I'm adding additional family links as I have the time.
If you wish to contact me regarding any of these families, please click the E-mail link on the menu.
My Brick Walls
These are the some of the folks I have been pursuing with little or no success. Please follow the links and take a look to see if you recognize anyone...
- The Photo Gallery has several unidentified folks.
- Isham B. Thomas: born 1803-15 in Georgia, died 1868 in Alachua County, Florida
- Ivey A. Thomas: born 1840 in Madison County, Florida, died 1922 in Madison County, Florida
- Isham J. Thomas: born 1844 in Tattnall County, Georgia, died 1929 in Hillsborough County, Florida