Granddad Daniel Grant Varner

Granddad Daniel Grant Varner
Daniel Grant Varner (front, far right) and siblings with spouses

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New family names - GAMBLIN & BONDS

I have finally cleaned up my converted (Family Tree Maker 2012) database.  Existing sources have all been redone and linked as well as all photographs have been linked.  Earlier this week I shared the database on  I do all database updates on FTM then sync those to Ancestry, so far it has worked like a charm.  It can be found here Varners.

I've also been able to resume researching this week.  I've found many new census records and a marriage record on  Finally getting to do some much needed work on expanding on my sources.  

The really good news this week is that I have found my maternal 2nd ggrandparents.  I have found my maternal grandmothers (Martha Breshears COBB) maternal grandparents (Madison BONDS and Elizabeth Hamblin BONDS).  This is my great grandmother (Mary Ann Bonds BRESHEARS) parents.  They were both born in Kentucky in the early 1830's and had relocated to Missouri sometime between 1850 - 1860.

In addition to the 2nd ggrandparents I was able to find my 3rdggrandparents.  I was able to find Madison BONDS parents.  William and Mary Ann (?) GAMBLIN.  William was born in North Carolina in 1794 and Mary Ann was born in Maryland in 1797.  They have relocated to Missouri by 1850.