A Special Project...
Many of us have found
instances where the surnames we are researching changed spellings in older
records. Sometimes it is hard to figure out if a James Daffrin, James
Daffern, or James Daffin are different people
or actually one and the same. Well, here is a William Green DAFFORD who happens to be the "Brick Wall" of Lila Niemann Garner. It appears
possible that his name may have been spelled different at one time.
Take time to read Lila's
story and see if there is anything that matches your own research or if you
may have come across something that may help her.
Lila is the administrator
to the Daffron-L-Rootsweb List. Although it is called "DAFFRON",
it pertains to any surname beginning with "DAF" (that includes DAFFIN!).
She posts everything that she finds on these names and anybody may subscribe
to this list and post their own queries or findings as they need.
If you aren't already
a subscriber to the Rootsweb DAFFRON LIST and want to subscribe,
just click on this link and enter only the word ... "subscribe" in
the body of the message, nothing else... DAFFRON
William Green Dafford...
Lila has put together
a page with the story of "Billie" Dafford and changes it as she finds new
information, etc. Check it out HERE--->Billie's
I am putting up this
page to help Lila, as she has been very helpful to me and others in digging
up and passing along helpful research information.
Please contact Lila
if you have any information on William G. Dafford or that family...
Here is an article
that I am posting here with the permission of the author, Curtis Thomasson
. It concerns a family that has both the DAUPHIN and DAFFIN spellings in
their name. It seems that that the name DAFFIN may have French roots (more
on that later). In earlier times spellings of names may have been changed
when a family moved to another area by court clerk or church vestry when
they "decided" how the name was spelled. Illiteracy played a big part as well.
Anyways, in an effort
to show as many of the Daffin families that exist, here is the article
about DARLING DAFFIN...or DARLING DAUPHIN.
How About some other "Daffin" HOMEPAGES???
I have received, I have some links to webpages of other "Daffin Cousins"...
of David J. Daffin...
David is descended
from Albert Bruce Daffin (great grandfather). His ancestors are from Mississippi
(Yet another Daffin Family?!?!?). It is possible he is related to the North
Carolina Daffins, but we don't know. Here's a Family Webpage of David's.
Think you are related?
Contact David J. Daffin
Here's a change of pace:
How's about some music??
Check out FRAGILE X
Christpher Scott Gailfoil
is the grandson of Dr. Charles Hall Daffin and Dorothy LaRue Daffin
of Panama City, Florida and is also the drummer of a band called Fragile
X...sounds like they are doing good... Cris describes the sound of
Fragile X a "70's style rock with an alternative/punk feel... sort of like
The Who meets Nirvana"
...some other sites for his band:
Fragile X's mailing List:
Groups : FragileXgroup
| STILL MORE
The town I was
born in! I was there just a short few days in February, 2000. Here's
a start to a few photographs I took. It was during an unusually cold winter.
I attended Federalsburg
Elementary School for a while. I found this clipping amoung my mother's possessions
and figured there must be either her friends or some family member in the
photo. If anybody can help me with identifying the people picture, I would
The last place
my mother lived...far away from her Eastern Shore" roots.