Saturday, December 24, 2016

Favorite Ancestors: John Cawby, or whatever his name was!

My Cawby family hailed from Kentucky and settled in Indiana during the mid-1800s. But before that? Determining the origin of the Cawby family was another Salt Lake adventure. I found John Cawby in North Carolina, where he settled after immigrating from Germany and apparently spending a few years in Maryland.

The trick in discovering the Cawby story was accepting the fact that Johannis [John] Cawby was recorded under well over 150 spelling variations [Cabi, Gabi, Cauvey, with a mix of an initial 'C' or 'G.']

The Cawby records ended in North Carolina about the time they began in Kentucky.  

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