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AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2

Re: Jefferson Caldwell, pioneer KY to Chicago

Pence is an established surname. There are more than 15,000 hits on for example, "World Tree" which are donated user files. I searched tonight under Virginia and returned with more than 1770 hits just for that state, and just for census returns. There are a mere 978 for MS.

Gratum, you are right about census takers, mistakes and so on.

You had Pence or Printz, both old names that run together (in my very humble but growing experience, of family names and migration patterns out of Virginia) As of today, I find that Printz, for Page County anyway, is not so old, dating to late 1700s, and then from Germany to Virginia. I feel I have confused you in mentioning Virginia where Price, Pence and Printz exist as separate households. On the other hand, if you've hit a brick wall, at least you know an alternative to look in, from Mississipi to Virginia, as origin. (long shot I know and I am sorry.) I am not related to Price Pence or Printz that I know of. Lorenzo Printz, of Page Co., VA married Angeline Lincoln. I believe he the Lorenzo Prince mentioned in the slave narrative on the Page County, Genweb (as one of the nicer people encountered.) I am tracking the Lincolns of Rockingham Co., where Angeline is from. Hence I am getting to know who else was there and which ones moved to Ohio and so on. It was a small community in some ways, with white cousins marrying cousins relocating in groups from there on. So I sat up a bit when I saw Pence and Prince (Printz), together, on your website. I thought, "Virginia."

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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