Genealogy

Genealogy info

Edward and Sarah Hale family in color b

Edward and Sarah Jane Sanders Hale family, circa 1890, in Bluejacket, Oklahoma. For more about the Heald/Hale family, click here: Healds & Hales

The Healds/Hales, Lyfords, and related families

The family history presented on these pages is the result of several years of research, many visits to libraries and archives in lots of places, and much help from other researchers.  It is offered here by Cousin Lyford Hale for the family to enjoy, and to assist others in compiling their family histories.  All we ask is that you please not lift this material word for word, unless you also note that the source is Lyford Hale.

These facts and suppositions were carefully compiled, but are certainly not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.  The best advice we can offer for your research is that you use this and what others supply as starting points. Make sure to verify facts before you accept them.

Lyford admits that he did not do that when he began several years ago, being so excited to find dozens of new ancestors that he added much detail without checking sources.  Unfortunately, it turned out that some information he added was not accurate. As a result, he is still weeding early mistakes out of his material.

If you catch an error, please write to Lyford directly at the address shown below.  We’re especially appreciative if you include notes regarding original sources, such as federal, state or county records, and church histories.

To get started on the Heald-Hale or Lyford lines, choose one of the following links:

Heald-Hale Family Reports
Heald-Hale Family Index of Photos
Lyford Family Reports
Under Construction — Lyford Family Index of Photos

Mail questions and/or comments to: lyfordhale at gwandrw dot com

These Lyford Family pages are courtesy of Lyford Hale. If you copy this material word for word, please cite Lyford Hale as your source. 

Lyford spent years tracking down as many original source documents as possible.  He visited where the ancestors lived, where they went to church, local hysterical societies, libraries, court houses, and every other repository of state and local records he could find.  He notes that spurious information plagues the internet these days. Please take what you find on the web with a grain of salt — including here — unless original source documents are cited (Court or church records, wills, etc.).

Wishing to present records that are as accurate as possible,  Lyford has made every effort to present facts, not guesses (Okay, a few guesses, but they are noted as such).  And he does offer sources for much of what he posts.  He acknowledges, however, that no one is perfect, must less him, so asks that you contact him at  lyfordhale at gwandrw dot com should you take exception to something you find here.

Additionally, if anyone can show original source documents to take the Lyford line back to England please contact Lyford. As far as we can tell, all the people on the web who link Francis to earlier Lyfords are turning guesses into fact.

While you are invited … encouraged even … to submit material and comments, such remarks as “You’re crazy” or “You are an idiot” probably won’t be received in the constructive manner you obviously intended.

One final note: These are Lyford’s working pages and thus include many notes originally intended only for himself. You may, from time to time, find the exact same words on websites posted by other researchers. Rest assured they originated with Lyford.

Click here to open up a detailed family file stored in PDF format:

Hint: To search a PDF, use the Cntrl-F keys. That will pop up a search window. Next, type in the name you’re looking for.

Lyford Family – Outline Tree
Lyford Family – Detailed Report
Lyford Family – Descendant Chart

Pollard, Robinson & others – Outline Tree
Pollard, Robinson & others – Detailed Reports – Detailed Report
Pollard, Robinson & others – Descendant Chart

Otley Family Outline Tree
Otley Family Report

Find photos here:
Lyford Family And Related Lines – Photo Index (Under construction)
Contact: lyfordhale at gwandrw dot com

Includes these families and more:
Appleby, Mayo, Henley, Strickland, Crawford, Sawyers

These Hale Family pages are courtesy of Lyford Hale. If you copy this material word for word, please cite Lyford Hale as your source. 

Lyford spent years tracking down as many original source documents as possible.  He visited where the ancestors lived, where they went to church, local hysterical societies, libraries, court houses, and every other repository of state and local records he could find.  He notes that spurious information plagues the internet these days. Please take what you find on the web with a grain of salt — including here — unless original source documents are cited (Court or church records, wills, etc.).

Wishing to present records that are as accurate as possible,  Lyford has made every effort to present facts, not guesses (Okay, a few guesses, but they are noted as such).  And he does offer sources for much of what he posts.  He acknowledges, however, that no one is perfect, must less him, so asks that you contact him at  lyfordhale at gwandrw dot com should you take exception to something you find here.  Additionally, if anyone can show original source documents to take these lines back to the British Isles, or elsewhere,  please contact Lyford.

While you are invited … encouraged even … to submit material and comments, such remarks as “You’re crazy” or “You are an idiot” probably won’t be received in the constructive manner you obviously intended.

One final note: These are Lyford’s working pages and thus include many notes originally intended only for himself. You may, from time to time, find the exact same words on websites posted by other researchers. Rest assured they originated with Lyford, unless otherwise noted.

Click on a link below to open detailed family files stored in PDF format:

Appleby Descendant Chart
Appleby Outline

Appleby Family Report

Crawford — Sawyers — Appleby Ahnentafel Report July 10 2017 by Lyford Hale
Crawford-Sawyers Outline Report Aug 24 2016 by Lyford Hale

Healds & Hales Descendant Chart
Healds & Hales Outline
Healds & Hales Family Report

Maggs-Mayo-Henley Descendant Chart
Maggs-Mayo-Henley Outline
Maggs-Mayo-Henley Family Report

Saunders-Sanders Descendant Chart  — Being updated 7-13-2019
Saunders-Sanders Outline — Being updated
Saunders-Sanders Family Report — Being updated

Strickland Descendant Chart
Strickland Outline
Strickland Family Report

Find photos here:

Heald-Hale Family And Related Lines – Photo Index

Contact:
lyfordhale at gwandrw dot com

Click a link below to open a photo page:

Appleby Photos, Page 1 : Eliza Crawford Appleby, James Barney Appleby, John T. Crawford, Martha Crawford, James Sawyer Crawford house, headstones of Eliza and James Appleby, headstone of James Sawyer Crawford; Suzanna Strickland Appleby, James Newton Appleby, Jimmie, Net, Kate, Emma Appleby

Appleby Photos, Page 2: Under construction


It was a dark and stormy night, a story of mythic proportions …

Carlton H Schurdeleau painting

This is the only known painting by Carlton H. Schurdeleau (open link and forward to page 53) , created circa 1829. Carlton was known for his fictional writing. It is also rumored that he was a child prodigy in the culinary arts, and when not yet 10 was involved in founding the first ever Taco Bell. As family history goes, he formulated the recipes that made Taco Bell the booming business it is today. Family members recalled that one night, after long hours in the kitchen testing his recipes, little Carlton was suffering from a stomach disorder involving “toxic rumblings and explosions” and was unable to sleep. Finding a number of cans of paint left over from sampling potential restaurant wall and sign colors, he began to pour them onto an old board. What resulted is this painting, which he called: “It was a dark and stormy night.” Guess we know where Bulwer-Lytton found the inspiration for his famous opening line of the novel “Paul Clifford,” don’t we? Note: Should you come across other artwork bearing the familiar Schurdeleau name, the family would be excited to hear from you.

(Would we kid about a serious matter like genealogy? )