JOHN WOOLARD (born c1752 in Fort Valley, Shenandoah Co., Virginia – died in Hardy Co., in late 1809)

My mother, MARY T. WOOLARD was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July 1923.  In mid-1924, she was brought over to England by her Mother, and from then on - until her marriage in late 1942 - she was looked after by her Aunts in the north of England. Finding out about my Mother's American forebears …

RICHARD DORBER (b. c1832 – died 1892) and his immediate descendants

Richard was the oldest son of John Dorber and Ann Stanley. He was born c1832 in Warrington and on the 7th January 1855, he married Hannah Evans at St Saviour's Church at Chorlton-upon-Medlock.  At the time of the marriage, Richard was aged 23 and was employed as a farrier.  He was living at 17 Leicester …

JOHN DORBER (born c1812 in Warrington, died 16th Feb 1881 in Salford)

From IGI records, it would seem that John Dorber (my Great Great Grandfather), was the oldest of three sons (but five children) of Richard and Rosannah Dorber.  He was born about 1812 in Warrington, Lancashire.  His father Richard was a "Blacksmith," and John, his oldest son, followed in his footsteps. John Dorber married Ann Stanley …