This page is basically from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~heddins/Adam-Eve-Desc.htm
It has been copied here for convenience and so names could be commented on and some formatting changes made to fit our records.
Members of the family are linked to their individual page in our Family File
The names in Blue are our Grandparents
The names in Green are our Cousins, Aunts and Uncles.
The names in red are persons we have problems with.
There are notes about them at the bottom. Click on their "name" or the word "NOTE" after the name to go to the note about the person.
Cainan & Mualeleth ABOUT 1 5 0 G E N E R A T I O N S
Mahalalel F R O M A D A M & E V E T O P R E S E N T
Meric / Marius | |
Thomas Brewster I Jacob Herndon Nehemiah Stanbury |
Thomas Brewster II James Herndon Ezekiel Stanberry |
Clarinda Lee Brewster Reuben Herndon Samuel Stanbery |
Isaiah Lafayette Heddins Matilda Jane Herndon Nathaniel (Nathan) Stanbery * |
Rev. John Ivan Heddins Mintie Bond -----husband & wife-------Van Buren Stanbery |
Early Clifford Heddins Thomas Marion Stanbery--------husband & wife------------|
|-----------------------------------husband & wife------------------------Lillie Bell Stanbery
Charles Roland Heddins------------brothers---------------Gerald Clifton Heddins
Roland – David – Stuart - Jonathan Ramey - Brad
Caleb & DeAnn Ryan & Ethan John & Hannah Reagan & Amanda
This rough chart displays some of the many lines of descent from Adam and Eve to present through kings, queens, royals & commoners throughout Europe, the Middle East, and America. Some of the lineages are questionable and some may be missing a generation or more (e.g. far fewer generations between Ishmael & Muhammad than other lines). The Royal lines are well documented, but as we go back in time serious questions arise. Many more lines of descent exist but only these few which include notable historical characters have been included in this chart. Other notable individuals who also descend from British & European Royalty include American presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, and Calvin Coolidge. Also Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, John Q. Adams, James Monroe, Franklin Pierce, William H. Taft, William Henry Harrison, Grover Cleveland, and Benjamin Harrison, and well known people such as Nelson Rockefeller, Walt Disney, Daniel Boone, Nancy Reagan, and of course Queen Elizabeth II, making us distant cousins of each of the above.
* Some Links Yet to be Documented
1. Heddins/Brewster: Although we know that Clarinda Lee (Brewster) Heddins descended from William and Mary Brewster (of the Mayflower), the exact line between them and Ebenezer Brewster is still in question. The lineage listed is the most likely. Also Mary’s name is believed to have been Wentworth, but we lack sufficient documentation to prove it without a doubt. Of course, if Mary was not a Wentworth, then that whole lineage is false!
2. Stanbery: We know that Van Buren Stanbery’s father was named Nathaniel Stanbery, but we lack documentation to prove that he was the same Nathan who was a son of Samuel & Matilda Stanbery. There are several clues which lead us to believe that this is the right lineage, but until we prove the link we must present this disclaimer.
3. There may be other questions/doubts in other lines but since much of the information has been gleaned from other sources posted on the internet, we know little about their accuracies.
NOTE: If the generation columns don't line up properly, make sure your browser window is maximized and that your text size is not set too large.
I deeply appreciate all the fine work done in making this list. I contacted the person that posted it as I wanted to get permission to use it, but was informed he found it someplace on the web, and does not remember who the author was. The chart is basically the same as when I downloaded it. I only added some information at the top, links to our web site on some names, underlining on some names, color to some names and I have added everything below this line.
Jeconiah/Jehoiakim (King of Judah) There is a problem here.
Both the Old Testament and Matthew say that Shealtiel's father is Jeconiah (King of Judah). Luke says that Neri is his father. In our records I show him with two fathers.
The Bible Encyclopedia says that:
"Salathiel (Meaning: whom I asked of God) the son of Jeconiah (Matt. 1:12; 1 Chr. 3:17); also called the son of Neri (Luke 3:27)
The probable explanation of the apparent discrepancy is that he was the son of Neri, the descendant of Nathan, and thus heir to the throne of David on the death of Jeconiah (compare Jer. 22:30)."
Also! Whoever made up this chart left out Jeroiakim and made Jeconiah and Jeroiakim the same person. It should be Jeroniah – son of Jeroiakim – son of Josiah; according to the Old Testament.
Lud, better Lludd Llaw Ereint is not Anna's son but her stepson. So Lud and his decedents are not direct line decedents of Anna. That being said Lud and his decedents that are linked to our family pages, are our grandparents. and Anna is our 51st Great-Grandmother though her children with her first husband. Bran Fendigaid "The blessed". The children were Beli (Heli) our 65th Great-Grandfather and Caradoc (Caractacus) our 50th Great-Grandfather. Caradoc's son was Saint Cyllin
Takelot I We have a problem here. Who ever made up this tree put Maat 'Ka re' in as Takelot I's mother and she is actually his stepmother. Takelot I's mother was Tashedkhonsu. So the linage above this point is of his half brother Shoshenk II of Egypt, Great Priest of Amun, our 100th Great-Grandfather. Takelot I's ancestors are also our grandparents, but are not shown here.
Takelot I is also a Great-Grandfather, out 101st, and the names directly below him are Takelot I's descendants..
Who ever made up this list has Teresa de Castille as the daughter of Zaida/Ximena (Isabella/Elizabeth), but my research cannot verifie this. I can only find that Zaida/Ximena (Isabella/Elizabeth) is Teresa de Castille's father's (Alfonso VI Ferdinandez) 5th wife, and thus Teresa de Castille's stepmother. (Or possibly Isabella/Elizabeth was the 4th and 5th wife as it appears that they were the same person. She was Muslim and converted to Christianity, changing her name when she was baptizes.)
I am fairly certain that Teresa de Castille's mother was Agnes of Pointou. So all the names above Teresa de Castille on this chart are not her ancestors, but they are our cousins.
Frotho (King of Denmark)
Gorm Enske (King of Denmark)
Harald Parcus (King of Denmark)
I have found some other trees that have these names in them, in the same position as who ever compiled this list has them, but cannot document these individuals. All the documentation I can find has Horda-Knut Sigurdsson as the father of Gorm "the Old" (King of Denmark). I left them in on this tree and only crossed them out so you can decide.
Randall Grosvenor Should not be Randall Grosvenor but his wife Anne Charlton
Olive Ingoldsky This is as far as I have verified this list, so have not added Olive or any names below this point in this line.
Comfort Brewster Comfort is our cousin but not in this line.
His line goes: Comfort5 - Benjamin4 - Benjamin3 - Jonathan2 - William1.
Thomas Brewster does not appear to be his son. There are a lot of Thomas Brewsters, but in other lines.
"The Brewster Genealogy" (1566-1907); by Emma C. Brewster Jones, The Grafton Press, New York, 1908.
John de Neville Is not the son of John of Gaunt. His father was Ralph de Neville, 3rd Baron Neville of Ruby.
However, Joan de Beaufort, John of Gaunt's daughter, was married to John de Neville's son, Earl Ralph de Neville. This being the case Ralph's son, Edward Neville would be a grandson of John of Gaunt.
Jacob Herndon I have not been able to find sources that Jacob is the son of John Herndon, so have not added any names below this point.
Rodrigo Frolaz We have a lot of disagreement with this tree at this point.
First: Acording to the University of Hull's History Department there are two generations of ancestors missing here.
It should go: Rodrigo - Ramiro I - Vermundo I - then Fruela. I did not add them to this tree, but put them into the notes so you can decide.
There is also a problem here with the descendants. So I have crossed out three individuals that are shown as descendants of Rodrigo Frolaz for the following reasons:
1st Diago Rodrigues, apears to just be a repeat of Diego Rodriguez that is below him on this chart.
2nd Urraca, some authors such as Fernández de Béthencourt, writing in 1897, suggest that count Rodrigo was a son of Ramiro I of Asturias and his supposed second wife, 'Urraca Paternal'. But the dates do not line up and we know that Urraca was the wife of a later prince Ramiro. Barrau-Dihago dismissed the interpretation that Rodrigo was the son of Ramiro I for want of evidence. Even if Urraca was his mother, she is in this tree as a descendant, so I have crossed her out.
3rd Roderick, I do not know who this is unless it is another spelling for Rodriguez. Anyway the evidence seems to be that Rodrigo of Castile was the father of Diego Rodríguez Porcelos as is shown on the lists of Counts of Castile. So I crossed him out also.
I left all three of them in the tree so you can make up your own mind about them.
Basil I was born a simple peasant in Thrace, so we do not know much about his parents from contemporary documents. That being the case this probably should be the end of this line for now.
But, when he became Emperor he had his heritage traced and gave us a family tree of his ancestors. Many if not most modern scholars reject this tree as self serving and say it was doctored to make it look like he had a right to be emperor. Maybe so or maybe not. Anyway it is here for you to decide. The crutch of the matter is whether or not this Konstantinos was his father. You decide.
Read this webpage for an amazing account of the Emperors Basil and Michael III
Lucretia (Lucy) Wright It appears that there may be a mistake here. I cannot find any evidence that Thomas Moore Petty is the son of Lucretia. Some suggest that his father was possibly Joseph Petty and that his mother could have been a Moore. So I have marked him out and the line seems to end with Thomas for now.
Ishmael was our half 79th Great-Granduncle and so his descendants are our cousins.
I have not completely checked this column against our records.
Blanch of Castile There is a problem at this point.
Acording to the History Department of the University of Hull in Hull, England, Blanch was not the sister of Ferdinand III, but his aunt. Ferdinand III was the son of Berengaria of Castile, (shown on this list as Blanch's mother instead of her sister). Alfonso's father was Alfonso IX as shown on this list.
Blanch and Berengaria were sisters and the daughters of Elenor Plantagenet, shown here as the mother of Berengaria only as the person that made this list has Berengara as Blanch's mother.
Blanch was the mother of Louis IX as shown here.
Brian Tompsett of the University of Hull says it is not clear if Blanch is the daughter of Alfonso IX or VIII, but as Burke records it as the VIII they think it should be seen that way. If she was the daughter of Alfonso IX then what is on this chart would be correct.
I have followed the University of Hull and use the VIII.
Joyce Cherlton was not the daughter of Eleanor Holland, but was the daughter of her sister Alianore. They get confused with one another as they have the same name.
Alianore is our Great-Grandaunt so Joyce Charlton (de Charleton) is a cousin.
Boso II There is a problem here. Boso II is not the son of Charles Constantine. His father was Boso I. But the names above are still Grandparents through another line.
Eudoxia is not the mother of Hilderic, but is of another closely related line. So this is the end of Hilderic's line on this list and the start of Eudoxia's line on this chart. For Hilderic's ancestors click on his name and follow them there. For Eudoxia's descendants click on her name and follow them there.
Joash (King of Judah) There is one generation missing in this list. His son is Amaziah father of Uzziah
Tayra According to the University of Hull's History department, in Hull, England, Tayra and Nahur are brothers and Mugawwam is the son of Nahur
Artavazd Mamikonian There seems to be two generations missing here.
it should be Artavazd Mamikonian - Hmyayeak (Theodore) Mamikonian (Abt 690-Abt 740) - Artavazd Mamikonian (Abt 650-Abt 693) - Then Hamazasp II Mamikonian
Rev. John Washington Missing one generation here. John's mother was Margaret Butler and William Butler was his grandfather.
Lucius Julius Libo This line goes all the way back to Adam through Juda ben Jacob's son Zerah, even though there is a lot of uncertainty in the line as we have it in our records.
This is only some of the paths to Adam and Eve that we have in our family.
Both Rashujal and Manalalel, Cainan's children, are grandparents
Both Jared and Daniel, Mahalalel's children, are Grandparents
Both Enoch and Azrial, Jared's Children, are Grandparents
Both Methuselah and Barakiil, Enoch's children, are Grandparents
Eliakim, Rakeel and Lameck, Methuselah's children, are Grandparents
Both Shem and Japheth, Noah's children, are Grandparents. Shem and Japheth both being starts of direct lines is very important as it puts us into two different areas of the world.
Japheth toward Europe and Seth toward the Middle East.
To say the obvious, when there are two or more children of the same parents that are our grandparents it means there are two or more paths (or direct lines) to that point.
This is enough to illustrate the situation. It would take another complete set of pages to cover all of this.
Glenn D. Cook to Adam and Eve
G. Belle Cook to Adam and Eve
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