My Mother’s Family, St Croix, US Virgin Islands
My mother is Joyce Bough-Matthews. I have traced the family back five generations to the baptism of George Anthony Bough in 1805. An 1816 Danish Census was the starting point for my interest in family history.
My grandmother was Caroline Gasper who married Julius C. Bough in 1932, New York City.
The Beaudhuys’ was a line to my Bough family (George Bough, Sr. had children with Sarah Beaudhuy daughter of Slave-holder Anthony Beaudhuy) I have developed and published a family tree on this line at ancestry.com
My great grandmother’s sister was Erroline Johnson, she had a child with Major Casper von Holstein. Although oral family history supported the relationship with the Bough family, it was while researching on-line my African ancestor, I discovered the Holstein-Bough connection through census records of the Danish West Indies. Casper Holstein-Joseph Philanthropist, Gambler, Activists of the Virgin Islands.
This is another line to my Bough family. Recently, through cousins I met via my blog we were able to take down a Genealogical Wall that had been up for decades. With their assistance brick by brick that wall tumbled down. Prior to this excavation, I had given up on ever finding the record of Julia Bough- Muckle father. I was satisfied with family oral history. As a result of team collaboration, we now know that we share the same 4th great grandfather in George Anthony Bough. Ever-grateful.
Surnames to be continued