For those followers, sorry for no recent posts. I spent a lot of time late last year and early this year trying to make sense of some DNA results and exploring Ancestry’s ThruLines.

Then, last month my wife of 52+ years passed away suddenly and the devastation has left me neither time nor inclination to do much.

I did, however, take time to go to the NGS conference in St. Charles, MO. On the way I visited two cemeteries holding John Stagners: Cox Cemetery, near Bowling Green, KY and John and Anna Memorial Cemetery in Salem, MO. Also I saw the Dry Fork Cemetery near Salem,  where many Stagners are buried. I will post some pictures soon.

Henry Stagner

Today I added a new page: Who were the Henry Stagners in early records?

Henry Stagners have not been well studied to the best of my knowledge, so I present what I know and hypothesize what might be. Many Stagners could trace their origin to a Henry Stagner. Perhaps someday DNA will help to sort this out.

Again, if anyone has any information that can shed light of any of these men, please considering sharing.