I'm a novice who's been almost exclusively following Ancestry's "hints". I discovered that my maternal grandmother's paternal line, Clark, took me straight back to Abraham, who signed the constitution, and his great grandfather, who was apparently with Miles Standish. Before I broke this news to my family, though, I wanted to check the connections. I have gotten bogged down between Thomas N. Barton Clark (b 1865; Census has him in Baree, Huntington in 1870) and his supposed father, James Jackson Clark (b 1785). I am clear on Thomas N B, but James Jackson seems to have too many kids--possibly a different James J. Clark. I thought about hiring someone just to make this connection, but a professional starts at $1900! Can anyone out there check my work (Eggleston Family Tree) and verify (or deny) that Abraham Clark (b 1785) is indeed the grandfather of Thomas N B?
Don Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org