I have wondered if my ancestor, commonly called "Old Henry"
Feezell (Feazell is the spelling on his tombstone) may have the wrong spelling of Feezell. This spelling came through his son Bayless, and has continued to today. Several of us have searched much but cannot find where "Old Henry" came from. There are speculations that it was Virginia or Pennsylvania. I am wondering if it might be Virginia. Would you share your genealogy line? "Old Henry" was born Nov. 1, 1781 and died Feb. 8, 1860 in TN according to his tombstone which was found in Ealy Cemetery in Greene County, TN. We would be so happy to make some connection to somebody.
I talked to a young lady from VA whose name spelling is Feazell who told me that she thought there was a similar story in her family of two brothers who came to America from the Palatinate area, but try as some might, they can make no connection between the two families, even though researcher Kathy Harms felt there probably was a connection.
I am Kathy's sister, and since she has died, would love to help solve this puzzle. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much