A story told in my family is of two brothers, silk farmers in the Palatinate area, who emigrated to the U. S. They were Feezells (spelling may vary), and we are descendents of one of them. Does anyone have this same story in their family history? My sister, Kathy Harms, has done considerable research, and we believe has located Old Henry Feezell ( name on tombstone is Feazell) who we are descended from through his son Bayless. She nor anyone we know has been able to go beyond Old Henry nor locate where he came from. His birth date is November, 1781 and death date is in 1860, according to his tombstone. Does anyone have any further knowledge of silk farmers emigrating here or any other information that might help us.
Thanks for any help you can give.