Can it be true?  Say it aint so Joe.

I get asked this question all the time, so I might as well fess up and address it up front!  (grin)    I was born in Augusta, Georgia, and of my four grandparents, one was from Massachusetts (lived in Augusta, GA), one was German (lived in Augusta), and two were dyed-in-the-wool Southerners, with all roots in the Southland.  I myself am a dyed-in-the-wool Southerner.  I have lived in northern (!) Massachusetts, about two miles from the New Hampshire border, since 1989, but I have moved "a little" further South, now in middle Massachusetts (still Boston area, Massachusetts is a narrow state), the Allendale web site did not have as much information on it as I had in my file drawer, so I offered to put it to rights as payback for the two centuries or so of time that my ancestors lived there (some still do).  My ancestors were in South Carolina before 1700 (Gill, Peebles -all variants, Goethe, Wilson, Edenfield, etc.).  I am "one of them doctors what don't do nobody no good," (words of my deceased and much beloved stepfather - from the Mississippi delta), an astrophysicist.

SCGenWeb - Allendale County, South Carolina