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From: Mavis Mims< >
Subject: Re: [TOUCHSTONE-L] Touchstone-Touchton surname - MD-SC-GA-FL
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 06:06:44 -0400


You have a great website. Thanks for sharing your information, and correction
on Daniel (Tootchstone) being the s/o Daniel..
With both my immediate (Ma, Touchton & Pa, Tomlinson) lines, my documentation is
stuck in Rev. War era in SC.
Tomlinson and Touchstone siblings married siblings - ergo, I'm my own 5th
I think these two surnamed immigrants came into the US in the MD (or with
Tomlinson, perhaps NJ)
Most of my information (very little documentation) came from notes and papers
that my uncle Archie Touchton, who collaborated with Judge Folks Huxford in
Clinch Co., GA, had in the documents he left when he died. I have managed to
fill in some data from census and other records. These are mostly descendants
of James and Rebecca Hutto of SC.

In one of the letters from F.Morris Touchstone, he said he was planning a trip
to England (1954), and would research the name while he was there. He was
especially interested in the coat of arms that my uncle had. I have copies of
two, which I think are bogus. I was hoping the Herman Touchstone name would
ring a bell with someone.

Are you familiar with a booklet written by Mary Eleanor Williams Sandel in 1972?

In trying to compile her lineage names, and the ones you mention on your
website, I came up with two Richard & Sarah Touchstones in my files.
She was the d/o Ella Touchtone, and her lineage seems to be:

Ella Touchtone b. 19 Jan 1902 New Orleans, La
Christopher Columbus Touchtone b. 27 Jun 1868 Lowndes Co., GA
Henry W. Touchtone, Jr. b. 1826 Lowndes Co., GA
Henry W. Touchstone, Sr. b. 1790 SC or GA
Richard Touchstone & Sarah Johnson (c1752?)
I have this note for Henry W. Touchstone, Sr.:
"If the above Henry was born in 1790 as per Touchtone Book by Mary Eleanor
Williams Sandel, he could not be the son of the earlier Richard, who died in
There is at least a generation between this Richard and Sarah, and the one

Richard (from above), was son of?
Frederick Touchstone & Rosanne Ashley -
Frederick Touchstone was son of?
Richard Touchstone (c1694-1763 & Sarah Johnson m. 1716/17 in MD
Note: Birthdate is an estimate using marriage date minus 22 yrs. I don't know
where I got a death date for him - may be buried in some file somewhere.

I would be happy to send you, or anyone else, notes (mostly from Huxford
publications) on these early Touchstones in my files - do you want a Gen. Report
or a Gedcom (Family Tree Maker)? I prefer to ZIP these large files before
e-mailing them. Of course there is no proof of accuracy in most of my

"David H. Jones" wrote:

> Hi Mavis,
> Perhaps your Daniel was a son of the Daniel Touchstone who was a son of
> Richard and Sarah Johnson Touchstone. This Richard (m. Sarah) was probably
> the son of Richard and Christian Touchstone. The elder Richard (b. abt.
> 1657) first landed in America about 1679 in Cecil County, Maryland. His son
> Richard and wife Sarah gravitated westward to Frederick County, Maryland,
> then, in the Spring of 1752, moved the entire family to the northeast side
> of the PeeDee River in Anson County, North Carolina. I think that most of
> the Touchstones in the South are related to this line.
> According to the research of George Ely Russell, there was a possible son of
> Richard and Christian named Christopher who was first of record in 1723 in
> Baltimore County witnessing a will. Another Christopher Touchstone was a
> Private in Captain Dobson's 4th Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Maryland
> Regiment of Foot and died 8 September 1781 with no known heirs. His estate
> was settled in Cecil County, Maryland. There are records in Anson County,
> North Carolina of a Christopher Touchstone (starting in 1759) who is
> probably a son of Richard and Sarah Johnson Touchstone.
> I am descended from the Touchstone's that remained in the Cecil/Harford
> County, Maryland area and am trying to link James Touchstone (b. 1821) back
> to Richard, the original immigrant of this family. I would be delighted to
> share information.
> Cordially,
> David H. Jones
> http://home/
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mavis Mims <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 2:02 AM
> Subject: [TOUCHSTONE-L] Touchstone-Touchton surname - MD-SC-GA-FL
> > #1. Looking for ancestry/descendants of:
> > TOOTCHSTONE, Daniel (RS) - Ref. Index to Compiled Service Records of
> > Revolutionary War Soldiers Who Served in the American Army in Georgia
> > Military Operations 1775-1783. Source: National Archives Microfilm M1051
> >
> > Was this his family?
> > Descendants of Daniel (Toochstone) Touchstone, RS
> >
> > 1 TOUCHTON, Daniel (Toochstone), RS b: Abt. 1768 d: Bef. 01 Jan 1810
> > in Glenn Co., GA
> > . +TOUCHTON, Annis Unk b: Abt. 1770
> > 2 TOUCHTON, Rebecca b: Abt. 1804
> > 2 TOUCHTON, Lewthany b: Abt. 1806
> > 2 TOUCHTON, Catherine b: Abt. 1808
> > 2 TOUCHTON, Christopher David b: 1810
> >
> > Daniel may have been s/o Christopher Touchstone?
> > --------
> > #2. TOUCHSTONE, F.Morris
> > In 1954 he corresponded with my uncle, Archibald William Touchton.
> > At that time he had been an instructor at West Point for 26 years
> > (1954). He stated in the letter that he spells his name Touchstone, that
> > his g-grandfather, "Herman" used Touchtone, and that his sons spelled
> > theirs Touchton. He mentions Hartford & Cecil counties (no state).
> > He also mentions wife named Lillian; children Stanford Morris who is a
> > recent graduate (1954) of West Point, and is stationed in Germany; Anne
> > "is 21 yrs old (b.1933) and will be married this winter (1954) to Oliver
> > B. Combs, recent West Point graduate stationed at Ft. Knox, KY."
> > -------------
> > #3. My ancestry - love to share/compare with this line:
> > mother..... Narcissa Cindrella (Touchton) Tomlinson - 1905GA-2000FL
> > g'father..... Levin G. Touchton - 1875GA-1952GA
> > Ggf.......... William Jefferson Touchton - 1853GA-1919FL
> > GGgf........ John Couhoun Touchton - 1826SC-1891GA
> > GGGgf..... James "Jim" Touchstone - 1794SC-1865GA
> > Need proof for these:
> > GGGGgf......... Henry Touchstone (RS) - c1758?-bef 1830GA
> > GGGGGgf...... Frederick Touchstone, Sr. - c1722?- aft 1770?
> > GGGGGGgf.... Richard Touchstone - c1670MD? - aft 1734 MD?)
> > GGGGGGGgf.. Richard Touchstone - bef1536? - 1729 MD
> > ----------
> > Rachel Mavis Tomlinson-Mims "Care enough to share"
> > RR 11, Box 556, Lake City, FL 32024 USA - DAR-791667
> > Echols:
> > Surname:

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