Monday, August 23, 2010
The Fenner - Netherland Union - Rachel and William
Rachel Fenner, the daughter of William Fenner and Rachel Austin, and William Neatherlin, the son of James Neatherlin and his wife, Mary, married and had a large family. The names of their children were James, Levi, Sarah, William, Jr., Dicy, Joseph, Lewis Solomon, John Patrick, Rachel, and Mary. Their son, John Patrick Netherland, was my maternal great-great-grandfather. Although John Patrick's son, William Bailey Netherland, from whom I descend, lived in Holmes County, Mississippi most of his life, it appears that many other Netherland family members migrated to Louisiana first, and then to Texas. Continue to watch this blog for stories about some of these family members as they moved further westward and integrated into the 19th century culture in Louisiana and Texas.