|About A New England History - The Towle/Stoyle Family Tree
This is a big family with a lot of interrelationships given that so many were early settlers of New England. Families stayed close and frequently married within the community. I am fascinated by the complete inter-connectivity of these early pioneers. Please feel free to send comments, corrections or additions to this information and PLEASE sign the Guestbook!
I am also the Administrator for the TOWLE Surname Project on FamilyTreeDNA. If you are a male with the last name of TOWLE/DOWLE/DOWELL/DOLE please cut & paste this link (www.familytreedna.com/public/TowleNH) into your browser for information and to register/contribute to the study OR click on the link provided below!!
The early basis for the Towle family information is William Haslet Jones work with corrections as appropriate. Additional current research is from documented historical data in other books, regional historical societies & records, DAR information, Genealogical Societies, cemetery records, family papers, as well as other records and documentation.
The original Stoyle/Stoyll family information is based on family letters, bibles and was first undertaken by my grandfather, Lewis Everett Stoyle, Sr. and then further continued by my mother, Janice Louise Towle Stoyle before the Internet made things a bit easier (but not necessarily more accurate!).
Additional research is continually being done by me, through reviewing existing family documents and verifying data via vital records, genealogical society information, Ellis Island information and other records.
Information on this site is generally substantiated up to the gateway ancestors. I generally will not post information unless I can substantiate it from at least 3 sources. HOWEVER, there are cases where documented information in state/local town/family histories has been shown to be incorrect (History of Isleborough Maine, History of Parsonsfield Maine, etc.). I try my best to keep it all straight but sometimes errors do slip in. In those cases where I do not have 3 sources or the information feels wrong but is compelling; I will include it but include a note stating that the data has not been substantiated.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.