Charles and Eva Small Family

Charles and Eva and All Six Children
Charles and Eva Small Family

Small Family History, Pictures, Documents
400 Years in America
Earliest Family Settlement in North America (1620-1650)

Family Deceased After 2012
Recently Deceased:
Earle Gordon Fetterman Deceased July 2018 (Genealogy) (Obtuary)
Kathleen Mann Small Deceased February 2019 (Genealogy) (Obit)
Janice Montgomery Small Young Deceased May 2019 (Janice's Family)
Paul Douglas Hauger Deceased 15 June 2020 (Genealogy) (Obituary)
Charles E Small
Eva M Tuck

Ancestors of:

Charles E Small
Eva M Tuck

Descendants of:
Isaac Small
   & Anna Smith

Francis M Delaney
   &Doorthy I Speegle

JHL Tuck
   & Nancy Sleeper
   & Lucy A Cutler

Egbert Adams
   & Lucy Perry

(Also See Find above)

Small and Tuck Ancestry

The ancestors of Charles Small and Eva Tuck settled in the North America, mainly from England, from 1620 to about 1650, but some came from Scotland and Wales, and later from Germany and Ireland in the years before the Revolution. The Tucks came to California starting in 1849, and the Smalls by 1855. Descendants of their settler ancestors are scattered all over North America.

This family tree shows the ancestry of Charles and Eva back to settlement in America, their descendants and the descendants of their parents all of whom came to California. Those that married into the family are included but their ancestry has usually not been researched. There are presently about 2,000 persons living and past in this tree.

To Begin

This part of the web site shows the detailed ancestry, including the documentation used to discover and prove the tree. You can begin by seeing the Family Histories and Pictures in the link above

Or begin browsing the details beginning with the named links above to the right, or search for a name using Find/Search People above. The main displays are Individual, Ancestors, and Descendants, selected by the light-blue tabs. The Individual display shows all known details for a specific person including evidence citations for each given fact. The Ancestor and Descendant displays can be shown in various formats, so see the choices in the dark-blue menu below the tabs. The Standard format shows as a horizontal tree, but the Ahnentafel and Register formats are the most detailed. Usually, clicking on a highlighted name goes the the Individual display for that person. Clicking on a picture will give a larger picture and details if available.

If you are not logged in as a family member, first names of living individuals are given as initials only, details are not displayed, and searches will not find living names. Women are listed by their birth name. To search by married name, search only on the first name, or specify her spouse's surname and gender in the Advanced Search form.

Family Genealogy (The "Family Tree")

A "family tree" represents the personal relationship of a child to parents branching back in time from an individual to all direct ancestors, not just those of the family surname. Also the tree branches down from each person, descending through their children to their children's children. Along the way, marriages associate people from other families. After several generations, some descendants may marry back into another descending line of their ancestors.

A genealogy is deduced from documented evidence. Evidence includes family records, photographs, historical publications, official records, Federal Censuses, and much more. Such sources not only help establish the fact of the family relationships, but give hints as to the life and times of each person. Caution and circumspection are necessary in evaluating evidence, see Evidence Notes below. There will always be parts of the tree that cannot be fully justified by the evidence.

Discovering the family tree is like a jigsaw puzzle, where some pieces are not cut correctly, some are missing, and some that fit are not actually from this puzzle. Each piece of evidence is a piece of this puzzle (or not). So the process is to find pieces that fit, but also to test other pieces so that you know they are not part of your puzzle! Another danger is that the pile you are looking in does not have the all pieces you need, giving the false impression that the pieces you do find should fit.

Evidence Notes:

  • The only reality of genealogy is the relationship father + mother => child. There can be only one real family tree. All the relationships we work on are deductions from evidence, for example a document says John is the son of Jacob. Documents can be missing, incomplete, or erroneous, so the tree we document is a deduction and may change with time as research continues. Formal evaluation is called the Genealogical Proof Standard and has not yet been done for this site, although some notes discuss the logic used and the problems found.
  • Evidence supporting a "fact" about an individual is cited with references at the bottom of that individual's page. The preferred choice, alternates, and possibly conflicting information, are all shown. A fact is only as good as the evidence documents. Evidence sources may conflict on a specific fact due to faulty memories, errors, or inclusion of a fact not actually attributable to that person, etc.
  • Some persons included are speculative or otherwise uncertain. Usually it is their relationship to the family that is uncertain, not their existence or details. Including these persons is necessary to help research possibilities. Similarly, "facts" with no source citations are speculative or experimental.
  • Surnames such as "FamilyPerryWife" are placeholders where a family name is not known. Surnames in ALL CAPITAL letters are the eldest, direct ancestor that came to America.
  • Relations other than marriage, such as father or sibling, are not yet adequately linked to their specific source citations, but are supported or implied by cited evidence.
  • When other family trees are cited as the source, they may be based on good evidence or family lore, but should be considered unreliable until documentation is found and analyzed to support the claims. They help speed up research, but also record a contact to other family researchers.
  • To provide a feasible limit, this site is limited to ancestors and descendants from more recent ancestors. Otherwise the tree would be infinite! Relatives by marriage are included insofar as their information is in a cited source, so that their descendants have a starting point for their research.
  • Internet name and address web sites gather and consolidate public information about individuals without citing their sources. Ages given by these are calculated from the birth date and hence depend on the date the page was accessed. Relationships are guessed from those living at the same address. These sites are useful to find living persons whose information has not been released in other forms, but are weak as evidence until confirmed by other, better evidence.
  • Before 1752 there may be date confusion. Britain changed from the Julian calendar (year beginning March 25) to the Gregorian calendar (year beginning January 1) in 1751. Records before 1752 are recorded using the old method (e.g. "4: 6 mon 1675" for 4 August 1675). Some sources may record dates with two years when they occur between January 1 and March 24 (e.g. 21 Jan 1720/21) to show the Julian and Gregorian year, other simply choose one or the other year. When known or corrected, we use the 1720/21 format. Sources derived from a previous original may get the month wrong (e.g. give June 6 for "4: 6 mon 1675" instead of 4 August).
  • More details on evidence citation, the software used, etc. (Family Website Notes)

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