This section of the family tree uses a code number for each direct descendant from the original first generation Robert Anglin and Sara Welpley, or Samuel Anglin and Anne Bass. Some, but little, information is currently available about descendants of Hester and James.

The number of digits in the code indicates the number of the generation and the last digit in the code indicates the individual's position among his/her siblings.

In addition, birth, death and marriage dates are given, where they are known, for each individual and his/her spouse.

The links for individuals in the fourth generation lead, in each case, to a list of the individual's direct descendants through succeeding generations.


1245 James PENROSE Anglin m FLORENCE Christy
20/12/1876 15/5/1932 2/9/1902 18/1/1879 10/5/1953

indicates that the individual, James Penrose Anglin, commonly called by his given name, PENROSE, born in 1876, married Florence Christy in 1902, and died in 1932, was in the fourth generation (because there are four digits in his family code number). He was the fifth child of #124, William Bartram Anglin, who was the fourth child of #12, Robert Anglin, who was the second child of #1, Robert Anglin. The name, James PENROSE Anglin, is linked to a list of his direct descendants through succeeding generations.

The use of such a notation permits the inclusion of additional children in a family without disrupting the code number assigned to any other individual. This permits updating of your printed copy of the ANGLIN FAMILY TREE and simplifies continuous updating of the TREE on the www.

In cases where a family has had more than nine children it has been necessary to modify the code, using a, b, c, and d to represent the placement of the tenth, eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth children, respectively.

Stewart Anglin Brown (11941) has provided an analysis from which the relationship between any two individuals in the tree can be determined from their code numbers.

Identifying a Common Ancestor

If the number of digits in the code numbers of two individuals is the same then they are of the same generation. If the number of digits is not the same then the number of additional digits in the longer code number is the number of generations apart the two individuals are.

example: Individuals 1234 and 124314 are two generations apart, the first is from the fourth generation and the second is from the sixth generation.

To determine the first common ancestor of the two individuals delete digits from the right hand side of each code number until the remaining digits are identical.

example (assuming, for simplicity, that all the individuals are male): For individuals 1234 and 124314 the first common ancestor is 12. Determine his relationship to each by working from right to left in their original code numbers: 123 is the father of 1234 and 12 is the grandfather of 1234. 12431 is the father of 124314, 1243 is his grandfather, 124 is his great-grandfather and 12 is his great-great-grandfather. Thus, the g-g-grandfather of the one individual is the grandfather of the other.

Determining a Relationship

To answer the question, "What is the relationship between 1234 and 124314?" is a little more difficult.

example First, delete digits from the right of the longer code number until there are the same number of digits in each. That is, reduce 124314 to 1243. Because 1243 and 1234 have a common grandparent they are first cousins. (A common great-grandparent would make them second cousins and a common g-g-grandparent would make them third cousins). Because the two individuals are two generations apart they would then be considered first cousins, twice removed.