Post 1 IMFA: Mystery Address Contest Continues
Mystery Address Contest Continues—One More Time (we think)
Hi Again Folks;
Well, we thought our last Mystery Address post (the which got no us no answers)
would be the last, and that we’d be moving on to a new FB project, the Index of
Mx Stuff (more on that later.)
But in the meantime, we’ve run across yet another Mullinix place name with no indications
of provenance, this one in the US, as follows: MULLINIX Rd., Greenwood, Johnson
Co., IN, 46143 USA.
According to Wikipedia: “The first inhabitants of the area currently known as Greenwood
were the Delaware Indians (Lenape). In 1818, the Treaty of St. Mary's opened central
Indiana to European American settlement, and by 1823 the first cabin in northern
Johnson County was erected by settlers John B. and Isaac Smock on land currently
occupied by Greenwood Park Mall. Greenwood was first known as "Smocktown" or "Smock's
Settlement" in honor of the Smock brothers, and became "Greenfield" in 1825. Since
this clashed with another Greenfield located in Hancock County, the name of the
settlement was changed to Greenwood. Some claim the town's name was in honor of
Samuel Greenwood, who platted the community in 1872.”
Anybody out there familiar with how this particular Mullinix Rd. got it’s name?
We’d love to hear from you.
Response 1 Karen Rhea White
From my research, the earliest document on the road itself is from April 22, 1921
article in the Angola Herald. See attached. Then in November 1926 there is an auction
of a farm on this road. Owner was John Mullinix. Copy also attached. Last I heard
back from the folks at the Johnson County Museum of History and here is their reply......heard
back from Jeff Beck, a long time White River Township resident. Here is his reply!
“A follow up on Mullinex Road comment. Spoke with Bill Paddack this week, he grew
up on Mullinex Road. Bill stated road is named after grandchildren of Thomas Lowe
who is buried at Lowe Cemetery on Mullinex Road, Deer Wood addition. Names of grandchildren
are Petrey (sp) and Clarity per Bill.” Thomas Lowe was married to Eleanor Robins.
They had 4 sons and 2 daughters: one of the daughters, Charity married Permenter
Mullinex, who were the parents of the children for whom the road was named.
Not sure I have solved this Mullinix Road in Greenwood, IN but I did find 2 references
in the newspapers. The 1st was in 1921 where the state was refusing to fund the
road project estimated to be $11,000. Then an ad placed in 1926 by John Maurice
Mullinix (1877-1954) selling his farm located on Mullinix Road.
Permenter Mullinix was in the area earlier than these articles but I cannot locate
him residing on the street. I beleive it was for John Mullinix and his farm.
Response 2 IMFA (US332 Wayne Straight)
Thanks Karen, good work! So, it would appear that this road was named after scions
of the Elkridge Mxes (although some would have it that they're Delaware Mxes.) The
eponymous Susannah Greenberry, source of the many Greenberry Mxes, was married to
Jonathan Mx, son of the original Jonathan Mx of Elkridge, MD. Permenter (aka Parmenter)
was a son of one of those Greenberry Mxes.
Post 2 Bobby Mullenix
by Thomas Robert Mullenix III
I am Thomas Robert Mullenix III, although there have been many before me. I'm very
glad to have found this site and thank you all, you are part of a very very special
bloodline. I love reading about the history of our family, my line came to America
from Ireland and many ended up in this part of Indiana many years ago after work
on the Erie Canal was stopped. From what I've learned, we are one of the oldest
and largest pedigree in the world. And a very interesting one as well. Thank you
Response 1 Grace Mullenix
My husband Don Mullenix just send in his DNA sample and received the results that
he is European Caucasian totally. He was born in Texas in 1938 and other relatives
were born in Texas and Louisiana. We have found much data from the society and census.
It is very interesting and we always want to learn more We now reside in Leesburg
Response 2 Bobby Mullenix
Very good to meet you, I'm going to get mine done as well. I've always been told
where we are from but it would really be neat to know. We come from all walks of
life and every place on earth….Our ancestors were awarded earldom for their service
to king William II of Normandy. Also huge estates in England, Ireland and Scotland.
The first Earl of Sefton is who my line descended from. The Irish side and I have
seen some research someone else done that went all the way back to Norway and Denmark.
And they followed king Rollo to Normandy. They settled in a riverside town of Molyneux
set siene maritime of Normandy, where the family trade was running a mill by the
river. When William the conqueror invaded England our ancestors supplied wheat and
flour to his army at the battle of Hastings in 1066. We've got several knights Templars
in our history as well. I think one of them even fought with king Richard Lionheart
in the crusade. When king Edward VIII abdicated the throne to be with his true love,
one of the earls of Sefton had a hand in that. He introduced the 2 and as a result
caused a constitutional crisis amongst the monarchy. Imo, afterwards their would
have been some tension and probably had more to do with the dissolution of the Earldom,
that and having no male heirs. I could be wrong but just my opinion. I do know several
vampire movies have been filmed in Sefton Hall and currently a miniseries about
vampires is filmed there as well.
Response 3 Dana Mason-Reel
My grandfather was Lafayette Edward Mullinex born in Springfield, IL. His line goes
to France and Ireland…his mother after she was widowed moved to Missouri by ox cart.
They eventually moved to Calif during 1930's. Where I was born. He worked as a teamster
in Long Beach. And during the depression they moved to the country (Hemet) and started
a turkey farm. His brothers, David, Paul,(can't remember all) moved to Arizona.
Him and my grandfather Ed were both raised in Marion Indiana.
Response 4 Jeani West
My Dad Paul Mullenix, B 1926, was son of Harvey Ackley Mullenix, from Illinois.
Response 5 Bobby Mullenix
My line came from Ireland as well, the first of my line came here in 1703 from Kerry
Ireland. That's where the shipped out from. But could have came here as early 1590
I believe. A Molyneux was also on the Mayflower Charter but don't know much about
it. Just that they were linked to the Irish Klan's somehow. Pretty neat seeing all
the names of other people, even though some spelling has changed, but all of the
Response 6 Dana Mason-Reel
Jeani West yes! We are 2nd or 3rd cousins Jeani!!!
Post 3 Sue Hollinger
Thank you for the add. I am very excited to be part of this group. My great-grandmother's
maiden name was Mary Mullennix. Her father's name was Moses Mullennix and his father
was Gideon Mullennix who died during the Civil War. I am excited to trace back the
family history. I really hope to come across some pictures during my search. My
family is from the NE Indiana/NW Ohio region.
Response 1 Shirley Grey
Some dates and places would be helpful. A basic name and date of birth would be
fine to get started. Do you have any Lancs Mxes?
Response 2 Sue Hollinger
I don't think any of them were from Lancaster. I have them originating from New
York. My 3rd great grandfather is Gideon Mullenix, born October 21 1811 in New York.
He was the son of Moses (b: 1790) and Priscella Ayers (b: 1790). He lived in Defiance,
Ohio and fought and died in the Civil War. He is buried in Lexington National Cemetery.
Response 3 IMFA (US332 Wayne Straight)
International Molyneux Family Association - IMFA. Sue, based on that you are a member
of the Branford (CT) Mx Line--the same one I'm descended from. Our earliesdt know
Mx ancestor was Thomas Mulliner the Elder (ca 1550-1627), a master joiner in Ipswich,
Response 4 Shirley Grey
Moses is very much a Lancashire Mx name
Burial: 22 Jun 1769 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Moses Molyneux - son of Wm. Molyneux
Register: Burials 1765 - 1769, Page 63, Entry 15
Source: LDS Film 1656377
Response 5 Sue Hollinger
I guess I don't know what Lancs means then. :/ Sorry still very new to all this.
Response 6 Shirley Grey
Earl of Sefton
The ancestors of the Molyneaux family who arrived in England around the time of
the Norman Conquest of 1066 bore the name "de Molines". They came from Molineaux-sur-Seine,
near Rouen, in Normandy where they were guardians of Château de Robert-le-Diable
also known as Château de Moulineaux. They were granted lands in Lancashire. They
can be shown to have held a large moated manor and St. Helen's Church at Sefton
without interruption from about 1100 to 1700 before they moved to Croxteth Hall.
Of the Molyneux family, Sir Richard (d.1290) and Sir William Molyneux (d.1320),
knights of the Crusades, are entombed within the church, and are its oldest inhabitants.
Their effigies now lie beneath an arch moulding set into the wall in the Molyneux
chapel, which is outside of the 14th-century church walls The variations of the
name include Molinex, Mullinix, Mullenneix, Mullineaux, Molinieux, Molinaux, Molineaux,
Mollineaux, Molineux, and several others. Laterly, many variations were due to
misspellings in American or other country's immigration services. Although Anglo-Norman
surnames like Molyneaux are characterized by many spelling variations, the name
Molyneux has prevailed with the modern trend towards standardisation.
Sir Richard Molyneux, 1st Baronet (1560–1622) was a Member of Parliament for Lancashire,
Mayor of Liverpool and Receiver-General of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Molyneux was the son of William Molyneux and his wife Bridget Caryll. His grandfather,
Sir Richard Molyneux (1528–1568) was MP for Liverpoole from 1562 to 1571. He
was educated at University College, Oxford.
In 1581, Molyneux was appointed by substitution MP of Wigan, replacing Sir Edward
Fitton and knighted in 1586. In 1588–1589 he was Mayor of Liverpool and in 1588
and 1596 High Sheriff of Lancashire. He was knight of the shire (MP) for Lancashire
in 1584, 1593 and 1604. He held the office of Receiver-General of the Duchy of Lancaster
from 1607. He was created Baronet Molyneux in 1611.
On his death he was buried in Sefton parish church. His seats were Sefton Hall,
Sefton and Lytham Hall, Fylde. He left his estates to his son Richard.
Post 4 Debby Lindsey
Hello cousins. I've just recently started working on my Mullenix line, and have
not yet been able to find much available verification. My earliest known Mullenix
ancestor is my 4GG, William F Mullenix b. abt 1801 SC. Married Catherine V ? before
1830. They were living in Lawrence Co, AL from 1830 - abt 1850. They were living
in Itawamba Co, MS in 1860. I haven't found a connection to TN for him, but I have
a dna match at 70cM/4seg, with someone who has an ancestor, Celia Ann Mullenix b.abt
1825 TN, supposed dtr of James Pleasant and Sarah ? Mullenix, living in DeKalb Co,
TN. I also have a dna match at 27.5/2 cM's with someone who's also a descendant
of James Pleasant in TN. I'm interested in comparing information and dna results
with anyone who might know something about this line.
Also, have members of this list completed the dna testing? Have people uploaded
to Gedmatch.com, in order to compare matching chromosomes?
Response 1Elaine Eldred
My maiden name is Mulanix, there were quite a few in Mo. Not sure if this helps
Response 2 Debby Lindsey
Hi Elaine, I know that some of my distant TN Mullinax family migrated to MO. Do
you have a gedmatch # I can check? Also, the names of any TN Mullenax ancestors,
or perhaps your oldest MO Mullenax ancestor if you don't know the TN ancestor? Thanks,
my gedmatch # is A222501.
Response 3Susan Mullinix-Adams
... in southern Illinois
Response 4 Debby Lindsey
Susan, do you have a gedmatch number that I might be able to check to see if our
Mullinax's might be connected? Also, do you have Mullinax ancestors from TN? Thanks,
my gedmatch # is A222501.
Response 5 Lona Bremer
Debbie we have a legitimate match on Chromosome 7 my gedmatch is A109376.
Response 6 Andrew Mullenix
Andrew Mullenix A MULLENIX FAMILY From Book: Written in 1958 by Blanche Hamlett
Baldridge "A Mullenix Family of Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa"
The Principal part of this record has been compiled from family records, with some
information obtained through research of various county records. Have given first
the Mullenix family followed by the maternal lines, the Lynchard and Talbot families.
For information of the origin of the name, the early English and Irish families
and the Coat of Arms, refer to "History of the Molyneux Families" by Nellie Zada
Rice Molyneux. The name Mullenix (Molyneux) originated in France. Members of the
family settled in England and eventually some of them went to Ireland. Our Mullenix
ancestors came to America by way of Ireland prior to 1740. In that year John Mullinax,
wife Mary lived in Goochland Co. Va. where they were referred to as Scotch-Irish.
An inventory is recorded in this county for John in 1754. Note: There was a Mullinax
on the Mayflower.
John Mullinax (7th Great Grandfather) came to America by way of Ireland prior to
1740. In that year John Mullinax, wife Mary lived in Goochland Co. Va. where they
were referred to as Scotch-Irish. An inventory is recorded in this county for John
in 1754. Had 3 children; William, John & Mary.
William Mullinax (6th Great Grandfather) b. in Ireland d. 1780 ( yo) Goochland County
Va. m. Rachel Powell in 1755, had 5 children; Archibald, Mary, Rachel, Samuel, &
Archibald Mullinax (5th Great Grandfather) b. Nov 10. 1756 Goochland Co. Va.
d. Jan 1 1820 (64yo) in Campbell County Kentucky
m. Mary Powell, b. Feb 5th 1786.
Archibald Mullinax served in the Revolutionary War as a soldier of the Infantry.
Received a bounty land warrant. As late as 1794 He was on the Muster roll list of
Pendleton County Va. under Capt. Wm. James Company, Militia. Several spelling of
the Mullinax name were found on various documents, war records, Mollineux, Mullineaux,
Mulleneux and Mulinx.
Archibald was proven up in the National Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution under national Number 403073.
Children; Archibald, Nancy, Rachel, John, Thomas, William, Benjamin, & Jesse.
Thomas Mullenix (4th Great Grandfather) b. July 18, 1800 in Pendleton Co, Va. d.
1871-72 (72 yo) in his home near Prescott Adams Co.
m Mary Lynchard, b. d.
Children; William, Rachel, Mary, Prudence, Thomas, David, James, Archibald, & Elizabeth.
David Mullenix (3rd Great Grandfather) b. March 2, 1843 near Greensburg, Decatur
Co. Ind. d. Dec 23, 1918 (75 yo) in Otumwa Ia.
G.A.R. addition: Served in the Civil War, Company C Ninth Iowa Cavalry ;Enlisted
Aug 21 1863 Wapello Co. Iowa. Mustered in Nov 30 1863 mustered out Feb 28 1866 in
little Rock Arkansas m. April 11, 1867 to Rhoda Jane Kight in Ottumwa Iowa. David
& Rhoda moved around lot they lived in Iowa, Nebraska, Washington, Missouri & California.
Members of the United Brethren Church, David taught Bible School most of his Adult
life. Children; John Wesley, Mary Jane, Martha Ellen, Sarah Lauretta, & Richard.
John Wesley Mullenix (2nd Great Grandfather) b.March 2, 1868 in Ottumwa, Iowa, d.
Dec 24, 1900 (32 yo) in Mt Pleasant, Iowa m. Jan 29, 1890 to Mary Etta Owens (b.
July 27, 1868 in Glenwood, Mo. d, Aug 12, 1926 (58 yo) Coatsville, Mo.) Father:
Russell ? Horance O OWENS Mother: Hannah LOWE. Hannah was the sister of David who
married Elizabeth Mullenix and sister of Nancy who married Archibald Mullenix. Children;
Omar Beard?, Jesse Birdis, Lester Olean, Children: 1/2 brother, Omar Beard? mother
must have remarried
59-1 Jesse Birdis Mullenix b: June 29, 1892, Ottumwa, Wapello County,IA, d: Dec
11, 1949, (57yo) St Paul, MN Served in the U.S. Marine Corps, World War I. Saw action
in France. m. ? in 1915 at St Paul, Minn, no Issue. Was a Pilot flew a plane all
59-2 Lester Olean Mullenix (Great Grandfather) (SSN:496-12-6325) (Gramps) (Ancestry
World Tree Project: FROM THE ANCESTRAL FILE OF CHARLES WARREN LANZ ) b.Oct 26, 1896
Dahlonega, Wapello Co. Iowa. d March 3rd 1974 (78 yo) Served in the US Marines,
World War I, from August 14, 1915- June 25, 1919 saw action in France, Served with
the 66th Co. 5th Regt. US Marine Corps also served in 122nd Co., 9 Regt Guantánamo
Bay, Cuba m.Martha Leeper Mitchell (Great Grandmother) (SSN:486-38-5923) b. August
22, 1901 Coatsville, Mo. d. August 4, 1995 (94yo) Children:Tim, Berniece, John Alfred,
Elizabeth, Owen, Wanda.
MULLENIX - Supplement to page 185 (written in 1986) (updated 9-2003-2010) by Cathy
Ambrisko Mullenix b.= born d.= died m.= married ch. or Issue = Children
60-1. John Alfred Mullenix,(GrandFather -Grampa) b. May 2, 1923, Coatsville, Mo.,
d. June 20, 1982 (59yo) in Milford, Ct. of Cardiac Arrest /John served on the U.S.
Submarine Pargo, for 3 years saw action in the South Pacific, WW II m.Feb 10, 1944
to: Lorraine Elizabeth Cordon b. Feb 24, 1928 Bridgeport, Ct. d.July 7, 1990 (62
yo) in Milford Ct of Cardiac Arrest/Ventricular Arrhythmia's, Worked at Remington.
Children: John Walter, James Robert(my husband), Michael Wayne, Cordon Thomas
Issue: 60-1, 1 John Walter Mullenix b.May 7, 1946 Retired Pitney Bowes m.(May 8,
1971) Patricia Frances Giblin b.July 29, 1948 Mfd, Ct. (RN) (COPD) Children: Sean
Michael, David Cordon, Patrick John Issue:60-1,1-1 Sean Michael Mullenix b. Sept
13, 1972 m.( 1998) Melissa Ptak b. date?/ divorced 2007 Issue:60-1, 1-1-1 Sebastian
Jeffry Mullenix b. May 7, 2001 in Milford, Ct, 11:30 am, 5 lb, 12oz
Issue: 60-1,1-1-2 Nathan James Mullenix b. June 29, 2004 in Milford, Ct, 10:30 am,
Issue: 60-1, 1-2 David Cordon Mullenix b. March 10, 1974 m.(9-11-2004) Danielle
Gray b.April 15, 1974?
Issue:60-1, 2-2-1 Alicia Rose Mullenix b. August 25, 2006 in Milford, Ct, 6:35pm
6 lbs 7 oz, 19 ¾ inches tall
Issue:60-1,2-2-2 Aiden Reese Mullenix b. 7-8-2010, Milford, Ct Time? 7lbs 10 oz
Issue: 60-1, 1-3 Patrick John Mullenix b.Dec. 29, 1975 Graduate of Tulane University,
Lives in Aurora, Ill m. (August 29, 2003 Aroura Ill) Nicole Furguson, b.? from Des
Issue:60-1,3-3-1 Courtney Elizabeth Mullenix b.April 13, 2005, 11:02 am 7lbs, 8oz,
20 1/2 “ long Isssue:60-1,3-3-2 Matthew Patrick Mullenix b. Sept 29, 2007, 1:21
pm, 8 lbs, 13oz, 20 in
60-1.2. James Robert Mullenix, b. July 21, 1947 (my Husband) m. Catherine Anne Ambriscoe
(Ambrisko) b. Dec 19, 1948 m. July 17, 1971 Holy Infant Church in Orange, Ct Children:
Jennifer Rebecca, Andrew Owen
Issue: 60-1, 2-1. Jennifer Rebecca Mullenix b. March 2, 1974 in Milford, Ct. , d.Feb
5, 1990 Orlando, Florida, Pedestrian accident Orl, FL
60-1, 2-2 Andrew Owen Mullenix b. April 25, 1984 in Bridgeport, Ct Like · Reply
· March 12 at 1:25pmAndrew Mullenix I have this, maybe you can find some connection
Response 7 Debby Lindsey
Thank you Elaine, Susan and Andrew. I know that a number of my Mullenix line went
to Missouri. I think my line included a James Pleasant Mullenix b. abt 1776 SC.
Supposedly his parents were Richard Mullenix b.abt 1745 Sussex, Delaware and Eliz
Poynter b. Delaware. I haven't yet verified this parentage - if, indeed, it can
Response 8 Debby Lindsey
Have the Mullenix descendants in this group taken the Ancestry dna test and uploaded
to gedmatch? I find the dna matches to be the best genealogy tool.
Response 9 Dawn Mullinaxy
Mullinax from texarkana
Response 10 Debby Lindsey
Dawn, I don't know if this is TX or TN, but there could be a connection. May I please
have your gedmatch number to see if there's a match. Also, do you know the names
of your TN Mullinax ancestors? Thanks
Response 11 Lisa Bilbrey
Mullinax from Tennessee.
Response 12 Debby Lindsey
Lisa, as my Mullinax's also appear to have lived in TN, may I please have your gedmatch
number to see if we have a match? Mine is A222501. Also, do you know the names of
your TN Mullinax ancestors?
Response 13 Lisa Bilbrey
I do not have any of that information. My father was Johnny Edward and his father
Response 14 Debby Lindsey
The question I'm interested in asking on this group is - have my Mullinax cousins
taken the Ancestry dna test, and are you on Gedmatch.com? I would be interested
to compare our numbers on there. Mine is A222501. Thanks.
Response 15 Angela Sendelbach
My paternal grandmother is Mildred Mullinax Chandler Buttram Berry. I am on ancestry
. com. Angela Sendelbach. I have done the DNA. i also uploaded my results to gedcom.
Response 16 Debby Lindsey
Thanks, Angela. I think I just followed your Mildred back to a John Mullinax, 1705
England. This was just using others' trees, no verification. I think mine goes through
a Richard Mullinax, b.1745 Delaware and William Mx b.1696 Maryland. However, I haven't
confirmed these. May I please have your gedmatch number in order to check to see
if we might have a connection? Mine is A222501. Thanks.
Response 17 Angela Sendelbach
Angela Sendelbach A149695.
Response 18 Lona Bremer
Angela I do not match you.
Response 19 IMFA (US332 Wayne Straight)
Debby; You may belong to the Pleasant Mx Line--one of the I2b Alliance that includes
a number of Mx clans from the S.E. US as well as several in England. Check out the
IMFA Web pages to get more info.
Response 20 Debby Lindsey
Thanks, Angela. It looks like our Mullinax families don't match - back to the late
Response 21 Angela Sendelbach
I found it confusing. That GED.
Response 22 Debby Lindsey
It's really a great tool for finding ancestral connections. I try to keep up with
my closest matches, figuring out on which line we match.