"... You know, to me it's all so clear
Every one of us is here
All because two people fell in love ..."
Two People Fell in Love, country artist Brad Paisley, 2001

Greetings from the Erland family  We have committed this space to our family ancestry.  Within these pages you will find links to our family genealogy as well as lists of ancestral surnames.  If you are connected to any of the referenced families we would love to here from you.  Although we try to present only information that can be verified or for which a source can be cited it is possible that the source is incorrect or that we simply made a mistake so please if you should find an error please advise us so that we can make the required correction.

Our current efforts are on our Roy line with the families of James Louise Roy and James E Roy from Halifax / Bedford area, Nova Scotia, Canada. I believe James E Roy was married to Emma Jane Powell and are buried in "All Saints Cemetery" in Bedford or Halifax. I am interested in anything that others may have or can contribute to this Roy line.

I am still interested in finding family connected to Elen Halvorine Eltrevaag born in Sveen, Norway.  We have her father as Ola Klementsen from Apeland and her mother as Maleene Helgesdotter along with ten siblings.  I am most interested in finding anyone who is related to two of Elen's sisters, Hanna Asmine Olsdotter b:1876, d:1952 or Maja Karoline Olsdotter, b:1884, both of Norway.

We are continuing to research the ancestors of Ole Pedersen Erland, 1841-1902, of Gummedal, Norway.  I have his parents as Peder Johnsen of Karmoy, 1791-1878 and Sissel Olsdatter, 1796-1886.  Information back to about 1600 is available for ancestor's of Ingeborg Lisbet Nilsdatter, Ole's wife, by selecting "Family Tree" at the bottom of this page and information on Ole's ancestor's can be found back to abt 1580.  All Norwegian ancestry to date is based upon information from family members and their personal knowledge of the individual family member as well as from Norwegian Bygdeboks (see "Our Genealogy Library" for Bygdeboks).

We are also looking for information on Della Susan McClain, born in Ohio in 1854 as well as her parents, W R McClain and Margarete Kelly or Kelley.  An old family letter describes W R McClain as being a doctor in the Civil War.  Anyone who has access to Land, Marriage or Civil War Records for Ohio and can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Trumbull family information is primarily from the following family booklets:

The booklets were printed cir. 1918.   Two are available for viewing.

Other areas of extreme interest for us are with the Trumbull ancestors of Augustine Warner I, II and III, Gloucester County, Virginia as well as the Randolph, Isham, Howell and Lewis families of that era and location.  Information pertaining to anything on these families or Warner Hall itself that is not covered in the link below would greatly be appreciated.  Information on Nathaniel Bacon's connection to Warner Hall, or the Gloucester County, Virginia area in general also would be greatly appreciated.


book available.

Softbound with 64 pages.

(images posted with permission)

Front Cover

Back Cover

For your own copy please contact: The Inn at Warner Hall

Much progress has been made on the Baker, Fletchall, Grindstaff, Mansell, Reed, Hobbs and Hooper families.  I can forward any questions to the family member that is presently compiling that data.

Family stories as told by Obert Erland:

The story of Osmund Erland sneaking his family (all US citizens) and sister-in-law (not a citizen) through Ellis Island. to the story

The story of Osmund Erland obtaining his Naturalization paper and becoming a Citizen of the United States. to the story Updated January 2011

Any information especially historical information that others can provide to any of the families listed would be appreciated.  We are also willing to share information that we have.

Family Surnames ( Direct Ancestors Only )
many others from parallel branches can be found by selecting the title "Ancestor and Kinship Reports" below

Eric Erland

Abrahamsen, Agesdatter, Anfinnsen, Asbjornsdtr, Aurdal, Bagge, Baker, Bardsdatter, Bardsen, Barley, Barton, Bassano, Bavington, Bendiksen, Biddle, Billingsley, Bird, Birkeland, Birt, Black, Borgesdatter, Brookes, Buckner, Byerley, Clarke, Cox, Crabtree, Crantzdorf, Danielsen, DeLaChaumette, DeLashmet, Devore, Eikesdal, Eltrevaag, Engle, Erland, Fagan, Flatnes, Fletchall, Furre, Gates, Gibson, Grindstaff, Gudmundsdatter, Hansen, Helgesdatter, Hillesland, Hobbs, Hooper, Ingebrigtsen, Hobbs, Hooper, Jensdatter, Jensen, Johannesdatter, Johnsen, Johnson, Jones, Jonsdatter, Jonsen, Kelly, Knudsdatter, Knudsen, Kristoffersdatter, Kristoffersen, Kristofferson, Lanier, Larsdatter, Lauritsdatter, Malone, Mansell, Markussen, Matland, McMclain, Mikkelsen, Mobberly, Moberly, Mobley, Mortensdatter, Mountrey, Moutray, Nelson, Nilsdatter, Nilsen, Olsdatter, Osmundsdatter, Osmundsen, Packer, Pedersdatter, Pedersen, Pratt, Reed, Ronnevik, Sampson, Skjold, Stokka, Straw, Sumner, Svinelid, Todni, Torsteinsdatter, Tucker, Venns, Waggoner, Wagner, Warren, Whited, Willumsen

Mary "Mimi" Trumbull

Austin, Banks, Borlase, Brett, Broderick, Carroll, Chambers, Clarkson, Cooper, Dale, Dayton, Deacon, Downs, Greer, Hovey, Howell, Isham, Johnson, Lane, Lewis, Lilburn, Malony, Martieu, Morse, Nash, Nicholson, O'Keefe, Palmer, Pepper, Pierce, Pulton, Randolph, Reade, Richards, Riland, Roe, Rogers, Roy, Ryan, Sabin, Shurtleff, Smith, Stanton, Stewart, Thomas, Townley, Trumbull, Upham, Warner, Winter, Wood
Countries and U.S. States were Surnames have ties


Countries Norway, Denmark, England / Britain, France, Ireland
U.S. States Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia


Countries Canada, England / Britain, France, Ireland
U.S. States California, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia
4 photos Walter Bowdoin Trumbull, Virginia Ann Mildred (Thomas) Trumbull, Frank Trumbull, John Lilburn Thomas
1 photo Lillie Maude (Fletchall) Baker, James Monroe Baker Sr., and their eight children.
3 photos Elen Halvorine Eltrevaag, Osmund, Obert Ingolf & Elsa Odron Erland, Jenny Christine Jensen, Osmund and his brother Olaus Emilius Olsen Erland
6 photos Erland: Obert Ingolf & Elsa Odron, Elen Halvorine Eltrevaag & Osmund, Hanna Asmine Olsdatter, Maja Karoline Olsdatter & Berta Regine Olsdatter, Ole Klemetsen Eltrevaag, Malene Helgesdotter

I would love to hear from anyone with the name ERLAND.  It can be as a first name or a last name.   I would enjoy knowing what you know about Erland and its history as I feel many of us have common roots to the Erland farm area, Tysvar, Rogaland County, Norway.



  • Books we have.

  • Books we are looking for.

  • Ancestor Report Eric Erland
  • Kinship Report Eric Erland
  • Ancestor Report Mary "Mimi" Trumbull
  • Kinship Report Mary "Mimi" Trumbull


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I can see all my relations, when I look into my face
May never make it famous, but I'll never bring it shame
It's my last name ...

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Son you're part of something, you represent us all
So keep it how you got it, as solid as it came
It's my last name ...


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