My Stubbart family originated in Nova Scotia, in the small community of Sydney Mines. In the mid 19th century they branched to the U.S., and settled in the midwest. The allied lines of Wood and Brown (few easily distinguished subjects here) appear to be largely Canadian and English in origin, and the briefly allied Mitchell line comes from Ayre, Scotland. My midwestern Hollaman ancestors are also presented here, though my research on them is far less advanced. Key surnames include Stubbart (and variants), Hollaman, Brown, Bixby, and Blythe.