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J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams (#47696685)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 14 days
Debbie Ward McArdle
No, thank you for your service to our country, as well as all of your genealogical research. I also have been working in the same way as you on the family. Started in 1970 gathering all I could. Thank goodness for genealogy software, right?

Best way for us to communicate would be via email:

I have been to SC several times to research the Attaway/Morse folks and will be going again. I would not attempt to go on private land, but would like to know approx. where the cemetery is located so I would know where their land was located. Where is the closest intersection?

Also, would like to know what you have found to pinpoint Wales as the origin for our Attaways. And also how you have proven Barton to be Lettice's first name.

Let me know if I have any info you might want.

Thanks again.


Added by Debbie Ward McArdle on Jul 24, 2016 7:53 AM

Debbie Ward McArdle
Attaway / Morse, Saluda

Thank you for adding Elisha & Lettice Attaway to Find-A-Grave. When I added Lettice's sister, Gouley, in 2008, we did not know exactly where her parents were buried.

Looking at your Find-A-Grave listing, we cannot determine where the Attaway/Morse Cemetery is in Saluda. Google maps does not show "Lockhart Church Road". I do see a Lockhart Baptist Church on Old Chappell Ferry Road, but cannot see a cemetery along that road on Google Maps. Please let me know exact location as I would like to visit it. Other websites list the cemetery, but without GPS or address.

Several of us have been following this line for decades and pretty much gave up on Elisha's line as we could not pinpoint his ancestry, nor Lettice's. Have you been able to prove he was from Wales? I have not seen Wales mentioned before, but some researchers have stated Elisha was born on the Isle of Guernsey (English Channel) and owned land there. I have not found documentation to support either statement, but assume because you have posted "Wales" on Find-A-Grave, you must have solid evidence.

And how have you proven Lettice's maiden name was Barton? Of course that has been proposed as her name, but I did not know it was proven. There has also been talk that her maiden name could have been Goolsby/Goolsbe (choose any spelling, including Goolspring) because of Joseph Attaway's close affiliation with the Goolsbe/Goolsby family in NC and SC. Recently I took the FamilyFinder DNA test which indicated I am a cousin of another individual who descends from Thomas Goolsby, born 1708, James City, VA. If you would like a copy of my working notes on the Attaway/Goolsby connections in NC and SC records, please send your email address to me at .

Oddly, Willis Morse and William Morse, who married Lettice Attaway and Gouley (again, choose your spelling of that name!) Attaway are not related, according to yDNA tests taken by proven descendents of both Willis and William. If you have not seen the results of this testing, go to On the next page click on "Project Website". After that, click on "DNA Results" in the left column. And then, finally, choose the Y-DNA Classic Chart. There you will see Willis Morse's yDNA results in Group #2 and Ebenezer and William Morse's yDNA results in Group #1. I have met your cousing, James Bostick Morse, represented by Kit #11090 in Morse Group #2 at a couple of family reunions in Kentucky. We were all schocked that his yDNA did not match that of other Ebenezer Morse descendents, given Willis and William were married to sisters.

I would be very interested in sharing research notes with you. Debbie McArdle,

Added by Debbie Ward McArdle on Jul 23, 2016 8:46 AM

david kendall
In Relation to The Erwins and The Rhodes families
im related to the erwins and the rhodes.

my name is David Kendall

Added by david kendall on Jul 21, 2016 11:39 PM

John Sullivan
RE: Bowie Family
Yes we know about John Jones Bowie. He is my wife's 4th great grandfather. He was actually married four times with children by three.
The point was you created a memorial for America Ann Watkins when a correct one already existed [#120181471].
Your birth info is correct. However She died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA on 18 May 1891. According to her obituary, she is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Where did you find she was buried in Natchez?

Added by John Sullivan on Jul 01, 2016 12:27 PM

John Sullivan
America Ann Watkins Kirkland Bowie
A find-a-grave memorial #120181471 has been previously established for America A. Watkins Bowie in Magnolia Cemetery, LA

Added by John Sullivan on Jun 30, 2016 4:17 PM

Kathryn Slatten-DeMarco
RE: Slaydon
Yes, I know about that line of Slaydon's who were distantly related to my Slayton/Slatten line. I have William Justice Slayton who was apparently was married three times but I don't have any children listed for the supposed wife Mary Herrin. Do you know anything about her?

Added by Kathryn Slatten-DeMarco on Mar 17, 2016 9:01 AM

Kathryn Slatten-DeMarco
RE: Landrum
Yes, we are distantly related because Thomas S. Landrum was the son of Henry and I am descended from Henry's brother Barnabus Landrum.

Added by Kathryn Slatten-DeMarco on Mar 17, 2016 8:54 AM

Robert Harik
RE: Floyd C Williams Vietnam 1967
Hi JB and T Slaydon Williams

I recently received this photo of Floyd, if you have others I could also post them on a few few sites.

I did post his photo to findagrave, VVMF web-site
an on the Red Warriors home page.

Thank you for contacting me.

Bob Harik

Added by Robert Harik on Mar 16, 2016 10:52 PM

Robert Harik
Floyd C Williams Vietnam 1967
Can you please help me to find a photo of Floyd C Williams who died in Vietnam while serving with the 1-12th 4th Infantry Division, he was a member of the "Red Warriors" unit, they have a web-site
dedicated to the memory of their friends who died
in Vietnam. Floyd's tribute is posted on the site
however, there is no photo. Do you know when and
where he may have attended high school and when did he graduate.

Bob Harik

Added by Robert Harik on Nov 12, 2015 10:48 PM

Kathryn Slatten-DeMarco
I'm distantly related to your wife. My maiden name is Slatten but the spelling was changed over the decades as was Slaydon.

Added by Kathryn Slatten-DeMarco on Aug 30, 2015 5:53 PM

Dana Trusty Edvalson
Joel A Williams
My GGgrandmother was Christian Isabella Williams. Thank you for all the work you have done on the Williams family. I am wondering if you have any other information on Joel A Williams' first wife, Polly McCrary?

Thank you,
Dana Trusty Edvalson

my father - David Trusty
his mother - Nellie Cooper
her father - James William Cooper
his mother was Christian Isabella Williams who married Etheldred Cooper.

Added by Dana Trusty Edvalson on May 13, 2015 2:54 PM

Jenna Dees 108264832
My name is Tim Peavy and I am Jenna's gggrandson.
Please change the spelling of her name to Ginca not Jenna.

Thanks for all of your record keeping.

Tim Peavy

Added by FCHS73 on Mar 25, 2015 9:08 PM

Kevin K. Slatten
Mary Stockstill
Good Evening!

I am sorry for just now getting back on the computer as work demands and gardening have taken me away from genealogy for about a month. I've transferred Mary Lavinia Knight-Stockstill over to you as I'm sure you can make your appropriate connections.

I really wish you can get in contact with my cousin, Steve Gordon. He is through John Warner line while I am through Joshua, the younger. Steve's mother and my dad are siblings but connect through his dad and my mother. Small world.

Steve has numerous letters from the late 1800's that were written to/by his uncle Lit (a.k.a. "Little" Stockstill).

I wish you the best in your connections and work as well. Hopefully, I will have my own Stockstill line fully connected soon with tombstone pics. Please, let me know if I can assist with anything else on this end (Hancock/Pearl River Counties).

I actually just got back from a weeklong trip to Vinton/Leesville/Sugartown/Oakdale/Gardner, LA areas getting documents and tombstone pics I miss on my previous three trips before so I know how difficult it can be getting to other places of research.

Best Wishes

Pearl River County, MS

Added by Kevin K. Slatten on Jun 05, 2014 7:47 PM

Kyle Collins
RE: Collins Family
William Thomas Collins and John Marion Miles are brothers. I think they moved to Corsicana, TX together around 1880. I have some questions to ask. I like to do research. I have come up with 6 children for Martha Elizabeth Collins. The oldest is John Alfred Brown (1874 - 1963. I would like to communicate via email, if that is OK with you.
Mine is

Added by Kyle Collins on May 22, 2014 11:28 AM

Kyle Collins
Collins Family
Please email me. I would like to have a conversation on James M. Collins and Mourning Hollie Fiveash. I have a lot of information on the family. I have search hard for information in Natchitoches Parish for them. I know where the farm was that was sold to support the children. One of the children is my Great Grandfather John Marion Miles Collins. Please email me at Thanks, Kyle Collins

Added by Kyle Collins on May 21, 2014 8:10 AM

Chuck Shoemake
RE: landrum
I have many Landrums in my database on Ancestry. Diboll, Texas, where many of Elizabeth's children ended up, is located maybe 10-12 miles south of Harmony, where Elizabeth and Elijah ended up. I took several pictures at the Brister Cemetery while there and will upload them soon. There are several others on the this website. There are many Pitts and a smattering of Landrums in the Harmony area cemeteries including Harmony, Zavala and Gravel Ridge. Elizabeth's and Linson's daughter Isabel, who married Phillip Vincent West, is my connection to them on my grandmother's Holliman/West side of the family.

Added by Chuck Shoemake on May 17, 2014 11:20 AM

Chuck Shoemake
Linson B Landrum
Linson B and Elizabeth Pitts Landrum were my 3rd great grandparents. Elizabeth married my 2nd great grandfather Elijah Shoemake in Angelina County Texas in 1882. She died in the Harmony community, Nacogdoches County, Texas in April 1885. I recently made a trip to Harmony and visited the Brister Cemetery with several of Elizabeth's Pitts descendants. The cemetery is totally overgrown with many headstones dragged into the woods and many others broken or buried. I created memorial 129924775 for Elizabeth based on nothing more than assumption. Family records indicate that her son Ransom M Shoemake was buried in this cemetery in 1894. The cemetery is located about a mile from the old Shoemake homeplace. If you would like to link her Landrum children to this memorial please do so. Chuck

Added by Chuck Shoemake on May 17, 2014 9:05 AM

RE: family
their father as stated in previous note was John Thomas Parker and mother was Isabella (last name unknown)

Added by CajunPaul on May 04, 2014 4:08 PM

RE: parker
I found no son of Lafayette Parker (son of James B Parker) in my research to date. Though I admit he may have been missed. But my George Parker is not the son of your Lafayette, son of James B Parker. Related yes, but different lineage of same family of John Thomas Parker.

Added by CajunPaul on May 04, 2014 11:55 AM

RE: parker
This George Parker was in fact the son of Lafiette Parker (aka Lafayette Parker) however my Lafiette Parkers father was John Thomas Parker and mother was named Isabella.
James B Parker and that you mention was the brother to my Lafiette Parker.
Lafiette (aka Lafayette) Parker was my Great Great Grandfather on my Mother side. Making George "Baldy" Parker my Great Grandfather.

Added by CajunPaul on May 04, 2014 11:52 AM

John Richardson
Richardson Pictures
I have some photos of our great great grand parents - John B. (Tobe) Richardson and Laura Octavane (Lewing)

Added by John Richardson on Jan 18, 2014 10:04 AM

John Richardson
Richardson Pictures
Not sure if you have any but a cousin passed some of our Great Great Grandparents.

Added by John Richardson on Dec 22, 2013 11:39 PM

John Richardson
Richardson Family
Hello, my name is John and my Richarson line is

Father: John William Richardson who married Beverly Ann Behrend

Grandfather: John Bernon Richardson who married Ruby Ebarb

Great Grandparents: James Pinkney Richardson who married Donnie Belle Walter

X2 Grandparents: John B (Tobe) Richardson who married Larrah Octavine (Ollie) Lewing

I have bits and pieces, some documents and many photos of my Richardson line and always on the lookout for more. I saw you mentioned a Richardson Bible and of course that got my interest. I am also looking to connect with more family along the way and maybe get more pictures and documents.
I am curious, I know that John B (Tobe) Richardson's parents show as John H. Richardson and Katherine on a census. I have also seen where it is said John B. (Tobe) Richardson's parents are John Harrison Richardson and Kathrine Burnett. Was hoping for some help on confirming this bridge. Thanks and nice to meet more cousins. John B. Richardson

Added by John Richardson on Nov 24, 2013 11:40 PM

Juliet Morgan

I'm trying to find out more information about the John Palmer and Mary Cuhusac family of South Carolina. I believe you manage their memorials in the Gravel Hill Plantation Cemetery there.

I think they are my 5th great grandparents. I believe their youngest son, Zemeriah Palmer, was my 4th great grandfather and, his son, Jacob Jabez Palmer, was my 3rd great grandfather. From Jacob, I'm very certain that my gr-gr-grandmother was Eron Belle Palmer, daughter of Jacob's second wife, Amanda Burroughs. There were two children born of this marriage: Eron Belle and Moorman Terrill Palmer.

Eron Belle Palmer married Gideon Elbert Wiginton in Bexar County, Alabama in 1892. Together they moved to Hill County Texas shortly after their marriage. In fact, Gideon may have already set up residency in Texas as that is what their marriage record in our family bible states.

Gideon and Eron moved to Wharton County, Texas in the late 1890s where Gideon was the first postmaster of Hahn, Texas. It was there my great-grandmother Ella Maude Wiginton was born and married my great-grandfather Jesse Prichard Henderson.

I'm trying to get more information about the Palmer branch of my family tree and was hoping you could help me. My email is, if you'd like to email me instead.

Thanks in advance,
Juliet Morgan

Added by Juliet Morgan on Nov 05, 2013 9:56 PM

Scott Hutchison
Wm.W.Lewis-27th Va.-CSA
If interested,I have a regimental history book on 27th Virginia Infantry. Includes some photos and maps,PLUS thumbnail bio of all members of regiment. $35+$5 postage. Like new,never read.

Scott Hutchison.

Added by Scott Hutchison on Aug 21, 2013 5:08 AM


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