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Sharlotte Neely Donnelly (#19199118)
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Bio Photo Find a Grave is a wonderful resource with many sincere, generous, and hard working volunteers. Sharlotte Donnelly's information and photos on Find a Grave are free to be used by other researchers. Please drop by the grave of her ancestor, artist Joseph Badger, and do a famous rating.

Sharlotte Kathleen Bridgette Neely Donnelly is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Native American Studies at Northern Kentucky University and is the author of Snowbird Cherokees and Native Nations, co-author of This Land Was Theirs, and author of the science fiction novel Kasker, among other publications. She received her college degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta (BA) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MA and PhD). She was the first in her family to graduate from college.

Sharlotte's ancestry is Irish, Scots, Scots-Irish, Welsh, English, Viking, Norman French, German, other European, both west and north African, southwest Asian, and Lumbee Native American. The ancestry of Sharlotte's maternal grandmother is the best documented of all her Native American lines. That line goes back to English settlers from Jamestown, Virginia who married into the Coree Indians who lived on the Atlantic coast along the Virginia/North Carolina border. By the late 17th century, the Coree population had declined due to disease and war. During the Tuscarora War, some of the surviving Coree fled south seeking refuge among the Cheraw Indians. Later some surviving Cheraws, remnants of other Indian groups, whites, and African Americans became the basis of the contemporary Lumbee Indians. Sharlotte and all her direct female descendants and ancestors are of the matrilineal clan of "Katrine" (mtDNA haplogroup K). DNA matriline testing reveals that is the same matrilineal clan from which the 5,000-year-old "Ice Man" found in the Alps comes. Katrine was one of seven women from whom almost everyone of European ancestry is descended. Katrine lived about 15,000 years ago on the southern slopes of the Alps in northern Italy near present-day Venice, Italy. Through the Cone and other branches of the family, Sharlotte is descended from Conn of the Hundred Battles, the first high king of Ireland. Sharlotte also has a small amount of Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry.

Many of Sharlotte’s direct ancestors were veterans of the French and Indian War (at least one of her fifth great-grandfathers), the Revolutionay War (including at least one of her fourth great-grandfathers and three of her fifth great-grandfathers, including Revolutionary War hero, Captain William Henry Cone), Civil War (including at least five of her second great-grandfathers), and World War II (her father). Collateral relatives (uncles and cousins) were veterans of the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, First Seminole War, Second Seminole War, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, and others. She is also a direct descendant of famous 18th century artist, Joseph Badger, Sr., her seventh great-grandfather.

Sharlotte is the only child of Joseph Bowden Neely and Kathleen Bell Neely, all originally from Savannah, Georgia. She is married to anthropologist, attorney, and high school athletic director Thomas Christian Christopher Donnelly. They have one daughter, Mary Kathleen Bridgette Elisabeth Donnelly, and one granddaughter, Mary Kathleen Quinn Donnelly. The family is Catholic They live with their dogs and other pets in Cincinnati, Ohio in a Queen Anne Victorian house built in 1896. Sharlotte’s name is the Irish-American version of “Charlotte”/”Searlait.” She especially loves her roles as granddaughter, daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother.

Sharlotte got her love of genealogy as a small child working on family histories with her maternal grandmother, Nevada McClelland Bell. She got her love of visiting cemeteries from her paternal grandmother, Nettie King Neely Riley.

Her web page is “Sharlotte’s Anthropology.”
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James Lacy
RE: Thomas Riley
Thanks, Sharlotte. You'll see the photo is up now. Nice marker!
Added by James Lacy on Nov 19, 2015 10:30 PM
James Lacy
Thomas Riley
Hi Sharlotte, I took a photo of your uncle's grave marker today, but Find-A-Grave won't let me add it because it exceeds the number of photos allowed on the memorial without a sponsorship. Maybe you'd like to sponsor his memorial, and I could then add the photo. I also took a photo of Nancy Riley's marker. Thanks! Jim Lacy
Added by James Lacy on Nov 18, 2015 8:32 PM
Eva Stokes
herman and louise Meiners
would you happened to know which section they are in? I may be going to the cemetery and I wouldn't mind to try to find them.
Added by Eva Stokes on Oct 22, 2015 7:10 PM
S. Badger
Joseph Badger
Which child of Joseph's are you descended from? I am looking for a male line descendant for a Y-DNA test for the FTDNA Badger project. My line is Joseph the artist, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, William, John, Guy
Added by S. Badger on Oct 20, 2015 10:45 PM
S. Badger
Joseph Badger messages
I do want to get messages, it is just that I received 3-4 messages about ranking Joseph Badger's fame after I had already done the rating.

Are you related to the Badgers? Joseph Badger is my 6 Great grandfather.
Added by S. Badger on Oct 19, 2015 6:34 PM
Gary Thieman
RE: Josephine Thiemann's husband?

My grandma...

My great grandmother
Added by Gary Thieman on Oct 18, 2015 3:58 PM
Gary Thieman
RE: Josephine Thiemann's husband?
Hi Sharlotte,
Theodore Thieman is my grandfather. But there is another Theodore that is my great grandfather. Henry would be my great uncle. Catherine is my grandfathers sister who would be a Strassinger. She died at child birth and there is a funny story (not to them at the time) that her husband (Catherine) was estranged from her and was carrying her child. My grandpa bought the grave plot, the Thiemann plot. He hated Strassinger so I'm told --apparently abused his sister physically. After they separated she died at child birth and he apparently became ill with cancer or something similar and without telling the family he made plans to be buried next to her. In other words, that lot was NOT supposed to be for him! Grandpa wanted him dug up after that was confirmed by Vine Street Hill Cemetery but grandma, (Helen) wouldn't have it. She said let it be....and so there he lies getting the last laugh!
Added by Gary Thieman on Oct 18, 2015 3:54 PM
Gary Thieman
RE: Josephine Thiemann's husband?
Henry would be my great uncle and he is buried in Vine Street Hill Cemetery. Thats all the info I have. Thanks....
Added by Gary Thieman on Oct 17, 2015 1:16 AM
Cory Mercer
RE: Thanks!
NO problem. Your welcome
Added by Cory Mercer on Oct 12, 2015 5:01 PM
P Knight
Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
Please check your FB Acct I just left a message on some help I did to know with your mom's connection. Our relatives are some of the same. FB said it would go to your "Other Folder" since we were not friends yet, so please check when you have time.

I just did a search on you in Facebook, and just ask you to be my friend 9-24-2015 @ 1:55 a.m., maybe we can connect that way... should be easier

Added by P Knight on Sep 24, 2015 12:12 AM
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