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Sammy Boyd, Genealogist (#46912507)
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Bio Photo Hi, I was born and grew up in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, TN. Since I began researching my family tree in 2007, I have learned many things about thousands of relatives that I had never known about.

I know there are many people who are, or soon will be, searching for their roots as well. I hope the information that I place on this website will assist them in locating a long-lost relative.

I'm researching the following family lines, as well as MANY OTHER LINES associated with Bledsoe County, Tennessee and MANY OTHER STATES: Allison, Anderson, Bowman, Boyd, Bradford, Campbell, Clifton, Cooke, Craig, Curry, Green, Hale, Hall, Hawkins, Holland, Larcome, Massey, Maxwell, Pendergrass, Pleasants, Russell, Simmons, Skillern, Snow, Stanton, Stipe, Wheeler, and others.

I'm thrilled to report that, after a multi-year effort, I'm now the proud owner of one of the elusive "Skillern Family History and Genealogy" book.

My private database contains in excess of 113,000 individuals, although I have posted only a tiny percentage of my data on Ancestry.com Family Tree, Find A Grave, etc.

I recently had my DNA analyzed through Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com. The information contained in these test results continues to be invaluable to me in my quest to learn more about my family history, my health, and where my ancestors lived thousands of years ago.

According to my haplogroup, my Boyd line is believed to have originated in a place now known as Doggerland. You can learn more about it at the following websites:

http://vimeo.com/62848771 ...This is a short film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbuOfz_M9ZM ...Another short film.

Update: My wife and I launched the Skillern Family website on 01 Jun 2014. Please join us at www.SkillernFamily.com

Updated January 20, 2014.


Happy hunting,

Sammy

__________________________________________________


ANCESTORS OF YESTERDAY

Ancestors of so long ago,
I'll search until I find.

Till I can prove and clearly show,
that you are truly mine.

I'll follow behind your trail of tears,
the hidden footprints of time.

Covered and buried throughout the years,
and continue each mountain to climb.

I'll search every faraway seaside shore,
and every valley below.

I'll unlock each and every door,
as my own teardrops flow.

I'll unearth the buried history of you,
and your own ancestral kin,

I'll search for that all important clue,
and open my heart to let you in.

__________________________________________________


Dear Ancestor,

Your tombstone stands among the rest:
Neglected and alone,

The name and date are chiseled out -
on polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn -

You did not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.

Yet, each of us are cells of you:
In flesh, in blood, in bone.

Our blood contracts and beats a pulse -
entirely not our own.

Dear ancestor, the place you filled,
a hundred years ago -

Spreads out among the ones you left,
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew -

That some day I would find the spot;
And come and visit you?
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Barbara Triggs
Memorial #81529755
Thank you for transferring Aunt Jessie's Memorial to me. I really do appreciate it.

Barbara
Added by Barbara Triggs on Jan 25, 2015 12:23 PM
Nancy Hook
YOUR CONNECTION
I would like to know how you are related to the Solomon's I have been researching them for many years, they moved from Halifax co Va into every county in TN.,,I am still connecting the dots, I have a Boyd family from Ireland moved into Halifax co Va. the oldest one there had a will in 1746, before the county was Halifax county,..I am on Ancestry,. if you have any info would love to share.
Nancy Ann Salmon
Added by Nancy Hook on Jan 22, 2015 10:29 AM
Scott McManimen
Delilah Stipe
Was Delilah Jacob's daughter, and if so why can't I find anything to prove it. Have you found any proof of this father daughter relationship, also was her husband Thomas Greene 1802-1846? Thank you!!
Added by Scott McManimen on Jan 19, 2015 3:04 PM
Dennis & Linda
RE: Re: Corp Joe C Stipe
You are very welcome. If you get on Ancestry, my project tree is the Elm Springs Civil War Vets and Families. I have posted what I have so far on the Stipe and Stokes family. - dennis
Added by Dennis & Linda on Jan 19, 2015 5:55 AM
Dennis & Linda
Re: Corp Joe C Stipe
It is very likely that Nancy was buried next to Joseph. Over the years, weather has taken a toll on the older headstones. Perhaps that is what happen to his. If you wish to nail down his death date, the pension application filed by Nancy is be on file in Little Rock. One may obtain a form on-line and send to the Arkansas History Commission. I believe the cost was previously $17.00. Washington Co only has records of payments received. However, Nancy applied from Benton County. - dennis
http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/confed_pensions.aspx
Added by Dennis & Linda on Jan 18, 2015 6:33 AM
RainbowGal
Edith & Girth Massey - Kidd Cemetery
I took pictures of several other Massey's - but did not find Girth & Edith this time. Sorry.
Added by RainbowGal on Jan 15, 2015 3:03 PM
Terry Dodson
RE: Request For Information about Luther Kirkendoll's mother
Mr. Boyd,
Thank you very much.
Terry Dodson
Added by Terry Dodson on Jan 15, 2015 7:38 AM
Terry Dodson
Request For Information about Luther Kirkendoll's mother
Dear Mr. Boyd,
I am trying to locate information about my great-grandfather, Hiram C. Dodson (Jr.) who was a brother
to Sarah Dodson Guy Kirkendoll ... who I think was Luther Kirkendoll's mother based on a 1913 Chancery Court Case (657)in Bledsoe County which lists Luther as one of Hiram C. Dodson (Sr's) grandchildren. I do not know if Sarah Kirkendoll was his biological mother, but I think that is the case. I would greatly appreciate any assistance or pointers you might be able to give me in following up on finding more information about her brother, my great-grandfather, Hiram C. Dodson Jr. I know his father Hiram Senior is buried at Cagle Cemetery in Bledsoe County and I think Sarah might be buried there as well under the name Sarrah Dodson (the birth date seems to match). And one of the Kirkendoll's is also buried there which is how I backtracked this to your information on Luther. Thank you very much for your assistance.
Mr. Terry Dodson
Added by Terry Dodson on Jan 14, 2015 11:31 AM
jsanders
RE: Verner Alfred Snell
I am so sorry I am just replying to your message. I have not signed in for quite a while. My grandfather's name was Verna Alton Snell. His name is misspelled in several places.
Added by jsanders on Jan 12, 2015 5:49 PM
Gabb
RE: Betty Jo (Sutton) Wyatt - Photo Request

You are very welcome for the photo. I was glad to do it.
Added by Gabb on Jan 04, 2015 1:49 PM
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