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Sammy Boyd, Genealogist (#46912507)
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January 1, 2016

A Special Invitation: If you think or know that we are related, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I love to find long-lost relatives, both close and distant!!!


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, McCoy, Pendergrass, Pleasants, Russell, Simmons, Skillern, Snow, Stanton, Steip, Stipe, Stipes, 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 133,000 individuals, although I have posted only a tiny percentage of my data on Family Tree, Find A Grave, etc.

I recently had my DNA analyzed through and 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: ...This is a short film. ...Another short film.

Updated October 9, 2016.

Happy hunting!!! :)



"Ancestors of Long Ago"

Written by Sandy Lamere Solari, 1998.

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.



Written by Walter Butler Palmer, 1906.

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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Levander Hurd/Herd/Heard

​ver run across this marriage:

Thank you for your help.
Lou Miles

Levander Herd
mentioned in the record of Levander Herd and Mary Ann Winfield
Name Levander Herd
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 13 Sep 1874
Event Place , Carroll, Arkansas, United States
Registration Place , Carroll County, Arkansas
Residence Place Carroll
Gender Male
Age 20
Birth Year (Estimated) 1854
Spouse's Name Mary Ann Winfield
Spouse's Residence Place Carroll
Spouse's Residence County Carroll
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 15
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1859
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Added by Searchmeister on Oct 05, 2016 3:44 PM
Julia Bond
John and Emma White Wheeler
Thank you for these! I appreciate your efforts.
Added by Julia Bond on Jun 20, 2016 6:58 AM
Jason Wallace
RE: Help!! :)
You're highlighting my exact problem here.

I'm sure we're talking about the same people here but my names and dates are off just a hair. I see mentions of a James B. Wallace ca. 1825 all over and few mentions of James Eli. Samuel Allan or Augustus? Now you'll see my quandary.

I was going to explain everything but probably easier to give that link. Ray Wallace is my Maternal Grandfather. Samuel would be my 4x Great Grandfather.

We seem to have a lot of (at least local) legends in our line.
Added by Jason Wallace on Jun 02, 2016 7:36 AM
Jason Wallace
Help!! :)
Your cousin is my G3 Grandfather.

I'm trying to track people down that have documents on my Wallace line because I'm finding there are many errors in the familysearch database.

According to my records Andrew and Rachel should have a son, James Eli b. 1826 who married Maggie Jones.

Do you have any info that could clear this up?
Added by Jason Wallace on May 30, 2016 11:37 AM
Gigi M. Jackson (Jerry)
Annabelle Springfield
Sammy .. do you know if Annabelle is buried with her husband or if not where is she buried??
Added by Gigi M. Jackson (Jerry) on May 16, 2016 11:52 AM
Gigi M. Jackson (Jerry)
Annabelle Lee Skillern Springfield
That is a wonderful photo that you posted of Annabelle on her memorial. She was my 5th grade teacher at Red Bank Elementary in Red Bank, Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1957-1958. Both Red Bank Elementary and Red Bank High School are no longer there. We lived on Oakland Terrace that ran between the two schools.
Added by Gigi M. Jackson (Jerry) on May 16, 2016 11:48 AM
Emma Walling
RE: Dovie Keener Memorial # 17048757
Thank you so much for the information.
I will keep looking.
Added by Emma Walling on Apr 26, 2016 9:01 AM
Emma Walling
Dovie Keener Memorial # 17048757
I am the great grand daughter of Dovie Keener and I have been trying to locate a death cert for her in TN. I have been told that it does not exist. Do you have any ideas or other suggestion?
Thank you very much.
Emma Walling
Added by Emma Walling on Apr 25, 2016 7:53 PM
TJ Campbell
Evan Braden Campbell
Hello, Sammy--or should I say, Hello, cousin. Evan's father Joseph Campbell was younger brother to my great great great grandfather, James (Sr) Campbell. The two men left Va together and settled in Tn. James' land lies along Hwy 127 on the eastern side of Pickett Co. His family cemetery can be seen from the road. We cousins found James' original log cabin, standing in very good condition, last summer and are negotiating a nice historical plaque for it.
Thank you so very much for posting Evan's info on findagrave. I particularly appreciate the lovely mention of his CSA service at age 48. What conviction! Three of his cousin John's sons also served in the CSA cavalry (from Fentress Co TN). I have posted Evan's photo on my Ancestry tree. He looks like all the Campbell men in our family. I can spot 'em at 50 paces. Would love to correspond with you.

TJ Campbell
Added by TJ Campbell on Apr 20, 2016 6:13 PM
Norma Jones
Leroy Warren Sams
Unless a lot of research I've done on the Sams family is in error, this should be Leroy Washington Sams, not Leroy Warren Sams....If you have documented proof otherwise, I would love for you to share it.
Norma Sams Jones
Added by Norma Jones on Apr 17, 2016 10:10 PM
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