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Barbara Downey Hightower (#46522924)
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Bio Photo I have recently started working on my family tree and it has been rewarding. This is one of my hobbies in my spare time as I am a stay at home mom to 4 lovely boys 3, 4, 10 & 16. The older boys help me. I am an avid reader and review all sorts of books on my blog. We also have 12 Siberian huskies that are all rescued and 1 cat who is also a rescue. My life is busy at times but I would not change my life with my husband and kids for anything in this world.

My Maternal family is mostly from Georgia as my mom is from Elberton GA, SC, and England, Ireland & Germany. We do have a few Coker's in TX as well.

Maternal family names:

Coker, Poore, Hewell, Pulliam, Gunter, Dickerson, Hunter, Burden, Seigler, Haley, Bond, Pledger,Cash, Edwards, Bartlett, Ballenger, Chamblee, Armstrong, Kay, Gary, Brooks, Williams, Holland, Chastain, Eliison, Gresham & Aldridge.

My Paternal family is mostly from Columbus OH, Downeyville IN, Indianapolis IN, Kentucky, Ireland and Germany.

Paternal family names:

Downey, Smith, Malcom, Bohn, Tate, Steigemiere, Gaines, Owen, Robinson, Summers, Thrope, Books, Taylor, Jesper, Vincent, Millikin, Hendren, Cunningham.


I take lots of pictures when I am out and add them later. If you see someone and you have information about them please contact me and I will add the info.

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Harry Mann
Could you transfer Harry T. Mann # 24965786. He is a family member. My # is 47085489. Thank you. NAH
Added by NAH on Mar 24, 2014 10:18 PM
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#24965787
Would you please transfer Louise Elizabeth Seymour Mann #24965787 to me. She is a family member and I am trying to connect her to our family. My # is NAH #47085489. Thank you for your help.
Added by NAH on Mar 24, 2014 8:56 PM
Gail L. Hannah
Moore
Thanks for additions, gail hannah
Added by Gail L. Hannah on May 19, 2013 8:19 PM
Suzanne McClendon
RE: Kizzie Ida Frances Burden Gunter
Hi Barbara,

Thank you. I look forward to whatever you can share. This is one branch of my family that I have only recently started making progress.

I found a pedigree record on familysearch.org earlier that shows Andrew Jackson Gunter having a sister named Nancy. So, this gives us 3 siblings to work with:
Andrew, Mary Jane, and Nancy Gunter.

The death date for Andrew Jackson Gunter on that record, however, is incorrect. I have a copy of his death certificate, too, and he died in 1927.

Andrew Jackson "Andy" Gunter was married to Annie Black, my great-grandmother. My daddy called his grandmother "Big Mama". She was a major presence in my daddy's life due to the on again/off again relationship of my grandparents.

Andrew Jackson "Andy" Gunter (I refer to him as "Big Papa" since my daddy used "Big Mama" for Andy's wife) was buried at Cokesbury cemetery in Cokesbury, GA, which was in Hart County at the time of his death.

Maybe between the two of us, we'll be able to track down an old newspaper with Kizzie's obituary. The Anderson County Library has many of the old newspapers on microfilm/microfiche. I live in Texas now, so have no access to those records at this time. We'll find it whenever it is meant for us to. :)

I look forward to hearing from you again. Have a great night!

Your sis in Christ,
Suz
Added by Suzanne McClendon on Jan 17, 2012 7:30 PM
Suzanne McClendon
Kizzie Ida Frances Burden Gunter
Hi,

I'm sorry if you get this twice. My browser glitched as I hit send, so I don't know where my message to you actually went.

Anyway, I am a great-great granddaughter of Kizzie Burden Gunter, through her son Andrew Jackson Gunter and his son Andrew James Gunter through his son (my daddy).

I was so happy to come across your memorial for Kizzie and to see a picture of her! Are there any pictures available of her husband John and his grave marker, too? I would love to see any pictures that you have of our family.

Thank you and have a great day, cousin. :)

Your sis in Christ,
Suzanne Gunter McClendon
Added by Suzanne McClendon on Jan 17, 2012 3:31 PM
Sharon O
Pulliam
Thanks for being part of the findagrave family and helping others...Sharon
Added by Sharon O on Dec 10, 2011 8:21 PM
Ronald Neidigh
Amos Fleming Downey
Barbara

I am the 2nd great grandson of Amos Fleming Downey and Permillia Ann Summers. I am descended from their daughter Martha Jane Downey who married Samuel Wesley Neidigh II. They removed to Labette County, Kansas in 1892.

Do you have any other information on the Downey or Summers families?

Did Amos serve in the Civil War? I noticed a military inscription on his stone.

Do you know when he founded Downeyville.

I was at the Star Cemetery in 1976 and photographed the stone of Henry L. Neidigh, the brother of Samuel Wesley Neidigh II but never seen
any of the Downey graves. WOW!

Ron Neidigh
ronaldneidigh@yahoo.com
Added by Ronald Neidigh on Mar 08, 2011 8:18 PM
Georgia Girl
transfer ...
Thanks for the transferring his memorial ... Cuz!
Added by Georgia Girl on Feb 08, 2011 7:18 PM
Georgia Girl
Chastain & Bond ...
Hey Barbara, That would be great the Bond family has a connection to the Hunts (my direct lineage). I'm des., from Elizabeth Chastain d/o Dr. Pierre Chastain and Anne Soblet; m. David LeSueur, all of Virginia (incl. Hunts). Thanks!!!
Added by Georgia Girl on Feb 08, 2011 4:57 PM
Georgia Girl
Chastain ...
Barbara - See you have a Chastain connection. I'm also descended from the Chastain family. It's possible we could be "cousins."
Added by Georgia Girl on Feb 08, 2011 3:45 PM
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