|JoAnn Welch Coon (#46853486)|
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My family names are Welch, Grant, Chastain and Burrell from NC and SC. Also Finney, Hall, Ellison, Malone and Ray from SC, NC and TN.|
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|Danny Smiley ||Frank Charles Welch|
Looking to find more info on Frank Charles Welch. Apparently he was the biological father of my grandfather John Henry Smiley, Sr., who ended up taking his mother Cora's family name, since my grandad was the result of an affair with Frank. I found his obituary online in the Waynesville Mountaineer archives. He died in California where he lived the last 20 years of his life and his body was shipped back for burial in Waynesville. It states that he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Welch and the grandson of the well known Dr. Robert Vance Welch. However, I cannot find any record of a child named John listed for Robert Vance. He had a sibling named John, but not a son that I could find. My aunt thinks that Frank was the brother of the Sherriff in Waynesville at the time, but can't remember his name. No children were listed for Frank in his obit, only nieces and nephews. My aunt believes that he had at least one other illegitimate child that he took with him to California. He tried to take my grandfather with him as well, but he chose to stay in Waynesville, thankfully, or the Smiley family originating from the family patriarch, John Henry Smiley, wouldn't exist. Any help would be appreciated. A recent DNA test reveals Welch kinship, so the story of my grandfathers biological father being a Welch seems to be accurate. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.
Oh I should say I am a Chastain descendant as well.
|Steve Pearson||RE: Andrew Jackson Justice question|
Thank you for the answer! Merry Christmas
|Steve Pearson||Andrew Jackson Justice question|
Hello. I noticed a memorial that you initiated for the above name memorial # 19470829. May I ask if you know who who his siblings were?I ask because I think I am confusing him with Andrew Jackson AKA Jackson Justice who married Ameila McCracken. My email is email@example.com Thanks in advance. Steve Pearson
|Andrea Engelhardt||Jeremiah Patterson|
Hello. I noticed this on the Findagrave page of Jeremiah (Jerry) Patterson CO E THOMAS LEGION CSA
Was Jerry Patterson in this group? I researched and it seems Thomas Legion helped save Cherokees from the Trail Of Tears. I thought Jerry Patterson was white?
Can you shed any light on this?
Thank you so much.
|Ron Roberts||RE: Mary O'Bryan Chastain Memorial# 16693543|
Ok Thank you I will make a new memorial for the other one I was searching for. God Bless!
|Ron Roberts||Mary O'Bryan Chastain Memorial# 16693543|
Dear Mrs. JoAnn Welch Coon,
Thank you for all the work you have done on thousands of memorials you have created and maintain.
On ancestry.com I clicked on the Go To Website link on the Find-A-Grave resource for Mary Robinson Chastain and there was a message that the memorial had been merged. I clicked on that link and Memorial# 16693543 for Mary O'Bryan Chastain appeared.
I am writing to you because I do not know who facilitates the merging of memorials.
As you may know, there has been a lot of confusion concerning the wives of Reverend John "Ten Shilling Bell" Chastain.
My research has found that John married (1) Mary O'Bryan Chastain (Find-A-Grave Memorial# 16693543) who died 12 March 1797. He then married (2) Mary Robinson (widow of Henry Robertson) in 1798 and they had three children.
Most of the confusion stems from both wives being named Mary and the second Mary being Robinson by birth and Robertson by marriage. It's enough to make one pull one's hair out. Take a glance at my profile photo if you don't believe me. :)
I was wondering if Mary Robinson Robertson Chastain's memorial was merged with Mary O'Bryan's memorial. If so, together we can make both memorials have the most up-to-date information.
Ron Roberts Find-A-Grave member #48703609
|Jim Roper||Leander A Roper|
Leander Roper is NOT the son of Malinda Edens and Tyre Lewis Roper.
He is the son of Tyre Lewis Roper and his 2nd Wife, Dorcas Jane Mosely.
This is made rather apparent when you look at his birthdate of 1875 and the death date of Malinda Evans, which is 1872. there were two additional older children from this second marriage as well.
|Hal G. Brown||Osmond Arsuvius Martin|
I added a gravestone picture for Osmond... but, it was in the Hooper-Stewart cemetery (as so-marked by a sign). But in all reality, I think Hooper-Martin and Hooper-Stewart is in fact, the same cemetery. What do you think? -Hal
|jackie williams||Coon Family|
Hi my name is Jacqueline Williams and in my family tree there are some Coons. I don't know if we are related but I would like to compare notes. you can reach me at
or on facebook under the name of jackie williams eskridge
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