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Ruth Hasten Walsh (#46872081)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family lines since 1995. My first mentor, and someone to whom I am much indebted, was the late Col. Ed Schott. Ed, a volunteer at the National Archives in Washington DC, was a certified professional genealogist. He took a keen interest in helping me develop my research skills. He introduced me to LCol. Patrick G Wardell, author of several Virginia genealogy research books. In the days before internet genealogy, both Ed and Pat provided much guidance and assistance in helping me find and document many of my ancestral lines. Both stressed that just because some hereditary society had approved a family tree it did NOT necessarily mean that tree accurately reflected an accounting of that family line. From 1995-1998 I consulted Loyd Bockstruck, the noted genealogist from Dallas, Texas, about newly found documents pertaining to the Hastings aka Hasten/Haisten/Haston* families from Southside, Virginia.
In late 1990's and early 2000's I did research "legwork" for the Blanton and Womack surnames DNA projects. Testing of descendants (found via well-documented paperwork trail)proved that the Rev. Jeremiah Blanton of North Carolina was the son of Archee aka Archer Blanton whose birthfather was Abraham Womack of Virginia and named in bastardy courtrecords of Amelia Co., VA. The study proved his sibling Thomas Womack changed his birth surname from Blanton to Womack and that Jeremiah Blanton's wife, Sarah, was indeed his cousin.
Except for two (Zerr & Winkler), all my ancestral lines were in America by early 1700's. Most were in Virginia several years before the Pilgrims' landing on a rock at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

*A total of 37 variable spellings of the Hastings surname have been found, to and including "Haysteen".

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Karen Mickel Bennett
RE: Robert Green
Thanks again Ruth! A very interesting read....
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jun 22, 2016 9:07 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
RE: Robert Green
Thank you so much for newspaper article! I appreciate it very much and look forward to reading it. I am really happy you wrote ... or I would not have known about the correct spelling of Anthony's last name. You saved the day...

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jun 21, 2016 1:11 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Robert Green
Thank you Ruth for taking time to share information with me. I appreciate it greatly. No, I do not have a copy of the newspaper about Robert .... would love to read it sometime when you have time to send it. No, I did not know he was related to A. Stevenson! Very interesting fact.
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Jun 20, 2016 6:23 PM
Gale Gipson Rotan
Moran and Hargrove
Thank you so much for the transfers! Have a Blessed Day
Added by Gale Gipson Rotan on Jun 07, 2016 7:32 AM
Candyce Hardin Williams Glaser
Find A Grave memorial for Marcell Douthit
Thank you SO much for the obituary for Marcell Douthit. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness in this matter. I am very grateful!
Candyce Hardin Williams Glaser
Added by Candyce Hardin Williams ... on May 16, 2016 3:07 PM
Earle Calvin
Thank you for the obituary. I've added it to his memorial. As he is a member of your family,let me know if you'd like me to transfer him to you.
Added by sjs953 on Feb 18, 2016 6:12 PM
Liles Abernathy
Thank you for the obituary. I've added it to his memorial.
Added by sjs953 on Feb 17, 2016 6:51 AM
John Ballard and Josephus Balllard
I believe that I have finished all of your requests for these two men. I also thought I would add some more research, so you'll see some links that you haven't before.

Another contributor has posted a for Hester which appears to have the wrong death date.
Added by Lynn on Feb 12, 2016 10:51 AM
Michael Len Herndon
Lucy Landers
The date as seen in the picture is 1828. Those lists of enumberated digits are often fraught with error due to the old records being in handwriting and on aged paper. Of course stones are often wrong too because the person giving the information was often not privy to the official records and didn't have the internet.
Added by Michael Len Herndon on Feb 10, 2016 8:54 PM
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I have made the transfer of Kenneth Hasten' memorial #157255387 to you per your request. I always try to place memorials with family.

Added by Grave_Walker on Jan 20, 2016 3:36 PM
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