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Ruth Hasten Walsh (#46872081)
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Bio Photo Ruth has been researching her 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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Tom Tosh
Field McNeese memorial
Thanks for taking a photo of his grave marker. It is appreciated.
Tom Tosh
Added by Tom Tosh on Oct 16, 2016 6:02 PM
L Mastan
Wilbert Robertson
Than you for the Robertson family info. It has been added to Wilbert's memorial. I have also added info from the 1930 census to memorial Wilbert's memorial #67990655.
Added by L Mastan on Sep 24, 2016 11:27 PM
RE: Roy Ray Reed, Davidson Cemetery
You're welcome and not a problem. I wish I still had a copy of Essie's book; it gave such a good picture of what it was like homesteading in that part of Oklahoma back then. My husband for a time published a newsletter (not exactly a newspaper) for Davidson, and I received permission from Essie to publish an excerpt from the book about what Christmas was like on the prairie back at the turn of the century, for the holiday edition of the newsletter. My favorite part of the book, however, was how they earned money (picking blackberries, I think?) to buy a piano.

Is this is your family, I would be happy to transfer Roy and Essie to you.
Added by Sheryl on Sep 14, 2016 6:05 PM
Roy Ray Reed, Davidson Cemetery
I believe the information you sent me for a name change for Mr. Reed refers to another person. First, the birth date does not match up with the date given on his WWI and WWII draft registrations (he signed his name as "Roy Ray Reed" on both) nor his headstone. The headstone also gives his name as "Roy." I doubt Essie would have erected a stone with the incorrect name. I also found a SS app on for "Roy R. Reed", with the correct birth date.

Mr. Reed died before I moved to my husband's home town of Davidson, but I knew his wife Essie, and she always referred to him as "Roy." She also wrote a book about her pioneer family and gave her husband's name as "Roy" in the book. The parents' names on the SS app you sent are also incorrect. Roy Reed's parents' names were Ulysses and Sadie, and they were pioneer residents of Davidson.
Added by Sheryl on Sep 14, 2016 4:52 PM
RE: Elsie Wynn's memorial
You are very welcome. I am glad I was able to help.

Added by Johnny on Sep 04, 2016 6:34 AM
Ruby Blanton
I just transferred the site to you. She is not in my family - I was trying to be helpful.

Added by Sandra on Aug 24, 2016 10:16 AM
Dianna K. Flynn
Mattie Lou Wicks Towry #19987103
Please disregard my message. I went checking and oh my gosh these people reproduced like rabbits.

Dianna Flynn
Added by Dianna K. Flynn on Jul 06, 2016 2:59 PM
Dianna K. Flynn
Mattie Lou Wicks Towry #19987103
Please check your added memorials to this person. The families do not match.

A concerned researcher,
Dianna Flynn
Added by Dianna K. Flynn on Jul 06, 2016 2:45 PM
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
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