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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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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
larry eanes
RE: Robert Hastings
I left your part at the top, I will go back & shorten it some, thanks
Added by larry eanes on Jan 11, 2016 8:08 PM
larry eanes
RE: Robert Hastings
I left your part at the top, I will go back & shorten it some, thanks
Added by larry eanes on Jan 11, 2016 7:48 PM
larry eanes
Robert Hastings
I got your obit, I added it, but I would like to edit it somewhat to make it shorter and less space consuming, but leaving in all vital info. I hate obits on my memorials that runs an entire page. Just checking to see if thats okay with you, Larry
Added by larry eanes on Jan 11, 2016 6:38 PM
Karen Carter Young
Leila Blanton
I added the info to her memorial that you requested.
Added by Karen Carter Young on Jan 01, 2016 2:47 PM
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