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Ruth Hasten Walsh (#46872081)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family lines since 1995.

My dad's paternal family lines came to Texas, settling in Ellis Co., TX, in the late 1890's from the Tennessee Valley state-line area of Limestone Co., AL/Giles Co., TN. Surnames found in Daddy's family lines include Hasting(s) aka Hasten, Hargrove(s)/Hargrave(s), Dunavant/Dunnavant, Holt, Meadows, Nelson, Browning, Vernon.

Daddy's mom's families also found their way to Ellis Co., TX in the 1890's. They came from Calhoun, Randolph and Etowah Co., AL. Surnames include Browning, McCollum, Perry, Noel, and Morris. Many of Daddy's ancestors were in Jamestowne, Virginia before 1700.

Research revealed that as individual lfamily groups moved around, in the years from 1830-1880's, some of my dad's maternal lines intermarried with some of my dad's paternal lines creating a double kinship in those family lines.

My mom's maternal families are primarily of German, Cherokee, Scots-Irish and English descent. With the exception of her g-grandfather, William Winkler and his wife Catherine Zerr (both of whom arrived in America, via Port of New Orleans, in the 1850's) all my mom's father-in-law Michel Zerr, both of whom arrived (separately) in America, via Port of New Orleans, in the 1850's, all my mom's ancestral lines immigrated to America in the 1600's or early 1700's. Her most notable American cousin is President (General) George Washington. Surname included in her direct lineage are Blanton, Boone, Westbrook, Stroud, Cook, Hall, Sturdivant, Keller, Mills, Ferguson, Greer, Crenshaw, Divers, Green, Lane and Ball.

Mom's gg-grandfather, Joseph R. Boone and his wife Virginia E. M. Crenshaw were living in Fannin Co., TX in early 1840's qualifying desc. for Daughters of Republic of Texas. Contrary to family lore --(passed down for 4 plus generations) -- initial DNA studies reveal that Joseph R. "Joe" Boone was not related to the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone. DNA seems to indicate that Joe Boone's father's line probably was of German descent. Joe Boone's maternal grandfather was John Christian Reis (aka Rice or Reese), a German Hessian solder, captured at the Battle of Trenton by Washington's troops. Johann deserted the Hessian Army and fought for the American Patriot cause (in both the Army and Navy). Later, he also served his adopted country in the War of 1812.

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Dama Dunnavant

Your email said that Dama's middle name was Ruth, but I have an edit from you changing it from Ruth to unknown. Which is it? The SSDI that you mentioned wasn't included in the email.

By the way, somewhere there'e a picture of me sitting on Santa's lap at Dunnavant's department store. A long time ago!!!

Added by Heather on Aug 26, 2014 9:48 AM
Ann Dickenson
Made the transfers.
Added by Ann Dickenson on Aug 21, 2014 5:12 AM
Peggy Winters
ruby sims
Dear Ruth:
I have transferred Ruth Sims to you as requested. I am certain you will take good care of her memory. She is buried in my "home church" cemetery. :) Peggy Winters
Added by Peggy Winters on Aug 13, 2014 4:27 PM
Mary Bob McClain
Ruth check out the obit you sent me on Edward Hardiman buried in Giles Co.
The obit say he was born 1866 ad te ts 1871.
Should I post the obit or the ts date and make a note on the memorial.
Thanks for you help
Mary Bob
Added by Mary Bob McClain on Jul 20, 2014 10:16 AM
Ray and Marty
Cecil Watson transfer
Marty Lindsey
Added by Ray and Marty on Jul 03, 2014 10:05 AM
Ray and Marty

Glad for you to manage.

Marty Lindsey
Added by Ray and Marty on Jul 03, 2014 10:03 AM
Jack Eslick
Alice Eslick
Thank you so much for the newspaper clipping of her obit .. that was a very nice saying for her ,, I always felt so sorry for Merritt and his wifes as they lost 7 children in childhood.
Added by Jack Eslick on May 29, 2014 5:05 PM
Sharon Bailey
Paul Dunnavant
OK, I deleted my page for him but there are two more on there also in the Henryetta cemetery
Added by Sharon Bailey on May 13, 2014 9:00 AM
Sharon Bailey
Paul Dunnavant
I have no problem just deleting my post on him, He is no relation to me or I can transfer it to you, Let me know
Added by Sharon Bailey on May 08, 2014 8:05 PM
RE: Ackley Browning
I was pretty sure that's what you wanted, but I don't ever want to assume. I appreciate you helping to make the links. I've linked them and added the wife's middle name you've sent. Thanks so much for your help.
Added by Stone✞Searcher on May 07, 2014 9:12 AM
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