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Sammy Boyd, Genealogist (#46912507)
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Bio Photo Hi, I was born and grew up in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, TN. Since I began researching my family tree in 2007, I have learned many things about thousands of relatives that I had never known about.

I know there are many people who are, or soon will be, searching for their roots as well. I hope the information that I place on this website will assist them in locating a long-lost relative.

I'm researching the following family lines, as well as MANY OTHER LINES associated with Bledsoe County, Tennessee and MANY OTHER STATES: Allison, Anderson, Bowman, Boyd, Bradford, Campbell, Clifton, Cooke, Craig, Curry, Green, Hale, Hall, Hawkins, Holland, Larcome, Massey, Maxwell, McCoy, Pendergrass, Pleasants, Russell, Simmons, Skillern, Snow, Stanton, Steip, Stipe, Stipes, Wheeler, and others.

I'm thrilled to report that, after a multi-year effort, I'm now the proud owner of one of the elusive "Skillern Family History and Genealogy" book.

My private database contains in excess of 123,000 individuals, although I have posted only a tiny percentage of my data on Family Tree, Find A Grave, etc.

I recently had my DNA analyzed through and The information contained in these test results continues to be invaluable to me in my quest to learn more about my family history, my health, and where my ancestors lived thousands of years ago.

According to my haplogroup, my Boyd line is believed to have originated in a place now known as Doggerland. You can learn more about it at the following websites: ...This is a short film. ...Another short film.

Updated November 25, 2015.

Happy hunting!!! :)




Ancestors of so long ago,
I'll search until I find.

Till I can prove and clearly show,
that you are truly mine.

I'll follow behind your trail of tears,
the hidden footprints of time.

Covered and buried throughout the years,
and continue each mountain to climb.

I'll search every faraway seaside shore,
and every valley below.

I'll unlock each and every door,
as my own teardrops flow.

I'll unearth the buried history of you,
and your own ancestral kin,

I'll search for that all important clue,
and open my heart to let you in.


Dear Ancestor,

Your tombstone stands among the rest:
Neglected and alone,

The name and date are chiseled out -
on polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn -

You did not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.

Yet, each of us are cells of you:
In flesh, in blood, in bone.

Our blood contracts and beats a pulse -
entirely not our own.

Dear ancestor, the place you filled,
a hundred years ago -

Spreads out among the ones you left,
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew -

That some day I would find the spot;
And come and visit you?
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Barbara Goggin Brann
You are very welcome.
Added by Barbara Goggin Brann on Nov 17, 2015 3:58 AM
Kelli McPheters
Thomas Dicks
I took the photo of Thomas Dicks today. I just wanted to let you know that he is buried in a different cemetery, he is in Anderson Memorial Gardens. Nathan Anderson Cemetery is right next to Anderson Memorial Gardens. So if you wouldn't mind changing the burial info on Thomas Dicks memorial page it will be more accurate.
Added by Kelli McPheters on Nov 04, 2015 5:27 PM
RE: Elsye Lorraine (Layton) Ekstrom
Hello Sammy,

Elsye Layton Ekstrom is my maternal grandmother. It is through COL John Anderson that I joined the Daughters of the American Revolution. It's always nice to "meet" a new cousin!

Added by toothpick97 on Oct 30, 2015 9:13 AM
Carol Ballard
RE: Lena (Campbell) Kelly - Photo Request
Your welcome
Added by Carol Ballard on Oct 23, 2015 3:33 PM
RE: Joe Carl Rutherford - Photo Request
you are most welcome
Added by Poppy on Oct 16, 2015 7:57 AM
RE: Joe Carl Rutherford - Photo Request
you are most welcome
Added by Poppy on Oct 16, 2015 7:57 AM
Mary Lee Campbell
so what gives with the 1365 corrections with no change on this lady??????????
Added by Scout731 on Oct 08, 2015 8:35 AM
Bonny Runion
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I can not express how thankful I am for the work you have done. My husband is 72 years old and in failing health. The results I have found, thanks to you, have brought him a peace he didn't believe possible at this late stage of the game. i can now preserve this information for our children and future generations who will ask, "Where did we come from?"
Thank you again, you are a true blessing from God.
Added by Bonny Runion on Sep 25, 2015 10:46 AM
Carol Childs
Col. John Anderson
I have been unable to connect my husband's line to the Colonel. The last ancestor was Charles V. Anderson. Not sure about the V either.

Your note on Thelma Sellers Childs showed relationship through Susan Griffith Anderson or maternal line.

Could you give me the info connecting the dots.

Added by Carol Childs on Sep 12, 2015 3:53 PM
Dawn Chilson
RE: Sylvia Ruth (Bradford) Pollard - Photo Reques
My pleasure. I am glad I could pay it forward to another family.
Added by Dawn Chilson on Sep 11, 2015 11:22 PM
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