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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 121,000 individuals, although I have posted only a tiny percentage of my data on Ancestry.com Family Tree, Find A Grave, etc.

I recently had my DNA analyzed through Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com. 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:

http://vimeo.com/62848771 ...This is a short film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbuOfz_M9ZM ...Another short film.



Updated August 22, 2015.


Happy hunting,

Sammy

__________________________________________________


ANCESTORS OF YESTERDAY

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 Harrell Wesley
John Arthur Goforth
John Arthur Goforth (1863-1891) is my great grand uncle. Do you have any information about his father? I have Death Certificates for two of his sisters. One has "John Goforth" and the other has "Henry Goforth".

I have been searching for information about this for years!

Thanks for any enlightenment from my newly found cousin!

Barbara Harrell Wesley
BHWesley19@live.com
Added by Barbara Harrell Wesley on Aug 26, 2015 2:26 PM
Sondra
RE: Clifton Family
Yes, and I found a lead right after I emailed you and found his possible father John William Clifton Jr, I still don't have a death date for John (b. 1818) or where he is buried, but now I can move on up the tree, here is the memorial for John Jr his possible father. 111370311

I found his info on the Thompson family research
http://www.thompsonfamilyresearch.com/surnames.htm

SO it has NOT been verified by me, but it looks promising.
Thank you for responding,
Sondra
Added by Sondra on Aug 07, 2015 7:30 AM
Sondra
Clifton Family
I'm trying to track down the parents of John Clifton, he was the father of Robert Lee Clifton He was from NC and born in 1818, anything you may be able to share is greatly appreciated. I know he left his first wife and remarried and lived out the rest of his life in Hardeman Co. but that's all I can find on him so far.
Thank you
Sondra
Added by Sondra on Aug 05, 2015 12:19 PM
CryptoGram
RE: MacDonald/Hogg Family
You're welcomed, Sammy...glad to help you along your family pathway that I've found in trekking my own to be sometimes frustrating ~ :)
Added by CryptoGram on Jul 31, 2015 9:48 AM
Ronald/Katherine Bradley
Roger Milikin
Always glad to transfer to relatives.
Katherine Bradley
Added by Ronald/Katherine Bradley on Jul 14, 2015 3:12 PM
RainbowGal
Girth & Edith Massey-Kidd Cemetery
I was at Kidd today. For the second time - there is no markers for Edith & Girth Massey - I am going to try and call the church and see if there are markers. sorry.
Added by RainbowGal on Jul 14, 2015 3:04 PM
Danelia
Transfers
I'm more than happy to transfer them. I'm willing to. I'm wanting to. I'm anxious to.
One problem. That was this morning. I've done a ton of things since them. I have no clue who they were and I have loads of memorials. If you can send me a message through the memorial edit tab I'll certainly do it as quickly as possible. I'll be driving all day tomorrow but I'll transfer them ASAP.

Danelia
Added by Danelia on Jul 09, 2015 5:55 PM
Danelia
Request processed
You are welcome to those memorials. I'm more than happy to transfer them to you. I'd love for them to be managed by someone who at least knows of them as I certainly don't.

Danelia
Added by Danelia on Jul 09, 2015 11:29 AM
Chuck
RE: Thomas Byrd Vance, Jr. - Photo Request
You are very welcome.
Added by Chuck on Jun 14, 2015 9:02 PM
Frances Gossett Wortham
Wrong Place of Burial
My Grandmother Frances Ellen (Thurman) Gossett is not buried in Arnett Cemetery she was laid to rest in the Dunn Cemetery.
Added by Frances Gossett Wortham on May 01, 2015 2:17 AM
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