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Sammy Boyd (#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 such as the 6th cousin once removed that I found in Texas through other research sources. He and I have gotten to know each other quite well, and share a common interest in genealogy.

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, Craig, Green, Hale, Hall, Holland, Larcome, Massey, Maxwell, Pendergrass, Pleasants, Russell, Seagraves, Simmons, Skillern, Snow, Stanton, Stipe, 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" books.

My private database contains in excess of 100,000 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 this website:

http://vimeo.com/62848771



Updated February 7, 2014.


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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Dianaღ
John S Henninger
Hello ~ Mr. Henninger has been linked to his parents :) Have a great evening!
Added by Dianaღ on Mar 30, 2014 6:43 PM
Syd Gardner
Regarding William McAlister Blackie, Jr

His memorial has now been linked to those of his parents ~ Many thanks for providing them.

Syd
Added by Syd Gardner on Mar 26, 2014 10:53 AM
Carole Elbert
RE: Mary Alice Ditter Boyd
Thank you, Sammy. I appreciate the help but will also respect the family's privacy if they choose.
Added by Carole Elbert on Mar 24, 2014 3:01 PM
Carole Elbert
Mary Alice Ditter Boyd
Hello. I'm looking for more information on Mary Alice Ditter Boyd, her husband and children. Can you help me out? I'm distantly related to her through the Ditters. Thank you!
Added by Carole Elbert on Mar 23, 2014 2:28 PM
brenda joyce
Mr. Boyd
You are very welcome.
Added by brenda joyce on Feb 21, 2014 6:57 PM
brenda joyce
28550699
Even though you didn't ask, I have transferred this memorial to you because you left a flower. Almost everyone who requests a transfer from me hasn't even left a flower, which shows me their true intention.
Added by brenda joyce on Feb 21, 2014 11:11 AM
Jesse McWhirter
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 52801524

Sammy
I have his death certificate it states his cause of death was knife wounds??
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Feb 14, 2014 9:38 AM
Jesse McWhirter
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 52801524
I have searched this for some years now in Falls county, Texas with no luck. He has some descendants left living in Michigan who are sending me their information. What happened to Dennis Dunlap d. 1932? very young
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Feb 11, 2014 8:56 AM
Jesse McWhirter
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 52801524
I have searched this for some years now in Falls county, Texas with no luck. He has some descendants left living in Michigan who are sending me their information. What happened to Dennis Dunlap d. 1932? very young
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Feb 11, 2014 8:55 AM
Jesse McWhirter
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 52801524
I am researching his family his father William Riley Dunlap married Sallie Cathrine McWhirter in Warren County, Tn. after their marriage they went to Falls county Texas Sallie returned to Warren county with her boys but I never could find William Riley "Tobe" Dunlap after 1900 do you know what happened to him?

send email jomac@vallnet.com
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Feb 10, 2014 11:31 AM
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