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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, 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" book.

My private database contains in excess of 108,000 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.

Update: My wife and I launched a Skillern Family website on 01 Jun 2014. Please join us at www.SkillernFamily.com

Updated August 12, 2014.


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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Christine
Jacob Stipe
Hello
Not sure why its taken me so long to find your Bio.. but glad I have now!
Jacob Stipe was my husband's adoptive father's Great Great Grandfather, we don't know a lot about he & Rebecca and their life in Tennessee but little by little we are learning more.. does anyone here have any info or stories about them that you could share?? All that we have is the very basics (mostly learned from Ancestry.com "green leaf" hints).. nothing of real substance :/
Kind Regards,
Christine Stipe
whrsthebech@yahoo.com
Added by Christine on Aug 06, 2014 5:04 PM
Terry Tate
RE: Turner and Boyd Families of Nashville
Yes I have had my DNA done through Ancestry as well.

Terry Tate
Added by Terry Tate on Aug 05, 2014 7:29 AM
Terry Tate
Turner and Boyd Families of Nashville
I am a descendant of Martha Moorman Turner Anderson, she was my 2nd Cousin 2 times removed. My GG Grandmother was Saphronia Love Boyd of Nashville, Tennessee. Her father was Colonel Richard Pierra Boyd of Nashville and her Mother was Rachel Horton of Nashville. Martha'a father was my 1st Cousin 3 times removed William Alred Turner, parents Medicus Rufus Turner and Minerva Cooper Turner Jones. Medicus Rufus Turner was a brother to my GG Grandfather Robert Barnes Turner, Uncle of William Alfred Turner.

Terry Tate(Great Grandson of Caroline McGavock Turner Tate)daughter of Robert Barnes Turner and Sophronia Love Boyd Turner.
Added by Terry Tate on Aug 04, 2014 1:44 PM
Rod Carnahan
RE: Fred
It has been a pleasure to be in this home when I visit my daughter. The library did a showing of his work in the display area for several months and it was great to help put that together with the library. Many people said they really enjoyed seeing it.
Added by Rod Carnahan on Jul 28, 2014 10:40 AM
Anne Miscoski
Anderson's in Blountville
Dear Mr. Boyd,
I have taken some photos at the Blountville Cemetery and many of the headstones are difficult to read, but i can give you what i have and you can look to see if they match.
Added by Anne Miscoski on Jun 08, 2014 6:01 PM
Karen Burzdak
Nancy Ann Stipe Barber
Isn't DNA wonderful? I was adopted and from having my DNA tested, I guess we are related. Let me tell you how, though the story is a bit sordid. I was adopted. My bio mother was Marie Mabry, who was the offspring of two unmarried people, Cora Lackey (Mabry) and James Barber. Nancy A Stipe Barber was his mother.

Ta Da!

Karen Burzdak, living in Napa, CA and DOB Aug 1943 in Sacramento, CA
Added by Karen Burzdak on Jun 04, 2014 6:20 PM
Nancy
RE: Katherine Jane
My pleasure. Glad to help.
Added by Nancy on May 29, 2014 5:32 AM
Amy Waldron
RE: Foy Bradley Skillern, Sr. - Photo Request
I was very glad to be able to help with all of the photos you mentioned. Cheers! :) -- Amy W
Added by Amy Waldron on May 18, 2014 5:58 PM
Jonathan
RE: Nancy J.
You're very welcome. Glad I could help!
Added by Jonathan on May 17, 2014 12:15 PM
Kitty Walker Lennard
John Henninger
You are very welcome
Added by Kitty Walker Lennard on May 16, 2014 10:20 AM
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