|Sammy Boyd, Genealogist (#46912507)|
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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 122,000 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 September 23, 2015.
Happy hunting, :)
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.
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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|Scout731||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||General Thank You|
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.
|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.
|Dawn Chilson||RE: Sylvia Ruth (Bradford) Pollard - Photo Reques|
My pleasure. I am glad I could pay it forward to another family.
|Dawn Chilson||RE: William Anderson Pollard - Photo Request|
My Pleasure. Glad I could pay it forward to another family.
|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
|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
SO it has NOT been verified by me, but it looks promising.
Thank you for responding,
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.
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 ~ :°)
|Ronald/Katherine Bradley||Roger Milikin|
Always glad to transfer to relatives.
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