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Carolyn Thomas Sorensen (#46924949)
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Bio Photo Her passion was genealogy, she loved it! For years my mother researched; wrote letters; purchased b/m/d certificates. She was known as a great genealogists by our entire family. The computer was intimidating to her, but daddy always said "There's never been a computer built that could match your mamma's memory." He was right! We kids thought her passion for the dead was silly. Then when my mother-in-law passed away, I realized that my husband's family history went to the grave with her. I started searching for info on my grandfather & an uncle...I got hooked, BIG TIME! Needless to say, mother was thrilled that I was finally interested in genealogy. We'd talk for hours on the phone about this one & that one. Mother wanted me to get everything she had gleaned, entered on the computer. Then 2 months ago I found this website & started entering everyone's data. I'd print the pages & mail them to mother for her proofing & approval. I never dreamed that just two months later I'd be memorializing my mother here. What little bit of work I'd done on FAG before mother passed away was rewarding. However, I found it healing to enter her biography & honor her memory. I'd be thrilled to have you visit my mother's (Wynona Thomas) memorial. Thank you, FAG for this forum to honor our loved ones. In the 2 months I've been entering data here, I've had several volunteers take photos of my loved one's tombstones & share them with me. Thank you all for this wonderful gift. If I can assist anyone with photos, please let me know.

PLEASE do not copy or upload my photos to any other websites. Its copyright infringement, and I do not want my volunteer work given to any for profit sites.
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Kinseeker's Cousin
RE: William Maples
Most people have the Connecticut William as Josiah's father. I did too at first, but a distant cousin and DAR member drew my attention to the fact that this William and Josiah never seemed to live in the same state. She has a different line with William, the Elder being born in Virginia. One reason this makes more sense to me is that, according to her tree, the maiden name of William's mother was Cordra or Cordray. I tend to follow "A Maples Leaf" which also places William, the Elder in Virginia. Unfortunately, William Maples is such a common name that we will probably never know for sure.

Take care,

Added by Kinseeker's Cousin on Apr 06, 2014 10:04 PM
Kinseeker's Cousin
RE: William Maples
Hi Carolyn,

Is the Marveline Blankenship you mention, the same as Marveline Holloway Burns?

Also, I'm familiar with William Maples of Connecticut in the DAR records. I don't believe he is the father of Josiah and William Cordra. If I'm reading them right, the records say that William was born and died in Connecticut. Josiah and William Cordra appear to have been born in Virginia. Please let me know if I've got it wrong.

Thank you so much,
Added by Kinseeker's Cousin on Apr 06, 2014 7:34 PM
RE: Granville Jones
Thank you very much.
Added by WallyWld on Apr 06, 2014 5:55 AM
Granville Jones
Hi Carolyn:

I just finished reading your memorial page on Granville. Do you happen to have any information on Granville's granddaughter, Mary Mollie Huddleston; born Aug 1869. Specifically, did she marry a Wiley B Huddleston; have a child in 1897 and then die in childbirth? Thank you!
Added by WallyWld on Apr 03, 2014 7:04 AM
Josiah Maples,
Hi Carolyn, Thanks You so much for all your hard work and information. Josiah Maples (1746) is my
GGGGgrandfather and my DAR ancestor. I also have not been able to prove who his parents are and wonder if you have a record or piece of info that would help me do that. Thanks so much. Dixie

Added by Dixie on Feb 21, 2014 3:16 PM
Kinseeker's Cousin
William Maples
Hello Carolyn,

Can you please direct me to some sort of documentation that William Maples, memorial #39868090, was the father of Josiah Maples, #8088233. I'm having a difficult time with making the connection because there were so many Williams and so many Josiahs in the family. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,
GGGGG Granddaughter of Josiah
Added by Kinseeker's Cousin on Feb 04, 2014 5:25 PM
Stacy Mills Gore
RE: Josephine Tucker
Thank you
Added by Stacy Mills Gore on Feb 01, 2014 7:52 PM
Minnie Greaves
Hi Carolyn,

My name is Jeanine and my great grandmother was Minnie's sister, Lilly Mae. I would love to talk to you and share information.
Added by Jeanine on Jan 02, 2014 2:01 AM
Carol Jones
Granville Jones
Hi Carolyn,
I notice that you manage the memorial for Granville Jones who is buried in Desdemona Cemetery. I suspect he may be a distant cousin of my great-grandfather, Crawford Frances Jones, who is buried nearby, but none of my Jones relatives know of a kinship. Now I'm suspecting, because of supporting DNA evidence that there is likely a connection between these Jones families. I'm contacting you in hopes that you might have some information about Granville and his relations.
Thank you, Carol Jones (great-great granddaughter of Crawford Francis Jones)
Added by Carol Jones on Nov 13, 2013 1:18 PM
Hi Linda. I have made the link you requested! Yes, Rosa Belle and Aunt Josephine Sutton were sisters. Josephine's husband, Ancil Thomas was the brother of my grandfather, Labin Gilbert Thomas. So I suppose we are cousins by marriage. I am in close contact with another cousin of yours..actually two cousins of yours. If you'd like to contact them; email me and I let them know. Blessings!

Very nice to meet you. I have actually come across two cousins accidentally on I'm wondering if the cousins you referred to are Vondia and Diana. If there are more cousins out there (and I know there are many) I'd like to know about them. I couldn't find a way to email you.
Added by Linda on Nov 02, 2013 9:40 PM
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