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Melanie Renfroe (#46933567)
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Bio Photo As a woman with very deep Southern US roots, how can I not love genealogy? Most of my life I have enjoyed wandering in cemeteries, particularly old ones - pondering over descriptions, inscriptions, ages, etc.

I'm especially interested in these surnames:
Gibson, McCormick, Brown, Tucker, Wells, Riley, Halstead, Cheshire ...
Renfroe, Owens, Leonard, Hudson, Lobaugh ...

Melanie aka Mama, Dr, Bear, sister, daughter, daughter-in-law, cousin, Auntie, etc ...!
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Robin L. Parrish Wilkinson- Bostic
ilkinson
Thank you so much for the transfers of C. Booker Wilkinson and his wife Nancy. I do appreciate it, greatly!
Robin
Added by Robin L. Parrish Wilkinso... on Nov 07, 2014 2:25 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer and a big thank you
Hello again Melanie,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
John Wesley Hege # 23174255
to my care. I have successfully connected him with his parents, wife and four of his five children. As I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
Marcia
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Sep 24, 2014 5:20 PM
Joy Cornwell
RUFUS BROWN SANFORD
23617282
I believe you have connected Rufus to the same
family twice and son and sibling.
Joy
Added by Joy Cornwell on Sep 04, 2014 11:24 AM
Wanda Tyus
Tabatha & Fannie Eaton
Thank you so much!!!
Added by Wanda Tyus on Aug 08, 2014 12:58 PM
Bob Carter
RE: Elizabeth White
Elizabeth's mother (Margaret Montgomery) was not listed, so I added her name and she is 126942115. Parents were Oscar F. E. (or F. F.) Poole and Margaret Montgomery.

Elizabeth Adeline Poole White died in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC.

Here is a link to Elizabeth's brother and his marriage:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3L2-6RJ
Added by Bob Carter on Mar 26, 2014 2:56 PM
GN Corder
RE: George Lobaugh
Hi Melanie...Yes, Virgie (Cowan) is my aunt, (my mother's sister, and William my uncle by marriage of course, and George is my 1st cousin.

Thank you so much for your help.
Gary
Added by GN Corder on Jan 31, 2014 7:18 PM
Sammy (Enfinger) Hawkins
RE: Gertie Riley
Her parents were James Emmanuel and Eveline Gertrude (Monk) Riley. Both buried at Wesley Chapel. Her first husband was Alex Mathis and he is buried at Skipperville and last husband was Dan Strickland. I do not know where Dan is buried.
Added by Sammy (Enfinger) Hawkins on May 19, 2013 11:16 AM
DIANN
ANNA ELIZABETH ZIMMERMAN BYERLY
Elbaville United Methodist Church, Advance, Davie County, NC

I just uploaded a picture for an ELIZA BYERLY, wife of HIRAM BYERLY, as shown on her stone. Her birthdate is 29 Aug 1829, died 8 Oct 1901.

Your Anna Elizabeth Zimmerman Byerly at the same cemetery has Eliza's birthdate but different death date.

Is it possible Eliza and Anna Elizabeth are same person? Was wondering if you would like to doublecheck Anna's death date to make sure. Another possibility is that they were twins.

Thanks.

Diann
Added by DIANN on Apr 07, 2013 2:11 PM
Roibeard53
Phebe Halsted
I posted a problem notice regarding Phebe Halsted. Neither First Presbyterian Church nor St. John's Episcopal Church record a "Phebe Halsted being buried in either location.

Do yo have any more information?
Added by Roibeard53 on Jun 17, 2011 10:21 AM
Roibeard53
Halsted/Halstead Road
I thought you and the family would find this interesting. In Elizabeth there is a street named "Halsted Road." It runs to the border between Elizabeth and Union Township. Once it crosses into Union the name changes to "Halstead Road." There is no apparent reason for this change in name since it is the same street.

Perhaps the Halsteds were mainly from Elizabeth and the Halsteads were mainly from Union Township.
Added by Roibeard53 on Jun 17, 2011 10:11 AM
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