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rhondajo (#47044794)
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Bio Photo My name is Rhonda. I am a 66 year old mother of five and grandmother of five. I work in the airline industry and genealogy is my hobby. These are some of my family lines:

Causey, Cowart, Wells, Joiner, Humphries, Clary, Ring, Redman, Gentry, Ward, Kegans, Cannon, Combs, Nickell, Brady, Smallwood, Donehew, the Wolfe family and the Groseclose families of Lancaster Co PA, Philpot, James, Freeman, Coleman. I know there are many Freemans. My line can be proven to go back to William M. Freeman and wife Elizabeth Redman who were in the 1860 Fannin Co. Ga. census. I believe he was the son of Bailey M. Freeman, who died in 1852 in Carroll Co. GA. Bailey mined gold in the Villa Rica Gold mines. We also believe that he was a Methodist minister. According to records there was a Methodist minister in old Villa Rica named Bailey Freeman. His son mined copper in Fannin Co Ga, and in Ducktown TN, which was right over the border from Fannin Co GA. Did you know that one of the reasons that the north won the Civil War is because the gold miners out west who were Union, shipped their gold east to the Union camps? If you have any Confederate or Union soldiers and would like to put them in my virtual cemeteries let me know. You will not be giving up ownership.

When I first began volunteering for Findagrave I began noticing many death dates that were in the early 1900s. Sometimes I would come across an entire family, and each family member had died between 1911 and 1920. I found this so often that it suddenly dawned on me one day that something must have happened during these years to have killed so many people. I finally looked it up on line and found the Spanish Influenza. It began in the early 1900s and killed more and more people each year until it peaked in 1918. From that year it began tapering off until the early 1920s. One of the biggest groups of people who died from it were the soldiers who were living in close quarters. Also, all of the Civil War soldiers who survived to the 1900s died of it also. Very sad.

To anyone who has transferred a memorial to me of my family, THANK YOU!! If I have any of your relatives besides Rev War soldiers, and you would like a transfer, please contact me via the "edit" button on the memorial, and leave your FAG number, it makes a transfer so much easier!!! Remember, you don't have to "own" a memorial to place info in the bio. The reason I don't transfer Rev War soldiers is because they have hundreds if not thousands of descendants. I get multitudes of requests for their transfers. How can I choose whom to give them to? I don't. Other than that, I have gone beyond Fag guidelines, it depends on the request, the relationship, and your length of time and service to Findagrave. I answer all edits in a day, 2 at the most.

If you would like to use any of my photos for your family genealogy, please ask. The reason I want you to ask, is because I need you to give me credit with my real name. Why? Because one day down the road, I hope that my descendants will come across one of my photos and will see my name and know how hard I worked for this great site and for family history.

Our early pioneers who were born in the 1700s and early 1800s deserve more than an empty bio. Please try to put something about them on their memorials. Also, remembering how our early pioneers' children went west to settle America, I feel privileged to be able to unite them all here on Findagrave!

My next genealogical dead end is Sarah/Sallie Nickell, and her husband, Samuel Combs. She was born ca 1830, possibly in VA. and was Cherokee. A Samuel Combs b 1807 married a Sarah/Sallie Nickell in Morgan Co KY, and they had at least 7 children. Samuel Combs married Sarah NICKELL perf by W W GRAY per the Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859. They are next found in Rowan Co KY (Used to be Morgan) in 1860. We can't find them in 1850. After talking to another Combs descendant about Samuel, she says that according to family legend, Samuel Combs who married Nancy Cornett had another family with several children. Is it possible that this Samuel's "other family" was the family with Sarah Nickel? She was at least 20 years his junior, so he had to have had another family somewhere. However I have no proof:

HH 59
Samuel COMBS 53 farmer Ky
Sally 32 housewife
Minerva 16
Jeremiah 10
John 9
Samuel 7
Leonard 4
James E. 2

Later a daughter named Mary was born. She was my great grandmother. She married a Richardson, had a baby and he died leaving her an 18 year old widow. Later Sally, son Samuel, James and Mary went west, traveling pretty much along the trail of tears, arriving in Oklahoma Territory. We don't know what happened to father Samuel. Perhaps because he had his other family?

Thanks to my sister, Kim, for all of the information that she has contributed to our family memorials.

If I have made any errors in transcribing or typing, please let me know!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has left a flower on my Mom's page. If you are led to, please leave her a flower. Lin Mae Freeman Brady ...thx...

Isaiah 43 1-5

1 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

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Fred Bradley
RE: Thomas Ring
You're welcome!
Added by Fred Bradley on Jan 16, 2017 3:15 PM
Kate Duvall
Thank you...
...for honoring Alan Turing today. He doesn't get very many flowers.
Added by Kate Duvall on Jan 13, 2017 11:52 PM
Clinton G.
Phoebe James Ashlin

I wondered if you knew of any photos of Chesley and Phoebe James Ashlin or any of their other siblings. I descend from Phoebe's youngest sister named Elizabeth Booker James James 1799-1867. Her middle name was Booker, as she had a grandson named Alonzo Booker Davis.


Clinton G.
Added by Clinton G. on Jan 13, 2017 9:39 PM
Jean Whelan Booton
RE: Sophia Wellhouse
I don't know if her father served in the Civil War.

Added by Jean Whelan Booton on Jan 13, 2017 12:49 PM
Jimmie Lee, III Perry
Memorial Revision
Mary Allen Edmondson
• Mary Allen Edmondson 91822 – 1905) Revision
Memorial #42505410

Birth: 1822
Upson County
Death: 1905
Brown’s Mill
Sumter County,
Georgia, USA

Family links:

John D. Edmondson 91794 – 1876)
Memorial # 68392947

Hiram Allen (1810-1875)
Memorial # 68392995

Mary Tom Edmondson Brown (1864 - 1926)
Memorial # 42505355

Nancy “Nannie” Edmondson Brown (1859 – 1884)
Memorial #42505391

Ceilia Ann Edmondson Brown (1862 – 1934)
Memorial # 107812409

*Calculated relationship

Oak Grove Cemetery
Sumter County
Georgia, USA

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Created by: rhondajo
Record added: Sep 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42505410
Added by: rhondajo

would you please make the above revisions to this Memorial. It would be very much appreciated.
Jimmie L. Perry

Added by Jimmie Lee, III Perry on Jan 11, 2017 10:26 AM
Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
RE: G. Butler
Rhondajo, No, I don't. I have a list of those who died at Gate City who are buried at Oakland and that is the only name given. They are hard to find when it gives so little information.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Jan 09, 2017 6:11 AM
Yes, Betty Satterwhite was E. Gene Hobbys wife
Sorry if I'm replying in the wrong place, I'm new to this site. The answer to your question pasted below is YES! Betty Ann "Betsy" Satterwhite Hobby was wife to Edward "Gene" Hobby and daughter of William & Mary Lee Satterwhite. Something happened to their plots years ago causing them to not be side by side. Let me know if I can help with anything else, I'm Gene and Betsy granddaughter.

Birth: Jun. 30, 1928
Death: Aug. 30, 2000

Is Betty the wife of Edward Gene Hobby?

Family links:
William Atkinson Satterwhite (1899 - 1979)
Mary Lee Wilhelm Satterwhite (1900 - 1980)

Westview Cemetery
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section 9

Created by: rhondajo
Record added: Jul 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113776997

Added by amyandfam on Jan 08, 2017 7:26 PM
Dr. Todd Cathey
Pvt. G. W. Robertson Find A Grave Memorial# 66066319
Hi Rhonda Jo. In reference to the above burial, this is actually Major. C. W. Robertson (Christopher)of the 50th Tenn, mortally wounded at Chickamauga and died ten days later at Atlanta. If this could be corrected it would certainly be a huge help. Thanks.
Added by Dr. Todd Cathey on Dec 31, 2016 7:06 PM
Ray Bobo
Alley, Wiley, Cannon
Boy, there sure seems to be confusion about these three cemeteries. Wiley shows 357 graves, Alley 44, and Cannon seems to be an AKA name for Alley. I always defer to an older dated memorial, so thanks for pointing this out to me. Not sure how many other I may have innocently duplicated in this cemetery. I don't even remember going there, but obviously I did, the photos prove it.
Added by Ray Bobo on Dec 30, 2016 6:28 AM
mary beth marchant
Jessie Randle Plunkett
Created by: rhondajo
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50279702

Despite the birth date on the tombstone for Jessie Randle Plunkett, she was born 10/31/1859 in Arkansas-she was counted in the 1860 census in Lafayette County, Arkansas as a 9 month old baby.
Added by mary beth marchant on Dec 29, 2016 10:17 PM
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