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rhondajo (#47044794)
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Bio Photo My name is Rhonda. I am a 64 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, 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. His son mined copper in Fannin Co Ga, and TN. 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.

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 1919 or 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. 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 pioneer's 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:

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 married a Richardson, and then 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.

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! I love adding middle names and maiden names and relationship links, so don't hesitate to let me know of any that need to be filled in!

If you are led to, please leave a flower on my Mother's page, Lin Mae Freeman Brady 34745331 ...thx...

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College Park Cemetery
Many thanks for all the pictures you have taken - many are people in my family.
Checking on the 1940 Census records I found that a Nellie Jo Trollinger and a Sam Trollinger are listed as brother and sister. If Sam had a wife by the name of Nellie I could not find it.
Nellie # 41745676
Sam # 41745703

Thank you
Added by Lieberman on Feb 22, 2015 4:10 PM
Frances Cope
Robert Thomas
Thank you for the information. I have updated his memorial as well as added the link to the article.
Added by Frances Cope on Feb 20, 2015 4:21 PM
Mona Roberts
John Williamson Sr.
I have linked him to his son, John Jr.
Added by Mona Roberts on Feb 17, 2015 4:21 PM
Mona Roberts
RE: John Williamson
I am a direct descendent, please link him to his son John Williamson Jr. #110292653...Thanks
Added by Mona Roberts on Feb 17, 2015 3:55 PM
Virginia McCoy
Arnelda Young - FG 61330517
I notice that you have Arnelda, and on her headstone
the spelling as Armelda and also the date on the stone has 26 May 1860
Thank You virginia McCoy
Added by Virginia McCoy on Feb 11, 2015 1:51 PM
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RE: Lula Colley
I'm always happy to help you Rhondajo.
Take care.
Added by Grave Whisperer on Feb 10, 2015 6:31 AM
Jan Brown
Hi Rhondajo,

I've found you've taken pictures of several of my WHITE relatives.

May I please use them in my genealogy? I will be happy to credit your name.

Please respond to


Added by Jan Brown on Feb 08, 2015 11:16 AM
Robert C. Peurifoy
John Peurifoy
Thanks for this photo. It has been hard putting this part of my family together as their is little linking and much changing of names.
Added by Robert C. Peurifoy on Jan 30, 2015 6:14 PM
Michael G
Carl Adolph Anschutz #97438464
I don't know who gave you the biographical information for Carl Adolph Anschutz #97438464, but it is incorrect. Carl Anschütz (Anschutz), son of Christian Anschütz (Anschutz) and Maria Katharine Müller (my great-great grandparents), is my great grand uncle and this Carl Adolph Anschutz #97438464 is not him. Please, in the interest of accuracy remove the "bio"; it is in error.

I could send documentation if interested. Carl Anschutz's, son of Christian, Find A Grave memorial is # 53955379, Wilson City Cemetery, Wilson, Ellsworth Co, Kansas.

Incidentally, "Neider Monjou" is spelled "Nieder-Monjou" or "Niedermonjou".

Thanks! -- Michael G
Added by Michael G on Jan 27, 2015 8:14 PM
Samuel Taylor Geer
Julia nee Frelland Strother
I think you may be looking at the siblings who are Freemans; there are no children linked to her memorial. Her memorial does show her spouse as Thomas Turner Wilhite.

This new listing of siblings on the memorial sometimes throws me off as well.
Added by Samuel Taylor Geer on Jan 26, 2015 9:26 PM
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