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Virginia Brown (#47053782)
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Bio Photo For thirty plus years I have been involved in genealogy. When my mother died, she left some notes about a few ancestors she had uncovered and hoped I would continue her research. That was the hook-in-the-jaw that changed my life. I only regret that I have missed out on so many years that I could have used. Alas, all those family stories that went in one ear and out the other, and all those family members who took so much information to the grave with them.

I am, however, thankful for the tools that are now available and for FindAGrave, a platform that I have spent many hours gaining from and contributing to.

If I have created a memorial for a member your family, who isn't related to me, and YOU CAN ADD INFORMATION TO THEIR BIO (not just family links), I will be glad to transfer it to you. However, many have received a transfer/transfers & have never added anything. This isn't fair to kin who may come along later who can do so.

An exception to the above are my Bell, Dodson, & Love ancestors and kin, most of whom have numerous descendants. Much of the information contained in their memorials is the result of many years of tedious research, and as new information comes to light, I would like to be able to make those changes. For these memorials please follow FindAGrave guidelines for transfers.

I will no longer respond to transfer or up-date requests that are sent to me on the Message Board. Requests sent this way many times have errors and often slow things down.

Instructions for ALL REQUESTS for corrections, additional information, or transfers:

1. Go to the memorial page, which has an "Edit" tab located on the upper right side of the memorial.
2. Click on the "Edit" tab, then click on the Suggest a correction or provide additional information link, which opens a message page.
3. Type in your message.

Making a request this way insures that no mistakes are made, because it takes me to the exact memorial.

Please do not post actual death certificates on my memorials. Instead, send the information shown on the certificate, & I will add it to the memorial.

Thanks for your understanding.
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Wendy Way
RE: Eula Ballard

No trouble at all. I made a book in 2010 off all the headstones and markers in Lone Grove Cemetery and the Ballards were not in the book. So I went and checked with cemetery records nothing there either. Hope I can help again.

Added by Wendy Way on Nov 20, 2014 1:22 PM
Wayne Harrison
Caroline Jane (Harrison) Bell
Hi Virginia, Re: Find A Grave 35185344 and DNA
As I am sure you know, Caroline was the d/o Henry Harrison (1774SC - aft1850AR). We have 4 Harrison's that have been DNA tested. Three are descendants of James Harrison, Sr (1750VA-1830 Sumner Co, TN).
Of the three, one is a descendant of James, Sr's son, Henry, thru his son Malachi (Caroline's brother). The other two are descendants of James, Sr thru his son, James, Jr (1792TN-1865TN). (they are 37/37 and 36/37 DNA matches)
The fourth Harrison tested is a descendant of Joseph Harrison (1754VA-1819MS). Joseph is now the proven brother of James, Sr Harrison. Joseph would have been the g uncle of Caroline.
In the 'Harrison DNA Project' they are Harrison Lineage #48. You can find them on the internet. All four Harrison's are Haplogroup E-P277. They are closely related to the Goins' family, that also began in VA, moved to Pee Dee area of SC/NC, and then on to TN. Both of the Harrion brothers married Gibson's. Cynthia, Gibson) Harrison, James Sr's wife, would have been the grandmother of Caroline.
Myself and a number of other 'Harrison Scholars':) have been looking for the parents of James, Sr and Joseph for a number of years. In your searching have you ever found anything that might suggest who their parents were?
Have any of your Bell relatives been DNA tested?
Best Regards, Wayne Harrison
Harrison Family Tree2, owner: harrisonlaw1

Added by Wayne Harrison on Nov 20, 2014 9:26 AM
Wayne Harrison
Caroline Jane (Harrison) Bell
Added by Wayne Harrison on Nov 20, 2014 8:27 AM
Callie Gatlin
Would you mind linking Callie Wainscott Gatlin (#7886126) to her parents Charles Franklin Wainscott (#129908127) and Teresa Hartzog (#129908128)?

Added by JCF on Nov 17, 2014 4:04 PM
Angela (Hart) Masterson
RE: Victor Barron
Thank you, Virginia. I'm of no relation. I'm working on my friend's family tree. Thanks for your help in finding out the info for me.

Have a good evening and stay warm.

Angela Masterson
Added by Angela (Hart) Masterson on Nov 14, 2014 5:43 PM
Wendy Way
RE: Oscar Alexander

You are welcome. Glad I could get it for you. Anything to help.

Added by Wendy Way on Nov 13, 2014 7:58 AM
Lorrie Sizemore
Sizemore/Belcher families
Thanks, Virginia, for the exceptionally detailed and eloquent biographies you posted on our common family members (Owen Sizemore, Amanda Sizemore Self, and Polly Milam Belcher. This is family history that I am thankful to share with our children.
Added by Lorrie Sizemore on Nov 11, 2014 7:28 PM
Wendy Way
RE: Pettijohn Tombstone
Thank You Virginia. Glad we could take it for you.

Added by Wendy Way on Nov 10, 2014 2:47 PM
eliazbeth parks
Sim Clayton Davis
Hello, I have found he is of the Oliver Perry Davis Line of Ark. Oliver married Jane Caroline Millers of Levi Lambeth Miller line and wife Sarah M LOve. They are buried in Ark. Oliver is the brother of Jesse Parker Davis who married Sarah Miller Jane's sister. They are my ggrandfather and mother. They are the sons of Myrick Davis and Sarah Collins .They are buried in Athens, Howard Co. Ark. What got my attention was the name Tressa May Hale.Same name as my Aunt except for the Hale. She was born in Ark. About the same time. They tend to hand names down. I am not saying this info,is right are wrong. but two lines cannot be claiming the same name. I would like to tell them if they are right are wrong. Can you Help?
Added by eliazbeth parks on Nov 10, 2014 10:44 AM
A Jones Girl
Gass - 138526932
Looks like you have done a lot of research on this family. Is this a relative? I thought you might be interested in taking a look. Deb
Added by A Jones Girl on Nov 09, 2014 4:43 PM
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