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Dona McPhillips (#47087008)
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Bio Photo I started the genealogy trail back in 1967 but got sidetracted by work etc. Only with my retirement,(2008), did I restart this passion. I trace my family, paint, write. In 2011, I traveled from state to state visiting the family graves. In spring of 2012, I finally made it to Ireland.
I am particularly focused on doing findagrave biographies with photos of relations and getting them all linked.
My surnames are;, McPHILLIPS,LYNCH, SULLIVAN, McCABE, BOLSINGER/BALSINGER, ARMSTRONG, KERNAHAN, FISHER, CRAFT, HIGGINBOTHAM, KEENER, CANTRELL, CHASTAIN, HAYES/HAYS, and WHITEHEAD. I've been helped by so many seasoned genealogists across the states. What a great bunch of people do this!!!

If someone wants to copy my pictures I would like credit as being the source for them and it would be nice to have a heads up so I can check the facts that are presented about them. These people are my family so I appreciate this coordination and teamwork. Thank you.

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David Roberts
William Henry Wade
He's yours now.
Added by David Roberts on Apr 07, 2014 6:01 PM
Sally Cain-Mathews
Frank L Fisher
Please check death date for Frank L Fisher. SS death records have his death year as 1976 not 1978.
He is my husbands 1st cousin 2x removed.
Added by Sally Cain-Mathews on Apr 06, 2014 7:14 AM
Robert Whitehead
Whitehead Family
Irwin Whitehead, my g g g grandfather came to north Louisiana from Dale County, Alabama about 1850 with his uncle Henry Whitehead. Irwin's parents were James and Anna Irwin Whitehead.

I have an outline that traces the Whitehead family back to Virginia. If you are interested in a copy of the Whitehead family information send me an email address and I will forward it to you!

Added by Robert Whitehead on Apr 05, 2014 9:25 AM
David Roberts
William Henry Wade
Donna: In 2008, I got some info from a genealogist on the family of Platt Howard Smith. I posted to Find-a-Grave what I could from what she sent me. Obviously, there seems to be a confusion between the one at Huntington & the one at Amityville - 2 people ? same person ?? I know zero about either & have done zero research. If you would like, I can transfer either / both of them to you. It would be good to get all this "fixed." I appreciate any help you can give me. Platt Howard Smith was the ancestor to the wife of William Henry Wade [which one - now I'm confused]. Anyway, let me know what you'd like me to transfer over to you.
Added by David Roberts on Mar 30, 2014 8:37 AM
Caren Herron-Wheeler
Hey there
Hi there Dona, this is Johnny daughter, Caren. Got your letter, sort of. It went to my old house (my ex) but my kids got the letter and called me tonight. Let me know what info you need from me. Not sure if I have enough. I do have Grandpa Herron's old Bible that has some information that I have not been able to track. But my mom has more, I think. We will have to see what she has of Grandma Grace's things.
Added by Caren Herron-Wheeler on Mar 26, 2014 9:59 PM
Linda Linn
RE: Bolsinger dates correction
I hope everything is right! Thanks for the "fixes". I have found lots of spelling variations for Civil War veterans--just today!
Added by Linda Linn on Mar 02, 2014 2:07 PM
Linda Linn
RE: Bolsinger dates correction
The pictures are correct now, but one of the memorials did have both pictures. I emailed the person who added the pictures and they apparently removed the incorrect one. I added the CW record for John Jackson even though it has the last name spelled incorrectly--and I added a note to that effect. Hope this clears things up--if not, let me know. Thanks.
Added by Linda Linn on Mar 02, 2014 7:28 AM
Linda Linn
RE: Bolsinger dates correction
The dates you have for Andrew Jackson Bolsinger are John Jackson Bolsingers's dates. If you just remove those dates from Andrew, things should be okay. Your military info seems to be fine for both. The dates I found on the Ancestry Tree for Andrew were Sep 1824 and 8 Jan 1904, but it's up to you if you want to post them on his memorial or not. Sorry for any confusion I caused.
Added by Linda Linn on Mar 01, 2014 10:14 PM
Ben Lighthall
RE: Sarah Ann Wilson at Lecky
After checking my many visit-files I must admit that Sarah's marker was never found. Best she has a memorial & that the theory-location is at Leckey's. Shall hope to find it & others in the future! Happy new year to you & happy hunting in 2014. -b
Added by Ben Lighthall on Jan 25, 2014 10:43 AM
Joe A Winsell
RE: Thomas Wilson
William Alexander Winsell a son of Adam Winsell and Sarah Curtner married Elisabeth Jane Wilson another child of Alexander Adair Wilson and Margaret Laughlin. I am a direct descendant of Adam Winsell through another son Lewis. I am gathering source documentation for my Winsell line and am sharing as much as I can with those touched by that line.

Thank you and I will pass on anything more I may find.

Added by Joe A Winsell on Jan 21, 2014 5:53 AM
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