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Merle (#47176581)
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Bio Photo Born/reared Abilene. Army, one tour in Vietnam.

Began researching my families 1970 with an interest and a few questons a few years earlier.

My lines Stevens, Oglesby in Miss., La., Tex. Robinson, Dyer, Brigance in Tenn., La., Tex.

Worthington, Caster in Ill., Tex.

Slaughter and Monroe in S.C., Ala., La., Ark., Tex., Cal.

Reynolds, Goodman in N.C., Miss., Tex.

Derden, Abercrombie in N.C., Ala., La., Tex.

Morris, Sharp, Clayton, Anderson, Mathis, Mayfield in Tenn., Tex.

I have my dna with for Ydna, Mtdna and autosomnal. Recently added my autosomal dna to ancestry and 23andMe.

I am building a "Stevens Family Tree" on Ancestry, which includes all of my lines.

Of my entries of memorials, any relative closer related than me, ask and it will be yours.

I don't understand why someone not related to a person they enter for a memorial would not transfer them to a relative.

With memorials in my name, I've had many distant cousins contact me.

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Julie (Longfield) Davis
RE: Dowd
Hello Merle,

Well, not really a descended. My Aunt Helen, Lemuel's granddaughter, married my father's brother, Arlin. I never met any of Aunt Helen's relatives. In fact I can only recall meeting Aunt Helen once or twice. I am however in contact with Helen's daughter, and receive much of the Dowd family history from her.

It is always wonderful to here from family, no matter how distant they may be. If Dowd history is what you seek, I would be more than happy to find out what I can.

Thank you for dropping me a note.

Julie (Longfield) Davis

Added by Julie (Longfield) Davis on Sep 10, 2015 11:47 PM
Amanda Gilbert
39645045-Ellie Fay Abercrombie
Ellie Fay Abercrombie's mother was Ellie Puckett, 3rd and last wife of John Thomas Abercrombie.
John Thomas Abercrombie was my great-grandfather - my grandmother was Martha Ethel Abercrombie Cook.
Thank you,
Amanda Cook Gilbert

Added by Amanda Gilbert on Dec 15, 2014 7:06 PM
Amanda Gilbert
RE: Abercrombie
By the way, you will really appreciate this - John Thomas Abercrombie's second wife, Maud Rice, was his second cousin.
Here is the connection. His mother's (Mary Lucinda "Lou" Perry) parents were John Perry and Mary Stanley, who married in Bibb County, Alabama on 16 Jul 1835. Sarah's Parents were Samuel Stanley and Elizabeth "Betsy" Perkins (m. 23 Dec. 1815 in Jackson County, Georgia). Mary's sister, Sarah Ann Stanley married Nelson Henry Rice on 16 Sep 1841 in Bibb County, Alabama. - Maude was the granddaughter of Sarah Stanley Rice.
I discovered this because I had a picture of my Uncle Sam and Uncle Marvin together and looked almost like twins, for sure brothers, so I started researching the family and found that Maud married her second cousin, and Sam married his third cousin, Margaret "Maggie" Abercrombie.
(A genealogy story)
Added by Amanda Gilbert on Oct 30, 2013 9:01 PM
Don Dixon
RE: Spurrier
Hi Merle,
See if any of this fits.

1930 Census shows WG Spurrier age 12 living with parents J.G. and Annie Spurrier in Breckenridge, Stephens County, TX.
1940 Census shows Willie G. Spurrier age 22 living with Erta Reed (Esta Reed) and family. Willie is shown as son-in-law with wife Loraine. His residence in 1935 is shown as Breckenrige, TX

In both census birth is shown in Arizona.

Although shows linkage with the above WG Spurrier with other public records such as Texas Death Index and SSDI the information shown is too short to make a judgement.

The above Willie G. would have married Loraine between 1935-1940 and probably they were divorced shortly.

Will not make the connection in my records with "your" Willie Geater Spurrier pending your evaluation with the above.

Added by Don Dixon on Oct 30, 2013 12:16 AM
Jerry Wayne Garrett
RE: Garrett
First, I'm sorry for taking so long. Not only have I been busy, but this web site leaves me frustrated every time I try to use it.

So, Mable's (second) husband was Kenneth Garrett.
They lived in Eastland and had three boys. I can't remember the first now, but can find if you are interested. He was from Mable's first mariage. The second was Glenn, and last Lyndell. Glenn and Lyndell are living.

Kenneth's father was Harmon Garrett, and grandfather WV Garrett.

Harmon and wife Ella had seven children. I can get you the names if you want.

Agan, sorry for taking so long.

Added by Jerry Wayne Garrett on Sep 24, 2013 2:06 PM
Jerry Wayne Garrett
Mable & Kenneth Garrett
These are my aunt and uncle. Their children are Kenneth Glenn Garrett and Lyndel Garrett. Both are living. Mable's first son was Billy Jack Garrett (adopted last name). He is deceased.

I am interested in any Garrett or link to Garrett's that you may have.

I also have more data on Garrett's if you would like.
Added by Jerry Wayne Garrett on Jul 27, 2013 3:24 PM
Bryan Waddell
Alice Waddle Jenkins 1869-1941
She is my 2nd great aunt on my father's ( Waddell) side. We are also descended from the Oglesby's. Her mother was Cynthia O. from MS. I would like to know any info you have on the Oglesby fam. Great mystery surrounds Alice and fam. as their parents both died in TX at the close of the Civil War. They remained not returning to Oglesby or Waddell family members in MS but were adopted by their maternal aunt Liza already in TX in 1868 or so.
Added by Bryan Waddell on Apr 14, 2013 9:49 PM
latosha gilmore
i saw that you knew a little about the whitesides? my grandpa was thomas whiteside. are u a relative?
Added by latosha gilmore on Apr 12, 2013 10:09 AM
melissa oglesby
ila w oglesby
hello i am the great grand daughter of ila. my grandfather was kenneth s oglesby.
Added by melissa oglesby on Dec 16, 2012 10:12 PM
Cecil Vaden Jr.
RE: Ritchie
Merle, Please use the "Request A Photo" tab on the memorial for the request. I am curious how you tie in with the Vaden Family in Smith Co. Tennessee. My Great Grandmother was Mary Mollie Dyer who was the daughter of Apollas & Sarah Myers Dyer. Mary married my Great Grandfather, Rev. William Thomas Vaden.
Added by Cecil Vaden Jr. on Nov 04, 2012 1:55 PM
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