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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.
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 www.familytreedna.com 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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|Letha||RE: two memorials|
Thank you Merle.
Added by Letha on Nov 13, 2014 11:23 AM
|Bob & Bonnie McEver||Files Valley Cemetery|
This relates to the status of the cemetery in Files Valley, TX. In the 1970s, a board was established to oversee maintenance of the cemetery. All of the board members are now deceased. In order to insure some level of maintenance going forward, a new board should be established. A meeting seems necessary to reestablish the board and the first group to make contact with, before going to the general population of the community, in my opinion, should be those FindAGrave Contributors who have shown an interest and demonstrated some effort to preserve the memory of those interred there. If you have experience in managing small cemeteries and/or the interest to participate in this process, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regards and thanks for all your work for FindAGrave.
Robert McEver http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&GScid=2283085&MRid=47129367&
|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)
|Don Dixon||RE: Spurrier|
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 Ancestry.com 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
i saw that you knew a little about the whitesides? my grandpa was thomas whiteside. are u a relative?
|melissa oglesby||ila w oglesby|
hello i am the great grand daughter of ila. my grandfather was kenneth s oglesby.
|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.
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