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Brenda (#47437927)
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Bio Photo I am a native of western NC, a semi-retired educator, book, nature, and animal lover, gardener, collector of vintage children's books, artist, photographer, and proudly addicted to genealogical research.

Our lineage includes the following family names, listed alphabetically: Black, Blount, Brickey, Brooke, Burnet, Cable, Caffee, Carringer, Chapman, Colt, Crisp, Dennis, Dewey, Fauntleroy, Folger, Fye, Gaylord, Gordon, Hardy, Henderson, Hickman, Hoffman (or Hoffmann), Hogle, Hogue, Hoyne, Irish, Jenkins, Keyser, Knott, Kreider, Leslie, Lovin (or Loving), Lull, Lynd, MacDonald, Macy, McCallum, McClure, McCray, Mease, Messer, Mosteller, Odom, Owenby, Peale, Penland, Phelps, Quinn, Robbins, Rogers, Schnebly, Snow, Staughton, Stuman, Swem, Temple, Williamson, and Wright.

Many, many thanks to my fellow Gravers who have stopped by the memorials for my parents, my husband's parents, and any other members of our family and left flowers and notes. You are wonderful people!

"A people which takes no pride in noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything to be remembered by remote descendents." _McCauley

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Messer hereditary medical issues
Brenda, I am trying to find more info on the Neurological conditions that run in the Messer family. I came to visit you years ago and we shared photos. At that time, you had been in contact with my mother who was doing her family genealogy. My grandfather was Jarvis Hannibel Messer, son of Robert Vance and Tina Waycaster. My father and mother have both passed away, but I believe my father had some of the CMT traits, but was never diagnosed. Also, I have a second cousin with Tourretts. I am picking up the family genealogy and would like to talk to you. Please contact me.
Added by MAMesser on Jul 10, 2016 8:45 PM
Ellon Carpenter
My ancestors
Brenda, I work very hard on my genealogy, and try to make it as accurate as possible, based on family records and actual documents. How would you feel if people wrote incorrect things about YOUR family? Please, I meant no disrespect or impoliteness; I just made a request.
Added by Ellon Carpenter on Jun 20, 2016 4:04 PM
Ellon Carpenter
My ancestors
Hi Brenda, I see that you are the person who "maintains" the sites for some of my relatives. Unfortunately, some of the information you have provided is incorrect. For example, the father of William Bradford Carpenter (1842-1927) is not William but Washington Carpenter. I understand your interest in genealogy, but I would appreciate it if you would check your information before you add it. Thank you.
Added by Ellon Carpenter on Jun 20, 2016 2:26 AM
Grave Recorder
RE: George Thorpe Beebe
You're very welcome.
Added by Grave Recorder on Jun 18, 2016 7:46 PM
Ann Miller Woodford
RE: Your Mother, Margaret Ann
Brenda, how precious of you! Thank you very much. I do need assistance in my search for ancestors of my family and those of my friends. I may call on you some day soon.
Please forgive me for not finding your kind message until tonight. I am pretty green at this work right now - hoping to get much better in the future :-).
Added by Ann Miller Woodford on Jun 12, 2016 8:47 PM
James Anthony Dowd
Hi Brenda, Thank you so very much for visiting my dad on his angel day...God bless you!

Added by Legsie11 on Jun 12, 2016 9:40 AM
Bill Macy
RE: Emma Swain Folger Snow
Hi Brenda - You are correct. Marie/Mary Macy Folger's mother-in-law was Emma Swain. All those folks from Nantucket were like a bunch of rabbits. They are everywhere. Bill.
Added by Bill Macy on Feb 25, 2016 8:32 AM
Bill Macy
RE: Emma Swain Folger Snow
Hi Brenda - That is about the same thing I have on her also. Albert's obit shows up on his Find A Grave memorial #38908130. Got a feeling she is in Spring Grove also but can't prove that. Some were buried in St. Catherine Cemetery, then moved. Yes, I have her in my file as Marie Catherine Macy Folger. I also have her as a daughter of Thomas Barnard Macy and Julia (Macy). Thomas died in California in 1874 but not a trace of Julia. Also have Mary/Marie with three siblings, all brothers. James buried in Harrison County, IN and George buried in Spring Grove. The other, Thomas was in NY in the navy in 1865, then I lost him too. Thanks for the reply. Will keep digging. Bill.
Added by Bill Macy on Feb 24, 2016 1:20 PM
Bill Macy
Emma Swain Folger Snow
Hi Brenda -- Saw your memorial for Emma Snow #66681925 and was wondering if you have any knowledge of the whereabouts of her mother, Mary Catherine Macy Folger. It appears from the obituary of Emma's father Albert, that Mary was still alive when Albert died in 1913. Any clues appreciated. Thanks. Bill Macy.
Added by Bill Macy on Feb 24, 2016 9:47 AM
Esther Kinder
RE: Eulamae Carringer
You are very welcome. It is an honor for me to leave flowers for my friends family and loved ones.
Added by Esther Kinder on Jan 14, 2016 2:49 PM
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