I have been working on my family genealogy only since the spring of 2010. I wish I had started decades ago when I would have been able to gain first-hand information from my parents and grandparents. Now I only have bits and pieces of first-hand information to build on. I have discovered more than I ever thought possible.
I am working on my New York paternal side: Wightwick, Collins, Thornton, Dolan, Sweeney, O'Mahoney.
Also my Mississippi maternal side: Barlow, McWilliams, Thompson, Shepherd, O'Neal, Guynes, Quin, Green, Perryman, Beeson/Beason, Dalrymple and BEYOND.
My husband, Joe, is now interested in finding his ancestors, since I have done a lot of research on his side of the family. That side starts with Richards & Ward in Alabama. It includes: West, Ray, Guy, Hart, Daniels, Parker, Jones, Stuart (or Stewart) and others to be discovered.
Joe will now share this site with me, so that we can work together. I have found Houston County in Alabama to be a treasure chest of information. Other researchers there are the most helpful and are probably related, too.
We also enjoy visiting other cemeteries to take pictures and help others with their family search. We live in Douglas County, GA, so if anyone needs assistance nearby, just contact us.
WE HAVE ADDED MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT RELATED TO US. We visit cemeteries to take volunteer photos and sometimes add other photos and memorials. We do this especially for family names that we are related to. If you find a memorial that is a direct ancestor or a close family member, you may request a transfer to you. We will do this if you make the request through the edit function, suggest a correction, give your contributor #, and tell us how you are related. We will transfer the memorial if we are not also related. We have taken a lot of photos over the last year and a half that we have not yet added. It is time consuming, but we will add more memorials and photos as time permits.
PLEASE NOTE: The McWilliams Family in Clifton Methodist Churchyard in Panthersville, GA. and family members linked to them have NO KNOWN RELATIONSHIP WITH US. Their son, George W. McWilliams IS NOT the George W. McWilliams whom Linda is descended from.
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RE: Quin Family Tombstones Please feel free. I'm always happy to hear that I've been able to connect family to their family members and loved ones through taking pictures of headstones. It has helped me to answer many questions I've had when others have assisted me. Be blessed and happy hunting. =0)
Hart/Rigdon/Jones Good Morning, Daniel Jones and Mary "Polly" Hart Jones are my 2X grandparents.
Rueben Hart and Nancy Ann Rigdon Hart are my 3X grandparents.
I note that Joe is from this line. I have been trying to find out who Nancy Ann's father was. Initially, and still today, I have Beaver Rigdon as her father. I have seen other records that indicate William or George Rigdon could perhaps, be her father.
Would appreciate any inforrmation you could direct me too.
Thank you for the time you have obviously spent taking photos and searching for the valuable information provided by Find A Grave.
Thank you, Kate Katherine Jones Ledbetter email@example.com