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Barbara Tynes Claiborne (#47704197)
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Bio Photo I was born in Texas during WWII to a Texan mother and Mississippi father. I have searched graves from Virginia to Texas exploring their families and those of my Claiborne/Taylor/Lyle husband from Tennessee. Looking for Ashley and Allender for the mother of his children. I'm currently active with my Tynes, Rogers, Pounds, Williams, Robison folks from Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas, and would like to learn more about the Weatherman and Guynn families in Virginia and North Carolina, (families of my daughter-in-law).

To me, the people I search are more than dates on stone - they are family waiting for someone to tell their stories. I enjoy linking them to their parents and children. Like a family reunion for the dead.

I am not able now to travel and search cemeteries myself, and therefore I am extremely pleased to see other volunteers finding my family. They are real heroes to me. I am always happy to transfer family members to more direct descendants, also. But I will not transfer to a "Society" for genealogical purposes only. They deserve to be honored by their own family.
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deborah miles
RE: Oliver Osa Clayton
I wouldn't care if they did, but I don't think so. Yes, Jesse William Clayton ran off with Alice's sister, Etta Mae Sims. The Morgan County Archives has a family folder on William Washington "W W" Clayton and it lists nothing on Jesse William Clayton, other than his approximate date of birth. I did have a distant cousin of Jesse William Clayton and Etta Mae Sims that came for a visit 4 or 5 years ago from Arkansas and I have communicated with some descendants of theirs a few years back. I sure would like to have a picture of Jesse William and Etta Mae.
Added by deborah miles on May 27, 2015 7:07 PM
Theron Rogers
Mamie Murphy
The decline message is not working. Resubmit parents with correct numbers if you want to link them.
Added by Theron Rogers on May 01, 2015 5:14 PM
Michelle Woodham
Jesse Watkins Wynne, Jr
Thanks Barbara! Hill Crest cemetery will always remain my favorite! I discovered it while searching for collateral kin. I did locate who I was looking for, but also found so many beautiful, unique and intriguing markers while there! It prompted me to photograph the entire cemetery - the first of many!
Added by Michelle Woodham on Mar 06, 2015 10:17 AM
Joe Lightsey
I found a record of another marriage:
h/o Bertha Davis - m. 02 Oct 1915
h/o Ida Mae Thomason - m. 10 Dec 1918
h/o Lenora Alline Dodgen - m. 1930-1940
h/o Gladys Greer Russell - m. after 1960
His WWI draft registration card dated 05 Jun 1917 states he was married at the time.
Added by Geno-seeker on Feb 13, 2015 8:50 PM
Billie Blackstock
Lenora Dodgen
Barbara you mentioned in the note that you sent that her daughters names were on the headstone. Do you have a picture of her headstone? All pictures have been taken at graves in Masonic and there does not seem to be one for Lenora Dodgen.
Added by Billie Blackstock on Feb 13, 2015 8:26 AM
David K. Lyle
RE: Civil War Lyles
Hello Barbara, thanks for your post. It is so interesting how our Lyle family's were intertwined around Chattanooga and didn't know it. I was born and raised on the east side of Missionary Ridge...the battlefields on Lookout Mtn, Missionary Ridge, and Chickamauga were my playgrounds growing up.

Funny how your Lyles were drinkers, so are their Bourbon.

David K. Lyle
Added by David K. Lyle on Feb 02, 2015 8:32 AM
Karen Knapp Rost
RE: Grover Warren, Kirkville Cemetery
You can contact Find a Grave and they will merge them so the photo won't be lost.

Added by Karen Knapp Rost on Jan 10, 2015 3:08 PM
Liz (Roberts) Harris
Luthern Robison
Hello! These folks sure had me confused for awhile! I really don't know what to do about all the different spellings-one husband and wife use different spellings! Roberts Cem and Hornsby Chapel is where I got started on Find a Grave. I think I am related to just about everyone there in some way or another. I have worked on the Roberts and Lemons families on If you would like I can send you an invitation to go there and see my research without charge. Who knows, you may have some info that I need
Added by Liz (Roberts) Harris on Jan 03, 2015 9:44 PM
John Mallory Land
Memorial #71518661
Hi, Barbara - regarding the memorial for Penelope (MARTIN) BURSON BROWN (Memorial #71518661), you submitted a suggested edit to eliminate the nickname "Penny." I included that because this is the name under which she appears as widowed head of household on the 1870 federal census of Prattsburg District, Talbot County, Georgia (see dwelling #1015/household #1013 on the last page in this sequence, p. 136 (p. 95B, in the stamped system), which to me is a pretty good indicator that she was known by that diminutive. May I ask your reason for wishing to strike it? Thanks! - John
Added by John Mallory Land on Dec 29, 2014 6:14 AM
John Mallory Land
Memorial #17645264 Sarah Jane (WORTHINGTON) BROWN
Hi - thank you for your message about Sarah Jane. Yes, you're right, there is a problem. However, I don't think it is that Missouri Frances BROWN is linked to the wrong mother. This is because there were not two Sarah Jane (WORHTINGTON) BROWNs. I believe the problem is that the original memorial (posted by Susan Deloach Uribe, Contributor #46629057) has dates that cannot be correct. Because of this, another pair of Contributors (the Padgetts) photographed the grave monument showing the correct dates and created a memorial for her, which is a duplicate but has the correct information. I am working to get this rectified (that is, to have the original memorial corrected, the photo of the grave monument moved, and the duplicate deleted), but it will probably take some time. I will let you know when it's been cleared up or if I learn anything different. Thanks so much for pointing this out! - John
I'm sorry, but I believe someone has confused two Sarah Jane Worthington Browns. The one Missouri Frances Brown is linked to is not her mother. Her mother was Sarah Jane Brown #116462927. After her mother's death 1887 her father John Baswell Brown married Penelope Martin Burson September 30, 1887 in Upson County. She was the widow of William H Burson who died 1865 during the Civil War. John B and Penelope Brown are on the 1900 Upson County census with his daughter Missouri F Brown. Barbara Tynes Claiborne 47704197
Added by John Mallory Land on Dec 28, 2014 8:45 PM
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