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Deb Shepherd (#47937675)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo This journey all started out with my husband not knowing his family, so I took it upon myself to find out a little more information. The little more has turned into a whole lot! But, I am loving it and enjoy learning about the people and times of long ago. If I have made a memorial for one of your family members, I will be more than happy to transfer the memorial to you... just put in a request.

My family are Hays/Hayes, Williams, Clicks, Boyds, Branhams just to name a few.

My husband's are the Shepherds, Row/Rowes, Hollons, Howards.
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Cindy McCurdy
Martha McPeek
Thank you Deb for transferring my aunt to me & for doing such a good job on her memorial.
Added by Cindy McCurdy on Nov 18, 2015 11:47 AM
Teresa Yantone
RE: Found Your Family!
Hello Deb,
First I want to apologize for not responding sooner. Due to "life circumstances" I had to put my search on hold for a while. I just read a few of your messages containing information that I found very exciting! I can't believe you've provided me with phone numbers! I want to send you my most sincere thanks for your part in taking the time to get this information for me! I am so appreciative and grateful! My 17 year old son is very interested in learning more about my dad and wants to make the day trip with me to visit the grave.
Thank you again for all of your help and please know that you have made a huge difference in our lives in providing your services.
God bless you & your family!
Teresa Yantone
Added by Teresa Yantone on Jul 20, 2015 8:31 AM
wilma wells
RE: my grandparents
Velma and me are cousins. yes her and Eugene both are great at this genealogy stuff. they have both helped me a lot. without them I could have hardly have anything. the Walters are my family and Tiney Pitts was married to my grand-paw William McKinley Walters. and my mothers sister Rhoda Patton Pitts was married to a Fair Pitts. they lived at Guage in Breathitt Co Ky. it seems like I am kin to everyone in Breathitt co Ky "-) I told my husband Harold Wells that if we ever had car trouble while we were in Breathitt Co, that someone would surely help us after I told them about the people that lives down there being my kin people "-). I love going down there to go and see where my mom and dad both were raised up at. right now the floods are bad down there. I like it down there. I was born and raised in Letcher Co, Ky. and my husband was from Leslie Co Ky. he is 76 years old and I am 67. we will be married for 52 years this October. I married him when I was 15 years old and he was 24 years old. we have never been separated or anything like that we have a daughter and one son and 3 grandchildren and one great grandson he will be turning 6 years old the last day of this month.sorry for talking so much. Wilma
Added by wilma wells on Jul 18, 2015 5:23 PM
wilma wells
RE: my grandparents
my grandpaw Jimmy Lee Pattons dad's name was James K Patton Salyer. but he went by his mothers madian name which was Patton. His dad was Abner Salyers. after Albert Salyers wife died James K Pattons mom got married to him. so that's where the Pattons name came from. and the Salyers name to. One of my first cousins name was James Patton he did a lot of research on this and found out all of this info. my mom's parents were Jimmy Lee Patton Salyers and Alice Barnett. I have been to their graves in Breathitt Co Ky. and Alfred Rowe is also buried there to. I love going down there to visit. Eugene Pitts Is also some kin to me to. I am also kin to the Backs and the Risners and Rowes and Salyers Patricks and a lot more of the people down there.
Added by wilma wells on Jul 18, 2015 1:38 PM
wilma wells
RE: my grandparents
well I guess me and your husband might be some kin then. it's good finding kin people that you never knew about. so email me sometimes and we can
talk about how much kin we might be. Wilma wells.
Added by wilma wells on Jul 05, 2015 8:21 PM
wilma wells
RE: my grandparents
I was told that there were 2 Jimmy Lee Patton's that lived in Breathitt Co, Ky. Todd Preston told me this. he said one of them was wealthy and the other one wasn't. of course my Jimmy Lee Patton was the poor one "-). do you get the Magazine called the Kentucky Explorer. it has plenty of news about the People in Breathitt Co, Ky. and other places to. if you don't get it you can order it and it will come to you once a month. you can go on line at, and order it. you can put info in the explorer book also. you can even talk to Todd online. well thanks for the info. email me again. Wilma Walters Wells
Added by wilma wells on Jul 05, 2015 11:02 AM
wilma wells
my grandparents
Jimmy Lee Patton and Alice Barnett Patton are my mom's parents. they are my grandparents. my mom is Cordelia (Corda) Patton Walters. she married Dorsie Walters my dad. would love to have any info about them. www.
Added by wilma wells on Jul 01, 2015 6:37 PM
RE: David Deas
I have the section for him and planning to go back up to search for a stone. I will post one if I find a memorial marker and if not, I will try to keep it in mind my mind. Some day, there might be one !
Added by DJLindsay on May 16, 2015 9:10 PM
Brandy Thompson
Why Hello to My Family!
Hi! I am a descendent of Charles Rowe, his son Daniel was my great grandfather. I was wondering if we had any more information on Louese Trusty Rowe? I am having issues finding her on censuses.
Added by Brandy Thompson on Apr 13, 2015 8:34 AM
Susan Johnson
RE: Oops
Thanks so much for all the info. Yes, Danny Shepherd is my friend Dennis' brother. It's all the same circle we're speaking of.

When I visited them the other day Dennis was adamant that I had the wrong death date for Mollie. He remembered exactly that she had died in 1963 in Indiana. When I came home and researched he was right on. Now I'm wondering why Dennis had such a vivid memory of Mollie's death because he was only 14 when she died. I'll have to ask him about that. He started telling me all about Mort & Mollie's home when he was a kid - and about the mountains & hills in Kentucky. Dennis was actually born in Indiana but sounds like he spent a lot of time visiting family in Kentucky.

Dennis' mom & dad were Woodloe & Cleo Shepherd and his siblings were Danny Kay Shepherd (1947), Deloris May (1948), Dennis Ray (1949) and Diana Faye (1950).

Looks like your husband already met Dennis' brother and it doesn't sound at this point that he would be interested in talking with Dennis. If Dennis is interested, can I provide him with Ed's contact info so he can communicate? Dennis is just getting into this ancestry stuff so he's hyped up about it right now. Danny spent years, but Dennis really didn't pay too much attention until now......

v/r Susan
Added by Susan Johnson on Mar 28, 2015 8:22 AM
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