Have been researching since the early 1990s. Am an active member of the Jane Long Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Thomas Jefferson Chambers Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), and most recently, the Joseph Underwood Chapter of Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century.
Have the following DAR approved family lines: James Edward Acton, Capt. Thomas Lee, John Crockett, John Peace James. Currently pending approval in DAR headquarters in Washington, DC: Henry Perkins. The following family line is approved by UDC: James Wayman Acton. Currently under review for the approval process by the national headquarters of Colonial Dames is the family line of Capt. William Ferebee.
Other research interests currently in progress: Capt. Thomas Bailey, Alexander Caldwell, Moses Johnson, James Grant, and Thomas H. Pledger, Sr.
Additional Affiliations: Past Matron, Goose Creek Chapter 798 TX, Order of the Eastern Star; Past President, Baytown Assembly No. 153 TX, Social Order of the Beauceant; member, Seabrook Chapter 1096 TX, Order of the Eastern Star; member, Port Arthur Assembly No. 160 TX, Social Order of the Beauceant.
RE: Eliza Spillman Hi Jan, I'm blushing....what a nice compliment. I do try for accuracy and if I am ever in doubt, I notate it on a person's site.
Ancestry is a great tool but there are inaccuracies even in their data...the biggest is the spelling of names from hard copy to the listings. So you sometimes have to go with your instincts to decide if it is your relative or not.
I haven't started a tree because I still have questions about certain people. And you are right...peeps copy other peeps stuff. I have tried to notify peeps when I find discrepancies...but I never see their trees change....so I quit doing so. It was driving me crazy.
I think you will enjoy this site. It becomes addictive...just like transcribing cemeteries. It's a passion!!!
I got compulsive and asked that Hattie be linked to her parents, her maiden name entered as well as her nickname. Hope you don't mind. And it looks like it has been done. When you have suggestions or want a transfer to you done, do it through the EDIT button on the upper right corner of the person's site.
Questions about working on this site, let me and I'll do my best to answer. But it is pretty straight forward.
Eliza Spillman Hi Jan (if I may), I have fixed the birth year for Eliza on Cary and A.J. sites. No need to send me documentation. I've added some information on Cary's site. I am not positive but a family tree on Ancestry says her parents died in Princeton, KY and are buried in the "City Cemetery". On F.A.G., there is only one cemetery listed for Princeton, Caldwell County, KY. I didn't add them to that cemetery as would need to confirm before doing so.
Someday I hope to find the burial place of James Tuckahoe and Jenni or Jennie Levi Ritchey (Richey). They may turn up someday.
A.J. and Cary Richey Hello, I have added Eliza's children to Cary and A.J.'s sites. In doing so, I noticed that Eliza's site has the wrong name for her.....they have Elizabeth and also the wrong birth year. Marker states 1854 but the person who added her has it as 1850. I have found information to that she was born in 1853 but that may be inaccurate. Do you know for sure what year Eliza (Elizabeth?) was born?
Please check to make sure I added things correctly. If you find any errors, let me know. Happy to fix them.
Thank you for passing on more information in regards to my very distant relatives.