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Epictetus (#47920451)
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Bio Photo "In all of us, there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we came from.

Without this enriching knowledge, we are left with a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, without the sure knowledge of our provenance, this yearning yields to an emptiness, a vacuum and the most disquieting loneliness."

- Alex Haley, author of "Roots"
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Cathleen Carter Griggs
I have taken care of the Tyre family. Thank you so much for the information. God bless
Added by Cathleen Carter Griggs on Feb 06, 2017 9:02 PM
Keith Edwards
Matthew Martin (Rev. War)
Hello again, been a while. Do you happen to know who Matthew Martin's parents were? Thanks.
Added by Keith Edwards on Feb 04, 2017 8:33 AM
Stephens Family SC
Do you know where I can obtain copies (printed or electronic) of the histories you mention in Samuel H. Stephens' Findagrave listing:
"The Book of Record and Brief Family History" by Edward Besaw Stephens and
"A Family History" by John R. Stephens

I am trying to trace my Stephens family back to Samuel H.

Added by DeepRoots on Dec 02, 2016 9:17 AM
Laura Susan Runyan
RE: Lucius B. Martin
Hi John,
I'm wondering if L.B. Martin's Uncle "L.B. Martin might have had a brother named John. My Grand Daddy did not, but he had an Uncle via Stephen Martin named Lucius Bellinger who died young. I'm betting he was named for this Uncle.
Laura Susan Runyan
Added by Laura Susan Runyan on Nov 14, 2016 11:22 AM
Jan Lawson
Douglas Powell, Jr., b. Brunswick Co., VA. d. Robeson Co., NC.

I have viewed the LW&T of Douglas Powell in Robeson Co., NC. dated 2/17/1842 and there is no mention of "children in Georgia". This LW&T was for Douglas Powell, III, child of Douglas Powell, Jr., b. ca. 1795 Robeson Co., NC. d. aft. 2/17/1842 Robeson Co., NC. (LW&T proven Feb. 1842 Court Term). Brother Barnabus Powell and John Lewis acted as witnesses. Douglas Powell, III married Susannah/Susan Ann Bradshaw in Roberson Co., NC. 7/28/1820. His wife was identified in Robeson Co., NC. probate records 1842 - 1849 as Susannah Ann Powell (also listed as Susan Powell) and his children were identified as Harriet Powell wife of Asa Phillips, Stephen Powell, Harrison Powell, Jacob Powell, Brady Powell and Edy Powell.

I agree that Douglas, Jr. had sons Stephen, Jethro and Douglas, III. He also had son Barnabus Powell and I suspect Daniel and Nicholas Powell. I am looking for copy of LW&T of Douglas Powell, Jr., if one exists, which lists the land and personal property left to those of his children cited.

Any help appreciated. Jan Lawson.
Added by Jan Lawson on Oct 26, 2016 3:00 PM
Jan Lawson
Douglas Powell, Jr., b. Brunswick Co., VA. d. Robeson Co., NC.
Looking for a copy of Douglas Powell, Jr.'s Last Will and Testament. Am of the POWELL DNA Haplogroup I1. Any help appreciated. Jan Lawson.
Added by Jan Lawson on Oct 25, 2016 11:15 PM
Deborah Threlkeld Smith
RE: Stephens
Thank you so much for your quick and thorough response!
Added by Deborah Threlkeld Smith on Oct 09, 2016 10:35 AM
Deborah Threlkeld Smith
Stephens Family - Can you help me?
My gg grandmother, Sarah Isabella Stephens Allison, was a sister of John R. Stephens. They were two of Benson Stephens' children. I am trying to prove that Benson was a son of Samuel and Mary Powell Stevens/Stephens for DAR membership. Do you have a copy of John R. Stephens' memoir? I've also heard about a family history written by Edward Besaw Stephens. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks and best regards, Deborah
Added by Deborah Threlkeld Smith on Oct 08, 2016 9:04 PM
Sgt Nathan Powell's relation
I am responding to this:

If you are a male descendant of SGT Nathan Powell, pls contact:

I am a decendant of Sgt Nathan Powell. I have 3 sons and a daughter that are decendants also. I am Harris Nathan Powell's daughter Connie Powell. His dad was Nathan Levi Powell and his dad was Solomon Ambrose Powell which was Sgt Nathan Powell's son.

You can contact me at or 817-350-5525.
Connie Powell
Added by cpowell on Sep 20, 2016 3:45 PM
Ed Hightower
Charles McDuffie Martin
I am contacting you regarding Charles McDuffie Martin son of Stephen Martin and Sarah Touchstone.

I was recently contacted by another Findagrave volunteer who is questioning whether Charles as a first name should be associated with McDuffie Martin son of Stephen and Sarah and who married Emily A. Davis.

Thus far I have not been able to find in my records why I included Charles as a part of this man's name. Please give me your opinion on the use of Charles with the McDuffie Martin in question and if at all possible a reference for that usage.

I appreciate this very much.

Ed Hightower
Added by Ed Hightower on Sep 12, 2016 11:39 AM
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