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Dorothy George Taylor (#47062173)
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Bio Photo I am a true southern gal, originally from Brunswick, GA., but now live out in the country in Appling County, GA. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and part time writer, as well as the family genealogist!

I have been working on my family tree for many years and love every minute of it! Like most, I have a few "brick walls", but the info I have found has opened many doors and taught me more about who I am and where I came from. I hope to pass my love of family roots to my grandchildren one day. I am also more than willing to help others who may be distant cousins with whatever info I have.

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David Wilkes

It appears that David W. Wilkes (1819-1883)and Martha Patricia Branch (1818-1902) were the parents of David 1839 Wilkes (h/o Virginia Smith).
Added by Jrigdon on Oct 19, 2017 9:14 AM
RE: Connections for Virginia Smith Wilkes
I just started looking into Martha "Patty" Branch. But the 1850 and 1860 census shows that David Wilkes was then married to "Martha" but the 1880 census shows him married to "Virginia". All of the David's are in Laurens county so I'd say that there are either two Davids with different wives or, more likely IMO, Martha has left him or is dead and he remarried to Virginia.

Some of the family trees on Ancestry show that he had many more children with Virginia and that their first child was a daughter born 1868 that they named Honor, her mother's name.

I will add Martha "Patty" Branch as his first wife and see what I can come up with.
Added by Jrigdon on Oct 19, 2017 7:35 AM
RE: Connections for Virginia Smith Wilkes
You bet I do! Her mother was Honor McClendon and I'm 99% certain that she was the sister of my GGG GM Hetty McLendon. Possible her TWIN sister since it appears that they were both born in 1826. Records for that family are poor and it took me about 6 years to find ONE record that PROVED that Hetty was the daughter of William Burrell Mclendon. I had already gone through the several hundred records of every McLendon in Ga and the Carolinas and excluded everyone else as her father so I was sure that WB was. But after searching for several more years I was able to find a written agreement between WB and two of his known daughters and Hetty and her husband. I think Honor is the same way, there is almost no records of her. But I did find record of her marriage to CB Smith 23 Jul 1849 Laurens County, Georgia, USA. I have photocopy of it, send me your address and I'll send it to you.

Virginia's husband was David Wilkes born about Nov 1839 in Ga. I have seen census records for him but I didn't save a copy so I don't know what his parents names were. But many of the records show their name as Wilks with no e. They married 2 Feb 1868 Laurens, Georgia, USA and again I have a photocopy. In 1867 he signed a loyalty oath, see "Georgia, Returns of Qualified Voters and Reconstruction Oath Books, 1867-1869" in Oconee, Laurens co, Ga.

I haven't done much checking but the census shows that they had at least three children;

Vania Wikes

Ophelia Frances Wilkes

Hilton Wikes

I am a DNA match to one of the descendants of Ophelia.

One thing that you have to understand about the family of Wm Burrell McLendon is that his first wife Feriby Joiner died in about 1835 and that in 1839 he married Chloe Walters and had two more children (he had eight from his first marriage if you include Honor) so records for him are confusing.

Find a Grave records for that family are also messed up and the relationships shouldn't be trusted. I just got someone to change their page that showed WM B's wife (probably his second one) was married to his nephew!

Let me know if you have any other questions. Or if you're on Ancestry, send me your user id or Email address and I'll send you an invitation to my FT.
Added by Jrigdon on Oct 19, 2017 7:19 AM
Shannon Williams
Branch family
Very interested in any source materials for David Branch ancestors, need these to verify John Branch activity in Revolutionary War. I have to have original sources to validate the family line. If you have them, I would love to have copies or information regarding where they can be obtained. Looking to validate line forward for Martha Patricia Branch marriage to David Wilkes, names of children etc. Any help greatly appreciated. Your memorial work is impressive!!!
Added by Shannon Williams on Aug 26, 2017 9:44 PM
Juniper Hall
I am one of Juniper Hall's great great great grand daughters. Does anyone have information on Juniper's parents, birthplace, etc?
Thanks so much for your time.
Best Regards,
K. Hall
Added by KimH on Jul 11, 2017 1:38 PM
Kate Archer Terry

Transferred to you. :)

Added by BLS on Jul 08, 2017 5:52 PM
Jerry Van Herrin
RE: Recent Memorial
I try to add memorials in order to make sure the obituary is included and any other information I can find. Too many Find A Grave contributors think there're not supposed to add the obituary. That' the reason I try to be first. Someone WILL add the memorial in a matter of hours.

Added by Jerry Van Herrin on May 05, 2017 10:18 AM
Anna and Ben Williams
RE: Memorial #176720268
Will do. Thanks
Added by Anna and Ben Williams on Mar 10, 2017 3:51 PM
Laura Tully
John J. Skinner (1821-1854)
Hey, I appreciate the trouble you had with this request. There are two memorials for this individual Find A Grave 78572514 has no photo of the marker as reported it could not be found in Beasley Cemetery, Norristown, Emanuel, GA. The other Find A Grave memorial 66744244 has him buried in Burton Beasley Cemetery, Emanuel, GA. I'd use the lower numbered one with the photo created in March 2011. The duplicate was created in October 2011, but the name and dates are the same. They can probably be merged. I wonder how many others in the cemetery called Beasley Cemetery are also listed as being in the Burton Beasley Cemetery. If the cemeteries are merged instead of the memorials, do the memorials follow or will there be two memorials per person? Seems the findagrave administrator should have caught this.
Added by Laura Tully on Feb 27, 2017 4:48 PM
Debi Matlack
memorial transfer
Thank you!
Added by Debi Matlack on Feb 20, 2017 6:54 AM
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