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Ruth Hasten Walsh (#46872081)
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Bio Photo Ruth has been researching her family lines since 1995. My first mentor, and someone to whom I am much indebted, was the late Col. Ed Schott. Ed, a volunteer at the National Archives in Washington DC, was a certified professional genealogist. He took a keen interest in helping me develop my research skills. He introduced me to LCol. Patrick G Wardell, author of several Virginia genealogy research books. In the days before internet genealogy, both Ed and Pat provided much guidance and assistance in helping me find and document many of my ancestral lines. Both emphasized the fact that just because some hereditary society had approved a family tree it did NOT necessarily mean that tree accurately reflected an accounting of that family line. From 1995-1998 I consulted Loyd Bockstruck, the noted genealogist from Dallas, Texas, about newly found documents pertaining to the Hastings aka Hasten/Haisten/Haston* families from Southside, Virginia.
In late 1990's and early 2000's I did research "legwork" for the Blanton and Womack surnames DNA projects. Testing of descendants (found via well-documented paperwork trail)proved that the Rev. Jeremiah Blanton of North Carolina was the son of Archee aka Archer Blanton whose birthfather was Abraham Womack of Virginia and named in bastardy courtrecords of Amelia Co., VA. The study proved his sibling Thomas Womack changed his birth surname from Blanton to Womack and that Jeremiah Blanton's wife, Sarah, was indeed his cousin.
Except for two (Zerr & Winkler), all my ancestral lines were in America by early 1700's. Most were in Virginia several years before the Pilgrims' landing on a rock at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

*A total of 37 variable spellings of the Hastings surname have been found, to and including "Haysteen".

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L Mastan
Sallee Cook Cooper
I have transfered momorial #67973955 for your aunt, Sallee Cook Cooper to you. I know you will be able to link her other family members.
Happy graving,
L Mastan
Added by L Mastan on May 08, 2017 8:04 PM
Gene Hill
RE: Martha Hargrove memorial note
No problem. I got a chuckle out of it. In the messages below yours, Gerry Hill from Georgia was telling me about being the widow of Gene Hill, who died in 1989.

I'm from Morgan County, Alabama, but for the last 25 + years, I've lived in Tennessee.
Added by Gene Hill on Mar 31, 2017 11:38 AM
Donnie Stanford
Joseph A. Holt
Thanks for the information.

Added by Donnie Stanford on Mar 31, 2017 6:36 AM
John W Holt
Thanks for the obit for John W Holt in Decatur City Cemetery. linked his daughter to him too.
Faye Terry
Added by FHTerry on Mar 31, 2017 5:18 AM
Karen Usery Daniels
RE: Ozell and Vernon Usery
Ok, I will make that change.
Added by Karen Usery Daniels on Mar 28, 2017 4:18 AM
Karen Usery Daniels
Ozell and Vernon Usery
Ruth, I have added the bio's for Ozell and Vernon Usery. But on Vernon's bio it says that he is survived by his wife Ozell Cowen Usery. Is Cowen her maiden name?
Thank you for the bio's. If I can help in any other way I will be more than glad to.
Thanks again.

Karen Daniels
Added by Karen Usery Daniels on Mar 27, 2017 1:11 PM
Gene Hill
Hargrove obits
Hello Ruth,

I very much appreciate your sharing of the Hargrove obits. All the memorials I create and manage are "works in progress." I'm not nearly as interested in adding memorials, as I am in improving what I have.

Thank you for all your hard work.

Added by Gene Hill on Mar 22, 2017 5:22 AM
455th AAA Historian
Tommy Harl McClung
Thank you for the additional information on Tommy's death. I have added it to his memorial.
Added by 455th AAA Historian on Mar 19, 2017 6:49 PM
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Lloyd Lee Browning obituaries
Thank you for sharing Lloyd's obituaries. That was very kind of you. We enjoy adding this kind of Bio information onto our memorials and appreciate that you took the time to send it.

Thank you for the tip about the wrong Ola Browning, too!
Added by Our Ancestors Branches on Mar 18, 2017 4:05 PM
M. Abbey
Thanks for the Obit. for Myrtle Abbey.
Appreciate your time and kindness.
Added by Ladybug on Mar 17, 2017 11:16 AM
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