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Ruth Hasten Walsh (#46872081)
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Bio Photo I have 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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Cindy (Horn) Smith
Joseph Hastings
I'm sorry it took me so long to transfer this memorial over to you. I am way behind on going through my emails.
Added by Cindy (Horn) Smith on Sep 14, 2017 2:47 PM
T. W. Sosebee
RE: Roy and Clara Henderson Winkler
Thanks for the info. It sure helps. Thanks very much. T. W. Sosebee, Abilene
Added by T. W. Sosebee on Jul 25, 2017 11:28 AM
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Roy and Clara Henderson Winkler
Hello, I am researching families who have lived around the Ropesville, Texas area. I notice that the 1930 Census of Fannin County, Texas lists a Roy and Clara F. Winkler who have two children, John O. Winkler and Sallye W. Winkler. I am not sure if this is the same Roy and Clara,but the ages are about right. These children are not listed in the 1940 Census of Roy and Clara. Do you know if Roy and Clara had other children other than Thurmon and the unnamed deceased baby?
Added by T. W. Sosebee on Jul 24, 2017 12:21 PM
Wayne Rose
Thomas and Dora Davenport
You bio additions for Thomas and Dora(29475165 and
29475174) have been added. Thank you.
Added by Wayne Rose on Jul 20, 2017 8:10 AM
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Mary Browning
Thank you for sending the obit on the above. I will see what can be added to the memorial. I do not add survivors to my memorials per Find A Grave guidelines.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser&... on Jun 29, 2017 1:23 PM
Michael Len Herndon
Norma Launders
Thanks so much for the obit you supplied for Norma Launders. I appreciate your hard work on Find-a-grave.
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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.

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John W Holt
Thanks for the obit for John W Holt in Decatur City Cemetery. linked his daughter to him too.
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