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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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Jacquelyn Kiefner
George Henry Holt
Married Memory Crayton about 1878. They are together in the 1880 census along with their daughter Pauline living with Memory Crayton's father James J Crayton and his second wife Mary Majors.
Added by Jacquelyn Kiefner on Feb 22, 2017 7:04 PM
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Roy L Blanton #172279476
Ruth--Yes, the names can twist and turn and I find them interesting, but sometimes it makes research difficult and I agree, the librarians deserve tons of credit! Peggy
Added by pz on Jan 18, 2017 10:54 AM
Roy L Blanton #172279476
Hello- I am processing your edit. If you are interested in further research, his mother may be memorial #87641716 under C. Elizabeth Blanton. To verify (as I would need to do), our public library provides an email obit copy at no cost. The index does show an entry for Betty Brown Blanton obit date 02-19-1987. Corpus Christi Public Library--limit 2 per month--click on Local History, then obits.
Happy researching, Peggy
Added by pz on Jan 18, 2017 9:19 AM
William Mirchell
William Mitchell obit added to his memorial,

Thank you

Added by TOM RAMBY on Dec 06, 2016 5:55 PM
Glenda Weatherspoon
Isaac C Brownlow
I am the great granddaughter of Lon Brownlow and Ella Crigger. I am very andious to connect with any possible family links. Saw your bio with find a grave and was hopeful you could help. Thank you, Glenda Kay Weatherspoon of the Tennessee Brownlow line. Many moved to Texas around Athens.
Added by Glenda Weatherspoon on Dec 04, 2016 11:45 AM
Mary Jo
Sue Holt #30701931
Since I am not kin and have no background knowledge of her, I have transferred the memorial to you.
Mary Jo
Added by Mary Jo on Dec 02, 2016 10:40 AM
Candyce Hardin Williams Glaser
Mary Elizabeth Douthit
Thank you so very much for the obituary. I have included it on the memorial and have credited you.
Have a great day,
Candyce Hardin Williams Glaser
Added by Candyce Hardin Williams ... on Nov 21, 2016 3:49 AM
Tom Tosh
Field McNeese memorial
Thanks for taking a photo of his grave marker. It is appreciated.
Tom Tosh
Added by Tom Tosh on Oct 16, 2016 6:02 PM
L Mastan
Wilbert Robertson
Than you for the Robertson family info. It has been added to Wilbert's memorial. I have also added info from the 1930 census to memorial Wilbert's memorial #67990655.
Added by L Mastan on Sep 24, 2016 11:27 PM
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