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Dona McPhillips (#47087008)
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Bio Photo I started the genealogy trail back in 1967 but got sidetracted by work etc. Only with my retirement,(2008), did I restart this passion. I trace my family, paint, write. In 2011, I traveled from state to state visiting the family graves. In spring of 2012, I finally made it to Ireland.
I am particularly focused on doing findagrave biographies with photos of relations and getting them all linked.
My surnames are;, McPHILLIPS,LYNCH, SULLIVAN, McCABE, ROBERTS, BOLSINGER/BALSINGER, ARMSTRONG, KERNAHAN, FISHER, CRAFT, HIGGINBOTHAM, KEENER, CANTRELL, CHASTAIN, HAYES/HAYS, and WHITEHEAD. I've been helped by so many seasoned genealogy hunters across the states. What a great bunch of people do this!!!

If someone wants to copy my pictures I would like credit as being the source for them and it would be nice to have a heads up so I can check the facts that are presented about them. (Some have copied the photos to the wrong person.) These people are my family so I appreciate this coordination and teamwork. Thank you.

IF ANYONE WANTS TO SEE MY FAMILY TREE ON ANCESTRY TO SEE HOW WE ARE RELATED JUST GIVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND YOU WILL GET TO SEE THE TREE FOR FREE. THIS WORKS WELL FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT ON ANCESTRY AND DON'T WANT TO JOIN. MY TREE HAS MORE THAN 7200 PEOPLE.
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Clint Black
dob 1837
Added by Clint Black on Oct 07, 2017 2:51 PM
Clint Black
37559889
You transferred this registry and I'm sending the same note to the present "maintainer."

If you have genealogical information on him, I'm interested; particularly so if he had a brother or cousin named John (dob 1937-NY) who briefly lived in Buchanan County, IA in 1870.

Children's names of his daughter, Winifred, appear in the family of "my John."

So very much obliged,
Clint
Added by Clint Black on Oct 07, 2017 2:50 PM
jamie christ (blomquist)
Ernest Albert Smith
Hello Donna, I understand that you are related to Ernest by marriage. You are a niece, just wondering what kind of information you may have on him? He is my 3rd cousin on my mothers side, his mother is my G-aunt on my mothers side. If you can give me any new info with facts that would be great.

Thank you, Jamie
Added by jamie christ (blomquist) on Sep 19, 2017 1:35 PM
Glenda Barry
RE: Tutt Family
Hi Dona,

You are very welcome indeed! I'm always happy to transfer if not in my family. Let me know any time I can help you. Have a good weekend!

Glenda
Muncie, IN, USA
Added by Glenda Barry on Sep 16, 2017 9:11 AM
Bren
RE: Talitha Cloud
Thank you, Donna for your reply. I know several people who have researched the Cantrell line for many years, like 30 years and spent tons of money ordering documents trying to locate Talitha Cloud and they have written a book. They have not found her as of yet. In fact they have a pretty good argument that he never had a wife name Telitha Cloud. Many, many errors have been found in the Susan Christie book.
I have spent 10 yrs myself, but not the kind of money these others have. In doing genealogy and knowing the work and money that is put into it I would not post that there is documentation without actually seeing it. In another line of my family, I was told a story about my great-great grandmother being an Indian and injuring her foot on the 'Trail of Tears'. Actually after doing the research and finding her in several census' with her American family. She was not an Indian at all!I found another family member who had first hand knowledge of her injured foot. I learned the 'real truth' that the first story told to me was completely false. In saying this, I or no one else I know have found that Talitha Cloud was a wife of Isaac Cantrell and this information has spread like wildfire throughout the geneology of the Cantrells without any documentation being presented.
Added by Bren on Jun 02, 2017 9:30 AM
Bren
Telitha Cloud
I really don't want to put my email address on a public forum. I will just ask this question: Do you have a marriage license that is a documented marriage record from a state ( if so, which state) or is it the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 from Ancestry.com?
Added by Bren on May 29, 2017 5:09 PM
Bren
Talitha Cloud
I am also a descendant of the Cantrell Family. My grandmother's maiden name is Cantrell. I am interested in the Marriage records show that Issac & Talitha married in 1758. Can yo give me the specifics or documentation of where you found this marriage record.
Added by Bren on May 28, 2017 4:12 PM
Laura VEC
Family Tree Ancestry
Hi Dona,
Like you, I am a Cantrell descendant and would love to see your tree. In regards to Issac Cantrell marrying Talitha Cloud you state that there is a marriage record. Can you give me the specifics on that? Interestingly I have a Custom House map of Rockingham County, NC (Rowan Co. in 1753) showing a Joseph Cloud living on Clouds Creek (a tributary of the Dan River) not far from Issac Cantrell in 1755. A large contingent of Cantrells lived around Caroll Creek &Wolf Island Baptist Church
Issac- in 1758
Jacob-1783
Egbert -1786
James- 1786
Aaron - 1792
Elizah -1786
Charles-1794
John -1758
In the eastern part of the county (Orange Co. in 1753) there is a Joseph Cloud Thrasher living near the Bethell family whom Issac's daughter Mary (1754-1820) married in to. (Sampson Bethel) My email lobear76@gmail.com
Added by Laura VEC on Mar 31, 2017 11:14 PM
Jack McQuellon
Genealogy
Dona, I believe my paternal line may have come from Tonagh. At this point it is my 'best theory' but, no proof as yet. I discovered St. Mary's of Latnamard during a visit in 2015 and I was very happy to discover your work on Find a Grave. Thank you for your excellent work! I would be interested in collaborating as I may also have McPhillips in my line (and possibly Kearns from the area). My email address is jmcquellon@gmail.com.

My public family tree is on Ancestry (McQuellon family) and my DNA results are on Ancestry, GEDmatch, and FTDNA.com. I'll be happy to share those kit numbers with you as well. My McQuillan/McQuillen ancestors were originally from Monaghan (as were others) and I'm on the 'quest' to discover more about their origins.
Many thanks!
Jack McQuellon
Chicago
Added by Jack McQuellon on Dec 10, 2016 5:45 AM
Kevin Muehring
McPhillips Ancestors From Aghabog
Hello Dona:

My McPhillips ancestors lived in the townland of Tonagh in the Aghabog Parish. I have my tree on Ancestry. I'd be interested in comparing our families to see if there are any similarities. My email address is kmuehr@gmail.com.

Regards,
Kevin
Added by Kevin Muehring on Dec 03, 2016 8:38 AM
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