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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. 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 IS QUITE EXTENSIVE.

MY EMAIL ADDRESS AS GENTRACKER WAS HACKED! IF YOU HAVE THAT ADDR. FOR ME DISCARD IT!
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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
randy
Eliza Roberts
Good morning Dona, I have transferred Eliza to you. I have no problems transferring memorials as long as they're not relatives. I also don't go by Findagraves rules for transfers. I find it ridiculous that they would like to have an unknown person managing a memorial when there are descendants who would be more than happy to manage them, to add information if/when it becomes available. If there's any others I have and you would like transferred don't hesitate to ask. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.
Randy
Added by randy on May 27, 2017 9:06 AM
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
Pat Bell
Alessandra Waldrep
I am not related to her, if you would like this memorial please go to edits and ask for her.

Thanks
Pat
Added by Pat Bell on Feb 05, 2017 7:31 AM
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
Sandi Paulus
Isabel Balsinger
Dona,

Here's Isabel's Find-A-Grave link if you'd like to link her to your Memorial for John, her father.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41329777&ref=acom

Hugs,
Sandi
Added by Sandi Paulus on Sep 15, 2016 10:03 PM
Sandi Paulus
John Bolsinger/Balsinger
Hi, Dona

My 3rd GGF was John Balsinger (1812-1888), through his daughter Isabella, who married Oliver Perry (Fitz)Randolph. I'd love to check out your ancestry tree, with your permission. My tree is also free to view at Barnes - Ball Family Tree 110313.

My current focus for them is finding a marriage record for Isabel and Oliver (O.P.). They were married in Fayette County in 1850. I am planning a trip this coming spring to Fayette and Menallen Counties, and hope to fill out more details of their lives... especially property records. (I'm interested in hiring a few hours of a pro genealogist's time to help while I'm there, in case you know anyone in the area.)

I'd love to correspond with you and share info about the family.

Sandi Barnes Paulus
you.and.i.are.family@gmail.com
Added by Sandi Paulus on Sep 15, 2016 9:58 PM
Diana Keyes
RE: Julia Gosser relationship
She married Patrick O'Sullivan--whose name was shortened to Patrick Sullivan when he came to the USA during the War of 1812. I suspect he was impressed by the Brits.
Are you familiar with him? He was born in Kilmachthomas, County Cork, Ireland.
Julia Gosse(r) was probably in the Red River colony and met Patrick Sullivan at some point. They wound up in SE Illinois together. He apparently had a military grant of land and worked as in the salines there.
Sound familiar at all?
:-)
Diana Keyes
Added by Diana Keyes on Jul 29, 2016 6:33 PM
Diana Keyes
re Julia Gosser
Hi! Julia Gosser was my g-g-g-grandmother! I have never been able to track her ancestors, have you? I only know 3 things about her: she spoke English with a thick German accent, she had red hair, and she was a woman of "indomitable spirit." I have spent quite some time trying to find her birthplace as well. My most recent find is that "Sinninicker" is under Lake Lucerne. I had wondered about that or an avalanche for some time. Any thoughts about these things?
Thanks, Cousin!
Diana Keyes
Added by Diana Keyes on Jul 25, 2016 6:35 PM
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