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Merle (#47176581)
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Bio Photo Born/reared Abilene. Army, one tour in Vietnam.

Began researching my families 1970 with an interest and a few questons a few years earlier.

My lines Stevens, Oglesby in Miss., La., Tex. Robinson, Dyer, Brigance in Tenn., La., Tex.

Worthington, Caster in Ill., Tex.

Slaughter and Monroe in S.C., Ala., La., Ark., Tex., Cal.

Reynolds, Goodman in N.C., Miss., Tex.

Derden, Abercrombie in N.C., Ala., La., Tex.

Morris, Sharp, Clayton, Anderson, Mathis, Mayfield in Tenn., Tex.

I have my dna with for Ydna, Mtdna and autosomnal. Recently added my autosomal dna to ancestry and 23andMe.

I am building a "Stevens Family Tree" on Ancestry, which includes all of my lines.

Of my entries of memorials, any relative closer related than me, ask and it will be yours.

I don't understand why someone not related to a person they enter for a memorial would not transfer them to a relative.

With memorials in my name, I've had many distant cousins contact me.

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Royce Arnold Scott
Frederick Dinky Herndon
Children from Roscoe through Fred Ella
were with his first wife - they are full siblings
I knew these who lived at Lamesa with the mother
Herndons were a fine bunch of people - Roscoe was the county judge at one time - he taught my Bible class when I was in Jr High or HS - a small man standing about four feet but a huge man in his heart and conduct of his life - he married a widower and had a find step son and great wife

Later children was with his second wife - they are half siblings

He had a third wife Louise but I know of no children - he is buried with her
Added by Royce Arnold Scott on Oct 13, 2017 3:17 PM
Vickie Groneman
RE: Harwell
ok i will get the picture anyway, so that way it can get to whoever needs to load it so that findagrave will have it on his page.
thank you
Added by Vickie Groneman on May 26, 2017 7:30 AM
Roger Adams
RE: Calk
No, my mom and dad were very good friends of Maxine and Louie I assume they met in the air force
Added by Roger Adams on Nov 01, 2016 8:56 PM
Gene Ford
RE: Leslie Hillebrandt
Sorry. I selected the wrong L. Hillebrandt
Added by Gene Ford on Oct 05, 2016 7:51 AM
Lynda Chalk Barefield
Name Correction Zack Lamar Stepp
Although the gravestone clearly says "Zack Lamar Stepp", I believe his name was Jack. Reason? 1930 and 1940 census records clearly state his name was Jack, but more persuasive to me is that on his WWI Draft Registration, in his own handwriting, is his name written as "Jack Stepp". Only one census record, 1900 census in Johnson Co., TX, under his parents Ben F. Stepp and Ollie, he is listed as "Zac". His Texas Death Certificates (1903 - 1982) on Ancestry also lists his name as "Jack Stepp" and parents as B. F. Stepp and Ollie J. Wade. He died at age 83 on 27 Dec 1980.
Added by Lynda Chalk Barefield on Jul 30, 2016 9:47 AM
Concordia Ranger
RE: Worthington
You are very welcome. I am quite familiar with that section of the cemetery. I have several documented "reference gravesites" within 2 or 3 graves of the Worthington burials. I'll check to see whether any of them have markers.
Added by Concordia Ranger on Jun 11, 2016 9:27 PM
Julie (Longfield) Davis
RE: Dowd
Hello Merle,

Well, not really a descended. My Aunt Helen, Lemuel's granddaughter, married my father's brother, Arlin. I never met any of Aunt Helen's relatives. In fact I can only recall meeting Aunt Helen once or twice. I am however in contact with Helen's daughter, and receive much of the Dowd family history from her.

It is always wonderful to here from family, no matter how distant they may be. If Dowd history is what you seek, I would be more than happy to find out what I can.

Thank you for dropping me a note.

Julie (Longfield) Davis

Added by Julie (Longfield) Davis on Sep 10, 2015 11:47 PM
Amanda Gilbert
39645045-Ellie Fay Abercrombie
Ellie Fay Abercrombie's mother was Ellie Puckett, 3rd and last wife of John Thomas Abercrombie.
John Thomas Abercrombie was my great-grandfather - my grandmother was Martha Ethel Abercrombie Cook.
Thank you,
Amanda Cook Gilbert

Added by Amanda Gilbert on Dec 15, 2014 7:06 PM
Amanda Gilbert
RE: Abercrombie
By the way, you will really appreciate this - John Thomas Abercrombie's second wife, Maud Rice, was his second cousin.
Here is the connection. His mother's (Mary Lucinda "Lou" Perry) parents were John Perry and Mary Stanley, who married in Bibb County, Alabama on 16 Jul 1835. Sarah's Parents were Samuel Stanley and Elizabeth "Betsy" Perkins (m. 23 Dec. 1815 in Jackson County, Georgia). Mary's sister, Sarah Ann Stanley married Nelson Henry Rice on 16 Sep 1841 in Bibb County, Alabama. - Maude was the granddaughter of Sarah Stanley Rice.
I discovered this because I had a picture of my Uncle Sam and Uncle Marvin together and looked almost like twins, for sure brothers, so I started researching the family and found that Maud married her second cousin, and Sam married his third cousin, Margaret "Maggie" Abercrombie.
(A genealogy story)
Added by Amanda Gilbert on Oct 30, 2013 9:01 PM
Don Dixon
RE: Spurrier
Hi Merle,
See if any of this fits.

1930 Census shows WG Spurrier age 12 living with parents J.G. and Annie Spurrier in Breckenridge, Stephens County, TX.
1940 Census shows Willie G. Spurrier age 22 living with Erta Reed (Esta Reed) and family. Willie is shown as son-in-law with wife Loraine. His residence in 1935 is shown as Breckenrige, TX

In both census birth is shown in Arizona.

Although shows linkage with the above WG Spurrier with other public records such as Texas Death Index and SSDI the information shown is too short to make a judgement.

The above Willie G. would have married Loraine between 1935-1940 and probably they were divorced shortly.

Will not make the connection in my records with "your" Willie Geater Spurrier pending your evaluation with the above.

Added by Don Dixon on Oct 30, 2013 12:16 AM
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