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Randall Steelman (#47531027)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 18 days
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I've enjoyed my foray into genealogical research in finding where my and my wife's ancestors come from. Once I heard that my great grandfather's grave was in a deserted cemetery in Grady County, Oklahoma, I wanted to find it. I finally found it and sharing that information with others as well as finding out some of his personal history.
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RE: Lydia Wilkins Memorial
Going to have one heck of a time listing that on place of birth. LOL
Added by Gail on Jul 26, 2017 10:42 PM
RE: Lydia Wilkins Memorial
Hi Randall,

That's a surprise. I thought Cliff told me his mom died on her birthday. While I've got you, do you know where in Texas Lydia was born. I think I remember Cliff saying it was in Collin County, Texas. I going to double check with Robert Wilkins (my step uncle) maybe he recalls.

I corrected my Ancestry page.

Added by Gail on Jul 22, 2017 2:54 AM
RE: Blaylock
How funny. I just started tracing Gladys line also. Still in the beginning of it, but so far she's certainly one of us. Tennessee, Alabama and Oklahoma. Gotta love that Southern heritage. Except for all the courthouses that got burned down. LOL

Cousin Gail
Added by Gail on Jan 11, 2016 6:25 PM
RE: Blaylock
Thanks Randall, I've already chased that rabbit. LOL I've put some of those pictures on my ancestry page. It was fascinating. Lydia was certainly and beautiful woman and always appeared such a lady. Just the type of woman you would have expected to raise her children.

Cousin Gail
Added by Gail on Jan 11, 2016 10:38 AM
RE: Lydia Wilkins
Hi Randall, I went ahead and linked Nimrod and Lydia to Cliff. Also going to go in and add Florine and link them. So much to do, so many to remember.

Tell your mom I said Hi and that we saw Robert and Gladys on his 90th and they are doing remarkable well.

Cousin Gail
Added by Gail on Jan 09, 2016 5:36 PM
RE: Lydia Wilkins
You're very welcome. My step father (Cliff) meant the world to us. I try to memorialize family and friends gravesites by sponsoring their gravesites to make them more of a memorial and less of an advertisement. I met Lydia (and Minerva) on a trip my daughter and I accompanied my mom and cliff on. Lydia was so sweet and Minerva made me laugh, she had such a sense of humor and Lydia would just shake her head. I could see them as little sisters.

Cousin Gail
Added by Gail on Jan 09, 2016 12:04 PM
Beverly Joe Vaughn ☮
RE: We Appreciate Your Work
My pleasure and since they're my family also it's been a labor of love. Ever since I was a little girl I've loved hearing about my ancestors, nothing has changed except my age and I hope, my wisdom. Great to know someone else is getting good from my years of scribbling down family info!! ~:}
Added by Beverly Joe Vaughn ☮... on Sep 02, 2013 12:06 PM
Mary Reynolds
RE: Snow Heritage
I don't think so. My line is Alvin Reynolds (no relation that I know of); hismother, Charlotte Henderson; Susan Snow; Ebenezer Snow to Solomon Snow. The story is there is Indian blood, but I have not been able to verify that. Do you have info on that? Both Alvin's grandfather Joseph Reynolds; Hendersons and Snows all from around that area of Newton, Ark. It is interesting to note that you found some old graves in Grady County. Was that in Oklahoma? Seems both my mother and father's family ended up in grady county.
Added by Mary Reynolds on Jul 23, 2013 5:07 PM
Mary Reynolds
RE: Common Ancestor
Thank you for your note. We might be one generation off however. Solomon Snow is my 3rd GGF. I have info on the father of William Snow and this line back to Mayflower descendant, Stephen Hopkins.
Added by Mary Reynolds on Jul 23, 2013 12:20 AM
Nimrod and Lydia Wilkins
Hi Randall,

Just transferred Nimrod and Lydia over to you. Clifford Wilkins was my step father and Bob and Gladys Wilkins are my step aunt and uncle. I've met your mother several times, most recently when she came out here for a birthday Bob and Gladys threw for Cliff.

Met your grandmother a long time ago when my daughter and I went with my mom and Cliff back to visit family. My mom was born in Harrah, Oklahoma. Also got to meet Minerva. She was such a trip, you could see the twinkle in her eyes when she was being a little naughty and your grandmother would just roll her eyes. Let me know if I have any other of your relatives (I wish they were mine by blood but they aren't)that you need me to transfer.

Gail Bice
Added by Gail on Nov 15, 2012 3:12 PM
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