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Georgia Girl (#46981215)
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Teresa Bruton
Priscilla Hunt
I am glad that you asked for the names of Priscilla's parents. I think I got Priscilla and Sarah Thornton's parents mixed up.

Priscilla's parents are: Benjamin Thornton and Sarah Upshaw. Benjamin was born in 1779 and Sarah also about 1779.

Added by Teresa Bruton on Mar 19, 2015 3:50 AM

Teresa Bruton
Priscilla and Sion Hunt
Just a thank you for the wonderful write-ups and photos of this family. I do appreciate your time and effort.

Added by Teresa Bruton on Mar 18, 2015 6:06 PM

Carol's Genealogy Stuff
Ida M. Oliver Harvil
Carol, Thanks for making the edits. ~~Another Carol

Added by Carol's Genealogy Stuff on Mar 14, 2015 5:30 PM

RE: Hopper Family
Sound good, let me know.

Added by Linda on Mar 13, 2015 11:18 AM

Collier Cemetery Monroe County Ga.
I added a few photos of headstones and found and added a few people that weren't already listed. Just wanted you to know. Jennifer Driskell

Added by jenleidris on Mar 10, 2015 10:38 PM

W. Smith
Martin Bigham memorial
Hello Carol: I just ran across the referenced memorial, and I have a question for you:
Where did you obtain the "Van Buren" middle name for him. I have seen it elsewhere, but I am not convinced that this was his real name. I have been attempting to find documentation that would either prove or disprove it, and I thought you might know of something.

His parents could not possibly have named him after Senator and President Martin Van Buren, because the latter man was only about twenty years old and was still in school or had just finished school when Martin Bigham was born. He was not a public figure until he was elected to office in New York in the late 1820s, and he was not elected President until 1837.

By the way, I grew up in the small town in Arkansas where Martin Bigham spent his last years. He moved his family there from Tennessee before 1850, and a Goodspeed article says that he died there in 1854. I am virtually certain Martin is buried there because his son Virgil and his family lived there for over 40 years after Martin died. My ancestors knew Virgil well, and he is mentioned in my family records. However, Martin's grave has been lost, and knowing that place as I do, it likely will never be found.

Thanks for your help.
W.R. Smith
In Texas

Added by W. Smith on Mar 09, 2015 4:12 PM

RE: Hopper Family
I live in Griffin, Ga.. Ellie Hopper was my grandmother on my Father side. I have info on Ellie Hopper Sorrow, Leila C. Hopper Downer and William Durham Hopper all Willey Berry Hopper's children.
I have a copy of a hand written letter from Granny Ellie about her family. I Have tried to get them combined on Find a Grave but have not heard anything back except William Durham Hopper and it was denied.
What is the best way for you to get this info.
My email is . I can send you the part of the folder I have if you would like.
Also My Mother was a King. Don't know if related or not.
i put a picture on Granny Ellie Find a grave Memorial# 29302940
I am 70 and my sister is 81 and we are the last of this generation that knew these people.

Linda Sorrow Hand

Added by Linda on Mar 08, 2015 2:49 PM

William Vernon Shy
There is a death certificate uploaded for him. I cannot read the cause of death, can you send me a clearer copy.

Added by KMSHY on Mar 08, 2015 1:51 PM

Hopper Family
I have info on Ellie Hopper ( 29302940) daughter of Wiley Berry Hopper and Lettie Ann LeSueur if you are interested.
Let me know.

Added by Linda on Mar 08, 2015 8:17 AM

The two Putnam sons
I found a newspaper article that has a different version of their cause of death. Their bedroom was cold, and they brought in coals in a bucket for the warmth, but the room was too tightly sealed and they were found dead. (I suspect of carbon monoxide poisoning.) The article goes on to warn the public about the danger of burning fuel in an unventilated space. I would send you a copy of the article, but I can't figure out how to download it!

The work you have done for this site is wonderful - thank you so much.

Added by Anonymous on Mar 05, 2015 9:05 AM

RE: trasferred
Thanks so much for establishing the memorials and tending to my immediate family long before I knew about find a grave.

I appreciate your work on their lineage.

: )

Added by TODD on Mar 03, 2015 6:22 AM

Thanks so much for helping me update the graves of my family. would you be kind enough to transfer the memorials of the following to me? I own their cemetery plots in Winterville and would like to add additional information. I live just around the corner from the cemetery and can add updated pictures. Thank you so very much.

Robert Deaver 38904950

Mark 38905315

James Lee 38905333

James Dillard 38905263

Fielding Dillard 38147796

My id is: 48528631

Added by TODD on Mar 02, 2015 2:18 PM

Margot Hudson
115340178 Thad Clark
Carol, Thanks for adding my uncle's picture from ancestry. I found his wife's grave in Florida and have submitted an edit to connect them. Margot

Added by Margot Hudson on Mar 01, 2015 1:21 PM

Terrell family
I noticed that you have indicated that the children you list for Ignatius Terrell were half-siblings. I have not seen this designation for his children before in my genealogy research of the Terrell family. I would appreciate your efforts to share documentation of this half-sibling relationship. How may I contact you via private e-mail (I hope it is okay to ask this) so we can share info? Thank you/ C.

Added by Anonymous on Mar 01, 2015 8:24 AM

RE: LeSueur
Hi, yes they are my great grandparents. I actually own their cemetery plots.

James Dillard and Martha Penelope had 7 kids. I have begun marking them all on the site. Thanks.

Added by TODD on Feb 28, 2015 7:31 PM

Theresa H Tuck
Sion Hunt 41132965
I need your help in correcting this memorial.
There are several Hunt Cemeteries in the same general area, but the one assigned to Sion Hunt is not correct. I have attached the pictures my mother, Ann Brown Clark Holloman, took of his actual tombstones in a field, surrounded by a wire fence in a field owned by P. W. Thornton, Near Nuberg, Hart, Georgia. I wish I knew the longitude and latitude but I don't. I do know that it is different that the Hunt Family Cemetery on Holmes Rd also referenced on memorial #41134548.
I created the Sion Hunt Family Cemetery, added Sarah Penn Hunt there, but need to relocate #41136038 Pricilla and 41132965 Sion Hunt to their correct final resting places. Hope you can help with this.
Theresa Tuck

Added by Theresa H Tuck on Feb 27, 2015 11:40 PM

Rene Chastain
I am working on my DAR designation and the only information that I need now is actually proving my patriot. I saw on the page that you manage on Rene Chastain (death Mar. 21, 1818 Buckingham County, Virginia, USA) that you thanked him for his service in the Revolutionary War.

I was wondering if you could help me and tell me where you found this proof? I have not been able to prove this yet and would be very grateful for any information that you may have.

Thank you so much for your time and any help that you may be able to provide.

Added by Kmbards on Feb 26, 2015 7:29 PM

Teresa Bruton
RE: Hunt and Christian
I have cabin fever too and have been working on my genealogy. My dad grew up in Elbert County and I have been working on his tree today. Start with Thomas Maxwell and then got on to some of the other family members. Again, thank you. I have added a few graves, but not nearly as many as you.

Added by Teresa Bruton on Feb 26, 2015 3:26 PM

Teresa Bruton
Hunt and Christian Families
I am snowed in today and have been verifying some of my genealogy information. Thank you very much for all of the time you have put into these 2 families. The biggest mistake I have made is that I have left out one of the William Hunts, so I will add him in. I have 4 in my line and it was confusing. Do you have a tree for the Hunt and or Christian families?

Thanks again from a distant cousin.

Added by Teresa Bruton on Feb 26, 2015 1:01 PM

Dave & Pam Jindrich
Margaret Le Sueur Fletcher
Thank you so much for the info. I've linked her to her parents and husband. If you'd like a transfer just let me know.


Added by Dave & Pam Jindrich on Feb 26, 2015 5:58 AM

William Joyner/Mary Boddie Brown
Thanks for all the time you have put into Find A Grave. More research is needed to clarify the identity of William Joyner's (d.1698)wife Mary. Records of William Boddie, Mary's father, show gifts to her and her Brown family during the 1670s and 80s indicating Brown as her first husband. I am still looking for more Brown records, but those I have seen indicate Joyner died before Brown. Thomas Joyner is mentioned in land records of William Boddie, and I have long suspected that someone made an assumption about Mary's name which was widely copied. I am anxious to see if anyone can come up with more info on this.

Added by pgrtnteach on Feb 18, 2015 7:09 PM

Thank you so much for all the time and Hard work you have put in and the information I would other wise never have.

Linda Sorrow Hand

Added by Linda on Feb 17, 2015 3:32 PM

Carol's Genealogy Stuff
Mary "Polly" Cagle Cagle
I appreciate you updating her memorial. Her sister Nancy was my ancestor. Many thanks. ~~Another Carol

Added by Carol's Genealogy Stuff on Feb 10, 2015 12:21 PM

Michael Tyler
Tyler info
Thanks for the Robert Tyler info, but I did have that.

For John Tyler and Mary Gardner, they did not have a son named Charles.

For Thomas Tyler and Sarah,
Year of birth - given as 1777 on grave marker
given as 1782 in S.C. per U.S and Int’l Marriage Index,
interpreted as 1780 from the 1850 census of Monroe County, GA

Date of death – given as May 28, 1857 on grave marker
Age at death – given as 75 on grave marker – means he was born @ 1782

Marriage: Feb. 26, 1807 – Hancock County, Georgia
Source: Hunting For Bears, comp.. Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944 (most records taken from official records.) (No indication of birth locations)

Wife: - Sarah Shy, born 1787 in N.C. per U.S and Int’l Marriage Index,
Age given as “50,” born “Ga.” in the 1850 census of Monroe County, GA (b. @ 1800)
Age given as “64,” born “Geo.” In the 1860 census of Monroe County, GA (b. @ 1796)
Date of death – Sept. 15, 1860 on grave marker
Age at death - given as 78 on grave marker – means she was born @ 1782

Grave markers placed in the 1960’s after unmarked burials were relocated. Information inconsistent with other records.

(U.S. and International Marriage Index on is derived from various sources other than official records.)

(Hancock County Courthouse destroyed by fire Aug. 11, 2014)

Alternate family group from
Name: Thomas Tyler
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1850: District 16, Giles, Tennessee
Family Number: 150
Household Members:
Thomas Tyler 65 b. @ 1785 Georgia
Sarah Tyler 63 b. @ 1787 Georgia
Susan Tyler 34
Lucy Montgomery 37
Francis M Montgomery 14
J F Montgomery 12

The same War of 1812 unit information is used for both Thomas Tyler men.

Added by Michael Tyler on Feb 05, 2015 11:39 AM

Michael Tyler
Tyler info
Henry Tyler, the immigrant, was married to two wives. The first was Mary ____, possibly Henning or Hemming, and the second was Ann Phillips Orchard.

Ann Phillips was first married to John Orchard in England and wed Henry about 1658 after John's death. I am not sure where the information about Ann Armistead came into the equation, but research from Lyon Gardiner Tyler and looking at the extant records of York County show there was no Ann Armistead married to Henry Tyler.

John Tyler, Henry's son and my ancestor, did not go to North Carolina. The records for St. Paul's Vestry in Hanover County show him here at the time Rebecca Tyler Allen has him in Chowan, North Carolina. Rebecca Tyler Allen made speculative connections which subsequent research and yDNA testing have disproved.

This makes your information on Find-A-Grave regarding John in North Carolina incorrect. Unfortunately, the errors regarding John Tyler were in circulation long before yDNA testing was available to disprove the family group.

Also, once bad information is in circulation on the internet and incorporated into the database at the LDS and Ancestry, it will never be removed. Both groups hide behind the disclaimer that they only display what is submitted and the submitters and users are responsible for the information and how it is used.

As for the burial location of Henry Tyler, unless you have direct knowledge to the contrary, the true location is unknown. I have seen your link to Tabb, but that is not where Henry Tyler lived, so I do not think the infomation is correct. Do you have direct information to the contrary?

I have found so much poor genealogy on the Tyler family on the internet that I am very skeptical of all of it, unless I can prove the connections.

The source of John Tyler and Eleanor Strother really needs proving. While your reasoning sounds valid, the record stating the marriage information on Ancestry is an Index from submitted information rather than citation of an official document. Ancestry cannot or will not provide the information for the original submission of the marriage, so I consider it a another fictitious connection until the source or first submitter of the information is known. Other "researchers" have the same John Tyler marrying Elizabeth Foster, but I also think this is not correct as she is wed to another person at the same time.

Since there are so few records available for the time period involved and so many questionable connections have been made in the Tyler family, this is why DNA testing for genealogy is so valuable to determine the likelihood of a valid connection.

Added by Michael Tyler on Feb 02, 2015 7:19 AM


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