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Peggy Kelley (#47119536)
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Bob Keaton
RE: Keaton ancestry
Thanks -- I will order it and let you know if it gives us any useful information.

Added by Bob Keaton on Jul 09, 2014 7:00 PM

Bob Keaton
RE: Keaton ancestry
Hi Peggy, I was afraid of that. Georgia birth records are maintained by the county and since we don't know what county he was born in, we're out of luck there. I wonder if I ordered a copy of his death certificate from Columbia, SC, if it might reveal who his parents were -- or have you already tried that? BTW, I grew up in Seneca but live in Atlanta.

Added by Bob Keaton on Jul 09, 2014 5:13 PM

Bob Keaton
Keaton ancestry
Hi Peggy,

John Keaton as my great, grandfather. My grandfather was his son Wilburn who was married to Louise Redmond, daughter of infamous Major Lewis Redmond. I am trying to find out who John Keaton's parents were so that I can continue my quest but so far nothing is listed anywhere I have looked. He apparently was born in Georgia about 1835. Any advice you can offer will be much appreciated. bob_keaton@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Bob

Added by Bob Keaton on Jul 08, 2014 9:00 PM

Theresa Yeargin Williamson
Monroe Snipes
Thanks for adding the obit.....there no order for pictures...thanks again

Added by Theresa Yeargin Williams... on Oct 13, 2013 6:08 PM

Donna Brummett
Julia Mae B. Koon
Thanks for adding the obit. No, the order for the pictures is fine. I'd actually rather the obit be first. Thanks again. LATER

Added by Donna Brummett on Oct 13, 2013 4:51 PM

Michelleski
RE: Dollie Ann Garrett
I'm a descendant of James Brooks sister Nancy who married Robert Manley. Robert Manley and James Brooks were neighbors in 1860. They both joined Orr's Rifles in the Civil War. James was killed at Spotsylvania and Robert deserted after that battle, was captured and sent to Elmira Prison.
I just learned that James and Nancy Brooks mother Elizabeth was a Coates. I looked at Coates in SC and also found a book that extracts names from various documents. Abbeville county, SC probate records show a Nancy Coates Brooks, a Margaret Coates Gordon and an Elizabeth Coates Brooks. I suspected the three were sisters. I found John Coates I believe to be at least Margaret's father since they were neighbors in a census. Then I checked the Public Member Trees on ancestry and learned that he died in 1876. So I wrote to the SC Archives and asked for the estate papers for John Coates which I just received this week. The three were indeed sisters. In the papers Bluford Garrett stakes a claim on the estate on behalf of his daughters Mamie E. (look closely at the 1880 census. It looks more like "Many" than Mary) and Eva L. Garrett who must have been born between 1880 and 1883. I'm unable to find any further records for Mamie or Eva.
Unless you walked down the path I just did, you would never stumble across the information. Such is genealogy!
The estate papers are 175 11" by 17" pages. Unless you are a direct descendant, you probably don't want them yourself. If you wish, I can send you the relevant pages. Use my regular email lepaule@att.net.
Michelle LePaule

Added by Michelleski on Aug 16, 2013 5:23 PM

Michelleski
Dollie Ann Garrett
Dolly was the daughter of James and Sarah Brooks. James was killed in the battle of Spotsylvania in 1864. Michelle LePaule

Added by Michelleski on Aug 13, 2013 4:57 PM

Jimmy Sutherland
Kathleen Grace Garrett Williams
Hi Peggy, I re ordered the pictures as you suggested and also transferred her memorial to you.

Thank you for your kind words I look forward to working with you again.

Jimmy

Added by Jimmy Sutherland on Mar 26, 2013 1:07 PM

Jennifer Broome
RE: Kelley's & Burton's
Yep! That'd be the William I'm looking for! Although my sis & I don't agree with the parents everyone has listed on ancestry, it's hard to disprove or prove anything until you find the grave. We have found that headstones provide a much better way of connecting people. And this William is our brick wall :(. Thanks for checking though-I really do appreciate it! Keep William Kelley in mind as you visit future resting places! ;)
Jennifer

Added by Jennifer Broome on Nov 12, 2012 9:12 PM

Jennifer Broome
RE: Kelley's & Burton's
William Kelley (b. abt 1805- d. Abt 1844). I've seen on find a grave that there is a Wm Kelley at Big Creek Baptist in Williamston but I can't connect his family to ours. I visited tht cemetery briefly and couldnt find his grave. The majority of the Kelleys I find are in Iva, SC and some in Georgia. Same for the Burton's.

Added by Jennifer Broome on Nov 12, 2012 11:18 AM

Jennifer Broome
Kelley's & Burton's
Hi Peggy! I read your bio and noticed the surname Kelley and Burton. I am related to some Kelley's & Burton's from the upstate of SC & GA. I have walked numerous graves in a desperate search for a certain Kelley. There is some dispute within our Kelley family as to who is who. I am wondering if you have any information you'd be willing to exchange with me?
Thanks!
Jennifer

Added by Jennifer Broome on Nov 06, 2012 7:47 PM

Fran Henderson
AJM Billingsley
Peggy - Just a note - I use the 1854 birthdate since he was reported as age 6 in the 1860 census. Fran <*{{{><

Added by Fran Henderson on Nov 02, 2012 5:30 AM

Shannon Byers
Thank you!
Thanks for adding Lavina's obit!! I've linked her and William D :)

Added by Shannon Byers on Sep 06, 2012 5:13 AM

Kelly Jane O
Jeffeaux
Thanks so much for adding the obit.

Added by Kelly Jane O on Sep 05, 2012 9:42 AM

Anne Lewis Wheeler
RE: Catherine Perry Lewis
Thanks so much

Added by Anne Lewis Wheeler on Aug 01, 2012 10:20 PM

Anne Lewis Wheeler
Catherine "Kate" Perry Lewis
Hi,
Catherine "Kate" Perry Lewis was the wife of my great uncle. I have two different birth dates for her from reliable sources, her death record and her obituary. Do you by any chance have a photo of her tombstone? If so, could I copy it to Ancestry? If you do not have a photo of the tombstone, what source did you use for her birth year? Thanks so much.
Anne Lewis Wheeler
PS: I noticed your husband has Pearsons in his family. My Godmother was Lillian Pearson but she was born in Canada. That's a long shot!

Added by Anne Lewis Wheeler on Aug 01, 2012 4:44 PM

Gayle Harmon
garrett
Hey Peggy. I took my picture off the duplicate memorial that I set up, deleted it and added my picture to yours! Take Care
Gayle

Added by Gayle Harmon on Jul 26, 2012 6:44 PM

Lynn Cunningham
Warren David Garrett
Peggy,

I believe that Warren David Garrett is buried at East View Cemetery (the Baptist cemetery) in Zebulon, not Zebulon Methodist Church Cemetery.

Lynn Cunningham
Pike County, Georgia

Added by Lynn Cunningham on Jul 26, 2012 12:16 PM

Fran Henderson
Florida
Florida is now connected to Alvin. Do you have 1881 as the year of their marriage? Fran

Added by Fran Henderson on Jun 06, 2012 9:54 AM

diana evatt
alvin waters
peggy, alvin waters was also my great grandfather. his son was claud andrew waters (my grandfather). papa claud had sisters named mae, sue, annie and nita (I think that was probably short for juanita. not sure how to contact each other from this web site but my dad (Lewis Waters) sure wanted me to try to find out how to speak to you---Diana Waters Evatt

Added by diana evatt on Apr 25, 2012 8:31 AM

kingnine
Myrtis McLendon Garrett
Peggy, my grandmother was Myrtis McLendon Garrett. My father, Russell, was three years old when his mother passed. Though he hadn't many memories of her, he spoke about her and her family often. He passed peacefully away a few years ago and we'll always miss him. Thank you, David Garrett

Added by kingnine on Apr 16, 2012 2:49 PM

mwaltman
Milton Garrett
Hi Peggy,

I transferred this memorial to you. I had taken the photo so that was the only reason why I managed it.

Mel :)

Added by mwaltman on Nov 03, 2011 6:40 PM

ray waldrop
Mildred Esuary
Hi Peggy,

Thank you for the information on Mildred. I am not related to the Esuary line but I have a great love for this continuning puzzel of life.

I added her obituary and her final date.

Thank You Again,
Ray

Added by ray waldrop on Oct 28, 2011 10:17 PM

Laura Plummer Ranville
Garretts
Peggy, I transferred the Garrett memorials you requested. Good luck making the connections!
Laura

Added by Laura Plummer Ranville on May 31, 2011 11:38 AM

Noelle Crosby
Robert Pearson
Hi Peggy,
My name is Noelle and I have just started researching the Pearson family tree. My grandfather is James Pearson, son of Jack E & Katie Pearson, son of William Perry Pearson. On the photo of the tombstone for Robert Pearson (dec 1923-feb 1924) you asked who his parents were....he is the first child of Jack Elance & Katie Belle Pearson...he died from turburculous (sp?) and his death certificate only lists him as Bob Pearson. Hope this helps :)

Added by Noelle Crosby on May 25, 2011 6:42 PM

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