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Betty Weisinger/Moreland (#47185687)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 24 days
RE: James Sanders Hornsby
Good morning Betty,
I am working on the Hornsby family and am wondering, has anyone ever figured out the maiden name of Christina Martha, James Sanders Hornsby's wife?
You probably already have this information, but another Hornsby researcher gave this to me several years ago:
Christina (last name unknown) was born approximately 1774. She said in the 1850 census that she had real estate valued at $1,500. Christina Hornsby made her will on 6 November 1817. She named her deceased husband, Henry, and their four children. She left James Sanders Hornsby a 221-acre tract of land on Ten Mile Branch, waters of Crane Creek, which she said, was purchased by her late husband, Henry. Her son Nathaniel Hornsby received a 200-acre tract of land on Crane Creek conveyed to Christina on 10 October 1817. Her two daughters, each, received a 150-acre tract.
Christina appointed friends, Jacob Huffman of Lexington and James S. Guignard of Columbia, as executors of her will. The will was witnessed by Samuel D. Reed, C. Barillon and Dorcas Faust. It was probated on 23 August 1859 in Richland Co., SC. All of the witnesses were dead or had moved by that time. James S. Guignard was "James Sanders" the same name as Christina's first child's name. Was James Saunders Hornsby named for Guignard? Was he a relative, or was he a friend?
In the 1840 census of Richland Co., SC, Christina Hornsby was listed as being between 60-70 years old. She had nine slaves.

In Memory of Christena Hornsby -
wife of Henry Hornsby dec'd -
who departed this life August 16, 1859 - aged 89 years 7 months, & 4 days -
Why should our tears in sorrow
flow when God recalls his own,
and bids them leave a world of woe for an immortal crown.
Is not even death a gain to those whose life to God was given.
Gladly to earth their eyes they close to open them in heaven.
Records of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Columbia, SC.
Aug. 18, 1860 Mrs. Christina Martha Hornsby age 89, NW corner, Square 46.
(note date discrepancy w/tombstone, above) (Spelled Christena on the tombstone.)

Added by GBK on Sep 12, 2014 3:03 AM

RE: Azlee Watts Hornsby
Betty, are you kin to these folks?

Added by GBK on Aug 11, 2014 7:26 AM

Wanda Pickering
Hi,thank you for the parents links for Wanda,they have been added.Is she family ?I don't mind transfers,it doesn't matter how close or how far apart the family link may be.

Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Mar 03, 2014 6:36 AM

Nona Forrest
Can u please ck your junk mail in hotmail. I have a request to long of explanation for here

Added by Nona Forrest on Feb 09, 2014 6:32 PM

Nona Forrest
Can u please ck your junk mail in hotmail. I have a request to long of explanation for here

Added by Nona Forrest on Feb 09, 2014 6:32 PM

Stephanie (Adams) Sanchez
RE: Sarah Evelyn Edwards
Yes please do. She was an amazing woman. Thank you!

Added by Stephanie (Adams) Sanchez on Sep 15, 2013 9:57 AM

Mott line
I thought we had every body straight in our Mott history. After seeing the info on Absolom Mott, we may be wrong. I have his parents as Lovelace Mott Jr. and Nancy Walker. His parents were Lovelace Sr. and Sarah NANCY sAVAGE. PLEASE HELP

Added by Anonymous on Aug 20, 2013 6:10 PM

John Craven
RE: Harriet Belle
Yes I would thank you. I'd also like to know how old she was in the picture on the web site.

John Craven

Added by John Craven on Jun 22, 2013 1:07 PM

John Craven
Harriet Belle "Hattie" Weisinger Keown Jackson
Her husband Raymond Keown (1915-1968) was my great uncle .. the brother of my grandfather Shirley Keown (1895-1954). I was born in 1955 and so only 13 when uncle Ray passed away. After that I never saw Hattie again that I recall. But I was lucky enough to have met her a few times and she left me with fond memories of a kind and classy lady. I wish I had known her longer.

Thanks. John Robert Craven

Added by John Craven on Jun 21, 2013 2:41 PM

Ann Friedman
RE: James Madison Nance
Yes I did receive it. Thank you for your help!

Added by Ann Friedman on Nov 15, 2012 9:29 AM

Ann Friedman
RE: James Madison Nance
That would be wonderful! This has been a struggle for my family. I have one cousin that has been searching for 30 years for confirmation of this information. my email is from there I can give my phone number.

Thank you!

Added by Ann Friedman on Nov 13, 2012 9:25 AM

Ann Friedman
James Madison Nance
Hi Betty,

I saw you put a comment on his memorial page and was curious if you are related to him. I am having an issue locating his parents names. I am caught between 2 different couples and was wondering if you could shed some light on this subject?

Thanks and have a blessed day!

Added by Ann Friedman on Nov 12, 2012 2:49 PM

Annette Shaw
Hi Betty,
Are you by chance connected to Jettie Seagler Woolverton, wife of Noel Cameron Woolverton?
Annette Shaw

Added by Annette Shaw on Sep 14, 2012 5:55 PM

Donald Patrick
Henry Martin #71490724
I'm not related to him. Was asked to take the photo by another member.


Added by Donald Patrick on Aug 04, 2012 11:40 AM

Nancy Abraham
Weisinger, Jesse Jefferson
Betty, who is this Weisinger buried in Yell Co AR? You provided a photo of he and wife's headstone--just wondering?

Added by Nancy Abraham on Jul 24, 2012 4:55 PM

Frances Gandy Walsh
RE: Amanda Jane Grice Mott
Betty I sent you email (hotmail) did you get it?

Added by Frances Gandy Walsh on Apr 14, 2012 9:53 AM

Frances Gandy Walsh
RE: Amanda Jane Grice Mott
Yes Betty we are related. Not a direct line to her. she being my ggg Aunt. Amanda Jane Grice that md. Ab Mott, likely died in Kemper Co. Ms.
aft 1870. Amanda Mott Jones, is then cousined to me.

Betty are you off the Jones Lines?


Added by Frances Gandy Walsh on Apr 14, 2012 7:58 AM

Frances Gandy Walsh
Amanda Jane Grice Mott
amanda Jane grice's mother was Missouri Ruth (unk) and Jonathan Grice.

Added by Frances Gandy Walsh on Apr 13, 2012 4:30 PM

Oscar Lummus
Re: Sundown Cemetery
Oscar's pic posted as a grave photo instead of a
"person" photo

Added by Matador71 on Aug 09, 2011 9:34 PM

Barbara Dooley
Goodner and Scherer

Conrad and Elizabeth Scherer Goodner were my 3rd gt.grandparents, so we're cousins. I'd enjoy discussing these families with you. If you're interested, you can email me at

Barbara Wilson Dooley

Added by Barbara Dooley on Aug 09, 2011 9:01 PM

Jan Wigley
Hi Betty, I got your comment on Ancestry about your grandfather Theron Lummus. I fixed my Tree.
I work with Deb and I will check with her to see where the info came from.

Added by Jan Wigley on May 09, 2011 10:11 AM

Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick
Maggie Campbell Guice
I have connected her to her parents and changed her bio to put in her parents names.

Thank you
Nancy Bundrick

Added by Nancy Franklin-Walling Bu... on Apr 26, 2011 8:20 AM

Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick
Rachel Linson
I took the photo for you.
I am so sorry the stone is almost gone.
If you enlarge and look real close you can see the first part of Linson, and the date 1808. You can also see the last of Rachel.
Much of the rest is unreadable.
I know it is the right stone.
I checked it real good before I took the picture.
Nancy Bundrick

Added by Nancy Franklin-Walling Bu... on Mar 20, 2011 2:06 PM

Carla Carlton Young
RE: "Happy" Wilson
You are so welcome. I'm happy to do it.
Anything else I can help you with, just let me know.

Added by Carla Carlton Young on Feb 22, 2011 9:28 PM

David Snow
RE: Christopher Chapel Cemetery

You are quite welcome, and thank you for the kind words! PS you have mail.


Added by David Snow on Dec 10, 2010 1:43 PM


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