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james brooks christoffersen (#47767580)
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Tabitha B Stone
Tabitha Brown
For those researching Tabitha Brown I have DNA evidence that should establish that we do descend from Dragging Canoe the father of Drowning Bear Brown who was the father of Tabitha Brown. I am Tabitha Bettie Taylor Stone, 4th great granddaughter of Tabitha Brown, through Susan Alsup, Tabitha Brown Smithson, and Tabitha Muntz, Virginia Holder, R B Taylor. I have been researching since 1976 without much more than the family history that was passed down. About 4 years ago I did Family Search DNA and just recently got a match from which I have found a link to Dragging Canoe Brown through his sister Nikiti (Hannah Rebecca)b. 1729 d. 1934 m. Gabriel Arthur b. 1725 d. 1730. This is not a link directly through our Tabitha Brown Alsup connection. Nikiti was a great aunt of Tabitha Brown so this seems to prove the connection. It would be a great coincidence for someone related to us to make the same ancestry claim. It would be helpful for others of you researchers to also to do Family Finder DNA. Thank you, Bettie Stone

Added by Tabitha B Stone on Jul 23, 2016 5:54 AM

Neil Loftiss
RE: Forest Hill Cemetery
Hi, thanks for the information. I have made the transfers, and know you'll give them a good home. Let me know if I have any other memorials of your kin folks.

Added by Neil Loftiss on Oct 23, 2015 4:42 PM

Alsup group on facebook
I deleted the group after there appeared to be a vast lack of interest.

Added by Peggy on Oct 20, 2015 2:00 PM

Alsup facebook group
I have started a group on facebook called The Direct Descendants of Drury Alsup and Tabitha Brown. I invite descendants of theirs to join the group and maybe we can share family stories and knowledge.

Added by Peggy on Mar 20, 2015 10:49 PM

RE: Malinda McKinney Ussery
I agree with you - believe but verify. And these McKinneys are so difficult to find. Some I can find everything about and some I just cannot find. Again, there is so much misinformation and some people put it out there and just don't care that it is wrong. They seen to just want to get numbers - not have the correct information for future generations. If I have something wrong I welcome the corrections too. To me it is an on going process. Thanx

Added by armymom on Mar 16, 2015 5:11 PM

RE: Malinda McKinney Ussery
Anything I can do to help. This is so fluid at best. Not much is "for sure".

Added by armymom on Mar 16, 2015 4:29 PM

Marsha Richardson
brooks family
I would love to correspond with you about the Brooks family and where I might find the Brooks Family of Walton County Georgia book you mention on Terrill brooks memorial

Added by Marsha Richardson on Jan 11, 2015 7:28 AM

Claude Alsup
Lycurgus Alsup
You indicated that you have pictures of Lycurgus Alsup
related to his service in the Confederate Army, also E.B. Alsup and W Whithworth... I would love to have a copy of these photos. Lycurgus was my great Grandfather.

Thanks for your help,

Claude Alsup:

Added by Claude Alsup on Aug 15, 2014 3:03 PM

Marsha Richardson
Terrell Brooks
Hi, I sent you an email, but just in case you didn't receive it I'm posting here also. Would love to discuss Terrell Brooks with you. Please contact me.

Added by Marsha Richardson on Aug 08, 2014 7:05 AM

Patricia Gilliland Devoti
James Brooks
Thanks for the info On Newton Alsup who married my relative Mary Cottle. Would you like me to transfer Newton to you I could not get the photo to come up?
Patricia Gilliland Devoti
Wildwood, Missouri

Added by Patricia Gilliland Devoti on Jun 10, 2013 7:32 PM

Rick Lambert
McGavock Photo Requests
James thanks for the excellent photo. You volunteer work is much appreciated. Rick

Added by Rick Lambert on May 18, 2013 6:45 PM

Amy Bloodworth
RE: ussery family lowndes co.
I will email the info. as soon as I can... severe family illness has me behind on everything.

thanks for answering...

Added by Amy Bloodworth on Apr 08, 2013 10:03 PM

Amy Bloodworth
ussery family lowndes co.
I have information about the Ussery family from the Genealogy and Local History column in the Commercial Dispatch ...if you would like the pages (7) I can fax or scan and email them or mail them to you...

You can contact me at

Added by Amy Bloodworth on Mar 10, 2013 3:23 PM

Tabitha Brown
I am a direct descendant of Tabitha Brown and Drury Alsup through their son, James Sidney Alsup/Gorman.

Tabitha was a brick wall in my research and I was excited to find that she was Cherokee. However....after researching for months, she is still a brick wall. I have not been able to find any evidence of her being the daughter of Chief Drowning Bear. He wasn't married until 1790.
This info comes from several websites including this one and includes a list of his children:

Tabitha was born in Mecklenburg, VA in 1785. I finally had a "duh" moment and looked up Browns who may have lived in Mecklenburg, VA at that time. There were quite a few. One theory I have been entertaining is that the Alsups started on their move to TN from Hanover, VA and Drury met her in Mecklenburg. She went along with them and they got married in Nashville, TN on January 27, 1806. Or perhaps her family packed up and moved with the Alsups and several other families. That happened quite often…families traveling together for protection.

If you have evidence (with dates that line up) that Tabitha was actually descended from Yonaguska, please let me know.

Added by Peggy on Dec 13, 2012 10:28 AM

David Maxwell
Frances Whitworth
I was wondering if you would like to manage frances's site. I do not know her personally. I got the info from the grave marker. Let me know if I can add anything else or transfer management.

David Maxwell

Added by David Maxwell on Jun 23, 2012 7:53 PM

Deborah White
Francis Minerva Alsup DePriest
James, thank you for posting the pics of my Great Grandmother Francis Minerva Alsup DePriest. I am interested in any connect to other Alsup and DePriest families. Deborah Lairson-White

Added by Deborah White on Jun 06, 2012 8:26 PM

Larry Boyd
James Griffis
Thanks James for getting the picture of James' for me!!

Added by Larry Boyd on May 28, 2012 8:03 PM

Kim Nichols Morris
RE: Tabitha Brown
RE: Tabitha Brown Alsup
I'll try to keep this brief! :)
I was searching for the great Cherokee warrior chief Oconostota whom my grandmother said was my 5th great-grandfather. He was supposed to be through the line where Drury Alsup and Tabitha Brown were. I then hit the brick wall with Tabitha. Knowing that finding native American roots were difficult, I wondered if she could be the link. I had also heard that Chief Yonagusta "Drowning Bear" was a grandfather of ours, too.
I have a first cousin that is an archaeologist that has traced our tree back to Oconostota but hasn't had the opportunity to share his findings. He did give me the hint to find an in-common surname with people related to the Cherokee Civil War Brig. Gen. Stand Watie. Lo and behold, the name was "Brown". Chief Drowning Bear's English name was "John Brown". When I plugged his name in as Tabitha Brown's father, I quickly shot straight back to Oconostota.
I'm not saying that my research is correct, but it is what I was expecting to find, except Oconostota turned out to be my 6th great-grandfather.
I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this possibility.
Happy to be your cousin!

Added by Kim Nichols Morris on Apr 20, 2012 6:50 AM

This Is Who We Are: One Big Family
Tabitha Brown Alsup

Tabitha Brown Alsup is the wife of 3rd great grand uncle Drury Alsup. I too, have hit a brick wall on Tabitha Brown's parents.

Patricia Edmonds

Added by This Is Who We Are: One B... on Apr 19, 2012 4:22 PM

Jerry D. Mason
Thank you for the photo

Added by Jerry D. Mason on Apr 10, 2012 11:06 AM


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