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Ronald Halford (#47177801)
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Bio Photo My name is Ronald Allen Halford. The son of Junior Calvin Halford & Lillie Dotson Halford. I am a retired Police Chief with spare time to contribute to my ancestors and loved ones who have past. I also do geneology which is aided greatly by programs like Find a Grave.
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Hi Ron,

Searching for information on my Family.
Are you by chance still around please?
You appear to be the expert!
Added by Kathleen on Jan 13, 2017 4:02 PM
42092661 John Ownbey Sr
John Owenby was the son of Arthur Owenby and mother unknown. John was born in England in 1735. He and his father Arthur made the long ocean voyage from England to the Colonies of England in present day United States. Where they landed is not known but they were in Essex County Virginia Colony in the latter part of Arthurís life. John moved from Virginia before Aug 16 1784 and settled in Rutherford County North Carolina. The reason for this statement is that all the children born to John and Nancy before Nancy Ann Owenby were born in Virginia and all after her were born in Rutherford Co. NC. I feel that John and Nancy met and married in Orange Co. Virginia where Nancy Porter was born. It appears her father Ambrose Porter and mother Jemima Smith Porter both died in Virginia. It is documented that Jemima died there in 1818. John and Nancy were listed as living in Henderson Co. at the time of their deaths but with the changing county lines during this era of history they may have settled in an area of Rutherford County that became Henderson County. They appeared to prosper in the mountains of Western North Carolina and had twelve known children. It is thought that John was the first person buried in the Owenby Family Cemetery that is now known as the Old Field or Old Broad River Cemetery. I know that the property was once owned by John and it was passed down to a descendant Eli Mitchell Owenby who sold the property to Squire Thomas Ledbetter. At that point the cemetery became known as the Old Field Cemetery and Old Broad River Cemetery. This cemetery lies in Buncombe County North Carolina today but in the past it was in McDowell County, and Rutherford County and possibly Henderson County. It confuses researchers who use the Census to determine where there ancestors lived. John and Nancy may have lived in the same house in WNC their entire lives but if you go by Census reports they moved to several different counties over the years. The children of John and Nancy Porter Owenby are:
1 James born Jan 6 1761 and married Joanna Sims (see James story)
2 Elizabeth born 1763 and married Powell Stamper Owenby
3 Millie born 1766 and married unknown
4 Susannah born 1868 and married unknown
5 Ambrose born 1870 and married Elizabeth Henson
6 Arthur born 1871 and married Barbara Hill (see Arthurís story)
7 Porter William born 1774 and married Martha Ann Morgan
8 Thomas born 1776 and married Winnie Shelton
9 John Jr born Jul 11 1781 and married Elizabeth Hill
10 Nancy Ann born Aug 16 1784 and married a Hill
11 Joseph Porter born Feb 22 1788 and married unknown
12 Nicholas born 1790 and married unknown
Added by GraveHunter on Jan 08, 2017 2:17 PM
Mary Caroline Thomas Austin

Please move Mary (# 93254998) to Forest Hill Cemetery in Morganton, NC (please see footstone and family plot photos).

Thank you for your help,
Added by melanie on Nov 19, 2016 6:52 PM
Marcia Bryan Curtis
W Ewart Grant
I made a BIG mistake with his death date when I sent you a correction & addition. I wrote 1993, but it was 1944. So sorry. Marcia B. Curtis.
Added by Marcia Bryan Curtis on Nov 14, 2016 10:34 AM
Jonathan Ray
Vernie David Wright Sr
Found 2 memorials added by you for this. One back in 2009 and the other in 2011- Just alerting you and seeing if you wanted to combine them


Added by Jonathan Ray on Oct 17, 2016 3:43 PM
Mary Morris
Eleanor Villars Dotson
Hi Ronald my name is Mary Morris and I'm looking for some kind of information on Eleanor Naomi Villars Dotson. She was suppose to had been married to Richard Dotson I can't find much information on her so I was hoping you might be able to help me. I'm looking to see if they had any Children together. I found some names of Richard's Children possibly with his second wife Amelia Miller Dotson but when I checked some other part it doesn't give the names of all the Children. I'm looking for these names, Margaret Peg Dotson, Thomas Dotson, Ruth Dotson and Elizabeth Dotson. If you or anyone else could possibly help me I would appreciate it. I can be reached at Thank You for your time.
Added by Mary Morris on Sep 29, 2016 10:32 AM
Maggie Jane Allen Moore
This is my Great Grandmother and I was wondering if you would mind if I took over her grave?

She married Fred Moore and they have 9 children together.

Thank you for your time
Added by JKidd on Sep 27, 2016 6:03 PM
Bill Eugene Austin #75024234
I have sent you edit requests, but I assume that you did not receive them. Please change his burial from unknown to Burke Memorial Park in Morganton, NC (please see his mausoleum nameplate pictures on his memorial).

Thank you for your help,
Added by melanie on Aug 25, 2016 7:25 PM
Karen McDonald Bowles
Willie Ida Inman Davis #133863037
Hi Ronald,
I can't remember if I ever sent you a message about Willie Ida Inman Davis's information, i haven't been on Find A Grave in quite some time.
She is my GGGrandmother. Her information is incorrect. I added photos that I took myself of her tombstone and an old photo of her in person from my fathers geneaology documents, and in comments I mentioned that she is NOT BURIED in Haywood county NC where her Father WP Inman is reportedly buried.
If you look closely at her death certificate (that I believe you may have found thru my Father),, it shows her death in Gaston county, NC and Burial in BETHEL CEMETERY Clover, SC. She lived in Gastonia with her daughter Daisy Davis McDonald and family in the Loray Mill Village that I live in today...
She, including Daisy and many other relatives or her children are all buried here in Clover. If you follow the links to her children, I have posted all of their tombstones which I took myself in Clover, SC.
I am now working on collecting pictures of these elders to place on their Find A Grave pages.
If you would correct the info, she would be easier to find for anyone who is looking for her.
If there is any info you would like, I'd be glad to get it for you!
I have a few more pictures on the way via email from my Uncle and am happy to add them! Thanks so much! Karen McDonald Bowles
Added by Karen McDonald Bowles on Aug 12, 2016 7:41 AM
Dwight Crowe
Edwards Family
Hello David, I am also a retired Police Officer. I wonder if you might be related to the John Edwards Family listed below?

1. JOHN EDWARDS was born 1834, and died 1910. He married (1) UNKNOWN. He married (2) CATHRINE WALDEN Abt. 1882, daughter of JOHN WALDEN and SARAH (MNU). She was born 16 Dec 1856 in SC, and died 30 Apr 1929.

See his memorial on FINDAGRAVE.COM, memorial #69434396
Catherine Walden's first name was possibly Martha. Martha, age 13, born SC was on the 1870 Madison Co., NC Census with her mother Sarah Ann Wallin (Walden).
Her 1929 Madison CO., NC Death Certificate #407 shows father as John Walden, born SC and mother as Sarah Ann Walden, born SC. The informant on her DC was her son William "Jake" Edwards.

See her memorial on Find A Grave #69434425

i. ETTA EDWARDS, b. 1872; d. 31 Jan 1907; m. ROBERT FRANKLIN TILLERY; b. 1866; d. 1951.


2. ii. JESSE LEE2 EDWARDS, b. 11 Sep 1882, NC; d. 25 Sep 1967.
3. iii. MARY SALOME EDWARDS, b. 10 Oct 1884, NC; d. 07 Aug 1945.
4. iv. JOSEPH J. EDWARDS, b. 16 Dec 1885, NC; d. 08 Apr 1972.
5. v. JACOB WILLIAM "JAKE" EDWARDS, b. 21 Sep 1890, NC; d. 31 Mar 1980.
vi. EUGENIA EDWARDS, b. 29 Jul 1893, NC; d. May 1986; m. CHARLES HUNTER; b. 18 Aug 1895; d. Jul 1974.
Added by Dwight Crowe on May 31, 2016 11:58 AM
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