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SheWalksTheseHills (#46847797)
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"She walks these hills in a long black veil, she visits my grave when the night wind wails.
Nobody knows, nobody sees but me...."

(song lyrics by Dill and Wilkins)


For years I have been intrigued in researching the history of my family. I had no idea when you pull one thread, dozens more appear. I have met many wonderful fellow historians in this pursuit and in this aspect I am forever grateful to Find A Grave.

I simply enjoy people's stories and each grave and headstone mark a life that is interesting and worth knowing more about.

Often times we are so consumed by our own lives we forget- or overlook the voices from the past. They were here before us, we can learn from their lives.
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Goddin Family

I am currently researching the Goddin family in Virginia, are you related? If so, have you taken the Ancestry DNA test? I'm looking for DNA matches to further my research. If you'd like to email me my email address is cwglzrl(at)att(dot)net.

Added by ღCindyMarieღ on Jun 30, 2015 7:23 PM
Todd Whitesides
Hope you're doing well. It's been a long while since our least message. After a lengthy hiatus I've resumed my Sheppard research, and have made some new discoveries and alterations.
Added by Todd Whitesides on May 27, 2015 7:26 PM
Fran Bindon
Memorial # 86595119

Could you please check your data on the death date on the subject memorial (#86595119, Mariana Mayo Tabb Garnett? It is listed as 24 Apr 1867, but years listed for her children's births are after 1867 (Thomas 1870 & Susan 1872) and Marianna is in the 1800 Census with her family. Something must have gotten mixed up.

Added by Fran Bindon on May 24, 2015 7:15 PM
Rebecca Emmett
Elizabeth Lewis 64387845
Thank you so much for the adding the portrait of Elizabeth Dabney Langhorne Lewis to her memorial! Beautiful portrait.
Added by Rebecca Emmett on May 22, 2015 5:47 AM
Danielle Hellams
Aunt Susan
Thank you for taking a picture of my aunt, Susan Hellams' grave. She died when I was only three months old and I have only been able to get to know her through pictures and what I have been able to read online. Thank you for your contribution!
Added by Danielle Hellams on May 15, 2015 11:46 AM
Twig Of The Tree
RE: Sarah Chiles Wife of Joel Lewis
Oh my goodness, I am from Colorado, and am not familiar with the Virginia area. I will have to look at some maps!

My Sarah Chiles (that was married to Joel Lewis) died in 1840 (I think) because Joel Lewis married a Lucy Daniels after Sarah's death and this third wife also has 3 children with Joel. (I guess he was a very prolific man! LOL) I wonder if the Anne R. Childs (or was it "Chiles"?) is relative to Sarah? Your info gives me 2 more names to check out and to focus on anything I can find about "Chiles Tavern".

I will also have to try to see what is online with the Virginia Library..thank you for that tip!

I DO have a Col. Fielding Lewis in my tree...he is a 1st cousin 7x removed. It looks like he is a grandson to my John T. Lewis & Elizabeth Warner thru their son Maj John Warner Lewis II. Is he a relative of yours?

I have read there is a lot of controversy about being a "Warner" Lewis...but I guess I must be a part of the "Warner" crowd because of the names I have come across. Do you know much about the controversy?

Sometimes I get so distracted reading about the various battles our ancestors fought in! LOL...I wish I would have paid more attention in my "American History" class back in high school! ---Twig
Added by Twig Of The Tree on Apr 28, 2015 6:42 PM
Twig Of The Tree
Sarah Chiles Wife of Joel Lewis
Hi Sandy...
I changed the "Subject" of this email to "Sarah Chiles" in case you should come across her in your research. Sarah Chiles was first married to an "unknown Gordon" but he died...she then married 2nd, JOEL LEWIS and had 3 children;

Sarah Chiles(1734-1820) was the 2nd wife of Joel Lewis. They married in 1747.
Joels' DOB/DOB are: (1730-1820)

Sarah and Joel had 3 children....
1) Keilding Lewis (1755-1837)-who died unmarried 2) Mary or Molly Lewis (1760-1841) who married to a" James Stiff" and
3) my 4th GMM, Frances "Fanny" Lewis (1771-abt 1795) who married William M Estes. about 1783.

They lived in Virginia during this time. Probably in Hanover, or Spottsylvania, VA

I don't have a Find A Grave for either Joel or any of his 3 wives. Joel's parents were David Lewis & Ann Terrell who lived in VA and had 8 children...I can't find a Find A Grave for Joel's Parents either. I am a DNA match to Joel's parents & grandparents...but I just can't find any info on Joel or his wife Sarah Chiles. Joel's GGF was John Lewis and nobody knows what his wife's name was.

Gosh I hope some of this "rings a bell" with your research. Joel, of course is linked to our friend, a great nephew or something like that. I hope you can find some leads in your tree!

Did you do the Ancestry DNA Match? I got an email that is was on sale for $70 (instead of the regular $99 this week. Thanks so any information you might be able to gather up...if there in anything I can help you with, please let me know! ---Twig
Added by Twig Of The Tree on Apr 28, 2015 8:47 AM
Twig Of The Tree
RE: Taliaferro Lewis
Hi Cousin! Do you know anything about JOEL LEWIS.... (1730-1820) who was (I think) the son of David LEWIS & Ann TERRELL?

I have a DNA match to David LEWIS & Ann TERRELL.... and to David's father, John LEWIS.

I am trying to figure out Joel's wife whom I think was Sarah CHILES. (She was 1 of 3 wives Joel had) I am trying to confirm that Joel was the son of David; whether Sarah Chiles was one of David's wives...and who the parents of Sarah Chiles were. Can you confirm any of this?---Twig
Added by Twig Of The Tree on Apr 27, 2015 6:17 PM
Twig Of The Tree
RE: Taliaferro Lewis
Hi there---Yes, I am studying the Lewises now. Jesse Pitman is my 1st cousin 8x removed.

I'm guessing that we would match up on the DNA match with David Lewis & Anne Terrell... I think they would be our common grandparents.

When I saw the headstone and your description of what was inscribed on it, I remembered a I had a good story for him. Poor Guy....things were so awful in the Revolutionary Wars.

I just give those veterans my most highest respect. I like to read the life stories on the memorials if there are any, and I thought you might like that for Taiaferro. Poor guy, suffering with those burns his whole life! I see your name often when I' doing my we must be related in some way.

Did you do the DNA test? It's sale for $70 this week. I had been putting it off for so long..and I could just kick myself. It really has made my research so much fun. I'm glad you liked the story...hopefully you can just cut & paste it.---Twig
Added by Twig Of The Tree on Apr 27, 2015 6:46 AM
Richard H. L. Chichester, III
Headstone photo for Sallie Rutherfoord Tinsley Miller
Please transfer your memorial photo to #9017878 created in 2004. This memorial is a duplicate.
Added by Richard H. L. Chichester,... on Apr 19, 2015 2:23 PM
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