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Carrie PARLER-GIBSON (#46978018)
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Bio Photo I am the record keeper for the PARLER family as well as the descendants of Samuel WILLIAMS and Delilah NEVILLE.
My mother's family come from Norway and
I also have researched my husband's family in New Brunswick, Canada.
I have been doing family research for over 50 years and have made two six month research trips throughout the United States, before computers and digital cameras, using a 35mm camera and obtaining photo copies of as many documents as I could find.
I have a DAR certificate, two Florida Pioneer Certificates as well as the Daughters of the Confederation.
I am quite willing to help anyone who may request my help, and willing to transfer any memorials I have entered on your family lines.
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Sharon Anthony
Re: Ebenezer Briggs
Curious as to your source for the info on Ebenezer Briggs. I have been able to find no such information and I am having difficulty proving this line to Eleanor Briggs and James J. Bennison of New Brunswick.

I'd appreciate any other info you have. You can email me here:

Added by Sharon Anthony on Oct 21, 2014 3:15 PM
Marvin Lonnie Williams
Hi Carrie,

Lee, Hendry & Glades county are all next to each other (and in my area). I had been researching the Summerall and Wooten line when I came across the obit for Marvin Lonnie Williams.

To answer your inquiry; I just re-read Marvin's actual newspaper obit published in "The Sun" Belle Glade, FL. It does say he was preceded in death by "wives" (plural): Doris A. (Wooten) Williams and Geraldine (Jackson) Williams.

The following are verified sources that I found (not copied from someone else):

Doris Alice Wooten married Marvin Leon Summerall Sept 10, 1943 in Moore Haven, Glades County, FL

Doris Alice Summerall married Alfred Bernard Kahn Jr. June 27, 1945 in Fort Myers, Lee County, FL

Doris Alice Kahn and Alfred Bernard Kahn Jr were divorced 1950 in Hendry County, FL.

Presumably, Doris and Marvin Lonnie Williams were married after 1950.
Marvin Lonnie Williams and Geraldine Smith were married June 13, 1970 Glades County, FL

Something that you might find interesting is on Lee County Clerk of Court Public Records ( Click on Official Records. The quickest way to view docs is to choose "View Thumbnails" and then choose .jpeg The info shows Marvin Lonnie Williams married Martha Elizabeth Cosden May 10 1944 in Fort Myers, Lee County, FL. (I saw her name elsewhere online as Martha Cosden-Booth…unverified though). One tip about the website is divorces are listed under "Judgement". The divorces must be viewed in person at the clerks office. However, you can still see the cross-party name and date on-line. Hope this makes sense!

Most Sincerely
Added by Jen on Jul 21, 2014 10:09 PM
William H Eargle
Jack and Guy Parler
Jack and Guy Parler who lived in Charleston, SC were my godparents. I was christened in 1946 when my family lived in Charleston. My father William H. Eargle, Sr. worked for the Southern Railway. I am trying to find some genealogy records for them.

Were Jack and Guy related to you?

Bill Eargle
Added by William H Eargle on Mar 19, 2014 8:39 PM
What I have read and possible true

Mary Tracy married Israel Kinney March 8 1816
Born Aug 28 1798 Oromocto Sunbury Nb Canada
Died Mary 15 1850 Jacksonville, Nb Canada
She and Israel had 13 children.

After she died he married Jane Everett Debrasse and they had 4 children.

Thanks Kim

Added by Kim on Dec 02, 2013 6:07 PM
N. Graves
Scott Family - Cedar Hill
Awhile back you contacted me in regards to a memorial I created. Just noticing the email now sorry. Am transferring it to you so you can make the corrections/additions you want.
Added by N. Graves on Nov 28, 2013 2:43 PM
Julie Lynch
James Washington Mathis, Jr.
Saw your information on James Washington Mathis, Jr I would appreciate any information you can share. He was my husband's 2nd great grandfather. My email address is
Thanks, Julie
Added by Julie Lynch on Sep 25, 2013 8:11 AM
Joseph R. Klett
Shaws at Jacksonville
Thanks so much Carrie. I really appreciate your volunteer spirit. All the best to you. -Joe Klett
Added by Joseph R. Klett on Aug 31, 2013 9:05 PM
Melony Duncan/McAuley
William Zopher Herndon
He is my ex husband's GGgrandfather and I went to check out his grave.I had them even look up records at cemetery.His grave, a tree grew up through the middle of it and it's all broken up,so much you can't read the stones,but they decided according to their records that was his grave.All you can get is a picture of the tree and broken stones.It's really a shame because people will never know that is him.I did take a picture for my ex husband and our grandkids.Melony Duncan Herndon McAuley
Added by Melony Duncan/McAuley on Aug 11, 2013 12:44 PM
jennifer whaley
great grandaughter of capt williams
My name is Jennifer Williams Whaley I am the daughter of Thaddeus Monroe Williams II, named after his grandfather Capt Williams. My dad passed tens ago. I would love any information that you help me with. I would really like info on Florida Belle my great grand mother.I was told by my dad she was an Indian who was adopted in Louisianna and he believed she was Creek indian. She said she was black dutch and got very upset about being called an Indian.I would like to have myself and daughter recognized by the tribe.My daughter will start college in the fall. I know there is a connection with the Daughters of the American Revolution but have no documents. Would like information for scholarship for my daughter. Do you have any published material on the Williams family? I have a book that one of husbands family wrote on one side of his family.Thank you in advance jennifer
Added by jennifer whaley on Jul 20, 2013 9:51 AM
Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
RE: Find A Grave - WILLIAMS
I'm going to guess that he is not the Williams you are looking for because the city cemetery was not established until 1880, and section J - the Confederate plot where this Williams is buried was not created until 1892. The cemetery wasn't named Greenwood until 1911, I believe.

I also believe that a man of importance to the community like the Mr. Williams you are searching for would have more than a bare-boned Gov't CSA marker.

I've seen online that this grave is attributed to the Mr. Williams you are searching for. I also saw that his wife died a day after he did after suffering from TB? If this is true, I would think I'd find her in the cemetery census book, because even unmarked graves are listed here - and there is no mention of her.

I saw that your Mr. Williams' children were raised by his brother, Nathan. While there is a Nathan Williams in Greenwood - he died in 1919 at age 91. I believe the actual brother is 1839-1934.

There was a downtown cemetery in use from 1881-1869. I don't know where all those bodies were moved to, but it's noted they were moved.

On the other hand - many people were moved from a downtown cemetery to Greenwood when the downtown cemetery land just became too valuable to remain a cemetery sometime around 1892.

If he's of relation to Roberson, Ivey, Patrick and Beasley families. Many of them were moved from the original Patrick Cemetery to Lake Hill Cemetery in 1884. That cemetery is very sandy and it's believed many older markers have sunk.

I am a member of the Lakeland UDC Chapter (my mother is president), but I live in Orlando around the corner from Greenwood Cemetery. I maintain the chapter UDC Findagrave page for them.

I actually have the Greenwood Cemetery census book in front of me and there are no extra notes about this Mr. Williams.

Here is my personal findagrave page:

If I can be of any help to you with Greenwood Cemetery, I'll be glad to assist. They open their files to me, and are very helpful.

Based upon circumstantial evidence, the dates just don't add up. I think Marshall Williams was buried elsewhere. I could be wrong, but from what I know, and the dates - it's not likely him.
Added by Annie H Darracott 791, UD... on Mar 04, 2013 12:10 PM
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