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rhondajo (#47044794)
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Bio Photo My name is Rhonda. I am a 65 year old mother of five and grandmother of five. I work in the airline industry and genealogy is my hobby. These are some of my family lines:

Causey, Cowart, Wells, Joiner, Humphries, Clary, Ring, Redman, Gentry, Ward, Kegans, Cannon, Combs, Nickell, Brady, Smallwood, the Wolfe family and the Groseclose families of Lancaster Co PA, Philpot, James, Freeman, Coleman. I know there are many Freemans. My line can be proven to go back to William M. Freeman and wife Elizabeth Redman who were in the 1860 Fannin Co. Ga. census. I believe he was the son of Bailey M. Freeman, who died in 1852 in Carroll Co. GA. Bailey mined gold in the Villa Rica Gold mines. His son mined copper in Fannin Co Ga, and TN. Did you know that one of the reasons that the north won the Civil War is because the gold miners out west who were Union, shipped their gold east to the Union camps? If you have any Confederate or Union soldiers and would like to put them in my virtual cemeteries let me know.

If I have inadvertently created a dupe, just let me know. I have been on here for so long that it seems offensive to me for you to demand me to delete my dupe. Please! All you have to do is let me know about it. Those of us who have been on this site for years know what to do with a dupe!! Thanks!

When I first began volunteering for Findagrave I began noticing many death dates that were in the early 1900s. Sometimes I would come across an entire family, and each family member had died between 1911 and 1919 or 1920. I found this so often that it suddenly dawned on me one day that something must have happened during these years to have killed so many people. I finally looked it up on line and found the Spanish Influenza. It began in the early 1900s and killed more and more people each year until it peaked in 1918. From that year it began tapering off until the early 1920s. One of the biggest groups of people who died from it were the soldiers who were living in close quarters. Also, all of the Civil War soldiers who survived to the 1900s died of it also. Very sad.

To anyone who has transferred a memorial to me of my family, THANK YOU!! If I have any of your relatives besides Rev War soldiers, and you would like a transfer, please contact me via the "edit" button on the memorial, and leave your FAG number, it makes a transfer so much easier!!! Remember, you don't have to "own" a memorial to place info in the bio. I answer all edits in a day, 2 at the most. If you would like to use any of my photos for your family genealogy, please ask. The reason I want you to ask, is because I need you to give me credit with my real name. Why? Because one day down the road, I hope that my descendants will come across one of my photos and will see my name and know how hard I worked for this great site and for family history.

Our early pioneers who were born in the 1700s and early 1800s deserve more than an empty bio, please try to put something about them on their memorials. Also, remembering how our early pioneer's children went west to settle America, I feel privileged to be able to unite them all here on Findagrave!

My next genealogical dead end is Sarah/Sallie Nickell, and her husband, Samuel Combs. She was born ca 1830, possibly in VA. and was Cherokee. A Samuel Combs b 1807 married a Sarah/Sallie Nickell in Morgan Co KY, and they had at least 7 children. Samuel Combs married Sarah NICKELL perf by W W GRAY per the Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859. They are next found in Rowan Co KY (Used to be Morgan) in 1860. We can't find them in 1850:

HH 59
Samuel COMBS 53 farmer Ky
Sally 32 housewife
Minerva 16
Jeremiah 10
John 9
Samuel 7
Leonard 4
James E. 2

Later a daughter named Mary was born. She married a Richardson, and then Sally, son Samuel, James and Mary went west, traveling pretty much along the trail of tears, arriving in Oklahoma Territory. We don't know what happened to father Samuel.

Thanks to my sister, Kim, for all of the information that she has contributed to our family memorials.

If I have made any errors in transcribing or typing, please let me know!

If you are led to, please leave a flower on my Mother's page, Lin Mae Freeman Brady ...thx...



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Tina45
RE: Lin Mae Freeman Brady
Hi Rhonda, thank you
Added by Tina45 on Aug 02, 2015 8:05 PM
Carolyn Woods
Combs/Brewer Cemetery, Hazard, Ky
Are you related to anyone in this Cemetery?
Added by Carolyn Woods on Aug 01, 2015 9:17 PM
Jackson Spurlock
RE: Dock Smith
Lewis is buried on the Joe E. Bowling Cemetery at Shoal in an unmarked grave...I put the headstone for him next to Dock and Rachel...I wanted to have a memorial for him and that was a good place...
Added by Jackson Spurlock on Aug 01, 2015 8:07 PM
Bobbie O'Barr
RE: Linnie O'Barr
Thanks for your quick response. I don't know the answer to this but I'll do some checking. If I find anything, I'll let you know. - Bobbie
Added by Bobbie O'Barr on Aug 01, 2015 3:17 PM
Jackson Spurlock
RE: Dock Smith
Thanks Rhonda...Dock's father was Lewis Smith son of Preston Smith and Margaret Eversole...Dock was born 10/Jun/1887 and died 25/Jul/1921...
Added by Jackson Spurlock on Jul 31, 2015 9:52 PM
Karen Ivey Herndon
Benjamin Herndon & Emma Herndon
Thanks for the transfers!
Karen
Added by Karen Ivey Herndon on Jul 31, 2015 10:07 AM
Jackson Spurlock
Dock Smith
Hello Rhonda...Just to let you know that Dock Smith is the son of Rachel Begley Smith, not her husband...Rachel is my great-grandmother...thank you for the nice work you are doing transcribing all the information on our ancestors...

Jackson Spurlock
Added by Jackson Spurlock on Jul 31, 2015 8:08 AM
G Man
Thanks !!!
I really appreciate the transfers! Thank you very much!
Added by G Man on Jul 28, 2015 7:11 PM
Gerald W. Holland
JOHN WILSON MARTIN
HI RHONDA:

WHAT A GREAT JOB YOU HAVE DONE & ARE DOING. YOUR SERVICE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED BY OUR FAMILY.

JUST A NOTE REGARDING A TYPO ON UNCLE JOHN W. MARTIN'S INFO; HE WAS BORN 14 OCT 1867 NOT 1887 AS INDICATED. HAPPY TO PROVIDE HIS DEATH CERT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE CONFIRMATION.

ALSO BURIED IN THE SAME MARTIN FAMILY PLOT IS JOHN & VIOLA'S YOUNG SON OLIVER MARTIN b. 14 AUG. 1899 &
d.19 OCT. 1906.

THE FAMILY IS BURIED THE CLAUDE CEM., ARMSTRONG CO., TX.

THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOU ATTENTION TO THIS DETAIL,

SINCERELY,
GERALD W. HOLLAND
Added by Gerald W. Holland on Jul 28, 2015 4:59 PM
Moody Ancestor
Sgt.Benjamin D. Chambers #59532053
Hello could you please transfer maintenance on my Sgt.Benjamin D. Chambers #59532053 to me Moody Ancestor #48568092 I have his life history biography.Thank you :-)
Added by Moody Ancestor on Jul 26, 2015 10:48 AM
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