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ValSG (#46932943)
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Bio Photo Resident of Laurel Hill, Okaloosa FL. Favorite pastimes are my bible, our four furbabies & 1 iridescent shark, cooking, needlework (of all kinds), photography and especially 'working' (volunteer hobbying with lots of overtime?) as a family historian & genealogist. Puzzles of all kinds, entertained me for hours, both as a child & as an adult. Genealogy, grand puzzle of all puzzles, thus being equally entertaining. (Fascinating too).

Most interests in all Northwest FL with some south FL, most all of Alabama, Georgia, much of North Carolina, some South Carolina, much of Virginia. For the north - much of Northampton/Bucks/Philadelphia counties of PA & Warren/Hunterdon/Sussex/Morris counties of NJ areas, some in Indiana, Texas & California, just to name a few.

Just for noting, Almarante Cem & Magnolia Cem, both of Laurel Hill, and with pictures taken by James Woods, are online at, a webpage made by some of the local folks. Check it out.

All information posted by me, is from my own knowledge & research (or from other family or from people I know well, that "I know" that they know what they are talking about or provide, ie., is provable) to aid others in their quests.

Hopefully, I can help some of these that are now gone, be remembered and not forgotten. They may not have been famous... but they were equally important.

*Note - anything I post, photos, information, or biography, may be copied and used for personal use/research/records. All I ask, is that you cite your source, "giving credit to whom credit is due", just as I, personally always do.

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Renaldo Browne
RE: Genealogy
If it's the same Don Sutton I'm thinking of, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Willie "The Actor" Sutton was a bank robber, and supposedly, when asked why he robbed banks, he said, that's where the money is.

I know, trying to find people is a pain in the sitting end. I'm having a terrible time trying to find my ancestors, who were in the MO, VA area.

Doing multiple families is really crazy.

Hang in there my dear friend.

Added by Renaldo Browne on May 27, 2015 8:40 AM
Renaldo Browne
RE: Genealogy
The only thing I got back was a note that read that they didn't have a record of his death. That is strange. I had the right year and date. Oh well. I can't smell the roses, my big nose would suck them all up, and there wouldn't be any left :-)

Are you a Sutton, if so, make sure that Willie "The Actor" Sutton isn't in your tree. :-)

Added by Renaldo Browne on May 26, 2015 7:18 AM
Renaldo Browne
RE: Genealogy
Maybe they are on the Witness Protection Program. LOL

I'm waiting for George Washington Drake's Death Certificate, to verify who his father is.
Added by Renaldo Browne on May 23, 2015 8:18 AM
Renaldo Browne
RE: Genealogy
I thought about writing a book about my family. It would be a Science Fiction type book. LOL
Added by Renaldo Browne on May 22, 2015 8:47 AM
Renaldo Browne
RE: Genealogy

I don't text either. My thumbs are too large. Maybe they are on Facebook, or LinkedIn. LOL

As the old saying goes "Old Genealogists Never Die, they just lose their Census. LOL

In doing my family, I think they are between the Simpsons (Homer), and the Bundys (Al)

Have a great day, and put a tracking on those relatives.

Added by Renaldo Browne on May 07, 2015 11:41 AM
Renaldo Browne
I also do amateur genealogy, and I am also helping Joanie Ely-Sundelof do her "tree" I'm having more luck doing other families, than my own.

I kid Joanie, and tell her, maybe we should "Text" our ancestors, and get the missing information. LOL

George Washington Drake, where are your parents, or, better yet, who are your parents.

Added by Renaldo Browne on May 07, 2015 8:50 AM
Joanie Ely-Sundelof
Our Mysterious George Drake
Yes, I see what you're saying Val..I'm so frustrated with George and Sophia! LOL..I do believe you're right on what you say on them tho.I'm gonna give it up on them for so much again for all the time and info..Yeah, Ain't it fun? LOL! PS..Mess us up big time when they decide to take a middle name as their first..hahaha!! Joanie
Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Apr 27, 2015 5:11 PM
Joanie Ely-Sundelof
RE: Re: George W. Drake
Hi there Val..Hope all is well with you..I'm still working on the search for George Drake's parents..I wanted to mention that since I came up empty on any Peter Sutton and Mary Tiger Sutton having a daughter to match "our" Sophia Sutton Drake, I did fine that Philip Sutton and wife Elizabeth Hoffman Sutton are listed as having a daughter Cathrine about 1832..I think you mentioned on a page that her full name was Sophia Mary Elizabeth Cathrine Sutton? Since I can't find any connection to a Peter, I'm thinking Philip Sutton is her father..What is your thinking on this? (even tho she is said to have mentioned Peter and Mary Tiger in a will?) Let me know your thought when you get a moment..Thanks Joanie :-)
Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Apr 22, 2015 12:36 PM
Clint Allan Morgan
Josey Family
Dear Val,

Do you know who the Josey Family member's were that married sister's??


Clint Allan Morgan
Added by Clint Allan Morgan on Mar 07, 2015 7:34 PM
Ron & Nancy
Emily's mother

Val, I posted a picture of Emily Cora's mother. Go to the above memorial. You are welcome to take it. Ron
Added by Ron & Nancy on Feb 28, 2015 8:25 AM
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