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Vonnie L Cantrell (#47192880)
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Ann Mayfield
James Reuben Walker
I was the eldest, born nineteenth day of July 1753. The names of his sons after my own, were John, James, Thomas, Joseph, George and Jacob. I like to have forgotten William who was the eighth son, although the fourth in succession, and only now living William, Jacob and myself.

This is from The Memoires of A Southern Gentleman by the Honorable Felix Walker and even you say there were 8 sons, 6 who served in the Rev. War. James=James Reuben who also sometimes known as Reuben.
Added by Ann Mayfield on Jul 07, 2015 12:44 AM
Mary Lois
Capt. James Pierce memorial and DNA
Vonnie, thanks so much for recording this info about Capt. James Pierce on findagrave. He is my 4th great grandfather through his son John b. 1776. I have a very difficult to read copy of his pension application so it is wonderful to be able to read the transcription so easily here online. I am interested in corresponding with anyone who has done DNA testing and is related to James and/or his son John Pierce. I am very pleased to learn about the monument to James. Mary L Pierce-Hughes
Added by Mary Lois on Jul 06, 2015 4:22 PM
Mary Lois
Thanks for info on Eleanor Sharp Dunkin
Thanks for posting all the info about Eleanor on findagrave. I just recently joined DAR with Eleanor as my patriot. I also was able to visit the Green Springs cemetery this June (2015) and agree with you that Eleanor is most likely to be buried there. I also see that you had posted info on James Pierce. I am a direct descendent of James who was the rev. war vet. Are we related through both of these patriots?
Added by Mary Lois on Jul 06, 2015 2:17 PM
Paul Hoyt
Dr William Jeptha Fain
Hi Vonnie - thank you for the ancestral information about Dr. Fain. If you are connected to him, I can transfer his memorial to you.

Best wishes,
Paul Hoyt
Added by Paul Hoyt on Jul 05, 2015 8:17 PM
Lisa MacFerren Minerd
RE: Jane Laughlin McFerren
Vonnie, Thanks again for your quick response. My line ends with John McFerren born about 1785 in PA. I cannot find his parents. He married Clarissa Marsh in 1816 in Christ Church in Philadelphia and had several children of which I descend from his son Charles. Another interesting fact is that my brother's DNA shows we are actually McMurtry and not McFerren. Apparently, six to seven generations ago a "non-paternal event" occurred. Whether this happened in PA or Ireland, I am not sure.

Thanks again for all your work.

Added by Lisa MacFerren Minerd on Jul 04, 2015 3:46 AM
Lisa MacFerren Minerd
Jane Laughlin McFerren
Memorial #142719613. Jane Dunkin Laughlin was born June 17, 1763 according to the Sons of the Revolution. She died in 1813 according to her husband's last letter to his grandson. I don't have a source for her middle name but her mother's last name was Dunkin.

Lisa Mcferren Minerd
Added by Lisa MacFerren Minerd on Jul 03, 2015 9:07 PM
Lisa MacFerren Minerd
William McFerrin
Hi Vonnie,

Thank you for your reply. I have a letter from William to his grandson a few days before is death. The letter is dated Sept. 19, 1845. I also have "Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution Record" pg.139, Compiled from Pension Statements, Five Parts In One Volume, Fifth Pamphlet, by Zella Armstrong showing his death date as 1845.
Your work on findagrave is invaluable! Please keep it up!
My last name is McFerren but I have not conclusively found the link to William so if others have requested the memorial please transfer it to them.
Thank you again for all your work!
Added by Lisa MacFerren Minerd on Jul 02, 2015 8:39 AM
Lisa MacFerren Minerd
William McFerrin
# 142718048 You have listed as his birth date as Nov. 26, 1757. In the pension papers you have listed it states he was born in 1755 in York County, PA. There are many William McFerrins but the one that belongs to the Kings Mountain Battle was born in 1755 in York County and died in Tennessee in 1845.

If this is not your family, I would love a transfer.

Thank you.

Lisa McFerren Minerd
Added by Lisa MacFerren Minerd on Jul 01, 2015 4:01 PM
RE: Donna Jo Ready
Have added her father, put in her maiden name and added a note at the end of the memorial that they are stepbrothers. Thanks for the info!!
Added by Lexie on Jun 29, 2015 6:48 PM
Donna Jo Ready
you have put in a request to add a father, Joseph Clarence White to the memorial for Donna Jo Ready in Hillcrest Cemetery, Augusta, GA. The memorial for her lists two brothers whose last names are Stephens. Are you sure you have the right person? Just want to double check before I approve the correction.
Added by Lexie on Jun 29, 2015 4:33 PM
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