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James Parker (#47165812)
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Bio Photo I have researched my ancestry for 50 years. The surnames in my direct lineage include Parker, Currence, Legg, Mooney, Wilbanks, Thomas, Holbrook, Thayer, Wright, Rooker, McCallum, Hawkins, Maret, Isbell, Keese, Strain, Bandy, Cleckler, Goodson, Whisenant, Head, and Suggs.
Having grown up in Rome, GA, I attended the Rome City Schools and graduated from West Rome High School in 1961. I attended Shorter College and graduated in 1965 with a B. A. degree, major in Biology. Upon attending graduate school at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, I received the Ph. D. degree in 1971 with a specialty in Zoology. After post-doctoral studies in Medical Parasitolgy and an instructor's position at the Medical College of Virginia (Microbiology Dept.), I taught biology at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC for a few years before going to North Georgia College and State University (now University of North Georgia).
I am a retired university Professor having taught courses in Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Microbiology, Human Histology, Medical Parasitology, and Wildlife Biology. I retired in 2005 from North Georgia College and State University after 37 years of teaching at the college level.
I have membership with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, National Society Sons of the American Revolution, Society of Indian Wars of the United States, Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, and the General Society of Colonial Wars.
Currently I am compiling a new edition to my book: "The Strain Family: A Genealogy of the Descendants of Andrew Strain, Sr. of North Carolina" which was originally published in 1985. For a number of years I have been the Historian for the Strain Family Association which meets annually on the third Sunday in July at the Sugar Valley Baptist Church, Sugar Valley, Georgia.
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Kenneth Snead
Sidney H Dew Photo (ID 527183070)
I am curious as to where you obtained the photo of Sidney Dew as a young man. I have a copy of what appears to be the same picture.
Added by Kenneth Snead on Apr 19, 2015 6:33 AM
Sherry Kuhrt
James Lewis Strain is My Great Great Grandfather
Hello James,
I grew up in Sacramento, CA, the daughter of Harry Manson Straine, Jr. and granddaughter of Harry M. Straine, Sr. My grandfather was the son of Monroe Strain and Etta Stanfield and grandson of James Lewis Strain. I now live in New York and am currently in Franklin, NC for two days visiting Harry Sr's wife's family - the family of my grandmother, Maude Higdon Straine. When I saw the picture you posted of James Lewis Strain, I could see the family resemblance in my father, Harry Jr. and his brother, E. Earl Straine, both formerly of Sacramento, now both deceased. And, when I saw your picture I could see the family resemblance with my brother, Larry Logan Staine, now deceased. Tomorrow, March 28, 2015, I plan to visit the Holly Springs Baptist Church cemetery to see the grave of Monroe Strain. The last time I was in Franklin was with my family approximately 50 years ago (early 1960s) and I distinctly remember meeting my grandfather's aunt, probably Annis Strain, who lived out in the country. She was a tiny woman and said that I looked like one of her relatives, perhaps her mother or sister. Can you tell me where James Lewis Strain is buried? I am also interested in finding the grave markers for my great grandmother, Etta Stanfield Strain and great, great grandmother, Mary Jane Young Strain. Thank you for any information you can give me. Sherry Straine Kuhrt
Added by Sherry Kuhrt on Mar 27, 2015 7:48 PM
JoDee Smith
John wilbanks
Hi I tryed emailing you I'm kin of William and John wilbanks and of you could help in the proof of his involvement in the American revelation
Added by JoDee Smith on Feb 26, 2015 6:56 PM
Tamara Maddan
You do wonderful work.
Added by Tamara Maddan on Feb 24, 2015 6:45 PM
HJ
Strain Family
Would you please post your photo of the Ivan Strain family to the memorials of Bessie Strain and daughter, Vera (Strain) Roberts? They are numbers 141694135 and 141646999 Also, would you please post your photo of Ivan and Bessie's monument to Bessie's memorial? Thank you!
Added by HJ on Jan 23, 2015 11:32 AM
Lori Stone
Dale M. Stone, Sr.
THANKS for posting the information for my grandfather, Dale M. Stone, Sr.! I had not seen it before this morning! Today is the anniversary of his passing, so I happened upon your post.

I went to NGC when you were there….and my Aunt Floy had told me to find you back then. So, there was a time I came to visit!

My best to you….and thanks again for doing this work!

Lori Stone
Cumming, GA
Added by Lori Stone on Aug 16, 2014 8:20 AM
Rita McDermott
Nell Paxton
Just ran across the memorial for Nell and wanted to thank you. Nell and Bill used to come to my folks fishing cabins and then we stayed in touch with her thereafter. I even took my husband and family to see her in Georgia in the later years. She showed us a GREAT TIME. What a pair they were! I can still here her laugh!! Thanks!!
Added by Rita McDermott on May 13, 2014 11:44 AM
Betsy Haywood
Hawkins Cemetery
Dear James,
Thank you for "finding" my ancestors, Philemon Hawkins and Delia Martin Hawkins, in the Hawkins Cemetery in Warren County. My cousin and I have been to Warrenton twice looking for the cemetery and cannot find it. Can you give us some information about where it is? All we have is old information about the Axtell Road near the old Plummer place which apparently burned many years ago. Thank you for any assistance!
Betsy Haywood beastie510@hotmail.com
Added by Betsy Haywood on Apr 29, 2014 1:50 PM
LARRY LANGSTON
Robert Campbell memorial account
Hi James, I'm working on/trying to connect all of my decease family members . . . Robert Campbell is my 1st cousin . . . would you please transfer Robert Edward Campbell #60243396 memorial to my account, thanks Larry Langston #47603850 . . . if not, would you please connect Robert Edward Campbell #60243396 to his mother Lillie Beatrice Langston Campbell #77681764 and his father Edward William "Eddie" Campbell #77681770 . . . thanks Larry
Added by LARRY LANGSTON on Apr 19, 2014 6:23 PM
Lucy Brown
Strain daughter
Do you have any information regarding the marriage of Rozine Strain to Matthew Russell, Jr., both died in Macon Co., NC. Rozine died after 1850 and Matthew died in 1846. Thank you.
Added by Lucy Brown on Feb 26, 2014 3:14 PM
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