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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. We also believe that he was a Methodist minister. According to records there was a Methodist minister in old Villa Rica named Bailey Freeman. His son mined copper in Fannin Co Ga, and in Ducktown TN, which was right over the border from Fannin Co GA. 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. You will not be giving up ownership.

If I have inadvertently created a dupe, just let me know. 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. The reason I don't transfer Rev War soldiers is because they have hundreds if not thousands of descendants. I get multitudes of requests for their transfers. How can I choose whom to give them to? I don't. When it comes to Rev War soldiers, I stick to Fag guidelines. Other than that, I have gone beyond Fag guidelines, it depends on the request, the relationship, and your length of time and service to Findagrave. 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. After talking to another Combs descendant about Samuel, she says that according to family legend, Samuel Combs who married Nancy Cornett had another family with several children. Is it possible that this Samuel's "other family" was the family with Sarah Nickel? She was at least 20 years his junior, so he had to have had another family somewhere. However I have no proof:

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 was my great grandmother. She married a Richardson, had a baby and he died leaving her an 18 year old widow. Later 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. Perhaps because he had his other family?

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!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has left a flower on my Mom's page. If you are led to, please leave her a flower. Lin Mae Freeman Brady ...thx...

Isaiah 43 1-5

1 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

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Luther's WWII Squadron
My dad was in the same unit in WWII, the 13th Troop Carrier Squadron, nicknamed "The Thirsty 13th." In 2011 I completed an 800-page book by this name, about which you can learn more at the website of this name. Please contact me at the address at the bottom of thirsty13th dot com. Thanks!
Added by Thirsty13th on Oct 03, 2015 8:37 PM
Don Whiteley
MA Bauknight
This is one of my wife's cousins. We have not been able to find out the name as of this date.
Added by Don Whiteley on Sep 27, 2015 6:31 AM
Don Whiteley
MA Bauknight
Thanks for your email.I do not know the first and middle names. if you have that information, I would be glad to add that.
Added by Don Whiteley on Sep 26, 2015 6:00 PM
L Ferree
RE: Lucien Weakley
Thanks. I've added the footstone. See if you think you need to put the photos in a different order.
Added by L Ferree on Sep 26, 2015 12:13 PM
Sarah Waller Weemes
Please disregard my last message. My name was on over load. TBH
Added by TBH on Sep 25, 2015 6:26 PM
Sarah Waller Weemes
Hi rhondajo. In your Bio on Sarah Waller Weemes you said "Maiden name unknown". Sarah's maiden is Waller. Please correct your Bio information Thanks. Regards, TBH
Added by TBH on Sep 25, 2015 6:22 PM
Jerri Conrad
Correction for Nancy Allen @ Flatwoods Cem
Thanks for pointing out the error I had on this memorial. I removed the link.
Added by Jerri Conrad on Sep 22, 2015 7:55 AM
Carolyn McVicker
Forbes Reason Cemetery, Pinetops, NC
Hi Rhonda:

I received an email from Tracie Curnell asking if I was the person who added the cemetery to In researching, I found that you had originally prepared the write-up for the cemetery, I merely added more names. Tracie was kind enough to provide the GPS coordinates for the cemetery, so I'm passing them along to you: 35.778052/ -77.593648

Added by Carolyn McVicker on Sep 22, 2015 4:48 AM
Joyce Turner Dawson
Thank you so much for the transfers and what you do for others.
Added by Joyce Turner Dawson on Sep 21, 2015 6:39 PM
RE: Leonard Dodge
At the bottom of the Dodge memorial's biographical section there is an entry that says INSCRIPTION, followed by his regiment. This implies there is a headstone that this INSCRIPTION was taken from. If there is no headstone, then there cannot be an INSCRIPTION. Based on the presence of the INSCRIPTION on this memorial I have people searching the cemetery for his marker, which cannot be found. Likewise, the National Archives' record of headstones issued to deceased veteran's does not include one for Leonard Dodge. Do you know if the inscription was taken from a private or a government marker? Or, is the inclusion of the word "Inscription" an error that should be removed from this memorial?
Added by Steve on Sep 20, 2015 12:07 PM
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