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Judith Nan Lewis (#47584692)
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Bio Photo Greetings,

I have been researching my Family Surname Lines since 1965 and have collected many documents on:

My Lewis line back to Robert Lewis (1790 NC - 1850 AL)and Sarah Cagle Lewis (1790 NC - 1850 AL), who came from NC to TN to Marshall Co., AL where they settled. They are buried at Lewis Cemetery in Marshall Co., AL, which was originally the old family cemetery. My Lewis line was entered into the Lewis DNA Project many years ago and results can be found there. They were early settlers of Marshall County, Alabama.

My McDonald Line back to James McDonald (1800 TN-1890 AL), who's father came from Scotland and was in TN before or by 1800. James McDonald came to AL. He married Miss Nancy Starnes, in 1820 and at that time, they settled and lived the rest of their lives in Henryville, Marshall Co., AL. They had Ten Children, and this families history has been richly documented and proven. James McDonald (1800 TN - 1890 AL) and his wife, Nancy Starnes McDonald (1803 TN - 1870 AL) and other family members are buried at McDonald Cemetery in Marshall Co., AL, which was the original family cemetery. James McDonald (1800 TN - 1890 AL) was one of the first settlers in Marshall Co., AL.

My Starnes line from Peter Starnes "Alabama Pioneer"(1803TN-1870AL), who came from TN to Marshall Co., AL with his wife, Mary "Polly" Roden Starnes and their children , including their single daughter, Miss Nancy Starnes, who married James McDonald (1800TN - 1890AL). His line follows back to England. Peter Starnes (1803TN - 1870AL) was one of the first settlers in Marshall Co., AL.

My Stanfield Line back to John Stanfield (1755-56 to 1805SC) "Revolutionary Soldier", and Sarah Roberts (1757-1857),my Stanfield Line came from SC to GA to North AL.

My Ashley Line back to John R. Ashley (1820SC) and Laura Anna Pruitt (1925SC) who came to North Al from SC.

My Gober line back to William Gober, I (1718 VA - 1794 NC)and Nancy Meekin Gober (Apr 16, 1720 England - Dec 12, 1785 NC);

My Durham Line back to Young Marcus Alexander Hezikiah Durham (1823NC-1900GA) and Mariah Elsberry Durham (1828GA-1898GA)came from NC to GA and my line to North AL. Young Marcus Alexander Hezikiah Durham's Grandfather follows back to Matthew Durham (1730NC - 1795NC).

My Evans Line back to Henry Evans (1827GA-1917GA) and Nancy E. Smith (1839GA-1921GA).

My Harris Line back to Washington "W.W." Harris (1818SC-1902AL) and Elizabeth Webb Harris (1820SC-1908AL), who came from SC to North AL. Our Harris line was entered into the DNA project many years ago and update on lineage can be found there.
Washington "W.W." Harris (1818SC-1902AL) and Elizabeth Webb Harris (1820SC-1908AL) are both buried at Webb Cemetery, Etowah County Alabama. they were buried behind Elizabeth Webb Harris's Father, John Marshall Webb. The top of their grave marker headstone was broken off and it's parts were scattered near their burial site. The base of their grave marker headstone is still in place.

My other family lines are, Cagle, Weatherly, Gazaway, Sullivan, Ellis, Sitz, Elsberry, Caldwell, Barber, and others.


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Jeff Tidwell
Mary Ann Harris
Thanks again Judith. Oh by the way you have the same first name as my wife.

Take care; Jeff Tidwell
Added by Jeff Tidwell on Jun 27, 2015 9:04 PM
Jeff Tidwell
RE: Mary Ann Harris
Thanks Judith, yes it helps. I don't have any information about William Phillips like his birth and death. Anything you mite have about him will be greatly appreciated.

My God bless you too.

Jeff Tidwell
Added by Jeff Tidwell on Jun 19, 2015 11:32 AM
Jeff Tidwell
Mary Ann Harris
Hi Judy;

I have Mary Ann Harris the child of Craven Harris and Patsey Morgan as the wife of 2)William Tidwell my 3rd cousin 4 times removed. Do you have any information as to the marriage of Mary Ann Harris and William Tidwell? Also if you have it the marriage information of Mary Ann's first husband William Phillips.@

Thanks for all your work on the Harris line.

Jeff Tidwell #48539199
Added by Jeff Tidwell on Jun 18, 2015 9:20 AM
RE: Susan Wimpee
When I make photos in Forrest Cemetery and do a bit of research - I'm always glad to find where you have a memorial and all I do is add the photo and pass on the links to you. Not too many volunteers make photos at Forrest and I absolutely love that beautiful place!!! I go so often, the workers know I'm just roaming around with camera in hand. ~smile~
Added by NGL on May 16, 2015 4:40 PM
Virginia Head Pennington
RE: Tracing a line for Gazaway / Head
Hi Judith,
Thanks so much for the reply and yes I tried that but it wasn't working. I am the granddaughter of Charley Head, Grady was my father. I got into all this because I wanted to know my ancestors. My mother's side was really easy because of the historical societies she was a member of. Just as a happenstance I ran into my second cousin in Tennessee when I was on I also wanted this for our children. If you do run across the info would appreciate hearing. You did a wonderful and informative piece on Cynthia Cook. Nice to meet you. Virginia
Added by Virginia Head Pennington on Apr 09, 2015 9:26 PM
Virginia Head Pennington
Tracing a line for Gazaway / Head don't know me. I have been making my family tree on and have hit a brick wall on my Dads side. I only have sketchy notes and have come across the name Cynthia Gazaway Cook on which your name appears. I am curious about the second spouse of Amelia Emerline Cook. He is referred to as only Mr. Head. I believe he is the link and would appreciate it if I could get his first name. The rest of your facts match these notes. The names
Of Bradley, Gazaway and Head are in my notes. I would appreciate a reply and have a good day. Thanks. Virginia Head Pennington
Added by Virginia Head Pennington on Apr 09, 2015 10:43 AM
Nancy Cornelius
RE: Sarah Stanfield
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Apr 08, 2015 5:36 AM
Dave H
# 88714170 David Fulton McBrayer
Thank you for updating the info on David's memorial. I do have a timeline of David that shows sources if you are interested. However, it is in an Excel spreadsheet and the only way to send it is via email. If not, thanks for the changes.
Added by Dave H on Mar 31, 2015 9:02 AM
RE: Parents of John Winston Heller
I understand where you are coming from and appreciate your apprehension as well. I too have come across those that failed to do their due diligence and back up their assertions with hard cold documents and refused to alter my stance. That is why I accept your hand off and promise you that I too will stand watch. I hope that I will do as well as you have. You may contact me at any time for any reason. GOD Bess you and yours

Sincerely Yours Cliff Bailey
Added by jumpoffa on Mar 22, 2015 12:04 PM
Nancy Cornelius
Starnes at Henryville Cemetery
Someone wants a pic of John and Peter's stones. I do not believe there is one there. A few years back a tornado went through this area and damaged the cemetery. I did find John H Starnes, of 1843, military stone and have posted it. Look at the difference in the last name spelling. It was behind his shared stone in some brush. You may want to have that stone pulled out and put next to his other stone. To the right of this stone in the brush is another sandstone marker. Thought is that it might belong to a Starnes... ? Peter or the other John. This other John(born in 1700's and died in 1866) is posted in this cemetery, not sure of the connection, but someone has posted his parents as Peter, which does not match, since Peter was born in the early 1800's. Have sent a note to them, to have reviewed. Thought I'd ask your opinion of a questionable marker in this cemetery and whether to post an unmarked stone photo. Take Care.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Mar 12, 2015 5:31 PM
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