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Sharlotte Neely Donnelly (#19199118)
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Sharlotte Kathleen Bridgette Neely Donnelly is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Native American Studies at Northern Kentucky University and is the author of Snowbird Cherokees and Native Nations, co-author of This Land Was Theirs, and author of the science fiction novel Kasker, among other publications. She received her college degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta (BA) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MA and PhD). She was the first in her family to graduate from college.

Sharlotte's ancestry is Irish, Scots, Scots-Irish, Welsh, English, Viking, Norman French, German, other European, both west and north African, southwest Asian, and Lumbee Native American. The ancestry of Sharlotte's maternal grandmother is the best documented of all her Native American lines. That line goes back to the Coree Indians who lived on the Atlantic coast along the Virginia/North Carolina border. By the late 17th century, the Coree population had declined due to disease and war. During the Tuscarora War, some of the surviving Coree fled south seeking refuge among the Cheraws. Later some surviving Cheraws, remnants of other Indian groups, whites, and African Americans became the basis of the contemporary Lumbee Indians to whom Sharlotte traces her ancestry. Through the Cone branch of the family, she is descended from Conn of the Hundred Battles, the first high king of Ireland. Like the prehistoric Ítzi the Iceman found in the Alps, she is a descendent of the matrilineal clan of "Katrine" (mtDNA haplogroup K, specifically K1a4a1b) who lived near present-day Venice, Italy about 15,000 years ago. Sharlotte also has a small amount of Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry.

Many of Sharlotte's direct ancestors were veterans of the Revolutionary War (at least one fourth great-grandfather and three fifth great-grandfathers), Civil War (at least five second great-grandfathers), or World War II (her father). Collateral relatives (uncles and cousins) also fought in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, First and Second Seminole Wars, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, and others. She is also a direct descendant of 18th century artist Joseph Badger.

She is the only child of Joseph Bowden Neely and Kathleen Bell Neely, originally of Savannah, Georgia. Sharlotte is married to anthropologist, attorney, and high school athletic director Thomas Christian Christopher Donnelly, and they have one child, Mary Kathleen Bridgette Elisabeth Donnelly, and one grandchild, Mary Kathleen Quinn Donnelly. The family lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with their dogs and other pets. Sharlotte treasures her roles as granddaughter, daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. Sharlotte's personal web page is at Sharlotte's Anthropology Page. She has been interested in genealogy since she was a small child working on her family history with her maternal grandmother, Nevada McClelland Bell. Her love of visiting cemeteries comes from her paternal grandmother, Nettie King Neely Riley.

Family surnames include Donnelly, Heffernan, Meiners, Estermann, Stauber, Albrecht, Simon/Siemon, Hoffmann, Neely, Sarvis, King, Edwards, Bell, Downs, McClelland/McLindon, Glisson, and others.
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Elizabeth Bailey
RE: Walter Kit Bailey / wife
Yes, that would be great. No, unfortunately I don't believe there are any photos of them. Thank you so much. It's a pleasure to meet you.
Added by Elizabeth Bailey on Jul 26, 2015 12:23 PM
Elizabeth Bailey
Walter Kit Bailey / wife
Walter Kit Bailey was my paternal grandfather. His wife, Henrietta (Retter) Grant Bailey, is buried next to him, in Hollywood cemetery in Lumberton, NC. According to these records, my great-grandmother and your grandmother were sisters.
Added by Elizabeth Bailey on Jul 26, 2015 9:30 AM
Kurt Lau
RE: Glisson Grave Photos
You're very welcome Sharlotte. I also looked for your other requests for Roan Glisson (1857-1925) & Ardelia Glisson (1854-1910) in Lower Black Creek Cemetery, but with no luck. It was extremely hot & humid the day I went to photograph the other Glisson gravesites and the gnats were horrendous as well. I may go back again and look for your other Glisson requests when the weather is a little cooler.
Best regards,
~ Kurt Lau
Added by Kurt Lau on Jul 15, 2015 10:29 AM

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