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Fran Bundy (#47078032)
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You meet all kinds of people on Findagrave... most of whom are helpful and co-operative. Just spending a few minutes a day on Findgrave can provide a great deal of genealogical input. Thank you for your co-operation! If I can assist anyone, please contact me.

My father, David Kennedy, was an avid genealogical researcher, so you could say, this was one of my inherited interests. He started his search in 1959 after meeting then Senator John F. Kennedy in Washington, DC. He asked my father if we were Catholic or Protestant Kennedys, after which Senator Kennedy suggested that since we were not Catholic, we must have entered the US via Northern Ireland. And the search continues...

Some of my direct lines are Kennedy, Clayton, Merritt, Head, Prothro, Crouch, Wright, Goodwin, Bledsoe, Breazeale, Smith, Guyton, Moorhead, Kirksey, Wyatt, Griffin, Richardson, Meyer, Johnston, Lott, Knox, Gaston, Barnett, Ray, Sharp, Alverson. I have been working on my genealogy since the 1990s. I always try to give credit to those who have done genealogical research ... just a very common courtesy.... Thanks y'all.

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Jack Wilson
RE: Stringfield
That's an interesting question. Mine is Stringfield but I strongly suspect that both are the same and someone changed it. Too much of a coincidence but I could be wrong. The Lowes originated in Barnwell with Richard being born in Barnwell in 1858 but perhaps before that Spartanburg???
Added by Jack Wilson on Oct 19, 2016 9:11 AM
Jack Wilson
RE: Stringfield
My G. Grandmother was Eunice Armstrong Wood.. For years no one talked about her father and she wound up taking her mom's last name.
After research I found out her mom had married J.L.Lowe in Barnwell so he was my new found g.g. g.f.
His mom was Judie Stringfield and her dad was Edmond.
If you know of the connection... If not I would appreciate it if you ever run across anything.
Thanks for responding.
Added by Jack Wilson on Oct 19, 2016 7:27 AM
Jack Wilson
Sorry-So hoping you know them I failed to leave info-Duh

Lina Stringfellow Smith
Birth: Jan. 10, 1790
Death: Jun. 26, 1876
Barnwell County
South Carolina, USA
Smith Cemetery
Barnwell County
South Carolina, USA

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Created by: Fran Bundy
Record added: Nov 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80364008
Added by Jack Wilson on Oct 19, 2016 6:53 AM
Jack Wilson
Hi, Are you related to or have knowledge of this person?
Added by Jack Wilson on Oct 18, 2016 10:22 PM
We are kin through Smith and Guyton lines
From a note you wrote on find a grave, I am sure that we are related through our Smith and Guyton lines.

I just sent an email to you with a link to a book of documentation that I compiled of our Smith and Guyton lines (plus a few other collateral lines).

If you would like to view it or download it (for free) as a PDF, it is available at A lot of relatives shared their research and pictures with me so that the book could be compiled.

In the email, I also attached some photos of the Guyton family burial plot. They are photos of my grandchildren and I viewing the headstones in South Carolina of Joseph and Hannah Whitaker Guyton.

My profile picture on find a grave is when I transcribed the headstone of 12-year-old John Martin. He is the son of Alexander and Hannah Guyton Martin & grandson of Joseph and Hannah Whitaker Guyton.

I would love to compare research records with you!
Sandra Smith Gwilliam
Added by Sandyscouter on Aug 04, 2016 9:43 AM
J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
Mathews Family
Samuel Morse and Phillis Rochester Morse
are my 5th Great-Grandparents.
There children were
Mary, Sarah, (Willis), Martha, and Allen Morse.

Willis Morse and Lettice Attaway Morse
are my 4th Great-Grandparents.

Mary Morse, Sarah Morse, Martha Morse
my 5th Great-Aunt's and Allen Morse my 5th Great-Uncle.

Sarah Morse married Gideon Christian,
they had
Sarah Christian married William F. Matthews
they had
Gideon Christian Matthews.

This is my connection to the Matthews.
Added by J B Williams & T Slaydon ... on Aug 03, 2016 12:07 PM
You are appreciated
I am so touched by your virtual cemeteries. Thank you for the work you do.
Added by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2016 2:48 PM
carol phillips mciver
James H. Willis
Hi Fran, Any idea why he and his family moved to Alabama? There was a James H. Willis of Barnwell ( well, there were at least 2) who was a "scoundrel" in dealings in his family business and ended up being crushed by creditors. trying to figure out if that James was ours. thoughts??

Thanks! Carol Mciver
Added by carol phillips mciver on Jun 13, 2016 12:16 PM
Kitty Walker Lennard
Funderburg / Waites
I have linked the Funderburg ? Waites several times and each time , got edits to remove. I was always told the same story. My Family's property adjoined the Funderburg property. I was told the 2 Men belonged to different Waites brother's and Mag belonged to their worker. I would like to add ,but I do not have proof. and get tired of being told to remove.

But I do want to know that I am thinking abt You and hoping You are doing o.k. Yes o.k., I would never expect You to feel great.

I was waiting till I saw You back on and would like to transfer Your parents and Faye to You. I did not get Tommy , but You can request and get her's too.
Call Me stupid , but I did not know that Tom was Your Dad.

Added by Kitty Walker Lennard on May 21, 2016 11:23 AM
RE: Freeman Jolley
Fran I so love is very addicting!
Makes me feel good I could help!!
Added by Lisa on Feb 18, 2016 1:36 PM
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