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My name is Sarah Joyce Gibbs Johnson. I am a native of Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama. My parents, William Albert Gibbs and Lemma Lee Otwell Gibbs, are now deceased. I have been actively researching my ancestral families for the past fourteen years. My mother was our family genealogist for almost 50 years and she was instrumental in developing my interest in continuing the search for our ancestors. |
Paternal Lineage: Bacon, Barry, Barton, Brewer, Brook/Brookes, Calhoun, Clement/Clements, Collier, Cosper, Cullum/Cullen, Earnest, Gibbs, Glass, Hatton, Hyde, Jackson, Kimball, Kincheloe, Kite/Kight, Knapp, Lippincott, Little, McPherson, Nuthall, Phillips, Pottinger, Roberts, Sims/Simms, Small, Smith, Sprigg, Vines, Wade, White, Wickliffe/Wycliffe, and Williams.
Maternal Lineage: Abney/De Albini, Albrecht/Albright, Ashley, Bentley, Berger, Billings, Bird/Byrd, Bobo, Brickhmann, Britt, Bull, Canning, Collier, Collins, Cottrell/Cotrall, Crumpton, Davidson, Dobbs, Ebourne, Elliott, Emory, Farlee/Farley, Garrett, Gaylord, Hawkins, Higginbotham, Hold/Holt, Hollowell, Hungerford, Jordan, Joy, Keller, Kendrick, Kenner, Kilgore/Killgore, Layton, Lewis, Lucas, Mann, Maroney/Meroney, Morgan, Moseley, Myrick, Neydeckh, Otwell, Pollard, Pounds/Pound, Prichard/Pritchard, Puleston, Reid, Rothchild, Scates, Scheible, Smith, Sorrell, Spencer, Spraggins, Thompson, Tippen/Tipping, Treat, Warner, Weems, Willet, Williams, Willoughby, Wise, Wofford, and Wood.
My husband, William Alvin Johnson, passed away on December 27, 2012. Bill was also very interested in genealogy. Most of his ancestors lived in Bucks Co., PA and Gloucester Co., NJ, with his earliest known ancestors arriving from Germany in the early 1700s.
Husband's Lineage: Dunk, French, Gibison,
Graeff, Johnson, Long, McIlvaine, Miller, Rufe, Scholl, Starr, Somers, Sumstone/Zumstein, Walters/Wolterink, and Worman.
I am a member of the DAR, based on the military service of my 4th Great Grandfather, George Earnest of Virginia. My sister was a past Regent of the Palm Beach Chapter of the DAR. I am hoping to work on some supplementals as time allows. Our earliest ancestors came to the Colonies of Maryland and Virginia from England in the 1600s, including David Wickliffe, Zachariah (Zachary) Wade, and Thomas Sprigg of Maryland; and Thomas Ottowell of Jamestown, Virginia. In the 1700s, other ancestors, Michael Hold (1717), Georg Sheible (1717), Johannes Albrecht (1732), and Henrick Gasper (1768), along with their families, arrived from Germany; and Gabriel Baubau (1700) from France.
Thank you to all my Find A Grave friends for leaving tokens on the memorials of my loved ones. I appreciate your thoughtfulness so very much. I am currently offline due to personal reasons. I hope to be back soon!
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|jennifer earnest||George Earnest ( 1720 -1786 )|
by chance do you know where the location of the farm. owned by George and Rose Earnest.
I would love to know. as George was my 5th great grandfather
|Lily Flawn||RE: From Sarah|
Thanks for replying. It is a sad place to be at times when I read the dates on the graves. I don't want it to sound wrong but I enjoy plotting the cemetery. My Husband and I both look after it. It is a private cemetery and we have a lot of Vietnamese graves and they replace the silk flowers about every second month. They don't like the flowers to leave the cemetery so we put them on the graves of those who don't have any. I wish you luck on finding your relatives. I came to a complete standstill on mine. I found my brothers grave in the same cemetery as my Grandparents in a place called Kettering, Northants in England. I visit every 3 years.
PS. I should have also mentioned that I have a picture of Adeliza, if you would like a copy, I will also send you one.
And, too, did you notice the misspelling of her first name on her tombstone?
Added by Ken on Mar 08, 2015 7:18 PM
I am a direct descendant of Solomon Mannon Otwell,s. He was my 3rd GGrandfather. He was descended from Solomon W, Benjamin, William, Solomon, Francis, Charles, Francis, William and Thomas. Thomas was born in England, his wife was a Kennor, also born in England. In her father's will it mentions Thomas in the will as executor. I know where the will is, and have asked my oldest son to get a copy of it, he lives very close by where it is.
I know there are different spellings for Adeliza Ellazene's Last name. On their marriage certificate in Forsyth Co., GA it is spelled Bryant.
Also I have a handwritten note from my Grandfather Otwell, John Washington Otwell's son, Richard Benton, that spelled her last name as Bryant. She was orphaned at a very early age, and it took me awhile, but I found her in 1850, at age 14. She was a student in that census, and I just thought she would be able to correctly spell her last name.
Are you aware of Ed Bregenzer's and Rev. Otwell's research of the Otwells. They did their research long before computers, traveling around as far north as Maryland, and all over the South and West visiting courthouses and interviewing many Otwells along their way.
If I can ever help, email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org Ken McCulloch
Added by Ken on Mar 08, 2015 7:13 PM
Sometime in 2010 you left some virtual flowers on a grave in the Catholic Cemetery in Panama City Fl. It was on a grave with the surname of WARE. I am now helping to map and log this cemetery with another person. We are doing it because the records have never been brought up to date and it needed to be mapped. I noticed you left the flowers at one of the WARE graves. Did you know that 2 of them passed away, a day after the other. I am letting you know this in case they are part of your family tree. Christine Lyn Ware B 23 Jan 1963 D 28 Nov 1971. Elizabeth Ann Ware B 2 Sept 1961 D 29 Nov 1971. Hope this helps.
|Patti Lee||RE: M. A. Lokey|
Sorry I don't know. I got the information from an internet site for that cemetery. Patti
|Linda & Joe Richards||Thompson Family|
Hi Sarah, I see that you have Thompson in your family lineage. Are you descended from Joseph & Mary "Molly" Thompson from South Carolina? I have some information that Molly lived in Cleburne County, Alabama, and I am looking for their descendants. Also, may I have your permission to add photos you took of Thompson Family descendants to my family tree? Thank you.
|Neil B (John 3:16)||Hi Sarah,|
|Remembered ~*~ Angels||Happy New Year|
**Here's hoping that the New Year is in every way complete with happiness, success, good health, and all that makes life sweet**
Thank you for all your visits through out the year
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Sarah, my Find A Grave friend! Let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2014 10:38 AM
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