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Barbara Spears Pipek (#46800452)
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Bio Photo After moving around the country for 38 years, I moved home to Wilkes County, North Carolina where I grew up. I have been looking for my ancestors for over 40 years now. A lot of the first settlers in this area (Wilkes) migrated on to Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and many other states. I am a 6th generation descendant of Sarah Boone, the sister to Daniel Boone.

I live within 3-5 miles of the following Baptist Church Cemeteries in the county: Big Ivy, Yellow Hill, Blue Ridge, New Hope. Stony Hill is just up the road and the Lenderman-Powell Family Cemetery is on our property.

In addition to Boone, my other surnames are: Spears, Hamby, Cardwell, Ashley, Owens, McGee, Church, Shepherd, Cartwright, Greer and Woodie to name a few.

My grandmother told me when I was growing up ... how do you know where you are going, if you don't know where you have been... I have been chasing those ancestors ever since.

I also do Genealogy Research and would be glad to assist you.

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Please let me know any corrections needed or additions I can help with.

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Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
RE: James E. Cardwell
Barbara, It was an honor to do this for you and James. I pulled the grass from around his marker, swept it off, thanked him for his service to us and then after taking the photo, left a penny and gave him a salute. Its something I do and today he was remembered by both you and I and no one can ever take that away. Have a wonderful journey and maybe one day our paths will cross again. Sincerely and In Your Service, Allen

PS: I see that the VA still has his memorial, why don't you request a transfer and add some more info for James. AJ
Added by Allen D. Jackson, USAF (R... on Jul 11, 2014 5:48 PM
Chris Smith
Ermine Paul Spicer
Hey Barbara, I have made the transfer and the edit. Sorry if you had sent that to me before, I can't find where I received anything on it. Chris
Added by Chris Smith on Jul 07, 2014 6:37 PM
Family Search
RE: John Rash
Thank YOU, Barbara, for remembering this Christian family. As you know, Rev. John Warren Rash was a minister of the Gospel in the Methodist Church in the Millers Creek area. Velisha was my aunt.... I'm trying to tie these families together and appreciate your help so much. I was moved to tears when I read Melvin's letters a few yrs ago. I believe they should be posted around the internet so people can see that the Southern people were not "country hicks" as some Northerners believed we were. I posted another Civil War letter (written to Cpl Benjamin F. Bullis from his wife). I found the letter in an 1862 Northern newspaper and put it on Ben's memorial where he died at Point Lookout Prison in Maryland. Ben was the first cousin of Melvin Rash. Their letters show the true heart-feelings of the soldiers and their loved ones from Wilkes, NC. Our lives can be enriched when we discover the people who lived before us.
Added by Family Search on Jul 06, 2014 6:22 AM
Aleta Stafford
Amos Wesley Hamby # 45253896
My curiosity has gotten the better of me. Any idea why there are two stones for Amos?


Added by Aleta Stafford on Jul 05, 2014 3:30 PM
Robert C. Peurifoy
Robert Jones
Thanks for catching the incorrect date. I looked him up in the North Carolina Birth Index and the year is 1946.
I had him listed as the Patriot Guard escorted his funeral procession. Sometimes our info is incomplete.
Added by Robert C. Peurifoy on May 06, 2014 6:23 PM
RE: William Fletcher Ashley
My father - 44657831
Added by Jerry on Apr 04, 2014 7:26 PM
William Fletcher Ashley
Hi Barbara,
Reference you suggested addition of Henry Faircloth and Cynthia Ashley Faircloth as the parents of William Fletcher Ashley.

Ron Blevins, a triple descendant of the early Ashley families of Ashe County (as am I), has spent many years in research of our family. He authored a lengthy discussion paper titled "ASHLEY FAMILIES OF NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA - JOSEPH & WILLIAM ASHLEY" in which he wrote:
"CYNTHIA ASHLEY FAIRCLOTH born in Surry County, NC, 29 August 1803; died in Ashe County ca.1877; married Henry S. Faircloth who was born in Virginia. Cynthia and Henry were the parents of at least three children, and Cynthia had a son William F. Ashley prior to her marriage to Henry Faircloth."

Based on this and my further research over the past 15 years, I believe Ron to be correct. I'll add Cynthia as William's mother to the bio. It's super to connect with Ashley relatives and I will be more than happy to share information with you. Drop me an email at
Added by Jerry on Apr 04, 2014 5:48 PM
Sandra Wamsley
Wilburn Burkett again
Should have checked my db first - says 10 April rather than 18 but will take your word for it. Odd I had it mostly right there and got so far off on the memorial. Should have it sourced but am in the middle of another mess and hate to lose my place by bringing his to the front!
Added by Sandra Wamsley on Apr 04, 2014 3:33 PM
Sandra Wamsley
Wilburn and Alice Burkett
Hi Barbara, Say, that marriage really did need correcting, didn't it? Thanks so much for the heads up! I have no idea now where I got the 1855 date since it is clear both were born after. I've fixed it now.
Added by Sandra Wamsley on Apr 04, 2014 3:31 PM
Bernice Ashley Memorial @ Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery
Would you like for me to transfer her memorial to you?
Added by Carol on Mar 26, 2014 11:48 AM
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