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Nancy Towns (#12401583)
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Bio Photo I come from a long line of "storytellers" or keepers of family history. I was first inspired to study history and genealogy by my paternal grandfather, Alonza Nelson Parish, when I was a very young child. My maternal grandmother, Margaret Frances "Fannie" Mobley McElveen, was also a genealogist and lived to be almost 102 years old. She remembered stories of just following the Civil War.
Other than Parish, Mobley, and McElveen, I am also researching Simms, Crone, Gay, Taylor, Wellons, Coor, Liles, Rhodes, Todd, Massey, Walker, McMillan, Jordan, Brashear, Coke, Corker, Fowke, Allison, Chambliss, Northington, Chappell, Briggs, McKee, Byrd, Tilden, Sutton, Briggs, Dye, Neil, Towns, Livingston, Clark, Ruffin, Windham, Bracewell, Harden, Mattox, Crouch, Wall, Teague, Ricker, Green, Powell, Wheeldon, and Blair.
I love to help other people find their family and honor their loved ones.
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W. C. Daniel
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RE: The Gay Family
Hi, I don't know if I responded to your posts.

Elizabeth Clark(1812-1895) married to John Asker Gay was my 2nd great grandmother. My line goes thru her son, Emanual Gay, then Miller Lamar Gay, then Tula Lee Gay & me.

We recently located Elizabeth's & John Gay's graves. A cousin took the pictures & sent them to me. I tried to visit when we there last Nov, but was unable to.

I still have family in Laurens Co. My dad's sister Julia M Gay Coleman turned 89 in May.

I would love to exchange info with you,
Karen Gay Thompson

I need to update my profile. We moved back to Florida in 2012
Added by Karengt on Jul 08, 2016 4:55 PM
Judy Malone/Barbara Wallace/Matthew Malone
RE: Naomi Harden Windham
Thanks for the information. My email is

Judy Harden Coln
Added by Judy Malone/Barbara Walla... on Mar 03, 2016 2:58 PM
Karen Ivey Herndon
RE: Johnson C Towns & Towns Cemetery
Hi Nancy, thanks for your reply with the information. I believe all of that would be a fair assumption. Elisha Edward Towns, son of Johnson Towns, is my ggrandfather; Arthur Jackson Towns is my grandfather.

We believe Elisha Towns is buried in Bethlehem (Sandhill) UMC Cemetery in Telfair County, in an unmarked grave, but it's only hearsay passed down from my grandfather Towns, to my uncle James, and my Aunt Pauline. My grandfather told Uncle James where the burial site was, but, unfortunately, he didn't have a chance to pass that information on to the rest of the family.

Do you have any information past Gideon Towns, who his father and grandfathers were? I have the book "The Descendants of William Towne" which states that the Gideon line claims they do not come from the William Towne family line, but haven't found much reliable information past that.

Thanks for all your hard work on the Towns family and all the other findagrave memorials that you have contributed to.
Added by Karen Ivey Herndon on Feb 09, 2016 12:51 PM
Karen Ivey Herndon
Johnson C Towns & Towns Cemetery
Hi Nancy, I am the gggranddaughter of Johnson Towns #107398112. Just curious your relationship to the Towns line and the source of your information on his burial site. Where is the cemetery located? My mother and I would loe to visit the cemetery, if possible, Thanks so much for your time.
Added by Karen Ivey Herndon on Feb 07, 2016 9:45 AM
chip felver
RE: John and Edith Gay Crone
Your welcome. They are located on the east side of the cemetery in part of the old section.
Added by chip felver on Nov 06, 2015 6:00 AM
Allison Family Bible
Hi Nancy; I wrote you a couple months ago. If you can find the Allison Bible page can you send me a copy. Thanks.
Added by Ged on Sep 15, 2015 3:54 PM
RE: Conrad & Anna Mary Welch Diehl
It was my pleasure!
Added by Wanda on Sep 08, 2015 3:06 PM
Matthew & Chrissy
Hi Nancy
How have you been? Are you still looking for Parrish in Johnston Co NC. I found a cemetery that I added a couple old stones, pages and pics.
Added by Matthew & Chrissy on Aug 14, 2015 9:16 AM
Allison Family
Hello; I was researching the Allison Family. I noticed you had a lot of info. My line was in Franklin county, Alabama.
Added by Ged on Apr 21, 2015 6:43 PM
RE: Rev. Charles E. & Margaret H. McDonald
Thank you for the dates. I have corrected the memorials and see that a lot of links have been made. Rev McDonald was pastor at Union ARP Church in Richburg S.C.. I have added memorials for the former pastors of Union Church and their families. Thanks again for your hard work. g.agee
Added by agagee on Mar 24, 2015 7:26 PM
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