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Dianna Taylor (#47310976)
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Bio Photo I found Find A Grave while doing genealogy research. Would never have found many ancestors dates and places of death without this site and I truly appreciate those who have filled photo request for me in States that are thousands of miles away, I live in California
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Jackson, Harris, Tolbert, Melvin, Palmer, Holsclaw, Banks, Bruce, Clay, Black, Dickenson, Shupe, Blanton, Gilley, Huff and many more.

NEWS: Dec. 2013 - Every member's main page now has an "Edits" tab, which is at the top, to the left of "Contributor Tools". It alerts you to any edits pending and has a drop down box!! Check it out. It's clickable even if it's not highlighted. For more info. see the FAQ's or head to the Forums.

THANK YOU to all the contributors who have edited information for me. Due to the large amount of additional information I submit (lots of cousins;) it's becoming hard to thank everyone, Please know that your work is truly appreciated.
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Wilda Dillion
RE: Sarah Collier-Holtzclaw
Dianna, I'M related through James No.114334277 and his son, Alfred Elder and Mary Ann Edson is my sister who is adding pictures for me.

Cordie Carter stopped by our place when I was a kid and I was told she was a shirt-tail relative. It took me a long time to figure what that meant. It seems my grandfather, LOYD COLLIER had a half- brother,Simeon Daniel Collier, who's wife was a sister to JUDGE cARTER'S wife. Any way Cordie spent one school term with my grandparents while her parents were teaching in some mining town. I found I had saved their obits, so I added them to Find A Grave.
Added by Wilda Dillion on Jun 24, 2016 10:42 PM
Wilda Dillion
RE: Sarah Collier-Holtzclaw
Dianna, I thought you might be interested in the following. Alexander and Sarah had seven children- 1 girl and six boys. The first child was John. for a long time I believed Robert was the oldest since there is more information on his family. Then I found John had married Leeanah HOLTZCLAW 12 November 1792 in Mercer County. She was the older sister of Elijah and the author of the Holtzclaw story didn't know any thing except her birthdate.

I and everyone else found Jacob Collier and family. Most researchers put him as a son of Alexander and Sarah when he is actually their grandson--son of John and Leeanah and he married Sarah Holtzclaw. I don't know if they are first cousins.

I used to attend the 4 day yearly National Genealogy conference. At one of these I met descendants of Jacobs who had his father as Johnny Congress Collier. Never did figure out what the Congress was about. FYI Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on Jun 23, 2016 7:55 PM
Wilda Dillion
RE: Sarah Collier-Holtzclaw
To begin - both Alexander and Sarah's identities are in question. John and James were both given 400 acres each which they located in what became known as Rockbridge County. At the time they located their land it was part of Orange County. Deed from King George II was dated 12 January 1746. John Collier and wife Sisley (really Cecelia) appear in lots of records, but nothing more is heard from James after he received his Deed. I believe he was killed in s silly skirmish with some Indians that were just passing through the country. John and Cecelia had Moses who married Ruth Whitley, Aaron who married Margret, Margaret who married Andrew Elder and John who married Jean Elder. John left a will in Augusta County naming his children and giving them all land, a little over a hundred acres each. He also said "to my son Alexander I give 400 acres. A later deed states "130 acres being part of 400 acres granted to James Collier ....... ...which Alexander got by being heir to James Collier." Was he the son of James or of John?

Looking through your list of memorials I found one I made on Judge Carter, buried in Lewiston Idaho. Are you related? Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on Jun 21, 2016 3:35 PM
Wilda Dillion
RE: Sarah Collier-Holtzclaw
Dianna, I have been collecting material on the Colliers from Rockbridge County for years and I've got the families constructed from little pieces of information. I do whole family research. The most complete piece I have found on Sarah Collier Holtzclaw came from a Violet Jennings of the Trimble County Historical Society. It was a page from "Deaths in Trimble County" by Donna Stark Thompson. It stated she was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Not Ireland. From there its fairly easy to place her in Alexander and Sarah's family. Your author is a generation off. Its Sarah, wife of Alexander, who is believed by some to have been born in Ireland. If you want help with your 4th GGP let me know. I've been there, done that. Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on Jun 20, 2016 8:09 PM
Clarence J. DILLION
RE: Robert & Hazel Shupe
Dianna--It is my pleasure. WE live in Maryville, TN but my ties are to Scott County, VA. WE must have some similar ties as I see you need a photo
(Helen Christeena Begley Shupe) in Mabe, VA. My great grandmother was a Begley and the wife and I get to Scott County about once a month. Going to Scott County Historical Society meeting on 16 July. I have Dillon kin in Mabe. Not sure why Fred Carter didn't get Helen Christeena when he was there but will put it on my to do list.
Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Jun 14, 2016 12:06 PM
Chris Kittrell
Wilburn McCoy
re: for Wilburn McCoy.
Link to memorial:
I added your info on his father; thank you.
Would you like me to transfer management of this memorial to you? I have no connection; I just took pictures and entered memorials from the head stones.
Added by Chris Kittrell on May 28, 2016 12:57 PM
Rogers-Valen Family
RE: Photo use request
Hi Dianna,

You have our permission to use the image of the markers for John S Kline and Elsa B Kline in your family tree. Please give photo credit to us -- "Rogers-Valen Family, Find A Grave Member #46888722."

Thanks so much for asking. You'd be amazed how many times I see our images used (especially on without even being asked.

I'm also transferring the memorials to you to maintain since they are your family. :)

Andrea Rogers-Valen
Added by Rogers-Valen Family on May 08, 2016 10:17 AM
Sherry Lee
Ted Travis
Hello Dianna, thanks very much for replying. I still haven't found more on Travis and Marie Crenshaw, but I will send you more on this as soon as I can locate it. Marie (Roby) Crenshaw died in 1960 at Central State Hospital in Louisville. Her first husband, Walter H. Crenshaw died in 1957. So (Ada Marie( 1913-1960) must have married Ted Travis between 1957 and 1960. Best wishes, Ed Lee
Added by Sherry Lee on Mar 27, 2016 1:40 PM
Sherry Lee
Ted A. Travis
Looking for any information concerning his marriage to Marie (Roby) Crenshaw ( died in 1960) Ed Lee (with Bullitt co. History Center and Museum.)
Added by Sherry Lee on Mar 21, 2016 8:02 PM
Pam Smith
RE: Frank Dickenson
I transferred that memorial over to you. I can not delete it. I am sorry.
Added by Pam Smith on Jan 19, 2016 12:13 PM
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