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rhondajo (#47044794)
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Bio Photo My name is Rhonda. I am a 64 year old mother of five and grandmother of five. I work in the airline industry and genealogy is my hobby. These are some of my family lines:

Causey, Cowart, Wells, Joiner, Humphries, Clary, Ring, Redman, Gentry, Groseclose, Ward, Kegans, Cannon, Combs, Nickell, Brady, Smallwood, the Wolfe family of Lancaster Co PA, Philpot, James, Freeman, Coleman, Smith, Buzan. I know there are many Freemans. My line can be proven to go back to William M. Freeman and wife Elizabeth Redman who were in the 1860 Fannin Co. Ga. census. I believe he was the son of Bailey M. Freeman, who died in 1852 in Carroll Co. GA. Bailey mined gold in the Villa Rica Gold mines. His son mined copper in Fannin Co Ga, and TN. Did you know that one of the reasons that the north won the Civil War is because the gold miners out west who were Union, shipped their gold east to the Union camps?

To anyone who has transferred a memorial to me of my family, THANK YOU!! If I have any of your relatives besides Rev War soldiers, and you would like a transfer, please contact me via the "edit" button on the memorial, and leave your FAG number, it makes a transfer so much easier!!! Remember, you don't have to "own" a memorial to place info in the bio. I answer all edits in a day, 2 at the most. If you would like to use any of my photos for your family genealogy, please ask. The reason I want you to ask, is because I need you to give me credit with my real name. Why? Because one day down the road, I hope that my descendants will come across one of my photos and will see my name and know how hard I worked for this great site and for family history.

Our early pioneers who were born in the 1700s and early 1800s deserve more than an empty bio, please try to put something about them on their memorials. Thanks!!

My next genealogical dead end is Sarah/Sallie Nickell, and her husband, Samuel Combs. She was born ca 1830, possibly in VA. and was Cherokee. A Samuel Combs b 1807 married a Sarah/Sallie Nickell in Morgan Co KY, and they had at least 7 children. Samuel Combs married Sarah NICKELL perf by W W GRAY per the Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859. They are next found in Rowan Co KY (Used to be Morgan) in 1860. We can't find them in 1850:

HH 59
Samuel COMBS 53 farmer Ky
Sally 32 housewife
Minerva 16
Jeremiah 10
John 9
Samuel 7
Leonard 4
James E. 2

Later a daughter named Mary was born. She married a Richardson, and then Sally, son Samuel, James and Mary went west, traveling pretty much along the trail of tears, arriving in Oklahoma Territory. We don't know what happened to father Samuel.

Thanks to my sister, Kim, for all of the information that she has contributed to our family memorials.

If I have made any errors in transcribing or typing, please let me know! I love adding middle names and maiden names and relationship links, so don't hesitate to let me know of any that need to be filled in!

If you are led to, please leave a flower on my Mother's page, Lin Mae Freeman Brady 34745331 ...thx...

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Stephen Ring
Hello---Your memorial for him, #116477285, is a duplicate of mine. I posted mine (#25257372) on 3-14-2008. You posted yours on 9-2-2013. Would you please delete your memorial? Stephen was most probably buried in Louisiana, at, or near, his fort. He died in 1817. His wife Rachel died in 1855, and she was buried at Buzzard's Roost. But that small cemetery was not even in existence when Stephen died. Your comment that he was buried there because Rachel was buried there, I am sorry to say, is not correct. His grave was probably not even marked, in Louisiana. His family would not have had the money, or the inclination, to go to Louisiana to get his remains and bring them to Buzzard's Roost, 40 years later. First of all, he was a military man, and so it was an honor for him to have been buried at the fort, and so there would not have been any interest to move his remains. Second, there is no marker for him at Buzzard's Roost. If they really had gone and gotten his remains, and gone to all that trouble and expense to move his remains to Buzzard's Roost, they would have at least put up a marker for him there. No, he was buried where he died. Would you please remove your memorial? I would be happy to include the biographical information that you have for him, if you will send it to me through Find A Grave. Thank you so much.
Added by Genealogy Corner on Sep 20, 2014 9:51 AM
RE: 120314605-Mary A Taylor
We do it just said buried in Atlanta, GA but I did email Westview been the one user shows his picture, etc. I am hoping they will be able to locate for me :) thank you for your help!
Added by TaylorInfo on Sep 18, 2014 7:31 AM
RE: 120314605-Mary A Taylor
Yes she is his wife, I have tried to reach out to the lady who found him as well to try and locate him. Westview told me he wasn't there but obviously he is :) Thank you!
Added by TaylorInfo on Sep 17, 2014 5:48 AM
120314605-Mary A Taylor
I am really new to this but I found this on here and Mary was my husbands 2nd grandmother. Her son and husband are here as well but I cant not locate his site, the id # here for Charles H. Taylor is 39059310. Do you know what location of Westview it is?
Added by TaylorInfo on Sep 16, 2014 3:24 PM
Virginia Buckalew
Phillips Family History
Are you a Phillips descendant? For many years I have searched for my Revolutionary War patriot, James Phillips, who died in Jasper County, GA. The family live about six miles out of Monticello. Do you live in Jasper County?

Anxious to hear from you,
Added by Virginia Buckalew on Sep 13, 2014 4:29 PM
Brenda Edwards
RE: Vickers
Thanks for you fast response. Brenda
Added by Brenda Edwards on Sep 09, 2014 6:44 PM
Vainwright family
Thank you for so quickly completing the edits for the Vainwright family.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 07, 2014 4:23 PM
Dobbs Cemetery
I was wondering, could you give any more precise directions on how the Dobbs Cemetery can be reached? I would really like to visit. I understand it's difficult to get to, but what is the best path to take?
Added by Silverias on Sep 02, 2014 3:19 PM
Mike Causey
Ancestors of William McKinnie Causey, b. 1833

Do you have information on the early Causeys in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina?

In particular, ancestors of Joshua H. Causey, b. 1798 in Caroline County, Maryland and moved to Guilford County, NC. Father was Thomas Causey.


Mike Causey
Added by Mike Causey on Aug 31, 2014 2:38 PM
Mary Ellen C
Leroy B Holton
Hello Rhonda,

I'd like to use his picture and to give you credit.
Would send me your full name?

Thanks much,
Mary Ellen

PS Love what you have written on your bio.
Added by Mary Ellen C on Aug 26, 2014 5:40 PM
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