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Jenny Crosson Sparrow (#47170190)
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Bio Photo I am a mother of three young children, a girl (age 5) and two boys (ages 2 and 5 months).

Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, now living in Greenville, North Carolina. I have deep roots in Hawaii, North Carolina, and New Jersey, and ancestors that came from Ireland, England, Portugal, and Germany.

My Grandparents
George Leon Crosson, Jr., Juliette Otholt, William Moore Whitley, Mary Baynor Whitley

My Great-Grandparents
George Leon Crosson, Sr., Emily Agnes Bennett, Carl Johann Martin Otholt, Lucia Souza, Richard Lee Whitley, Elsie Grace Ellis, James Norwood Whitley, Sr., Huldah Truitt Hardy

My Great-Great-Grandparents
Michael Crosson, Jennie Agnes Welsh, John Henry Bennett, Mary Elizabeth Allen, Johann Otholt, Helene Margaret Müller, Manuel Ignacio Souza, Sr., Maria Caldeira, William Henry Whitley, Sarah Whitley, Rev. Ira James Ellis, Calphurnia Moore, John Hiram Whitley, Minnie M. Yelverton, Dr. Ira May Hardy, Mary Elizabeth Mansfield Baynor

My Great-Great-Great-Grandparents
Michael Crosson, Rebecca Honour Wilson, Thomas Welsh, Rose (wife of Thomas Welsh), Thomas Bennett, Catherine Emmaline Morris, Thomas Allen, Mary Norton, João Ignacio de Souza, Maria Philomena Ferreira, Augusto Caldeira, Maria Felisberta Pestana, John Henry Whitley, Nancy Elizabeth Wheeler, Levi H. Whitley, Amanda Moseley, Rev. Alfred Jackson Ellis, Martha Ann Edwards, Rev. Thomas Jordan Moore, Harriet Almeta Johnston, Daniel Whitley, Olivia Lane, John Yelverton, Indiana Sasser, Jesse Hutchins Hardy, Martha Ann Stanton, Zachariah Baynor, Catherine Baynor
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Evalyn Harding
Manilla Rae Cayton Ensley
She did not have a sister named Martha. My great-grandmother's name was Jennie Viola Cayton(Caton) Wayne. The spelling for the last name is dependent upon who put the name in the Bible. Thanks
Added by Evalyn Harding on Apr 04, 2015 3:32 PM
Joe Sutton
Parthenia Durant Sutton
Good afternoon,

How certain are you of Parthenia's death date and year? What sources do you have?

Thanks for your help.

Added by Joe Sutton on Mar 29, 2015 1:30 PM
G White
Transfers of direct line.
Jenny, if your not a direct relative of my Little's , i'd be glad to take care of their memorials. If you are however a relative.. i'd love to know a new cousin !

William Travis Little # 102714466

Lela Gertrude Little # 102714487

Thank you in advance,


Added by G White on Feb 17, 2015 10:34 AM
Deborah S
RE: James J. Owens #96194709
No problem! I am currently surveying the entire Maplewood Cemetery and I ran across him in the same plot as his parents and lots of other family members.

Added by Deborah S on Jan 18, 2015 1:25 PM
RE: Naomi Grantham Harper
Your welcome, thanks for doing that.
Added by Sloan on Jan 07, 2015 6:12 PM
Dennis Holder
RE: Gennie Boykin Bissette errors
Thank you. I transfer the memorial in question over to Ms. Bailey.SO that she manage the memorial since it is her relative.
Thank you. And HAPPY NEW YEAR
Added by Dennis Holder on Jan 01, 2015 9:11 PM
Kathryn Ryan
Stancill, Stancel, Stansell family
Hi Jenny, I am interest to know if you are related to the Stancill family members in the old
Stancill Cemetery in Pitt County,NC. Nobel Stansel is my 5x great grandfather and Godfrey Claxton Stansel is my 6x great grandfather. This Godfrey was born in 1734 and was Godfrey Stancill Jr. (1776-1850)my 5x great uncle's, father. The Stancel,Stancill name is spelled so many ways. My
4x great grandfather was also a Godfrey, born in 1800. He married Penelope Barden and they had my
3x great grandmother Mary J. Stancell.
Would love to hear from you.
K. Ryan
Added by Kathryn Ryan on Jul 29, 2014 3:07 PM
Stacy Ann Williams Heslop
Pitt County, NC
Hello Jenny!

You have made photos for the Stancill Cemetery. I am showing duplicates of some of those memorials at Gum Swamp FWC Cemetery & was wondering if they are in fact two separate cemeteries or if they are side by side, possibly. If you know, could you let me know before I completely delete duplicates? I would appreciate it greatly!

Thank you!
Stacy Ann Williams Heslop
Added by Stacy Ann Williams Heslop on Jul 24, 2014 1:59 PM
Thank you for honoring my many recent request for updates.
Added by Anonymous on May 17, 2014 6:53 PM
Donna Strother Deekens
William Carey Strother
Hi Jenny (and anyone else who may be able to lend assistance)!,

I am doing research and writing a book on William Carey Strother (Bill Strother), who listed his home as Stantonsburg, NC, from about 1910 - 1930s. His father was Simon Strother and his mother was Alice Eason Strother, and they are buried in the Stantonsburg Town Cemetery. (You posted a photo of their monument.) Son Bill was known as "The Human Spider" (and in some cases, "The Human Fly"), climbing buildings throughout the US and Canada from 1917 - 1930, for charity and corporate promotions. He became quite famous and even co-starred with comedian Harold Lloyd in the classic silent film, "Safety Last!" in 1923 ~ he can be seen in the long shots scaling a building. Following his climbing career, he was a popular Santa Claus for the downtown Richmond, VA Miller & Rhoads department store from 1942 - 1956. I visited him as a child when he was Santa,, and my father always said we were related. Indeed, my sister has traced our ancestry and has discovered that we do come from the same Strother line. Tragically, Bill was killed in an automobile accident in Hollywood, CA, in 1957. I am looking for his grave site, and was hopeful that he and his wife are buried with his parents in Stantonsburg, but it doesn't look like that is the case. I am thrilled to find this monument of his parents, however, and I am looking for any other information that sheds light on his early years in Stantonsburg. He climbed buildings in Wilson, Fayetteville, Winston-Salem and Raleigh as well. Any information you or any of the readers seeing this can give would be greatly appreciaed. My book is scheduled to be released in October, 2014, just in time for Christmas. I am on a tight deadline, so any photos, recollections of Bill climbing, etc. would be great! I understand that the First Baptist Church in Stantonsburg has a house behind the church that is used for church offices, called "The Strother House," and I have left several messages for someone to call me back to see if it is perhaps the Strother "homeplace," but no one has returned my calls. If anyone knows about that as well, I would be pleased to hear from you! Thank you so much for your kind assistance and interest in this fascinating project! Donna Strother Deekens, (804) 240-8436.
Added by Donna Strother Deekens on Mar 31, 2014 10:28 AM
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