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Debbie Westbrook (#47299568)
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Bio Photo Still looking for my genes!.
I have been trying to find my family's past lives for 15 years now. I have hit brick walls every way I turn. I have very little info on my father's side. Mann and King Cemeteries in Riverdale, Clayton Co, Ga hold the key to my ancestry. However, I have no living connections to verify or lead me into the abyss of darkness where my family's history resides. I hope to find someone out there related to my lineage. I will keep looking. I am in Perry, GA now, and out of easy access to the Atlanta area and the Ga Archives to seek the answer to my historical ties. I will remain in the darkness until someone can break the code and help me find the way to my family.

Seeking, Shi(e)rling and Holcomb(e)of Atlanta GA; Potts and Ashe of Macon County, North Carolina.

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Lewie Dunn
RE: Ismael Mathias Goodman
He was not full blooded as Ray wanted he was half breed his mother was full blooded Cherokee. Her parents both died on the trail of tears per his grandsons. He was my 2nd great grandfather from his daughter Sophia. His father was Christopher Gaspar Guttmann a German from Rowan Co, NC who went with his mothers brother to a Lutheran Mission in the Cherokee Nation as a teenager and met his Cherokee wife. They had several children who along with them removed to Monroe Co, GA area in the early to mid 1830's. the earliest was born in 1798. The reason we all had trouble locating them was that the name changed from Guttmann to Goodman. Have worked the line back to Hesse on the Rhine River in early 1600's. all branch lines too. They came first to PA then NC Organ Lutheran Church in Rowan Co, NC. Found out that the Cherokee were of the Long Hair or Twister Clan. Hope this helps you out.
Added by Lewie Dunn on Jul 26, 2015 4:27 PM
Tina Toles Wingate
Pharr/Farr
Well I see your email now. I will send you a message.

Tina
Added by Tina Toles Wingate on Jan 31, 2015 7:17 AM
Tina Toles Wingate
RE: Jesse Hayes Pharr/Farr
Debbie,

Can you send me an email where I can send you some information. I have a page with Bible Entry for John Farr (father or Jesse) that I wanted to share. It actually notes a spelling for one of the daughters that spelled her name Pharr. In all of my research this is the only time I have seen it spelt like that. In those days I think the spelling was pretty much how they thought it sounded and put on paper like that. My maiden name should have been TOWLES but my great grandfather was illiterate and the W was dropped for us to be forever more TOLES. Look forward to hearing from you and working to determine if we are cousins.

Tina
Added by Tina Toles Wingate on Jan 31, 2015 7:16 AM
Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
RE: Holcomb(e) & Shierling names
Just go back to Edit, then click on Suggest A Correction - ask for transfer there. It is easy once you know how.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Jan 21, 2015 1:47 PM
Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Holcomb(e) & Shierling names
I also have all of Oakland Cemetery records here at my house. I have added some of the Holcomb names this morning for Oakland. Have no idea if they might belong to you. A few were already on, I just added more, hoping it would help you. I still have some Holcombe names - they are Mrs. E. Holcomb, Mrs. Ellen Holcombe - they are buried in the same plot, Henry Holcombe, Laura's Infant Holcombe, - I still need to add those. Let me know if you think they are yours and as soon as I get time, I will add them too. Check out the others. Also on Family Search thing I sent to you, you can look for death certificates on those names.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Jan 21, 2015 12:13 PM
Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
RE: W. S. Holcomb
Debbie, That is why I sent you a specific way to go, as it doesn't work easily. They really messed up their site - it is now very complicated. And if you don't use it for an hour or so, you have to sign in again?? For what? It is free and should be there for you to use, but that is the way it is. Don't get addicted on there.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Jan 21, 2015 12:10 PM
Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
RE: W. S. Holcomb
Debbie, I am not kin. He is buried in the same cemetery as my father and many other relatives. I have done a little more than half of the cemetery - it is now in a "not so nice neighborhood", so I do not go there much anymore. I would be happy to transfer his page to you, just sent me an edit.
To get to the death certificates - go to www.familysearch.org. Join or sign in - it is free. Place your cursor on records - in a drop down box, click on records. When that page comes up, look at the world map and click on the USA, then Georgia, then on the small line that says Search in Georgia. When the page comes up, type in the name. then click on Death. Type in at least year of birth and death and county, if you know it. Include spouse name if you know it, then click search. You will see the choices come up, then you can click on the one you need, then save and print. This goes for any state that the death certificates are available. Hope this helps.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Jan 20, 2015 9:08 PM
Mark Cearfoss
Sarah Myrtle Westbrook Johnston
I deleted my entry for her so that your with the links can remain.
Added by Mark Cearfoss on Dec 22, 2014 9:27 AM
Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Georgia Archives
This is online now - maybe you can find some of your relatives in this way. The death certificates from 1919 through 1938 are also on there, but in three groups. This should help you a lot, as parents names are usually listed to aid you.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Aug 29, 2014 1:13 PM
Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
RE: Henry C Holcombe
I have two Henry C. Holcombe memorials. Please.....from now on, go to their page and send an edit. then a Suggest A Correction, rather than messages. This way, the contributor receives the correct page and it can be changed easily. Please let me know which Henry C. Holcombe you are referring to. Thanks.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Aug 29, 2014 1:11 PM
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