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Debbie Westbrook (#47299568)
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Bio Photo Still looking for my genes!.
I have been searching for my family's past lives for a while now. I have one brick wall I can't break through. 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 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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Forever loved: ..., Lewie Dunn, Searcher
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Forever loved: Beatrice
RE: Philip and Jesse Holcombe
Debbie, I looked up my Holcombe line and I don't have Jesse's children. Can Ancestry help you any?
I'll ask my daughter if she has anything on Jesse's
Hopefully, Bea.
Added by Forever loved: Beatrice on Jul 13, 2016 9:40 PM
Forever loved: Beatrice
RE: Philip and Jesse Holcombe
I promise to look this up in a few days and see if I can help you. At 92 yrs. I'm a little slow.

Bea James.
Added by Forever loved: Beatrice on Jul 11, 2016 4:07 PM
Gwen Bell Darby
Shipp Photo
Hi Debbie,

Thanks for adding the photo of the tombstone of Amos Zero Shipp. Happy Easter.

--Gwen Bell Darby,
Atlanta GA
Added by Gwen Bell Darby on Mar 25, 2016 11:29 AM
Lee Holcomb
RE: Gilbert Christian Holcombe
Hi Debbie,
Yes, you and I are talking about the same Clayton. From what I have found, he had three wives. The first, I cannot confirm a name, but another lady shared a will of William McMahan, from Greeneville, SC, naming his daughter Arraney and her husband Clayton Holcomb. I have the will posted on my page. I cannot find a name for the oldest daughter listed on the 1840 census. She would have been born between 1830-1835. The youngest of the two daughters, I believe is Martha.
Added by Lee Holcomb on Feb 06, 2016 9:06 AM
Lee Holcomb
RE: Gilbert Christian Holcombe
Martha is his second daughter with his first wife. They are listed on the 1840 Census. It does not have names, only age groups in five year increments. Martha was 0-5, he had another female 5-10 and I assume his first wife, in the same age group as him. I am from Charles "Hosea" Holcomb, Margaret Whaley was his mother.
Added by Lee Holcomb on Sep 02, 2015 5:52 PM
Lee Holcomb
Gilbert Christian Holcombe
Hi Debbie, my name is Lee Holcomb, my GG grandfather was Clayton Holcomb. I saw where you had his father and grandfather listed as William Holcomb and Gilbert Christian Holcomb. Can you point me toward where or how you found this? I've been against a wall, since there are not many records. I have also been trying to find Clayton's first wife, and oldest daughter, both listed on the 1840 census, along with daughter Martha, but they are gone in 1850 after he married Elizabeth Vernon in 1849. Any help would be appreciated.
Added by Lee Holcomb on Sep 02, 2015 11:42 AM
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
Well I see your email now. I will send you a message.

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

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.

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
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