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Jamie (#47077557)
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Bio Photo My dad's family has been in the Watauga Co, NC area ever since the founding of Hodges Gap. In addition to Hodges, I'm also connected to Norris, Lewis, Miller, Green/e to just name a few.

My mom's family has been in Tama and Appanoose County, Iowa for many generations. Those lines include: Houghkirk, Wall, Dolph/Dewolf and Howland.
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RE: William Lee Palmer
I don't know much about the 2nd wife. I believe Uncle Bill left her for a time, then went back to her. I don't know why he left Geneva, except that Uncle Bill was known as a 'drifter', and especially during the Depression. He would hop a freight train and wander about. He lived for a while near Roswell, New Mexico and I think Laura came to meet him there when they reconciled. They later moved back to Missouri together. He seemed to settle down when he got older, but sadly died rather young.
Added by Mamarama on Nov 15, 2015 8:49 AM
RE: William Lee Palmer
How do we know that the William Lee Palmer who was born on Jan 31, 1897 in Carthage, Missouri to Henry Palmer and Bessie Masterson is the same William Lee Palmer who married Geneva Bobbitt? We have this documentary evidence:
1. Marriage Certificate - William Palmer married Geneva Bobbitt on 08/18/1915 in Carthage, Missouri.
2. WWI Draft Registration Card – William Lee Palmer, date of birth 01/31/1897, born in Carthage, Missouri, whose wife’s name is Geneva.
3. Death Certificate – William Lee Palmer, born in Carthage, Missouri on 01/31/1897 to Henry Palmer and Bessie Masterson, died on April 28, 1954; Wife: Laura B. Palmer.
4. Obituary – William Lee Palmer, born in Carthage, Missouri on 01/31/1897 died on April 28, 1954; Survivors - Wife: Laura Palmer; Daughter: Mrs. Elizabeth Watts; Son: William L. Palmer, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; Sisters: **Mrs. H.B. Newton; Mrs. Mark Sligar; Brothers: Marion, Harry & Claude.

**Mrs. Newton is Gwendolyn Palmer, the great-great aunt who raised me. Mrs. Sligar is my great-grandmother, Alice Idell Palmer.

To deny that this is the correct William Palmer, you would have to believe that there are TWO William Lee Palmers, born on the same day, in the same town, to parents of the same name, who married women of the same name.

In my opinion, you absolutely, positively, without a doubt have the right William Lee Palmer. Hope this helps!
Added by Mamarama on Nov 12, 2015 8:11 AM
RE: William Lee Palmer
Hi Jamie: I know William Lee Palmer’s first wife was Geneva Bobbitt and they had two kids, Elizabeth and William, Jr. All now deceased. The elder William was known to me as ‘Uncle Bill’ in stories told to me by my great-great aunt, who was his sister, Gwendolyn. What info does your family disagree about?
Added by Mamarama on Nov 09, 2015 10:04 AM
RE: Pittman Family
Decima Harris Pittman is my Aunt.
Added by Howard on Jun 04, 2015 10:03 AM
Barbara Campbell
I have found Jesse Hodges' cemetery. I have jumped the gun and added Jesse and Nancy Storie Hodges without visiting the cemetery. I have spoken to the landowner and plan to visit tomorrow. I added a family photo of Jesse Hodges and thought you might be interested. 144826195
Added by Barbara Campbell on Apr 10, 2015 11:02 AM
Same family connections
My ancestors are Greene, Watson and Hodges like yours. Childen of the Greene, Watson and Hodges family's migrated to Coshocton County, Ohio starting in 1920. I know many of their children, and I have been working with William Watson who was born in Ohio but is now living in Tennessee, with our genealogy, which connects through all these surnames. There is a tangled web of marriages among these surnames over the years, both in NC and in OH.
Added by Sherlock on Feb 10, 2015 10:04 AM
Amy Chester Melton
Mary Polly Eldridge
I am a descendant of William & Mary Miller. I noticed you stated that her parents were Thomas Eldridge & Martha Bolling of Albemarle, Va. I don't think this is accurate. William & Mary were long married by 1755. Plus, this would've made the Virginia Mary around 13 years old. I don't see one of Va.'s most prominent families allowing that. Also it's stated Va. Mary married Thomas Branch. Upper crust Virginia families rarely married out of their class either. Though it would be very awesome to say I was related to Pocahontas, I seriously don't think its a reality.
I has been told through generations that William came to NC from England. He worked and saved money to send for his wife Mary. My grandfather said he was English.

Thanks for your time and attention! - Amy Chester Melton
Added by Amy Chester Melton on Nov 14, 2014 11:54 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser
Thomas Clingman. Hodges
You left the following message under the flower section of Thomas Clingman Hodges memorial #76326527:

,He was acutally born Oct. 15, 1873 and died March 20, 1960.
- Jamie
Added: Oct. 7, 2011

This is not correct. He is NOT listed on the 1880 census with his parents and siblings. If he was born in 1873 he would have been on there listed as 7 years old.
Please do not leave notes in the flower section, per Find a. Grave guidelines. Send a SAC and have info added to the bio, if info is actually correct.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Aug 24, 2014 3:17 PM
Christian Lewis parents
I'm new to Find-a-Grave. Does anyone have a source for Christian Lewis's parents? I've heard John and Mary Hedrick LEWIS, but don't know where to start with which "John"?? I'm related through William Rufus Lewis.
Added by LindasGenes on Mar 08, 2014 11:05 PM
Charles E. Carroll
Russell Cunningham
Thanks for the link info. I have contacted the manager of Russell's memorial and provided the memorial numbers for his parents.
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Sep 15, 2013 1:06 PM
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