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Ruth Dobbins Bennett (#46864543)
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Since I was a youngster, I enjoyed listening to the stories the older relatives told. I did not realize that was the beginning of my genealogy interest. Shortly after my husband and I married in 1969, we went to his family reunion. The hostess had a beautiful book about 6 inches thick with family information. (That research is now in the local library in a separate collection.) At that moment, I decided I wanted to do what she did.

Most of my family took the migration route from the Carolinas through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi "for a spell" and then to Claiborne and Bienville Parishes in northern Louisiana. Major surnames include: Dobbins, Baker, Carter, Hays, Crossland, Caskey, Cantrell, Hammontree, Cox, Bassett, Kilpatrick, White, Harper, Pearson. To my surprise many Quaker families from Newberry, SC are in this line.

My husband's family started their migration from Patrick, Henry, and Pittsylvania Counties in southern Virginia southward through Georgia and Mississippi to the Felicianas in southern Louisiana. Major surnames include: Bennett, Lyons, Young, Mills, Hays, Lilley, Morris, Knight, Moore, Swoope, Hairston, Starnes, Rheams. The Quaker lines in this family orginated in Bucks County, PA.

My husband is very supportive of my hobby/compulsion. We routinely visit courthouses, cemeteries, and archives throughout the South.

I welcome corrections and additional information from cybercousins.
Ruth Anne Bennett
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Susan Bruffey Lehman
Sgt. Wayne Athol Pearce
I am related to Wayne Athol Pearce and wondered if you are not related if you would consider transferring his memorial #19450156 to me so that I could write his biography and add photos.

My Find A Grave is Id#47357320 if you would like to see my work.
your Find A Grave friend,
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on Feb 01, 2014 12:50 PM
Bill Shaver
RE: Dobbins
Yes Lucille was my aunt, my dad's sister.
Added by Bill Shaver on Dec 26, 2013 8:27 AM
Bill Shaver
RE: Dobbins
Lucille was my aunt. There was Cloyce,Lucille, William Terrell(my father), Hazel and O'Neal. They are all gone except for O'Neal.
Added by Bill Shaver on Dec 19, 2013 9:46 AM
Ken Bosso
Jo Anne Thurman (37449221)
I have added photos for Edsel & Jo Anne Thurman (37449221).
Jo Anne's photo shows a different DOB as Aug. 16, 1931.
Her Plot data is: The Garden of The Good Shepherd 100 B 2.
Edsel's plot data is: The Garden of The Good Shepherd 100 B 1.
Thanks, Ken Bosso
Added by Ken Bosso on Nov 15, 2013 10:43 AM
Jen
Find A Grave Memorial# 16327898
I believe Rosa Adelle Hays died in 1892- Could you take a look at the stone (there's a photo) and see if you had a typo. Thanks.
Added by Jen on Sep 04, 2013 2:23 PM
S. Woods
Bennett family

Is your husband related to Coy S. Bennett, former principal of Gibsland High School?

Sandra Woods
Added by S. Woods on Aug 22, 2013 12:40 PM
S. Woods
Mays family
I am related to the Mays family through my great, great grandmother Lucy Elizabeth Mays who married Raiford/Rayford Riley Rhodes. I am also related to the Garner family through my great grandmother, Cynthia Alice Garner who married Francis Barto Rhodes. Archellaus G. Mays and Lucy Elizabeth Mays were siblings. We think that Lucy Elizabeth Mays Rhodes is buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Hopefully we will eventually located it so a grave marker can be place on it.

Sandra Woods
Added by S. Woods on Aug 20, 2013 12:15 PM
S. Woods
Carrie Velma lee Mays

Thank you for the information. I have added to her memorial.

S. Woods
Added by S. Woods on Aug 19, 2013 2:09 PM
Dara deBlieux
Anna Greer #88892741
Hi Ruth,
All links and input are complete

Thanks
Dara
Added by Dara deBlieux on Aug 04, 2013 5:05 PM
Daniel Allen
RE: Anderson
You're welcome.
Added by Daniel Allen on Jul 23, 2013 11:34 AM
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