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I joined findagrave over 6 years ago searching for my family. No results, but I continued the search and I am happy to say I have found many cousins and can trace parts of my family back to the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. I went from wondering where I came from to having more info than I ever imagined. My parents divorced when I was around 5 years old an my mother concealed any info about both sides of my family. I remembered info about my father and his parents and brothers. I found quite a lot of info about my paternal ancestors, Satterfield/Sanders. The Millsap/Lewis side of my family is still pretty much a mystery. If anyone has any info about the Millsap or Lewis families from Bartow County, GA I would love to hear you. Please feel free to contact me with or for any info about any of my family members.|
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|Patricia L. Wyatt||Matthew Satterfield|
I am searching for Matthew Satterfield with dates in your find a grave.
I have been unable to find out his spouses and children.
Can you help?????
|Dwight||Our father Emley Sanders|
Hi Jessie, I was born April 18, 1944, as Joseph Dwight Sanders, son of Ruth Atkins and Emley Sanders. Just like what you experienced, my mother also concealed who my real father was and all information about my paternal relatives. In 1974, while attempting to get a passport, I needed a birth certificate and the secret was revealed. My mother said our father was killed in a car wreck not long after returning from the war and she was just trying to shield me from the hurt of knowing that. I sadly accepted that and spent many hours in the following years in a fruitless search in the archives of the Marietta Daily Journal trying to find out news of an event that never happened. I wanted to find his grave as my mother said it was somewhere in Georgia. After a few years I gave up the search. Two years ago, my aunt finally gave me some helpful information that there was a twin brother named Emory and the 1940 Census was released a year later. The combination of better internet search engines and some Archive sites that helped find missing people caused me to feel energized and hopeful again. I finally found a grave information on Emory with his date of birth and used it to input search info for Emley. I hit a dead end again, but saw a small advertisement for a Find A Grave web site on the same page and thought I would try it. I was shocked and speechless when I immediately saw my father's name in print for the first time in my life except for his name on my birth cerfificate. Seeing him in pictures for the first time was such a bittersweet moment in my life. As I read your story about your life with our father and how you were held back from having contact with him, I felt a sadness for you but also a feeling of how lucky you were to have even a brief period of time to be with him. I left a message on the email that you posted on the Find A Grave website. I have not heard back from you yet and hope the email address is still valid. If anyone reads this entry and can pass this info to Jessie, I would be eternally thankful for your kindness... firstname.lastname@example.org ... is my email address. I have a wife Marivic, and we have a son, Michael David, born June 16, 2009. He is a late arrival in our life, and brings such joy and energy to all we do. We will be moving back to Adairsville, Georgia, late next year, and hopefully be settled in by Christmas.
Added by Dwight on Jun 10, 2013 10:49 PM
|Lisa Goss Sanders||John w sanders|
This was my husband's 2nd g grandfather. I'm wondering if y'all are kin. Hisgreatgrandfather was John Fletcher Sanders and grandfather was Johnnie Lavell Sanders.
|Jill & Son||cousins?|
I think we might be distant cousins. I'm kin to Mary Myrtle Allen Satterfield. Her Dad and my great-grandfather were brothers. Brothers married sisters and their children were, of course, double first cousins. This part of the family has remained close to this day.
|Colleen McElyea Cavin||Sellers|
Virgie Veleria Sellers is a 1st cousin 2x removed of mine. Are you related to her?
|Kyle Sumner||Wilburn Kuykendoll|
I was at the local library and looked up the obituary for Wilburn Kuykendoll. It says that he was buried at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. Let me know if you'd like a copy of the obituary.
|Tim Hites||Re: Samuel Millsap|
I will keep an eye out for those surnames. I have seen a lot of Lewises. There are so many of them. The name sticks out for me as my sister married a Lewis(in Ohio).
|Mary Alequin||Emma Martinez|
MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY NEW YEAR
|Mary Alequin||Emma Howard Martinez|
I saw your post on Emma and it hit me hard. that she did not know anything on her parents. I found this 1920 Census Her brothers and sisters
she was born after the census of 1920 In 1920 there were live in Santa Cruz, Az
Go to the Family History Center at WWW.LARFHC.Org
to see if can got more infor.
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