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-She Walks These Hills-|
"She walks these hills in a long black veil, she visits my grave when the night wind wails.
Nobody knows, nobody sees but me...."
(song lyrics by Dill and Wilkins)
For years I have been intrigued in researching the history of my family. I had no idea when you pull one thread, dozens more appear. I have met many wonderful fellow historians in this pursuit and in this aspect I am forever grateful to Find A Grave.
I simply enjoy people's stories and each grave and headstone mark a life that is interesting and worth knowing more about.
Often times we are so consumed by our own lives we forget- or overlook the voices from the past. They were here before us, we can learn from their lives.
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|Twig Of The Tree||RE: Sarah Chiles Wife of Joel Lewis|
Oh my goodness, I am from Colorado, and am not familiar with the Virginia area. I will have to look at some maps!
My Sarah Chiles (that was married to Joel Lewis) died in 1840 (I think) because Joel Lewis married a Lucy Daniels after Sarah's death and this third wife also has 3 children with Joel. (I guess he was a very prolific man! LOL) I wonder if the Anne R. Childs (or was it "Chiles"?) is relative to Sarah? Your info gives me 2 more names to check out and to focus on anything I can find about "Chiles Tavern".
I will also have to try to see what is online with the Virginia Library..thank you for that tip!
I DO have a Col. Fielding Lewis in my tree...he is a 1st cousin 7x removed. It looks like he is a grandson to my John T. Lewis & Elizabeth Warner thru their son Maj John Warner Lewis II. Is he a relative of yours?
I have read there is a lot of controversy about being a "Warner" Lewis...but I guess I must be a part of the "Warner" crowd because of the names I have come across. Do you know much about the controversy?
Sometimes I get so distracted reading about the various battles our ancestors fought in! LOL...I wish I would have paid more attention in my "American History" class back in high school! ---Twig
|Twig Of The Tree||Sarah Chiles Wife of Joel Lewis|
I changed the "Subject" of this email to "Sarah Chiles" in case you should come across her in your research. Sarah Chiles was first married to an "unknown Gordon" but he died...she then married 2nd, JOEL LEWIS and had 3 children;
Sarah Chiles(1734-1820) was the 2nd wife of Joel Lewis. They married in 1747.
Joels' DOB/DOB are: (1730-1820)
Sarah and Joel had 3 children....
1) Keilding Lewis (1755-1837)-who died unmarried 2) Mary or Molly Lewis (1760-1841) who married to a" James Stiff" and
3) my 4th GMM, Frances "Fanny" Lewis (1771-abt 1795) who married William M Estes. about 1783.
They lived in Virginia during this time. Probably in Hanover, or Spottsylvania, VA
I don't have a Find A Grave for either Joel or any of his 3 wives. Joel's parents were David Lewis & Ann Terrell who lived in VA and had 8 children...I can't find a Find A Grave for Joel's Parents either. I am a DNA match to Joel's parents & grandparents...but I just can't find any info on Joel or his wife Sarah Chiles. Joel's GGF was John Lewis and nobody knows what his wife's name was.
Gosh I hope some of this "rings a bell" with your research. Joel, of course is linked to our friend, Taliaferro...as a great nephew or something like that. I hope you can find some leads in your tree!
Did you do the Ancestry DNA Match? I got an email that is was on sale for $70 (instead of the regular $99 this week. Thanks so any information you might be able to gather up...if there in anything I can help you with, please let me know! ---Twig
|Twig Of The Tree||RE: Taliaferro Lewis|
Hi Cousin! Do you know anything about JOEL LEWIS.... (1730-1820) who was (I think) the son of David LEWIS & Ann TERRELL?
I have a DNA match to David LEWIS & Ann TERRELL.... and to David's father, John LEWIS.
I am trying to figure out Joel's wife whom I think was Sarah CHILES. (She was 1 of 3 wives Joel had) I am trying to confirm that Joel was the son of David; whether Sarah Chiles was one of David's wives...and who the parents of Sarah Chiles were. Can you confirm any of this?---Twig
|Twig Of The Tree||RE: Taliaferro Lewis|
Hi there---Yes, I am studying the Lewises now. Jesse Pitman is my 1st cousin 8x removed.
I'm guessing that we would match up on the DNA match with David Lewis & Anne Terrell... I think they would be our common grandparents.
When I saw the headstone and your description of what was inscribed on it, I remembered a I had a good story for him. Poor Guy....things were so awful in the Revolutionary Wars.
I just give those veterans my most highest respect. I like to read the life stories on the memorials if there are any, and I thought you might like that for Taiaferro. Poor guy, suffering with those burns his whole life! I see your name often when I' doing my research..so we must be related in some way.
Did you do the DNA test? It's sale for $70 this week. I had been putting it off for so long..and I could just kick myself. It really has made my research so much fun. I'm glad you liked the story...hopefully you can just cut & paste it.---Twig
|Richard H. L. Chichester, III||Headstone photo for Sallie Rutherfoord Tinsley Miller|
Please transfer your memorial photo to #9017878 created in 2004. This memorial is a duplicate.
|Eleanor Morrison Lawson||Tinsley, Hill, Jones & extended families|
I would like to thank you for the great work you have done for Find A Grave. You have helped make it possible for people like me who can no longer visit cemeteries to keep going to cemeteries to find our extended families. Thank you and may God richly bless you for all you do for others. I wish I could have been able to help others in such a way. Now I am trying to get as much family as I can on Ancestry while the Lord allows it so that my extended family and others may know their own heritage. I hope you will not mind my using copies of your photos for my family files on Ancestry and Family Tree Maker.
Again thank you for all of your time and talents in helping others.
Eleanor Morrison Lawson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Jon Davis||Davis Cemetery|
Thank you for you dedication to documenting cemeteries. I was really excited when I saw you have found the old Davis cemetery in Hanover. This is an ancestral cemetery I've been trying to find for a while now. If you could provide a more detailed location I would be very grateful. I'd really like to find the current landowner and look into stabilizing the site.
|Lucy Jo (Cox) Garibay||Lila Hardaway Meade Valentine|
Lila Hardaway Meade is my 4th cousin 5x removed, Do you mind if I copy and use the photo you have of her on my family tree?
Lucy Jo (Cox) Garibay
|Suellen||Emily Aylett Enders|
Hi. Just to let you know, I left a picture on the memorial you have for Emily. Hope it's okay.
Added by Suellen on Dec 20, 2014 1:25 PM
|Lynne||Alexander Spotswood Moore|
Hi. I have searched for years to identify with documented proof that Alexander Spotswood Moore was the son of Bernard and Anne Catherine Spotswood Moore but have been unable to do so. I do know that in about 1763 in Culpeper Co, Bernard Moore, of King William Co, was appointed legal guardian of Alexander Spotswood, son of the deceased John Spotswood, who was Bernard's wife's brother. Later, on 11 Jan 1768 in Culpeper Co, Bernard Moore transacts some land on behalf of Alexander Spotswood (Dorman, Culpeper Co VA Deeds, 1765-1769) with the verbiage "...guardian of Alexander Spotswood his son and heir". But careful reading shows that this phrase referred to the deceased John Spotswood, of whom Alexander Spotswood was his son and heir. Thank you for any information you might have!
Added by Lynne on Dec 15, 2014 8:26 AM
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