I am researching my Scots-Irish Gambill clan from Virginia, North Carolina (Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany Counties), as well as Kentucky (Lawrence, Elliott, Boyd, and Breathitt Counties.)
I'm especially interested in the following surnames associated with my paternal line:
Gambill, Holbrook, Lyon, Sparks, Collier, and Boggs.
The three Gambill brothers that moved into North Carolina from VA had strong ties to their neighbors/fellow militiamen (Patriots!) during Revolutionary War times. Many of these families continued to stay bonded through marriage and many migrated from Wilkes County, NC and various parts of Virginia into Eastern Kentucky in the early 1800s. I AM A DESCENDANT OF Patriarch JOHN GAMBILL SR OF WILKES COUNTY.
Note: I am also interested in the Wakeman Family of New Haven and Fairfield, Connecticut and the Masons of Gaston County, North Carolina and Conway County, Arkansas.
RE: Russell Cemetery in Breathitt Co, KY Sorry, I do not have any info. I cataloged the Shelton Russell Cemetery where she is buried, because I have some extended family ancestors who are buried there. I don't have any info on the Gambill family. I am a descendant of the Fugate, Carpenter, Ritchie, and Stacy lines.
It would be good to write up information on their military service by going to the edit tabs and contacting the custodian with this information. Dates served, unit served with, rank, etc. The 1890 Veterans Census can be of great interest.
Also, where married and when married is important. Lists of children can be very valuable.
Go online and enter http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/
Use the copy and paste function of your mouse to grab the above address and stick it on you computer for a search.
Go to advanced search. This address is mainly for early research ... before 1920 ... for most searches../.. They are adding new material as it becomes available.
I added more information to the image that you wondered about. Please, click on it to see the additions. I also added several additions and correction to their memorials. Including, some connections. They may not show up for days. Unless, the custodian is available to make the changes right away.
Again, I am requesting, with hope, that you would go ahead and make any connects you are able to for parents as well as children. What a wonderful thing for you to undertake.
Remember, Find A Grave uses their numbering system that is unique for each person's memorial.
If their are people you can't find in the Find A Grave system. Find A Grave provides for this occurrence by letting you create memorials that are not connected to cemeteries. Still allowing you to enter all the information. Later if their memorial is found it is easy to shift the memorial to a known cemetery.
You can copy any of my posting, or, photos. If it is my 'photo' them my name goes with it.
Just remember that you are required by Law to keep the source information with printed material. It is a must do sort of thing. The plagiarism laws require it. This prevents you from taking credit for another's work. Example: you copy the written word, music, photo and use it without sourcing it back to original source.
Be very careful to credit another's images. Newspaper images don't belong to the person that copied it. They are credited to their source name of newspaper, date of printing, page number and published location.
RE: Soloman Sparks The Solomon Sparks you left a marker on was what you stated to be your 7x great grandfather which is my 8x greatgrandfather Solomon Sparks sr, 1725-1790. He also,has a son and grandson of the same name. Solomon Sparks jr 1857-1817 and Solomon Sparks III 1791-1853 are also my grandfathers as well. I. Believe they are all buried in Indiana
Soloman Sparks I noticed you left a memorial on the grave of Soloman Sparks back in August 2015. He is my 4x great grandfather of which I know nothing about. I just started searching the Sparks name and was hoping we could compare notes and maybe fill in some gaps.
RE: Gretta Kelley Holbrook Thank you so much Gamble girl. Danny did not know of his father's first family until I married him in Sept. Of 2014. I have made contact with some of them. Unfortunately all of the brothers & sisters have long passed away.