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rhondajo (#47044794)
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Bio Photo My name is Rhonda. I am a 63 year old mother of five and grandmother of five. I work in the airline industry and genealogy is my hobby. These are some of my family lines:

Causey, Cowart, Wells, Joiner, Humphries, Clary, Ring, Redman, Gentry, Groseclose, Ward, Kegans, Cannon, Combs, Nickell, Brady, Smallwood, the Wolfe family of Lancaster Co PA, Philpot, James, Freeman, Coleman, Smith, Buzan. I know there are many Freemans. My line can be proven to go back to William M. Freeman and wife Elizabeth Redman who were in the 1860 Fannin Co. Ga. census. I believe he was the son of Bailey M. Freeman, who died in 1852 in Carroll Co. GA. Bailey mined gold in the Villa Rica Gold mines. His son mined copper in Fannin Co Ga, and TN. Did you know that one of the reasons that the north won the Civil War is because the gold miners out west who were Union, shipped their gold east to the Union camps?

To anyone who has transferred a memorial to me of my family, THANK YOU!! If I have any of your relatives besides Rev War soldiers, and you would like a transfer, please contact me via the "edit" button on the memorial, and leave your FAG number, it makes a transfer so much easier!!! Remember, you don't have to "own" a memorial to place info in the bio. I answer all edits in a day, 2 at the most. If you would like to use any of my photos for your family genealogy, please ask. The reason I want you to ask, is because I need you to give me credit with my real name. Why? Because one day down the road, I hope that my descendants will come across one of my photos and will see my name and know how hard I worked for this great site and for family history.

Our early pioneers who were born in the 1700s and early 1800s deserve more than an empty bio, please try to put something about them on their memorials. Thanks!!

My next genealogical dead end is Sarah/Sallie Nickell, and her husband, Samuel Combs. She was born ca 1830, possibly in VA. and was Cherokee. A Samuel Combs b 1807 married a Sarah/Sallie Nickell in Morgan Co KY, and they had at least 7 children. Samuel Combs married Sarah NICKELL perf by W W GRAY per the Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859. They are next found in Rowan Co KY (Used to be Morgan) in 1860. We can't find them in 1850:

HH 59
Samuel COMBS 53 farmer Ky
Sally 32 housewife
Minerva 16
Jeremiah 10
John 9
Samuel 7
Leonard 4
James E. 2

Later a daughter named Mary was born. She married a Richardson, and then Sally, son Samuel, James and Mary went west, traveling pretty much along the trail of tears, arriving in Oklahoma Territory. We don't know what happened to father Samuel.

Thanks to my sister, Kim, for all of the information that she has contributed to our family memorials.

If I have made any errors in transcribing or typing, please let me know! I love adding middle names and maiden names and relationship links, so don't hesitate to let me know of any that need to be filled in!

If you are led to, please leave a flower on my Mother's page, Lin Mae Freeman Brady 34745331 ...thx...

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Ray Mobley
Capehart Family Church Cemetery

Would You Please check the death date on Cullen Capehart FG # 115494867? I wonder if it should be 1866. Thank You Ray Mobley FG # 47612955
Added by Ray Mobley on Jul 07, 2014 3:43 PM
Linda McConnell
John Adker McConnell
You added information to this web site for J.E. McConnell (1851-1890) and his wife Joannah Gay McConnell (1858-1910). Their son John Adker McConnell (1888-1929) is my grandfather. He was killed in a logging train wreck in Plumas County, California, but his body was shipped back to Georgia for burial.

I live in California so it is not feasible to go to cemeteries in Georgia except online. I have been unable to find his grave anywhere. Since his mother and father were both buried in the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Riverdale, GA, I thought he might be buried there as well. Have you ever come across a grave for John Adker McConnell at this cemetery or at any other cemetery for that matter. Also, I would like to use James and Joannah's photos in their profile in my family tree in May I have your permission to do so. Thank you for your assistance. Linda McConnell
Added by Linda McConnell on Jul 05, 2014 8:17 PM
Rich Denton
Dates and connections of Pitts Family
I have been researching Genealogy for approximately 30 +/- years ad have been relatively successful in my searching and feel very comfortable in stating that I do not agree with some of the names and dates entered in you file here on Find-A-Grave.
I would suggest that maybe if you would like to make a comparison to my results to look on a site called WorldConnect Project for Nestor Pitts, b.1800. Spouse = Martha Elizabeth Anderson Wilburn. All Census records are available thru there also.
Please do compare and give me your opinion.
Added by Rich Denton on Jun 30, 2014 2:34 PM
Marian Presswood
Tinie Frances Mitchell
Tinie Frances is a female, daughter of John and Jane Grady Mitchell. See her father's linked bio. Thanks!
Added by Marian Presswood on Jun 28, 2014 8:12 AM
Michele Brown
James Austin Burns
Thank you for your timely response. Your position on transfers is understandable. My mother, Loulie Jo, and I will be working in tandem on this project (we live in different states)so it will take some time to coordinate our efforts. There are many photos we can contribute to this memorial (and others) but need to convert them to digital format first. I am very impressed, by the way, with the extensive work you have done for the Confederate soldiers at Westview. Nice job.
Added by Michele Brown on Jun 27, 2014 9:12 AM
Michele Brown
James Austin Burns
Hello Rhonda,

This is my great x3 grandfather. My mother and I stayed in the mansion he built in Atlanta a few years back. The "house next door" is probably the one across the street, also built by James, for his oldest son.It is said that there was an underground tunnel connecting the 2 homes. Another well known character (my other grx3 grandfather)Rigdon McCoy McIntosh also lived in the smaller home. He is said to be haunting the front bedroom still. Meanwhile back at the mansion, great x3 grandmama haunts the attic suites.

I have not figured out how the transferring of memorials works yet but we would like to assume management of this memorial. We can then connect James to other ancestors and the extensive work my mother has posted on Ancestry. Please let me know if that is an option.

There are lots of "Freemans" on my tree as well. I'll check but recall most are first and middle names of the Clements of Meriwether Co. Could have started with a maiden name as that was custom. They and the Burns were eventually united by marriage.
Added by Michele Brown on Jun 25, 2014 1:27 PM
RE: Allen Cause
All I have is Georgia on both of them as place of death (I do have the dates); same goes for his son, Josiah Joseph Franklin Causey and his wife. However, his son, Benjamin Whitaker Causey, died in Carroll, Georgia. He is the father of my grandfather, Clinton Andrew Jackson Causey.
Added by thebeatonpath on Jun 23, 2014 9:21 PM
Ezekiel Causey
Hi Rhonda! I descend from Ezekiel and Elizabeth's son, Allen. Do you have any idea where Allen may have been buried? I just know he died in Georgia on 28 Jul 1870. I'm also in search of a copy of the Causey Bible said to be owned by John Perkerson in Austell, GA. What a treasure! I personally have not followed up on this to see if it is true, but didn't know if you had.

Added by thebeatonpath on Jun 18, 2014 10:22 PM
Georgia Girl
Roy Drennan
Roy Drennan has a headstone at Oakland but he is buried at Westview Cemetery, per his obit in the Atlanta Journal/Constitution.
Added by Georgia Girl on Jun 15, 2014 2:21 PM
Katherine Bray
Seth Kennedy
I see you posted the children of Seth Kennedy. Since my late husband was a descendant wondered if you are connected to this family or how you got this information? Thanks
Added by Katherine Bray on Jun 12, 2014 6:33 AM
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