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rhondajo (#47044794)
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Bio Photo My name is Rhonda. I am a 64 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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Charles E. Combs
I added a stone picture to your memorial.
Added by Stone Seeker on Nov 26, 2014 10:03 AM
Marshall Boone
RE: Eliza
Oakwood Cemetery is in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
Added by Marshall Boone on Nov 24, 2014 2:51 AM
Ruth Hasten Walsh
RE: Just read
Not sure. I stopped counting them several years ago. My mom's family lines include Geo. Washington's grandfather William Ball. About 2 years ago I shared my research with an extended cousin in Fannin Co., TX who used the Ball family to join the DAR. Some of ARW soldiers in mom's lineage including Robert Green, Aaron Lane, Nicholas Crenshaw, John Divers, William Greer, and others that include a man named John Christopher or Johann Christopher Reis aka Reis or Rice or Rees or Reece who was brought to America as a Hessian soldier, captured at Trenton by Washington's troops, galvanized and became a Patriot when he served with Washington's troops during remainder of the war. One of mom's Jamestowne ancestors was "ole John Sturdivant", who had to pay a hefty fine for his participation in Bacon's Rebellion. Per William Byrd's diary, John and a son were killed by Indians during a trading trip.

As for ARW soldier's in Daddy's line, they include Joel Dunnavant, Abel Burton Ambrose Nelson, John Kimbrough, Robert Browning, Benjamin Brawner, Daniel McCollum and multiple uncles and cousins. Jamestown ancestors include John Bayley aka Bailey, who was listed among the dead, killed by Indians, at Jamestown between April 1623 and Feb. 1624 Indian uprising orchestrated by Chief Opechancanough, brother of Pocahontas. John's dau Mary married Randol Holt I whose son Randol Holt (jr.) married Elizabeth Hansford. Elizabeth's brother , Col. Tho. Hansford, the Matyor, who was 1st Virginian (born in America) hung for treason for his participation in Bacon's Rebellion. Many historians consider Bacon's Rebellion the precursor to American Revolution. A supporter of the Crown during that event was The Hon. Thomas Warren, another one of my g-grandfathers, and he appears to have voted in favor of hanging Hansford instead of a more honorable death by firing squad, which seems to be the primary cause of friction between Randol Holt (jr.) and Thomas Warren --(both had been delegates to Virginia House of Burgesses) -- that bubbled over when one publically called the other a "lying barking dog".

By same token, DNA has re-written some family trees that previously had been accepted by DAR. Among those is mom's Blanton line which because of DNA is now known as the Blanton-Womack's, adding the Patriots in the Abraham Womack lines but deleting the Patriots in the William Blanton (Washington's aide) line. My Graves line was chopped off the Capt. Thomas Graves of Jamestowne tree. John Graves was in Glochester, Virginia before 1700 but we no longer know how he got to Virginia or who his ancestors were.
Added by Ruth Hasten Walsh on Nov 21, 2014 7:05 AM
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Lena C Greenway #81148233
Hi Rhondajo,

Thanks for the headsup on this first name on this memorial. I'm not sure which name to use so I put a note in the bio section. Looking forward to the holidays. I hope all is well with you.
Added by Grave Whisperer on Nov 20, 2014 10:37 AM
Ray Power Adamson
Hi, You know what I am going to ask!!! Would you consider transferring my Uncle Ray to me? He is a treasure to us and I would greatly appreciate it. He is the only Adamson brother that did not marry. He loved us and we loved him, especially since his father was a twin and I am a twin! Special. Thank you, Jan Adamson
Added by ja-cgsb on Nov 18, 2014 7:18 PM
Martilla Annie Ellen Adamson
Hi, I am trying to get my Adamson family together! Would it be possible for you to transfer another great-aunt to me. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Jan Adamson
Added by ja-cgsb on Nov 16, 2014 5:17 PM
Walter Pitt Adamson
Hi, Would you please consider tranferring my great uncle, Walter Pitt Adamson, to me? It would be wonderful if you would do that. Thank you for your consideration. Jan Adamson
Added by ja-cgsb on Nov 15, 2014 12:49 AM
RE: Lin Freeman
Dear Rhondajo: You are so very welcome for the sentiment I left for your Mom. She was a beautiful and confident woman and she deserves a lot of flowers! Kind regards, Bridey Light
Added by BrideyLight on Nov 14, 2014 8:40 PM
Martilla Ellen Cook Adamson
Hello, I would like to ask if you would consider transferring my great-grandmother, Martilla Ellen Cook Adamson, to me. I would really appreciate your kindness in doing so. She was my great-grandfather's, Augustus Pitt Adamson's first wife, and passed away a month after giving birth to their 8th child, Walter Pitt Adamson, born December 25, 1877. Martilla Ellen died the next month, January 8, 1878. On June 16, 1878, he married his second wife, Martha Jane Burks and in that union, produced three children...A total of 11 children to raise! Thank you for your consideration. Jan Adamson
Added by ja-cgsb on Nov 14, 2014 1:29 PM
T.J. White
George A. White etc.
Thanks again, Rhonda!

Added by T.J. White on Nov 12, 2014 4:39 PM
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