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Marian Presswood (#47361548)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired educator, the official County Historian & Archivist, Pres. of the 400 member Polk County Historical & Genealogical Society, founder/editor of the PCHGS Quarterly, and the History of Polk County, and 4 day a week volunteer at the little genealogy library I established here in Benton 18 years ago. I'm the heritage columnist for the local newspaper, the 'Polk County News', and help numerous people to 'find their Grandpa'!

Although I am not related to the majority of families whose memorials, pictures, or bios I post, I do maintain a lot of them on behalf of close family members who do not 'do' Internet. We have fairly large family files, pictures, and obituaries and I love to share those as I have time. And anyone is welcome to use the bio info and pictures, both markers and people, that I add.

My basic family surnames are Ansel and Rutha Tipton Bailey from Buncombe County, North Carolina; Revolutionary War Patriot Col. William Porter who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain and was in the NC Legislature for many years after the War (wife Mary Gilkey); The Holdens, Garrisons, and Owenbys from NC to Fannin County, Georgia; and John M. and Jane Ann Rogers Griffith, NC to GA.

Hubby James' side of the family is Jonathan Presswood, Esybous Maynor, Womac, Buckner, Clayton, William and Sophia Moore Dennis, and the 'brick wall' we all have, Harrison and Thaney Clayton Hughes. Harrison married 2nd Elmira Silcox in Polk Co. TN then moved to Arkansas by 1880 with his 2nd family, Price, Burt, Lafayette, Byrum and Sis.

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Janet Miller
W Harve Hollingshead
Can you tell me where his wife Harriet Payne Hollingshead is Buried?
Added by Janet Miller on Nov 08, 2015 10:13 AM
33505513 Calvin Jackson Brooks
Hello! Could you please tell me what your source is for the notation that Calvin's mother was Elizabeth Susan Dooley and not Louisa, and when/where Hiram and Elizabeth married? And do you have anything documenting Louisa's maiden name being Yother, and when they married?

Calvin and Rebecca Brooks are my son's 4th great-grandparents, through his paternal grandmother, whose mother was Clara M. Goforth, daughter of Willie and Eary Kirby Goforth. I would, of course, like to have his tree be as accurate as possible. You can reach me here, or through email at

Thank you!
Added by Lisa on Oct 26, 2015 9:46 AM
Carol Ballard
RE: William Presswood
Sorry we didn't locate his grave and there are many many graves only marked with rocks. Also many places that appears to be graves with no markers at all. It is a very peaceful little cemetery.
Added by Carol Ballard on Oct 13, 2015 2:02 PM
Davis Julie
RE: Unmarked grave for Westley Garland
thank you for letting me know this info.. I am new at trying to put the family tree together. I am related to the-Goforths- halls- and Garland at greasy creek..If I Can help out in any way just let me know, I am new to find a grave and it took me a while to figure out how it works.
Added by Davis Julie on Oct 03, 2015 5:27 AM
Lillian Hutsell 1901-1929
Any relation? I saw you left a flower, but you've left lots of flowers....just hoping.
Added by Dee on Sep 05, 2015 5:38 PM
Bev Pritchard
RE: David Hamby
Thank you for taking the time to let me know of your findings. Bev Pritchard
Added by Bev Pritchard on Aug 04, 2015 11:07 AM
Bev Pritchard
David Hamby's Photo
You posted a picture of David Hamby #85563029. My question is who is the lady in the photo, is it his first wife Nancy Emeline McNabb Hamby or his second wife Zilphia Elizabeth Shearer Hamby? I am related to his first wife Nancy Emeline McNabb. Thank you for taking the time to research this for me.
Bev Pritchard.
Added by Bev Pritchard on Aug 02, 2015 1:50 PM
Gail and Scott Hannah
Thank you.I think I have only direct kin left. I am still having health issues but am hoping I can keep the ones I have in the family. If you see any I have that are not sponsored in my list, let me know and I will check them out. Thanks for offering to help. I may need in the future. gail
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Jul 05, 2015 8:34 PM
RE: Woody links
You are very welcome! cat
Added by Cat on Jul 04, 2015 4:54 PM
RE: Addie Woody transfer
Thank you for extra info. Cat
Added by Cat on Jul 01, 2015 1:35 PM
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