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Janive (#48028568)
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My parents William Harvey and Maudie Pauley Lowe loved their relatives and their heritage. As a child I could not have been less interested in family history, but as I got older and no longer had my parents and so many of our ancestors to ask, I became concerned about how information is being lost as we lose each family member.
A few years ago I became concerned that I did not even know some of the names on our family cemetery, and I started to find out all I could. Then when I found that all the graves have a close family connection, I wanted to know more. Fortunately I have countless cousins who feel the same way, and we started sharing information and pictures for a history of our cemetery.
When I learned that present members of my parents' small Regular Baptist Church did not know of its 120-year history, I compiled one to give to the church.
Our present church is over 180 years old, and with the help of my husband and some others, I compiled everything I could find about it and gave it to the church. I thoroughly enjoy researching.
Then I started collecting information for my children about what it was like to live the way we did in the 1940's and 1950's. With the unbelievable support of my husband and long-time Brushy friends and relatives, I wrote a history of our little area. It snowballed beyond belief. The thousand pictures in it attracted so many people, hungry for any information of their heritage. I could not believe the reception it got. I wish I could encourage others to save their own information before it is lost. It does not have to be a formal book. Even notes on scraps of paper in a box become important when there is no one left to ask.
By doing the book, I amassed so much information and pictures that needed to be shared. Someone introduced me to, and that has filled a tremendous need to put it where others can use it. I am amazed by the potential of the site to preserve a knowledege of our heritage.
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Delphia McCoy Preece 113253913
Delphia McCoy Preece 113253913. Hello I see you have a large family photo of Delphia on find a grave. Do you know the names of them ?
Added by *Grave Seeker* on Jan 24, 2015 6:50 AM
Bonnie Goodman
I would like more info on the book you wrote.
Bonnie Hinkle Goodman
Joe and Tilda Hinkle's daughter
Added by Bonnie Goodman on Jan 23, 2015 7:13 AM
Sue Lapp
Is there anyway I can get a copy of your book?
Added by Sue Lapp on Dec 24, 2014 6:01 PM
Roby Kenneth pope
Family Info for Spears
Edwin Morrow Spears was the son of Lorenzo Dow "Rans" and Carrie Buckley Johnson Spears. His siblings were Virgil R., Naomi, Vada, William B. "Bill," Queenie, and Bobby Eugene.

Hello my name is Roby Kenneth Pope and the name listed above as Vada , I believe is Lavada Spears Pope Keene whom had a child, Joyce ,with my Grandfather Roby (sometimes spelled Robie)Pope in 1934. I have copy of the divorce decree from Mingo County ,WV. I am interested in the life of Joyce Ann ( My fathers half-sister ). His name is Roby Pope Jr. and he is a retired WV State Trooper and Retired Chief of Police from Williamson ,WV.

We were wondering if she is still alive or if she ever marrieds and had children. The trail via and the internet have gone cold. If you know any information we would appreciate any way you possibly could help.

Thank You in advance R.K. Pope
Added by Roby Kenneth pope on Dec 22, 2014 3:10 PM
Tonya Sparks
RE: Shadle Randolph and Malinda Morris Pauley
Ambrose Morris b: 8 FEB 1815 in Virginia,That Married Nancy Varney...

Her Parents John Varney B:BET 1760 AND 1765 in Bedford County, Virginia and
Elizabeth 'Betsy' Hunter b: ABT 1755 in Bedford County, Virginia....

Are My Husband 5th Great Grandparents
Added by Tonya Sparks on Dec 19, 2014 3:35 AM
Tonya Sparks
RE: Shadle Randolph and Malinda Morris Pauley
You are so welcome :)
Added by Tonya Sparks on Dec 19, 2014 3:11 AM

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