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Robin Knowles Miner (#47614397)
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Bio Photo I am a genealogy junkie! I am not as "owner" of graves, nor am I a "Collector" of names. I am a retired lady who has the time to comb records and record names that are not yet on this site. Recently, I had the joy of adding 2 small cemeteries to Findagrave. Something pulled at my heart as I listed babies, families and individuals that I could find NOTHING about. How I hope someone finds their loved ones because of the few hours I spent typing.

I discovered Find A Grave when I was doing a web search looking for information my great great grandfather. Imagine my delight when I found his grave listed by a kind gentleman who was not even related. I decided then, if I visited a cemetery, I would write every grave down, just in case someone else was looking for their relative. I did not ask for a transfer of that grave, I just thanked him for giving of his time to list my families graves.

I have had the joy of meeting many wonderful people who use this site.

TRANSFERS: I will transfer managements of graves UNLESS I AM DIRECTLY RELATED. Please send your request by edit and I will check my family tree. If your requested name is not in my tree, I will gladly transfer it. If it is there, I will explain my relationship to that person and why I do not wish to transfer. Please understand my wish to keep my family grave listings. I am if you had taken the time to walk the cemeteries, search the records and list the names, you would feel the same.

I appreciate all the kind additional information and corrections. (Sometimes we all suffer from fat-finger syndrome and miss the right key!) Forgive me if I have made an error on your loved ones grave. Let me know and I WILL CORRECT IT.

The main names I am researching in my family: Knowles-Sandlin, Patterson - Brown, Gornto-Allen, Delaney-Roebuck, Entrekin- Martin, Beall-Watts and Holcombe -Watson.

And my husband's family, Miner-Hughes, Nail-Bibb, Freeman-Gantt and Rimel- Headrick.
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Betty Sheely
Spradling family
To provide additional data for you, the Genelogist concluded that William A Spradling, born 1814 married a lady named Eliza Turnbough on March 8, 1841 in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Added by Betty Sheely on Nov 18, 2014 3:33 AM
Betty Sheely
Spradling family
Thank you for this information. The tireless efforts of those who record Memorials for family's is greatly appreciated beyond words.
Added by Betty Sheely on Nov 18, 2014 1:52 AM
Betty Sheely

My paternal Grandmother is Hess SPRADLING Find A Grave # 109739731.
My great Grandfather was Judge James Matthew Spradling Find A Grave # 81229364.

I knew them both well.

Please explain your relationship to the SPRADLING family here so it is accessible to Find a Grave Administrators.

Best wishes,
Betty Sheely
Added by Betty Sheely on Nov 16, 2014 3:28 AM
RE: Hugh Brown
Hi Margaret....
The Ezekiel "Ballou" Brown from 1789 is not my Ezekiel Brown. I had put that out there in the void in January, but have since recanted that information. My Ezekiel Brown was married to 1) Sarah "Sally" Bandy and 2) Sarah Norton. My 2nd Great Grandfather is George Jackson Brown, his son. My Great Grandmother is Laura Grace Brown Peeples Nebeker. She was born in Woodbine, Georgia, Camden County. She married my Great Grandfather, William Calvin Peeples, in Camden, Ga. He died when he was in his early 30s. She married Wiley Nebeker (who converted her to Mormonism) and they moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah in the early 1900s, I believe. My mother's maiden name was Peeples. The Browns and the Peeples had property by the Satilla River and they all knew each other and several of the Peeples and Brown families have married each other. This is such a mystery. I have thought that maybe Ezekiel's mother or father have Portuguese blood running through their veins, because I have a trace through my mtDNA and no one else that I have found is of Portuguese or Spanish ancestry. Do you know of any Brown Melungeons who have Portuguese ancestry? This is so fascinating! Thanks! Kathi
Added by Kathi on Nov 06, 2014 1:37 AM
"Hugh" and Sarah Brown
Hi Robin!
Just found your message. I am not on this site a lot of the time, so please forgive the tardiness of my note.

With regard to "Hugh," is it not Ezekiel Brown? Ezekiel Brown and Sarah Norton Brown are my 3rd Great-Grandparents from my Great-Grandmother Laura Grace Brown Peeples Nebeker.

If Ezekiel's first name is Hugh, that would solve the mystery I have been searching for for about 3 years! Trying to put all the Browns from Virginia together has been a real job. I cannot find a birth certificate for Ezekiel Brown, but I know he lived or I wouldn't be here! ;o)

How are you related? I have a tree on Ancestry for the Browns. If you would like access, let me know your email address and I'll send you a link.

Would very much like to learn how we are related. Thank you for your kind note.

Added by Kathi on Nov 04, 2014 9:12 PM
Tracie Thomas-Pouch & Mike Pouch
RE: Nancy E Oaks Find a Grave #13375332
Thank you for your input and all of your memorials on Find A Grave. I enjoy looking going threw them., all of my family is from the Warrior, Alabama area and you have brought back many memories of the cemetery's I visited as a child with my parents. Also, please check your facebook "other inbox". Once again, Thank you

Holding on to memories, Tracie and Mike Pouch
Added by Tracie Thomas-Pouch & Mik... on Nov 01, 2014 12:26 PM
Tracie Thomas-Pouch & Mike Pouch
Nancy E Oaks Find a Grave #13375332
Nancy E Oaks Find a Grave #13375332
Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Find A Grave #107549761

Hi Robin, I am wondering if this is one of the children of Nancy and James.

Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Hart married my Great Grandfather Joseph Oliver Hart.

I am wondering if this is the same family?

This is info I found on duplicate for Nancy E Oaks,
Nancy married James Arthur Jones Sr. Nov 28, 1880 in Cullman Co, AL. They had 13 children.
James Arthur Jones Jr.
Amanda Jones
Walker Jones
Mary E. Jones
Luther Jones
Effie Belle Jones
Ether Henry Jones
Essie Jones
Joe Jones
Cleveland Jones
Ida Jones
Lilly Pearl Jones
Cleo Jones

Family links:
Joshua Oaks (1832 - 1909)
Mary E. Amanda J. Holmes Oaks (1835 - 1915)

James Arthur Jones (1860 - 1897)*
Added by Tracie Thomas-Pouch & Mik... on Oct 31, 2014 8:00 AM
john mize
RE: Randal McDonald
I have scans of the original tax documents if you want to look at them. Do you think this is the same Randal McDonald?
Added by john mize on Oct 28, 2014 6:41 AM
john mize
RE: Randal McDonald
Thanks for helping me get this figured out. There were 3 James McDonalds in this area. The James I am interested in bought 200 acres from Julius Howard in 1800. His wife died about 1812, and he married Nancy, the widow of Jeremiah Mize about 1814 and had 5 more kids. He paid taxes on the land from 1801-1828. In 1818, he paid taxes for Randal McDonald, who was first listed separately in 1818. This was required when you turn 21, giving him a birth year of 1797. In 1821, James paid the tax for Andrew McDonald, giving him a birth year of 1800. Randal McDonald paid the tax as "Administrator of the estate of James McDonald deceased" in 1829 and 1830. Nancy McDonald is now listed as living in the land James purchased in 1800. John Jeremiah Mize paid the tax for Nancy McDonald and that 200 acres in 1831 and Randal now owns some of James' land. John Jeremiah Mize now owns some of James's land. Thomas Mize became the guardian for the Orphans of James McDonald in 1838. Randal leaves Franklin County by 1836, and a Randal appears in Ware County about this same time, also born in 1797. Looks like the same Randal McDonald to me, son of James McDonald from Isle of Skye.
Added by john mize on Oct 27, 2014 6:12 AM
john mize
RE: Randal McDonald
I am working on the Mize family of Georgia. There was a James McDonald who married Nancy Mize, the widow of Jeremiah Mize. James McDonald died in 1829, and Randal McDonald was the executor of the estate. It appears that Nancy McDonald retained some of the land, and Randal McDonald retained a piece as well. Nancy's son Thomas Mize gained custody of the McDonald children. Randal disappeared a few years later, and at the same time, Randal McDonald appeared in Ware County. It sure looks like the same guy.
Added by john mize on Oct 26, 2014 7:47 PM
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