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Irene Wheeler Merrill (#46854093)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I've been doing my family's genealogy for over 30 years, and am grateful to all those who either helped directly or who have posted info in various places which has helped. I try to pay it forward so others can learn about our shared families.

I am researching, in western NC (and occasionally eastern TN along the NC-TN border): Wheeler, Honeycutt, Hensley, Hampton, Byrd, Silver, Ray, and other associated families.

And in the area where southwest GA, southeast AL, and north FL intersect: Hurst, Davis, Bozeman, Stewart, Swearingen, Perry, and other associated families. Some of this research also extends a little further north and NE into GA, and also a little farther east into AL.

With a couple of exceptions, all the memorials I manage are indeed family members - so unless you are a child or grandchild of someone who is NOT one of my grands I prefer to retain management of the memorial. If you are that child or grandchild, of course I will turn them over to you - those who enter memorials on this site should not be proprietary about what is not theirs. (The exceptions are Luna & Robert Wiggins who are interred in the private Davis Cemetery in GA, to whom I am not related in any way - this is the burial site of my Davis ggg-grand and his 2nd wife and I didn't want to leave the Wigginses off the cemetery listing in case their descendants come looking for them).

Please remember to "pay it forward" when you are asked for help - none of us genealogy researchers would make progress without either the work of others they have made available or without the direct help of other researchers.
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Kathy Jo Bryant
RE: Rev Elisha Davis
Hi Irene,
Thanks for getting back to me. I will be interested in what you can share with me on
Rev Elisha Davis. You can contact me by my email address. Thanks, Cuz! The best, Kathy Jo Bryant
Added by Kathy Jo Bryant on Sep 02, 2015 11:25 AM
Kathy Jo Bryant
Rev Elisha Davis
Hello Irene,
It's nice to meet you! I thought I would help you out by letting you know I also descend from Rev. Elisha Davis through his first wife, Sarah Roe? Powell. In your list of their children I descend from the child who you are uncertain of, and listed as a male, with a possible name of Lewis? This is a miss transcription of my great great grandmother's name...Louisa Jane Davis. She was married to James E. Green. I descend from their son, George Washington Green. He was married to Elcey Lougenia Edmondson. I descend from George and Elcey's youngest child, Ann Ella Green, who was married to Jodie Willie Parker. Ann Ella and Jodie are my maternal grandparents. Cuz? Kathy Jo Bryant
Added by Kathy Jo Bryant on Sep 01, 2015 7:05 PM
Rick Valentine
RE: re: Carey Elbe Silver
Fairmount is a very interesting cemetery, a lot has gone on there in 130 years. I did a photo request that involved plot #2F-10. Their was conflicting information about who was buried there. When I looked into the old plot books, I ran into the notation about Carey Silver being moved and that the plot had been resold. When I checked to see if he had a memorial page I found your page for him with the story on it about him being moved, since I had the information in hand, I went ahead and posted it to his page. Anyway I kind of stumbled into this by accident and having solved the mystery posted photos for both the request and for Carey Silver. Fortunately the folks in the Fairmount office are very helpful.
Added by Rick Valentine on Aug 17, 2015 12:34 PM
Rick Henderson
RE: Caroline Stewart #122617888 photo request in Simms Cemetery
I just left Sims Cemetery. Caroline's grave is paired with Jphn's. Just two pieces of the headstone remain plus some of the base. Nevertheless, she is located where the survey says she should be. I'll upload the photos when I get home.
Added by Rick Henderson on Aug 03, 2015 10:51 AM
Rick Henderson
RE: Caroline Stewart #122617888 photo request in Simms Cemetery

I'm going to Sims Cemetery this coming week and I'll do your photo request. Note that Caroline is not listed on a 2001 plot survey but her husband, John, is listed. The entry next to John is listed as UNKNOWN. However, she is listed on a 1956 alphabetical survey of the cemetery.
So, if the unknown grave is paired with John's grave, then it will be her and I'll fulfill the request. If it is not paired, I'll send you the photo(s) and you can add them if you wish. That's OK with me. I may need your email address. I'll also forward links to both surveys.

Rick Henderson
Wewahitchka, FL member #47206955
Added by Rick Henderson on Aug 01, 2015 1:40 PM
Ward Hinds
Rev Elisha Davis
Hello Cousin,

I am a gg-grandson of Rev Elisha Davis on my mother's side. I wish to inquire if you have any information on his parents, or the parents of Luticia McLeod, who is my gg-grandmother.

Thank you for any assistance you may provide.

Marvin Ward Hinds, Jr.
Concord, CA
Added by Ward Hinds on Jul 22, 2015 6:11 PM
Jim Cole
RE: Earline Hurst Dearmin photo
Glad I could help. I posted a pic that shows the 'empty' spot to the right of Claude. The info you provided was lots 9 and 10 and my guess, in looking at the layouts, would put her to his right.
Added by Jim Cole on Jul 20, 2015 12:44 PM
Jeff Lovelace
Hiram Newton Wheeler
Hello dear-heart,
I added it to the Bio just now. Blessings to you.
Been just a little too hot as of late and way too dry. Doesn't seem like we get a whole day of rain anymore during the summer. We just get these tiny 5 minute showers that do absolutely nothing.
Good to hear from you as always,

Added by Jeff Lovelace on Jul 09, 2015 7:20 PM
nita stolns
William Raymond Merril
I have transferred Williams Memorial to your care. You can now make any changes that you want for William. I no longer can add or change anything on his Memorial. I'm confident that you will take care and add information and link family members.
Added by nita stolns on Jul 06, 2015 8:45 PM
nita stolns
William Raymond Merrill
In reference to the above mentioned, it seems you may be able to add more to the Memorial than myself. If you want to manage his Memorial just send me a request on the edit tab and I will transfer his Memorial to you to manage. I am related but not as closely as you, its important to me that William has someone that will care for his memorial. Have a great day.

Nita May Stolns~
Added by nita stolns on Jul 06, 2015 1:42 PM
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