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rhondajo (#47044794)
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Bio Photo My name is Rhonda. I am a 65 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, Ward, Kegans, Cannon, Combs, Nickell, Brady, Smallwood, the Wolfe family and the Groseclose families of Lancaster Co PA, Philpot, James, Freeman, Coleman. 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 in Ducktown TN, which was right over the border from Fannin Co GA. 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? If you have any Confederate or Union soldiers and would like to put them in my virtual cemeteries let me know.

If I have inadvertently created a dupe, just let me know. Those of us who have been on this site for years know what to do with a dupe!! Thanks!

When I first began volunteering for Findagrave I began noticing many death dates that were in the early 1900s. Sometimes I would come across an entire family, and each family member had died between 1911 and 1919 or 1920. I found this so often that it suddenly dawned on me one day that something must have happened during these years to have killed so many people. I finally looked it up on line and found the Spanish Influenza. It began in the early 1900s and killed more and more people each year until it peaked in 1918. From that year it began tapering off until the early 1920s. One of the biggest groups of people who died from it were the soldiers who were living in close quarters. Also, all of the Civil War soldiers who survived to the 1900s died of it also. Very sad.

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. Also, remembering how our early pioneer's children went west to settle America, I feel privileged to be able to unite them all here on Findagrave!

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!

If you are led to, please leave a flower on my Mother's page, Lin Mae Freeman Brady ...thx...

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Virginia Thompson
Walter A Aichel
Is Helene Aichel's son, not her husband. Thanks for putting these up, they are my family.

Added by Virginia Thompson on Aug 28, 2015 4:12 AM
Jo Mackey
RE: William Madison Freeman
Thanks for your reply. There was another Freeman family I found in my research. It will be interesting to see if mine is related to yours. I have been researching for many years. I will be glad to share anything I have. I have been off genealogy for a few years but am starting back. I love your page....I love history and your page is very well done and very interesting.

Jo Mackey
Added by Jo Mackey on Aug 24, 2015 7:41 PM
Jo Mackey
William Madison Freeman
So glad to find you. I think I can solve a problem for you. I am related to the Freemans buried at Hillsboro Baptist Church. You have them listed on 64176095 & 64175568 plus an unknown 9 yr old boy. William Freeman and Margaret Eugenia Linch Freeman are my great grandparents. I have a page for them at 43673012 & 43673530. Only visited the graves several years ago and have never heard anything about the 9 year old boy from my mother or grandmother! I am curious about who put the gravestones there. I do not know how to put pictures on so if you would be kind enough to post the pictures on my sites I would appreciate it. My e-mail is and I live in N. Gwinnett County, Georgia. Would love to hear from you.

Jo Mackey
Added by Jo Mackey on Aug 24, 2015 1:16 PM
Kim S.
Haha! Thank you, Rhonda, for catching the cane/came typo. Funny how the brain sees what it expects to see! Teamwork = "Two are better than one, for they receive a good reward for their labor. " ;-)
Added by Kim S. on Aug 22, 2015 8:14 AM
David Jackson
RE: Thank you
You are very welcome. If you know of a cemetery in the area of Carroll or Douglas County, GA with damaged markers, please let me know, with an email, and I will make an effort to check on repairing them.
Thank you for your help.
Added by David Jackson on Aug 13, 2015 6:05 AM
Darlene Asher
RE: Asher
Walter's mother was Mary C. Hardigree b.1871
Added by Darlene Asher on Aug 12, 2015 8:09 PM
Eugenia Johnson Jossman
I found my grandmother, Eugenia Jossman, listed on find-a-grave. Are you related to her also? I was surprised to find he grave. I went to the memorial service for her, but I have not been back to Americus, GA since then. Thank you for posting the info you did.
Added by karenmeverett on Aug 12, 2015 7:41 PM
Phyllis Harris
RE: Hi
Glad to hear from you. My grandmother was Michael Zula Joiner. She and her husband Roy Spratlin are buried in Shady Grove. Have we met as we were a part of the fall clean up crew for many years. Love to hear from you direct and discuss our ancestors.
Added by Phyllis Harris on Aug 10, 2015 5:54 AM
Phyllis Harris
Causey Chapel/Shady Grove Cemetery
Interesting stuff on findagrave. I'm related to Israel Causey thru grandmother (Joiner). We tend to this old cemetery and try to keep up Chapel. It has suffered by breakins but my brother and I just keep on with maintenance as best as we can. Love the pictures of the Maxham/Causey homeplace. Perhaps we can get in touch and swap stories.
Added by Phyllis Harris on Aug 09, 2015 7:54 AM
Connie Meeks Duffey
RE: Hopkins

Thank you for the transfer :)

Added by Connie Meeks Duffey on Aug 08, 2015 8:53 AM
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