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Abigail Banks Dennison (#47311211)
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Bio Photo I am 60+ yrs. old, have lived in the south all my life till moving in 2007 from NC to Las Vegas, Nv. I've always loved family history but never delved into it seriously untill 2003; am now completely hooked on it. I have received much help, and love helping others. Most of my family lines are from all over the south starting out in Virginia and NC and the majority now are in Alabama and Georgia and some in Texas. I enjoy hearing from other lovers of genealogy.
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Andrea Winstead
RE: Pelham
The only letter I put on my tree was one of Mary Tallulah's letters to Charlotte Branch. There are about 12 of them in the book and I meant to get them all on, but my Mother-in-Law, who just turned 107 has been not doing well for the past couple of years and we are taking care of her. It has been time consuming so I haven't been on ancestry enough to get the rest of the letter's on there. I will some day.

PS Very sad how it all ended for William.
Added by Andrea Winstead on May 11, 2015 12:22 AM
Andrea Winstead
RE: Margaret (Johnston) Pelham
The two different death dates are a real mystery.

What letters Charles wrote are you referring too? I am very curious about her early death. I wish there was more info about it. And I was always curious as to why Charles would not be buried in DC with her, but wanted to be buried in Poulan?
Added by Andrea Winstead on May 10, 2015 7:41 PM
Andrea Winstead
RE: Margaret Louise Johnston
She went by both names. Most documents call her Mary, but some older books on, like Dictionary of North Carolina Biography: Vol. 5, P-S, edited by William S. Powell, call her Margaret.

Noticing that the District of Columbia, Select Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964 say that her burial was 5 Jun 1886, and the Cave Hill Cemetery has it so much later, October 11, 1886, that may show she had been removed from burial in DC to be re-interred with her parents and siblings. That also may be why Charles Pelham wanted to be buried in Poulan, Georgia with his brother Peter and wife. Remembering that Dr. Pelham and Martha were already gone.

I'm not saying this is where Margaret is buried but it leaves room for thought.

Also, I read that Thomas Pelham was the one who accepted William's body and buried him so that would make his burial likely in the same cemetery as his parents, especially since Will was working in Anniston for the railroad. Just wanted to pass this onto you.
Added by Andrea Winstead on May 10, 2015 4:44 PM
Andrea Winstead
RE: Margaret Louise Pelham
Here is a copy of her part of the article that I read last night.

MARY LOUISE JOHNSTON, d. June 03, 1886, Washington, D.C.; m. JUDGE CHARLES PELHAM; d. Unknown.

Death and Interment Records: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Records indicates Permit #5364, and that Mrs. G. W. Johnston buried her.

More About MARY LOUISE JOHNSTON:Burial: October 11, 1886, Cave Hill Cem., Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

It also says later in the article that all her siblings are buried there. Her death wasn't in 1883, but on June 03, 1886. The article was written about her parents as Judge George Washington Johnston was very well know in Louisville, Kentucky. This article was taken from the records at Cave Hill Cemetery and looking at the time lapse of her death date and her burial date,October 11, 1886, that would give them time to obtain her remains from DC.
Added by Andrea Winstead on May 10, 2015 3:30 PM
Jesse McWhirter
RE: Abbott Milton McWhorter
Find A Grave Memorial# 144639010 this one
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Apr 07, 2015 1:14 PM
Jesse McWhirter
Find A Grave Memorial# 31843450
I added his son
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Apr 06, 2015 6:21 AM
Jesse McWhirter
RE: #31843450 this is Glenda's email can you tell me where Abbott Milton McWhorter who married Estelle White is buried?
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Apr 02, 2015 5:10 AM
Cynthia Vaughan
Shipley/Prewitt lines
I too, am researching the Shipley Prewitt lines. Esp, the Sara Rachel Prewitt m. Robert Shipley III...
Also, my grandfather William Bead Draper, if you have any information or connection with the Draper line. I'm trying to tie him back to Virginia before the revolution.
Thanks much!
Added by Cynthia Vaughan on Mar 26, 2015 2:48 PM
Jesse McWhirter
RE: #31843450
Abigail, I am adding missing family information to our family history. With the new McWhirter family DNA project a 100% DNA match has been made between the descendants of William McWhirter and Elizabeth Ferrier and the Descendants of Henry McWhorter and Marg Beall. I am merging all this into one file it has keep me very busy. They are brothers. Do you know if anyone is still researching the Henry McWhiorter line?
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Mar 25, 2015 2:09 PM
Jesse McWhirter
Find A Grave Memorial# 31843450
Can you tell me his parents?
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Mar 24, 2015 10:16 AM
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