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Bill Foster (W.L.Foster ) (#47029276)
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Bio Photo I was born & raised in the Smokie Mountains & foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina & South Carolina.
I'm one of the Original Participants @ the FosterFTDNA project with tested DNA markers up to 67.
I use Find A Grave as a research tool to connect family members of Families related to my Foster Surname and related Surnames. Foster , Minnick, Markland, Davis, Combs, Markland, Myers, Rumbley Zimmerman, Orrell, Tucker . Also the surnames from my mothers side of the Family Braswell, Ratcliff / Ratliff, Henson / Hinson, Diggs / Degge, Myers, Pistol / Travis, Boyette / Boyet,Keen, others . My wifes family surnames Rice , Franklin, Wallin, Shelton, Tweed, Sevier , Chandler and others.
I believe in linking family members with the tools given to us in the Edit Tab Section. Many of my memorials are created by finding the burial Locations listed on Death Certificates.
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Malinda Hilman
You sent me an edit request that says "Thomas Foster Marries her in 1825." Unfortunately, unless her birthdate is wrong on her tombstone, she could not have been married in 1825. Her tombstone says she was born in 1817 and died in 1900.
Added by buckeyegirl1721 on Sep 14, 2016 2:38 PM
Mike Gahagan
RE: Aaron Tweed Memorial
Must be two different cemeteries by the name Nelson. The family only recorded six persons buried in the one at Marshall. And not other stones found.
Added by Mike Gahagan on Aug 11, 2016 8:45 PM
Mountain Traveler
Aaron Tweed/ Stranger Cemetery
You wrote: Fyi---His death certificate reads he was buried in the Nelson Family Burying Ground in Paint Creek , Tenn. ??? pls add this to his bio

Stranger Cemetery is in Upper Paint Creek and Stranger is the name of the cemetery. Perhaps at the time he was buried they thought of it as the Nelson Family Burying Ground.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Aug 11, 2016 2:01 PM
William Wayne Metcalf
Cora Rice
Thanks for the info on Cora Rice.
Added by William Wayne Metcalf on Aug 07, 2016 7:07 AM
Mountain Traveler
Jack C Rice & son
It is pretty clear on both Jack's and his son's death certificate that it is Mt. Olive, not Olivet, so I moved them both. Someday if the cemetery gets photographed completely we will probably know for sure. Mt. Olive is closer to Erwin than Mt. Olivet also and I see one of their children is buried in Erwin.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Aug 03, 2016 2:44 PM
Mountain Traveler
RE: Jackson Charles
I'll check into it. Both are very small cemeteries and I have not photographed those cemeteries in their entirety yet. Gosh, this county has close to 400 cemeteries.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Aug 03, 2016 1:51 PM
Tee Tee
William Duckworth Franklin # 40933091
It states on your profile "DNA test of a descendant Franklin male indicate William was fathered by Roderick Shelton as suspected."

Is there a way you can explain in detail how this was proven, by whom, and what were the factors added into the research to derive to this conclusion that is per DNA fact based?

I am asking because I am a direct descendant of William Franklin and Mary Franklin as they are my 4th grandparents. I also did a DNA test and have a direct descendant male who has done a YDNA which we are waiting on the results now.

Thank you for any information you can assist with.
In All,
Added by Tee Tee on May 30, 2016 12:06 AM
melissa sutherland
RE: The Name Sutherland
hi bill,
I was just wondering how is the sutherland family married into the foster family?
Added by melissa sutherland on May 23, 2016 1:41 PM
Johnny Henry
Page deletion
Hi Bill,
Could I get memorial #150462421 deleted? I have created #162595517 to replace it
Johnny Henry
Added by Johnny Henry on May 14, 2016 10:54 PM
Jo Church Dickerson
Elizabeth A. "Eliza" (Baldwine) Horne


Thanks for the note re Elizabeth Horn's memorial and the Baldwin/Baldwine surname. I had not realized it was the same as Forrester.

I've added your note and a little note of my own about surnames to her memorial.

Added by Jo Church Dickerson on May 07, 2016 2:05 PM
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