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JEP (#46914578)
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Bio Photo I love doing my family history been doing it since 1985. My family names are Marks(my maiden name)
and Leasy; Burright and Messenger... Wilmoth and Snider my fathers side; my mother's is Klawa and Chodorowsky; and Transiskaia.

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Debbie Phenis
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Wilmeth lines

Just started going back to this line to find more info. on my Wilmeth line. As usual, my lines are often the ones that there is little info. on....However, I am making progress. I have notes that are very interesting on who these Wilmeths tie to. Seems many of the memorial holders have not picked up on the connections, yet—and how they are key players in the American Revolution. (the beginning, of the end.)

Sure would love some help linking them.

Basically: Reading about the Battle of King's Mountain, the Scottish Highland Clans, early Frederick Co., VA (per Cartmell's book) and other sources that are the Acadians that were part of The Grand Derrangement where many were sent back to country of origin: Eng/Scot./France, or headed to safe territory in IL, NC, AL, TN, etc., and end up in LA.

Some of the Wilmeths marry several times into:
McPhearson, Wilmoth/Wilmeth/Kennedy/Clark/Ferguson.

They appear in my husband's lines (same as above but no Wilmeth, yet.)

My Wilmeth is Sarah Jane Wilmeth, dau of Sarah Anderson Shelton, first wife of Rev. James Washington Wilmeth. Sara Jane died, and James married her sister, Faribee "Falby" Shelton.

Sarah Jane Wilmeth m. James Lawrence Reid [Reed] and they had: Phoebe Anna Reid. This is my gr-gr-grandmother.

The Clarks are descendants of the siblings of George R. Clark(e) and Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

The McPhersons and Gilpins, along with other connections, owned the land that the Battle of King's Mountain was fought.

Daniel Kennedy, took the sword of surrender from Patrick Ferguson (commander of Tories) before he died of mortal wounds.

William Wilmeth fought at the same battle.

I am not a member of, so I cannot put it together as easily.

FYI, I have a few Marks, but they used the name to shorten one surname: Marcovich.

Many of my ancestors tie to important events, were here in America, but went back to country of origin, due to Amer. Rev. events.

Alexander Oliver, son of Lancelot Oliver (father of the two that were enforcers of The Stamp Act).
So, many that I have, were separated by opposing loyalties. Very interesting.

The early Frederick Co., VA families are also important at this time and related to these families.

If you would like my notes, just let me know, and I can e-mail them to you.


Added by GalaxyQuest1 on Aug 31, 2016 6:57 AM
Carole Sokol
Frank Nicholas Webber
I was wondering if you have any information about Frank Nicholas Webber (you were attached to the information given in his bio). Very interesting twist in that story. His wife Nettie May married Fred Ballinger (my great grandfather) 2 months after Frank died. The twist is that he was still married to my great grandmother at the time. (Mary Douglas Leonard) I am wondering about the back story of their relationship. My grandmother had left him and taken the children in 1924 and it was rumored that he had another relationship/family on the side. The plot thickens! Any info about any of these people would be greatly appreciated!
Carole Sokol
Added by Carole Sokol on Jul 29, 2016 5:45 AM
Wilmoth/Canfield connection
Joyce I found a document that the Wilmoth's and Canfield's were in-law via marriages to the Schoonover brothers, David and Henry. Sometime in the late 1700's David married Susan Wilmoth and Henry married Mary Canfield. There are even two Jesse Canfield's born in 1825 and 1875.

But no mention of our Jesse.

Susan M and Sarah Belle Wilmoth are likely the same person according to Walter Wilmoth who sadly passed away suddenly in 2013. :(

Added by Debbie on Jul 26, 2016 9:14 AM
RE: Jesse Canfield Wilmoth
I was hoping a post here and on ancestry might end up being seen by someone with more answers. What "everybody knew" in the present is a mystery for us now, for now at least. Jesse, what is your story?
Added by Debbie on Jul 25, 2016 10:12 PM
RE: Jesse Canfield Wilmoth
I could be wrong but I think he was a close friend of the family who was taken under a Wilmoth's wing or maybe officially adopted. But don't quote me, it's just a guess! And it looks like it was one of those things not documented never dreaming that genealogy would be of any concern down the road.
Added by Debbie on Jul 24, 2016 3:10 PM
Jesse Canfield Wilmoth
Always interested in additional details on this mystery man!
Added by Debbie on Jul 23, 2016 10:51 AM
RE: Rubey
Added by EndMyLineMuir on Jul 09, 2016 9:05 AM
James Henkel
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 107998708
Not related and have no information. He is just one on local Civil war Veterans that have had memorials created.
Added by James Henkel on Jun 30, 2016 3:21 PM
Cori H
RE: Wynard Eugene Burright
Re: Transfer. I don't mind transferring, but please make it easy for me. Please go to memorial page, put in a request and provide your Contributor number, which is needed for the transfer.
Added by Cori H on Jun 20, 2016 11:53 PM
Mark Utley
RE: Cal Stewart Burright 115429304
Certainly will consider are you related to Cal?
Added by Mark Utley on Jun 20, 2016 6:31 PM
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