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Marian Presswood (#47361548)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I'm a retired educator, the official County Historian & Archivist, Pres. of the 400 member Polk County Historical & Genealogical Society, founder/editor of the PCHGS Quarterly, and the History of Polk County, and 4 day a week volunteer at the little genealogy library I established here in Benton 18 years ago. I'm the heritage columnist for the local newspaper, the 'Polk County News', and help numerous people to 'find their Grandpa'!

Although I am not related to the majority of families whose memorials, pictures, or bios I post, I do maintain a lot of them on behalf of close family members who do not 'do' Internet. We have fairly large family files, pictures, and obituaries and I love to share those as I have time. And anyone is welcome to use the bio info and pictures, both markers and people, that I add.

My basic family surnames are Ansel and Rutha Tipton Bailey from Buncombe County, North Carolina; Revolutionary War Patriot Col. William Porter who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain and was in the NC Legislature for many years after the War (wife Mary Gilkey); The Holdens, Garrisons, and Owenbys from NC to Fannin County, Georgia; and John M. and Jane Ann Rogers Griffith, NC to GA.

Hubby James' side of the family is Jonathan Presswood, Esybous Maynor, Womac, Buckner, Clayton, William and Sophia Moore Dennis, and the 'brick wall' we all have, Harrison and Thaney Clayton Hughes. Harrison married 2nd Elmira Silcox in Polk Co. TN then moved to Arkansas by 1880 with his 2nd family, Price, Burt, Lafayette, Byrum and Sis.

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Bev Pritchard
RE: David Hamby
Thank you for taking the time to let me know of your findings. Bev Pritchard
Added by Bev Pritchard on Aug 04, 2015 11:07 AM
Bev Pritchard
David Hamby's Photo
You posted a picture of David Hamby #85563029. My question is who is the lady in the photo, is it his first wife Nancy Emeline McNabb Hamby or his second wife Zilphia Elizabeth Shearer Hamby? I am related to his first wife Nancy Emeline McNabb. Thank you for taking the time to research this for me.
Bev Pritchard.
Added by Bev Pritchard on Aug 02, 2015 1:50 PM
Gail L. Hannah
Thank you.I think I have only direct kin left. I am still having health issues but am hoping I can keep the ones I have in the family. If you see any I have that are not sponsored in my list, let me know and I will check them out. Thanks for offering to help. I may need in the future. gail
Added by Gail L. Hannah on Jul 05, 2015 8:34 PM
RE: Woody links
You are very welcome! cat
Added by Cat on Jul 04, 2015 4:54 PM
RE: Addie Woody transfer
Thank you for extra info. Cat
Added by Cat on Jul 01, 2015 1:35 PM
Cynthia Woody Cox
Adding links to memorials
Hi Marian! I have been trying to add a link on my dad's memorial to my brother Steve's memorial (138308827) and it won't let me.

Also I'd like to link my mom's page to her sister Evelyn's page.
(81140691). (Charlotte E. Vestal). Evelyn grew up in the family home in Ocoee then married young and lived in Ill and Ark.

Thanks so much!
Cynthia Woody Cox
daughter of Jasper & Frances
Added by Cynthia Woody Cox on Jun 18, 2015 12:06 PM
Elizabeth Shoemaker Kirkpatrick
I have transferred management of Elizabeth's memorial to you. I am not related. I appreciate all you do to honor and preserve the memories of our ancestors in Polk County.
Added by Chuck on Apr 23, 2015 12:04 AM
D T Brumby
Photo of L. C.'s grave
Thank you so much for taking the time to post the photo of L.C.'s and Bonnie's graves in Benton. It means a lot to me.
Added by D T Brumby on Apr 18, 2015 2:03 PM
William Dodd
Thanks for the great photo of William Dodd's grave. I appreciate all your time and effort!
Added by Kay on Apr 16, 2015 4:06 PM
Wayne Officer
Arthur Franklin Curbow & Blanche Coleman
Marian, thank you very much for the headstone photos of Arthur Franklin Curbow 1913-2001 and his wife Blanche Belle Coleman 1916-1996. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Added by Wayne Officer on Apr 06, 2015 8:16 AM
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