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Stephen C. Petit, Sr (#47324456)
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Duke and Kathy
Mrs N L Williams
Where does this info come from?
Added by Duke and Kathy on Feb 22, 2015 12:22 PM
Genevieve P. Crigler
Blanche Roberts Smith
Hi Stephen, I submitted an edit for month/day of birth and death, and also location of death for Blanche. Thanks so much! Gen
Added by Genevieve P. Crigler on Oct 30, 2014 8:26 PM
S Ross
Lees, Sioux City
Stephen ~ I loaded a photo of Cora Lees' headstone and saw your note that she was married to Robert Lees. I created a memorial for a Rbt Lees that was buried next to her, but did not connect as spouse since there was an age difference. Just thought I'd let you know, as I am not related. I can transfer Robert if you like.
~Sheri Ross
Added by S Ross on Oct 17, 2014 7:17 AM
RE: Redden Thigpen
It does seem to get quite confusing. John James Thigpen marries an Elizabeth Ellen Grooms, and then his and Redden's father, John Joseph Thigpen married an Elizabeth Grooms. There seemed to be a lot of intermarrying going on, I think. That was before cars and planes, and I guess they didn't have much to choose from back in the day. I don't think I'd want to marry my cousin or anything like that, though, myself. There's one point in the Gore tree where a Gore marries a Gore, and her tree goes off on a different branch than his does. I'm trying to get to the point that their branches meet back up. Especially if only 4 Gore brothers came to America (probably from England, maybe, or at least that's the story I've been told), and then some went to North Carolina, in the Shallotte and Southport area, and some are in the Tarboro, Rocky Mount, and Roanoke Rapids area, and then some Gores are in Tennessee, where Al Gore's family branch is. And with all of these Johns, Josephs, and Fletchers, and Ellens, Elizabeths, and Marys, it's hard to keep them straight. I have the same issue on the maternal side of my family, too. I've got families with brothers, marrying sisters from other families. And their names are getting all blended together, too. They have a bunch of Josephs, Johns, and Franklins, and Ellens, Elizabeths, and Marys, too. Those must have been some popular names back then, and still are, really. Well, some of them are. I don't think Drummie, Wealtha, or Placida are very common names anymore, if they even were back then. :) It'd be a whole lot easier if we had faces to go with the names, and if they would use middle names, that would help, too. But, thanks for trying to help. It's fun trying to figure it out, and it sure keeps you busy. Which is a good thing. :)
Added by AlertClerk on Oct 14, 2014 7:46 AM
Priscilla Hood Thigpen - 94564932
I don't mean to keep writing to you, but there is one more R.M. Thigpen - 121117649 - with no birthyear, but he passed away in 1909, and Priscilla passed away in 1913, and I'm wondering if this might be her husband Redden Thigpen. I know it's going to be hard to try and put them together, but maybe you might have a little more information that would help. So, thanks again for reading all of this, and I'll appreciate any help you can give to me. - Sincerely, Jill
Added by AlertClerk on Oct 10, 2014 8:44 PM
Priscilla Hood Thigpen - 94564932
There's one more question about a possible son of Priscilla and Redden, and brother, possibly of Franklin. There is a Robert M. Thigpen - 71574557 - buried in McElveen Cemetery in Cades, SC, that has a birthyear of 1854, and since Franklin's birthyear is 1850, and Priscilla has several gaps in between the years of her children's births that they could fit in, do you think it's possible that they could all be related? Thanks again and I appreciate any help you might could give to me while I'm trying to find my ancestors.
Added by AlertClerk on Oct 10, 2014 8:27 PM
Priscilla Hood Thigpen - 94564932
Hi, I have a GGGrandfather listed - Franklin Witherspoon Thigpen - 84434372 - who was born in 1850, and I have been looking for his parents in SC, near Clarendon County or Sumter County, since he got married to Ellen Baker Thigpen - 84434187 - in Clarendon County, and they raised their children there. Although I don't know for certain, I feel that he was probably born in SC, but I've never been able to find out anything other than what is on his gravestone. You have Priscilla Hood Thigpen listed - 94564932 - along with a lot of other Thigpens at Zoar Community Cemetery in Sumter, SC., and the dates of Priscilla's birth and her and Redden Thigpen's children seem to coincide with my GGGrandfather's birthdate of 1850, and I was wondering if they could possibly be his parents and siblings. Franklin and Ellen - 84434187 - had a daughter, Mary (nicknamed Mamie) - 84369404, who married James Ezra Tennant - 84369494 - and they had my grandmother, Oneta Wealtha Tennant Hudson - 74099400, and she married John Ira Hudson - 45349190 - and they had my mother, Mary Louise Hudson Gore - 74636619. I've searched for other Thigpen's that were born before 1850 and Priscilla seems to the be only one that I can find that might could actually be Franklin's mother. I know he was buried in Paxville at Home Branch Cemetery near his wife and some of his children, but do you think it is possible that he was born in Sumter and was one of Priscilla and Redden Thigpen's children? I have always run into roadblocks whenever I try to find any of my ancestors from before him. Would you happen to have any more information on Priscilla's family that might help me find out if she is indeed Franklin's mother? If so, that would help me go back at least one more generation. I noticed, though, that there is no page for Redden Thigpen, so, I guess that would become another roadblock for me, but every new connection helps. You may not have any further info, but it does sound plausible to me that Priscilla and Redden may be Franklin's mother and father. I sure would appreciate any more information that you might have about the Thigpen's buried in Zoar Community Cemetery. I haven't been able to go any further back than Home Branch Cemetery in Paxville on the Thigpen side of my family. Thanks a bunch for taking the time to read all of this. I know it gets pretty confusing and tedious sometimes, but I do appreciate you posting memorial pages for the Thigpen's. It may help me find more of my ancestors if it turns out that mine and yours are related. Thanks a bunch, Jill :)
Added by AlertClerk on Oct 10, 2014 8:16 PM
sharon whitmanwalker
william curtis walker
my name is Sharon Whitman walker. William Curtis walker was my uncle. im hoping I have the right gravesite. can you tell me what the tombstone says. pleas emailme at
thank you
Added by sharon whitmanwalker on Jul 23, 2014 9:59 PM
Lynda Hellen
looking for relatives
Do you know this family? I am looking for relatives named Hellen. Evidently my father was adopted and was born in Pitt county. I can not find anything more about him. He was Indian.Thank you.
Added by Lynda Hellen on May 23, 2014 1:32 PM
Diane Pertile
RE: Julia Frances Gillikin
I received your message. Hope they connect the rest of my maternal grandma Julia Francis Gillikin children. I don't know who submitted the ones that are there. If it was a 1st cousin they should have known the names of the other siblings. A researcher, I don't know how much information that individual might have. Diane Lawrence Pertile (Mother Naomi Bynum Gillikin-Lawrence; oldest daughter of Julia Francis Gillikin-Gillikin & Bryant "Rumley" Gillikin.
Added by Diane Pertile on Mar 12, 2014 10:25 AM
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