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Cody (#47458158)
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Bio Photo I've been excited about doing genealogy since my cousins wrote a book about part of my family.

I currently live in the foothills of South Carolina where some of both my immigrant as well as Cherokee ancestors lived before moving on to North Carolina, Tennessee and beyond. My father's family are from Missouri and Arkansas before his parent's moved them to California where I was born.

Being a military brat I was raised all over the place including Europe. Both my parent's are former Marines.

Not much else to tell except I love my 4 legged children and will be doing genealogy the rest of my life... I especially enjoy it when it involves history!
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Andy T
RE: Clarissa Elvira Green Cloer
You are welcome. I know exactly what you are saying. I can't find my Great Grandmother in the cemetery that her death certificate says she is in. I'll just keep searching. Let me know if you need anymore help from this area.

Added by Andy T on May 24, 2014 5:09 AM
Pearl Medford
Hi Cody,

You requested a photo of Pearl's tombstone at Greenhill Cemetery in Waynesville NC.

Could she have been named Ann? In 2001 the only Medford that was buried was Ann, on Oct. 26, 2001.

I will look for the tombstone if you think this is on the you want.

Added by CathyC on Mar 04, 2014 3:21 PM
Cpl Elbert S. Arrington, CSA
Hi Cody
I noticed that you referred to this man as your uncle. I assume that is either great uncle or great great uncle since he was born in 1841 and died in 1932, twelve years after his son, William F. died.

Elbert S. Arrington is my great grandfather, and William F. is my grandfather. That would, of course, make us cousins if E.S. is your uncle.

I have been driving by the cemetery location each Friday and it looks to me like the cemetery is no longer there. Where it was seems to be dug up and hauled off for fill dirt. I am going to go there and park to see if this is the case or that the digging is beside the graveyard. Of course I can't see as much as I drive by, but I can see where I used to park to walk up the hill to the cemetery and it just looks like the hill is no longer there. I will check further.

I am Joseph M. Rickman Sr. and my email address is:
Added by JOSEPH RICKMAN on Jan 12, 2014 7:54 PM
Lori Hager
RE: Re: Millie Rector
The gravestone that I believe belongs to John Harvey Rector reads "Harvey Rector 1883 - 1935".

The info I found for him shows his birth year was "about 1882" but the death date was Dec 29, 1934. Considering it's only a couple of days from the end of the year I'm not surprised the year on the gravestone is 1935. Besides if his body was shipped back from West Virginia, whoever carved the gravestone may not have known the died in 1934.

Also, "Harvey Rector" is buried in between Millie and James Wiley. It's my assumption he is Millie's son - I don't know for sure.


Added by Lori Hager on Nov 17, 2013 8:56 PM
Lori Hager
RE: Re: Millie Rector
Hi Cody,

I often see where documented birth or death dates may be off by a year or two - or a day or two, especially during the 1800s (and before) and in more rural areas.

I looked at Millie's death certificate and I believe the date of death is March 1, not 7. The "Date of Burial" and the date the d/c was filed was March 3, 1920.

BTW - I believe her son (James) Harvey Rector and grandson (James) Wiley Rector are buried next to her. I included them in one of the photos I uploaded for Millie. If this is true and you would like to create pages for them and request photos, I'd be glad to upload them.

Added by Lori Hager on Nov 17, 2013 6:12 AM
Susan Propst Graben
RE: Nathanial Thorn
N. T. died 1914 was my gg uncle too!! How are we related? W. P. and Ethel Simmons Alexander in that cemetery are my greandparents. Ethel's mother was Myra Jane Thorn Simmons, daughter of Nathaniel and Jane W. Thorn.

My email is

Added by Susan Propst Graben on Oct 31, 2013 3:05 PM
Sharon Brooks Brimmer
RE: Harvey Brooks
Isaac Crayton Brooks Jr. headstone shows birth year as 1831, Census reports also show his birth year as 1830 or 1831, so he would not have been on the 1830 Census.

If you look at census records, children born in the census year are not to be included. It usually shows this at the bottom of the census report as directions for the census takers.
Added by Sharon Brooks Brimmer on Oct 13, 2013 2:36 PM
Sharon Brooks Brimmer
RE: Harvey Brooks

I just got another DNA match today at 98% with the a descendant of Margaret Louisa Brooks.
Added by Sharon Brooks Brimmer on Oct 13, 2013 2:31 PM
Sharon Brooks Brimmer
RE: Harvey Brooks
Very little is known about my 3rd great-grandfather Harvey Brooks, he was born abt 1820 in Rutherford, North Carolina and died abt 1890 in Tennessee. (Source: From Family records).

The only record that shows his name is the death certificate of his son James Albert Brooks.

The Tennessee Death Report for his son James Albert Brooks shows; Father: Harvy Brooks; Mother: Mary Jane Brooks. Father's Birth place unknown. Mother's place Tennessee. We know that he was called Harvey Brooks, but do not know his full name.

My ancestry DNA results show, that I share two ancestors Confidence: 95% & 98% with the decendants of Isaac Crayton Brooks born 1792 in Rutherford, North Carolina.

One match 98% is with a decendant of Simpson Hester Brooks the son of Isaac Crayton Brooks and Nancy Logan.

The second 95% is with a decendant of Mary Jane Brooks, the daughter of Isaac Crayton Brooks and Rachel Caroline Roberts.

My DNA predicts that these persons I match with are my fourth cousins.

The DNA of Isaac Crayton Brooks , Simpson Hester Brooks , Mary Jane Brooks and Harvey Brooks would match.

Isaac Crayton Brooks was married first to Nancy Logan and second to Rachel Caroline Roberts. Simpson Hester Brooks was the son of Isaac Brooks and his first wife Nancy Logan and Mary Jane Brooks was the daughter of Isaac Brooks and his second wife Rachel Caroline Roberts. Since Harvey's DNA would match Simpson Hester Brooks and Mary Jane Brooks, this would show that Simpson, Mary Jane and Harvey all had the same father. Since Harvey was born in abt 1820, when Isaac was married to Nancy Logan, Harvey would have been the son of Nancy Logan. So Harvey would have been the brother of Simpson Hester Brooks and half brother of Mary Jane Brooks.

Census reports are known to be inaccurate many time, but DNA is not. No names of children are shown on the 1830 Census, so we can not be sure who the children were on that Census Report.

It is also possible that one of the children may have been missed or not shown on the census.

I am sure these DNA results that Harvey was the son of Isaac Crayton Brooks and Nancy Logan.

Added by Sharon Brooks Brimmer on Oct 13, 2013 12:43 PM
RE: Junie Ashe
Answer to your question. John Ledford Jr and wife Elizabeth Bryant was killed in a windstorm, a tree fell on there wagon in Cumberland Gap KY. John Was the third great grand father of Jerry Lloyd Ledford. John was my fifth great grand father.
Added by ROY LEDFORD on Oct 03, 2013 6:09 AM
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