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Marian Presswood (#47361548)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 26 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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Sammy Hood
Kirby Graves
Thanks for the photos of the Kirby Graves Marian!

I never could find them.

Thanks, Sammy
Added by Sammy Hood on Sep 20, 2014 7:52 AM
Family Cremations
Thank you so much for your help creating tributes for my cremated relatives. You are a blessing.
Added by raypix813 on Aug 22, 2014 9:27 PM
Gwen Menz
edna burnett
Marian, thank you for taking the time to look for Edna Burnett's gravemarker. It's always disappointing not to find anything, but I appreciate you checking - at least I can mark that the burial is unmarked.

Thanks again for your kindness.

Gwen Menz
Added by Gwen Menz on Aug 12, 2014 11:20 AM
Jessica Moore
I have seen that you have photos of some of my very distant family would like to get in contact with you on the orgin. Trying to trace my family tree is becoming really difficult. But with you knowing a lot about Polk County would sure help.

Added by Jessica Moore on Jul 25, 2014 11:15 AM
Charles Paul Wells
incorrect cemetery
I have deleted the memorial that I posted as it appears to be the wrong pleasant hill. Sorry but would like to add his Father 202008137 and mother 20208108.
Added by Charles Paul Wells on Jul 08, 2014 9:49 AM
Shirley Willoughby
Willard Frederick
Hi Marian I think I did it right I moved Willard's memorial to where you said please check and make sure I did. And Thanks for the info...
Added by Shirley Willoughby on Jul 07, 2014 8:49 PM
Roots of Mine
Amanda Prichard
Thank you so much for the photo. Your support is appreciated ! Blessings.
Added by Roots of Mine on Jun 29, 2014 9:34 AM
Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
I am happy for you that the office has given you the Section numbers and plots of your familys ,and I am sure another request taker will take up your requests , but not sure when they will do it .

I would myself, but the other day I had a procedure at our hospital that wont allow me to do any requests at this time.

Keep up the good work friend and God Bless you and yours.

Added by Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey on Jun 25, 2014 7:13 AM
Dilbeck tombstone pic's
Thank you so much for taking the pictures of Ben, Jim, Brawnlaw and Annie Bishop Dilbeck. I do appreciate all that you do!!

Added by KAREN WIEDEMANN on Jun 24, 2014 10:14 PM
Linda Christensen
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the Norman photos. I really appreciate them. Thanks again!
Added by Linda Christensen on Jun 24, 2014 1:31 PM
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