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Shirley Burks Wells (#46511681)
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Bio Photo BEATITUDES OF THE FAMILY GENEALOGIST

Blessed are the great grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters, for they tell the story of their time.

Blessed are all the grandfathers who filed every legal document, for this provides proof.

Blessed are grandmothers who preserve family Bibles and diaries, for this is our heritage.

Blessed are father who elect officials that answer letter of inquiry, for some, this is their only link to the past.

Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends to the family, for one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets with extra data, for them we owe the family history.

Blessed is any family whose members strive for the preservation of records, for theirs is a labour of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say, "Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."
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Marianne Granoff
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 29759093
I just enlarged and enhanced the photo of his tombstone, and it does say 1814 is when he died.

Marianne Manley Granoff
Albuquerque, NM
granoff@zianet.com
Added by Marianne Granoff on Jan 18, 2016 1:30 PM
Marianne Granoff
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 29759093
I believe the March 5,1795 date is the date he and Margaret married. He is in the 1800 and 1810 Federal Census Records in Sumter, South Carolina with the children and Margaret.

I have seen one record that says he died 5 Mar 1814 at Cherryvale Plantation, Sumter, South Carolina. I think this is more accurate.

Best regards,

Marianne Manley Granoff
granoff@zianet.com
Added by Marianne Granoff on Jan 18, 2016 1:19 PM
Marianne Granoff
Find A Grave Memorial# 29759093
For Henry Bradford Vaughan

If his date of death is correct, then none of the children listed as his can actually be his since they were all born well after he died.

There were at least two Henry Vaughan/Vaughn people living in Mississippi between ~1830-1870. One is the son of John Bradford Vaughn and the other was supposedly the son of Henry Bradford Vaughan. Both were from South Carolina. I am trying to figure them out. If Henry Bradford Vaughan died in 1795, then Henry Vaughn b 1800 cannot be his son, however.

If you have any information regarding these folks, I would appreciate hearing from you.

Best regards,

Marianne Manley Granoff
Albuquerque, NM
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Added by Marianne Granoff on Jan 13, 2016 4:07 PM
Christine Jones Price
RE: Re.: Annie Mae and R. L. Vail Memorials
Thanks. Whatever you can do, it would be appreciated. I sent some edits to the others, but I can delete them until I hear back from you.

Thanks
Added by Christine Jones Price on Jan 12, 2016 2:17 PM
CSC
Hi Shirley
Just read your bio, "Beatitudes of the Family Genealogist"; loved it!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Cory
Added by CSC on Dec 19, 2015 6:16 AM
LaFon Commander
Arabelle Henderson Teal
Someone else has the same person on #46665669. It is probably the same cemetery but is listed differently.
Thanks
LaFon
Added by LaFon Commander on Dec 17, 2015 8:28 PM
TheresaReneeTossas
Margaret Emeline Baygents
Hi Shirley!
I am afraid, it was so long ago, that I have forgotten, what I had sent to you. Would you be so kind and forward the message to me, again, then I will see, what and who I have for that researcher.

Walker2021@yahoo.com

Thank You!!!
xoxoxoxoTheresa Renée
Added by TheresaReneeTossas on Dec 16, 2015 8:23 AM
Charles Turnipseed
RE: Re: Temperence Evans
That's not mere family lore. As I said, it was formerly in our history books. A simple Google search will confirm. Another of your relatives, Jimmy Evan, was our District Attorney and Attorney General here. I am familiar with Old Union, as well, as several of my Turnipseed and Derrick family members are buried there. The next time I am at the Old Hopewell Church cemetery, I will photograph the headstone. It's not missing, it simply isn't at the location you had thought. Please, feel free to contact Mr. Evans for confirmation.
Added by Charles Turnipseed on Dec 09, 2015 7:25 PM
Charles Turnipseed
CORRECTION
I just realized the connection was through Martha Jane Sanders Burks rather than Assenath, her sister, who married a Kelly, and is buried in Montana.
Added by Charles Turnipseed on Dec 06, 2015 8:51 PM
Charles Turnipseed
Assenath Sanders
I just stumbled on your post regarding our Sanders ancestry. I am descended from her brother, Jacob, and live very near his the place of his residence and burial; our family continues to use the old family cemetery. I am not certain if you know this, but Temperance Evans is the same as Temperance (Tempy) Ellis, who was at one time quite well known in Alabama history for having been captured and ransomed from hostile Muscogee Creek Indians by an early settler and trader named Milly who later married a man named Evans and from whom Tempy got her name. Milly's Creek remains on the maps in the area near Montgomery, Alabama. Tempy is buried in the same remote, abandoned cemetery as my Turnipseed relatives. Much history in that one branch alone! Thank you for sharing all the work you have done and feel free to contact me if you wish, much of this information is available on numerous web pages.
Added by Charles Turnipseed on Dec 06, 2015 8:40 PM
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