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rhondajo (#47044794)
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Bio Photo My name is Rhonda. I am a 64 year old mother of five and grandmother of five. I work in the airline industry and genealogy is my hobby. These are some of my family lines:

Causey, Cowart, Wells, Joiner, Humphries, Clary, Ring, Redman, Gentry, Groseclose, Ward, Kegans, Cannon, Combs, Nickell, Brady, Smallwood, the Wolfe family of Lancaster Co PA, Philpot, James, Freeman, Coleman, Smith, Buzan. I know there are many Freemans. My line can be proven to go back to William M. Freeman and wife Elizabeth Redman who were in the 1860 Fannin Co. Ga. census. I believe he was the son of Bailey M. Freeman, who died in 1852 in Carroll Co. GA. Bailey mined gold in the Villa Rica Gold mines. His son mined copper in Fannin Co Ga, and TN. Did you know that one of the reasons that the north won the Civil War is because the gold miners out west who were Union, shipped their gold east to the Union camps?

To anyone who has transferred a memorial to me of my family, THANK YOU!! If I have any of your relatives besides Rev War soldiers, and you would like a transfer, please contact me via the "edit" button on the memorial, and leave your FAG number, it makes a transfer so much easier!!! Remember, you don't have to "own" a memorial to place info in the bio. I answer all edits in a day, 2 at the most. If you would like to use any of my photos for your family genealogy, please ask. The reason I want you to ask, is because I need you to give me credit with my real name. Why? Because one day down the road, I hope that my descendants will come across one of my photos and will see my name and know how hard I worked for this great site and for family history.

Our early pioneers who were born in the 1700s and early 1800s deserve more than an empty bio, please try to put something about them on their memorials. Thanks!!

My next genealogical dead end is Sarah/Sallie Nickell, and her husband, Samuel Combs. She was born ca 1830, possibly in VA. and was Cherokee. A Samuel Combs b 1807 married a Sarah/Sallie Nickell in Morgan Co KY, and they had at least 7 children. Samuel Combs married Sarah NICKELL perf by W W GRAY per the Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859. They are next found in Rowan Co KY (Used to be Morgan) in 1860. We can't find them in 1850:

HH 59
Samuel COMBS 53 farmer Ky
Sally 32 housewife
Minerva 16
Jeremiah 10
John 9
Samuel 7
Leonard 4
James E. 2

Later a daughter named Mary was born. She married a Richardson, and then Sally, son Samuel, James and Mary went west, traveling pretty much along the trail of tears, arriving in Oklahoma Territory. We don't know what happened to father Samuel.

Thanks to my sister, Kim, for all of the information that she has contributed to our family memorials.

If I have made any errors in transcribing or typing, please let me know! I love adding middle names and maiden names and relationship links, so don't hesitate to let me know of any that need to be filled in!

If you are led to, please leave a flower on my Mother's page, Lin Mae Freeman Brady 34745331 ...thx...

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Joe Sasnett
Transfer of Bolling and Mary Sasnett
Thank you very much for fulfilling my transfer request on Find A Grave. I appreciate your efforts in establishing the memorial originally and also your generosity in sharing memorials you are not particularly interested in. It also inspires me to reciprocate in kind when similar requests are made of me. Thanks again, Joe Sasnett
Added by Joe Sasnett on Dec 27, 2014 7:07 PM
Kathryn Reed
RE: Tustill Gayheart Grave Question
You'll have to forgive me, I am new to this. If you haven't seen this grave with your own eyes, how do you know it's there? Is there some kind of marker?
Added by Kathryn Reed on Dec 27, 2014 5:35 PM
Kathryn Reed
RE: Tustill Gayheart Grave Question
Thank you so much for this information. Does it mean that you actually go out to graveyards and write down people's information and then go home and post it here?
Added by Kathryn Reed on Dec 27, 2014 4:12 PM
Kathryn Reed
Tustill Gayheart Grave Question
Hello Rhonda,
I am researching the Gayheart family from Kentucky. My boyfriend's Mom is Dona Gayheart and she is 96 years old. She now lives in WV. She and I are doing research on the family and she told me all her brothers' and sisters' names. She said that one of the boys was called "Justice" who died as a child. He does not pop up on any censuses because he lived and died in between 1920 and 1930. There are no Justice Gayhearts in the birth indexes either.
So, I did a search for just "Gayheart" during that time period and up popped the grave index that led me to you. You created the "Tustill Gayheart" page. WHY? Is this the Justice we're looking for? His parents are Lewis Gayheart and Arminda (sometimes incorrectly written as "Arminta" or "Armana") Stacy and his bothers are Robert, James, Samuel, Dewey and George, and his sisters are Dona, Edna, and Susie.
We would love to find this little boy. He had to have been born and died between 1924 and 1930 (before the 1930 census of course). Please help if you can.
Thank you,
Kathryn Reed
Added by Kathryn Reed on Dec 27, 2014 1:05 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Rhonda, my Find A Grave friend! Let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2014 10:31 AM
Sgt Ed Elstan
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year...Ed
Added by Sgt Ed Elstan on Dec 24, 2014 11:43 AM
Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
RE: Hi
Rhonda, Wishing you a Merry Christmas, too. Thank you for all you do on findagrave and always updating pages from request quickly. It makes our work so much easier. Maybe one day, we will get everyone in Atlanta on there. Again, Marry Christmas to you and yours.
Added by Judy K. Brantley/Wilson on Dec 23, 2014 6:02 AM
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J Iler Gillespie Find A Grave Memorial# 81197548
Hi Rhondajo,

Thank you for the photos and edits you've done lately for many of my memorials. I saw your edit for J Iler Gillespie Find A Grave Memorial# 81197548 to change his middle initial to I. I also noticed on your headstone photo that it said his middle name was Iler so I changed the J. that I had originally to what is on the headstone. Is that good with you? I'm "ignoring" that one edit until we discuss it.

I hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
Take care,
Added by Grave Whisperer on Dec 17, 2014 12:28 PM
Lewis Bean
Permission for photo
Wish to use photo on Ancestry for Mary Smith Lamar Andrews in Sumter County, GA
Lew Bean, Texas
Added by Lewis Bean on Dec 14, 2014 3:01 PM
William Burkhart
Silas Horton (2)
I haven't been idle since I last talked to you. There has been a lot of work since then. I noticed that the site has been cleaned up. It looks about right now. There are still a few bugs about dates and where they lived, but for the most part the two Silas Horton have now been separarted.
I am now a member of the NSSAR and have writeen a 14 page report to my relatives showing them my research.

You helped me in the past and I would like you to see it. I don't know how to paste it on this page, so if you would like to see it, please send me your e-mail address.

How do I get my note off the wb site since this Silas Horton isn't my relative?

Thank you.

Bill Burkhart
Added by William Burkhart on Dec 12, 2014 3:23 PM
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