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rhondajo (#47044794)
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Bio Photo My name is Rhonda. I am a 63 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!

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William Burkhart
Silas Horton
Hi Rhonda. I emailed you awhile ago and gave you some information about some dates on this page.

As I have continued to search for a link to Silas as a patriot I began to get confused. Since writing to you I have found a cousin in Orange county Ny and a librarian there that have both been very helpful. I have joined the Orange County Genealogical Society via an on line group and have been talking to the genealogist for the Bull Family Genealogy.

The net from talking to these people has produced the following:

There are two Silas Horton's from the 1729-1730 era. One is Silas R. & the orther is Silas K.

Silas R., I believe, descends from the line of Barnabas, Barnabas, Caleb and Barn Jabas (1600-1680.)
The other Silas K. descends from James, Jonathan & Barnabas (1600-1680.)

One was probably born in 1729 and the orther in 1730, (haven't worked that out yet.

But here is what I believe needs to be straightened out.

1. Silas R. married Experience Vail and they had 12 children--Silas Jr., Benjamin, Elihu, Gamaliel, Matthias.Nellie, Mary, Hannah, LucretiaBarnabas, Jacob & Abigail.

2. Silas K. married Margaret Bull and they had
7 children--James, Silas. Anna, William, Margaret, James & Arah. All died young except Sarah & William.

So now we have a problem to solve. Whose grave is it? If it is Silas R., a lot of the information is correct ie, silas R. did marry Experience Vail and have all the children on the list except for
William are Silas R. & Eperience Vail's children.

On the other hand if it is Silas K. & Margaret Bull then it is incorrect except for their marriage and William Horton.

It would be nice to solve this. I am sending this note to Judy at

Maybe working together we can solve this.

I also found a cousin who is a historian for the town of Wallkill who is very knowledgeable about the Hrton Genealogy. Hopefully she can answer some of this dilemma.

Let me know your thoughts.

Bill Burkhart
Added by William Burkhart on Apr 14, 2014 2:56 PM
James D Bissett
Polly Tyson
She is my GGG grandmother. Her name is Mary Ann (Polly) Harper her father is Sexton Harper her mother name is Nancy she was married to Clement Tyson. James D Bissett
Added by James D Bissett on Apr 10, 2014 7:48 PM
Steve Burton
RE: Johanna Arvidsdotter Swenson
Thanks for ALL that great info!

You are dynamite!

Thanks for being generous dynamite!

However, you can help us, or if there is something we can do to help us both, that would be very nice.

Take care,
Added by Steve Burton on Apr 09, 2014 5:31 PM
Lewis Feltner Cemetery, Perry Co.
If you are the one that created the Lewis-Feltner Cemetery, could you please put that this cemetery is also called the Kilburn Cemetery? Also the cemetery is located on the Perry-Leslie Co. line and the nearest city is Avawam not Busy. Could you please change the city. Thank you, Sandra
Added by SWF on Apr 09, 2014 2:06 PM
Gerry Hill
RE: Others
My Cannon's went to Al too- and Greene Co Ga. The wagon train stopped for supplies and some of the Broughton's and Cannon's stayed, others went on to Monroe Co Al.

The Philpott's are further back-I can't remember where it starts, but it includes Charles 1698 Charles Md-1753 & Elizabeth Barton Smoot
Edward and Susannah Posey, Edward & Bridgett
Added by Gerry Hill on Apr 09, 2014 8:57 AM
Steve Burton
RE: Johanna Arvidsdotter Swenson
Here is a document for Helen

Swensson, Helen/Helene (Ellen) Selma in your tree "Burton Silveira Hogg Miguel Family Tree" Remove
Göteborg, Sverige, passagerarlistor, 1869 - 1951 Gothenburg, Sweden, Passenger Lists, 1869-1951 about Helene Swensson
Name: Helene Swensson
Departure Date: 3 okt 1879 (3 Oct 1879)
Ship Name: Orlando
Birth Date: abt 1860
Birth Place: Jönköping Län Frykotad
Age: 19
Destination: Hull, England

It's on my tree and she is traveling with a brother and with her mother Johanna Swensson.

What do you think?

Thanks for the interest.

Added by Steve Burton on Apr 08, 2014 11:15 PM
Gerry Hill
I have Philpot and Cannon also.
Added by Gerry Hill on Apr 08, 2014 8:41 AM
Gerry Hill
John Booth
I can tell by the information you posted, that we have been in touch, and your e-mail address-and address used here, is familiar, but how are you kin to him? I just found this grave today. I did not know where he was buried. I see that the stone posted is not that old. Did you survey the cemetery? Thanks, Gerry Hill (who also has Causey's)
Added by Gerry Hill on Apr 08, 2014 8:38 AM
You did not have to transfer, but thank you. We all appreciate the work you do on Find A Grave. Nancy
Added by NGL on Apr 05, 2014 10:23 PM
Steve Burton
RE: Johanna Arvidsdotter Swenson
That's so sweet of you. I really appreciate it.

I'm hoping that her daughter is my G Grandmother, Helen Selma Swenson Burton 1860-1950, buried in Austin, TX.

Thanks a million.

Added by Steve Burton on Mar 31, 2014 11:47 PM
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