|George Paul Farris (#47374576)|
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An old soldier, who is well-read and blessed with a good education. My interest in family history was fed by the women of my family, God bless them. My mother always assumed I'd write the family history, whatever that means. To the best of my knowledge she knew only her grandparents. Family lore had circulated about our ancestors rafting down the Ohio River. This was somewhat supported by a sheaf of fading, flaky photostats discussing the Mefford family of Mason County, Kentucky, which I inherited upon my mother's death. However, when analyzing the names I couldn't bridge the gaps between missing generations. In 1991, after I acquired my first computer, I discovered tools and a matrix in which to place my data and developed ways to expand upon it. With the passage of time, I have traced some of my lines of descent through the Plantagenets to the Counts of Anjou and Normandy, discovered numerous Colonials — even dating back to Colonial Jamestown, at least six Revolutionary War patriots, and I've encountered numerous cousins I hadn't known existed — some of those have become dear friends and collaborators. My mother would have been astounded and proud of the family I've rediscovered. N.B.: My maternal lines include, but are not limited to: Neal, Mefford [Meffert], Turley, Bailey, Raizor, Witcher, Dewitt, Sullivan, Rice, Rule, and Abshire. My paternal lines from Lebanon, to the best of my knowledge, include: Farris, Solomon [Suleiman], Hayek, al Khoury, Guttas, Ishe [Eishy], Tanous, Romanos, Shouwaysha, and Zoghby.|
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|Dixon In Dixie||Milton Young|
I'm sorry to have taken so long to get back to you. Had to try and remember where the info came from. In the Smith and Macon County cemetery records this cem. is listed. Maybe this link will help. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnsmith/hg/cems_north/brockett_to_west.htm#384 Scroll down a tad and you'll come to the Young Cem. I have tried to find it but to no luck, it may be destroyed. I did some research on a grandson of his, thru Merlin, Napolean Bonaparte Young when we had a memorial service for the Confederate soldiers in the Gainesboro City Cem. a few years ago. Merlin's wife, America Eaton was the first child born in the newly formed Jackson County seat of Gainesborough (as spelled originally). She is not buried in the Young Cem. as they'd split up years before (that info I don't have at hand.) Hope this helps!
Thank you for the lovely words. I often do memorial services as a member of the OCR in assistance to the SCV.
|Gary Robertson||RE: Gratitude only takes a minute!|
Thank you George for the kind regards. All the best to you.
|JAM||Dorothy M Mefford|
Thank you for the note.
I usually don't add family members on obituaries. For privacy reasons. That is why Dorothy only has part of her obit. I'm related to most Meffords. From reading some of your info I believe you are related to Flat Boat George.
Added by JAM on Nov 06, 2013 7:07 AM
|Silbert Hartis||RE: Thanks abound!|
Happy to help. That's what it's all about
|Rebecca Reuben Dyer||WITCHER|
What is happening with that large Witcher file I sent you??
|Nmc1964||RE: IMO Yetta Levy, chosen one...|
I just saw your message regarding my GGM Yetta Levy. It has been several months since I've had a chance access this website. I wanted to thank you for your very kind words.
Added by Nmc1964 on Oct 21, 2013 4:06 PM
|Silbert Hartis||Mefford Family of Butler Co Ky|
The Meffords are in my family tree, but through my Aunt's husband's sister who married Bob Mefford of Butler Co Ky. Who is the Ann you speak of? I have asked so many questions and haven't got very many answers
|Melissa O'Brian||RE: Your Elegant Hat!|
Thank you George Paul, that is the nicest compliment I have ever received for this favorite hat.
Sometimes I have thought it might be too much, too stuffy for a family history gal, but...
I love to wear hats!
A nice compliment from a Southern Gentleman.
|Kay Baldwin||RE: George Harlan/Harland|
Hi! I found your note left of the memorial page for George Harland Find A Grave Memorial# 9004082. I have also found another Find A Grave memorial page for the same person Find A Grave Memorial# 63840371. Can you shed any light why there are 2 memorial pages/in diff. places for the same person. I have some knowledge of the areas and know what was once in PA is now in Delaware but am still confused. I do believe George Harlan and George Harland are one in the same person and the photo used as the memorial is the same for both Memorial #s.
My connection is on my maternal side of the family, although I do have Quaker roots on the paternal side of the family, too. I don't know if you have done the geneology on all of George's children, but if my info is correct, his son, Moses, is my 7th gr. grandfather, and Moses's dau. Mary is my 6th gr grandmother. She married a Cox and I descend from the Cox's all the way down until my grandmother Bertha (Cox) Craig. My mother was her daughter. The early Cox fam. were also Quakers.
|May you be blessed with love & flowers-Phyllis||Mack Junior Foster|
Thank you for the kind blessings for my husband who I still truly loved and miss even to this day.
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