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GambillGirl60 (#47204426)
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Bio Photo I am researching my Scots-Irish Gambill clan from Virginia, North Carolina (Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany Counties), as well as Kentucky (Lawrence, Elliott, Boyd, and Breathitt Counties.)

I'm especially interested in the following surnames associated with my paternal line:

Gambill, Holbrook, Lyon, Sparks, Collier, and Boggs.

The three Gambill brothers that moved into North Carolina from VA had strong ties to their neighbors/fellow militiamen (Patriots!) during Revolutionary War times. Many of these families continued to stay bonded through marriage and many migrated from Wilkes County, NC and various parts of Virginia into Eastern Kentucky in the early 1800s. I AM A DESCENDANT OF Patriarch JOHN GAMBILL SR OF WILKES COUNTY.

Note: I am also interested in the Wakeman Family of New Haven and Fairfield, Connecticut and the Masons of Gaston County, North Carolina and Conway County, Arkansas.

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Martin Burrell
RE: Memorial# 68417779

It would be good to write up information on their military service by going to the edit tabs and contacting the custodian with this information. Dates served, unit served with, rank, etc. The 1890 Veterans Census can be of great interest.

Also, where married and when married is important. Lists of children can be very valuable.

Go online and enter

Use the copy and paste function of your mouse to grab the above address and stick it on you computer for a search.

Go to advanced search. This address is mainly for early research ... before 1920 ... for most searches../.. They are adding new material as it becomes available.
Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 17, 2015 4:11 AM
Martin Burrell
RE: Memorial# 68417779
Sorry, to bother you again

I added more information to the image that you wondered about. Please, click on it to see the additions. I also added several additions and correction to their memorials. Including, some connections. They may not show up for days. Unless, the custodian is available to make the changes right away.

Again, I am requesting, with hope, that you would go ahead and make any connects you are able to for parents as well as children. What a wonderful thing for you to undertake.

Remember, Find A Grave uses their numbering system that is unique for each person's memorial.

If their are people you can't find in the Find A Grave system. Find A Grave provides for this occurrence by letting you create memorials that are not connected to cemeteries. Still allowing you to enter all the information. Later if their memorial is found it is easy to shift the memorial to a known cemetery.

So long, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 17, 2015 3:52 AM
Martin Burrell
RE: Memorial# 68417779

Please, connect Ralph W. Holbrook with his parent's and his children through Find A Grave. Please use the Edit Tab. It is 'free' to be a member. You have to be in order to make/request any changes.

Did you know that Find A Grave has it setup now where changes you request automatically go threw after so many days. No one needs to do a thing. that includes name changes, dates, places, plots, etc.

It is a great method to make corrections.

Best Wishes, martin Burrell

Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 17, 2015 3:08 AM
Martin Burrell
RE: Memorial# 68417779

You can copy any of my posting, or, photos. If it is my 'photo' them my name goes with it.

Just remember that you are required by Law to keep the source information with printed material. It is a must do sort of thing. The plagiarism laws require it. This prevents you from taking credit for another's work. Example: you copy the written word, music, photo and use it without sourcing it back to original source.

Be very careful to credit another's images. Newspaper images don't belong to the person that copied it. They are credited to their source name of newspaper, date of printing, page number and published location.

Best wishes, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 17, 2015 1:34 AM
RE: Scioto Burial Park Photo
You are welcome....Kay
Added by Kay on Oct 15, 2015 9:58 AM
Nathan Buchanan
RE: Soloman Sparks
The Solomon Sparks you left a marker on was what you stated to be your 7x great grandfather which is my 8x greatgrandfather Solomon Sparks sr, 1725-1790. He also,has a son and grandson of the same name. Solomon Sparks jr 1857-1817 and Solomon Sparks III 1791-1853 are also my grandfathers as well. I. Believe they are all buried in Indiana

Added by Nathan Buchanan on Sep 22, 2015 5:29 AM
Nathan Buchanan
Soloman Sparks
I noticed you left a memorial on the grave of Soloman Sparks back in August 2015. He is my 4x great grandfather of which I know nothing about. I just started searching the Sparks name and was hoping we could compare notes and maybe fill in some gaps.
Added by Nathan Buchanan on Sep 21, 2015 12:05 PM
Sue Conner
RE: Gretta Kelley Holbrook
Thank you so much Gamble girl. Danny did not know of his father's first family until I married him in Sept. Of 2014. I have made contact with some of them. Unfortunately all of the brothers & sisters have long passed away.
Added by Sue Conner on Jul 24, 2015 6:35 PM
Scherel Fisher
John Randolph Gambill descendant
I am J. R. Gambills granddaughter, Scherel Fisher. I am trying to find contact info for Marie Sihlis. She had visited our home a few times and I remember meeting her. But when my father died in 2012, I tried to contact the Canadian family with the last email I had. It didn't work. I would like to be able to stay in contact. Also, what are you basing that you are related to John Gambill Sr. on? I have been trying to find records to show which John Gambill was J.J. Gambill's father and I am not finding any records to back up what so many people have put in their geneologies on
Added by Scherel Fisher on Jul 03, 2015 8:24 PM
Margret Sparks
You wrote on June 13, 2015:
"Hi - I think the marker on this memorial page belongs to Margaret (or Margret) PRUITT Sparks, the wife of Reuben Sparks. There has been another memorial created for a Margaret Sparks in the West Union cemetery with a death date of August 2nd, 1902."

I concur with your findings. I have posted a photo of the marker to the other memorial and have deleted the one I created. Thanks for helping eliminate the duplication.
Added by DSH on Jun 22, 2015 10:35 AM
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