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Gwen (#47105370)
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Bio Photo Welcome to my Find a Grave profile. Im so glad you stopped by. I am just now getting back into my Genealogy research after a two year break. Im going to be going through my memorials and cleaning them up a bit and adding some new info to some of them. I encourage you to visit my blog to learn more about my ancestors as well.
If you have any corrections or any information to add to any of the memorials that I manage please use the edit function on said persons memorial. It makes it easier for me to be sure Im editing the correct memorial.Thanks to all who have helped me along the route also. I appreciate all you do.
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Darthula Smith Eads
Gwen, so sorry to hear of your many losses. My condolences. I sent an email to your Eads and Allied address with info about a quilt top that was made by our great-grandmother Darthula Smith Eads. Hoping to hear back from you, as I'm cleaning out closets. And hoping the year has improved for you. Mary
Added by Mary on Oct 29, 2016 12:02 PM
Bud Esterline
Delmer Roy "Danny" "Buddy" Esterline is the son of Taylor Augustus Esterline & Irene E. "Rena" Lee Esterline. He was born Feb. 22, 1942 in Arkansas and he was raised by Fred & Janie Brown Lee in the Rockford, Illinois area. He married Marcella A. Shephard Sep. 9, 1961. I believe he still lives in Rockford.
Added by Pamela on Oct 20, 2016 10:42 PM
Thomas Elmer Esterline
Thomas Elmer Esterline he is my 2nd great grandmorher's brother. My contact info is on my profile if you would like to keep in touch and trade info on our families.
Added by Tanya_Penix_Sharp on Oct 08, 2016 11:16 AM
dorothy hunter
RE: Tommy Esterline
Hi Gwen. No I'm not related. At the time I was looking for Tommy I was helping a friend find him. After Tommy's parents divorced his mother married again and had several children. Both Tommy, his sister and these half siblings were all adopted out. One of the half siblings asked me to help find Tommy and his sister. I was able to eventually find all children except one - named James Stroub. Still working on that! Tommy and half siblings mother's maiden name was Mattie Louise Reid. Her second marriage was to Raymond Stroub. She had 3 boys and a girl by him.
Added by dorothy hunter on Oct 02, 2016 1:31 AM
Collene Harness Calfee
David Holland
Hi Gwen,

Do you happen to have any information concerning David Holland's sister Lucinda "Sindy" or "Sindy Lou". Married Samuel Jackson Phillips (My Grandfather)from Tennessee memorial #96065144. Lucinda died at the time or shortly after she gave birth to twins in May 1909. One twin died around the same time. I haven't found a death record or burial record for her. The 1910 census in Dade County GA shows my Grandfather widowed with several children. I haven't found a death record or burial record in GA, TN or AL. I would appreciate any information you might have.

Thanks so much
Collene Harness Calfee
Added by Collene Harness Calfee on Apr 19, 2015 11:27 PM
Grahams from Tennessee to Iowa
I have been working on the Graham genealogy for over 30 years for my Husbands family. I know they came from borderline of Greene Co. & Washington Co. Tenn and settled around Burlington Iowa in Flint River Twp. James Graham and wife Catherine (Keplinger-Stormer)Graham settled there in 1837 with several other families from Washington Co.James Sr. was his Grandfather and James Jr was his father.Our James was born abt. 28 Oct 1807 and married Catherine Stormer 22 March1832,in Washington Co Tenn They had 3 Children in Tennessee. They had 7 more children after moving
to Iowa and Lost 4 of them early in life.Not sure who James the III Mother was but there was 5 other siblings.Hannah married to Zaddock Freeman b. 1798.John who married Mary Bayles.Eleanor b. 1805 and have no other info.James III is our line.He married Mariah Timmons after Catherine and baby died in child birth.5Bro. was Daniel and 6th Sister was Mary "Polly" Graham Married to John Wesley BartleyIts a big,big Family and I need help!
Added by Gigi on Mar 28, 2015 7:18 PM
Catherine Adkins Harper parents?
Hi there,

I thought I'd see if you've come across any information on Catherine (Adkins) Harper's parents, Lewis Sr and Catherine Adkins?

I saw that Nancy Acord witnessed the wedding of Catherine Adkins to Hamilton Harper and have been following that lead in hopes of finding my ancestors Lewis Adkins Sr and Catherine 'Caty' (unknown last name). The family trees with Lewis and Catherine are a mess - mixing up several families. I'd sure appreciate any information.

Thank you!
Added by CJH on Mar 17, 2015 10:55 AM
Mark Deutsch
RE: Frances Adaline Tinker Holland
Hi, thanks for your quick reply, and I see you've replaced what was there with my message to you. While it's not exactly what I would have written on the web page itself, I guess it's okay. I'm new at Find A Grave and have never edited anything before. If it's allowed, I'd like to rewrite the text on the page so that it conveys only what is relevant to Francis Tinker Holland. If not, I can surely accept that too.
Added by Mark Deutsch on Jan 19, 2015 7:24 PM
Mark Deutsch
Frances Adaline Tinker Holland
Hi, I believe some of the information on this page at Payne Gap Cemetery, DeKalb, Alabama, is incorrect. Her first name is spelled Francis, and middle name mostly likely Adeline, with an "E", she was born June 1869, not 1872, and her mother, at least, was not Margaret Ann Milligan Tinker, but Nancy Adeline Smith Tinker. (yes, the same middle name) The daughter of Obediah Tinker and Margaret Milligan Tinker is buried at Pisgah Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama, as is her father Obediah. Her name is Lucy Frances Tinker Wilson, born 26 Nov 1873, died 30 Dec 1939. All this is correctly identified in Lucy Frances' death certificate sourced under Tennessee Death Records,1908-1958. Francis A. Tinker Holland is identified in every Census as living, both before and after marriage, in Deer Head Cove, DeKalb, Alabama, near where she is buried. Lucy Frances Tinker Wilson, as her father after marriage, is identified in every Census as living in Jackson County, Alabama, where she and her father are buried. There is uncertainty who is the father of Francis Adeline Tinker Holland, as Nancy Adeline Smith Tinker raised several children who were born after her husband was killed in the Civil War. Her husband was James W. Tinker, brother to Obediah. Obediah did not marry Margaret Milligan until Feb 1870, and it is possible Francis Adeline Tinker was his child out-of-wedlock. She is listed in the 1870 Census in DeKalb County with her mother but no male head of household. The 1900 Census lists her with David Holland and born June, 1869. The spelling is always Francis, not Frances.

The 1920 Census shows David Holland, Francis and family just two doors down from my great-grandfather James Frank Wooten whose mother was Malvina Tinker, Francis Adeline Tinker's sister or half-sister. James W. Tinker and Nancy Adeline Smith Tinker are my direct ancestors, thus my connection to this issue.

I thought it appropriate to contact you first before attempting to edit the information on the page.
Added by Mark Deutsch on Jan 19, 2015 2:56 PM
Graver Gal
RE: So sorry
Take your time. It must be so very hard.
I see you on memorials all the time. Every time I see your name I will say a little prayer for you and yours.
Added by Graver Gal on Sep 21, 2014 5:46 PM
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