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Jo Anne (Neely) Gomez (#46499751)
 member for 13 years, 10 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I am not a professional genealogist.


I have been doing family genealogy since 1981 after my dad died of lung cancer, his parents died when he was a child and he asked that I get to know them and their history and one of my mom's sister-in-laws was doing genealogy on her side of my family so we worked and learned together. That aunt in later years had a stroke and couldn't remember or help though when we started out we did all letters, queries and library and government searches manually (by hand) and then on typewriter. I've been able to learn much more when resources came online. I am NOT a professional genealogist though have helped many through the years and helped correct misread census records even for families I am not personally connected with.

I've not worked alone nor do I want to take credit for those friends and family members who have shared and researched with me. So I'd like to thank:

Aunt Doris Marie Leonard, Aunt Lizzie Holman, Aunt Audrey Cleek, Aunt Nancy Watkins, Great Grandma Effie O'Dell McClelland Hankins, Grandma Belle Hankins Leonard, Grandpa Earl Leonard, cousin Tammy Spring, Uncle Jack Leonard, uncle EJ Leonard, cousin Jo Dorais, cousin Kay Jamison Lane, cousin Ray Thompson on the Nancy Sherrill Rogers side, cousin Sandy Sharpy, cousin Terri Santiago, cousin J. Randall Houp, cousin Gene Hankins, Aunt Nancy Green, Aunt Mae Smith, Aunt Emma Penn, Aunt Audie Cobble, Uncle Buster, Uncle Jason (all Neelys), cousin Emma Mae Gilbert, My Dickson cousin who sent me so much Oakley/Kindley information, Aunt Rosa Underwood, cousin Warren Neely, Uncle George Neely, cousin Juanita Hill Leak, cousin John D. Little, Grace Parke Renshaw, cousin Leah Heiden, cousins David and Belle Myers, cousin Susan Dexter, cousins Carl & Cherry Fisher, cousins Bob & Lois Small, cousin Glen Leonard, cousin Doyle Loveland, Uncle Harry & Aunt Pearl Hayes, Aunt Marie Roberts, Aunt Lena Neely, cousins JB & Carl Holmes, cousin Jim Neely, the many Grammers met at the Springdale, AR Grammer family reunion, Maria Guadalupe Serrano Gomez, Merced Gomez, Michael Serrano, and that wonderful little lady who was the city or county clerk near Collin County, TX who passed away many years ago that went to all the cemeteries looking for my Neely's for me.

If those who helped me are not mentioned they are not forgotten, just too many to remember. Especially to my parents, thank you for instilling in me a sense of family and knowing that even when I/we experienced bad, trying and/or negative things we could always talk about it honestly and work through it.

Thank you for helping me to honor my family and friends and leave a bit of them behind reminding of the sacrifice and places of honor left in our hearts and minds.
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Cindy Forsythe
Thank you for all of your work on the Plumlee family! A few years ago I went to visit Dr. Isaac Plumlee's grave in Gorman, Texas. I guess his little sister and her family traveled with him to Tx as they are all on the census together in Eastland Co. Then James and Rachel Sanders moved on to Stephens Co.

I think your David Leonard was the JP who married James and Rachel Sanders in Stone Co, Mo, if I remember correctly.

Interestingly, while researching my Ball family in Wise county Tx, I found Dr. Isaac Plumlee held a public office for a few months during reconstruction. He served along side a Ball relative who had been a Union sympathizer. I doubt the two of them knew at the time that their descendants would one day meet in Oklahoma and marry. (I'm assuming this was the same Dr. Isaac Plumlee who was the son of Joel M and Rachel Plumlee. I feel almost certain it must have been.)
Added by Cindy Forsythe on Feb 18, 2015 12:20 AM
Connie Money
Emma Grammar
if you are related to her I will transfer management to you.
Added by Connie Money on Jan 12, 2015 11:01 AM
Candice xo
Amos Holmes and his sons Carl Ray and JB
You are very welcome Jo Anne. All the best in your research. Candice xo
Added by Candice xo on Nov 05, 2014 8:29 AM
Louis Roth
RE: Jessie Leonard/John Leonard
that's why I do it
take care!
Added by Louis Roth on Nov 05, 2014 6:50 AM
Harriet W. Berry
RE: John Phillips 106885133
Done, and you are very welcome! Am always happy to oblige folks with more to contribute than I. If you determine that any more need to be worked on, just let me know.
Added by Harriet W. Berry on Nov 04, 2014 5:41 PM
Grace Mullins
Thank you for sponsoring this memorial. I am not related if you are and would like a transfer jsut ask via her memorial page edit.

Sharon Garner Lee
Added by sha9876 on Oct 30, 2014 8:25 AM
Candice xo
RE: Children of Amos Gilbert Holmes
It appears that they have already been added?
Added by Candice xo on Oct 30, 2014 8:19 AM
Harriet W. Berry
John Phillips memorial
Thanks for sponsoring the memorial, Jo Anne! I added it because John Waggoner had made those lovely photos, and not because of any family connection or research. If you would like for me to transfer it to your care, I'll be happy to do so. If not, let me know if there is additional information you'd like to see included.
Added by Harriet W. Berry on Oct 29, 2014 10:59 AM
Ties That Bind
William Philips memorial
Thank you, Jo Anne, for the sponsorship of William's memorial. May we share information?
Added by Ties That Bind on Oct 29, 2014 5:53 AM
Ada Penn #5824270
Jo Anne, a photo has been added to this memorial, per your request. Because there was a memorial duplicate, we copied the photo from the there, before deleting the duplicate. By doing it this way, it did not remove the photo request from the cemetery's list. Would you please remove it from your photo requests?


Thank you,
Added by Helperkw on Oct 18, 2014 10:10 AM
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