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George Henry Cotton (#46820275)
 member for 10 years, 10 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo My Cotton/McGaughey Family Tree is constantly being created from new data gathered since I started in 2002. Every person listed here is a relative, by blood or marriage.

This data comes from many sources such as the Internet, county records from Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Tennessee, as well as Birth and Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses, Wills and Tombstones.

A very large part of the original tree came from my mother, Maxine Clarice McGaughey Cotton (1917-1998).

Several years before her passing, she gave me a 20-some odd page, type-written family history telling my sister and me that she had started it and it was now our job to add to it and pass it on. I put all of her information and so much more in several easy to understand files on my website for all to study.

A most interesting off-shoot of this project has been the finding of unclaimed property from that "rich uncle" everyone always wishes they had. So far, it's been mostly in the form of mineral royalties, insurance policies, stock dividends and dormant bank accounts. All of this thanks to many Wills and Probate filings researched from several states/counties that have ended up leading to me. And yes, there were more than a few "dead" ends as well.

No "numbered Swiss" bank accounts have turned up yet. But hey, who knows where the next big find will come from. I have been able to legally claim almost $20,000 cash to date. OK, I've had to split it 50/50 with my sister, but it looks pretty good deposited in my account instead of sitting in some state's bank account.

Not only has this project been fun, informative and extremely interesting, but of late, even financially rewarding.
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RE: Mary Florence Kelly McGaughey Gaylor
I can appreciate relying on records for adding information however it is not always accurate. Kelly is the correct spelling. If you could correct the spelling on all relatives that are part of this family I would appreciate it, or I could take oversight of my direct family members since I grew up with them. Also my grandfather was Vernon Arthur McGaughey. Arthur is his middle name and is misspelled in multiple places and in the wrong order with his first name.
Added by JW on May 20, 2016 6:17 AM
Janis Miller
McGaughey relative
I am the granddaughter of Vernon Mcgaughey and am curious of how we are relates.
Added by Janis Miller on Nov 09, 2014 10:45 PM

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