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Kathy Gatlin (#46822976)
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Bio Photo I Post my Family members on here as a tribute. This is what find a grave is all about. I have tons more info on many of my relatives. I am willing to share pictures, marriage records, death certificates, birth certificates, Funeral cards,Actual hand written letters, and copied pages of Family Bibles I have.(I have access to the actual Bible's) Here are family names of this info I have;
Gatlin,Laseter,Bennett,Rooks, Hopper,Wofford,Brooks,Yawn,Bass,Crawford,Cribb,
Contact me direct and if you are close enough relative of mine, I will share this info with you. I will no longer put this personal info out here for all to see. If you are related to any memorial I have created and would like further info on them, contact me direct. I believe true reatives should have such personal info.
I am very glad to have shared some of these things with some relatives already. I was blessed to get such info as lots of items mentioned are no longer around for researchers to get as records burned, and were lost. I am not trying to be mean but, a person out here stole some of my stuff and she has told lies to get what they want. This person knows who she is. Shame on you for stealing some of my memorials. Because of you I dont share pictures for my memorials for fear you will do it again. The right thing to do is give them back. I am the only one who had the pictures. They are legally mine.I can prove it. I have the original with the writing on the back.Just because your name has my family name doesnt mean anything. You need to stop sending messages to me. I want nothimg to do with you and neither does the Sumner or Bass Family.
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Douglas Asbury
Joel D. Yawn
I am at a brick wall in finding the parents of my ancestor, Joel Yawn. I believe he was a descendant of your ancestor, Nicholas Thomas Yawn, who was born in the early 1700’s and migrated to South Carolina from Europe. Joel was my great-grandfather. My biological father was Alton Douglas Yawn, and his father was William M. Yawn. Joel was born in 1862. My DNA test shows that I am approximately 5% black. I’m inclined to believe the black ancestry comes from my father's side. Perhaps it comes from the following group of people that you described in a genforum post:

Paul HEINEGG's book, Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia, outlines the family as follows. Thomas CHIVERS was born about 1630 and lived in Surry Co., Va. His son was William CHIVERS, born about 1659, who married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) and had Thomas and Bartholemew CHAVIS. Bartholemew CHAVIS was born about 1685, married Martha (maiden name unknown), and lived in Surry Co., Va., and Northampton Co., N.C. Bartholemew had at least one son, William CHAVIS, who was born about 1706, married Frances (maiden name unknown) and died 5 Feb 1777. He lived in Granville Co., N.C.,and was a slave owner. His children were Phillip, Sarah (married Edward HARRIS). Gibrea, William Jr., Lettice (married Acquilla SNELLING), Keziah (married Asa TYNER), and Fanny. Gibrea (sometimes recorded as Gibea, Gibeon, Gibby, Gideon, Gibson, or Gilbert) CHAVIS is said to have been a Cherokee. Gibrea CHAVIS was born about 1737 and married Ann PRIDDY, a white woman, the daughter of Robert PRIDDY. Gibrea lived in Granville Co., N.C., where he died in 1777. One of Gibrea's sons, William CHAVIS, is listed as Negro, suggesting to some that his mother was an African slave. Gibrea's other sons, James and Jacob, are described as mulattoes. Phillip CHAVIS, another son of William CHAVIS (born about 1706) was born about 1730 married Celea (or Selah) CHAVIS and in 1761 was granted 700 acres in Granville County. Philip also resided in Northampton Co., N.C., in South Carolina, and in Bladen Co., N.C., at different times.

At the 1900 census Joel indicated that he and his parents were born in Georgia. At that time he was living in Lake Bird, Taylor County, Florida. In the 1910 census his wife, Martha Gibbs, revealed that she was a widow and that she was living in Worth County, Georgia. There is an 1880 census record that shows your Jesse Yawn living with his wife, Elizabeth Sorrell, and their children. They were living in Worth County, Georgia. I know that my Joel was married in Wilcox County, Georgia in 1888 and recorded his ownership of 145 acres in a Property Tax Digest in 1890 in the same county. In more than one record he uses two letters to reveal his middle name: M. D. I have seen posts that show the Jesse Yawn who married Mary Ann Crumby referred to as Jesse “M. D.” Yawn. Do you have any ideas on who the parents of Joel might be? Was Jesse Yawn married to Elizabeth Sorrell or Elizabeth Elliott? Is Elizabeth’s maiden name Nipper? Elender, in the record below, and her four children were living next to a Catherine Nipper in Dooly County in 1850 and Wilcox County in 1860. Was your Jesse Yawn the 15 year old in the record below? Was Zilpha the sister of Chesley Yawn? Chesley gave one of his daughters the name Zilpha. Was Elender the Elizabeth Shivers who married Benjamin in 1852? Benjamin was killed in the Civil War in 1862. I am sending you a picture of Joel, his wife, Martha, and their daughter, Nancy.

1850 Dooly Ga Cen.

Blackwell, Theophilus 45 m Laborer S.C.
Blackwell, Zelpha 41f S.C.
Yawn, Elender 20f Ga
Yawn, Benjamin 18m Ga
Yawn, Rachel C. 12f Ga
Yawn, Jesse 15m Ga
Yawn, Teply 10f Ga
Blackney, Courtney 4f Ga
Blackney, Lewiser M. 1f Ga
Added by Douglas Asbury on Dec 09, 2014 10:31 AM
C Bozeman
Paul Gibbs, Woodlawn, ADEL
Please check your edits tab on your profile...I left you his dates, proven by photos. Thanks very much.
Added by C Bozeman on Dec 03, 2014 1:52 PM
Halla Graves
Yonn Plantation
Hi Kathie:

Could you tell me if there are headstones for the Yonns, and just no pictures? What source was used to determine they are actually there if there are not headstones?


Added by Halla Graves on Nov 26, 2014 11:42 AM
Linda Prickett
William Wofford
I am working on a connection to the Benjamin Wofford family. I would very much like to quote your info on William Wofford b. 1728. You would be quoted as the source for the narrative and map on FindaGrave. If you decline, I thank you for your consideration. Linda Prickett
Added by Linda Prickett on Nov 12, 2014 5:41 PM
Connie Lenzen
Charles Hopper
I am interested in the learning the source that proves Charles Hopper's parents were Thomas Hopper and Annah Elizabeth Freeman.
Added by Connie Lenzen on Nov 06, 2014 11:22 AM
Lynda Davis Brown
Mary Polly Drummond Wofford grave
Hi, Kathy, I'm so sorry you've had such a bad experience. I began research on the Drummond family in the very early 1980s and have made trips to cemeteries in/near Woodruff. I saw the Wofford Family Cemetery picture of Mary 'Polly' Drummond Wofford and so appreciate your doing what it took to get to this 'out of the way' cemetery and photograph and record what you did. What I am wondering is whether you were able to get the birth and death dates of Mary's off of her tombstone? I am asking b/c the dates on her memorial on here are born 1795 and died Jan. 23, 1856. I have a copy of a publication done in the 1960s that i got at the archives in montgomery, alabama (I live in Alabama) that has dates for mary as born March 3, 1797 and died Dec 24, 1848. I am wondering why the dates are so different for the same person?? The tombstone looks very old and if you transcribed it from the stone, I certainly don't doubt your transcription, but it leaves me puzzled about the difference in the dates. Hoping you can help me. Have a blessed day!
Added by Lynda Davis Brown on Oct 19, 2014 5:06 PM
Sgt Ed Elstan
John Brooks
I have deleted mine and posted pictures to yours Ed
Added by Sgt Ed Elstan on Oct 10, 2014 8:59 PM
William Long, 1834-1906, Vickery Cemetery
Hi Kathy,

Do you have any more info on William Long at Vickery? He is a 'great-uncle" of mine - son of Charles Long and Elizabeth "Betsy' Hagler of Barbour County, AL. Married Emaline Segars in Barbour. In Marianna by 1870
Added by TT on Oct 02, 2014 9:59 AM
Nana PTO
I don't know if you're interested or if you know but there are Bass in Hamilton County TN. My ex husband's mother was a Bass.

If you are interested in info please email

By the way I think it's terrible the way they treated you.

Added by Nana PTO on Sep 28, 2014 5:51 PM
Charlotte Baker
Johnson Joshua Brooks
Hi kathy

Its been awhile since we talked and I have tried several times to call . I would like to get info on the Brooks family. My mother is a Brooks from worth county, ga. Her father was John Alexander Brooks is father Was Allen C Brooks.

Hope to hear from you soon
Added by Charlotte Baker on Sep 24, 2014 1:44 PM
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