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Ruth Dobbins Bennett (#46864543)
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Since I was a youngster, I enjoyed listening to the stories the older relatives told. I did not realize that was the beginning of my genealogy interest. Shortly after my husband and I married in 1969, we went to his family reunion. The hostess had a beautiful book about 6 inches thick with family information. (That research is now in the local library in a separate collection.) At that moment, I decided I wanted to do what she did.

Most of my family took the migration route from the Carolinas through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi "for a spell" and then to Claiborne and Bienville Parishes in northern Louisiana. Major surnames include: Dobbins, Baker, Carter, Hays, Crossland, Caskey, Cantrell, Hammontree, Cox, Bassett, Kilpatrick, White, Harper, Pearson. To my surprise many Quaker families from Newberry, SC are in this line.

My husband's family started their migration from Patrick, Henry, and Pittsylvania Counties in southern Virginia southward through Georgia and Mississippi to the Felicianas in southern Louisiana. Major surnames include: Bennett, Lyons, Young, Mills, Hays, Lilley, Morris, Knight, Moore, Swoope, Hairston, Starnes, Rheams. The Quaker lines in this family orginated in Bucks County, PA.

My husband is very supportive of my hobby/compulsion. We routinely visit courthouses, cemeteries, and archives throughout the South. He is the photographer for the gravesites and headstones added to memorials.

I welcome corrections and additional information from cybercousins.
Ruth Anne Bennett
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Thaddeus Pardue
lucy harper
Hi, Ruth Ann,
I think I got an email from you recently but I can't find it. [I am not a technology person.]
The only Harpers that I know much (and it's very little) about are
Minnie Estelle Harper, who married thomas Robison Methvin. She was the daughter of Charley E. Harper and Lucy Bond. I have a picture of Mrs. Lucy Harper (I assume Lucy Bond) that my grand-mother had. I believe she is sitting in a rocking chair. If this is the right Harper for you and you do not have this picture of her, I would be very happy to make a copy of it and send it to you.
How are you? Haven't seen you in years! Do you ever get up this way? I would love to meet with you and share info and pictures.
My email (I guess you have) is; phone # is 318-798-8512; address is 225 Hallette Dr, Shreveport, LA 71115
Added by Thaddeus Pardue on Oct 26, 2015 9:29 AM
Nancy Cornelius
Aaron and Sarah Baker at Asbury cemetery in Marshall Co AL
Wanted to confirm with you. I was in the cemetery today looking for different people. Baker was one of the names I was searching and found this couple. Looking at Aaron's memorial #62673948, and I see where there is a Sarah connected to him. The dates for her do not match the dates that are on his stone. Different Sarah or wrong dates?
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Aug 10, 2015 12:44 PM
clarence worrell
my brother in law williard david baker s s/o of ben fran and delilaha taylor father of my neices and nephews any help on mr baker
Added by clarence worrell on May 25, 2015 3:28 PM
RE: Robert deBritton
You're very welcome. Chris
Added by macso on Nov 23, 2014 7:57 PM
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Sgt. Wayne Anthol Pearce
Wayne Anthol is the son of my Grand Uncle Walter Anthol Pearce, I wondered if we might be related as you have so much information for him Uncle Walter. If you would like to collaborate, please let me know,
your Find A Grave friend
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Find A Grave ID #47357320
Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on Oct 07, 2014 5:21 PM
Flossie Chandler Roberts

Do you know if there is a marker for Flossie Roberts (107243135) in Hurricane Cem. I didn't fine one taking pictures or do I find her name listed on a 1985 survey.


Added by Calvin on Aug 17, 2014 6:35 AM
Mr & Mrs
RE: Dobbins photos
You are most welcome.
Added by Mr & Mrs on Jun 12, 2014 8:03 AM
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Sgt. Wayne Athol Pearce
I am related to Wayne Athol Pearce and wondered if you are not related if you would consider transferring his memorial #19450156 to me so that I could write his biography and add photos.

My Find A Grave is Id#47357320 if you would like to see my work.
your Find A Grave friend,
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on Feb 01, 2014 12:50 PM
Bill Shaver
RE: Dobbins
Yes Lucille was my aunt, my dad's sister.
Added by Bill Shaver on Dec 26, 2013 8:27 AM
Bill Shaver
RE: Dobbins
Lucille was my aunt. There was Cloyce,Lucille, William Terrell(my father), Hazel and O'Neal. They are all gone except for O'Neal.
Added by Bill Shaver on Dec 19, 2013 9:46 AM
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