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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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Jan Wint DeRosia
Alicia Katherine Bennett
Looking at her FindAGrave memorial, wondering if her death date is Dec 3, 2006 in the Social Security Death index and not Dec 6, 2006 reported in her obituary in The Advocate. Perhaps Dec 6 is her burial date.
Added by Jan Wint DeRosia on Nov 28, 2016 3:48 AM
T Matt
Holley Gore Jones Stem
Hi!

Holley Stem was my great aunt -- my maternal grandmother's sister.

Emmett Jones was her full brother -- not a half sibling. She died in 1977, not 1957.

She had other siblings: Irene Florence Jones, Marion Jones, Beryl Jones, Grace Jones, Ethel Jones Harvey and Harmon Jones, who died in infancy.

I hope you find this helpful. I'm curious about where you got your information.

T Matt
Added by T Matt on Oct 16, 2016 6:30 PM
Kinfolk News
RE: Glen Holland of CA
Hi Ruth,

Thanks for contacting me. Unfortunately, as Mr. Holland was my grandmother's second husband and they married well after their respective children were grown, I have not followed the Holland line. I do know that Mr. Holland was a friend of the family for many years prior to marrying my grandmother, but beyond that not much.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

Regina
Added by Kinfolk News on Jun 03, 2016 6:09 PM
Virginia Wilson Bailey
Bakers
Ruth, I found the information on Samuel L. Baker and Adaline V. Lipsey. I am wondering if maybe Samuel died while fighting during the Civil War. A lot of people had to flee their homes and state due to this war. I am wondering if the war was why this family moved. We might find something on the Alabama Civil War Records. Thanks again and delete the last message that I sent.
Added by Virginia Wilson Bailey on Mar 29, 2016 2:34 PM
Virginia Wilson Bailey
Bakers of SC, AL. & LA.
Ruth, Your question about Eliza Ann Mounce got me started on researching the Baker family. I have really learned a lot about this family in the last few weeks. -- Also, I believe that Eliza's name is N. Eliza Ann Mounce.-- Have you found the grave of Bartholomew Baker who died while traveling from AL. to LA. Some say that he died in LA. others in MS. It took this family over a year to make this trip. They must have stopped to raise a crop or maybe something to do with the Civil War. I believe that several of their sons faught in this war.
Added by Virginia Wilson Bailey on Mar 28, 2016 1:11 PM
Virginia Wilson Bailey
Eliza Ann Mounce
Eliza was born September 21, 1893 in Louisiana to Ollie Samanthia Baker Spurlock Mounce and James Mounce. She died January 9, 1951 in Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Her Death Certificate in Louisiana is #0404. She was 57 years old, 3 months and 18 days old at death. According to her death certificate she is buried in the Haynesville Cemetery, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. I have looked for her there and did not find her buried there. Family members think that she is buried by her mother in Hurricane Cemetery. There is a space for her there but, no marker exists. The death certificate is a mess and doesn't give any help at all. I had rather believe that she is in Hurricane Cemetery because that would make more sense. Her father drowned while on a fishing trip. He had an epileptic spell and fell out of his boat. I haven't been able to find his grave either. I believe that Eliza Ann also, was epileptic. My husband can remember Eliza living with his grandmother. She lived east of Minden, Louisiana.
I am going to do a memorial for her in Hurricane Cemetery and explain why.
Added by Virginia Wilson Bailey on Mar 08, 2016 6:04 PM
Kristi Stevenson
16003536- Arabella Stevenson Reed
Hi Ruth!! So much has been discovered since we last spoke. Can't wait to link everyone, and email you some of these discoveries. I really enjoyed all of your help with the Stevenson clan. I have to email you, about some of the information unveiled. Can you please transfer Arabella Stevenson to me? I would like to manage this memorial or share in it. Thank you so much, and I look forward to hear from you soon.

Kristi Stevenson
Added by Kristi Stevenson on Jan 25, 2016 8:07 PM
Kristi Stevenson
16003536- Arabella Reed Stevenson
Hi Ruth!! So much has been discovered since we last spoke. Can't wait to link everyone, and email you some of these discoveries. I really enjoyed all of your help with the Stevenson clan. I have to email you, about some of the information unveiled. Can you please transfer Arabella Stevenson to me? I would like to manage this memorial or share in it. Thank you so much, and I look forward to hear from you soon.

Kristi Stevenson
Added by Kristi Stevenson on Jan 25, 2016 8:06 PM
Jerry Hurlbert
Paget
Hi Ruth:

None of the names you have added to her page appear in the Weaverville roster. If you want to email me a list of surnames for her relatives I can check it against the Countywide roster.

I am emailing you a tabulation of the graves surrounding hers.

Jerry
Added by Jerry Hurlbert on Jan 15, 2016 10:51 PM
Jerry Hurlbert
Paget
Hi Ruth:

I posted a photo, not what you would prefer, but all there is.

Jerry
Added by Jerry Hurlbert on Jan 15, 2016 1:36 AM
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