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Sandra (#47020868)
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Bio Photo My interest is genealogy. I have been able to trace many branches of my tree on my mother's side which is McGrew / Bryant and my paternal grandmother's side which is Morgan / Washington. However, my paternal grandfather's branch "Lofton" remains a mystery,

It has been doubly fun finding the burial places of my ancestors and linking them together.

Most of our ancestors are Scots / Irish and migrated from the original colonies to become pioneer settlers in the Mississippi Territories. They endured many hardships ... from battle in the American Revolution (both sides) to fighting Indians, participating in the War of 1812, the Civil War (losing side) and on to fight on foreign soil.

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Brenda Lee
Picture of Benjamin Stevens (1797-1874)
Hi Sandra, I just saw this picture on Find A Grave. This is my Great-Great-Grandfather. I was wondering where you got this picture. I would like to have a copy. Thank you. Brenda Lee
Added by Brenda Lee on Mar 10, 2015 7:07 PM
EJ Parker
Thomas James Breckenridge
Greetings - Could you share with me your source for the name of Thomas James Breckenridge? Based on my research, the first record of the Breckenridges of Georgia was when "James" Brakinrig arrived on the Brittania in 1772 with a wife and one child. Although the Breckenridges were close with the Samuel Gibson family, I've found no link that indicates that James' wife, Jean, was a Gibson. There is also evidence that Jean might have been a second wife as detailed in the book Breckenridges of the Deep South. Jean left a will that suggests that the subsequent children may have been Jean and James' children, while the first child had another mother. I know many people have used the name Thomas James, but I question it. Scots Irish named their children after parents and grandparents and it was many generations before the name Thomas appeared in the James Breckenridge line.
Added by EJ Parker on Nov 25, 2014 2:13 PM
EJ Parker
Joseph Breckenridge
I believe the entry for Joseph Lowery Breckenridge Sr. might be more accurate if the middle name was omitted. When Joseph Breckenridge/Brackenridge died in 1837-1840, many of his children were minors. His second oldest son Joseph Lowery Breckenridge/Brackenridge became guardian for many of the children. The oldest son Samuel had died young in 1840. The use of a middle name was also unusual for Joseph's era. This information can be confirmed with the probate records contained at the Marengo County Courthouse in Linden, AL. If you'd like documentation, I'd be happy to provide.
Added by EJ Parker on Sep 08, 2014 7:22 AM
Lynda Gibbs
Martha Jane Garner
Martha is my 2nd cousin twice removed. Her mother
was Matilda Ann Ellis and Father was Vincent Garner.
You have done an excellent job on the Washington Family. I appreciate all the work you put into all these memorials.

Lynda Ellis Gibbs
Added by Lynda Gibbs on Feb 16, 2014 3:06 AM
Breckenridge Family
Hi Sandra-
I am tracing my family history and was very interested in the information you shared regarding Thomas James Breckenridge.
I am a decendent of Alexander Breckenridge & Jane Preston and am trying to obtain more specifics on who their parents were and possibly who their parents were and so on and so on.
Do you possibly have any additional Breckenridge information that you wouldn't mind sharing with me? I do have some information but not many details or documents. I appreciate any information you can share. Thank you for your contributions to findagrave and Thank you in advance for anything additional you might be able to share with me regarding the Breckenridge Family.
Thanks Again-
Added by mustbtxn on Feb 12, 2012 7:44 PM
Lavina HURST McGrew
Very interesting information. It fits VERY closely to information I have on Lavinia HUME Barron, that married a John McGrew. She ALSO had a sister named Lucretia. Maybe we need to compare notes and see what I may be missing on this family. I haven't been able to find burial information on either one of them, and maybe this is why! lol Thanks
Added by gen2003 on Nov 30, 2011 1:55 PM
Morgan pic
Thanks so much for the photo.

Added by Linda on May 15, 2011 8:57 AM
Betty Aronson
Lydia Sheffield Bowlin
Hi Sandra,
I've linked her to Adam Sheffield. I believe in the cemetery she is listed as Lydia Sheffield only, no Bowlin or Bolin. I wish I knew why! And why she wasn't buried with her husband in Ashville City Cemetery. Her son, Robert, who migrated to DeRoche, Hot Spring Co., AR, is my grgrgreat-grandfather. Evidently no one in the Alabama Bowlin family knew what became of him, and likewise, no one in Arkansas knew anything about his family back in Alabama. Sometimes blood isn't thicker than water.
Thanks for asking for the link! B)
Added by Betty Aronson on Sep 25, 2009 8:50 PM
Forever loved: Beatrice
Alice & Alma Bryant
Sandra, I've made the transfers. I have a son and parents in Magnolia Gardens. If you like, when I take flowers, I'll make photos of the Bryants' markers and put on their memorials.
God bless...Bea.
Added by Forever loved: Beatrice on Sep 14, 2009 9:51 AM
One Kountry Traveler
William Brannan and David Brannan
I have transferred the above records to you. Good luck in your family research
Added by One Kountry Traveler on Aug 25, 2009 8:28 AM
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