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John Lewis (#47051875)
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Bio Photo I am a retired Presbyterian Minister having served Churches in Pittsburgh, Pa., Chicago, Ill., Grundy Center, Iowa; and Sparta and Nashville, TN. I spent 10 years as a Chaplain in the TN State Prison System before my retirement in 2000. I have been researching my Lewis Family Tree since retirement. This has lead me to search a number of Cemeteries.
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Bettye Hull
Infant Daughter Turnley
This child's page says, according to family Bible, she was a 4 yr old child of George & Charlotte Turnley. Do you have access to Bible records? I have info on a Rachel Turnley, born 26 Apr 1803 and died 7 June 1803. Do the records list her? Your help would be appreciated since I don't see record of her burial here.
Added by Bettye Hull on Feb 11, 2014 6:49 PM
Bettye Hull
George Turnley
I studied the photo of his gravestone more closely, and I see the birth date. Can't see the specific day of death, but Sep seems to be there, and I think the death date is 1848 - the 4 seems to be backwards. What do you think?
Added by Bettye Hull on Feb 11, 2014 6:40 PM
Bettye Hull
George Turnley
George Turnley is listed as unknown birth and death in 1818. I'm wondering if that is the best one can read on the headstone. I have George is the one whose wife is Charlotte Cunnyngham Turnley. In that case, I have details,but the death date is 3 Sep 1848. Could this be the 1818 on findagrave? Also, do these Turnleys have headstones that their locations could indicate family relationships? I am particularly wondering about the Infant Daughter with unknown dates - could anyone tell who she belongs to?
Added by Bettye Hull on Feb 11, 2014 6:35 PM
Bettye Hull
Elizabeth Turnley Turnley
I believe this is Elizabeth Jane Turnley (no need for the second "Turnley"). Born 17 april 1794, died 26 April 1836. The note says she was 42 which would be correct. However, the date says she died 1886 - probably not very readable, but all other info points to 1836.
Added by Bettye Hull on Mar 28, 2013 2:54 PM
Bettye Hull
Mrs. James Cunnyngham
I agree that Mrs. James is Arabella Goode Cunnyngham. Someone else thinks she was buried in Martel Cemetery in Roane Co, but I think Pine Chapel is correct.
Another message talked about being descended from a Victoria, daughter of William, daughter of James, son of James.
I descend from the brother of William - Henry. As far as I have (which I have copies of pages from the family Bible, there is no Victoria. William (1809-1854) married Eliza Crockett. If one of their other children had a Victoria (or married one) I do not know and wasn't sure what generation he might have been speaking if not William and Eliza's. I have photos of graves of William, Eliza, and an infant of theirs. There's a chance I am missing a child, and I don't know any of the boys' wives names. I'd like any and all bits of info anyone has and I'll be happy to share, too!
Bettye
Added by Bettye Hull on Mar 26, 2012 6:41 PM
Garland
RE: Mrs. James Cunnyngham
No I have not. I live here to the state of Washington currently. The information I got from someone else.

Garland Holt
Added by Garland on Feb 14, 2012 3:52 PM
Garland
Mrs. James Cunnyngham
John: I think her name was Arabella Goode, born abt 1745 in Ulster North Ireland and died 1798 in Dandridge Jefferson TN. Marriage to James in Ulster in about 1763.

The reason I know this is I run a public tree on Ancestry.com for the Holts/Brady lines. My g-grandmother was Victoria Britton Cunningham (note the change in spelling). Victoria is the result of the child of James and Arabella, James II. James II is father of William Cunningham (1809-1854) see find a grave 84695915. Victoria and her sibling James M Cunningham is also listed in find a grave.

I think I got it all right here.

Garland L. Holt Jr.
Added by Garland on Feb 13, 2012 10:09 PM
Lisa B
RE: Lewis ancestors
Dear John,

How fortunate that you have the family bible. For that time church records are the (other) main source of information. I recommend you have a look at the roots chat forum http://www.rootschat.com/forum/
scroll down the page and you will see they have a section dedicated to Wales and the people on the forum are very knowledeagble and helpful.
It sounds to me like the John Lewis you found in Gloucestershire is most likely a different one.
Hope this helps,
Lisa
Added by Lisa B on Apr 20, 2010 9:26 AM
Lisa B
RE: Lewis ancestors
Hello John,

the census data for England and Wales is accessible from 1841 - 1911 so if your ancestor left Wales after 1841, then you may be able to find him on the census, identify his family and then follow the family lines from there.
Birth/marriage/death records exist from Sept 1837 and you can look those up on http://www.freebmd.org.uk/
However it can be difficult to identify the correct person and costly to order certificates as it isn't always easy to identify the right person.
I hope this is of some help to you.
Added by Lisa B on Apr 01, 2010 3:23 PM
 

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