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|redbirdintheyard||RE: Benton Folks|
OMG, cousin, we've got to talk! :) Email me your phone number to email@example.com when you can and I'll email you mine. I'm in twelve lineal societies (really still working on the 12th but know I qualify), and nine of them are through Cooper Melton and his mother Elizabeth Jones. We've got some really absolutely amazing people in that line including a grandfather named Edward Bennett who lived in Jamestown and was born in 1577. Get on wikipedia.org and type in "Edward Bennett Colonist." You will be amazed.
The societies you qualify for (that I'm already in) and that I can help you get into are:
Daughters of the American Revolution
Daughters of 1812
Daughters of the American Colonists
Daughters of Colonial Wars
Dames of the Court of Honor
Colonial Dames of the 17th Century
Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
And the last one I'm working on but we qualify through Gilbert McKenzie and Zachariah Melton is Loyalists and Patriots.
I'm also in the United Daughters of the Confederacy through one of my Brewer uncles and in Daughters of Union Vets of the Civil War through a grandfather on my other branch, but if you've got a Yankee in your tree, I can help you with that one too. The 12th one for me is through my dad and I just got word that I was approved for Order of the Second World War.
And the REALLY cool thing is, that since I'm your cousin, for most of these, all you'll have to do is prove the line up to where we link. So, for most of these, you'd only have to prove you, your mom and dad, the grandparents and g-grandparents in that line, and all of the proof would only go up to Cooper and Phoebe. If you get stuck I can help you out. But when you get to Cooper and Phoebe, for those generations and beyond, instead of listing your proofs like: 1850 census, Histories and Families of Tennessee pp. 134-146, the will of.... All you'll have to put down is my national number and they'll see I've already submitted those proofs for those generations and there's nothing more you'll need to do!
I've got a DAR app saved to my computer if you'd like for me to email it to you and I'd be happy to help you fill it out. We'll have this done in a couple of days if you want. I've applied so many times to these groups I could probably do this stuff in my sleep now. Would you like some help? If you do, let me know and I'll get most of the stuff together for you and can mail it to you.
By the way, who are your Meltons and McKenzies from Benton? I have Cooper Melton who married Phoebe Manning, and then before him came his father John and wife Elizabeth Jones, and John's father Zachariah Melton and Sarah Thomas. John and Zachariah were both in the Revolution and Cooper was in 1812.
For my McKenzies, the earliest one I have in my branches is Gilbert McKenzie who came over from Kintyre, Scotland in 1774 on the Diana with his wife Margaret. Gilbert fought as a Loyalist in the Revolution with the Royal North Carolina Militia. Then I go through their son Malcolm McKenzie and his wife Nancy Ann Beaton, and then through their daughter Margaret McKenzie who married Nicholas Brewer.
Any of these sound like your folks? Just curious as to how we connect. :)
|redbirdintheyard||RE: Tennie Bradley|
Oh my goodness...did she really?? Wow. I'm in Arizona but am heading back that way in a couple of months. I'll try to get up to Henry and have a look at it. Thanks so much for the info on Tennie!
|redbirdintheyard||Andrew Hurley Goforth|
You and I are cousins I believe to a very distant degree, as I have Meltons and McKenzies in my tree from Benton. I was wondering if you by any chance know the maiden name of Andrew's second wife Tennie? I haven't been able to find very much on her. Her middle initial is down as "B"....could it be Bates? That rings a bell for some reason.
|Gary Hughes||Zach Goforth|
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|Anonymous||Thank you, Julie|
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