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Mia Johnson (#47132187)
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Mark Vernon
RE: Rufus
Hi Mia,

I have never been back to North Carolina, and that is something I need to do! Burke Co. is the place I would want to start with. I also have roots in Rockingham and Rutherford Counties.

Again I would have to recommend Teresa Frank as the expert on Morgantown and our Singleton/Sudderth places. She has been visiting the very places you are interested in. She has sent me a number of photos of the area and cemeteries. Have you seen Kesiah/Kezia Singleton and John Sudderth's pages on findagrave? There may be some new photos on them. My goal on findagrave is to try to link up this rather sprawling family. That reminds me I have another new contact from the Sudderth side. I will get back to you on that.

Here is Teresa's email again:

Great to hear from you!

Added by Mark Vernon on Apr 06, 2012 9:31 AM
Mark Vernon
RE: Rufus Singleton
Hi Mia,

Nice to hear from you! Well, this is going to be a very complicated story...

The parents of Rufus and his twin brother Lucius are John Sudderth and Kesiah Harper Singleton. John and Kesiah had a bunch of other kids as well, all given the last name Singleton. I am still trying to get the list of them straight!!! John and Kesiah never married.

In a nut shell...Kesiah was abandoned by her husband, Christopher Singleton in the 1820s. She was left with two children, including my ancestor Osema Singleton. At that time the law was against women owning property, so Kesiah was in a bit of trouble. There was a wealthy man named John Sudderth, a neighbor. He took a liking to Kesiah. He went to the courts and helped Kesiah win the legal status of Femme Sole. These documents have been published. John and Kesiah became a couple and had a whole bunch of kids. It was kind of like a soap opera.

If you are interested in more, I have a lot I can email to you. Much of the work done on this story was by the researcher Wanda Parnell, who is sadly no longer with us. I was lucky to get in on it at the right time. I am hoping to get the rest of the siblings of Rufus and Lucius on findagrave. There is another researcher who is currently working on this as well, Teresa Frank:

Please let me know what you would like me to send. This is a large and sprawling story.

Added by Mark Vernon on Jun 08, 2011 8:36 AM
Cheri Bogowitz
RE: Thomas WIlliam McAtee

I am not related to Thomas William McAtee. I am interested in the MacAtee's and McAtee's because I am descended from the MacAtee branch. I have the most comprehensive genealogical database on these people at

BTW--the link found at does indeed work, but here is a back way in for you to Thomas William McAtee where I have a bit of information:



Added by Cheri Bogowitz on Jun 05, 2011 2:16 PM
are you related to any of the others if so let me know and i will transfer them to you

thanks rick
Added by MrPeepers on Jun 05, 2011 9:54 AM
RE: McAtee
The Harrison Henry or Henry Harrison McAtee I have was born 4 July 1822 Va, died 17 Nov 1899 WV is the son of Patrick Henry McAtee and Jane or Jean Harrison, he was married #1 to Nancy M. Hugsett/Hugsherd 20 Sept 1838, #2 Rebecca Jane Bradshaw about 1842/1843 and #3 Margaret Catherine Stalnaker 22 Dec 1852. Would this be your Harrison? Would love to exchange info if so. Thanks
Added by Cissy on Jun 05, 2011 5:33 AM
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David Scheer
Has the this headstone been found or verified that there isn't a stone there.
Added by Dennis and Carrol Freed on Jul 18, 2010 2:25 PM
Ty Coup
David Scheer
I covered the cemetery this evening and took pics of every Scheer headstone that I could find. I didn't find the stone you were looking for but if you have an idea of where its at in the cemetery, I would make a trip back out there for you.

Let me know --

Ty Coup
Lawrence KS
Added by Ty Coup on Jun 08, 2009 10:08 PM

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