I became hooked on Family History in 8th grade. I'm so addicted that I actually took my bride through a cemetery on our Honeymoon! I'm a 20 year Air Force veteran and I've paid my dues in cemeteries in the South. I discovered the chigger in a cemetery in Texas and have successfully avoided snakes on my visits (but not hornets). I presently live in the greater Salt Lake Valley in Utah.
Thank you Dave! We haven't corresponded for a few years. (Recall discussions about the Raleys and Yateses)
So glad to find you on Find-A-Grave! I was looking for John Wesley Merriman when I found the memorial you maintain for Hardine, his wife. I know that whatever you do is accurate to the best of your knowledge! Looking forward to finding other memorials that you have created or maintain.
Sarah C. Johnston's memorial says she & John were the parents of Sarah Boles (Johnston) Johnson who with William Johnson were the parents of John Clark Johnston, my GGG g-father, as well as William King & Samuel Carter. Elsewhere I find John Clark (and William King & Samuel Carter) the sons of John & Sarah Johnston not the grandsons. Any idea which is correct?
For the record, my line from John Clark is ... his son Francis Marion, his son William Leon, his daughter Alta Johnston Adams, my grandmother.
RE: Mangrem I don't have an Ancestry acct. Did you post the info on your Ancestry tree? I can use the free service at my library to view it....I think. I know I used it years ago and I think the library still has it. I would love to see the original docs, I'm just so over careful that I would prefer doing it that way. I sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness about this. It is all very interesting. I wish I had family members with more info on these folks and that intriguing story!!
RE: Mangrem Wow! That's quite a story! Good detective work! Thanks for filling me in. I would have loved to see it but my last mistake was a costly one, so this is almost as good as seeing the document.
Wonder how Ruth ended up in Robertson Co? That's quite a ways to travel, without a husband and with a young son and pregnant...and especially at that time period. There must have been family there already.
Thanks for the info. I'll make a note of it in my records. Thank you friend for me too.
RE: Mangrem Dave, You are so kind to be willing to share your interesting find. As excited as I would be to see & read it I cannot provide you my email address. About a year ago a Findagrave friend's email account was hacked, I got an email which appeared to be from him, but was from the hacker, it infected my computer so badly that my son-in-law (a computer programmer) said I needed to trash the whole thing. I live on a small retirement check and can't afford to go through that again. So I apologize but I cannot do the email route.
Could you post it on a memorial page for one of the Mangrem's and I could get it from there. Then you can remove it if you need/ want to. Or do you have another public site where you could post it? If this won't work, I completely understand. Maybe you could just give me the main idea of it all.
Mangrem Hello again, I just googled his name and came up with a much clearer shot of the headstone, found here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maury/cemetery/greenwoodcemetery/258.htm
That should answer the question of the month...now on to the murder.
RE: Ophelia Empson Thank you so much for asking to use that info on your tree. You have my permission.
And thanks for letting me know about Edward's middle name. Wonder where the name Dorrell came from? Maybe a grandmother's maiden name a generation or 2 back.
I would love to hear about anything else you find on the murder. Granny only had "killed 1852 in Columbia after an argument with old man Phillips" so I do not have a month. I don't do the Ancestry thing so maybe someone on there has more info. Would love to hear the whole story if you ever piece it together. Maybe the county archives has the 1852 newspaper.