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Mary Lois (#47206876)
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I live in Central Illinois and am willing to help with requests for pictures or research from this area near Springfield, IL. Please let me know if you spot any inaccuracies on any of the memorials that I manage.

My Research interests:
1) John Pierce b. 1776 in Tennessee, son of rev. war vet. James Pearce (aka Pierce)and his wife Margaret Dungan and their relatives and ancestors

2) Robert David Early b. 1779 and his wife Elizabeth Buchanan Dryden and their ancestors and relatives

3) John Murray Smith b.1866 in Tennessee and d. 1956 North Carolina and his 1st. wife Manda Haithcock (?)b. abt 1865 and died in N.C. between 1900-1905 and their ancestors and relatives

4)Andrew Jackson Gibson b. 1822 North Carolina and his wife, Ruth Ellen Rickman 1827-1900 and their ancestors and relatives including Vernons.

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Sarah Whitmer
RE: Gibson cousin
I do live in North Carolina. Live on Oak Island. How about you?
Added by Sarah Whitmer on May 27, 2015 11:46 AM
RE: John Pierce and his son, Albert Pierce
Unfortunately, when I started researching, I was not the best at documenting sources. I visited a SMALL library in Dandridge (I believe) that we just happened to drive by and found a book that I can not find the information on. I copied the following from that book.

"Although Albert Pierce was born in Sevierville, TN on 27 Jan 1812, he lived in Jefferson County, was married and buried there (died 11 Jul 1893). Famimly Bible recofrds indicate that he was the son of John Pierce, born 15 May 1776. John was the son of James Pearce, Sr., the Revolutionary War Veteran, (born 04 Feb 1755, died 20 Feb 1837) Mary Fain was the daughter of Captain John Finn and his wife Margaret. Mary Fain's brother John Fain, Jr. married Mary Pearce, sister of John Pearce.

Albert married Mahala Davis, daughter of Nicholas Davis and Mary (Hays) Davis about 20 Jun 1832. Mahala was born 05 Mar 1807 and died 06 Mar 1884.

We have very little informaiton about Albert and Mahala. We do know from sparse records of Wesley's Chapel United Methodist Church, near Dandridge, TN tht Albert was one of the founders of that church. He was one of the first people to be buried in the cemetery at Wesley's Chapel. Mahala is also buried there.

Albert and Mahala had at least eight children . . .
Added by radams on May 22, 2015 7:35 PM
RE: Many Thanks for all of your work
you are very welcome
Added by deegraver on May 18, 2015 10:56 AM
RIcky Clark SCV Camp 1835 North Carolina
RE: Vernon Family Cemetery
I still have more pictures load.
Added by RIcky Clark SCV Camp 1835... on Apr 06, 2015 9:51 AM
Joanne T
RE: Many Thanks for the pictures
Happy to do it! Done!

Added by Joanne T on Mar 14, 2015 10:22 AM
RE: Thanks for Laughlin picture and question
Hi Mary,

I'm sorry, but I can't give you directions, as I've never been there. The photo is by Mary Siler (I got it from the internet). You can't see the attribution unless you click on the photo. Because I didn't create the cemetery or memorial, I can't change them either.

From a distant relative -
"We found him (Thomas and Elizabeth) outside of Williamsburg, Whitley Co., Ky. The gravesite is really the Berry plot. It ís on top of a hill, on private land. I visited with the Librarian at the gen. section of the library." Perhaps the librarian will know the location. I hope you fine it.

Added by ManxCat on Feb 24, 2015 11:27 AM
Jamie Neal Holt
RE: Vernon Cemetery in Ayersville
The information came from the Genealogy Society of Rockingham & Stokes Counties, NC. I am a member and you might want to consider joining. There are several Volumes of cemetery records for both counties and that is where I obtained my information. I descend from John Wilkins through his son Thomas Wilkins. Thomas is my 4x great grandfather. Are you a direct descendant of John's daughter Nancy Wilkins Vernon?
Added by Jamie Neal Holt on Dec 13, 2014 8:52 AM
David Clay
RE: John Murray Smith
Thank you for adding the John's photo.
Added by David Clay on Dec 01, 2014 8:37 AM
Karen Farris
Family Relations
We are related through my SEARS branch and also my KING branch.

Found a photo of Robert Alexander Early's 100th birthday celebration in the KY Explorer SEP 2004 issue. Here is a link:

Added by Karen Farris on Nov 13, 2014 1:47 PM
Karen Farris
RE: Mary Pierce
Mary Lois,

I do live in Corbin. I will see if I can find an obit for your great grandfather.

Do you have an email?

My email:

Added by Karen Farris on Nov 13, 2014 12:53 PM
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