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Sarah Johnson (#47287914)
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Bio Photo My name is Sarah Joyce Gibbs Johnson. I am a native of Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama. My parents, William Albert Gibbs and Lemma Lee Otwell Gibbs, are now deceased. I have been actively researching my ancestral families for the past fourteen years. My mother was our family genealogist for almost 50 years and she was instrumental in developing my interest in continuing the search for our ancestors.

Paternal Lineage: Bacon, Barry, Barton, Brewer, Brook/Brookes, Calhoun, Clement/Clements, Collier, Cosper, Cullum/Cullen, Earnest, Gibbs, Glass, Hatton, Hyde, Jackson, Kimball, Kincheloe, Kite/Kight, Knapp, Lippincott, Little, McPherson, Nuthall, Phillips, Pottinger, Roberts, Sims/Simms, Small, Smith, Sprigg, Vines, Wade, White, Wickliffe/Wycliffe, and Williams.

Maternal Lineage: Abney/De Albini, Albrecht/Albright, Ashley, Bentley, Berger, Billings, Bird/Byrd, Bobo, Brickhmann, Britt, Bull, Canning, Collier, Collins, Cottrell/Cotrall, Crumpton, Davidson, Dobbs, Ebourne, Elliott, Emory, Farlee/Farley, Garrett, Gaylord, Hawkins, Higginbotham, Hold/Holt, Hollowell, Hungerford, Jordan, Joy, Keller, Kendrick, Kenner, Kilgore/Killgore, Layton, Lewis, Lucas, Mann, Maroney/Meroney, Morgan, Moseley, Myrick, Neydeckh, Otwell, Pollard, Pounds/Pound, Prichard/Pritchard, Puleston, Reid, Rothchild, Scates, Scheible, Smith, Sorrell, Spencer, Spraggins, Thompson, Tippen/Tipping, Treat, Warner, Weems, Willet, Williams, Willoughby, Wise, Wofford, and Wood.

My husband, William Alvin Johnson, passed away on December 27, 2012. Bill was also very interested in genealogy. Most of his ancestors lived in Bucks Co., PA and Gloucester Co., NJ, with his earliest known ancestors arriving from Germany in the early 1700s.

Husband's Lineage: Dunk, French, Gibison,
Graeff, Johnson, Long, McIlvaine, Miller, Rufe, Scholl, Starr, Somers, Sumstone/Zumstein, Walters/Wolterink, and Worman.

I am a member of the DAR, based on the military service of my 4th Great Grandfather, George Earnest of Virginia. My sister was a past Regent of the Palm Beach Chapter of the DAR. I am hoping to work on some supplementals as time allows. Our earliest ancestors came to the Colonies of Maryland and Virginia from England in the 1600s, including David Wickliffe, Zachariah (Zachary) Wade, and Thomas Sprigg of Maryland; and Thomas Ottowell of Jamestown, Virginia. In the 1700s, other ancestors, Michael Hold (1717), Georg Sheible (1717), Johannes Albrecht (1732), and Henrick Gasper (1768), along with their families, arrived from Germany; and Gabriel Baubau (1700) from France.

Thank you to all my Find A Grave friends for leaving tokens on the memorials of my loved ones. I appreciate your thoughtfulness so very much. I am currently offline due to personal reasons. I hope to be back soon!

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Cinnamon Girl
RE: From Sarah
Hi Sarah - You are so welcome for my visits to your beloved
husband and sister. I haven't heard from you in a while, so I
hope you are doing good. Will be visiting both again real
soon. God bless you, my friend, and have a wonderful
night. Hugs, Jean Ann
Added by Cinnamon Girl on Apr 21, 2015 11:53 PM
Erlene Best (Bremmer)
I unstand, my father was Earl Henry Bremmer (two MM), in the same town there was a Earl Henry Bremer (one M), same birth date, his father was Carl and the other Earl father was Karl.

Talk about trying to figure that out. I have been also working on the family history for over 15 years. I found a book on line, I am using that as my source. I has a lot of Daniels, Alexanders from Scotland. Our great grandfather Jacob Marion McPherson 2-3-3-5-5 is in the book, his father Adam 2-3-3-5 is in the book, Jacob McPherson 2-3-3, Alexander 2-3, Daniel 2

It was written about 1950's, there is another book written about the same time.

So for now, I will leave it as is. Still reading, hoping to make it to Virginia soon, to the church Jacob 2-3-3 build, and see if there any records on his family history. It is still there.
Added by Erlene Best (Bremmer) on Apr 14, 2015 8:22 AM
Erlene Best (Bremmer)
Daniel McPherson
I have hit a brick wall, I have Elizabeth Thomas, Elizabeth Nevitt and Elizabeth Wickliffe married to Daniel.

Wondering if they are the same. Do you have any documentation showing Daniel McPherson, was the son of Alexander Sandy McPherson and marriage lic. to Elizabeth ????

Every tree that I have found has Elizabeth with a different last name.
Added by Erlene Best (Bremmer) on Apr 13, 2015 5:28 PM
Jim Gibbons
Peggy Sansonetti
Hello Sarah,

May the spirit of the Easter Season shine on you and your family! Thank you so much for paying your respects to little Peggy!
Added by Jim Gibbons on Apr 05, 2015 10:36 AM
Sandi Cheatham
Easter Blessings
John 3:16-17(KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

May you be blessed this Easter Sunday with comfort and love.
Sandi Cheatham
Added by Sandi Cheatham on Apr 05, 2015 6:52 AM
Kitty Walker Lennard
Just wanted to say hello and that I hope You are doing. We are finally getting a good break in weather and it was beautiful today. I hope You are enjoying the weather too. Have a Happy Easter...
Added by Kitty Walker Lennard on Mar 30, 2015 9:30 PM
jennifer earnest
George Earnest ( 1720 -1786 )
by chance do you know where the location of the farm. owned by George and Rose Earnest.
I would love to know. as George was my 5th great grandfather
Added by jennifer earnest on Mar 09, 2015 1:05 PM
Lily Flawn
RE: From Sarah
Thanks for replying. It is a sad place to be at times when I read the dates on the graves. I don't want it to sound wrong but I enjoy plotting the cemetery. My Husband and I both look after it. It is a private cemetery and we have a lot of Vietnamese graves and they replace the silk flowers about every second month. They don't like the flowers to leave the cemetery so we put them on the graves of those who don't have any. I wish you luck on finding your relatives. I came to a complete standstill on mine. I found my brothers grave in the same cemetery as my Grandparents in a place called Kettering, Northants in England. I visit every 3 years.

Added by Lily Flawn on Mar 09, 2015 9:55 AM
Adaliza Ellezene
PS. I should have also mentioned that I have a picture of Adeliza, if you would like a copy, I will also send you one.
And, too, did you notice the misspelling of her first name on her tombstone?
Added by Ken on Mar 08, 2015 7:18 PM
I am a direct descendant of Solomon Mannon Otwell,s. He was my 3rd GGrandfather. He was descended from Solomon W, Benjamin, William, Solomon, Francis, Charles, Francis, William and Thomas. Thomas was born in England, his wife was a Kennor, also born in England. In her father's will it mentions Thomas in the will as executor. I know where the will is, and have asked my oldest son to get a copy of it, he lives very close by where it is.
I know there are different spellings for Adeliza Ellazene's Last name. On their marriage certificate in Forsyth Co., GA it is spelled Bryant.
Also I have a handwritten note from my Grandfather Otwell, John Washington Otwell's son, Richard Benton, that spelled her last name as Bryant. She was orphaned at a very early age, and it took me awhile, but I found her in 1850, at age 14. She was a student in that census, and I just thought she would be able to correctly spell her last name.
Are you aware of Ed Bregenzer's and Rev. Otwell's research of the Otwells. They did their research long before computers, traveling around as far north as Maryland, and all over the South and West visiting courthouses and interviewing many Otwells along their way.
If I can ever help, email me at Ken McCulloch

Added by Ken on Mar 08, 2015 7:13 PM
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