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Wanda Powers (#47400068)
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Bio Photo I have been working on family history for several years. I work is mainly with the lines of Mayo, Ogg, Leibfritz, Pemberton, Proctor, Hawkins, Hancock, Moore, Pigg, Blanton, Turney, Raney/Rainey, and Scott families and various other branches of the families. My in-laws are Powers, Simpkins, Everett, Jennings, Bass, Cook and Taylor Most of the relatives came from Ireland, Scotland, England and Germany.

Most of my research has been in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Texas.

If any of the memorials I have created are in your line (but not in mine) I will be happy to transfer same to your care. Any changes or corrections you have are welcomed.

I am working in Find A Grave to get most of the family listed there and asking the professional ancestry contributors that have made basic entries to transfer them to a family member or to me so that we can get the families linked and make sure the information is as correct as possible to make it possible for other members to find their loved ones. Pictures of markers or headstones have been a blessing for those of us who have been unable to travel to the cemetery. Also we find where members of past generations are buried when this information is lost.

Always interested in contact with anyone who is a relative and might have more information, pictures, etc. Verification of information is extremely important.
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Isaiah Pemberton I
Thank you for the information. I have made the correction. I rely on Dan Buckley's research for most of the data. I had relied on one of Dan's sites (worldconnect/rootsweb) that had not been updated with the new information on George's three wives.
Thanks again.
Added by GWC on Aug 10, 2015 5:27 PM
Joanne Scobee Morgan
RE: 87675098 John Pemberton
Well, I learned something new today. I reordered all the books I could find on Boone Co., MO. cemeteries that were check-out-able and got 1 I hadn't had yet. TOMBSTONE RECORDS OF BOONE COUNTY, MISSOURI. I don't know how I missed it. There is another one in today ready for pickup. So far, I haven't found the one with Pembertons in it, BUT I did find just a Starke Cemetery with 2 men in it... Starkes, of course, a father and son, and in little tiny hand writing next to it it says The farm of John Pemberton.
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Jul 30, 2015 6:26 AM
Joanne Scobee Morgan
RE: 87675098 John Pemberton
Wow. That was back in 2012 and I'm an old woman, but because I didn't say what newspaper it was from, it wasn't. It had to have been a book from the genealogical library in Independence. They allow me to check them out from my local branch and have them at home. This book had to have been one that was cemeteries in Boone County, Mo.
I looked back at my library account to see if it would show past checkouts, and, alas, no. However it did give me the names of those that can be checked out and there are 3...

Cemetery records of Boone Countyt, Missouri by Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather, 1923
Tombstone records of Boone County, Missouri by Evans, Rella Bright
Tombstone transcriptions of Boone County, Missouri by Floyd H. Strader

Would you like me to check them out again and see what I can find? It will take a few days for them to get them out to my branch, but I would be happy to do that, if you'd like me to.

Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Jul 27, 2015 4:00 AM
RE: 74773293,John W Pembertons
Most libraries will send you obituaries for a fee. You don't have to visit in person.

I found the obituary for John Wesley Pemberton and it does confirm your information. Thanks for your help.

Added by RabbitTrack on Jul 19, 2015 12:49 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 74773293
John Wesley Pemberton has an obituary at the Monroe County library.

Happy Hunting!

Order Monroe County Obituaries
Monroe County Library:
Look for the Monroe County Obituary Index.
Added by RabbitTrack on Jul 17, 2015 10:07 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 74773293

Have you looked on They show a copy of a marriage license.

Below is a link that will hopefully take you to it.
Added by RabbitTrack on Jul 17, 2015 10:00 PM
RE: John Allen Lane
Levi Lane married to Matilda Pemberton from Casey Co KY, I'm not sure if he is a cousin or son of Henry Lane, Henry's parents are Harvey Lane and Rhoda Pemberton. There are many Lane-Pemberton marries.

Added by AnnMarie on Jul 08, 2015 1:21 PM
Hodges Council
Hi Wanda,
Thanks for your input to improve the known data for Hodges Council’s birth date and place.
I took over management of this key memorial in my lineage from the late Betty Richardson, and I have not (yet) changed any information that she originally posted. I added the bottom half of the biography below the dashed line with information provided to me from another descendant, Roanna. I am reluctant to change the birth year that Betty Richardson listed for Hodges Council until I have a chance to dig further into the available records. Most of my reluctance is, until I do my own research, is out of respect for Betty Richardson. I am grateful for the information you provided on your “flowers and note.” (I am also quite surprised by the growing number of other flowers/notes posted by other descendants!)
In preparing to dig into available information on Hodges Council, I have purchased the book “Hodges Councill of Virginia and Descendants” mentioned by Betty Richardson in the Hodges Council virtual memorial biography. While I have not yet had a chance to meticulously dig into the book, page-by-page, I can tell you that on page 20 it states:

“2G 1 Hodges Councill, the date of his birth unknown. His last will dated and proved August 9, 1699 in I of W. Co., Va. lists legacies to his Children:
3G 1 son Hodges Councill (II) b. before 1668, (as indicated in the will of Daniel Boucher R. in I. of W. Co.) In 1704 he paid a Quit Rent on 420 acres.
[3G2 son John Councill . . .]”

This is evidence that there was a Hodges Council, Sr. and a Hodges Council, Jr.
That’s all I am prepared to share with you on short notice with little time to dig in.

I request that you not consider the Find-a-Grave record for Hodges Council as “confusing,” but rather, think of it as a source of collaborative information by a growing number of interested descendants to piece together the true story of Hodges Council. Your input is key among them.

Finally, you should know that when I sent this missive to the contact email address that you've provided in your member profile, it was returned as undeliverable.

This record is confusing for Hodges Council. The original entry shows he was born 1643 in Devon, England but a comment down below by Roanna says he was born in 1650 in Virginia. I am trying to verify people in my Ancestry tree and wonder which one it is. Hope you can shed some light on this.

Added by Mark on Jun 26, 2015 8:21 PM
Cathy Gowdy
RE: Donna Cool
Not sure if I ever answered your Find A Grave query re Donna Marie Cool ... I have found 3 marriages for her. The one to Fayazzo was the first. She married 2nd to Theodore B Stevens in Sonoma County July 27, 1969. The 3rd marriage was to James H Hart in Mendocino County on Oct. 5, 1985.
That's all I know. I am not related to her in any way.

Added by Cathy Gowdy on Apr 05, 2015 10:24 AM
Don Boatwright
RE: James and Harold Junior Wells
Wanda, The James in the census appears to be in error for Harold Junior "Hal" Wells. The majority of the family called him Junior and some Hal but no James. A couple of years ago I asked Harold Junior "Hal" Wells if he was named after his father (Harry Wells) given that he was named Junior. He (Harold Junior "Hal" Wells) replayed the store of how he came to be named, His brother Marion had a friend named Harold Junior (unknown last name) that fell into a hog scolding vat and died as a result of the burns received, this occurred around the same time that Harry and Lottie were expecting their last baby, Marion asked his parents if he could name the baby if it was a boy, which it was and Marion named him after his friend Harold Junior. That cleared up a lot of confusion on my part. Don
Added by Don Boatwright on Mar 12, 2015 2:23 PM
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