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Michael W. Johnson (#47466153)
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I became interested in my family's history when I was about 13 years old. I had the unique opportunity to know all of my grandparents and one of my great-grandfathers. Until the death of my last living grandparent in 2006, my paternal grandmother, I spent many hours talking to my grandparents about our family history. I will always cherish those memories.

Over the course of time I found that the branch of my family that intrigued me the most was that of my paternal grandmother's maiden name, even more than my own. So I have spent over forty years tracing all of the descendants of Joseph Starnes (Starns), who served in the American Revolution, my Starnes ancestor.

Today I am still working on my Starnes family, but I also do research on my four grandparents' families--Johnson, May, Starnes and Teague--as well as my Bowman ancestors.

How exciting and satisfying it is to find the answer to a question about your ancestors that has eluded you for a long time!

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Elvena Starnes
Are you related to Elvena Pauline Elliott Starnes? I thank you very much for creating the memorial. Elvena's dad is my grandfather's brother.

Added by dl on Jul 12, 2016 10:13 AM
anthony Unknown
RE: William H. Fowler, #166069635
I am not a direct descendant of his. I am a descendant of his brother, Lawson Alonzo Fowler. I would be glad to help with any questions.

Added by anthony Unknown on Jul 08, 2016 5:43 PM
Roxie Jones
Thank you for the transfer ... BIG SMILE
Added by Carolina.Tepee on Jul 06, 2016 4:26 AM
carol griffin
Starnes Family
Michael are you kin to Starnes from Cabarrus or Rowan? My GGrandmother was Eva Camilla Starnes Wiseman(95838488) Carol
Added by carol griffin on Jun 18, 2016 1:06 PM
Barbara Spears Pipek
Patsy May
Michael I just transferred your aunt to you.

Added by Barbara Spears Pipek on Mar 09, 2016 2:51 PM
Barbara Campbell
Jarret Harrison Starnes
I am satisfied that Jarret Harrison, wife and assorted family members were found and moved: In May 2007 51 unidentified graves were moved from the site being developed for a Walmart Supercenter to Sunset Hills cemetery in Granite Falls. Now, how to prove? Land records for those who have time I suppose but otherwise it is really guess work on my part. Thought you might be interested.
Added by Barbara Campbell on Mar 30, 2014 9:19 AM
Rev. John T. & Martha Shell
Thanks for the wonderful job you have done on adding family members connected to the Starnes family. Rev. John T. Shell #67912182 and his wife Martha Bisanar Shell are my 3rd great-grandparents. They are buried at Dudley Shoals Bapt. Church Cemetery. I would appreciate their transfer to me. I have lots on their descendants. Was glad to see the Bisanars as well and have much on that family.
Thanks in advance for the transfers. They would be greatly appreciated. You will note I already added their tombstone picture.
Please contact me. Jenna
Added by Jenna on Jun 11, 2012 12:37 PM
Ann Campbell
RE: Fannie Starnes Benfield
Hello Michael,
Yes, I would be interested in any information you would like to share.
Thank you, Ann Campbell
Added by Ann Campbell on Jun 11, 2012 4:33 AM

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