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Carrie Jo Dawson Williams (#47597988)
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Bio Photo I am the mother of Jerome, Tobie and Beth and have 8 wonderful grandchildren. I retired in 2001 at the age of 65 and have enjoyed gardening and my grandchildren's activities. I became interested in preparing our family history for my grandchildren a couple of months ago and have become addicted to this web site and I am especially interested in my Cherokee ancestry and that is how it all began. The Dawsons have quite a history with the Cherokee and I found my grandfather, Albert Henry Dawson on this website and then was able to trace my ancestry through him all the way back to Polly Ann Rogers. She was my 3rd Great Grandmother and the daughter of Alcie (Mary Ann) Vann, my 4th Great Grandmother, whose parents were John Joseph Vann and Wah-Li Otterlifter.It is fascinating and I have spent many late nights on the computer trying to complete our family tree and searching this site for all my relatives and adding those who were not included. My goal at this time is to find a picture and more information on my grandmother, Sarah Abbott Dawson. She died the year before I was born and I heard many stories about her but have never seen a picture of her. I have found long lost cousins and made new friends while searching.

*** Update 12-14-11

I finally found a picture of my Grandmother, Sarah Abbott Dawson last week in an old box of my Mom's pictures. My search is complete. I have included her picture on her memorial page.

*** UPDATE 09-07-12

I now have my Grandmother, Sarah Abbott Dawson, linked to her parents, her husband and all of her children.

*** UPDATE 12-30-13

I am now a Great-Grandmother. My oldest Granddaughter, Shannon, had a beautiful baby boy this year, Easton Brooks Townsend. I hope he will someday enjoy our family history.

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James Poole
RE: Canneth Swain M# 31937758
Have you found any new information on Canneth Swain. It has been awhile and thought I'd check it out again. A descendant of Missouri Jack Swain Barker and her father, my gg-grandfather John B. Swain. James Poole
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Added by James Poole on Apr 28, 2014 9:55 PM
RE: Joe & Mary Brown
Yes, you have my permission to use the photos. Please give Wendell my regards. Another story, I use to travel quite a bit with my job when I lived next to the Browns. I would give Joe a call and tell him when I was going to arrive back home late in the night. On most occasions when I returned home, the front porch light would be on and a plate of food would be in the frig for me...Not to mention all the fresh garden veggies that he grew and kept me stocked with. I must say, they really spoiled me!
Added by DON SHARP on Nov 15, 2013 10:54 AM
Joe & Mary Brown
Hi Carrie Jo,
I got you a couple of photos of the Brown's grave marker this morning. Joe & Mary were my landlords in the 1980s. I rented a cottage house from them that was located in their backyard on Stewart Street in Carrollton. They became more little adopted grandparents to me. I lived next to them for nearly 8 years and really enjoyed their friendship. I am glad that I got to pay them a visit this morning and it brought back a lot of pleasant memories.
Added by DON SHARP on Nov 15, 2013 9:33 AM
Teresa Poor Hall
Col James Griffin
Just wanted to say hello. Your note on the Col James Griffin page says that he is your 4x great grandfather. He is the same for my husband, through his daughter Elizabeth Griffin Bradford.
Added by Teresa Poor Hall on Nov 06, 2013 10:06 PM
RE: Arcadia Miguel Acosta
Hi Carrie,

I looked in my genealogy and I did not see a Lula Acosta. I do not believe she was a daughter of Arcadia because around that year he had a daughter named Caroline who was born Oct 11 1864 and the next child was a boy who was born Nov 1867. I am sorry. wish I could have helped.

Added by Melissa on Jul 04, 2013 9:02 AM
Ila Sosebee Lark
Evelyn Lancaster
Thanks for taking the photograph of her gravestone.
Added by Ila Sosebee Lark on Aug 24, 2012 3:32 PM
Shanda Sloan
RE: James Yancy Baynes
I'm glad I could help. I have posted many more photos at this cemetery. I have also added more people that might interest you.
Added by Shanda Sloan on May 08, 2012 1:24 PM
Patti Jo
Photo of Polly Ann Dawson
Thanks, it is nice to know you are my cousin and prompt in reply to requests. Should you need any assistance with our family tree, I will be happy to assist you - with documents. Smiles, Patti Jo
Added by Patti Jo on Apr 05, 2012 9:14 AM
RE: Lorie E. Hays
Happy I could help. PJ
Added by PJ on Apr 04, 2012 6:15 AM
Charles Howard
RE: Arthur Jerome Williams Sr.
No I have not been there yet. I will over the weekend. Thank you. Have a blessed day.
Added by Charles Howard on Mar 16, 2012 10:59 AM
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