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baddadhardin (#47638312)
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Bio Photo I am an accomplished amateur genealogist with over 40 years experience. I remember the days when genealogical research was rewarding but difficult work. I specialize in the families of Carter, Tennessee. Everyone on the paternal side of my pedigree chart, going back to at least 1800, was born in Carter County. The surnames of my direct-line progenitors include Hardin, Nave, Stover, Ward, Williams, Humphreys, Carr, Bowers, Cannon, Howard, Heaton, Smith, Van Huss, and Dugger. If your ancestor lived in 19th century Carter County, I am probably your cousin. On Find A Grave, I have entered a modest number of memorials. More importantly, I have linked many memorials entered by others as families. My handle, "baddadhardin" was given to me by my children. My bio photo was taken 60 years ago.
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Sheila Acker Dryer
Wheeler family
Thank you so much for taking the time to fulfill my request. The headstone photo for Rev. Wheeler has been added to our treee.
Added by Sheila Acker Dryer on Sep 29, 2016 6:05 AM
John Miller
Thank you for posting the Bartlett gravestone photo.
Added by John Miller on Sep 21, 2016 3:33 AM
Don McGonigal
Headstone Photo
Thank you for the headstone photo for Bonnie Vann Hixson.
Added by Don McGonigal on Sep 06, 2016 6:14 AM
Ellen Cook Sims
re Harvey Soper
I am curious regarding a photo and bio that lists you as the contributor. Harvey Soper was my father's half brother, son of Sarah Elizabeth Cook, my grandmother, I have been researching Cooks buried at Cedar Hill, trying to print out headstones and info on relatives, it is a tedious task. Are you related to to any of the Cook, Herman, or Soper families? My name is Ellen Cook Sims, my mother is Catharine Kefauver Cook Romans, she passed away in 1992. I would appreciate any info you could share with me, Thank you
Added by Ellen Cook Sims on Aug 13, 2016 6:02 PM
Susan Eskite
RE: William Herbert
Hi, David:

Thank you for transferring great-grandpa Herbert's memorial to me. Yes, I would be grateful if you would transfer Josephine Clarke Herbert's page to me also. Thank you for setting them up. I have lots of information for their pages.

I sent you an invitation via Ancestry to view my tree. I sent it to "" If that is no longer your email, please let me know. I know you have been doing genealogy much longer than I have so I'm very interested in any additions or corrections that you have, especially back to Scotland. (I just started this spring and my Ancestry subscription is only USA records.) Do you have a tree on Ancestry?

I'd also like to know if you have any old photos or portraits. Mom had a great portrait of a fellow I'm pretty sure is William Bell born abt 1823. I am really good with a scanner and Photoshop, I also have a nice photo setup for larger images.

I did have my DNA done via Ancestry. It's very interesting, but hasn't helped me with my dead ends.

If you want to email me directly, you can write me at

Added by Susan Eskite on Aug 09, 2016 1:27 PM
Susan Eskite
RE: Mary C. Greenfield Herbert
Hi, David:

Please accept my apologies for failing to reply to your message. I am Susan Eskite, and your great aunt Estelle is my maternal grandmother through her daughter Betty (Elizabeth) Cameron Eskite. Betty is first cousin to your mother, Alice. You and I have met, most memorably at Alice's 90th birthday party.

I do know Josephine's maiden name: Clarke

Poor Freddie died of spinal menengitis and infantile paralysis. Apparently, his mother (Mary Catherine Greenfield Herbert) never got over his death, and even attended seances to try to communicate with him. Her death certificate indicates that she died from poisoning, suicidal. Poor thing.

I will send you an invitation via Ancestry so you can see the family tree I've been working on.

--Susan Eskite

Added by Susan Eskite on Jul 22, 2016 9:34 AM
Thank you for the transfer
Thank you so much for the transfer of
Stella Nave and Buladeen Hicks memorials.
Great appreciation for all your hard work
and dedication.
Added by Cheryl on Apr 29, 2016 10:19 AM
Caleb Edwards
Bessie Williams
Hello, I saw in your bio that you have Williams in your direct line and I was wondering if you were related to Bessie Williams Nave # 152596632. I just saw that you created that memorial and was curious because I believe her sister Nancy is my great geat grandmother but I have not been able to prove it (She died when my great great grandmother was 3). If you are related to this Williams family or have any information on them I would greatly appreciate anything that you could tell me. Thanks! Caleb Edwards
Added by Caleb Edwards on Apr 26, 2016 5:43 PM
Jerry Swafford
RE: Charles Wesley Swafford # 93444391
Hello David,

The middle name of "Ann" comes from her marriage license from Clark County, Illinois. I got a copy of her marriage record to John Wesley Swafford from the University of Illinois library records I found online. I can make a copy of it and send it you through e-mail if you would like it.

As far as where John and America were born and died has been a mystery to the family. I have them both last known to have lived in Marion County, Indiana. John was to have been born in Brownsburg (Hendricks Co.), Indiana in 1825..but no exact date has been found. American Ann (I also have her as Rebecca Ann "America" Hardin was born in 1830 in Indiana. They were married Apr 24, 1849 in Clark County, Illinois, which I thought was an odd place to get married.

John died sometime in the late 1870's cause Ann was listed as a widow in the 1880 U.S. Census living in Boone County, Perry Township in Indiana.(Census: 1870 Indiana, Boone, Perry Twp, Page 189B

I have planned a trip to Boone, Hendricks and Marion Counties this spring.

Jerry L. Swafford
Swafford-Swofford Families of the Midwest
Added by Jerry Swafford on Apr 21, 2016 2:55 PM
Jerry Swafford
Charles Wesley Swafford # 93444391

Could you be kind enough to hook Charles Wesley Swafford (My Great Grand Uncle) # 93444391 with his parents:

John Wesley Swafford # 119901661
America Ann Hardin # 11901726

Thank you..

Jerry L. Swafford
Swafford - Swofford families of the Midwest

P. S. - Charles older brother, William E., is my Great Grandfather.
Added by Jerry Swafford on Apr 20, 2016 9:22 PM
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