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Ronald Johnston (#47714206)
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Bio Photo After 43 years of working in higher education as both a tenured professor and administrator, I have turned my attention to my and my wife's family history. My research interest is focused on the following surnames: Johnston, Hethcox, Anderson, Compton, Smith, Carr, Aulds, Sims, and Houston. Most of our past is tied within the states of SC,GA,AL,LA,MS,and TX.

Having used find-a-grave as a primary source of documentation, I began to discover that a number of our relatives did not have their headstones displayed. That sparked an interest in becoming a contributor.

As I continue my quest to trace family roots back as far as documentation will allow, I am interested in helping other genealogists in their quest where I have resources to provide.
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 • 10 Memorials Added
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RE: Saque J Hethcox
there is a Mary and her husband JOHNSTON could that be parents
Added by D.J. on Nov 22, 2015 2:10 PM
Eastview Hethcox
no sir I just recorded that ceeetary as a hobby in my spare time wish I could tell you more D.J.
Added by D.J. on Nov 22, 2015 2:01 PM
Crenshaw County Alabama Historical Society
RE: Henrietta Ann Compton
I don't find a Mt. Ada cemetery in Crenshaw CO Al.
Please send more info on this person and I will help you find her.
Added by Crenshaw County Alabama H... on Oct 23, 2014 9:23 AM
RE: Robert S. Compton
Thanks for contacting me. James E. Compton was my 3rd ggg also. You must be a descendant of James Frazier Compton.... moved to Union Parish after the Civil War. Of which wife, either his 2nd or 3rd wife?... Martha A. Ptomey or Elizabeth D. Norred. My g grandfather was Dr. James McCain Compton, and gg grandfather, Robert S. Compton, buried in Washington County. I live in the Houston area and have been to Washington County many times, not knowing that Robert S. Compton was buried there, until I began work on FindAGrave.... Since then, I have tried to link as many of our Compton family members as possible with/to Find A Grave. I did know that Robert S. some of his family/children moved to Washington County in 1875. I don't know where his wife, Rebecca McCain Comtpon died....thinking in AL, before they moved to Washington County.
I will send an e-mail to your e-address. Hoping we will have info to share. James Frazier Compton lived in Wilcox County, Alabama before moving to Farmerville, Union Parish LA. I met 2 of his ( from 1st wife's) descendants in Houston in 1973....A Mrs. Leone Compton Ellison # 54355816 F.A.G., and her daughter, Clara Ellison Erath. They were descendants of James Frazier Comtpon & his 1st wife, Julia A. Saurerhaven...or Sowerhaver from their son, Henry Rufus Compton who died in 1862 in a CSA War Camp in Montgomery. Leone's father was Henry Rufus Compton's son, Evander C. Compton # 48357405 Find A Grave. born in 1861.
Clara sent me a pedigree sketch of the Compton family, in 1973. It showed me how the Comtpon's were related to the McCain family. Robert S. Compton married Rebecca McCain in 1838 in Montgomery, Ala. My great grandfather was their oldest child, James McCain Compton.
Thanks again for your message. Looking forward to hearing from you. Do you have a family tree on
My e-mail, case you would like to reply to me directly. Interested to know who your gg grandmother was...
Added by Alice on Mar 17, 2014 3:53 PM
James (Bub) Money
Glad to help. Transfer is completed.
Added by pathfinder61 on Mar 12, 2014 7:39 AM
Evening Blues
RE: John H Anderson/Martha B Anderson

I checked on and see that the photo is associated with the dates for John Anderson. I've added the dates to mine and contacted the owner of the duplicate memorial.

I'm not sure about Martha Anderson. I know if I click on the photo it has a caption that she is buried beside John.
Added by Evening Blues on Oct 13, 2013 9:13 PM
Lois Hottinger
Lester Johnston
I transferred him to you. You can make any changes you need to or add any info. Lois
Added by Lois Hottinger on Apr 28, 2013 5:14 AM

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