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Brenda Phillips (#47775383)
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RE: Mae Westfall
You're more than welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by Beth on Jun 25, 2013 1:20 PM
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NICE to meet relatives! :)

Have a SUPER WEEK! :)

Added by j* on Jun 17, 2013 9:10 PM
RE: W.S. Sweeden
Hi, Brenda! I'll be glad to help in any way that I can!

What information do you need, exactly?

I don't have very far back on the Sweeden family, as my Great-great-great-grandfather, Leroy (Lee) Sweeden (possible name could've been Levy, as well, I've seen) has been quite elusive.

I know he married Eleanor (Ellen) Simpkins (1833-1890, approximate dates)...and, I have several census with Ellen in them...but, Levy / Leroy (Lee) has been difficult for me. I know he was born in Georgia...but, that's about all the information I have on him.

I show that two children came from this union:
- Leroy (Lee) Sweeden Jr. (1850-?)
- Mary Ann (Susie or Ann) Sweeden (1853-1876?)

Leroy was my great-great-grandfather.

He married Nancy C. (Last Name Unknown) (1849-?) in about 1870. Nancy passed away, at best estimate, about 1876 / 1877, and Leroy remarried Susan (Susie) Murphy (I have also found her referred to as Suan Sanders on one Henry Marshall Sweeden's death certificate).

Between these two marriages, Leroy had at least four children - and I cannot seem to confirm marriage dates, nor death dates of Nancy C. nor Susan / Suan (Sue Ann?).

I believe the first two children's mother was Nancy C., and the second two children were Susan's with Leroy:

- William S. Sweeden (1874-1921)
m. Mary E. McGahee (1872-1961)
They had eight children I've found, to-date (two of which are still not confirmed with documentation):
1. Rilla Elizabeth Sweeden (1893-1968)
m. Jesse Graham Sr. (1889-1968)
2. William Edward Sweeden (1894-1895)
3. Virgil Sweeden (1897-1898)
4. William Sweeden (1899-?)
5. Allie Sweeden (1901-?)
6. Callie Sweeden (1904-1943)
m. Sam Edward Partee (1883-1954)
7. Aaron W. Sweeden (1906-?)
m. Bettie ? (1900-?)
8. Walter Lee Sweeden (1909-1996)

- Nancy P. C. (Nan) Sweeden (1875-1944)
m. John M. Thornhill (1848-1930)

- Henry Marshall Sweeden (1878-1928)
m. Sarah E. (Betty) McGahee (1880-1961)
*Sarah was sister to Mary E. McGahee - they were daughters of Frank B. (F. B.) (1852-1923) & Sarah (Newton or Davis) McGahee.
Sarah was F. B.'s first wife, and they had three children I've found, to-date - evidently, she passed away between 1880 and 1890, and F. B. remarried to Violet Frances (Fannie) Bennett and had eight children with her.

- George Sweeden (1878-1899)

Sam Edward Partee & Callie Sweeden Partee had five children I've found, so far:
1. (Rev.) Sam Aron Partee (1924-1997)
m1. Mary Pearl Flippin (?-?)
m2. Zella Rose Best (1936-?)
2. Roxie Lee Partee (1927-?)
m1. William Robert Flippin Sr.
m2. William Joe Phillips (1922-2008)
3. Cecil Ray Partee (1930-?)
4. Kenneth Partee (1932-?)
5. Jewell Partee (1937-?)

Now - with that being "said", I can research further...but, had "dropped" this line, as my relatives descended through Nancy P. C. (Nan) Sweeden and John M. Thornhill, who haled from Ireland. I'll be happy to research whatever it is you're looking for! LOVE to do research!

Please let me know, ok? I hope I haven't made any errors in typing all this out...

Please let me know if I can help, further!

Most Sincerely,

Added by j* on Jun 17, 2013 9:08 PM

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