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swingdancer (#48233016)
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I retired from both Pacific Bell telephone company and the City of Anaheim. I live in Southern California, although most of my ancestors are from the South. I have traced one line of my family back to Watertown, Mass. in 1630.
My ethnic heritage is 36% Scandinavian, from the Vikings; my ancestors hail from England, Ireland and Scotland primarily. I have visited England and Scotland. I plan to go back in the near future and next time visit Ireland as well.
I love to travel. I go to Hawaii annually and have traveled in the South Pacific, as well as the U.S.
I'm an amateur genealogist and love history, historic architecture, reading, and swing dancing!
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Brian Curdy
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Re: Mary Frances (Crisp-) Sullivan
Hello again, Cheryl !
Yes, that sounds about right. I am on Ancestry but am wary of certain published "genealogies". Albert G. Sullivan (1812-?) was born in Middle Tennessee as "Albert G. Anderson". In the Acts of Tennessee his name was changed (by adoption?) to Albert Gallatin Sullivan. He married Mary Frances Crisp (the given names figure in my great grandfather's Union Army pension file in the 1880s) in Hardeman County, (West) Tennessee, in 1843. The Sullivans (Albert and Mary) were among the numerous Sullivan families living in Tippah County, Mississippi, in 1850 (US Census). Albert and Mary Sullivan had two daughters. The first was my Great-grandmother, Mrs Elmira Tennessee (Sullivan-) Irwin (1844-1925) , Findagrave Memorial no. 76128430. She is buried in Harris County, Texas, where she moved as a widow to be nearer grown children. The younger daughter of Albert G. and Mary Frances (Crisp-) Sullivan was my Great grand-aunt, Mrs Sarah Ann (Sullivan-) Peebles (1846-1914) pre-deceased her husband (my Dad's (Great-) "Uncle Peebles") in Mountain Grove (Texas County), Missouri. Her memorial can be found at Findagrave Memorial no. 17813601. If this concords with your findings then we are cousins. If not I would hope that we are friends all the same! - Cousin Brian.
Added by Brian Curdy on Apr 21, 2015 6:42 PM
Brian Curdy
Re: Mary F (Crisp)-Sullivan (1826-??)
Note that Native American societies were matriarchal while European-American society is patriarchal. The Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and all trace their heritage through the lines of their mothers and grandmothers. Indian boys traditionally identified with an uncle or another male relative (selected by their mother) as a role model and teacher. "Biological fathers" carried little weight or authority in tribal matters, where war chiefs, elders, and priests were servants to the collectivity rather than dignitaries as "Europeans" attempted to portray them. Mancil Crisp and his sister Mary might have been "half breeds" to Anglo settlers, but whether or not they were "Cherokee" would have depended on their mother's appartenance to a tribal unit or collectivity ...
Added by Brian Curdy on Apr 20, 2015 5:52 PM
Brian Curdy
Ref Tillman Crisp and Mancil Monroe Crisp.
According to the 1880 US Census, Mrs Mary F Sullivan (née Mary Frances Crisp) was living in Texas County, Missouri. The Census taker recorded that her father was born in South Carolina and that her mother (said to have been a "Monroe") was born in North Carolina. Her birthplace was given as Tennessee and her son-in-law's pension letters situate her birth year as 1826 or 1827. She married Albert Gallatin Sullivan in Hardeman County, Tennessee, in 1843. My paternal grandmother's mom was their oldest daughter. The family was in Tippah County, Mississippi, in 1850 but they were back in Hardeman County (Tennessee) by the time the Battle of Shiloh occurred in 1862. My late cousin, Mrs Vava McKinnon (1900-1994), who was herself a tiny woman of 4'11, mentioned to me in a letter (years ago) that her aunt Minnie (my grandma), grandmother, and great-grandmothers were all tiny dark haired and dark-eyed women the way she was. As far as I can determine, therefore, my great-great grandmother, Mrs Mary F (Crisp-) Sullivan (1826- ?) was a daughter of Tillman Crisp (1792-?) and a brother of Mancil Monroe Crisp (1834-1882). Many of the Crisps left western North Carolina (where Cherokee remained even after the trail of tears) and they founded a "Crisp Town" in the Ozarks of Missouri prior to the Civil War. As far back as the 1850 US Census, however, these people passed as "White" people and were separated from any tribal ties in terms of culture or administration ...
Added by Brian Curdy on Apr 20, 2015 5:33 PM
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Robert Basnett
Unfortunately, the only records that I was able to find on Robert Basnett was his military service, which I have posted on his memorial site.

I believe that John L. Basnett (also buried in the Carterville Cemetery) was his son, but I don't have absolute proof.
Added by jcq on Sep 04, 2014 12:02 PM
KTC
RE: Robert Basnett
Unfortunately, I did not add the handwritten note to Robert Basset;s profile. A women who goes by the initial JCQ posted it. You can contact her directly at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=47050034. Good luck!
Added by KTC on Aug 30, 2014 7:01 PM
Mimosa
RE: Davis Chapel Cemetery
Actually, it's easier than going to look for the pic--which I still have.

Double click on the picture on the memorial.
Double click on the picture again.
Click on the picture one more time and it will blow up to full size.

I did that and one can see the 184 main stone and then the 6 one the broken stone to the right. Also one can read 18 on the main stone and 4 on the right. I best see the broken number as a 5 (thought it was an 8 at first) and the message that this is the "son of" gives a clue that the stone was on a child's grave.

As this person is in your family line, I'll gladly transfer the memorial to you.

Cecil Halford
Walls, Mississippi
901-604-3216
Added by Mimosa on Jul 28, 2014 7:02 AM
 

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