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Alma Sanford (#48481657)
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I am a retired attorney and I am interested in genealogical research. I am a member of the Middle TN Genealogical Society and friends of the TN Library and Archives. I attended the 2014 National Genealogical Society Conference in Richmond, VA and the 2015 Nat'l conf. in St. Charles, MO. I attend genealogical workshops and conferences here in Tennessee and have traveled to Virginia and several counties in Kentucky to do research.

Both my parents had ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War and I am in the process of applying for membership in the D.A.R.

My parents had 11 children, 10 who survived to adulthood. Only seven of us survive today.

I live in the area around Nashville, TN and have two adult children both living in the area around Nashville, TN.

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Joe Craver -- KY Legionnaire
Curtis Lee McGee

I added the information you submitted along with some other that I found for Curtis. Please check for accuracy.

I also found a Florida 1945 Census for him at age 6, his parents, and looks like 5 brothers living in Starke, FL.

His father's name with Social Security was Walter. On the Florida Census it is Walker. Do you know which is correct?

There is a Bert McGee on the census list the same age as Curtis. Do you know if he had a twin brother?

Just curious. I'll be glad to add any other information on him. I especially am excited to add him to my list of Veterans buried in Christian County.

Joe Craver -- KY Legionnaire
Added by Joe Craver -- KY Legionna... on Sep 17, 2016 8:39 AM
Hot Rod
Samuel offutt
i have been to your people at the jessamine co,Historical soceity there doing a paper on that family and there looking for pictures and history about them.
Added by Hot Rod on Sep 01, 2016 6:48 AM
donna leding plumlee
RE: Charles Porter web site
I not know a lot about my family either. A lady is supposed to help me research once I have time. Seems like time is my enemy now that I have grandsons to take care of. But love my new job.

Yes let's meet for lunch. There is a great tea room downtown. You probably have been there. Please give me a day's notice when you come. I go to see my grandson's twice a week during the summer esp on Tuesday.

I will show you the book about the Sprouse side of the family.
You have my cell # in the message I sent you via FB.
Added by donna leding plumlee on May 28, 2016 8:10 PM
donna leding plumlee
RE: Charles Porter web site
Perhaps we need to organize a week end this fall when we get a lot of cousins together to do a major clean up. My husband and I are just about to the point we can't do a lot but I have a friend I hire to do things around the house. I am fairly certain I can get him to come help. I hate to see old cemeteries become run down so thanks to your father for his hard work. On my maternal side of the family, we are related to the Hart family. They have a reunion that has been going on for over a 100 years. So far they keep the grounds like a park setting. I would like to clean up the Porter site.

I remember going to one cemetery that had a beautiful old wrought iron fence around it. It is a fairly large lot but I can't remember where it is now. I think that is where my great grandfather Marcus D Lafayette Porter's grave is.

I don't have any male Porter cousins in this area anymore. Two of them who lived here in Springfield have died. There are several in Indiana and one in Bowling Green. I am now 69 and my husband is 71. I just wish I had started this search earlier in my life.

Do you know Robert Fletcher? He is Martha Sanford Fletcher's son. She died a year or so ago. He has a sister Charlotte. They live here in this area also. They probably have a lot of family pictures I bet. Miss Martha was a very outgoing, fun person who did a lot of craft type things. She was such a friendly lady. The family hosted a senior class dinner in 1965 for the members they knew. I still have the menu. That class was not even Robert's class. He is a year or two younger than me.

Have a good day. Donna
Added by donna leding plumlee on May 28, 2016 3:52 PM
donna leding plumlee
RE: Charles Porter web site
Good to hear from you. I would love to join you when you search the Porter cemeteries. There are several. I have not been to any of them. Please call me and we can meet. The county library has a lot of info on the Porters/Sprouses. As I understand it, I believe that Marcus and Harriet are buried in different cemeteries. These were very interesting families.

If you are on Facebook I will send you a private message with my email address and phone#.

I have a wonderful group photo of the Porter siblings of my grandfather's generation. You probably have that as I know you have contact with Don Sanford. If not I can email it to you.

Happy hunting!
Donna Leding Plumlee
Added by donna leding plumlee on May 27, 2016 10:08 PM
RE: Halifax Co, VA
Great!! I also made some major discoveries but am now trying to prove them! Norman has wigged out on us on his DNA, I believe he may have dementia! Can't wait to hear about Raleigh!! Tks for the update!! Happy Memorial Day!!Stephen
Added by sanford on May 27, 2016 1:21 PM
Lily Virdell
International Women's Day
Happy International Women's Day. Lily
Added by Lily Virdell on Mar 08, 2016 1:16 PM
donna leding plumlee
Charles Porter web site
Hi Alma,
I am a cousin. My great grandparents were Marcus D Lafayette Porter and Harriet Sprouse Porter. My grandfather was Hulon Edgar Porter and Mattie Lee Holman Porter.

The web site listed below has a complete list of the Porters from Charles who was born in VA around 1680. (The list did not list his parents' names.)(I checked the Mayflower list but don't think we came over with them.)This is a very extensive list and includes all generations up until my grandfather.

I was born and still live in Springfield. I am a late comer to the world of genealogy but am finding it fascinating. Just wish I had started the search earlier in my life when all the grandparents were still living (and their siblings).

Martha Sanford Fletcher died in the recent past. You, I am sure were related to her.

I worked as a Social Worker at Veterans Hospital in Nashville for 35 years but am now retired. I have two grandsons and will be caring for the newborn (as of 10-18-2015) when our daughter returns to teaching after the first of the year. They are the reason I am trying to trace the lines. I am interested in joining the DAR as well as DAC. Do you have the names of the ones who fought in the ARW? Also do you have any of the lines traced back to Europe? I am certain we hailed from England but would love to know more about the location etc in England.

I visited VA and located the home site of the Porters (50 miles from VA Beach). It was a very swampy area. No wonder they came to TN. Hope you will locate this web site and compare it to your information. I could not believe I found that site by typing in my great grandfather's name, Marcus D Lafayette Porter. He was named after the Marquis de Lafayette, the French nobleman who helped us win the ARW. He visited Andrew Jackson late in his life. He named one of his sons George Washington de Lafayette.

If you have problems locating the below info, contact me. I am on Facebook. I have a zerox copy of the complete list. It is several pages long.

Good luck. It has been fun locating new family members over the computer. We are all so interrelated. I told my daughters when they started kindergarten never to gossip about anybody at school b/c you never knew who was related. She found that out very quickly at school.

Have a good day.

Added by donna leding plumlee on Dec 09, 2015 11:38 PM
RE: visit to Va. this summer?
Great! Met a guy from Brunswick Co. who said there were lots of Sanfords in that Co. So looking into that now!!
Added by sanford on Dec 04, 2015 5:12 AM
Willi Anderson
John William Riley, Jr
Alma, since you are related to John and I am not, would you like to take over his memorial? I'm sure you will eventually have more family items to add to his memorial than I would.
Added by Willi Anderson on Nov 08, 2015 3:53 AM
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