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Kim Nichols Morris (#47497058)
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Joyce Squires
RE: Squires
Sorry for the slow response in answering your message due to (bad days) relating from brain surgery. In your message to me you stated that Harold Elias Squires, 05/09/14 - 07/08/01 was your maternal grandfather. Could you clarify 05/09/??01 and 07/08/??01 with full year? At this point and time I am not sure if he is in my tree as I need more information on him. Do you have a cemetery location on him? Sure hope that we are related!

Added by Joyce Squires on Jan 26, 2015 5:24 AM

Anne Orsi
Alsey Nichols
Alsey Nichols and his wife Charlotte Broadwell were my 4th great-grandparents. Just wanted to say hello.

Added by Anne Orsi on Aug 20, 2014 7:41 PM

Tabitha Brown
I am a direct descendant of Tabitha Brown and Drury Alsup through their son, James Sidney Alsup/Gorman.

Tabitha was a brick wall in my research and I was excited to learn that she was Cherokee. However....after researching for months, she is still a brick wall. I have not been able to find any evidence of her being the daughter of Chief Drowning Bear. He wasn't married until 1790.
This info comes from several websites including this one and includes a list of his children:

Tabitha was born in Mecklenburg, VA in 1785. I finally had a "duh" moment and looked up Browns who may have lived in Mecklenburg, VA at that time. There were quite a few. One theory I have been entertaining is that the Alsups started on their move to TN from Hanover, VA and Drury met her in Mecklenburg. She went along with them and they got married in Nashville, TN on January 27, 1806. Or, more likely, her family packed up and moved with the Alsups and several other families. That happened quite a bit…families traveling together for protection.

If you have evidence (with dates that line up) that Tabitha was actually descended from Yonaguska or any other Cherokee, please let me know.

Added by Peggy on Dec 13, 2012 10:38 AM

Robert Vonbuskirk
RE: Drury Alsup.
Hi, Kim, Glad to hear from you. Sorry if this took me forever to get to. Life being what it is, its difficult for me to find time just to sit and look at family.

Tabitha is my 4th Great grandmother, and she is the daughter of Chief Yonagusta Drowing Bear, who was the son of Chief Dragging Canoe. (Our 5th and 6th Great grandfathers). I NEVER though I had Native American blood (such as it is, watered down). I'm looking into the Cherokee side, and trying to find tribal records that would confirm this.)

Which side of the Alsup family are you? For me, lets see:

Drowing Bear
Tabitha Brown (Drury Alsup)
James P. Gorman (aka James Sidney Aslup)
Drury Sidney Gorman
Margaret Sidney Gorman (marr Richard Flahive)
Henry Lloyd Flahive
Marjorie Elizabeth Flahive (marr. Carl N. Vonbuskirk)

Which is actually not true, cuz Carl VonBuskirk legally adopted me, my birth name was Mongeon, but thats a whole nother story...).

Its always good the find cousins! Hope this helps somewhat..


Added by Robert Vonbuskirk on Dec 02, 2012 4:45 PM

Kay Herndon-Foglesong
RE: William Lee Sanders

You are from Aunt Flora and Uncle Ed's Family.
My grandmother was her sister Thelma Sanders-Franks they lived at Parsons,TN.
Yes i have a tree on Ancestry..The name is Herndon,Lindsey,Franks,Sanders Family..see if you can find it..I have lots of pictures on can copy what ever you want from there.My home E-mail is
I have been doing genealogy for 26 years and have about 10,000 on my tree..
Would you email me at home where the conversation is a little more private?
Would love to talk to you.


Added by Kay Herndon-Foglesong on Aug 23, 2012 8:55 AM

Kay Herndon-Foglesong
William Lee Sanders
I am great grandaghter of William Lee Sanders..
i am just curious about the note/flowers you left on his memorial..I have never heard or seen a document where he served in a war..just wondering that I have missed something??
I see where you say you are new to family genealogy..I have a massive collection on the Sanders ..I would be glad to help you anytime.



Added by Kay Herndon-Foglesong on Aug 22, 2012 4:04 PM

RE: Nichols Family in Walter's Chapel Cemetery
Out of curiosity can you please tell me where she is buried? I got to searching last night, because I love a good puzzle and found all kinds of information except for her burial!

Added by Heather on May 28, 2012 6:21 AM

RE: Nichols Family in Walter's Chapel Cemetery
Are you sure that Arkadelphia is buried at Walter's Chapel? There is not a stone there with her name on it or any of her surnames. However there are A LOT of unmarked graves at this cemetery, and other than transcriptions done in 1995 and then ours done in 2010 there are not any records. If you are sure that she is buried there, I will try to talk to some of the "old-timers" in the area and see if they happen to know where she is buried in the cemetery.

Added by Heather on May 27, 2012 8:28 PM

RE: Nichols Family in Walter's Chapel Cemetery
I got all the Nichols family photos uploaded at Walter's Chapel Cemetery for you! Thank you for your patience! If I can be of anymore help, please let me know!

Added by Heather on May 26, 2012 4:10 PM

Diane Baxter Williamson
RE: Walter's Chapel Cemetery
Sorry the Nichols is one family at Walter's Chapel I am not related to.

Added by Diane Baxter Williamson on May 20, 2012 1:15 PM

james brooks christoffersen
RE: Tabitha Brown
As long as we don't know Tabitha Brown's heritage, one can't dismiss any theory until disproven. I would be interested to see his work. Thanks for sharing, cuz! However, the census stated that she had been born in Mecklenberg Co., VA, and for both that and his theory to be true would have Indians present in VA after the Rev. War who migrated to middle TN following the same migration pattern as the early white settlers (research might shed light on the probability of this having happened). Btw...I have the names of some Browns who lived both in Mecklenberg Co., VA in the 1780's & middle TN after 1800, but have yet to look into them further. There were just so many Browns in Davidson & Williamson will take time to examine them.

Added by james brooks christoffers... on May 01, 2012 9:35 AM

This Is Who We Are: One Big Family
Tabitha Brown Alsup

Tabitha Brown Alsup is the wife of 3rd great grand uncle Drury Alsup. I too, have hit a brick wall on Tabitha Brown's parents.

Patricia Edmonds

Added by This Is Who We Are: One B... on Apr 19, 2012 4:20 PM

james brooks christoffersen
Tabitha Brown
I am a descendant of Drury & Tabitha through their son Elisha Benton Alsup, Lycurgus Alsup, Fannie Myrtle Alsup Carothers, Jimmie Carothers Gray, Dorothy Gray Christoffersen. I have much info on Alsups, but have hit a dead end with Tabitha Brown. I happen to live in Williamson County, TN, where they were married on 1/27/1806 (obtained a copy of the bond last weekend). Unfortunately, Brown was a common name. I have gone through the tax records & eliminated some of the Browns, but not enough to solve it. There were also a good # of Browns in the more established Davidson Co., to the north, as well. Next I'll try land records to see if any Browns owned property near John Alsup. A prominent Brown owned land near John Alsup, Jr., which has me curious. I'd be interested in anything you may have found. -Jim

Added by james brooks christoffers... on Apr 06, 2012 11:50 PM

Robert Vonbuskirk
Drury Alsup.
Hi Kim.. Im Robert Vonbuskirk. Drury is my 4th GGf on my mother's side of the family.

His father, from my information, was John Alsup, Sr. (1734 in VA to 1839 in MS)

His mother was Agnus Costello (1750 in VA to 1798 in Ms)

I have some more information (names and such, going back further). Something I found last night on Drury and Tabitha was their last will. Seems Drury was a slave owner.

Go to

you might find it interesting.

If you need more info, write me at

Added by Robert Vonbuskirk on Sep 02, 2011 12:10 PM


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