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Ray Isbell (#47188697)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use any of my photos in any way that you wish, especially the older ones. My only purpose in posting them is to share them with those who want them and to help preserve them for posterity, just as many of these were gifts which others (long dead, for the most) once shared so generously with me. History is not for hoarding or profit but for preserving and passing on.

Attribution is not expected. With that said, however, the serious researcher/historian records the source for photos and rare documents. So while I don't need to be acknowledged or "thanked," I have tried (not always successfully) to list where most of my photos came from. If I have posted one that came from you, please let me know, or remind me, or suggest proper attribution.

Lastly, all of my memorials are works in progress, so I'm continually tinkering with them, researching, editing or expanding them. Additions, comments, corrections, criticisms and suggestions are welcome and always considered.

I have filled up many of my memorials, leaving little or no room for additional photos. If you have photos you would like to add, please just let me know.
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Paul V. Isbell
Isbell Family
Hi Ray, I think we have had our paths cross in the past. I am wondering if you have ever found any records of burials, or deaths, for my Grandparents, James and Edy Isbell who were on the 1880 Census in Gibson County, Tenn.

James Isbell
United States Census, 1880
Name James Isbell
Event Type Census
Event Date 1880
Event Place District 10, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
Gender Male
Age 75
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Occupation Farmer
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Self
Birth Year (Estimated) 1805
Birthplace Tennessee, United States
Father's Birthplace Virginia, United States
Mother's Birthplace Virginia, United States
Sheet Letter C
Sheet Number 129
Person Number 0
Volume 2
James Isbell Self M 75 Tennessee, United States
Edy Isbell Wife F 80 North Carolina, United States

My great grandfather was his son, WILLIAM CARROL (CARROLL)8 ISBELL (JAMES7, LEVI6, ZACHARIAH JR.5, ZACHARIAH4, HENRY3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1)1 was born January 1834 in Maury Co., TN, and died January 1911 in Bay, Arkansas. He married SARAH C.(E) PRICE. She was born 1844 in New York, and died 1888. Not sure of parents of James Isbell b.abt.1800 to 1805 Tennessee
I found one of William Carroll's brothers on Find A Grave in Gibson County:
James Redman Isbell
Find A Grave 27850538 where you posted his picture.
Paul V. Isbell
Richmond, Virginia
Added by Paul V. Isbell on Sep 18, 2017 2:38 PM
Billie Keaffaber
James Veitch
Just big note of thanks for letting me add these photos to my trees. I found bunch more links to this person wow he spent lots time in court. Thought I share these in case you interested most likely you seen many these. I have Added your stuff to Wikitree, Geni and Ancestry still have family search tree to add too. Not sure what the controversy over everywhere has him
In Royal Family. Enjoy Huggs cuz
Added by Billie Keaffaber on Sep 07, 2017 2:57 AM
J. James Sandy
Martha Garner Jenkins
Hi Ray,
Just found the memorial for Martha and want to thank you for the update by posting the note about the National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. I recently started researching my grandmother Garner's line and excited to learn more about her family.
Added by J. James Sandy on Sep 06, 2017 4:52 PM
Yondris Ferguson
RE: Isbells
If you wish, I could send you the obits. I have them for Thomas and his daughters Mildred Slade and Charlotte Johnson. I do not have his wife Anna's however. Although I can get a copy of it and send that to your email as well if you like.
Added by Yondris Ferguson on Sep 06, 2017 4:33 PM
Mary Angevine Tompkins @ Oakwood
If you go to Mary's memorial and then click on her husband's name in the list of family members, it will take you to his memorial page with photos of the stone and the plot. Look for the photo that shows the large stone surrounded by smaller stones and click on it. The caption explains some things about the marker. She is most likely listed on the main stone below Samuel but that information can no longer be seen on the severely weathered stone. HTH.
Added by scotdeerie on Sep 04, 2017 8:59 AM
Thank you
Thanks for the information for Larry Isbell's memorial.
Added by Essex on Aug 24, 2017 3:09 PM
janet dimperio
Elizabeth Semmes Turley West Broadwater
Thank you for your work on this. She and John Turley were my 6th g-grandparents. Their son Paul was my fifth g-grandfather and lived in the Johnnymore Run area now Compton's Road in Fairfax. My line came down through Ignatius Turley, Paul's son. I am wondering if the picture of the graves is Elizabeth and if so, where is it? Also, John's father was named John and he had a son named John who was a member of Pohick Church and attended at the same time frame as George Washington. This man was reported to have developed a "money"exchange based on tobacco for the area where he lived.

I will place these pictures in my album of family informatio. Again, thank you.

JanetTurley D'Imperio
Added by janet dimperio on Aug 04, 2017 7:53 PM
Hershel Parker
Aaron Mayhew
In 1818 Aaron Mayhew married Sarah Hill who had recently come to Allen County KY from SC with her parents Henry and Judith Hill. I see that the Pennyroyal book on the History of Allen County says that Henry Hill is mentioned on page 20. Does anybody have a copy of this rare book? Can you quote to me what is said on page 20? Henry Hill was a preacher so I am wondering if he thought he would have a congregation in Allen Co. Sarah Hill, who with her husband died in Mississippi, is an aunt of mine, much older sister of the baby born there in Allen Co. in 1818, the year she married.
Added by Hershel Parker on Jul 30, 2017 9:58 AM
Angevine photos
I put up what photos I have that I think might provide information as well as an overall idea of the the area of the graves. If you think any are redundant, let me know. I'll take them down.
Added by scotdeerie on Jul 25, 2017 6:49 PM
Angevine's at Oakwood
I take it you know this family history pretty well. What do you know about Hannah Moyer? Here is a headstone for a baby (1 year, 4 days old) that was buried in the ground right in the middle of the footstones. Cemetery records said it was Hannah Angevine-Moyer and that there might be two people there. If you can shed some light on this, I'd appreciate it. I made a memorial for Hannah Moyer as if she were the baby. Thx. BTW, here are a TON of footstones in this plot. And it is very hard to read the stone since cyprus bushes had grown up around it. While they have been cut back, it is still hard to get in there and take photos. :(
Added by scotdeerie on Jul 25, 2017 6:39 PM
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