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Lisa Downing Lanier (#47229242)
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Bio Photo I've been interested in genealogy since I was a young girl in the 1970s. My profile pic is a mixed media piece of my Great Grandmother Bessie Smith Downing.
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Frances Burner Bumgarner
Hi Lisa,

I noticed in one of the messages you wrote that appear on this site that you would like to hear from anyone in your extended family that descends from the Bumgarner line. My great grandmother on my mother's side was Blanche Bumgarner Phillips, daughter of Isaac Bumgarner and Ida May Bishop of Walton in Cass County, Indiana. Isaac is the son of John J Bumgarner and Mary Polly Miller (daughter of Revolutionary War patriot, Edward M Miller). John Bumgarner and Edward Miller were both born in Shenandoah County, Virginia. John Bumgarner is the first son of Peter Bumgarner and my fourth great grandmother, Frances Franey Burner. Abraham Bumgarner who married Rebecca Lambert is a younger brother of John Bumgarner. John Bumgarner's parents, Peter and Frances, are both buried in the Bumgarner Cemetery that is located on the old Davisson farm in Union landing in Lawrence County, Ohio. In 1830, Peter Bumgarner's descendants left Lawrence County, Ohio and settled in an agricultural area known as Hendricks township in Shelby County Indiana. This is the community of Shelbyville today. I believe the family moved from Ohio to Indiana because John Bumgarner's father-in-law, Edward Miller, owned property there. John Bumgarner's sons Isaac (born in 1822 in Scioto County, Ohio and a very successful businessman) and William (a Civil War hero) eventually moved north and raised their families in the community of Walton in Tipton township of Cass County, Indiana. Walton is a very small town that is located north of Indianapolis on the state highway that runs from Kokimo to Logansport.
Added by dpfenger3 on Jan 09, 2016 9:28 PM
Georgie Ann Hankins
RE: Bumgarner family
Nice to hear from you. Do you have a photo of John Bumgarner m Mary King. I am still trying to identify some old photos in one of my albums that have the photo of Rev. Daniel Winters and Rebecca.
Rebecca Lambert m Abraham Bumgarner and widowed then remarried to Rev Daniel Winters. Do you have a photo of Rebecca? I can scan my photo and send it to you. I want to put it on Find A Grave for both Rev. Daniel Winters and Rebecca Lambert Bumgarner Winters pages.

Do you have any history on Daniel E. Bumgarner m Ida Ellen Melton? I have some history and some photos from a family album sent me from Ks in the 1980's and I copied them. Some people I still do not know in that album.

I am happy to hear from you. Going back into Ohio our families, the Hankins and Bumgarners knew eachother and came from Lawrence Co Ohio. I am sure somewhere in the vast tree, our lines connect again so we are probably cousins. Do you have any Loinbargers', Heplers', Colliers', Davidsons, Fosters', to name a few. These lines intermarried while in Lawrence Co Ohio in the early 1800 and late 1700's from Va.

I would like to know more on any Bumgarner travels from Lawrence Co Ohio. Did the line go to Indiana and then into Decatur Co Iowa? Our Hankins line went from Lawrence Co Ohio around 1830 to Madison Co Ind. Henry Co Ind Delaware Co Ind, my direct Hankins line went into Decatur Co Iowa around 1848, then the children of Daniel Hankins m Anna Collier moved on in the 1870's.

Daniel Hankins is buried in High Point Cemetery, so are five of Rebecca Hankins m James Carl Melton's children. I see where you have Bumgarner's buried in the same cemetery.
Of this Hankins line, Roland Hankins went into Ks and settled in Oregon. Rebecca m Melton ended up in Kansas in Attica. Sarah Jane m Richard T. Baker widowed during the civil war remained in Iowa, Lucinda died at age 18 in Oct 1860 was in Gentry Mo census in Aug of 1860, Alexander died civil war buried in St. Louis Mo, Enos and Amos (twins) traveled the trails together and ended up in Ks, Okl, Colo and settled in Oregon, Nancy m Isaac Phillips and lived in Worth Co Mo and Mary Ellen Hankins m John Wesley Beavers and settled in Carlton, Neb. and James Hankins m his first cousin Arrlempa Hankins and they went to Mo after their marriage in the 1860's settling in Hay Springs, Neb.
That should be the ten kids of Daniel Hankins m Anna Collier.

I come from Roland Hankins m1) Mary Elizabeth Davidson (Davison), their dau Melinda Ann Hankins m Wm Jasper Beavers, their dau Lenna Jane Beavers m her first cousin once removed Ernest Frank Hankins who was son on Amos Hankins m Sarah E. Beavers (first cousin to Wm Jasper Beavers.)
Then my father was born to Lenna and Ernest, his name being George Geary Hankins m Viola Jensen, then ME...Georgie Ann Hankins McCaskill Waddell.

Interesting, Mary Elizabeth Davidson (Davison) was half sister to Arrlempa Hankins who m James Hankins. When Elizabeth Hepler m Wm Davidson widowed she remarried Daniel Hankins brother Wm Joseph Hankins. Roland Hankins first m Mary in 1848 and in 1854 m her sister Barbara Ellen Davidson (Davison) without telling Mary.

A lot of history to sort out and it took years but I love my family research and the cousins I have become close family with over the years.

Looking forward to sharing what I do have with you that you want. Let me know. I live in Biggs, Ca. Where do you live? I am 67.

Georgie Ann
Added by Georgie Ann Hankins on May 11, 2015 9:39 PM
Georgie Ann Hankins
Bumgarner family
I have Daniel E. Bumgarner m Ida E. Melton and his parents were John Bumgarner m Mary King.
I found on Find A Grave John Bumgarner parents were Abraham Bumgarner m Rebecca Lambert and she was widowed and remarried to a Rev. Daniel Winters.
Now I know why this old photo in one of our family albumns reads, Rev. Daniel Winters and Rebecca. I knew if I tracked long enough I would find the connection.
Ida Melton is daughter of Rebecca A Hankins m James Carl Melton. I am doing a book on the Hankins descendants and would like to know if you are a family descendant of any Bumgarners or Winters?
Abraham Bumgarner Find A Grave 35620020
Added by Georgie Ann Hankins on May 06, 2015 8:45 PM
Mechanic's Ridge Photos
Thank you for the cemetery photos you took last month at Mechanic's Ridge Cemetery in Wausau.

I live in the Milwaukee area and don't get up to Wausau often. I really appreciate your time taking the pictures and uploading them. Thank you!

Added by Carla on Jul 13, 2010 3:16 PM
Thank You!
Thank you for the Schroeder/Gernetzky photos from Mechanic's Ridge Cemetery.

Cemetery photos have been some of the most helpful resources in my genealogy research.

Added by Carla on Jul 07, 2010 12:08 PM

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