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j* (#47165802)
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Bio Photo I live in Mesquite, Texas and have one son still at home...and, am a Grandma, twice, thanks to my daughter. I am married and have a dog, a cat, and some fish.

Mine is probably not that unusual a story, filling-in my husband's family (Newman, Thornhill, Vineyard, Lawrence, Vaughan, mostly) and also for my natural parents, whom I met at the age of 26 (Smith, Kuykendall, Ward, Shipman, Carr, Priddy & Rogers). I was adopted and, besides becoming a complete freak over this stuff, I'd like to know more medical history and why and how people passed. There have been some truly interesting stories. It is an invaluable experience, even when reading about people who are not related!

If you'd like corrections / editions to any of memorials I manage, I'm "good" with either method of requests - doesn't matter to me...just need the name of the person and the memorial #, and I'd like some type of supporting documentation, if possible, that I can add to the memorial. That way, I won't lose my mind and forget where the information came from! :) Or, use the edit tab...I'm not picky...

Please contact me if I can help anyone out there! I'm happy to help! Besides: It gives me a mission!


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Bertha Smith-Frost
Bertha is my great grandmother. her father was Walter Smith and her mother was molly Holmes. I have her Birth certificate. She was Born in Forrest City Arkansas and Died there. She was raised by her grand parents William and Sarah Smith. We do not know anything about her mother only that she died before my grandmother was 10 and Walter died 1899. I have a photo of his head stone. If you can shed any new light on my Great Grandparents it would be so much help.

Tank you

Added by Sandra on Mar 19, 2017 4:32 PM
Teresa rimer
Peyson Thomas Yates
His parents are Loyd Yates from Orange Co NC and his mother is Elizabeth Brassfield. The Benjamin Loyd Yates in KY is not the same man. (In his pension, he lists all of the places he ever lived and NC wasn't listed) All of the children of Loyd who moved to TN and AR are from NC, according to census records and the following Goodspeeds reference .
Goodspeeds of NE AR Clay Co p. 257
The Star NC State Gazette Oct 25 1816,Vol VIII third column
1830 Orange Co NC North Dist p. 344
1800 Granville Co NC Hillsboro p. 569

Added by Teresa rimer on Mar 01, 2017 10:49 AM
Bessie Caldwell, Tuttle, OK
Do you have something to document that Bessie's middle initial is NOT K.? Also can you document her last name?
Added by Jim on Feb 26, 2017 7:29 AM
In memory of Bo and Chris
RE: How are you?
Hey!So great to hear from you!!!! I have had 3 breast cancer surgeries since the last time we contacted each other... so far so good now... Everybody else here is doing pretty well! Hope all is well there! Here is my email address if you want to drop me a note sometime... I wanted to let you in on what all is happening!
Take care... have a good one! Catch ya soon!
Added by In memory of Bo and Chris on Feb 01, 2017 7:27 PM
Brenda Ianniello
Leur Jacobsen Van Kuykendall
Not sure how this works? Went to post his message and I see it is public so that answered one of my questions.

I worked really hard on different branches of the family and was staying up half the night. Haven't looked at anything for couple weeks now.

I was able to go back and find my post to you but didn't see anything that looked new about Leur or his family.

I'm waiting for my DNA results and hope that will give me more positive direction on all my branches.

Please, what ever information you can share and any help you can give is greatly appreciated.

Added by Brenda Ianniello on Feb 01, 2017 5:48 PM
In memory of Bo and Chris
How are you?
Going through my friends on findagrave...and thought I would drop in and say hello...and ask how you are doing? Still on findagrave?
Hope things are going good for you! Cecile
Added by In memory of Bo and Chris on Jan 31, 2017 4:46 PM
Deppye Newman
RE: Newman Family
That is so awesome, so we are like distant cousins. :) I live in DFW also, I live over in Coppell near the airport. I might have a few pics you haven't seen, I need to get them scanned in and post for you. You can also reach me at my email at I can also be found on Facebook under Deppye Newman. Its nice to keep up with family.
Added by Deppye Newman on Jan 30, 2017 8:36 AM
Deppye Newman
Newman Family
Thank you for your hard work in posting this information. Thomas Wylie was my Great Grandpa, and Thomas Julian was my Grandpa, Thomas Wayne is my dad. You have posted pics that I do not have copies of, so I thank you for that. :)
Added by Deppye Newman on Jan 24, 2017 12:20 PM
Brenda Ianniello
Leur Jacobsen Van Kuykendall
Thank you for posting. Unlike you, I am just getting in genealogy and believe Leur is my 7th Great-Grandfather. What follows is the linage for me.

Brenda Joyce White

Rufus Monroe White
BIRTH 17 MAR 1926 Alabama, USA
DEATH 09 NOV 1988 Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA

Luna Mae WEBB
BIRTH 8 JUL 1929 Grove Oak DE, Alabama
DEATH 23 FEB 1996 Arab, Marshall County, Alabama, USA

Elmer Hobson White
BIRTH 27 MAY 1899 Alabama
DEATH 20 DECEMBER 1984 DeKalb County, Alabama
paternal grandfather

Hattie Mae HICKS
BIRTH 11 MAY 1904 Georgia
paternal grandmother

John Cicero White
BIRTH 27 APR 1855 Cedartown Georgia, USA
DEATH 2 JAN 1929 DeKalb Co, AL, USA

BIRTH 17 FEB 1857 Georgia
DEATH 1 JAN 1929 DeKalb Co, AL, USA

Cicero Francis White
BIRTH 17 JUL 1823 Carroll, Harelson, Georgia, USA
DEATH 12 DECEMBER 1896 Trimble, Cullman, Alabama, USA
2nd great-grandfather

BIRTH 9 DEC 1823 North Carolina, United States
DEATH 9 FEB 1906 Culllman, Alabama, United States
2nd great-grandmother

Rev. Peter Thornton KUYKENDALL Sr
BIRTH 1788 Washington, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States of America
DEATH 18 JAN 1881 Cullman, Cullman, Alabama, United States of America
3rd great-grandfather

Mary Ann Polly BEARD
BIRTH ABT 1789 Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
DEATH 1847 Cherokee, Georgia, United States of America
3rd great-grandmother

James Kuykendall
BIRTH 1755 Spartanburg, Anson, North Carolina, USA
DEATH 21 SEPTEMBER 1832 Habersham, Georgia, USA
4th great-grandfather

Mary Esther Hambright
BIRTH 1756 Lincoln, North Carolina, USA
DEATH 15 JUL 1842 Habersham, Georgia, USA
4th great-grandmother

Abraham Westfall Kuykendall Sr
BIRTH 18 OCTOBER 1719 Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
DEATH 1 APRIL 1812 Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
5th great-grandfather

Elizabeth Fidler Kuykendall
BIRTH 16 JANUARY 1728 Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
DEATH 1800 Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
5th great-grandmother

Cornelius Jacobson "Van" Kuykendall
BIRTH 30 MAY 1686 Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
DEATH 1753 Minisink, Sussex, New Jersey, United States
6th great-grandfather

Marretje (Marrietjen)(Marretjen)(Maretie) Westfall (Westphael,Westvael)
BIRTH 16 AUG 1685 Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
DEATH 1753 Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
6th great-grandmother

Leur Jacobsen Van Kuykendall
Jacob Luursen Van Kuykendaal
BIRTH 29 MAY 1650 New Amsterdam, New Netherlands, NY
DEATH 1720 Machackemeck, Orange, New York, United States
7th great-grandfather

Greitze Artze Tack
BIRTH 16 AUG 1663 Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
DEATH 1720 Minisink, Orange, New York, United States
7th great-grandmother
Added by Brenda Ianniello on Jan 21, 2017 6:27 PM
Corbett Ellis-Jones
RE: George Martin Kuykendall Death
I am a Kuykendall descendant, but you were closer to him than myself.
Added by Corbett Ellis-Jones on Jan 14, 2017 7:45 PM
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