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Fran Bundy (#47078032)
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You meet all kinds of people on Findagrave... most of whom are helpful and co-operative. Just spending a few minutes a day on Findgrave can provide a great deal of genealogical input. Thank you for your co-operation! If I can assist anyone, please contact me.

My father, David Kennedy, was an avid genealogical researcher, so you could say, this was one of my inherited interests. He started his search in 1959 after meeting then Senator John F. Kennedy in Washington, DC. He asked my father if we were Catholic or Protestant Kennedys, after which Senator Kennedy suggested that since we were not Catholic, we must have entered the US via Northern Ireland. And the search continues...

Some of my direct lines are Kennedy, Clayton, Merritt, Head, Prothro, Crouch, Wright, Goodwin, Bledsoe, Breazeale, Smith, Guyton, Moorhead, Kirksey, Wyatt, Griffin, Richardson, Meyer, Johnston, Lott, Knox, Gaston, Barnett, Ray, Sharp, Alverson. I have been working on my genealogy since the 1990s. I always try to give credit to those who have done genealogical research ... just a very common courtesy.... Thanks y'all.

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Brent Reidenbach
Joseph Moorhead Jolly/Anna Cole Sherrill
Good morning Ma'am,
My name is Brent Reidenbach and I'm writing to you from Lorton, Virginia. I am a member of Co I, 47th Virginia - The Stafford Guards; Hood's Texas Brigade Association - Reactivated; and, the Texas Living History Association. Until recently, I was also a volunteer historian and living history interpreter at The Weems-Botts Museum in Dumfries, Virginia. While associated with the museum, I portrayed a young man who was a member of Co G, 5th Texas; a native of Anderson, SC; and a brother to Manse Jolly - John Alexander Jolly.

I will be giving a presentation on John's life in his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina over Labor Day Weekend. The reason I am contacting you is because I am looking for descendants of any of John's brothers/sisters who would be willing to discuss and share information that has been passed down through his family.

Please feel free to contact me any time at any time if you have any questions or information that you can and/or are willing to share. Thank you for taking the time to read this message.

Brent Reidenbach
Lorton, Virginia
Added by Brent Reidenbach on May 14, 2017 7:47 AM
carol phillips mciver
I had a nice trip back there to S.C. in Oct. I stopped in to Pendleton and saw Barbara H.S. I did not realize you lived so close! I am related to Prothros too. I did quite a bit of research on Evan of Aiken while I was there. Which branch is yours?
Added by carol phillips mciver on Dec 04, 2016 6:56 PM
carol phillips mciver
Rocky Swamp Church
For anyone interested, incl. you Fran:

It takes a village…to preserve out history
Thanks to the efforts of the current pastor, an emergency fund of the Methodist Church; headquartered in Columbia, and efforts of concerned people, we are repairing and stabilizing Rocky Swamp Methodist Church, (located on Hwy 4 between Springfield and Neeses) one of the oldest churches in South Carolina. It was founded in the early 1800s.
But we need your help. We are also raising money for a State Historic Marker to be placed at the site of the church and cemetery and ask that those donations can be sent to the Orangeburg County Historical Society c/o Eric Powell, 1421 Middleton St., Orangeburg, S.C. 29116. Even a $10.00 donation would be welcome! Please write “R.S. Church marker” on the check.
Added by carol phillips mciver on Dec 04, 2016 6:54 PM
Sandra Smith (Barton) Gwilliam
We are kin through Smith and Guyton lines
From a note you wrote on find a grave, I am sure that we are related through our Smith and Guyton lines.

I just sent an email to you with a link to a book of documentation that I compiled of our Smith and Guyton lines (plus a few other collateral lines).

If you would like to view it or download it (for free) as a PDF, it is available at A lot of relatives shared their research and pictures with me so that the book could be compiled.

In the email, I also attached some photos of the Guyton family burial plot. They are photos of my grandchildren and I viewing the headstones in South Carolina of Joseph and Hannah Whitaker Guyton.

My profile picture on find a grave is when I transcribed the headstone of 12-year-old John Martin. He is the son of Alexander and Hannah Guyton Martin & grandson of Joseph and Hannah Whitaker Guyton.

I would love to compare research records with you!
Sandra Smith Gwilliam
Added by Sandra Smith (Barton) Gwi... on Aug 04, 2016 9:43 AM
J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
Mathews Family
Samuel Morse and Phillis Rochester Morse
are my 5th Great-Grandparents.
There children were
Mary, Sarah, (Willis), Martha, and Allen Morse.

Willis Morse and Lettice Attaway Morse
are my 4th Great-Grandparents.

Mary Morse, Sarah Morse, Martha Morse
my 5th Great-Aunt's and Allen Morse my 5th Great-Uncle.

Sarah Morse married Gideon Christian,
they had
Sarah Christian married William F. Matthews
they had
Gideon Christian Matthews.

This is my connection to the Matthews.
Added by J B Williams & T Slaydon ... on Aug 03, 2016 12:07 PM
Sharon Harman
You are appreciated
I am so touched by your virtual cemeteries. Thank you for the work you do.
Added by Sharon Harman on Jul 28, 2016 2:48 PM
carol phillips mciver
James H. Willis
Hi Fran, Any idea why he and his family moved to Alabama? There was a James H. Willis of Barnwell ( well, there were at least 2) who was a "scoundrel" in dealings in his family business and ended up being crushed by creditors. trying to figure out if that James was ours. thoughts??

Thanks! Carol Mciver
Added by carol phillips mciver on Jun 13, 2016 12:16 PM
Kitty Walker Lennard
Funderburg / Waites
I have linked the Funderburg ? Waites several times and each time , got edits to remove. I was always told the same story. My Family's property adjoined the Funderburg property. I was told the 2 Men belonged to different Waites brother's and Mag belonged to their worker. I would like to add ,but I do not have proof. and get tired of being told to remove.

But I do want to know that I am thinking abt You and hoping You are doing o.k. Yes o.k., I would never expect You to feel great.

I was waiting till I saw You back on and would like to transfer Your parents and Faye to You. I did not get Tommy , but You can request and get her's too.
Call Me stupid , but I did not know that Tom was Your Dad.

Added by Kitty Walker Lennard on May 21, 2016 11:23 AM
RE: Freeman Jolley
Fran I so love is very addicting!
Makes me feel good I could help!!
Added by Lisa on Feb 18, 2016 1:36 PM
RE: Freeman Jolley
So glad I could be of help!

-Lisa :))
Added by Lisa on Feb 18, 2016 12:57 PM
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