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Jewels Sayer (#47532493)
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Kathy Phelan
RE: your message I remember what I said? NO Let's just leave it the way you have it. Mary Elizabeth Gideon was wife #1 and #2 was Grace Odell Black.

Thanks for questioning.

Kathy Phelan

Added by Kathy Phelan on Feb 22, 2016 1:54 PM
Kathryn Peters
RE: transfer memorial?
Hi, Jewels-- I am transferring the memorial for Christina Schaub Voland to you. Provided, of course, that if I find anything that needs to be added to the memorial, I can send you the updates! You are a great-great-great granddaughter of Christina; I am a great-great-great granddaughter of her sister Elisabeth Schaub Yockey. We are cousins! I would be interested to exchange info on the Schaubs; I have another cousin, Betty, who is descended from their brother John Schaub. She is putting together a lot of info on the Volands.

I know you'll take good care of the memorial!
Added by Kathryn Peters on Apr 06, 2015 5:45 AM
Geraldine Barnett
Elliott's site
If you would like any more family from him, please contact me as I have posted on his site. Any requests should also always include your member number. Have a blessed 2015, geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Jan 18, 2015 12:34 PM
Margaret (Archer) McLary
Hi, Jewels - I'm puzzled by the caption under the picture of Margaret's tombstone. It says Margaret is your ancestor and implied the connection is through Mary Ann (McLary) Mathis. In the Lockridge records, Mary Ann (McLary) Mathis is the daughter of Samuel McLary's first wife, Mary Ann Branstetter who died about two weeks after Mary Ann McLary was born. Of course, Margaret would have been the only mother Mary Ann knew, but she wouldn't be part of Mary Ann's ancestral line. If you're a Lockridge descendant, I'd like to review your line and see if our records are correct. Cathy
Added by CHL on Oct 10, 2014 9:36 PM
Frank Merriman
RE: Related?

Yes it does sound like we are related. Sorry to keep you waiting. I don't get around to genealogy in the summer and fall that much.

Nellie's husband Virgil was my grandpa's first cousin. My grandpa, Clarence Merriman, was always busy working and didn't get around to visiting relatives. Sadly, his parents, Lewis and Frances, were always busy feuding and there was never enough money or food in that family. The couple separated, divorced, remarried and then separated again.

Lewis had four children named Harvey, Edgar, Clarence and Roy. Clarence had 10 ten children but his brothers didn't have any. By trade, Lewis was a farm laborer and a railroad worker. He laid the tracks for the area around Morgantown.

I remember my dad saying that he remembered some of the Sissons from his school days. He said there were a lot of them. Somewhere I have a picture of Margaret. I may have two pictures of her but I'm not sure.

I have some Sayers on my mother's side. One of my 2nd or 3rd cousins married a Sayer. I don't think I ever got around to updating that family. I'll find the names and give them to you sometime.

I've been researching since about 1985. It appears the Merrimans lived in the old part of London near the Barbican and the old churches and cathedrals prior to immigrating. I do not know how long they lived there and I not certain what part of England they lived in before that...I'm still working on that part.

Briefly, the Merrimans lived up and down the James River for a long time before migrating to Tennessee. Our line appears to have lived in VA from 1635 to about 1804. William lived near a village called Ramsey which is just east of Knoxville and near where the French Broad and Holston Rivers become the Tennessee River. In 1828 he migrated to Morgan Co. with a number of Knox Co. families.

William Merriman, 1786-1858, was half French, owing to the fact that his mother's family, the Subletts, came from a French Huguenot village Manakintown, VA. On his father's side William was a mixture of English, Viking/Norman, Welsh and maybe a little French. It is hard to tell about the French names in England. This is because before a certain date all public records in England were recorded in either Latin or French. So, just because someone has a French sounding name doesn't mean that they were French.

But, according to family tradition, the Merrimans were originally of Viking origin and came from Norway or Scandinavia. Oddly, I pulled up a picture of William the Conqueror and my uncle George Virgil "Byrd" Merriman resembles him. Even more oddly, I happened to pull up a picture of the current Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and I look like him to a degree.

I'll get to the Chitwoods in another message. Nice hearing from you. I don't think I ever heard from anyone researching the Sissons before. My email is

Frank Merriman

Added by Frank Merriman on Dec 04, 2011 8:15 PM
Kathy Phelan
RE: McCoy
I'm sure there is some connection, but this Cornelius was born in 1832 and died in 1910. The strange thing is that my grandmother, Helen McCoy Tuttle, had a picture of that stone in her family pictures. It is a much better picture than what is on Find A Grave. My grandmother's parents were Sam & Malissa Swisher McCoy.

The Mary A. is Mary Ann Weddle. This Cornelius was the son of Lewis and Lucinda McCoy. Lewis lived in and around Monroe Co. and may be buried in Little Union, but no stone or record exists that I know of. There is a stone in Little Union with the name Lucinda. The stone has been mended and the missing part would have identified the spouse. The dates don't match, however.

I'm running out of McCoys to ask anymore. I've a cousin, John McCoy who lives in Gosport. I'll see if he knows anything about Centerton. I've been to Centerton. There is a Slyvester McCoy buried there too.
Added by Kathy Phelan on Oct 03, 2011 7:58 AM
Kathy Phelan
RE: McCoy
One more thing. We can thank them for all these relatives. Most of our family can trace their roots back to Cornelius & Ailcy. One of their sons, John, was my great-great grandfather. John's son, Samuel was my great grandfather. I remember him. I was 9 when he died. He lived with my grandmother. I remember his funeral as if it was yesterday. My mom spent her summers as a kid on the farm with Sam and Malissa. Great grandma died before I was born.

Just a little tidbit.

Added by Kathy Phelan on Aug 20, 2011 7:52 AM
Kathy Phelan
RE: McCoy
Cornelius & Ailcy have not been located. I was told my a cousin that they were buried in McCoy Cemetery - only there is no McCoy Cemetery in the area. I believe they owned some of the land which is around Tunnel Road and what is now the lake so they may be at the bottom of the lake. It is sad that their whereabouts may never be found.

Added by Kathy Phelan on Aug 20, 2011 7:42 AM

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