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Barbara Spears Pipek (#46800452)
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Bio Photo After moving around the country for 38 years, I moved home to Wilkes County, North Carolina where I grew up. I have been searching for my ancestors for almost 50 years now. A lot of the first settlers in this area (Wilkes) migrated on to Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and many other states. I am a 6th generation descendant of Sarah Boone, the sister to Daniel Boone.

I live within 3-5 miles of the following Baptist Church Cemeteries in the county: Big Ivy, Yellow Hill, Blue Ridge, New Hope. Stony Hill is just up the road and the Lenderman-Powell Family Cemetery is on our property.

In addition to Boone, my other surnames are: Spears, Hamby, Dillard, Cardwell, Ashley, Owens, McGee, Church, Shepherd, Cartwright, Greer and Woodie to name a few.

My grandmother told me when I was growing up ... how do you know where you are going, if you don't know where you have been... I have been chasing those ancestors ever since.

I also do Genealogy Research and would be glad to assist you.

All memorials are entered with the greatest respect.

Please let me know any corrections needed or additions I can help with.

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Anna Huth
Since we had been told Daniel Boone Owens was not his real father and not my blood line I have not spent a lot of time on Daniel. I do have this for Daniel.
Daniel B. Owens>David C.>Larkin>Aaron
My DNA just confirmed my grandfather's father was Isaac Wilson Pennington. It did not mention the Owens name. Do you have info on Mary Elizabeth Eastridge Owens? Evidently there was no marriage between Isaac Pennington and Mary Eastridge.
Thank you...
Added by Anna Huth on Oct 12, 2017 7:42 PM
Anna Huth
Thank you Barbara, I corrected it, the date is wrong on the marker. Would love to check out your Owens family. My great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth Eastridge married Daniel Boone Owens. She had my grandfather (Isaac W. Owens (Pennington) before she married Daniel. Daniel raised him so used the Owens name. Thank you, Anna
Added by Anna Huth on Oct 12, 2017 11:47 AM
Marta Sharp/Heap
Tempie S Poe
I see the date on the stone for the two Poe sisters. Tempie S Poe is found in the 1880 census and is 12 years old. I think they accidentally reversed the date from 1868 to 1886 but I am happy to have found her through her sister's listing
Added by Marta Sharp/Heap on Sep 03, 2017 8:57 PM
Ruth Bolen
RE: Church family
Right now my computer is uploading all pictures sidways so I have to get it straight first. I suspect it will be some time so please go ahead and do the Church group. Thanks, Ruth
Added by Ruth Bolen on Aug 29, 2017 7:53 AM
Ruth Bolen
RE: Church family
I do not see an Email address for you. Sorry, limited computer skills. Ruth
Added by Ruth Bolen on Aug 28, 2017 3:01 PM
Ruth Bolen
Church family
I have just come from the McLaughlen cemetery in Cass, West Virginia. I photographed several stones in a line. Some with the Church name, others in that line are of field stone without markings. I will enter William Church. Next to him is a field stone marked "unknown" This may be James Church but there is no way to tell for sure. In the same cemetery are many small field stone markers that probably mark child graves. Shall I Email you the picture of the "Unknown" ? Regards, Ruth
Added by Ruth Bolen on Aug 28, 2017 2:10 PM
Mary Dineen.
What is the name am I suppose to change it to.

Added by Anonymous on Jun 19, 2017 2:37 PM
Sharon Leon
RE: Richard Skinner
I should be able to help you with that. Who is the great-granddaughter you're helping? Samuel Millikin & Jennie Tempest (Skinner) Kelly were my grandparents. My father was Vern O. Kelly. I have their memorials, so all you need to do is follow the links for additional information and photos.
Let me know if you have any questions. Sharon
Added by Sharon Leon on Jun 17, 2017 2:42 PM
Sharon Leon
Richard A. Skinner
Hi - About your suggestion that his middle name was "Allen," he was my great grandfather, so I've researched that. Both of his grandfathers were named "Richard," so it isn't clear that he was named after Richard Allen. As far as I can tell, he just used the "A." initial on his Civil War paperwork. A great aunt thought it was a random initial to differentiate him from another Richard Skinner in his unit. She wasn't aware of him having used the initial any other time. As far as I can tell, he never used "Allen" as a middle name. That's why I just have the initial on his memorial. It helps to differentiate him from other Richard Skinners. Sharon
Added by Sharon Leon on Jun 15, 2017 2:26 PM
Donna Twigg
Barbara , James W. Church doesn't have a stone in the Mclaughlin Cem on Tacy Rd . in Cass , Wv. This is my 2gr.grandfather.I believe at one time there was a metal marker.Also there is a list of people buried there without a stone . next time I go , I can take a picture. Although of it was faded the last time we stopped by. Hopefully someone will update it.
Added by Donna Twigg on Jun 01, 2017 4:30 PM
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