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David Blake Hill (#46846740)
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Bio Photo I was born in south Georgia, and raised in the Air Force. My family settled in the Atlanta area after my father retired from the USAF. Except for a few years living in the North Georgia mountains near Helen, I am still in Atlanta.

I have always known I had deep southern roots, but did not realize how deep until my interest in genealogy was recently rekindled. Going back six generations 27% of my known ancesters were from South Carolina or immigrated there from Scotland and Ireland, 25% were from North Carolina, 25% were from Georgia, 5% were from Virginia, and 6% were from New York and Connecticut (12% of unknown origin). My European ancestry appears to be about evenly split between Celtic (Scottish and Irish) and English, with a smattering of Dutch and German.

As an "Old Scroll" 1st Battalion Ranger, I'm quite interested in the military experiences of ancestors and other relatives. Here are a few examples of my family who had military experience:

Capt Robert Walter Hill 1930-2004 (father) Memorial# 14611936

Joseph Bingham Mack, Jr 1932-1966 (uncle) Memorial# 38580969

Maj Joseph Bingham Mack, Jr 1935-1966 (cousin) Memorial# 68807118

Hewell Britt Blake 1919-1986 (granduncle) Memorial# 31885095

Rev Joseph Bingham Mack 1896-1969 (grandfather) Memorial# 103480757

George Lafayette Hill 1843-1922 (great-grandfather) Memorial# 30146074

Rev Joseph Bingham Mack 1838-1912 (2nd great-grandfather) Memorial# 30168521

David Peden 1760-1823 (5th great-grandfather) Memorial# 8025522

Benjamin Church 1639-1717 (9th great-granduncle) Memorial# 24720663

I first came to looking for information on ancestors. A few were already here. I plan to add the rest.

Some of my ancestral surnames are:

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Scott Black
Robert Reid Smarr
Hi David,

Saw your info on find a grave for the memorials of Robert Reid Smarr and Martha Caroline McCutchen Smarr. I am attempting to locate the two daughters of Robert R. Smarr's sister Sally/Sarah Smarr. Sarah Smarr married Amos Black ca. 1814 and had 3 children: Amanda, Robert R, and Patsy Ann (Martha). Amos Black died ca. 1817 and Robert R. Smarr was administrator. Subsequently the widow Sarah Black married the attorney mentioned during the estate one William S. Logan. This was all in York Co., SC. The son Robert R. Black died in 1826 at the age of 10 . In turn, Sarah Smarr-Black-Logan died prior to 1832 leaving the two daughters under the care of Wm Logan. Logan later moved to Marshall Co., MS.

I lost track of the two daughters, never locating a marriage record for them in York Co., SC. Perhaps they went with the Logans to MS, or, with their uncle Robert Reid Smarr to GA.

I believe too, that Amos Black b. ca. 1788 was the brother of Lucretia Black b. 1790. Lucretia married Robert McCutchen and is the mother of Martha Caroline McCutchen who married Robert Reid Smarr. So, there is a strong chance that the two daughters of Amos and Sally (Smarr) Black stayed in close proximity to the families of Robert R. Smarr and of Lucretia McCutchen.

you may contact me at

Thank You
Added by Scott Black on Nov 06, 2016 2:04 PM
John Blake I (30169278)
Hello David, I have been searching for years for John Blake II parents. Several other Blake researchers and I have traced John II (28928200) to an Isaac Blake and Jane Beatty, but we have no proof. Can you please tell me if you linked John Blake II (28928200) to your John I or someone else? I would like to know that the John Blake II was his son for sure? Also by the birth dates John I would have been only age 17 when John II born. No where does it mention that John II was connected with South Carolina in the Parke County, Indiana biography, only mentions born in Havre De Grace, Harford County, Maryland and then he was in Ohio. Would greatly appreciate your help and input for this and thank you.
Added by Lynn on Apr 22, 2016 12:10 AM
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William Abijah Pool
Thanks for adding the links, 5th cousin. ;-) ~~Carol
Added by Carol's Genealogy Stuff on Jan 17, 2015 2:37 PM
Clifton Crump
Crow Memorials
Hello David;
I just noticed there is two Memorials for Jesse Crow at the Poole Cem.
Thx Clif
Added by Clifton Crump on Feb 25, 2014 2:31 AM
Clifton Crump
RE: Crow tombstone pictures
Hello David;
I have tried to reply to the email I received from you and I get failure notices. Can you contact me at.
This is about Wiley Franklin Hill born 1865 Ga. His wife Ida L. Crump was my dads sister.
Thx Clif in Calif
Added by Clifton Crump on Feb 18, 2014 11:47 AM
Clifton Crump
RE: Crow tombstone pictures
Thank you very much for permission to use your Crow Tombstone pictures.
The Crows and Crump have some connections but not real close to me.
Thx Clif
Added by Clifton Crump on Feb 18, 2014 12:35 AM
Clifton Crump
Crow tombstone pictures
May I use some Crow Tombstone pictures on my Family Tree?
Thx Clif
Added by Clifton Crump on Feb 15, 2014 7:18 PM
RE: Mary Peden Hood
Thanks for acknowledging my request. I find a lot of duplicates (including too many that I myself have made). Sometimes I get concerned when people don't respond at all because I have discovered at least one member who died so that was why she hadn't responded. I keep the ones I send on file and give people a month to at least respond.
Added by Peka on Mar 04, 2013 1:18 PM
Mary Peden Hood
You also created a duplicate of my memorial for Mary Peden Hood. Pleae delete this one, too.
Added by Peka on Feb 27, 2013 6:35 PM
Duplicate memorials
Pleaes delete the duplicate memorials you created in Catholic Presbyterian Cemetery in Blackstock, SC. I sent you request for the deletion of your memorials for Mary, Jane and Sarah Hemphill because they were created after I created mine. Thanks!
Added by Peka on Feb 27, 2013 6:27 PM
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