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Robert C Johnston Jr (#47057826)
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Bio Photo My name is Robert C. Johnston, Jr. I live in Wetumpka, AL and have been researching and documenting my family tree for nearly 20 years now. I am a member of the National Society Sons of American Revolution, having proven my lineage to William Cornelius, an Artillery Matross in the Continental Line Army under Gen. Washington. I love researching in courthouses and walking old cemeteries, taking photos and transcribing tombstone inscriptions. I also love hunting down and photographing my ancestor's old homesteads across GA, AL, and MS.My Father's lines are all from MI, OH, and RI. Some of his ancestors have been in Colonies since the 1630's and several of his ancestors were founding fathers of Rhode Island, including Samuel Gorton, John Warner, Stuckley Westcott, and Gov. Benedict Arnold. Many of my Mother's lines can be traced back to 17th Century Virginia. My primary maternal surnames I'm researching are WHITE, OLIVER, NEWMAN, MCCOLLUM, WIMBISH, ALLEN, SHELTON, GOSS, CARTER, WILLIAMSON, HEARD, HAMLET, CORNELIUS, CARLISLE and GILLILAND, mostly migrating from VA>GA>AL>MS. My paternal surnames I'm researching are Johnston, Francis, Wilson, Beckwith, Eddy, Arnold, Westcott, and Woodhead.Dear Ancestor,Your tombstone stands among the rest;Neglected and alone,The name and date are chiseled outOn polished marbled stone.It reaches out to all who careIt is too late to mourn.You did not know that I exist.You died and I was born.Yet each of us are cells of youIn flesh, in blood, in bone.Our blood contracts and beats a pulseEntirely not our own.Dear Ancestor, the place you filledOne hundred years agoSpreads out among the ones you leftWho would have loved you so.I wonder if you lived and love.
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Henry Milton Simpson
You have him as a colonel. Fold3 muster papers only show him as a 2nd Lieutenant. Can you tell me documentation for the higher rank? I am researching his family and need info. Thanks.
Added by finder25 on Sep 24, 2017 4:43 PM
Henry Milton Simpson
You have him as a colonel. Fold3 muster papers only show him as a 2nd Lieutenant. Can you tell me documentation for the higher rank? I am researching his family and need info. Thanks.
Added by finder25 on Sep 24, 2017 4:43 PM
Dianne Garrett
Margie Autry Brown -My Mother
My name is Dianne Brown Garrett. I am trying to find my mothers grave site. She died October 1949 when I was 5 months old. From genealogy that I have and from what I was told by family she was buried in New Salem Cemetery in New Site Alabama. As far as I know there was never a grave marker other than what the funeral home would have put at the time of burial. I found Bethlehem New Salem Cemetery. I did not find that there was any record of her being buried there. I think this is the correct cemetery because her brother & sister-in=law are listed as being buried there also. Their names are Ealie & Ellie Autry. Do your records go back to 1949 and if not can you put me in touch with someone that might be able to help me with my search?
Thank you in advance.
Dianne Brown Garrett
Added by Dianne Garrett on Sep 02, 2017 4:49 PM
Tara Salsman
Well, now I'm confused...
So I got excited and messaged first, but I've gone back and looked at the records I believe to be attached to Hugh and Betsy Ann, and it does not match the grave marker listed for Madison Hugh. The records I have say that the Hugh I have as married to Betsy Anne Stewart died 18 October 1857. This marker says 1884, so that's a pretty huge disparity! The marker does match the information I have to Betsy, though.

Any guidance??
Added by Tara Salsman on Aug 20, 2017 5:53 PM
Tara Salsman
Betsy Anne Stewart Gilliland
Hi, there!
I am researching my line through the Gillilands, and the information I have doesn't completely match what is in the information posted with her gravesite. I have Betsy Anne Stewart marrying Hugh (possibly middle name of Madison) Gilliland in 1841. According to the 1850 census document I saw, they had four children together: Lucinda, Charles, Benjamin F., and Martha Ann.

My ancestor actually seems to be Betsy's stepson-- a product of Hugh's first marriage, but I want to make sure I am looking at the right Hugh, and connecting him with Betsy would help that a lot.
Plus since you have been researching longer than I have, you likely have more information than I do.

Added by Tara Salsman on Aug 20, 2017 5:47 PM
Matt Hayes
Transfer request
Hi Robert, I was hoping you would transfer my great grandma Dingman's memorial to me 125001594 please and thank you
Added by Matt Hayes on Jul 03, 2017 4:11 PM
Bonnie Headley
eden plantation
I was researching the Eden Plantation and found your message. I found John Minor Winn who married Martha Byrd. John was born in 1660 and Martha in 1665 England or VA. They both died at the Eden Plantation. From what I read John inherited the plantation from the Byrd family. Have you found a picture of Eden Plantation? Bonnie
Added by Bonnie Headley on May 15, 2017 3:11 AM
James Harsch
It looks like we share many of the same ancestors. However, I'm coming up short on proving many of them such as Tabitha Oliver was a Winn before she married as well as Benjamin Winn and Ann Taverner were her parents. In gathering documents and reading them, many of the families in the Orange County, VA area up left and moved to Elbert County Georgia around 1793 and some of my line left from there to Newton County, Mississippi. I am also curious about Eden Plantation that I believe was in Prince William County from what I have read so far, was from the Byrd family and the Winn family inherited it. Any documentation, stories, or if you could shed any light on it, I would really appreciate it.


Added by James Harsch on Apr 30, 2017 6:19 PM
Jim Edwards
RE: 49th Alabama Infantry Regiment
Added by Jim Edwards on Apr 21, 2017 8:12 PM
james pickle
Ricahrd C Clayton
searching for information on my gg grandfather R.C. Clayton (Richard C. Clayton) who is buried in the Oliver Family Cemetery in Desoto County MS. I have a picture of the tombstone and the location of the cemetery but I know nothing more about him other than his wife was Jane Guyn and they were married in Jasper Georgia in 1835. further information would be greatly appreciated. thank you JIM PICKLE, Clemmons NC
Added by james pickle on Apr 07, 2017 8:32 AM
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