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rhondajo (#47044794)
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Bio Photo My name is Rhonda. I am a 66 year old mother of five and grandmother of five. I work in the airline industry and genealogy is my hobby. These are some of my family lines:

Causey, Cowart, Wells, Joiner, Humphries, Clary, Ring, Redman, Gentry, Ward, Kegans, Cannon, Combs, Nickell, Brady, Smallwood, Donehew, the Wolfe family and the Groseclose families of Lancaster Co PA, Philpot, James, Freeman, Coleman. I know there are many Freemans. My line can be proven to go back to William M. Freeman and wife Elizabeth Redman who were in the 1860 Fannin Co. Ga. census. I believe he was the son of Bailey M. Freeman, who died in 1852 in Carroll Co. GA. Bailey mined gold in the Villa Rica Gold mines. We also believe that he was a Methodist minister. According to records there was a Methodist minister in old Villa Rica named Bailey Freeman. His son mined copper in Fannin Co Ga, and in Ducktown TN, which was right over the border from Fannin Co GA. Did you know that one of the reasons that the north won the Civil War is because the gold miners out west who were Union, shipped their gold east to the Union camps? If you have any Confederate or Union soldiers and would like to put them in my virtual cemeteries let me know. You will not be giving up ownership.

When I first began volunteering for Findagrave I began noticing many death dates that were in the early 1900s. Sometimes I would come across an entire family, and each family member had died between 1911 and 1920. I found this so often that it suddenly dawned on me one day that something must have happened during these years to have killed so many people. I finally looked it up on line and found the Spanish Influenza. It began in the early 1900s and killed more and more people each year until it peaked in 1918. From that year it began tapering off until the early 1920s. One of the biggest groups of people who died from it were the soldiers who were living in close quarters. Also, all of the Civil War soldiers who survived to the 1900s died of it also. Very sad.

To anyone who has transferred a memorial to me of my family, THANK YOU!! If I have any of your relatives besides Rev War soldiers, and you would like a transfer, please contact me via the "edit" button on the memorial, and leave your FAG number, it makes a transfer so much easier!!! Remember, you don't have to "own" a memorial to place info in the bio. The reason I don't transfer Rev War soldiers is because they have hundreds if not thousands of descendants. I get multitudes of requests for their transfers. How can I choose whom to give them to? I don't. Other than that, I have gone beyond Fag guidelines, it depends on the request, the relationship, and your length of time and service to Findagrave. I answer all edits in a day, 2 at the most.

If you would like to use any of my photos for your family genealogy, please ask. The reason I want you to ask, is because I need you to give me credit with my real name. Why? Because one day down the road, I hope that my descendants will come across one of my photos and will see my name and know how hard I worked for this great site and for family history.

Our early pioneers who were born in the 1700s and early 1800s deserve more than an empty bio. Please try to put something about them on their memorials. Also, remembering how our early pioneers' children went west to settle America, I feel privileged to be able to unite them all here on Findagrave!

My next genealogical dead end is Sarah/Sallie Nickell, and her husband, Samuel Combs. She was born ca 1830, possibly in VA. and was Cherokee. A Samuel Combs b 1807 married a Sarah/Sallie Nickell in Morgan Co KY, and they had at least 7 children. Samuel Combs married Sarah NICKELL perf by W W GRAY per the Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky, 1821-1859. They are next found in Rowan Co KY (Used to be Morgan) in 1860. We can't find them in 1850. After talking to another Combs descendant about Samuel, she says that according to family legend, Samuel Combs who married Nancy Cornett had another family with several children. Is it possible that this Samuel's "other family" was the family with Sarah Nickel? She was at least 20 years his junior, so he had to have had another family somewhere. However I have no proof:

HH 59
Samuel COMBS 53 farmer Ky
Sally 32 housewife
Minerva 16
Jeremiah 10
John 9
Samuel 7
Leonard 4
James E. 2

Later a daughter named Mary was born. She was my great grandmother. She married a Richardson, had a baby and he died leaving her an 18 year old widow. Later Sally, son Samuel, James and Mary went west, traveling pretty much along the trail of tears, arriving in Oklahoma Territory. We don't know what happened to father Samuel. Perhaps because he had his other family?

Thanks to my sister, Kim, for all of the information that she has contributed to our family memorials.

If I have made any errors in transcribing or typing, please let me know!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has left a flower on my Mom's page. If you are led to, please leave her a flower. Lin Mae Freeman Brady ...thx...

Isaiah 43 1-5

1 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;



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Wadvex
Duplicates
Yes, I would agree that it appears the contributor "Grave History" has duplicated your earlier Pryor memorials - in a different cemetery. I did contact therm but you may need to also as it's your memorials they've duplicated. As to which is the correct cemetery I am not local to the area so couldn't say.
Added by Wadvex on Sep 17, 2017 5:51 AM
Wadvex
Duplicates
There is a photo of a newer, replacement tombstone marker that lists multiple members of a Pryor family and is duplicated in two different listed cemeteries!. Because this is a "group" stone, duplicate memorials have been created for several family members. The stone is pictured and listed in both Ellaville City Cemetery, Ellaville, Schley County GA and Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, Sumter County, GA. While Ellaville and Americus Georgia are quite close, they are not the same and my question is WHERE is this stone really??
I am sending this bcause you manage one of these two cemetery "duplicates". For an example please refer to Memorials #43465484 (Spencer Crawford Pryor in the Americus cemetery) and #157488188 (Spencer C. Pryor in the Ellaville Cemetery).
Happy straightening it ou
Added by Wadvex on Sep 16, 2017 9:11 PM
Tammy Callahan
Memorial #117912905 Bonnie Glan Rhudy
Can you please take corrected photo for Bonnie Glan Rhudy, memorial #117912905? Or remove the existing one? The photo showing is a headstone for a Romaine A. Kendall. Your help and cooperation would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Tammy Callahan on Sep 15, 2017 1:56 PM
Kim Hash
Ontes Johnson
Hello,
I have just found that you have pictures of one of my relatives, Ontes Johnson. I would like to attach your photos to my Ancestory tree on their website. I was thrilled to find her gravesite and I have you to thank!! I read and understand your dead end on relatives cause I have that with Ontes, my great-great grandmother. Good luck in your search.

Thank you for doing this for all of us!!

Regards,
Kim Hash
Added by Kim Hash on Sep 13, 2017 5:01 PM
Carol Hudson
RE: Lin Mae Brady
You are so very welcome.
Carol
Added by Carol Hudson on Sep 12, 2017 6:50 PM
Carol Hudson
RE: Lin Mae Brady
You are quite welcome. She was a beautiful lady.
Carol
Added by Carol Hudson on Sep 12, 2017 7:22 AM
2huntfamily
Ogaretta Fant Lloyd
Hi Rhonda!
May I have your permission to use the picture of her grave on my Tree at ancestry.com? I just now was able to find her! Up until now our family only knew her as "Greta". With no maiden name or further information I was unable to locate additional information.
She was the 3rd wife of Alva J. Lloyd who was my husband's great-grandfather.

I see that you were wondering where Alva Lloyd is buried(?)... He died in 1991 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale California. There is a memorial already seat up for him and information can be found on my tree.

Thank you for your dedication to this work!
Valerie Rice
Added by 2huntfamily on Sep 02, 2017 4:25 AM
Alan Eugene Koch
Stella DeLany
Dear Rhonda,

Thanks so very much for transferring Stella. She is an important part of my wife's ancestry.

Best regards, Alan
Added by Alan Eugene Koch on Sep 01, 2017 9:06 AM
Janice Still
Louise Still
Thank you! I haven't done anything much in Find A Grave, so don't know much about it.
Added by Janice Still on Aug 31, 2017 6:34 PM
Janice Still
Memorial 43706167, 64 & 74482349
Please add 74482349, Louise Cowan Still, Corinth Memorial Gardens, Walton Co., GA to her parents 43706167 & 64, Opal and John W. Cowan, Zion Baptist Church, Newton Co., GA.
Thank you!
Added by Janice Still on Aug 31, 2017 5:31 PM
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