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Kate Messer (#47451562)
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Bio Photo I was born Elizabeth Kate Orr (always gone by Kate) to Webster Thaxton (Web) and Josephine Marie Wilson Orr in Rayle, Georgia. I would say that the majority of my family are from Wilkes and Oglethorpe County, Georgia. I no longer live in Rayle, Georgia, but Roswell, Georgia with my husband, Clay, and our two dogs. The house where I grew up is still in my family and I try to get down there every few months to visits cousins, do research, etc. I started doing genealogy research where my mother left off (she and my father are both deceased). She had researched both her and my father's direct lines fairly far back and she had some information on the siblings of my direct ancestors, but I wanted to learn more so I've been collecting more information on both my direct and indirect ancestors. Who they were, what they did, what they looked like, where they are buried. So most of the cemeteries I have entered into Find A Grave are those I have gone to in search of my ancestors. I'll often take a picture of the gravestone, enter it into my Family Tree Maker and figure out the connection. Which is why when I upload the information to Find A Grave, people may wonder why only pictures of select graves were taken and not all of them, also why everyone buried in the cemetery is not listed. There are times when others are owners of information they submit, I try to only ask for my direct ancestors to be transferred to me, but there are also times when I ask for my aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. to be transferred to me. Many times people enter information into Find A Grave from books, etc. and once they've entered the information they no longer really maintain the record, how could they, they don't even know the person. Even if I've never met the person, I know them from my parents research or from the records they saved, etc. So I really appreciate it when these records get transferred to me.
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Angela McCauley
Andrew McCauley/Binns
Hi Kate,
I also wanted to ask if you know where Andrew McCauley is buried?

Angela McCauley
Added by Angela McCauley on Jun 16, 2017 9:27 AM
Angela McCauley
Mitchell Binns
Hi Kate,
Mitchell Binns was married to Francis McCauley's sister, Mary Ann. Francis is also buried in Smyrna Cemetery with her son, Alex. Andrew McCauley (my 3rd great uncle), was Francis' husband (Andrew was murdered) and Mitchell Binns and George Burdette signed the probate papers for Andrew along with Francis. Do you happen to have any photos of Andrew or any of that line, or any additional information? I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank You
Angela McCauley
Added by Angela McCauley on Jun 16, 2017 9:23 AM
JoAnn Olson
Stanley Cecil Wilson
I'm so glad that I found this page. Hopefully you can help me. My Grandfather, Stanley Cecil Wilson, Aug. 27, 1894 - Feb. 8, 1959 married Ruby Lena Atkinson July 2, 1924 in Delores, Colorado. They had one child. My mother, Dorothy Eunice Wilson, July 25, 1925 - May 7, 2011. Stanley and Ruby divorced in 1927 and Ruby and Dorothy moved to Canada. The family had no further contact with the Wilson family. My mother heard through the grapevine that her father remarried and had two more daughters. I've reached a dead end when it comes to my generation. Perhaps you can help. Thank you.
Added by JoAnn Olson on May 03, 2017 10:12 AM
Kim Taylor McClellan
Bethel UMC Cemetery
Hi! I see that you uploaded a picture (Memorial #50579103) of my Grandfather's (James Albert Taylor). Did he have family in that area? He died in July 1931 and my father was born in August 1931, so I never knew much about my grandfather.

Thank you!
Added by Kim Taylor McClellan on Apr 23, 2017 2:31 PM
Helen Sharpe
RE: Sharpe
No. Wells is my maiden name
Added by Helen Sharpe on Mar 27, 2017 8:40 PM
Lisa Bailey
RE: Walker babies
Wow!!! The book is so exciting! Thank you for sending me the link! I have a few suggestions on my branch for Marshall Styles which I will email him.
This explains where Francis Marion Appling and Frances Ann (Ussery) Appling Peirce got their sonís name Colley!!!! (Frances Ann was my GG-grandmother on my grandmotherís side and she was also my GG-aunt on my grandfatherís side. So, if I can read the charts right, Colley Appling was my 1st cousin 4 times removed, and my 1C-5R.
I have a few suggestions on my branch for Marshall Styles which I will email him.
I would like to keep in touch with you. Can you send me your email address? (You may send it as a suggestion for a correction to one of the Walker babies so that it wonít show in the public messages.)
Thank you!
Added by Lisa Bailey on Mar 14, 2017 11:55 PM
Lisa Bailey
Walker babies
Hi Kate,
Thank you for the updates on Fannie # 138178485 and James # 138178441.
Since you are from Georgia, are you kin to the Applings? Or how did you know the babiesí middle names?!
Their mother Clemmie Applingís oldest brother was married to my GG-grandmother. So she was like a great-aunt to my mother. When my mom was young, she lived in Guadalupe County, while Clemmie was still living there. She hadnít moved to the Confederate Womanís Home yet (sometime before 1940).
Added by Lisa Bailey on Mar 14, 2017 12:06 AM
Gail and Scott Hannah
RE: Rock Methodist
I love their book and articles.And so interesting, to "meet" someone that goes there. Glad my FYI was as service to you. g
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Feb 14, 2017 8:03 PM
Gail and Scott Hannah
Rock Methodist
FYI- Great article with photos about this church on website "Historic Rural Churches of Georgia". gail
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Feb 13, 2017 4:32 PM
RE: James Morgan Lindsey, Jr.
Kate, I am trying to establish that my Aunt Marguerite/Margaret Thistlewood, who was married several times was married to James Morgan Lindsey, Jr. I think the marriage would have been brief, but cannot figure out if I am going down a rabbit hole or really have my info correctly documented. No one has written to me at Ancestry to tell me I am all wrong, but no one on Ancestry seems to have James Lindsey in his/her tree, except for me. Marguerite had an Aunt named Charlotte Thistlewood, who married a Messer and lived in Macon, Bibb Co., GA, so not sure if that is your husbands family or not...lots of similar names. One of the Thistlewoods married a Josephine Ruth Wilson.
Hosea Jones (most likely a Thistlewood according to DNA)
Added by hosea49 on Dec 23, 2016 6:32 PM
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