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Sammy Boyd, Genealogist (#46912507)
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January 1, 2016

A Special Invitation: If you think or know that we are related, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I love to find long-lost relatives, both close and distant!!!

I'm especially interested in finding my long-lost 1st cousin. I've searched and searched since learning about you, but with no success.


Hi, I was born and grew up in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, TN. Since I began researching my family tree in 2007, I have learned many things about thousands of relatives that I had never known about.

I know there are many people who are, or soon will be, searching for their roots as well. I hope the information that I place on this website will assist them in locating a long-lost relative.

I'm researching the following family lines, as well as MANY OTHER LINES associated with Bledsoe County, Tennessee and MANY OTHER STATES: Allison, Anderson, Bowman, Boyd, Bradford, Campbell, Clifton, Cooke, Craig, Curry, Green, Hale, Hall, Hawkins, Holland, Larcome, Massey, Maxwell, McCoy, Pendergrass, Pleasants, Russell, Simmons, Skillern, Snow, Stanton, Steip, Stipe, Stipes, Wheeler, and others.

I'm thrilled to report that, after a multi-year effort, I'm now the proud owner of one of the elusive "Skillern Family History and Genealogy" book.

My private database contains in excess of 143,000 individuals, although I have posted only a tiny percentage of my data on Family Tree, Find A Grave, etc.

I recently had my DNA analyzed through and The information contained in these test results continues to be invaluable to me in my quest to learn more about my family history, my health, and where my ancestors lived thousands of years ago.

According to my haplogroup, my Boyd line is believed to have originated in a place now known as Doggerland. You can learn more about it at the following websites: ...This is a short film. ...Another short film. ...Last film.

Updated October 20, 2017.

Happy hunting!!! :)



"Ancestors of Long Ago"

Written by Sandy Lamere Solari, 1998.

Ancestors of so long ago,
I'll search until I find.

Till I can prove and clearly show,
that you are truly mine.

I'll follow behind your trail of tears,
the hidden footprints of time.

Covered and buried throughout the years,
and continue each mountain to climb.

I'll search every faraway seaside shore,
and every valley below.

I'll unlock each and every door,
as my own teardrops flow.

I'll unearth the buried history of you,
and your own ancestral kin,

I'll search for that all important clue,
and open my heart to let you in.



Written by Walter Butler Palmer, 1906.

Dear Ancestor,

Your tombstone stands among the rest:
Neglected and alone,

The name and date are chiseled out -
on polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care,
It 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 you:
In flesh, in blood, in bone.

Our blood contracts and beats a pulse -
entirely not our own.

Dear ancestor, the place you filled,
a hundred years ago -

Spreads out among the ones you left,
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew -

That some day I would find the spot;
And come and visit you?

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Emma Church
State Hospital Cemetery Cammack Village Pulaski County Arkansas,
Hi, I saw where did Joe Burlison's grave site on findagrave and listed State Hospital Cemetery
Cammack Village
Pulaski County
Arkansas, as where he is burried. My grandfather Will Hargrove was also in that hospital and died in 1939. I also believe that is where he is buried. Can you tell me how i would be able find out from this place if he is buried there. He died 1 year before Joe Burlison did.
Thank you in advance for any help that you can give me.
Emma Louise Babb Church
Added by Emma Church on Oct 16, 2017 11:51 AM
Bonnie Brown
Annie Kate Skillern memorial
Good evening,
If you would like, I am more than happy to transfer Annie Kate and her son & daughter-in-law to you. :) Also my father, Clem A. Murphy, was the younger brother of Henry Lee Murphy, and a wandering tumbleweed who cut ties with his family so there are quite a few mysteries that I am working on--I hope you may know the answer to one that is driving me a little more batty than normal!!! Did Annie and my Uncle Henry have a daughter and possibly a granddaughter? My email addy is
Thank you :)
Added by Bonnie Brown on Sep 29, 2017 7:18 PM
Wayland Williams
Long Lost Cousin
If my mother, Cleta Maye Killebrew was your 4th cousing once removed than I guess I'm you cousin also. Glad to know you! I'm adding you to my friends list. God Bless.
Added by Wayland Williams on Sep 11, 2017 4:06 PM
andrea wylie
RE: green w boyd
Thankyou so much for the info still not sure the same green boyd unless he was having kids with both women which is possible because most of franny KIDS took her maiden name . Do you know where is is buried.

Added by andrea wylie on Jul 19, 2017 10:41 AM
andrea wylie
green w boyd
Hi i. am searching for green boyd believed to have been buried in bledsoe he married frannie wiley. Frannie died in texas in 1898. green was born in 1810-1879. any help would be appreciated.
Added by andrea wylie on Jul 18, 2017 4:09 PM
Allen Williamson
the grants in white oak?
I am related to most of the grants in the chattanooga area. i noticed your request for 2 grants in the old white oak cemetery a day to late to find. i found on my visit a grant headstone while visiting/finding an infant breedlove relative was. you can send me a message on hear or i'm also on ancestry from time to time. thesolitairewolfe.
Added by Allen Williamson on Jul 05, 2017 3:00 PM
Trudy Bowen
McLouth Cemetery
Re: photo request for Lottie Hulett. I believe Lottie's correct name is Charlotte Slawson #97363856. I checked the cemetery and could not find a head stone for her. I found a head stone for her son, Swift R. Slawson. Lottie's first husband S.S. Slawson does not have a stone in the cemetery. I could not find any stones for Joseph Hulett.
Added by Trudy Bowen on Jun 30, 2017 9:16 AM
Lynda Kennedy
RE: Margaret Talley
Yes I posted both the Lee Talleys on their memorial pages.
Added by Lynda Kennedy on Jun 09, 2017 10:37 AM
Lynda Kennedy
Margaret Talley
I am a little confused on Margaret Talley. I went to the cemetery today and took a photo of a marker thinking it was Margaret's. But as I entered it on the computer I noticed even though the birth and death dates are the same, the Memorial page shows Margaret Elba Grafton Talley and the marker says Margaret G. Peggy Talley. I posted it but if this needs to be corrected please let me know and I will delete it from the page.
Added by Lynda Kennedy on Jun 08, 2017 6:19 PM
Deanna Stewart
RE: Ravenscroft Cemetery
Thank you so much for the information! I am researching the Lawson family (and their related families by marriage in the area - (Robinson(Roberson), Fish, etc.). If you know of anyone I should talk with regarding those lines please let me know. Also, if you ever need any research help in the Forsyth County, NC (or surrounding counties) area feel free to send me a message and I'd be happy to help!
Added by Deanna Stewart on May 19, 2017 6:27 AM
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