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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 139,000 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 June 14, 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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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
Deanna Stewart
Ravenscroft Cemetery
Hi! I am trying to find the location of the Ravenscroft Cemetery (the one in White Co., TN). I can find the locations of the one for Bon Air and the one for Clifty, and based on one of the headstone pictures on a memorial you have at the Ravenscroft Cemetery I was hoping you could point me in the right direction. I will be traveling to White County from North Carolina next week and am hoping to locate the cemetery before I arrive. Any help is greatly appreciated!

- Deanna
Added by Deanna Stewart on May 18, 2017 8:24 AM
Clyde Wheeling
I photo'd Clyde's headstone this morning, and Jean Wheeling was next to her. If you would like to create a memorial for him, I'll add the photo. If you would prefer, I can create the memorial. Please let me know!
Added by Penchance on May 03, 2017 12:27 PM
Lynda Kennedy
Margaret Talley
I would be happy to go photograph the marker/monument if you can give me the Section number and Plot number. Without this info it would be impossible to find due to the cemetery being so large. If you don't know the info you can contact the cemetery at 281-332-3111 and they will look it up for you.
Added by Lynda Kennedy on May 01, 2017 3:54 PM
Lynda Kennedy
Margaret Talley
I would be happy to go photograph the marker/monument if you can give me the Section number and Plot number. Without this info it would be impossible to find due to the cemetery being so large. If you don't know the info you can contact the cemetery at 281-332-3111 and they will look it up for you.
Added by Lynda Kennedy on May 01, 2017 3:53 PM
Linda Ellis Farrington
Andrew Riggs
Do you have a marriage date for Andrew and Florence Riggs? I only know it had to be about 1891 NO proof.
Do you know where William Riggs was born, died and where? thanks, They are my husband's great grandparents.
Added by Linda Ellis Farrington on Apr 02, 2017 1:44 PM
Nina Cinduct
i'll be happy to transfer her to you. just let me know. J
Added by J on Mar 11, 2017 5:46 PM
Pat Berel
Ada Maxwell Andrews Gimbert
You left a tribute to your cousin Ada on her memorial Find A Grave Memorial# 130007850. If you would like a transfer of this memorial, I would be pleased to do so. I love to transfer to family members. Thanks for what you do on "Find A Grave".
Added by Pat Berel on Feb 19, 2017 7:23 AM
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