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Gary Yawman (#46930508)
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RE: Mildred Yawman
I'm sorry. I should have explained it better. Mildred Yawman had a brother named Joseph Yawman (Joe) who my father referred to as his "brother-in-law". Joe's daughter was Joanne Robidoux (nee Yawman), who my Dad called his neice.
Apparently, my father and mother stayed so much in contact with the Yawmans that I heard that I received my middle name, Rita, from my father's former sister-in-law, Rita McMenomy (Joe's wife)!
It was such an odd situation. I don't know why my parents refused to talk about it -- which, I admit, made me even more curious about it!
My father carried a picture of Mildred, Arlene & Bobby (Williamson) in his wallet until he died. While cleaning out his wallet after his death, my mother still refused to talk about it. She just said that "they are old friends of your father" and wouldn't say any more. I still have the photos.
As far as I know, they didn't have any children of their own, though Arlene & Bobby show up in some census as Arlene & Bobby "Windsor", so I don't know if he legally adopted them.
All other info I have dug up myself -- mostly through
I have been totally unable to find any info about their marriage and divorce.
Added by w1ndsor on Jan 03, 2017 8:26 PM
Mildred Yawmn
I am very much interested in the Yawman family. My father was married to Mildred Yawman before my mother. It was kept a secret from us "kids" during the whole time we were growing up because my mother was Catholic & it was frowned upon to marry someone who was divorced.
However, we had hints about it throughout the years. Mrs. Robidoux moved down the street from us when we were little and my father referred to her as his niece and called her father his brother-in-law. We didn't, at the time, understand how that worked and it was never explained!
I would love to learn more about Mildred (that would make her my step-mother?) and her children (wouldn't they be my step-brothers/sisters?)
Added by w1ndsor on Jan 02, 2017 1:01 AM
Brenda Howard
RE: Frederic Admire Birthdate
No, I don't have anything else which could help but feel you are correct in the informant's info on the DC looks to be a distant cousin. Sorry for the trouble.
Added by Brenda Howard on Aug 24, 2016 7:16 PM
Alice Sanders
RE: list of children
I was excited to read your reply ad have sent you an email with what little I know about the nine children. FYI in Martha's obit it mentioned there had been 11 children. Have you checked for any military service for Robert and Daniel?
Added by Alice Sanders on Mar 18, 2016 10:20 PM
Alice Sanders
list of children
There were nine (9) children born to James and Martha(Stewart)Moore. Zepha 1829, Phebe 1831[my ancestor], Nancy 1833, Elizabeth 1834, Philip Alexander 1833, Mary 1837, Robert 1842, Daniel 1844, James 1849
Added by Alice Sanders on Mar 18, 2016 1:04 PM
Keith McDonald
John Jester
thanks for taking the time to get his photo for me.
Added by Keith McDonald on Sep 12, 2015 7:12 PM
m.j. bare
Thank You
Thank you for photographing the complete stone of Rachel May Veach, it is greatly appreciated.
Added by m.j. bare on Aug 23, 2015 9:21 AM
Niki Dafoe
I was actually doing genealogy for a friend that had the Yawman people in it when I saw how many you had and how they were missing I HAD to get them.... I also found some in MT hope I will be posting them soon I don't know if they are linked to you or not. But it was my pleasure getting that for you!
Added by Niki Dafoe on May 08, 2015 5:34 AM
That's awesome Cuddin' Gary! So interesting how we crossed paths years ago and again now!
Added by Merf on Mar 21, 2015 10:47 AM
My Gowers are NC and TN. One of the founding families of Nashville.

We can take them back to Abel Gower (1725 NC - 1780 TN), who was murdered at Clover Bottom by Indians (who were likely my ancestors as well - go figure).

Findagrave memorial # 67700031

It's certainly possible your Gowers could be branched off his family somehow...
Added by Merf on Mar 18, 2015 1:50 PM
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