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Marian Presswood (#47361548)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo I'm a retired educator, the official County Historian & Archivist, Pres. of the 400 member Polk County Historical & Genealogical Society, founder/editor of the PCHGS Quarterly, and the History of Polk County, and 4 day a week volunteer at the little genealogy library I established here in Benton 18 years ago. I'm the former heritage columnist for the local newspaper, the 'Polk County News', and help numerous people to 'find their Grandpa'!

Although I am not related to the majority of families whose memorials, pictures, or bios I post, I do maintain a lot of them on behalf of close family members who do not 'do' Internet. We have fairly large family files, pictures, and obituaries and I love to share those as I have time. And anyone is welcome to use the bio info and pictures, both markers and people, that I add.

My basic family surnames are Ansel and Rutha Tipton Bailey from Buncombe County, North Carolina; Revolutionary War Patriot Col. William Porter who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain and was in the NC Legislature for many years after the War (wife Mary Gilkey); The Holdens, Garrisons, and Owenbys from NC to Fannin County, Georgia; and John M. and Jane Ann Rogers Griffith, NC to GA.

Hubby James' side of the family is Jonathan Presswood, Esybous Maynor, Womac, Buckner, Clayton, William and Sophia Moore Dennis, and the 'brick wall' we all have, Harrison and Thaney Clayton Hughes. Harrison married 2nd Elmira Silcox in Polk Co. TN then moved to Arkansas by 1880 with his 2nd family, Price, Burt, Lafayette, Byrum and Sis.

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Valarie Vine
LT Ray Burnette
I have transferred his memorial to you. You do not need to transfer it back. His headstone is in a section near the front of the Main Building at East Lawn where there is always a flag flying. Thanks for adding a bio - always more meaningful that way.
Added by Valarie Vine on Sep 17, 2017 2:45 PM
Susie Bullock
Edith Carden
Thank you for Bio, I have updated Memorial.
Added by Susie Bullock on Sep 14, 2017 5:51 AM
Gideon Blackburn
Hi there

Finally getting to old messages! Just finished moving but what I was doing back in March when you first send the edit, not sure what distracted me-sorry though

What would you like to add to his bio?

Added by TheBlueJar on Sep 06, 2017 6:06 AM
Our Whitaker Families
Caroline Whitaker Kimsey
Hi Marian, Look at this memorial # 41409127. There is a list of births for all of James & Mary "Polly" Whitaker's children. I transcribed that list from a copy of the Bible page. This info on Caroline, matches the birth date on her headstone.

We also have a copy of a letter that Caroline Whitaker Kimsey wrote to her father, James Whitaker, Sr., from Turtletown, April 15, 1885. It is addressed to James and Mary Whitaker from John and Caroline Kimsey. That is more than enough proof that Caroline was the daughter of James Whitaker, Sr. Thank you, OWF
Added by Our Whitaker Families on Aug 25, 2017 10:10 PM
Hattie Burnett
Hello! I found Hattie's headstone today and uploaded the picture as well as some of the transcription. I plan to return and try to decipher more of the transcription. I hope this information is helpful.
Added by SarahTSwanner on Jul 27, 2017 2:03 PM
Shirley Ann Bennett Barham
Added by Shirley Ann Bennett Barha... on Jul 21, 2017 12:08 PM
Betty Maney photo
Thank you so much for the photo of the Betty Maney headstone from Four Mile.
Added by GHenry on Jun 16, 2017 8:18 AM
Patricia Zimmer
RE: Charley Woody
You're very welcome!
Added by Patricia Zimmer on Jun 15, 2017 3:03 AM
Nancy Yankie Sidarous
Looking for relatives .......
Hello, Marian - first of al, thank you for the generous and important work you do! I know you named only certain families on your profile; however, I noticed a photo on a memorial of some Chastains, a family in my ancestry. I have Byrd's, Chastains, Andersons, Lewellens, Wollards (Woolards), to name a few. They were in NC, TN, MS. Please let me know if you're familiar with any of these names.
Thank you so very much. Nancy
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Jun 14, 2017 10:22 AM
Norman Daniels
RE: #140486525
No problem. Glad to help.
Added by Norman Daniels on Jun 13, 2017 8:54 PM
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