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Sandy Marcantel (#47153760)
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Bio Photo I found this site searching for my ancestors and was so happy with what has been contributed for mine that I wanted to try to help others who are looking for their ancestors in the county I live in, which is Burke County NC. If you want any of the memorials I have posted transferred, just leave me a message and I will be happy to take care of that for you.

All of my ancestors are from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Delaware. Surnames I'm researching are Brookins, Bray, Farr, Walton, Rowe, Shropshire, Mattiford and in North Carolina Adams, Smith, Brittain.
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John Cratin #57197893
Hi, John Cratin is my 4xgreat grandfather, my line is his daughter Susannah and her second husband Lewis Beaman, I also live in NC. I am always looking for new information on my ancestors. I Would love to hear from you. Carolyn Niessner
Added by Carolyn on May 22, 2016 8:50 PM
I am Lance's FB friend and the one who sent the Find A Grave link to Benjamin F. Brookins.
Added by junkbuyercbd on Mar 07, 2015 5:02 PM
scott dawsey
Thomas Wiley Dawsy
Thomas Wiley Dawsey was the son of Thomas Jefferson Dawsey also buried Smyrna Sarah fowler
who responded to you has a story abt. her family
stopping at the Dawsey house durning the great
storm that distroyed the area I believe this to be Thomas W house on Huskey Rd. Mary Harper was
his wife they are buried in The Harper lot at smyrna
Added by scott dawsey on Jul 22, 2012 5:55 AM
scott dawsey
John A Daughety
John was the son of Alex and sarah emaline he ran the county work farm or prison killed in a car wreck going back to the camp late one night
Added by scott dawsey on Jul 22, 2012 5:50 AM
scott dawsey
james d daughety
James is the son of Alexander Daughety
and Sarah Emaline Dawsey. Just before he
died which was very young he had a neighbor
that had a barn fire he helped put the fire out
pneumonia set in and this is what killed him.
Carried and John only had one daughter that lived
Willa who married D.H.McInnish also buried Smyrna Baptist.
Added by scott dawsey on Jul 22, 2012 5:46 AM
Sarah Fowler
Sandy, You sent Scott Dawsey a message about your Smith connection to the Dawseys and asked about pictures. I have been putting a few pictures on line of my branch of that Smith line. Your John was oldest son of Green Wood Smith. I descend from Green's son, James B. Check findagrave in Cottonwood, AL
Added by Sarah Fowler on Jun 24, 2012 6:42 AM
scott dawsey
RE: Dawsey family
Spent a short time last night looking over what I have. The little girl in the article was Daisy Dell
Brookins, daughter of F.C. Brookins.
This is some of what I Have
Thomas A. Custis Dawsey b/ 1805 South Carolina
married 17 July 1834 Decatur Co. Ga. Ms. Fariby
Crawfors daughter of Robert Crawford she was born 1818 Tn. d/ 8 June 1891 Henry Co. Alabama which
is now Houston Co. Alabama ( Dothan ) Thomas A died
between 1880 and 1890. This is your job see if you can get a death date. I believe Thomas A and Fairby
are buried in the old Dawsey Cem. in Dothan no tombstones I did locate it at the old plantation
off Omussey Rd. and Omussey Creek
I have pics of Sarah Ann Dawsey and Husband John
Wood Smith also their son James Smith I have his
pics and his children.
In John Smiths obit it states his daughter was a
Brookins that's where I left it off, so I need all your family data.But I need if at all possible the death date of Thomas A Custis I would like to reclaim the Dawsey Cem. and I can get all the boys Thomas A. JoHN R. and James Joshua a military Tombstone for the service in the
Indian wars.
Love and kisses
Cuz Scott
any questions let me know, i just skipped over the top have plenty more imfo, just pressed for time.

Added by scott dawsey on Jun 08, 2012 6:03 AM
scott dawsey
RE: Dawsey family
Hello cuz
Yes your on the money, I have a picture of Sarah
Ann, but her father wasn't James Joshua it was his brother Thomas, Thomas settled the property where
Susan Wilson ( also a cuz )now lives Pin Hook Farms, this is where
Sarah Ann was bitten by a rattle snake and the indian living on Pin Hook Creek, cut open a live chicken and applied it to her foot, pulling the
venom out, saved her life.
Also have a picture of one of the Brookin girls
from a news paper article, memory serves me right
she was in some kind of Piano or Violin competition. I am leaving the country for a vacation, England and southern Italy, be back
first of July stay on me and I will get you all the imfo I have, I am glad you contacted me because I am a bit shy on your family.
cuz scott
email me at
Love to find new cousins, tell me all abt yourself
and where you live maybe we can meet.
Added by scott dawsey on Jun 07, 2012 6:45 AM
Sister Sonya
Mary Shropshire
Hi Sandy,

Just got a new camera and decided to get a better picture of Mary's Headstone, and you can pretty much read it now. :) Her date of birth has 1823!

Added by Sister Sonya on Apr 19, 2012 12:53 PM
Debbie (Miller) Lewis
RE: Anna R Miller Mattiford
Since you contacted me, I've been digging into the Mattifords. There's lots of info on them out there.

Father's name: John Denney Mattiford, Sr.
First wife's last name may actually be Clough. I saw some post on the web talking about how the name changed to Cloud(s). Martha must have died beteen JUN 1842 and 1845 as John Sr. married again. Wife #2 is Temperance Jane Van Winkle and they had at least 4 children in Smyrna.

The Asbury Methodist Church in Smyrna, Kent, Delaware has some birth and marriage records on the family. Burials are in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Smyrna. You can find them on Find A Grave.

I have found 4 children belonging to John D. & Martha:
1. (John Dennis) Denney (1842-1920), who married Rebecca Scotten and emmigrated to Huron Co., OH. They had at least 5 children.
2. John P. who married Anna R. Miller. Haven't found a lot on him yet.
3. William (1838-1905), who married Mary or May Elizabeth Miller and emigrated to Niles, Berrien Co., MI. They had 13 children, but only a few survived.
4. James - haven't found much on him yet, either.

Happy hunting!

Added by Debbie (Miller) Lewis on Apr 17, 2012 4:54 AM
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