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Donna Cullins Schroeder (#47239719)
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I live in the area of Indiana where my family settled over 200 years ago. Researching Cullins, Martin, Tyner, Stevens, Jones and other lines who settled in Indiana from Virginia and South Carolina.

I would like to remind other researchers that using chalk on a stone is not recommended by professional restorers. Instead, use a sheet of white paper and artist charcoals. Lay the paper over the stone and rub the charcoal over the paper. Also, NEVER use paint on markers in the lettering on a stone. While I have no problem with others posting photos on the memorials I've created, it bothers me to see unapproved methods used on the markers. Thanks
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James Wilkinson
RE: Harris Tyner ,Nancy Adair, Elder William Tynerr
Hi Cuz we have corresponded several years ago. I'm in Tennessee as my grandfather Leroy Wilkinson was raised in Decatur Co and left Westport, IN coming to Westport, TN in about

I am connected thru Elder William Jasper Tyner and Martha Hamilton (his 2nd wife), who he is buried beside in Horse Shoe Bend Cem.

I came to visit Tyners Lick Creek Cem again, but had lost your contact info and memory couldn't pull up name. My olde brother was with me and he was ready to head home after a week in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky searches.

My old computer "bellied up" with all my Family Tree and data, so trying to rebuild all my tree on Ancestry. Just starting over going thru my 15 or 20 notebooks on family data transcribed for more than 20 years of genealogy.

Got to read up on "FG" rules as I haven't and received critics on my errors for other family inputs.

I am repeating this on others who have replied about Tyner ancestors.

James Wilkinson []
Added by James Wilkinson on Jul 14, 2017 10:15 AM
James Wilkinson
Harris Tyner ,Nancy Adair, Elder William Tynerr
Nancy Jane Adair Tyner Stevens is also my 5th?Great-Grandmother through Elder William Jasper Tyner and Martha Hamilton Tyner;

Some tibits that I have found about my ancestors listed here.

Harris Tyner was more than a loyalist. He was a Captain in the British Army, appointed to rank by Lord Cornwallis. In fact his father and cousins were too as they are listed on pay records. (University of South Carolina Archives)

About the Harris/Tyner Affair. It was true as I have his a copy of his"Will". He Left all properties to Sarah and children. He stated his wife Mildred could live on it until she passes, all then to the two boys and a girl by Sarah.
(John Harris' Will) Sarah's father disowned her in his Will.

Elder William founded 5 churches in the Indiana and Ohio regions including the Little Cedar Creek Church just below Brookville.

James Wilkinson
Added by James Wilkinson on Jul 09, 2017 6:36 AM
Mary Beth Hughes-Worley
RE: 114614082 Nancy Adair Tyner Stephens
I am a direct descendent of Adam Banks. And Betsey Meeks his first wife.
I worked on the family he created with his second wife, Susannah Kolb, because I have not been able to determine where he is buried. The more I learned the more I realized a brick wall. I documented what I could of his second family as they are also related by sharing a father.

Mary Beth Hughes-Worley

Any sites I have that you want transferred, let me know. Send me your number for transfer. I am getting on in age and worry that these sites need to be in younger hands. Also, more information coming to light may change the information.
Added by Mary Beth Hughes-Worley on Jun 11, 2017 1:03 PM
RE: 156601555 Harris Tyner

Well, when Elijah Hackleman wrote his book, people were much more 'sensitive' to the whole thing. Not only did she have an affair with him, but she went to live with him. Oh my! ;-> But I’m sure old Elijah wanted to show his family tree in the best possible light, so he whitewashed where he thought it appropriate. Of course, we now know that it happened a lot more than many people like to admit.

I’m up in DeKalb County. We went down to Fayette and Rush and all those counties years ago for research and to walk around cemeteries to take pictures. We even went to the old Caldwell homestead up the way from the Lick Creek Cemetery.

I’ve always thought that Nancy was a practical type of person; her separation from her husband during the war would only have made her a stronger woman. She might have thought he’d died; I’m sure a lot of men didn’t come back from the war, and their wives just ‘carried on’ as it were. But desertion wasn’t so unusual back then, it’s still not unusual now. So if he just left her and the children, she might have waited a socially acceptable amount of time and remarried. Or, if he really was an army deserter, they might have agreed between them that separation was for the best, unless she rejected him because of the desertion; there might be actual divorce papers hidden away someplace. Or, maybe, she started up with Burrell Stevens while Harris was off in the war, and didn’t want him back. Or maybe Harris had met someone he wanted to be with. Or maybe he beat her and the children, unless she beat him. Or maybe they just really hated each other. I dunno, it’s all very confusing and ‘Payton Place’ish or maybe more ‘Harper Valley PTA’ish. :-D

No, I haven’t done the DNA thing, yet. We’re still debating the finer points, like which company to go with.

Good to hear from you, too! Puddin'

Added by PuddinTain on Mar 01, 2017 7:15 AM
RE: 156601555 Harris Tyner

Gee. Well, after both your messages I'm a bit confused. You do or you do not think I've put in an extra generation?

Nancy Jane Adair Tyner Stevens is also my 5th Great-Grandmother through John, one of the twins. And you are related through William Jasper who's buried in Horseshoe Bend Cemetery, Indiana. Yes?

I have:

William, John, and their siblings are the children of Harris and Nancy Jane Adair Tyner.

Harris and his siblings are the children of John Harris Tyner.

John Harris, Sarah, and William are the children of John Harris, and Sarah Tyner.

Is this correct?

There are so many "John's", "John Harris's", and "Harris's" through several generations and several different lines that's it's just way too easy to get them confused.

Added by PuddinTain on Feb 28, 2017 10:00 AM
RE: lydia cave
No, I'm sorry, Donna, I don't. Best of luck.

Added by Cristi on Jan 03, 2017 7:44 AM
The Good Son
RE: 142728951
Oops! Correction made...
Added by The Good Son on Oct 30, 2016 1:06 PM
Janis Martindale
RE: Perin
It looks wonderful! Thank you so much. Wish I could have been there.
Added by Janis Martindale on Oct 23, 2016 11:26 AM
Janis Martindale
RE: Lemuel Perin
Oh, that would be wonderful! I'm hoping he will be put right next to my grandmother Amelia. Sure wish I was closer to be able to come to the ceremony too. I'll be there in spirit! Thanks again.
Added by Janis Martindale on Oct 16, 2016 3:09 PM
Janis Martindale
Lemuel Perin
Thank you so so very much for taking the time to do this for me. Looks like a wonderful new stone for my 5Xggrandfather that will last a long time. This has been a long journey and I appreciate it very much. Thanks again.
Added by Janis Martindale on Oct 16, 2016 11:49 AM
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