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Tavenner (#47555520)
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Bio Photo I'm fairly new to this site but am finding myself here more and more lately. This is a great community and a giant help to anyone trying to find relatives or cemeteries.

My main family names are: Carter, Tavenner, Russell, Sams, Lowder, James, Hearne, Smith, Kuhn, Strickland, Carmichael, Hoover, Williams.

My Mothers side of the family is mainly from Stanly County and Montgomery County, North Carolina.

My Fathers side of the family is mainly from Virginia, and Georgia.

It looks like most of my tree branches are leading back to England, Western European ancestry, with a couple of Irish thrown in for good luck.

If you want me to transfer any of your relative pages to you, or make any edits ... feel free to contact me. I don't mind transferring memorials that are not closely related to me.

Also, if you ever see anything in my memorial pages that doesn't look right, please notify me. I try my best to verify all my info and be as accurate as I can ... but being a mere mortal has it's limitations.

Good luck to everyone, and enjoy the hunt!
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Nova Johnson
Rowland Harris 1754
Just want to let you know that there are more than one Rowland Harris. This one is, as you have, the son of West Harris and Sarah Daniels. However, the marriage to Betsy Reavis on 9 November 1794 is to the son of Rowland's brother Isham, and he is this Rowland's nephew. The Rowland that married Betsy Reavis was born 1765 in Granville County and died 1827. He and Betsy Reavis had two daughters: Leatha Harris 1795-1827 and Clarissa Arena Harris (1800-1860).

Added by Nova Johnson on Feb 27, 2017 10:53 AM
Sherlocks Cousin
Find A Grave Memorial# 107445160
Hey cousin: I sent a suggestion back in December and I guess it fell through the cracks:

Margaret was married twice:

1st husband was William Holmes Burleson; married 2 Aug 1870, Stanly County, NC: Pg 14, Stanly Co Marriage Book. Married by: J W Morton, JP. Parents: Wesley & Julia Hatley and Wm & Sally Burlerson

2d husband: Jonathan Burleson; Married about 1876 based on being married 24 years on the 1900 Census.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Jan 18, 2017 3:27 PM
I noticed you have posted to Lanes Chapel, Montgomery Co, NC,
I am looking for Marinda "Rinda" Hall Redwine b1827 d1863. Rinda was the wife of James M Redwine b1825 d1899.
I am also looking for John Redwine b1790 d1859. John was the husband of Rebecca Daniel Redwine b1793 d1863.
James & Rebecca are at Lanes Chapel. Would you consider trying to find their stones & photographing them?
Please let me know.
Added by BRINDAK on Jul 01, 2016 5:27 PM
Andrea Stronski
Tavenner family tree
Hi - I'm hoping you can help. I'd love to fill in some of the older generations below with dates and locations and go back a generation or two further, if possible. Also, do you have portraits of any of these people (not just of graves, but done while the person was alive)?

William Tavenner 1785-? location?
married Ellen Wheeler
Children: William Tavenner 1808-1840(?) Baltimore, MD
Married Eliza Harley 1810-? location?
Children: George Washingon Tavenner 1830-1904 Baltimore, MD
Married: Josephine Williams 1846-1896
Children: Marion Tavenner (my 2nd great grandmother) 1867-1918 Baltimore, MD
Robert 1869-1880
George Washington 1878-1960
Elizabeth 1872-1954
Ella 1873-1959
William 1879-1883
Josephine 1881-1976
William Chester 1884-1960
Serena 1889-1970

Thank you!
Andrea Stronski
Added by Andrea Stronski on May 31, 2016 2:18 PM
Steve Carrigan
RE: Mary Hearn Huffman
Thank you.
Added by Steve Carrigan on May 29, 2016 8:14 PM
Michael Travis
RE: It looks like you created a duplicate memorial
My mistake. I have deleted the duplicate. Thanks for the notice.
Added by Michael Travis on May 14, 2016 6:27 PM
Elaine Wade
Tavvner family
Hello, I have Tavvners from Virginia in my family tree. I am researching the Washington, D.C./ Alexandria, Fairfax Va. areas. Any Donaldson's in your lineage connected to N.C.? You may e mail me directly at
Thank You,
Elaine Wade
Added by Elaine Wade on Apr 12, 2016 7:29 AM
john coggins
RE: Catherine Chandler maiden name
Thank-you for the reply. I agree regarding death certificates of the children, both Coggin and Chandler. A marriage bond would have tied the knot, so to speak, but none was found (for either marriage).

In 1850, a Jacob Coggins was a 17-year-old laborer on the Joel Reid farm in Rowan Co. That suggests a birth year.

But how is it possible to know that Jacob was deceased in 1858?
Added by john coggins on Feb 03, 2016 2:46 PM
john coggins
Catherine Chandler maiden name
Can you advise please how it was determined that Catherine Chandler (buried Chandler's Grove UMC, Montgomery Co, NC) had the maiden name Stafford?

Also, how was it determined she first married Jacob W. Coggin who died in 1858?

There is evidence to suggest both of these may be true but it is not conclusive. Help appreciated.
Added by john coggins on Jan 24, 2016 6:32 AM
Steve Carrigan
Mary Hearn Huffman
I noticed that there are duplicate memorials for this person which is my great grandmother. The memorial #'s are 85267616 and 37899812. I also noticed that 85267616 is much more compete but the birth date is wrong in the bio. Thank you for your help.
Added by Steve Carrigan on Nov 19, 2015 8:05 AM
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