CarolynMMP

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I've been studying my family history since 2009 and have found a great love for genealogy. I've researched both sides of my Family Tree and found many, many interesting people, stories, family histories ... I've met a lot of wonderful people and have had some very interesting talks, listening to stories about people I'm related to, as well as stories about people not in my family. I've also met many distant cousins who have become good friends.
My paternal family names going back five generations are Mecum, Morris, Hammack, Campbell, Wilkerson, Watson, Walker, and Perry in the Forsyth and Guilford County areas around Winston-Salem in North Carolina, and Crayton, Ifert/Efird, Smith (from Schmidt), Page, Culp, Cagle, Harward, and Coble from Stanly County, which is just South of Charlotte, in North Carolina. My maternal family names going back five generations are O'Neal, Keller, Harlan, Harris, Bunten, Osborne, Duncan, and Robinson from Hendricks County, which is just West of Indianapolis, in Indiana, (most of these people came to Indiana through various places in Virginia and Kentucky in the early 1800s.), and Noland, Matthews, Bachtenkircher, Beach, Heil, Chenoweth, Mowbray, and Lister from the areas of White and Pulaski Counties in Northeastern Indiana.
Since June 2013, my main focus has been on my paternal Grandmother's maternal ancestry, the Efird family in Stanly County, North Carolina. Through my research, I've discovered that the people named as their Original Immigrant ancestors, Johann Georg Ehrenfried and his wife Chatarina Barbara from Germany, in the book "The History and Genealogy of the Efird Family" by Judge Oscar Ogburn Efird, are not the correct people. I've found that Hans Joggi "Jacob" Ifert and his wife Maria "Mary" Schaffner from Rümlingen in Baselland, Switzerland are actually the correct people and have been doing extensive research on them, their ancestors, and other branches of the Ifert family both in Switzerland and America. I just finished writing a book about it. If you have any questions or would like to contact me about anything pertaining to this, please do!
Now to memorials with my name on them. I only manage them. I don't own them. They are not my property. They belong to findagrave and the people who visit findagrave. I just happened to either create them or pick them up from "fallen gravers", people who believed in what used to be the tenets of findagrave: family, helping family, sharing, and co-operation. Without going into details ..... If I manage a memorial for one of your family members, a friend, a friend of your family, somebody who you worked with and were especially close to or respected ..... especially in this day and age, I will transfer them to you if you want them. Except with people who happen to be my family, too. If you're more closely related, yes. If I'm more closely related, I would rather keep them. I will do edits and link people for you. I won't make you jump through hoops trying to find proof, something that in the end I might not accept anyway. However, if I think that an edit isn't correct, I'll tell you and tell you why. But I might be wrong. You never know. Please tell me if I am. We could have an interesting discussion. And you learn something new every day. And please use any pictures that I have posted. Most of them are of family, but maybe they're your family, too. I can't count the number of pictures of my family members that I didn't have and have been delighted to find. I have also met a lot of distant cousins this way.
Just remember, findagrave used to be about family, helping family, sharing, and co-operation. Let's make it that way again.
Carolyn Marie Mecum Pinkerton
[email protected]

I've been studying my family history since 2009 and have found a great love for genealogy. I've researched both sides of my Family Tree and found many, many interesting people, stories, family histories ... I've met a lot of wonderful people and have had some very interesting talks, listening to stories about people I'm related to, as well as stories about people not in my family. I've also met many distant cousins who have become good friends.
My paternal family names going back five generations are Mecum, Morris, Hammack, Campbell, Wilkerson, Watson, Walker, and Perry in the Forsyth and Guilford County areas around Winston-Salem in North Carolina, and Crayton, Ifert/Efird, Smith (from Schmidt), Page, Culp, Cagle, Harward, and Coble from Stanly County, which is just South of Charlotte, in North Carolina. My maternal family names going back five generations are O'Neal, Keller, Harlan, Harris, Bunten, Osborne, Duncan, and Robinson from Hendricks County, which is just West of Indianapolis, in Indiana, (most of these people came to Indiana through various places in Virginia and Kentucky in the early 1800s.), and Noland, Matthews, Bachtenkircher, Beach, Heil, Chenoweth, Mowbray, and Lister from the areas of White and Pulaski Counties in Northeastern Indiana.
Since June 2013, my main focus has been on my paternal Grandmother's maternal ancestry, the Efird family in Stanly County, North Carolina. Through my research, I've discovered that the people named as their Original Immigrant ancestors, Johann Georg Ehrenfried and his wife Chatarina Barbara from Germany, in the book "The History and Genealogy of the Efird Family" by Judge Oscar Ogburn Efird, are not the correct people. I've found that Hans Joggi "Jacob" Ifert and his wife Maria "Mary" Schaffner from Rümlingen in Baselland, Switzerland are actually the correct people and have been doing extensive research on them, their ancestors, and other branches of the Ifert family both in Switzerland and America. I just finished writing a book about it. If you have any questions or would like to contact me about anything pertaining to this, please do!
Now to memorials with my name on them. I only manage them. I don't own them. They are not my property. They belong to findagrave and the people who visit findagrave. I just happened to either create them or pick them up from "fallen gravers", people who believed in what used to be the tenets of findagrave: family, helping family, sharing, and co-operation. Without going into details ..... If I manage a memorial for one of your family members, a friend, a friend of your family, somebody who you worked with and were especially close to or respected ..... especially in this day and age, I will transfer them to you if you want them. Except with people who happen to be my family, too. If you're more closely related, yes. If I'm more closely related, I would rather keep them. I will do edits and link people for you. I won't make you jump through hoops trying to find proof, something that in the end I might not accept anyway. However, if I think that an edit isn't correct, I'll tell you and tell you why. But I might be wrong. You never know. Please tell me if I am. We could have an interesting discussion. And you learn something new every day. And please use any pictures that I have posted. Most of them are of family, but maybe they're your family, too. I can't count the number of pictures of my family members that I didn't have and have been delighted to find. I have also met a lot of distant cousins this way.
Just remember, findagrave used to be about family, helping family, sharing, and co-operation. Let's make it that way again.
Carolyn Marie Mecum Pinkerton
[email protected]

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