Ggma Holly

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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. We must preserve their lives & those memories by making sure they have place and a voice on Find-a-Grave!

Retired with nothing to do except genealogy & indexing!!!!

Fathers family are all NWA pioneers from TN NC SC GA WV VA-all Southern states - My mothers line - all Iowa, Ohio, NY, VT. NH, CT, MA, PA and all other Yankee states~ then Denmark and Prussia . So of course I managed to connect my mother's line to my father's line back in the 1600's 4 different ways ~~ who knew!

Direct descendant of Carroll County pioneers.
Father: Herbert PINKLEY m Suzanne M Harper

Grand:Earl Ruffus PINKLEY m Gladys M TRUE

Greats: William Pinkley m Ida E FANNING
Sturtevant P TRUE m Anna K Bottomley

2X: George W Pinkley m Mery Jane HARP
James Fanning m Mary Sarah Betsy BURKES/BIRKES

3X: Benjamin F Pinkley m Margaret Killion
Thomas Lewis Harp m Nancy Marie VAUGHAN
Nathaniel Taylor Fanning m Idress Jane BOREN
George Washington BIRKES m Elizabeth Biggerstaff

The TRUE line takes me back to New England including 8 who came over on the Mayflower, Plymouth & the infamous Salem Witch Trials . Had 3 accused w/ 2 acquitted while 1 just 'disappeared from the public record. I also had ancestors in Jamestown VA - then back to England & Normandy & the ever 'obligatory' royal connection back to Charlemagne, Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, King John, Edward III etc etc etc.... I am actually directly descended from Adam - - - so there!! But alas, no Indian princess???

After living the last 40 years in Texas & Tennessee - I love living here in Eureka Springs Arkansas. Here I am connected to and surrounded by my family's history!!! One question I would so LOVE to ask them - " Why & how did you pick that mountain to live on & how & why on earth did you plan THAT road to get there???" lol - I guess mules & horses can go places a pickup doesn't like to!!

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