Deborah C. (Barton) Black

Debby (Barton) Black

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Debby C. Black formerly Barton
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private brother (unknown - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1940s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] [half], [half] and [private sister (1970s - unknown)] [half]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 7 Jan 2012 | Debby's 55821 contributions | 8929 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jan 2012 | Last significant change: 2 Mar 2018
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At seventeen, friends gave me a Bible and I soon became frustrated because I couldn't fill in all the genealogy pages between the Old and New Testaments. As a once-upon-a-time Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and Hardy Boys fan, I couldn't let the mystery go unsolved. That was decades ago.

Now a filing cabinet, boxes, and various large, very thick notebooks full of hard copy notes and documents have taken the place of those very small entries in that Bible.

Since a great deal of my research was done before the internet became a viable resource, I'm having to play catch up. Rather than attempting all the scanning and typing necessary to transfer all that material, I'm creating profiles on WikiTree and slowly adding documentation from online sources whenever possible.

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Willis Barton was born in Pendleton District, South Carolina, but his dna doesn't match other Bartons from the area. He later moved to Hall County, Georgia and finally to Winston County, Alabama where many descendants can be found.
The Blackstocks left South Carolina to fan across many Georgia Counties before migrating to other southern states.
From Buckingham County, Virginia, through Tennessee (Smith County?), to Saline County, Arkansas.
Many different relatives lived in Hall County, Georgia, especially between 1820 to 1860. Barton and Blackstock are the primary surnames of interest, but there are many connecting families.
Hall County, Georgia.
My paternal ancestors showed up in Winston County on Christmas Eve, 1859. Many descendants still live in the area. A few of the surnames: Barton, Martin, Green, Sellers, Blackstock

Some of my maternal ancestors also lived in Winston County for a while: Primarily Williams, Carrolls, Cottinghams, and James

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Debby Black's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Debby or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Debby:

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On 4 Feb 2018 at 06:31 GMT Sandi (Moss) Davis wrote:

In Sept 2014 you wrote the following info and query:

"United States Census, 1820," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 Sep 2014), Drury Herrington, Capt Buffingtons District, Hall, Georgia; citing "1820 United States Federal Census,"; p. 129, NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 6, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 0175765. 1850 Census of Hall County, GA: Drury Herrington

The same Drury?

If the records you are referencing are from the Buffington Family in America ed. by Ralph M. Buffington Sr., then the answer may well be yes. Ralph was my father's first cousin and 2xgr- grandson of Drury Harrington Sr. of Halifax N.C. Ralph was from Hall county Georgia, where he is buried.

On 22 Jan 2018 at 03:51 GMT Deann (Lair) Slate wrote:

Hi Debby from Deann Slate, I was trying to sign on my Lair account that you helped me with but cannot remember the email address i was using i have the password, I started a new account but don't know how to get into it to edit. thanks a bunch

On 17 Jan 2018 at 15:24 GMT Sally Fagan wrote:


On 1 Jan 2018 at 22:21 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 30 Nov 2017 at 04:50 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hello there old friend ! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving with the kiddos.


On 24 Nov 2017 at 06:10 GMT Patricia Roche wrote:

Hi Debby, Having problems trying to use some of your wonderful background images. In particular Lace 9 s, but there were a few others that I'm unable to use either. The bottom portion of the edit page, where the link to c/p the image title, is located is missing. The top part looks just the same as the ones that do work, but the bottom half is missing. Medium size of Lace 9 works, but would like to try the small version and Lace 8 also.

On 16 Nov 2017 at 14:40 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks for rejecting the bad MatchBot-proposed merges. He's been on timeout for a few months, waiting on tweaks to search algorithms, but I was worried too many good merges were going unfound so I asked that he be re-started (but no more than 50 proposed merges a day) even though the tweaks haven't happened yet.

Cheers, Liz, MatchBot MP

On 4 Oct 2017 at 22:16 GMT Rob (Anglin) Palsgaard-Anglin wrote:

Birtie Viola (Sistrunk) Mowdy and Ida Mae (Sistrunk) Black were both descendants of Jacob Sistrunk (abt. 1786 - 1852) through 2 of his different sons. I am still entering in everyone on that side of the family tree but soon you can see the distance between my husband and your husband as cousins. xoxo


On 22 Sep 2017 at 17:46 GMT Mindy Silva wrote:

Thank you so much for your help! I'm not sure why it wasn't working before, I went through the same steps just now and it worked! I put it on Pereira-679


On 21 Sep 2017 at 19:42 GMT Mindy Silva wrote:

Oh no!

No photo "Simple_Backgrounds-189" found for the background image. I've used other background images. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

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