Donnie Blackstone
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Donnie Blackstone

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Donnie A. Blackstone
Born 1970s.
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Donnie Alan Blackstone was born in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, United States of America (history of Greenville, Sc : [1] at the Old Greenville General Hospital the third child and only Son of Donnie Joe Blackstone of Grove Station, Greenville, SC and Janet Maxine Spearman Blackstone of Brushy Creek, Piedmont, Anderson, SC.. Donnie was raised in The Judson Mill Community [2]. on West Wilburn and Valley Street, I'm dedicated to my work here on wikitree just as I was for years being a professional automobile technician & restorer of vintage automobiles, I've had the opportunity to work on all kinds of automobile's, also a WWII Jeep that I restored that was in the VFW Museum in Greenville County, South Carolina many in Car & Truck shows, restored pedal cars one of my favorite was a 1962 Buck Reveara, I started working on Cars as a child in my friends fathers garage in Judson, Greenville, SC, I got my first car after my uncle passed away in 1986 it was his 1966 Chrysler Newport. many other cars came and went over the years, started working at Lawton Lumber yard that year. but landed a job with Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet in 1992 in the body shop after working as a clean up boy on freshly painted cars they ask did I want to work on cars I wanted to paint! Kevin Whitaker and GM Corporation sent me to Atlanta School of Paint to get my certification. In 1995 I went to work on dragcars this is when I learned to cut and buff automobiles this makes a car flawless, 1998 I went to work doing plumbing with my uncle Piedmont Rooter after a year, I went to work at Hartness International that's when I took a class in Blue print drawing and readying, I left their went to work at Charlie's Body Shop in Pelzer, SC. I built my shop at home. after this I went back to GMC another dealership called Arnett Moters they was located in Anderson, SC. I left GMA went back to Charlie's Body Shop my dad died around this time this was in 2005, I opened my Body Shop full-time 2005. Well between 2005 and 2012, (I was in my own world). I worked in my shop? during this time 2010 wasn't good, I lost my mother, I completly lost my self by this time I had been drinking over 20 years about 2012 we also lost a child, this child would have been my 5th child with my 2nd wife. I stop drinking on December 13, 2014 after finding out I had cirrhosis of the liver. I tured my life over to the Lord and we made many trips to the MUSC hospital in Charleston, South Carolina as of (July 25, 2018 my liver is working but cirrhosis never goes away this date will be updated) around 2015/16 for an early Christmas gift my son in law & 2nd oldest daughter by my first wife gave me a 23andme test and I sent it in, I didn't even know what a DNA test was. Lol now 2016, I needed something in my life and God Blessed me by being invited to Wikitree by Ms.Cousins (and I thank her so much). after researching endlessly where John Hiram Blackstone Sr est. 1805sc1849? was from, and his parents names, I still haven't found this information out. 2018 has been quite a year so far we are expecting a little boy we have decided his name to be Hiram Gabriel Blackstone. we was expecting another child 2020 we had another miscarriage, Now working on my family here in South Carolina I have come across lots about natives being kin folk, At the end of the Revolutionary War, all of present-day Greenville, Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties was Cherokee land. my families was already here before they changed to counties or districts so if family was born on Cherokee land seems that makes them natives right? Hope to find more. I will add more later. added on January 24, 2019 Information shared says the many of the Scots Irish migrated from Pennsylvania down the Shenandoah Valley to the Carolina’s O- yea...How blessed is the man whose quiver is full? Feeling Blessed!! † † † † † † † † † Blackstone's †… I was born on Pentecost Sunday 1971 May 30 “Get busy living or get busy dying.”

While we often state "Cite your Sources" we do not often talk about evidence analysis.

You may find these links interesting if not helpful.

While the above are more advanced genealogical standards, the following book is a great place to start and is written by FASG Genealogist (Super Expert Genealogist) Robert Charles Anderson. It is a great read for laying out the process in simpler terms.

Waldrop research done right


Edward Linn Yeager his 1971 Plymouth Fury III I have it.
Absalom Hooper 5th great grandfather
Donnie Blackstone Family Tree
Compact Tree
direct line to: Elizabeth (Nansemond) Basse (1620 - 1676] Nansemond Indian Tribe: [3]
My Connections
Son-in-law: Matthew Anthony Hooper Obituary
may i never mistake a single mistake with a final mistake. ...
important to research Find A Grave
Family Cemetery
many families
work on Enos Wilson
family search
work this line

Family notes Look within 10 years of death 1827 for Ann Spearman this is all I found for the Blackiston-37 profile you are working on.

Found these Blackiston's

And some Spearman's listed here.

Diana Ferebee I am descended from Lena Belle Stewart(wife of Milton Stewart) from Pine Creek. The Stewart, Hooper, Moss and Watson families were all very intertwined in the 1800s and 1900s in Jackson County(for the good and the bad)You might be interested in this story I wrote on an exceptionally unfortunate happening with our Stewart family in the early 1900s. add children add children add siblings
Stephens-9930 add his children
Beck-6992 Family
Queen-1262 Family
Parker-46806 Family
Parker-22029 Family
Zachary-519 Family
Hyatt-355 Family
Hooper-5132 Family
Hooper-3366 Family
Shockley-1421 Family
Shook-453 Family
Carwile-48/Carwile-158 Family
Hall-30523 Family
Spearman-315 Family add children
John Milton Murphy Family
William Huff Family
Wilson-31643 Family
Farnsworth-669 Cousin
John Grey KG (1300 - 1359)
North Carolina mapping History

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Hello Donnie,

This is the time for the 2023 annual check in with members of the US Southern Colonies Project. Have you been active during the last six months in this Project? Note that it is a Wikitree requirement to respond to the US Southern Colonies Check-ins. Please reply to this message by clicking the reply button below this message, to post your answer. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Membership, US Southern Colonies

posted by Mary Richardson
Mary Richardson

I would like to stay involved with the US Southern Colonies Project.

Thank you

posted by Donnie Blackstone
Thank you Donnie, I will mark you active in Southern Colonies.


posted by Mary Richardson

Free family search page showing ALL the children of Henry Ragsdale and Sarah Tripp. There were more than two boys. Henry is my Great Great Grandfather, his son Charles Lee Ragsdale was my grandfather and his son Redfern Ragsdale was my father. If you would please add the other siblings, that would be great. If you want to access my Ancestry page: JEKoscheski or contact me at [email address removed] and I can send you more information. Jacqueline Ragsdale Koscheski

Jacque (Ragsdale) Koscheski

I’m not sure when I will get time. If you would like to work on adding information that would be fine with me. I didn’t see the profiles of Henry Ragesdale and Sarah Tripp,

Thanks for sharing the family information

posted by Donnie Blackstone
I have information on Charles Greville Montagu. I have traced his son George Charles Montagu . As you are aware Charles is buried in St Paul's Church in Halifax. As you probably know Charles arrived in Halifax in 1783 on two ships with 200 men. Charles later died shortly after his arrival in Halifax 3 Feb 1784 . I Have a copy of a document from probate court that talks about his wishes upon the event of his death. Charles also had his family with him when he landed in Halifax in 1783. His son and daughter were with him, his son's name was George Charles Montagu, and his daughter was Caroline. George Charles was not considered to be an adult and a guardian was appointed. Both ships were left to his children. I know George Charles was born in South Carolina in 1766 on board a ship in the harbor. George's birth is mentioned in a letter to Bernard along with his name and the date. I have these documents for sources and reference. l was researching a Montagu that live in my area many years ago . The road I live on was named after his family. I started researching the Montagu family in my area, and it led to me to Charles Greville Montagu. His Grand son , Great grandson and Great Great grandson are all buried in my church cemetery . Lieutenant Colonel George Montagu is his grandson. I have a lot of documentation and some picture of the life times of LTC George Montagu. Who live in a small community called Preston , just outside of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in 1847 up until his death in 1889. I have pictures of George , where he lived, and where he his buried . I have solid research linking him to Charles Greville Montagu. It all started when I was reading a book called the Historical history of Dartmouth , Preston and Lawerencetown written by Mary Ann Lawson in 1893. in that book around page 239, It states that George Montagu was the grand nephew of the 4th Duke of Manchester. The brother of his grandfather Charles Greville Montagu.
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Hi Donnie,

Thanks for catching that duplicate! I really appreciate it!


posted by Paula J
No problem Paula J., your Welcome
posted by Donnie Blackstone
I was in hospital from NOv3 to Jan21. I was on a vventilator and in ICU until Dec 27. At home therapy for 14 weeks.

My wife is ill as well She is at wikitree.

My wife and know more about Waldrop than anyone 9,167 Waldrop in the data base.

posted by Howard Waldrop
I’m happy to hear from you Mr. Howard Waldrop, I will keep you and your wife in my Prayers

Thank you for sharing this information on the Waldrop Family

posted by Donnie Blackstone
Donnie, thanks for porting my notes and comments regarding James Brazeal over from FamilySearch, and thanks for removing Henry and Elizabeth Woods as parents. I know that Holly Reynolds is feverishly trying to track down his parentage.
posted by Jason Breazeale
Your Welcome if I need to do anything else just let me know.
posted by Donnie Blackstone

Thanks so much for finding that duplicate!


posted by Paula J

Your Welcome!


posted by Donnie Blackstone
Donnie, if you have no objections I will be adding sources to Parks-4097 and Parks-4096. On Parks-4096, do you now the correct link for his Find A Grave?
posted by Rodney Long
Thank you for replying to the US Southern Colonies June 2022 check in, Donnie. I have marked you as active.


posted by Mary Richardson

I sent you a check-in message a week ago about the US Southern Colonies Project to ask you about your continued involvement but have not yet heard back from you. I hope your answer has not been lost in the emails. Do you still want to be in the project? If I don’t hear from you by the same time next week I’ll assume that you’ve moved on to other things but you’re most welcome to re-join the project at any time.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Membership, US Southern Colonies

posted by Mary Richardson
Thank you for replying to the US Southern Colonies June 2022 check in, Donnie. I have marked you as active.


posted by Mary Richardson
Hello Donnie,

"This is the time for the semi-annual check in with members of the US Southern Colonies Project. Have you been active during the last six months? Note that it is a requirement to respond to the US Southern Colonies Check-ins. Please respond to this message by clicking the reply button below this message, to post your answer. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Membership, US Southern Colonies"

posted by Mary Richardson
Hello Donnie, The Mayflower Project is requesting that you check-in to let us know you are still interested in being a badged member of the Mayflower Project.

Requirements to maintain your status as a badged Mayflower Project Member: (1) The mayflower G2G tag is required to be a member. (2) You must be active on Wikitree within the last year. If you are barely active you may also be removed. (3) You must respond to checkin requests. Note that if you manage one or more Mayflower profiles you will not be asked to checkin.

You may respond by replying to this comment or sending me a private message. Thank you for being a member of WikiTree and the Mayflower Project.

posted by Anne B
Hi Donnie,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, Just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely, Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi Donnie, it is a requirement of membership in the Wikitree Mayflower project that you have mayflower in you followed tags. After "following" in the box above click [edit] to add mayflower
posted by Anne B
I tried adding Mayflower and it wouldn’t let me mayflower or Mayflower ?
posted by Donnie Blackstone
generally mayflower but I don't think it makes a difference
posted by Anne B
Hi Donnie,

This is the semi-annual polling for the US Southern Colonies Project check-in with members to see if you have been active in the last six months in this project?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. Types of activity vary, as I mentioned in the June check-in.

I look forward to hearing from you.. Many thanks,

Mary, Membership Coordinator, US Southern Colonies Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Thank you, Donnie, I am marking you as Active..


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