The biography for Donnita Clem:
Most all of my lines date to Colonial or pre-Colonial America
I am a descendant of
Jemima Crockett and Adam Clem of AL.
My direct family lines are:
Clem, Crockett of Burke county, NC, Madison County AL and Limestone county AL.
Shelton, Munday's of VA, NC and TN.,
Rikard's of SC AL,
Smith and Taylors of Franklin county AL.
Hays, and Brewer of VA, NC and TN.,
Hampton, Albert and DeLones of TN, NC.
Cooper, Clem, DeLones of Northeast AR, TN, AL, NC, SC
My Arkansas Coopers:
Choctaws removed from their Lands/Homes during Forced Removals of 1830s, who settled in AR.
I am from a very long line of US Soldiers.
My grandfather to my 7xGreat Grandfathers, serving in the
American Revolutionary War down to WWI and WWII.
Almost all my grt grt granfathers served in the US Civil War, CSA. And POWs
from Pvt to 1st Lt.
Magna Carta Barons
Early and Pre-Colonial America
Lords, Knyghts, and Royals
And my Maternal Grandfather and Uncle were Outlaw Moonshiners
One of my Grandmother's people even told stories of FRANK JAMES sleeping in their barn, and little did they know he had robbed a paymaster and was hiding out for the night
Until after he left
It has been an interesting and long journey into my
Family's links into the past
I have been taking notes since the 1990s.
Vikings, Dukes, Kings, Queens,
Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw Nations
And the Great Sioux Nation
Tenplars, Rebels, Revolutionist, to homesteaders and hard working poor cotton farm labor in the Arkansas Cottonfields.
(Sir Thomas Wyatt)
And many more!
Early immigration to the mysterious New World
In the 1600 and 1700s
Uncovering several ancestors who
Fought in the Revolutionary War
The War of 1812,
Venturing from Virginia into North and
South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
Into early Tennessee
Venturing the Wilderness Trail
With Mr Daniel Boone
Part of the early Westward migrations
Into new territory.
Numerous taking up arms again
Brothers and Fathers together
And against one another in the
To recent past Ancestors in WWII
I never imagined that 20 years ago
I would uncover so many links to so
Interesting events and people.
Who knew I would find links relating me to George Washington? And realizing the Native American saying:
"We are all related"
Would have a huge meaning
I look forward to uncovering more
Leaves and branches in my tree
Learning "Who I Am and "Where I Come From"
And how We All Relate to One Another
All Over The World
== Sources ==
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