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E. Compton

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Signed 2 Jan 2017 | 24,095 contributions | 1,062 thank-yous | 2,713 connections

I am interested in connecting with cousins and with people from SW Virginia, Richmond VA, and from the NC/SC border. I welcome WikiTree collaboration - Be Bold and edit profiles I manage! I'm a Thursday Ranger; I may not see your comments and edits until I log in on Thursday.

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E. Compton
Born 1970s.
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E. Compton is a member of the Appalachia Project (South Central Appalachia Team).
E. helped improve some profiles in the GEDI Challenge.



I welcome collaboration with WikiTree-ers: Sourcerers, Connectors, Data Doctors, Profile Builders, Categorizers, and all. Communication before editing is NOT necessary on profiles that I manage. Please be bold and edit profiles I manage.

If you prefer to collaborate off-WikiTree, please note: I have no offline records to share. I have adopted profile management of 100s of profiles I am not related to, probably including the one you are thinking about PMing me about.

I am happy to share or hand off management of profiles to other researchers; Make a trusted list request and/or drop a comment on the profile. I am willing to do light source-checking to fix profiles you're interested in. I am unlikely to make requested edits to profiles unless I see sources.

Please note that I am not an subscriber and can't see sources behind the subscription paywall.


I remember connecting with my relatives when I was twelve years old compiling genealogy information together.

Favorite Ancestors and Connections

  • Miss Telie (Knight) Davis from Kershaw, South Carolina, was a lay midwife and made a family project of sending all of her children to college.
  • Susanna Young from Kershaw, S.C., according to family tradition, was already the mother of my direct ancestor, by another man, when she married Dr. Archibald Young. She went on to raise her firstborn and her children with Dr. Young all together. But the question of who her paramour was has baffled four generations of her Davis offspring.
  • O. Henry, the humorist, is a cousin I never knew I had before WikiTree.
  • Carrie Fisher (1956-2016), actor famous for Star Wars, was my 9th cousin, if the DAR and published genealogies have the Brent family of Virginia in the 17th-18th century right.
  • Submit Eastman is a gateway ancestor with much of her PGM immigrant ancestry worked out (with the help of just a bit of pedigree collapse).
  • Dannett Abney is a possible gateway ancestor to Europe, if his granddaughter Elizabeth Spraggins's marriage to the Scates-Cudd line can be proved.

Dynamic Tree links

How I Use WikiTree

Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
E. Compton reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the December 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
E. Compton participated with Team 811 during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon.
E. Compton participated with Team Virginia during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 74 previously unsourced profiles.
E. Compton participated with Southern Sourcerers during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 25 previously unsourced profiles.
E. Compton participated with Team Tennessee Volunteers during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 98 previously unsourced profiles.
E. Compton participated with Toddlin' Tortoises during the 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 83 connections.
  1. I prefer to work with publicly available records pre-dating the Depression (c. 1928 and earlier). I have no desire to post family information about living people online under any level of privacy protection without their explicit and on-going permission.
  2. I usually only write brief profile biographies, or sometimes just outlines. I welcome collaboration on these bare bones bios, if you want to fill them out with more complete details.
  3. I populate the date and location fields of thinly-sourced profiles with educated guesses, to aid in identifying and eliminating possible matches in database searches.
  4. In spite of the location name suggested by the drop-down menu, I prefer to designate the United States of America as "USA" in location fields in my profiles, and not "United States", which is ambiguous.
  5. In addition to working on my family tree, I enjoy developing the profiles of people in the communities of my ancestors. To that end I have adopted and contributed to 100s of profiles I'm not related to.
  6. I am also interested in developing profiles of notables including Black american cultural and political leaders, entertainers from the mid-20th Century, and ministers ordained and memorialized by evangelical American churches.


(a work in progress)





  • Botetourt County death register transcripts 1853-1870, available at Rootsweb VaGenWeb
  • The World News at, in Roanoke, covers Bedford, VA.



  • Jourdan, Elise Greenup, Greenup, Witten, Cecil, (Baltimore : Gateway Press ; Knoxville, Tennessee : E.G. Jourdan, 1989.)


  • Stutesman, John Hale. "Sorting Out Some Moseleys," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):65-70. Digital version at American Ancestors by NEHGS ($). FS Library Book 975.5 B2vg v. 33 (1989)
  • Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family". The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul., 1894), pp. 81-90 (10 pages); available online at JSTOR; cont'd at Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct., 1894), pp. 190-213 (24 pages); available online at JSTOR; cont'd at Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan., 1895), pp. 318-327 (10 pages); available online at JSTOR; cont'd at Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr., 1895), pp. 437-447 (11 pages); available online at JSTOR.
  • Wiencek, Henry. The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. NOT relations. This book is a readable account of the black and white genealogy of a wealthy tobacco plantation family from Danville, VA. The Cheatwoods and related families may have been pursuing a similar economic model.




  •, SCSPARTA-L Archives, search for discussions about "Cudd"



  •, "Echols Genealogy & Connected Families", Terry Echols, Updated: 2017-08-20.
  • Reeves, Emma Cornelia Barrett ed., The Echols Family History by Milner Echols 1850, (ms) 1984; available online at



  • Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine Volume II, Genealogical publishing Co, Inc “Genealogies of Virginia Families” 1981.
  •, Guide to Manuscript and Archived Collections in Virginia.
  • Hamner: Hamner, Ruth, Hamner: Information Compiled by Miss Ruth Hamner of Talladega, Alabama, unpublished manuscript, written in 1939, Revised in 1968; Held by Alabama State Department of Archives and History; available at





  • (Wishlist!) Outen, Lon D., The Hortons of Lynches Creek.




  • (Wishlist!) Then Along Came Joe Volume 2, Tree Art Publishers 1995, Descendants of Elizabeth Walker and John Looney, Jr., Wilma Walker Dunlap, Saint Louis, Missouri.





  • (Wishlist!) Raley, William Lindsay. The Fabric of a Family: Some Ancestors and Descendants of William Charlie Raley, Julius Goodrich Hollister, John Lindsay Lowry and Michael Miller. Winter Haven, Fla.: W.L. Raley, 1995.






  • Case, Lafayette Wallace. The Goodrich Family in America. A Genealogy of the Descendants of John and William Goodrich of Wethersfield, Conn., Richard Goodrich of Guilford, Conn., and William Goodridge of Watertown, Mass. Fergus Printing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1889, Second Date, 1984.




Hadley, Massachusetts

  • Judd, Sylvester & Boltwood, Lucius Manlius. History of Hadley (Metcalf, Amherst, Mass., 1863)

Rutherford County, North Carolina

Cabarrus County, North Carolina

  • The Samuel Rothrock diaries Salisbury, NC : Historical Committee, North Carolina Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1994.

Chesterfield County, South Carolina

Cleveland County, North Carolina

Kershaw County, South Carolina

Spartanburg, South Carolina

  •, "Southern Roots of Pat Iverson", Updated: 2011-05-22.

Richmond, Virginia

Bedford County, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

  • Reynolds, William W. contr. "Death Notices and Obituaries from the Valley Star, Lexington Virginia", The Virginia Genealogist Washington, DC: J. F. Dorman, 1957 - 2006; starting Vol 40 (1996) p. 249, available at (paid membership required)

Louisa County, Virginia

Lynchburg, Virginia

Rockbridge County, Virginia

  • Major, N.L. contr. "Rockbridge County Virginia Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns 1778-1805", from The Virginia Genealogist vols 21-24 (1977-1980), available with shared access at gdrive folder link.

Southwest Virginia

  • "Southwest VA Family Ties: The Stiltner Family", undated (archived Jan 2020)
  • "The Witten Fort" by Karen Salisbury, 1 April 2001.
  • Joel Hager's Southern West Virginia Research, Updated: 2015-03-01. No sources.
  • Bell, Annie W. B. Virginia Genealogies and County Records (Washington D.C.) available at Vol 2 (1941); Vol 6 (c. 1943).
  • Hunter, Lula Hankins, GED2HTML Tree created 18 February 1997. No sources.
  •, "McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals," Prepared by: Larry E. Smith, 25 Feb 2017.

South Carolina


West Virginia

United States

  • Grumet Robert Steven. First Manhattans : A Brief History of the Munsee Indians. University of Oklahoma Press 2011. Chapter 4 "Dealings, 1630-1664" excellent discussion of Indian vs. colonial conceptions of property "rights" and how they could be transferred consistent with both traditions.

Other Projects

For my pre-1500 cert application: Was George Marchbanks who wrote a will in 1740 from which many descendants trace their ancestry, the same George Marjoribanks who was transported as a Jacobite Rebel in 1716? direct link to this edit

Several sources document the life of Oscar "Squire" Duff. direct link to this edit

The story of John G. Duff is more difficult to work out. direct link to this edit

The profile of Clarke Worsham is primary sources about her family supported by her appearance on the census with her relations and in-laws.

The profile of Rev. John Blair Ward (1857-1928) shows how newspaper accounts can supplement the official records for a more complete picture of the ancestor's life.

Cleaned up merges (DBE 811) on Benjamin Lampree and made linkified inline citations to support the data already present. No additional research, just wikifying the info that was there. direct link to this edit.

I occasionally participate in connection challenges, Sourcerer tracking, and 'Thons. :)

Digital Afterlife Instructions : This is my permission that upon my demise, or my constructive abandonment of WikiTree, whichever comes first, for my family firstly, then secondly, the Wikitree staff, to manage the profiles where I act as PM, in any way they see fit, as long as this is in line with the Honour Code and preserves the privacy of living people. (Compton-2184 12:25, 17 March 2017 (EDT))


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Dear E,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing a check-in with project members. Please review the following and respond to let us know that you are content with your current team or if you would like to be more involved.

The Project operates in a team structure. There are currently three participant PIP Teams -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team which guides new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team.

You’re currently identified as a member of the Maintenance Category Team. Are you working on a particular category? Are you happy with the Team you are on? If you are interested in working with a different Team, please let us know.

If you have not already done so, we invite you to join the email GoogleGroup. We use the WikiTree Discord server #profile-improvement channel for our project. Neither is required; we also use the Profile_Improvement tag in G2G for Project announcements.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project meet its goals. We would like to hear about the successes you’ve had and would also appreciate any feedback you have to help improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or via private message to one of us.


Debi Hoag and Kay Knight, Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project Robin Shaules, Project Coordinator, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Kay (Sands) Knight
I am content with my current team and have no capacity for or interest in being more involved. I do not want to join a Google group. Thanks for the check-in!
posted by E. Compton
Thank you for participating in past Thons as a member of the Toddlin' Tortoises. If you decide to participate again in January's upcoming Connect a Thon, the registration this time will be somewhat different. (You can read about it here.) We would love to have you join us again, but whatever team you decide to join will be lucky to have you!
posted by Melanie Paul
Thanks, Melanie! I appreciate the heads-up.
posted by E. Compton
My great grandmother's name is Emma Compton. Compton-5475. I am almost 70 years old, and my father, deceased, nor I, have been able to find who her father was. Her mother is supposedly Margaret Ann Compton, daughter of Hiram Compton. I've never seen a marriage record of Margaret Ann Compton. A book called The Landed Gentry says she is the daughter of a James Compton of Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, but lists no mother.

Do you know any Cosmic "Comptonites" who could solve this brick wall? Thank you, Barbara Bagby [Bagby-747]

posted by Barbara Bagby
Thank you for responding to my question.

The source I am using is a work of Michael Stanhope who is a noted Harris researcher. You will find his work referenced on some of the Harris profiles; however the latest was dated 2013.

I have worked with him with a small group of Harris researchers for 10 years or more. He is well-respected, and his work is copyrighted.

I wrote to Liz Shifflet a few weeks ago because I noticed there was a lot of wrong information concerning the family of Thomas Harris (1636-1688) and Thomas Harris d. 1672 being posted. I wanted to correct it, but did not want to do it without his permission. She suggested I ask him, and I did. His response was to send me a 34 page synopsis of his copyrighted work with permission to use it on line.

You can check him out at: His archives go back to 2014.

Gloria Buckles Reid.

Thank you for the additional info! And happy ancestor-hunting ~~E.
posted by E. Compton
I descend from John Compton II (Jr.) and Eleanor McGuire that moved into Tazewell, Virginia, through their son Hiram Compton (1800 VA -1874 KY). Through the Compton Surname Project on Family Tree DNA, it has been proven with lineage documentation and male Y-DNA of male Compton descendants that the Tazewell, VA Compton's/Lawrence Co., KY and the Russell Co., VA/Pike Co., KY Compton's are not biologically related, as their haplogroups are different. John Compton II (1756 MD -1828 VA) is not related to Thomas Compton of Russell Co., VA and his children that moved into Pike Co., KY. My paternal grandfather was born and raised in Lawrence Co., KY, and directly descends from Hiram Compton and Jenny Shannon.
posted by Sandi Compton
Hello cousin! I look forward to improving the Compton profiles with well-sourced information. Please be bold and edit profiles that I manage!
posted by E. Compton
E, Thanks so much for being part of the Toddlin' Tortoises Team for the 2nd 2022 Connect-a-Thon back in April. Every well-constructed profile added helps to grow a healthier Tree!
Two tortoises — Hertyl and Spertyl Slowsky — stand facing each other.  Between them is the stylised WikiTree "DNA Tree" logo, with the words "Wonderful WikiTreer" superimposed over the lower portion of the globe.  Beneath the tableau are the words "We're all winners in the end" — because we are.  All winners.
Toddlin' Tortoises — We are All Winners
posted by Melanie Paul
Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in February!

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Dear E,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

For those of you who joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018, we would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you plan to join the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If you’re at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Debi. I can probably help out with the Maintenance Category Team. I'm not keen on joining another Google Group (btw, the linked page is not visible to non-members), I'd much prefer to stay in touch in the Discord channel.

Thanks for the check-in!

posted by E. Compton
Thanks, E, for your response. No problem with not joining the GoogleGroup. I tend to announce things in both places. We don't have a specific Discord channel for the Category Team. Would you start changing the profiles in the top-level Category: Needs More Records to the lowest level that seems appropriate? If you find that you are missing some lower-level categories, please let me know and we'll work to get those created. Let me know if you have any questions. Debi
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag

Congratulations on adding sources to 37 profiles during the January Sourcerers Challenge! Thank you for improving the health of our One Tree.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
E, Thanks so much for being part of the Toddlin' Tortoises Team for the 1st Connect-a-Thon for 2022. Every well-sourced profile added helps to grow a healthier Tree!
Two tortoises — Hertyl and Spertyl Slowsky — stand facing each other.  Between them is the stylised WikiTree "DNA Tree" logo, with the words "Wonderful WikiTreer" superimposed over the lower portion of the globe.  Beneath the tableau are the words "We're all winners in the end" — because we are.  All winners.
Toddlin' Tortoises — We are All Winners
posted by Melanie Paul
Thanks for your sourcing, E!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
E. Compton reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the December 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you for your contributions to the December 2021 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for again taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
E. Wow! I'm new to this but crossed your path through one of my ancestors. Fernetta Pigg is my 3rd great grandmother. I've been blown away by all of the info posted here about her and her ancestors. her spouse was Pleasant Pigg of Pageland, SC who died during the siege of Petersburg.
posted by Jim Jordan
E, Thank you for joining the November Connecting Challenge and helping us create 3780 new profiles. Our 2021 total is now 33352 for the challenge, but 42,000 for new profiles on WikiTree!

You can add the participation sticker to your profile if you’d like. Connecting Challenge Stickers

We’ve started the December challenge here: December Connecting Challenge. We’d love if everyone can help us meet our 50,000 new profiles goal by the end of this month.


Thank you for your 43 contributions to the November Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.
posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi there. I hope you are not getting ten thousand email notifications about the Cheatwoods! I am still adding information, but thought I would check in with you. I hope you see how important primary sources are to me. I know that people have been working on this line for decades, but you rarely see any direct references to original records. It seems that folks find something in a book, jumble it up, put it on the internet, and repeat! all the best! Jason
posted by Jason Lee Edwards
Oh no worries at all! I turned off WikiTree email notifications years ago :D. I gave you all those thankyous because I was snooping on your activity to see what else you had turned up from your primary source research.

I'm interested to see what you're working on bc my Cheatwood Grgrgrgrandmother has been a bit of a brick wall in terms of locating primary sources to connect her to her birth family. Here's a link to my delving into a primary source I found for connecting her up to William Cheatwood's family: (showing that she is probably closely related to Hiram Cheatwood). Hiram and Lavania show up in the book research as grandchildren of William and one day I hope to see the original sources underlying that research.

Happy hunting!

posted by E. Compton
edited by E. Compton
I think this might help...

On 21 February 1820, the estate of Daniel Cheatwood, who died without a will, was divided. Those receiving shares were Sally Pierce, wife of Jones Pierce, Ann E. Cheatwood, Hiram Cheatwood, and Levinia Cheatwood (I have standardized the spellings). See: Amherst County, Virginia, Will Book 6, page 128. She definitely married Charles L. Burks in Bedford County, Virginia, as he took out a bond to marry her there on 17 November 1821. See: [Bedford County, Virginia, General Index to Marriage Bonds, 1754-1870, page 42].

posted by Jason Lee Edwards
edited by Jason Lee Edwards
GET OUT! It's right there (when you know where to look)! This is amazing, thank you so much for moving my research along a couple generations up the tree.

(What devilry have you mastered to find exactly the right docs in unindexed collections....!)

posted by E. Compton
Hi, I am a direct descendant of Hiram Compton born 1800 Tazewell, VA/d. 1874 Lawrence Co., KY and his first wife Jenny Shannon. I was curious if you are related to Hiram's line or another line of COMPTON's? I have taken the 23andme, Ancestry, and FTDNA tests, and I also, had my male Compton first cousin take a Y-DNA Y111 through FTDNA and he was place within the COMPTON DNA STUDY GROUP, that proved him to be a direct descendant of John Compton II and Elinor McGuire. Hiram is my 3x great grandfather. His brother James Moore Compton moved into Lawrence Co., KY, too. He married Ellen Chapman. My grandfather was born and raised in Ulysses, Lawrence Co., KY and my father was born a county over. I live in WV. I have been fortunate to visit the old Hiram Compton Homeplace and cemetery and take photos. Beautiful old farm.
posted by Sandi Compton
Hi Sandy, I am a descendant of Benjamin Wallace Compton of Buchanan County. I haven't seen good evidence of Benjamin W's relationship to Hiram, so I'm not sure. I think this blog post is a good summary of the descendancy puzzle

How fortunate you are to have been able to visit an old home place for the Compton families!

posted by E. Compton
E., thank you.

You're correct, there is no biological relationship between HIRAM COMPTON (b. 1800 VA/d. 1874 KY) and your Benjamin W. Compton. The only common factor is that they both came from the same region in Virginia. I am very familiar with Brett Compton's research. He has been very helpful in establishing and discerning the fact that the Tazewell, VA COMPTON's (my line) and the Russell/Buchanan Co., VA COMPTON's are not of the same family line.

As I stated in my previous post, my line has been proven with documentation and backed up with DNA...... specifically my COMPTON line is Y-DNA haplogroup I-M253. There are, also, male descendants of THOMAS COMPTON within the FTDNA COMTPON Y-DNA STUDY group, and their line has been proven to have a different Y-DNA haplogroup, being R-M269. Benjamin Wallace Compton has a direct male descendant listed, as having been the one to have taken the test and proven his line, and this descendant fell under the same haplogroup for other proven/documented male descendants of THOMAS COMPTON b.1787/d. 1858 Pike Co., KY.

I have persuaded a COMPTON male from Pike Co., KY to take the Y-DNA test through FTDNA and we're currently waiting for his results. He is documented to be a descendant of Leander Lee Compton of Russell, VA that moved into Pike Co., Kentucky, (and Leander has been proven by Brett Compton via documentation, that he was son of THOMAS COMPTON). Now, this male's Y-DNA will help confirm that Leander Lee Compton was the son of Thomas. Many have tried to tie Leander to my ancestor John Compton II's son, John Compton the Third of Tazewell, VA. (Hiram Compton's older brother).

I am eternally grateful for Brett's hard work. Tara Wallace Maggard has been a great help, too.

I'll inform you of the latest results of the Pike Co., KY Compton male, when I learn of it. I believe he is your distant cousin.

Thanks so very much.

posted by Sandi Compton
Thank you for your link to:

Lynchburg, Virginia Cabell, Margaret Couch, Sketches and recollections of Lynchburg, (Richmond, C. H. Wynne : 1858).

I was not aware of this invaluable book.

I am going to add this source to several of my Lynchburg VA profiles.

Best, Richard J, Amherst Co. Virginia

posted by Richard (Jordan) J
Hi E,

As you may have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the US Southern Colonies Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. We have also changed the criteria for membership. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know whether you would like to remain in the project and, if so, which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address. I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders and are in the Google Group.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. We’re really excited for the future of the project and hope that you decide to be a part of it with us moving forwards.

Many thanks,

Susie, US Southern Colonies Project Co-Leader

posted by Susie MacLeod
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Hi E

Thank you for participating in the Data Doctor weekly Challenge - for Orphan profiles. Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The Data Doctor Team and the WikiTree community appreciates the work you are doing. Look forward to seeing join us for the next challenge.

Janet Wild

A Data Doctor Project Coordinator - Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hello, E,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the Categorization Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hi E!!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Southern Pioneers and have ancestors in S. Colonies. Below is a quick checklist for active members:

1) Checked the Southern Pioneers Project for ways to contribute.

2) Add Southern_Pioneers TAG to the tags you follow. (You have S Colonies)

3) PM'ed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

Please try Stickers on profiles to show your roots and Southern Colonies Stickers.

I am marking you as active.

Thank you!

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi E.,

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders I am doing a six-month check-in with members to see if you were Active in US Southern Colonies

1) Were you active in the recent months in Southern Colonies. What contributions ?

2) Have you joined other Southern Colonies Subprojects, such as Southern Pioneers Project. Or have you worked on other subprojects?

3) Your activity in Southern Pioneers Project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Mary Richardson
I see your point about the Tazewell Annals, but I've run into errors in county histories before. And it says that the Bandy who gave the information was going to provide more, but died before he could.

I'll just work the younger lines while you think about it. I'd rather not duplicate the older children.

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
I appreciate the work you have done adding profiles to the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery Category!!
posted by Paula J
For adding categories in preparation for the 200 year anniversary of New Prospect Baptist Church, you deserve a Generous Genealogist Badge! Thank you!!
posted by Paula J
Hello E,

It appears we have a lot of common ancestors. Thank you for the merge recommendations! I'm new to wiki tree, so feel free to let me know if you have any pointers for me.

Thanks, Joyce

posted by Joyce Graham
E., Congratulations. By writing and improving 10 biographies in the Biography Builders Challenge, you are qualified to display our Achievement Sticker. Just add
Fountain Pen
E. has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
to your profile. Keep up the good work.

Thanks, Bob

posted by Bob Keniston Jr.
Hi E,

A very special thank you for all your help and an apology for the confusion I've caused.

posted by Norma (Paxton) Harris
Hi E,

I’m Natalie, leader of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like to remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project. Thanks, Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott

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