Valerie Craft
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Valerie Craft

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Valerie R. Craft
Born 1980s.
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Daughter of [private father (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (1980s - unknown)]
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I got started researching genealogy when I was 20, thanks to a college Geography project and my mom's encouragement. It has been a wonderful experience, allowing me to learn about my family's struggles and triumphs, make personal connections to historic events, and meet wonderful people. I discovered much of what the family "knew" wasn't quite true, but was able to replace those stories with facts. I've becoming very intrigued with Genetic Genealogy and have tested myself and family members at Family Tree DNA, 23andMe and AncestryDNA. I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and enjoy helping ladies with their applications.


Maternal Grandparents and surnames:
Roy Vernon Albea Sr
Albea, Witt, Sprouse, Quattlebaum, Dorn, Langely, Ouzts / Utz, Timmerman, Harris, Miller, Walker, Armstrong, Boyd, Kennedy, Glaze, Johnson, Summers
Betty Dolores Huyler
Huyler / Hyler / Hoyler / Heiler, Gartman, Meetze, Mathias, Coogler, Leaphart, Crapps, Rucker, Waters, Smith, Yancy,
Paternal Grandparents:
Thomas Spurgeon Craft
Craft, Evans, Partain, Taylor, Decker, Adkins, Alexander, Powell, Franklin, Cash, McCurley, Shiflet, Henderson, McMullen
Sarah Frances Britt
Britt, Barfield, Boatright, Parrish, Rich, Logue, Upton, Wilcher, Grace, Braswell

Daughters of the American Revolution

I have been a member of the DAR since 2015 and have proven my lineage to the following Revolutionary War Patriots: John Cash, Samuel Armstrong, and Daniel Boatright. I have submitted an application for Kindred Braswell as well.
I am a member of the 1776 Project, specifically working on adding the DAR Template to profiles of Revolutionary War Patriots who have been proven by DAR members. I am currently working through a list of the Patriot Ancestors of my fellow chapter members in an effort to update their profiles.


Valerie Craft Participated in the 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

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Valerie, Thank you for joining the December USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 10523 new profiles. We met our goal of creating 50,000 new profiles in 2021!

We’ve started the January challenge here: January Connecting Challenge. We are working toward a goal of 150,000 total profiles in 2022.

25 Profiles
Valerie Craft created 25 new profiles during the December 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.


Sorry to say in your efforts for DAR you added a sticker to a profile I manage and there is no source that backs up he ever served for NC that I know of Do you have any source that he served for NC?? Please add it as that would improve the profile and I would be very grateful as long as it doesn't come from an application. Many errors in those for My Nisbet one name study When it comes to DAR unfortunately Errors are also found in the DAR applications DAR and SAR says Note: Documents dated from the 1970s are worthless per DAR and SAR standards so was removed as they are no longer valid documentation Patriot Ancestors MUST be re-proven with any/all changes in policy. Also, according to their policy, they can NOT be used as sources. Yes, there are tons of these worthless papers floating around and used as sources but they are not. recycling old data into new formats. This is a perpetual ongoing task and it is effective to weed out errors.

Also I prefer that people use categories as I find them way more helpful I am not a fan of stickers unless they are necessary my personal preference Is there any good reason to use the sticker instead of a category?

posted by Jean (Tennant) Skar
edited by Jean (Tennant) Skar

I added the DAR sticker as per the 1776 Project guidelines. This is a sticker that has been approved by both WikiTree and the DAR. I am not aware of a category that has been approved. The DAR sticker does reference the correct man, with dates and relationships that match.

The only inconsistency is that the DAR service lists NC and the Wikitree Profile lists SC. I do not personally have evidence as to which is correct; there is certainly a soldier in NC by that name and I assume one in SC. I do not know if they are the same man or different. I am happy to add the NC citations, though I don't know that that would solve the real issue.


posted by Valerie Craft
I will delete the marker there are loads of Nisbets named John many who served the problem is know which one served where and when
posted by Jean (Tennant) Skar

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
I would like to remain on the 1776 Project. As a DAR member, I am interested in joining the Sticker and Template Team and working on DAR Stickers
posted by Valerie Craft
Thanks for your reply Valerie! I've added you to the team roster.

best regards,


posted by SJ Baty
Please check out the updated Ambassadors Project page and see what we’re doing to get more visibility for Bloggers.

If you would like to join in, please send me a private message with what teams you would like to be on, as well as the email you want to use for the google group. If you use a different email address for trusted list access on WikiTree, please note that as well.

I look forward to hearing back from you!

posted by Chris Ferraiolo
Hi Valerie,

This is to check in with you about your Blog. Are there any updates?

I’d also like to invite you to join the WikiTree Ambassadors as part of the Bloggers Team.

WikiTree Ambassadors are volunteers who have taken on the mission of spreading the WikiTree Love across a variety of channels. There are five other teams, if you have an interest in any of them in addition to the Blogging team, just let me know:

Hope to hear from you soon!

Azure Rae ~ WikiTree Ambassadors co-Leader

posted by Azure Robinson
Thank you for the merge for Lottie Maude Gifford Merwin! I also appreciate the addition to the Trust List.

I'm still relatively new to WikiTree and learning the ropes so to speak. As I age, I've given a lot of thought to what happens to my genealogy data that is hosted elsewhere and believe that I have found the perfect place for it on WikiTree. My son has shown an avid interest in his roots lately and I am thrilled that he may be the one to take over when I'm gone, In the interim, I have a lot of data to audit and move. And hopefully, find a few new relatives and friends in the process.

Thank you again, Darlene


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

posted by Guy Constantineau
Hi Valerie, I'm a DAR member in Tennessee. So glad to see your post.


posted by E J (Narramore) Gooden
Welcome to the 1776 Project!
posted by Paula J
Hello Valerie!

I am working with the DNA Project. I Noticed you have something a bit amiss in your GEDmatch number listed for your FTDNA test. Would you verify it please? Since you have tested with FTDNA, your GEDmatch number should begin with the letter T.

Your GEDmatch number for your 23andMe test also comes up invalid on GEDmatch.

Once you find the right number you can update your GEDmatch ID number by clicking on the My WikiTree Menu at the top right of your profile page, then click on DNA confirmation. Thanks! Emma :-)

Valerie, I hope you'll join us this weekend for the Source-a-Thon! just post an answer to the Record Romancers post to track your progress. We look forward to seeing what you can find!

- Karen

posted by Karen Lowe
Thanks, Valerie.

As always, you are a great help! Doyle Albea

posted by Doyle Albea I
My uncle, David Leaphart, did some serious research on the Leaphart family tree. I'll tap into his knowledge and records to try and backfill to Franklin and Julia. Thanks!
posted by Wade Leaphart III
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Dear Ms Craft:

I am writing articles about the Bouchillons, for which I need information. Would you be willing for me to ask questions of you? If so, please contact me off-line.

I would also like permission to publish the photograph you posted of Ethel Bouchillon. Would you be willing to grant it?

Thank you.

posted by x x
Hi Valerie!

You may notice the little "October Club 1,000" badge above. We've started doing these to honor our top contributors each month.

You can remove your name from the image if you don't want it to appear, or I can do it. If you'd like to display it on another website or blog, click here. E-mail me (chris at with any questions.

Thanks again for your contributions to the worldwide wiki family tree.


posted by Chris Whitten

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