Karen (Ivey) Herndon

Karen (Ivey) Herndon

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Karen K. Herndon formerly Ivey aka Yaughn, Zeuner
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Mother of and [private daughter (2000s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 6 Dec 2014 | Karen's 19598 contributions | 284 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 18 Jan 2020 | Created 6 Dec 2014 | Last significant change: 2 Jan 2020
17:05: Karen (Ivey) Herndon edited the Nicknames for Karen (Ivey) Herndon. [Thank Karen for this]
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Native of Georgia
Born in the USA



Karen (Ivey) Herndon is a Project Member of the Southern Pioneers Project.
Karen (Ivey) Herndon is a member of the Towns Name Study.
Karen (Ivey) Herndon is a member of the Ivey Name Study.

Karen Ivey was born in 1962 in Georgia.

Ancestor Research Statistics on Wikitree

Daughter of Joseph Ivey and Ruby Towns.
Granddaughter of Osmer Ivey & Carrie Greene and Arthur Towns & Lucy Spires.
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My Ancestors

TOWNS MOTHER: Ruby Myrtice Towns - married to Joseph Whitfield Ivey.

Grandfather: Arthur Jackson Towns married to Lucy Mae Spires.
Great-grandfather: Elisha E Towns married to Mary Jane Walker.
2nd great-grand-father: Johnson C Towns married to Catherine Matthews.
3rd great-grand-father: Gideon Towns married to Sarah/Sally Corbin.

SPIRES MOTHER: Ruby Myrtice Towns - married to Joseph Whitfield Ivey.

Grandmother: Lucy Mae Spires married to Arthur Jackson Towns.
Great-grandfather: James C Spires married to Rebecca Jane Pitts.
2nd great-grandfather: John Ganzer Spires married to Sarah UNKNOWN.

IVEY FATHER: Joseph Whitfield Ivey married to Ruby Myrtice Towns.

Grandfather: Osmer Elroid Ivey Sr married to Carrie Smith Greene.
Great-grandfather: Matthew Harris Ivey married to Drucilla Evans McCrary.
2nd Great-grandfather: George Washington Ivey Sr married to Martha M Eunice Smith
3rd Great-grandfather: Sterling Pate Ivey married to Susan Myrick.
4th Great-grandfather: Ephraim Ivey, possibly married to Winefred Pate.

GREENE FATHER: Joseph Whitfield Ivey married to Ruby Myrtice Towns.

Grandmother: Carrie Smith Greene married to Osmer Elroid Ivey Sr.
Great-grandfather: Joseph Edward Greene married to Sarah Florence Smith.
2nd Great-grandfather: Joseph Whitfield Greene married to Sarah Elizabeth Watts.
3rd Great-grandfather: Lemuel Daniel Greene Sr married to Elizabeth Coleman.
4th Great-grandfather: William Mitchell Greene Jr married to Ruth Aliston Hunter.
5th Great-grandfather: Capt William Mitchell Greene Sr married to Sarah Ann Alston.
DNA Ethnicity Estimate

Find Me on the Internet

Facebook: @ageorgiaangel

FamilySearch: LV3K-XC7

Ancestry: kih1962

Twitter: @myiveyancestry

Facebook Groups

Descendants of Osmer Ivey & Carrie Greene This is a private family group.

Descendants of Arthur Towns & Lucy Spires This is a private family group.

Descendants of Ephraim Ivey This is a private research group.

Descendants of Gideon Towns and Sarah "Sally" Corbin This is a private research group.

Descendants of John Ganzer & Sarah Sprines This is a private research group.



  • First-hand information. Entered by Karen Ivey at registration.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJJB-KJFS : 16 May 2014), Karen I Zeuner, Residence, Warner Robins, Georgia, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1SF-9ZS : 23 May 2014), Karen Ivey Yaughn, Residence, Bonaire, Georgia, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJTZ-F7Q6 : 16 May 2014), Karen I Yaughn, Residence, Warner Robins, Georgia, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • "Georgia, Houston County, Marriage Records, 1832-2015," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL7X-8C7V : 27 March 2018), Leah Karen Ivey Herndon in entry for [Living] and [Living], 27 Jan 2014; citing Marriage, Houston, Georgia, United States, citing probate court judge, Houston County, Georgia.

Digital Afterlife Instructions : this is my permission that upon my demise, for my family firstly, then secondly, the Wikitree staff, to manage the profiles where I act as PM and One Name Studies in any way they see fit, as long as this is in line with the Honour Code and preserves the privacy of living people. Ivey-594 19:35, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

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Karen is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
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Member of the Georgia Cemeteries Team, part of the US Cemeteries Team and Global Cemeteries Project. Participating in cemetery challenges
Most of my ancestral families migrated to Georgia (US) from the Carolinas or Virginia.
My paternal grandmother's maiden name. Descendant of Capt William Mitchell Greene Sr (b. 1734 Virginia, d. 1806 Wilkes County, Georgia) and Sarah Ann Alston, b. abt 1744 Virginia
Study Coordinator for the Ivey Name Study, part of the One Name Studies Project. My family surname, descendant of Ephraim Ivey (b. 1751 VA; d. 1840 Warren County, Georgia)
My husband's maternal family surname, descendant of William Ogletree
Following; including Biographies, Sources, Connectors, Categorization Profile Improvement,
Following as a member of Southern Super Sweepers (Chat)
My maternal grandmother's maiden name. From Telfair County, Georgia. Descendant of John Ganzer Spires & Sarah Spires
My maternal family line. Descendant of Johnson C. Towns (1819-1905 Telfair County, Georgia), son of Gideon Towns (1790-1860). I am particularly interested in proving/disproving that Governor Towns is a cousin to my grandfather, Arthur Jackson Towns.
Study Coordinator for the Towns Name Study, a part of the One Name Study
Participating in the Georgia, US History project Southern Pioneers
DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Karen by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Karen:

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posted by Pip Sheppard
posted by Paula J
Let me also add my welcome to the Southern Pioneer's project. Let us know if you have any questions about the project and what we do.

David Douglas

posted by David Douglass
Welcome to the Southern Pioneers Project! We are a subproject of United States Project.
posted by Paula J
For contributions to the Cody Family profiles, you deserve a Family Star! Thanks for all you do!!
posted by Paula J
Congratulations Karen to yo and the Super Sweepers!
wonderful wikitreer
Karen (Ivey) Herndon is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
Thanks for the beautiful page for Forsyth County, Georgia!! For your contributions to the Georgia subproject, you deserve a Community Star!
posted by Paula J
Hi Karen -

I wanted to thank you for joining Team Georgia on the Global Cemeteries Project. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or ideas you have. I've created a "sandbox" for Team Georgia to use as a collaborative space for questions, help, advice. ideas, etc amongst the Team.

In the meantime, check out the Team Georgia Progress Page and add the Cemeteries that you are currently (or planning to start) working on.... or let me know and I can add them for you.

Sandy, Lead on Team Georgia Cemeteries

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
FYI...we are now officially 7th cousins.  :D I went ahead and connected mine up the line. I'd been meaning to do it but hadn't gotten around to it. You gave me a reason! Do you have DNA results? I'd love to compare and see if we share any! I have a LOT of Towns/Spann DNA. I'm matching people all over the US.
posted by Summer (Binkley) Orman

Rejected matches › Karen IveyLeah Herndon

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