Peggy McReynolds
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Peggy McReynolds

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Peggy McReynolds
Born 1950s.
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Peggy McReynolds was a valued member of the Greeters Project who has moved to Emeritus status.
Peggy McReynolds participated in the April 2022 US Civil War Project Connecting Challenge.



Peggy McReynolds participated with Super Sweepers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and added 332 connections.

↫ I'm an architectural engineer who moved from the midwest to Georgia, after retirement. [1] Not long after my retirement in 2010, I became involved in researching family cemeteries in Arkansas. [2] [3] [4] which was my segue into researching family history. I've reconnected with family members I haven't seen in decades and have been introduced to "very distant cousins" with common interests. While my husband is a great sport and travels to family cemeteries with me; my greatest ally and one true enthusiast is my cousin Iver Jacobson. [1] When Roger and I went to Hawaii, I lured him into visiting the National Cemetery of the Pacific by pointing out it's location in a volcanic crater with an incredible view of Honolulu...... I certainly smiled when he asked "Well, who do we know buried here?", as if he missed our traditional search for a grave. ♪ ♪ ♪

CAUTION: The comments below are certainly tedious, I'm practicing "In Line" sources. ⭐ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

While researching family lines, I frequently use books written about the Plunkett family [5] , McReynolds family [6] and Sisk family. [7]

I'm fortunate to have a personal copy of "Sisk; Book of Ages"[7] and am willing to do look ups for anyone that contacts me.

Ellison Plunkett is still a brick wall [5] but I've broken the brickwall for Stephen McReynolds, who died in Arkansas. [6] and for Thomas Jefferson Hamilton who died in the same county. Success is be attributed to stubbornly searching census records with incredibly aggressive wildcards (for butchered names), and following the records of family groups migrating together.

Before the age of 18 I lived in:

My Ancestors Research Statistics

My Ancestors Research Statistics
Gen. No. Relation to Peggy Mac Total Possible Profiles On Wikitree Sourced Biography Genealogically Defined
4Great Grandparent88888
52nd Great Grandparent1616161616
63rd Great Grandparent30 (-2)*30306 (20%)28 (93%)
74th Great Grandparent60 (-4)*34 (57%)345(x%)5 (x%)
85th Great Grandparent120 (-8)*22 (18%)2210 (8%)2 (4%)
96th Great Grandparent240 (-16)*25 (10%)258 (3%) 6 (3%)
107th Great Grandparent480 (-32)*29 (6%)26 (90%)16 (55%)2 (7%)
118th Great Grandparent960 (-64)*29 (3%)27 (93%)17 (67%)0 (0%)
  • Total number of possible ancestors reduced due to pedigree collapse.

CAUTION: This chart is for my ancestors through the 9th generation (6th Great Grandparents). The 10th and 11th generations are still about SJ Baty's ancestors. Due to coincidence, we seem to have the same pedigree collapse. THANKS FOR THE CHART SJ!!!

I've got work to do, considering the following facts!

1024 great great great great great great great great grandparents
512 great great great great great great great grandparents
256 great great great great great great grandparents
128 great great great great great grandparents
64 great great great great grandparents
32 great great great grandparents
16 great great grandparents
8 great grandparents
4 grandparents
2 parents

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To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for any private and public profiles I'm presently managing to be transferred to Iver Jacobson if he so chooses, all remaining private and public profiles should be transferred to community members on my trusted list or to the Leadership Team to be farmed out to any interested party or parties.


  1. 1.0 1.1 First Hand Knowledge of Ms Sneegas, Personal copy in the files of Peggy McReynolds
  2. Plunkett Cemetery AKA Pleasant Grove Cemetery, in Logan County Arkansas
  3. Elizabeth Hall Cemetery in Logan County, Arkansas
  4. McReynolds Cemetery in Logan County Arkansas
  5. 5.0 5.1 10,000 Plunketts 1974, Volume 1 page 375
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Kerr Family Chronicles[1]
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sisk, Book of Ages by Charleta J. Dunn in 1998
  • Ivy, Emma Plunkett. Ten Thousand Plunketts Peach Tree Printing, Atlanta GA:1974; Volume 1, Chapter XVI, page 375 starts discussion of the Ellison Plunkett Family
  • "Kerr Family Chronicles" Link, which closely follows "McReynolds, A Nobel Clan" by William Howard McReynolds, Mercer, Mo. c1980.
  • "US Census, 1900", database online. Home Township, Small Town, Washington, USA; pg. 100, family 10, dwelling 15, lines 150-157; June 1, 1900; National Archives Microfilm M-10, Roll 100.
  • "Sisk: book of ages" by Charleta J. Dunn (Maiden name Charleta Jessie Sisk), Published inSalem, Massachusetts by Higginson Book Company, c1998 ; 1498 pages; The Sisk lineage is traced back to John Sisk (b. 1709 in Ireland/England). He had four sons, John (b. ca. 1737), Thomas (b. ca. 1738), Timothy (b. ca. 1740) and Robert (b. before 1750). Of these sons only John was born in Virginia; the others were born in North Carolina. The descendants of John Sisk (b. 1709) can be found through out the United States and include Sisk, Bowers, Davis, Dunn, Forehand, Guy, Honeycutt, McElrath, Rice, Rogers and related lines. 929.273 Si82d - FHL FAM HIST Book; ISBN/ISSN 0832895806 hardcover
  • "McReynolds; A Nobel Clan" by William Howard McReynolds (1980) 368 pages publication in Mercer Missouri Subject Class: 929.273 M246. This publication which is closely followed by "Kerr Family Chronicles" online.

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Peggy, Thank you joining the US Civil War Challenge, I believe during the Connect-a-Thon Weekend, we connected 456 soldiers. The 23 members who participated did a combined 4,134 profiles during the Thon. Thank you again. Pam
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Thank you for participating!
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi, here's a link to a US Civil War Project Challenge you might be interested in:
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Peggy, I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done to improve the US Civil War Between the States Project. I'm doing a check-in with all project members and wanted to verify that you're still interested in being a member of the project. Also, any suggestions for the Project would be welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi P.

Civil War profiles are definitely still on my "to do" list. Though I'll admit I haven't done a lot of work on profiles lately. My current goal is to create profiles for the Arkansas 3rd and 4th Cavalry (Union). this is a pretty limited goal but I try to create "stickers" for any Civil War soldier I come across. Please leave me as a member of the project but I won't be able to expand my goals for at least the next year.

Thanks for contacting me! So much to do, so little time.

Peggy Mac

posted by Peggy McReynolds
I am the son of Evelyn Viola Cannon who married ST Ray of Blytheville, Arkansas in 1950. Her father was John Acy Cannon the son of David Lafayette Cannon. I know David was born in Yell County Arkansas but moved to Fayette County Tennessee as a toddler with his siblings when his father Gabriel died in Alton.I also have a hunch that his mother Clara Jane Davis died right after giving birth. I have not found a grave site but it may be unmarked. I know they lived closed to Gabriel's first wife's parents the Gateley when they returned to Tennessee. I know David lived around the town Somerville. That his son John lived near Covington where my mom was born. That my mom's father John and her mother Ada Lou Rose both passed away in Covington and are buried there. If anyone has any additional information on this family I would definitely appreciate it.
posted by Howard Ray
Howdy Peggy,

Saw you on the DNA feed. Always nice to see your smiling face.



posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Peggy, you've been a contributor to the profile of Reuben-38 in the past. I invite you to see the latest comment posted on that profile. Thanks.
posted by Edward Rowlance
How awesome, Prima! We are 16 degrees apart on my Trusty line (one of my favs), and 12th cousins 2x removed off my Segar/Hawkins line.
posted by Mindy Silva
Thanks for the "double down" comment on G2G. Sometimes people don't look at their own actions before critiquing others....
posted by Robin Lee
Hi, do you have any connection with the family of McReynolds-126? I am guessing you don't as it is in some array, and I feel you would have cleaned it up if you were. I have a connection by marriage to this family, and someone named McReynolds did the great service of preserving her husband's great grandmother's diary, and mailing me a copy. The diarist was named Alma Adams Gossman, my GGF's sister, a teacher from VT who became an Iowa mother. If it was you, or someone you know, I want to tell you what a great act of genealogical kindness that was.
posted by Carolyn Adams
Peggy I dont have sources for Samuel and MAry Burton. Back when I started this tree I didn't add sources. Also if they were not direct to my line I may not have gone further to find exact info and could have come from someone elses tree and also date could be ABOUT dates. Have you looked for her on ? I also think there is a book online Burton cronicals. It has been so long since I worked on my Burton 20 years. Sometimes a google search will give results. I am currently working on other lines that have been brick walls. Where in Ga are you? I am in Jackson County close to Athens!


posted by Merilee Burton
Hello Peggy. It seems we have the same ancestor as Benjamin Wood 1830-1865. He is my maternal gggg-grandfather. Can we combine these family's?
Hi Peggy.....we are cousins....Peggy McReynolds and Marsha (Cramer) Baker are both descendants of Joseph Dixon.

Have a good evening. Marsha Cramer Baker

posted by Marsha (Cramer) Baker
Hello. I am trying to understand why my dna connections to Eliza J. "Gertie" Allen (Underwood) and her husband James Gideon Underwood were marked as an error. Was the DNA with Gedmatch and Ancestry not enough? I'd like to fix this; for now, I've simply removed the marker. Please pm me so that I might understand.

Thank you.

Peggy, thanks for all your effort on these Slayden's. As I mentioned my original info chart was handed down to me from my grandmother, Alma. The chart was given to her in the 1960's before the internet was invented, so I have a tendency to half way believe it. In running my Slayden chart up the Ancestry Tree, I've verified the chart info that Joseph Sladen married an Elizabeth Baker on Jan (6) 8, 1767 in Folkestone/Canterbury, Kent, England. In another Ancestry (Virginia) I found the marriage of Joseph to Milley Slayden. Additionally I found on Ancestry, a John Sladden married a Hannah Bayly on Jan 24, 1735 at St. Margaret's, Canterbury, Kent, England. So far, all of this matches the info sent to my grandmother years ago. I'll keep searching...its fun.
posted by A. Lay