Peggy McReynolds

Peggy McReynolds

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Peggy McReynolds is participating with Super Sweepers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 332 profiles.

↫ 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. I've got work to do. THANKS FOR THE CHART SJ!!!

My WikiTree Directive

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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"McReynolds: A Noble Clan" mentions my family line with my GGGG Grandfather Samuel McReynolds, born 1776 in NC (McReynolds-327)
I've been able to trace my Plunkett ancestors to my ggg grandfather, Ellison Plunkett (Plunkett-522), who moved to Arkansas from Tennessee in the 1840's and raised his children in Logan County Arkansas. Am hoping to find his family.
Not many people around with this surname, but go to Lawrence Kansas and they're everywhere.
Have joined the Civil War Project
My Wise family line lived in Eastern Tennessee before the Civil War. Oldest known Wise ancestor is Elisha Wise, born 1799 in NC (Wise-2084) beyond there.
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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

Glad to hear from you. A diary from that era is certainly a great gift. I'm not connected with this McReynolds line until 1738. Our common ancestor is Robert McReynolds, who was born in 1738 on a ship as his parents immigrated. I added some sources to George William's profile.

Hope you find time to scan at least parts of the diary for posting!!

posted by Peggy McReynolds
In reply to your comment about why I use anonymous anonymous here it is because a 5 th cousin of mine without the permission of all my living relatives put a lot of information about my family online, including my siblings, cousins, 2nd cousins etc they are still living. I was somewhat horrified about that, I had been collaborating with my more distant relatives like my 5th cousin, I had at the time typed (yes I used a typewriter) my family history and given out copies to all my known relatives. It was I thought a private family history to be shared within the family. However when the internet got popular he put the family history online with details of living relatives I am always concerned that if I use my real name then someone somewhere will be able to track my real name to that website and I am very mindful that this could compromise the privacy of my siblings. cousins etc. Without a real name it will be much harder to find this website.
posted by [Living Anonymous]
Hi Peggy, A note of appreciation for your hard work and awesome contributions to the Fall "Source A Ton" this past weekend. In all you worked on at least 103 profiles and became #6 for our team. Thank you so much for all you do representing the Super Sweepers and your other projects here on WikiTree. Keep up the outstanding job!!

Dorothy B. Co- Captain. Southern Super Sweepers!!

posted by Dorothy Barry
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
Hi Peggy!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ (actually, over 1500!) contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

BTW: Great job during the Connect-a-thon!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Peggy, WOW. "332" profiles, that is amazing!! I am so glad you helped us on the Super Sweepers and hope you will join us again. Please accept my Thanks and gratitude!! Job well done my friend!!
posted by Dorothy Barry
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
Peggy, no problems, I'm preparing for a family reunion and will be out of pocket for 2 weeks. So i'm not making any decisions till then. Its a 1600 mile trip one way, and I'm zigzagging enough to make it over 1800. I must be insane.
posted by Lynette Jester

Peggy is 18 degrees from Claire Nava, 27 degrees from Levi Strauss and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.