Peggy McReynolds

Peggy McReynolds

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I'm a retired architectural engineer living in the Midwest. [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.

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.

My motto: Sources but only the "free" ones please.


  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" first mentions my family line with my GG Grandfather Stephen McReynolds.
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 but I've been unable to track them beyond there.

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On 10 Oct 2018 at 08:58 GMT Cindy (McHaffie) Friend wrote:

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?

On 4 Oct 2018 at 01:41 GMT Marsha (Cramer) Baker wrote:

Hi Peggy.....we are cousins....Peggy McReynolds and Marsha (Cramer) Baker are both descendants of Joseph Dixon.

Have a good evening. Marsha Cramer Baker

On 7 Sep 2018 at 08:42 GMT MarLo (Underwood) Alexander wrote:

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.

On 9 Aug 2018 at 15:40 GMT A. Lay wrote:

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.

On 29 Jul 2018 at 00:11 GMT Lynette Jester wrote:

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.

On 28 Jul 2018 at 20:14 GMT Lynette Jester wrote:

Peggy, I removed Moses and Catherine from Michael Teague. there is no evidence given to prove parentage and 3 kids born 1802, 2 born 1808, and a 7 year gap between the two youngest, isn't condusive to good genealogy. I didn't add Moses and Catherine as parents, please check CHANGES. AND!!!! its mistakes like this that have created the mess that the Teagues have become enmeshed in. Oh please don't get me on some of the idiocy involved. My bp can't handle it.

On 23 Jun 2018 at 23:26 GMT James Collins wrote:

Hi Peggy I am a Rich decedent. I have worked on Marshall's line in the past. It would be cool if Marshall was connected.There are a lot of records at FS.I posted links on his page.

On 23 Jun 2018 at 17:46 GMT Dallace Moore wrote:

Hello Peggy, We are 7th cousins through Isaac Hibbs.

On 8 Jun 2018 at 23:23 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the Civil War project!!

On 7 Jun 2018 at 04:02 GMT John Cruz wrote:

Hi Cousin Peggy,

I just wanted to say hello!

And to share that we are 24th cousins (once removed). Our common ancestor is Fernando Alfonsez (Castilla) de Castilla. King of Spain. He is your 24th g-grandfather and my 23rd. Use the Wiki Relationshipfinder and please check it out.

I don't know if you are aware that we also share 34 more ancestors before him, up to 30 generations, who are monarchs and nobles of France, Spain, England, Germany, etc.

Beyond that, the older ancestral trail gets even more interesting to explore! Did you know that because your roots were in the Monarchy of Europe, your ancestors represent many different countries? There are ancestors in your family tree, who you'd likely be astonished to discover!

Just wanted to share this information, and to say Hi cousin!

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