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2019 52 Ancestors - Barnett-3517

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52 Ancestors - 2019

Week 1 - First

My first will be that my mom's mom and dad are first cousins with the same last name. That threw my aunt's computer crazy when she was alive and first started doing the Leonard Family Tree on the computer. They are Summers Lyle Leonard Leonard-5596 and Myra Clemetine "Belle" Leonard Leonard-5581. My grandmother live in Mobile, Alabama. That is why I picked them was because the were first cousins with the same last name.

Week 2 - Challenge

My challenge is trying to find information on my grandmother and step grandmother which is my aunt also information on their mother and father and their family. We only have some information and names of my grandmother and step grandmother which is my aunt also. This is my brickwall. This is my grandmothers name and profile Mildred Hester (Jones) Barnett. Jones-33183. My grandfather and his dad's side was a brick wall but since the Source a thon and my moving while I was not doing WikiTree I had a relative on that side contacting me and he and his dad side is kin to me by his dad and then I got to investigating with what information he sent me I find out that his wife is related to my mom side of the family the Leonards. So I have found out a lot about them.

Week 3 - Unusual Name

My is Fine-614. I have never heard of Media it is very unusual name for anyone even a female.

Week 4 - I'd like to Meet

This is a hard one for me too. I would like to met and I think I have met her when I was in elementary school and the Leonards had a Leonard Family Reunion in Johnson City where a lot of the Leonards had land and lived in the upper East Tennessee is Leonard-8012 - Ella Walls Leonard. She is similar she had handicaps and dealt with it and would like to know how it was back then when people had handicaps and how people treated her. She was never married and remained at the family home until her death and she lived with one of her sisters. In her early twenties she developed tuberculosis of the bone. It was concentrated in one of her hips and resulted in her being crippled for the remainder of her life. She ended up wearing a shoe that was higher than the other so she could walk normal. She also developed sever arthritis in her hands which made it impossible for her to open her fingers. However, it did not prevent her from crocheting beautiful doilies, etc. She was always full of life, with a ready smile for everyone. I have a genetic disease that I was born with and had to deal with all my 59 years and that is Prader - Willi Syndrome. Also my mom has developed sever arthritis that gives her a lot of pain. So I want to know if she had a lot of pain with her arthritis and tuberculosis of the bone and how she dealt with people who were bullies and other things and be full of life and with a ready smile for everyone.

Week 5 - At the Library

I have 3 women cousins on my dad side that wrote a book named 3fat chicks on a diet Because We're All in it Together. Their name are Suzanne Barnett, Amy Buchanan, and Jennifer Lesman. Their last name which is their surname is Barnett. They have a website www.3fatchicks.com. I do not have their profile in yet but I will. There is stories behind the three authors which they are sisters. You should get this book and read it and go to the website also.

Then there is my mom sister which is dead husband who has written 2 books. I do have his profile and it is Sapp-483 Charles Sapp. The first book is about his dad and it is a true story. The name of the first book is "The Man With Two Names" about his dad who is Sapp-1214 Emory Sapp. Then the other book title is "Heaven is like a Vacation, Getting there is the Fun Part." You all should get them and read them they are very interesting to read. This is my uncles so is not a direct relative.

Week 6 - Surprise

I have two surprises to put on this prompt.

1. is about Jonathan David King King-29197 . I found around June of last year when I lived in Loudon, Tennessee that Jonathan was married before he married Amanda Fine Leonard. He married Rachel Collins Collins-19424 first. How I found out was on Ancestry, in Family Tree Maker and on Wikitree I had put a photo of him on the profile and his relative from where he married Rachel first contacted me last year and sent me a picture of them and then I did research and found out that he was married before he married Amanda Fine Leonard Fine-248. That was very surprising to me. They gave me a GEDCOM information that I have add to wikitree and need to work on also.

2. After I moved to Jonesborough, Tennessee in November 6th and I got my new email address on December 17 last year I got an email from my great grandfather Herbert Barnett Barnett-3528 great grandson Audy Barnett Barnett-8451 which I add his profile tonight to Wiki Tree. He wanted information on the Barnetts starting with Jason Barnett Barnett-3529 which is Herbert Barnett father. He gave me information on Spencer Barnett Barnett-3530 which is Jason Barnett father from some one else gave them saying that he immigrated from Londonberry, Ireland. Then I find out that Audy wife Karen Lynn Arwood Barnett Arwood-111 is related to my mother side from my moms surname Leonard which is very interesting. Plus what he gave me was very interesting I am going to email him what I can to him and he is going to talk to his wife mother because that is how he and his wife is connected to my mother side of the family under the surname Leonard. This was all a surprise. So I even have a lot more to put on wikitree from what he gave me. He gave me four family excel charts to have and to use. I add his father and his wife profile to wikitree tonight also.

Week 7 - Love

I haven't done a lot of research on this person that I am going to use for this prompt but I have discovered that I have with both my mom and dad that I have several relatives that has their first name as Valentine. Also I have some relatives with their last name is Love. On my mom's side there is about 4 Valentines first names and a lot of Love for last name that are from Rhea County. Then there is one person on my dad's side that has Valentine as their first name that came from North Carolina. That is the person I am going to use and I will do some more research on him probably during the clean - a - thon this year. His name is Valentine Honeycutt. He is my dad's grandmother's uncle It took me some time and searching before I find the Valentines and Love's of my relatives. I had a lot of the Honeycutts on my dad side researced some. There is some Honeycutts on my mom side of the family.

Here is the person I am putting in here:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Honeycutt-1472

Week 8 - Family Photo

Here is my family photo picture of my great grandfather and great grandfather family which is my grandfather or my mom's father's family which they had 11 kids. His name is John Williams Leonard and her name is Laura Rominger Leonard. Leonard-5595.

Here is the picture: I will add names and their profile a little later.

John Williams Leonard Family

This is John Wife Laura Elmira Rominger, Rominger-119. Here is their kids:

Ella Walls Leonard Leonard-8012

Lester Bolton Leonard:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-8013

LeRoy Leonard: Leonard-8014

Summers Lyle Leonard, Sr:my granddad which is my mom's dad:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-5596

Franklin Elcanah Leonard:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-8015

Ruby Beatrice Leonard:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-5582

Mary Jane Leonard: Leonard-8687

John Wesley Leonard:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-8017

and Lloyd Reece Leonard:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-8018

Week 9 - At the Courthouse

Mine is my mother's sister who is dead husband dad Emory Eron Sapp Sapp-1214. There is alot of Sapps that are criminals. Sapp-121

Emory was born in 1878. He passed away in 1963. The son of Dr. James Monroe Sapp and Mary Melissa Brassell.

Emory Eron Sapp was arrested in Johnson City, Tennessee. Emory Eron Sapp admits masquerade as his Brother. Emory Eron Sapp was arraigned on fraud charges.

Emory Eron Sapp was convicted of fraud and returned to Texas to finish 99 year sentence for murder

On November 19, 1914, thirty-six-year-old Emory Sapp murdered his wealthy wife and her two acquaintances. That's what the jury said when they sentenced him to ninety-nine years in prison. All that was missing was the truth.

Emory Sapp was born in a small town in East Texas in 1878, and for most of his years - when he wasn't incarcerated - he worked in law enforcement. Sapp was in his early thirties and married when he began an affair with a wealthy older woman who had a special fondness for men-in-blue. Divorcing his wife to marry her, the two enjoyed each other's company as they lived the high life. The only problem were Ellen's two nephews, who despised the fact that she had given Emory control of all of her money, land, and personal items - and left nothing for them in her will. Then came that awful day when Emory and Ellen decided that a hunting trip with a group of friends would be fun...

Despite errors in the prosecution's case, disreputable witnesses, and a number of appeals, Emory Sapp was convicted on circumstantial evidence and sent to one of the worst prison farms in Texas. Feeling that his days were numbered because of what he knew about the prison's illegal activities, Emory took it on the lam. In Johnson City, he began life anew, using his dead brother's first name. In 1940, Sapp was arrested for mail fraud, which led to his discovery as a fugitive. He was seventy-two when he was paroled, but because he knew that there were those on the outside who wanted him to disappear, he found a way back into prison and remained there till the day he died.

Conviction

Emory Eron Sapp

in the Texas, Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945

Texas, Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945

Name:Emory Eron Sapp

Record Date:13 Jul 1920

Place of Residence:Beaumont

Prison Location:Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA

Age:38

Convict Number:44999

Texas, Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Conduct Registers, vols. 1998/038-177–1998/038-236. Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas.Convict Registers, vols. 1998/038-138–1998/038-176. Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas.

https://www.amazon.com/Man-Two-Names-Notorious-Southeast/dp/1432706373

The book above called The Man With Two Names is the book that my uncle which is my mother sister who is dead now husband wrote about his dad Emory Eron and Emory Eron other brother also.

Week 10 - Bachelor Uncle

As Ray Hawkes said this week's topic is a little tricky because I don't have any uncles on either on my mom's side her two brothers they all were married and my dad's two brothers were married too. As on Amy Crow Johnson email her prompt mentioned that the theme was inspired by brothers who never married and never had children. So this is the way I am going with this because I couldn't find any uncles that was not married and have children. My profile is my cousin that was my sister age when he died. He was 51 when he died his name is Jeffrey Alan Leonard. His mother and dad is my mother's brother and sister - in - law and the sister - in - law was a classmate and friend of my mother and they graduated together. Also their birthday are in the same year and month so they are the same age. Here is his profile Leonard-5587. His death was caused when he went in the hospital for operation on his heart because of complications from his diabites before he had transplants to keep him from having diabiteas. He was ready to go to rehab and hospital was very negilent on his care that caused him to die. Read his profile and you will learn a lot about this young man who shouldn't have died. His death was very unnecessary but it was the hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee that killed him.

Week 11 - Large Family

My relatives on my mother side had a lot of children there was 1 that had 14 but there was no dates for their birth and death. Then there was several with 12 and 11 with no dates also for their birth and death. But I did find one that was a sister to the Amanda Fine who married a Leonard and then a King after the Leonard died and the Amanda and both husbands are buried in the Leonard Family cemetery. The family I am talking about is Rivanna Fine and Moore Strickland and here are their profiles Fine-669 and Strickland-3411. Their 12 children are Alice Chrisenberry, Charles, Vinet, Virginia "Virgie" Buck, Elizabeth "Betty" Leach, Walter, Dayton, Roby, Fannie Drain, Robert, Ernest, and Blanche. They are buried Fine Cemetery on Summit Drive near their home in Johnson City, Tennessee. Many descendants remain.

Alice married Joseph Chrisenberry and the last of their fourteen children, Orneta Brunner, lives in Johnson City. Charles had one son, Charles, Jr. in Alabama. Virgie married Alfred Taylor Buck and had five children. Betty and John Leach had six children. Betty Leach Road is named for her. Walter and Dayton moved to Pontiac, Michigan.

Dayton had two children, Randall and Mary Irma. Robert married Mae Merritt and had children: Howard, Robert, Jr., Thelma Hughes, Donald, Glen, Melva and Kenneth. Ernst moved to Pontiac. Son Jack a retired Air Force Major is currently Mayor of Universal City, Texas. Madeline Kimmel parents are Fannie and William Robert Drain married July 13, 1914. Madeline has one sister, Dorothy Marks of Florida.

Week 12 - 12

I am going to #12 which is my mother's father's father his name is John William Leonard and this is his profile Leonard-5595. He was born on December 31, 1867 and died on December 30, 1948 so that makes him 81 years old when he died. He was born and died in the 12 month of the year. He had 10 children himself. He was had 8 siblings. His occupations was he was a laborer and a farmer.

Week 13 - In the Paper

There been a lot of my relatives that been in the newspaper because of their obituries and they are criminals. But there in my immediate family we all have been the paper down in Athens, Tennessee when lived there when I was 5 years old then I moved from there in 1993 in Loudon, Tennessee. Then my dad has been in the Loudon, Tennessee for doing habitat for humanity homes for people with the church he was going to. Down in Athens my mom was in the paper for naming a park down below a church we were going to. Then my brother when he got Eagle when he was in the boy scouts. My and my sister when we were in girl scouts also.

Also we have had relatives in the paper like we had one for talks he did on Islamic history and principles. He is the relative that I am going to put in this prompt. His name is Graham Leonard and here is his profile. Leonard-5584.

Then when my dad was the first superintendent of the Tech Center of Athens in 1965 which he supervised the building of it and he lived at the school before we moved down from Bristol, Tennessee in 1966. He would stay at the school during the week starting on Sunday night till Friday afternoon and come home to stay for a couple of days every week till we moved down there.

So I have a lot of relatives that been in the paper for several reasons.

Week 14 - Brick Wall

My brickwall is my grandmother and her sister who after my grandmother died my granddad married. The story behind that was he really loved his wife's sister but she was already married so he married my grandmother. When my grandmother died he married her sister because she was a widow at that time. Only thing I have on them is their kids names and also their brother I really don't know if they had any other siblings or not. I do not know their mother or father's name. My dad's brothers are dead and my uncles wife has alhizimers and my dad now has vascular demetia so they are not much help. My Grandmother profile is Flora (Jones) Barnett Jones-33184 is his second wife and sister of his wife. This is first wife profile Mildred Hester (Jones) Barnett Jones-33183.

Week 15 - DNA

My ancestor that I think that can be found with genetic genealogy is the same as the following week which was the brickwall and is my grandmother and her sister who after my grandmother died my granddad married. The story behind that was he really loved his wife's sister but she was already married so he married my grandmother. When my grandmother died he married her sister because she was a widow at that time. Only thing I have on them is their kids names and also their brother I really don't know if they had any other siblings or not. I do not know their mother or father's name. My dad's brothers are dead and my uncles wife has alhizimers and my dad now has vascular demetia so they are not much help. My Grandmother profile is Flora (Jones) Barnett Jones-33184 is his second wife and sister of his wife. This is first wife profile Mildred Hester (Jones) Barnett Jones-33183.

Week 16 - Out of Place

My Out of Place ancestor is Jennie Alma Hoilman. Her profile is Hoilman-21. Alma was very talented. She had no practical training in music, but could by ear, sit down and play the piano at will. She loved flowers and was always looking for something to plant. She had a troubled childhood beginning with the divorce of her parents Flossie and Doiley. She was raised raised by her maternal grand mother for several years and later lived with an aunt, Juanita and her husband Lilburn Hight. They started a business in South Florida where she was to eventually meet her husband Bill.

My cousin who is the son of Alma learned a tremendous amount of information about his parents that occurred prior to and even after his birth. The facts about family problems were kept from him until well into his teen years. Even now he will uncover some relevant piece of information that was not known by him. The biggest secret in the family must be the psychological state of his mother.

As a child from a broken family, raised by a dominating grand mother, his mother, Alma was very unstable. This did not become apparent until after the birth of her first son Billy my cousin and the other cousin older brother.

As a child of four, Alma was sent to Indiana to her mother who had just remarried and was not even settled into her marriage. Flossie, Alma mother was not entirely honest with her new husband and had not told him of her daughter Alma by her first marriage. As a result of this four year old child appearing on his door step, he made plans to annul the marriage and who would blame him?

After the return of Flossie to her home, Alma first lived with one family member then another. Finally as a young teen she was staying with an aunt and uncle in south Florida when she met her husband Bill. All the problems of her past were now considered of no importance as her "prince charming" had come to her rescue.

She was very young and fragile when she was thrust into the Barker family with their solid clannish nature. They were a large family that worked, fought and loved together. She felt uncomfortable and that she didn't really fit in. Added to this was her pregnancy. The romantic facade soon crumbled and the problems created in her youth came to the front. She had never been taught to face and handle obstacles and soon found herself cornered by them.

The result was years of psychotherapy all to no apparent avail. She was very unhappy in her new role as mother and wife, isolated from the only family she ever knew. Added to this was the examples some of her aunts, including her own mother presented. Suicide was a way out for them and those that couldn't break the bonds to their mother, took that path. His grandmother Flossie took her life when Alma was only eleven years old. Her son knew of his great grandmother Jennie Belton and found her to be a very manipulative person. She was rigid, stern, and unforgiving.

When Alma's second pregnancy came about, she went completely off the deep end. She spent a few months in Florida's Insane Asylum and upon her return to home wanted desperately to return to the only security she had ever known. That of her domineering grandmother. Bill her husband would have no part of it and there were short separations and many accusations made during this period. He loved Alma and dedicated himself to attempting to make a happy home for her. As intelligent as he was and as much as he loved her, he was not able to be much comfort to her. He passed up many opportunities of financial security just to stay close to Alma's side. The only extended time he wasn't there was during World War II, a very desperate and trying time for Alma.

There were suicide attempts and periods of deep depression. Thus Bill found himself having to be concerned with keeping her and the children alive while providing sustenance. There were many job opportunities that would have offered great security financially that Bill had to turn down, mostly because the jobs would neccessitate him being away from Alma for extend periods of time.

When the little piece of property was purchased in Orlando, if further isolated Alma and subjected her to a very sparse environment with much menial labor. Letter from Alma to others during this time reflect some of the abject poverty she felt. It seemed everywhere she turned she found no promise of help. This caused a lot of friction between them, because he had literally given up many opportunities just to be near Alma.

Years after this period even after Bill had a secure job with a future, Alma never got away from the abject poverty of that time. Life being one challenge after the other, continued to be a burden that Alma was, by this time unwilling to bear.

After both her children had families of their own the final irony came when she began to feel totally unneeded. Little did she realize that those fledgling families needed her more than ever. At the young age of fifty she finally succeeded in carrying out the horrible act of suicide.

Her mother died by her own hands also.

Week 17: At Worship

I have several ministers in the Leonard and Romingers. But my is Henry Virgil Rominger. Profile Rominger-234

He is the son of James Mason Rominger and Lydia Paulina Hauser who married in 1852. Henry V. Rominger was ordained as a Moravian minister at Philadelphia, PA. on November 11, 1882. Eventually he became a Congregational minister around 1901 and traveled around Montana, Oregon, and North Dakota. From 1914 to 1946 he live in Underwood, Washington. He died in North Bonneville, Washington around 1949, He is retired minister. He also traveled to Eqypt and donated a collection of ancient Eqyptian artifacts to the state of Nebraska.

Week 18: Road Trip

Like someone earlier I have several for Road Trip. But the one I am going to do is Hans Jerg Rominger his profile is Rominger-60.

He was born about 1680 in Winterlingen, German and later moved from there to Singen, near Durlach. He married Elisabeth Odelin in 1708 in Winterlingen. In 1742 he applied for permission to emigrate to New England with his sons David and Philip. His son Michael did not emigrate until 1752 but then joined his family in Broad Bay, Maine. This settlement was a colony recruited in Germany by an American entrepreneur, Samuel Waldo, who promised more than he delivered in terms of land and amenities. George Soelle, a Moravian missionary who came to the settlement, noted that the settlers were "poor as church mice" and suffering greatly from the cold, inclement winter weather. Soelle estabilished a Moravian church in Broad Bay in 1762, In 1770 a group of families left Broad Bay and traveled by ship to Wilmington, NC, then overland to the Wachovia area. forming a new community at Friedland.

Week 19: Nuture

My nuture is Joshua Rominger and his profile is Rominger-35.

In his memorial it said he was a member of the church for 68 years, was converted at a camp meeting in Stokes County, North Carolina and brought up in the Moravian church and early in life united with the Methodist church in which he was a class leader for many years. He organized the first Sunday school at Solitude Chapel for fifty or more years ago, which he perhaps the first one in the county. He was one of the magistrates to help organize Watauga County, North Carolina. He was a pioneer school teacher and taught school probably half of his life.

Week 20 - Nature

My nature is Jonathan David King is profile is King-29197. He married Amanda Emma Fine who she married Andrew Johnson Leonard first and after Andrew died she married Jonathan. All three are buried in my mom's Leonard Family Cemetery in Johnson City, Tennessee. It is above the church that my sister and her husband goes. I have been going to their church. So June 2 since my sister is going out of town because of her job I thought I will go to see it and maybe take pictures of some new headstone that we have put in there before we moved up here last year. On his death certificate it said his occupation was a farmer.

Week 21 - Military

I have a lot relatives that fought in wars. My dad even is a veteran. But I am going to do 2 relatives.

  1. 1 is Vinett Fine his profile is Fine-206. He migrated to Tennessee at the time of Revolutionary War. He served under Col. John Sevier in several Indian battles along the North Carolina line. In one of the Indian battles he was killed and the volunteers needed to retreat so they cut a hole in the ice of a creek and placed his body there, planning to come back later and retrieve it. A sudden thaw melted the ice and his body was never found. Today the creek is known as Fine's Creek. It is near Asheville, North Carolina. He was listed Dunmore County Militia in 1775 and in the 8th Virginia Regiment with Rev. Muhlenberg. "German Regiment." In July 1781, he was in a party attacking a party of Indians with Col. John Sevier.

In April 1783, he was with a force who crossed the mountain to the Overhill Town (Cherokee Indian) of Cowee and burned it. All Indian aggressions upon the Pigeon and French Broad River settlements had come from this town. The force was commanded by Col. William Lillard and Major Peter Fine.

In the Winter of 1783, Indians began to steal horses and cattle from the Big Pigeon settlements in Cocke County TN. Major Peter Fine and Captain John McNabb raised a company of men and followed the Indians across the mountains into North Carolina, where they killed one Indian and wounded another, but recovered the stolen horses. The Indians fired upon them, killing Vinett Fine, and wounding Thomas Holland, and a man named of Bingham. Because there was no time for grave-digging and apparently no safety in trying to escape with the body, the ice in the creek was broken and the body placed there. Before the men could return for it, the creek became flooded by a sudden change in temperature, and the body was washed away and was never recovered. To this day, the creek is known as Fine's Creek. Fine's Branch, in 1998, is in Cocke County, TN.

  1. 2 Is Franklin Lafayette Rominger is profile is Rominger-118. Franklin Lafayette Rominger was a Civil War soldier. He got pension for military service. He originally joined the Confederate forces during the Civil, but is reported to have deserted, walked to Olney, Illinois and enlisted in the Union Forces, for whom he fought the rest of the war.

National Archives Civil war records reveal that he enlisted in both the Confederacy on November 1, 1862 in Taylorsville, Tennessee, (which may have been conscript) and was listed as AWOL on June to December 1863 Company Muster Roll of the (6th NC Cav) 65th Reg't Co. G, North Carolina Volunteers only to surface again in Olney, Illinois on February 27, 1864 where he joined the 46th Reg't Illinois Infantry.

Week 22 - At the Cemetery

My at the Cemetery prompt leads to God's Acre a Moravian cemetery located in Old Salem in Winston - Salem, North Carolina that I want to visit because I have Moravian relatives buried there even Adam Spach his profile is Spach-20. God's Acre was laid out in 1770 as a graveyard for members of the Moravian congregation. Through one of the five arched gates arranged along the western boundary one enters the graveyard proper. The third of these gates, looking from the south, admits the visitor to the oldest section of the burial ground. The first interment was that of John Birkhead a weaver who died in June of 1771.

Of the many unique ways of the early Moravians none has attracted more attention than their burial customs. Symbolical of the egalitarian principles which they practiced in everyday life are the long rows of identical gravestones, each be speaking the ancient Moravian belief in the democracy of death. Whatever prestige a Brother may have achieved in life here at least he could not presume to set himself above his fellow. Nor will the visitor find any of those ornate marble slabs, soaring obelisks or gloomy mausoleums whereby the dead so often proclaim vanished glories.

The arrangement of God's Acre owes much to the old choir system which the first Moravians had brought to Carolina. The graveyard was laid out in large squares and each square assigned to a different choir group: a square for married women and widows (though these had maintained separate choirs in life) another for married men and widowers, and yet another for single men and little boys. The same was true, of course for single women and little girls, in each case, however, only one group (single women, for example) would occupy a given side of a square. The Brethren had chosen the site of God's Acre in April of 1766, but the site later had to be shifted southward with the relocation of the town square. The graveyard was cleared and fenced in early 1771. In that era the Moravians maintained a separate plot for the burial of "strangers that is , non-Moravians "for whom it is especially requested and who are willing to bear the expense of digging the grave and of a gravestone made according to their custom." The graveyard today is reserved for members of the thirteen Moravian Churches comprising the Salem Congregation.

God's Acre is not simply a tract of land devoted to the glory of God. The German term Gott's Acker, in the Moravian interpretation at least, means something more than that: a field where God's chosen are "sown" to await Resurrection or as the symbolism of the church liturgy would have it, for the day of harvest.

This particular burial ground is probably best known for the Easter sunrise service which has been held there each year since 1772 and which today attracts thousands of visitors. Yet, though it is the largest and best known it is little different from services held by Moravian congregations elsewhere. In front of Home Moravian Church, just at dawn, a minister appears to sound the ancient cry of hope:

The Lord is risen!

In Germany the homeland of the renewed Unitas Fratrum, one might hear the same cry resounding from other Moravian churches: Der Herr ist auf erstanden, perhaps chanted rather than spoken. And always in whatever language, the triumphant response of the congregation:

The Lord is risen indeed!

The tradition of ushering in the Easter dawn in this manner developed out of an impromptu worship service held in 1732 in Herrnhut, the Moravian church center founded five years earlier on Count Nickolaus von Zinzendorf's estate in Saxony. Present day Moravians divided their Easter liturgy into two parts, the first to be read at the door of the church and the other at the close of the service on God's Acre. Linking the two parts in a slow quiet trek by the congregation and the thousands of visitors from the church to the graveyard their mood of reverence heightened by the hauntingly majestic strains of the Moravian brass bands, each stationed so as to respond antiphonally to its neighbor.

All that is very interesting and I would like to investigate the cemetery and the city of Old Salem of Winston - Salem, North Carolina since a lot of my Moravian relatives is from there.

Week 23 - Namesake

My namesake is my grandfather and his son my uncle. They were named Summers Lyle Leonard and the older one was Sr. and the other Jr. He went by Junior because of his dad's name was Summers Lyle Leonard also. Here are their profile the first one will the Senior and the other Junior. Leonard-5596 and now Leonard-5585. Junior died early with Hodgkins disease at the age of 35. His sons were young the were not through with high school when he died. But his mother took them in a summer around United States and surprise us with a visit when we lived in Athens, Tennessee. My grand father he died the year I graduated from high school in Athens, Tennessee and my sister was a senior in high school the year and month was December 1978. My brother was going up there to stay with him while he would be working with a cousin in Kingsport, Tennessee when he died.

Week 24 - Dear Diary

My profile for Diary is Adam Spach this is his profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Spach-20. He wrote his memoirs. Also I kept a diary in elementary and junior high school years also that my parents got me for my birthday one year. But I lost the diary while trying to move to another house we built in Athens, Tennessee or even when we moved from Athens, Tennessee to Loudon, Tennessee. My name is Linda Barnett of Barnett-3517. My profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barnett-3517.

Week 25 - Earliest

My earliest is Steffa Rominger and this is her profile. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unknown-391554.She is part of the Rominger that married into the Leonards. There are a lot of Romingers that got into the Leonards.

Week 26 - Legend

Mine is my mother's dead sister husband father. His name is Emory Eron Sapp and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sapp-1214 and my uncle wrote a book about him called "The Man With Two Names" by Charles M. Sapp. The book is based on the True Story of the Most Notortious Fugitive in Southeast Texas. Also they had written magizines articles on him also and covered the trial in newspapers in Texas. On November 19, 1914 thirty six year old Emory Sapp murdered his wealthy wife and his two acquaintances. That what the jury said when they sentenced him to ninety-nine years in prison. All that was missing was the truth.

Emory Sapp was born in a small town in East Texas in 1878 and for most of his years - when he wasn't incarcerated - he worked in law enforcement. Sapp was in his early thirties and married when he began an affair with a wealthy older woman who had a special fondness for men-in-blue. Divorcing his wife to marry her, the two enjoyed each other's company as they lived the high life. The only problem were Ellen's two nephew's, who despised the fact that she had given Em control of all of her money, land, and personal items - and left nothing for them in her will. Then came that awful day when Em and Ellen decided that a hunting trip with a group of friends would be fun...

Despite errors in the prosecution's case disreputable witnesses and a number of appeals, Emory Sapp was convicted on circumstantial evidence and sent to one of the worst prison farms in Texas. Feeling that his days were numbered because of what he knew about the prison's illegal activities, Em took it on the lam. In Johnson City, Tennessee he began life anew, using his dead's brother's first name. In 1940 Sapp was arrested for mail fraud, which led to his discovery as a fugitive. He was seventy-two when he was paroled, but because he knew that there were those on the outside who wanted him to disappear, he found a way back into prison and remained there till the day he died in prison.

His son and author Charles is the second son of Em Sapp and his last wife, Beulah Archer. Over fifteen-year period Charles Sapp traveled all over Southeast Texas, visiting courthouses and libraries in seventeen Texas counties researching his father's life both in and out of prison. Charles Sapp married, had four children, and is now retired after owning a successful business for thirty years.

Week 27 - Independent

Like some of people here I have a lot that fought in the Revolutionary war. My will be Vinett Fine had brothers that fought in it also. His profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fine-206. Many of the Fines were traders, and the county and state boundaries are not what they used to be. It is likely, like the Indians, these traders considered a vast amount of territory their property. It is however known, that most of the Fine family at this time were Baptists. (Fine Huber)

  1. Vinet and Peter and some other unrelated guys had just gone from North Carolina across the mountains into Tennessee to kick some Cherokee butt; Vinet was killed as they were running back across to North Carolina. This was a fairly longstanding argument about cattle raiding and whatnot; raiding was going on on both sides.

Vinet was listed Dunmore County Militia in 1775 and in the 8th Virginia Regiment with Rev. Muhlenberg. "German Regiment." In July 1781, he was in a party attacking a party of Indians with Col. John Sevier. The 1783 Shenandoah County VA census showed Vinet as head of family, with 6 in family.

In April 1783, he was with a force who crossed the mountain to the Overhill Town (Cherokee Indian) of Cowee and burned it. All Indian aggressions upon the Pigeon and French Broad River settlements had come from this town. The force was commanded by Col. William Lillard and Major Peter Fine.

In the Winter of 1783, Indians began to steal horses and cattle from the Big Pigeon settlements in Cocke County TN. Major Peter Fine and Captain John McNabb raised a company of men and followed the Indians across the mountains into North Carolina, where they killed one Indian and wounded another, but recovered the stolen horses. The Indians fired upon them, killing Vinett Fine, and wounding Thomas Holland, and a man named of Bingham. Because there was no time for grave-digging and apparently no safety in trying to escape with the body, the ice in the creek was broken and the body placed there. Before the men could return for it, the creek became flooded by a sudden change in temperature, and the body was washed away and was never recovered. To this day, the creek is known as Fine's Creek. Fine's Branch, in 1998, is in Cocke County, TN.

Week 28 - Reunion

My post for this theme reunion is going to be put in probably in several answers because I have a lot of reunion for Leonard's but only one for Barnett's so I am first going to start with the Barnett's then the Leonard's which they decide to have every 20 years. J. L. and Donna Holtzclaw hosted the first Holtzclaw - Barnett of Herbert Barnett descendants reunion on Father's Day on June 15, 2003 at Roan Mountain State Park, Roan Mountain, Tennessee near where the Herbert Barnetts descendants and Barnetts families lived and came from near North Carolina. They had it at 1:30 p.m. My great granddad is Herbert Barnett and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barnett-3528 and Bessie Jane Honeycutt Barnett and here is her profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Honeycutt-753.

Now will be the Leonard's of John William Leonard's family descendants and this is his profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-5595 and Laura Rominger Leonard here is her profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rominger-119. The first one was in 1972 when I was in the 7th grade in junior high. We had in a park in Johnson City, Tennessee that year and then we had one in 1993 in Piney Flats, Tennessee and then in September 2013 when we couldn't go they had one at my cousin in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Week 29 - Challenging

My challenge is trying to find out about the parents of my dad's mom's family and her sisters. My dad's dad married his wife's sister after she died because he really wanted to marry her but she was already married so he married my grandmother then when her sisters husband died she married her after grandmother died. That was a very sensitive point with my dad and his brother because of him doing that so we only could call the second wife aunt and never can call her step grandmother until my dad dies.

Also my dad started telling about his grandparents and I didn't write them down and also about their names and the stories he told and I hate that since he can't do that anymore.

My grandmother and her sisters names and profiles are: Mildred Hester Jones Barnett https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jones-33183 and her sister is Flora Jones Down Barnett https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jones-33184

Week 30 - Easy

I have several easy one from my dad's side and one on my mother's side of the family.

On my dad's side is his grandmother whose name is Bessie Jane Honeycutt Barnett. Here is her profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Honeycutt-753 that I just started googling her long time ago and I came up with a load of stuff online about her and her family side.

My mother's side of the family is Amanda Emma (Fine) King who married a Leonard before she married a King. Here is her profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fine-248. Her story is about the same with Bessie Jane (Honeycutt) Barnett. Plus I borrowed and now own from my mom's sister that is dead now some books. The title of the books are History of Washington County, Tennessee 1988 and the History of Rhea County, Tennessee where the Fines ended up in.

Week 31 - Brother

Mine brother is my dad's brothers since they didn't have any sisters. They only had brothers. Their name is James Roosevelt or Jr Barnett his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barnett-3550, Donald Barnett his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barnett-7821, and my dad's name is Robert Eugene Barnett his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barnett-3518. Don had a lot of health problems all his life. James Roosevelt drunk and took drugs and ended up with having diabetes. James was married 3 times. James is dead now only my dad is alive.

Week 32 - Sister

My sisters is my mother's sisters one is alive and the other is dead. The one that is alive is the baby of the family and sisters. The one that is dead is older than my mother. The one that is dead name is Ellen Deborah (Leonard) Sapp and her profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-5592 and the other one is Mary Nelle Smith (Leonard) Shell and her profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-9129.My mom's sister that is alive has been married two times and both of them are dead. Her first one she married was gay and when he died he had developed HIV and died from it.

My dad didn't have any sisters only 2 brothers that is why I did my mom's sisters.

Week 33 - Comedy

What is humorous is as I am finally breaking brick by brick my dad's side of family the Barnetts and Jones I have found out that the Barnett's, Honeycutts, and on my mother's side of the family Leonards, and the Romingers are related by marriage of the Barnett's, Honeycutts, Leonards, and Romingers so they are related by marriage. Also there are lot on my mom and dad side of the family that has married Indians.

I have gotten so new information on the Barnetts, Honeycutts, Leonards and the Jones. Plus I found out that the Barnetts, Leonard's and the Rominger's all have been married to Indians so I have Indian blood in me.

I will add some profiles showing how they are connected to each other.

Week 34 - Tragedy

My is of my cousin named James Robert Leonard, II, Jr. and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-10201

His obituary in the Knoxville newspaper said he died from head injuries resulting from a fall on a steep path leading to the Tennessee River. He graduated from Bearden High School in 1980 and attended the University of Tennessee for two years. He worked in the food services industry in Colorado, Kansas, Florida, and Tennessee.


There was two articles in The Knoxville news- paper about his death. They were with the titles of the articles

1: MAN'S BODY FOUND IN WOODED AREA - A man seeking the source of a foul odor Monday discovered a decomposing body in a wooded area at the end of a South Knoxville street. Knoxville Police Department officer Tony Willis said authorities were alerted about 12:30 p.m. to the discovery at the end of Scottish Pike off Blount Avenue. Willis said the body of an unidentified man was found partially covered by heavy brush on a path leading to a scenic view area. Residents of the area said the path often is used by local children trekking to fish in Roses' Pond, explore caves and sit on a large boulder that offers a panoramic view of the city and Fort Loudon Lake. The body was found lying face up and was clothed with the exception of a shirt. Willis said the body was about 50 feet up the steep path. Police said foul play has been ruled out and the death appeared to have been accidental. Willis said the body appeared to have been there for from one to two weeks.

2: POLICE IDENTIFY BODY OF MAN FOUND - Knoxville police said a man whose body was found in South Knoxville apparently died from head injuries suffered from a fall. Knoxville Police Department Sgt. Gary Moyers who commands the investigative unit said the man was identified as James Robert Leonard, II, 36 of Army Drive. Leonard's father had filed a missing person report August 28th after his son left their home. Leonard had a history of mental illness, Moyers said. Leonard's body was found at 12:30 p.m. Monday about a mile from his home in a heavily wooded area near the end of Scottish Pike. A resident of the area discovered the body after he investigated the cause of a foul smell near his home. The path where Leonard's body was found is used by people seeking the scenic view over Fort Loudon Lake offered by large boulders on the overlook. There also are caves and two fishing pond in the area.

This happen same time we had a great uncle to die also.

Week 35 - At Work

Mine is my great grandfather Herbert Barnett. His profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barnett-3528. Here is his picture of what his is work

Herbert Barnett Image 3

While in Carter County, he worked as a sawmill worker and farmer. In 1926 They moved to Johnson City(Washington County, Tennessee). He first worked as a night watchman at Harris Lumber Company. He then was a guard at the City Jail for a short time. After that, he worked at various fruit markets until he opened his own restaurant on East Maple Street. He later moved the restaurant to Fall Street. He was well known for his delicious hamburgers long before the days of McDonald's. In his last years before retiring, he operated a small fruit and candy stand on West Market Street.

Week 36 - School Days

Mine is my father Robert E. Barnett. His profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barnett-3518

Robert Eugene Barnett

This article says it all for my dad.

Week 37 - Mistake

My aunt Ann Leonard her profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Eagan-291. My aunt wasn't to good with computers and she said whenever she put in stuff in the computer her computer will go wacky and stop working. Especially when she put in her older son name and it would say he was his own first cousin. At first she told me and my mother that my mother's mom told her that Andrew Jackson was kin to us but I haven't find how is kin and if he is kin to us. She finally said that she thought it was Andrew Johnson that is kin to us from the Leonards. I haven't find how he is kin to us yet also. Then she said that my mom said that Davy Crockett that fought at the Alamo in San Antanio, Texas is kin to us and I haven't find how he is kin to us too. That is my Leonard's brickwalls to find out if it is true they are kin or they are not kin.

Week 38 - Cousins

Mine is my cousin named Silas Martin Barker. His profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barker-11803. I find out about him by an aunt that is dead now. But we had a John William Leonard Family Reunion which we have every 20 years so in 1993 was the 20 year so we had gotten a list and address of all the children and grandchildren and their kids names and address and also friends and we find out one of the friends was a cousin that we did not know was a cousin. So after that my aunt who is dead now got in contact with him and I also did and sent him Christmas cards and still do. He gave me information on the Romingers who married Leonards so we exchange information with each other now. He never came to that family reunion so I have never seen him. But my aunt who is still alive remembers him and said that he had a crush on her.

Week 39 - MAP IT OUT

Mine is map of cemeteries of Johnson City, Tennessee that has cemeteries where Leonards and the Barnetts are buried.

Map of Cemeteries in Johnson City, Tennessee

Week 40 - HARVEST

Mine is Batson N. Leonard and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-10237. In Census years 1870 and 1880 he was listed as a farmer. He also a farmer considering his family harvest was 9 children. 5 boys and 4 girls.

Week 41 - CONTEXT

Mine is Jonathan David King and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/King-29197. I learned that he was married before he married Amanda (Fine) Leonard and had kids also. Find out about the Jonathan David King family it was a lot of help. Also was given a photo of Jonathan David King and his first wife. Since I moved up here to Jonesborough, Tennessee last November I have learned a lot about both sides of the family especially the Barnett and Jones side.

Week 42 - ADVENTURE

Mine is Patrick Kerney Sexton. His profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sexton-3308. He was a well-known farmer in the Garrison Community who raised and sold many acres of good strawberries and tomatoes. In the early 1900's Patrick often drove a team of horses all night by lantern light from Dayton to Chattanooga to sell wagon loads of his produce at the Farmer's Market the next day.

Week 43 - TRANSPORATION

Mine is my first cousin Jerry Daniel Leonard and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-10290. He worked for BOEING in Camas, Washington and he has retired when he was 65. He will be 70 in 2023. He was married twice. His first wife died of cancer.

Week 44 - TRICK OR TREAT

my brother wife niece and nephew, their names is Caitlin Elizabeth Edwards and her profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Edwards-9764 and her brother whose name is Joshua Logan Edwards and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Edwards-9763.

Caitlin and Joshua Edwards
Caitlin and Joshua Edwards2

Week 45 - Rich Man

Mine is Lester Bolton Leonard he is mine great uncle that is my granddad brother. His profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-8013.

I never knew "Uncle Lester" as well as I did most of my other uncles. He always lived away from Johnson City. For many years he was employed by J.A. Jones Construction Company, and traveled all over the world supervising construction Jobs, usually awarded by the U.S. Government. I recall jobs in Vietnam building barracks for the U.S. troops, and in the Middle East building compounds for American employees working with the oil companies and probably building refineries as well. There were jobs in the Virgin Islands, and South America, as well. During their travels, they accumulated a tremendous collection of souvenirs. They had a beautiful home at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and it was furnished with oriental rugs, display cabinets full of statues, vases, etc., their coffee tables were miniature elephant figures with glass tops. They had silverware that was gold, and beautiful wall hangings, and on and on. After Uncle Lester passed away, Aunt Nell moved back to Johnson City, and bought a condominium. She had the carpet taken up, and hardwood floors installed, so she could display her oriental rugs. When she would leave, she would just leave the door unlocked, with all those treasures inside. When someone said she should lock her doors, she said the Angels would take care of everything. Written by Ellen Leonard Sapp (Niece) 9-15-99 this is my mother sister who is dead now.

Week 46 - Poor Man

Mine is John Fine. His profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fine-602

The Fines of Rhea County today are descended from John's Fine son Elijah, of Washington County, In 1854 Elijah and Barbara (Andes) Fine's three sons - Vinet, John, and Isaac - moved to Rhea County, settling in District 2. In the 1850 Census of Washington County, John listed his occupation as a farmer. By the late 1850's, the Fine family had settled in the Sulphur Springs community of Rhea County. The year that John died (1860) was determined from Rhea County Will Book Number One (page 164) that was dated May of 1860. The following entry also was written: Stephen Breeding, Administrator of John FIne, deceased, reported that "the estate was not sufficient to provide the years support of the family and exempting the land from execution. The estate was deficient by $200.00. Amount owed by the estate is $300.00; nothing to administer."

Week 47 - Soldier

I have two for soldiers. The first one is Darling Jones and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jones-76636. Pvt. Carter's Co Shelby's N.C. Regt. Rev.War 10-9-1848 The D.A.R. has placed a marker to by his headstone, a Revolutionary War veteran. About the time of the Revolution War, he was visiting his parents in Washington (now Carter) County on the "Doe River" when he was drafted for Revolutionary service. He stated in his pension application: "left Roans Creek, crossed Stone Mountain at the head of Watauga to the high hills of Santee and to the Santee Swamp where he joined Marion." He also stated in the Indian Wars with John Sevier. After the war, he moved his family to Washington County where he had a grant of 259 acres - Grant No.1073, July 11, 1794" on Brush Creek." (The land was actually in the present Asbury Community.) Darling and Nancy Huff (his second wife) Jones lived in a cabin home located near the Clinchfield Railway and the Asbury Bridge. After Darling's death, Nancy continued to live in that home until her death. The cabin was moved at the efforts of a Mr. Miller to the Girl Scout Camp on Oakland Avenue, where it is used as an office building. Darling Jones was buried near his home where his grave was marked by the DAR. My second one is Franklin Lafayette Rominger and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rominger-118. The National Archives Civil War records reveal that Franklin had enlisted in both the Confederacy on November 1, 1862 in Taylorsville, Tennessee ( which may have been conscript) and was listed as AWOL on the June to December 1863 Company Muster Roll of the (6th NC Cav) 65th Reg't Co. G North Carolina Volunteers only to surface again in Olney, Ill. on February 27, 1864 where he joined the 46th Reg't Illinois Infantry. He was listed as 22 years of age at this time putting his year of birth between 1842 and 1843. He is listed in Broadfoot Publishing Co.'s "The Roster of Confederate soldiers 1861 - 1865" as Frank Rominger. He is buried in the National Cemetery at Johnson City, Tennessee Section I grave 6 row 15.

Week 48 - Thief

Mine is my mother's sister who is dead husband dad Emory Eron Sapp https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sapp-1214. There is alot of Sapps that are criminals. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sapp-121 Emory was born in 1878. He passed away in 1963. The son of Dr. James Monroe Sapp and Mary Melissa Brassell. Emory Eron Sapp was arrested in Johnson City, Tennessee. Emory Eron Sapp admits masquerade as his Brother. Emory Eron Sapp was arraigned on fraud charges. Emory Eron Sapp was convicted of fraud and returned to Texas to finish 99 year sentence for murder On November 19, 1914, thirty-six-year-old Emory Sapp murdered his wealthy wife and her two acquaintances. That's what the jury said when they sentenced him to ninety-nine years in prison. All that was missing was the truth. Emory Sapp was born in a small town in East Texas in 1878, and for most of his years - when he wasn't incarcerated - he worked in law enforcement. Sapp was in his early thirties and married when he began an affair with a wealthy older woman who had a special fondness for men-in-blue. Divorcing his wife to marry her, the two enjoyed each other's company as they lived the high life. The only problem were Ellen's two nephews, who despised the fact that she had given Emory control of all of her money, land, and personal items - and left nothing for them in her will. Then came that awful day when Emory and Ellen decided that a hunting trip with a group of friends would be fun... Despite errors in the prosecution's case, disreputable witnesses, and a number of appeals, Emory Sapp was convicted on circumstantial evidence and sent to one of the worst prison farms in Texas. Feeling that his days were numbered because of what he knew about the prison's illegal activities, Emory took it on the lam. In Johnson City, he began life anew, using his dead brother's first name. In 1940, Sapp was arrested for mail fraud, which led to his discovery as a fugitive. He was seventy-two when he was paroled, but because he knew that there were those on the outside who wanted him to disappear, he found a way back into prison and remained there till the day he died. Conviction Emory Eron Sapp in the Texas, Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945 Texas, Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945 Name:Emory Eron Sapp Record Date:13 Jul 1920 Place of Residence:Beaumont Prison Location:Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA Age:38 Convict Number:44999 Texas, Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Conduct Registers, vols. 1998/038-177–1998/038-236. Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas.Convict Registers, vols. 1998/038-138–1998/038-176. Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas. https://www.amazon.com/Man-Two-Names-Notorious-Southeast/dp/1432706373 The book above called The Man With Two Names is the book that my uncle which is my mother sister who is dead now husband wrote about his dad Emory Eron and Emory Eron other brother also.

Week 49 - Crafts

Mine is my mom's sister brother William Carrol Leonard and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-5586. He would make jewelry boxes to keep jewelry, letter openers, dogwood flowers, and dulcimers as an hobby and when he was confined at home with COPD and couldn't get out when he was sick which was a lot. He would give and sell them and make money.

Week 50 - Traditions

My dad's family his mother and after she died and her sister married granddad they would way ahead in the year they would make up a lot of homemade biscuits that was so good and all the food here and my mom's side of the family was so good that I would over eat and get sick to my stomach where I threw up during the night for Christmas and Thanksgiving. My dad's family his dad and mother and his aunt when she was married to my granddad they would give us candy every time we got together. Their names were Roosevelt Jason Barnett and his profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Barnett-3557 , his first wife was Mildred Hester (Jones) Barnett and her profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jones-33183 and her sister who married Roosevelt is Flora (Jones) Barnett and her profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jones-33184.

Week 51- Future

I would in the future sometime get DNA for the Barnett family side of my family and the Leonard family also. Since the future of genealogical research is DNA. It should help me a lot with the Barnett and Leonard family trees. Also want to really dig and research deeply on the Barnett and the Leonard family tree as much as I can before I die. But the DNA should help me a lot with my research.

Weekly Links

Below are the links to each weekly prompt thread.

Week 1: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/743265/52-ancestors-week-1-first

Week 2: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/745616/52-ancestors-week-2-challenge

Week 3: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/752222/52-ancestors-week-3-unusual-name

Week 4: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/756587/52-ancestors-week-4-id-like-to-meet

Week 5: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/760779/52-ancestors-week-5-at-the-library

Week 6: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/765101/52-ancestors-week-6-surprise

Week 7: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/767555/52-ancestors-week-7-love

Week 8: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/768002/52-ancestors-week-8-family-photo

Week 9: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/777356/52-ancestors-week-9-at-the-courthouse

Week 10: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/781849/52-ancestors-week-10-bachelor-uncle

Week 11: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/786369/52-ancestors-week-11-large-family

Week 12: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/791306/52-ancestors-week-12-12

Week 13: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/796340/52-ancestors-week-13-in-the-paper

Week 14:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/801363/52-ancestors-week-14-brick-wall

Week 15:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/805681/52-ancestors-week-15-dna

Week 16:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/808745/52-ancestors-week-16-out-of-place

Week 17:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/815293/52-ancestors-week-17-at-worship

Week 18:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/820499/52-ancestors-week-18-road-trip

Week 19:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/823224/52-ancestors-week-19-nurture

Week 20:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/828757/52-ancestors-week-20-nature

Week 21:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/833059/52-ancestors-week-21-military

Week 22:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/837643/52-ancestors-week-22-at-the-cemetery

Week 23:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/841837/52-ancestors-week-23-namesake

Week 24:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/846480/52-ancestors-week-24-dear-diary

Week 25:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/851652/52-ancestors-week-25-earliest

Week 26:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/855985/52-ancestors-week-26-legend

Week 27:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/860416/52-ancestors-week-27-independent

Week 28:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/865347/52-ancestors-week-28-reunion

Week 29:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/870708/52-ancestors-week-29-challenging

Week 30:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/875774/52-ancestors-week-30-easy

Week 31:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/879422/52-ancestors-week-31-brother

Week 32:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/883322/52-ancestors-week-32-sister

Week 33:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/887323/52-ancestors-week-33-comedy

Week 34:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/891866/52-ancestors-week-34-tragedy

Week 35:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/895659/52-ancestors-week-35-at-work

Week 36:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/900172/52-ancestors-week-36-school-days

Week 37:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/905029/52-ancestors-week-37-mistake

Week 38:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/908743/52-ancestors-week-38-cousins

Week 39:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/913020/52-ancestors-week-39-map-it-out

Week 40:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/916942/52-ancestors-week-40-harvest

Week 41:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/921389/52-ancestors-week-41-context

Week 42:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/925623/52-ancestors-week-42-adventure

Week 43:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/928753/52-ancestors-week-43-transportation

Week 44:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/931874/52-ancestors-week-44-trick-or-treat

Week 45:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/935795/52-ancestors-week-45-rich-man

Week 46:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/939523/52-ancestors-week-46-poor-man

Week 47:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/943079/52-ancestors-week-47-soldier

Week 48:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/946288/52-ancestors-week-48-thief

Week 49:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/949570/52-ancestors-week-49-craft

Week 50:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/953109/52-ancestors-week-50-tradition

Week 51:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/956093/52-ancestors-week-51-future


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