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Today I received a rather large package from Iowa that contains old photos of the family of Arthur Edwin Guest and wife, Dorothy Galloway Guest, along with old letters and other misc papers.Arthur died in 1994 in Buncombe County and Dorothy died in 1969 in Buncombe County. From census records they were in Iowa up until 1930... then they are found living in New Jersey. I am not sure when they came to Buncombe County.I would like to find living descendants of this couple, or family... please…See More
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"Enjoyed the article.... William Brittian was my 5th great grand uncle by way of his wife, Rachel Clayton, daughter of my 6th great grandparents, Lambert Clayton and Sarah Davidson. Dawn"
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I am currently working on a collection of oral histories to be published Fall 2010. If you, or someone you know would be interested in participating in this project, please contact me.I am specifically looking for subjects 60 and over who have roots in Western North Carolina. It does not matter if you currently live out of state as long as you have access to email as I have completed several interviews for the book by email.My contact information is...Dawn McCallPO Box 262Rosman, NC 28772Ph.…See More
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Family of Arthur Edwin Guest and Dorothy Galloway Guest

Today I received a rather large package from Iowa that contains old photos of the family of Arthur Edwin Guest and wife, Dorothy Galloway Guest, along with old letters and other misc papers.

Arthur died in 1994 in Buncombe County and Dorothy died in 1969 in Buncombe County. From census records they were in Iowa up until 1930... then they are found living in New Jersey. I am not sure when they came to Buncombe County.

I would like to find living descendants of this couple, or…

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We now have our website online and would like to invite everyone to drop in and check it out when you have time... the URL is www.djmwritersgroup.com

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Posted on April 15, 2010 at 7:23pm

Oral History Subjects Needed

I am currently working on a collection of oral histories to be published Fall 2010. If you, or someone you know would be interested in participating in this project, please contact me.

I am specifically looking for subjects 60 and over who have roots in Western North Carolina. It does not matter if you currently live out of state as long as you have access to email as I have completed several interviews for the book by email.

My contact information is...

Dawn McCall

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At 8:03pm on April 15, 2010, John C. Scroggs said…
Dawn
Next Monday afternoon, the 19th or anytime Tuesday the 20th I am available.
I am in the Haywood County phone book as JC Scroggs
At 11:50pm on December 6, 2009, John C. Scroggs said…
Dawn
Re: WNC History
I am not a writer but reader of local histories. I was born 1-11-33 in Cherokee County
and finished Hayesville High in 1951. Other than 5 years,after that, I have lived in
Haywood County also in the Thickety Community. Charles Fletcher's Brother, TP,
and I are great friends. You can reach me at jscroggs@haywood.main.nc.us
Thanks
John C. Scroggs
At 11:53pm on October 23, 2009, Sallie said…
Dawn, I found my great grandmother Nancy Goldsmiths brother , I believe it was Yancey Goldsmith, living with Nimrod Buckner, who was either his Uncle or his grandfather. Anyway I found that Nimrod's father was one Jesse Buckner, so I know that Jesse Buckner was either my Mary Buckner (Goldsmith)'s father or grandfather..Am I making sense.Anyway I would love to see your record of your Buckner's. My Buckner family came from Northern Buncombe or else Transylvania county.
At 11:53pm on October 23, 2009, Sallie said…
Dawn I would love to see your ancestry link from Jesse Buckner. I know that my Nancy Goldsmith was either Jesse Buckner and Mary Tatum or Mary Sam's grand daughter or maybe daughter. Sallie..
At 3:57pm on October 22, 2009, terrell garren said…
Hello Dawn,

That is some interesting stuff. Yes, I know a lot of these "stories" that are not so nice. Families around here have their share of infighting. I'd love to know more about how your Garren's are connected to mine but I think it goes back to when Transylvania was part of Henderson County. Anyway, I'd love to see your book when you finish.

I'm working on several different things that might be of interest to you.

Thanks,
Terrell
At 8:45am on April 25, 2009, terrell garren said…
Are you related to the McCalls in Henderson County? I've studied lots of Civil War records. There must be at least forty, maybe fifty McCalls in the Confederate Army.
Terrell Garren
 
 
 

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