Some, but not all, of My Friendly Giants


Doyle Chambers and Nancy Jane Balmer - some of the "Cagle people"

Harkey-L Rootsweb Mailing List - What a community!

Bill Furr - His gedcom provided connections galore in Cabarrus Co, NC and SW Stanly Co, NC. And for his research on some Montgomery, AL "stones".

Craig Smith - for Smiths, Speights, Mortons, Barbees, etc.

Chris Suich - for McLesters, Mortons, etc.

Ed McLester for McLesters

A Gang of Redman/Redmon Researchers - especially Keith Redmon, Jo Orvik, and Dan Mahar

Reece Howard - for another generation of Harwards

Allen Dew  - for Walters

A Gang of Whitley Researchers - especially Audrey Barber and Doris Russell for George Whitley data after he split for Georgia.

A Gang of Boyles Researchers - especially Butch Johnson, Carolyn Boyles, and JoBeth Holland Boyles.

My cousins at Muttentz Descendants for Spainhours, Mosers, Fiscuses, Helsabecks, Shores, Arneys, and the occasional Boyles

Faye Moran co-host for the Forsyth and Surry County, NC GenWeb sites - for all sorts of data and links - Wow!

M. K. Shouse at the now defunct Shouse House web site.

Nelson Weller for Shouse materials

Brian D. Smith

Ed Williams, aka JoeBurro - a Eudy cousin from Texas

Gayle Austin - host of the Pittsylvania Co, VA GenWeb site - for all sorts of data on my Pittsylvania County roots.

Pat Denney - Easts

Genoal Russell & Betty Harwood  - for Harwards and Barbees and many more. Sweethearts, both of them.

Gerald ("GB") Baucom - for Barbees and kin in SW Stanly Co, NC, SE Cabarrus Co, NC, and Northern Union Co, NC.

Harold Davey - for Fesslers

William Navey - for Honeycutts (and all the variations!), Burleysons, etc.

Lee Almond

Warren Talley

Robert E. Burke once-host of the Cabarrus County, NC GenWeb site - for Bosharts and Mooses

Various discussion groups at Genforum

The folks at Ancestry, FamilyTreemaker, FamilySearch, and Gendex.

Bob Carter for his thorough inventories of cemeteries in Surry Co, NC.

Don Samuels and Don Johnson for providing their gedcoms with Stokes Co, NC relatives we share.

My Texas Speight, Linda Speight, for providing me her work on the descendants of William Paul and Eliza Ellen Meggs Speight.  Where are you Linda? Last I knew you were in north central Washington.

My special thanks for some folks who have worked hard at inventorying cemeteries in Stanly Co, NC - Betty Hartsell Bollinger; Nita Sloop Brooks; Cathy Cranford-Ailstock; Claire Cranford (RIP); Richard Crotwell; Crystal G. Elliott; Brandy H. Hartsell; William N. Hartsell; Jr., Lucy S. Love; Audrey C. Michaels; Juanita Morris; Carol Drye Plott; Glenda Taylor Roberson; Jane Smith; James, Vicky(nee Whitley) and KathrynTimmer; and Melanie Wright-Ladd.

My most important "giant" - my cousin Jo Ellen Stallings Short - most of all - for helping me in the "early days". A big, grateful hug to you, Jo.


 Take me home.