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I've been told my ggg grandfather, James Mark Roberts b. 1859 d. 1933 originally from Hall Co., Ga cannot be located due to records being destroyed in fires @ courthouse. Where do I go from here? No living relatives to ask.

James daughter, my gg grandmother Della Mae Roberts Smith b. 8/6/1895 d. 9/8/1974 ( gave birth to 20 children - one husband, Melvin Fletcher Smith b. 4/24/1885 d. 4/24/50. My gg grandmother never knew her Roberts family, her mother drowned with her baby Cora in a river. Della was 5 years old - she survived. I have seen census records for DElla & Melvin, but that does not help me find James' parents, his wife's name, etc.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Looking for info. mother of: Della Mae Roberts Smith b. 1895, d. 1974 Hall Co.,Georgia

Would like to find information on ggrandmother Della's mother's family. I do not know her name for certain. I think I was told it was: Chloe Cooper. She was married to James Mark Roberts - she died when a buggy capsized in a swollen river with her small baby daughter, Cora.

James Roberts b. 1859 d. 1933 buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Morrow, Ga. (Della's father) was a musician. His best friend, Melvin Fletcher Smith married my ggrandmother at age 13. It's a big mystery. She lived in Georgia all her life, born in Hall Co.,lived in Atlanta, Clayton County is where she died. The only other info. I know is that James had a brother, Robert (Bob) Roberts found dead by a railroad track. My ggrandmothers family all lived in Hall Co., Ga.

James brothers: Early & Robert, 1- sister (name unknown).

If anyone knows of the incident where my ggg grandmother lost her life with baby Cora, would you please respond? I need to know who James parents were too. My gg grandmother never knew, though she desperately wanted to know. James would not discuss his family. The only reason she knew of Early, is because she remembered playing with his son, Early and Uncle Early.


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Jennie was married to John Newton Conner (about 1850) She is buried in Lily, Ga. Any info. would be appreciated.

I believe Jennie had siblings: Josh, Jolly, Molly (hearsay) not sure.
Jeannie and John lived in Milton Co, Ga and later, Sand Mt,Ala.
Their children: Virgie, Ala, Oma, John Herschel, Annie Bell, Buman


1950 - she was married to: Wilford Hoyt Marlow
Children: Richard, David Marlow

My brother would like to find siblings or relatives of his mother, Janelle (whom he has never met).


My grandfather: John Henry Herschel Conner b. 1903 Alpharetta, Ga
Children: Evelyn Marie,Arthur Leon, Herschel

His Father: John Henry Newton Conner (wife-Jennie S. Pannell)
Children: Virgie, Alma, Annie, John, Silas

His Father: James Anderson Conner (wife - Sareena Davis)
Children: Mary & Martha (twins),Wm. Newton,Amanda

His Father: James Madison Conner (wife-Clarissa)
Children: William, Lavinity?,Susan,Barnaby, James

His Father: James (wife-Mary)
Children: Edward,James Madison?

My grandfather mentioned County Cork & Dublin (the old country)he called it, from stories handed down. These grandfathers, I am told, lived in Ga.,(Alpharetta & Savannah), Alabama (Sand Mountain,Albertsville).
Would like to find anyone related to Jennie Pannell (she is buried in Lily, Ga)