Dedication Page

This page is to honor and thank those folks that have helped me along the way.
Not only with this website, but on my research journeys, or by giving donations & gifts.

If I have forgotten anyone, it was not on purpose, as there are so many
folks who have contributed, not only to this site, but to my life.

If your name is not listed, and you feel it should be, please send me an email!

This Glynn County site is dedicated to you who have
helped make it what it is today!

 

First and foremost, a very special thanks to the three ladies in my life who are continuing to amaze and astound me: 

Ruth Vicent, for allowing me to make indices of her work, and for answering all of my questions concerning this work.  Ruth's mind is like a computer, just ask a question about someone and she knows their family history without looking them up!  Amazing woman. 

Patricia Barefoot, for everything.  She always answers my questions with, "Do you know....?"  So many leads, and so many historical jewels that she has lead me too.  Never has she given me what I seek, but set me on the road to finding the answers myself, a wonderful teacher. 

Last but not least, Chrissy Chapman, or to me "Old One."  Without Chrissy I, the "Young One," would never have found half of the cemeteries that I have now located, nor would I have photos.  Her trust in me to bring her camera back in one piece was a godsend.  All of the maps on this site, except for the cemetery plot maps, were digitized by Chrissy for the Glynn County site, you are also able to view this site, because of her charitable contribution!  Thank you Old One.

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In no particular order, the following people have helped with this site:

Stafford Burney of Camden County.  Stafford has shared many, many stories of people, places, and things over our nightly cornbread snack.  Not only shared, but loaned me copies of his family "heirlooms" to digitize and put on this site.

William "Bill" Smith of Brunswick.  Bill got me started with the Coastal Georgia Genealogical Society, and has provided family information for everyone who asks for his help.  We work together in helping other people find their ancestors.

Laverne Vaughn of New York.  Laverne has helped me in sorting out families of the Brookman Community and has also helped me greatly by typing up documents for me when the load got too heavy.  She is currently working on digitizing my cemetery maps in Excel so that they will be nice and pretty! Thank you Laverne!

Jim Johnson of Texas.  Jim took the chance with a stranger and mailed two yearbooks to me, without hesitation.  It is due to folks like him that help make this site work.

Brenda Bailey of Brunswick.  Brenda has shared volumes of family information with me concerning the Blues, Hippards, Pyles, and many more Brookman Community families.

Carrie (Maxwell) Roberts Robinson of Brunswick.  Miss Carrie is one of the former employees of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel from the 1920s.  She is a descendant of the Maxwell/Hill family of the Brookman Community.  Carrie has recently sat down with me and allowed me to interview her about her life in Brunswick.  She is a wealth of knowledge in the African-American Community of Glynn County.

Mary Allen & Karen Currin (her daughter) for donations, lunches, and sharing so much of their family history from the Brookman Community with a total stranger.

Diane Jackson, Brunswick Public Library.  Diane has suffered through my numerous questions and has answered each one, not only concisely, but with documentation to go along with it.

Darren Harper formerly of the Bryan-Lang Historic Library in Woodbine, Camden Co., Georgia.  Darren has made copies of records for this site, like the "Occupation of Brunswick" news article.  He has also given me many clues and suggestions on things to look for when researching my many subjects.

Ophelia Killens and her grand daughter Robin Alston, both of Brunswick.  Ophelia has provided the history for the Union School in Brunswick, and has much knowledge of the families that settled the Brookman Community.

Several of the families in Glynn County have helped by letting me travel through their properties in search of cemeteries, namely:  Mary Harris, the Wilcox family, Ken Bush, and a few who shall remain nameless for taking me into paper company land to document cemeteries, with permission.

Tommy Broughton of Brantley County.  Tommy is the best friend a person can ever have.  He has taken me all over the woods behind my house and shown me two cemeteries, two towns, the continuation of Post Road, and several extinct house sites, all in the woods behind my house.

Gretchen Gremminger of the Jekyll Island Authority.  Gretchen has shared the DuBignon family history with me, and has also provided a couple of photos for my interview with Carrie Robinson.

June Hall McCash for helping me sort out duBignons, and for the lovely lunches on Jekyll and in downtown Brunswick.  Thanks to my dumb luck, I have helped her in finding a missing piece of her puzzle.

All of the ladies at the Glynn County Probate Court for allowing me and my scanner in to digitize ancient records for use on this site.

Lola Jamsky Clerk of Superior Court, Glynn County.  Lola has dug out a huge stack of old records for me to index, not only for her, but for use on this site.  I haven't put in as much time as I would like on this project, but so far, Ms. Jamsky has been patient, thank you.

Tara Fields webmaster of "The Crypt" history of Camden and Charlton County.  Tara has shared a few things that she knows about some of the folks that I have found in cemeteries, and has linked me to families researching said lines.  Not only that, but she has turned over her website to GlynnGen so that she could focus on professional researching.

Gloria Ramsaur with the Glynn Academy Alumni Association for allowing me to peruse their archives of Glynn Academy memorabilia.

William Barnes, Jr. great-great grandson of Neptune Small.  Mr. Barnes took the chance on a stranger, and freely handed over his family research to help build a family page on this site for the descendants of Neptune Small, former slave of the King family at Retreat Plantation, St. Simons Island.

Ann Richardson Davis of Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia.  Ann donated her personal materials to help me get a McIntosh County page started at this site.  Not only that, but she allowed me to put an index of one of her books online as well.

Walter Kenneth Sylvester of Waycross, Ware County, Georgia.  Ken donated all of his Brantley County cemetery research to put online at this website.  Over 9000 burials!

William Boston & Elizabeth (Forbes) McKinnon, Jr. of McIntosh County, for inviting me into their beautiful home, feeding me a wonderful gourmet lunch, and sharing their family history.  Mr. McKinnon shared photos of the Nightingale Family, and showed me many of his family heirlooms.  Elizabeth's ancestor, shot and killed on of her husband's ancestors in 1833, their marriage falls along the lines of a Romeo & Juliet story, except that their families are not feuding today!

Brailsford Troup Nightingale, Jr. for sharing the abovementioned gourmet lunch, and his family history on the Nightingale Family.

Gene Loughran of Virginia for giving the gift of knowledge, by donating a book, "Memories of McIntosh" by Buddy Sullivan.

Jan S. Burroughs and sister Julie (Burroughs) Bell for donating numerous family papers and correspondence to be used on this website in regards to the Burroughs Family.

Margaret Jones & cousin Kathy Auman for sharing their family research on the Palmer Family; especially to Margaret for the volumes of paperwork sent to me documenting this research.  One day we will prove the "Order of the Wives" for Martin Palmer, Sr. and hopefully nail down marriage dates.

CGGS of Brunswick, Georgia, for donating monies to help with internet services.

Annelle (Ann) I. Keene, for her "Keene" eye in pointing out my numerous typos and helping me get the correct information posted.  It's hard to find your mistakes when you are the one making them, so it helps to have an editor.  I hope she will continue perusing GlynnGen.com and help get it up to par.  Thanks Ann!

 

More to come!

 

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