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
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
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
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
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
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
Brenda Bailey of
Brookman. Brenda has shared volumes of family information with me
concerning the Blues, Hippards, Pyles, and many more Brookman Community
Carrie (Maxwell) Roberts
Robinson of Brunswick. Miss Carrie was 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 sat down with me and allowed me to interview her about
her life in Brunswick. She was 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.
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
Brookman. Ophelia has provided the history for the Union School in
Brunswick, and had much knowledge of the families that settled the
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 wass the best friend a person could ever have.
He took me all over the woods behind my house in Brantley County and showed two
cemeteries to me, 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,
and allowed me free reign in accessing the ancient records; something I
wise the new regime would reinstate. Today, the records have been removed
to an archives that is not open to the public, thus making research in
Brunswick very hard to accomplish.
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
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!
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
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.
More to come!