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Re: James Bigby & Catherine Foreman
Posted by: Carolyn Ellertson (ID *****3975) Date: March 13, 2008 at 11:07:24
In Reply to: Re: James Bigby & Catherine Foreman by Mary Adair of 193

Mary. Jerry Clark's stuff is, of course, pretty dependable, because he has access to all of the "good stuff". James Hicks online book is also wonderful, and there is a group on the MSN network that has lots of stuff that a person can use as jumping off points, because it is just people sending in whatever they have.

I am double related to the Foreman line of John Anthony Foreman and Susie Rattlinggourd/Gourd/Teetarskeeskee (there's a million of them for her..)through Catherine and her brother Richard Bark Foreman (the latter also known as the Cherokee Physician). From James and Catherine: Mary Ann Bigby and David Taylor; Elizabeth Taylor and Stephen Whitaker; Mary Catherine Whitaker and Eli Ingram; Cornelia Ingram and Bark Foreman Cleveland; Mason Foreman Cleveland and Claudia Fleming.

Through Richard Foreman: Richard Foreman and Rachael Seabolt; Susan Louella Foreman and third husband John Clark Cleveland; Bark Foreman Cleveland and Cornelia Ingram; Mason Foreman Cleveland and Claudia Fleming.

Jerry Clark is related to us through Andrew Taylor (David Taylor's brother) if I recall correctly. So we're all one big happy family...

If you be more specific about who you are trying to find, I might be able to contribute some leads.

I love the Moravian diaries. I remember some years back, when I first read the lines about Catherine Foreman. I was just then finding the roots to my deceased father's families, and it touched my heart completely to read some of the personal things that were recorded from such a good source, and more than just lip service no one could prove. I thought, oh, my gosh! This is one of my great grandmothers! It made her very real. June has a picture of Mary "Polly Bigby" in a funny black hat, calico dress, and sitting in a chair holding a little purse. It's a crack up, and the first time I saw it, I saw myself in her face, and thought, uh oh.. the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Fortunately I'm not quite as well prepared for a cold winter, but the family resemblance is there.. You can also access the photos of several people in those lines online through Wilma Milsaps site. If you don't have them already, you must see them. Save them for your grandkids.. They can tell their friends their grandpa was a real mountain man, as he certainly looks the part.


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