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jossie roselle durden m. robert winfield durden b. 1898
Posted by: jennifer jones (ID *****8485) Date: June 04, 2012 at 09:32:09
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i'mlooking for ancestors of Jossie Roselle Newsome and her nparents Joseph Fletcher Newsome and Rosa Lavada STatham. my info shows:

jossie roselle newsome b 20 mar 1905 p phenix city russell co al d 26 jan 1931 m robert winfield durden 2 24 oct 1898 p al d 7 oct 1987 p quitman la

i have one of Robert's straw fedoras that he wore daily and i sewed some family buttons that my grandmother grace laverne durden passed down to me onto the hatband. i wore it a couple of sundays ago to church ...i called Robert Durden "Pop-pop" and everyone else called him "Pop". i made him a coconut sour cream cake for one of his birthdays in columbus georgia before he died when i was little.

i have Robert's parents listed as henry beverly durden and willie clara anna prudence smith, no dates or other info.

i have jossie's father as joseph fletcher newsome b 31 jan 1874 d 24 nov 1951 m rosa (rosie, rose) lavada (lavator?)statham b 2 oct 1878 p russell co, al d 24 nov 1926

jossie and my Pop-pop had a son charles milton durden who i called "Grandaddy" he was b 11 oct 1927 p phenix city russell co al and d i'm not sure when i think late 1990's or 2000's. his daughter debra claire durden is my mother. she was born 13 oct 1952 in columbus ga.

mom married keith edward jones b 12 dec 1951 p col ga and m debra in col ga. they had me jennifer dawn jones-buch on 20 nov 1972 in col ga.

i know our newsomes go back a long long time and the durdens go back to 1066 Ad according to Estus Elmer Durden Sr. who researched the durden's family history aND wrote a book prior to his death in 1964. i need to send an email to Lawton Q Durden at for a copy! the book he wrote includes photos.

i know newsomes are related to pricess diana spencer by way of william newsom III who m anne sheppard-hart abt 4 jan 1669/1670 anne was daughter of major robert sheppard m elizabeth spencerwho was daughter of william spencer b abt 1560 in england aka william spencer gent and ensigne william spencer from the line of althorpes the line of the earl of spencer the pedigree of diana the late princess of wales.

the newsome family crest is supposedly: co lancaster 1567: azure on a fess argent three crosses crosslet gules, whatever that means.

maybe you can help me fill in the blanks on the newsome's history?


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