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Re: Hampton G. Ivie -son of Thomas-Gilmer GA-Need Cousins :)
Posted by: LaVanda Shellnutt (ID *****5265) Date: August 12, 2006 at 10:50:16
In Reply to: Hampton G. Ivie -son of Thomas-Gilmer GA-Need Cousins :) by michelle sprague of 619

Michelle, I am a descendant of Burrell Ivie of Habersham Co., GA who was an older brother of Hampton G. Ivie. They were children of Thomas Ivie and Mary "Polly" Rucker, that built their log home in the North GA hills. This info comes from the family history research begun by Isabelle Coffee in the 1960's. Some of the data she came up with is amazing considering that at the time all the research had to be done in person at county courthouses and libraries and by traveling and interviewing people. Some of the names and dates match the info I have from the family Bible that belonged to Burrell Ivie. That Bible was passed down to his son, Thomas Judson Ivie, his son Henry Page Ivie, his son Walter Burrell Ivie, his son Walter Lonnie Ivie (my father) and then to me. I am a female descendant but since I have continued the family research, my father felt I should have the Bible. Thomas Ivie's and Mary Rucker's birth/death dates are listed in the Bible. I would be interested in your family data and I can share what I have. The John Lott vs. Lot Ivie question appears to be a case of them being one and the same, that when census and deeds were taken, sometimes the names were not written down the same by whoever was recording the data. For example, my Chastain ancestors had their name spelled Chastain...Chasteen...Chastine...Chestene,etc when census takers wrote down the names. If the person in question couldn't read, he would never know to correct the spelling. I believe John Lott Ivie was the father of Thomas Ivie, and when his name was recorded it was sometimes written as just "Lot". He may have used Lot as a common name like my husband uses the name Gene. Anyway, there are a great number of researchers out there like me who too have come to the same conclusion and therefore traced John Lott Ivie back to his apparent parents of Benjamin and Frances Ivey. From there you can go waaaaay back in England! About Hampton G. Ivie, I have him marrying a Clementine Brock and having a son, James Thomas Ivie, born 1852. That is all I know, and I would love to find out about your side of the family.

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