Posey Family Genealogy Forum
Hello, Kim. We are second cousins. My father was George Haynes, born in 1911. I am his only child and he was Bessie May and Salter's son, not adopted. The adopted son was Lester Nuttall. Caroline Nuttall or "Carrie" was their housekeeper for many years, and after Bessie May died, when my father was only 9, Salter married Carrie. I was named after my mother, Martha, and given the middle name "Dee" after my daddy's younger sister, Willie Dee. I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and only saw my father's siblings a very few times. Willie "Dee" was five years younger than Daddy, so he was closest to her. I only remember seeing Aunt Vera one time. I believe she and her husband lived in a little retirement community. We went to south Florida when I was about 7, maybe 1956 or so, and then again on New Years when I was 13. Shortly after my parents married in 1948, they honeymooned in Miami, and Mother met Daddy's family. I'm a member of ancestry.com and have posted several snapshots of the family. If you'd like to see them, give me your email address and I'll invite you to the tree, which is under the name "Ames," as that was my mother's maiden name. This is wonderful to hear from you as I have no relatives or cousins I am in touch with from my father's family, and he passed away in 1993. Aunt Dee had one daughter, Charlene, who I've learned passed away in 2005 in Nevada, where she and her husband Mike had lived most of their married life. Mike was in the Army. Please ask your mom if she ever heard the story about a Cherokee grandmother being in the family tree and if she was supposed to be on Salter or Bessie May's side of the family. I know Bessie May Haynes's maiden name was "Posey," but do not know her father's first name or her mother's first name or maiden name. Maybe she can help me fill in the blanks. I discovered that Salter and Bessie May lost children when they were quite young, as a lot of folks did back then. Their names were Salter Lee, Jesse B., Andy F., and Alex Thomas. Some of my info is newly discovered from the old censuses. Salter Curtis Haynes' father was George William Haynes, just like my daddy, and his mother was Francis "Fannie" Lary, and her father's name was Thomas Lary. I've got photos on my tree of Thomas Lary, and Fannie Lary Haynes. We go way, way, back in Georgia. I've found Civil War soldiers and Revolutionary War soldiers in our line. You'd be able to see all this when you look at my tree. Your mother would probably enjoy seeing it, too, as she's heard of some of these ancestors but never seen the photos, perhaps. I'd love to share them with you. I'm 61 and my husband and I still live in Jacksonville along with our two children, who are both married. Our son is 32 and has a girl, 5, and a son, 1. Our daughter is 35 and has been married 12 years and she and her husband happily recently discovered they will be expecting their first child next February. Please let me hear from you again.
Martha Dee Haynes Crowder
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