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Re: Dees/Deese-Merritt Connection

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 18:53
Hi Ginny,
I just saw this 2006 post from you and I am a Dees descendant. I would love to share info on the Dees family. My gggg-grandmother Sallie Dees married Simon Smith in Burke Co, GA. They migrated from GA to north of the town of Gordon in today what is Houston County, AL. It was Henry County during their lives. Sallie died in the 1820's and Simon in the 1830's and both are buried on the old Simon Smith plantation lands along the Chattahoochee River east of hwy 95, area between Columbia and Gordon, and south of the power plant. I have not been able to determine if my Sallie was the daughter of DeWitt Dees but we think this is her father. Do you have any info on the Dees that came from GA to the Henry/Houston county areas of AL in the early 1820's? I know I am definitely a descendant of Emanual Dees (1700-1770) and wife Elizabeth. They had the following children: Drury 1725, DeWitt 1738, Daniel 1740, Hannah 1742, Priscilla 1744, Susannah 1746. I have a DNA match to several descendants of Priscilla Dees Hatcher (wife of Robert Hatcher). I am assuming I descend from DeWitt because Daniel and Drury didn't make it to GA. Per his Will, Daniel had no daughters. Any info that you can share with me would be greatly appreciated.
Gail Walsh
Orlando, FL

Re: Seeking info on Stovall family from Kerens, Texas

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:47
Hi Joe Ella,
I hope this message reaches you. My great, great grandfather was named Benjamin Franklin Stovall (born 1824; died 1910). He lived most of his life in Louisiana. I was thinking after reading your post, that there may still be some relationship. I have traced many of Benjamin's descendents to Texas. Benjamin's wife was Emerline and she was 15 years younger. I am sure there is a reason both of these men were named Benjamin Franklin Stovall.
Audrey Lawrence