F. M. Pope Family around 1870
(William, Clara, Ophelia, Robbie, Francis Marion,
Bertha, Frank, Lewis)
Constantly! We will continue to update these files
as new information is acquired.
The data originally contained in these files was lovingly collected by great aunts
and cousins. Years went into amassing a few items of information such as
are available through the Internet within 24 hours. We have been the fortunate
recipients of this data, and we have only recently begun to expand this rich
family history. Katie felt an instinctive attraction to history and to
family history in particular. LaFaye confesses that her initial interest was primarily an extension
of her computer hobby, but she has come to understand the satisfaction that
her relatives found in this research. As we read and learn more about our
family history, we find that the broader history comes to life for us. Since
we did not personally conduct a large portion of the research that produced
these many of these pages, and since much of the data was
collected at a time when resources were more inaccessible, we cannot insure the
accuracy of all of our information. We welcome feedback concerning any errors that
may be detected, and, of course, we would be pleased to hear from all the
"cousins" out there who share these lines.
When we began this project, we did not appreciate the importance of
citations, despite our own scientific backgrounds. We fully appreciate that the
information herein is only as good as the sources. Where there are none
cited, it may mean that we have never seen a source, or it may be that we didn't
recognize the importance of including source material when we uploaded this chunk
of information. Please ask for sources, and if there are no sources, consider it
as we do - as only heuristic suggestion.
There are several locations where links may be found to other sites:
A good place to start is
Genealogy Home Page.
The link to anything genealogical can be found
on Cyndi Howells pages. Cyndi Howells now has over 185,200 genealogy links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over
150 categories on Cyndi's
List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. This is truly "all you
need to know" about genealogy!
We have created a
Genealogy Database for the Web on
this Genealogy page using the HTML converter developed by Gene Stark and
Experimental GenWeb Index
currently indexes hundreds of World Wide Web databases containing genealogical
data for nearly five million individuals.
Evidence for one of LaFaye's lines comes from a
Bible of the Cunningham family. The five pages include the
Tim Doyle maintains the
an excellent reference page for genealogy, including a complete links to
databases on the web.
operated by Cliff Manis, is another reference to the principal sites.
provides a means of connecting genealogists who are searching
for the same surnames. There are now 404,790 surnames submitted by about
And, on the subject of surnames, a promising,
new avenue for sorting out lineages and determining kinship with others with the
same surname is the
FamilyTree DNA Project. Further
information about the use of DNA in Genealogy research can be found at this
A recent addition to the storehouse of genealogy tools on the Web is
Chris Perry has developed a program to allow subscribers to look for matches
between their databases and those of other subscribers.
is a cornucopia of genealogical and historical databases. There are some
free searches, but full access requires a fee.
Library of the Church of Latter Day Saints
(LDS) operates an extensive database that is one of the last free repositories.
David Beckwith is our source for much of my early Smoky Mountain family
data. He has a massive database on line of his and collateral families
on the Smoky Mountain Ancestral Quest page.
Also, Tamy Willard has added her
Family information to the Web.
Another Lusk "cousin," Trudy Lusk has included
and Genealogy information in her web pages.
Katie and her family can be found at
LaFaye's Home page can be reached through the
Home button above or
by clicking here.
Finally, our most immediate ancestor, our mother
Chalfant, has added her Web Page to Cyberspace.
Listed are approximately
relatives and ancestors of LaFaye Cunningham
Sutkin and Mary Kathleen "Katie" Chalfant Crow. We have added about 45 photos of the more recent generations.
to LaFaye's Home Page
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