About Anne Gillespie Mitchell

Anne Gillespie Mitchell is a Senior Product Manager at Ancestry.com. She is an active blogger on Ancestry.com and writes the Ancestry Anne column. She has been chasing her ancestors through Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for many years. Anne holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program, and is currently on the clock working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook and Finding Forgotten Stories.

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Dorothea Meek Coleman 

Ancestry Anne: good to meet you, and a little about the research that you have done regarding your ancestors. My tree is a double and it is doubled on each side. My husbands family “Coleman/Watson” is coupled with Sexton(unable to find anything on Mary Catherine Sexton that married Jesse (Spencer) Coleman. Myrtle Lee Watson married Jacob Coleman, bring with her the Watson/West connection. My Mother Elnor Lee Cook married my Father Ilo S Meek. Elnor died at age 25, leaving me just before my 6th birthday. My search for my beginnings began in 1940, even though I didn’t start making progress until after 1951. So we have Cook/Kinney and Meek/Woodbury on my side of the equation. I am very thankful to Ancestry for the help they have provide me, and the better use of time in my search since I am approaching 80 years of age. Again, Thank you. Dorothea

October 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm