This website was started for our large extended family to collaborate on Family History.  It is a central repository of the knowledge, traditions, photographs, stories and facts that make you who you are. 

The central line of this website is originally the Lynes family, starting with Samuel Lynes, born 1720 in South Carolina, extending through all the descendents to the present. Of course since people marry, it extends back through other families in all directions, connecting to French Huguenots in the early 1700s, the Swiss emigrations of 1735 into Georgia and South Carolina, and of course England and other British Isles.  It includes Haynes, Herrons, Caddells, Higingbottoms, Foxbank Plantation, births, marriages, and working on the Savannah River rice plantations, associations with the Ball family plantations, Berkeley County, St. James Goose Creek, and final resting place confirmations.  You will find Johns, Emilys, Williams, Issacs,  and more Samuels than you can shake a stick at, even a ship named Samuel. 

Please consider this YOUR website.  If you have a connection, we would love to count you as a cousin.  Once connected, you are encouraged to upload photos, input facts, add people, record traditions and stories that you know. Describe people, interview older members of the family, and record their recollections. If you need to know where to put things or how to use the site, please contact me.  Once we are recorded here, it will never be lost.

If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me, Jack Lynes.  I am also active on Facebook: search "Jack Lynes." 




"Genealogy Without Documentation is Mythology" and we will try to put sources with every single relationship in time.


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Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 21842 names in our family site.
The site was last updated on May 21 2018, and it currently has 432 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.   Enjoy!

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May 21, 2018
Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes updated the details of <Private> CARNER in family tree MAIN
Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes invited Luther Gerald CARNER to the site.
Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes invited Luke Carner to the site.
Deborah Ann Burt created a new family site: Burt Family Site
Jerolyn Long updated her profile.
May 20, 2018
Linda Landes added Gladys Stierly to family tree: MAIN
Linda Landes updated the details of Doris Elaine Gotwals (born Stierly) , Gladys Stierly and <Private> Craft in family tree MAIN
May 17, 2018
Donald Robert Huff (Hoff) updated his profile.
May 16, 2018
Rena Freeman updated the details of <Private> Freeman in family tree MAIN
Sandy Hooper joined another family site: Hall/Fritz/Sigwarth/Schaul & Extended Family
May 01, 2018
Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes tagged Thelma Elizabeth Singletary (born Yaun) in 1 photos
Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes tagged Joseph Linton Yaun in 1 photos
Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes updated the details of James Fitch , Agness Ray (born Trousdale) , John Ray , Isabella or Isabel Fitch (born Ray) and 13 other people in family tree MAIN
Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes added Agness Ray (born Trousdale) , John Ray , John Ray Fitch , Annie Maude Yaun and 1 other people to family tree: MAIN
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Obituaries:Olivia Russell Hood Slaton
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Mar 27 2018 15:09
Olivia Russell Hood Slaton, 87, of Cordesville, SC, a former greeter at Walmart, died Monday morning in a local nursing home.

Her funeral will be 2:00 PM Thursday afternoon, March 29, 2018, in the CHAPEL OF DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER. Interment will follow in the Russellville Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 PM until the hour of service on Thursday. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Cordesville First Baptist Church, 1913 Highway 402, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

Ms. Slaton was born February 14, 1931, in Russellville, SC, a daughter of Simon Ralph Russell and Edna Williams Russell. She was a member of Cordesville First Baptist Church and a former member of Morning Star Chapter 121 OES. Ms. Slaton formerly operated her own daycare and also worked for LaPetite Academy and Deer Park Baptist Church Daycare. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, baking, and dancing. Ms. Slaton was pr...

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Obituaries:Julia Johnson Britton
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Feb 17 2018 18:36
Julia Johnson Britton Charleston - Julia Johnson Britton, 102, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Woodrow Wilson Britton went to be with her Lord Friday, February 16, 2018. Her Funeral Service will be held Sunday, February 18, 2018, in Grace on the Ashley Baptist Church, 2014 Bees Ferry Road, at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Sunday in the Church from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in Groomsville Baptist Churchyard, Mount Holly, SC. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL. Julia was born June 29, 1915, in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of William Thomas Johnson and Mary Sims Johnson. Julia was a member of Grace on the Ashley, formally Rutledge Memorial where she sang in the Rutledge Rejoicers Senior Adult Choir and was a member of the Women's Missionary Union. Her baking and cooking skills brought joy to her family and friends. She is survive...

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Obituaries:John Van Allen obit
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Jan 6 2018 19:38
MST SGT John VanAllen, US Air Force, Ret., 85, of Bethera, SC, died Saturday morning at his residence.

His funeral will be 1:00 PM Thursday afternoon, January 11, 2018, in the Moncks Corner Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Dial-Murray Funeral Home, Moncks Corner, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening.

SGT VanAllen was born August 16, 1932, in Moncks Corner, SC, a son of Maurice VanAllen and Florie Marie Burbage VanAllen. He was a member of the Moncks Corner Seventh Day Adventist Church, and he was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. SGT VanAllen was a former member of the American Legion, a member of the Bethera/Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved working with his backhoe helping others. He was also a retired heavy equipment mechanic for W & W Truck & Tractor. SGT VanAllen was preceded in death by a brother, Shasie E. VanAllen.

Surviving are, his wife, Shelvie Jean Nobles VanAllen; a daughter, Debra Jean Harrison and her husband, Randall, of Greenville; a son, John VanAllen, Jr., and his wife, Alice, of Sumter; two sisters, Marie M. Vaughn and Angela French both of Moncks Corner; a brother, Nick VanAllen of Cordesville; five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
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Announcements:John Van Allen
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Jan 6 2018 17:29

John Van Allen, husband of Shelvie Jean Nobles Van Allen, passed away this morning from complications incident to lung cancer.

Obituary will be posted here when it is published.

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Obituaries:Jason Ashley Lynes
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Jan 6 2018 17:24

On Saturday, December 30, 2017, Jason suffered a stroke from bleeding in his brain stem. After being in a coma for three days, he was removed from the ventilator and allowed to pass on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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Obituaries:Cecilia Kathryn "Lily Kate" Powell
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Jan 6 2018 16:33

Born in Houston, TX on August 30, 2007

Departed on August 17, 2017 and resided in Lawrenceville, GA

Cecilia Kathryn “Lily Kate” Powell age 9 of Lawrenceville passed away August 17, 2017. Lily Kate lived life to the absolute fullest. She loved others deeply and made friends easily. She was beautiful, smart, and creative but most importantly she loved God and spread that light to others. She had an amazing and vivid imagination, loved to read constantly, played piano, performed theater, and was so fun loving. She danced through life. She loved school and loved her friends. She was best friends with her little brothers, Danny and Patrick. Her parents adore and love her with all of their beings. She is a beautiful light and is no doubt dancing and singing in Heaven. Lily Kate was preceded in death by her grandfather, Rev. Danny R. Powell. She is survived by her parents, Tim and Jennifer Powell; brothers, Danny R. Powell and Patrick T. Powell; grandparents, Debra and David Knight, Snellville, Rick and Cheryl Paul, Mt. Pleasant, SC; great grandmother, Martha Ann Chafin, Dahlonega; aunts, Katie Powell Grimes and her husband Alan, Denise Paul Patterson and her husband Rob, Candice Paul Sanders and her husband Steve; uncles, R.J. Paul, Matt Paul, Michael Paul; cousins, Duncan, Josiah, Ruthie, Cooper, Sean, Elliot and Logan. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Kingswood United Methodist Church 4896 N. Peachtree Rd. Dunwoody, GA 30338. Rev. Charles Broome will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, August 18, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in memory of Cecilia Kathryn “Lily Kate” Powell to memorial music fund


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Obituaries:Robert "Bobby" Lee Hood
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Jan 6 2018 16:21

Robert “Bobby” Lee Hood, 73, of Macedonia, husband of Janice Lyons Hood passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Robert was born December 17, 1944 in Hyden, Kentucky, a son of Francis Baker Hood and the late Lee Solomon Hood.

A dedicated husband of 50 years; Bobby was a loving father and grandfather. He spent vacation time traveling the US with his daughters, making memories. A graduate of Macedonia High School, Bobby served his country in the United States Army in Germany and was a retired paper tester with Westvaco. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and treating the neighborhood children to bubble gum.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two daughters- Tania Hood Brinson of Macedonia; Sonia Hood Strickland and her husband, Norman, of Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren- Norman Leo Strickland III of Mt. Pleasant; Robert Daniel Strickland of Mt. Pleasant; Gracie Alana Brinson of Macedonia; sisters- Wilma Harrill and her husband...

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Obituaries:Charles Stanley Case
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Mar 10 2017 18:00


Mr. Charles Stanley Case, age 58, passed away Thursday, March 9 at EGRMC after an extended illness. Mr. Case was born on August 17, 1958, originally from Charleston, SC, resided in Statesboro for the past 29 years. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He retired from both the City of Statesboro and Ogeechee Technical College. He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, where he faithfully served in his church callings and in the Columbia, South Carolina Temple. He cherished his wife, his children, and his grandchildren. His family was the most important people in his life. He will lovingly be remembered by those who knew him as a man of great faith who loved the Lord and the gospel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert Stanley Case and Dorothy Borchert Case.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years Janice (Brown) Case; two sons, Christopher Case and Kevin (Anna) Case, all of Statesboro; a daughter, Becky Case of New York City; four granddaughters, Jessica Case, Harlie Case, Madeline Case, and Kayleigh Case; two grandsons, Keegan Case and Richard Case, all of Statesboro; brother, James (Leah) Case of St Joseph, Mo; t wo sisters, Toni (Shawn) Malone of Powder Springs, GA, and Kathy (Jim) Gardner of Lexington, SC; step-mother, Thelma Bishop Case of New York; aunt, Sally (Jay) Gregg of Hanahan, SC. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws also survive.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 4:00pm at the Statesboro Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Fair Road with Bishop Cameron Cowart officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Briley, Robert Lewis, John Cowart, Eric Kartchner, Jimmy Ondriezek, and Joe Briley. The family will meet with friends and loved ones two hours prior to the service from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Kidney Foundation.

Low Country Cremation and Burial is serving the Case family.

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Obituaries:Paul Crosier
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Sep 2 2016 11:05
Paul Howard Crosier, 79, of Cordesville, SC, a retired shop planner at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, died Saturday evening in a Charleston hospital.

His funeral will be 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon, September 1, 2017,in the Moncks Corner Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Moncks Corner Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1243 Highway 402, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

Mr. Crosier was born September 27, 1936, in Canadian, TX, a son of Jessie Howard Crosier and Opal Hensley Crosier. He was a member and head deacon of the Moncks Corner Seventh Day Adventist Church, and a US Army veteran. Mr. Crosier enjoyed the outdoors, building projects, and college football, especially the Carolina Gamecocks. He had a ministry of installing 3ABN Christian Satellites, and was a former underwriting inspector for SEER Insurance Inspections, Inc. Mr. Crosier loved spending time with family and friends, especially children. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Elliott.

Surviving are, his wife, Evelyn Nobles Crosier; a son, Michael Scott Crosier and his fiancé, Rodica Serban, of Sumter; a sister, Pam Gibson and her husband, Tom, of Dallas, TX; two brothers, Curtis Crosier and his wife, Michele, of El Paso, TX, and Don Crosier and his wife, Belinda, of Oklahoma City, OK; and a grandson, Symeon N. Crosier of Greentown, OH.
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Other:Dean Britt body found SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH 2016
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Apr 25 2016 17:55

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — The Charleston County Coroner says the body found Sunday evening near Botany Bay is the missing kayaker, Dean Britt.

Britt's death was an accidental drowning, the coroner said.

Deputies were called to investigate a body found on the shores of a private community near Botany Bay near Kiawah Island. Deputies say people walking on the beach noticed the body in the water just off the beach shortly before 6 p.m.

Britt was last seen a week ago as he and fellow kayaker Logan Brown left Folly beach for Morris Island Lighthouse.

Coast Guard crews found Brown near Kiawah Island last Sunday. They also found Britt's kayak, but suspended the search during the week after there was no sign of the missing 22-year-old man.

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