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Updated June 7, 2005

This page was set up so that others in these families could view our proud lineage. Both my maternal and paternal lines have strong ties to DeFuniak Springs,Fl in Walton County as well as Holmes County and surrounding areas while my husbands side mostly hails from Virginia and Pennsylvania. As well as family info you will finds links on this page that have proven invaluable in my search. I hope they help someone else! The accuracy of the information contained in these files is all-important to me so, please, if you find mistakes or if you want to add information, do not hesitate to contact me through my e-mail and I will be glad to make any neccesary corrections or additions. This is an on-going project so be sure to check back often! Happy surfing!
**In order to access the final rolls of the five civilized tribes through the link at the bottom of this page, you must follow these directions as you cannot bookmark the rolls, you must enter this info every time you access these files :
(1) Under "Enter Keywords" type in FINAL ROLLS OF THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES
(2) click SUBMIT SEARCH (It will show 3 hits)
(4) To the right of #2, click FULL
You should expect to spend some time here, this is a very large database!

Sandria Gail Swope

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Family Photos

  • Three Generations of Rowlands (21 KB)
    Left to right: William Hubert, James Hubert & James Lewis Rowland Thats a turkey in William Hubert's lap,cool,huh?
  • S F Neel headstone-Sandy Creek Cemetery (120 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery,Holmes County,Fl...Francis M Neel's first wife. Reads: S.F. Neel,wife of F.M.Neel died April 25, 1881 age about 19 yrs...As a wife, devoted As a mother, affectionate As a friend, ever kind and true
  • William Hubert Rowland & unknown child (17 KB)
    Taken at the old homestead in DeFuniak Springs,Fl.Anyone know who the little girl is?
  • Christian E Neel Headstone (13 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery,Holmes County,Fl...Reads: Christian E Neel 1847-1929 Sheltered and safe from sorrow
  • Clark Family (12 KB)
    Okay, have since found out that the man on the far right end, is NOT Matthew Clark. My Uncle Jack said he remembers "Grandpa Clark" and the man in this photo is a Balkum. Matthew is shown living in the household of some Balkum's on the 1885 Walton County census, he is shown here as "Manta" Clark with wife, Eliza and son, John, who is 5 years old. This deepen's the mystery surrounding "Grandpa Clark" as I have also learned from an Aunt that she remembers her mother, Margaret Lee Clark Rowland, d/o Matthew & Eliza, saying that she had a half-brother named John and he is buried in an unmarked grave in Sandy Creek Cemetery. She remembers Grandma Rowland putting flowers on this grave. Who is the wife "Mary" listed as wife of Matthew on the 1880 Walton County census??? If anyone has ANY info on Matthew, please contact me!!!! Please note that all other's listed as before in this photo as the family of Matthew were correct. Margaret Lee Clark Rowland is holding my father, James Hubert Rowland, he appears to be about a year old here.
  • John B Ward headstone (18 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery,Holmes County,Fl...Reads: J B Ward..Co.B 1 dates
  • William Hubert Rowland headstone (22 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery, Holmes,Fl...Reads: William Hubert Rowland PFC US Army World War I Aug. 30, 1892 Dec 28, 1979
  • Sarah Ann Neel Ward Headstone (19 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery, Holmes County,Fl...Reads: Sarah Ann Ward...wife of John B dates
  • Robert J. Roland descendants (148 KB)
    *Please note that this side of the family spells their last name without the "w". Appling County, Ga 1957 - Photo courtesy of Lucille Roland Fuller, Athens, Pa. Thanks Lucy! (All listed left to right) Back Row: Ruth Roland, Lucille Roland, Paul Alligood Davis, Jesse Dean Roland, Warrenell Roland. Middle: Gwennell Roland, Sarah Roland. Front: Estelle Roland, Jerroldine Roland, Mattie Taylor Roland, Stefan Evans.
  • Daniel Neel headstone (19 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery, Holmes,Fl...Reads: In Memory of Daniel Neel, died Oct.4th, 1900 age 87..Thou art sweetly resting in Heaven. We too shall meet you there with all the love your kindness wrought and view your face so bright and fair
  • Morgan Butts Headstone (21 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery,Holmes County,Fl.....Reads: Morgan Butts...Born June 5, 1846...Died Aug 8, 1887....Not my will but thine be done-Luke XXII, 42
  • Margaret L Clark Rowland headstone (22 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery, Holmes,Fl...Reads: Margaret L Rowland Sept. 10, 1898 Aug. 5, 1963 Look on me as you pass by, for as you are, once was I, and as I am, so shall you be. Forsake your sins and follow me
  • Sarah Jane Neel Butts Headstone (25 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery,Holmes County,Fl...Reads: Sarah J Butts....Mar 15,1842 Apr 27, 1921..Rest,Mother,Rest in Quiet Sleep While Friends in Sorrow O'er Thee Weep
  • Elizabeth Byrd Neel headstone (25 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery, Holmes,Fl....Reads: In memory of Elizabeth Neel, wife of Daniel Neel, died March 29, 1884 about the age of 68
  • John A Neel headstone (16 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery,Holmes County,Fl...Reads: John A Neel 1872-1956 Death is eternal life
  • Herbert Wilson Rowland headstone (34 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery, Holmes, Fl...Reads: H W R no dates
  • Laura J Anderson Neel Headstone (14 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery, Holmes County,Fl....Reads: Laura Neel 1879-1936 Death is but Going Home
  • James Louis Rowland headstone (9 KB)
    Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Walton,Fl...Reads: James Louis Rowland Jan. 25, 1861 Apr. 4, 1954
  • Bessie B Neel Headstone (18 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery, Holmes County,Fl..Reads: Bessie B....Dau. of J.A & L.J. Neel Nov 30, 1905 Sep 30, 1906....Cannot make out inscription
  • Martha Elizabeth Cowart Rowland headstone (22 KB)
    Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Walton,Fl....Reads: M.E.Rowland Sept. 3, 1875 Apr. 30, 1919 Just when we learned to love her most, God called her back to Heaven
  • Calvin W Neel Headstone (18 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery,Holmes County,Fl....Son of John A & Laura J Neel..(In their plot with them)Reads: Calvin W Neel Oct 10, 1925 Oct 11, 1925
  • Daniel Neill & Elizabeth Byrd marriage record (91 KB)
    State of Alabama, Pike County: To any ordained minister of the gospel, Judge of the circuit or county court or Justice of the peace. Forsaid County greeting. You are hereby authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony between Daniel Neill and Elisabeth Byrd and this shall be your sufficient authority for so doing. Given under my hand and __ this 29th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and of American Independence the sixty third year. John D Curtis, Register State of Alabama. Pike County: To wit I do certify that I did celebrate the rites of matrimony between the parties herein named according to Law 30th May 1839. Jaac LeHearn
  • Daniel Neel Indian War Service Pension (1 KB)
    State of Florida, County of Walton. On this 5th day of August, A.D., one thousand eight hndred and ninety two, personally appeared Daniel Neel, a resident of Union in the county of Walton, in the state of Florida, who, being by me duly sworn according to law, deposes and says: That he is the identical Daniel Neel, who served under the name of same, as a private in the Company of A.S.Justice in the regiment og Cavalry, commanded by Clo. W.M. Wilborn in the war with the Creek Indians in the year 1837; that he enlisted in Dale County,Ala on or about the 1st day of April, A.D. 1837, for the term of six months, and was honorably discharged in Dale County,Ala, on the __ day of October, A.D. 1837. No.1 That being duly enlisted, as aforesaid, he actually served thirty days with the Army or Navy of the United States, in the war as above stated, which service was as follows: That he was the whole time, from enlistment to discharge in said ____ service in the states of Alabama & Florida & in addition to this service he was in same war in the year of 1836, and was honorably discharged in both services. That he has never served in the Army, Navy or Marine Corps of the United States, otherwise than as above stated. No other service rendered. That he has never heretofore made application for pension but did for bounty land warrants & recieved no's 44801 & 59477; that he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the Pension-roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of July 27, 1892. That since his discharge from said service he has resided as follows, to wit: all the while in Walton County,Fla. and and he makes this down under above act. That he hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation Longehand & Ballard of Washington D.C., his true and lawful attorney, to prosecute his claim. His Post Office address is Union, Walton County,Fla. signed-- Fred W. Stalker, John B. Ward & Daniel Neel (His very own signa
  • Alva O Neel Headstone (14 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery,Holmes County,Fl..Son of John A & Laura J Neel...In the same plot with them...Reads: In Memoriam Alva O Neel Sept. 1902 July 1943...He is at rest in Heaven
  • Frances Marion Neel & Lilian Eva Andrews (34 KB)
    Compliments of Rhett Farrior. Thanks Rhett!
  • James Louis Rowland & Martha Elizabeth Cowart (10 KB)
    Finally got a better copy! Thanks,Donna!Now you can see her beautiful face! This was originally a painting.
  • Dolphus Thomason & Ethel Aubrey Neel (39 KB)
    Compliments of Rhett Farrior. Thanks Rhett!
  • Clark Infinger headstone (22 KB)
    Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Walton,Fl..Reads: Clark Infinger Feb 3 1832 May 15 1914....Here is one is who is sleeping in faith and love. With hope that is treasured in Heaven above.
  • Dolphus Thomason,J.Larid & unknown neighbors (48 KB)
    Dolpus Thomason neeling in front holding his hat, J. Laird with his arm around Dolphus. The rest of these people are unknown, if you know them, give me a holler. Photo compliments of Rhett Farrior. Thanks Rhett!
  • Mary Infinger headstone (15 KB)
    Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Walton,Fl....Reads: Mary Infinger Feb 21 1836 Nov 11 1905....There will be no parting there
  • Uriah King & Evelyn Vicie Norwood (29 KB)
    Compliments of Bob Bryan and Steven Mausert. Thanks!
  • Benjamine J & Caroline Stephens Infinger headstone (9 KB)
    Pleasant Ridge Cemetery,Walton,Fl..Reads: Father-Benjamine July 13, 1868 July 6, 1940 Mother-Caroline Feb 23, 1865 July 17, 1944
  • Thomas P Brannon & Muttie Jane Horton (19 KB)
    Child is unknown, If you sent me this picture, please let me know, I would like to give you credit.
  • Nancy Anderson Neel headstone (12 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery,Holmes County,Fl....Daniel's 2nd wife..Reads: Nancy Anderson Neel A Saint Gone Home
  • Hutch M Infinger & Maude F King Infinger Gainey (11 KB)
    Headstone in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Walton,Fl..Reads:Father- Hutch M Infinger Dec 31, 1896 March 12, 1977 Mother- Maude F Gainey Oct 30, 1905 July 23, 1974
  • Margaret Lee Clark Rowland (10 KB)
    She is wearing a diamond ring that she won in a beauty contest in Walton County.
  • Murdock J Gainey headstone (8 KB)
    Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Walton,Fl...Reads:Murdock J Gainey Sept 19, 1878 Aug 29, 1963 (could not make out inscription)
  • William Hubert Rowland (13 KB)
    Though the photo is worn from years of use, he is still handsome in his WWI US Army uniform. Grandaddy was stationed in Germany during the war and was held there for the reconstruction after the war had ended.
  • Matthew Clark & Eliza Neel Clark (9 KB)
    Photo taken in front of the old train depot in DeFuniak Springs,Fl. Dates to the early 1900's.
  • Mr & Mrs William Hubert Rowland (younger) (16 KB)
    William Hubert Rowland, Margaret Lee Clark Rowland & son Wilburn Eugene Rowland
  • Francis M & Lillian E Andrews Neel headstone (19 KB)
    Sandy Creek Cemetery, Holmes,Fl...Reads: Sweet Be Thy Sleep, Neel, Francis M Apr. 1, 1853 Sept.17, 1924 Lillian E Oct. 4, 1865 June 27, 1949
  • Eliza Neel Clark & Lizzie Clark Letellier (18 KB)
    Taken in front of the old homestead where Matthew Clark died, DeFuniak Springs.
  • Mr & Mrs William Hubert Rowland (older) (16 KB)
    Taken in front of the old homestead, the first home in Walton County to recieve electricity.

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