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Happy late 169th birthday to my Great, Great Grandfather Francis "Frank" Marion Hammock...
Frank was born on 9/21/1845 in Alabama to John S Hammock and Frances Harris. Frank married Martha Ann McEver on 2/5/1872 in Pope County, Arkansas. They were the parents of:
Laura Ann, Willie Ann, Lizzie C, Charles Herman, James Rachel and Ora Hammock.
Frank died on 9/30/1913 in Yell County, Arkansas and is buried at Moore Hill Cemetery. His wife Martha is buried at Vivian Cemetery in Vivian, Louisiana.
According to my grandmother Virginia, Frank (her grandfather) was a very tall man at 6'4". He had a peg leg after losing his leg in a farming accident. She also said that my handsome good looks came from her grandfather Frank Hammock.
If any of you Hammock family members have a picture of Frank or Martha Hammock, I would sure love to see them and the same for any of their children as well...

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As a side member I though this might be interesting........

The "Noyes" family name, derived from the French lineage of 
"Noyce", "Noy" and "Noyse," was awarded by Royal Decree of Duke 
William of Normandy (also known as William ‘the Conqueror’ (1028-
87) and William I of England). The King gave the "Noyes" name, 
Noyes Family Coat-of-Arms and Noyes Family Crest in order to 
establish the new Noyes Family in England. The new King bestowed a 
great deal of land in Wiltshire, England and Royal honors to the 
Noyes men, led by the bravest yet youngest named Drew, for their 
distinguished assistance, remarkable courage and valiant leadership 
at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. 
The Battle of Hastings was the decisive Norman victory in the Norman 
Conquest of England. The battle took place on 14 October 1066, 
between the Norman army of Duke William of Normandy from France, 
and the English army led by King Harold II. Harold was killed during 
the battle; traditionally, it is believed he was shot through the eye with 
an arrow by Drew, hence the victor "Drew an arrow". Although there 
was further English resistance for some time to come, this battle is 
seen as the point at which William gained control of England. 
As history repeats itself, 800 years later highly-decorated, US Naval 
Commander Captain Irving Chester Noyes, who named his youngest 
son Drew Walter Noyes, was awarded numerous medals by the US 
Navy, the governments of France and England for courageous and 
exemplary command on D-Day while commanding the LST 494's 
initial and subsequent assaults on "bloody" Omaha Beach during the 
invasion of Normandy, France. 
The Normandy Invasion was the decisive battle of World War II. When 
Normandy was secured, the Western European campaign led to the 
downfall of Nazi Germany. Commander Noyes, working as a 
Messenger of Peace, and his crew - along with millions of Allied 
Forces (many of whom gave their lives in the many campaigns) - 
helped stop the German occupation of France leading to the fall of 
Nazi Germany and the downfall of Adolf Hitler. Commander Noyes 
was praised by his crew and their families. Amazingly, not a single 
man was lost from his crew during the five landings of troops, tanks 
and armaments during the Normandy Invasion, D-Day landings on 6 June 1944. No other ship landed as many times as most of the initial 
landings had crew fatalities as high as 95%. The D-Day naval forces 
deployed from bases along the south coast of England not so far from 
Wiltshire, England where the Noyes family roots began in 1066. 
Noyes Family Motto: NUNCIA PACIS OLIVA Translates to: "The 
Messenger of Peace" 
Noyes Family Coat of Arms: Blue with three silver crosses crosslet in 
Noyes Family Crest: A white dove of peace with an olive branch in its 

Josephine "Jody" (Schembre) Halbert, my grandmother, passed away yesterday in Poway, California after a long battle with Alzheimer's.  

The mother of 2 daughter's, 1 son, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The wife of Claude Ernest Halbert Jr and daughter of Salvatore Schembre and Santina Federico.  

You gave me so much love and faith. You were there from day one and taught me so much.  You helped start me on this path of discovery with our family tree all the way back when I was in grade school...  You we're the first grandparent I knew from the moment I was born and the last grandparent to leave. You may be gone, but never far from my heart.  I will cherish our time together and keep your stories alive grandma!

29790 names in our tree to date... Hard to wrap my head around that...

I've been hard at work trying to find the common link between our Thompson family and a few DNA matched cousins...  No real luck yet getting past William J Thompson who died around 1832 in Virginia.  I have a guess that his father was Richard Thompson 1742-1830.  

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