Saundra Hummer

AncientFaces Member since Aug 01, 2015

About: I am related to the Vermillion and Winkler familes. I have found quite a bit about the Vermillions and have found a little bit about the Winklers, not there are brick walls in searching for each and all of these relatives history. I lived in Wilmington California when my father worked in the shipyards when I was very little, we then moved to Hermosa Beach, California where I grew up. I have tried to find old friends from Wilmington, like Phylis McFadden, Lynn Austin and Arlene Wearing(Homes-married name, who were my junior high friends, and not knowing their married names or where they're now living, they are lost to me as well. Any news of them would also be appreciated.

Researching: Smith, Cooper, Trimble, Hinton, Dew, Winkler, Vermillion, Turman

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Saundra Hummer To find out if there is Indian Blood, check your teeth. If there is Indian blood (or Asiatic/Oriental) you will have what is called "Shovel Teeth" as they will be shaped like a wide flat shovel, having a concave back to them, or even spoon like, not convex like in other ethnic group's. Not visable from the front either, but you can feel it with your tongue or your finger. You will oftentimes have ridges of bone on your gums which can be pronounced. Mine were until a dentist thought they should be chisled down. You will also need more shots at the dentist to dull the pain, as there are two sets of nerves. I had a terrible time when a dentist needed to deaden teeth. It took shot after shot. My mothers didn't even know we have Indian blood, but our teeth tell us we do.
Jan 29, 2010 · posted to the story Wadsworth and Beaty Families
Saundra Hummer I know of a Joseph D. Vermillion who was with a handful of Texas Rangers out hunting for Santa Anna after the Alamo and Goliad, one of them stumbled across him, and took him back to their commanders. I belive he was my mothers great uncle. My grandfather a another Texas Ranger was James Harvey Vermillion. He married Nancy Jane Smith in Altoga (I believe that's where they were married). His brother Marvel was a farmer and mayor. One of the other brothers was a jeweler besides being a Texas Ranger. There is a huge extended family. My mother Eula Maude Vermillion was one of ten brothers and sisters. She married William McGrady Winkler of Bonham, Texas. All of my mothers immediate family lived there. Her mother was Minnie May Hinton from Chicago, another impossible person to try to search out information on. I don't even know if there were any brothers or sisters in her family, (the Hinton's).
Jan 29, 2010 · posted to the photo Vancyil Verdine and Floyd Viva Vermillion
Saundra Hummer An addition to the above. I meant to say that a member wrote and told me that Joel Smith is a probably one of our relatives. Then to so are the Jones family, Something so easy to look up. She said that both the Smiths and the Jones from N. Carolina area are probably related to my family and that the area they were from was in North Carolina down near the southern border. I haven't been able to find much. Had two computer crashes and lost a lot of information, all that I hadn't printed up, so, I should go back and find everything again. I have a photo of my great grandparents, their wedding photo, so, if I can locate it in my computer I'll post it.
Jan 29, 2010 · posted to the photo Elijah Craig Smith
Saundra Hummer Where are these Smiths from? Amazing, but Tazewell Cowan Smith looks just like my brother if he were to grow a full beard, amazing, truly is. My scanner isn't working or I would forward some photo's of him. Nancy Jane Smith married James Harvey Vermillion, who was a Texas Ranger as were his brothers and uncle, one of which Joseph D. Vermillion, was in on the capture of Santa Anna after the battle of San Jacinto, (Goliad- sic?), he was also in the civil war. I've been told that Nancy Jane was a descendent of a Joel Jones and a Smith from Southern part of North Carolina. Then too I've been told that she was Indian, and we do have Indian teeth, but I can't find out very much about her at all.
Nov 19, 2009 · posted to the photo Tazewell and children (Father & children)
Saundra Hummer Excuse my typos, sitting sideways here and my typing is hurtin!
Mar 09, 2009 · posted to the story Searching for Relatives
Saundra Hummer I am tring to find information on Nancy Jane Smith's family. She married James Harvey Vermillion a Civil War veteran. He and four other Vermillions were Texas Rangers and fought in the Indian Wars and tracked all over the Brazo's River area, and had been as far as Mexico City and California. Sadly, the rangers kept terrible records, if they kept any at all. Joseph D Vermillion, James Harvey's uncle was one of a handful of Rangers out looking for Santa Ana after the Battle of San Jacinto when one of them stumbled across him as he was sleeping. Debating whether to kill him, they took him back to their commanding officers and the troops. I don't know if there are any related Smiths who were in these conflicts and moments in history or not. I'm trying to find a lot. Ha. Thank you, Sandi
Nov 21, 2008 · posted to the story Smith Family Tradegy In Texas
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