William Dunn Wansley and Stevi Smith Wansley of Cobbham announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Dunn Wansley on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Miss Elizabeth weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Willard Smith and the late Elaine Gaye Griffith Smith of Piedmont, S.C. Maternal great-grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. William Harrison Griffith of Piedmont, S.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jess Willard Smith of Fayetteville, W.V.
Paternal grandparents are the late Louise Dunn Gibson Wansley and the late William Reuben Wansley of Thomson. Paternal great-grandparents are the late Dr. William Aaron Gibson Jr. and Mrs. Louise Dunn Gibson of Thomson and the late Mr. Grady Woodfin Wansley and Mrs. Ruby Ware Wansley of Tignall.
Elizabeth is a direct descendant of Rev. Daniel Marshall, the founder of the first Baptist Church in Georgia, Kiokee Baptist Church in Appling. She is also a direct descendant of at least 10 Revolutionary War soldiers (including Thomas Ansley, the original Rock House owner) and at least four Civil War soldiers. Her great-great-grandfather was J.C. Dunn, who was the sole county commissioner and ordinary for McDuffie County for a number of years and served on the Georgia Board of Corrections. His wife, Elizabeth, is Miss Elizabeth's namesake. Among her ancestors are the Wellborns, Grays, and Baileys. Elizabeth and her parents live in Alexandria, which was built in 1803-1806 and is believed to be the oldest documented brick house in Georgia. She is the ninth generation to live in the McDuffie County area.