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C. R. Lane (#46928647)
 member for 9 years, 20 days
LeRoy Ellis
Thank, Carolyn. Saved me some time and gas. See you at the monthly meeting.

Added by LeRoy Ellis on Mar 30, 2014 10:25 AM
Mistake made in haste
Please replace the genealogical information I provided a few minutes ago about Mr. Ball with this corrected copy. I left out one child. I believe this info will help researchers greatly and am happy to share my work with them. I have much more information that I hope to post soon about this family as well as some photos from the pre-WWI era. Sorry for the mistake and inconvenience, but I hope I have caught this in time.

Broomfield Leander (B.L.) Ball and his wife Sallie Indiana Hayes Ball, were married in Giles County, Tenn., March 2., 1873. Their sons were John Hugh "Jehu" Ball, 1877-1933, Rufus Tolbert Ball, 1873-1952, Bascum Texas "Bass" Ball, 1878-1957, Thomas Larimore, 1886-1955, Claude Ball, 1884-1953, and Willie Mack Ball, 1889-1951. Their daughters were Cora Lee Ball Carvell, 1881-1956, Anna Rebecca Ball Green, 1892-1960, and Joseph Ethel Ball Binkley, 1895-1923. B.L. and Sallie are buried in the Shane Cemetery in Culleoka, Maury County, Tenn. Sallie was born in Granville County, N.C., and moved to Giles County, Tenn., as a small child. Sallie was the daughter of Stephen Hayes and Rebecca Puryear Hayes, both of Granville County, N.C. Stephen's father was Simeon Hayes and his mother was Mary Hester. Rebecca's father was Robert Harmon Puryear and her mother was Rebecca ?. Broomfield was born in Giles County, Tenn., and was the son of John D. Ball, a native of North Carolina, who was the son of John Ball, who brought his family to Giles County in the 1830s. Leander's mother, Rhoda Carpenter Ball, was the daughter of Hensley Carpenter and Rhoda Mayes Carpenter, both of Amherst County, Va., who came to Giles County, Tenn., before 1820. Rhoda Mayes' father was Robert Mayes (mother was Elizabeth ?). Hensley's father was Benjamin Carpenter (mother was Mary ?).

Added by on Mar 13, 2014 12:04 PM

Florene Forrester Kunder
RE: Florida & Isham Roberts
My mother used to tell me about her "city cousins" and her "country cousins", and when I began her genealogy a few years ago, I realized she had an unlimited line of cousins. Glad to know a new paternal cousin!

There are many trees showing Sophronia, with the DOD of 1901 nothing more. I did see one showing Austinville as the place, but did not pursue to see if it could be validated.

I'm in the process of moving from Sacramento, CA (my home since 1957) to Olympia, WA, to be near my daughter. My time working with genealogy is going to be limited>none for a while. If you wish, we can communicate via personal emails, or we can continue with the status quo until I get settled and back to a normal routine.

I'll be in Olympia by the end of March, and will retain my same
email of

Florene Forrester Kunder

Added by Florene Forrester Kunder on Mar 10, 2014 8:45 AM

William H. Nance
The Mississippi marriage records for White and Colored were kept in separate books for a long time, varies from county to county, but usually up until 1900 or so.
I imagine the marriage record on was marked Colored by the person who transcribed it, but that does not mean it is correct. You might want to request a copy from the county, or look on the Family Search site to see if they have scanned the book.
Some counties have the old books right where you can see them, others have put their old books away and have typed transcriptions out on the tables.

Added by MsMarion on Feb 07, 2014 9:30 PM

Michael Shackelford
Many thanks again for the transfer! We really appreciate it and all you do for Find A Grave. Keep up the great work! MS

Added by Michael Shackelford on Feb 01, 2014 3:51 PM

RE: McDougales
You're very welcome. Feel free to use the photo. I'm glad I could help. Cindy

Added by Cimfia on Jan 30, 2014 7:49 AM

Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: Hezekiah Love
Carolyn -

Thank you so much! The memorial is a perfect example of the very best use of Find a Grave and I greatly appreciate your willingness to "spread the wealth" of information available.

Some proffer that the role of Find a Grave is strictly a location of burial place and bemoan the fact that people use it as "a cheap family tree". While they are entitled to their opinion, many others recognize the true value of the site.

Jim Tipton, Find A Grave Founder, may not have realized the genius behind his site. I love the happenstance wherein someone has a wonderful idea and then others - sometimes complete strangers - add to it until it explodes exponentially into brilliance.

Thank you for letting me know the connection with Zaccheus Roberts. I was familiar with Zaccheus Roberts, because he married Nancy Brashears. Nancy's father and her brother, Samuel, both fought at King's Mountain. The creators of their memorials had included the information in their bios.

I find it absolutely amazing that 233 years after this battle, we, descendants of the Patriots who fought there, are corresponding. Our ancestors knew each other and came together to accomplish a goal that has become one of the most important in the events of mankind.

Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Jan 27, 2014 4:20 PM

Rita Gillespie-Stein
J.D. Thomas Gillespie
Thanks for entering my uncle's info. His full name was James Dice Thomas Gillespie. Could you please add his mother and father's Find-a-Grave links:
Dad - 39812869
Mom - 39812645

Added by Rita Gillespie-Stein on Jan 03, 2014 3:59 PM

Tanya Tucker Wallace
RE: Tucker
Thank you for all that you do =)

Added by Tanya Tucker Wallace on Nov 29, 2013 5:07 PM

Kenneth Blagburn
Link With Parent
Please link this Memorial# 52496615 with his parents: Mother Memorial# 28954780 Father Memorial# 28954804.

Thank you

Added by Kenneth Blagburn on Nov 17, 2013 7:21 PM

Jack Johnson
RE: Henry Marion Rainey
Yes, you have my permission to use the picture.

Added by Jack Johnson on Nov 06, 2013 5:57 AM

Robie Merritt Loriaux-Roberts
Willie M. Williams Womack 1900-1926
I noticed on Find A Grave that there are two entries for the above person (my 3rd cousin 2 times removed). The other one is #36283997 in Womack Cemetery, Warren County, TN. Thought if you were related you might want to follow through and figure out which one is correct and get the other one removed. I don't have enough information on her to know for sure. Thanks...Robie

Added by Robie Merritt Loriaux-Rob... on Oct 22, 2013 12:41 PM

Susan Bennett
RE: John Davis Hayes
You are very welcome


Added by Susan Bennett on Sep 15, 2013 11:49 AM

This was such a great find. Thank you for linking her with her parents.

Added by Waynell on Sep 10, 2013 11:22 PM

Zilla Ball
Thanks for linking her to her parents for me!

Added by Waynell on Sep 10, 2013 10:53 PM

Could you please transfer Walter R. Noble's, 60835153, Grave Memorial to me? Thanks.

Added by LC on Jul 24, 2013 5:18 PM

RE: mount pisgah
ok.i was hoping that his wife was listed too.thanks so very much.

Added by K.Lee-McNutt on Jun 18, 2013 3:30 PM

RE: mount pisgah
looking for the surname Halbrooks.anyone with that name there should all be related.thanks!!!!

Added by K.Lee-McNutt on Jun 18, 2013 4:46 AM

mount pisgah
do u know how i might get a copy of the burials there? sgt frank said that mrs walls knows alot about that cemetery.i have a few relatives that are supposed to be buried there and i am trying to find some kind of proof of that.

thanks Kelly

Added by K.Lee-McNutt on Jun 16, 2013 5:42 PM

RE: Annie Byford-42993532
Thank you for the warm welcome,

Annie is a great aunt
Louise is my grand dad's sister
Annie Marie is my great grand mother-
Annie/Johnie/George are aunts and uncles
Ben Byford is my great grandfather.

All the People photos that have been submitted are mine.

I have working with the surviving relatives to get as much information as possible uploaded including obits and Pictures and connections to others that I have added. One of my goals for the generations of my family to come is to connect everyone that I possibly can so they can find them in the generations that are below me. My family is real big into decoration, as mater of fact we are going to decorate graves today.:) I really don't know how to explain this time honoured tradition only we take our family that is buried real serious:) Our goal is to make sure they are not forgotten even if their graves are hundreds of years old.

I really really would appreciate it
Thanks again

Added by southernroots on May 24, 2013 5:38 AM

Louise Byford-43053001

Thank you

Added by southernroots on May 23, 2013 3:19 PM

Annie Marie Voegele Byford-42816613
Another family transfer.

Y'all are amazing!

Added by southernroots on May 23, 2013 3:15 PM

Annie Byford-42993532
I am sorry, I seem to be mass posting to you.

Another one of my relatives if you could transfer.

Thank you

Added by southernroots on May 23, 2013 3:07 PM

johnie Byford-43476481
Could you transfer johnie to me? He is a relative of mine.

Thank you

Added by southernroots on May 23, 2013 3:05 PM

George Washington Byford-59126960

Thank you again for all that you do. Washington is a relative of mine. Could you transfer him to me??

Thank you.

Added by southernroots on May 23, 2013 3:00 PM


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