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William Bjornstad (#47016546)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 29 days
RE: Gen Sam Sims Walker (Memorial #150664585)
Yes, it was overturned back to non-famous. It was initially denied but I appealed to AJ and complained. He changed it to famous but a few days later, it was back to non-famous. Believe me, I am not happy about this, but there is no one to talk to on this site. I get the silent treatment from all the administrators.

Added by C.S. on Sep 15, 2015 2:34 PM

Judy Schaaf
"Vera Vague" Find A Grave Memorial# 60226601
Hi William. Her original name was Marion Barbara Henshall (the name she used for her first marriage, to Bart Yarborough, who was my second cousin). You can find it on their marriage certificate and on the birth certificate of their daughter Barbara Joan Yarborough. I wonder if you might add that fact to her biography, so others looking for her will know to look up records under that name too?

Also, Bart Yarborough was her first marriage, not her second They married in NYC on 11 Aug. 1927. She married #2, Charles Crosby, on 19 Oct, 1931 and had divroced Bart earlier that same year. #3 was Norman W Morrell, married in 1943. Thanks, Judy

Added by Judy Schaaf on Aug 24, 2015 5:52 PM

RE: Julian Bond
Thanks Bill,
I don't know why it was not taken in the first place. I had to resubmit another one.

Added by C.S. on Aug 17, 2015 11:39 AM

Hamilton Smith
John Quincy Adams ##7
Hi, there!

I am the 1st Tittle/Adams lineage that settled down in TN. Loved reading your bio.

Barbara Smith Dunn
(Hamilton Smith)

Added by Hamilton Smith on Aug 12, 2015 6:06 PM

Robert Todd Lincoln
You state in his memorial that "After graduating from Phillips Exter Academy at Exter, Vermont in 1860, he attended Harvard University at Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1861 until 1865."

I believe he went to Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Added by SteveG on Aug 12, 2015 12:12 PM

Bruce Nuckowski
Re: David Vivian Currie
Thank you for the excellent bio for this fine Officer. Bruce

Added by Bruce Nuckowski on Jul 09, 2015 3:03 PM

Andrew Patterson
Regarding Wilfrid Laurier Memorial
I was in Ottawa on vacation and was wondering if you would like to add the grave stone picture of Sir Wilfrid Laurier to the memorial you have on find a grave. It is actually real nice and wouldn't spoil the memorial page at all. If so. I will send you a picture via your email contact and you can add the photo yourself.

Added by Andrew Patterson on Jul 02, 2015 9:21 AM

Yes, my mistake I got my E names mixed up. I dearly love her books. Thanks again. I leave flowers for her and her family here on this site, I have yet to visited Ross Bay Cemetery. I am a 4x great granddaughter of Isabella Ross who owned the land. Best regards: Jeannie

Added by Jeannie on Jun 18, 2015 8:22 PM

Edith carr
Thanks for the great bio for Edith Carr, it makes her page more memorable.

Added by Jeannie on Jun 18, 2015 8:57 AM

Pam James Carpenter
RE: Marcus Forrester, the Blind Preacher
They said I missed you by about 90 seconds! I went back for the singing on Sunday and missed you again. You'd already left to go to Gina's. Maybe next year!

Added by Pam James Carpenter on May 27, 2015 6:10 PM

Pam James Carpenter
RE: Marcus Forrester, the Blind Preacher
No, I cannot figure out who he was. Are you coming to Pisgah Decoration Sunday?

Added by Pam James Carpenter on May 21, 2015 8:24 PM

Bryan Family Cemetery (Old)
Have been reading some of your bio's in this cemetery.
I do NOT disagree with anything you have said.

This is just a note, in case you missed it, about a piece a few years ago on the removal of Daniel & Rebecca Boone from the cemetery and the stealing of the bodies to Kentucky.

They were dug up in the middle of the night, and taken without state or family permission. I seen over 30 family bibles and their entries, and interviewed over 100 family descendants. In Ashville, MO and all around here (Warren, Montgomery and St. Charles counties).

The History Channel piece is interesting in that they got permission to dig up the remains in Kentucky and did DNA tests. Their conclusions were limited, but interesting.
Findings were: One Negroid male and one Caucasian female are buried in Kentucky.

Every family member I talked to still insists Daniel is still in the Old Bryan Family Cemetery..they also insist Kentucky got an old slave and Rebecca.

Though you would enjoy the tid-bits

Added by Yosemite on May 20, 2015 5:50 AM

Lacy McCoy Freeman
Thanks for letting me know I had duplicate memorials for her. I deleted the second one.

Added by Rose on Apr 22, 2015 3:38 PM

John ... for Family & Friends
Sister Rosetta
William: just caught your bio on Sister Rosetta. I confess I was ignorant of her, her talent and accomplishments until PBS. Well written but most succinct. Take care and thanks ! John

Added by John ... for Family & Fri... on Mar 21, 2015 12:06 PM

Pam James Carpenter
Smith Lake Graves
Another thing I'd wondered about with some of the graves at Pisgah...I've read somewhere (wish I'd saved it!) that several graves were relocated that were going to be destroyed when they created Smith Lake. The article said that if the TVA officials could not find family members, they were just moved to local cemeteries.

I think they started all that in the late 50s/early 60s and Smith Lake was pretty much finished by 1963.

Have you ever heard that? Thought it might explain some of the unmarked graves at Pisgah and Jones Chapel...


Added by Pam James Carpenter on Mar 11, 2015 9:19 AM

Pam James Carpenter
I found some kind of cemetery list online that was done several years ago. It has some names on it that I've not been able to find markers for. I'm thinking those have either gotten broken, buried under grass, or maybe were just what people put down to mark their spot.

Linda Seymore had a copy of the old Pisgah Church Book and let me make copies of it. She didn't think the church had any kind of cemetery list, but we thought there might be something in the old book. However, it was mostly just names of members, change of letter, etc., and I didn't see a Forrester. However, my Uncle Ernest Hays was a member there which makes me think that the preacher was somehow connected. Grandma James was a Hays, her mother was an Upchurch, her grandmother was a Mauldin. There are numerous Hays, Mauldins, and Forresters buried at Duncans Creek Congregational Church Cemetery, Dacula, Gwinnett County, GA, that I am still researching.

I've followed several leads for Rev. Forrester with nothing real convincing. I thought I'd found it with that old draft record that said he was almost blind in one eye. Even though that guy is buried in Georgia (where my Grandmother James' family is buried), I thought maybe he was preaching here and the church set up a memorial headstone for him. He also has a son buried there, but I've yet to find anything that either one was a preacher.

There is also a Pisgah in Walker County that I've found connections to.

Gets confusing!


Added by Pam James Carpenter on Mar 11, 2015 9:14 AM

Pam James Carpenter
Hi, Bill. I decided to try to find out who The Blind Preacher was and added a picture of his tombstone to the Alabama Genealogy Group on Facebook. I've already gotten tons of feedback and thought you might be interested, so I added you.


Added by Pam James Carpenter on Mar 10, 2015 5:26 PM

John "J-Cat" Griffith
Bi re-writes,
Hello William, I've noticed that you've done some re-write bios to many of my famous enties. Please understand this is great, well and fine since your re-writes add more info then my enties. All I would ask if it's not to much trouble? you would send me a link when any of your re-writes is excepted and posted to you. Since I have a folder with all my said posted entries as a reference source for questions, etc. when I'm contacted my folks, please just let me know so I can update my file. Many thanks and best always,

Added by John "J-Cat" Griffith on Feb 23, 2015 3:40 PM

Phil Parris
RE: Happy Holidays
Thanks for the update, It strange but I was thinking about Jack yesterday. Grandma had her surgery at University Hospital in Birmingham I think in 52 or 53

Keep you and yours safe in this bad weather, just walked the dog for the last time this evening. 11 pm and wind chill 1 degree that is really cold here.

Got a friend on the Columbus Ohio police department and all he can say is Damn it is cold.

Added by Phil Parris on Feb 19, 2015 9:42 PM

Phil Parris
RE: Happy Holidays
Hope you had a good holiday. I haven't been doing a lot because having severe back problems can't sit long, can't walk long, can't lay long and old age took everything else away from me I wanted to do long.

It is better now, my wife had to have surgery for breast cancer in September and it hasn't been an e easy road for her. I remember when grandma Love had a breast removed about 1950, now they don't have to take the whole thing but it still messes with their head about invasion of their body.
Now that it is done the doctors want to start on my back so I guess maybe everything will be better in a couple of more months, I will let you know,send prayers

Added by Phil Parris on Feb 19, 2015 1:02 PM

Danna Dodge
RE: Robbie Dovie Denson
How many famous people do you have on your tree.??? I find this so interesting, I have lots of paper work that I need to go through but on my mom's side most were from Prentiss Mississippi, I have a grandfather John perely Ford who fought both sides and had two different families. I was raised as a foster child so finding my family roots is very important to me for my grandkids. Thanks again Danna

Added by Danna Dodge on Feb 07, 2015 9:34 AM

Danna Dodge
Robbie Dovie Denson
Your mother is my 3rd cousin twice removed. I think the work you have done is wonderful, all the pictures, facts, it is great. My Great grandmother was Tennessee Jane Denson. William Cicero Denson is my 3rd grandfather who is the brother of Levi phillip Denson who is one of your grandfathers if I have that correct. I would love to add you to my tree...Danna

Added by Danna Dodge on Feb 06, 2015 5:37 PM

Pam James Carpenter
Thanks! I don't know if you noticed that I "Borrowed" some of your Denson photos for my Helicon Page.

Added by Pam James Carpenter on Jan 26, 2015 10:19 AM

Pam James Carpenter
Bill: Would you consider transferring my parents and brother's memorials at Liberty to me?

Carl James
Barbara Adair James
Bruce James


Pam James Carpenter

Added by Pam James Carpenter on Jan 25, 2015 7:27 PM

Pam James Carpenter
Geneva H. James
Would you consider transferring my grandmother's memorial to me?

I would like to manage the account of her and my Grandpa Lewis James at Liberty.



Added by Pam James Carpenter on Jan 25, 2015 7:26 PM


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