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Gwen Lollar (#47288990)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 25 days
Christine Stockman
Mary Vestal Jay
I noticed that you requested a photo of the gravestone of Mary Vestal Jay. I'm wondering if you ever received one. She was my 6th great grandmother and I would love to have a picture on my Ancestry page.

Thanks in advance if you have one!

Christine Stockman

Added by Christine Stockman on Nov 05, 2016 4:48 PM

Angela Page Gross
RE: Reply
Hi Gwen,
The only memorials I have worked on is my parents, my son, my daughter, my nephew, etc. It just pertains to one cemetery. Fulton Horne Family Cemetery. That is where all the above and a few more are buried..

I got off ancestry for a while too. I am attempting to make corrections and eliminate errors in Roger's and my family trees.

Hope to see you soon. My niece is getting married in Florence, AL on May 21st.

Added by Angela Page Gross on May 09, 2016 12:22 PM

Angela Page Gross
Johnson/Gross Ancestry
Hi Gwen,
I have been on ancestry for a while now. But, I haven't been on much this year. I am Roger Dale's wife, Angie. Any help you can give me, will be greatly appreciated. If you see anything I have attached to a person, in error. Please don't hesitate to let me know.

Thank you so much

Added by Angela Page Gross on May 08, 2016 9:34 AM

Charlotte Williams
Joyce's obit
Gwen, Thanks for the info. I have made the correction.

Added by Charlotte Williams on Feb 11, 2016 12:12 PM

Earth Angel
RE: Mariah spencer
Glad to Gwenn, Just go to her memorial and make request so I want make an error.

Added by Earth Angel on Sep 04, 2015 12:10 PM

Michael Helms
RE: Jay Family Cemetery
Gwen, I've never heard of the Jay Family Cemetery in Person County, unfortunately. I did a quick Google search and found reference to it as being a mile north of the old Bushy Fork store (presumably in the middle of the Bushy Fork hamlet?), and there is indeed a lot of country farmland a mile to the north where the cemetery could be (if it still exists). I checked the WPA cemetery records and it doesn't list it, but I'm open to driving out there if you can find out any more specific information about where it might be located.

Added by Michael Helms on Jul 13, 2015 6:00 PM

J. Faulkner
RE: #60244613, 60244795
Please use the edit tab in the upper right corner of the memorial page for each person. Then make your requests using "Suggest any other correction" function. This will will give me a direct link to each memorial page, so there will be no mistake for whom you are requesting the transfer.


Added by J. Faulkner on Apr 18, 2015 7:49 PM

RE: Katie Estelle Johnson
All done, Good Luck

Added by familyseeker on Mar 26, 2015 1:04 PM

Charles E. Carroll
RE: Sarah Ann Flemming
I transferred the memorial this morning.
If you want to manage a memorial, the best way is to go to the memorial page, hit "edit" in the upper right hand corner.
Go to "Suggest any other correction".
A page will open with a blank space to type what ever message you want to send such as "This person is my father, please consider transferring the management of this memorial to me."
That way the person receiving the request will have your personal number and can easily transfer the memorial.
If you don't receive a satisfactory reply in a couple of weeks, contact Admin at find a grave and explain what you are trying to accomplish. They have sped up the process and it seems to work well now.
If you have any more questions please feel free to contact me by email.

Added by Charles E. Carroll on Mar 26, 2015 10:55 AM

Charles E. Carroll
RE: Sara Ann Flemming Johnson
Please make the request thru the edit function. I'll be happy to transfer the memorial.

Added by Charles E. Carroll on Mar 25, 2015 5:41 PM

RE: Johnson Cem.
Hi Gwen,
Thanks for that information. I recall Mr. Marion Johnson mentioning that some of the stones had been moved from their original location in the old cemetery the day I was taking pictures at the New Johnson Cemetery. If I remember correctly, the land that the new cemetery is on was once part of the home site of John Claude & Susie Agnes Johnson. I don't remember if he actually said "tombstones", "graves", or what, but I assumed the entire graves had been moved, caskets and all. I think the row of tombstones at the east end of the cemetery, next to the woodline that runs behind Mr. Marion's house, were the ones he indicated were moved. They are the older stones; those of John Pinkerton's wife & young children: Wife, Sarah Fleming Johnson (her tombstone is broken in pieces, and I had wondered why it was damaged so badly. Maybe the cows had something to do with it?); Children: A A Johnson, W A Johnson, and D F Johnson. On the right of those graves, there is a tall grave marker belonging to Lewis T. Johnson. Without looking at my records, I believe he was another son who died later in life. I am not sure if he is actually buried there, and I don't remember if the marker was at the head of a tombstone, or just standing there by itself. I thought it was strange that JP's wife & children who were deceased before him, were buried in the new cemetery, yet he was buried in the old one. What your Dad said explains a lot. I personally can't imagine why John Claude would undertake moving the stones, or graves, when all he had to do was build a fence around the old cemetery to protect it. Maybe he intended to move all of them, but it proved to be too difficult so he abandoned that idea. Who knows what he was thinking, but it is kind of crazy that bodies would be left in one location and grave markers in another. Although, looking to the future, when the time comes, and the dead in Christ shall rise, it won't matter where anyone is buried, and if the grave is marked or unmarked! :)
As far as adding notes or information, once I transferred the memorials to you, I can't go in and change anything manually. I can suggest edits, but I think they would have to be approved by you. If we can get the correct information, adding the additional info be a good idea. Since Mr. Marion is the caretaker, he should have documented records of all the burials there. I'll try to get up with him and see if he can clarify everything.

Added by Ann on Mar 21, 2015 3:58 AM

Darryl Searcy
Medlock Cemetery
How do I properly say THANK YOU for your work and keen insight to help develop the correct names and dates on three headstones. If these souls are related to you in any way I will be happy to transfer management to you care. Thank you so very, very much.

Added by Darryl Searcy on Mar 12, 2015 3:20 PM

Hi Gwen!
You are welcome! I think I transferred everyone in the cemetery except for my husband's grandparents, uncle, and mother. I can always add the others to my virtual cemetery for easy access. I look forward to seeing what you add to their memorials!
Hope I get to meet you and your father in

Added by Ann on Feb 24, 2015 6:49 PM

It is very nice to meet you! It's funny that you mentioned Mr. Marion, because he is the Johnson family member I was referring to in my last message. I have known his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth, and daughters, Belinda, Monica, and Shelia, for several years. The day I was taking pictures of the new Johnson cemetery, Mr. Marion came out and gave me a brief history of the Johnsons who are buried there. He is like a walking family history book. Of course, I had nothing to take notes on, so most of what he told me was forgotten!
Hopefully, you and your Dad will be able to visit soon. We'll have to get together when you do.
In the meantime, my email address is if you would like to contact me privately.

Added by Ann on Feb 20, 2015 5:24 PM

John P Johnson
I have never been to the cemetery where your great grandfather is buried, but am hoping to visit it sometime this spring. From what I have been told, it is in a pecan orchard/pasture, and the owner of the surrounding land has to grant access. I do not know him, but I know some members of the Johnson family who do. The cemetery is surrounded by a fence, and last I heard, the area inside the fence is very overgrown. I found the picture of JP's headstone through, when I was researching the Johnson family several months ago.
I am related to the Johnsons through marriage. My husbands mother was a Johnson, and John P Johnson was his GG Grandfather. His G Grandfather was John Claude Johnson, and Grandfather was Claude Wilson Johnson. Those names may be familiar to you, or your Grandfather. They, along with several other family members, are buried in the New Johnson Cemetery. It is on the old home site of JC Johnson, and is very well maintained.
I will be glad to transfer any of the Johnson memorials to you, if you will just let me know which ones you want.

Added by Ann on Feb 20, 2015 1:24 PM

Patricia Mlcak Bagwell
RE: Jay
Hi Gwen,

I was hoping that you would contact me by my email, for further replies.

Do you have any proof showing what the middle initial of H. stands for in John H. Jay?

Added by Patricia Mlcak Bagwell on Jan 30, 2015 1:16 PM

Patricia Mlcak Bagwell
Great! Please email me. It's on my Bio.

There is more info. Thanks, Pat

Added by Patricia Mlcak Bagwell on Jan 15, 2015 2:44 PM

Patricia Mlcak Bagwell
Gwen, could you tell me how you are related to the Jays? We have a lot of Jay descendants. My husband descends from Joseph & Mary Cothran Jay, to Jesse Jay, Sr. d. 1837 SC, who is a brother to John Jay b. 1771 NC that went to AL.

Also, we have a Wiley G. Bagwell that m. a Lollar, and lived in AL, I think that they all buried in the Wiley Cemetery, I think it was in Tuscaloosa Co., This Wiley G. Bagwell b. 1820 AL, is a son of our Wiley & Mary York Bagwell buried in Cedar Grove Cem., Fayette Co., AL.

Added by Patricia Mlcak Bagwell on Jan 15, 2015 12:25 PM

Diane Gravlee
RE: Liberty Hall Cem
Gwen, I can't ask for anything more; you are covering all the bases. Thanks for the confirmation on my death dates being "older" burials. I am going to indicate in my database that these two Ervin burials do not have markers per the property owner. I truly appreciate your efforts on behalf of those of us with relatives in this cemetery. If you get the GPS, also take a photo of the cemetery area and when you download it to the Find A Grave cemetery page, if you put the coordinates in the caption area, Find A Grave should see them and enter the map. If they skip over that, either you or I can send them the coordinates after the fact. Thanks again. Diane

Added by Diane Gravlee on Dec 18, 2014 7:26 AM

Diane Gravlee
RE: Liberty Hall Cem
So I get the feeling from your conversation with the owner that persons buried there in 1903 and 1924 would be unlikely to have a marker? It would be wonderful to confirm this with the owner; would you want to send his phone number or would you rather do this yourself? I will let Find A Grave know the general location you sent to add to the cemetery description and should you go, we can add more details and maybe the GPS coordinates as well, if you feel it would be okay with the owner. That is always a tricky question when private property is concerned. But my theory is that once any and all the markers are photographed well and the location is pinpointed, no one would really need to ever go back on the property again. Not many will want to take flowers in such a situation!

Added by Diane Gravlee on Dec 17, 2014 12:49 PM

Diane Gravlee
RE: Liberty Hall Cem
Any chance this cemetery is still on your radar for my photo that the snakes are gone and the vines have died. If you can't go, would you mind sending me the directions to this cemetery for my database for this family. Thanks so much.

Added by Diane Gravlee on Dec 17, 2014 12:27 PM

Adam Ervin
RE: Photo Request in Columbus, MS
Thank you!

Added by Adam Ervin on Oct 10, 2014 7:27 AM

Adam Ervin
RE: Photo Request in Columbus, MS
Thank you so much for your help. I'm unsure of any info.

Added by Adam Ervin on Oct 02, 2014 7:02 AM

Adam Ervin
RE: Photo Request in Columbus, MS
Thank you so much for the info

Added by Adam Ervin on Oct 01, 2014 12:56 PM

Rudy Caldwell
Hi Gwen Hope you and Mike are OK. Lee Pryor and I are doing pretty good for a couple of old folks. I spend a lot of time on genealogy for the Caldwell, Bland, Ferguson and other families. I ran across your name when looking at a photo posted by nut4genealogy.
Send me a message sometime

Added by Rudy Caldwell on Sep 21, 2014 1:07 PM


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