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Bryan Aldridge (#47360701)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 29 days
Photo request
Thank you so much for taking the time to fulfill my photo request. I am very grateful to you for taking time out of your day to do this. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Added by Elizabeth on Jan 03, 2016 9:10 AM

Shawn Riley
RE: Madison County, NC Cemeteries
Correction: There's another barn plus a house and a shed over by the north edge of the property. See They look very old.

Added by Shawn Riley on Feb 25, 2015 2:11 PM

Shawn Riley
RE: Madison County, NC Cemeteries

I came across the deeds for Franklin Dockery's farm on Roberts Branch Road. They date all the way back to 1892. See summary below. The numbers in () are the book and page numbers of the deeds that you can view on Madison County Register of Deeds website at It appears the only structure still standing is a barn. You can see it on the aerial maps at,-82.7486111. So far no luck in finding another Roberts Cemetery.

Deeds to Franklin Dockery's Former Farm

1892-02-04 Gudger, H.A., executor of J.J. Gudger -> Franklin Dockery (6, 115)

Know all men by there presents that the indenture made by and between H A Gudger Executor of J J Gudger deceased of the first part and Franklin Dockery party of the second part Witnesseth that where as the said J J Gudger during his life time executed a bond for title for the herein after described tract of land and it fully appearing that all of the purchase money therefor has been paid and the same being duly recorded as required by law now therefore in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars in hand paid by the party of the second part have given granted bargained and sold and by these presents do give grant bargain and sell unto the said party of the second part and his heirs the following described tract of land situated in the county of Madison and State of North Carolina adjoining lands of Jackson Roberts, James Boyd bounded as follows:

Beginning on a stake the Holt and Walton line James Roberts corner and runs North 84 poles to a stake then West 10 poles to a chestnut then North 16 poles to a dogwood A J Roberts corner, then West 100 poles to the top of the Rocky Ridge then South 44 deg West 100 poles with the top of the Rocky Ridge to a stake in the Hall & Walton line where said line crosses the Rocky Ridge then East and with the Hall and Walton line 180 poles to the beginning containing 76 1/2 acres more or less.

1937-01-28 Dockery, Zadie et al -> A. B. Dockery (59, 421)
1937-01-28 Dockery, Loretta by her Guardian Robert Payne -> A. B. Dockery (59, 419)
1937-01-28 Dockery, Houston and wife Ruth Dockery; Dockery, Manson and wife; Ivey, Anne Bell and husband, William Ivey; Camp, May and husband Frank Camp; Bentley, Nettie and husband R. B. Bentley -> A. B. Dockery (59, 422)
1937-02-05 Dockery, Berry [Alford Greenberry aka Berry] and wife Emily -> Marion F. Bradburn & Wife (59, 417)
1962-02-02 Bradburn, Marion F and wife Nettie Bradburn -> Omie B. Davis (for life), Nola Mae Davis, Hubert Davis and Odus Davis (92, 109)
1965-07-?? Davis, Omie B., Nola Mae and Robert -> Bradburn, Maynard Gaither (106, 7)
1984-10-17 Bradburn, Maynard Gaither and wife Macie W, Nettie P. Bradburn, widow of Marion Bradburn -> Denver Bradburn (156, 248)
1990-02-21 Bradburn, Denver and wife Sadie Louise -> Maynard Gaither and wife Macy W (184, 615)
1998-02-05 Bradburn, Maynard Gaither and wife Macy W -> Harris Living Trust (243, 339)
2012-04-16 Harris, Linnae and Pamela Harris Cammisa (536, 373) Plat: (6, 591)

Added by Shawn Riley on Feb 25, 2015 1:20 PM

Shawn Riley
RE: Madison County, NC Cemeteries

Thanks for the extra information on Sarah Dockery. Most of it matches what I've been able to find so far. I'm kind of new to the Madison County area, so I don't have any ancestral ties to it (at least not that I know of). I live over by Upper Paw Paw, next to the Kirk Payne Cemetery, so I drive by Roberts Branch all the time while I'm on my way to Marshall.

I do use genealogy a lot. In fact, I have about a dozen family trees on Some are allocated for cemetery research. If you are ever on that website, look up Madison County Cemeteries by Doohat. It has some extra stuff that I don't always put on Find-a-Grave.

By the way, I noticed on, when they indexed Sarah's death certificate, they put Ebbs Chapel for the death location, which is not correct. The death certificate says she died in township #7, which back then was Little Pine Creek. Today that area is considered township #1: South Marshall. Thought I would mention that in case you use's records.

I have not yet been to the Thomas Ball cemetery. Judging from the aerial maps, it's only about 35-feet wide and 65-feet long. According to Jan Plemmons' survey, the oldest engraved headstone she found was dated 1918. She didn't mention how many unmarked grave sites there were.

Added by Shawn Riley on Feb 23, 2015 7:17 PM

Shawn Riley
RE: Madison County, NC Cemeteries
Hi Bryan. Thanks for asking about the Roberts cemeteries in Madison County. I hope I can help you find where your ggg-grandmother is buried, or at least maybe steer you in the right direction.

I can tell you right now, she's not in the Roberts cemetery on Roberts Hill Road, which is where Find-A-Grave has her listed. I've already walked that cemetery and photographed all the headstones.

I also noticed she's not listed in Jan Plemmons' 1998 cemetery survey of Madison County, which covers most of the Roberts cemeteries, but not all. According to the Madison County cemetery register, there are actually two Roberts cemeteries on Roberts Branch Road. One is called the Alan Roberts Cemetery (which you already know about), and the other is known as Roberts Cemetery. Unfortunately, the register doesn't say exactly where this Roberts Cemetery is located. I've already looked at aerial maps and some old survey maps, but have not found it yet. I may have to start digging through property deeds for that area. Sometimes they will mention a cemetery being on the property.

As far as the Ball Cemetery is concerned, are you aware there is one over by Little Pine called the Thomas Ball Cemetery. It's not that far from Roberts Branch. It could be the burial site for Frank Dockery.

I'll keep looking. Hopefully something new will pop up.


Added by Shawn Riley on Feb 22, 2015 7:51 PM

Suzzette G Yandle
RE: Nimrod Lunsford Family Cemetery
I don't remember it being behind anyone's home. I believe it is on a main road. Sorry, I don't remember which road. I was traveling away from Taylorsville and the cemetery was on my left.

Added by Suzzette G Yandle on Feb 04, 2015 10:49 PM

Suzzette G Yandle
RE: Nimrod Lunsford Family Cemetery
I don't live in Alexander County, NC. It has been years since I was at this cemetery. I don't remember the directions.

The cemetery is located on Sam Poole Lane, off Rink Dam Road in the Bethlehem Community of Alexander County, North Carolina, USA. It's near the Catawba River.

Sorry I can not be much help to you.

Added by Suzzette G Yandle on Feb 02, 2015 8:02 PM

Trails of History
Cemetery Book
I understand from a friend you have already published the Graham County Cemetery Book we had worked on.

Added by Trails of History on Jul 16, 2014 4:50 PM

RE: Paul Jackson Jones Grave photo request
Bryan,thanks for the pictures. I am doing research on the Jones family for a friend and will let them know about your book. Thanks again.

Added by jimmy on Jan 09, 2014 1:00 PM

Nancy Charlton
I'm sorry checked all my pictures and evidently someone had just e-mailed it to me and I did not keep the file. Sorry

Added by Nancy Charlton on May 23, 2013 10:08 AM

Nancy Charlton
RE: Thomas Marion Hyde Memorial
I will check through my old pictures and see if there are names on the back


Added by Nancy Charlton on May 23, 2013 8:48 AM

Wanda Liggett
RE: Lou Creasy Ann Cable Hall memorial
Hi Bryan,

He is my Dad, Ernest Hall. He was 5 years old when his Mother and baby brother, Ersel died. You have met my sister, Sandra Hall Carver. I guess it was at Decoration at Cable Cemetery. I joined last year. Would it be OK if I used your picture of my Grandmother's tombstone at her profile page? If you want too, you can e-mail me directly at

Wanda Hall Liggett

Added by Wanda Liggett on Jan 27, 2013 1:48 PM

Bob Reneau
Find A Grave Memorial# 25681046
Hello Bryan - I noticed you photographed the headstone for Claude Ray Aldridge - located in Gastonia, NC (Hollywood Cemetery). I was just curious to know, what your relationship is to him ... if any, since you share the same surname.

I am related to his 1st wife "Ina Pearl Reneau" who you also photographed.

Bob Reneau
BTW ... Thx for you time and work.

Added by Bob Reneau on Sep 22, 2012 11:08 PM

Joan Long
Thomas Washington Cable
The headstone clearly has Thomas J. Cable....not Thomas W. Cable...thanks

Added by Joan Long on Sep 11, 2012 3:14 PM

Samuel & Elizabeth Cable
I have transfered Samuel & Elizabeth Jones Cable. I am related thru the Jones side, but distant. Her Find A Grave Memorial# 51412522
Take Care!!!

Added by rememberme on Sep 01, 2012 3:58 PM

billy maynor
Perry and Jency Cable
Wow! Quick work! Thanks so much for the tombstone photo of Perry and Jency Maynor Cable.

Added by billy maynor on Aug 18, 2012 6:34 AM

Lauada Cemetery Pix.
Thanks for the great pix of Sarah Hyde and Samuel Hyde. May I post them on for others to see? Thanks for your consideration.

Also, thanks for posting photos of Ellender and Crate Brooks in Lauada. Is there an updated published listing of individuals buried there?

Hope the transfers on Mary Cable and James Cable went thru okay. Let me know if I can help again.

Gloria Hardy

Added by GJ&RD on Aug 10, 2012 10:02 PM

Elizabeth Olmstead
George Cable
Great great Uncles do not meet the requiremnts for transfer.
Will gladly update, add links, bios, etc

Added by Elizabeth Olmstead on Aug 10, 2012 4:39 PM

Elizabeth Olmstead
Artie Cable
thanks for writing....I choose to follow findagrave guidelines regarding transfer & prefer to maintain her entry for now, but will happily update it as you wish.

Any questions please refer to the guidelines listed under FAQ.

Added by Elizabeth Olmstead on Aug 10, 2012 4:36 PM

Donna Thomas
Cable transfers
Hi Bryan,

I have completed the requested transfers. If there are any others I'll be happy to make the transfers.

Donna Thomas

Added by Donna Thomas on Aug 09, 2012 4:41 PM

Gerri Alexander/Crisp
Houston crisp
Thank you so much for the photo of headstone. Houston is my great grandfather. Now all i have to do is find my great grandmother Amamda, maiden name unk. Thanks again so much.


Added by Gerri Alexander/Crisp on Jun 19, 2012 5:51 PM

George Rogers Park
Debrayda Russell
thanks for your help. I have a L O T of Rogers family buried there in Graham County. Find A Grave rule of only allowing 20 requests per week make this a slow and laborious task.

Added by George Rogers Park on Jun 16, 2012 9:16 AM

George Rogers Park
albert russell
thanks for your help

Added by George Rogers Park on Jun 16, 2012 9:12 AM

Brooks at Lauada!
thanks for proving they are buried there!!!

Added by genieresearcher on Jun 12, 2012 4:10 PM

Charles E. Carroll
Margie Hyde
Thanks a million for the excellent photograph!

Added by Charles E. Carroll on May 26, 2012 10:28 PM


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