I have been doing genealogy since 2002. I initially started by posting memorials of family members, but now I post any grave I find that is not already here. I love to help others in their quest for family.
Names I am researching: Farmer, Swayngham, Harvell, Hale, Stamps, Reece, Aiken, Dorr, Singleton, Durrett, Owen, Stephens, Galloway, Snow and Crane.
Husband's family: Connett, Heidt, Gosa, Deatherage, Hendricks, Lane, Jolly, Scroggins, Hand and Salter.
Cornelia Henry errors Hello, I hate to inform you that you have entered mistakes on Cornelia Henry buried in the Parker Family Cemetery in DeKalb Co. GA. Her tombstone has her middle initial as "J" but you indexed "C". Her birthdate on the tombstone states "1914" but you indexed "1915". Please check this out and make corrections as needed.
RE: Georgia Ann Sheriff Stegall J. C., Got that information i to you from Ancestry.com source and LDS/Family History Library, FamilySearch.org... with the fact, some relatives are hard to follow between some Census(es) from Counties, to States, and what have you even on Findagrave.com. Some of the wings/branches even with Stegalls/Crawfords/Kays and Forester/Foster lead here and there. Got to watch for some spellings by the Census Takers, Enumerators, and those names transcribe later to Soundex Cards. Many times a Foster or Forester will appear as other names like Forester or Foster. And children know at one time or other on One Census will not, 10-years-later. And Names were repeated had one died in the past 10-years between Census, even during States Census, in the in between Census Years, like 1860, 1865, 1870, or 1900, 1905... At this time what I posted is what I have, while I keep seeking and searching some cemeteries haven't been to in some time, like a "go-back-and-see," maybe find Old Slab (Headstone/Tombstone) propped against another or a wall... grave may be lost. Many Rivers and Creeks changed courses with the weather and heavy rains... Family Cemeteries on Family Farms disappeared, and some cemeteries had to be moved for building of dams for power stations. When I get a lead... may be from Anderson County Cemetery Records... will let you know what I got and maybe you like wise. Even Courthouse Records, Old Courthouse Records can be fuzzy, hairy, with spellings, and missed dates... another name that person was known by, like 'Hovie' in place of 'Hoover,' or some 'nick name they went by,' or the Old Record has long since 'disappeared' from the Courthouse (like Probate Records). Some Older Cemeteries have fallen into disrepair, over grown, lost! I recall an Ann Sheriff, teacher, who had been into Genealogy of the Sheriffs.... maybe She help. I don't have an address, but she taught at Forest Acres Easley for years. John G. O III
RE: Georgia Ann Sheriff Stegall J C, Tracking information from Census Record notes, still seeking where, Annett Sheriff, born 1832 SC, married in 1854 to Zilla Forester, born 1834, mother of 8 children in 17-years. Annett died 1937, 105-years, Zilla died in 1854, buried in Anderson County, cemetery not found yet. Daughter, Georigia Ann Sheriff Stegall, born 18 March 1874 in Anderson County, married Whitt Hamilton Stegall, (1871-1965), about 1894, died 17 September 1937, buried with Whitt Stegall at Six & Twenty Baptist Church Cemetery. Zill Forester's parents were Amos Forester and Matilda Pastilia Long as noted in FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com records. Still researching for more details... lost cemeteries or courthouse records. Would connected parents to Georgia were details at hand to link as such. Link to to grandchildren, to Hovie Stegall, and Clarence Stegall (1924-2015). John G. O III
RE: Elijah Forester It is unknown exactly the names of my grt. grt. grandfather, Elijah Forester's (wife was Linny E. England; 2nd wife, was Arrena Parillee Blankenship). However, according to verbal history, the old Forester lineage originated in North and then South Carolina before travelling inward to areas of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri. Would love to know more about your Issaac Forester. Are you on ancestry.com?? I have been researching for many many years now and have solved a lot of family mysteries and would love to go back atleast one more generation to find who my Elijah Forester's parents were. My dad, Charles Lee Forester just recently passed in November; however, he was a wealth of information regarding family history. He even agreed to a DNA test on Father's Day weekend of 2015 to try a determine how much of his family oral history could be confirmed and it matched up with what he had always been told that he was of Scottish and Irish decent as well as German ancestry. Look forward to hearing from you again soon. Please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org ---please note there is also another Elijah Forester and family that during the Civil War served as a Leut. however, my Elijah served as a private for the Confederency and was taken as a POW
Re: Louanna Reffit Justice On a related note (since it didn't cross my mind when I was writing my first reply), you say you have information on Louana; do you have more conclusive evidence on who her parents might have been? Her death certificate lists "Jack Reffit" and "Bety [sic] Prater", and the aforementioned marriage record lists her mother as Polly Reffit (which is consistent; Mary, Polly, Elizabeth, Betty, etc. I've found to be largely interchangeable in records from that time), but I can't find anything on "Jack".