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Gloria Ann HORNSBY Jones (#47783972)
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Bio Photo in 2011~~ I became very interested in researching my dad's family HORNSBY & I started in Tallassee, Alabama for that is where he was originally from as I understood from him as he has led me to discover KIN I never knew I had. It also was amazing to watch my 5 sisters as I shared with them. As we grew up, we had very little contact with Hornsby's other than my dad's siblings & I will never forget what my baby sister said ''oh my I thought we were the only Hornsby's'' she was amazed at the cemeteries filled with relatives as we explored. It made me think about all the people who really did not know family from the past. How sad for that to be lost. I have come away with a desire to add what I can as I take photos & add to this site. I have also come away with this understanding: ask your relatives, especially the older ones for when they are gone unless they wrote it is lost. When we know our relatives it gives a sense of ''belonging'' a sense of ''completeness''. Yes, we may discover things we did not want to know yet it accomplishes our ''wholeness''that we belong to a family unit created by God Himself.. Even in the Bible geneologies are written for those who ''come behind'' may we do the same!
***please take note****all photos added by me of grave sites have been personally taken by me/people, events are photos owned by my family/please abide by the copyright laws/do not duplicate to sell. If you would like you may copy for your personal treasures of the family. Thank you :)
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Laverne Roberts
RE: William C Smith
I have just started doing research on William C Smith. I have had the information on his son Soloman C Smith for many years. Soloman C Smith was a Senator from DeKalb County, Alabama. He died in office in 1846 leaving a wife and six children.
He married Sarah Jane Norman Feb. 9, 1830 in Madison County, Al.His Children were:
Martha Jane Smith,Mary Ann Morgan Smith,Mariah Elizabeth, Melvina Susan Smith,William Clements Clay Cloud, and Sarah Catherine. Sarah Catherine is my husbands grandmother. They are listed in the 1850- 1860 Dekalb County Census. Soloman C Smith left a Will in Dekalb County, AL naming his wife and children, and leaving his Shotgun to his father William C Smith.I found information in Madison County where William C had sold a town lot to his Son Soloman C Smith. William C Smith also had bought 160 acres of land in Dekalb County, 1845.Some where in my research (This was before computers) I came to the conclusion that he was born in AB 1775 and came from South Carolina. He died in Chambers County, AL. about 1851. I also have documention that he moved to Chambers County, Al with a second Family.
Hope you can add too.
Laverne Roberts

Added by Laverne Roberts on Feb 18, 2014 10:43 PM
Laverne Roberts
William C Smith
Hi Gloria,

Thank you for finding the grave of William C Smith.
He is my husband William C Roberts 3rd great grandfather. I would love to exchange what information I have on the Smiths with you.

Laverne Roberts
Added by Laverne Roberts on Feb 18, 2014 1:15 AM
RE: S/Sgt Julius Findley
Thank you so much! I really do appreciate you transferring my grandpa's memorial to me! :)
Added by Amanda on Dec 15, 2013 8:02 PM
Shires obituary
Thank you for providing me with the obituary for Sabra Shires. It has been added to her memorial.
Added by iluvbuilding429 on Dec 14, 2013 1:02 PM
Norman Scott
Duplicate Memorials
In Re: to the discussion you had with another Find A Grave member about duplicates:
Some, and probably most, duplicate memorials are created by using the Back Arrow key or Back Arrow of the browser!
Example: You've on the cemetery page, and you select "Add a name to this cemetery." The "Biographical Information" page is diisplayed and you fill in some name, date, location and bio data. You click on the "Proceed to step 2..." button, and another page pops up stating your entry was sucessful. You may navigate to another task, then recall that you didn't add a photo, bio, or the correct month. The easy way to get back to the memorial is the Back Arrow key. The problem is you go back to the original page that is programmed to add a memorial number.
Added by Norman Scott on Nov 26, 2013 9:06 AM
RE: 120578089 Barry Smith
Understood, thank you. I worked with him in Montgomery after he retired.
Added by gazelle on Nov 22, 2013 6:43 PM
RE: 120578089 Barry Smith
Thank you for the DOB for Barry. Do you know where he was born, by chance?
Added by gazelle on Nov 22, 2013 1:46 PM
J Lowery
Florence Hornsby Taylor 91987749
Thank you for your response. I, too, have been guility of posting duplicates. If you find any on me, please let me know and I will delete. My goal also is to be sure ''no one'' gets left out for a memorial. Any hope that families find each other, I have NO problem transferring none related people.

Thank you for what you do for Find A Grave

Jackie Lowery
Added by J Lowery on Oct 14, 2013 6:53 AM
Yarbrough Hunter
RE: John Thomas Yarbough & Mary Britton Yarbrough
OH, I forgot to mention, I know of no links at this time to John and Molly. Of course, we could be related through John's ancestors and I just haven't found the connection. In any case, I am not a direct descendant.
Added by Yarbrough Hunter on Oct 03, 2013 4:48 PM
Yarbrough Hunter
RE: John Thomas Yarbough & Mary Britton Yarbrough
Hi Gloria, I have no problem transferring the memorials to you and your husband except I would request that as long as you use the information cited on the memorial that you give the credit to Elaine Hendricks for her work. I've looked at your profile and some of your remarks to others and I don't think you will have a problem with this, but please let me know how you stand on this. I don't want to just assume anything. Thanks.
Added by Yarbrough Hunter on Oct 03, 2013 4:42 PM
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