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Briana (#47034741)
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I was bitten by the genealogy bug ca early March 1992, when I was pregnant with my 1st child. I literally stumbled upon one of the facts my aunt (Anna Wayne Brothers Saffels) was missing in her tree. I visited my local Huntsville / Madison Co, AL Public Library, and not knowing anything about genealogy nor where to start, one of the first books I randomly selected, was a book on local marriage records; Madison Co. Marriages, 1818-1830, Vols 2-3, & I found on p. 56, the 30 Dec 1819 marriage of our (Rev.) John GILLILAND to Sarah BRASIER (BRASHER)! This was despite the couple only being known to have lived in Blount, Etowah, & St. Clair Co, AL Counties. Prior to this day, her surname and been thought to have been BROSSCALS (source unknown) and at that time, BRASILL. Her modern grave marker also notes the surname BRASILL, but it is unclear when that marker was placed. It was definitely there before March 1992 as I have photos of it from my 1st genealogy trip to the cemetery. From that day, I was hooked. I have now been researching for 22 years.

Most all of my direct lines have been in Alabama since 1820-1850 and before that, GA, NC, SC, TN, VA, and KY, so the SE is my main area of interest. Further back, such as before the Revolutionary War, some have ties to New England. Specific areas are Wilkes, Oglethorpe, Walton Co, & Cherokee Co, GA; Lawrence, Madison, Jackson, Coosa, Talladega, Shelby, Etowah, Blount, DeKalb, Marshall, Tallapoosa & Jefferson Co, AL; Greene Co, TN, & New Hanover, Brunswick, & Chatham Co, NC.

My husband's Felch line hailed from New England (NH, VT, CT, NY) before going to MI and his White line was from AL & MS.

My main surnames are: Bailey, Baucom, Brasher, Brothers, Burress, Calloway, Campbell, Conn, Crump, Durham, Ellison, Felch, Fronabarger, Galloway, Gentry, Gilliland, Kiser, Lee, Lindsey, McClendon, Morton, Pody, Prisock, Ragan, Rogers, Smith, Teal, White, Whitfield.
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Anita R. Austill
RE: Transfer
You are very welcomed. I strive to try and make everyone in our county a memorial and place a picture on their memorial. I think family should be with family. I will eventually get a photo for her memorial sometimes it takes several months.
Added by Anita R. Austill on Aug 07, 2014 6:16 PM
Caroline Feist
Teel Duke
Thanks for the information.
Added by Caroline Feist on Jul 09, 2014 8:29 PM
Kenneth Arnold
Eliza Conn
This cemetery was not on Find A Grave When I added this record. I am Related to Elizabeth L Archer Lee. I found a record on Rootsweb I believe and add all the names to Find A Grave. Someone went to this location and had to clean it for a couple of days before they could take the pictures.
Added by Kenneth Arnold on Jun 02, 2014 2:41 PM
RE: Thanks

You're most welcome. I'm glad your uncle is w/family.

Added by dhb on Oct 04, 2013 7:12 PM
Mary Boggan
Thanks for her maiden name. I have now added it to her memorial.
Added by Essex on Mar 30, 2013 7:18 PM
William "Darrell" Hosey
RE: David Lindsey Smith & Patrick Smith Memorials

Just leave his burial place as unknown at this time. I will do a link. Thanks.
Added by William "Darrell" Hosey on Feb 25, 2013 8:26 AM
William "Darrell" Hosey
RE: David Lindsey Smith & Patrick Smith Memorials

Do you know the ID # for Patrick Smith Sr.? I do not find it.

I am not sure when I will be in Sylacauga, but will try to get a photo is I find the grave sites.

Added by William "Darrell" Hosey on Feb 25, 2013 6:06 AM
Mike Edge
John Wesley Gallowy
I'm glad to see this post. Most of the information posted here came from research that I have done over 20 years on this particular Galloway family. I have more info on this family if needed.

Mike Edge
Added by Mike Edge on Jan 15, 2013 6:42 AM
Catherine Fields
Winston David Smith photo
Hi Briana - I am busily trying to document my Smith relatives and came across your grandfather's memorial on Find A Grave. Thank you for posting. Do you mind if I copy his photograph and place the photo on my family site (Beasley & family of Coosa County)? Of course, I will cite the source of the photograph. I am asking as I have had my information and photographs 'lifted' and used by others - my great grandfather, William H. Smith, is an example - so I want to get your permission before copying.

I am still trying to prove the Patrick Smith Sr. connection to James Smith Rev. War soldier. Please let me know how far you've gotten with that research.

Warm regards,
Cathy Fields
Added by Catherine Fields on Dec 28, 2012 7:37 PM
William "Darrell" Hosey
RE: WD Smith
I am glad you know how to do it know. It makes it a lot easier to navigate from one memorial to another. It is also great to track relatives and cemeteries.
Added by William "Darrell" Hosey on Mar 04, 2012 7:56 PM
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