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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 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: Arnold, Bailey, Battles, (Baucom), Beaver(s), Berry, Brasher, Brooks, Brothers, Bryan, Burress, Callaway / Calloway, Cannon, Campbell, Casey, (Clark), Collier, Conn, Crump, Davis, Dudley, Durham, Duvall, Ellison, Farmer, (Felch), Fritz, Fronabarger, Galloway, Gentry, Gilliland, Godwin, Greenlee, Griffin, Hammond, Heard, Hinton, Holcomb(e), Holden, Hood, Hopper, Howard, Johnson, Jones, Kendrick, Kiser, Lee, Lindsay / Lindsey, (McCann), Melton, Mendenhall, McClendon, Milner, (Moffett), (Moore), Morton, Nyse, Parr, Pody, (Prisock), Ragan, Ray, Roach, Ricks, Robbins, Rogers, Smith, Stokes, (Sumrall), Tate, Taylor, Teal / Teel, Towler, Turner, Vines, White, Whitfield, (Wilsford), Wolf, Wright, Young.

Those in parentheses are not direct for me, but for spouse, children, siblings, or other connections.
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p parton
RE: Jimmy Smith Memorial #142045105
You are welcome! Send me a message in a couple of months and I will check back. I talked with some of the workers about another headstone and they said it would be up in 2 -3 weeks. I am not sure if the same time frame applies to the columbaria. I live about 3 miles away so I can check back!
Added by p parton on Apr 25, 2015 9:12 PM
Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter)
John Gilliland and Sarah Brasher
I saw in the flower section that this is your direct line and it is also my husbands following one generation beyond. I took the photos of the older markers when I first started out on find a grave and I plan to return soon to see if other methods such as foil or wax paper pressing can bring to light more details before they are lost to the elements forever. I would love to sit and share info with you anytime. I live in Boaz so I am not too far away from this cemetery if you have other questions as well. You can contact me by email for more personal info. Looking forward to sharing. Maria mikgilli@hotmail.com
Added by Maria Gilliland (Head Hun... on Apr 22, 2015 8:09 AM
graveyarddisciple
RE: Calogero Graffeo
You are most welcome.Anytime.
Added by graveyarddisciple on Apr 20, 2015 10:19 AM
Gordon Edwards
RE: Rachel F. Campbell
You are welcome. I'm sorry that it did not confirm your questions. I do not work Greene County, so I can't help you look there, either. Good luck with your research. Gordon
Added by Gordon Edwards on Apr 19, 2015 3:58 PM
Melody
RE: Bessie Stokes Brasher
I saw where you left a note trying to find information about adding a death date, I would suggest contacting Kilgroe Funeral Home. They do a lot of the funerals for that area. They might could get you in contact with someone.
Added by Melody on Apr 18, 2015 9:52 PM
graveyarddisciple
RE: Calogero Graffeo
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/02/birminghams_axe-men_and_copyca.html

Here is the link.I hope this helps.My Condolences.If you need any more help just let me know.
Roger Miller
Added by graveyarddisciple on Apr 17, 2015 1:47 PM
tracy bentley
RE: Patrick Smith and Mary Lindsey Smith
Hi Briana,

My lineage that is from Patrick Smith is thru my great-grandmothers father's line. His names was Eli Jefferson Smith. He was born 1873. Coosa County Alabama.

my lineage is
me- Tracy Darlene Ingram Bentley
mom - Judy Ann Muse Ingram
grandmother - Aileen Omijean Shaw Muse
g-grandmother - Lena Smith Shaw
gg-grandfather - Eli Jefferson Smith
ggg-grandfather - Elijah smith - Nancy E Smith
gggg-grandfather- Elijah Smith - Nancy Cornett
ggggg-grandfather - Patrick Smith and Mary Lindsey
Added by tracy bentley on Apr 15, 2015 10:33 AM
Gordon Edwards
Rachel Campbell in Oak Hill
Our newer survey records show that this Rachel Campbell in Oak Hill Johnson City, was born in 1854 and died in 1930. When the weather clears, I'll try to get a photo, but it does not appear to be the Rachel you're looking for. I also looked for other Rachel Campbells in Washington County, and the only other one I found was the one at Earnest Chapel - her husband was J.B. Campbell. I do not work Greene County, nor know anyone who does. We do not have survey records for Greene, either. Your Rachel may very likely be there. Sorry I can't be of more help. Gordon (CSTNET)
Added by Gordon Edwards on Mar 13, 2015 7:31 PM
Beverly DuBose
RE: Sarah L. Morgan
Hi Sarah,

I am trying to remember the information that was given to me by mouth. I know there is a William Gaines Morgan that came from Sarah Lott Morgan. There was something about a split in the family (the mom Sarah and the dad) and he moved on to maybe Morehouse Perish Louisiana. Somehow the Primitive Baptist Church is involved. Eventually the Morgan family (partial) moved on to Arkansas. Some are buried in the Union Hill Cemetery of Bradley County Arkansas.
Added by Beverly DuBose on Mar 10, 2015 3:46 AM
Glen Deas
Loderick Teel
I see you left flowers for Loderick Teel. I believe the death date info on the memorial is somewhat incorrect. He died in 1867 at the age of 113. The birth info probably is correct. He was my 4-G grandfather, and his first name was William. His wife (maybe one of them) was Mary Campbell.
Added by Glen Deas on Dec 26, 2014 8:32 AM
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