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Amby (#47464129)
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Bio Photo On August 13, 2016 our home was one of the thousands of homes that flooded in Baton Rouge. Louisiana.

Sept 16th

We are slowly recovering from the flood. Should be back in our home by Christmas.

I will be checking FAG weekly, so it may take a little while to get request done.


Researching the following Surnames:
Allgood, Amberson, Anderson, Ayers, Barron, Brockman, Campbell, Cleckler, Coleman, Decker, Ganey, Gober, Gilley, Gazaway/Gassaway, Gunnels, Hardwick/ Hartwick, Hill, Hulsey, King, Kelsey, Marsh, Maddox, McMillen, Moore, Pendergrass,
Randolph, Roberson, Rogers, Raper, Stewart, Tomlin, Toone, Turner, Ward, Webb, Westbrook, Wortham.

PLEASE send any additions or corrections to me using "EDIT" or "SUGGEST A CORRECTION" on the memorial site. I will be happy to add any information and relationship links for you, please furnish appropriate link numbers. For all correspondence please include your member name and #.

When we do a memorial one of the choices is Unknown for Burials & Cremations. Everyone no matter if they have a physical grave or only dates in a Bible deserve a Memorial.
I will link any memorial I care for and will be happy to add a memorial for someone.
If their grave site is found in the future we can move the memorial to that cemetery or if someone adds a memorial to the correct cemetery, we can delete the duplicate.

I will no longer transfer memorials to people who have not been a member of FAG for at least SIX months; there are too many people signing on wanting memorials and never bother to care for them. It took me almost a year to get my father's memorial transferred due to a peson not signing in and checking his memorials.

This does not apply to direct generations.

I grew up with Decoration Day (2nd Sunday in May) going to all the cemeteries were the family members were and the last one would be Dad's grave in Oneonta, Alabama. Visiting the family plots and placing roses on all the graves. Mom would work on the flowers for days. Afterwards, we would go to "Little Joe's" restaurant and have dinner, they served "Family Style". For those in other areas of the country this is like sitting down at grandma's house with bowls of food set on the table and everyone shares. Some of my most wonderful memories are setting around talking to the family, where they lived, what was their name, and stories. I miss Decoration Day, but FAG helps to fill that place in my heart.

My love is Genealogy and that is why I do FAG.

FAG Guidelines for Transfers are: Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Please if you are related email me, and explain connections.

Please if you are related email me, and explain connections.

FAG Guidelines: Bulk surname requests should not be made and will not be honored.

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Deborah Parker
Gunter Family Records
Stephen Gunter should also show daughter Lucy born 1858 who married William D. Debter. She is buried in Simcoe cemetery in Cullman county al.
Added by Deborah Parker on Sep 06, 2016 2:48 PM
RE: Marilla Townsend Byrd
You are most welcome - always happy to help with a connection. God bless! You and your family are in our prayers.
Added by Susan on Aug 29, 2016 2:38 PM
Hello,Tom N Lou Pollard daughter Ivy is my 2 great grandparent would love to chat with you my e-mail is
Thank You
Added by Kathy on Aug 02, 2016 3:42 PM
Pat Head
Mera Trawick Head
I started researching my genealogy some time back, but only recently joined this site. Just thought I would let you know the above that you are maintaining is my mother.
Added by Pat Head on Jul 20, 2016 4:05 PM
Sally York
Thank you for advising me of the duplicate memorial. Duplicate has been deleted.
Added by Essex on Jun 28, 2016 12:47 PM
Leah BARNHART Meador
RE: Cole Family
Sorry to take so long in getting back.....
Your info looks good except for one thing….. There was a John Byars COLE, Sr, (1802-1849) and two other John Byars COLEs. One (@1840-1902 and m. Martha L. CAIN) was the son of John Byars senior (and thus brother of Henry Wood COLE) and the other John Byars COLE (1865-1926 and m. Tommie Deane) was a son of Henry Wood COLE.
The death information you have is, Indeed, for the JB COLE, son of Henry Wood.
But the Census information is for the other JB COLE, son of John Byars COLE, Sr, and brother of Henry Wood COLE

Check out my files on ancestry. I have two COLE family files there. My paternal grandmother’s mother was a COLE before she married a COLE. There were just so many of them that I split the two lines.
The Wm Slaughter COLE Family Tree traces William Slaughter COLE’s line and this is the Henry Wood, John Byars Sr., William Bibb COLEs…. Most of my information for this line came from a second cousin who did research after his retirement, even traveling to England to search out records.
The Wm Duncan COLE Family Tree traces Wm Slaughter’s wife’s line: Willie Ella COLE, William Duncan, Isaac, William COLE. Info for this tree started with family notes and letters (we have 60+ letters William Duncan wrote home May 1862 when he enlisted in an Alabama regiment until May 1864 when he was killed at the battle of New Hope Church outside of Atlanta).
But a great deal of material for both trees was from kind folks like you that shared their information with me. I have tried to be careful and confirm info from a couple of additional sources before entering it in my trees. Even so, I don’t profess that everything is completely accurate!
How do you connect to John Byars COLE - and to WHICH one???
Good to be in touch with you. Blessings, Leah
Added by Leah BARNHART Meador on Jun 26, 2016 5:03 PM
Leah BARNHART Meador
John Byars COLE, Jr.
I believe your John COLE, Find A Grave Memorial# 143644633, is the above named John COLE. He is the brother of the Henry Wood COLE (m. Mary Ann SLAUGHTER) in my last message. He married Martha L. CANE, 17 Dec 1872, Jefferson Cty, Alabama. ~ Leah
Added by Leah BARNHART Meador on Jun 22, 2016 6:16 PM
Leah BARNHART Meador
Miss Henri COLE
This is Henrietta "Henrie" A. COLE, born 1862, Alabama. Dir of Henry Wood COLE (21 Apr 1830 - 2 Jun 1896) and Mary Ann SLAUGHTER (4 Dec 1831 - 24 Feb 1890). These are my 2GrGrandparents, making Henrie a GG Aunt. If you are researching this family, I would appreciate it if you would get back to me so we could trade information. Thanks, Leah
Added by Leah BARNHART Meador on Jun 22, 2016 5:59 PM
Susan Elizabeth Hardwick Wilson
RE: Thomas
I'm sort of getting confused now. My great grandfather, Thomas Louis Hardwick, was married to Georgia Ann Brown Hardwick. My grandfather (and their son) was Walter Price Hardwick. They had a second son named Thomas Bestor Hardwick. Georgia moved to Texas to live with her parents and bachelor brothers in Troy after Thomas was killed. She had two little boys. My grandfather, Walter, was raised on their farm. Georgia Ann Brown Hardwick is buried in Pendleton, Bell County, Texas, in the Brown family burial plot.

My father, James Cowart Hardwick, is still living, and he has often told me the story about his grandfather Thomas, being killed in a construction accident and how his grandmother (Georgia) had to move to Texas with her little boys.

I do not believe my great grandfather was ever married to anyone named Tinnie Call. Can you clarify?

Added by Susan Elizabeth Hardwick ... on Jun 15, 2016 7:20 PM
Susan Elizabeth Hardwick Wilson
RE: Thomas
OK, I believe you!!!! Thanks for doing my work for me! I'm glad to hear the correct info and will correct record as soon as I can. I am in the DAR but not through the Hardwick line. Have had trouble with that lineage.
Added by Susan Elizabeth Hardwick ... on Jun 15, 2016 2:32 PM
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