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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo I will be happy to transfer relatives into your care - just send me an edit to do so.
PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, they do not know you are out there somewhere. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.

The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.

My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.
Please do not use my bio page or emails for changes, additions, linking or transfers. Please click on the Edit button at the top right of the person's page,. Then click on Suggest A Correction. On that page, type in what you would like done.

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Rachel Gillooly
Cecil Achord
Cecil Achord had a daughter that was given up for adoption. I was her Search Angel tonight and found the rest of her family.

His daughters name was Deb Schaefer

Cecil has a brother buried in Louisiana his name was Melvin L. Achord and he had his nephew Michael Achord also buried in 2007 in Louisiana
They all have the rest of the family listed on Melvin's grave page.

Can you transfer this to me. I told Deb I would try to see if I could. Cecil was her (birth father)
He has 5 nieces and nephews
10 great nieces and nephews
6 great great nieces and nephews and a couple of siblings.
Added by Rachel Gillooly on Aug 02, 2015 12:04 AM
Rachel Gillooly
Cecil Achord
Added by Rachel Gillooly on Aug 02, 2015 12:00 AM
Karen Ivey Herndon
Herndon Transfers
Thanks so much for the transfers ! My husband thinks I'm nuts for digging into all this ancestry, lol.
Thank you for all your efforts and contributions to findagrave memorials
Added by Karen Ivey Herndon on Aug 01, 2015 2:29 PM
Karen Ivey Herndon
Clifford J. Herndon & Charles Mauton Herndon
Hey Judy, I received your edit request for Clifford J Herndon & Charles Mauton Herndon. I have left an edit request message for you in return for Charles Mauton. I have cited two census records from that shows the difference in the 2 records.
Let me know what you think,
Clifford J Herndon is my husband's father
Charles Mauton Herndon is my husband's grandfather
Benjamin James Herndon is my husband's great-grandfather
Added by Karen Ivey Herndon on Aug 01, 2015 10:09 AM
Eliza Gardiner
Ok Judy, got her info and added it. Thank you!

Added by rhondajo on Jul 29, 2015 11:13 PM
Karen M. Freeman
Drucilla Catharine Addy (Clower) Milner, FAG # 80426518
Hi Judy,

Thank you for your email letting me know that DRUCILLA CATHARINE "ANNA" ADDY (CLOWER) MILNER had a duplicate Memorial page.

I have emailed the creators of the Find A Grave # 80426518 page, created 14 Nov 2011 to ask them if they would consider deleting this page in favor of the page created 24 May 2008, Find A Grave # 27061625.

Good night,
Karen MILNER Freeman
27 July 2014
Added by Karen M. Freeman on Jul 27, 2015 7:48 PM
Kerry Steiner
RE: Jennie Farr - Hollywood Cemetery
My pleasure, Judy. Well deserved :)
Added by Kerry Steiner on Jul 22, 2015 3:15 PM
Denise Fritts Perry
Dr. Lewis P. Hanvey
Hi again -- well the research has begin in earnest now. His middle name is Petigrew (Petigrue). It was indeed, Ethel, the youngest daughter who was with her mother at the time of the shooting -- so far I have located 100+ articles regarding this event. I have walked the street where it happened and visited the lot where Mrs. Hanvey was living with her mother at the time of the shooting - she was only a few blocks from there when the incident happened. I am still trying the track the elder daughter, Hattie. I will update you when I can. Many thanks -- Dee
Added by Denise Fritts Perry on Jul 17, 2015 2:11 PM
Vickie Huddleston
Mamie Erskine Crawford-Oakland Cemetary Atlanta,GA
Hi Judy,

I'm looking for surviving relatives of Mamie Erskine Crawford. She's buried in Oakland Cemetary in Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, #75924277. My mother-in-law bought her family china several years ago. It has the initials MCE on the plates. My mother-in-law has moved into a retirement home and has had an estate sale. Mrs. Crawford's china was not sold at the sale and will be donated to charity tomorrow. I thought it would be nice to return it to the family. I've checked with the Oakland Cemetary Foundation as well as searched on but have come up empty. Do you have contact information for anyone who might be related? Thank you-Vickie Huddleston
Added by Vickie Huddleston on Jul 16, 2015 11:41 AM
Clarence J DILLION
Judy--Hello, Don't know if you have any kin here but I just felt like letting you know the wife and I photographed the entire cemetery last Friday and all the pictures SHOULD be uploaded by now---if you were wondering :-) However, I have a stinking kidney stone that needs to come out so it may be a few days. I love be part of seeing folks have a photo to go along with their memorial.

If you see any errors---PLEASE let me know.
Most sincerely,
Joe Maryville, TN
Added by Clarence J DILLION on Jul 14, 2015 11:55 AM
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