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Julious (#46966445)
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Bio Photo I believe the ones who have left this life need to be remembered however great or small. Findagrave is a great place to do that with a memorial for them. Linking a family together is truly a great thing to do. Although optional I believe a photo of their marker, a photo of the person, or a little information about the person really adds to the memorial. A flower, flag, ribbon or a note also adds to the memorial.

A lot of the information I enter is from death certificates, from birth indexes, from census records, and from social security death indexes. Some of this information can be wrong. If you find any errors let me know. I want correct information. If you see duplicate memorials let me know. If you have any information about the people I have entered that you want me to add let me know. If you want a person linked to their parents or spouse let me know.

NOTE: Please use the edit button in the upper right hand corner of the memorial page to send corrections, additional information and link requests. This makes it so much easier for me to add it this way. Thank you for your help with this.

You can use my photos on your family trees. I used to think differently about that but as I get older I see things a little differently now. They are just photos but they can mean a lot to people who can't get to where their family members are resting.

May God bless all those who have helped me with information for the memorials I have entered. If I have offended anybody let me know and I will try to make it right. May God bless everyone who is dedicated to adding memorials to Findagrave. Its not about numbers but about remembering each and every person who has lived. These memorials are not our memorials, they belong to Findagrave. We are just contributors who add the memorials and information and then manage them. Thank you Findagrave for the greatest website on the internet and for letting us be a part of this great website.
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Jo Church Dickerson
John Roachel Brantley

Julius asked:

"Is John Roachel Brantley the son of John H. Brantley and Elizabeth Ratliff? On his death certificate parents are not listed. On his delayed birth certificate he lists his father as John Brantley and his mother as Sarah Lisenby but Sarah Lisenby is his wife."

Hi, Julius.

When was the delayed birth certificate recorded? Was it before or after his death? If living, someone else would have filled out the forms for him since he couldn't read or write. Sounds like they may have just put names in the wrong spaces, for Aunt Bess's name was certainly Sarah Elizabeth (Lisenby) Brantley.

The only information I have on Uncle Johnny Brantley's parents is from Mom's Lisenby book, "Our Lisenby Lines".

On page 91 she stated that Sarah Bessie "Bess" Lisenby... mar John Rochelle "Johnny" Brantley b 1883 d 5 Nov 1959, "son of John H. and Mary Elizabeth Brantley". She gave no maiden name for Mary Elizabeth.

She stated on page 55 that Aunt Bess's cousin, Mary Ellen Lisenby, dau of Hezekiah Lisenby, mar George Washington "Watt" Brantley, b 25 August 1879 d 17 Oct 1952... "son of John H. and Mary Elizabeth (Ratliff) Brantley".

I assume from those two entries that she was saying that Uncle Johnny's parents were the same John H. and Mary Elizabeth Brantley as the parents of Watt Brantley, who was four years older than Johnny. There is no other John or Mary or Elizabeth Brantley listed in her index to the book. (No Sarah Brantley and no Ratliff indexed at all.)

And it is beyond imagination there could have been two John H. Brantleys, both about the same age, both with wives named Mary Elizabeth, whose sons, both about the same age, married Lisenby cousins who grew up next door to each other. They would surely show up in the 1880 or 1900 census if so. Apparently Marie just forgot to include Mary Elizabeth's maiden name in the entry for Aunt Bess & Uncle Johnny.

So I would feel safe in showing Uncle Johnny's parents as the same.

I have seen Uncle Johnny's name spelled both Roachel and Rochelle (it was pronounced row-shell). I've no idea which spelling is correct - he couldn't write so spelling would be pretty subjective unless someone has access to a Brantley family Bible.

Please contact me in person re Samuel Lisenby. I've discovered a large mystery re him that I want to discuss with you. My email address is on my bio page.

Added by Jo Church Dickerson on Jul 23, 2014 9:27 AM
John W. Coffey
Thanks for the transfer of the memorial for Louise Gatewood Rivers.
Added by John W. Coffey on Jul 22, 2014 10:44 PM
Gulledge family in Anson County
Hello. You seem to have an amazing amount of information on the Gulledge family in Anson County, NC with terrific pictures of headstones. I am researching the family on behalf of a cousin's cousin whose grandmother was a Gulledge (Mary Elizabeth Find A Grave #95636427 who married Dudley Legrand Find A Grave #118308749). Are you by chance related to the Gulledge family? If so, I would really appreciate emailing with you concerning them, to make sure I have my information complete, and would be glad to share information I have on her line of the family if you'd like. Thank you for all you're doing on Find a Grave!
Added by Robinette on Jul 21, 2014 11:23 AM
Richard Brown
Lora E Smith Rivers
You have done great work on the Smiths and for that I am very grateful. I noticed a photo for Lora Smith Rivers that you added and it appears to be a portion of a larger picture. If you have a fuller picture, especially if you know additional people in the photo, I would appreciate a PDF copy of it. Let me know how we can get together.

Again, thank you for all you have done!
Added by Richard Brown on Jul 17, 2014 2:11 PM
Julie A. Hampton
Deep Creek Cemeteries
I have a research project for you! I found an application for military marker for James Clayton Hunter (#127166773), colored, who is supposed buried at "Deep Creek Colored Baptist Cemetery." Is this cemetery listed on Find A Grave as "Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery" or "West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery" where his mother is buried? (Mary Hunter, #127167336). I would appreciate a photo if you can locate his marker at either cemetery. Thanks! Julie
Added by Julie A. Hampton on Mar 30, 2014 7:13 PM

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