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Faded Genes (#46891429)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy since 1979. I co-authored the Morgan County Cemetery books in the 1980's. I have published a book on my Compton family and my Lynn family. Also several publications for the Morgan County Genealogical Society.

I have been married for 57 years. We have two children and five grandchildren living and one that died at age two years and three great-grandchildren.

I enjoy scrapbooking, cemeteries, photography and antique shopping.

If I have entered incorrect information or you have something to add to a memorial, please let me know via the SAC on the memorial. I will be glad to transfer memorials to a member according to FindAGrave guidelines. Send your requests via the SAC on the memorial you want transferred; otherwise I will not transfer.

I love FindAGrave. It is a great way to honor those that are no longer with us and preserve history for future generations.

Please visit baby Zack's memorial and leave him a flower. I miss him so much.

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Gordon Houston Holmes
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Thanks Dene

I always read your notes and somehow missed those, should have known better. Always appreciate your efforts.

Added by Gordon Houston Holmes on Feb 09, 2015 2:53 PM
The headstone photo you posted on the above memorial shows b: June 1, 1838 and Memorial Page shows b: June 15, 1863. The 1900 Census on shows b:June 1864. Is photo of headstone for a different person?
Added by Gringo1868 on Jan 19, 2015 12:52 PM
mike reeves
RE: McElderry
I don't have a copy of the family bible, contributor Charles McCarthy's posting of Col. McElderry's obit, acquired from McAdory's "History of Alabama" and/or "Dictionary of Alabama Biographies, motivated me to do family links. I've used McAdory's "Revolutionary War Soldiers in Alabama" in the past, which is available online at the Alabama Department of Archives & History (ADAH) website:

Good luck in your quest, those fragmented marble slabs are indeed heart-breakers.
Added by mike reeves on Jan 18, 2015 7:08 AM
Edward Rolfe
Thank you so much for the transfer of Edward Rolfe. I really appreciate it.

Added by jcq on Jan 06, 2015 6:57 AM
Don Blauvelt
Homer F. McAllister
Thank you very much for the transfer. I am writing the sketch to be inserted. Homer was the father of your memorial for Harriet K. (McAllister) Muzzey buried the same cemetery [#45587885]
Added by Don Blauvelt on Dec 24, 2014 9:44 AM
RE: Cooper Cemetery
I was at the wrong Cooper Cemetery (in Morgan County). There is a Cooper cemetery near the old airport at Danville in Lawrence County. Her parents are buried in that cemetery. It's a small cemetery with very few markers.
Added by TWBrown on Nov 13, 2014 8:12 AM
Sonnye Knight
Hi there,

I grew up in Texas but I am currently living in Nashville, Tennessee for graduate school. My dad's mother, Louise Griffin-Knight, was very scholastically involved and enjoyed history. She traced back much of her mother's family lineage during her life. Louise Griffin-Knight, died when I was one or two but her only child, my dad, has many of her files and family research. I too have become interested in genealogy and about a year ago I went through boxes of my grandmother's research when I was back home in Texas.

Interestingly, I made a trip to Auburn, Alabama this weekend and remembered from a lot of Louise Griffin-Knight's files that she spent a lot of time writing letters and researching to find information on her mother's father and his family. Although I don't know much about any of these people, I know my grandmother's mother was Annie Beulah Simpson-Griffin from Russellville, Alabama and she had five children with Thomas Levi Simpson. Thomas Levi Simpson was married prior to marrying Annie's mother and they had six children together from what I understand.

Today I stopped in Falkville at the city cemetery on my way back home to Nashville after my trip to Auburn and found Thomas Levi Simpson's grave. I think my grandmother would have been pleased. I am back in Nashville now and just learned that Thomas Levi Simpson's parent's were buried around that area as well. I would appreciate any information/stories on Thomas, his first wife Susan Jane Anderson or second wife Mary Ann Peerson and any of the 11(i believe) total siblings.

I am so grateful I stumbled upon some of the information at the findagrave website as I was passing through today. Also, I think my great grandmother, Annie, might be the younger female in the picture with Thomas, presumably his wife and five of their kids. I find all of this fascinating and would love to hear about any information you might be able to share. Thank you.

Added by Sonnye Knight on Oct 12, 2014 9:13 PM
Linda Dukes
RE: Sarah Orr
You are welcome. The Wiggins/Orr families are HUGE, and you cannot trust the info on as fact...So I did a lot of digging :-)
Added by Linda Dukes on Sep 24, 2014 11:55 AM
Barbara Parks
RE: John Burl Sammons
thanks so much for bringing that to my attention, I have fixed it and attached the photo to the correct memorial
Added by Barbara Parks on Sep 21, 2014 7:54 PM
Ray and Marty
Sarah Briscoe Memorial
I have just posted a pic of Sarah's stone #43938264. It includes info for her and her husband Thomas Briscoe. In light of this pic you may want to edit the bio info on the memorial page. Get back with me if you need additional info.

Marty Lindsey
Added by Ray and Marty on Aug 20, 2014 7:14 AM
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