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Charles E. Carroll (#46952409)
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Bio Photo I am the son of William Carroll of Anderson Co., TX and Katherine Cunningham of Macon County, NC. I was raised in Los Angeles, Galveston and Houston, TX. I served in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine. Retired to Slocum, Anderson County, TX.

I encourage correction of my errors. Please let me know and I will make the corrections. I will also transfer a memorial I have posted.
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Mitch
RE: Martha M. Bond Herring
So we have our answer! Wonderful!

I suppose you can remove the photo request, as it is unlikely that a person with that name and those dates ever existed.

Glad we could clear this up!

Mitch
Added by Mitch on Jan 19, 2015 7:16 PM
Mitch
RE: Martha M. Bond Herring
I added your corrected dates and name to Allen Bond Herring''s memorial, and added pictures to your memorial for James F. Herring.

I also think that the dates got incorrectly transcribed; it wouldn't be the first time.

Is it possible that Martha remarried, seeing as she outlived Michael by so long, and there doesn't appear to be a stone for her around the other Herrings? That idea got tossed around while I was uncovering the other stones.

And you're quite welcome for the help. It's puzzles like this that keep me on Find a Grave!

Mitch
Added by Mitch on Jan 19, 2015 5:35 PM
Mitch
RE: Martha M. Bond Herring
Charles, I have good news and bad news.

Good news: Permission was granted to excavate the headstone. Not only did we excavate one headstone, but two. The plot contained two separate headstones, both of which were for members of the Herring family.

Bad news: neither of the stones was for Martha. One was for an Aller Bond Herring (1860-?) and the other for a James F. Herring (?-?), both sons of M.K. and M.M. Herring. Are you aware of these other children? I will add memorials for them and pictures of their headstones after I'm done with this message.

One of my friends who is a member of the church is going to try and procure a plot map to see if that might be helpful in our search.

Hope this helps!

Mitch
Added by Mitch on Jan 19, 2015 12:25 PM
Mitch
RE: Martha M. Bond Herring
Charles,

I visited New Salem again today, and found headstones for Michael King Herring and William Bond, as well as Lawrence A. Herring, who I assume is a son of Michael and the Martha you are looking for, given the initials on his headstone (I took a picture and will add it to his memorial as soon as I am done with this message). Lawrence is buried right behind Michael, and there is an empty base for a headstone next to Lawrence. I took a small metal rod and prodded the ground to see if there was a fallen headstone there that—logically—might belong to Martha. There was. I will ask permission from the pastor of the church to unearth the headstone, if that is your wish; it wouldn't be hard, as the stone was only about an inch deep.

Thanks for the additional information, and again, let me know your opinion.

Mitch
Added by Mitch on Jan 16, 2015 3:06 PM
Mitch
Martha M. Bond Herring
Greetings Charles, I have a question about your photo request for Martha M. Bond Herring, buried in New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Lakeland TN.

I have a photo of an M. M. Herring born April 17, 1787, and died August 1, 1860. Could this be the person you're looking for? I believe that this cemetery's memorials were added from old church records, which could be to blame for the strange dates. I would normally not make such a stretch, but since parts of the dates seem so similar, I thought I wouldn't hurt to ask.

Thanks, and let me know what you think.

Mitch
Added by Mitch on Jan 15, 2015 4:12 PM
Nancy Meadows
Thomas Cunningham Patton 114739884
Hi Charles,
Thank you for your input about Thomas. I originally had Cunningham as his middle name, but then was sent a correction by a Findagrave visitor who said it was Jefferson. I have now changed it back to Cunningham, which I, too, believe is right. I have also added to his bio from the History of Randolph & Macon Counties 1884.
Thanks for nudging me back to him!
Nancy
Added by Nancy Meadows on Jan 09, 2015 8:48 AM
Mitch
RE: Daniel Whitherington
You're quite welcome. Happy New Year!
Added by Mitch on Jan 01, 2015 3:19 PM
AZEXPLORER
RE: Margaret J. Cunningham
Hi Charles,

Thank you for adding that. It is so sad to me how many women died in child birth or soon afterward. She was married for less than a year, and spent most of it pregnant, only to die soon after. Heart breaking to me.

Her husband move to California, and then went on to be quite influential in Saratoga CA and was a big contributor to developing Saratoga into the amazing place it is today. He is buried at Madronia cemetery in Saratoga, CA ... it is simply one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever, ever seen.

Thanks again, Deb
Added by AZEXPLORER on Dec 28, 2014 2:21 PM
Bonnie's Daughter
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Charles,
Many blessings to you and yours.
Linda
Added by Bonnie's Daughter on Dec 23, 2014 11:14 AM
Tonya Moseley Jones
RE: Gilmore family
Thank you Charles. I don't know how I could have made such a huge mistake. Are you a Gilmore? Rufus was my grandfather.
Added by Tonya Moseley Jones on Dec 16, 2014 8:56 AM
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