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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
 member for 12 years, 13 days
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Bio Photo I am no longer actively adding names at this time.

I am keeping my family memorials and some close friends. I have worked very hard to list, link and add pictures to their pages, so I wish to keep them at this time.

I would like to transfer all of the other names I have listed to those interested in maintaining and adding to the pages. I am basically adding only documents and information to existing memorials.

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.
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.

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William Thaddeus Swofford #20415594
Thank you for all the work to add to this memorial. This is my Grandfather. Is it possible to get a better picture of the Death Certificate. Also, you can turn over to me if you would like.

Added by Anonymous on May 31, 2015 3:15 PM
Katherine Watson/Prawl
RE: Isaac York
Thanks for your reply, and thanks for your work here! I'll keep looking, then, but the fact that you did show a PoB for Isaac York is encouraging. The information must be out there somewhere.
Added by Katherine Watson/Prawl on May 29, 2015 10:20 PM
Patricia Farmer

James W. Griffin and his parents, Nathaniel and Martha were killed by the tornado (cyclone in the paper) in 1903. They are buried in Cullman City Cemetery. The other families who suffered losses were Oden and McCoy. 2 fathers and 3 or 4 children in each of the last 2 families died. They are buried at Hopewell.
Added by Patricia Farmer on May 28, 2015 1:50 PM
David & Dora Rosenberger
Hi Judy,

Thank you so much for transferring their memorials to my care! Your dedication to helping others is greatly appreciated!

Regards, Kaye
Added by Kaye on May 25, 2015 6:33 PM
Michael Bell
Duplicate# 46858449

You sent me a mail saying 46858449 was a duplicate. I didn't duplicate it! It was duplicated by Contributor 47576446 as well as 87144818. Both were duplicated after I created the memorials.


Added by Michael Bell on May 25, 2015 4:17 PM
Robert A. Young, Jr.
Re; Young
Thank you so much for the Young transfers.

Robert A. Young, Jr.

Wild West-Wild Times Family Research


“Calling My Children Home”
(Doyle Lawson/Charles Waller/Robert Yates)
Columbia, SC
Added by Robert A. Young, Jr. on May 20, 2015 6:23 PM
Nikki Lynn
Benjamin & Nancy Riddle
Judy thank you so much for transfering Benjamin & Nancy Riddle and the Cloud family to me. Thank you for all of the work you have done on making their memorial site.

Nikki Lynn Herring
Added by Nikki Lynn on May 12, 2015 7:14 AM
L Ferree
Nicholson / Nicolson
Hi Judy, I hope you got my edit a couple months ago about the memorials for Nicholson that were dupes of the correctly spelled Nicolson family. Anyway, I've submitted them to edit to be merged, so that all the photos and information are not lost. However, I noticed that you posted the same portrait on Carolyn Crane Nicholson Memorial# 62025009 who died in 1979 (that will be merged with Memorial# 35268892), and on her mother Carolyn Crane Nicolson Memorial# 35268895 who died in 1949. Wondered which Carolyn was the correct one for the photo.
Added by L Ferree on May 07, 2015 1:15 PM
Ann Kennedy Patton
RE: Virginia Sharron Brantley/Smith
I figured you might would know from the bio on Sharon's. It's possible there are some others. While I was transcribing the cemetery some family members came in to visit a grave in the vicinity and I moved to a different location in the cemetery and didn't finish in this area. I plan on going back and finishing those few graves that were left. It's possible this is where I was interrupted. Will let you know.
Best regards,
Added by Ann Kennedy Patton on May 04, 2015 10:41 AM
RE: Info requested for Martha A. M. Sims
There wasn't a page for her. There was a request for any information about her at the top of one of the Stowers pages if memory serves me. It appeared that you had all the information on the Stowers but didn't have it on the Sims since they were marrying into the line.
Added by SLake2000 on Apr 29, 2015 6:26 PM
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