I'm originally from Georgia, but have lived in Wisconsin for over 20 years.
I just started Spring 2010 working on my genealogy and family history. On my father's side there are Jones, Nevil, Barnes, Beasley, Stringer, Sheppard, Williams and Andrews relations, all in eastern Georgia (mostly Bulloch, Evans, Screven & Effingham counties). On my mother's side there are Perry, Cutts, Maxwell and McNair connections in southwest Georgia (Calhoun, Mitchell, Decatur & Grady counties) and Farthing, Alford, White, and Rozar/Rozier families in central & eastern Georgia (Putnam, Laurens, Emanuel & Chatham counties).
In June 2012 my dad had a stroke, so I spent the next 4 months shuttling between Wisconsin and Georgia. He is still recovering. Then in October I had pneumonia. I'm mostly recovered, but I still feel it in a lack stamina; by the time I get home from work most days I have little energy left to do much of anything except eat dinner and go to bed. I'm taking vacation in Georgia again this summer and hope to get back to regular posting by the fall. Thanks to all who expressed concern.
Maxwells Tim....When reading your memorial to Sarah Jane Maxwell (b 1830) married to Grier Sutton, dau. of John Maxwell (b 1824) & Isabella Maxwell (b 1834) married to Grier Sutton. My research shows that Sarah Jane b 1830 and Isabella b 1834 were both married to Grier Sutton. Sarah, Isabella, and John were siblings and children of James Maxwell. Thank you. Wanda Metcalf Mills
Maxwell Tim...I saw the memorial for Sarah Jane Maxwell, married to Grier Sutton. It looks like you have Sarah Jane Maxwell (b 1830) as the daughter of John Maxwell (b 1824). I believe that Isabella Maxwell (b 1834), Sarah Jane Maxwell (b 1830) were both married to Grier Sutton. And that John Maxwell (b 1824) is their brother and not Sarah Jane's father. Thank you! Wanda Metcalf Mills
McNair photo requests Tim, You requested photos of 4 different McNair grave sites. I was able to locate only one... Mary McNair. I found 6 markers that were unreadable. Possibly the other McNair names are part of this group. I photographed every site I could find at Gibson Cemetery. Keith Balon
Bryant Cemetery You may have noticed that I went back through my pictures I had taken at Bryant Cemetery and added records that were missing. I also found Sarah Sutton Chason at Cairo Cemetery and added her and her husband there, along some of the members of his family. I hope this helps you in your search. There are still connections to make but that will come. Are you related to the Joneses in Calvary. My Dad's brother was married to Lois Jones Ausburn. Her husband was I. V. (Bo) Ausburn. Sue Ausburn Edwards
Bryant Cemetery I noticed you are related to the Maxwells in Grady County Georgia and have added some records for it. My Dad' Grandparents (Daniel L Bryant and family are buried there.) My Dad mows and keeps the cemetery up. I have added numerous records for the cemetery in the past. I have been out there numerous times and taken pictures. I cleaned up some of the gravestones so they could be read. There is also a John who has added records. I would be interested to know how we might be related and how I might help you. Before adding new records, it might save you some time by looking to see what is there first. Sue Ausburn Edwards
RE: Many thanks! There is a Bryant-Maxwell-Sutton-Truluck Cemetery listed in the Grady Co., GA cemetery book.
Says it is located in Land Lot 368. 19th District. From Cairo Take GA Hwy 111 South for about 9 miles. Turn left onto Pine Hill Rd., trave 1.2 miles to planted pines (this was 6 yrs ago) then turn left and go .1 mile alongside the pines. Turn right onto path through pines. Cemetery is a short distance up a hill.