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Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)
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Bio Photo My most important projects are Hollywood Cemetery & Oakland (Atlanta City) Cemetery in Atlanta.

Thousands of hours have been spent working on Hollywood alone. The cemetery is in terrible condition due to the owner just not caring about those buried there. Much of it has re-forested itself to prolific growth conditions since 1970 when it was once again sold.

I add names to many cemeteries, but mostly work on Oakland and Hollywood. I research the names as if they were my own family, trying to add full names, maiden names, full dates, birth and death places and linking them to family members. I also search for parents when they are buried elsewhere, so they can be linked to them. I knew many of them had to be kin to each other of those buried there.

If I have added your family members (or friends) and they are not mine, I will gladly transfer them to you to maintain. Right now, I am not transferring Hollywood names, as I am still working on it. I will be happy to add anything that you wish to their pages, though.

Note: Unless you use the Edit button to ask for transfers (please do not ask on my bio page), your request will be ignored. Please do it correctly, as it makes your request much easier to fulfill. Also, if you are a member for a few days, do not ask for groups of transfers. The idea is to maintain the pages, not simply gather relatives and then forget about them.
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Direct line surnames are: Brantley, Ansley, Payne, Jarrett, Sherrill, Peacock, Smith, Springfield, Wilson, Langston, Styles, Sturdivant, Smithwick, Linder, Duncan, Costler & Stallings.
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Many we love have passed away too soon.....without reason.

We remember them often in a thousand different ways....In the morning.....in the night, when we look at the stars.....a date....a song.....a place. In memory of all those who left us all too soon. We will get to see you again some day.
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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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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.
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This Is Who We Are: One Big Family
RE: Surnames BRANTLEY and SOLOMON
Green BRANTLEY is my gggg great grandfather. His wife is Mary SOLOMON BRANTLEY. Would like to share info on these two families.

Patricia Edmonds daughter of
Margie Brantley Edmonds daughter of
Rodney Benson Brantley son of
Stark Hunter Brantley son of
Hilliard Brantley son of
Green Brantley



Thanks,
Patricia
Added by This Is Who We Are: One B... on Nov 28, 2014 12:44 AM
Marlene Lee Lawley
FAG #33562707
Regarding Susan Jones Miller: I saw your note on the page about being the daughter of Johnson Jones, but She was not his daughter. In fact, she was 9 years old when her mother married him. She was Susan Bailey (mother unmarried), daughter of Elizabeth Bailey and granddaughter of James and Susan Clark Bailey. I don't think she even started using his last name since he died in the Civil War 7 years after their marriage. I have some military papers of Susan's husband that has tons of information about this family, (Susan, her mother, etc.). Susan's and Isaac's marriage record has her as Susan Bailey.
Added by Marlene Lee Lawley on Nov 24, 2014 8:11 PM
Nan Carter
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Mahalo from Hawaii, Judy, for the two Thrasher transfers! That was most thoughtful of you and I greatly appreciate it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Nan
Added by Nan Carter on Nov 21, 2014 8:51 PM
Marilyn West Honda
Nancy Caroline WEST Carter
hi judy, just happened on your Find A Grave, but i researched and found this is a duplicate of Find A Grave 42519827. hope this helps with your research. best regards, marilyn
Added by Marilyn West Honda on Nov 21, 2014 5:23 PM
Pat McCown Throneberry
Martha Berry Rousseau
Hi, How would you like a picture of Martha Berry Rousseau to add to her memorial??? Descendant of the Rousseau Family Pat McCown Throneberry pmthrone@hotmail.com
Added by Pat McCown Throneberry on Nov 21, 2014 10:27 AM
GenieBug
John Rousseau Find-a-Grave #20575146
Hi, Looking for any solid information connecting John Rousseau to his father, David R Rousseau, and his son of the same name, David R Rousseau. Do you have evidence that these mean are related? Do you know of any headstones of these men? Thanks in advance for your help!
Added by GenieBug on Nov 19, 2014 3:15 PM
Keilah Sells Folkertsma
Deloris Arnold Houchins 1911-1972
Thank you for adding my grandmother's stone at Centennial Baptist. I appreciate it very much.
Added by Keilah Sells Folkertsma on Nov 18, 2014 7:52 PM
rhondajo
120526133
Hi Judy, can you go to this memorial and remove one of the obits? It looks like there are two identical. Name is Robert P. Todd at Westview. Thanks!

Rhonda
Added by rhondajo on Nov 17, 2014 1:47 AM
Jean Williams
Gregory Daniel Poma
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Jean Williams on Nov 06, 2014 7:37 AM
Virginia D
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Judy:
Thank you for the numerous updates to the Caldwell memorials.
Virginia
Added by Virginia D on Nov 03, 2014 10:03 PM
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