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Susan W
RE: ?Hall Cemetery?
Hi PML - Thank you for the Find-A-Grave link. I sent it onto the person who manages the online family tree for Bakers of Buckland Society, Inc. She does a great job managing that tree, so I suspect it will be updated by the end of the year.
Susan W
Added by Susan W on Nov 26, 2014 10:51 AM
RE: Fred Geiger Armistead
According to his granddaughter Margaret Armistead (Rusty's daughter), he moved to Texas, with his 2nd family after the divorce. He did come back to visit the family in Florida in the 1950's, possibly thinking of remaining there. That did not happen and she is not sure if he returned to Texas or not.
Added by KSK on Nov 25, 2014 9:58 AM
RE: Fred Geiger Armistead
Thanks for your response. I don't recall us being in contact but it could be. One of my Armistead cousins visited this weekend and we were discussing family history. On a lark, I found Fred Geiger's listing through his father. I knew he was not buried at Sardis with the rest of the family. I would assume he is buried somewhere in Leon County. I only recently learned of the divorce. My cousin Margo Armistead, also a contributor, would like to find the burial site of her grandfather, Fred's brother, Thomas Bryant Armistead. Its difficult deciphering all the history of the Armistead/Morris families with the double cousins. Many thanks.
Added by KSK on Nov 24, 2014 9:46 AM
Fred Geiger Armistead
My mother was his daughter Kathryn Armistead Sanchez. Until this posting, I knew nothing about him. My email is Would appreciate any other information.
Added by KSK on Nov 23, 2014 6:11 PM
Jo Roberts
Vara Mary Breckenridge Hand
Thank you for finding and posting the resting place and gravestone for Vara. Jo Roberts 47188400
Added by Jo Roberts on Nov 05, 2014 5:03 PM
Richard H. L. Chichester, III
RE: Thanks For Transfer
Your welcome and thank you. Let me know if I may be of any help in the future.
Added by Richard H. L. Chichester,... on Oct 25, 2014 3:27 PM
Susan W
RE: ?Hall Cemetery?
PS - I am sorry for not responding to your question about the family tree. Yes, we have no descendants of Thomas Armistead. No spouse, either. So, if you and your husband would like us to add them to the tree so that our members will know about this branch of the family, please send me names and birth / death dates. I will pass them onto the person who manages the tree. It is really nice to become acquainted with your branch of the family.
Thanks very much!
Added by Susan W on Oct 09, 2014 11:57 AM
Susan W
RE: ?Hall Cemetery?
I have no idea who renamed the cemetery. I am a 4th great granddaughter of Simmons Jones Baker Sr., and I was always told by my family that the area within the iron fence is called the "Baker Cemetery." Later I discovered that the land outside of the fence has been used as a cemetery for non-Bakers, perhaps as late as the 1960's.

But I am not going to investigate right now. I am overloaded with work.

But I love your comment. I think it would be wonderful if descendants of Turners, Smiths, Bakers, and so on were all very concerned about the grounds. So concerned, in fact, that they joined our group and became part of the solution.

If we do not rally as a group and do something about it, then who is to stop someone from renaming it? Or one day just getting rid of it?

We want to address this situation in this generation and not let it pass onto the next, if we can.

Our way of uniting people is to form the Bakers of Buckland Society. Our way of raising money to fix these things is to make it 501(c)(3). We are doing the best we can to bring it all together.
Added by Susan W on Oct 09, 2014 11:39 AM
Susan W
RE: ?Hall Cemetery?
Hello PML,
Thank you for your information. I am very interested in assuring that your husband's information is recorded correctly in the Bakers of Buckland Society tree at One of the purposes of the Bakers of Buckland Society is to record all descendant of Henry Baker, Isle of Wight d 1712. I just looked, and your husband's lineage stops at Thomas Armistead. Would he like us to fill it in further?

We are establishing the Bakers of Buckland Society as a non-profit with tax benefits 501(c)(3) this year for the purpose of restoring historical cites, and the Hall Cemetery is on our list. It is kind of a pain, but I am glad we are doing it. It will help us raise money from a wide variety of sources.

I will probably try to sponsor the Hall Cemetery project as soon as I can (maybe next year?). It is really important to me. I think it would be good to investigate changing the name to the Baker Cemetery or Smith-Baker Cemetery as part of our project, and especially important if we invest in signs. It is too soon to do much at the moment, but I hope to keep in touch with you so I do not forget to address the name of the cemetery.
Here are links:
B of B tree (Thomas Armistead):
B of B Society:
B of B Facebook:

Added by Susan W on Oct 09, 2014 9:18 AM
Susan W
RE: ?Hall Cemetery?
Maybe we are related? :)
I believe the cemetery is called "Hall Cemetery" because it is on the Hall farm land. (Or it was recently. I do not know who owns the land these days).

Here is a link:,ftc,2,fid,986311,n,hall%20cemetery.cfm

The area within the iron fence is what I call the "Turner and Baker Cemetery" because my understanding is that the land first belonged to the Turners, and they are buried there, too. I am not sure if I have docs to prove that ownership, though.

There are other more recent graves outside of the fence. Unfortunately, we saw a few that appear to have been washed out by floods. I avoided looking too closely for anymore graves after encountering those fear of what I might see. But I did find a gravestone of Joe T. Smith who was buried in 1956. That is pretty much what I know.
Added by Susan W on Oct 08, 2014 10:02 PM
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