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Faded Genes (#46891429)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy since 1979. I co-authored the Morgan County Cemetery books in the 1980's. I have published a book on my Compton family and my Lynn family. Also several publications for the Morgan County Genealogical Society.

I have been married for 59 years. We have two children and five grandchildren living and one that died at age two years and five great-grandchildren.

I enjoy scrapbooking, cemeteries, photography and antique shopping.

If I have entered incorrect information or you have something to add to a memorial, please let me know via the SAC on the memorial. I will be glad to transfer memorials to a member according to FindAGrave guidelines. Send your requests via the SAC on the memorial you want transferred; otherwise I will not transfer.

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Janice Cross
Im so sorry but I have just realized that i did not ever send directions to the Ratliff cemetery. I can go there but can't ever remember the names of the roads. Give me a few days to run out there and i will get back with you.

janice cross
Added by Janice Cross on Oct 28, 2016 3:21 PM
Allan Garner
RE: John Elija Garner
Thank you for making the addition. I am working on getting the other links updated.
Added by Allan Garner on Jul 31, 2016 9:33 PM
Ocie Ola Kyle
Find A Grave Memorial# 48324527
Has an error. This was my grandfather and he was survived by his daughter Helen Countz. Could you please correct the last name of the other daughter who was my mother?
Added by Nanstein on Jul 29, 2016 3:06 AM
Nola Lady
RE: William Minor Lile
Thank you. I am new to this site.
Added by Nola Lady on Jul 06, 2016 8:32 AM
Nola Lady
William Minor Lile
I believe this grave at University of Verginia is the son of Louisa Elizabeth Lile based on the obituary. I would like to see them linked.

83055723. William Minor Lile

43780135 Louisa Elizabeth Lile

I am researching my Lile family roots. Thank you for your work here it is very valuable. I am grand daughter of BB Comer Lile. He would have been the nephew of William and grandson of Louisa.
Added by Nola Lady on Jul 05, 2016 7:16 AM
Janice Cross
I'm so sorry but I don't remember if I answered your request. The graves do have a fence surrounding them. It is located on private property and is confusing to find I'm sure. I can go but haven't thought about the roads and little streets so it will take me a little time. You may have found it by now. Again I'm sorry if I didn't answer you before.

Janice Cross
Added by Janice Cross on Jun 24, 2016 4:52 PM
RE: William Lynn
I am sorry but i do not know who bought the marker for William Lynn
Added by Nubbin on Jun 07, 2016 8:02 AM
Treasa Hills
Bell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery(Johnsons&Hands
Hi,my name is Treasa Hills.I would like to thank you for your contribution and adding what info you could about my family to this site.My Daddy was James Ellis Johnson.My Grandparents are Cletis & Estelle Johnson..Actually I have quite a few relatives in that cemetery as my family includes Johnsons and Hands.I took the liberty of adding a bit of info and hope to be adding some updated photos.
Added by Treasa Hills on Jun 03, 2016 4:03 AM
William McElderry's -Mother
In his Bio, you mentioned writing on his grave asking if Eliza Boteler was the mother of William. Here is a site that details many of the McElderry family. Eliza was the mother of William, she passed away 08 Dec 8,1829. William Henry was born December 1827. he would of been just she of his 2nd birthday when his mother died. Hope this site helps!! Thanks for your memorials and hard work!
Added by Mrgave68 on May 30, 2016 6:30 PM
William J Sparkman #45479386
I have been researching a branch of the Slife family here in Ohio who married into the Sparkman family of Alabama. My specific research question is with regard to WILLIAM LEWIS SPARKMAN and his wife NAOMI SLIFE SPARKMAN. The obituary that was posted on Find A Grave gives their names as WILLIAM J SPARKMAN AND SIOME SLIFE.

In spite of the misspelled names, I am fairly confident that this is the couple I am researching because of the 4 orphaned children mentioned in the obituary who were farmed out to family in OH and in AL. I have found census records for them in 1900 and 1910 living in OH, IN & AL. They were apparently moved around.

My question is this. Did you find any record for Naomi Slife Sparkman's death? Do you know if she died in Dectur, AL? Was there any other information about the family that you found? I checked with the Decatur City Cemetery, and they said they have no record of her burial there. I am guessing that she died within a year or two of her husband William L Sparkman. Hard to imagine she wasn't buried with him.

Any guidance you can give me would be very much appreciated. Thank you for you help, and all the work you obviously have put into the Find A Grave project. Mike
Added by Mike on Mar 30, 2016 8:07 AM
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