|Little Marie (#47904550)|
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I enjoy visiting cemeteries, taking photos of the gravestones and statuary. I was so excited when I discovered the FIND A GRAVE website because I finally have a place to use the information I have been gathering. |
My special interests are my ancestors' families: McCorkle, Brandon, Locke, McLeod, Coleman, Yeomans/Youmans, Rountree, Gardner, Webb, Moore, Brashear, Pitts, Forney, Hoke, Bergner, Balfour, Abernethy, Givhan, Johnson, Mobberley, Potts, Pegram, Bumpass, Matthews, Perry, Coats, Jenkins, Dorsey, Pope, Chapman, Dixon, Porter, Sandifer, Dickinson, Loughlin, Wallette, etc.
Recently I have begun research of my husband's family and am interested in the Landrum, Carter, Pruitt, Redmond, Music, Wilkie and King families.
My profile photo is of the real "Little Marie." She was Marie Chapman Senyard, daughter of Mary Ethel Brashear and Dr. Oscar Chapman, sister of Elmo Mobley Chapman, and wife of Faye Senyard. She was my grandmother Alice McCorkle Coleman's first cousin, and, though I never knew her personally, I know that she, like many other members of our family, was very interested in preserving her family's history and heritage, as I am. I use her picture to honor her. This picture is courtesy of Moses M. Coleman, Jr., my father.
Much of the personal family info that I have been able to add to my family memorials comes from the book "Granny Bess" which contains historical info, letters, newspaper articles, and photos of the McCorkle, Brashear, Moore, Webb, Dorsey, Johnson and related families.
Two other excellent sources of information for Moore family research are the book "Rodeham Moore of Patrick County, Va - His Descendants and Known Kin" by Merle Moore, and The Association For The Descendants of Rodeham Moore. The Association is a national organization and has an internet web site.
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|BobbyC||Episcopal Church Cemetery, Oak Ridge, LA|
Little Marie, I am doing research on a number of families who are buried in Oak Ridge and have noticed that there are a number of duplicates which were posted by "Bonnie Sisson Manning (#47311181)". It sure would be nice if the two of you could get together and have just one listing.
Added by BobbyC on Aug 15, 2014 5:09 AM
|NGL||RE: Josephine Lay|
My pleasure! While I was there, I made photos of all the graves in the LAY family plot and added those to existing memorials and also added some new memorials. Kind regards, Nancy
Added by NGL on Aug 13, 2014 8:04 AM
If she is family/friend and you would like to manage her memorial I will be happy to transfer her over to your care.
Best regards, Bud
Added by Bud on Aug 04, 2014 1:14 PM
Thank you so much! I had given up on getting a picture and you come along like an angel of mercy!
Thank you for helping remember speedy's memory.
|Searching_bloodlines||RE: Clara H Reeves|
Hello and thank you for being thorough and accurate in your reporting of the Clara H. Reeves genealogical information. Milton and "Clara" Reeves had a son Woodie Bertrand Reeves. Woodie's death certificate shows birth father, Milton Stephen Reeves and mother's maiden name as "Clara" Hollis. "Clara" Hollis shows up on the 1900 US Census in Perry County, MS, the daughter of John and Edna Hollis. "Clara" Hollis also shows up on the 1910 US Census in Hattiesburg, MS as the daughter of John and Edna Hollis. Claranell Isora Hollis married Milton Stephen Reeves in Hattiesburg, Ms. Thus..... "Clara" H. Reeves. The 1920 US Census indicates Milton and "Clara" Reeves were living in Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama, with their two children; Woodie and Nanon. Please let me know if you should need further documentation. Thank you and best regards, Steve.
|Mike & Nancy Ridgdill||Daniel Coleman|
I hope I didn't give you the impression that I'm a know-it-all, or that I don't make mistakes. I make more than my share, believe me. What I should have said is that through the process of elimination, I "believe" Daniel is almost certainly the D. Coleman listed on Moring's Company roster. So, please, if you ever find anything definitive that proves otherwise, please let me know. Take care.
|Mike & Nancy Ridgdill||Daniel Coleman|
I'm glad you contacted me because I had his rank wrong; it was supposed to be Corporal. D.Coleman is listed in the military muster roll of Moring's Company. Before I go further, let me show you the short biography I wrote in my book for Moring's Company. "In July 1863, it became apparent that
the war would not be ending anytime soon. Local governments began to realize they had been left almost defenseless against the soldiers of the
Union Army. Every able-bodied man between the ages of 16 and 60 were already fighting for the Confederacy. All that remained were young boys age
15 and younger, old men age 60 and older, and those between the ages of 16 and 60 who had been determined physically unfit for regular service.
Emanuel County, like other counties in Georgia, knew something had to be done to provide for the protection of its citizens and their property. Utilizing the remaining manpower in the county, a
militia unit was organized. This militia unit, or 'home guard', became known as the Emanuel Troops." Now, that said, in 1863, Daniel W. Coleman is 44 years old, and wasn't in the county when most of the other county units were formed. And, he was the only male in the county with a first name that begins with the letter "D". Further, there is no male named Coleman in any other company from Emanuel County whose first or middle name begins with the letter "D". The bottom line is that every male between the ages of 16 and 60 were eventually listed on some kind of military roster no matter in what capacity they served. So, Daniel is almost certainly the D.Coleman on Moring's Company roster. As it turned out, Moring's Company was never involved in any military action at all. In fact, the unit never left Emanuel County that I am aware. Men in Militia Units usually only signed on for six months. In December 1863, the Georgia Legislature passed an act to reorganize and strengthen the inactive Georgia Militia. This act became known as The 1864 Census for Re-organizing the Georgia Militia. By May 1864, the reorganization had been completed. However, by February 1864 the six month enlistments ended, and Moring's Company was disbanded. Many of the men in Moring's Company served in the 16th GA Militia District after the 1864 Reorganization, but many others did not. Apparently, Daniel Coleman did not because his name never appears on another military roster. But, the important thing here is that his name was listed on Moring's Company Muster Roll for six months during the War Between the States. So, even if he never fired a shot at the enemy, he was there had he been needed. And, for that service, he was and will forever be a soldier in the Army of the Confederate States of America. In fact, in the 16th GA Militia District after the 1864 Reorganization, Daniel's son Thornton is listed as a Private in Company H (Stapleton's Regt), Georgia State Troops. I hope I have explained this to your satisfaction. If I can help further, please let me know. Take care.
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for taking time to visit Riverside Cemetery in Demopolis, AL. I very much appreciate the photos you took of the various Reeves family members. The information you provided filled in many gaps I had in my tree. Thank you very much!
|Valerie McCullough||Lyons City|
Thank you very much for the photo for Willie Bryson.
|Lora Peppers||RE: Nathaniel Smith|
No, I'm not related, although I do have Smiths in my line from Franklin County, MS who settled in LaSalle Parish. I have access to an index of that cemetery done in the 50s by the DAR. I'm slowly adding them in and then will go back and research the new ones for more information. For example, the Smith girl I figured out from the census before she died. Wish I knew her complete name!
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