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Walter D Golladay (#47767825)
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Bio Photo Since 1994, I have been honored to be the family historian, author and publisher of THE GOLLADAY FAMILY IN AMERICA (c). The 1,000 page, 2 volume, 4th edition, was originally published in 2002 and republished in 2008 & 2009.

Over the decades I have found the principal surnames of Golladay and Golliday are related. Most other spelling variations are likewise related, and all will be included in the 5th edition.

Therefore, the 5th edition 1,500 to 2,000 page 4 volume manuscript will be titled THE GOLLADAY AND GOLLIDAY FAMILIES IN AMERICA (c). I hope to publish a completely revised 4 volume 5th -- and final -- edition in 2017.

Volume I will contain the family tree of descendants from German Ancestors.

Volume II will contain the Bibliography and Index, Military family members, Maps and Family Photo Albums.

New Volume III will contain detailed reports for US Census years 1790 thru 1940; and Churches, Cemeteries, Tombstones and Grave-sites. Presently, the 1850 and 1860 US Censuses have been thoroughly reviewed and documented in their respective reports. Am now reviewing the 1870 US Census.

With the support and participation of several African American Golladay and Golliday families, a new Volume IV will include Black, Mulatto and African American family members sharing our family surnames dating back to about 1860 or 1870, and coming forward. These family members do not appear to have any direct lineage with the German ancestors identified in Volume I. Presently I have completed research Reports on their 1870, 1880, 1900 & 1910 US Censuses, developed several Family Trees.

Photographs downloaded from and will be fully acknowledged in my book. Conversely, I will upload tombstones photographs I have, but not found in either website. In April of 2015, a 100% review of was completed.

If you request a MANAGEMENT TRANSFER I will give every consideration in accommodating you, but please state your relationship to the deceased. Please use the EDIT tab, it makes it easier for me.
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RE: Golladay Gravestone Photos in Keeler Cem

You are welcome. Happy it helped you confirm their location.
Added by Scout on Jan 07, 2016 11:45 AM
RE: William F Duncan
I requested the photo after seeing Duncan's memorial on Find-a-Grave. Perhaps Cori Hoag (#46481123), who created the monument, might know the answer.
Added by Steve on Oct 06, 2015 3:09 PM
Leigh Lombardi
RE: Reverend Peter H Golladay
You're welcome, glad to get to help. I hope you can read it okay, it is kind of light.
Added by Leigh Lombardi on Sep 25, 2015 1:57 PM
patsy (mann)holtz
Sarah and Elmer Golladay
I have a picture of Jacob and Sultans's entire family, including their spouses and children, if you wold like me to send it to you.circa 1900
Added by patsy (mann)holtz on Aug 04, 2015 4:57 PM
patsy (mann)holtz
Sarah Clark Holloday
I will remove my aunt great Sarah's memorial, I am glad you added my memorials of Sarah's siblings. BTW, Lucy Gaines Clark Mann was my grandmother, her son Chandos 'Red', my father. I use to play with Gary Golladay when their family would come to visit our house.
Added by patsy (mann)holtz on Aug 04, 2015 4:50 PM
Linda Simpson Davidson
RE: Theresa Benton (Brill) Golladay
Photo has been uploaded.
Added by Linda Simpson Davidson on Jul 15, 2015 9:40 AM
Gathering Roots
Jacob Golladay-Merge them
Dear Concerned Find-A-Gave Contributors and visitors,

Regarding: DUPLICATE MEMORIALS in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

A former large volume F-A-G Contributor had a dispute with Find-A-Grave staff and Deleted some 80% or more, of their contributed memorials, estimated to be about 40,000 or so. Thus causing the rest of us local Contributors, over the last year or more, to re-enter those family, friends and distant relatives we noted were missing.

Once F-A-G had decided to take positive action, they reloaded all the Deleted memorials from that former F-A-G Contributor, on Wednesday, 25feb2015. F-A-G staff, undoubtedly knew they would cause tens of thousands of Duplicates, and assigned their staffer, known as 'ProjectMgr' to work through their Merge process.

Please be patient and allow F-A-G to work through the entire group of Duplicate memorials.

Thank you.
E49 Created above Statement

If anyone gets Find A Grave to transfer memorials cared for by ProjectMgr Just a heads up I dont delete any connected to ProjectMgr.I worked hard to replace all the memorials that had been deleted.Find A Grave choice to re-upload the Old Deleted memorials And we work free on this site.So if anyone wants our memorials Have Find A Grave Merge them or if you dont have a problem merging then more power to you.

I do want to thank anyone that has helped with my duplicants created after the major upload of old memorials formerly deleted.I really appreciate the help.
Added by Gathering Roots on Jul 15, 2015 6:14 AM
RE: C. Irvin Golladay
Pictures are uploaded for you. I'm always happy to help out.

Added by EricFox77 on Jul 13, 2015 4:53 PM
RE: Grace Marie & Leonard Lester Golladay
Sorry I missed those, I thought I had added them. However, they have been completed.
Added by Shock on Jul 12, 2015 6:40 AM
Charles Veron Golladay Memorial at Toms Brook Cemetery
Actually the memorial for Charles Vernon Golladay that you cite is actually a duplicate. The memorial for Charles Veron Golladay that I created was recreated by me because the original contributor (Stars & Bars) mass deleted close to 47.000 memorials in Shenandoah County VA and surrounding areas including some ancient headstone photographs that by the time of deletion were some 7 years or more older. When I first noticed that Stars & Bars was mass deleting memorials, I contacted Find A Grave on many occasions trying to get Find A Grave to stop the mass deletions, but nothing was done. After I spent a great deal of time going to the cemetery to photograph the headstones and then recreating these memorials, suddenly Project Manager from Find A Grave added the deleted memorials back in on 25 Feb 2015 without checking that they had already been replaced by other contributors like me, Gathering Roots, dMf and others. Please note that Find A Grave is still tryng to correct their duplications. Many of us volunteers are very upset about this action by Find A Grave. I do not plan to delete the memorial I created since this was the fault of Find A Grave, but Find A Grave has been trying to correct their own error regarding this and has deleted many of the other memorials that Stars & Bars originally created at Toms Brook and throughout Shenandoah County, VA. Anyway, this is one of the few that are still left at the Toms Brook Cemetery. You might check with Find A Grave to have them merged, but I do not intend to delete the memorials I spent so much time recreating in order that the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was still represented in Find A Grave. Thank you for your contributions, but remember that if you don't want a memorial please transfer to others, do not delete it or the same thing could happen again. JeMM
Added by JeMM on Jul 10, 2015 10:37 AM
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