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Joy Russell (#47079078)
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Bio Photo Hello, I am the President of The Madison County Genealogical & Historical Society at this time, and am actively involved in historical and genealogical research for Madison County (and a little bit into surrounding counties). I also work on enumerating Madison County cemeteries for publication. This involves visiting each cemetery and recording the tombstone information. One of my special projects at this time is to obtain GPS coordinates for all of the cemeteries in Madison County, by visiting each cemetery, standing in the center of the cemetery, & using a GPS to obtain the coordinates. Madison County has over 260 known burial sites and/or cemeteries. Many of them are located on remote old homesteads, and we know of several that have already been lost when the land was bulldozed. These GPS coordinates will assure that the location of these burials will be forever recorded, even if the tombstones are lost. Our Society's library has a tremendous amount of research material. Our Society has many of Madison County's cemeteries in book form. Contact me for more information. Please visit our library if you are in this area.

If you have any questions about the graves that I have posted, please feel free to e-mail me. I'm always glad to help if I can
Joy Russell
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Darlene Moore
Witter and McAdoos
Don't know what key I hit to mess up my msg. Wanted to thank you for all the work you have done for my family and others searching for their ancestors. I have visited Witter School Chapel Cemetery and was moved by the feeling I got when I was there. My greatgrandfather Elijah Green McAdoo was a preacher there at one time before traveling to Marshall Co., Ok. The Kecks and the McAdoos in this cemetery are almost all my relatives. Hope to visit there again, sometime. Would love to meet you. Thank you again.
Darlene McAdoo Moore
Added by Darlene Moore on Jul 06, 2014 1:50 PM
Darlene Moore
Witter Chapel and McAdoo's
Added by Darlene Moore on Jul 06, 2014 1:44 PM
Alvin Derby
Sorry got my pics on wrong cemetery, forget my message Joy
Added by Alvin Derby on Feb 26, 2014 2:48 PM
Alvin Derby
Photo of Ursley Sparks
Joy you must not have been to her grave. She is not buried in Bud Patrick Cemetery. I have been to her cemetery in Section 06-15-29, Washington CO AR, Black Oak Road, south of Fayetteville AR. How did you think you was getting away from the correct location? Both Mike and I have been there and have the pictures Please correct. Thanks Alvin Derby
Added by Alvin Derby on Feb 26, 2014 2:41 PM
Jean Cloke
Old Thomas Place Graves
The pictures of this cemetery are not opening on the website. I was hoping you might be able to fix it so I could save them to my computer.

We are planning to try to visit several of the cemeteries and courthouse in Madison County this summer. My maiden name was Thomas and they are family members. Having the pictures would help us locate these tiny cemeteries that are on private land.

Also, can you tell me where the land owners live for this one and the Thomas/Drain Cemetery so we can get permission to visit the cemeteries.

Thank you,
Jean Thomas Cloke
Added by Jean Cloke on Feb 13, 2014 8:27 PM
Cleta Hinkle
Nathan Driver
I have some more children to add to Nathan children
Added by Cleta Hinkle on Feb 07, 2014 10:14 PM
Donnie Ruyle
Earnest Edwin Baughman
Joy: Thank You for the transfer. I really appreciate it.
Added by Donnie Ruyle on Sep 09, 2013 1:07 PM
Wes T.
Washington County Geneaology
Just curious. Is there similar type of group in Washington County? Especially looking for books of Washington County Cemeteries. Thought maybe FAY library might have, but haven't been there yet.

Added by Wes T. on Aug 29, 2013 6:02 PM
Joseph William Robinson
Thank you Joy for the great photo, really interesting gravestone. NikB
Added by NikB on Aug 16, 2013 2:20 PM
Angelia Stone Parish
John V. Fritts Jr
thank you for your post regarding my ancestor, John V. Fritts Jr. You are a jewel as well as a Joy!
Added by Angelia Stone Parish on Aug 12, 2013 11:16 AM
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