I am a family historian and lover of cemeteries. I have transcribed many cemeteries and taken many photos of headstones over the past several years. I've finally decided to join the FindAGrave community to contribute and share what I have.
Grave of Relative Stephanie, my name is Bud Stephens. I see that you have visited many Cemeteries in Irwin County Ga. I grew up in Ocilla and surrounding area and had a lot of relatives there. my mothers Half brother's Mother passed away in Irwinville Ga. around 1880. Her name is Nancy Jane Bussell Railey. If you are ever in Irwinville again, would you please check around see if there is anyone buried with that name? We have no idea what cemetery she might be buried in and all my searches have netted zero. Thank you for all the great work you do. Bud Stephens.
William Hopson Dear Stephanie, Just today I found the memorial you made for William Hopson and thank you very much for the transfer! He was the son of Oliver and Caroline (Allis) Hopson and he fought as a Confederate soldier in the Civil War whereas his brother, Edward Hopson fought with the Union soldiers. What a lot of history here! Thank you so much for the transfer! Charlet Emery Roskovics
A E Willaford Stephanie: A E Willaford, memorial #49075716 is Amanda E Springer, daughter of John "Jack" Springer and Mariah Harris. She married John David Willaford, July 12, 1866 in Bibb County, GA. They had three children, James, Amelia, and William Edgar. This last one could be the W E Willaford in this same cemetery, although I think he was in the 1910 census (will double check). Amanda's death record is in Georgia Deaths Index showing 19 April 1919 as the date of death, her birth in Bibb County and death in Pitts, Wilcox County. I believe she was living with another son, James Willaford. at the time of her death. Jim Wilson
Interesting Hobbies! I have never heard of these groups, but will see what I can find! I am on the Facebook page that started out just findagrave-ers, and now helps with other problems. I enjoy a lot of it. I saw your bio on Ransom Taylor Avant (Avent-Aven) and wanted to tell you he had 9 children instead of the number he gave. David Alonzo Avant was a friend of mine, and the author of the best book I have ever seen on a family name. (He got professionals to dig up the facts for him, and included all of the proof) He came from Ransom Taylor's 1st born David Freeman. My Aven's did not go the same route as his-but both wound up in Ga. If you would like a list of the 9, including twins, I will be glad to share.
Mary Brown Springer Stephanie: I see that you linked Mary Springer Brown to her mother. Just thought I should let you know that Loree asked me to take over the Springer family and create new memorials for them. I have just done that, and now, Mariah Harris Springer's memorial # is 123520032. Jim Wilson
P B & Mary E Brown Stephanie: Thank you creating the memorials for PB Brown and his wife, Mary (memorials 49075703 & 49075697) in Rose Hill Cemetery, Bibb County, GA. I think I can add additional information about this two individuals. PB Brown's first name was Parton. Mary's maiden name was Springer. She was the daughter of John Springer and Mariah Harris. Her mother and several siblings are also buried in Rose Hill (mother is Mariah Harris Springer, memorial created by Loree), and the McCullough Springer, whose memorial is also on the site, appears to have been her father's brother. Jim Wilson