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Robert C Johnston Jr (#47057826)
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Bio Photo My name is Robert C. Johnston, Jr. I live in Wetumpka, AL and have been researching and documenting my family tree for nearly 20 years now. I am a member of the National Society Sons of American Revolution, having proven my lineage to William Cornelius, an Artillery Matross in the Continental Line Army under Gen. Washington. I love researching in courthouses and walking old cemeteries, taking photos and transcribing tombstone inscriptions. I also love hunting down and photographing my ancestor's old homesteads across GA, AL, and MS.My Father's lines are all from MI, OH, and RI. Some of his ancestors have been in Colonies since the 1630's and several of his ancestors were founding fathers of Rhode Island, including Samuel Gorton, John Warner, Stuckley Westcott, and Gov. Benedict Arnold. Many of my Mother's lines can be traced back to 17th Century Virginia. My primary maternal surnames I'm researching are WHITE, OLIVER, NEWMAN, MCCOLLUM, WIMBISH, ALLEN, SHELTON, GOSS, CARTER, WILLIAMSON, HEARD, HAMLET, CORNELIUS, CARLISLE and GILLILAND, mostly migrating from VA>GA>AL>MS. My paternal surnames I'm researching are Johnston, Francis, Wilson, Beckwith, Eddy, Arnold, Westcott, and Woodhead.Dear Ancestor,Your tombstone stands among the rest;Neglected and alone,The name and date are chiseled outOn polished marbled stone.It reaches out to all who careIt is too late to mourn.You did not know that I exist.You died and I was born.Yet each of us are cells of youIn flesh, in blood, in bone.Our blood contracts and beats a pulseEntirely not our own.Dear Ancestor, the place you filledOne hundred years agoSpreads out among the ones you leftWho would have loved you so.I wonder if you lived and love.
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Shirley (Lauffer) Kohler
Aerial shot

Adding the aerial photo to Stukely's memorial was fantastic touch!!

Shirley (Lauffer) Kohler
Added by Shirley (Lauffer) Kohler on Sep 22, 2014 12:43 PM
karen boyd
RE: Saloma Cozby Grave
i grew up within walking distance of this cemetery,and often walked in it. I was happy to take this picture for you.
Added by karen boyd on Sep 07, 2014 12:22 PM
Sandra Moore
RE: Joseph Eddy (b 1821) Niles Cemetery

Sorry I am not related.

Sandra Moore
Added by Sandra Moore on May 30, 2014 12:53 PM
Lynda Gibbs
Wiley Columbus Ellis
Wiley is from my Ellis line. I am trying to prove that he was married at least 3 times and the Nora Emyo Ellis Rainey w/o Jesse Rainey is from his 2nd marriage to Martha A Kincer.

Can you give me what data you have on this family so I might figure out how all those kids fitted in??
Could Wiley have used the name William at times???

Lynda Ellis Gibbs

my tree is New_EllisKeener on ancestry.
Added by Lynda Gibbs on Apr 29, 2014 9:09 AM
Sandra Bonner Adair
RE: Daniel Easterwood
Try this link for information about Richard and Julia. There is more information about the Hamlets than the Easterwoods.

Hope this helps.

Added by Sandra Bonner Adair on Apr 07, 2014 10:12 PM
Sandra Bonner Adair
RE: Daniel Easterwood
Thank you! I appreciate you doing this.
Added by Sandra Bonner Adair on Apr 02, 2014 1:47 PM
Nan Warren
34th Alabama CSA
Dear Robert, I had an ancestor in the 34th and I know many of the 34th are buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Plus several thousand UNKNOWNS are there... we have definite reasons to believe my ancestor is among them: William Thomas Guthrie 34th Ala co'y D.

I have a memorial page for hin on Find a Grave too.

Thanks for all you do ,
Nan Warren
Martha Reid Chapter U.D.C.
Added by Nan Warren on Mar 30, 2014 11:00 AM
RE: Bethehem-New Salem Cemetery
Thank You Robert. It is so nice to find considerate people like yourself who understands the importance of family history.Thank you again, Debbie
Added by Debbie on Mar 29, 2014 5:54 PM
Bethehem-New Salem Cemetery
Robert, would you please transfer all the Gillum's. They are my G-G Grandparents and family. Cathan #42820913, Nancy# 42820855, and Lenora#43184422. Grandfather Yancy is with someone else.I like what you said in your bio.My husband is Richard. Look forward to hearing from you. Thank You , Debbie #48341050
Added by Debbie on Mar 28, 2014 9:24 PM
Jim Edwards
49th Alabama virtual cemetery
Hi Robert

My name is Jim Edwards. I created a memorial for my g g grandfather Jeptha Edwards some years ago, how do I go about getting it added to your 49th Ala virtual cemetery. It belongs there.

Added by Jim Edwards on Mar 03, 2014 2:22 PM
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