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MV Poarch (#46922985)
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Bio Photo I started doing research in the 1970's with note pad and pen. Libraries, court houses, newspaper morgues, and graveyards. My bumper sticker reads, "I Brake for Old Graveyards" a genealogy cousin sent it to me.
What a wonderful help the computer has been in keeping track of my information.
Any additions or corrections will be welcomed.
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Jennie Clayton
Christian & Christina Straley
You have on your memorial #'s 55878740 & 55878777 they are buried in Old Harmony Cemetery in Jane Lew, WVA. They were actually buried on their property in Hacker's Creek, WVA. Their property is now a Tube making plant. Their grave sites and markers are still there and you can still visit. I just want to make sure everyone has the right information when they try to visit the graves.

There is another listing for both of Christian and Christina with pictures of their grave stones
Added by Jennie Clayton on Mar 02, 2016 1:42 PM
Avie M Rosson Sharp

Thanks for the updates!
Randy O'Guin, ranny Find A Grave 47208269
Added by ranny on Feb 23, 2016 9:54 AM
Judy Annis
RE: Wiley Tison
You have been great to work with on this project. I appreciate all your help. We have made the GA memorial a cross-reference to your memorial rather than deleting as a dup. Huxford's works as common reference for many people, and I thought someone might create the another incorrect memorial without the cross-reference. I know this is not a practice by Find A Grave, but I find it useful in cases such as this. As you probably know, some people just post rather than searching for an existing memorial or verifying the info they have. I call these people "name collectors" and not genealogist. A beginner genealogist looks for documentation.

I will remove my flower notes with the exception of the cross-reference stone.

You might add the info to Wiley's bio: Served as Justice of Peace, 518th dist, Irwin, 1839-1842, 1843-1845, and 1855-57. This is from Huxford vol 4 p 310. Huxford was a Judge and his history has proven valid in the past. The greatest errors in his works are family links which resulted in DAR no longer his works as proof for membership.

It has been a pleasure and thanks again,
Added by Judy Annis on Feb 21, 2016 4:39 AM
Judy Annis
RE: Wiley Tison
Thanks so much for your time and effort. Maybe we can now move forward with linking this family.
Added by Judy Annis on Feb 19, 2016 1:57 PM
Judy Annis
Wiley Tison error
I made a mistake in an earlier message. I stated Wiley was living in Alapaha, Berrien in 1910...I jumped tracks on recall as that is not correct. Wiley died in 1883 according to the info I have from Huxford vol 4 p 310. Sorry for the confusion.
Added by Judy Annis on Feb 15, 2016 9:00 AM
Judy Annis
I see we share the same genealogical research background:)
Added by Judy Annis on Feb 13, 2016 7:09 AM
Judy Annis
RE: Wiley Tison
Good. The only source I have as proof his burial at what was McMillan Cem Alapaha, Berrien Co GA now Fletcher Cem is Huxford's Pioneers of Wiregrass as I think I have mentioned. If Wiley is bur in this Berrien Co cem, his site is unmarked. I do know that Wiley's son William Andrew Tison moved to FL and is bur in FL...but not your cem. Wiley had a son Wiley William Tison b 25 Jan 1852 and Huxford states he died young [no date]...which might be an error as he might have moved rather than memorial for this Wiley is posted on Find A Grave. This William Wiley was abt 12 yr younger than The William Andrew mentioned above, and he might have moved to FL along with his brother.

I hope that your mention of checking the dates indicates there is a headstone. If Wiley 13 Feb 1812 does have a headstone in your cem, it would be great if you could post a photo. I have encounter memorials before which have a headstone, but photo was posted.

The Tison name as found in the GA area is now found primarily as Tyson. I would greatly appreciate your help in this matter. I think we all wish to get it right. We know that your memorial is the earlier and the others would need deleting, but we do not wish to delete until this matter is resolved.

I do know that Wiley 1812 was livig in Alapaha, Berrien Co, GA according to the 1910 Berrien Co, GA census, but that is the last record I have found for him. GA birth and death certificates did not begin until 1918-9 which will not help with our problem.

I will continue my research to locate Willie William 1852, and I will share any info with you. I am not directly related to Wiley Tison the Tison/Tyson family, but he is connected to some of families bur in Cook Co, GA and cem which I am working with. If you read my profile on Find A Grave you could better understand my interest.

Thanks for all your time and effort,
Added by Judy Annis on Feb 13, 2016 7:07 AM
RE: Gillie Ann Grimmitt Anderson
Thank YOU!

Added by ranny on Feb 03, 2016 4:31 PM
Gillie Ann Grimmitt Anderson
Thanks for the updates!
Randy O'Guin, ranny Find A Grave 47208269
Added by ranny on Feb 03, 2016 12:52 PM
G Bush
RE: Henry Fred Bush #44167127
Sorry I am so late in answering your message. There are two cemeteries. I am still confused myself so I haven't tried to correct this. When I can get my head wrapped around it in a very quiet time I will try to research and correct. Have you been to the cemetery? I answered your email.

Thanks for your inquiry and will be glad to help in any way I can.

Added by G Bush on Oct 17, 2015 11:08 AM
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