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Linda Williams Nelson (#46931036)
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I am a member of the Limestone Co. Historical Society. We are trying to save the old section of the New Garden Cemetery near Elkmont,AL. Many of the tombstones are in danger of being lost because of the destruction caused by vehicles running into this cemetery. We are seeking help in the restoration of this very old cemetery with a rich history. Many of those buried here are connected with the New Garden Cumberland Presbyterian Church and were early settlers in our county before it was Alabama or soon after. If you have an ancestor buried here, you might be interested in getting more information from this website

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The more I delve into this matter, the more convinced I am that Elizabeth (Levesque) Martindale did not have a middle name. I carry a discussion of the Pitt name in my genealogy computer program. The notes reminded me of a discussion my mother had with her mother [Cora (Legg) Grigsby] about John Pitt Grigsby's middle name. My grandmother said the name was "Pitt" not "Pittman" but she did not know where it had come from. As well as Cora Grigsby knew both her family's genealogy and her husband's Grigsby genealogy, she would have known if it was a family name. Having been born in 1869, she knew a lot of these people personally, and that included Elizabeth Martindale.
Added by Mac on Apr 20, 2015 6:38 PM
There is quite a bit of doubt that Eddie Grigsby is the son of John Pitt and Octavia Clay (Redus) Grigsby. The family can't figure out who he was.

Octavia (Redus) Grigsby was descended from William (no middle name) Redus. Somehow or another history has blessed him with a middle name and membership in the Society of Quakers. He was an Episcopalian!

Where did you get the middle name of Pitt for Elizabeth (Levesque) Martindale? I do hope it's not from a speculative note I wrote many years ago. I've never seen any proof that she even had a middle name. Certainly the Pitt name was passed down in the family but where it came from is a mystery. This will teach me not to put my mental ramblings on the internet!

Ain't this game fun? Genealogy is a major contributor to insanity! ;p
Added by Mac on Jan 28, 2015 8:24 PM
Charles Vining
Weird. My dads name was Charles Vining . He passed in 2003. He was born in 1920 in Oaklahoma.
Added by lvining on May 26, 2010 6:05 PM
Patricia Nave
RE: Margaret McNeely
Thanks for transferring! I read with interest the efforts to restore the cemetery and would like to do something to help.
Added by Patricia Nave on Aug 02, 2009 4:26 PM
Patricia Nave
Margaret McNeely
Margaret McNeely, buried in New Garden is an ancestor.

I have received a transfer of ownership of her husband's grave (William McNeely) in Giles County, TN. Will you transfer ownership of Margaret's to me?

Thanks for the work you have done on this cemetery.

Added by Patricia Nave on Jul 31, 2009 9:39 PM
RE: McWilliams
Vining Descendent with background in film. Having fun taking pictures and using digital restoration methods to get dates, names etc on otherwise unrecognizeable graves. Been looking for major Thomas Vining of Athens who died in 1826. The old city cemetery next to house hasn't come up with anything. Trouble finding graves pre 1831. His son John Vining is believed to be at stateline next to the church. We found Rebecca Mckee Vining only. We had a picture of Charles Vining in 2006 taken from there however his headstone has apparently disappeared when we went to check.
Added by Culex on May 09, 2009 1:12 PM
RE: Old New Garden Cemetery
Your right about her last name being Glaze. I took all the photos in the old side and could not find Andrew. I'm actually here till Monday. Some stones were unidentifiable.
Added by Culex on May 08, 2009 12:44 PM
Charlotte Hardamon Coble
Hardiman, Hattie
New Garden Cemetery, Elkmont, Limestone, AL
H??tie Hardiman is Hattie Hardiman
she is one of my ancestors
her parents -
George Washington Hardiman
17 Jan 1853 Giles TN
12 Aug 1943 Limestone TN
married 18 Dec 1872
Balsey Ann Davidson b Feb 1857 AL

Hattie was born and died in Elkmont, Limestone AL

her brother James Talley Hardiman is buried in this cemetery

her sister Ammie Hardiman Holland is buried in Sylone Cemetery, Elkmont, Limestone, Alabama
husband, Frances Pearl "Pearlie" Holland

If you would, please make the changes to Hattie's information. thank you.
Charlotte Hardamon Coble
Added by Charlotte Hardamon Coble on Feb 23, 2009 12:24 PM
I cannot get an email through. Can you please contact me. Thanks Michele
Added by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2009 8:05 AM
Rheba Dec REDUS Currier
DISTRUCTION!!! Old---New Garden Cemetery
Oh dear..such unwanton distruction of sacred grounds...wish I had money...I'd gladly contribute to reconstruction! Many, including
India P. REDUS, are among my ancestors. Many thanks for your postings, they are even more precious, now, I realize this distruction. God willling they can be saved.
Rheba Dec REDUS Currier
Added by Rheba Dec REDUS Currier on Nov 19, 2008 4:08 PM
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