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Bud Stephens (#47740883)
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Bio Photo My name is Bud Stephens (grew up as Buddy, but shorten to Bud because one of my cousins was named Buddy first (and he claimed naming rights)). I am retired and researching my families, trying to find where my ancestors are buried. My families include Stephens(Started in Sumter, Plains Ga.), Railey, Stated in Irwin Co. Ga.), Goodman and Hobbs. Most of my family settled in Mid/South Ga. in the 1800's and early 1900's.
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Judy Annis
RE: Martha Webb Goodman
The info I have is James F was the father of Dr. Isaac J who is credited as the founder of Sparks.
James F as son of Isaac Sr.
Is this info not correct?

Enjoy the family. Will wait your reply.
Added by Judy Annis on Mar 17, 2016 3:49 PM
Judy Annis
creators Slow to post info to a memorial?
I use the FLOWERS and NOTES button to place info I have collected which can also include sources. Find A Grave creators are not always surveyors and not usually researchers. Other persons can conduct research.

Dot the "I" cross the "T"...leave a note.
Added by Judy Annis on Mar 16, 2016 11:59 AM
Judy Annis
Slow to post info to a memorial?
Added by Judy Annis on Mar 16, 2016 11:49 AM
Judy Annis
Martha Webb Goodman
I agree that Mar is more likely bur Wilkinson Co, as she, as 1st wife, married James F Goodman in Wilkinson on 22 Oct 1840. He married 2nd wife Lemanda Dean in Wilkinson 14 Oct 1849 which was after the death of 1st wife.
Find A Grave would not let me verify to send using "suggestions". Please excuse this public contact.

Huxford vol 1 p 95 bio of James F Goodman
which also states James and 2nd moved to Lowndes in 1855.
Ensley's Survey p 231-232 Sparks Cem had 10 markers in 1894, and oldest documented unmarked base on newspaper obit death date 1891. Dr. Isaac J Goodman, son of Martha and James F Goodman, was the founder of the town of Sparks incorporated in Dec 1888.
James F and 2nd wife Lemanda and other family members are bur Sparks City; however. 1st wife Martha is not list in any Cook, Cem

Hux vol 7 p 449 bio of Dawson Webb, father of Martha, bur Pleasant Cem, Berrien, GA.

If you complete source title let me know, I would not wish to repeat something you already have.

Added by Judy Annis on Mar 16, 2016 11:44 AM
Judy Annis
Martha Webb Goodman
Added by Judy Annis on Mar 16, 2016 11:29 AM
Vance Harris
RE: Henry J. Stephens
I can't really see the image from isn't displaying so I can't see the "b"

I am not sure what Pension you are referring too. I did find where a Henry Stephens from Thomas County Georgia applied for Pension in September 15, 1925...but that can't be your Henry J. Stephens. He claims to have enlisted in Lake City Florida in "Hood's Battalion". I don't know which command this was and apparently neither did the pension department as they denied his pension on account that he did not clearly state his command..which means they couldn't find a "Hood's Battalion" either.
Added by Vance Harris on Mar 01, 2015 1:31 PM
Vance Harris
RE: Henry J. Stephens
Could you send me the page with his name on it...I'll try to look into that for you. I have continued to look for another H. J. Stephens in Georgia. Stephens is a fairly common name so I am stocked to say that your Henry J. Stephens is so far the only one I have found. You can send it to the email address in my profile.
Added by Vance Harris on Mar 01, 2015 10:47 AM
Vance Harris
RE: Henry J. Stephens
Does he have an exception listed next to his name? If there is not exception they would have forced him into service.
Added by Vance Harris on Mar 01, 2015 10:29 AM
Vance Harris
Henry J. Stephens
Have you had a chance to check the 1864 Georgia Census for Henry J. Stephens yet? If not, please tell me which county he was likely residing in in 1864 and I will try to get someone to look and see if he is listed.
Added by Vance Harris on Mar 01, 2015 9:25 AM
Ellen Hamby
RE: John Isaac Railey
You wrote, "I think I am within my personal right to create a new memorial of Uncle Isaac when you refuse to correct and add to the memorial you created."

It's not a question of your "personal right;" it's a question of the site's rules, and one of the MOST important rules is that contributors may NOT deliberately create a duplicate memorial--under ANY circumstances.

I have NOT refused to make corrections or additions to J.I.R.'s memorial; I HAVE refused to accept one or two (of many) suggestions, the accuracy of which I could not confirm. I have spent hours researching this family, and have added all the relevant details I could confirm; the others are mentioned as possibilities in J. I. R.'s biography.
You wrote, "Oh and I don't think your [sic] are allowed to refuse to update a memorial for a family member."

The rules are the same, whether suggestions are made by relatives or by strangers.
Added by Ellen Hamby on Feb 26, 2015 4:01 PM
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