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John Mallory Land (#46870015)
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Bio Photo John has been a genealogy hobbyist since 1990, and although he grew up in Texas, he considers Columbus, Georgia, "the old homeplace." He is also passionate about theater, particularly playwriting. He currently sits on the Executive Board for the Clapp's Factory Cemetery Preservation League (which he serves as President).
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RE: CLARK graves at Linwood Cemetery
Also, if you do not want to deal with the edits, I would be happy to receive ownership of the memorials. My Find A Grave Id is 47953067 if you wish to transfer them. Thanks.

- Kevin
Added by nivek on Jan 16, 2017 4:30 PM
Paula Johnson
RE: Memorial #111796208
I am sorry as I am just seeing this message. I am a gggrandaughter of Hazy and Rebecca. My Grandfather is Hubert Johnson Jr, son Of Hubert Johnson Sr, son of Hazy and Rebecca.
Added by Paula Johnson on Jan 11, 2017 9:20 AM
RE: # 162543317 Rueben 'H' Moore
Hi John--

Thank you so much for your quick response and helping me with the death year, as well as telling me about getting him a headstone. I've done what you asked, and sent you an email, so that, when you have the time, you can send me the letter of authorization to that email address.

Once again, thank you so much for everything you have done...not just for me, but for so many others, I'm sure.

Added by Di on Jan 10, 2017 11:56 AM
# 162543317 Rueben 'H' Moore
Dear John--What a treat to come back to 'Find A Grave', after not doing research for awhile, and see all the wonderful information you've added for so many of my relatives on my father's side. Rueben 'H' Moore was my paternal great grandfather, although I always thought his middle initial was 'J'. My grandfather was William Thomas Moore.

You have provided a wealth of 'personal' information in the newspaper article quotes as well as the Sexton's card files for Linwood Cemetery. At first I was disappointed to see that there were no photos, but then I saw all you had posted. I'm like a kid in a candy store, reading and re-reading all the info you've provided for so many relatives. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you have a minute, could you verify Rueben's death year for me? You have the date of his death as Nov. 6, 1899. Both the newspaper article and the Sexton's card file list the year as 1898, so I'm thinking it could just be a typo.

Once again, thank you for all the work you've done. We are so lucky to have people like you, especially when we no longer have anyone to ask. Happy New Year!
Added by Di on Jan 07, 2017 1:17 PM
RE: CLARK graves at Linwood Cemetery

I have submitted a mound of edits to you for these. They should tie in all of your research with what I already had known about the Clarkes. Your work matches perfectly and fills in a lot of holes. Again, thanks for your help.

If you have questions or concerns about any of the edits please let me know. I would be more than happy to discuss any of them with you.

Also, I would recommend deleting the other infant grave record. I think there is enough circumstantial evidence (or lack thereof) to conclude that the 1869 date in the one list should be 1870 and that Jack and Eliza only had one infant that died in 1870.

- Kevin
Added by nivek on Jan 07, 2017 11:54 AM
RE: CLARK graves at Linwood Cemetery

No, I think you are 100% correct. I had noticed Eliza before in the 1870 census, but did not know of the marriage record. Without that, and with the significant age difference, I had written her off as a possible but unable to trace sister or something. You have put all of the missing pieces into place, and for that I am very grateful. This explains a lot. I knew of the Mary Ely marriage in Texas, but did not know Jack was married a second time in Georgia. It seemed like too short a time in some ways for all of that to have happened. But, apparently it did. None of our family or Bible records discuss it, but that is because no one survived - the second wife and all the children apparently died in Georgia. Makes you feel quite sorry for poor Jack.

I will spend time this weekend putting all of this in my genealogy records. Many thanks for your help. It is efforts and kindness like this that can be so very helpful at times in genealogy research.

Are you also a Clarke/Clark descendant?

- Kevin
Added by nivek on Jan 05, 2017 7:01 PM
RE: CLARK graves at Linwood Cemetery

Thank you for the links to the Clark graves in Linwood. Unfortunately, I do not think they belong to my family. My ancestors there went by Clarke (with an 'e' at the end). My Jack D. Clarke married a Mary Dudley Williams on 12 Nov 1857 in Muscogee, GA; see

Although there is a bit of confusion around Mary and her dates, Mary's grave in Linwood is on Find A Grave at Jack is buried in Huntsville, Texas. As for the other children and infants, the dates and ages of the children (infants in 1870) do not match Jack and Mary since Mary died in 1867 or before.

For more info, especially on Mary's confusing dates, my Clarke family:

I imagine your links are for another Clark family in the area that is causing confusion :)

- Kevin
Added by nivek on Jan 05, 2017 7:43 AM
RE: George W. Ashburn
Well, my friends and I take it from the Confederate/conservative/Democrat side, and Mr. Ashburn was part of the opposition. But since you have done much of the work on this, you may have already seen the references here. What you may not have seen are Meade's friends, Joe Brown (prosecutor) and verification from Alexander Stephens that there was some agreement about keeping the military trial going until the trial could be turned back to the civil authorities. Stephens' statement linked is very interesting.

I highly recommend this long essay which - given the times - contains veiled allusions only locals and insiders might know, I think. The fact that Ashburn's widow's maiden name was SMITH as well as the "Kentucky hotel" reference might be coincidence, or perhaps more? Byington's Hotel, given Macon, has significance. If this WAS Joel Chandler Harris, Harris worked in Macon so he would know what was going on - but it might all be local color. Of course, it might have been Grady, Harris' predecessor. Whomever he was, he was both a great writer and journalist.

Good luck! (BTW, I have a g-granduncle whom it took three counties to lynch - I believe in knowing as much as I can.)
Added by DeoPatria on Jan 03, 2017 11:43 AM
RE: George W. Ashburn
Are you just interested in this, or do you want story?
Added by DeoPatria on Jan 02, 2017 2:13 PM
George W. Ashburn
Saw your memorial speculating Ashburn was buried there. Probably not. Per Page 1 of the Weekly Atlanta Intelligencer, Apr. 8, 1868, his body was taken to Macon.;query=george%20w.%20ashburn%20;brand=atlnewspapers-j2k-brand#page/1/mode/1up
Added by DeoPatria on Dec 31, 2016 7:01 PM
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