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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: Mem. #80084288
I'm not kin to them, unfortunately.
Added by lifeinperspective on Oct 06, 2015 7:14 PM
Mary Arvidson
St Joseph Cemetery-Page gravesite
Hi John-I filled your request for James Page's headstone picture. There was a pre-need engraving on the stone for Elizabeth L. Page (born in 1884 so I'm assuming his wife). She is not buried there according to the cemetery so the family has one gravesite open at this site...Mary
Added by Mary Arvidson on Sep 28, 2015 7:14 PM
Robert F Favors
Hi John,

I saw the memorial that you created for Robert F Favors. What was your source for his parents' names? I thought I had him linked to Reuben Faver and Nancy Elizabeth Fanning, but then I read Reuben's will and there was no son named Robert. I would appreciate any help you could give.
Added by Em on Sep 08, 2015 7:01 PM
Melissa OBrian
Re #62218269 & etc
Thank you for the nice bio addition to the memorials.
I've only been thanked once before for giving materials for Find A Grave memorials. And I nearly fainted when I saw it.
As you would note, these were left several years ago, before they were connected to this couple.
I haven't found creators interested in inputs.

Plus-it looks awkward for them to claim someone they created, while using personal data that exists between the Find A Grave memorial & a real relative.

My gg grandma in IL is held, as are other close relatives in this line by a niece...who, rejecting my requests for transfer - so I CAN PUT IN PERSONAL DATA KNOWN ONLY TO ME & MY GRANDMA WHO ACTUALLY HAD EXPERIENCED IT are shoved aside.

She has taken over uncles, aunts, & cousins the same way, got them through John Melton, whom I worked with, at his passing.
It is a disgrace to see her MANAGED when she isn't within the Find A Grave lines for doing so! And cuts off my family connections.

It is wise to note when entries are made i.e. dates, & consider if the connections seen for family links, came because of it!!!

Hope you aren't as hot as we are today, heat index at 100 & I've had a day by now.

Again, thanks for your input

Added by Melissa OBrian on Sep 05, 2015 2:20 PM
Allan L. Bentley
RE: Memorial #79160854
I added her marriage license to her memorial.

On her death certificate the informant, C. E. Phillips, did not know her full name or her exact birthday.

Robert and Emily had a daughter, Etta Bentley, that married a Jeff Phillips. Etta and Jeff had the following children:

1. Jimmie
2. Evans
3. Irwin
4. Clarence
5. Curtis.

1910 United States Federal Census about Addie Bently
Name: Addie Bently
Age in 1910: 53
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1910: Columbus Ward 7, Muscogee, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Atta Philipps 35
Evans Philipps 14
Ervin Philipps 11
Jimmie Philipps 8
Clarence Philipps 5
Curtis Philipps 3
Addie Bently 53

I suspect that Clarence or Curtis is the C. E. Phillips listed as the informant.

It seems strange that a grandson would know so little about his grandmother, but I did not know much about mine until after their deaths and I got into genealogy.

It appears to me that Robert and Emily divorced and Robert married Rebecca F. Hilton and that the listing on the death certificate as "widow" was in error by the informant.

I also speculate that rather than tell everyone she was divorced and bare that burden of shame, she just told everyone that she was a widow.
Added by Allan L. Bentley on Sep 04, 2015 12:11 AM
Tonya Gilliam Adams
RE: Memorial #145534227
Yes. Please see my family tree website at and use the word lovefamily - all one word for access. Everything I know about the two of them is on this website.

Hope you find what you need. Let me know if you need further info/clarification.

Added by Tonya Gilliam Adams on Sep 03, 2015 5:17 PM
Gail and Scott Hannah
Sorry yes James R. -51170380 ----- Rebecca -126653120------ Joseph Peter 57849495---- henry arthur===126774243-----mary lena 137909459--- robert tommy 12600215-- mabel 12611225--- minnie lee mcelmurray 126611173---- robert lee 12611163--- karl allen 144372066---- audrey sikes land===135787420. These are the ones I found last night. gail
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Aug 23, 2015 9:11 AM
Gail and Scott Hannah
Worth County
All edits from me are from the book "The History of Worth County, GA." vol II. Brenda controls some of Land memorials and she has asked that I not send so many edits, so I have stopped sending, alto I have some.( Robert and Minnie Land, James B., Rebecca..... If you get control let me know and I'll update. Thanks, gail
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Aug 22, 2015 10:08 PM
Ann Brown
Robert Marlin Helms #113710698
wOULD you tranfer this memorial to me. He is a great-grandfather to me. I have worked hard to locate this for sometime.
Thank you for sharing this.
Added by Ann Brown on Aug 14, 2015 9:50 AM
Ann Brown
Robert Marlin Helms #113710698
wOULD you tranfer this memorial to me. He is a great-grandfather to me. I have worked hard to locate this for sometime.
Thank you for sharing this.
Added by Ann Brown on Aug 14, 2015 9:49 AM
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